Rogue Studios' ESB Color list & Painting Techniques


webchief

Well-Known Hunter
I have no idea who unstickied it but I'm stickying it again. Its clearly helped many of along the way and I have no idea why it can't continue to do so.
 

superjedi

Sr Hunter
Cool! As JF Jr. said, this list has been a "must read" for many painters.
I know people may not use it 100% but it's been an incredible jumping off point for a lot of us.
 

lonepigeon

Active Hunter
I know the pic you're referring to:

FettPantonechart.jpg


It shows the jumpsuit as silver and also shows the armor and helmet colors as being the same. Hopefully we will see some new info about it.
Personally, I don't find this one single picture to be the Rosetta Stone of Fett colors. :)


This photo of Fett with Pantone color chips has been taken out of context if people are looking at it as the basis for a paint guide.
It's for licensing. They've picked out Pantone colors that approximate the costume, but they're likely FAR from accurate.
Somebody looked at a photo with a Pantone book in hand and picked those out. There's not much thought behind it.
That photo is at the end of the book in the merchandising/publicity section. The Pantone colors are a guide for licensees to know what color to make an action figure or paint Fett on a poster.

The original paint is Floquil as documented by in-progress photos of the actual costume.
Trying to follow Pantone colors would be futile.

Such simple Pantone color charts exist for all characters for use by the licensing department. I see them all the time.
They're fairly useless for prop guys like us, but good for Lucasfilm to keep the color of a character accurate on merchandise (t-shirts, umbrellas, pencil cases, bed sheets, etc). It's a worldwide color system.
 

ZacMuleer

New Hunter
Panzer olive green not available at testors or is it name Panzer olivgrun 1943?

Thanks for any help ordering tomorrow:)

I have the same question. I know the German word for Green is "grun", but I would love a veteran's verification - Panzer Olivgrun 1943 is the stuff we're looking for?

Thanks!
 

wannab

New Hunter
Anyone care to help me understand the colors I highlighted in red in the quote below? What brand were they?

Also, is this still recommended or is it outdated?


Helmet (Empire version)
* German Field Gray or Panzer Olive Green (Cheeks and dome) court is out on this one but GFG is a very old Floquil and was produced back in the day but not now so you'll have to buy it from Tamiya.
* Caboose (not caboose red) (mandibles) * Reefer Yellow Vertical stripes (update) also the look of this strictly dependent on heavily applied it is and don't apply heavily on frontal stripes
* Reefer Gray update (Gray around scratches)
* Rust (various locations)
* Chrome (scratches) I think this was actually a color called bright silver but this works best.
* Main color back of helmet- RLM73
* Back of helmet scratches- Concrete
* Earth Enamel(Rangefinder ear) I hate this paint.
* POG Green Update!(Left ear)
* PRR Green (I like weathered black better) (Inside cheeks) this is practically black.
* Caboose (Red scratches on left ear).
* Light Gray (on left ear) any light gray will do.
* PRR Maroon for the dark color on mands may need to darken this color with a touch of black. I know the original color but Floquil hasn't made the color for almost 20 years so it's very very hard to find and this will do trust me.
 

wannab

New Hunter
This is severely outdated and incorrect. It was helpful to people 10+ years ago but I recommend it be removed snd archived as the paints arent even made anymore.

Just to satisfy my curiosity what brands(s) were those colors I highlighted in the quote above?
 

Keegan

Active Hunter
The RLM was a Floquil Pollyscale
Thats another issue with the list, there are acrylic and enamels mixed together on the same paintjob. Its doable but not ideal.
Are you aware of Archive-X? They have superbly recreated the Floquil colours and you can find many direct matches to the Fett colours.
 

wannab

New Hunter
Were POG Green, PRR Green and PRR Maroon Floquil Polly scale as well?

I can seem to find old color charts for floquil or poly scale that show these.
 

wannab

New Hunter
Man this rabbit hole is crazy - lol. I ended up at this thread from a response to a post I made asking does anyone know of the Pantone color numbers Master Replicas got from the PP3.
 

wannab

New Hunter
Yes they were.
But seriously I don't recommend them.
Would you like better recommendations?

Thanks and absolutely. (y)

I'll likely go with Humbrol on my first helmet (since I have a bunch), then Archive X.

Ideally I'd like to track down Pantone numbers so I can mix my own as well. I have a crap ton of One Shot Lettering enamels left over from my sign business that I'd like to mix up for various Prop projects.
 

Keegan

Active Hunter
Thanks and absolutely. (y)

I'll likely go with Humbrol on my first helmet (since I have a bunch), then Archive X.

Ideally I'd like to track down Pantone numbers so I can mix my own as well. I have a crap ton of One Shot Lettering enamels left over from my sign business that I'd like to mix up for various Prop projects.
Which Pantone book do you have? I can Pantone the EFX helmet which has pretty good colors to start with.
The Archive-X list has some out of the jar matches for some colours, but for others a bit of custom mixing is needed.
I think I'll start my own thread with a guide soon if you can wait a bit?
 

boba87fett

Active Hunter
TDH PREMIUM MEMBER
Which Pantone book do you have? I can Pantone the EFX helmet which has pretty good colors to start with.
The Archive-X list has some out of the jar matches for some colours, but for others a bit of custom mixing is needed.
I think I'll start my own thread with a guide soon if you can wait a bit?

Please!!
 
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