Your build is so inspiring to watch come together. I dream of being able to restore the Hero ESB bucket half as good as that too!
I finally got around to painting the "67" on the EE3 stock. Which is not a big deal, except the task list on this costume just seems never ending.
I imagine most everybody knows about the '67' (or '69') little detail by now, if not this is a most excellent reference. I know this detail was first discussed many years ago, but I have no memory of who first pointed it out. I can't find any of the old discussions about it.
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Anyway, as I was looking over this pic, I finally realized something ... and it hit me like a bolt of lightning. I know this is not news to many folks but I'll act as Captain Obvious for those like me who always thought the weathering on the aerial plugs on the EE3 stock was silver paint (unless, of course, I'm the only one!). It's not silver paint. In fact, it's not paint at all. Somehow I got it in my head a long time ago that it was silver dry brushing and never gave it a second thought. What I finally realized looking at a hi-res close-up, the weathering is just simply where the paint has rubbed off the plugs. It's just the color of the raw plastic. As soon as I realized that, I was like... "DUHHH." The orange/red on the unimax switch box is the same situation and I already knew that. Oh boy. What a genius. My only excuse is that the hi-res picture I was looking at wasn't available when I first formed my impressions of the EE3.
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Unfortunately I sold my real aerial plugs (above) last year at the same time I sold my webley. But I had them for ten years and remember how they looked. They're made of a generic off-white plastic. So I would have to replicate that color with paint. Not as good as scraping off the paint on a real one but perhaps someday I'll get some real plugs again and be able to do that. For now I just mixed up some Archive X Depot Buff with a little white and that looked good to me.
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So I wanted to capture what the stock greeblies looked like during scene 371, and thankfully there is at least one decent photo showing them, albeit b&w. You can even see the '67' pretty clear, too. The weathering is a lot more than the early promo photos, which makes plenty of sense given that it's actual real weathering, not painted-on weathering.
I used Floquil TTX Yellow for the '67' marks.
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Agreed.There's also lot of debate as to what the 'silver' collar studs actually are too but they are clearly white if you look closely.
Excellent. Thanks. I've really enjoyed having this project during the pandemic. I probably should've been doing other things but I needed to do something with my hands for a change. The suit from Clothears is arriving soon, and I have some other new stuff to share soon that I think will be interesting.one of the most fun ESB builds I've ever had the joy of watching come together.
I don't know about the official version numbers. All I know is I spent several months going over changes and improvements I wanted before I gave the go ahead to proceed with the commission. They were wonderful to work with and accomodated me on pretty much everything. So this suit has a number of changes which has not been previously available. I'll post about the discussions we had and the changes that were made as soon as I get a chance.Is this V1 or V2?