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DAM FSB Boots Repaint  

DAM FSB Boots Repaint

I bought the new DAM FSB Luxury figure recently, and it is a very nice and fully loaded figure. But the boots, although well made. Just did not look right to me, as the colour of the leather bothered me.


So I did a search online for any images of the type of boot, that it is supposed to be. And the nearest one I could find is in the picture on the right. And as usual with me I just had to see if I could re-paint the DAM boots to match the picture here.


Picture 1. shows an extra pair of the boots as they came from the figure, that I bought loose  to use as an experiment. To see if I can re-paint them.


Picture 2. shows the main parts of the boot re-painted with Citadel Colour Scorched Brown 61-12 acrylic paint. This took a bit of time to do, as I had to paint as much of the boot as I could, and then let it dry for about an hour. That way I have found that the next touch up of the boots with the paint, it now has something to 'cling' onto. So that I can get a flat even Brown colour, and all of the original boot colour is hidden.


I have found that the boot now has a semi-gloss appearance once it dried off, but I am not worried about that. As I am going to use some Tamiya weathering powders to dull the boots down, and also add a weathered effect to them when I have finished.


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In Picture 3. I have had to re-paint the ankle pad on the rear top of the boot, the Black rubber strip on the side of the boot. The two different Brown colours were each mixed separately, by trial and error to get a colour to match the picture above right. I have also re-painted the Light Tan band at the bottom of the boot, with another different mixed Brown colour.


In Picture 4. I have used my model knife to scrape at the eyelets of the boot, to get the metal parts shiny and worn. I have also squeezed the boot together, which helps to crease it, so that I can really lose the new look of the boot. To help explain better about the boot changes i have done - Boot Repaint. I then used some Tamiya Rust weathering powder, scrubbed into the boot to lose the shine from the paint. On top of this I have given the boot a very light drybrush of the Tamiya Light Sand weathering powder. To add a dusty effect and to add slight highlights to the sewn edges. Note: Because I have only done one boot here to demonstrate how I did this, the hard part now is trying to match the mixed Brown colours on the other boot.




















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