Superjedi's Elstree Precision Gauntlet Rocket


superjedi

Sr Hunter
Hi all,
I normally post in the helmet forum, but I just finished a personal project and wanted to share with all the Fett heads! :)
Recently I received one of the gauntlet lasers (or rockets if you prefer) from Elstree Precision in England. The piece is excellent and includes a really nice presentation box. Mine is #7.

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So shiny! Well, not so much anymore. ;)
I wanted to paint it to match the SE version of the costume seen in the AOSW and MoM exhibit pics. I began by disassembling the piece, which is a snap because it's made in three pieces: the aluminum main body, the copper cone, and the aluminum tip.

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I masked off the "fin" area and airbrushed a charcoal gray over it.

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I used a green scratch pad to clean off the surfaces of the fins, leaving the recesses dark.

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Using reference pics from the TDH media gallery, I carefully hand painted the chipped surfaces of the fins with flat black.

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I used the reference pics to do the same process on the aluminum tip and the rear section of the body.

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For the copper cone, I airbrushed it with the same charcoal gray that I used on the body recesses. Then I gently hit it with a green scratch pad to wear the paint away strategically.

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To finish things up, I misted a very thin light gray over the bottom portions of the piece. This misting can be seen in the exhibit pics.

Here's the finished piece. Everything on Fett looks better weathered, don't you think? :D

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Thanks for looking!
 
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