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WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Just a couple updates... I must say I am hesitant to start the helmet paint. I have read all I could from SuperJedi and Jayvee. Now I am terrified and unsure where to start, haha. I really need to get to work if I want to finish soon.

    Anyways, here is some progress. The Helmet is totally ready for paint. I used a dremel, mini hacksaw blades, and about 6-7 different files (from a big 8" coarse to tiny jewelers) to get the final product.



    Those slots in the back were some work! On my fettpride V4 armor I have done quite a bit of trimming, and gotten the knees ready for my JodoKast darts. I still need to do a little trimming, as well as cut out the chest display area.

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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Cool man!! Looking forward to the paint job.

    Don't worry about it too much. Good thing about paint - it can always be fixed

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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Well, got some more done on the gaunts. I finally worked out a successful plan for attaching the gauntlets. A ton of super glue, nylon straps, shallow drilling, and more paint!







    Serves me right for not doing it earlier!

    Also got a good work stand made for the helmet...


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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Another update amigos. Filled in the damage on the ASOK CC GMH and sanded it down. Gotta do a few touch ups and then add the ESB damage before paint. Anyone know a good threa for ESB damage? I have just been looking at reference pics, but that's difficult to see damage vs paint. I also have finished the left gauntlet paint and weathering (minus the missile, which is currently in work) and all they need is a few coats of Humbrol Mattecoat. Lastly I have prepped both knees for the darts, and one of them is ready for paint.





















    Next up: helmet and more armor trimming!


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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    In my Boba Fett ESB Helmet Stencils thread (at the end of the 1st post) there is an image that will help you to judge the size and position of the physical damages.

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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Thanks Raf!


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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Well, got the copper sprayed on the rocket. Also cleaned up the helmet again. Damage will be next. Also trimmed up and sanded the other knee. Pics will follow over the next few days.


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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    As promised, pics if the gauntlet rocket after the masking was pulled. I use a wood shiskabob (eh, spelling). It's soft enough to not dig or hurt the paint below, but scrapes it up nice.



    Next I masked it with tape and masking for the black.



    And I sprayed a base coat.



    Next I added the physical damage and washed the helmet. Next up is primer and the back panels.









    In the next few days I will finish the rocket, paint some of the lid, trim the remaining armor, and paint it!


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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Well, the tamiya masking tape pulled a bunch of the chrome off the gauntlet rocket. Only thing I can think of is sand it rougher and maybe prime it for more success. Work stopped on that since I ordered a metal rocket from Jodo.... Helmet is primed but has a sort of eggshell texture for some reason! Anyone have any advice, or will my airbrushing smooth it out?


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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    All helmet info will be continued from now on under a new thread in the helmet section. That said, a couple boxes of goodies came in. Among the goodies was an aluminum gauntlet rocket, gauntlet darts, and toe spikes from Dakota. These things are superb! From Woodman I got a cape, girth belt, and wookie braids. Almost like Christmas came early for this guy!

    I have been working on the helmet, and only have one update. Since Dakota has not started making the tip of his rocket in brass yet I decided to paint the one I have.

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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    A quick update on the rocket..... I used very fine sandpaper (400) to weather the tip, and I also painted the very tip and main body black (which I will weather with sandpaper as well.

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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Now that the black paint was dried I used 400 grit sandpaper and 0000 steel wool to weather all of the surfaces.

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    Turned out pretty dang good if I do say so myself!


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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Tapatalk test.....

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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Lookin good L.H!!!!

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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Thanks thebeans!

    Alright gents. Since December I have flown home for two weeks, flown to Hawaii for two weeks, and flown to Seattle for two weeks. In between going to Hawaii and Seattle I moved from one house to another. I don't have a good place to work on any of my suit/helmet right now, but I am settled in and working on it. I may end up renting a small storage unit to work out of. Hopefully I will be getting some serious work done here in the next few weeks.


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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Three layers of FG!? I could barely get my arms into the MOW Gaunts out of the box... I had to reshape them and I could only spare room for one layer or smooth on 320 and fiberglass. I laid the FG after the hinges... I had to be delicate with the hinge- but I like the idea of laying it over the hinge brackets for extra strength. (Didn't use screws throw the Gaunts)

    They look great. I like the light in the FT nozzles!
    Last edited by NoGoodToM3D3ad; Mar 6, 2014 at 10:55 AM.

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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Nice! Yeah, 3 layers was overkill. They fight just about perfectly though. Very snug. All they need now is clear coat. Been doing a whole lot of moving. They are in a storage unit near my house currently... No place to work!


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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Well, I have finally moved and am getting situated in Hawaii. Time to finish up my Fett. I need to order a jetpack and EE-3. I know I will get my blaster from Stormrider, and I want a FettSeven pack, but I can't seem to find his sale thread anymore.... Anyone got the link? Also, Taco never sent me my belt, and I am out some serious money..... I need to order an ammo belt, but I don't know who is making them these days. I need an SE one, and I can't remember how many pockets (I believe it was a PP belt) were on it at the moment. Anyone got advice for that too? Thanks in advance, and get ready to see some more progress!

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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    The FettSeven jetpack is now made by NME Props; sale thread here ==> http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/c...hipping-49809/ or here http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/n...hipping-49811/.

    The ROTJ SE had/has 14 ammo pouches; try contacting BobaFiend, as he did lately some amazing ammo belts with pouches. Example here ==> http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/b...ight=ammo+belt and here ==> http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/r...llander-49636/.

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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Delta13Mike here is also along the ammo belts.
    As Raf said, you can get to NME props(FettSevens pack) by doing a google search and order it from their site.
    Molonlabestudios (MLS) is making the EE3 blasters as well.
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    Re: WIP SE suit (FettPride armor, MOW Gaunts).

    Thanks guys. Appreciate it!

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