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    Jun 1, 2012, 7:57 PM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #76

    Quote saberfett said: View Post
    nice work on this, very impressive! what helmet are you using?
    I have a bobamaker helmet. I'm not too pleased with the current paintjob though, so I might redo it. It was painted by it's previous owner, not bobamaker. The front part of the helmet looks pretty good (but not accurate), but the back needs some work.
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    Jul 6, 2012, 8:07 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #77

    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
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    Jul 6, 2012, 8:23 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #78

    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?
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    Jul 6, 2012, 8:31 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #79

    Quote intwenothor said: View Post
    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?
    Thanks man!

    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.
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    Jul 6, 2012, 8:34 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #80

    Thanks. Bookmarked it. Guess I'll be hitting Youtube: Research is key.
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    Jul 6, 2012, 8:36 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #81

    Good luck!
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    Jul 6, 2012, 11:07 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #82

    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!
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    Jul 6, 2012, 11:48 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #83

    Getting better and better bro! Keep up the good work..
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    Jul 6, 2012, 4:33 PM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #84

    Thanks guys!

    Quote sleepalot said: View Post
    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!
    The kit I got costs about $200, and came with some accessories, like a box of createx paints (that I used on the pictures), some cleaner, stirring cups and so on. You can get just the airbrush and the compressor separate for maybe $150.
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    Jul 10, 2012, 2:50 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #85

    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.
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    Jul 10, 2012, 8:02 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #86

    Glad it arrived safe mate. The build is looking fantastic!
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    Jul 10, 2012, 8:12 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #87

    Thanks Rob! I'll let you know with pictures as soon as I've put the hunter scope on the EE-3.
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    Jul 10, 2012, 11:03 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #88

    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?
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    Jul 10, 2012, 11:13 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #89

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    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?
    I haven't decided yet. Whichever one is the most accurate will be on the blaster.
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    Jul 10, 2012, 12:15 PM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #90

    Which way are you leaning? Are the present scope rings on your blaster with the Sussex not 'real'?
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    Jul 10, 2012, 12:25 PM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #91

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    Which way are you leaning? Are the present scope rings on your blaster with the Sussex not 'real'?
    Yeah, the current scope rings are resin from the kit. The sussex came without rings. I need to get a new set of feet, possibly mis-casts, that I can cut up rather that than cutting up a perfectly good pair of rings, and then mount the real scope rings on the new feet.
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    Jul 10, 2012, 12:29 PM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #92

    Why do you need to cut anything up?
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    Jul 10, 2012, 12:40 PM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #93

    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...
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    Jul 10, 2012, 1:37 PM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #94

    Gotcha, that'll be a problem and some fine cutting I guess.
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    Jul 10, 2012, 1:52 PM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #95

    Yeah. But I'll figure it out.
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    Aug 2, 2012, 2:34 PM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #96

    Dear diary...


    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.
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    Aug 3, 2012, 2:44 PM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #97

    Nice work with the rocket bro!

    Curious how the Gaunts will turn out. :-)
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    Aug 3, 2012, 8:48 PM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #98

    I take it you never got your Gilmore gaunts?
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    Aug 3, 2012, 8:57 PM - #99

    Yeah. Still waiting on those. I sent him an email to the paypal address a while back as well.
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    Aug 4, 2012, 3:57 AM - Re: WIP: Locitus ESB Boba #100

    Quote mmgraphics said: View Post
    Nice work with the rocket bro!

    Curious how the Gaunts will turn out. :-)
    Thank yo Manuel

    Right now the lower halfs have been re-enforced with strips of plastic along the outer sides so nothing bad can happen. Next up is to grind down the resin dental files and replace them with real ones.

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