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Title: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Feb 04, 2017, 02:28 PM
My Mandalorian love continues and I've liked this character for a very long time and now I'm building it.

The whole comic as reference, but due to him having 2 load outs, I'm going to try and only pull from the latter part of the comic in Nal Hutta

The scan is flatter in colour , but your able to see the details pretty well still.
This is my Imgur album if you would like an even bigger sample  ;D Jodo Kast Reference images album (http://imgur.com/a/bRVR4)

The beginning:

(http://i.imgur.com/FguFHAt.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/LIfMZcm.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ekQQtII.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/kYdT7XE.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/O3mOlRJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/JfbOg82.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/adDBONx.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YswbakF.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/5sqrqGy.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/RZip99Q.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tdBzZUp.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/IfVj46p.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tZU6DoP.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/iyXf5or.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ukC2SpJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/QiTAhkq.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/gUNLsOm.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MWUGRWx.jpg)

From here is where I'm trying to pull references from  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/slH7DxG.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/WFJbBGR.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/FWtSAMf.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XxkoXKN.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/BLssFZt.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/zdBRjLG.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/N0ClUuB.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ouDpPih.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tiPM6bm.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZwalaY5.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ea2qWfZ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1FndtDR.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/gV6aIRp.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aVhyvYT.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/K0l94yc.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Qm9F1dJ.jpg)

Thanks to Toolguy301's 3D template's I've been able to get allot of the parts from Shapeways and they look great.

Thought we'd start with the soft parts first and a few 3D printed bits then go from there, feedback appreciated

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Zip will be covered with a matching panel

Managed to get a pair of second hand pair of RotJ Boba gauntlets

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3D printed parts

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EDIT: Due to Photobucket fail I've gone through my wip restoring the finished pieces and references where possible, the transition (WIP) parts I felt were not required as they are superseded by the final piece.
Hope you still enjoy
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Vhett Naast on Feb 04, 2017, 02:54 PM
I am a fan of Jodo Kast. Dude had some guts. Or he was just plain stupid.   :P  :P  :P



Either way, Imma be watching this build with great interest! 8)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on Feb 04, 2017, 03:14 PM
wow, those 3-d printed bits look fantastic.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Raestin Ke'Varek on Feb 06, 2017, 12:11 PM
Great job so far!!!  I'll be watching.  :D
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Feb 07, 2017, 07:56 AM
Forgot to put up these pictures of the leather pouches I got from Delta 13 matches the flight suit so well.

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Had a delivery today with a few more parts from Shapeways.

Grenades

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Missile topper, stabilizer and beacon for Jetpack

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Decided to follow Toolguys example and have pipes joining up the equipment instead of strands that came from the girth belt.
I see it as the artists not being able to put different colours in before print and makes far more sense that they are pipes instead of strands.
Toolguys belt:

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Reference pictures

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So I got a good friend of mine to 3D print the part to hold the connecters and also got some flexible piping to run through everything

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And finally....... Pistol

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Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 07, 2017, 08:11 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: ConDar Ward on Feb 07, 2017, 08:22 AM
I shall be watching ..  8)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Vhett Naast on Feb 07, 2017, 11:27 AM
Those are some nice looking parts  8)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Dha Bral on Feb 10, 2017, 11:20 PM
Far too few JK's around. Glad to see someone taking interest. Let me know if you have questions, I helped Toolguy with his build a while back.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Feb 12, 2017, 09:52 AM
Chest plates

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Templates

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Little bit of working and natural weathering of soft parts later

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Got these:

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And now putting them on

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The all important jet pack ;D

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And beginning of my helmet ;D

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Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 11, 2017, 12:38 PM
My metal ear caps have come through, put them on, much happier  ;D

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Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Mar 11, 2017, 03:18 PM
Very, very nice. 
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: ConDar Ward on Mar 11, 2017, 07:00 PM
Sweet  ! !     8)       
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Hik'aari on Mar 12, 2017, 05:23 AM
Those ear caps are things of beauty. As and when I come to do a third kit I shall be using the same supplier.
Having held these pieces in real life they are machined to perfection
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on Mar 12, 2017, 01:15 PM
OOoooohhhh.... metal earcaps (drool)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 31, 2017, 03:23 AM
Few little steps last night, Knees, girth belt dye and back of lid buttons

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Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Vhett Naast on Mar 31, 2017, 12:33 PM
I've always liked the buttons he has instead of the keyslots.........at least he didn't completely copy Fett's "homework"  :P  :P  :P
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Apr 07, 2017, 08:47 AM
I've always liked the buttons he has instead of the keyslots.........at least he didn't completely copy Fett's "homework"  :P  :P  :P

I'm realizing there are allot of differences wit this build, just small and detailed.
It's definitely keeping me on my toes  :P

Little more today, will need opinions of others for this if you'd be so kind

Cloak = Which looks better?
I've gone through allot of dyes to get to these choices, I'm not sure I can find the exact one unless someone knows the exact ones.

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Back plate: Does this look okay for the raised sections where the harness comes out ?

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Minor addition, Left gauntlet with leveled sections beside main missile for the secondary missiles to be mounted.
Greeblies (buttons , keypad and dental floss part still to add)

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Image from comic

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Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Vhett Naast on Apr 07, 2017, 01:13 PM
Its hard to tell what the true cape color is supposed to be based on the comic art, but I'd go with that first lighter colored one. Seems closer to the artwork, and I just like the color better lol.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on Apr 07, 2017, 02:35 PM
i think the cape colours differ slightly from panel to panel in the comic so both work. personally i prefer the darker one... think it would be more in keeping with the darker flight suit. but still you're far more savvy at this than me. can't wait to see what you decide.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Apr 08, 2017, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys, but I'm thinking the lighting has distorted the colours as its looking different to in real life, I'll keep working on it :P

Last little bit for the day, knees with darts

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Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on May 01, 2017, 11:42 AM
New experience, playing with a 3D printer thanks to Rang Kemir 

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Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Tak'ur on May 01, 2017, 12:02 PM
Looking good...

Loved the work you did with Ryi'nocks back plate - saw it Sat...
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Vhett Naast on May 03, 2017, 11:53 AM
Tiiiiiiiiight....
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on May 07, 2017, 01:32 AM
Looking like one more part done  :thumbsup:

Back plate and harness boxes

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Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on May 07, 2017, 08:18 AM
wooooh... that looks the bees knees mate... back plate looks pretty amazing too. your work is constantly an inspiration, hopefully i'll get to see one of your kits in the flesh soon.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on May 07, 2017, 05:29 PM
wooooh... that looks the bees knees mate... back plate looks pretty amazing too. your work is constantly an inspiration, hopefully i'll get to see one of your kits in the flesh soon.

That would be quite cool to put a face to forum name :-)

Had a partial kit up to see if gauntlets were looking right as they were and only needed padding, I'm personally not seeing a problem as they are reasonably close already, but if anyone feels otherwise and willing to show me what I need to get them better I'm totally up for that as I want this kit looking as best as I can :P

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Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on May 07, 2017, 05:55 PM
awesome.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Rang Kemir on May 09, 2017, 12:46 PM
I know i say it enough in person, but it all looks so cool  8)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on May 10, 2017, 09:00 AM
I know i say it enough in person, but it all looks so cool  8)

Oh, its gets better (as you know  :laugh:)

Full mock up day with the parts I have
Finally have visor for helmet

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And now the full body shots as it was a nice day, please remember I'm leaning back a little to keep the back plate on as its not fully attached as yet  :rolleyes:

(http://i.imgur.com/tcP3E2d.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/up9m9gh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/0aTPf8k.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/pIJBW2B.jpg)

Back plate to jet pack curve is pretty good I feel too

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Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on May 10, 2017, 10:02 AM
now i gotta go with the darker cape, that all looks amazing so far.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Vhett Naast on May 10, 2017, 11:56 AM
Dope man. I'd say your ready for some paint work.  8)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on May 11, 2017, 11:34 AM
Dope man. I'd say your ready for some paint work.  8)

Not quite, but close  ;)

Colours, the comic is all over the place, so going on that Jodo has been mistaken for Boba by even Dengar I'm basing the colours on ROTJ Boba.

Here is what I have come up with at this time, All are Humbrol colours as they are UK available paints and been used fro Boba's on TDH but will have rattle cans colour matched to them as I'm not very good with airbrush  :rolleyes:

(http://i.imgur.com/mITaeDy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IvYaBKf.jpg)

Gauntlets will be the same as knees and shoulders in colour (forgot to generate image, sorry)

(http://i.imgur.com/Iyd88s2.jpg)

I'm confident that they will be suitable  ;D

Additionally, The damage will not be the same I will be trying to pull as best I can from the reference material, this is just for colours
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on May 11, 2017, 03:07 PM
that looks truly amazing. :o
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on May 11, 2017, 09:10 PM
Seems I was a little hasty and I aired on the colour front as I was using another reference for a Rotj helmet and parts wouldn't translate over.

So I have redone the colour chart for the helmet without the confusing lines (EDIT: Earlier post has most current proposed colouring)

(http://i.imgur.com/mITaeDy.jpg)

I also started looking at the jet pack in Nal Hutta (as that's when he uses the pack with alternate missile topper) and found it was just beige with red on the tank toppers.

seeing this as another artist error I would like to propose that I paint like ESB Boba's pack using beige (once I match it) in place of the green.
The same red used for key slot buttons on the helmet (Red 60) in place of all the yellow
Orange instead of red thats on ESB and keeping all the details on the tanks etc
Would this be acceptable?





Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on May 11, 2017, 09:25 PM
not argueing with you mate but i always figured the jet pack was more of a very tarnished silver and it kept changing colour due to its reflectiveness?
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Mando72 on May 11, 2017, 09:55 PM
Love Jodo Kast will have to follow and see the end results.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on May 12, 2017, 06:55 PM
Love Jodo Kast will have to follow and see the end results.

Welcome aboard, how you enjoy the show and I do him justice :laugh:

not argueing with you mate but i always figured the jet pack was more of a very tarnished silver and it kept changing colour due to its reflectiveness?

And there I was thinking now its more a concrete grey  :P

Anyhow, this is a poor mock up of what I'm looking to do with it, obviously there will be weathering etc, this is mainly for colours

(http://i.imgur.com/y58gaFh.jpg)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on May 20, 2017, 06:26 PM
Finally got helmet servo installed




And chest lights




All are still removable so I can paint


Productive day
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on May 20, 2017, 08:05 PM
this is looking really great.... love the attention to detail.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Vhett Naast on May 21, 2017, 04:32 PM
I'm jelly. Electronics always bring a kit to another level.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Dha Bral on May 28, 2017, 02:47 AM
Nice work Colin. Keep it up. 👍👌
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: ConDar Ward on May 28, 2017, 10:58 AM
I have to agree , Very nice work ....   8) ;)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on May 31, 2017, 04:30 PM
I'm doing a very similar install on my MP very soon. 

Well done, Ashen.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 08, 2017, 03:16 AM
Starting off small, here are the shoulder plates and knees

(http://i.imgur.com/KVJIYc0.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/GtjKPOi.jpg)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on Jun 08, 2017, 05:10 AM
yet another master class... beautiful work.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Vassk on Jun 08, 2017, 05:15 AM
As a huge fan of Kast I have to say that I'm really impressed with your work here Vod. Can't wait to see it finished  ;)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Vhett Naast on Jun 08, 2017, 04:48 PM
Paint work looks great man!
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 12, 2017, 02:23 AM
Bit more painting for the weekend and a little bit of rebuilding of the cod

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Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Dha Bral on Jun 12, 2017, 04:09 AM
Don't forget your thong  ;)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 12, 2017, 06:37 AM
Don't forget your thong  ;)

Don't worry, I will be thonged  :P same time knees get elastic  ;D
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 17, 2017, 10:50 AM
My Helmet is 98% there, maybe a little weathering tweak and the the RF lighting installed  ;D
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Vhett Naast on Jun 17, 2017, 10:56 AM
That is sick! I like it a lot  8)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Jun 17, 2017, 12:26 PM
Marvelous!  ;D
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 23, 2017, 11:58 AM
So, turns out I made a little bit of an error - too many kill stripes and top of RF cap close to dome should match dome not rim, so here is the repainted dome and new kill stripes

(http://i.imgur.com/It3t9uu.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/22NOPa7.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZdiqI5z.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/OJAXRSs.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/7Q0u3s8.jpg)


Chest plates

(http://i.imgur.com/1zqGq1B.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hqkW0BJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/uJKsRAr.jpg)

And Cloak

(http://i.imgur.com/n2A732d.jpg)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on Jun 23, 2017, 08:53 PM
looking great mate.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 30, 2017, 02:33 AM
Thanks to a friend and her 3D printer (and a heck ton of sanding/filling ) I have a Jodo Blaster

(http://i.imgur.com/7F4AfWP.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/zvn1CaN.jpg)

Artists rendering
(http://i.imgur.com/oYCfI4A.jpg)

Also back plate painted

(http://i.imgur.com/wyfcnUw.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XYJDJdD.jpg)

And finally Mock up of leather holster I'll be making

(http://i.imgur.com/l1Um1ad.jpg)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on Jun 30, 2017, 08:07 AM
that blaster is stunning. :o
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Vhett Naast on Jun 30, 2017, 09:41 PM
Looks dope, love the blaster.  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Dha Bral on Jul 01, 2017, 06:46 AM
Every time I look at this build I get more excited for it's finish. Looking great Ashen!
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 01, 2017, 03:37 PM
 :o  WOW , Very Cool Mate ! !    8)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 04, 2017, 05:09 PM
Thanks, looking at a few of the smaller parts this week, progress below

Grenades
(http://i.imgur.com/VRaz9qI.jpg)

Pistol launch grenades
(http://i.imgur.com/SY3NGsr.jpg)

Pistol
(http://i.imgur.com/8WMKmzG.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/9npUGH9.jpg)

Looking at doing Jet pack soon as I should have the paints (cross fingers they look right  ???)

Update:

Gauntlets:
(http://i.imgur.com/NprwGDN.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/nXKoUzy.jpg)


And started working on gun holster (wooden buck in place to not mess up the Pistol)
(http://i.imgur.com/bUetpLp.jpg)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 08, 2017, 01:29 PM
Pipe connectors
(http://i.imgur.com/2IiLG6v.jpg)

Left Greeblie
(http://i.imgur.com/4R24uiN.jpg)

Right Greeblie
(http://i.imgur.com/o7NFEYB.jpg)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on Jul 08, 2017, 04:55 PM
once again with the beautiful details.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 08, 2017, 11:50 PM
G'day vod, I've been absent for abit, just discovered this.....very very nice kit, love the details
Great work
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jul 09, 2017, 02:25 AM
G'day vod, I've been absent for abit, just discovered this.....very very nice kit, love the details
Great work

Agreed! This is looking awesome. I actually used part of the Joda Kast right greeble to hide my voice amp by giving it 3 holed square faceplate. Maybe I should give mine some tiny antenna looking greebs as well.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 16, 2017, 02:37 PM
Agreed! This is looking awesome. I actually used part of the Joda Kast right greeble to hide my voice amp by giving it 3 holed square faceplate. Maybe I should give mine some tiny antenna looking greebs as well.

Along the same idea I was having with speaker, that may be a later upgrade though  ;D

Today I've been working on the Jet Pack

(http://i.imgur.com/kqUZ6qI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3HaywJt.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/R5bxSlJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/LKAw6qM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/m4THolI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/M5dquPj.jpg)

Came out a bit darker than I hoped with weathering and the layering, but also hope its within tolerance of reference

(http://i.imgur.com/L7Irelf.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jul 25, 2017, 12:03 AM
Looking great! Very well researched. As you've pointed out throughout this thread, there are a lot of variations to the artwork that make this costume a headache. I know it's tough to reconcile these issues with a set of CRLs, but I don't see anything that gives me concerns about approvability of what you've done so far. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 25, 2017, 03:26 AM
Looking great! Very well researched. As you've pointed out throughout this thread, there are a lot of variations to the artwork that make this costume a headache. I know it's tough to reconcile these issues with a set of CRLs, but I don't see anything that gives me concerns about approvability of what you've done so far. Keep up the good work!

Thanks Ref, I'll keep on trucking then  ;D

Holster nearly finished, just need belt loops installed and that I can only do once girth and belts done and cod repainted as the yellow underlay was a bit much and grey seemed more suitable.

(http://i.imgur.com/z4PXV6o.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7Jw2wnz.jpg)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on Jul 25, 2017, 10:47 AM
ooooooh that holster, beautiful work.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 25, 2017, 04:54 PM
Paint work on the cod looks awesome, great work vod
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 27, 2017, 04:47 PM
Thought I'd test fit again but this time painted plates

(http://i.imgur.com/WJ8UZJ0.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/kXngiq3.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/jKXoL4p.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/lQoetZY.jpg)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on Jul 27, 2017, 05:34 PM
you make it look easy.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Tek Sa'an on Jul 31, 2017, 05:20 PM
Jodo Kast is one of my favorite Star Wars characters. This is a very nice build. I really, really like your jetpack. I may have overlooked while looking through these past 5 pages, but how did you make the jetpack rocket?
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 31, 2017, 05:43 PM
Jodo Kast is one of my favorite Star Wars characters. This is a very nice build. I really, really like your jetpack. I may have overlooked while looking through these past 5 pages, but how did you make the jetpack rocket?

That and many other parts are designed by the talented Toolguy 301: Toolguy301's Shapeways shop (https://www.shapeways.com/shops/CSBProps)
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Apr 23, 2018, 06:50 PM
So I've been remiss on updating this wip and I'm sorry, been kinda focused on getting my first kit revamped 

But I'm back on Jodo with a bit of an update but unfortunately a few steps back, I recently unpacked my kit to find the paint has cracked across the chest plates, I've surmised that its due to storage and the temperature  of where I kept it, so looking like I will need to repaint them all.
Additionally will be doing the back plate as it doesn't sit right as well  as also paint issues.

Gauntlets were fine if not a little bulky, but a friend of mine has offered to replace them with lighter 3D printed ones, so how could I refuse  ;D
Here is what we have done so far:

Left Gauntlet minus missiles that will be transferred from old gauntlet

Right gauntlet

Source material for the change to right gauntlet
(https://i.imgur.com/WFJbBGR.jpg)
As well as the ones for the change of connectors
(https://i.imgur.com/bvI1YtY.jpg)

And the connectors with piping
(https://i.imgur.com/1p1JEnc.jpg)

I'm planning on using that locate on the nodes protruding from the back of gauntlets, the pipes are silicone lighter and more flexible than braided so shouldn't hinder movement.

Hope everything looks satisfactory and hope to bring progress in next post.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on May 03, 2018, 05:11 PM
Without any objections I got them printed and taped together



Now back to sanding, filling, repeat  :P
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on May 07, 2018, 08:57 AM
Man, 3-D printers really are a game changer. Looking awesome
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: spideyplumhead on May 12, 2018, 02:17 PM
And once again the standards are raised ... very tasty gauntlets
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 30, 2018, 04:49 PM
So, turns out when you add a harness into the equation it really throws out your plates and reshaping seriously blisters the paintwork, so..... scrap collar and back plate, remake and strip back paint off remaining chest plates, this kit seems to want to test me  *sigh*

Without Jet Pack
(https://i.imgur.com/F3DTSJP.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/QVmMdlc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2DtozYJ.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/zVB8CXf.jpg)

With jet pack
(https://i.imgur.com/y72ozuH.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/Vm4ogsa.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fg2b4wJ.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/qmEwdjg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fcfwJqn.jpg)

Harness blocks to cover holes still need to be made and the strapping was adjusted while wearing it and caused gathering around the holes.
 
I also seem to have developed a lean to the left somehow  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 01, 2018, 06:37 PM
Looking good, Ashen.

I'd like to see that jetpack sit a little higher on you. It's sitting super low at the moment.
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 02, 2018, 02:20 AM
Looking good, Ashen.

I'd like to see that jetpack sit a little higher on you. It's sitting super low at the moment.

The scaling and position is unfortunately due to my longer than normal body, its fixed at where it is now, I don't have an option to change anything :(

From the pictures I had to work from the jet pack sits approximately level with base of back plate

(https://i.imgur.com/o9KXitG.png)(https://i.imgur.com/UasM4Kt.jpg)

I have done so and only now found that I'm approximately 1/4 longer in torso than most who have worn this kind of JP  :'(
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 29, 2018, 03:55 PM
Been a while with this RF but we think we got it licked, the original wireless light and servo parts were too bulky and couldn't fit head in with all the tech, so all that had to go and Hik'aari build a more streamlined version  ;D

Here it is before we added the controller into the gauntlet music is there to drown out background noise :


And here it is after, leaning back to balance lid:

Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 29, 2018, 04:46 PM
Awesome!!!
Title: Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 30, 2018, 03:47 PM
Nice work vod 👍🏻