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 Xenotoes' Fett build

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Xenotoes' Fett build
« on: Feb 27, 2013, 04:20 PM »
Su'cuy!

I realise that this is probably not the norm! But due to me being unable to come up with a definite concept for my mando just yet, I've decided to jump in with a canon Jango build for the time being. I love his look, and I think part of me has wanted to do this ever since I first saw AOTC  ;D I'm around 5'6, so I'm not far off Tem's height - but obviously I have a different body shape! I'm hoping that I'll be able to disguise my figure with my flight suit and some padding here and there.

Tracyn Ordo pointed out that Star Wars Chick ( http://www.facebook.com/thestarwarschick?fref=ts ) has already completed a Jango build, which is AWESOME because it's given me something to aim for! I'll give it my best shot, anyway!

I ordered a flight suit from Bobamaker a few weeks ago, so hopefully that should arrive around April/May. I have an old military flying suit which I can put on to snap some shots at some point - it's completely the wrong colour, but it should give an idea at least! I'll keep this thread updated with other soft parts as I find them/make them ;)

Armour time! I have an A2 piece of sintra in the corner of my room waiting to be made into a back plate, but I thought I'd focus on the smaller, easier parts first! Here's everything I've done so far (not really sure how to approach the knees though - any advice would be amazing!):



The thighs and chest plates are made from 5mm sintra, and the rest is made from 3mm. Here's another one of the chest plates (ignore the photobombing shins):



Some primer came through the post this morning, so I spent all afternoon getting paint everywhere :)





I bought some Rub 'n' Buff last week in anticipation, so I did a few pieces this evening. I wanted them to look beat up - hope it worked! Primed shin in there just for comparison:



AWESOME HANDS



I also got my hands on a pair of navy leather gloves for 2 on fleabay; I think they're pretty good!





That's all for now! I'll pick up some acrylic paint tomorrow or Friday for the weathering, and I'll update as much as I can! ;) Any opinions/advice would be awesome :)

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #1 on: Feb 27, 2013, 06:06 PM »
Looks like you are off to a good start! Are you planning on doing a Kamino or Arena style Jetpack?

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #2 on: Feb 27, 2013, 06:09 PM »
This is going to be awesome!  8) Watching this with interest.  ;D

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #3 on: Feb 27, 2013, 06:27 PM »
Well done! And quick too 8)

Jango is my primary in-universe inspiration so I'm looking forward to see what you accomplish!

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #4 on: Feb 27, 2013, 06:47 PM »

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #5 on: Feb 27, 2013, 07:52 PM »
YES. IM SO EXCITED. YES.

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #6 on: Feb 28, 2013, 01:14 PM »
Looks like you are off to a good start! Are you planning on doing a Kamino or Arena style Jetpack?

Thanks! :D Haha, I have to admit, I haven't really thought about that yet - it's probably a long way in the future! I prefer the colour scheme of the arena pack (not keen on ochre-orange paint on the Kamino pack) so possibly the arena, but I guess whichever is more achievable as a scratch build!

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #7 on: Feb 28, 2013, 01:23 PM »
Ooops, posted that before I was finished!

This is going to be awesome!  8) Watching this with interest.  ;D

Thanks Jesse! Fingers crossed! :)

Well done! And quick too 8)

Jango is my primary in-universe inspiration so I'm looking forward to see what you accomplish!

Thanks Serim :) Not sure how long the speed will last though! I'm gradually building up a nasty pile of essays that need to written and submitted :rolleyes: but this is more fun for the time being!





YES. IM SO EXCITED. YES.

HAHA ;D I'm stupidly excited about seeing yours finished! GO WERK ON YER ERMEHR!

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Did a little bit of weathering detail today, although I'm not sure how well it show up in these photos:








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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #8 on: Feb 28, 2013, 01:44 PM »
That weathering looks perfect. Not heavy, not too light. Though I suppose it's heavier in person. I'm planning on using rub 'n buff too. How is hard is it to work with? And are you gonna spray on a clear coat or leave it like that?

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #9 on: Feb 28, 2013, 02:13 PM »
That weathering looks perfect. Not heavy, not too light. Though I suppose it's heavier in person. I'm planning on using rub 'n buff too. How is hard is it to work with? And are you gonna spray on a clear coat or leave it like that?

Thanks buddy :) It's not really much heavier in person, so hopefully it'll be okay!

I found the Rub 'n' Buff to be a bit tricky to start off with, because I'd never used it before. I made the mistake of using a bit too much and and ended up removing loads of excess! The best thing to do is just apply small amounts at a time and keep buffing ;) I also found that you can get rid of any streaks by putting a little bit of nail varnish remover onto some tissue paper, and rubbing it over the surface. It sort of mobilizes the wax and gives you a smother surface which you can then buff as normal.

As for a finishing coat, I don't think it's necessary ;) If you buff for long enough, all the excess wax should be removed and nothing will smudge. From what I've seen on TDH, it looks like the best thing to do is leave it to harden for a week or so, and then you're good to go!

Hope that helps a little! Let me know if there's anything else ;) Loving your helmet concept by the way!

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #10 on: Feb 28, 2013, 02:18 PM »
Yea .... I've been waiting/looking for this thread ...   ;D
Nice work ...  8)

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #11 on: Feb 28, 2013, 02:23 PM »
Yea .... I've been waiting/looking for this thread ...   ;D
Nice work ...  8)

Woop woop! :D Thanks ConDar!

 :o I just realised - I haven't replied to your PM yet! I'll inbox you as soon as I can!  ;)

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #12 on: Feb 28, 2013, 04:20 PM »
The reason I decided to go for the Arena pack with my scratchbuild is it has less fiddly detail on the rocket and thrusters making it easier to make, being smaller it is also easier to transport, and like you say, the colour scheme is better IMHO :D

That weathering looks good, just remember to look at reference pics to see how it was done on the original as well :)

Keep up the good work!

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #13 on: Feb 28, 2013, 08:39 PM »
Thanks buddy :) It's not really much heavier in person, so hopefully it'll be okay!

I found the Rub 'n' Buff to be a bit tricky to start off with, because I'd never used it before. I made the mistake of using a bit too much and and ended up removing loads of excess! The best thing to do is just apply small amounts at a time and keep buffing ;) I also found that you can get rid of any streaks by putting a little bit of nail varnish remover onto some tissue paper, and rubbing it over the surface. It sort of mobilizes the wax and gives you a smother surface which you can then buff as normal.

As for a finishing coat, I don't think it's necessary ;) If you buff for long enough, all the excess wax should be removed and nothing will smudge. From what I've seen on TDH, it looks like the best thing to do is leave it to harden for a week or so, and then you're good to go!

Hope that helps a little! Let me know if there's anything else ;) Loving your helmet concept by the way!

Thanks! I went through a few designs to get there... and a few more hours with Photoshop. :P

And that's helpful about the rub 'n' buff. Are you gonna use it on your helmet?

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Re: Xenotoes' Fett build
« Reply #14 on: Mar 01, 2013, 02:25 PM »
The reason I decided to go for the Arena pack with my scratchbuild is it has less fiddly detail on the rocket and thrusters making it easier to make, being smaller it is also easier to transport, and like you say, the colour scheme is better IMHO :D

That weathering looks good, just remember to look at reference pics to see how it was done on the original as well :)

Keep up the good work!

Agreed :) How heavy do you think yours is? Is it comfortable enough to wear all day?

Will do; I was flicking through a bunch of different ref pics as I did the weathering, but I guess it's tricky to tell for sure how it should be at times because of the lighting being different in each shot! I think I need to add some specks of brown here and there on the edges of the shoulder armour  :)

Thanks man!

Thanks! I went through a few designs to get there... and a few more hours with Photoshop. :P

And that's helpful about the rub 'n' buff. Are you gonna use it on your helmet?

It definitely paid off! It looks great; can't wait to see your finished bucket!

Yep, I'm going to use it on the helmet too ;) At the moment I'm in two minds about saving up for a new bucket and using my converted J2P for a custom build in the future...I think with canon stuff it's less possible to disguise issues with the structure, because everything has to be pretty much spot on. It's probably going to be a case of trying to find the right bucket :rolleyes: But yeah, Rub 'n' Buff is the way to go for the lid!

 


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