Are my gauntlets too red?

RogueFett

New Hunter
Hey hunters! Looking for some expert opinions on Fett colors. I kitted up yesterday and got my son to snap a few pics. In some pictures, it seems like my bobamaker gauntlets are too red. Do you think so? They were painted by BM as well. If they are too red for ROTJ:SE, is there a way to dull the color down?

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Irongladiator

Active Hunter
TDH PREMIUM MEMBER
Hi stleon2 ,
First off, great kit!
:cool:(y)

I have a full Boba Maker ROTJ kit too (Though I'm the "Hero" variant). I agree with RafalFett that first photo looks great. I think it is just the way the light hits the Gauntlets. I painted my gauntlets myself, and you can see that in the below photo with Vader, that my Left Gauntlet looks the same as my Right Gauntlet colorwise...
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But in this pic with Fennic Shand, the overhead lighting does seem to over saturate the color quite a bit on my left gauntlet.
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But like both RafalFett & ShortFuse - I think they look great! I wouldn't be overly concerned about em'.

-Iron
 

RogueFett

New Hunter
Hi stleon2 ,
First off, great kit!
:cool:(y)

I have a full Boba Maker ROTJ kit too (Though I'm the "Hero" variant). I agree with RafalFett that first photo looks great. I think it is just the way the light hits the Gauntlets. I painted my gauntlets myself, and you can see that in the below photo with Vader, that my Left Gauntlet looks the same as my Right Gauntlet colorwise...
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But in this pic with Fennic Shand, the overhead lighting does seem to over saturate the color quite a bit on my left gauntlet.
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But like both RafalFett & ShortFuse - I think they look great! I wouldn't be overly concerned about em'.

-Iron
Beautiful kit as well! Who did your helmet?
 

Irongladiator

Active Hunter
TDH PREMIUM MEMBER
Yours truly did that helmet job! Though admittedly I have to re do it. I goofed up on a step. Looks good at 5 feet away. But the cheeks, need to be re done. Gonna carefully remove the paint and start over again.

The only pieces I didn’t want to do were the chest armor, shoulders and knees. I felt like I didn’t posses the skills to paint. In hindsight, I now feel like I coulda done it. I’m definitely more experienced now than when I first started.
 

Fettacini

Hunter
A good way to subtly get the look you want is to use fullers earth (you can get it on eBay and Amazon) and a large clothe and kind of throw some on and rub it off to leave it in the recessed areas and give a subtle look of having been in a box for 30 years gathering dust and being wiped off by crew and will darken and tint the gauntlets slightly in a realistic and subtle way. Fullers earth has been used in the prop community forever to recreate dust and weathering on soft and hard parts. It’s a light pigment powder that can be rubbed, thrown, or even mixed with liquid and painted on and then can be sealed on or just washed off.
 

BudaFett

Hi I’m Bobert!
TDH PREMIUM MEMBER
Yeah try to take some pictures under better lighting conditions. It's probably the most frustrating thing in the universe trying to get lighting right for Fett colors.
 
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