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Bactab0y

Hunter
UK fetts help me please!!!

Help, I'm a british based fett trying to do a ROTJ costume, I'm having great difficulty getting the helmet colours right, I order some tamiya paints which i put on my bucket only to find out they are completely the wrong colours :( (apart from the red for the visor bit). I almost bought some more spray paints until my wife stopped me because they were not even close to the right colour ( and she's not an expert) I think i've spent so much time looking that i've gone "Fett Blind" any help on the colour paints would be a great help , they don't have to be a perfect match, just near (as I'm way off at the moment) please note I'm in the uk so Testors is no good or krylon. please help as this is starting to get me down, which is not what the whole costuming thing is about

:cheers in advance
 

Boba Swede

Active Hunter
I'm having the same problem here in sweden. But what i did.. for example for my gauntlets i bought two colors. One prime red and another dark purple kinda colour. First i put a layer of the prime red.. which is way to bright and red for the gauntlets. Then i took the purple spray and from a distance missted the gauntlets up untill they got the correct shade of red. Looks really cool. I belive the same can be done with your helmet.

If you can't get the exact colour get two paints which are darker and lighter than the colour you want. Then alternate the layers with different intensity untill you get the shade you want.

I'll see if i can't post some pics of the test peice i did for my gauntlets tomorrow..
 
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OrtharRrith

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At the moment I'm doing customs and an early Jango (for my movie) so I can't really say on the colours yet but I will be doing regular Mando's for the film and they use the same colour scheme as Boba. I'm going to have a word with Bobamaker to find out what he recommends (he's in the UK) and would suggest you do the same.
Good luck.
Jo
 
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mandalore697

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I used some humbrol sprays and tamiya sprays for my armor and helmet as well as mixing. I think it was matt light olive that humbrol make for the armour. I ended up using this for my helmet aswell, which looks very good, although not as light as the ESB scheme.
 
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carbonitekid

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Bactab0y said:
see i found this in the plastikote range of paints

http://www.plasti-kote.co.uk/Site/productsdetail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=43#

GREEN APPLE
157-S

Is this close? I think it's a bit light ,but some weathering would work to make it closer. but as i said before I can't to see if it's a mile off or if close.

I have had nothing but problems with Plasticote paints as has my main trooping buddy. He's just in the process of stripping a Tie pilot helmet due to the plasticote paint he applied not drying (after 8 days!!!) and he is relatively skilled with paints. I have written off a pair of gauntlets having used it also in the past.
 
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bobamaker

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I recommend that you use water based acrylics, you can get these from HobbyCraft for about £1.75 each. They have hundreds of colours, I bought quite a few variations and ended up mixing them to get the exact colour. If you were doing ESB then I could give you the names to use.

Good luck
 
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OrtharRrith

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I've used Games Workshops acrylic paints on my armour and they work great, they have a lot of colours to chose from and can be easily mixed to get the perfect colour. Additionally they only take a couple of minutes to dry, and several colours can be purchased in spray paint form.
 
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Philip Fett

Hunter
If you dont mind paying a small fortune for them and the fact that in their little bottles they dry out faster than jango can draw a westar
 
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Boba Swede

Active Hunter
Ok a day late but here are the pics i promised. I used two different colours from Plasti-Kote paints. The colours were "Real Red" and "Wine Red" ( <-- Translated from swedish)

paint.jpg


Painted the gauntlets with the "real red first". As you can see. Way to bright. So on with the other colour.
GauntletRed.jpg
GauntletRed2.jpg


Much better.. You can see that it is significantly (tough word to spell) darker.. but not quite there yet..

Now with some weathering on top..
WeatheredUn-Weathered.jpg


The lower half is unweathered with the black acrylic wash. just so you can tell the difference in colour. The black wash really deepens the red colour alot!

the finished result: Pretty darn close if you ask me..
R_Gauntlet2.jpg


paint.jpg


GauntletRed.jpg


GauntletRed2.jpg


WeatheredUn-Weathered.jpg


R_Gauntlet2.jpg
 
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Callista

Active Hunter
What paint to use?

Hi people!

I just wanted to know what kinda paint I should use to paint the armour and helmet...cos I really have no idea about paints....its kinda stupid that im even trying to make this thing.....but thats just me.... :confused

anyway any help??

Soorry for bothering you all!!
 

Speedstering

New Hunter
Fett ESB helmet

Hi,i'm new to this thread,i'd like to say a big hi to everyone!,i need some help regarding the colour scheme on the Fet ESB lid,i'm based in the UK and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction on matching paints,i know everyone seems to use the Polyscale paints in the US,can we get them here in the UK?,if not,does anyone know the Humbrol matches,?,lots of questions,sorry guys!.:cheers
 

AFettFullofDollars

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Bactab0y said:
see i found this in the plastikote range of paints

http://www.plasti-kote.co.uk/Site/productsdetail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=43#

GREEN APPLE
157-S

Is this close? I think it's a bit light ,but some weathering would work to make it closer. but as i said before I can't to see if it's a mile off or if close.

That green apple would get you close with some dark washing. If you are going to use the colors from that plasi-kote list I would go with the TANGERINE for the killstripes, INSIGNIA RED for the mandible/visor area, HARBOUR BLUE for the upper cheeks, and GARDEN GREEN for the back of the helmet. A good dark wash over the entire helmet should get you pretty close.
 
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