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 Mix's ESB Boba Build

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Mix's ESB Boba Build
« 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.


Speaking of paint...

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:

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #1 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!

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #2 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:   

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #3 on: Jun 05, 2017, 01:00 AM »
Man you're a machine

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #5 on: Jun 12, 2017, 05:56 PM »
I have a parts update!

First we have some dental files!


Wookie Braids!


I got my last couple paints that I needed for the helmet this week so we'll get going on the helmet shortly!

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #6 on: Jun 20, 2017, 11:36 PM »
Looking good. Can't wait to see more.

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #8 on: Jul 05, 2017, 12:17 AM »


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.

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #9 on: Jul 05, 2017, 03:44 AM »
Looking good vod.

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #10 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.   





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

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #11 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.




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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #12 on: Jul 07, 2017, 12:34 PM »
Looks great so far! Looking forward to seeing that paint-up!

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #13 on: Jul 07, 2017, 11:17 PM »


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?

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #14 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.


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