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    another ESB paint job

    Well guys here is my attempt at an ESB bucket. Its not entirely screen accurate (didn't use templates) and the right cheek needs to be redone as the masking tape took a previous layer off

    btw i used mustard if anyones wants to know.
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    Re: another ESB paint job

    Hey Ronin! Looking nice! You may have over done the weathering a little bit. Is that the helmet that you made? Or is that the one you picked up off of ebay?



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    Its the one i picked up off ebay. Yer i know what you mean about the weathering. I am going to look at the right cheek once i get home tonight and I may try to lessen the silver weathering on the dome as well by extending the base grey. I am hoping that once the mandibles and back are done, I can then tone everything down with a light misting of brunswick green and that should kinda even everything out.

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    Re: another ESB paint job

    I normally draw all of my weathering on with a pencil before I lay some mustard on That way I know generally what it will look like before I start to make some permanent marks How long did you take to paint that bucket?

    Andy

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    Re: another ESB paint job

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    How long did you take to paint that bucket?

    Andy
    About 36hrs with the drying times for the paint (the silver was put on in two coats last week).

    I should have marked my scratches on before hand with pencil, but hey nevermind. I hope it will look ok when the entire bucket is painted. May be once everything is weathered and dirty the scratches will blend in a little more.

    thanks for the advise though Andy

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    I'm painting a bucket right now myself, it's actually a gift for someone I'll meet on Tuesday, I hope I get it done in time! I need to paint the mandibles red so far, other than that it's pretty much done.

    It takes me about two weeks to paint a bucket, I'm pretty slow at it! I am a big procrastinator, I realised, "Crap, I've got 7 days to go, I should finish this thing!"


    How's your scratch built helmet coming along? Did you pull one out of the mould yet? I'd love to see one fully painted

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    It takes me about two weeks to paint a bucket, I'm pretty slow at it! I am a big procrastinator, I realised, "Crap, I've got 7 days to go, I should finish this thing!"


    How's your scratch built helmet coming along? Did you pull one out of the mould yet? I'd love to see one fully painted

    thats me all over always running out of time.

    I haven't pulled one of my own from the mold yet as i spent all my 'Fett' allowance on paints and an airbrush this month The wife gets really angry if i spend more than $100 a month on my Fett, so it was either paint or fibreglass this month, and the bucket just sat there calling to me

    btw way do you think i could get away with the scratches? I would hate to have to sand this thing down and start again, but i take all your comments very seriously as you guys are the experts.

    OMG $100 a month on Fett. I dread to think how much i have spent on this costume in the last two years I estimated about $700 but i think it could be at least twice that amount. Opps

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    Haha, you and I are big into scratch building, and you have a ton of skill into what you do. How much of your costume did you build yourself? The only thing that I didn't do was the Helmet, Gauntlets, and Boots.

    About thes scratches, I wouldn't worry about them. Once you get the bucket dirtied up they will blend in. And if you don't think it's accurate, someone else will, haha. You could put that helmet on and be called Buzz Lightyear

    I really don't know how much I spent on my costume...

    V1.
    Helmet $50, Gauntlets $5, Vest $5, Cape $5, Pouches $5, Pouches $5 vinyl, stole wood from a construction site, Boots my own shoes, Jumpsuit $30, Armor $80, Paint $20, Gloves $5, Jet Pack $30.

    V2.
    Helmet $30, Gauntlets $110, Vest $20, Cape Free, Boots $115, Jumpsuit $15, Armor $7, Paint $20, Gloves $10, Jet Pack $15, Blaster $30.

    As you see my prices are extremely low, I scratch build EVERYTHING I can. I love my mom for her sewing

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    I was working out how much I had spent on my stuff the other day. And I'm looking at around 2000! It's probably the most expensive thing in my house!

    That's some good work there Jon. For your first attempt with an airbrush I am impressed! I think perhaps the inner cheeks may be a little too dark, but it could be the light. As for the scratches being "over-done", I think you can get away with it. you can alway do a bit of touch up with the green again afterwards.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the mandibles done, that's always my favourite part.

    Great start mate!

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    Haha, you and I are big into scratch building, and you have a ton of skill into what you do. How much of your costume did you build yourself? The only thing that I didn't do was the Helmet, Gauntlets, and Boots.

    About thes scratches, I wouldn't worry about them. Once you get the bucket dirtied up they will blend in. And if you don't think it's accurate, someone else will, haha. You could put that helmet on and be called Buzz Lightyear
    Scratch built rules

    I have built everything on my costume except for the gauntlets (and this bucket). Everything else has been scratch built. The money just dissappears though on materials, paints and then upgrading everything two or three times

    btw your kit rules

    You know what, I think i could pass my bucket off a Buzz Lightyear or may be the cowboys hat
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    Re: another ESB paint job

    Hey Ronin, I think you've done a pretty good job so far. Just out of curiosity, what paints are ya usin'?

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    I haven't pulled one of my own from the mold yet as i spent all my 'Fett' allowance on paints and an airbrush this month The wife gets really angry if i spend more than $100 a month on my Fett, so it was either paint or fibreglass this month, and the bucket just sat there calling to me
    Look at the bright side of that though ... at least you can keep your spending under control. I've gone WAY overboard with my Fett spending ... but then again I have been really addicted to these costumes!

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    MMMMM.... mustard.

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    Hey Ronin, I think you've done a pretty good job so far. Just out of curiosity, what paints are ya usin'?
    humbrol enamels i've used:
    base grey: 79 lightened slightly with 64
    dome and cheeks: 78
    upper cheeks: 33.
    dark purple on mandibles/trim: 73+96+33.
    red on mandibles/trim: 73.
    L/H ear: 28 then 60 then 78 with a touch of 159.
    R/H ear 94.
    kill stripes: 154 faded to back with a touch of 82.
    Helmet back: 28 with a dash of 103, then 76 and 96 for the blue/ green, green/blue.

    these are the colours Terminal Fettler used and I think they work well.

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    Re: another ESB paint job

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    Scratch built rules

    I have built everything on my costume except for the gauntlets (and this bucket). Everything else has been scratch built. The money just dissappears though on materials, paints and then upgrading everything two or three times

    btw your kit rules

    You know what, I think i could pass my bucket off a Buzz Lightyear or may be the cowboys hat
    Haha, thanks! Do you plan to scratch build the gauntlets in the future?

    Do you guys have Halloween over in Britain?

    Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    Hey Ronin, I think you've done a pretty good job so far. Just out of curiosity, what paints are ya usin'?



    Look at the bright side of that though ... at least you can keep your spending under control. I've gone WAY overboard with my Fett spending ... but then again I have been really addicted to these costumes!
    I don't think you'd be happy if you didn't get the chances for constant upgrades

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    humbrol enamels i've used:
    base grey: 79 lightened slightly with 64
    dome and cheeks: 78
    upper cheeks: 33.
    dark purple on mandibles/trim: 73+96+33.
    red on mandibles/trim: 73.
    L/H ear: 28 then 60 then 78 with a touch of 159.
    R/H ear 94.
    kill stripes: 154 faded to back with a touch of 82.
    Helmet back: 28 with a dash of 103, then 76 and 96 for the blue/ green, green/blue.

    these are the colours Terminal Fettler used and I think they work well.
    I've been using the rattle cans

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    I was working out how much I had spent on my stuff the other day. And I'm looking at around 2000! It's probably the most expensive thing in my house!

    That's some good work there Jon. For your first attempt with an airbrush I am impressed! I think perhaps the inner cheeks may be a little too dark, but it could be the light. As for the scratches being "over-done", I think you can get away with it. you can alway do a bit of touch up with the green again afterwards.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the mandibles done, that's always my favourite part.

    Great start mate!
    Most expensive thing in the house, that's funny My most expensive item would be my computer...

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    Man my suit is the most expensive thing in my house, my laptop is only worth like $500 or so dollars, but its a good one.

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    How's the painting coming along?

    About your wife keeping money tight on you for Fett is a pretty good idea, limiting you to $100 a month got you a really nice Fett over time. How ever, when I'm married and if my wife where to try to monitarily limit me, I'd have to say, "Honey, I love you, but it's not going to happen."

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    HAHA, I have the problem of my wife constantly wanting to keep the checkbook up to date. Crazy women, can't get anything buy them. I recently got a DC-15 and my wife just looks at the checkbook and looks at me and says these exact words "What Star Wars thing did you buy now?"

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    HAHA, I have the problem of my wife constantly wanting to keep the checkbook up to date. Crazy women, can't get anything buy them. I recently got a DC-15 and my wife just looks at the checkbook and looks at me and says these exact words "What Star Wars thing did you buy now?"
    Haha, my family's gotten used to the fact that I spend 99% of my money on Star Wars.

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    I always respond to her with "Are you sure you didn't buy another pair of shoes, or a purse?"

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    Most expensive thing in the house, that's funny My most expensive item would be my computer...
    No seriously! It is! I had to take out seperate insurance for it!

    We do have halloween over here, but its not as much as a big deal. Personally I don't like Halloween, all the scummy kids seem to think it's the perfect opportunity to lose all morals - if they have any in the first place that is!

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    humbrol enamels i've used:
    base grey: 79 lightened slightly with 64
    dome and cheeks: 78
    upper cheeks: 33.
    dark purple on mandibles/trim: 73+96+33.
    red on mandibles/trim: 73.
    L/H ear: 28 then 60 then 78 with a touch of 159.
    R/H ear 94.
    kill stripes: 154 faded to back with a touch of 82.
    Helmet back: 28 with a dash of 103, then 76 and 96 for the blue/ green, green/blue.

    these are the colours Terminal Fettler used and I think they work well.
    Hey Ronin, i used 120 on the dome and cheeks on my second helmet, this is slightly more olive, i would also use just 79 on these areas, not lightened with 64 , pointless info as you've already painted it, but it might come in usefull next time

    I'm confused! Too many numbers, it was 78 not 120 on my second helmet, 120 was on my first, oh well, any way good progress on the paint job!
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    We do have halloween over here, but its not as much as a big deal. Personally I don't like Halloween, all the scummy kids seem to think it's the perfect opportunity to lose all morals - if they have any in the first place that is!
    i agree. the kids around my way seem to think its just an excuse to get money out of people. Still i do dress up and hand out sweets to the youger ones that come knocking. Last year i was vader and my wife dressed up as the Tooth Fairy (albiet a slightly scary one ), the kids loved it. "Trick or trea.........pause mid sentance as they clock the vader costume.

    but yer most of the kids need a swift kid up the back side

    btw I painted the grey on the back of the bucket last night. Its a real ar$e because the grey paint went on slightly too thick and has run. So tonight i plan to sand it down, repaint the grey and then topically repaint the silver scratches
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    i agree. the kids around my way seem to think its just an excuse to get money out of people. Still i do dress up and hand out sweets to the youger ones that come knocking. Last year i was vader and my wife dressed up as the Tooth Fairy (albiet a slightly scary one ), the kids loved it. "Trick or trea.........pause mid sentance as they clock the vader costume.

    but yer most of the kids need a swift kid up the back side

    btw I painted the grey on the back of the bucket last night. Its a real ar$e because the grey paint went on slightly too thick and has run. So tonight i plan to sand it down, repaint the grey and then topically repaint the silver scratches
    I plan to be locking myself in a cupboard rocking back and forth everytime the door bell rings!

    That's a bummer about the grey, but sand it down and try again.
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    [QUOTE=mandalore697;202047]I plan to be lock myself in a cupboard rocking back and forth everytime the door bell rings! [QUOTE]

    you have met my kids then

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    Well it was bound to happen. Although i will finish the paint job i have started, I am already contemplating repainting it to be more screen accurate. The trouble is i need a painted bucket in time for an event in the near future. Still may be i might do it in time for Christmas.

    I think i have gotten an 'obsessive compulsive disorder'

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