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    Aug 2, 2012, 9:33 PM - WIP: SEMPER FETT! #1

    Well hi there all you incredible Fettastic people!

    So I already have a WIP thread, but it is really outdated and I didnt really like how it was set up...so I am starting over. So a little about me...I am a Marine, stationed in San Diego, Im 24...obviously a huge Star Wars fan! Im married, and a big plus, my wife supports my projects (I am also doing a Star Wars costume for her, WIP thread for that willing be coming in the next couple months). So, since military doesnt make a whole lot of money, this will be a long project, so the thread will be a little slow in progressing...but here we gooooo!

    I ordered a lot of stuff while I was in Afghanistan making some tax free bank, and here is a list of everything I have so far:

    Girth Belt
    Cape-tk409
    heiland flash tube (3cell)
    Scope (championschoice.com)
    shin tools-triomerett
    US Divers buckle
    Toe spikes- Mojo-Fett
    Wookie braids-Woodman
    EE-3 and sidearm- stormrider
    utility pouches-cucblack
    helmet/visor-Asok
    Ammobelt-Booboofett
    EE-3 sling-Booboofett
    decals-lucksy31
    chest, back, belly, collar, and shoulder armor-Redkraytdragon
    knee armor-cucback
    collar studs-bobamaker
    boots-Man of War studios
    RF lights and RC controller-Salamanderking

    Plus I have on order a flightsuit from ladysewforus, and a sidearm holster from fettpride.

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    And a VERY special thanks to Booboofett and Asok, for being so kind and helpful to a poor Marine, you gentleman, are truly spectacular!

    Also, a special thanks to my amazing wifey, for christmas she went all out and got me a fully articulated mannequin! We call him Manny:

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    Aug 2, 2012, 9:52 PM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #2

    Okay, starting with the first things I worked on... Stormriders AMAZING blaster kits!

    EE-3:
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    Here we have the buttstock, beautifully made by Woodman, did about six or seven coats of minwax cherry stain, first few I let sit, then the last few I brushed and wiped. I followed that with minwax dark walnut, five coats of brush and wipe.

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    Here is the grip section... the kit is so amazing I spent about thirty minutes with a razor and dremel cleaning some stuff up, filled a few tiny bubbles with loctite repair putty, and it all slid together like magic!

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    Here are the scope rings and such, just cleaned up and painted...

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    Here is the scope, got it from championschoice.com for like $6. Its a little short, but it looks pretty close, and I am happy with it! Attached it with rare earth magnets (I like everything to come apart...easy to repaint, repair, replace, upgrade, etc.)

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    The barrel! # cell heiland, tried to weather it to look as much like the ref pictures as I could...I am happy with how it turned it. I used sandpaper, and then sprayed it with a little bit of paint.

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    THE FINISHED PRODUCT! Looks great with that sling by Booboofett, yeah? The whole thing is spray painted with krylon oil rubbed bronze, taking it from flat black to just that bare metal look, and accented it with a little bit of silver model paint for wear, pretty happy with the result!
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    Aug 2, 2012, 10:23 PM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #3

    Next up is Stormriders sidearm kit, also freaking amazing!

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    This is what I came out with first...definitely over weathered it...re-primed, started from scratch.

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    Filled the bottom with loctite repair putty...and there MAY be a rubber glove stuffed in there too...Hey! Its light weight filler!

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    And here is the new finished product, sprayed in krylon ruddy brown primer, and a satin clearcoat. I am really happy with how the tip turned out, even though it was an accident! I tried to dab a big run off the tip and started to get that black to show through a bit, so I dabbed the whole thing, and thats how it turned out! I will probably do the same to the rest of the barrel, and add a little bit more weather on the handle. But I think its pretty close to what the few ref pics show!
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    Aug 2, 2012, 10:33 PM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #4

    Did a little bit of RKDs armor, great stuff, great price, I would HIGHLY recommend it to any Fett on a budget, or really any Fett at all, its real quality stuff!

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    Here is how it looks after about ten minutes of clean up, a little razor, and a semi-fine rasp, then a little bit of fine grit paper on a block.

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    Here it is sprayed down with silver...

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    Then the line marker yellow

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    Then the green!

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    Finished it up by rubbing the toothpaste off, a light dusting of flat black, a darker color green, and then a matte clearcoat!

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    Collar armor, same process of paint as the groin and butt armor

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    Here are the shoulder studs, made by bobamaker. Painted them silver at first, then looked at a lot of different pictures for a very long time, and decided they should be white instead, so I started painting them white!
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    Aug 2, 2012, 10:38 PM - WIP: SEMPER FETT! #5

    Semper fi devil
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    Aug 2, 2012, 10:50 PM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #6

    And here we have my MoW boots, one of his newest run, sized 9.5


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    Here they are fresh out the box, chillin with mojo-fetts aluminum toe spikes

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    Painted grey...

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    Black added...

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    Added the sole seems and some weathering

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    And here they are all weathered up and spikes attached!
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    Aug 2, 2012, 11:05 PM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #7

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    here are my UT pouches from cucblack, they are made well, and for a good price, although when lsfu gets to making my flightsuit, I will also be upgrading to her more accurate pouches. Weathered with just a little misting of flat black

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    here are my shin tools...not the most accurate, not a ridiculously nice set, but good enough for now!
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    Aug 2, 2012, 11:20 PM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #8

    EH REH!

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    Semper fi devil
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    Aug 3, 2012, 4:14 AM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #9

    Awesome re-build so far! My only concern is regarding the shin tools, which are not accurate, because these are made to replicate the Star Wars Visual Dictionary tools and not the real shin tools:

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    The tube's measurements are approximated and for the ESB suit you should use the lower half measurements:

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    Aug 3, 2012, 6:39 AM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #10

    Awesome, you're off to a great start bro!
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    Aug 3, 2012, 9:04 AM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #11

    Thanks Rafal,
    Those are, of course, just a starter set, I got them all for about $20, I do plan on getting a squeegee and stirrer. But its still helpful, thanks!

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    Awesome re-build so far! My only concern is regarding the shin tools, which are not accurate, because these are made to replicate the Star Wars Visual Dictionary tools and not the real shin tools:

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    Thanks RKD!

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    Awesome, you're off to a great start bro!
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    Aug 3, 2012, 9:51 AM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #12

    Looks great teufel
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    Aug 3, 2012, 11:02 AM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #13

    looks great, thanks for sharing the photos and progress. how did you do the gray and black coloring on the boots?
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    Aug 3, 2012, 2:48 PM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #14

    Nice set up, and always nice to see a fellow brother in arms, keep us posted!!
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    Aug 3, 2012, 9:25 PM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #15

    For the boots I followed spideyfetts weathering tutorial:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/c...thering-13136/

    Ceramcoat, wet brushing, all of it. Its a great tutorial, and followed closely, even a novice painter like me can make stuff look good!

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    looks great, thanks for sharing the photos and progress. how did you do the gray and black coloring on the boots?
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    Aug 3, 2012, 9:49 PM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #16

    Here is an update on my helmet work:

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    Here it is, out of the box, trimmed, buffed...

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    I attached the earcap with rare earth magnets

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    And the rangefinder, pretty self explanatory, I think. Salamanderking lights, great kit!

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    Cut and mounted the visor

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    And here is what it looks like at the moment!
    Last edited by AMBrown; Aug 3, 2012 at 10:10 PM.
  17. Aug 3, 2012, 10:42 PM - Re: WIP: SEMPER FETT! #17

    Awesome job.

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