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Title: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 02, 2016, 09:50 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 03, 2016, 02:40 AM
Changed my approach to the dent, may need a rethink for the whole area
More detail needs to be added and refinement

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_102.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_102.jpeg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_101.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_101.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 04, 2016, 06:54 AM
Here's abit more on the blaster scar

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_118.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_118.jpeg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_117.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_117.jpeg.html)

I still need to get it to blend into rest of helmet paint, may need to add more silver then try paint it so it looks realistic. Maybe a border of fine carbon scoring then to paint
What do you guys think
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Apr 04, 2016, 11:35 AM
Looks amazing.   For the blaster scar, you might get a more realistic look if you paint it "charred" and drybrush the silver, that way it would look like it charred and the raised surfaces have rubbed the charring off a bit over time?   
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 04, 2016, 12:43 PM
Looks amazing.   For the blaster scar, you might get a more realistic look if you paint it "charred" and drybrush the silver, that way it would look like it charred and the raised surfaces have rubbed the charring off a bit over time?   

Thanks vod, I've been thinking of how to blend it, I'll see if I can do what you've suggested
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Apr 04, 2016, 02:29 PM
we are working on a project and tried to figure out how to do a blaster scorch that looked like it had been there a while and that is how we are going to try it.   we're going to paint it normal, then weather the whole thing, then a black smudge where the blaster hit, then drybrush the base color over it to get the raised areas like the scorching has been rubbed off over time, then weather THAT so it doesn't look like fresh paint over the scorch.   it's more work, but I think it's the right general direction.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 04, 2016, 02:48 PM
we are working on a project and tried to figure out how to do a blaster scorch that looked like it had been there a while and that is how we are going to try it.   we're going to paint it normal, then weather the whole thing, then a black smudge where the blaster hit, then drybrush the base color over it to get the raised areas like the scorching has been rubbed off over time, then weather THAT so it doesn't look like fresh paint over the scorch.   it's more work, but I think it's the right general direction.
That's true, I'm not fussed about the work, it's the realism and quality
Thanks heaps vod, I'll try what youve said
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Apr 04, 2016, 02:50 PM
I can see that, it is coming along amazingly well.   Can't wait to follow the rest of your build and paint.   I have a lot to learn here :D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 04, 2016, 04:15 PM
Thanks vod, if I can do it, I'll share what I can
Thanks for your advice vod
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 05, 2016, 04:12 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Apr 05, 2016, 11:26 AM
definitely getting close, that looks awesome.   airbrush, I presume?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 05, 2016, 11:38 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Apr 05, 2016, 11:42 AM
#dedication

You have far more patience than I.   
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 05, 2016, 11:51 AM
it helps me wind doqwn after work, and i like to see if i can do it....and i waiting on some thing to turn up that ive ordered
i found painting relaxing
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 06, 2016, 04:34 AM
Bit more
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_122.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_122.jpeg.html)

My helper wanted a pic, his name is Beskar
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_121.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_121.jpeg.html)

Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 08, 2016, 10:00 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 09, 2016, 05:03 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Apr 09, 2016, 09:34 PM
Bit more
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_122.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_122.jpeg.html)

My helper wanted a pic, his name is Beskar
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_121.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_121.jpeg.html)
Looks good. Back panels look great.
Have you considered a blackwash of the blaster acar? If you take a utility knife or xacto blade and score the dent like a boba, a black wash will cling to the scratches and really make the dent pop. If you need to, you can touch up the highlights after the wash.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 09, 2016, 09:48 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Apr 12, 2016, 09:50 AM
Paint apps are looking pretty great so far vod
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 12, 2016, 10:11 AM
Thanks vod, it's getting there, the weather hasn't been the best for painting lately
And I've been bit lazy
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Apr 12, 2016, 11:27 AM
This is Going Great ..  ;)  Keep it up ..

 I may need to Do a protector someday .. I Really like the colors .... ;D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 12, 2016, 06:25 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 27, 2016, 02:50 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Apr 30, 2016, 05:29 PM
Lookin' good!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 02, 2016, 03:45 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 04, 2016, 10:20 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on May 07, 2016, 09:41 PM
Bit the bullet today and ordered a jetpack from nme props. I've got plenty of time to sort out my colours. Got some ideas on upgrading the accessories on the pack. Will need to work out how to attack it to the back plate

If you're gonna do it right, pick up a jetpack harness and some jp hardware. Otherwise there are budget options that can work as well. I love my harness. I can easily have anyone just lift it off the hooks whenever I get tired. The trade-off is that it takes two people to suit up.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 07, 2016, 10:20 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 14, 2016, 02:00 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2016, 09:08 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 06, 2016, 10:47 AM
Did you go with the rocket pack, or the arena pack from NME?  I've got both and love them.  Great product.

You probably saw my DC-15A and changed your mind.  ;)  Either way, I look forward to seeing some pics!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2016, 07:17 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 06, 2016, 07:48 PM
It's NME. It'll take some time, but the product is solid.

I will hit everything imagine able with my DC. That's just the nature of it. A shorter rifle/carbine/blaster might work out better if you don't want to be a walking weathering machine (your kit and others).

Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2016, 08:22 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 12, 2016, 07:11 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 12, 2016, 08:59 AM
Whoops, I replied over on your clan page, but it looks really good!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 12, 2016, 09:37 AM
Thanks mate, stay tuned for more
May I ask how you went about weathering your flightsuit
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 12, 2016, 09:52 AM
Lots and lots of chalk and I airbrushed brown into some of the crevices for some variation.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 12, 2016, 09:55 AM
Did you spray over the chalk? Is it washable
Thanks mate
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 13, 2016, 05:28 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 24, 2016, 12:10 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 24, 2016, 12:27 AM
Looks good, vod.

I made my own GirthBelt as well for my first kit. I ended up sewing all of the ropes together, but they ended up coming apart over time (10 invasions in, maybe?). 

For additional stability I would recommend sewing some backing on the belt for additional stability. I wish my homemade one had this, as well as my one from MOW.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 24, 2016, 12:34 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 24, 2016, 08:25 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 24, 2016, 08:39 PM
Love it ALL ! ! !    ;) 8) ;D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Kai Ree'tat on Jul 24, 2016, 10:24 PM
Gotta love when the goodies show up, and I love the Hawaiian print vest that's bad shebs.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 24, 2016, 10:49 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 25, 2016, 08:57 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 27, 2016, 11:53 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 28, 2016, 08:10 AM
Looks good, vod.

I just used a meat tenderizer on a rock from my garden to get a really nice tattered look as well as a blowtorch to scorch the edges a bit followed by some black chalk and being crumpled up on my basement floor for a week.  ;D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zaeth Grak on Jul 28, 2016, 08:21 AM

And a casual, pick up at the local..... Miami vice style vest
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image.jpg1_16.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image.jpg1_16.jpg.html)

Maybe not, might get me booted off planet

Lots of work on my horizon getting this stuff up to others examples

Wash, is that you?
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/42/54/d6/4254d654efc4e9108d417c6a314810bb.jpg)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/7ai25wQhqXNvi/giphy.gif)

All joking aside, I'm very impressed with your progress so far, especially with the damage done to your bucket. Very creative. I'll be following this kit for creative inspiration. Good luck!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 28, 2016, 08:27 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 29, 2016, 02:31 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 29, 2016, 10:43 PM
Excellent start! I love the gradient.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 30, 2016, 01:45 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jul 30, 2016, 09:54 AM
Weathering on that flight suit looks pretty fantastic far. I wish I would have done mine differently now ha
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 30, 2016, 10:18 AM
Weathering on that flight suit looks pretty fantastic far. I wish I would have done mine differently now ha

Thanks vod, appreciate that
Never too late to join the dirty dozen.....or around that number
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 30, 2016, 09:15 PM
I like where the weathering on your soft parts is going, especially those Fett boots.

Just out of curiosity, can we see what those shin tools look like pulled out of the pockets?  ;D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 30, 2016, 09:47 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 31, 2016, 12:01 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 02, 2016, 04:21 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Aug 02, 2016, 10:51 AM
Keep working at the girth belt.  We'll see how the finished product looks and go from there.  I'm very intrigued myself!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 02, 2016, 03:39 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 03, 2016, 02:10 AM
Something else collected today, no.5 shade visor

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image.jpg1_34.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image.jpg1_34.jpg.html)

Did get some other goodies but they're reserved for later
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 04, 2016, 01:35 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Aug 04, 2016, 08:46 AM
That looks really good!

What type of glue did you use?  Depending on what you kind, it may come loose once you hit it with some water.  I ended up just sewing my girth-belt together. 
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Post by: Kai Ree'tat on Aug 04, 2016, 09:45 AM
Looking good.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 04, 2016, 03:20 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 05, 2016, 11:52 PM
Bit of update on boot, trying to add mud, dirt stained at front area, I still need to add more to the top of the toes
I've just used orange but I'll add in brown, maybe slight bit or yellow, cream colours

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_139.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_139.jpeg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_140.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_140.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 06, 2016, 11:44 PM
Bit more orange dirt mud / discolouring

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_141.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_141.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 08, 2016, 05:29 PM
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_142.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_142.jpeg.html)

Getting some ideas for mud, clay
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 13, 2016, 12:32 AM
Bit more added to boot, the paint and glue and dirt seemed to work well

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_143.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_143.jpeg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_145.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_145.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 24, 2016, 02:56 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 24, 2016, 09:16 AM
looks great Dude ...  8)

Did your Blasters Get there Yet ?    :rolleyes: :-X
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 25, 2016, 03:53 AM
looks great Dude ...  8)

Did your Blasters Get there Yet ?    :rolleyes: :-X
Intercepted by imperial customs, need to talk to them......be a compliment that your work is so realistic
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 25, 2016, 09:42 AM
Intercepted by imperial customs, need to talk to them......be a compliment that your work is so realistic


  Yikes ! !   :o   I hope all goes Smoothly ....  :-\   ....  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 31, 2016, 01:20 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Aug 31, 2016, 02:55 PM
Sorry to hear about the customs debacle.  :(

Is this the NME rocket pack?  I love mine!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 31, 2016, 03:02 PM
Sorry to hear about the customs debacle.  :(

Is this the NME rocket pack?  I love mine!

yeah its an nme rocket job, have a few ideas to mod it alitlle, will add some upgrades, but looking at something different for the rocket, just something subtle
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 31, 2016, 03:15 PM
no luck with the imperial customs......so now i need to work on another pistol, dont know how it works as i could get a e-11 in from doopy doos....that was in kit form though. i do like the look of a de-10, might look for a capgun bushranger style or similar to a colt navy.....something
on a positive note though, my jetpack came in this week, ill post a pic when i get home. its a nme boba style. ive started sourcing parts to upgrade from dakota on tdh, getting toe spikes from him as well, waiting on cape to come in, hopefully not to long . ive got to get organised, lots of bits and pieces everywhere

So WTH .. ?  is the package just sitting there ? Is it getting Sent back to me ?  :o

 Is there someone else over there that I can send Replacements to , then they can get them to You .. I know for a fact that I've sent the same blaster to another
member in Australia .... That Sucks bad ... I'm sorry and will work to get you what you paid for ...  >:(   
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 31, 2016, 03:25 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Aug 31, 2016, 04:28 PM
...carry around a 12 inch rubber .........toy.......make it more intimidating itll be wet

ol Hatchet Harry  :D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 31, 2016, 06:14 PM
ol Hatchet Harry  :D

That's him, was snatch or lock stock and two smoking barrels
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Post by: Zophar Ptay on Aug 31, 2016, 07:22 PM
Lock, Stock, and Two.    Snatch had Bricktop, the Pig Farmer
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 02, 2016, 07:14 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 27, 2016, 08:45 PM
No progress lately, other than more pieces of the puzzle arriving
Feast your eyes on metal pieces (made by Dakota from TDH, Machinecraft parts) as they are mouth-wateringly displayed on a sexy cape lovingly made by Dha Bral

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image.jpg1_40.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image.jpg1_40.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 27, 2016, 08:53 PM
You've got me beat on the jetpack bits!  Time for an upgrade!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 27, 2016, 09:02 PM
In future I'll add a light to the beacon, maybe thruster greeblies that Dakota offers or something different, I've got ideas for the rocket. I've got plenty to work on, just need to find the time at this stage, weathers getting better for some painting
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Sep 27, 2016, 11:52 PM
No progress lately, other than more pieces of the puzzle arriving
Feast your eyes on metal pieces (made by Dakota from TDH, Machinecraft parts) as they are mouth-wateringly displayed on a sexy cape lovingly made by Dha Bral

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image.jpg1_40.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image.jpg1_40.jpg.html)
What a beautiful cape! Oya!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 30, 2016, 12:33 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2016, 01:28 AM
Applying some mud and grit to the toe spikes

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_148.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_148.jpeg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_149.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_149.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Oct 02, 2016, 06:20 AM
Looks great vod!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2016, 09:23 AM
Looks great vod!

Thanks vod
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 02, 2016, 09:42 AM
Good lord that looks awesome.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2016, 09:49 AM
Good lord that looks awesome.

Thanks vod.....just paint and glue mixed, and alittle bit of clayish-soil mixed in
Prob add abit more, another colour added
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 07, 2016, 08:26 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 14, 2016, 01:47 AM
Got this today, I did order a chemical stirrer as well, but that didn't turn up. I'll chase that up next week

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_150.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_150.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 14, 2016, 08:19 AM
Oddly enough, the shin tools intimidated me the most, but when it came down to it, they're really easy!

You should be able to knock them out no problem.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 14, 2016, 01:04 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Oct 15, 2016, 02:20 AM
Thanks vod, I'd gotten a set ages ago and they were pretty osik. I was reading some posts on dented helmet and saw some parts used are still made, or close to it
 I though Bugger it I'll source these pieces. I'll research some more. The weather here is getting better so dome painting can go ahead
I tried sourcing a nut to go on jetpack beacon at local hardware joint.....no luck. Only hard metric or imperial with course thread, I need a imperial with fine.....another job for next week.
I need to cut the hatch on the jetpack, then work out a way to attach the thrusters and add support
Still waiting on the toy Mauser to turn up......ill try convert to Luke's pistol or a power 5...... I'm a little obsessed with these two at moment. I'm not a big fan of hans dl44. For main weapon I want to make a variant of e11 or something like the death troopers have

The day's weather wasn't so bad so after mowing the lawn, I skipped (for now) cutting the hatch plate on the back and opted to paint the body and rocket of the jetpack

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image.jpg1_43.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image.jpg1_43.jpg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image.jpg1_42.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image.jpg1_42.jpg.html)
Mmmmmm... MOW.... Mmmmm
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 15, 2016, 02:36 AM
Mmmmmm... MOW.... Mmmmm

Nah.....nme props
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 15, 2016, 12:29 PM
I love rocketpacks.  :P
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 17, 2016, 12:21 AM
Been thinking I may paint it similar to fetts RoTJ, thought it maybe issued equipment, or maybe specific unit
Not sure, might paint it orange, be real different
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Oct 17, 2016, 09:06 AM
Nah.....nme props

I missed it. Looked very mowish at first glance, but now I see the rocket...
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 17, 2016, 04:19 PM
I missed it. Looked very mowish at first glance, but now I see the rocket...

How are the rockets different
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 19, 2016, 01:50 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Oct 19, 2016, 08:50 AM
How are the rockets different

MOWs are removable. They're not cast into the rocket.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 19, 2016, 04:54 PM
MOWs are removable. They're not cast into the rocket.

Thanks mate, I didn't know that
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Post by: Dha Bral on Oct 23, 2016, 08:50 PM
Love it. Keep it up.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 24, 2016, 01:40 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 24, 2016, 08:31 AM
That looks fantastic, vod.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 24, 2016, 02:33 PM
Thanks vod, still got a bit to go yet, I used a set of multi grips to do that, started out with idea of a few dents, must of hit an air bubble
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 24, 2016, 06:59 PM
This is going to be Good ....   ;D

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/ConDarWard44/8c6ddd8f_this-is-gonna-be-good_zps31367811.gif)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 24, 2016, 08:31 PM
Thanks mate, hopefully it'll work out ok, or the skill to make it work

I attacked it a bit more this arvo

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0730.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0730.jpg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0729.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0729.jpg.html)

At moment I've only attacked the left side so far, slapped on some fibreglass resin, I'll see what she's like tomorrow, clean up, and paint silver again, then re-access
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 26, 2016, 03:57 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 27, 2016, 04:53 AM
Bit more
Cut out the hatch....rough cutting

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0741.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0741.jpg.html)

Loosely attached beacon

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0739.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0739.jpg.html)

Small additions to holes

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0731.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0731.jpg.html)
May need to reinforce inside, I can see light through it
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Post by: Dha Bral on Nov 12, 2016, 01:09 AM
I'm getting excited.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 12, 2016, 01:30 AM
I'm getting excited.

Just settle.....I haven't got anything in mind, just try something, nothing brilliant though
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 17, 2016, 05:02 AM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Nov 20, 2016, 01:41 AM
I've got a couple of DD's floating around too. I've often thought of modding an e-11... But I'm more an ee-3 guy :)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 20, 2016, 03:11 AM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Nov 21, 2016, 12:48 AM
I'll be back into the swing of things here in a month or so. I've shipped to most countries without issue. Sometimes I need to add customs forms or adjust a few things. Where is purgatory? ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 21, 2016, 01:04 AM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Nov 21, 2016, 06:09 AM
No hurry vod. Purgatory is .......Miners Rest, Victoria, Australia. Real anal state
I've got doopy doos kits in no worries, had issues with a dc10 from ConDar Ward......I couldn't get that one
Any plans on the comMando bucket

ComMando bucket mold should be ready by the end of the year (fingers crossed). I haven't had issues with australia if you fill out and send the customs forms with the package(I don't recall the number off hand). It's a little extra leg work before shipping, but it can be done. ConDar's was likely an issue because it was not a kit, but who knows. Victoria and I think Queensland are the stingiest about that from what I remember.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 21, 2016, 07:12 AM
Thats good about the bucket possibly being ready
Yeah Victoria is strict, probably the worst state for it
Hopefully getting the right forms does the trick, ee3 is a cool looking rifle
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 07, 2016, 12:58 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Dec 15, 2016, 11:42 AM
interesting mottled metal effect, was that the paint or something you did?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 15, 2016, 12:19 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 18, 2016, 05:41 AM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Dec 20, 2016, 10:40 PM
Painting the jetpack similar colours to fetts RoTJ, just started with the yellow, needs more coats to be solid, as its drying it getting darker. Initially it appeared to be a bit bright, not sure if it's same shade as RoTJ, after I'm finished with yellow I may try getting a more accurate colour

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_12.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_12.jpg.html)

The ROTJ JP yellow requires multiple coats to achieve the opaque bold yellow of the canon prop. There are close colors available in rattlecan and most model paints.
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 20, 2016, 10:46 PM
humbrol trainer yellow. ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 20, 2016, 10:55 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 20, 2016, 11:01 PM
sorry i meant the trainer yellow is the closest shade i've found to the rotj colour. :D also the humbrol brown wash works really well with it giving it that lovely brown disscolouration around the edges
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 20, 2016, 11:06 PM
sorry i meant the trainer yellow is the closest shade i've found to the rotj colour. :D also the humbrol brown wash works really well with it giving it that lovely brown disscolouration around the edges

No worries mate, thanks for that suggestion
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 20, 2016, 11:17 PM
also if you go take a look at dha brals 2 week rotj fett build he has posted some really detailed pics of his paint up... beautiful work
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 20, 2016, 11:19 PM
Cool, is that on here?
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 20, 2016, 11:21 PM
it is can't remember if it was finished armour section or armour build but it's here. ;)
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 22, 2016, 06:26 PM
wow that's some extreme damage... i'm intrigued to see what you do with it. for your gun just a suggestion if you hit it with a dark brown wash an then a dusting of matt clear coat this will really calm that sheen down an give it some age.
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 23, 2016, 08:22 PM
starting to see the awesomeness shine through that's looking good mate very realistic.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 23, 2016, 08:49 PM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Dec 24, 2016, 01:32 AM
Hhhnggggggg.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 24, 2016, 02:36 AM
Hhhnggggggg.

Huttese? Ubese?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 24, 2016, 05:29 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 25, 2016, 02:37 PM
that's looking really good mate.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 25, 2016, 06:24 PM
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 26, 2016, 11:48 AM
The weathering on that jetpack is looking pretty topnotch
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 26, 2016, 06:44 PM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Dec 27, 2016, 09:39 PM
Thanks mate, still a lot to go
After Xmas break I might try pick up some trainer yellow, try add some variation in colour. Need to find a nice purple as well. The purple will be instead of the red. I'll try add the stripes and symbols. Not sure if they are decals or painted on

Bit more dirtying
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0873.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0873.jpg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0872.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0872.jpg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0874.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0874.jpg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0875.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0875.jpg.html)

I am really enjoying this progression. You're going to make me up my game on the weathering of my 2.0 kit.
Why the change from orange to blue?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 27, 2016, 11:03 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2016, 08:16 AM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Dec 28, 2016, 08:08 PM
Thanks vod, initially I was thinking of having orange where RoTJ is blue, then felt it was too much orange, I wasn't too happy with the weathering. I was thinking of green and orange, or grey and orange.
I was also thinking of a jetpack that was off the shelf and issued to the protectors, or maybe colours of a specific unit as boba had two packs. Was also told that jango had blue and yellow. I thought bugger it I'll go with it's an off the shelf job. Basically I was undecided and Jett Drexel pointed out about jangos being like rotj. I liked the yellow colour on fetts too

Orange may make a return on one gauntlet

Mi'ix did a slight twist on the classic Blue, yellow, white, red paintup.  I have to say that those colors scream protector to most.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2016, 09:31 PM
Mi'ix did a slight twist on the classic Blue, yellow, white, red paintup.  I have to say that those colors scream protector to most.

That's true
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 29, 2016, 07:10 AM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Dec 30, 2016, 11:59 AM
I spy with my little eye an e-11 barrel...
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 30, 2016, 05:01 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 31, 2016, 01:38 AM
sometimes it helps to make a little list and work your way through it, so you get those things done you keep putting off lol ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 31, 2016, 02:09 AM
sometimes it helps to make a little list and work your way through it, so you get those things done you keep putting off lol ;)

That's my issue, I need discipline, I'll work on that next year
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 31, 2016, 03:47 AM
i'm just as bad mate lol.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 31, 2016, 04:31 AM
Think I've nearly finished my boots, may be the first thing I've finished
I usually start things and loose interest
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 03, 2017, 04:08 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 03, 2017, 07:58 AM
i believe red is the traditional colour for a journeyman protector.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 03, 2017, 02:11 PM
i believe red is the traditional colour for a journeyman protector.
At the start I wasn't planning of being a journeyman protector, but now I'm not sure. Trying to picture the whole kit in my mind, and finding colours that'll stain it
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 03, 2017, 02:19 PM
what's your girth belt made from?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 03, 2017, 02:55 PM
It's a centaur brand mohair girth belt
Not surfe if its 100% mohair, I'll have to look when I get home mate
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 06, 2017, 12:57 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 06, 2017, 01:09 AM
i only ask about the girth belt bacause if it's natural fiber it should take a dye nicely... if you get problems with it taking colour then RIT do a range of dye's for synthetic materials (readily available on e-bay) as for colour if you're still undecided how'bout purple?
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 22, 2017, 02:31 PM
hey good start, at least you know it takes the dye ok. look forward to seeing where you go with it. ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 22, 2017, 04:10 PM
Thanks mate, after work I'll see if I can get any other colour, see how it all dries out
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 25, 2017, 04:21 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 25, 2017, 06:59 AM
looks pretty good as it is mate i'm assuming you'll be weathering it as well which will darken it. you could also try soaking it in coffee, gives it a natural brown disscolouration without obliterating the original colour. ;)
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 25, 2017, 07:47 AM
The girth belt you have looks like the exact same one I used for my kit as well. That thing apparently despises dye. I had an incredibly difficult time getting it to keep it's color and mine turned out about the same maroonish-red color as yours. In order to get it the color I wanted, I actually ended up applying spray paint to it in order to try to match it more with the rest of the red from my kit and it turned out rather well with the 'base' coat of the girth belt already being a darker red from the dye.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 25, 2017, 05:51 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 25, 2017, 07:51 PM
yes it would... but hey if you don't like the results then just give it a wash. ;) it is quite a subtle effect
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 30, 2017, 08:06 AM
Lookin' good!

A lot of time and effort has gone into this build.  I'm so excited to see what it looks like when you get finished!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 30, 2017, 10:05 AM
Lookin' good!

A lot of time and effort has gone into this build.  I'm so excited to see what it looks like when you get finished!
Thanks vod, I'm enjoying it but am eager to see it done, but no rushing
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 30, 2017, 12:31 PM
Good job weathering the flight suit so far! Need to up my soft part weathering... Also... I discovered you on Instagram ha
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 30, 2017, 01:52 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Feb 03, 2017, 11:56 PM
loving the sand blasted aged look.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 04, 2017, 11:00 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Feb 06, 2017, 09:37 PM
looks awesome mate. 8)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 06, 2017, 11:57 PM
Thanks mate, I'll see if I can do some more after work, do the other side, early morning tomorrow so may not get much done.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 07, 2017, 07:20 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Feb 09, 2017, 09:46 PM
noooooooooooooooooo!!!! don't balance it, the randomness just adds to the authenticity... it looks freaking awesome mate. ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 09, 2017, 11:37 PM
Ok talked me out of it mate
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Post by: Ran on Feb 10, 2017, 12:39 AM
I agree. ;)

Looks masterful! You've got an awesome kit on your hands!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 10, 2017, 01:42 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 11, 2017, 06:18 AM
Bit more done
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_1160.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_1160.jpg.html)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 27, 2017, 05:48 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Mar 11, 2017, 09:05 PM
i like it, bit of dirt and grime and it would look superb.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 12, 2017, 07:07 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 22, 2017, 08:08 AM
I'm going to have to get around to getting some more pics up, something's happened with my photobucket account, I've lost all my pics
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Post by: jett drexel on Mar 22, 2017, 08:34 AM
yeah, i got fed up with photobucket and switched to imgur.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 22, 2017, 09:43 AM
I might have to have a look at imgur, once I start getting some new pics ready to post
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 22, 2017, 10:22 AM
Did you move around any of the pictures into files etc, cos that breaks all the forum links as its in a new location and therefore new link needed?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 22, 2017, 05:43 PM
Did you move around any of the pictures into files etc, cos that breaks all the forum links as its in a new location and therefore new link needed?

Nah I haven't done anything in photobucket, just add pics as I upload, no reorganising at all
All my pics are gone, my photobucket library is empty, no files at all
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Post by: jett drexel on Mar 22, 2017, 08:12 PM
bummer. did you have the original pics on your pc still?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 22, 2017, 09:00 PM
Nah uploaded straight to photo bucket
, I may have a pic or two on old phone, I'll have to find that
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 12, 2017, 06:44 PM
Small update, nothing big. Used a different dye on girthbelt, this one was for Synthetic materials, I choose light brown. I might try a darker brown or try adding red to it.

(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/Hobbie/IMG_1836_zpsb9qyn8rd.jpg) (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Hobbie/media/IMG_1836_zpsb9qyn8rd.jpg.html)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 22, 2017, 02:18 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jun 22, 2017, 10:20 AM
hello brett, glad to see you back mate. :D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 22, 2017, 04:05 PM
G'day mate, thought I'll start getting some pics back up, have to find some stuff, work out where I'm at. After work today I'm see how the girthbelt looks and take a pic.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 23, 2017, 01:33 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jun 23, 2017, 09:28 AM
well that girth belt turned out ok... what did you use in the end?
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Post by: Ran on Jun 23, 2017, 04:25 PM
Looks flippin sweet!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 23, 2017, 06:50 PM
well that girth belt turned out ok... what did you use in the end?
G'day mate, I used a brand called  "idye poly" , I also used vinegar and salt, put in a pot and boiled it for about an hour....it's alittle but dark, I might try to lighten it
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Post by: jett drexel on Jun 23, 2017, 08:45 PM
was it wet  in the photo? if so it will lighten considerably as it dries. plus be careful cause every time you put it through a process it degrades slightly an the last thing you need is for it to start dissintergrating. lol
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 24, 2017, 01:59 AM
Looks flippin sweet!
Thanks vod
was it wet  in the photo? if so it will lighten considerably as it dries. plus be careful cause every time you put it through a process it degrades slightly an the last thing you need is for it to start dissintergrating. lol
From memory it wasn't dripping wet, maybe a bit damp, it is alittle lighter dry but not much lighter
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 05, 2017, 07:03 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jul 05, 2017, 07:53 PM
love it ..... c'mon do more..... more.....more.  :D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 05, 2017, 09:15 PM
love it ..... c'mon do more..... more.....more.  :D
I'm getting there, need to locate a few bits first
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Post by: jett drexel on Jul 06, 2017, 02:53 AM
anything in particular?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2017, 03:05 AM
anything in particular?
Found most of the parts now. I had misplaced the rocket collar and one of the tops to the fuel cylinders. I've since found all parts and started alittle painting. Nothing brilliant
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jul 06, 2017, 03:10 AM
any progress is better than no progress mate. ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2017, 03:23 AM
any progress is better than no progress mate. ;)
That's true mate, I took the risk and sprayed alittle before the sun went down
Here's where I'm at, just the first coat and the left over used on the caps
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/Hobbie/350544464_IMG_4598_zpskip6mbqx.jpg) (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Hobbie/media/350544464_IMG_4598_zpskip6mbqx.jpg.html)
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 06, 2017, 03:56 AM
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/Hobbie/IMG_4592_zpsjlirsetz.jpg) (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Hobbie/media/IMG_4592_zpsjlirsetz.jpg.html)
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/Hobbie/IMG_4591_zpsu4bs6hup.jpg) (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Hobbie/media/IMG_4591_zpsu4bs6hup.jpg.html)
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/Hobbie/IMG_4590_zpstbltvq8j.jpg) (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Hobbie/media/IMG_4590_zpstbltvq8j.jpg.html)

How do you get such amazing rust look  :o
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2017, 04:02 AM
How do you get such amazing rust look  :o
Was there a particular bit you were looking at? On the blue or yellow?
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 06, 2017, 08:50 AM
Beautiful, vod.

That beacon is much too shiny!   :laugh:
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 06, 2017, 12:13 PM
Was there a particular bit you were looking at? On the blue or yellow?

Yellow mainly, but knowing rough way eitherway would be cool  ;D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2017, 03:50 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 21, 2017, 04:50 AM
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 21, 2017, 10:04 AM
 Glad to see your going to be making updates ....   ;D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 21, 2017, 07:45 PM
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 22, 2017, 11:27 AM
looks Awesome as ever ...   ;)
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Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Oct 22, 2017, 02:29 PM
Looks really good! Do you have MOW's soft goods?
Lynn
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 22, 2017, 02:54 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 24, 2017, 12:05 AM
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Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Oct 24, 2017, 07:20 AM
Looking really good!!
Lynn
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 24, 2017, 08:03 AM
Looking really good!!
Lynn
Thanks vod, a lot more work to go.....need to find the rest of it and assemble it
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 25, 2017, 12:09 AM
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Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Oct 25, 2017, 07:41 PM
Cool! The new bucket looks a lot bigger then your old one, or is it just an optical illusion?
Lynn
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 25, 2017, 07:51 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 26, 2017, 08:35 AM
This is looking great!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 26, 2017, 09:08 AM
This is looking great!
Thanks vod, I'll paint this one yellow
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Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Oct 27, 2017, 08:51 PM
How do like Mow's gauntlets? Are you going to fiber glass yours on the inside? I hear some people do over on the TDH,.
I just ordered a set of his ROTJ ones before he gets out of business,.
Lynn
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 27, 2017, 11:13 PM
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Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Oct 28, 2017, 07:26 AM
I've heard of people fiber glassing them to help reinforce them. I've also heard of people fiber glassing ABS to reinforce that as well. After many years of trooping I find it unnecessary and I tend to "over build".  So I'll reserve judgement when I get them. I love shapeways products! I've got some of them on my TIE pilot buckets. I may get some for my gauntlets as well. 
With my ROTJ set they will be green this time with similar custom detailing like I did my red ones now. I just wanted some larger more movie accurate style  gauntlets, my boy will get my old ones for his Mando.
Lynn
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 28, 2017, 07:49 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 05, 2017, 09:03 PM
Tossing up whether to sell my stuff or hold on to it, at moment I have no time at all for anything
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Nov 06, 2017, 02:31 AM
Tossing up whether to sell my stuff or hold on to it, at moment I have no time at all for anything

You may not have time now, but at some time in the future you will.
keep it buddy, too much awesomeness should be finished , it will be worth the wait  ;D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 06, 2017, 04:06 AM
Thanks vod, think itíll be a while to go yet. Iíll get there eventually
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 22, 2017, 04:38 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 22, 2017, 09:04 AM
I love that helmet!

It turned out great!  You should be proud.  :)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 22, 2017, 06:01 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2017, 03:21 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 02, 2017, 10:39 AM
Looking good, buddy.

What's the cut out for?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2017, 03:31 PM
Looking good, buddy.

What's the cut out for?
Thinking of a hatch to hold some fine tools or some maintainance  hatch/ diagnostics hatch
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Dec 02, 2017, 04:42 PM
This is by Far one of my all Time Favorite builds ...   8)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2017, 04:52 PM
This is by Far one of my all Time Favorite builds ...   8)
Really   :o, thanks mate, that means a lot. Very surprised
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Dec 02, 2017, 04:59 PM
Really   :o, thanks mate, that means a lot. Very surprised

 Oh yeah , by far in my Top 5 .....  8)

 my kit doesn't even make my top 10 .....  :-\ :rolleyes:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2017, 07:26 PM
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Post by: Hik'aari on Dec 03, 2017, 09:04 AM
This is by Far one of my all Time Favorite builds ...   8)

Completely agree. The time, effort and attention to detail you have spent on this is something I can only hope to inspire into some of the recruits we get. It shows that with the right push the possibility to create an outstanding kit is there.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 03, 2017, 10:45 PM
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Post by: Hik'aari on Dec 04, 2017, 06:34 AM
That's true about the possibility of creating an outstanding kit. set a picture in your mind of what you like or want....that's the standard to reach, keep learning or trying until you reach that level.
I look at the kit....look for the story. The weathering, layers of paint, dirt and other stains all come together to compliment one another help bring your kit to life
There was an award that someone got on here afew years ago " just walked off set" that stuck in my mind....that's the bare minimum standard to reach. I'd like to create a believable kit

I wish I could store and distribute this thought process and approach. The weathering does indeed tell a story, how it has accumulated, where it builds up. What environments has your character been in, what parts of the body will touch/brush/bump into things and which are protected by natural curves and valleys in the armor.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 04, 2017, 06:57 AM
I wish I could store and distribute this thought process and approach. The weathering does indeed tell a story, how it has accumulated, where it builds up. What environments has your character been in, what parts of the body will touch/brush/bump into things and which are protected by natural curves and valleys in the armor.

yeah, I think half my approach is a bit of a result from obsessive compulsive disorder.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 06, 2017, 02:29 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 11, 2017, 01:55 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 11, 2017, 08:45 AM
Wow!  That's looking amazing!

Keep it up!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 11, 2017, 09:59 AM
Wow!  That's looking amazing!

Keep it up!
Thanks mate, Iíll get better pics, at moment the look bit washed out
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 12, 2017, 04:00 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 12, 2017, 07:26 AM
I love the dissonance of colors!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 12, 2017, 09:44 AM
I love the dissonance of colors!
Thanks mate, Iím starting to like the look
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 13, 2017, 02:39 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 13, 2017, 07:25 AM
ROTJ Red would probably work, but the BRLs talk about the only tertiary colors being allowed sparingly are light blue, purple, gray, or white.  In that sense, purple would be the best bet.   

IMO, the purple would give you some pop and take you away a little bit from the Fett copy and paste like me.   :laugh:
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Post by: Hik'aari on Dec 13, 2017, 07:36 AM
Oh wow. I would love to work with you next year in documenting some of your weathering approaches and techniques (along with a few others) to get some up to date tutorials for the boards.

I think some of these approaches would/could benefit a much wider audience.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 13, 2017, 09:32 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 20, 2018, 09:59 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 20, 2018, 10:03 PM
I like it, I like it.

Keep it up, dude!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 21, 2018, 04:30 AM
I like it, I like it.

Keep it up, dude!

Thanks vod
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 23, 2018, 03:37 AM
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Post by: Hik'aari on Jan 23, 2018, 04:40 AM
Hnng, that right there is my inspiration to now get through the work day! Love your work. Cannot wait to see the day this is eventually finished.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 23, 2018, 05:05 AM
Hnng, that right there is my inspiration to now get through the work day! Love your work. Cannot wait to see the day this is eventually finished.
Thanks vod
I'll get more pics up soon, focus on finishing the jp, and left gauntlet.
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jan 23, 2018, 05:45 AM
Hnng, that right there is my inspiration to now get through the work day! Love your work. Cannot wait to see the day this is eventually finished.

Gotta agree, looooooove this kit  :kiss:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 23, 2018, 05:59 AM
Gotta agree, looooooove this kit  :kiss:
Thanks vod
Stay tuned
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 24, 2018, 05:37 PM
I christen thee "The Dirty Protector"!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 25, 2018, 01:57 AM
I christen thee "The Dirty Protector"!
Nice....the unwashed 👍🏻
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 10, 2018, 01:06 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 10, 2018, 11:46 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 11, 2018, 12:18 AM
I really like the subtle color difference.

When all is said and done here, you're going to have a beautiful kit.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 11, 2018, 04:33 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 12, 2018, 05:27 AM
Few update pics
(https://i.imgur.com/bKnZz4M.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sJBaUPq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ofmx9PM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tjplCUa.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lzaxMVj.jpg)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 19, 2018, 03:26 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 21, 2018, 08:47 AM
You're amassing quite the bucket collection there!

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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 27, 2018, 04:30 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 27, 2018, 04:33 PM
Looking great dude.  Good catch on the on off symbols.  You can probably stencil or lightly brush on some Mando'a or Aurebesh on there.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 27, 2018, 04:40 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 02, 2018, 09:07 PM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 06, 2018, 12:55 PM
Pulling out all the stops  :o, looking good  8)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 06, 2018, 04:23 PM
Riding a wave of enthusiasm at the moment, waiting on a few pieces to come in, assembling bits to see where Iím at, finding what I need
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 09, 2018, 04:08 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 09, 2018, 04:31 AM
Delta13 does a great job and definitely works really well with your kit  ;D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 09, 2018, 04:41 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 09, 2018, 05:18 AM
Agreed, allot of people miss the subtle points of the accessories and soft parts, its all about going that little extra.

Also agree that the leg strap needs tightening, but remember to give a couple of fingers under it for slack or the leather will stretch over time ;)

And of course WEATHERING, but then you have that pretty much down , so should be breeze for you   ;D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 09, 2018, 05:52 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 09, 2018, 06:55 AM
For the duel blasters question there is a protector called Fenn Shysa (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Fenn_Shysa) that has Jango like twin blasters, so there is justification for it  ;)
Second on lower back would be a Marshal call, not seen one stowed like that in references

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/9/97/FennShysa-Hasbro.jpg)

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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 09, 2018, 07:29 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Mar 09, 2018, 09:16 AM
Really great job, dude!

Your soft part test is REALLY on point. I especially enjoy the weathering around the ankles. I recently washed my flightsuit and I need to re-weather it so I'll be taking a page out of your book for sure.

As inconsistent as the references are, I would shy away from having a blaster on your lower back and stick with the drop holster or just a belt style holster almost like the Nemrod holster on ESB Boba. Speaking from my experience, you're already going to have a lot of stuff going on back there and I can't even reach that far back with my kit stuff on to begin with!  :laugh:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 09, 2018, 05:05 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 11, 2018, 07:34 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 11, 2018, 08:07 AM
Its the little details that really make a kit, very nicely done  8)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 11, 2018, 08:13 AM
Its the little details that really make a kit, very nicely done  8)
Thanks mate, I'm currently watching Return of the Jedi, next up is close encounters of the third kind....🤔 I wonder if I can replicate the flashing light sequence at the end. Just in case, I may be wandering around the bush at night in my kit, bit of luck I might run into a UFO offering me a ride, and if so I hope it's to a galaxy far far away, and not a intergalactic enema 😳
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 21, 2018, 08:19 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 27, 2018, 04:39 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Mar 27, 2018, 07:50 AM
Niiiiiiiice  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 27, 2018, 08:13 AM
Niiiiiiiice  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Thanks mate, tomorrow hopefully I'll cut the slots in the left chest plate, attach chest lights and put on for a plate placement test
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Post by: Mi'ix on Mar 27, 2018, 08:58 AM
Love those plates.

Worst part for me was cutting into the chest plate to make the chest display holes.
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Post by: jett drexel on Mar 27, 2018, 09:29 AM
Are you going to fit a tinted window between the plate and the chest lights?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 27, 2018, 02:38 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 28, 2018, 11:36 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Mar 29, 2018, 05:35 AM
Those knee darts look awesome.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 29, 2018, 06:12 AM
Those knee darts look awesome.
They are, I'm surprised how light they are. Made of aluminium, some reason I thought they'd be a little heavier. The gauntlet darts are sharp too 🤕
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Post by: Mi'ix on Mar 29, 2018, 08:54 AM
Very pretty!

Be careful not to injure yourself.  :P
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 29, 2018, 12:58 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 11, 2018, 03:19 AM
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Post by: Yogi on Apr 11, 2018, 09:32 AM
I really like how you are making that E11 unique.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 11, 2018, 03:42 PM
I really like how you are making that E11 unique.
Thanks mate, I've been trying to make it different but also have suit a purpose.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 22, 2018, 12:27 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Apr 22, 2018, 05:00 AM
Ooooh are those thermal detonators hollow?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 22, 2018, 07:08 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 25, 2018, 03:37 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Apr 25, 2018, 08:39 AM
Looking great, dude.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 25, 2018, 11:06 AM
Thanks mate, might be last update for a bit though.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 20, 2018, 09:23 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on May 21, 2018, 09:01 AM
The most epic, detailed WIP continues! 

Looking good, bud.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 21, 2018, 02:01 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 22, 2018, 09:40 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 26, 2018, 01:46 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on May 30, 2018, 02:39 AM
Looks like you may have moved the images after getting links for them, all the pictures are like this:

(https://i.stack.imgur.com/k57NK.png)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 02, 2018, 12:00 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jun 02, 2018, 12:28 AM
A "ROGUE" protector? :boba:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 02, 2018, 12:42 AM
Yeah...had enough, new life
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 02, 2018, 02:29 AM
So giving up on protector build?
your doing so well though  :(
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 02, 2018, 02:50 AM
its basically going to be the same....... my version of a protector, may go for brigades bit later. At moment I'm struggling with other stuff, just trying to find motivation or something to occupy the mind
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 02, 2018, 04:14 AM
its basically going to be the same....... my version of a protector, may go for brigades bit later. At moment I'm struggling with other stuff, just trying to find motivation or something to occupy the mind

Well, we'll be here for you when you choose to pick it up again or you could possibly slow roll this to keep hand in?  ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 02, 2018, 05:19 AM
Well, we'll be here for you when you choose to pick it up again or you could possibly slow roll this to keep hand in?  ;)
Thanks mate
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 20, 2018, 07:42 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jun 20, 2018, 11:47 PM
I would love for you to continue this build!

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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 21, 2018, 12:54 AM
I prob will, I do like idea of eventually doing a runner and becoming a rogue protector though
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 22, 2018, 05:11 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 30, 2018, 03:41 PM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 30, 2018, 04:29 PM
Me likey allot, this is looking bad shebs  :like: :like: :like: :like:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 30, 2018, 04:42 PM
Me likey allot, this is looking bad shebs  :like: :like: :like: :like:
Thanks mate, It's getting some weight to it too, run out of ammo, I'll throw it at them
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 01, 2018, 06:33 PM
Ha ha this is the best modified E-11 out there.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 01, 2018, 06:49 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 02, 2018, 11:18 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 03, 2018, 08:56 AM
Great job, dude!

When do we get to see some paint???
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jul 03, 2018, 09:56 AM
Bummer to see another MP leave. I sold most of mine and I'm now out because I want to build a ANH Darth Vader and this was my only option to do so.
Lynn
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 03, 2018, 05:25 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 28, 2018, 01:13 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 28, 2018, 09:35 AM
I see some 3d damage action happening there!

What did you do to make the damage?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 28, 2018, 02:52 PM
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Sep 29, 2018, 10:58 PM
After a bit of a break, chatting with Jett, seeing his kit and also fenn's, the motivation is building to get back to work on my kit. The ol mind has settled, I will continue for a protector, the extras I wanted to include I'll still do....for myself.
Think I'll work on these first
(https://i.imgur.com/KqM2fYm.jpg)

Yeeeeeeees! Keep at it vod! You work is awesome and exactly! You can always make an official Protector kit and then add on those extra bits that you love. That way you can have a normal version and a Mythos version of your kit as well  ;) haha
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 30, 2018, 12:24 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Sep 30, 2018, 12:36 AM
progress is progress mate. ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 30, 2018, 12:40 AM
That's true, still a few hours in the day too, need to find a good yellow, and some dirt and rusty colours for launchers
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Post by: jett drexel on Sep 30, 2018, 01:20 AM
I've had some good results with weathering powders.  ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 30, 2018, 01:33 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Sep 30, 2018, 02:00 AM
Stock up on any humbrol products you want to use..... their factory burnt down earlier this year making some of their products hard to come by. I had to buy a can of trainer yellow from germany and after the mark up + shipping i ended up paying three times as much as it was worth.  :(
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 30, 2018, 02:09 AM
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Sep 30, 2018, 10:20 AM
Those knees are looking good! I am all about that layered weathering
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 30, 2018, 04:07 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 01, 2018, 12:12 AM
Oh man!

Those knees look great!
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Post by: Ran on Oct 01, 2018, 12:47 AM
You've got to make a painting tutorial, you're weathing skills are unbelievable!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 01, 2018, 12:49 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2018, 01:15 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Oct 02, 2018, 02:04 AM
Niiiiiice job mate..... the disscolouration, as allways is sublime.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2018, 02:16 AM
Thanks mate, knowing your standards and expectations. Means a lot 👍🏻
Just need to work on the other side now
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Post by: Ran on Oct 02, 2018, 03:27 AM
You need to work in the movie biz.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2018, 03:47 AM
You need to work in the movie biz.
A movie star 🤔 I could see that
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 02, 2018, 09:18 AM
Oh yes, that's quite nice.
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Oct 02, 2018, 09:40 AM
Oh yes, that's quite nice.

Most agreed. Awesome job as always
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2018, 04:07 PM
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 05, 2018, 08:55 AM
looks great as usual ... very nice seeing the progress ....
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 05, 2018, 10:30 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 06, 2018, 09:54 AM
Stahhhp you're gonna make me look bad!

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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Oct 06, 2018, 07:30 PM
Stahhhp you're gonna make me look bad!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Right?? lol Also do I see some Jodo Kast style side gauntlet rockets??
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 06, 2018, 07:46 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 12, 2018, 08:04 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Oct 12, 2018, 09:29 AM
Last post from me....don't think this'll get finished by me

You got this far buddy, don't give up.
Maybe just take a break and change project for a bit, its what I'm doing with my Jodo as it was getting on top of me  ;)
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 12, 2018, 09:43 AM
Don't give up!  You have one of the most epic WIPs of all time!  Not to mention what the final product will end up looking like!
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Oct 12, 2018, 10:01 AM
Don't give up!  You have one of the most epic WIPs of all time!  Not to mention what the final product will end up looking like!

Agreed! A little bit here and there will go a long way. That is what I ended up doing while I was in grad school
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 17, 2018, 07:55 AM
I'll still finish the kit, need to change a few things....how I think, learn to let things go
I'll take a break for a while ( again)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 27, 2018, 07:24 PM
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Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 27, 2018, 08:56 PM
Amazing stuff!
Very inspirational...
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 27, 2018, 10:10 PM
Amazing stuff!
Very inspirational...
Thanks mate,slow process, takes me time to get ball rolling
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Post by: jett drexel on Oct 28, 2018, 12:21 AM
Dunno about rolling... i think you just slugged it out of the park mate. :laugh:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 28, 2018, 12:42 AM
Dunno about rolling... i think you just slugged it out of the park mate. :laugh:
Thanks mate, the pics are a little on the dark side,  hoping the pants aren't too loose
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Post by: jett drexel on Oct 28, 2018, 12:55 AM
Knees, cod an spats will make a lot of difference.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 28, 2018, 01:37 AM
Knees, cod an spats will make a lot of difference.
True, and I'd like to be able to move
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Post by: Hik'aari on Oct 28, 2018, 04:34 AM
Bravo! I really cannot formulate into words how happy this WIP makes me. The attention to detail you take is going to make your kit stand a country mile ahead of anything else I have seen. I cannot wait to see it carry on coming together and more of these kitting up photos.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 28, 2018, 05:35 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 28, 2018, 12:45 PM
Great job per usual, buddy.

You can have a lot of fun with that ComMando helmet! Personally, I like the fit of your flightsuit as it fits the Fett aesthetic, especially ESB.  Even so, check with your local Ruus'alor down there in Sandhawk territory and get their input!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 28, 2018, 04:43 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 30, 2018, 02:11 AM
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Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 30, 2018, 02:22 PM
Looks great!
I might have to borrow that idea :)
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 30, 2018, 03:41 PM
Looks great, dude!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 30, 2018, 04:44 PM
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 03, 2018, 04:30 PM
Bit of a shoulder started, thinking of putting a chicken head skull on it
(https://i.imgur.com/QKzxanc.jpg)

Do iiiiiiiiiiiit!!!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 03, 2018, 05:17 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 09, 2018, 05:55 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Nov 09, 2018, 08:54 AM
That looks bloody awesome allready. 
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 09, 2018, 04:05 PM
Thanks mate, I did order a decal from lucksy ( thanks for the suggestion)  thought I'd have bit more control if I painted it ....have to see how it turns out. Use decal on my lunchbox
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Post by: jett drexel on Nov 09, 2018, 04:10 PM
your paint job stays that good (as i'm sure it will) it's gonna trump any decal you could buy.  ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 09, 2018, 04:15 PM
Thanks mate, I wasn't sure how hard it would be to make the decal look old and wearing/ chipping away.
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Nov 09, 2018, 04:21 PM
Thanks mate, I wasn't sure how hard it would be to make the decal look old and wearing/ chipping away.

Sand paper and wire wool  ;)
scalpel to make chips more so

Really loving this build, the real paint is a far better look, keep it up  :like:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 09, 2018, 04:39 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 10, 2018, 08:09 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 13, 2018, 07:15 AM
Lovely work as always, my friend.

When all is said and done with this kit, you're going to put me to shame!
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Post by: jett drexel on Nov 13, 2018, 08:15 AM
the sheer depth is sublime.  ;) ;) ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 13, 2018, 02:09 PM
Thanks guys....pretty soon there should another set of mow gauntlets....got in on a special. Reckon I'll get around to paint those Rotj red. Going to repainted the jp. And focus on the bloody cod area.......stay tuned
Other shoulder is getting some attention too
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Post by: Breyo Fey on Nov 14, 2018, 04:53 PM
amazing work.
I love the detail in the weathering and paint...
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 14, 2018, 09:10 PM
amazing work.
I love the detail in the weathering and paint...
Thanks vod.  Itís an illness
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Post by: jett drexel on Nov 14, 2018, 09:14 PM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: it really is.... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Breyo Fey on Nov 14, 2018, 09:55 PM
I totally understand... :)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 14, 2018, 11:50 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: it really is.... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
I totally understand... :)
👍🏻  If only more people felt the same way, the average kit may be at a higher standard, not rushed....just my thoughts
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 22, 2018, 04:18 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 23, 2018, 08:01 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 23, 2018, 10:17 PM
So pretty!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 23, 2018, 10:39 PM
When time comes to put on protector emblem, is there a size it's meant to be?
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Post by: Jal Korvo on Nov 23, 2018, 10:53 PM
Not sure where you're at in your process, but if you're feeling like it's lookin spotty, I find that just a light surface scratch with some steel wool helps a lot.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 23, 2018, 11:12 PM
Not sure where you're at in your process, but if you're feeling like it's lookin spotty, I find that just a light surface scratch with some steel wool helps a lot.
Thanks vod, it was more the paint damage, placement of damage...I still might change it, slightly.
I've never tried the old steel wool though, so I might give it a bash....the cod piece may be up next.
Stay tuned..
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Post by: jett drexel on Nov 23, 2018, 11:28 PM
The damage placement looks good just a little underdone..... add some heavy scorching and you'll see what i mean.  ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 24, 2018, 12:28 AM
I was thinking of removing the bottom and middle bits, add scorch to the top right mark
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Post by: jett drexel on Nov 24, 2018, 12:36 AM
Don't remove em just some heavy carbon scoring around the dents should balance it out you could also add a bit of rust to the bits that are bothering you this will stop them standing out so much and also gives the damage the appearance that it's happened over time instead of all at the same time.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 25, 2018, 04:01 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Nov 25, 2018, 04:15 AM
 :like: :like: :like: that looks the business mate  :like: :like: :like:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 25, 2018, 05:04 AM
Thanks mate, thanks for your help
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 25, 2018, 10:42 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Nov 25, 2018, 11:47 PM
Wooooo that looks real purty.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 26, 2018, 12:45 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Nov 26, 2018, 12:56 AM
Hmmmm commando bucket rotj gaunts...... i smell the beginnings of kit no2  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: that's kinda how my second kit started. :laugh:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 26, 2018, 02:11 AM
More just extra set, maybe different set up for different mission? Of spare set while other set is being repaired
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 27, 2018, 09:32 PM
Weathering on the shoulder bell is looking great. As for gauntlet colors, I vote 1 green and 1 red.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 27, 2018, 10:35 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 28, 2018, 04:04 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 01, 2018, 12:19 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 01, 2018, 05:46 AM
 :D :D :D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 01, 2018, 03:55 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 02, 2018, 11:16 AM
I like the idea of the mismatched belt pouches. :)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2018, 01:58 PM
I like the idea of the mismatched belt pouches. :)
I got a hottoys deluxe fett the other week, the one that had pre pro stuff with empire fett. I saw the mismatched pouches and thought it looked cool. Hard part is Trying to match the red, Scarlett is to pink, needs some orange in it I think
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2018, 02:07 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 03, 2018, 07:48 AM
Yeah, that color definitely needs to be dialed back.
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 03, 2018, 01:48 PM
Thanks mate, that sounds like a good combination, allow me to mix the colours up a fair bit. Need to work out how to make them more different...different from each other, different purpose, options etc
Any suggestions?

Indeed as for style, I think you are on the right track will pulling from Jodo Kast's gauntlets. He definitely has some cool gadgets. You could always add anothet blaster to the outside edge similar to how the gauntlet blasters are set up on the Open Seasons Mandos. Also, I would suggest leaving more of that blue tube on the gauntlet greeb. That would allow you to add attachments to the back of it potentially like hoses or cables.

Also yeah lol that pouch came out way to red. Perhaps use that 'tan' dye you have over top of it to make it a reddish brown color? That should be pretty close to the Pre-Pro Fett pouch colors if I am not mistaken. This makes me want to add a cloth belt pouch to my rig as well. If only I had the space..... haha
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 04, 2018, 07:02 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 05, 2018, 10:21 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 06, 2018, 01:10 AM
I dunno.... they look pretty good to me. Have you considered how much darker they're going to be after you weather them?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 06, 2018, 01:22 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 06, 2018, 08:45 AM
I really like the color of those.

That dark brown should lighten a bit as it drys.  :)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 06, 2018, 02:19 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 16, 2018, 06:46 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 16, 2018, 07:30 PM
Your welcome mate, merry christmas.
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 17, 2018, 07:12 AM
Looks good, buddy.

Heads up. Those dents on the cod plate look really close to Boba dents. I would strongly advise either filling them in or adjusting the shape tp avoid scrutiny down the line when you're ready to app.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 17, 2018, 10:25 AM
Looks good, buddy.

Heads up. Those dents on the cod plate look really close to Boba dents. I would strongly advise either filling them in or adjusting the shape tp avoid scrutiny down the line when you're ready to app.
No worries, that'll be ok, I haven't worked out the shade of green I'm going to use, so I can fill them in and repaint. It's more the size, the rkd one was too tall...couldn't really sit comfortably
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 24, 2018, 02:55 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 24, 2018, 03:17 AM
"Snake hips"  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: man, i wish i was still that slim.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 24, 2018, 03:26 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 25, 2018, 02:42 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 25, 2018, 04:57 AM
"AWE GASM"!!!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 25, 2018, 05:12 AM
"AWE GASM"!!!
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 25, 2018, 03:58 PM
Dang, dude!

That's looking great!
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Dec 25, 2018, 04:02 PM
Thats so amazeballs its silly  :like:  :o
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 25, 2018, 04:59 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2018, 12:45 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 28, 2018, 12:51 AM
Niiice.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2018, 01:14 AM
Niiice.
thanks mate, I forgot about the chest diamond....next time I'll have to dig it out. There's a lot more work ahead
Looking at the colours so far ....reminds me of jodo kast.....legend
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 28, 2018, 02:36 AM
Nothing wrong with that..... we love a bit of jodo kast.  :D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2018, 03:26 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 28, 2018, 03:31 AM
Hey.... i'm a leftie  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2018, 03:38 AM
Hey.... i'm a leftie  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
sometimes it gets spooky chatting with you, we tend to have a lot in common
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2018, 10:32 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 28, 2018, 11:09 PM
Hello bud, a chap in my clan does a nice hollow stalk.... psyko voss. you should be able to find him in the supply depot.  ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2018, 11:20 PM
Hello bud, a chap in my clan does a nice hollow stalk.... psyko voss. you should be able to find him in the supply depot.  ;)
Thanks heaps mate, I'll check it out
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 31, 2018, 09:58 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 01, 2019, 06:48 AM
Looking good mate.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 01, 2019, 07:11 AM
Thanks mate, the ol $30 abs mannequin helps out a bit, needs some colour on those plates....wondering about a chest sigil too
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 02, 2019, 04:24 PM
Woah!  Nice Progress!

Definitely agree with adding some acrylic in front of that display!   It really helps cut the glare and gives it a better finished look.

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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 02, 2019, 07:37 PM
Woah!  Nice Progress!

Definitely agree with adding some acrylic in front of that display!   It really helps cut the glare and gives it a better finished look.


Thanks mate, I have got some around somewhere, I'm not real organised. Organisation is my Achilles heel
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Post by: Novoc Mereel on Jan 05, 2019, 02:04 AM
Hey, a fellow Brett on the forums! lol. Kit looks great so far, mate. Keep it up!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 05, 2019, 02:53 AM
Hey, a fellow Brett on the forums! lol. Kit looks great so far, mate. Keep it up!
G'day Brett, thanks heaps mate, I'll try
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 06, 2019, 06:41 AM
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Post by: Vassk on Jan 06, 2019, 08:11 AM
Shiny. What kind of paints are you using Vod?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 06, 2019, 08:19 AM
Shiny. What kind of paints are you using Vod?
That's straight from a spray can, British paints brand, I'll cover most with a humbrol grey airbrushed on....or if too lazy a primer grey using a spray can ....rustoleum brand
 
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 08, 2019, 11:59 PM
Gloves arrived today, courtesy of mike on tdh
(https://i.imgur.com/BzWBtaj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LAXiCYk.jpg)
Little bit on bucket, micro switch added to ear
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 09, 2019, 12:05 AM
Nice touch with the micro switch!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 09, 2019, 12:24 AM
That's part of a fettinator rf kit, haven't got a hollow stalk yet.....thinking of a different style rf topper. Not sure yet, not kast style, a bit different to fett. Need to sort it out, get something to work.
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 09, 2019, 02:45 AM
Love them gloves.  :8): :8): :8):
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 09, 2019, 03:23 AM
They're comfy as....might use as driving gloves 🤔
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 10, 2019, 06:59 PM
Duuuuude. Halo Reach was definitely a very under rated campaign and the horde mode was great. As for kit, it is all looking great! Really digging those gloves for sure.
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Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 10, 2019, 07:36 PM
Amazing work as always!
truly inspirational.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 10, 2019, 08:52 PM
Amazing work as always!
truly inspirational.
As for kit, it is all looking great! Really digging those gloves for sure.
Thank vode
Hopefully get a bit more done soon, weather the gloves, one patch looks more green than other
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 15, 2019, 01:20 AM
Filled in one dent, sanded back...not 100% smooth, few small dents or scars, I'll leave them like that
(https://i.imgur.com/FeF2BlF.jpg)
Few extra things arrived in the post
(https://i.imgur.com/FESF6ud.jpg)
Kast style grenades, v2 or a sonic beam weapon, and a keypad for left gauntlet.
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 15, 2019, 01:50 AM
noiiiice
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 27, 2019, 02:54 PM
No real progress, decided to primer helmet, and give jp a new paint job. Primered a few new smaller pieces that I'll work on as I attempt to face my nemesis....organisation....got ideas, need to pull it all together
I'm planning on filling the hole I put in jp, keep the other small bits of damage. Got small greeblies to install as well
(https://i.imgur.com/pt2Yklx.jpg)
This mess should keep me occupied for a while
(https://i.imgur.com/jnXA2QJ.jpg)
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 27, 2019, 03:00 PM
Ha ha you need to make a job list and kinda work your way thru it. ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 27, 2019, 03:46 PM
Ha ha you need to make a job list and kinda work your way thru it. ;)
I do make lists....but don't stick to it....discipline is another issue  ??? When I write it down I get ideas, then distracted visualising them, think I may need something to organise the ideas, a folder to organise the details
Might try break into two groups
1 Keep working up...attack the flightsuit and torso area
2 play with other stuff
A third area....electronics?.... finding that more appealing than painting at moment
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 04, 2019, 04:43 AM
Filled in the hole on the jp, roughly sanded back, not after a perfect look
(https://i.imgur.com/gVNQSxD.jpg)
Little bit of work on helmet, playing around with ideas
(https://i.imgur.com/DsHBwKM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UgRpyfc.jpg)
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Post by: jett drexel on Feb 04, 2019, 05:04 AM
looking pretty amazing mate.  :like:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 04, 2019, 05:10 AM
Thanks mate, nearly blinded myself when the leds turned on
Should get some paint on jp tomorrow
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Feb 04, 2019, 05:22 AM
A small lv resistor on the positive line would reduce the brightness if it's too much mate. ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 04, 2019, 01:33 PM
A small lv resistor on the positive line would reduce the brightness if it's too much mate. ;)
It's ok, just placing leds in and accidentally turning it on
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Feb 04, 2019, 08:43 PM
The shot of all the gear together in 1 place...  :like: :like: :like: :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 04, 2019, 10:33 PM
Thereís abit more collected thatís not in that pic, but to be honest I feel like Iím done on here...I just donít care about becoming official. Iíll finish my kit to my standard
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Feb 07, 2019, 02:25 AM
Filled in the hole on the jp, roughly sanded back, not after a perfect look
(https://i.imgur.com/gVNQSxD.jpg)
Little bit of work on helmet, playing around with ideas
(https://i.imgur.com/DsHBwKM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UgRpyfc.jpg)


Your pics have disappeared already.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 07, 2019, 03:58 AM


Your pics have disappeared already.
Sorry mate, Iíve recently deleted my imgur
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Jaster Fett on Feb 07, 2019, 04:12 PM
Sorry mate, Iíve recently deleted my imgur

*Darth Vader Voice*: "Noooooooo...!!!"
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 07, 2019, 04:45 PM
I was going to say the same thing!  :'(
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 07, 2019, 06:55 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Feb 08, 2019, 07:10 AM
Sorry guys, at moment Iím trying to look after mental health, I get frustrated then that leads to negativity, withdrawal .... destructive cycle

Take all the time you need buddy, better state of mine, better work  ;)
We are all here for you and will be here when you are in a better place  :like: 
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 08, 2019, 11:03 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Feb 10, 2019, 12:32 PM
Take all the time you need buddy, better state of mine, better work  ;)
We are all here for you and will be here when you are in a better place  :like:

Agreed and same, as you already know  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Rogerramjet on Aug 04, 2019, 12:19 AM
Pm sent. want to catch up