Aluminum ears paint job!

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    Aluminum ears paint job!

    Hey guys,

    It's been nearly 2 years since I quit my last Boba Fett, but I've gotten back into it now with the resurgence of quality parts now (namely FPH )

    First part I got was the aluminum ears that were custom made for the FPH. After spending a few days, here's how the left ear came out (mine's on the left....obviously ):



    Alot of inaccuracies (hey I tried), but certain wear marks and details came out a bit TOO big. Could be due to rushing the final marks. Oh well.

    Other wise, I like how everything came out. Just need to dirty it up a little more. Everythings hand painted by me. I'll do much better on the other ear (and eventually the FPH....when I get it)

    -Joe

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    godaking said: View Post
    certain wear marks and details came out a bit TOO big. Could be due to rushing the final marks. Oh well.-Joe
    Hey Joe.. do not knock yourself bruv!
    I think you have done a really great job of both detailing and weathering? I look forward to the right ear progress...

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    Well done!!! I think thats as good of a job as can be done on that!!! I'd be proud of that!!!
    D

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    Thanks guys! It actually looks much better in person (I'm sure you've heard that excuse before ). I used a scanner for the pic. But yeah, I guess I am a bit anal.

    -Joe

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    Very nice work Joe. I dare anyone to pick it!

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    Looks good! Especially like the detail in the bottom left corner... Keep it up!

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    super paint job dude! great eye for detail! keep up the good work!

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    Looks great. keep It up

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    Really nice job! Looks great.

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    wow, that's awesome. but i'm wondering looking at these pictures side by side, it seems that the center slot on the original was painted a lighter green then the rest, haven't noticed that before.

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    volkerc said: View Post
    wow, that's awesome. but i'm wondering looking at these pictures side by side, it seems that the center slot on the original was painted a lighter green then the rest, haven't noticed that before.
    I think that's because that line is getting a straight shot of the flash. And the left and right parts angle to down, which deludes the flash.


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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    Damm good bro, you got skills. I'm not just saying that because your my hommie either..... and you told me to post this...J.K. Awsome bro

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    You got some mad skills!!!!

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    Cool man, congratulations!!!!!!!!1

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    freeking sweet man good job

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    Thanks guys. Now that I have the FPH, it won't be long til I start working on it (after my JP construction).

    -Joe

    BTW, I've dirtied the ear a bit more with brown wash on the front side and fixed the center area a bit since taking that pic.

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    Great job on the ears, hope when you get the lid you keep the pics coming. Deff got the skills!!

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    Re: Aluminum ears paint job!

    Looks great dude! Yeah I tend to make details a little bigger than original too Not sure why that is. Maybe we need to scale our ref pics down a little

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    Nice work, it's tricky to capture the crispness of the detail as you've done...

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