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Title: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jun 04, 2017, 11:35 PM
Alright everyone,

I've decided to go full crazy, so please bear with me. 

Picked up this great lid from The Dented Helmet.  Wasted Fett is the one casting these, and I will say that this is my favorite bucket so far and I haven't even put paint on it, yet.
(http://i.imgur.com/bSZnCGz.jpg)

Speaking of paint...
(http://i.imgur.com/QZMvd73.jpg)
I have everything from Model Master to Tamiya in here.  Both enamel and acrylic based paints.  I usually only spray with acrylics on my airbrush (easier cleanup, IMO), but I'm excited to branch out a little bit. 

I've got some ESB braids from woodman ordered, and one of Stormrider's ESB EE-3 kits on the way so I'll post those up when I get a chance.

There will be tears on this one, and my eyes may go crossed from getting the weathering and paint chipping right, but you'll have a front seat to it all.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Naran Baatar on Jun 04, 2017, 11:56 PM
I thought you were building a mythos kit...did you get another jetpack :P

Also really looking forward to seeing you take a crack at this build, I am sure you will do an awesome job!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jun 05, 2017, 12:20 AM
Ha ha, I'm still just sitting at three. 

After my first kit's helmet fell on its face, I had a realization that I wanted to improve the quality of my first kit, so the parts I had acquired for the Mythos build got cannibalized into the upgrades for the first one. 

And thank you.  I'm completely terrified.  :laugh:   
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 05, 2017, 01:00 AM
Man you're a machine
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Hik'aari on Jun 05, 2017, 02:29 AM
Commenting to follow updates. Having seen the quality of your existing builds I am wanting to be at the front of the viewing gallery for this one
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jun 12, 2017, 05:56 PM
I have a parts update!

First we have some dental files!
(http://i.imgur.com/uxn2lBB.jpg)

Wookie Braids!
(http://i.imgur.com/EPadrqc.jpg)

I got my last couple paints that I needed for the helmet this week so we'll get going on the helmet shortly!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Atin Choruk on Jun 20, 2017, 11:36 PM
Looking good. Can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Azrayel on Jun 25, 2017, 10:31 PM
Cant wait to see this one all come together... and just watching the process.. i think will be great to see.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 05, 2017, 12:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/khrirSy.jpg)

Just a minor update on this one. Did some surface prep, which really just involved removing a few imperfections from the mold, and got the visor roughly cut out.

Still a ton of filing to do in the visor area to get the contour just right, but it's something.

Waiting for a couple things from Fettinator, mainly the servo kit for the range finder. If I'm feeling adventurous tomorrow I may start work on the key slots or drill out the holes for mounting the ear caps.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 05, 2017, 03:44 AM
Looking good vod.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 06, 2017, 08:41 AM
Had time for a little more work this past evening.  Cleaned out the visor area more, but I was able to get the non range finder ear cap attached with some 1/8th inch Chicago screws, which happened to be the perfect height.  This will make it so the ear cap is removable for easy painting/cleaning down the road.   

(http://i.imgur.com/Ff9JY1E.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Hec6i4H.jpg)

I sanded the head of the screws flat and recessed them slightly into the cap so that the they would sit flush against the helmet.  Nearly a perfect seam that I'm very pleased with.  Onto the other one tonight!  :D
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 07, 2017, 08:58 AM
Little bit more progress last night.  We're nearing the end of the ear cap phase.  I added the visor as a mock install just because.  Hopefully tonight I'll start work on the key slots and add a couple spots of 3D damage that are missing.

(http://i.imgur.com/b5lm7mg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/44gzDsd.jpg)
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jul 07, 2017, 12:34 PM
Looks great so far! Looking forward to seeing that paint-up!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Dha Bral on Jul 07, 2017, 11:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/khrirSy.jpg)

Just a minor update on this one. Did some surface prep, which really just involved removing a few imperfections from the mold, and got the visor roughly cut out.

Still a ton of filing to do in the visor area to get the contour just right, but it's something.



What were the imperfections?
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 07, 2017, 11:35 PM
Couple finger prints on the mandables and lower cheeks. Weird sort of air bubbles inside the forehead triangles too.

Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 14, 2017, 09:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rI21kH7.jpg)
Key slots have been filed out.  Tedious, but another character building exercise on this one.

In other news, ordered my flighsuit, neckseal, and vest from arkady.  Also picked up some other odds and ends that you'll see pictures of soon enough. 

**EDIT**

A new toy showed up in the mail today. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/9ov4UvG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YsoNfN9.jpg)

This will help me figure out how much I'm going to spend on this build!    :laugh:

In all honestly, I'm debating on whether I should take it apart and use the correct greeblies or just hold onto it. Sort of a neat little device.

Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 18, 2017, 04:51 PM
Ok, Finally got this paint job underway.

Primed!
(https://i.imgur.com/LrjOy7D.jpg)

Going to start with the back panels as that's where other people start lol.
(https://i.imgur.com/YbeKYDW.jpg)

Got the basic shape of the RLM 73 traced out using rafalfett's stencil's from TDH.
(https://i.imgur.com/Oq1XxAt.jpg)

Masked.  Love the humbrol masking fluid.
(https://i.imgur.com/UtHoWpH.jpg)

Left Panel
(https://i.imgur.com/g1IyJ9r.jpg)

Right Panel
(https://i.imgur.com/oUPJkTo.jpg)
I misted on the green and went back after the initial coat to darken some areas around the border of the damage to make it appear uneven.  I was pretty happy with the results.

Skip ahead a few steps

(https://i.imgur.com/5mWcnyN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ryheM59.jpg)

Couple things left to do here before I start airbrushing on some of the main colors.

I also got my flak vest, flightsuit, leather belt and pouches, girthbelt, etc...

ESB EE-3 from Stormrider
(https://i.imgur.com/cCWn3i2.jpg)
Held together by gravity here, but you get the idea.  Waiting on some electronics from Raestin's workshop before I dive into the blasters.

Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Oct 20, 2017, 09:34 PM
Really well done! Those back panels are a nightmare, but you pulled them off very nicely.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 22, 2017, 10:00 PM
Thank you, Ref!

(https://i.imgur.com/z6JyBS7.jpg)

Right side with the light gray.  Forgot to post this one.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Dha Bral on Oct 24, 2017, 10:21 PM
Nice build Mi'ix! Be sure to assemble that SR kit correctly/ accurately. EE-3s are tricky little girls.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 01, 2017, 12:06 AM
Had some time this evening after Trick-or-treaters to add the black to the inner cheeks and do the green on the dome and lower cheeks. Looks a bit odd in these pictures, but I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

Can't quite decide if I'll airbrush the red or start adding some of the damage to the cheeks/dome topically.

(https://i.imgur.com/HMlaSbG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6mM8scU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/X2M0GON.jpg)
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 01, 2017, 04:19 PM
Looking awesome vod 👌🏻
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 13, 2017, 04:43 PM
We have red!  Well, mainly insignia red mixed with black until I was happy with it.

(https://i.imgur.com/P8o61fv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/H17wB1O.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UMwzUCW.jpg)

Also, ear caps! 

The middle part of the yellow cap has since been painted the metal color.  I wanted to get all the major airbrushing out of the way for this one before I start the topical stuff on the cheeks and dome!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 17, 2017, 06:56 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/wA3Oya8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/D6VNOqZ.jpg)

Cheeks are done!  On to the dome!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 17, 2017, 04:59 PM
Nice and clean work.....good skills mate
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 21, 2017, 09:10 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/XaniijO.jpg)

Finished the back of the dome last night.  I think instead of continuing work around the rest of the dome, I'll need to put the kill stripes on there since I have to fit some silver damage into the stripes.  We'll see. More airbrushing for me!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 22, 2017, 09:09 AM
It's time for killstripes! 

Masked off, which took a little bit.
(https://i.imgur.com/jMCfYBu.jpg)

Added the reefer yellow.
(https://i.imgur.com/Rwo8kUh.jpg)

I then misted very carefully insignia red over the yellow until I had the desired fade.
(https://i.imgur.com/WkmocAz.jpg)

Peeled off!
(https://i.imgur.com/8gNjWQY.jpg)

Now I can start on the silver and gray damage on this side of the helmet. :)
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 22, 2017, 06:10 PM
This is looking great vod. A lot of work and planning involved.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 27, 2017, 09:54 AM
A long weekend means some more time to work on Boba!

(https://i.imgur.com/v3XiwJy.jpg)
Dent and scrape.  Pre adhesive marks and thumb print.

(https://i.imgur.com/BGe4HcD.jpg)
Mixture for the adhesive mark.  Base of white mixed with Panzer Olive Grun.

(https://i.imgur.com/fGhgPGI.jpg)
Adhesive marks on!

(https://i.imgur.com/IXLr9Gf.jpg)
Cat scratch with some of the other damage added to the other side of the dome.  Still have to do the grease stains and finger print, but we're getting there.  I was actually thinking of moving on to the ears because I've put those off long enough.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 27, 2017, 04:56 PM
Very nicely done, awesome work 👌🏻
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Nov 29, 2017, 12:19 AM
Jealous! Wish mine looked that good!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 29, 2017, 09:18 AM
Thank you, Ref!  I wanted to look at your Boba build thread for inspiration, but all of the pictures links were dead!   :(

Anyways, I finally got little symbols done on the ear caps.  Now I'll move on to the topical damage/chipping in that area. 

(https://i.imgur.com/Kl123sI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CObGEXK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Zak5YAq.jpg)
These stencils from Fett4real are great!  Saves a lot of time and effort with a great finished look!

I also experimented a little bit on the Protector and added some grease stains with some crayons that I bought.  :P
(https://i.imgur.com/BU4fnUY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Nu32iY9.jpg)
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Naran Baatar on Nov 29, 2017, 09:42 AM
Those are some good looking buckets! It is all coming together really nicely
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 30, 2017, 09:55 AM
Those are some good looking buckets! It is all coming together really nicely

Thank you, Naran!

I had some time last night to finish up the non-RF ear cap, minus spatter of course.  I think there's a tiny bit of silver to add, but she's starting to come together very nicely!
(https://i.imgur.com/2R0Ib4r.jpg)
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Raestin Ke'Varek on Nov 30, 2017, 11:25 AM
Man..... You know I've been following along privately.... But I just have to say.  This is some stellar work!   It's gonna be a top notch Fett when you get done.  8)
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 06, 2017, 09:19 AM
Been a little bit, but work has progressed!

Silver on the face!  You start to get an idea for where a majority of the "damage" will be.
(https://i.imgur.com/nqftEP7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/c73qmbz.jpg)

Followed by the dark gray.
(https://i.imgur.com/WvLvQfw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SuCP7Mm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/L4OSvJE.jpg)

I added the silver damage to the back rim and keyslots, but nothing else.  Next step will be adding the gray on the back. 
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Dec 06, 2017, 11:53 AM
And now I want a Fett instead of my Jodo  :'(

Mix, really great work so far, keep it up bud  ;D
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 06, 2017, 01:32 PM
Mix, really great work so far, keep it up bud  ;D
Nuff said
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Raestin Ke'Varek on Dec 06, 2017, 02:27 PM
Dude... You know I'm gonna conveniently put this helmet into my armor bin the next time I see you...right?   :D
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 06, 2017, 03:56 PM
Thank you, guys!  I'm really looking forward to finishing this project up! 

Speaking of transporting it around, I need to figure out a way to do so...
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Dec 08, 2017, 09:51 PM
Here's what I use! (https://trooperbay.com/helmet-bag) Works great!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 08, 2017, 10:01 PM
Thank you, guys!  I'm really looking forward to finishing this project up! 

Speaking of transporting it around, I need to figure out a way to do so...
Make it you everyday wear.... ;)
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Hik'aari on Dec 09, 2017, 09:36 AM
Here's what I use! (https://trooperbay.com/helmet-bag) Works great!

Looks awesome. Shame about postage to UK.

As something like that isn't available over here we tend to use soft lined motorcycle helmet bags. Similar principle.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 12, 2017, 08:32 AM
Excellent ideas all around!  I may look into that a little further, Ref.

Anyway... a little more progress was made last night.

(https://i.imgur.com/NpqHnXe.jpg)
Boba now has a visor!  Using some mirror tabs, chicago screws, and brass thumb screws, I can take the visor out for cleaning, maintenance, re-paint, etc...

In addition to the visor, I added the light blue/gray damage around the face and rear portions of the helmet.  I forgot to take pictures of the back side.  I also installed (just for pics  :P) my new hollow rangefinder stalk and borden from MCR.  I've got the kits for the RF topper and servo from Fettinator.  Just need to figure out how to install them.

Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 12, 2017, 09:43 AM
Nice, you work fast
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 18, 2017, 09:02 AM
Did a couple things this weekend.  Mainly, finished up the major painting! :)
(https://i.imgur.com/OYfciHl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/x0t1MMO.jpg)
The famous finger print.

I spent Sunday getting an idea for how I'm going to install the electronics and get the lights and servo going. 
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Hik'aari on Dec 18, 2017, 02:17 PM
I forget just exactly how detailed and beat up Fett is until I get to see photos like this. Love it
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 18, 2017, 04:51 PM
👌🏻 beautiful stuff
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Raestin Ke'Varek on Dec 19, 2017, 02:48 PM
I don't think there's anything constructive I can say...you look like you've got it under control....   :laugh:

So I'll just sit here and drool.......
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 20, 2017, 08:59 AM
Only had a few things to finish up last night so I apologize for the spam!

(https://i.imgur.com/PyTY5o6.jpg)
Added the "overspray" marks from the killstripes.  They're super subtle, but I mixed yellow with some brown in my airbrush and turned the air WAY down.

(https://i.imgur.com/cURcW9u.jpg)
Dirty RF stalk.  Splattered with model master color "leather" and then washed.

(https://i.imgur.com/tGR4eWo.jpg)
Splattered non-rf ear cap with model master color "wood".

(https://i.imgur.com/qYkkt5e.jpg)
Splatter 1 with Borden!

(https://i.imgur.com/NPKQOKc.jpg)
Splatter 2

(https://i.imgur.com/qjF33f2.jpg)
Splatter 3

There's some more on the left side of the helmet, but not nearly as much as the RF side. 

(https://i.imgur.com/Y2e39YQ.jpg)
Black wash!

(https://i.imgur.com/5AA9Nw5.jpg)
The boys wondering what's going on!  I did some test splattering on the Protector.  Lol that helmet has served as a guinea pig for techniques I was unfamiliar with!  Next I'm moving on to electronics.  Servo for the range finder and light kit in the topper!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Raestin Ke'Varek on Dec 20, 2017, 09:18 AM
Good grief man....that is just beautiful.  :o

I can't wait to see it all put together.  It's gonna be amazing.  8)




P.s. - I'm still mad at you for scaring me with the blackwash picture last night.... :-X
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 27, 2017, 05:00 PM
All done!  :)

All done!  :)

(https://i.imgur.com/98ljQ9M.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jcGLZ5i.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/n2nOR51.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0NngL6N.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5jTCAJS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yQyUAF3.gif)
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 27, 2017, 07:38 PM
👍🏻 Beautiful work, esb has the best paint job
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 28, 2017, 09:25 AM
Thank you!

I agree, but I'm a little bias.  ;)

So, now that the silly helmet is done we can move on to other things.  I will start with the boots!

(https://i.imgur.com/nMcWuYy.jpg)
My ever faithful MOW boots that I use on my Protector.  This is how they looked fresh out of the box.  I weathered them lightly for that kit, but now the time has come for them to realize their full dirty potential.

I darkened the middle stripe with some thinned out acrylic paint, and then applied a charcoal wash for the first round of weathering. 

(https://i.imgur.com/Vtncq0H.jpg)

That's where they stand right now.  If all goes to plan, I should finish them up this weekend. 
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: D'eks Targh on Jan 04, 2018, 05:05 AM
What are you going to use to attach your toe spikes and what material are they?

I really had trouble with mine untill words like screws, threadlock and welding came in to play
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 04, 2018, 07:54 AM
I just used a tiny strip of industrial strength velcro. 20+ troops and they haven't budged.  :)

Speaking of which....boots!

(https://i.imgur.com/GbVRs3L.jpg)

Shin tool test fit...  I'll likely go with another set of shin tools since I just grabbed these from my Protector to try it out. 
(https://i.imgur.com/AyTy3KI.jpg)

Flight suit
(https://i.imgur.com/yw17s3R.jpg)
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 04, 2018, 08:23 AM
Mow boots are awesome, very comfy too
Is the protector being retired?
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 04, 2018, 08:53 AM
Oh no!

I need a beater for the everyday driving.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 04, 2018, 05:05 PM
Oh no!

I need a beater for the everyday driving.   :laugh:
Is that what boba will be?
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 04, 2018, 07:38 PM
Other way around.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 04, 2018, 08:03 PM
Other way around.
Blasphemy 😉
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 07, 2018, 12:27 AM
Had some time tonight to get my Boba plates roughly trimmed.

(https://i.imgur.com/WML9E4Y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Dbm041D.jpg)

Mock up on the vest.  I'll get the placement all worked out and then start the paint process.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 07, 2018, 12:40 AM
How thick are those plates vod?
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 07, 2018, 12:42 AM
About 3mm.  Maybe a BIT more in a couple spots.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 07, 2018, 12:45 AM
Thanks vod
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Hik'aari on Jan 07, 2018, 03:40 AM
Who's the maker? They looks really nice!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 07, 2018, 08:46 AM
Wasted Fett over on TDH.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Kebiin Ke'Varek on Jan 09, 2018, 03:23 PM
**lurks in the shadows from Striker**
This is amazing!   :o
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mavik on Jan 09, 2018, 11:47 PM
Lovely Fett Build so far
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 10, 2018, 07:49 AM
Thanks, Mavik!

I'm in the process of trimming armor right now...and that's not very exciting.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 22, 2018, 09:04 AM
I have been working on this here and there...

(https://i.imgur.com/oifqOFc.jpg)
Dyed, or rather stained my girth belt with minwax penetrating wood stain.

(https://i.imgur.com/AshlxUg.jpg)
DUEP'

And finally got my locking pins onto my armor.  The surface of the plate and pin  got roughed up and attached with JB weld and after that set and dried, I pressed on plumbers epoxy for reinforcement.

(https://i.imgur.com/5LEr09B.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TY5KFHj.jpg)
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: D'eks Targh on Jan 29, 2018, 05:31 AM
are you using thumbtacks to poke little holes where the attachments go?
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 29, 2018, 07:04 AM
That is the idea!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Sea_Marshall on Jan 29, 2018, 10:20 PM
I just ordered some jewelry pins and locking backs from amazon. Did you read Fettastic's write up regarding those? Hard to tell from your image, but appears to be the same method. Great to see you working on your Fett. You're probably a few steps ahead of me, and with your helmet done, quite far ahead, ahaha.

Great to follow your work.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 30, 2018, 09:28 AM
Yup!  I took a look at his method and knew I my days sewing on velcro was done!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Feb 01, 2018, 01:20 PM
Pins for attachment, thats a new one on me, nice
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 02, 2018, 08:53 AM
Made some more progress before starting the paint process on the chest plates.

(https://i.imgur.com/ai3uG5D.jpg)
Tested my attachment method with the clutch back pins so the placement isn't perfect.  I really like this attachment method. Super secure, really cheap, and no sewing of velcro!  I popped all of my plates off after this pic and primed everything.  Pics of that coming soon.   

(https://i.imgur.com/G71sv7R.jpg)
Also got my collar stud holes drilled for attaching the collar to the back plate. 
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 20, 2018, 10:40 PM
Little bit of progress to report...

(https://i.imgur.com/WiVpaeU.jpg)
Painting commences on the chest plates.  Back plate is done in gray as well.  I'm going to come up with my green mixes, mask off appropriately, and add the silver topically. 
https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?action=bookmarks
(https://i.imgur.com/BAQwUlo.jpg)
A wild harness has appeared!  This is one of Big Dane's kits. 

(https://i.imgur.com/PkGL9GS.jpg)
Yet another jetpack! 

(https://i.imgur.com/aMml2E1.jpg)
Test fit!

Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Mar 06, 2018, 09:39 PM
Had the airbrush out tonight and got some things done. 

(https://i.imgur.com/EYXrkto.jpg)
Orangeish shoulder with the yellow one.

(https://i.imgur.com/A2bZU3J.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EfHyl1n.jpg)
Start of the Mythosaur Skull sigil.  I'm going to let the white sit overnight before I stencil over it.  Then topical damage, and a little more airbrushing.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 06, 2018, 11:14 PM
Nice work vod, eager to see the finished mythosaur sigil
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Mar 13, 2018, 05:08 PM
Progress is looking great!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 05, 2018, 04:53 PM
It has been a minute and I apologize for letting this one go.

Last I posted, I was working on my shoulders judging by the pictures.

I used one of Fett4Real's stencils for the mythosaur and later the chest sigil, which worked out great...eventually!

(https://i.imgur.com/g0NqWfa.jpg)
The paint I used for the first pass was Tamiya's dull red from the rattle can.  It bled under the stencil so I had to sand it off and try again.

(https://i.imgur.com/fLz2ah1.jpg)
This time it worked!  I used my airbrush with some insignia red dulled with black.  I think it turned out really nice!

(https://i.imgur.com/kmoWVb4.jpg)
Some topical paint adding the silver marks.  The same was done to the other shoulder too, but I didn't get pictures of that. 

(https://i.imgur.com/z1IxhBc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/m4rSkLn.jpg)

And then some airbrushing!  There's two long physical scratches on the yellow shoulder that I added after the fact with some sharp tweezers.  I don't think I have that picture, but I can dig around. 


Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: jett drexel on Sep 05, 2018, 08:53 PM
Mmmmmmmm another jetpack (beautiful) and your bucket ....your attention to detail is in a class of it's own.... absolutely stunning work.  :8): :8): :8):
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 12, 2018, 04:16 PM
Next we move onto shin tools.

(https://i.imgur.com/oZGJojL.jpg)
Here is where we start with some "found parts", but not really since the Patterson Squeegees produced today aren't exactly like the one used in the film. 

(https://i.imgur.com/5CEzVAl.jpg)
Cut the bottom off the squeegee to get the "slicer" with the reproduction Michell Stylus from Machine Craft replicas for the remainder of the shin tool.  This was just a sizing check to make sure everything sits right.   

(https://i.imgur.com/26LDWje.png)
This is what I was going for as far as placement.

(https://i.imgur.com/1DB7kWa.jpg)
Voila!  A little paint and some electrical tape and we're all set!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Ko'rizna Falco on Sep 19, 2018, 12:20 PM
I am stunned, I'm over here working hard on a custom Mando and decided to flip over to the canon section. This work is absolutely incredible! Can't wait to see it finished.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 20, 2018, 03:27 AM
Nice work mate, Very nice indeed.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 12, 2018, 04:27 PM
Thanks guys!

Went ahead and moved a long to armor painting.

I had a previous picture where I had the green painted on the diamond and the yellow on the ab and left chest plate.  I went ahead trying to find a good mixture for the green color. 

(https://i.imgur.com/UUzF4gM.jpg)

Started with a base mixture of Euro Dark Green and Medium green from model master and added some light blue and later some black as I needed to tint stuff since ESB has a variety of different greens on the armor. 

(https://i.imgur.com/LUC4uhy.jpg)

First few tries were very...green...

I eventually wound up with this...
(https://i.imgur.com/5E9XA4p.jpg)
...but I wasn't very happy with the green on some of the plates so I sanded it all down and reworked the green mixture from the ground up. 

(https://i.imgur.com/sE5Mr8u.jpg)

I changed my yellow mixture and added a touch of red to it so that it wouldn't be so blinding. 
(https://i.imgur.com/0XohOdY.jpg)

New Green!
(https://i.imgur.com/mEna6xb.jpg)

With the other colors now...
(https://i.imgur.com/EdIdglK.jpg)

With the helmet to check the contrast...
(https://i.imgur.com/MbtIUF8.jpg)

annnnnd with the final airbrush details.   :)
(https://i.imgur.com/NBSAq4K.jpg)



Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 16, 2018, 07:56 AM
I think I have a very slight bit of colour blindness, but those plates look good. I like how it turned out in the final pic, and cool stand you have for the torso armour
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 16, 2018, 10:14 AM
I think I have a very slight bit of colour blindness

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I think after all this, I have a bit of color blindness now.
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 09, 2019, 05:00 PM
And some more fun parts update...

Cod plate...

(https://i.imgur.com/itTa4CA.jpg)

Layered paint method here, unlike my chest plates which are mainly topical.  Wasted Fett pulls his plates from HIPS which pulls nicer, but is a little bit more delicate than  your standard ABS.  After some troops, this one has already started to crack.  With a little TLC and some strategic fiberglass reinforcing, this should be right as rain again. 

Gauntlets with some test fitting pics.  I have the control for my rangefinder servo mounted inside the right gauntlet connected to one of the push switches so I can control my rangefinder that way.

(https://i.imgur.com/CCeoBYV.jpg)
I still need to find the ever ready mini light that goes inside of this gauntlet, but just add that one to the never ending list of found parts.  When I get a minute, I'll install another little light that will do for now.

(https://i.imgur.com/ghgw5i5.jpg)

Ended up popping off that little resin nub and installed the black cable inside of the webbed hose like it was see on screen.
(https://i.imgur.com/sKiTiU1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MUxKjpT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qWR4HMx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/H5oZhjV.jpg)

I have plans to upgrade to a metal rocket here shortly once Machine Craft Replicas gets another shipment of rockets in.

Pulce 40 Sidearm. 

Super clean cast from a gentleman that Fettastic on TDH recommended.  I wasn't happy with the one I got from Stormrider.  The pull was really rough and warped just from laying around.  I can fix it, but that one will likely wind up on my Protector.

(https://i.imgur.com/wHPRKjV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/n5xLtBU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fmG9jyB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2K6yUzI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gauEhbY.jpg)

I used Krylon's Rust Tough Enamel Primer in Red Brown to get what I thought was pretty close to the right color on the sidearm. 
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 09, 2019, 06:29 PM
Awesome work vod, some real nice pieces there
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Apr 18, 2019, 04:23 PM
Sorry guys, thought I finished this one out.

So, my soft parts are from Arkady over on the Dented Helmet.  One great thing about her is that your flightsuit comes pre-dyed, which is great when you're an ESB guy trying to get that tricky gray-blue.  I ended up re-dyeing the suit just to get it a little darker color. 

(https://i.imgur.com/Q9cUQFS.jpg)
Before on the right.  After is on the left.

Went a little heavy on the weathering the first time around so I toned it down when I re-weathered the suit. 
(https://i.imgur.com/4XASLi9.jpg)

Another shot here in different lighting.  Really liking the dissonance with the vest and the suit colors now that the color has been adjusted. 
(https://i.imgur.com/Uyxejqf.jpg)

Final shots of the blasters.
(https://i.imgur.com/ByR2r2T.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qyihLUs.jpg)

Don't worry.  We'll get to the fun stuff soon enough!


Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Jaster Fett on Apr 19, 2019, 01:40 AM
 :boba: Ballin like a gangsta lol

Looks great!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 16, 2019, 08:50 AM
In case anyone was wondering how this turned out!   :)

(https://i.imgur.com/Njw26X2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7udYJ0o.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/g1oP1G0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kp7BeqX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/O2jtqzm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/D8VtX7I.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uAs7ajb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/j5EN9pE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/C6vzmes.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZDg9euz.jpg)

Probably the best couples costume around.  Change my mind!  :laugh:

Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Hik'aari on Oct 17, 2019, 06:58 AM
 :porg2: :porg2: Looking great!
Title: Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
Post by: Noevex Torust on Oct 27, 2019, 10:44 PM
Looks fantastic!