Hi again fellow Fetters.
Just wondering what the etiquette is - should I post progress pics here or start a new "progress" thread?
Hmm... it doesn't matter really. I would personally start a new thread. Good luck!
OK... this is slightly nerve racking posting my stuff but here goes (It took me ages to be able to hit 'Submit Reply'):
Keep in mind this is not finished and is only a test run.
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Range finder detail:
Front with flash:
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I want to add more of the detail I used on the rangefinder to other parts of the bucket. Also, I'll keep it consistent by continuing the scratches and scoring over the visor. I'm still trying to think of ways to make it look more damaged with out knocking holes in it... I'll post more when I have it.
Questions? Suggestions? By all means go for it... just be gentle to this poor newbie
Last edited by Pesh; Jun 24, 2007 at 10:06 PM. Reason: typo
that is really amazing looking, i love the level of detail your putting into it, the rangefinder wires, the bronze burn marks...its lookin really good, man
Thanks! That really means a lot. When I have time, I'll post more.
That looks pretty good Pesh. I really love the details in the rangefinder and the helmet itself. It looks great. Keep up the good work.
Hey bud thats lookin awesome! Keep up the progress cause I wanna see more of this suit.
That looks great! How did you actually do the damage to the RF? It looks really realistic!
I think the real bucket already had more weathering on the front and such before the Sarlacc, so you may want to look in to adding that, then adding more damage.
The brown burn marks are great! How did you get that effect?
That looks amazing! Did you add the Lightsaber effect to Kit Fisto?
The RF detail was achieved with a hack saw to make the hole and to roughen up the edges, then I put in some electrical wire, then melted some solder around the hole (took me a few attempts to get it right, now its solid as a rock) and finally painted it - also the stalk was originally a gold colour painted silver so I could scratch it off realistically.
Yeah askywalker I know there's more screen accurate damage to add and that's what I'll be working on next (I'm dreading doing the back of it so I might make that part particularly sarlacc damaged ).
The burns I marked out with a soldering iron (this strips the paint VERY effectively) and then I just painted them in. All paints are enamel and a combination of rattle-can and model paints.
Thanks for the kind words.
Very cool idea. I haven't read those books in a while (there's another one - Tales from Jabba's palace or Tales from the bounty hunters, I forgot which one). One of those books tells about what Boba Fett was feeling while in the Sarlacc, including which areas of his body were feeling the effects of the Sarlacc digestive acid making it's way through his "acid proof jumpsuit" and such.
The helmet idea (and frankly, full costume idea) is GREAT. But, like was said before, to achieve this look you'd have to match the ROTJ helmet paint job as accurately as you can (the correct scratches and dings and whatever) and THEN go crazy with the acid burns over that. I know large areas can be just acid burned and you wouldn't have to worry as much about the accurate ROTJ weathering, but on surface areas you can see on your existing helmet you'll have to match up the proper ROTJ scratch marks.
Fantastic project, dude. Can't wait to see your final product.
That's the plan, this is my test run Time! My kingdom for more Time!
That looks great!!!
Just an update, nothin major:
The visor's still being a pain though...
Started armour some as well...
whoah.... sorry bout the image size, they were supposed to be reduced
Man, I really like this idea! It's looking great so far. Can't wait to see more progress. That RF stalk looks friggin awesome. Have you thought about maybe even bending it a little.
That's looking sweet! Sorry about your losing the keys to that magical cupboard.
I'd say add more damage to that big silver area, but I'm sure you already were planning on that. It's looking fantastic! Much better than anything I could have done.
Give me your Futurama!
Hey I like it. I am really interested in seeing the whole thing done. I think it's hard to figure what Sarlacc Stomach juices that help keep you alive while slowly digesting you does to Mando armor made from that substance that slips my mind, but you know, the very tough/impenetrable stuff and such. Disolves the outside layers like a jawbreaker? eats away a hole then spreads? Would all the paint really be gone first? Would the color of the juice stick, like would it be some funky color? Well thats too crazy I guess..! Lookin' good, I really lite the RF damage, awesome.
I believe durasteel is the word your looking for "Rotton". But I've been wrong before, and in this thread too!
Maybe you should add a stomach acid odor to it. Ha ha!
Mandalorian armor is made out of a special metal called "Beskar" or also Mandalorian Iron. Hence the Mandalorian word for armor is "Beskar'gam" =) It's much stronger than durasteel as it resists lightsabers, and some of the better made sets were so dense that the force could not penetrate some parts.
I guess that's 2 strikes for me in this thread. Great info NT, thanks!
Negative, I alone am the keeper of the Futurama!
t_bone: Yes, yes I have
Rotton: Ack! So many ideas! Madness!
NovallTalon: Spot on.
Thanks people for the kind words. Chin up askywalker, you've got one left
will you have wires comming out the ear caps?
well I am in the middle of reading sacrafice and it said that Fetts armor is made of durasteel and not Beskar (sorry for going off topic)