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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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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #15 on: Jul 14, 2017, 09:09 AM »

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. 

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





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.


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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #16 on: Oct 18, 2017, 04:51 PM »
Ok, Finally got this paint job underway.

Primed!


Going to start with the back panels as that's where other people start lol.


Got the basic shape of the RLM 73 traced out using rafalfett's stencil's from TDH.


Masked.  Love the humbrol masking fluid.


Left Panel


Right Panel

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





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

Held together by gravity here, but you get the idea.  Waiting on some electronics from Raestin's workshop before I dive into the blasters.


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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #17 on: Oct 20, 2017, 09:34 PM »
Really well done! Those back panels are a nightmare, but you pulled them off very nicely.

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #18 on: Oct 22, 2017, 10:00 PM »
Thank you, Ref!



Right side with the light gray.  Forgot to post this one.

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #20 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.






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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #21 on: Nov 01, 2017, 04:19 PM »
Looking awesome vod 👌🏻

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #22 on: Nov 13, 2017, 04:43 PM »
We have red!  Well, mainly insignia red mixed with black until I was happy with it.







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!

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #23 on: Nov 17, 2017, 06:56 AM »




Cheeks are done!  On to the dome!

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Re: Mix's ESB Boba Build
« Reply #24 on: Nov 17, 2017, 04:59 PM »
Nice and clean work.....good skills mate

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