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WIP - Bill's ROTJ SE build

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ build

    ****! thats coming along nicely Bill! Fantastic looking paint up i must say. Impressive... most impressive.
    Just love that bucket paint job you managed to pull off

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ build

    Wow, you can really see how the hard work is paying off, this has really evolved.

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ build

    Excellent job there Bill! Everything is coming out awesome! The helmet, armor, the weathering...everything looks great, man! Keep the pics coming...

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    Incredible job with the weathering and layering. Hope to get there someday with my ROTJ build.

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ build

    Thanks everybody. It means alot coming from you all.

    In all honesty, the paintjob isn't anywhere near as accurate as many of you achieve. The scratches etc are mostly estimations of how they look, not perfectly copied the way I see on some buckets and armour.

    I'm really happy with how it is turning out so far and can't wait to get my soft parts so I can start sizing it all up.

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ build

    Very Very nice. A lot of work and details. Looks like you nailed it to me! This will be one nice suit!

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    Bill said: View Post
    Thanks everybody. It means alot coming from you all.

    In all honesty, the paintjob isn't anywhere near as accurate as many of you achieve. The scratches etc are mostly estimations of how they look, not perfectly copied the way I see on some buckets and armour.

    I'm really happy with how it is turning out so far and can't wait to get my soft parts so I can start sizing it all up.
    Your last line is the most important part. It's your suit that you built and worked on yourself. You will be very happy with the end result. I once saw a guy grab his favorite parts from different versions of Fett (ESB, ROTJ, SE, Pre-pro), and it was one of the coolest suits I ever saw. Looking great, brother...

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ SE build

    I've finally started to work on my gauntlets.

    The flamethrower assembly that came with it was too long (not to mention being cast from a bit of wood). So I shortened it.



    Then I had an idea what I could use the offcut for:



    They are going to glue to the side of the gauntlet and then hold the flamethrower assembly on. Kinda like 'L' brackets.



    Then I drilled the holes for the flamethrower switches:



    and I'd never noticed this little red light on the gaunts before:



    But lo, and behold, I had something very similar sitting on my computer room floor.



    It's amazing what you collect as a technician. It is a little bigger than the screen used item but it is certainly close enough for me.

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    Man the flame thrower really is cast from a piece of wood, LOL
    Nice work ,Its all coming together ,

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ SE build

    Bit more work on the Gauntlets this afternoon. I've attached a hinge to either side of the left gauntlet.



    That one is the one that the gauntlet will open on.



    And that one, I can pull the hinge-pin out of so I can open the gaunt if I need to.

    They aren't pretty gauntlets but I'm ok with that. Boba isn't about being pretty.

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    Can I sugest triming the front under thew key pad have a look at the real ones youl see what I mean youve got a whole lot of extra gauntlet there that has to go ,
    all looking good though

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    Yep, it's way too much isn't it? I'll get some of it off tomorrow. I thought the originals had just been damaged but you're right, you can see there is about an inch too much.

    Thanks mate.

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ SE build

    Left gauntlet:




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    Here is the right gauntlet as it was.



    I've already taken the side bit off because it is way too low for my liking. When I put it back on, it will also help hide the gap.

    As a side note, both gauntlets are the same colour but this is a good example of how pictures taken in different light will change the appearance of colours.

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    First time putting the gear on:



    Heaps to do still but I can finally say it looks like Boba.

    I've got myself a balaclava that will hide the chin (or chins), too.

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ SE build

    Looking good! You did a great job so far!

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    Excellent work! It's really inspiring to watch the entire process and see it all coming together. Great job!

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    Nice one mate...looks excellent

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ SE build

    So, I thought today would be a good day to start my jetpack.

    First things first, get organised:



    I marked the centre of the thruster hole in preparation for the hole-saw:



    I made sure the hole was slightly smaller than I needed. Then I filed it a little larger with a rounded file:



    Making the thruster a nice, tight fit:



    I also marked a few more centre spots that I intend to use later on to help attach the bits:



    I glued and secured the fins to the rocket using araldite:



    Here's a stack-up of the bits:



    Then, I painted the parts that will be added later:



    And a base silver coat for the Jetpack itself (with a cookie):



    I used latex to cover the bits that are meant to look like paint scratches, the same way I did on the helmet.

    Here is part of the rocket, almost finished:



    I have done some more but this MOW jetpack is proving difficult to paint. I have washed and sanded the JP but paint just seems to keep behaving badly on it. I'll struggle through.

    Of course, that's the good thing about Boba, his stuff is meant to be a bit dodgy. Lucky that.

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ SE build

    This is what it looks like now:



    If I had to, it would be perfectly troopable as it is but there are bits of paint coming off where there shouldn't be (as if anybody would notice).

    The main problem is that I didn't give each coat time to set properly. That has ended up with the paint separating and showing the base resin instead of the first coat of aluminium. I now have some good surface prep and primer, so I'll be doing it all again but taking it slower.

    Upside of it all is, I now know the colours I've picked look ok and when I strip it back and do it properly, I should have one schmick looking JP. (No point crying over poorly applied paint )

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    Work (partially) well done. I guess the hardest part was that with the cookie... But you are on the right track, so keep up the good work!

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ SE build

    I've done some more on my JP. Just some weathering:










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    dang this whole thread is full of win

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    Got my 501st approval the other day. I'll post up some pics when I can.

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    Re: WIP - Bill's ROTJ SE build

    Here I am on my first troop. We went to the Hospital to support 'Starlight Day' for the Starlight Foundation.



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