Boba Fett's armor has changed color in subtle ways. Here is our attempt to pinpoint all of the variants by their exact color codes.
The McQuarrie Concept Fett evolved the "supertrooper" character in early drafts of "The Empire Strikes Back" into the more unique character of Boba Fett. McQuarrie contributed several concept sketches and paintings of Boba Fett (wearing a Western-style brown poncho) as well as his ship, Slave I.
"Pre-Production #1" (PP1) Boba Fett (Mid 1978) featured "eyes" (version 1, later called "Jaig eyes") and then "ears" (version 2). The shoulder symbol is also very different. The jetpack was converted from the White Prototype / Supertrooper costume. It's believed that Joe Johnston painted this version. This costume was worn by Duwayne Dunham at the 1978 San Anselmo Community Fair and Parade, which is Boba Fett's first public appearance. This costume also looks similar to "Jedi" but with a yellow left gauntlet and brown gloves.
"Pre-Pro #2" (PP2) Boba Fett (Mid 1978) featured gloves with circle patterns. His gauntlet also includes a flamethrower. This costume also looks similar to "Empire," but has the "Jedi" jetpack and brown gloves.
Red gauntlets. Teal, yellow, red and white jetpack. Faded flight suit. Grey and white gloves. Green cape. It's known that Sandy Dhuyvetter painted the hero helmet. One of the stunt jetpacks is also known to have a lightsaber slash in the back, which is from unused footage that never made it into the film. This costume's jetpack has teal, yellow, red, and white colors.
Flynn O'Connor suggests:
- Spray Paint. COST: $6/can
4 cans: 1 Moss Green, 1 Flat Black, 1 Aluminum Silver, 1 Yellow.
- Brush On Paint. COST: $3/can
2 cans: 1 White, 1 Red.
- Various Brushes. COST: $5 for 3 brushes
The only color I use for that real Boba Fett green is Testor's Spray Model Paint "SAC Bomber Green," available in most model shops. Also don't use any actual "red" -- it looks too new. use burgundy colors for that right amount of "worn down."
Flynn O'Connor suggests:
First off take the different Chest and Neck Pieces and paint them a solid Moss Green. This color is a good match to the helmet color of the Don Post Mask. Paint the Shoulder Pads Yellow. After those coats are dry you can start painting the details. The three main colors you will need are Flat Black, White, and Aluminum Silver. First you need to paint the White Mandalorian Supercommando Symbol in the Upper right corner of the right breast plate. Then you must paint the white box on the upper left corner of the left breast plate and the white line in the center of the center piece. The black is used for all the edges (LIGHTLY) and you can even use a rag to pull some of the black off to make it more worn... Black can also be used for some Carbon Scoring Effects... Spray the black into the dents and QUICKLY use an old brush to spread it out like a blaster mark. The silver should be sprayed directly on the brush and quickly and lightly brushed over the armor for the scratched worn in look... To age the armor further mist over it LIGHTLY with the black from about 4 feet away.
The shoulder pads now just need to be painted with the Skull Symbol in red and a bit of black for a light border on the edges. Again a fine mist of black over it will give it that aged look. Silver scratches are also a must.
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