ESB Boba WIP - Sintra Armor, Painting, Scratch building


Eythor20

Hunter
Well i sold the helmet and am waiting on WF to be ready so i can buy a fugly but in the mean time i have the knee’s ready for painting and the soft parts from Arkady arrived today and it’s so stunning that I’ve been almost staring at it all day! The cape from MOW also arrived last week.

here’s just the vest, i couldn’t help my self i started putting on snaps and got the collar and shoulders finished! I am so proud of this armor it’s been a dream for a long time and so amazing to see it finally start to come together after having only pieces of the suit ready for over a year.

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here are the knee’s from wasted ready to accept primer
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i still have to weather all of the soft parts and the cape although the damage on the cape is done.
I got an ammo belt from my fiance for christmas and it should be shipping this week so i am getting so close to having everything! A bummer to not have a helmet to try with the softparts today but the fugly will be worth the wait I’m sure :)
 
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Eythor20

Hunter
Edging closer each day. Parts left to paint

1. Wrist rocket
2. Flamethrower
3. Black and white side piece on right gauntlet
4. Cod and kidney.
5. Jetpack but still considering wether to buy a kit or use the one i’m building

i finished painting the knee’s today i have to clear coat them and the gauntlets... I live in a country where 9 months of the year it’s impossible to paint outside because of the tempature so priming and clear coating is hell.

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does anyone know where to get a decent ESB EE-3 resin cast or resin print for a decent price? There are so few options for the ESB but i find millions of options for the ROTJ EE-3.
 

mambolambo21

New Hunter
These armor plates are now finished :) ! Waiting on the only store here in Iceland that sells sintra to reopen after COVID so i can buy another plate to make the cod piece and shoulders.

Had a little mishap when i was clear coating which affected the finish a little bit but it's fine the armor is supposed to be dirty and beat up anyways.

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MOW gloves and girth belt and the braids are from woodman! :)

Plan to order my soft parts from Krypton Top on Etsy a week from now.
Did you ever order from krypton top for soft parts?
 

Eythor20

Hunter
Did you ever order from krypton top for soft parts?
I did, he then twice gave me a deadline he didn’t deliver on and the third time when i asked for a real timeline for the suit he just refunded me without asking me if i would like a refund so i wasted about 2 months waiting for him. Ordered from Arkady here on the dented helmet and couldn’t be happier
 

mambolambo21

New Hunter
I did, he then twice gave me a deadline he didn’t deliver on and the third time when i asked for a real timeline for the suit he just refunded me without asking me if i would like a refund so i wasted about 2 months waiting for him. Ordered from Arkady here on the dented helmet and couldn’t be happier
Okay I was debating on who to order from. Looks like I will go with arkady
 

mambolambo21

New Hunter
Thank you :) i got a silicon brush to use for the application of the liquid masking so that helps me to get finer details.

the back is now finished i just have to clear coat it! Got a shipping notification from MOW my gauntlets are on their way, soft parts will be shipped early july and most of my builds are nearing completion So maybe i will be able to suit up for the first time in a months time.

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Did you make the back plate from sintra?? I’m using this thread for reference for mine cuz it looks so damn good and I’m also using sintra. Also how did you create the damage pits/holes on your torso pieces with the sintra?
 

Eythor20

Hunter
Did you make the back plate from sintra?? I’m using this thread for reference for mine cuz it looks so damn good and I’m also using sintra. Also how did you create the damage pits/holes on your torso pieces with the sintra?
Thank you :) Yes all armor plating was made from sintra but i did not make the knee's and gauntlets i bought that separate. The back was by far the most difficult and all the damaged indents were made by heating the plastic up and i have a pencil that has a curvature on the back so i used that to force the material in to the shape of the dents.
 

mambolambo21

New Hunter
Thank you :) Yes all armor plating was made from sintra but i did not make the knee's and gauntlets i bought that separate. The back was by far the most difficult and all the damaged indents were made by heating the plastic up and i have a pencil that has a curvature on the back so i used that to force the material in to the shape of the dents.
That’s insane. Looks just like the movie in my opinion. What did you use for the paint color?
 

Eythor20

Hunter
That’s insane. Looks just like the movie in my opinion. What did you use for the paint color?
Thanks i appreciate it ! I used an acrylic brand called Deka, probably german i think. And their olive green if i remembered correctly mixed with some black and white, then a matte clear coat. You can use any acrylics or enamels just mix by eye and try to get the color you are looking for. Note the acrylics though are considerably lighter in color when wet and get darker when they dry so i had to remix a couple of times to get the color i was looking for.
 

Eythor20

Hunter
Never used enamels it might be the same case but just something to have in mind when mixing :) it’s like a shade or two lighter before drying. The knee’s and shoulders were just a standard yellow mixed with red and for the darker shoulder and knee’s more red and a bit of brown.
 
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