Superjedi's SE for Budafett

superjedi

Sr Hunter
Thanks guys!
I finished the right mandible this afternoon. That leaves only a bare handful of details that I'll do just before the final clearcoat.
I'll be working on the ears next.

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superjedi

Sr Hunter
Now it's even almoster done! :lol:
Here is the ear cap. Once the silver dries a little more I'll add the small black markings.

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I also weathered the RF topper and attached it to the stalk. I still need to attach the Polaroid lens piece.

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superjedi

Sr Hunter
The ear fit test means things are getting really close! Not to get too technical, but the ear fit test is a test performed on the ears to make sure they fit. ;)

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The next stage will be to add my special weathering blend of 11 herbs and spices, coat the helmet in a buttermilk and egg mixture, roll it in bread crumbs, and deep fry until golden brown!
Mmmmmm... wait, that can't be right. :unsure:
 

superjedi

Sr Hunter
Another weird feature on the SE helmet is the "blue marker." There are strange faded blue lines that look like someone drew onto the surface.

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superjedi

Sr Hunter
More of the final details in progress.
I drilled out the molded-in Borden and replaced it with a machined aluminum piece from Machinecraft Replicas. It's a pretty easy little upgrade!
I weather the Borden by applying a muddy looking acrylic wash to "age" it, then apply some silver chipping.

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superjedi

Sr Hunter
Ok, gang! The helmet is finished. Thanks to everyone who followed along, and here of course are the final pics!

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Here are a few shots showing the SE damage and weathering on the dome.

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This was a fun paint up! The Fugly kit from Wasted Fett certainly builds up into a great looking lid!
See you all next time.
 

Frogfreak

New Hunter
Ok, gang! The helmet is finished. Thanks to everyone who followed along, and here of course are the final pics!

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Here are a few shots showing the SE damage and weathering on the dome.

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This was a fun paint up! The Fugly kit from Wasted Fett certainly builds up into a great looking lid!
See you all next time.
That looks absolutely GORGEOUS!! Budafett's a lucky guy ;)(y)
 
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