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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: Daxar Arkada on Jan 10, 2016, 11:19 PM

Title: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Daxar Arkada on Jan 10, 2016, 11:19 PM
Greetings Vods!

Its about time I started a thread for this, since I already have quite a bit of progress.  Thanks to Drake, who happens to be the same body type as myself, I have a great set of armor to show.

The following are work in progress photos.  I apologize for the massive amount at the start.

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/11938241_1026518510716127_837314516_n_zpsbqnf1new.jpg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/11938241_1026518510716127_837314516_n_zpsbqnf1new.jpg.html)

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/12067837_1026511100716868_423407863_n_zps5bhma1x7.jpg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/12067837_1026511100716868_423407863_n_zps5bhma1x7.jpg.html)

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/12053116_1029012427133402_429099628_n_zpsi4oz91j9.jpg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/12053116_1029012427133402_429099628_n_zpsi4oz91j9.jpg.html)

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/12119792_1028508230517155_1305311480_o_zpsjzaziccn.jpg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/12119792_1028508230517155_1305311480_o_zpsjzaziccn.jpg.html)

Here are some of the paintjob!

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/12119772_1029883040379674_2089781861_o_zps68ovhlze.jpg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/12119772_1029883040379674_2089781861_o_zps68ovhlze.jpg.html)

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/12165623_1029882743713037_2042860811_o_zps6wdlvmhg.jpg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/12165623_1029882743713037_2042860811_o_zps6wdlvmhg.jpg.html)

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/12168478_1029882810379697_479939041_o_zpsekcdfatl.jpg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/12168478_1029882810379697_479939041_o_zpsekcdfatl.jpg.html)

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/12164434_1030264720341506_510556784_o_zpsdbr3sqnb.jpg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/12164434_1030264720341506_510556784_o_zpsdbr3sqnb.jpg.html)

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/12165174_1030264673674844_1618113217_o_zpso9z0mocr.jpg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/12165174_1030264673674844_1618113217_o_zpso9z0mocr.jpg.html)

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/12164834_1030264963674815_1731898282_o_zpsbodgd2ie.jpg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/12164834_1030264963674815_1731898282_o_zpsbodgd2ie.jpg.html)

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/12165333_1030250383676273_1006500009_o%201_zpsishtx74g.jpg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/12165333_1030250383676273_1006500009_o%201_zpsishtx74g.jpg.html)

I'll try to post photos later of the armor taped to myself.
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Kavryn Falco on Jan 13, 2016, 03:03 PM
I like the design on the chest - simple but effective. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Daxar Arkada on Jan 13, 2016, 05:38 PM
Thanks!

Here is a mock up of the plates taped to me.  I know its not perfect placement. Also, not the best photo I have ever taken. I feel like the collar is too low.  But do the plates look like the fit me?

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/IMG_6078_zpszmjxan54.jpg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/IMG_6078_zpszmjxan54.jpg.html)
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Raestin Ke'Varek on Jan 13, 2016, 05:50 PM
I would actually say they look a tad bit wide on you.  And yes, the collar looks like it needs to come up a little.  Great looking kit so far though.  8)  I like the physical damage.  Be sure and scratch it up a bit, and slap some blackwash on it.  It'll definitely add to the realism.
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on Jan 14, 2016, 01:27 AM
I would actually say they look a tad bit wide on you.  And yes, the collar looks like it needs to come up a little.  Great looking kit so far though.  8)  I like the physical damage.  Be sure and scratch it up a bit, and slap some blackwash on it.  I'll definitely add to the realism.
Raestin's got it.  Take 1/4 in off the outside, and you should be gold.
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Daxar Arkada on Apr 06, 2016, 03:02 PM
So I was doing some measurements, and I am concerned that if I do trim 1/4 off, that once I add the flight suit and the vest the plates will be too small.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Havelock on Apr 06, 2016, 11:24 PM
If you look at the amount of coverage on Jango:

(http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o568/larpbrett/Jango-CHRON_zpsptkzvxz2.jpg) (http://s1148.photobucket.com/user/larpbrett/media/Jango-CHRON_zpsptkzvxz2.jpg.html)

it's actually a pretty small area that's covered by the armor.  If you trim a 1/4 around, that should be just about perfect.
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on Apr 07, 2016, 01:43 AM
So I was doing some measurements, and I am concerned that if I do trim 1/4 off, that once I add the flight suit and the vest the plates will be too small.  Thoughts?
Start with 1/8 in if you have the jitters about them being cut down too small.  I mean, they won't be too small, but you do you. :P
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Apr 17, 2016, 08:33 PM
Good looking kit so far! Your damage and color choices look really good! Commenting to keep up with your progress!
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Taakur Beroya on Apr 17, 2016, 10:26 PM
I am loving that paint job vod. It looks really great. Im interested to see how this WIP progresses.
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Daxar Arkada on Jun 25, 2016, 07:12 PM
I think its time I updated this thread!

The chest plates were trimmed, I'll post those later, but for now, weathering!

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsgbb6bmba.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsgbb6bmba.jpeg.html)
back plate

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsrhucf4cf.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsrhucf4cf.jpeg.html)
cod piece

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsnnebz3w6.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsnnebz3w6.jpeg.html)

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbfsnjtfx.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbfsnjtfx.jpeg.html)
knees

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsphpf3dna.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsphpf3dna.jpeg.html)

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpspmduhi2x.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpspmduhi2x.jpeg.html)
boot covers

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscrlrjueb.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscrlrjueb.jpeg.html)
belt clip

Once I weather the chest plates, gauntlets, shoulders and shins I'll post them too.
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Daxar Arkada on Jul 08, 2016, 09:29 PM
And I'm back!

Its been a busy few weeks, spent some time with the BVC at Megacon and got some great tips on how to finish things up and get started on the app process!

Here is the finished armor, now weathered. It was challenge as my armor has some dark tonal blues and grays. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps1ueveh6g.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps1ueveh6g.jpeg.html)
All the pieces together, sans gauntlets.

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsk9pvhcy2.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsk9pvhcy2.jpeg.html)
Backplate

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbbkgjqy7.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbbkgjqy7.jpeg.html)
Chest

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsildpg9nk.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsildpg9nk.jpeg.html)
Lightning kinda blew out the details on this shoulder, but.....

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsj07jlzen.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsj07jlzen.jpeg.html)
Here is the other shoulder

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsui5n5ljh.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsui5n5ljh.jpeg.html)
Segmented cod

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvvq9f4uf.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvvq9f4uf.jpeg.html)
Knees

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsygmgslia.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsygmgslia.jpeg.html)
Shins

(http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/joselebron00/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps19veug71.jpeg) (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/joselebron00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps19veug71.jpeg.html)
Boot plates


Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Drake on Jul 08, 2016, 10:19 PM
That's the best set of armor I've ever seen.  :o  :laugh:

In all seriousness, you've done an amazing job adding the layers of grime. It really adds to it. Make sure you get that bucket dirty.  ;D
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Mojo Khuriso on Jul 09, 2016, 11:04 PM
I love the weathering on this!!! Especially the cuts and grooves in the armor!! Looks AWESOME!!
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Vailin Flynn on Jul 10, 2016, 05:54 AM
Grime....Good ;D
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Daxar Arkada on Nov 08, 2016, 07:46 PM
Everything put together, from my pre app board post

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/zUw0MK.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmzUw0MKj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/iEZfI8.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmiEZfI8j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/Uu2vws.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poUu2vwsj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/olOFrC.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnolOFrCj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/921/AFtJsf.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/plAFtJsfj)
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Cavious on Nov 08, 2016, 09:09 PM
Love the cross draw look vod!
Title: Re: First Armor Build, WIP
Post by: Kris Jasra on Nov 11, 2016, 03:04 AM
Love the cross draw look vod!

Except when you snag on things when trying to turn round... #experience. :P

Nothing's really jumping out at me either. Nice kit.