Hawk_Fett_ ESB Build

HawkFett

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Starting my ESB build thread here. I've been working at this since around December 2020. Still have a long way to go but am plugging away at my Wasted Fett Fugly by Viva Fett currently. Armor progression on hold until my helmet is done so I will be uploading start to finish of those here when I get a chance.
 
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HawkFett

Hunter
Here is the start of my Rattle Can ESB Wasted Fett Fugly paint up using Rafal Fetts stencils and Superjedis tracing method. I traced the first layer and eyeballed the rest based on the scale of the first layer. It was suggested to me to give it an acetone bath and a bubble bath. This is valuable info as the paint may not adhere if not prepped properly. Trimming was done carefully with a Dremel as suggested by the legend BudaFett. :) All imperfections in the cast were filled with spot putty from an auto parts store also suggested by Buda which worked perfectly. It comes in a tube, not the big can like you would use for bigger sections on 3D armor. I left the bridge between the visor as it was also suggested to keep the shape and to avoid warping of any kind in the visor area. I just wanted to provide this info because this is my first cast helmet paint job and I didn't know any of this before starting.
 

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HawkFett

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Reference shot of the 3D printed helmet I painted before I knew you could trace the stencils onto the helmet next to my WF Fugly.
 

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HawkFett

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Gauntlets aren't in the right place in the pic. Took out my armor for Matte coat and really lightened it up. I was afraid it was too dark. Not anymore. Very pleased with it so far. Took a much needed break from the helmet. The picture with the gauntlets was before the weathering of the chest armor. The other pic without the gauntlets is after. Mythosaur and Fett family crest are all level two painted. No stickers.
 

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Gauntlets aren't in the right place in the pic. Took out my armor for Matte coat and really lightened it up. I was afraid it was too dark. Not anymore. Very pleased with it so far. Took a much needed break from the helmet. The picture with the gauntlets was before the weathering of the chest armor. The other pic without the gauntlets is after. Mythosaur and Fett family crest are all level two painted. No stickers.

what is going on with the shoulder armor??? is that supposed to be weathering on them?
there is a set of esb armor for sale here, check that out, the weathering should look more like that
 

HawkFett

Hunter
what is going on with the shoulder armor??? is that supposed to be weathering on them?
there is a set of esb armor for sale here, check that out, the weathering should look more like that
Are these not accurate ESB stencils? They show as accurate and uploaded by RafalFett This is what I referenced. I still need to weather/blend more, but these are in the files as references. I'd appreciate some input.
 

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Are these not accurate ESB stencils? They show as accurate and uploaded by RafalFett This is what I referenced. I still need to weather/blend more, but these are in the files as references. I'd appreciate some input.

This is a digital interpretation with the appearance of a graphic design. It's accurate as far where to put the damage and weathering patterns. But it should not literally look like that. For reference, it's always better to use the source material.
 

HawkFett

Hunter
That is unfortunate. I guess I will attempt to fix it. Definitely don't want to do these over again completely if I can avoid it. Appreciate the feedback. I did an incomplete test fit to see how the armor looked/attached and from 10 feet away where my camera was it looks the part. I can see what you mean though. Man. If I had a nickel for everything I've have to redo ha. I want it to be right though.
 

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That is unfortunate. I guess I will attempt to fix it. Definitely don't want to do these over again completely if I can avoid it. Appreciate the feedback. I did an incomplete test fit to see how the armor looked/attached and from 10 feet away where my camera was it looks the part. I can see what you mean though. Man. If I had a nickel for everything I've have to redo ha. I want it to be right though.

Your plates came out good, but go ahead and redo the shoulders, it's not a big deal, you'll be glad you did! Believe me, I re-did my ESB and ROTJ armor, 3 times, was always happier each time! We all go through it, keep chugging along!
 

HawkFett

Hunter
Your plates came out good, but go ahead and redo the shoulders, it's not a big deal, you'll be glad you did! Believe me, I re-did my ESB and ROTJ armor, 3 times, was always happier each time! We all go through it, keep chugging along!
Thanks! And also thanks for commenting and helping me out. I was hoping to get some critiques. Glad I started this thread. I definitely want my build to be a real representation of Fett. I'll get to work on it and upload when I can. Thanks Alpha
 

HawkFett

Hunter
Yeah, as AlphaCloneFett said, the stencils are a graphical representation of the original paint scheme and you (and anyone else) should always use the original as reference when painting. Here are the stencils compared to the original shoulder bells:

Yeah, as AlphaCloneFett said, the stencils are a graphical representation of the original paint scheme and you (and anyone else) should always use the original as reference when painting. Here are the stencils compared to the original shoulder bells:
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Thanks Rafal,

Breaks my heart but I understand it. I went straight from the helmet stencils to the armor stencils so I referenced them just like I did the helmet. Still seems like there's more damage in the original shot and your stencils than what I'm seeing on some armor these days. Either way, I will get it corrected! Glad you reached out to clarify. It will be much less work to do it like the shoulders I see out there than what I did I know that lol. Thanks again
 
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