J kids ESB bucket, (finished)

Jangos kid

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UPDATE 3-23 (finished)
Well, I finally got this thing nearly complete!! Have to add a stalk & RF & a few minor rust spots, but for all intents & purposes, its finished. It isn't perfect, but I'm really jazzed about how it turned out, (never knew I had it in me!!!:)) I need to thank alot of people for helping me with this:

Vashdampe: thanx for the decals, they are great!!!
Secol fett: THanx for finding the borden connector and thanx for hosting my pics!!!
Braks: THanx for hooking me up with a borden connector!
Bobo: thanx for the lights
TK409: THanx for the killstripe template bud!

*Special thanx to RS for the discovery of the paints and painting techniques!!! I didn't use all the paints cause I couldn't find em all :lol:, but the ones I did get my hands on are awesome!!! Especially greatfull for the POG!!!

*Very special thanx to FP for the MSH2!!! I wouldn't upgrade this baby unless someone made a pull directly from the original ESB bucket, & even then, I might have to think about it:)

*Lastly, thanx to all who gave encouragement & comments & thanx to TDH. I picked up so many tips/tricks/&techniques that its impossible to thank you all personally, but I'm sincerely greatfull to TDH:)













Thanx everybody!!!!
Damian

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Hey everybody. I've been working on my MSH2 & thought I'd show some progress pics. It still has a loooong way to go, but I'm fairly happy w/ how its turning out so far. As usual, my pics really suck :( (gotta get a decent camera one of these days:lol:) Please LMK what you think, and be honest!!!!:) Thanx for looking,
Damian






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Jangos kid

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Thanx alot guys. Yeah, I'm pleased with the colors so far, especially the Panzer olivegrun Lee found for us (Thanx man)
Damian
 
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tk0907

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I think it is looking great. I'm no expert but the colors look deadon so far.

TK0907/Chris
 
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Jangos kid

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Thanx for the comments guys!!! I added the kill stripes & a bit more weathering tonite. What do you think??? Personallly I think they look a bit too bright, but I haven't dull coated it yet, so maybe I'll get lucky & they'll be OK. Thanx again for the comments,
Damian



 
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Jangos kid

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Thanx WPK!!! Yeah, the old archive look is kinda what I'm goin for. Thanx again,:)
Damian
 
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Rogue Studios

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Gotta run a scotch brite pad on the kill stripes....very carefully though. And that's a nice damn bucket too keep it up.

Lee
 
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secol FETT

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great ... looks very great
just want to see the final shot :)
keep the great job and keep us informed
 
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Jangos kid

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Thanx alot guys!! Lee, scothbright took care of the brightness on the stripes, Thanx man. Thanx for the kind words Secol, and thankyou again for hosting the pics!!!:)
Damian
 
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fettpride

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This is just too cool ... pretty soon we won't be able to tell anyones helmets apart :lol:! Great Job J-Kid ! Can't wait to see the rest !

FP
 
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Boba Freekk

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looks great!

Man, I really need to get hold of these colors, but Im just going to have to stick to my "in can" paint for now :facepalm
 
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Jangos kid

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Thanx so much for the comments so far everyone!!! I really appreciate it!!(keeps me goin!!!:) ) heres some more crummy pics :lol: I'm not shure if I'm gonna redo the back or not. I think its pretty decent, but I think I could do better. Some areas seem really good, while others to be off by quite a bit. Man, I never realized what a friggin mess the back of the bucket is!!!! So much weathering, its hard to keep it all strait!!! I know it could be more accurate, but I think it gives the overall ESB feel. What do you guys think??? THanx for looking,:)
Damian



 
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obi sean kenobi

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Jango's kid wrote:

Thanx so much for the comments so far everyone!!! I really appreciate it!!(keeps me goin!!!:) ) heres some more crummy pics :lol: I'm not shure if I'm gonna redo the back or not. I think its pretty decent, but I think I could do better. Some areas seem really good, while others to be off by quite a bit. Man, I never realized what a friggin mess the back of the bucket is!!!! So much weathering, its hard to keep it all strait!!! I know it could be more accurate, but I think it gives the overall ESB feel. What do you guys think??? THanx for looking,:)
Damian




im no boba expert - but i think it looks pretty sweet so far
sean
 
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Jangos kid

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Thanx again for all the comments & support guys, heres some more progress pics. I stuck the red on it today, (actually had to redo it twice now:( ) but I think I finally got it looking ok. I shoulda just waited & got the boxcar red as Lee suggests, but I won't have alot of time to work on this for a while, and impatience got the best of me, so I custom mixed the red...what a project!!!:lol: Heres a few diff. pics in diff. lighting. I still gotta scuff it & add a bunch more weathering, but I think its getting there. What ya think???
thanx for looking,
Damian





 
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fettpride

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Holy frick frack man !

OUTSTANDING !!!!

You're MUCH too modest ...you're right there with the big boys.

Great, great painjob man !


FP
 
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