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Endor Trooper Camo Painting Tips
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Grey Jedi (Donna Keeley)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:57 am    Post subject: Endor Trooper Camo Painting Tips Reply with quote

This is reposted from the Endor Trooper forum on the Sunrider Base Project Board. We did the Endor Trooper as a group project with a Han and Leia for face characters.

In this post, BrieKalan describes the painting process for the Han duster and the Endor Trooper duster. The Han/Luke dusters are white, where the Trooper duster is dyed tan before doing to camo painting.

The paint used is Design Master Floral Spray Paint and is available in most hobby stores in the US.

Hope this helps.

Regular Trooper Camo
http://www.greyjedi.me/role_clothing/tutorials/endor_camo_tutorial.html

Han Solo Endor Duster Camo
http://www.greyjedi.me/role_clothing/tutorials/endor_hero_camo_tutorial.html

Update 5/21/15:
The tutorial has been revised and split between the non-hero/regular trooper camo and the hero/Han Solo duster camo.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW - great tutorial!

I'm experimenting with minature model spray paint 'tamiya' (for the colour range) atm

Thanks for sharing this!

Oh, if I'm not supposed to respond to this, then please delete this reponse
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, model paint will dry stiff and crack; plus you can't wash it in your washing machine.

It's worth the money to get the fabric spray paint. If it gets dull after a few washings then you can spruce it up. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grey Jedi wrote:
Actually, model paint will dry stiff and crack; plus you can't wash it in your washing machine.

It's worth the money to get the fabric spray paint. If it gets dull after a few washings then you can spruce it up. Smile


Wink Thanks for the tip!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Painting... sort of Reply with quote

Hi Donna-

Based on a recent discussion with a local judge, I was encouraged to post my results (& I hope you'll indulge me...) {THX Lori!!!} Very Happy

This little project started w/ a whilte labcoat dyed tan. In an effort to conserve money, I bought only 3 colors of Design Master- the Olive, Hunter green & Moss green. I wanted a decent portion of the khaki base color under-tone to remain, and felt that a 4-color duster was appropriate. My color spray in order was from moss to hunter to olive...

Here's where I did something a little silly-- I did not realize at first that the coat was wrinkled due to the early evening low level light from my balcony. I was having a little too much fun spraying (or maybe inhaling too many fumes...) & thought that continuing to spray amongst the wrinkles would yield a semi-cool design...

It wasn't until ironing the coat that I realized the potential error of my ways... Despite that I ironed that coat smoother than a baby's butt, the wrinkles remained! Shocked Here's a look @ the coat in 2 different angles and lighting:


Semi-distraught over the idea that I've ruined this project jeezsick , I took the coat with me to the 6/13 RL SWW dinner to obtain some feedback... Much to my surprise, the overall concensus response I got was favorable... One of the more memorable comments was that the wrinkles gives off a worn, broke-in leather vibe. 'Do nothing else to it' was another...

Any feedback, Donna?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not Donna, but...

The wrinkles are there because the paint is sticking the fabric together in that fashion. If you want to try and get it out, machine wash it (by itself!). It might take some of the paint off, but it will also loosen up the "grip" it has, reducing the wrinkles.

That being said... Endor troopers aren't really meant to be in a grand Parade with shiny boots and uniforms. Along with weathering/wear with the rest of your costume, the wrinkleness of it would go along. So I woulden't worry too much about it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I like the wrinkles. It has added realism, in my humble opinion. Has the worn effect without you actually doing it on purpose! I think once the whole kit is on, you might have a different opinion of it Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:39 am    Post subject: Wrinkles rule Reply with quote

Kevin- you're right...

Not only do you agree w/ those who saw it at the SWW RL dinner, those who saw it the next day in the park (was in full Endor 'Monty') had nothing but good things to say.

'Do nothing' is word of the day.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So true about the floral spray paint...

I have worn/washed my Endor camo on many occasions...after a few washings I just grab the paint cans and put some more on...
the mottling just keeps getting better...
I did start out with a rather "light" hand when it came to spraying though...there was quite a bit of the khaki color of the pants showing through...

which now I am glad I did it that way as each additional application of paints has "blurred all the lines"...

that Design Master is GREAT stuff...

It is also available at Joanne Fabrics...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Over the brown we put a medium layer of "ivory" to bring out the green and tone down the red in the brown. Overall it came out very well.


What is the "ivory" color --I don't see that listed. Sorry if I'm missing something, but I'm planning on doing the painting soon and want to make sure I get all the right colors...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the same paint in a color called "Ivory". The Design Master Floral Spray Paint.

Ivory is only needed if you are doing a face character poncho or coat. Otherwise use the second listing of colors.

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I use a lot more colors for the camo than most. I spray in this order:
-Moss Green (heavy)
-Holiday Green (light)
-Hunter Green (light)
-Basil (heavy...primary color)
-Olive Bright (medium)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotcha, thanks! No face character for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great guide! It will really come in handy for me next year when I get around to doing my Luke Endor costume Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just make sure you get the right colors.

Luke's pancho is different than both Han's and the regular Troopers.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I have a few reference pics and will take some screencaps of my own so I can get it right.
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