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    Apr 16, 2012, 11:20 PM - WIP: Its like christmas in April! #1

    I finally made the decision to devote a lot of time and money into something we have all wanted, a really freaking amazing, top notch ESB Fett! I started buying everything when I got out to Afghanistan in September, and when I got back...well, like the title says, just like Christmas! I was just like a little boy, my wife almost couldnt stand it! So here is a breakdown of what I got goin on so far:

    Girth belt from ebay
    cape from TK409
    gauntlet darts and knee darts from evo props
    heiland flash tube
    scope for my EE-3
    Shin tools from Triomerett
    Real U.S. Divers buckle
    toe spikes by Mojo-Fett
    Horse hair braids by Woodman
    Blaster and side arms from Stormrider, with stock by Woodman
    Nemrod holster hopefully soon on the way from Fettpride
    UT pouches from Cucblack
    Asok cold cast helmet with visor
    Ammo belt and sling from Booboofett
    Decals from Lucksy
    full armor -knees from redkraytdragon
    knees on the way from cucblack
    shoulder studs from bobamaker
    and boots on the way from MoW

    And just to top it off with an amazing cherry, for christmas my wife got me a mannequin!

    Like I said, just like christmas!

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    And I wanted to give a very special thanks to both Asok and Booboofett, for helping out a poor Marine. You guys are amazing, and the work you do is simply incredible.
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    Apr 16, 2012, 11:52 PM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #2

    Awesome! cant wait to see how it come along! Im waiting on a full armor kit by red kray dragon and a helmet by bobamaker.... So very interested how you approach the armour! Good luck and make sure you give as much detail as possible
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    Apr 16, 2012, 11:53 PM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #3

    Been working a bit today...trying to get through my awesome blaster kits from Stormrider, finished the side arm, just a little bit left on the EE-3. But here for your viewing pleasure, the finished side arm!

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    Also, trimmed my helmet a little and starting buffing...

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    Criticisms and critiques are very welcome!
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    Apr 17, 2012, 2:24 AM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #4

    Very good start you have there! What bothers my eyes are the shin tools, but you have all the time to upgrade to a better version. Just keep the awesome updates coming!
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    Apr 17, 2012, 2:29 AM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #5

    Looks like you have all your 'ducks' lined up in a row! Can't wait to see your build

    Hobbit, your armor is on the way my friend! Let me know if you didn't get a tracking notification and I'll dig it up for you again. I think I either sent you one directly or through pp.
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    Apr 17, 2012, 8:06 AM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #6

    Awesome side arm dude! This thread is gonna be amazing!

    Hobbit, your armor is on the way my friend! Let me know if you didn't get a tracking notification and I'll dig it up for you again. I think I either sent you one directly or through pp. [/QUOTE]

    Hey RKD, yeah got it through pp, thanks!
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    Apr 17, 2012, 10:52 PM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #7

    More work today! I finished up the painting, gluing, and weathering on the EE-3, adorned it with my BEAUTIFUL BBF sling, I want to mount the scope with magnets so I can take the whole thing apart still, and my magnets are in the mail!
    Here are a couple close ups and a shot of my lil blaster buddies chillin

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    I also found some time to paint my shin tools, not actual found parts, but I think they turned out okay!

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    Please please, comments and critiques are welcome! Im still pretty new to all this, so anything helps!
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    Apr 17, 2012, 11:20 PM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #8

    Looking great! I'll be starting my ESB Fett soon, so I'm watching your progress.
    Nice hoodie, BTW! I have one of those myself!

    HH
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    Apr 18, 2012, 10:42 PM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #9

    Worked even MORE today! Can I just say, vacation freaking rocks! I decided to start my armor on the cod and butt plate, seeing as you dont see much of them, I figured it would be a good place to hone my paintin skills. Im using rattle cans, started with a krylon primer, then went to a rustoleum metallic silver, then line stripe yellow, and finished with spruce green...although after it dried I am thinking I should have gone with the hunt club green? Any thoughts/suggestions on that? And with that, here are some pictures for y'all to take a look at!

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    I used a spare tube of sensodyne toothpaste I had laying around for masking. And boy was it hard to get that line marker to go on clean...in fact, I didnt. So the cod and butt armor have a LITTLE bit of texturing, which I am trying to maintain gives it a little something extra...

    Also today, gave just a little bit of weathering to my Cucblack pouches

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    Once again, all comments and critiques are greatly appreciated!
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    Apr 19, 2012, 1:46 AM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #10

    The cod and the back belt looks awesome (the scratch style resembles with the Pre-Pro #2 one, not that is a bad thing). Just keep up the good work!
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    Apr 19, 2012, 2:04 AM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #11

    I used a similar spray can setup as you and I used Krylon gloss sun yellow instead. It might be easier to get even coats of, though for a spraypaint it is a pretty big PITA. It's thin, likes to run, and can bubble if the weather isn't nice, but it may be a step up if the can you're spraying upside down is doing that now anyway . It may look a big bright and glossy but if you give the plate a light brushdown with 000 steel wool after 24 hours the colors will blend together a bit and knock down the gloss finish.

    The helmet dome, cheeks, and jetpack are straight spruce green. The armor is a bit darker. I used spruce as a base and then misted it with hunter green and flat black. Just takes some practice to get the rattlecans to blend. Darker colors always blend into lighter colors easier than light on dark.
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    Apr 19, 2012, 5:04 AM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #12

    Looks great so far mate! Once you get some weathering on them they'll be in tip top shape! Boy that angle you took the pic of on the cod makes it look really funky lol! :P I was thinking "I know I didn't sculpt it like THAT"! Haha
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    Apr 19, 2012, 10:31 AM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #13

    Haha, yeah, I took it while it was sitting on my lap...But I AM a little thinner than you, I trimmed about an inch off each side and used a heat gun to shape it to me a little better...

    Quote redkraytdragon said: View Post
    Looks great so far mate! Once you get some weathering on them they'll be in tip top shape! Boy that angle you took the pic of on the cod makes it look really funky lol! :P I was thinking "I know I didn't sculpt it like THAT"! Haha
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    Apr 19, 2012, 10:33 AM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #14

    Thanks a lot! That was actually my plan for today. Gonna head down to lowes and try to find some of that hunter green...cant seem to find it. But hopefully today will be some weathering and move on to some more armor! Thanks again!

    Quote apolifka said: View Post
    I used a similar spray can setup as you and I used Krylon gloss sun yellow instead. It might be easier to get even coats of, though for a spraypaint it is a pretty big PITA. It's thin, likes to run, and can bubble if the weather isn't nice, but it may be a step up if the can you're spraying upside down is doing that now anyway . It may look a big bright and glossy but if you give the plate a light brushdown with 000 steel wool after 24 hours the colors will blend together a bit and knock down the gloss finish.

    The helmet dome, cheeks, and jetpack are straight spruce green. The armor is a bit darker. I used spruce as a base and then misted it with hunter green and flat black. Just takes some practice to get the rattlecans to blend. Darker colors always blend into lighter colors easier than light on dark.
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    Apr 19, 2012, 10:34 AM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #15

    Thank you! That means a lot coming from you Rafal!

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    The cod and the back belt looks awesome (the scratch style resembles with the Pre-Pro #2 one, not that is a bad thing). Just keep up the good work!
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    Apr 24, 2012, 1:11 AM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #16

    Okay, been a few days, too lazy to update, but I HAVE been working! So first up, finally got some magnets in the mail, and mounted my scope to my EE-3! Pictures below for your viewing pleasure:

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    Also, filled and painted my side arm handle...too keep weight down, I MAY have shoved a latex glove in there as filler under the magic putty....

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    Also painted my Bobamaker shoulder studs

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    I got most of my armor primed, and drilled out the three holes in the ab plate for a more movie like appearance

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    And last update for today, finished my butt and cod armor, glued some elastic in, and got that infamous fett thong! Pay no heed to the shiny silver eyelets on my girth belt, those are semi-temporary

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    Once again, comments and critiques welcome!
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    Apr 24, 2012, 1:37 AM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #17

    Also, filled and painted my side arm handle...too keep weight down, I MAY have shoved a latex glove in there as filler under the magic putty....
    When I played hockey more consistently I knew goalkeepers who would tape lucky pennnies or other small bits in the butt-end tape of their stick. This reminds me of that
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    Apr 26, 2012, 3:10 PM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #18

    Check out what showed up from MoW today! Now I have something to attach my awesome Mojo spikes too!

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    May 1, 2012, 6:32 PM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #19

    Yay for updates! Been working a little bit on my helmet, doing tids and tads at a time, I cut out the visor, fixed up the rangefinder, magnetized the lens, mounted the visor, and mounted the visor, and here are the pictures!

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    Next up, those awesome MoW boots and Mojo-Fett toe spikes, got to work a bit on them a bit...lemme know what you think!

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    comments welcome! Thanks!
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    May 1, 2012, 6:43 PM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #20

    Dang you're moving right along on this brotha! Great work so far! And sweet score on those MOW boots, those are nice!
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    May 1, 2012, 7:58 PM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #21

    Quote redkraytdragon said: View Post
    Dang you're moving right along on this brotha! Great work so far! And sweet score on those MOW boots, those are nice!
    Thanks, being on vacation with nothing else to do all day really helps...And the MoW boots freaking rock! Comfy, and super easy to paint, I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks RKD!
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    Aug 2, 2012, 9:36 PM - Re: WIP: Its like christmas in April! #22

    I restarted my WIP in a new thread...
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/w...50/#post582125

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