Armor, Jetpack, Gauntlets, oh my! for GeekdadX7

Discussion in 'Boba Fett Costume' started by Artakha, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    Hi there everyone,

    I have never painted a jetpack or a pair of gauntlets before. Technically I have had a go at some of the armor, but that was four years ago and something I prefer to forget about. Notwithstanding, GeekdadX7 has given me the very special opportunity to paint basically all the hard parts of his ROTJ costume.

    This is the armor he sent me: I'm told these are Fettpride V3's.


    They came painted. However I was not very impressed by the detail or quality of the job--the chest display area is the most obvious example of this. Also certain areas like the knees were painted ROTJ SE style, which was obviously not acceptable for Geekdad's ROTJ suit.


    I also received the most recent version of Darth Voorhees jetpack.


    Although not perfect, it's a very excellent kit to work on and the item I was most excited to have a chance to work on. (I've never had the chance to even hold a jetpack like this before!)

    The gauntlets will be castings of the pair I have been sculpting for two plus years:

    Artakha's Boba Fett RotJ gauntlets scratch build

    I finally have a good motivation for finishing those up!

    I've been a little busy with school and Geekdad's ROTJ helmet (which is so so so close to being done)
    but I'll update this regularly. My first steps have been to do all the prepwork on the jetpack and sanding the paint off the chest armor and fixing those chest display slots!--which I actually have a picture of:


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  2. Darth Voorhees

    Darth Voorhees Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to your progress! Geekdadx7 was very cool to let ya try out stuff you havent done. If you need any tips on anything while your moving along id be happy to help ya out, just shoot me a PM :)
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  3. GeekdadX7

    GeekdadX7 Member

    Hi there. :)
    Sorry I haven't been on for a while, FINALLY got a nice decent sized website side-job (woot wooooot) so have been pretty MIA for a bit. Thanks for all your hard work Artakha. :)
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  4. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    After doing some prep work and the base layer of silver on the jetpack (and masking) I got the base blue down. Already began giving it some weathering (and started taking the silver masking off)

    I also quickly built and painted the back panel piece that didn't come included in the kit. It's honestly not needed and was very easy to put together but I felt that it would be unprofessional to send it off without one.

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  5. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    I haven't posted progress recently so here's some updates!

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  6. Ghostphoenix01

    Ghostphoenix01 Jr Member

    Looking pretty good bro!
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  7. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    Here's some brand new updates my fellas...

    It's pretty interesting to see how the colors respond under different lighting. I think that aspect is what is the hardest about choosing colors.

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  8. Zom0898

    Zom0898 Jr Member

    Im looking forward to getting my JP from Darth Voorhees so this is going to be a priceless thread to watch for tips, Artakha it looks awesome (y)(y)(y)
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  9. Darth Voorhees

    Darth Voorhees Well-Known Member

    that is coming out killer bro!!
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  10. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    Thanks man, feel free to dm me or something if you need any extra tips or help!

    Many thanks Lou! The kit has been fantastic to work with, so its been a joy.
  11. GeekdadX7

    GeekdadX7 Member

    My brain cannot even comprehend how you painters and builders in here can do what you all do with such detail. I know you have to to try and get 501st approval.... but still. Every WIP that you scroll through here... you guys are so ridiculously good at what you all do with these costume builds.
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  12. Zom0898

    Zom0898 Jr Member

    Artakha I'll defo be sending you a DM or 2 to find out what them sweet colours your using for that JP are (y)(y)
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  13. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    It's an obsession, short answer.
  14. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)


    It's just been shipped off. Enjoy some beauty shots!

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  15. GeekdadX7

    GeekdadX7 Member

    I pretty much just internally squealed like a 12 year old girl at a justin bieber concert. Lol
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  16. Gionny

    Gionny New Member

    what color blue,yellow, and red did you use? As well as the brand you used for the paints
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  17. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    The blue was a custom mix but the biggest factor was the misting I did over it with Model Master Schwartzgrun RLM 70.

    The red is Rustoleum Claret Wine, which is the only rattle can I used, only because it is such a fantastic shade of red.

    The yellow is a Model Master paint but the name has completely disappeared. I wonder if it was RLM 04 but not sure.

    Hope this helps bud!
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  18. hvacdon

    hvacdon Member

    Awesome Looking Jetpack man !! Geekdad is a lucky guy, I'm sure he's going to love it...….
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  19. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    Thank you!-- but really I want to transfer the thanks to Geekdad who is really making this costume come together and allowing me to help him on his way. I'm simply dying to see the jetpack on him alongside the rest of the suit, seeing each step is pretty satisfying to watch.
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  20. DeathProof

    DeathProof Active Member

    Amazing work!
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