Well, not so much of an progress update, but I did bite the bullet and got myself an airbrush setup that I spent some time playing around with today.
Extra weathering by just misting black on the sidearm
Touching up on the golden brass look of the grip. The paint which was on straight out of the box had faded quite a lot. I might darken it some though, I want my Boba dirty and grimey.
And how it usually spends it's days - sitting on my cabinet
They both look awesome. Like I wrote further up, I dream of the day I have something looking this good.
I'm considering getting an Airbrush myself but know nothing about them. What did you go for and is it a UK model, that looks like a UK plug?
First I watched hours of youtube videos on the subject. Both artistic and scale model-focused. You have a keen eye for more than scopes I see. It is indeed a UK plug on that compressor. I got this kit from the US, which normally comes with a 110V US version compressor, but they carry a 220V version too, so I mailed called them and asked to swap out the 110 V US-version with the 220V for the extra cost, and what I got happened to have a UK plug. I got the kit from TCPGlobal on ebay, but since you're in the UK you might as well order locally from this site which I got my cleaning kit from, which to me seam like a very good european alternative to TCPGlobal.
Thanks. Bookmarked it. Guess I'll be hitting Youtube: Research is key.
Your Boba looks great. It really does fit you well. I was also curious on what airbrush kit you got since paint commissions are vicious on the wallet!
Getting better and better bro! Keep up the good work..
I got my second accurate scope today. Big thanks to my UK friend Rob who bought and re-shipped it to me. This one came with the accurate "tall" scope rings too! So I think I'll replace the current sussex scope with this one down the road.
Here's some close ups I took of my new "Hunter"-brand 4x20 for intwenothor, that goes nicely in this thread as well.
Glad it arrived safe mate. The build is looking fantastic!
Thanks Rob! I'll let you know with pictures as soon as I've put the hunter scope on the EE-3.
Looking good. Will you replace the Sussex with the Hunter or replace just the rings and feet on the Sussex with the ones from the Hunter?
Which way are you leaning? Are the present scope rings on your blaster with the Sussex not 'real'?
Why do you need to cut anything up?
The scope rings are moulded into the feet that sits on top of the barrel rings. So even if I have real scope rings, I need those feet in between...
Gotcha, that'll be a problem and some fine cutting I guess.
Yeah. But I'll figure it out.
Just kidding! Today was a good day though. I got a package with some 2008 MOW ESB Gauntlets from mmgraphics. They were too big for me, and the rocket could use some fresh paint so I got right on it with my airbrush. I also learned the hard way why some people like to use vinyl gloves when painting. It got a bit messy!
I also learned that I like Tamiya paints more than Humbrol for airbrushing. A lot easier to thin and clean up after. It was my first try at using non createx airbrush paints. A lot was learned today!
Here are some pictures!
The silver paint is Humbrol #27002 and the copper paint is Tamiya Copper.
Nice work with the rocket bro!
Curious how the Gaunts will turn out. :-)
I take it you never got your Gilmore gaunts?
Yeah. Still waiting on those. I sent him an email to the paypal address a while back as well.