SupRsloth's ESB Fett Build

Discussion in 'Prop Building Workshop' started by SupRsloth, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. SupRsloth

    SupRsloth New Member

    Finished the inside of the bucket. Added some fans, installed the visor, and added padding. It took quite a few iterations of pad placement to get it to sit so I could see well out of the visor and still be comfortable. I know most people don't put fans in but I love them in my TK bucket so thought I'd give them a try here as well. They are a bit loud where they are placed. I'll remove them if they bother me with the noise due to placement, or if I simply stay cool enough without fogging due to the entirely open bottom of this bucket. Will post finished bucket pictures later.

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  2. ThatRndmBounty

    ThatRndmBounty Active Member

    Very clean looking! Nice!
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  3. hvacdon

    hvacdon Member

    Very Nice there SS !!
    Have you tested them to see how long they will run on a charge ??
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  4. DeathJedi

    DeathJedi Member

    Looking good. Keep up the work and the updates!
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  5. SupRsloth

    SupRsloth New Member

    I ran them on a test for ten hours. They were still going strong at that point. Can't imagine I'll ever be suited up that long. ;)
  6. GeekdadX7

    GeekdadX7 Member

    That looks awesome, great paint job.
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  7. hvacdon

    hvacdon Member

    Excellent SS !! That's great for them to last that long. What are the lipo batteries, and where did you get them? I like the compact size of them !!
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  8. SupRsloth

    SupRsloth New Member

    Got them from Amazon. they are meant for charging cell phones hence the 3000maH rating . These were about as cheap as I could find for quality ones.
  9. hvacdon

    hvacdon Member

    Perfect, Thanks !!!! I'll get some when I'm ready for fans !!
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  10. SupRsloth

    SupRsloth New Member

    Final bucket pictures below. It will be a while before my next post as I currently don't have any of the other parts to start working on. I need to figure out which parts I want to go after next. Will probably go for the gauntlets and body armor pieces. Any recommendations on the best vendors to check out would be very much appreciated.

  11. hvacdon

    hvacdon Member

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  12. Jc27

    Jc27 Active Member

    Did your kit arrive? It looks like your rangefinder LEDs are on with the stalk in the up position, it shouldn't be like that.
  13. SupRsloth

    SupRsloth New Member

    Kit arrived and works great. I temporarily bypassed the switch so it is on all the time. Thanks again for the quick turnaround time.
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  15. HansVader

    HansVader Jr Member

    looking good!
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  16. SupRsloth

    SupRsloth New Member

    Finally got some more parts to work on. Got my boots from Imperial Boots and main body hard parts from Animefan.

    Started with an attempt at weathering the boots. Do they look dark enough? It's super hard to tell what the right color should be looking at the reference photo boots (way to many different lightings in the pictures I've found.)

    Before Picture

    After Picture

    Hard parts came rough trimmed..... Just need to finish trim and sand prior to starting to paint.
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  17. hvacdon

    hvacdon Member

    Very nice SS !! Unless the lighting is playing tricks, it looks like your boots need to be more weathered.
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  18. Ghost_Fett

    Ghost_Fett Member

    Things are shaping up here. Like hvacdon said I would weather those boots some more. Weathering is scary but the boots are one thing you gotta just go all out on. His boots are the most weathered part of him and then it fades up the calves and shins into the jumpsuit so you want to start pretty dark. Also try to add some variety in how you are weathering. It’s looking really really smooth. You want it to look accidental and mismatched. Here’s a pic of mine. I’m no professional painter by any means but I think they match my flightsuit well and have a nice blend. The boot to flightsuit blend took me ages...

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  19. SupRsloth

    SupRsloth New Member

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Take two. I feel like I went a bit crazy with the weathering. I'm used to being orderly so this is pretty challenging. Look better?
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  20. hvacdon

    hvacdon Member

    Looking Awesome SS !! Much better. Tell everyone how you did it !!
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  21. SupRsloth

    SupRsloth New Member

    Thank Sir! The original coats were all air brushed on with a charcoal black. After the first round of feedback I went back with a second coat with the air brush. I'm not good at being sporadic with the air brush so I moved onto using a medium sized paint brush. I did a wet on wet with the pain brush to try to make the random look. Then went back over everything with a larger brush with very little paint on it to try to spread everything out. Last I used a toothbrush to splatter paint on the soul of the boot. You can see that best in the first picture. I think overall it's way too splotchy compared to the reference photos but it definitely looks dirty :).
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  22. hvacdon

    hvacdon Member

    Thanks brother !! The more info we can share with our fellow Fett Heads the better !! :D
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  23. SupRsloth

    SupRsloth New Member

    I wasn't happy with the patchiness of the last attempt so here's take 3. I used a large brush and put on light coats of a dark grey and used repeated brush strokes to blend everything in. The black patches still comes through and add a bit of depth. I'm much happier with the way they're looking now.
  24. SupRsloth

    SupRsloth New Member

    Finally got a bit more work done. Started off with adding some cross linked packing tape to the inside of the armor to strengthen areas and hopefully avoid cracks long term. Then did a rattle can coat of white primer. Finally painted the main colors on all of the major pieces of armor (still have to do the connection pieces and knee darts). The only color I'm not happy with is the center chest diamond. The paint guide I was using said to use Humbrol Green 78 which looks too light to me compared to the references. I think it should be darker than the other chest pieces. Any thoughts? What Humbrol Color should it be?

  25. Jesuit24

    Jesuit24 Jr Member

    I mixed 117 and 78 together 1:1. You could mist it with black to darken the colour.
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