Discussion on JB project / FP V3 armor within the Boba Fett Armor forum, part of the Star Wars Original Trilogy Bounty Hunters category; good shot man...I will add that silver at the top!!
This ESB costume is going to be sick with accuracy!! I'm loving the updates and can hardly wait 'til you guys start to converge all the parts for final assembly. I only hope Jeremy realizes the gravity "his" costume will have, yet again
Hei! Other pic:
OK...here is the added silver on the cod piece
Perfect DM! Now... THE YELLOW And after you know [DarthVaderVoice]THE SHOULDERS AND KNEES MWAHAHAHAHA[/DarthVaderVoiceOff]
Hei! Updates? I like to see how this costume is done!
This is the best tutorial ever. What colors where used for the diamond....I believe you stated they were different.
"7. Chest Diamond: Yes it is a DIFFERENT color than the armor on ESB.... I used CNW GREEN (Polly Scale)"
says in the tutorial..
What colours will be used on the knee and shoulder armour?
All I can say is Wow...
When is the tutorial on how knee darts are installed, going to be posted?
OK...here is a step by step process on setting up the knees
I will leave it up to FP to do a seperate thread as he is the expert on these knees
below is the process I used
locate your resin pieces FP included in your kit and place them into the correct knee. I suggest maybe adding some tape to hold them in place while you do the work
hold resin piece in place while you drill your hole....MAKE SURE YOU USE A BORING DRILL BIT...AND MAKE SURE YOU HOLD THE RESIN PIECE IN PLACE....YOU WANT TO DRILL RIGHT THROUGH THE ARMOR INTO THE RESIN PIECE SO EVERYTHING LINES UP!!!
make sure darts fit in hole...also you may notice some clean up you can do to smooth any rough edges after you drill
just grab some sand paper and it will take care of any small issues from drilling the hole
use a Dremel and cut off the end the screw you are going to use
then drill a hole in your resin piece
after hole is drilled then JB weld the screw into place
attach darts to screws and make sure everything fits together
remove darts PAINT your knees
once knees are all painted up attach darts and then glue your resin piece into the knees to hold everything in place
and as you can see JB's knees are all set and ready to go!!!
Last edited by DarthMiller; 02-24-2008 at 08:58 AM.
Nice system there DM...Doesn't get any better than that !
What Sz bore bit?
had to post this pic
its in the JB project thread also
I love this SideArm DM :o Can you show more pics please?
Beautiful, I love it DM. Truly nice work going on here.
what/ How did you treat the underside of the armor?
Eg, the Bells may show underside when worn, is it silver?
working on the shoulders
please note that this is just the base yellow with a mist of orange...lots more weathering to come...stay tuned
Love that misting DM... 8)
Hope ya don't mind me 'copying' your shoulder tutorial...
Here is a pic of the chest, collar, ab and cod finished....Again much thanks to Spideyfett on finishing up the final weathering!!
all that is left now is the shoulders and knees!!
Thanks for the tutorial on the knees. So much great information, so little money to buy armor.
once again we have a tag team effort with myself and Spideyfett on these shoulders
I did the base primer, silver, masked off all silver, and base of up armor yellow followed by yellow zink chromate....
the weathering was all done by Spideyfett!!!:thumbup:thumbup
so behold the left shoulder!!
updated pics in sunlight
Last edited by DarthMiller; 03-01-2008 at 10:18 AM.
WOW!! most excellent, paint job!
WOW, that flash made the color completely change.....can you take one without flash DM?
Might I ask where you got the decals from? The shoulder armour looks fantastic!
That left bell looks stunning.... great work guys!
Do I see a little hand painting on top of the Skull...
Cool! Is the Mando skull painted on there??
I *think* it's a decal... but with all the weathering, Alex may have decided to enhance the Skull by hand but also with a slightly darker 'blood' red...?
Fantastic armor,...and I've just gotta' mention how extraordinarily fantastic that left shoulder looks.
Jason, That's the best looking ESB armor and paint scheme I've ever seen. Your a master!
WOW really nice!.... Whats the difference between ROTJ armor and ESB?
Wow, hadn't seen the latest updates here for a while.
Excellent info on installing the darts, and that shoulder bell looks amazing! The tiny contrasting yellow chips are a subtle detail I've added to mine as well. They're small, but they add a lot to the overall appearance of the bells.
Shoulders are done!!!!!
Again I want to give ALL the PRAISE on these bad boys to Spideyfett!!
just so we are all clear...I did the primer, base silver, masked off all scratches and then did the base colors and some light misting.
The Detailed weathering was done by my good buddy Spideyfett on the shoulders
he is the MASTER ESB painter so I had to let him teach me his secrets!!
Tomorrow I will get some pics in the sunlight!!
I AM 'ing this!
That's looking amazing, great job you guys!
Now you are the Master !
Awesome Job !
This is my first post even though I’ve been a member for a while now, I’m huge fan of all your work on JB’s costume and all the info has been a great help to me with my costume project.
Regarding the debate on the red stud.., having taken some capture shots off the ESB film, of Boba Fett in Slave 1 following the Falcon, the stud definitely appears to be red in colour.
Check out this capture shot and decide for yourselves……. I hope this is of some help, I look forward to seeing the costume completed and I think Jeremy Bulloch will be blown away !!
This may have already been covered but could you share the dimensions of the openings you made for the chest lights? I know that they are made based on the design of the lights themselves but I was curious what you did. Also, is it known what the "movie accurate" dimensions are?
The chest light opening was 'pre-determined' based on BB's and Shackman's research (I believe).
FP added the openings to the mold, so all I had to do was trim the marked areas. I used an X-Acto knife with a new blade to score the rear of the openings until I could punch through all the way. After that, I used hobby files to square the corners, and followed up with an Emery board to complete the inside sanding.
As for the dimensions of the movie costume, someone else will have to chime in...
Last edited by batninja; 03-23-2008 at 11:37 AM.
That paint job is absolutely SICK! Fantastic job!!
Im sooo amazed!!! I love it!!!
Would you guys mind letting out the secrets and paint colours used on the shoulders? I would greatly appreciate it!
but they wouldnt be secrets anymore :-( :-p
i'm rather interested myself. if not just in the colors (doing a Variant), but the techniques involded as well.
Base UP ARMOR YELLOW, MIST of MILW ROAD ORANGE......everything else was done by Spidey. He will have to chime in
BASE UP ARMOR YELLOW, MIST YELLOW ZINC CHROMATE.....everything else done by Spidey.
Will Alex chime in about the shoulders?
Relly like the weathering on the shoulders, especially the more subtle scratches and such. I really think the chest needs a little more of that type of weathering... It looks very fresh and clean.
Alex never chimed in on the shoulders
Wow. Hate to dig up an old thread, but with painting like this... and it being left open not being finished... I had to!! >.< What happened with Jeremy?!?! Also, WOW, thanks for this thread dude.
The suit was completed by all the skilled and talented participants and the finished suit was presented to Jeremy on April, 5th, 2008. Jeremy absolutely loved it.
Cool. Any photos of the knees being painted or anything? I'm going to have to re-spray my knees.
If you lookover at rebelscum.com Philip Wise (the owner of that site) had a replica made at the same time. There is a gallery that shows the entire suit on a mannequin. I've looked at it to help with painting but remembr that screencaps are always best... and Rafalfett has made some excellent templates!
Was the yellow zinc chromate painted as a layer also?