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Title: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 24, 2018, 01:27 PM
Hi there everyone.

I wanted to introduce myself. I'm Matt (Breyo Fey), from the Manda'galaar Clan.
I recently received my OM status and am really interested in joining the Mandalorian Protectors. I feel that this brigade is a perfect combination of me being able to express myself as an individual while keeping the "traditional Fett" look with my kit.
I have read the BRLs for the MPs and I am in the process of making some adjustments to my kit as it stands in order to be in compliance.
Below are my original OM app pictures:
(https://i.imgur.com/k0L112v.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZjBVU4T.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bfKzopo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HVl7EqG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mlvOOkA.jpg)

I do have a NME Mercenary Helmet on the way which will replace the one in the app pictures.
I have also completed a Jetpack, chest display, shin tools, "boba thong" and blaster (I'll post those pics up soon for review).
My WIP for my kit and upgrades can be found at the link below:
https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=142569.msg1807017#msg1807017

Thanks for taking the time and I'm looking forward to being part of this Brigade!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Drakaar Vosh on Oct 24, 2018, 09:13 PM
Looking good brother, canít wait to see that new bucket and the pack on you.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 25, 2018, 08:23 AM
Thanks brother!

Below are a few of the process pics for the jet pack for review:

I had this NME Jet pack in the box for awhile. I wanted to save it until I got OM then break it out to start putting it together:
 
(https://i.imgur.com/SV2lltD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Uv0UoLK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DkMZ7Cr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BPLVo6M.jpg)

Here's a pic with it all put together:

(https://i.imgur.com/wX2oIyR.jpg)
I used a weight belt and some strapping to secure it in place, backpack style...
Small details left to do but all in all it seems to work well....

Here are a couple of pics with it on over the armor:

(https://i.imgur.com/pWYmlt0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IosN06H.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XR74j6L.jpg)

All feedback is welcome...

I'm hoping to post more updates soon.


Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 25, 2018, 08:42 AM
Hi Breyo,

Your MP WIP is looking really good, especially that jetpack.

My concern at this moment is your helmet as it is not really a standard Fett helmet with the shape of the range finder, some of the raised portions on the helmet, and the different look to the visor.  The NME helmet you have on the way will do perfectly.  :)

Can we also get some pictures of your gloves?

Looking forward to some pictures of your weapon too!  Glad to have another MP soon!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 25, 2018, 06:54 PM
Hi there Mi'ix!

Thanks for taking the time to reply...
Below are some progress shots of my weapon:

I got this toy from the "Bay" (couldn't afford a scale replica)
(https://i.imgur.com/CAnN9lW.jpg)

Disassembled...
(https://i.imgur.com/2PLzC9D.jpg)

Painting and filling of screw holes...
(https://i.imgur.com/X1lHh86.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/p7YbLQG.jpg)

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

Lights!
(https://i.imgur.com/B5KzaC2.jpg)

App pic of the weapon:
(https://i.imgur.com/Q5PFQtm.jpg)

I hope that it will work?

I'll post some pics of my gloves as soon as I can.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 26, 2018, 04:18 PM
That looks like a great paint job!  I think that hasbro EE-3 can serve as a great base for a weapon, but some work still needs to be done to make it work with your kit for MP. 

As it stands, it's still very small and comes across like a toy.  I would recommend extending the stock to make the proportions to you better.  When you are holding the blaster can you get all of your fingers around the grip or do some hang off the bottom?  I also still see some holes that need filling in on the right side.   
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 27, 2018, 10:17 PM
Looking good vod, looks like he's been through abit of action. I like the knife on the leg too. Keen to see more
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 28, 2018, 02:17 PM
Looking good vod, looks like he's been through abit of action. I like the knife on the leg too. Keen to see more

Thanks. I appreciate it.
Yeah, I wanted to make a kit with some ďwear and tearĒ
Since this is my first jump into armor building I figure that making a beat up kit would be a good chance to learn a lot.
Also, I have to say, your WIP is fantastic! Super inspirational. You are doing a great job and Iím hoping to see us both in our kits with the MPs soon!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 29, 2018, 02:44 AM
Thanks. I appreciate it.
Yeah, I wanted to make a kit with some ďwear and tearĒ
Since this is my first jump into armor building I figure that making a beat up kit would be a good chance to learn a lot.
Also, I have to say, your WIP is fantastic! Super inspirational. You are doing a great job and Iím hoping to see us both in our kits with the MPs soon!
👍🏻 Thanks vod, I'm the same, first go at doing this too....so taking time, along time
I think the well used beat up kits stand out
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 30, 2018, 10:20 PM
Ok so...here we go.
The new bucket has arrived!

NME Mercenary...
(https://i.imgur.com/apBDKOO.jpg)

Visor and back slots cut and primed.
(https://i.imgur.com/dP5tA7e.jpg)

Silver coat done...
(https://i.imgur.com/uDwhIxy.jpg)

The weathering is in process... Iíll upload some pics for review as soon as I get to a good spot!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 30, 2018, 11:13 PM
Awesome!

That helmet should paint up great!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 31, 2018, 12:12 AM
Awesome!

That helmet should paint up great!

I think so too! I love the NME buckets.
My son has a night owl, my daughter has a Sabine, and my wife has a converted Sabine (added the Ursa Wren ďhornsĒ) all NME.
Really clean, sharp lines and easy to work with.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 31, 2018, 02:43 AM
I think so too! I love the NME buckets.
My son has a night owl, my daughter has a Sabine, and my wife has a converted Sabine (added the Ursa Wren ďhornsĒ) all NME.
Really clean, sharp lines and easy to work with.
Pretty durable too
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Nov 04, 2018, 12:00 PM
New bucket is done!

Here are the finished pics...
(https://i.imgur.com/gqTBCIV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ye56NWG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Pq8Yiab.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/al6IiDM.jpg)

And a mirror pic for sizing...
(https://i.imgur.com/bfYiiwX.jpg)

Iíll post more updates soon.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 04, 2018, 12:13 PM
Awesome work vod 👍🏻 Very nice paint work
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 04, 2018, 01:03 PM
That turned out lovely!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Nov 04, 2018, 03:03 PM
Thanks for the complements guys...
A couple more things that Iíve added..

Made some shin tools:
(https://i.imgur.com/uB6hYfy.jpg)

Added a side arm and holster to my ammo belt:
(https://i.imgur.com/8GayMtk.jpg)
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 09, 2018, 04:20 PM
Woah, those are some dirtied up soft parts haha! Welcome to the Mandalorian Protector madness vod. Overall everything is looking pretty darn good. My only current thoughts on the matter are that overall your kit looks super close to Fetts so maybe tried to add some more personalized touches to it some where/some way haha super awesome progress overall though.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 13, 2018, 07:18 AM
Fenn makes a very good point about your helmet.

I would go back and alter the shape of the damaged areas especially about the "cat scratch" on the right upper side of the visor and the "cauliflower" blemish on the killstripes.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Nov 14, 2018, 04:58 PM
Points taken...
Thanks for the feedback guys.
I'll go back and mess with that for sure.
I'm going back and forth with adding some jaig eyes...
I'm thinking that might set it apart.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 14, 2018, 11:54 PM
Some eyes will help, would it be too late for white cheeks?
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Nov 15, 2018, 12:02 AM
Some eyes will help, would it be too late for white cheeks?

Iíll give the eyes a try...
Never too late to try a different color :)
The painting and weathering is my favorite part of the process...
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 15, 2018, 12:08 AM
Iíll give the eyes a try...
Never too late to try a different color :)
The painting and weathering is my favorite part of the process...
I'm the same...love it,can change / improve the look, from crap to realistic
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 22, 2018, 05:39 PM
Iíll give the eyes a try...
Never too late to try a different color :)
The painting and weathering is my favorite part of the process...

Yeeeeeees do it. Might I suggest doing the Pre-Pro "Ears" instead of the actual eyes with pupils instead? No offense to those vod that use them but they look way to "earthy" to me and the "Ears" just really give the bucket a subtle intimidating factor, specially with the bucket tilt. Grey cheeks panels under the black arches would look pretty sweet
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 10, 2019, 05:24 PM
Hi there everyone...
Happy New Year!
It's been quite awhile. I'm still working on my upgrades for my kit and had a few questions that I'm hoping you guys can chime in on.

I'm working on my weapon and would love a ROTJ EE 3 screen accurate replica but funds are tight... I'm wondering if it would be passable to make a ROTJ EE 3 inspired weapon that would include some of the iconic parts of the weapon (Ridged barrel, long butt, etc...)

Do the cheeks of my helmet need to be white? I have been going back and forth on this for awhile since it was brought up earlier in the thread...

Thanks for all of the help and I'll post some pics soon for review.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 10, 2019, 06:31 PM
You don't necessarily need the white cheeks.

It's a nice way to differentiate yourself from Boba, but not required.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 10, 2019, 07:38 PM
You don't necessarily need the white cheeks.

It's a nice way to differentiate yourself from Boba, but not required.

Ok.
Good to know..
I'll try it either way and post to get some feedback.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 11, 2019, 10:52 PM
update...
Did a bit of work on the bucket...
Added the grey/white cheeks.
(https://i.imgur.com/HXXy86h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FFWiwVP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LaNIkjV.jpg)
I didnít think that I would like the look, but I actually like it a lot!
Still contemplating the jaig eyes...
Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: jett drexel on Jan 11, 2019, 11:05 PM
they look awesome mate... great job. for the eyes go take a look at vassks new bucket he did his in grey and they look the business.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 11, 2019, 11:18 PM
Nice work mate, looks awesome, nice weathering....got some depth.  I felt the same before I painted mine, surprising how well the colours suit
Not sure about the eyes, I'm on the fence about it myself, I'm thinking more like prepro ears
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 14, 2019, 09:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/LaNIkjV.jpg)
I didnít think that I would like the look, but I actually like it a lot!
Still contemplating the jaig eyes...
Any thoughts?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw yeeeeeeeeeah. That is what I am talking about!!!  :like: :8): :like: :8): :like:

As for the eyes.... like Brett said, I would go with the "Ears". Though I am partial to them as I think that actual pupiled eyes just look way to tacky and not really Star Warzy in my opinion....  no offense Mi'ix loloolol
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 25, 2019, 02:06 PM
Hey there everyone...
Small update.

Put some details on the gloves...
(https://i.imgur.com/7iSnVjV.jpg)

I also did some custom jaig eyes (thanks Drakaar!) and put them on the bucket to see how they look.
(https://i.imgur.com/9qVsu62.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yVc77dq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mwJlmSo.jpg)

 I havenít done any weathering to them because I want to sit with them on for a bit before I commit. If I do go with the eyes Iíll ďknock them backĒ some t make them look more integrated with the overall design.

As always any feedback is always welcome.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Padm Thano on Jan 25, 2019, 03:06 PM
I like the Eyes, they're a good look and a nice detail (not that you don't already have such nice detail work, but the Eyes are always cool  ;) )

I think your idea of knocking them back is a good one. The positioning looks fantastic on them, and for what it's worth I think they look cool & you should keep them on :)
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 25, 2019, 03:18 PM
This is really coming along quite nicely. I like your take on the ears version of the Jaig eyes especially.

One thing I really hadn't seen clearly up until this point was the gloves. I really like what you have done with them and I think they have served you well from an official member standpoint but to meet the BRL you would need something that is similar to Boba Fett gloves.

What I'm seeing here is more similar to what the first order TK's wear. I think if you could find a different alternative that is just a soft military dress style glove like Fett, that would better fit.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 25, 2019, 09:11 PM
I like the Eyes, they're a good look and a nice detail (not that you don't already have such nice detail work, but the Eyes are always cool  ;) )

I think your idea of knocking them back is a good one. The positioning looks fantastic on them, and for what it's worth I think they look cool & you should keep them on :)

Thanks for the kind words!
I think Iíll try weathering them and see how that looks...

This is really coming along quite nicely. I like your take on the ears version of the Jaig eyes especially.

One thing I really hadn't seen clearly up until this point was the gloves. I really like what you have done with them and I think they have served you well from an official member standpoint but to meet the BRL you would need something that is similar to Boba Fett gloves.

What I'm seeing here is more similar to what the first order TK's wear. I think if you could find a different alternative that is just a soft military dress style glove like Fett, that would better fit.

I know what you mean about the gloves.
Iíll look into how I can get a pair of gloves closer to Fett...with a bit of my own stuff thrown in.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 26, 2019, 03:38 AM
I like the eyes being black, looks a bit sinister.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 26, 2019, 01:30 PM
I like the eyes being black, looks a bit sinister.

Thanks brother.
I think so too..
I donít want them to stand out too much to distract from the overalll look of the bucket.
I think with the weathering it will ďfall into placeĒ.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 27, 2019, 01:29 AM
Wooooooah!!! Those eyes are huuuuuge  :o but honestly I am really digging it. Certainly holds true to the sinister look but also a unique take on them. Will look great weathered up with everything else
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 27, 2019, 04:25 PM
Wooooooah!!! Those eyes are huuuuuge  :o but honestly I am really digging it. Certainly holds true to the sinister look but also a unique take on them. Will look great weathered up with everything else

Ha!
yeah after living with them for the past couple of days I would have to agree...
I plan on scaling them back a bit and trying that out...
We'll see how that works.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Jaster Fett on Feb 07, 2019, 12:11 AM
Love the weathering on your bucket, vod!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Vexos on Feb 07, 2019, 01:12 AM
You're a beast Matt! I love your weathering.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Feb 07, 2019, 01:06 PM
You're a beast Matt! I love your weathering.
Love the weathering on your bucket, vod!

Thanks guys! Means a lot coming from you two. Both of your kits are amazing!
Honestly the painting and weathering is my favorite part of the builds.
Hoping to update with the new Jaig eyes soon...
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Jaster Fett on Feb 07, 2019, 04:11 PM
Thanks guys! Means a lot coming from you two. Both of your kits are amazing!
Honestly the painting and weathering is my favorite part of the builds.
Hoping to update with the new Jaig eyes soon...

Jaig eyes are best eyes
Something light colored that compliments your kit like orange, yellow, or white would look nice! I have white on mine set up in the Pre-Pro ear position (I blame Fenn for that idea lol)
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Feb 10, 2019, 12:27 PM
Jaig eyes are best eyes
Something light colored that compliments your kit like orange, yellow, or white would look nice! I have white on mine set up in the Pre-Pro ear position (I blame Fenn for that idea lol)

lololol I will take full responsibility for that every. single. time. Such an awesome look and I am super glad you took that advice as it adds to that overall menacing look Mandalorians have without making it feel like you are trying to hard haha As is Breyo, the black jaig eyes look pretty great though maybe a bit large? However, like Jaster said white or red jaig eyes might look pretty sweet too.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Sep 11, 2019, 01:19 AM
Resurrection!

Itís been way too long.
Updates on the way!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Sep 12, 2019, 09:53 AM
Resurrection!

Itís been way too long.
Updates on the way!

About time!!! lol Looking forward to seeing what you got  :like: :like:
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Sep 18, 2019, 11:22 PM
Ok so here we go....

Based on feedback awhile ago here on the boards I made some new gloves that are closer to Boba’s style:
(https://i.imgur.com/8PYuUwH.jpg)

Also updated the boot toe spikes:
(https://i.imgur.com/WBA3SSJ.jpg)

I also printed and put together a new EE3 that is scaled correctly.
I put my old hasbro version in the pic for comparison:
(https://i.imgur.com/UPp7OKi.jpg)

I also took a second look at the BRLs and found out that I needed a second trophy so I made some Mando iron hearts (a bounty is a bounty...)  and hung them from my ammo belt:
(https://i.imgur.com/ErzlCZt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1L423ap.jpg)

I also made my Boba “thong” and attached that to my cod and butt/kidney armor.

And with that I think I’ll be ready for app pics!
I’m planning on trying to get them done in a week or two.
I’ll definitely post them up here for review before submission...

As always, critique and comments are welcome.

Thanks for taking a look...
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Sep 22, 2019, 05:55 PM
The size of that new EE-3 looks a ton better  :like: Also, always sad to see those Mando trophies. Why must we prey on ourselves?!?! Or are those to commemorate fallen 'friends'? lol
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 23, 2019, 09:04 AM
Great update!

Liking the scale of that EE-3 much better!

Maybe weather those hanging belt pouches a little more since your gloves are looking on the dingier side!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Sep 24, 2019, 11:44 PM
Thanks for the comments and taking a look at the updates!
Iíll work on weathering the pouches...
Hoping to take some app pics this Saturday.
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Sep 27, 2019, 09:37 PM
OK so another update before my troop tomorrow...
(https://i.imgur.com/ORzpRpr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bkpbPRU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eSXMRc1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jProu6C.jpg)

I'll post some full suit shots as soon as I can...

I feel like I'm pretty close now....
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Vexos on Sep 27, 2019, 09:47 PM
I can help you with app pics tomorrow!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Sep 27, 2019, 09:49 PM
I can help you with app pics tomorrow!

Sweet!
Thanks for the help brother!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Sep 29, 2019, 05:49 PM
Good day all!
Thanks to my amazing clan family (Síkeara, Erio, Ruus, and everyone else) I got my Brigade app pics taken and Iíve submitted them.

Please let me know if there are any issues with the app and Iíll fix them ASAP.

Fingers crossed....
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Oct 04, 2019, 10:44 PM
Good day all!
Thanks to my amazing clan family (Síkeara, Erio, Ruus, and everyone else) I got my Brigade app pics taken and Iíve submitted them.

Please let me know if there are any issues with the app and Iíll fix them ASAP.

Fingers crossed....

I am liking what I see! Looking forward to seeing everything together  :like: Looks like we will definitely be getting at least 2 additions to the protectors this year. That's what  I am talking about!
Title: Re: Breyo Fey - MP - WIP
Post by: Jaster Fett on Oct 05, 2019, 02:47 AM
That'll make two for the Western Region within 1-2 months!  I love it!