My Rick Massa Shadowfax ROTJ Armor Build Thread

bh19812

Jr Hunter
The armor looks a lot better !
If the armor is anchored on the vest, it is in need of realignment and re-spacing.
You might go the Gallery and use some of the reference pics to help.
Thank you!
No I just rested it on top it is not anchored yet I’m going to do that this weekend. I just wanted to see what it would look like on the vest.
 

MinaFett

New Hunter
Looking great. Was going to ask if it was just rested on vest.
Out of interest do you know what attachment/fastening method you are going to use?
 

bh19812

Jr Hunter
MinaFett yes jewelry pins with locking backs. They just got delivered after I had finished painting. Going to start prepping them tonight by sanding the backs of the pins and the area of the armor where they will go. I will attach them using a two-part epoxy.
 

MinaFett

New Hunter
It's really coming together! Glad to see you were able to locate a smaller shank bit to fit in your drill. If you across this issue for other bits. Ryobi do make socket/shank adaptors. Bunnings in my country stock them I'm guessing masters would be the closest match in your country?
 

bh19812

Jr Hunter
So the CRL now states that the hip pouches are 2 different colors. The right is beige and the left is off white. Both of Ricks were beige so I need to use bleach to try to get the other back to white. Here is the before and after:

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and mine next to the CRL:

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They will need more weathering but i think I have the color down.

Here is the video of the process:
 

JamoFett

New Hunter
Ugh the new CLR means I have to dye my right pouch beige lol Dying my flight suit wasn't the most fun but I guess its all a learning experience! Hopefully the material Arkady uses for her pouches are considered to be "off white" enough that I don't have to do any bleaching to the left pouch....if bleaching would even work lol
 

bh19812

Jr Hunter
Ugh the new CLR means I have to dye my right pouch beige lol Dying my flight suit wasn't the most fun but I guess its all a learning experience! Hopefully the material Arkady uses for her pouches are considered to be "off white" enough that I don't have to do any bleaching to the left pouch....if bleaching would even work lol
Well now I have new problems. Even though the text says “off-white” it’s not really off-white. It’s more light gray. I’m talking about the one I bleached. It needs to be Pantone 7535C which is more of a gray not a white,so right now I’m standing at my stove about to dye it gray :(
 

bh19812

Jr Hunter
So in yesterday's video you saw me bleach the left hip pouch to off white as per the text and photo in the crl but I neglected to check the pantone color which is actually more gray. Someone showed me a reference photo and it is indeed gray not white as it is in the picture. i am told those pictures will be changed. I beg the 501st to remove any and all pictures which are inaccurate so I and others don't make anymore costly mistakes. SO here are the photos and video of those changes

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bh19812

Jr Hunter
Ok I finally had the pantones on the bags I thought I nailed it and then I was told it was wrong, not to actually print pantone colors off the computer and that they are not literal just a basic starting point. That was NOT how I was meant to feel. I feel like people were speaking these pantones as Gospell and even more important than the photos. So someone sent me this picture which is a pre-pro fett wearing ROTJ pouches. You can clearly see they are khaki and grey not beige and off white:

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So I ordered fabric close to these which I should have soon in case I need to rebuild these from scratch. I also got 2 free cloth samples to help me try to PAINT THESE BAGS AGAIN FOR THE 5th TIME.

ugh.

enjoy
After I reposted the new paintjob someone showed me this great photo which I had not seen:

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Here is my 5th version:

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So I will airbrush saturday and finish these up.

I hope.
 
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