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Boba Fett Armor Finish?

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Boba Fett Armor Finish?
Posted by Mark Lookabaugh on Friday, March 08, 2019 7:49 AM

I'm finishing up a Bandai Boba Fett kit, and I find myself waffling back and forth about whether I should give the green armor plates of his suit a gloss or matte finish. 

I've seen movie stills that support both.  One shot from cloud city in a well lighted area clearly shows reflections from the armor plates.  Most others seem to be dullish. 

Also, I'm very happy with my "chipping" effect on the plates (sponged silver paint).  I wonder if a dull coat would make that less realistic.  A mix of the two doesn't seem feasible because of the size and complexity of the chipping scheme.

Opinions would be greatly appreciated.  :)

Thank you!

Mark

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 08, 2019 11:25 AM

Well, you could always overspray him with both and then take photos and compare to see which one you like better.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, March 08, 2019 11:46 AM

I imagine his armor got dusty after he left Cloud City and arrived at Tatoonine at Jabba the Hutt's palace. The stills may have been taken at different stages of his appearance, whether in Empire or Return.

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, March 08, 2019 4:26 PM

I'd say flat - weathered scale models gnerally look better that way.  Please post pics, as I'd love to see what you have done.

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Friday, March 08, 2019 4:47 PM
I will also say flat and yes please show us some photos.

Clint

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 08, 2019 10:06 PM

Why not go with a satin or semi gloss finish on the armor.

 

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  • Member since
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Posted by Mark Lookabaugh on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:36 AM

It looks like flat is the way to go.  I tried a test with a bit of scrap painted the same color with chipping, and gloss just looked weird.

I'm finishing up this week.  Pics coming soon.

Thanks for the help!

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:25 AM

Cool, looking forward to the photos!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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