Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Knees & Armor Shipment

It's been a while since I updated here -- it's too cold to paint in the garage right now, so we're at a lull until the spring.  But here's the latest:

Before the weather turned, I managed to get some work done on the knee plates. Here is the Rusto Aluminum layer with liquid mask:

After this, I did a layer of Valspar Golden Maze and Rusto Pale Yellow:

Still working indoors on the final touch-ups on the knees.  Pics soon.

Simultaneously, I sprayed the knee darts that go on the sides with Rusto Aluminum:

And then brush painted the black and red details on those, and dirtied them up:

In other news, I received a long-delayed shipment from FettPride, including an almost full set of armor (I'm inquiring about the missing kidney plate and RF topper.)  It was cheaper for me to buy a whole set then just the pieces I needed.  So I'll sell off the parts I don't need.

The helmet shown here is the "GMH" helmet -- the most authentic repro of Boba's helmet currently available. It was cast from a repaired movie prop.  Eventually I will paint the GMH in the Empire Strikes back color scheme, so that way I have both ESB and RotJ helmets!