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First crack at weathering - let me know what you think.

So, I’m trying to find a balance between what looks good on camera and what looks good in person. I found that my previous test looked pretty good in person but seemed pretty soft in pictures. Because of this I decided to punch up the weathering a bit. I started with the shins since I tend to weather too much and the shins are typically the dirtiest part.

Started by using a sponge to apply burnt umber acrylic paint. I kept on dabbing until the paint was pretty much dry.
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Wiped away most of the paint with a damp shop towel.
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Did the same thing with black paint but only in some areas and used more of a wash than applying paint straight out of the tube.
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I did two coats with the airbrush. One layer was a brown-grey colour and the other is sand coloured. So, four different colours in total were used.
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Final
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Reference
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In sunlight with a clean thigh for comparison.
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So, then I jumped into it.
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First try was too dark.
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So I had to tone it down with white paint.
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Compared to shins.
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Closer pic with flash.
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The shins look too different than the chest. The shins are richer in colour and contrast. Question is, which gets redone? I think I will give the chest another go tomorrow - it looks too "painted on" anyways. Or am I letting the OCD get the best of me?
 

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The "stripes" on the chest color looks off to me. I like the texture and color on the right shin the best. 

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The "stripes" on the chest color looks off to me. I like the texture and color on the right shin the best. 

This is the second try. No black added yet.
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I happened across this pic. Looks like the trooper second from the right with the white pauldron is wearing the captain’s armour - aside from the cheese grater hand guards.
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Update on weathering. It is a slow process but I am adding washes of black acrylic paint and burnt umber acrylic paint over the armour to build up the dirtier areas. Just the arms and helmet (hard parts) left to do then I can dust the armour with a couple layers of airbrush.

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Weathering of everything but the helmet and soft parts is done. I also removed the paint run line from the helmet and redid it with a better colour. I also added the cheek crack and some random spots of HDPE green to simulate paint chips. Of course I won’t have as many chips as the non-screen capture reference pics since they are way after the fact, but they do give ideas as to where the paint may have chipped off. Overall the weathering is stronger than I planned, much stronger, but I’m generally happy with it.

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Last major weathering hurdle - the bucket. There isn’t much reference for the left side or back so I took some artistic license. I still need to attach the Hovi mics and install the lens.

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Helmet looks good already, nice job:duim:

but I'll stick with one of my previous posts in this thread: there will have to be larger gaps on the ears. 

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4 hours ago, Hausi said:

Helmet looks good already, nice job:duim:

but I'll stick with one of my previous posts in this thread: there will have to be larger gaps on the ears. 

Thanks... and yes, I need larger gaps. :salute:

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Helmet looks good already, nice job:duim:
but I'll stick with one of my previous posts in this thread: there will have to be larger gaps on the ears. 

Hey Hausi, how is this? Does the back of the ear have the same gap? Thanks.

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Took some pictures in the sunlight. It knocks down the weathering a bit.  I'm glad I went heavier with the weathering than I planned. 

By the way, do most TDs use the thinner green acetate lens or the heavier, darker lens (like from Trooperbay)?  I have the thinner lens in there now as I believe that is more screen accurate but it seems it would be pretty easy for people to see my eyes - even with my balaclava on. 


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First test fit with the weathering and pauldron. Still need to make my thigh garter (temp setup being used) and proper shoulder straps. And yes, those are my dancing shoes (need to weather boots, pauldron, and pouches). I didn’t bother with the pouches but the wife snapped a few pics of the fitting so I tried some poses. Daniel, I was in a hurry and totally botched the pose. Next time :) And I need to finish the T-21.

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Your gear suits you very well, looks awesome, mate! :duim:

As far as the ears are concerned, the gaps will have to be even larger, mine were large from the beginning and I had to make them even larger.  In some scenes you can even see the light shining through those gaps. You already know my and M4vrick's SWAT threads. 

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I’m more of a fan of the thicker green lenses for the purpose of people not being able to see through them. 

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2 hours ago, Airborne Trooper said:

I’m more of a fan of the thicker green lenses for the purpose of people not being able to see through them. 

Yeah, this was my first time wearing the thin lens. I can totally see my eyes in the pic. I agree, screen accurate or not, I’m putting in the dark lens. 

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Darker lens and s-trim installed.  Need to add some fans.
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More ear trimming. Baby steps. Yeah,  I could probably stand to trim a bit more off.
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Compare pics after and before distressing the MP40 pouches. I used 220 and 600 grit sandpaper and a wire brush.
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Distressing small Spanish pouches. After and before.
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I roughed up the pauldron but the effect does not really show very well in photos, so I won’t show that.

Pauldron after some black and brown paint washes.
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Boots got brown and dark grey washes.
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Everything got a few light coats of a dark grey/ sandy colour.
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I have pouches for both versions of the docking bay capt and cantina capt - so I should be good for whatever.  Backpack #3 from CrookKnight should be shipping anytime now. 

 

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I just wanted to say this looks amazing. I’m building my first ever armor and I’m doing a Sandtrooper. Wanted to thank you for putting up this build thread. It’s been super helpful to me. I refer to it all the time.

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1 hour ago, Harenatrooper said:

I just wanted to say this looks amazing. I’m building my first ever armor and I’m doing a Sandtrooper. Wanted to thank you for putting up this build thread. It’s been super helpful to me. I refer to it all the time.

Thanks!!  I'm glad it helped.  Troopers helping troopers. :salute:

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DLT-19 upgrade.

Since I want to also have the option of trooping as the cantina captain, I guess I need to dirty-up my DLT-19. I added some wire to the t tracks and added a bit of weathering.  The DLT-19 is a 3D print I put together last year - it was actually the first thing related to the 501st that I built.  This was my gateway build.

Used dremel to make some notches in t-tracks.
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Installed wire. I used 19 gauge black wire. Might be a little thin but it is what I had on hand.
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Reference from Looksirdroids website.
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Light wash of light brown paint. It does not show up very well in photos.
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Beautiful work, your paint job looks very much like the real deal! :duim:

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1 hour ago, Hausi said:

Beautiful work, your paint job looks very much like the real deal! :duim:

Thanks!  

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1 hour ago, TheSwede said:

Awesome work Gred:duim: I said it before but can`t wait to see it all finished:salute:

Yeah, me too. :smile:

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