Pinkflamingos6 ROTJ Build


PinkFlamingos6

New Hunter
Hey all, wanted to post some progress on my ROTJ blaster that I'm working on while I wait for some hard parts to get in.

Initially I was going to 3D print an EE-3 using AprilStorm's files on thingiverse.com out of PLA but then after many hours of printing I glued the barrel piece on backwards
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I then decided to start over because the glue I used was too strong to break the pieces apart. This time using PETG.

After several attempts and many warped parts, I decided I was going to make the stock out of wood and print the rest.
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The other parts are coming along well, just the daunting thought of all the sanding is starting to lead me in a different direction.
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I think I'm gonna keep with the printing for now, but if anybody knows a good kit for an EE-3 it would be much appreciated. I would definitely like to look into it.
 

PinkFlamingos6

New Hunter
Just a little Blaster update, still a fair bit of sanding and priming left to do.
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I'm thinking of using acrylic craft paints to paint my helmet/armor. Did some paint samples and wanted to get some opinions on color accuracy for ROTJ colors.
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PinkFlamingos6

New Hunter
Currently working on painting the shoulder armor, still need to detail and weather. One big question I have is how accurate does all the damage and weathering have to be for 501st approval? I know no random damage, but does it have to be exact or is more of as long as you have the basic idea of size and location you're good? Just want to get an idea before I go any further. Any help is much appreciated
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For blaster kits, if you wish to upgrade, I recommend Sidewinder’s kit. Clean cast, no sanding required.

For the 3D print you can use Motip Spray Putty. I only discovered Motip recently and it’s fantastic. A few layers of Motip with some wet sanding and it’ll smooth out nicely.
 
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PinkFlamingos6

New Hunter
For blaster kits, if you wish to upgrade, I recommend Sidewinder’s kit. Clean cast, no sanding required.

For the 3D print you can use Motip Spray Putty. I only discovered Motip recently and it’s fantastic. I few layers of Motip with some wet sanding and it’ll smooth out nicely.
I'll have to check that out, been using primer filler spray and it leaves a little to be desired.
 
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