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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: Darasuum Prudii on Feb 14, 2018, 06:43 PM

Title: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Feb 14, 2018, 06:43 PM
Hey everyone, I'll be adding to this W.I.P page as I get things done. Please throw me as many comments and suggestions as possible! Thanks!

The Bucket I went with was a Lonewolf Customs Executioner Bucket. In this picture its weatherd and a little dirty looking. (https://i.imgur.com/uxEkBzY.jpg)


This is the sniper blaster I've been working on. I will upload some new pictures of it as I get them.
(https://i.imgur.com/NF9IGRy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5CcmDbO.jpg)

And Added holes in the outer barrel
(https://i.imgur.com/tn0gaV6.jpg?1)

And a added lower barrel. I just need to figure out how I wanna finish it around the trigger to clean it up.
(https://i.imgur.com/5YJn9Pj.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Jenga Feet on Feb 15, 2018, 06:12 PM
Looks like you're on a great track! Keep it up
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Feb 15, 2018, 08:23 PM
Thanks!!! I appreciate the input! Cant wait to get more done to it all
Looks like you're on a great track! Keep it up
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 01, 2018, 07:36 PM
Got some more work done, colored my girth belt from the previous tan color to red. I still need to age the belt to fill in areas that have no coverage of the red and to grit it up a little.

Before
(https://i.imgur.com/DlFbWD9.jpg)
After
(https://i.imgur.com/GugEFNu.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/c34TcMh.jpg)


Also got my flight suit dyed. I wanted a very dirty version of the flight suit that was very uneven.
Before
(https://i.imgur.com/Njj6nGx.jpg)

After Front
(https://i.imgur.com/pa97LPb.jpg)
After Back
(https://i.imgur.com/dGzkboO.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Havelock on Mar 01, 2018, 09:50 PM
Wow.  Looking nice, vod.
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 01, 2018, 10:22 PM
Thank Havelock! Trying to do something everyday!  :)

Just got the girth belt a little dirtier looking tonight

(https://i.imgur.com/BkjWdvY.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Havelock on Mar 01, 2018, 10:34 PM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 01, 2018, 10:43 PM
Just figured i would upload a picture of my flight suit on as well :P

(https://i.imgur.com/DJNHe8a.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: gabevt on Mar 01, 2018, 10:51 PM
Looks awesome!  How did you weather the flight suit?  I am looking for tips on that process.  Yours came out great!  Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 01, 2018, 11:02 PM
Honestly it was a Happy accident. The cover allís are 100% cotton so I used Rit Dye. I bought it at a JoAnn Fabrics near me. Iím pretty sure you could buy it at Hobby lobby or Walmart too. I used two bottles of dye and a cup of  regular table salt. I needed something to submerse the coveralls in and the nearest thing I had was a old cooler. I put as hot as water possible in the cooler, the salt, the dye, and the coveralls. I let it sit for about an hour or two then sprayed the excess dye off in the yard with a water hose. Washed twice alone in my washing machine on cold settings with extended rinse and soil level. I let it air dry and this is how it turned out. Because the flight suit was so wadded up in the cool it didnít dye evenly and made it look as you see in the pictures. I think it looks well weathered the way it came out and I can always go back and darker areas up as needed.
Looks awesome!  How did you weather the flight suit?  I am looking for tips on that process.  Yours came out great!  Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 08, 2018, 07:35 PM
So a little progress on my kit.  :D I had a BMG clan member 3-D print me a chest diamond. my plans are to back light it so the Skull shines bright. I need to file it down a little to make the skull a little cleaner looking but pictures are attached below.

(https://i.imgur.com/vR8PwrN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/InWV2lx.jpg)

Also got my Mando Skull cut out of grey duck cloth to sew on my read cape that I need to cut out and sew.

(https://i.imgur.com/i2Utx5k.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 09, 2018, 01:41 AM
Just got done sewing my skull to my cape. Just gotta finish sewing the rest now  :P
(http://i.imgur.com/B9nK9Wz.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Tal Akaan on Mar 09, 2018, 09:12 AM
Oh Man! Thatís looking really good Vod!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 09, 2018, 10:35 AM
Oh Man! Thatís looking really good Vod!

Thanks VampireHunterD! Iím happy with the outcome so far! More uploads coming soon!!!  :D




And got some paint on the rifle!!!

(https://i.imgur.com/twIhZQI.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: MercOfSteel on Mar 09, 2018, 11:51 AM
Looks fantastic so far. I really dig the dye job on your flight suit. Well done, vod.
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 09, 2018, 08:26 PM
I appreciate it! Happy accidents work out sometimes
Looks fantastic so far. I really dig the dye job on your flight suit. Well done, vod.
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 10, 2018, 04:53 PM
Got the vest cut out and sewn together today. Iím definitely not a seamstress

(https://i.imgur.com/ecuEFeu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bkX6nSi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qV0mYPh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4cl5Kfn.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Jenga Feet on Mar 10, 2018, 07:20 PM
Vest is looking awesome! Looks like a good fit
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 11, 2018, 07:28 PM
Thanks Jenga! Iíll be uploading a almost finished blaster rifle soon!
Vest is looking awesome! Looks like a good fit
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 14, 2018, 05:48 PM
Got my shknees cut out and one formed, what you all think? I have some boot armor to add and to mount and paint everything. Its a process. Input is greatly appreciated on everything I've done. I have boot armor cut and needing formed too . most of this will be attached to the gaiters with exception to the toe cap.
(https://i.imgur.com/Cuyxv08.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Tal Akaan on Mar 14, 2018, 06:14 PM
Those things are mean looking Vod, canít wait to see what you do with them!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Havelock on Mar 14, 2018, 06:43 PM
For not being a seamstress, you're faking it well.   ;D  And those shin plates look pretty awesome.  Are you going to make them shknees?
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 14, 2018, 07:43 PM
Yes Havelock! They will be shknees!! Thanks for the good words! They and the gauntlets have been some the big pieces that I have been apprehensive about, I just want something different looking, I think I achieved that.
 
For not being a seamstress, you're faking it well.   ;D  And those shin plates look pretty awesome.  Are you going to make them shknees?






Thanks Vode! This has been one heck of a journey together! I know they will be battle worn and very distressed. If i didn't have your great templates you helped me make for the vest I couldn't have done such a nice vest! Thank you brother!
Those things are mean looking Vod, canít wait to see what you do with them!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Tal Akaan on Mar 15, 2018, 07:41 AM
Not a problem Vod, we are in this together!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 15, 2018, 10:25 AM
Got my shknees cut, formed, joined together, puttied, and sanded. Time to mount, distress, then paint. These have been really fun to do.

(http://i.imgur.com/bzsVLrF.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 18, 2018, 12:44 AM
A little more progress today. Got my neck seal almost completely finished. I just need to put the bottom skirt into it that ticks under my vest. I am pleased with the results.

(https://i.imgur.com/jJKCbj4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0TGjFh0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aOaeRQ8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SesPajZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QDlPLfn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5tLEudU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/f93CKWh.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 20, 2018, 01:49 PM
Some more updates on the rifle. All painted, may add a little more weathering and som odds and ends, not quite sure though.
(https://i.imgur.com/RopYF9z.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yfW4i12.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VD160mj.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Straka Zulu on Mar 20, 2018, 03:48 PM
Posting for updates.

This is a very interesting build, vod.  I like the shnees you came up with, and that sniper rifle is sick!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 20, 2018, 04:17 PM
thanks Straka Zulu :D it has been fun. The shknees still have a way to go. Iím happy with the progress on them. They need beat up a good bit and painted and mounted still. That sniper rifle was a head scratcher at time. Itís a beast in size, 53 inches long.

Posting for updates.

This is a very interesting build, vod.  I like the shnees you came up with, and that sniper rifle is sick!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Nix Vuur on Mar 22, 2018, 01:02 PM
 :o This is amazing, vod! You've done a sepctacular job on everything so far and I'm eager to see the finished kit! And that rife? EPIC!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 22, 2018, 03:38 PM
Omg Nix thank you for the kind words. That rifle was a head scratcher at times. I canít wait to get it all done. Working on gauntlets right now Iíll post pics as soon as possible! Thanks Vod!!!
 
:o This is amazing, vod! You've done a sepctacular job on everything so far and I'm eager to see the finished kit! And that rife? EPIC!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Havelock on Mar 22, 2018, 03:44 PM
That neck seal is amazing, vod.  Nicely done!  And the rifle is pretty bad shebs, too.   :P
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 22, 2018, 03:55 PM
Havelock thanks!!! That neck seal is just duck cloth and weather stripping lol. I have always been a fan of stormtrooper neck seals, and I based it off that.  :P
That neck seal is amazing, vod.  Nicely done!  And the rifle is pretty bad shebs, too.   :P

Got a little time tonight on the shknees. I got them shaped exactly how I wanted and started doing some battle damage with the Dremel tool. Next step first level of paint, metal base!

(https://i.imgur.com/wICvrRf.jpg)

Some time spent on my side arm. Holes filled. Time to add some character to her!  :P

(https://i.imgur.com/4sFbe0i.jpg)

Got my left Gauntlet base done. 6mm sintra. All one piece. Iím gonna close the side near the elbow up a little with more sintra. This left one will eventually have a box fitted on top with a 4.5 inch lcd display and the board accompanied thatís from a old digital picture. Iím gonna make some custom wanted pictures to cycle through on a loop.

(https://i.imgur.com/ibZ3gIj.jpg)

Sizing and spacing, how am I doing. Me and VampirehunterD did some mocking today to see how everything fits. Thoughts please Vod!
(https://i.imgur.com/LciuZGJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Rhysal on Mar 25, 2018, 01:39 AM
Commenting to follow, this is a really interesting build! Nice work! Can't wait to see how it comes together
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Havelock on Mar 25, 2018, 10:32 PM
Your sizing and spacing are pretty much spot-on, vod.  Your left chest plate (right side of the picture) is a little bit lower than the right chest plate.  But with tape that's kind of expected.   ;D  How's your mobility?  Does it poke you if you try to touch your left shoulder with your right hand?  You'll also want to trim the ab plate a little so that it matches the curves of the chest fangs.  Check out this response  (https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=147060.msg1867467#msg1867467) on Vampirehunterd's thread for a visual of what I mean.

You guys are doing really good work, and I'm enjoying your WiPs.  Keep it up, vod.
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Straka Zulu on Mar 25, 2018, 11:33 PM
Blast it, Havelock, you beat me to it.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 25, 2018, 11:40 PM
Thank you for the response Havlock! Yes mobility is good. VampirehunterD and I used the same templates and figured your response to trimming the ab plate would be the same with me. The tape wasnít holding well but definitely did give a good idea of fitment. I will fix the issues and mount with Velcro and submit a new pic to my thread. thanks Vod!

Your sizing and spacing are pretty much spot-on, vod.  Your left chest plate (right side of the picture) is a little bit lower than the right chest plate.  But with tape that's kind of expected.   ;D  How's your mobility?  Does it poke you if you try to touch your left shoulder with your right hand?  You'll also want to trim the ab plate a little so that it matches the curves of the chest fangs.  Check out this response on Vampirehunterd's thread for a visual of what I mean.

You guys are doing really good work, and I'm enjoying your WiPs.  Keep it up, vod.
 (https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=147060.msg1867467#msg1867467)

Got some paint done on them shknees, probably gonna go back in after the weathering drys and put some rust spots and highlights on the bare metal exposed. Whatís everyone think?

(https://i.imgur.com/HR8MgOb.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Cavian_Morloc on Mar 26, 2018, 12:30 AM
This is a glorious looking kit, vod. I love the colors. Any chance to see more progress on your side-arm? Looked like an Ithaca feed and grip, I love the design of those, so I'm eager to see how you mod it.
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 26, 2018, 12:40 AM
Thanks for encouraging words Vod! No changes yet on my sidearm. I am trying to decide if I want a scope or irons on it. My rifle is pretty much complete though. Few odds and ends here and there.
This is a glorious looking kit, vod. I love the colors. Any chance to see more progress on your side-arm? Looked like an Ithaca feed and grip, I love the design of those, so I'm eager to see how you mod it.
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Cavian_Morloc on Mar 26, 2018, 12:47 AM
I am trying to decide if I want a scope or irons on it.

If you're ever up for brainstorming I've got plenty of throwaway ideas- I used to spend a ton of time sketching star wars/sci-fi weapons for kicks, have a whole notebook full of 'em somewhere.
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Mar 26, 2018, 03:00 AM
I would be game to for that, PM me and we will throw some ideas around :D
If you're ever up for brainstorming I've got plenty of throwaway ideas- I used to spend a ton of time sketching star wars/sci-fi weapons for kicks, have a whole notebook full of 'em somewhere.
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Apr 10, 2018, 11:50 AM
Got some more done to my sniper rifle. Did a Rub and Buff Pewter all over it and added some para cord to the grip.
(https://i.imgur.com/DhOpmIe.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rgqDUDn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FarkQKK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9II0ReY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZPOqtCW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tPigmal.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GWsTOfW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tYMClWO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/i9sKpXg.jpg)

Also got the picture frame that will be worked into my left guantlet that has a cycle of wanted posters. I mocked something up quick in it to see the quality of the image it output and it grainy so I will have to tweak it a lot but I think once broke down painted and attached to the Gauntlet it will work well.
(https://i.imgur.com/NPRyFjB.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 03, 2018, 10:06 PM
So it has been a hot minute since I have been on here and I've been overly consumed with work, I need to stop ll that madness lol. So here is what I got done this evening.
Worked on my cape. Got the over all shape cut out, hemmed, tea stained, and final touches put in with a heat gun. I may go back in and do an acrylic wash to it for another layer and then mounting on my armor. Tell me what you you all think.
(https://i.imgur.com/qSO9dfL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/P5DUuvc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SYmHmhb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Aj1uEtg.jpg)
And this last image is a swatch of the original untainted fabric just to get an idea of the color change over the process
(https://i.imgur.com/pQJyC9Y.jpg)


Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Nix Vuur on Jun 03, 2018, 11:18 PM
Dang that rifle though :o Sorry, I;m just so awed by it  :laugh: Your cape is looking really good so far!  I'd definitely try to go back and give it a more grimy look so it matches the weathering on your plates... You mentioned an acrylic wash? That should definitely work! That's the method I used on mine ;D
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 04, 2018, 01:01 AM
That rifle was a labor of love and Iím so happy how it turned out. Itís definitely a beast at 53Ē long. I did the acrylic wash. What do you think?
(https://i.imgur.com/ndAdt6c.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RD3jP9y.jpg)
Dang that rifle though :o Sorry, I;m just so awed by it  :laugh: Your cape is looking really good so far!  I'd definitely try to go back and give it a more grimy look so it matches the weathering on your plates... You mentioned an acrylic wash? That should definitely work! That's the method I used on mine ;D
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Nix Vuur on Jun 04, 2018, 08:31 AM
 :like: That looks much better  :D
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 04, 2018, 02:16 PM
Thank you Vod!
:like: That looks much better  :D
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 07, 2018, 12:04 AM
Little more done tonight! I have ankle guards and toe caps cut and formed. Just need to hone the toe caps in, beat the heck out of all them, paint and weather. Then mount.
(https://i.imgur.com/KR28dUf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/S3QuHBs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/s6rt0c3.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Straka Zulu on Jun 08, 2018, 12:07 AM
REALLY like those shnees! Might have to copy that design.  ;D
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 08, 2018, 11:36 AM
Copy away Vod! Iím so happy how they turned out!  I also have my foot armor painted and weathered. Iíll be spending some time tonight mounting the leg armor to my gaitors and boots. Just hope Iím being consistent enough so far for the approval team :-)
(https://i.imgur.com/zhykpqK.jpg)
REALLY like those shnees! Might have to copy that design.  ;D
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 10, 2018, 06:01 PM
This weekend has been very productive! I have my leg armor from the knee down mounted and wearable. I need to go back over all my Chicago screws and either fill in over top of them or paint them.

Also got my left gauntlet construction finished. Just need to add little bits and bobs to finalize the look and figure out what I want to the right. Iím thinking I will go simplier with that one but not sure.

Finally but not lastly, my son is showing interest in my build. I went last night to get a few supplies I needed from Wally World and I come back and he is wearing my leg armor. I think he likes it lol

(https://i.imgur.com/PcN3z5r.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/00YKB7p.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VKtHGOz.jpg)
Here are the last shots of the gauntlet. The black thing in the picture is a LCD mini picture frame that Iím gonna make custom images of bounties that will cycle through. Itís removable with a lipo battery in it. Little bit of sanding left on it. Just wanted everyone to see the progress on it.
(https://i.imgur.com/LvSRZYf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/P57ThXi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QybH7NX.jpg)

And the mounting of the leg armor. Shknees, ankle, and toe caps.
(https://i.imgur.com/Jkp8HrK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/D6R5hKd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Jv7By8P.jpg)

Thigh armor cut and formed. Needs mounted then aged and weathered
(https://i.imgur.com/1YpUxNB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xdMLCvP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fPz7xn2.jpg)

And little man enjoying what Iíve done so far :D
(https://i.imgur.com/uhSbZx3.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Nix Vuur on Jun 11, 2018, 09:07 AM
Very nice progress, vod! Your weathering looks consistent so you should be good in that department. That last pic is just too cool! You may have a potential merc on your hands :laugh:
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 11, 2018, 12:59 PM
Thanks Nix! the armor should be fairly easy to be consistent on but the think that scares me to show consist antsy is the boot and gaiter leather and my flak vest and coveralls. I guess I will have to figure out how to tackle that soon.
Very nice progress, vod! Your weathering looks consistent so you should be good in that department. That last pic is just too cool! You may have a potential merc on your hands :laugh:
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Nix Vuur on Jun 11, 2018, 01:14 PM
You can do it! When I was weathering down my flightsuit and other soft parts, I used watered down acrylic paint, sandpaper and shoe polish. I'm pretty sure at one point I threw them in the drive way and proceeded to drag them across the ground :laugh: Thinking about it, it probably sounds(or looks) difficult to do, but when you actually start doing it you'll know how to match it up ;)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Aden Cuyan on Jun 11, 2018, 01:55 PM
Replying for updates and inspiration. This is one mean looking kit, I love it.
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: GraniteDad on Jun 11, 2018, 02:09 PM
Love the work here. Get that kid some armor!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 11, 2018, 05:41 PM
GraniteDad, Nellus Karstagg, and Nix! you all are too kind. I feel as if I'm the hoe stretch with all this. I can see the end to this tunnel!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 17, 2018, 05:10 PM
Got a good bit done today on my chest diamond. I wanted something different and I think I achieved it. I had member of my local clan, the Black Mountain Guard, 3D print me a diamond with the mythosaur cut out of it. I then cut out a piece of sintra and hollowed the center out to be a sled to fit my leds into and backlight the mythosaur. I used a led conversation build used for automotive purposes, deconstructed it and made it into my lighting that would fit inside my diamond. I Cust out a few layers of white plastic to diffuse the light and powered it all with 2 - 18650 batteries. Iím happy with the progress so far. Just canít make up my mind on if I wanna keep the leds white or do a red filter on it. I like both. I do know one thing, 60 LEDs in this definitely is, well plenty  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/vOSqhNP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hYnjMwW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mqdhPe1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BzQeW8r.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Nix Vuur on Jun 18, 2018, 08:27 AM
Dude, that's awesome! Very clever idea ;D
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 18, 2018, 11:10 PM
Thank you Nix! The chest diamond and the gauntlet I have with the LCD screen was something I wanted to do from the very beginning!!!
Dude, that's awesome! Very clever idea ;D

Some more progress pics. I added some white to my kit. Starting on the shknees and will be thrown in to the rest of the kit. It needs a little something more to make it stand out.

(https://i.imgur.com/usKOhVo.jpg)

Also found a old police belt from a local thrift shop for my ammo pouches to be on and to hang my trophy hilt on that I got from my buddy who is a member of the Rebel Legion. I attached some pictures of the girth belt belt, ammo belt, and my side arm and holster on. I need to weather and age everything to get it where I want it. Tell me what you all think!

(https://i.imgur.com/sDpun66.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zIgeNCr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rI3mPzc.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Nix Vuur on Jun 19, 2018, 09:14 AM
Digging those pouches! And the white on the shins definitely make a difference, subtle but good!

When it comes to your holster, it's been my experience that they are trying to move away from tactical/nylon gear so I'm not entirely sure that the holster would pass without some modification. We're trying to look as though we'd blend right in at the Mos Eisley Cantina :laugh: What you could do to modify it is maybe add some sintra to to the holster itself to  make it appear more swarzy?

Here is a  link where tactical gear has been modified:
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=127611.msg1686398#msg1686398

But hey, vod, that's a very minor fix and with your work thus far I'd say you could knock this out quickly! Keep up the amazing work!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Byron_Grom on Jun 19, 2018, 04:25 PM
Man, this is really coming along. Like many have said, those shnees are awesome, and I like the diamond. I agree with Nix, on the holster. A couple of sintra armor plates to cover the nylon will help for sure.  :like:
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Straka Zulu on Jun 19, 2018, 06:19 PM
They prefer leather, but the tac-gear can pass.  But, yeah, some modification will help.
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 22, 2018, 12:11 AM
Nix, Byron, and Straka I have modded the holster still have some work left to do but it is armored up! Still need to weather and paint and weather some more. Will prob add something to help keep my sidearm in. But here is what I have done. Thanks for your allís commenting on my thread! It helps a lot!

(https://i.imgur.com/xZCnpEh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WruuWFx.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Nix Vuur on Jun 22, 2018, 10:42 AM
Now that's how you modify a holster!! Nicely done  :like:
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Straka Zulu on Jun 22, 2018, 10:52 AM
Now that's how you modify a holster!! Nicely done  :like:
:like: :like:
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 22, 2018, 08:42 PM
Thank you Nix and Straka! I am going to my first armor party tomorrow with the Black Mountain Guard! I'm so excited to see them! I'll be with any luck getting all my armor laid out and final mold on chest and back done tomorrow. I have everything cut out and mounted just need it all fine tuned so I can get plate approval then start painting!!!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Kol Var'Das on Jun 23, 2018, 04:12 PM
Nice work so far, you have some awesome parts going into this! Overall, good quality!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 23, 2018, 10:08 PM
Thank you Kol!   Got a little work today. Need some more Velcro holding things together but I do believe Iím on the right track. The forward facing pic I didnít have my neck centered up on the opening like a goober.
(https://i.imgur.com/qHc6eTQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QyRUiiZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GX65Msf.jpg)
Nice work so far, you have some awesome parts going into this! Overall, good quality!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Kol Var'Das on Jun 24, 2018, 03:22 PM
Looks like they're close, the ab might need adjustment.  It may need to be trimmed on the edges that border the chest plates. Not to worry though, they almost always need that adjustment, I know they did on mine! Left shoulder might need to come up just a hair, but well done nonetheless! I'll be keeping an eye on your work!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Noevex Torust on Jun 24, 2018, 09:36 PM
Looking great my friend!! Canít wait until we can troop together once itís finished! AND... Since you wonít give me that rifle, at least send me the blueprints to it  :P.
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 25, 2018, 10:45 AM
I have trimmed the ab plate down some where suggested. Also here is some looks at what my paint schemes Iíll look like and how Iím gonna attach my cape. Some of the angles arenít the best on the figment pics but you get the idea. I have right at a thumbs spacing around everything other than the diamond.
(https://i.imgur.com/4Mwz9Zk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8fPClgY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NMSDO1s.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DmjMBEO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/d152Xdz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3pGTCdO.jpg)


Looks like they're close, the ab might need adjustment.  It may need to be trimmed on the edges that border the chest plates. Not to worry though, they almost always need that adjustment, I know they did on mine! Left shoulder might need to come up just a hair, but well done nonetheless! I'll be keeping an eye on your work!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Nix Vuur on Jun 26, 2018, 08:52 AM
Spacing looks good! When you put it on though I think the collar plate might have shifted up just a bit your right side.  You might just make sure it's even when you put on the flak vest next time for photos  ;) Loving the design too!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Kol Var'Das on Jun 26, 2018, 02:14 PM
Looking better, however the ab is gonna need to be trimmed slightly on those top two edges, it's a bit too tall at the moment but you're close! Can't wait to see more!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jun 26, 2018, 10:36 PM
Im afraid if I cut touch off it it wonít be tall enough for my body build. Iím 6í2Ē and Iím about half an inch above my belly button where the bottom of my ab plate sits. I painted he plates to help with visibility too in this pic. Kol can I get a better idea of what you are wanting please?
(https://i.imgur.com/cRU48HX.jpg)
Looking better, however the ab is gonna need to be trimmed slightly on those top two edges, it's a bit too tall at the moment but you're close! Can't wait to see more!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Kol Var'Das on Jun 28, 2018, 12:17 PM
Hey man, thanks for shooting that back. I took another look and got a couple more fresh eyes on it. The ab is still a bit tall as I had said before, the proportions just need to be adjusted at the top. What I would recommend is just trimming the top to match the curve of the chest plates so it isn't as pointy, that should be enough to fix the proportions of the ab. Just a very minor trim is all it should need. Once you trim it, you might need to move the ab up just a little bit to adjust for spacing. You got this!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jul 04, 2018, 12:14 AM
Got the green light on my torso armor so I painted things. Got all my torso armor painted, along with my shoulder bells, my cod, the side arm holster, and a thigh plate. Need to to a few more acrylic washes to get everything consistent with my leg armor. Iím happy with the progress thus far  ;D also got a good big more on my guantlets done. The left has had a couple rockets mounted on a piece of sintra that I formed. Painted them flat black to get a idea how they were looking. They both need some greeblies and then final paint and they will be done.
(https://i.imgur.com/YW6JO3X.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4u1h5qh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WVLN3IJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EWOfjVI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9PPlRoZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/s9QmTUx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Qhii74I.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jul 11, 2018, 11:53 PM
Newest updates! Got a new version of my neck seal made. Itís a sickie style with pleather rubbing up it very storm trooper styled. Also got final paint and weathering done to both guantlets. And finally got my ammo belt finished, made a pouch for my voice amp, and got my trophy hilt added.

(https://i.imgur.com/ArDoFzK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MMFXAxz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/T2ORBcX.jpg)
And below is a link to show what my screen on my guantlet looks like with the bounties it scrolls though.
https://i.imgur.com/1ANqw0l.mp4 (https://i.imgur.com/1ANqw0l.mp4)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Jennari on Jul 12, 2018, 04:17 AM
That's awesome work, vod!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Jul 15, 2018, 02:19 PM
Well had a great weekend! I over the last week was able to finish final weathering and yesterday attend CharCon in Charleston, WV with the Black Mountain Guard! It was great trooping with them for the first time and they helped me take my app pics and they have been submitted as of yesterday! Fingers crossed
(https://i.imgur.com/Q8sykx9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uX4vCd0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sfMxwtq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hrP9E95.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WaUQRqW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YEuXFLJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Tal Akaan on Jul 15, 2018, 03:14 PM
Looking good Vod!!! Good luck and canít wait to see those Kill Stripes!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Aden Cuyan on Jul 15, 2018, 05:23 PM
Mean looking kit vod. I love it.
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Jennari on Jul 15, 2018, 07:43 PM
Awesome look!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Straka Zulu on Jul 15, 2018, 08:33 PM
Wow! Should have those killstripes in no time!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Nix Vuur on Jul 16, 2018, 08:35 AM
OYA! It's looking killer, vod! As Straka said, you should have those kill stripes in no time  ;D
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Darasuum Prudii on Sep 10, 2018, 11:04 AM
Well I finally got news back! I got my kill stripes last night at 8:30 PM. Thanks to all that had commented on my post and helped guide me and inspire me along the way!!!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Straka Zulu on Sep 10, 2018, 12:26 PM
Congratulations!!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Tal Akaan on Sep 10, 2018, 01:31 PM
Congratulations Brother!!! Way to go!!!!!!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Havelock on Sep 10, 2018, 02:50 PM
Grats, vod!
Title: Re: Work In Progress
Post by: Nix Vuur on Sep 11, 2018, 09:15 AM
Congrats, vod! You definitely earned those stripes! Well done :8):