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    May 31, 2015, 12:29 AM - Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #1

    Hi all, just wanted to post a couple of recent photos of my Boba boots. They have been newly painted and weathered but I haven't used a fixative on them as yet in case I needed to do more work on them. I also need to add the toe spikes, which I have yet to purchase. These are MOW boots.

    Here is the main reference photo of the ROTJ Hero boots I'm using:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/galle...i-costume.html

    Obviously, with such a reference I am leaning towards a darker toned boot. I'd welcome any feedback from those in the know. Cheers, Jason.


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  3. May 31, 2015, 2:15 AM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #2

    Looking good, though I'm finding it hard to see the central dark stripe.
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    May 31, 2015, 3:06 AM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #3

    Yes, I agree these photos don't show the stripe that well. Might be because the photos were taken out in the Aussie sunshine! But the stripe is indeed there, so much so I've had to debate whether it was too dark...in real life it is quite obvious and in other photos you can see it clearly. It was probably also a little more obvious before I applied the latest dark wash to the main grey sections. I possibly need to upload a close up photo that shows the charcoal stripe better. All about the angles, I guess.
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    May 31, 2015, 7:23 AM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #4

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    Your stripe is not pronounced enough. It should be visible even with Aussie sunshine, the side stripes were...

    Soles are too clean...dirty them some more...
  6. May 31, 2015, 7:58 AM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #5

    I think the Jedi boots have some hues of green honestly lol
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    May 31, 2015, 3:16 PM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #6

    Quote crumdum said: View Post
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    Your stripe is not pronounced enough. It should be visible even with Aussie sunshine, the side stripes were...

    Soles are too clean...dirty them some more...
    I've decided it's definitely an angle issue rather than a lighting issue. Here is a photo of them inside, crumdum, and I think they look fairly similar to yours, albeit minus the toe spikes. The charcoal stripe is visible in this photo. You might be right about the dirt level on the soles, though, cheers.

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    May 31, 2015, 5:47 PM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #7

    Yol Brutha

    Check out DeathProofs Thread #7...very illustrative
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/d...ght=DeathProof

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    May 31, 2015, 6:23 PM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #8

    Quote Hunter930 said: View Post
    Yol Brutha

    Check out DeathProofs Thread #7...very illustrative
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/d...ght=DeathProof

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    Yep, Deathproof's threads, both that one and the one over on the BHG, have been fantastic resources.
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    May 31, 2015, 8:46 PM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #9

    Hey bud,

    The boots were definitely a pain in the neck I got them fairly early in my build and I wasn't completely satisfied with them until the very end when it all came together. I ended up using some chalk and light grey airbrushing to add some highlights - as you'll notice from my thread that I made them quite dark. The reason behind this is that when I wore the boots compared to my flight suit, there was a HUGE colour difference, and the gradient from dark to light was the look I wanted. So I had to go back and just lighten it up a bit to make it softer. I did this by having the flight suit on a hanger with the boots positioned underneath and just adjusted it until I was happy. I also took sandpaper to it...which apparently just fixes everything.

    The soles look good, but don't be afraid to give the boots more of that 'dusty' look. I also really liked adding spidey's purple mix as a soft highlight as well.
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    May 31, 2015, 9:08 PM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #10

    Cheers Aaron. Your boots are what I'm striving for! And I did notice your boots had darkened since we first saw them in your thread, compared to your submission photos. I attacked my boots with sandpaper, which really roughed up the piping nicely. It also got rid of the shiny vinyl look. Over the weekend I added a black wash to the grey sections which really gave the boots a dirty look. So looking at my boots, do you think I need to work on that dusty look more? I don't have access to an airbrush, so do you think applying chalk dust is the go? And what colour chalk? Will it stay on? I also still need to apply a fixative but am concerned this will darken the boots more than I would like. But I can't not do it as the paint will run when they get wet. The boots have definitely been more trouble than I thought they were going to be.
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    May 31, 2015, 10:25 PM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #11

    With any kind of weathering, it needs to be done in layers. Using dry brush techniques instead of wet techniques will allow you to control more of the weathering since you'll be able to layer a lot easier. Wet techniques just get messy for any of the detail work.

    For reference, here are the MOM boots that I was looking at. I took into consideration that the flash brightened the boots a bit:

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    White chalk is a good start, but go slowly, and rub it off as you apply just so it blends in. I've also used dried clay dust which is more grey. I'll be honest, the airbrushing really did help in the end to get all the little fades.

    I think you've got the right look, but maybe just faded out a bit more with an overall grey. If you've already weathered your flight suit, I would take a photo of them next to the dark areas of the shins. Regardless of how dark you make the boots, the colours should somewhat match with that of the bottom of the flight suit.
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    May 31, 2015, 10:40 PM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #12

    Cheers mate, I'll work on them a little more. I hope I haven't ruined them...Looking at them in real life, I'm quite happy with them but I really don't know what I'm doing!
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    Jun 1, 2015, 12:53 AM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #13

    No way that you ruined them. Paint is very forgiving in that you can just paint over it, and the canvas of the mow boot is very resilient.

    Photos will always make the gear look different than in real life. If you're happy with them, that's all that matters!
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    Jun 1, 2015, 1:32 AM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #14

    Cheers Aaron. You've made me feel a lot better. Back to my boots I go then. They are seriously high maintenance! I'll post any updated pics as I get them.
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    Jun 7, 2015, 11:48 PM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #15

    Here are a couple of photos taken today of my boots. In the last week, following some sound feedback, I have lightened them, reapplied the dark wash (which certainly made them look dirty), and then I have worked on highlights (using chalk, charcoal and sandpaper). The ipad photos don't do them any sort of justice but I am far happier with them than I was a week or so ago. In reality, they look dirty and grungy and chalky, all of which has been achieved through layering.




    I hope to order my toe spikes this week. I'm really hoping I can very soon move on from these boots.
  17. Jun 8, 2015, 12:27 AM - Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #16

    Wow they look really good (well worn looking) now. Once you've got the spikes installed and weathered you'll be a happy Fettster.
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    Jun 8, 2015, 12:55 AM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #17

    They look awesome! Little tweaks are initially a pain in the ass but when you look back on it later you're glad you did them. Keep it up!
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    Jun 8, 2015, 12:59 AM - Re: Thoughts on my ROTJ Boba boots #18

    Cheers guys, much appreciated!

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