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Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker, Full Boba Makeover

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    Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker, Full Boba Makeover

    Just got these sexy babies in today, and I have to say WOW. They are so beautiful and amazing! BobaMaker, does splendid work I have to say. I am currently upgrading all of my armor on my Fett, little by little, when I get the time and the money.
    The first pics are my new sweet armor, and the last are my current Fett, as he is today. I bought this Fett as a whole on eBay many years ago, and have been tweaking just recently. The jetpack was ESB green which I just got around to painting ROTJ. The side pouches were heavily weathered, I washed them and found out that they were actually ESB blue, only coated with some khaki dust that washed out completely (gonna fix soon). Will be working on the gauntlets first.....as soon as I can get some reference pics in the galleries that is
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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker

    nice upgrade!!! i love BM's stuff, i have some of his armor!! super nice, ready to paint right out of the box.

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    Definately nice stuff Sachiel9.

    Can you let us know what the body armor made of ? Thanks

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    my old body armor is sintra. The BM armor is fiberglass.

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker

    Update!
    Been working on the gauntlets and am almost done, post pics soon! Ran into a snag with the chest armor though. I didn't realize that I should have dull coated the silver before the yellow, because when it came time to pull the masking off after the green, the yellow came right off. Plus, I wasn't happy with the Line Striping Yellow and the Hunt Club Green as recommended by some of the other members. My green looked way darker than all of the pics I have seen by people who have used the same paint. I'm going to the store to pick up some Zinc Chromate and US Med. Green and will bust out my airbrush when it gets a little warmer outside, or I get a heater in my garage.

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker

    Well, school and work have kept me occupied, but here is what I have so far. These are the first pair of gauntlets that I have ever painted, tell me what you think. I still have some work to do on them - a switch on the left along with the missile, and the hoses on the right.
    Cheers








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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker

    Nice work! Man, you need to do something about that mannequin, though. Boba doesn't stand with his hips cocked to the side!

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    yeah, I'm working on getting a new mannequin. That was the best I could get at the time.

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    TJDFett said: View Post
    Nice work! Man, you need to do something about that mannequin, though. Boba doesn't stand with his hips cocked to the side!
    HAHAHAHAHA

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker

    This got me on the path of talking to DAZ about getting a set of armor...

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker

    Update!
    Finally got around to work on the armor! Here's some work in progress. This is my first time painting the armor, and I think it's coming along. Almost done weathering, then some clear coat

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    looks great! more please

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker

    So, this started with upgrading my old armor with DAZ's amazing works of art, and eventually turned into an overall revamp of my costume. I would like to extend my thanks to some of the members that have helped me out.

    Thank you: Serenity for all of the awesome aluminum parts
    Fettdad for the jetpack harness and the sweet CaBoots
    slave1pilot who is currently giving my MR helmet a dent relocation and general sprucing up
    woodman for a set of bada** wookie braids
    tk409 for spats, ammo pouches, and chest display

    I think that's everyone, if I forgot I greatly apologize. Hopefully I will have the whole costume put together soon. I'll be posting some more progress pics soon.
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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker, Full Boba Makeover

    More work done, here are my shoulders and knees. I used weathering powders I found at the hobby store to give it the aged look. They actually work really well, there's a bunch of rust colors and some grimy ones. A bit more weathering, then I'm going to put down a coat or two of clear coat, then some final weathering.


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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker, Full Boba Makeover

    that looks great. what color did you use for the shoulders and knees.

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker, Full Boba Makeover

    Here are the colors I used for the shoulders and knees, both Floquil/PollyScale model railroad colors
    ATSF Catwhisker Yellow
    UP Amor Yellow
    Then I used light, medium, and dark rust weathering dust.

    The armor is Testors Zinc Chromate followed by Pollysclale US Med Green

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker, Full Boba Makeover

    Here we go some more progress on my Boba Fett!!! Let me know what you guys think. Most of the armor is pretty much done, just a few minor weathering details and I think it will be ok. I took these pics in my entertainment room in my attic, there's not really any natural light plus it was a dark rainy day. I hate taking pics with the flash on; there will be better, more color accurate pics when I am complete

    here is how I attached my vest, bolts and grommets




    Mostly finished armor, the flash really washes out a lot of the color. I went by MoM, AoSW, BobaMaker, and some other reference pics, pulling out all of the little things that I liked about each one









    Awesome wookie braids courtesy of woodman



    And the dirty jetpack

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker, Full Boba Makeover

    what kind of grommets did you use?

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker, Full Boba Makeover

    I used Stanley 3/8" grommets, found at Lowe's, with 1/4" screws attached to my armor with JB Weld. There was a picture in the gallery where Boba's vest and armor were not attached and it looked like a about the same size grommet was peeking through. I'll find the picture when the gallery is back up and running. It really works for me, I really didn't want to use that many screws. It fits pretty snug and flush, and so far have not had any problems

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker, Full Boba Makeover

    Cool thanks might have to check out lowes for grommets

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker, Full Boba Makeover

    That is one wicked setup that you have going there looks great I cannot wait to be at the point that you are with my costume. Keep up the great work.

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker, Full Boba Makeover

    Excellent paint job! Great build with some beautiful lookin armor. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Re: Upgrading old armor with BobaMaker, Full Boba Makeover

    Well, here it is! Just got my bucket back from slave1pilot today, man am I impressed. He did such a great job touching up my MR helmet. Thanks again Nathan! Took some pics in my three season porch today. It is really really hot today and wow does Boba get sweaty Just have a few more things to tweak and it will be ready for trooping. Hope you guys like.









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    Your wearing it very well bud...I really cant wait to go home and get to put all my stuff Ive been buying over the last six months and suit up

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    Gonna buy a new visor and fix the pinch, its really driving me nuts. Also, going to post some before and after pics of my bucket, slave1pilot did a great job on touching it up and I want to show it off......more to come soon!

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