I decided to repaint my armor since it was the same pajntjob from 2009...done with rattlecans (Rustoleum spruce green base) with a few upgrades here n there, but basically it was the first Fett armor i painted. Over the last year or so ive painted a few sets and have learned how to use the airbrush better painting helmets and other small things. So i decided i wanted to change up what ive been doing. I was using spruce green rattle can and although it looked very good, and i liked the color..it wasnt really "right" to me. I also wanted to use the airbrush to do this.
Trying to match colors from photographs 30+ years old is no easy task though, and likely no one will get it dead on as the ESB armor no longer exists so there's no way to see it in person. Plus in a lot of scenes the armor looks very different. In the promo shots it looks more washed out and almost greyish...outside the torture room on cloud city, in the red hallways, it looks very green other scenes on cloud city it looks somewhere in the middle. depending on the shots and lighting and multiple other variances, its a hard thing to match.
So..with that said, here are the colors i came up with, some were already mentioned in older color lists.
Krylon grey primer (rattlecan)
Model Masters silver chrome trim (this is for the base silver)
Testors Zinc Chromate ( the yellow on the armor, and the left shoulder)
Humbrol Cockpit Green #78+Uniform Green#76 (1:1...i added a TOUCH more 76 to the mix) (main armor green)
Humbrol #76 +Floquil CNW Green (Center diamond)
Humbrol Grey #106 (grey on collar and right chest plate)
Floquil Reefer yellow (base yellow on right shoulder & knees)
Humbrol #82 Orange(mising on the right shoulder and knees)
Floquil Weathered Black [or mix Floquil Dark Lark Grey with a touch of Humbrol #33 black](Darker spots of weathering on the armor)
Humbrol #79 grey(weathering on left shoulder)
Krylon Black Primer [rattlecan](overall weathering)
So right now im only working on the collar, chest and AB plates.
I sanded the armor down with a fine grit sand paper to get most of the old paint off. I then sanded with 400 and then 600 grit sandpaper to make it as smooth as possible. Even if your armor is new, i recommend the light sanding with the 400 and 600 grit paper.
So i got it to this:
Then i primed it with the krylon primer:
I then sprayed the silver, and masked the silver damage...i forgot to snap a pic of that, but its nothing out of the ordinary.
Ok..So at this pojnt even though the screen used suit it is belived that the yellow was added on by hand afterwards, i wanted to do this in the full layered method.
So the right chest plate now has Grey 106, and the left and ab plate has a layer of the zinc chromate.
Right now this is as far as i got, as im doing commissions as well today..this stuff gets done in between lol
I will update as soon as i get more done!