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  1. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Dec 29, 2007, 7:20 AM - Armour colours UK #1

    I have painted part of my armour but the colour is all wrong. Can anyone give me some colour refs for the green and yellow. When I talked with Bobamaker at the NEC I came away with Tamiya Field Grey but I think I have got that wrong, it looks grey (fancy that) and I cant find a field green.
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    Dec 29, 2007, 10:38 AM - Re: Armour colours UK #2

    For ESB or ROTJ?
  3. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Dec 29, 2007, 10:50 AM - Re: Armour colours UK #3

    :o

    A New Hope SE
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    Dec 29, 2007, 12:23 PM - Re: Armour colours UK #4

    OK, if you are seriously going to do ANH SE Fett, then I'd base it on the ROTJ color scheme. The blaster is definitely a ROTJ style blaster. Both guantlets are dark red, the shoulder bells are a dingy yellow, with no decals on the left bell. The body armor looks like a hunter green. I couldn't see much battle damage on the screen, so that's open to interpretation. As for the helmet, I couldn't see much battle damage on the back of it. The back is a darker green than the rest of the helmet. The jet pack is NOT ESB color scheme, it's more like ROTJ.

    There's only like two shots of Boba Fett in Episode IV. They may have used the same Boba Fett costume in the ROTJ SE and the Episode IV SE. I'm going to have to defer to the more experienced Fett-heads on this forum for any more information.

    I agree with Bobamaker on the Tamiya paints. I like the Tamiya acrylics a lot, but other people have gotten great results with Humbrol and Floquil. Personal preference really.

    This forum is a great resource and 99% of the people are helpful and pretty cool. I'd also suggest taking a look at TK409's website and Bobamaker's.

    The best advice I have ever gotten was to pick a Fett style you like, ESB, ROTJ or Pre Pro2 (my favorite), and build it your way. After all, it's your time, money, paint etc. You may just want to print off a few pics on a good color printer and go to the hobby shop to match up colors.

    Good luck, keep us posted and take lots of pix.
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    Dec 29, 2007, 6:39 PM - Re: Armour colours UK #5

    I was thinking along the lines of a ROTJ colour scheme with the ESB helmet, I think I am aware of a couple of little differences. Did not know about the decal missing from the shoulder, will check it out.

    Visited TK409 and Bobamaker, both very inspirational, infact talking to Bobamaker sent me in the SE direction.

    Aside from these I am not really dead set on a photo by photo comparison, but more to capture the essence of Boba.

    However I still ned some colour names or numbers, anyone?
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    Jan 8, 2008, 11:09 AM - Re: Armour colours UK #6

    For the armour try Humbrol matt light olive, I've had some good results with that in the past
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    Jan 9, 2008, 5:07 PM - Re: Armour colours UK #7

    Hey guys,

    Im also in need of UK colour guidance for an ROTJ Fett, armour and jet pack...

    Tamiya eh? Would that require an airbrush???



    Thanks,

    Pauly


    PS: O_J_M_T, drop me a line some time, perhaps we could share some hints and tips!!
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    Jan 10, 2008, 4:01 PM - Re: Armour colours UK #8

    Quote HeadlessHunter said: View Post
    For the armour try Humbrol matt light olive, I've had some good results with that in the past
    Thanks, will do, sounds good.

    Quote Darth Paul said: View Post

    Tamiya eh? Would that require an airbrush???

    PS: O_J_M_T, drop me a line some time, perhaps we could share some hints and tips!!
    Tamiya and Humbrol will need to be air brushed, sound fun

    PS PM sent.
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    Jan 10, 2008, 4:36 PM - Re: Armour colours UK #9

    PM sent..
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    Jan 10, 2008, 5:17 PM - Re: Armour colours UK #10

    I used field grey and it is spot on!
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    Jan 11, 2008, 6:29 AM - Re: Armour colours UK #11

    There seems to be a couple of us UK guys here, I wonder if we might be able to get our own subforum some how (or the odd sticky thread in each forum...), to discuss stuff like this - paint colours - and other stuff like where to get plastics/supplies for building armour, or discoveries we make in british shops etc...

    Any thoughts?
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  12. Jan 11, 2008, 9:55 AM - Re: Armour colours UK #12

    Here's the colour list i used for my armour, using masking fluid and air brushing in layers...

    HUMBROL PAINT LIST

    Shoulders/knees
    - Halfords plastic primer, Grey
    - 11 Metallic silver
    - 74 Light yellow (around silver damage)
    - 154 Yellow
    - 82 Orange (added in tiny amounts to the yellow and over sprayed)
    - 132 Orange/ red (added in tiny amounts to the yellow/orange and oversprayed)
    - 79 Grey (added to the orange orange/ red to darken for weathered effect)
    Chest/ back and cod
    - Halfords primer
    - 11 Metallic silver
    - 99 yellow (around silver scratches)
    - 78 green (for small areas of damage all over armour)
    - 76 green
    - over sprayed with grey 79 and black 33 for weathering
    - Seal with satin varnish
    - painted using a layering technique with Humbrol Maskol liquid.
    - small damage can be scratched through to the silver base coat before sealing.
    Here's how the shoulder bells turned out...
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    Jan 11, 2008, 10:11 AM - Re: Armour colours UK #13

    Lookin good Garrett...
    I take it that the list above is Humbrol?
  14. Jan 11, 2008, 10:29 AM - Re: Armour colours UK #14

    Cheers Gav! Yup, they're humbrol colours...
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    Jan 11, 2008, 11:47 AM - Re: Armour colours UK #15

    They look sweet, very nice and thanks for the info.
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    Jan 11, 2008, 7:34 PM - Re: Armour colours UK #16

    Yeah thanks for the list T F, you have no idea how helpful this is going to be for me!!!
    Are they all spray cans?
    Also, who stocks these paints? B & Q? That sort of place?




    Now if I could only find some ABS sheets to cut some armour!!!

    I'm open to ideas guys??


    If I cant find any suitable plastic, Im guessing its time to save the pennies and go Fettpride or BM or something...
  17. Jan 12, 2008, 1:30 AM - Re: Armour colours UK #17

    No problem DP. The paints are Humbrol, in small 'tinlets' and can be found on line or at model/hobby shops (try your local Hobbycraft shop) You will need to invest in an air gun but they can be relatively cheap for a basic one. I would highly recommend FP's armour as the ultimate solution...
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    Jan 12, 2008, 2:45 AM - Re: Armour colours UK #18

    DP...depends on what your budget is buddy...
    Both are very well made but from different materials? BM= Fiberglass & FP= Vac formed ABS. the later is more accurate in way of manufacture and some say that the BM version is more robust? clear as mud so far?
    If you were thinking of making some yourself? then ABS is not the material you need (unless vac-forming), find some foamex board (UK name) Sintra (USA) this comes i n 1mm, 2mm, 3mm or 5mm thick sheets and is used for signage material.
    I used 3mm when I first attempted mine and got some good results especially using Alan's templates...

    I'd google sign makers in your area - pop along and ask for some off cuts (very cheap)

    Good luck...
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    Jan 12, 2008, 3:09 AM - Re: Armour colours UK #19

    Have you had a look at Tamiya XF-65 Field Grey once applied? It is green... even though the name states grey.

    DAZ

    Quote old_jedi_mind_trick said: View Post
    I have painted part of my armour but the colour is all wrong. Can anyone give me some colour refs for the green and yellow. When I talked with Bobamaker at the NEC I came away with Tamiya Field Grey but I think I have got that wrong, it looks grey (fancy that) and I cant find a field green.
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    Jan 13, 2008, 5:29 PM - Re: Armour colours UK #20

    Big thanks to Terminal Fettler and Mojo-Fett for chiming in!! Still can't make a decision on whether to buy or make my own...

    Think I'll try the latter first. Sign makers eh...?

    BM pointed me in the direction of foamex a while back, I googled and ebayed it and nothing came of it really.

    Must try harder!

    PS. How much will a set of Fettpride chest and shoulders set me back??

    I'm always looking at BM's site, wishing that I made more money!
    I've got a BM lid so I know his work is spot on!! (Cheers Daz!)

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