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  1. godaking's Avatar
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    Jan 9, 2009, 5:21 PM - Aluminum ears paint job! #1

    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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    Jan 9, 2009, 5:26 PM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #2

    Quote 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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    Jan 9, 2009, 6:07 PM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #3

    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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    Jan 9, 2009, 6:34 PM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #4

    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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    Jan 9, 2009, 6:42 PM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #5

    Very nice work Joe. I dare anyone to pick it!
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    Jan 9, 2009, 9:19 PM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #6

    Looks good! Especially like the detail in the bottom left corner... Keep it up!
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    Jan 10, 2009, 1:20 AM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #7

    super paint job dude! great eye for detail! keep up the good work!
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    Jan 10, 2009, 3:35 AM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #8

    Looks great. keep It up
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    Jan 10, 2009, 5:48 AM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #9

    Really nice job! Looks great.
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    Jan 10, 2009, 6:15 AM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #10

    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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    Jan 10, 2009, 9:36 AM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #11

    Quote 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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    Jan 10, 2009, 4:45 PM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #12

    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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    Jan 10, 2009, 8:39 PM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #13

    You got some mad skills!!!!
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    Jan 10, 2009, 10:04 PM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #14

    Cool man, congratulations!!!!!!!!1
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    Feb 4, 2009, 10:07 PM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #15

    freeking sweet man good job
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    Feb 5, 2009, 1:16 AM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #16

    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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    Feb 5, 2009, 1:23 PM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #17

    Great job on the ears, hope when you get the lid you keep the pics coming. Deff got the skills!!
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    Feb 5, 2009, 2:11 PM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #18

    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
  19. Feb 5, 2009, 2:39 PM - Re: Aluminum ears paint job! #19

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

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