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    May 12, 2014, 8:46 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #126

    Finally back home from out of town, and got some painting done. I also got some grommets to mount the chest armor, and have it temporarily taped on my mannequin to get the armor in the right spot. I also got some weathering done on my jumpsuit...
    More to come..
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    20140512_173328-jpg20140503_233517-jpg Different lighting and a flash on my camera makes the jumpsuit look like two different suits, but in fact both of these are exactly the same..
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    May 20, 2014, 7:22 AM - Re: Rotj Build Up #127

    So I started to work on attaching the armor to the vest. I am using the grommet method and so far it is working out pretty good..
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    To place the grommets, i made paper templates of the armor pieces. I tripled checked the location of each post and marked spot on the vest before punching out the grommet holes..
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    May 20, 2014, 10:05 AM - Re: Rotj Build Up #128

    Looks great! I will be going this method as well. Makes me a bit nervous but triple checking is the key
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    May 26, 2014, 8:53 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #129

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    Looks great! I will be going this method as well. Makes me a bit nervous but triple checking is the key
    Thanks bro! I was really nervous, but luckily I didn't run into too many problems.

    OK so I finished mounting/painting and weathering all the front armor. I layered the silver and green paint, but hand-painted on the yellow layer.. I weathered the pieces with black and brown pastels,and then hit everything with two coats of dullcoat clear coat..I also repainting my girth belt, to a brighter red..
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    20140526_141202-jpgI also installed my Fettronics board..
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    May 26, 2014, 9:08 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #130

    Looking really good man. Did you do a post on the center diamond also? I'm going to go this route on my Jango build, as they are fiberglass parts on the vest. Still unsure on the Boba, but may go there with it too. Almost seems like overkill with the small ABS parts.
    Paint on the armor looks nice, hope to start on mine soon.
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    May 26, 2014, 10:01 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #131

    Yeah I used two posts for the diamond... It might be alittle overkill, but it makes me feel better that these pieces are never going anywhere! With a little patience and triple measuring, it really isn't that hard...
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    May 26, 2014, 11:29 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #132

    Also with getting all the edges, you make sure everything is nice and flush.

    Great at paint job man! Envious!
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    May 27, 2014, 7:05 AM - Re: Rotj Build Up #133

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    Also with getting all the edges, you make sure everything is nice and flush.

    Great at paint job man! Envious!
    Thanks! this is the 4th time I have painted the armor, and I am finally happy with it!
    Next I have to repaint knees and helmet!
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    Jun 4, 2014, 6:14 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #134

    I have been slowly chipping away on things.... seems like when I get something done, 5 more things pop up to do!
    Anyway.. First off, I received a few things in the mail the other day
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    Also I started working on repainting my helmet...again!
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    I still have to add in the physical damage! I wanted to have everything lined up before i added that in, since the helmet was a Coldcast anyway....More to come....
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    Jun 4, 2014, 7:12 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #135

    Looks awesome man! Keep it up!
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    Jun 4, 2014, 8:36 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #136

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    Looks awesome man! Keep it up!
    Thanks brother!
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    Jun 4, 2014, 9:43 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #137

    Helmet is off to a great start! Looks like you are should be able to be fully operational by this fall.
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    Jun 5, 2014, 6:59 AM - Re: Rotj Build Up #138

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    Helmet is off to a great start! Looks like you are should be able to be fully operational by this fall.
    Thanks, I really do hope so!
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    Jun 8, 2014, 7:17 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #139

    Added scratches, yellow and red oversrpay and clearcoat to the back panels....
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    Jun 14, 2014, 12:20 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #140

    Looking good, glad to see you are making progress & getting your painting done.
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    Jun 19, 2014, 3:23 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #141

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    Looking good, glad to see you are making progress & getting your painting done.
    Thanks! The humid weather is killing my painting process though...


    I had the cheeks all done, and my painters tape completely pulled off all the paint down to the silver! Anyway got the red mandible area done, and going to start again with the cheeks!
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    Jun 19, 2014, 3:43 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #142

    Mandibles look killer! Too bad about the cheeks. Pretty sure I would cry over a beer if that happened.
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    Jun 20, 2014, 11:18 AM - Re: Rotj Build Up #143

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    Mandibles look killer! Too bad about the cheeks. Pretty sure I would cry over a beer if that happened.
    Thanks! And yes that is what I did! :-)
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    Jun 22, 2014, 9:05 AM - Re: Rotj Build Up #144

    OK, I got the upper and lower cheeks painted... Still need to add in the blue/green and red overspray, and i still need to weather and clear coat....
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    Jun 22, 2014, 8:51 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #145

    Added some pastel weathering and a couple coats of Dullcote....
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    Jun 23, 2014, 8:20 AM - Re: Rotj Build Up #146

    That weathering looks amazing! Well, all of it does! Chalk pastel I assume?
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    Jun 23, 2014, 11:16 AM - Re: Rotj Build Up #147

    Thanks Aaron!
    Yeah, I wanted to blend in the esb colors on the cheek, so I mixed up a green-gray color using chalk pastels that matched pretty close. The only issue I have found is that the clear coat darkens the pastel a shade or two, unless really light coats of dullcote are used.
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    Jun 28, 2014, 7:50 AM - Re: Rotj Build Up #148

    Beutiful!
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    Jul 5, 2014, 7:45 AM - Re: Rotj Build Up #149

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    Beutiful!
    Thanks Brother!


    OKay, So i have got some more work done on the helmet, mainly dome and killstripes......
    I still have to clear coat, to lock all that pastel weathering in. Then I will darken some areas up and start work on the ears.....
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    Jul 6, 2014, 8:47 PM - Re: Rotj Build Up #150

    And finished the ears.....
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