W.I.P ESB Boba's armor

commandantbrice

New Hunter
Hey!
I just wanted to share my progress on my boba armor!
I will be ordering the flak vest soon if anyone has one for sale or knows of one.

I started with 3mm sintra, I'm going to work on the back and belt tomorrow.
I also shaped the pieces with hot water, let me know what you think of the result, I will be buying a heat gun this week.
Let me know what you think and if you have any advice!
 

Attachments

  • 9FA3ECFA-ABE1-4D06-A0E5-1EFBC94E7C22.jpeg
    9FA3ECFA-ABE1-4D06-A0E5-1EFBC94E7C22.jpeg
    907.7 KB · Views: 57
  • E4F6071C-326B-407E-B57C-2506DDEFA01B.jpeg
    E4F6071C-326B-407E-B57C-2506DDEFA01B.jpeg
    1.1 MB · Views: 55
  • E6A94AC6-88A2-48B3-86DF-95803A4FD052.jpeg
    E6A94AC6-88A2-48B3-86DF-95803A4FD052.jpeg
    1.2 MB · Views: 52

tykyu

Jr Hunter
Baby yoda's overseeing the whole operation. Man, he is just insanely cute.
Aside from this, love seeing the sintra builds. These are real fun to do and I have fond memories of my time playing with Sintra when I was in the Mercs. Be careful with the heat gun! Burned my leg with one LOL
Looks great thus far! ^^
 

commandantbrice

New Hunter
Update time:
I ended up with an armor too large for me... I reprinted the patterns from Rafal works and used them instead, they look the right size.

Next will be shaping the damage (I shaped the armor with hot water). At least I have an armor to do trials on!

I also ordered the paint!
 

Attachments

  • 79B1580A-6AE2-4B50-9FC6-B5918B637425.jpeg
    79B1580A-6AE2-4B50-9FC6-B5918B637425.jpeg
    697 KB · Views: 47
  • 674824F0-9CF3-41BE-84C9-6195268DB666.jpeg
    674824F0-9CF3-41BE-84C9-6195268DB666.jpeg
    1,010.5 KB · Views: 46

commandantbrice

New Hunter
I'm running into a dilemma... I got the paint and everything but I don't know if my armor is thick enough (3mm) or if I should try to thicken the edges with a method before painting.
Any advice?
 

ShortFuse

Active Hunter
3mm is probably going to be too thin. When I made mine, I used 6mm. You could possibly glue another layer of the 3mm just along the edges, then trim and sand to meet up with the edges. It needs to be thicker so you can get that nice return edge on the armor.
 
Last edited:

FettHam

Hunter
Okay so I should glue some sintra all around the edges? Should I fill the small gap between the two or is there a different technique?

I’m certainly no expert, but I would glue them first. Then sand the edges to desired return edge. Then fill the edges with a filler. I found spray putty really easy to work with, but you might also need some other filler to bridge bigger gaps.
Just thin strips would do I guess, as you are just faking the depth.

Not sure what your budget constraints are, but it could work out easier getting 6mm. Use this set as a practice paint run and a good spare set.
Either way, best of luck
 

ShortFuse

Active Hunter
I’m certainly no expert, but I would glue them first. Then sand the edges to desired return edge. Then fill the edges with a filler. I found spray putty really easy to work with, but you might also need some other filler to bridge bigger gaps.
Just thin strips would do I guess, as you are just faking the depth.

Not sure what your budget constraints are, but it could work out easier getting 6mm. Use this set as a practice paint run and a good spare set.
Either way, best of luck
I agree with this technique. You may need to use some Bondi type filler. I shouldn’t take much. Just enough to fill the seam. My first knee armor was sintra as well and it was layered in certain areas and that is how I made it look like one piece. As far as gluing them together, I had good luck with just regular CA glue. Starting with 6mm would be the easiest, but you have already put a lot of work into it already.
 

commandantbrice

New Hunter
Thanks for the response! I found some easy to work with epoxy putty. I already did the whole front armor and I'm waiting for it to dry before sanding.
Should I do the same for the collar and shoulders? They do seem thinner on the pictures
 

ShortFuse

Active Hunter
Thanks for the response! I found some easy to work with epoxy putty. I already did the whole front armor and I'm waiting for it to dry before sanding.
Should I do the same for the collar and shoulders? They do seem thinner on the pictures
They should all be the same thickness.
 

commandantbrice

New Hunter
Update: I followed your advice and attached another 3mm sintra piece and filled the gaps with bondo, then sanded it. A lot of work for 3mm haha.
I used primer to see where I'd need sanding, next step will be 1000 grit sand paper to make it perfectly smooth!
 

Attachments

  • 25381869-16AC-49F1-921B-FB091DC53BF0.jpeg
    25381869-16AC-49F1-921B-FB091DC53BF0.jpeg
    1.4 MB · Views: 28
  • 1D066DE4-73E5-47FC-931A-C82A2449D628.jpeg
    1D066DE4-73E5-47FC-931A-C82A2449D628.jpeg
    1.1 MB · Views: 27
  • 56F7C798-43E7-4D53-9FB3-2DE9D1BFC101.jpeg
    56F7C798-43E7-4D53-9FB3-2DE9D1BFC101.jpeg
    984.9 KB · Views: 23
  • 3CC63186-40DB-445D-970F-060BFC1CDC8E.jpeg
    3CC63186-40DB-445D-970F-060BFC1CDC8E.jpeg
    1.2 MB · Views: 21
  • 2C05A563-E5DC-4250-9EEC-31FBAA9BAC37.jpeg
    2C05A563-E5DC-4250-9EEC-31FBAA9BAC37.jpeg
    1 MB · Views: 20

commandantbrice

New Hunter
Hello there,
I finally sanded everything after adding the extra thikness.
I have a problem: there is still small marks of sanding here and there (I used filler primer to make that better) I think it goes with fett's amor, what do you guys think?
 

Attachments

  • FE92E34E-6E3B-4448-B8FF-381C8BFE09C4.jpeg
    FE92E34E-6E3B-4448-B8FF-381C8BFE09C4.jpeg
    1.7 MB · Views: 19

FettHam

Hunter
It all adds to the look I think, and when you add paint/weathering you'll never see any small scratches.
Well done on the 3mm conversion
 

commandantbrice

New Hunter
It ended up looking good enough after the filler primmer so i added the silver layer, my problem now haha: the graphite paper leaves no mark on it...
So I want to start masking the silver but can't figure out how to make it work, any idea?
 

FettHam

Hunter
It ended up looking good enough after the filler primmer so i added the silver layer, my problem now haha: the graphite paper leaves no mark on it...
So I want to start masking the silver but can't figure out how to make it work, any idea?

I used Tracedown paper, the white version.

 

FettHam

Hunter
Maybe? I could see it ok though. Wasn't super clear, but easy enough to follow.

Just noticed they do an assorted colours pack
 
Top