Apr 17, 2006, 5:56 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
One more thing. Now that I have a pic of my helmet posted, can anyone tell me which helmet I have? It was listed as a "mystery helmet."
I helped at SDCC '08
Apr 17, 2006, 11:29 PM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Did the ESB flamethrower plate come out well? Or did you start it yet?
Apr 18, 2006, 12:25 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Who made the Gauntlets,and the Shin Tools?
Apr 18, 2006, 1:47 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Looks Great! Can't wait to see it finished
Apr 18, 2006, 5:56 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
I really don't want to tick anyone off here, but I give credit where credit is due- I got the gauntlets and shin tools from BSS back in Jan.(I have since joined TDH, and saw the feedback against BSS. I don't want to start another bashing.)
With a lot of elbow grease, I retooled the flamethrower myself by removing pieces that I did not see in any screen shots, and have replaced the 3 resin tubes at the back with aluminum tubing. I added rubber gromits, replaced the keypad with one from Fetthunter, and replaced the resin dental expander with a real one. I dremeled out the 3 squares on the inner left gaunt, and filled in the 4 squares, which were cast on the outside. (basically, I had 2 right bottom gaunt pieces)
I have also modified the right gaunt where the tube attaches, and a few other mods overall.
I know they are not perfectly screen accurate, but I think when I'm done, they will look pretty darn good.
Apr 18, 2006, 5:59 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Thanks Pennywise! You put me in touch with some great people!!!!
Apr 18, 2006, 12:27 PM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
I'm 99% sure thats one of my old helmet kits.
Apr 18, 2006, 1:00 PM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
If it is, then I am even happier with it! It needed a very little amount of sanding to get it ready, and all the detail is excellant! It don't appear to have been a recast, so I am assuming someone had bought it from you, then just didn't want to put any work into it. I dremeled out the face shield area and keyslots.
Apr 18, 2006, 6:46 PM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
I was gonna say the same thing, but I did'ent want to guess wrong That looks like a really good bucket!
Apr 26, 2006, 9:42 PM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Updated pics of my Fett so far. I airbrushed most of my Bobamaker armor and my right gauntlet today, using pollyscale us medium green. I'll be adding the yellow and other colors later this week.
Last edited by TK-2177; Apr 26, 2006 at 9:53 PM.
I helped at SDCC '08
Apr 26, 2006, 9:51 PM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Your Fett is comming along great
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Apr 27, 2006, 12:55 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Wow, that new BM armor looks really good. I might get that. The helmet is definitely a MS helmet. I have one of those "Ebay" amiadfilter helmets. It is looking supurb, good work. KEEP IT UP!
Apr 27, 2006, 6:12 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Thanks for the input! I have a long way to go yet, but my Fett is finally starting to come together.
Since this is my first adventure with an airbrush, I am taking my time, and eventually I will work up the nerve to start painting my helmet..
Apr 30, 2006, 10:38 PM - Re: Starting to airbrush my helmet...
I airbrushed on the pollyscale panzer olive green today, and I think I got the scratches scrapes and the dent outlined fairly close so far. Let me know what ya think of my efforts so far.
Pics on page 4 of my progress album.
May 1, 2006, 4:02 PM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
The weathering is looking awesome! That is going to be a wicked cool ESB Fett!!
May 8, 2006, 7:18 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Progress up to May 8th 2006:
Gauntlets, back of helmet, EE-3 blaster, knee armor and back plate.
May 8, 2006, 8:03 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Lookin good bro! Want to sell your BM armor?
May 8, 2006, 9:05 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Thanks bro! and... nope.
May 8, 2006, 10:13 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Looking really good!
Where did you get your flightsuit? Is the ESB really that blue? I'm in the very early stages of my ESB, and the flightsuit is the biggest mystery to me...
May 8, 2006, 11:13 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
The flightsuit is from bobamaker. I am still trying to figure this one out myself. Bobamaker's armor is awesome, so I would think he would get the color as close as possible. I may lighten it a bit, and when I add the weathering, I think that will help tone it down....
May 15, 2006, 12:31 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
More helmet progress today. I painted the mandibles and trim with floquil boxcar red.... still lot's to do, but it's coming along ok... so far.
New pics on page 6 of photo-site.
May 15, 2006, 10:27 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
May 15, 2006, 11:09 AM - Re: My ESB Fett So Far...
Thanks! I still have a lot to do, but it's coming together.