ESB shoulder armor painted & belly armor made, PVC construction

thebeans

Hunter
Thanks Rafa, it's going to take me a long time to get to the end of this project.
pleased with my work so far.:D
 

thebeans

Hunter
after a few months, ive finally got my rear in gear and got some painting done
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the base green.

next up , the darker green with some dark tones misted in some places.
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now i've removed the masking fluid
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RafalFett

Well-Known Hunter
Killer paint job! I love that you used all the different base colors on the chest plates and center diamond. Just noticed that the lower dent on the abdominal plate is positioned Pre-Pro #1 (AoSW/C-IV exibits) style, but that's a minor detail. You will add those dark grey scratches to the collar and back plate?
 

RobaFett

Hunter
Well done there Beans, you have done a top job with the PVC, was that 3mm sheet you were working with, cause that is what I have been using, I have just been slack and working on my knee's, but the killer I think is the back plate, how did you manage that cause it looks awesome!(y)
Cheers
Rob
 

thebeans

Hunter
Killer paint job! I love that you used all the different base colors on the chest plates and center diamond. Just noticed that the lower dent on the abdominal plate is positioned Pre-Pro #1 (AoSW/C-IV exibits) style, but that's a minor detail. You will add those dark grey scratches to the collar and back plate?
Thanks Rafal, I did'nt even know i did that with the lower ab plate :)
i will add those dark grey scratches if you would kindly show me or give me an example, thanks for the advice and help, you are a saint my man!!!;)
 

thebeans

Hunter
Well done there Beans, you have done a top job with the PVC, was that 3mm sheet you were working with, cause that is what I have been using, I have just been slack and working on my knee's, but the killer I think is the back plate, how did you manage that cause it looks awesome!(y)
Cheers
Rob
Thanks Robafett it was 3mm but it started out as a PVC pipe, the back armor was a total pain to get right. I did use Alans templates but modified the lines as the ones on the templates did'nt have the right look i was after. I used a heat gun to soften the areas required and just kept going till i got the result you see, the most difficult part of that was getting it to line up with the outer brims of the collar piece. It was a pretty big piece of pipe, about 8" or 10" in diameter by the length required , can't recall what that dimension was. Hope this helps, thanks again!!!
 

RafalFett

Well-Known Hunter
I will add those dark grey scratches if you would kindly show me or give me an example, thanks for the advice and help, you are a saint my man!!!;)
I don't know what to say about the dark grey. In some images it looks like there's something dark, while on other images (especially those with the shadow on the left side - our right side) it looks like there's only one color. You be the judge:

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The idea is that all 6 armors had a very similar color scheme but with different scratch placements, especially the sister armors (Sandy or Promo armors). The right chest plate has a different base color and never has yellow scratches; the same goes for the center diamond. The left chest plate, the abdominal plate and the cod plate has always the same base color and the silver/yellow scratches and most of the times even the back belt (except some of the Sandy armors which had silver/dark grey or silver/dark grey/yellow combinations). The collar plate and the back plate has the same base color and the silver/dark grey color combination (at least on most of the armors). So, the first suit was the Pre-Pro #1, then Sandy painted 3 suits using loosely the first suit as a base (these suits were only for promotional and touring purposes), and possibly at the same time was painted the Pre-Pro #3 suit, still using the Pre-Pro #1 as a template but with slight changes; last but not least, the ESB Hero was painted using the Pre-Pro #3 as a template but with more improvements. The whole concept was that Boba Fett gathered his armor parts from all over the galaxy, this is why he had that multi-colored look:

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thebeans

Hunter
cheers Raf, i could not have hoped for a more comprehensive answer(y)
just for anyone else considering their own armor built, the total cost of all the green armor so far was a mere 19 euros, paints mostly,
as the PVC used i got for free, left over from my sister in-law's new house build, but it does come cheap enough. I never thought as i started this build
that i could have achieved such results and could'nt have done it without the help and encouragement from some of the guys on these boards.
 
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