boba87fett

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For comparison next to the EFX (I know it’s not perfect) and then next to my helmet by FamousFett.

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So, I phoned a friend and spent the next three hours working to figure out how to bring out more green and some warmth in order to tone it back down to more Grey and cooler via weathering with washes and misting by the end.

Ultimately, I ended up putting that original green paint mix into the airbrush cup, adding a couple drops of Archive-X Light Green and a couple drops of Mud. This increased the saturation of the green and also gave it some warmth. I used Engine Black for a wash over the green areas prior to unmasking them.

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For comparison, here it is next to my helmet by FamousFett:

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The green is more saturated and the helmet warmer. I wanted this saturation and warmth now because I anticipate it becoming more Grey and cooler as the black washes, SPLDG misting and more occur further down the line.

I’m happier with it, but am eager to see how it ends up. At this point the green base is Light Green + SP Lettering Grey + SP Lark Dark Grey + Light Reefer Grey + Mud at roughly 12:10:1:1:1.

I am going to make some swatch cards to match what’s on the helmet and continue to test out weathering techniques to shift the hue and warmth towards what I’d like to see in the end.

I know this color combo is insane and there are probably easier ways to get there lol. But, I’ve learned a lot and will do better next time!
 
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boba87fett

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Here are some photos of a swatch card that I made based on what I came to use on the helmet.

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And some photos taken with a flash:

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Bonzo67

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I have a question concerning your ESB Blaster which I saw in several of your pics. Where did you find the scope mounts? I saw a video that indicated that they are for sale on Amazon but due to the pandemic, the item has not been available for some time now. Thanks.
 

boba87fett

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My scope was actually sent to me by my friend @intwenothor. He’s posted several of his scope setups for sale and has done a solid write up on the scope and mounts.

 
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intwenothor

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I have a question concerning your ESB Blaster which I saw in several of your pics. Where did you find the scope mounts? I saw a video that indicated that they are for sale on Amazon but due to the pandemic, the item has not been available for some time now. Thanks.
I've not seen them on Amazon, although you may have seen something I have not. The scope mounts have now become very difficult to find. I do not know why - £30 used to be a reasonable price, but now you're lucky to pay twice that. Lots of these old found parts have become expensive to buy. I recentlys old a complete scope, which was a nice example, but it was for more than I have ever asked. I think the scope rings alone cost me £80 to source, which is crazy.

My scope was actually sent to me by my friend @intwenothor. He’s posted several of his scope setups for sale and has done a solid write up on the scope and mounts.

Yes, it was Sussex, but, as I recall, I needed parts from three or four scopes to make it as good as I could; I was glad that I had years of scope spares available to make it decent; it was a nice looking thing.

I'm enjoying your build, Steven. I was admiring it just last night!

Still loving my copy of your book - super!

Peace

Andy
 
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