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  1. stonerook's Avatar
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    Jun 12, 2006, 12:02 PM - MS3 # 18 buildup #1

    Well here goes:












    I used TK-7602's paint list (mostly krylon sprays).

    I masked the damage, removing it between coats. (re-apply when ready to move on).


    I weathered the helmet with a mixture of windex and water, mixed with chalk (black, brown, white, tan) in various amounts. I mostly used my fingers to wipe in the "muck" as I call it, and then wiped the surfaces with clean cloth. I feel using chalks give a more "natural" weathering look to the items.

    Since I will use the same techniques on all the Fett items, they will all match for the same "weathering" effects.

    The windex gives the paint that "two-tone" look. If you let it sit in places then wipe it off, for example the green, wherever the stuff was sitting will turn a lighter green than the surrounding area (no chalk in this mixture). Testors "Dull Coat" was used to seal in everything.

    The Rangefinder was scratchbuilt - with hyperdyne electronics installed.

    I am waiting for my circuit board from Bobamaker to attach to the back. I still need to install the servo equipment to make the finder go up and down remotely.

    Also - I am stripping out the "guts" of a batting helmet to make a liner inside.

    There are finer scratches and other detail that doesn't show in the pictures - looks darker in real life.

    All in all - I'm pretty happy with the results.
    Last edited by stonerook; Jun 12, 2006 at 12:34 PM.
  2. WannaBeBoba's Avatar
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    Jun 12, 2006, 12:25 PM - Re: MS3 # 18 buildup #2

    Another AWESOME helmet! Job well done! You should be proud! That is a sweet looking helmet. And to hear that you made the RF from scratch... Consider me impressed!!!!
  3. stormtrooperguy's Avatar
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    Jun 12, 2006, 1:36 PM - Re: MS3 # 18 buildup #3

    it looks great! it definitely looks like its been around the galaxy a few times
  4. stonerook's Avatar
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    Jun 14, 2006, 10:28 AM - Re: MS3 # 18 buildup #4

    Quote tk7602 said:
    it looks great! it definitely looks like its been around the galaxy a few times

    LOL - yah - my two cats are afraid of it when it's sitting on the table.


    Thanks for the comments!
  5. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Jun 14, 2006, 11:57 AM - Re: MS3 # 18 buildup #5

    Nice work ... especially with the weathering!

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