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I have been lingering on the edges for a couple of years.  About 4 (5?) years ago I purchased a set of AP armor from Canada which has been in storage till now.  After I built my granddaughters Pink Trooper Armor ( pic below) I took a break.  Until just recently she requested me to build her an ROTJ Boba Fett which of course I agreed!  That got my juices flowing again so I pulled out the TK from storage and begun the trek to Centurion.  Good to be back and fired up!

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Welcome back to the White Zone!!! I'd say good luck with your build but the pink TK speaks for itself! 

Any questions just ask, id be more then happy to help if I can. 

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18 hours ago, illusionz_09 said:

Glad to have you back. I'll keep an eye out for that boba build on he bounty hunter page as well. 

Always glad to have more TKs in the ranks though. Good luck

 

Lol yea I have been to the Bounty Hunter Page as well as Mandalorian Mercs!  It's gonna be fun and challenging for the little Boba especially since she wants it ROTJ with some special modifications!  Of course I agreed and said yes after all how does one refuse their gradaughter :-)

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On 8/6/2017 at 10:36 AM, allan1313 said:

Welcome back! Good luck on the build. We can help if you need it.

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Thanks!  I do have a question with regards to my Centurion TK build.  The AP set I have is obviously all ABS and polishes up quite nicely.  However due to the fact that I am making an ANH Stunt and all the stunts had painted buckets (your all familiar with all that :-))  That being said does the bucket need to be painted.  I looked around and never found an answer.  Thanks!

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Thanks!  I do have a question with regards to my Centurion TK build.  The AP set I have is obviously all ABS and polishes up quite nicely.  However due to the fact that I am making an ANH Stunt and all the stunts had painted buckets (your all familiar with all that :-))  That being said does the bucket need to be painted.  I looked around and never found an answer.  Thanks!
The actual helmet does not need to be painted. The frown and vocoder needs to be painted and some of the details like the tears,traps, and tube stripes can be painted or decals. But no, the overall helmet does not need to be painted if that's what you are asking.

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16 minutes ago, allan1313 said:

The actual helmet does not need to be painted. The frown and vocoder needs to be painted and some of the details like the tears,traps, and tube stripes can be painted or decals. But no, the overall helmet does not need to be painted if that's what you are asking.

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Yea I was referring to the bucket.  I have painted many in the past and have always hand painted all the details and the actual bucket.   I guess the better question should be do most Centurion builds paint the actual helmet?  Because then obviously the white of the helmet and armor will not match "exactly" which may be a good thing I suppose and I actually enjoy painting the whole thing as you can hide little filling mishaps etc.  I hope I'm being clear enough and sorry if im being confusing lol

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Yea I was referring to the bucket.  I have painted many in the past and have always hand painted all the details and the actual bucket.   I guess the better question should be do most Centurion builds paint the actual helmet?  Because then obviously the white of the helmet and bucket will not match exactly which may be a good thing I suppose and I actually enjoy painting the whole thing as you can hide little filling mishaps etc.  
No most do not paint the bucket. They are formed using the same plastic as the rest of the kit so it matches and you don't need to paint it.

During the movie production a different plastic that was tan/khaki was used to make the helmets. So to match they had to paint them white.

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Yea I was referring to the bucket.  I have painted many in the past and have always hand painted all the details and the actual bucket.   I guess the better question should be do most Centurion builds paint the actual helmet?  Because then obviously the white of the helmet and bucket will not match exactly which may be a good thing I suppose and I actually enjoy painting the whole thing as you can hide little filling mishaps etc.  
No most do not paint the bucket. They are formed using the same plastic as the rest of the kit so it matches and you don't need to paint it.

During the movie production a different plastic that was tan/khaki was used to make the helmets. So to match they had to paint them white.

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Yea I was referring to the bucket.  I have painted many in the past and have always hand painted all the details and the actual bucket.   I guess the better question should be do most Centurion builds paint the actual helmet?  Because then obviously the white of the helmet and bucket will not match exactly which may be a good thing I suppose and I actually enjoy painting the whole thing as you can hide little filling mishaps etc.  
No most do not paint the bucket. They are formed using the same plastic as the rest of the kit so it matches and you don't need to paint it.

During the movie production a different plastic that was tan/khaki was used to make the helmets. So to match they had to paint them white.

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Yea I was referring to the bucket.  I have painted many in the past and have always hand painted all the details and the actual bucket.   I guess the better question should be do most Centurion builds paint the actual helmet?  Because then obviously the white of the helmet and bucket will not match exactly which may be a good thing I suppose and I actually enjoy painting the whole thing as you can hide little filling mishaps etc.  
No most do not paint the bucket. They are formed using the same plastic as the rest of the kit so it matches and you don't need to paint it.

During the movie production a different plastic that was tan/khaki was used to make the helmets. So to match they had to paint them white.

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Yea I was referring to the bucket.  I have painted many in the past and have always hand painted all the details and the actual bucket.   I guess the better question should be do most Centurion builds paint the actual helmet?  Because then obviously the white of the helmet and bucket will not match exactly which may be a good thing I suppose and I actually enjoy painting the whole thing as you can hide little filling mishaps etc.  
No most do not paint the bucket. They are formed using the same plastic as the rest of the kit so it matches and you don't need to paint it.

During the movie production a different plastic that was tan/khaki was used to make the helmets. So to match they had to paint them white.

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Just now, allan1313 said:

No most do not paint the bucket. They are formed using the same plastic as the rest of the kit so it matches and you don't need to paint it.

During the movie production a different plastic that was tan/khaki was used to make the helmets. So to match they had to paint them white.

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Ok sweet yea I knew about the reason they painted during production.  Just wanted to be sure and was curious as to what most did thanks!

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Exactly. In theory only the vocoder and drown need to be painted, the rest could be stickers that emulate a hand painted look for the traps, stripes, etc. but most people hand paint the details. Especially for centurion. But the armor itself comes perfectly white. No need to touch that up

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