BoochmaN's ROTJ WIP

Boochman

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As previously mentioned, I now plan to airbrush the balance of the Jetpack (Black, Red and shade/ shadow). I still plan to hand weather with acrylics as well!

I picked up some Humbrol tins from Mega Hobby, and I’m not sure about the red...I have not tried to spray it yet, but the color suggested on the MindMiester map is #73 Matt Wine. It looks almost brown to me...?
 

MinaFett

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Loving the progress shots. Making me wish I could work on my jetpack as well.
I’ve been using 73 for my gauntlets. Came out a nice burgundy red when applied over a silver primer. I did have to mix my tin frequently to get that colour. I suspect old tin.
 

Boochman

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Loving the progress shots. Making me wish I could work on my jetpack as well.
I’ve been using 73 for my gauntlets. Came out a nice burgundy red when applied over a silver primer. I did have to mix my tin frequently to get that colour. I suspect old tin.
GOT YA! I mix the crap out of mine before I thin it, then mix it more. We will see how it sprays, but it seems to be what others use for Humbrol colors. These tins appear to be new (maybe newer packing) compared to my old ones. The cover of the old ones is actually colored like the paint, and these ones just have a sticker on the top showing the color...

Excited to find out!
 

Boochman

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Loving the progress shots. Making me wish I could work on my jetpack as well.
I’ve been using 73 for my gauntlets. Came out a nice burgundy red when applied over a silver primer. I did have to mix my tin frequently to get that colour. I suspect old tin.
Not to derail my own WIP thread, but what's going on with your Jetpack MinaFett ? Why can't you work on it!?!
 

MinaFett

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Main reason is I don’t have mine yet. :)
I have 2 jet packs on order from DVH. I think I am in the August wave. 2 because I am building 2 kits. One for myself and one for a friend.
Jet pack is one of the last bits I need to finish my build.
 

Boochman

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JETPACK - BLACK STRIPES:
My decision to airbrush was a good one - it resulted in ALOT less taping off! I first added some shade/ shadow to the white portions, then taped them off, liquid masked and painted the black stripes. I think with some additional weathering, these will not appear to be as “harsh” as they are currently.

The rest of my paints came in, and I am ALMOST to a good stopping point as I wait for the balance of the Jetpack parts from MinuteFett.

It’s been an absolutely crazy few weeks in my house as we’ve been packing up our first house to move into our forever home. We finally got a closing date (Monday), and I’m hoping to lay down the red on the pack before we move!
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Boochman

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Looks awesome! What do you use to put the liquid mask on?
It is a mix of items depending on what I'm masking. "Larger" areas of masking I used microbrushes from Hobby Lobby. They have a standard, fine, and super-fine brush that really did the trick. I also have a masking pen that does some fineline masking. All of those items have been abandoned for the jetpack though, and I have used toothpicks...exclusively...hahahaha!

Thank you all for the kind words! I masked the red sections last night, and am getting ready to lay down some Humbrol 73 on there now!
 

Boochman

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JETPACK - SEEING RED:
Everything went as planned today, and I was able to mist some silver, mask, and paint the red sections!!! The came out awesome! Maybe the damage on the red (and the red itself) is a little bright at the moment. The plan is to dull it down a bit with SOME shading (not overkill tho) and definitely weathering with my acrylics!!!

Also, I’ve been waiting on a package from China since May (it came today) - it is the plastic screws and washers to mount my armor. I only thought that I needed the washers, but I tried putting them on the bolts that are already installed on my armor and the thread pattern is different so the come right off. Thinking I’ll have to remove those bolts after all... tennantlim was right...hahahaha!

I cannot wait, but for now I am packing up Boba in preparation for our move! No progress for a few weeks on my end; stay classy!
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RamSkirata

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JETPACK - SEEING RED:
Everything went as planned today, and I was able to mist some silver, mask, and paint the red sections!!! The came out awesome! Maybe the damage on the red (and the red itself) is a little bright at the moment. The plan is to dull it down a bit with SOME shading (not overkill tho) and definitely weathering with my acrylics!!!

Also, I’ve been waiting on a package from China since May (it came today) - it is the plastic screws and washers to mount my armor. I only thought that I needed the washers, but I tried putting them on the bolts that are already installed on my armor and the thread pattern is different so the come right off. Thinking I’ll have to remove those bolts after all... tennantlim was right...hahahaha!

I cannot wait, but for now I am packing up Boba in preparation for our move! No progress for a few weeks on my end; stay classy! View attachment 195030 View attachment 195031 View attachment 195032 View attachment 195033
Well, thats quite a good note to end on before your move, I have to say. Looking good! Im always amazed with painters (and I don't care if you call yourself that or not. You did a good paintjob ;) )

Good luck for your move!!
 

Boochman

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Well, thats quite a good note to end on before your move, I have to say. Looking good! Im always amazed with painters (and I don't care if you call yourself that or not. You did a good paintjob ;) )

Good luck for your move!!
Thank you RamSkirata , and you're right - I don't call myself a painter, hahahahaha. Just trying to be patient with every part and piece, and do this thing justice!
 
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