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 Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #30 on: Nov 12, 2021, 09:49 AM »
ESB was a layered paint job.  I believe everything else was done topically.  I would do it that way if you could help it to preserve the proper look.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #31 on: Nov 12, 2021, 12:10 PM »
You’re thinking do the lighter green on top of the dark?

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #32 on: Nov 12, 2021, 01:17 PM »
That's one way to do it.

The lighter green is likely a scrape or some sort of damage that occurred in storage between filming. The weathering over top of the base green likely got scraped off so I might even paint all your colors, do your weathering then go back and scratch off select spots to get the look right.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #33 on: Nov 15, 2021, 09:46 PM »
Alright I got a practical question, so I’m trimming my back plate and I’m making sure to leave plenty of meat at the top of the shoulders since the collar needs to over lap them and be connected via the studs.

My question is do you guys unscrew the studs each time to put on and remove the back plate? Or how does your system work? My flack vest opens up the back so I think I’ll need to remove the back each time I kit up, which doesn’t sound like a lot of fun but I’m not seeing an alternative at the moment. 

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #34 on: Nov 15, 2021, 11:27 PM »
Heh.

Heh.

Both my Protector and Fett are screwed into place each time.

Just wait until you get the scuba tank harness.

If you're going the screw in stud route, make sure to glue some neoprene washers to the underside so the metal doesn't scratch your paint!

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #35 on: Nov 16, 2021, 12:43 AM »
Haha
I’m was hoping for a “no there’s actually this really easy way” sort of answer. I shoulda known  :laugh:

Alrighty then I’ll go that stud route!

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #36 on: Nov 17, 2021, 01:09 AM »
Alright…so I’m pretty nervous about this but here goes nothing.  :laugh: I’ve completed the main painting of the chest and ab plate.

I’ll need to go back in and add those small scratches, but let me know what you think!

These are some of the references pictures I’ve been using as a reference.




The yellow looks a bit bright to me but what do you all think? I’ll also get some pictures in some more natural light since these were taken just under my desk lights.


Also in other news my flack vest from arkady came in much faster then I had expected.


I’m going to get some pictures of myself wearing everything but I’m pretty sure I’m going to add a princess (?) seam to the back of the flight suit to bring it in a bit. After I get the sizing right it’ll be on to dyeing.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #37 on: Nov 25, 2021, 09:58 PM »
Alright I need some suggestions on a helmet.

Minutefett has his new esb lineage helmet,  from what I understand it’s a cleaned up version of the original esb helmet. My question is since I’m doing the SE I actually want all those molded in cracks and imperfections correct? So that helmet isn’t the best fit for me?

Does that sound about right or can a cleaned up version work just fine?

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #38 on: Nov 26, 2021, 12:15 AM »
You do NOT want the cleaned up version for SE.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #39 on: Nov 26, 2021, 06:43 AM »
You do NOT want the cleaned up version for SE.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #40 on: Nov 26, 2021, 11:23 PM »
You do NOT want the cleaned up version for SE.

Yep I was afraid of this :laugh: ok! I’ll keep on looking.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #41 on: Nov 29, 2021, 11:02 PM »
Alright I’ve got a knee question. For the left knee it will need to be the PP2 knee. My current knee is very obviously not the correct knee because it has different dents then in the references pictures.




So I can fill those dents no problem but it’s adding the additional dent that is called for in the brl that concerns me.

I can try to make the dent but I just see that going poorly :laugh: should I be looking for a true PP2 knee? What do you suggest?

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #42 on: Dec 01, 2021, 09:32 PM »
More knee questions :laugh:

So the BRL says that
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Knee armor must be painted deep yellow and must feature exposed silver and tan damage. 
The tan is what’s throwing me.


But the yellow weathering on knee looks like it matches the weathering on the shoulder.



Which clearly isn’t tan.

So am I seeing something wrong? I’m not really sure what color to do, because to me it looks like it should be a lighter yellow like the shoulders. Any clarification is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #43 on: Dec 01, 2021, 10:02 PM »
If your knees are made of ABS, you can very slowly heat the surface of the knee and make the dent with a rounded type object like a bottle cap or something similar.

You just want a lighter yellow that contrasts with the base color of the knee.

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Re: Matchstick’s RotJ Boba Fett WIP.
« Reply #44 on: Dec 02, 2021, 10:13 PM »
Are you saying that you are not seeing the tan? 

The tan is on the yellow not under it, the pics are not the best quality but take a look, these may help you.



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