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Title: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jan 20, 2012, 11:43 PM
Myself and another merc traded armor. The only real issue is that he was quiet a bit larger than my self.
-Is there a way to form fiberglassed cardboard? If I can, excellent. If not, my plan to to take the whole damn thing apart, make patterns from it, and scale it down to my size.

Here is a picture of the armor, some of you may recognize it.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/015.jpg)

If I have to create templates for it, I was considering using some British riot gear I had laying around as Shoulders/biceps.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/020.jpg)

Any/all constructive criticism would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Zohar Nef on Jan 23, 2012, 11:30 PM
I know that set ;).  I also have some of that same riot gear, took all the straps off of it though and have been toying with it.  I think it should pass crls with a change in the straps. Isn't that the forarm elbow piece to it, nice idea to use it for the bicep.  Can also make a nice set of gauntlets out of, either way nice thinking.
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Cryxus Lome on Jan 24, 2012, 03:17 PM
You could put the strapping on the inside, then rivet them again. Giving you a smooth outter shell.
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Jan 24, 2012, 03:21 PM
Fiberglass can be heated, and re-manipulated.  You'll need boiling water or an oven, as well as some thermal mits.  You'll probably have to do a repaint afterwards.
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jan 29, 2012, 04:12 PM
Fiberglass can be heated, and re-manipulated.  You'll need boiling water or an oven, as well as some thermal mits.  You'll probably have to do a repaint afterwards.

Yeah, that's fine. Is there any tutorials on this? I can't seem to find one. If not, could you by any chance run me through the process?
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Feb 22, 2012, 09:57 AM
There's really no tutorials that I know of.

You have 2 options for re-manipulating fiberglass once it's already hardened:  You can put it in 200 degree oven for 3-5 minutes, which will make the fiberglass pliable again.  Or you can submerge the piece into boiling water until it becomes pliable.  Just remember to use heat resistant mitts!
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Ghostwalker on Feb 22, 2012, 03:01 PM
hang on hang on.. this will spell disaster for you!
the core is cardboard, corrugated at that if i recall zohars build thread right.
get water in there and you are in for a world of pain. it will soak it in and swell... not a good time at all.

If you need templates they are available already in the legacy section.

If you take it apart for making your own templates, be kind to the armor.
As it is you can always re-sell it to someone whom it will fit better.
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 22, 2012, 09:01 PM
hang on hang on.. this will spell disaster for you!
the core is cardboard, corrugated at that if i recall zohars build thread right.
get water in there and you are in for a world of pain. it will soak it in and swell... not a good time at all.

If you need templates they are available already in the legacy section.

If you take it apart for making your own templates, be kind to the armor.
As it is you can always re-sell it to someone whom it will fit better.


Huh.... very true. What general places can I get sintra?
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Jaro on Feb 22, 2012, 09:06 PM
Try looking for a Sign Supply shop. That's the best places Ive found around me. I can get a 4 x 8 foot sheet for around $28
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 22, 2012, 09:23 PM
Try looking for a Sign Supply shop. That's the best places Ive found around me. I can get a 4 x 8 foot sheet for around $28

Alright. I'm just going to make the legs pieces, and maybe biceps as well. The chest fits me rather well. Speaking of which, it's practically done, aside from the black wash and real weathering. Check it out!

What do you guys think of the lines?
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/20120222182919.jpg)

With it on..
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/20120222183054.jpg)


And my lightsaber scarring.
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/20120222183104.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Ghostwalker on Feb 22, 2012, 11:48 PM
interesting color scheme...
for sintra i use tap plastic and have it shipped to my door. good prices, good service.
let me suggest not getting white sintra, get black or dark grey instead.
that way if you accidentally scratch your paint job deep enough to show sintra it won't be a glaring white line.
hell if they sell blue sintra you might be set right there and never have to worry about carrying a silver paint sharpie.
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Zohar Nef on Feb 23, 2012, 12:04 AM
Nice to see the upper body worked out so well for you, the poncho design makes it easy to get on and off, don't it.
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Ghostwalker on Feb 23, 2012, 01:03 AM
Yeah you worked hard on that, glad it fit him without tearing it apart for refitting.
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 23, 2012, 08:55 AM
Yeah you worked hard on that, glad it fit him without tearing it apart for refitting.

Me too. The only real alteration I need to make is the side straping. They're too long, so with a quick tightening, it will be great. The legs, however, are much too large. Haha.
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Hondo Karr on Feb 23, 2012, 09:52 AM
I like the sigil detailing. Nice.
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Niabi on Feb 23, 2012, 02:21 PM
Liking the Colours vod ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 23, 2012, 06:59 PM
I like the sigil detailing. Nice.

After 5 hours of taping, you better like it.  ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 27, 2012, 10:59 PM
I just read through all of Blackbird's Beast Master brigade stuff, and I was inspired. I want to make this kit into an Aquatic Beast Master.

So here are some ideas I've been coming up with.

I started working on a jet pack a while back ago, but it'll make a better oxygen tank. It was the center of vacuum.

I have an old M1 frame kicking around the house, and I want to build a harpoon gun out of it. I'm going to make a cover for the barrel so the harpoon sticks out but rope is covered.
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_1207.jpg)
On the other side is where the ammo was loaded, (or something like that. It looks like it's where the bolt came down in a bolt action rifle, but I'm not good with guns.) I'm going to make a hook of some sort coming out of that with rope coiled around it. The rope will lead into the barrel located under the cover to the harpoon. So when, "fired," the harpoon would launch and the rope would follow with it.

Here are the Harpoons. I haven't even begun working on these because the weather has been cold. The smaller harpoon is actually an XL poison dart for those bigger fish that Liam Neeson mentions. I'm particularly proud of myself for this find:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/20120226191023.jpg)


I went to iParty  this weekend and picked up this huge rubber snake.
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/20120227222304.jpg)


I want to cut it off right where my hand is and hang it off a hook like this.
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Inventory_Trophy_hook.png)

My only problem so far is that I don't know what that hook is called, so I can't buy one. Does anyone know?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Adenn Kyram on Feb 28, 2012, 01:59 AM
 Meat hook used in slaughter to move hanging frozen meat.if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 28, 2012, 02:16 AM
Meat hook used in slaughter to move hanging frozen meat.if I remember correctly.

You're the man. I just found them.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Dar'manda on Feb 28, 2012, 02:34 AM
you should probably just make a plastic one or something rather than use a real metal meat hook. event security anywhere would have a heart attack if you carried that thing around.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 28, 2012, 03:02 AM
you should probably just make a plastic one or something rather than use a real metal meat hook. event security anywhere would have a heart attack if you carried that thing around.

I actually just thought of a way. I'm going to take a run of the mill S hook, and put a hole into some plastic/wooden/metal rod and insert it. Giving it the aesthetic appearance of a meat hook, while being extremely dull.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 03, 2012, 11:42 PM
I finished most of my designs and concepts the other night, and decided to post them.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Image11.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Image12.jpg)

I can't decide on which loincloth to go with, the second one is scalemail. I have also obtained a few sweet pieces.

A pair of boots for $10. I thought they were wicked swarzy.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_1361.jpg)

From the salt on the roads, they have this sweet weathering that I would love to preserve. Any ideas?

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_1363.jpg)

A stitched leather belt. It'll look awesome on the BM kit.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_1359.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_1360.jpg)

Feedback rules!

If those cocept pics don't fix themselves, here's a link.

http://s197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/?action=view&current=Image12.jpg
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Hondo Karr on Mar 04, 2012, 12:24 PM
Concept looks good. I would make a couple of suggestions though since youre going for an aquatic theme...

Dont use leather. Normally Im all about leather but, for being an aquatic warrior it doesnt make good sense. Change anything leather to nylon.

For the boots as well, I would try to find something like a set of aquatic shoes or diver suit shoes instead of leather boots.

Keeping with th elegacy armor is fine but, I would cut down to light armor instead of a heavy armor configuration.

Think about replacing the loincloth with either a cod plate or a soft cod (like the "diapers" the Scout Troopers wear).

When you get to your flightsuit, this would definatly be a costume where a fitted bodysuit would be preferable to a fabric flightsuit.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 04, 2012, 03:55 PM
Concept looks good. I would make a couple of suggestions though since youre going for an aquatic theme...

Dont use leather. Normally Im all about leather but, for being an aquatic warrior it doesnt make good sense. Change anything leather to nylon.

For the boots as well, I would try to find something like a set of aquatic shoes or diver suit shoes instead of leather boots.

Keeping with th elegacy armor is fine but, I would cut down to light armor instead of a heavy armor configuration.

Think about replacing the loincloth with either a cod plate or a soft cod (like the "diapers" the Scout Troopers wear).

When you get to your flightsuit, this would definatly be a costume where a fitted bodysuit would be preferable to a fabric flightsuit.

I did actually think of the leather thing, It just seams like a chore to have to get cool looking aquatic boots, especially for a half decent price.

Cutting the armor down to light is only an issue on a personal level. I can't say I've ever seen a light legacy kit. I feel like it would look funny to have a nearly sealed chest and nothing on the legs, but the scuba troopers do it, so I'll give it a try.

I'll look into a cod, because a soft cod sounds god awful. haha

I don't know about the body suit. I'm a small guy. So the Legacy already looks a tad bit funny, but I'll definitely look into it.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: ConDar Ward on Mar 04, 2012, 04:16 PM
I did actually think of the leather thing, It just seams like a chore to have to get cool looking aquatic boots, especially for a half decent price. 

Not at all .....You could make Quite a Comfortable and Good looking Boot from Water shoes and neoprene some fabric .
It doesn't have to to be Water tight , it's a costume .
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Blackbird on Mar 04, 2012, 04:37 PM
Or you could ditch the hoses and do a Captain Ahab type character instead of a scuba guy.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Mar 04, 2012, 05:56 PM
I'd say run with what makes you happy as long as it meets CRLs.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 04, 2012, 05:59 PM
Or you could ditch the hoses and do a Captain Ahab type character instead of a scuba guy.

After a quick google search, I assume you're suggesting the Captain of the ship in Moby Dick, and not the electrica band. I honestly like that Idea better because it means I can keep my leather (<3), my flight suit, and have heavy armor.

What do you think so far BB?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Blackbird on Mar 04, 2012, 07:36 PM
I really like what I've seen so far. The snake on a hook is a good idea and of course your paint job and actual armor is great looking. I can't wait to see the spear gun.

A sort of Ahab type character would let you keep your leather parts and heavy armor, like you've said. Maybe consider a Quint (from jaws) type sea monster hunter kind of thing. Or look at whalers or fishermen. I think the gruff, scarred up, kinda nutty loner fits with the Mando thing.

Of course these are only suggestions.  This is your character and your kit so do whatever feels right for you.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Hondo Karr on Mar 04, 2012, 08:12 PM
Dral, he's essentially trying to meet CRL's and BRL's in one build and it needs to be addressed as it's built. He also is lookign at 2 seperate Brigades and needs to narrow it down to one.

The armor design itself will meet CRL's without issue.

Aquatic/Scuba, would fall under Shock Infantry. Im not sure how much it's even been addressed, if at all. But the kit would need to have a streamlined fit like a Frogman or a big bulky fit like a deep sea diver. Think Torpedo and Deep Six from GI Joe. But, things like leather aren't going to fit the bill. Unless it's a sea creature leather, which has a very distinct look and texture, it's not going to hold up to aquatic use.

The Beast Master look, not sure what brigade that will fall under although I have a feeling it will end up in Shock Infantry as well but, a clearly different specialty than Scuba. Blackbird and the gang have done a great job laying out details for a Beast Master but, Im not sure how many would carry over to a Scuba type kit.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 04, 2012, 08:22 PM
Definitely Beast Master (As long as it's made into a brigade.) I'm much more interested in that than shock infantry. But yeah, I'm definitely not going to build a deep sea one. I'm going to do the Ahab thing that Blackbird mentioned. I like the idea much more, and it works with what I want as well.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Mar 04, 2012, 08:39 PM
Did I say something wrong?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 04, 2012, 10:16 PM
It just seams like a chore to have to get cool looking aquatic boots, especially for a half decent price.

such are the drawbacks for going with a unique themed-kit like aquatic beast master
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 05, 2012, 08:01 PM
I finally got steel wool. So, here is my armor. The only thing missing is my battle damage from my encounter with the Hydroid Medusa. I'm trying to find more info on it to appropriately assess how big to make it. Any one have any ideas?

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/004-1.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/003-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Ghostwalker on Mar 05, 2012, 08:10 PM
with that much scratching on the plates you'll need to wear the paint on the horizontal edges down to "metal". as it stands it looks ... odd.

try wet sanding with 800 or 1k paper, pretty sure you'll like the results.
especially in the places where you have large areas of "metal" now.
that kind of stuff can be done beautifully with a bit of water drip and gentle, slow, high grit sanding.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: ConDar Ward on Mar 06, 2012, 08:33 AM
What did/are you going to do with the Armor ?

Are you getting ready to re-paint it ?  Confused ?  :-\

Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 06, 2012, 03:55 PM
What? No. I don't understand the confusion. I'm weathering it. The only thing left to do is the hydroid medusa scars before I put on the clear coat.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 09, 2012, 10:22 PM
After a full days work, I've made much progress.

Painted my shoulders/biceps (Still in need of weathering):

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/008-2.jpg)

Got my "meat hook," with a dull point. It's a water bucket hanger, which was $2 at Home Depot:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/006-1.jpg)

And made excellent progress on the harpoon gun!

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/005-1.jpg)

I also have thigh plates coming from Mandaal Tech, gauntlets coming from Forge Props eventually (family issues), pouches from Vicousvestments, and Kraam said that he is working on my shins.

Here is the armor as it stands. That's not the final loincloth, it's just there to look less awkward. haha. Also notice the slight weathering on the gloves.. ;)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/015-1.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/017.jpg)

Here are the adjustments to the strapping I made..

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/018.jpg)

Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: ConDar Ward on Mar 10, 2012, 01:25 AM
Nice Work ..... But it still doesn't yet look too aquatic  ...... except for the Blue color ........  :-X

You've picked a VERY less well known Type of Mando , so it's hard to tell with no bucket ....

Can't wait to see more ....... Good Luck ..... 8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Blackbird on Mar 10, 2012, 12:00 PM
I really like it so far.  That armor looks great and fits perfectly.
The glove spikes are nice, but are they sharp?  Just remember that anything that can really be used as a weapon or seen as a legit weapon will cause problems at just about any event.

As for trophies and ways to make it look more "aquatic," I have a few suggestions.
First, you can maybe have a small bunch of anglerfish-style antenna-light things.  you can try something like this:
(http://www.instructables.com/image/FWDWWMDFPQLEI2J/Bendable-LED-Flashlight.jpg)
http://www.instructables.com/id/Bendable-LED-Flashlight/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/Bendable-LED-Flashlight/)
Just add some kind of cover to make it look organic.

You can also add some shark teeth, integrate a shark-like jawbone somewhere, add some dionaga tentacles and maybe more hooks.  Or hooks of varying size.
You can also look into adding barnacles to your armor, or build a knife with a coral handle.  If you can find a good material and make it look cool without being corny, you can add a cape out of a net or just add a net to your kit somewhere.

You can also research Maori weapons and culture a bit.  They have a lot of jewelery and weaponry that has a natural look and feel that fits very well with a sea-based character.   I think something based on one of those shark tooth-lined clubs would look awesome.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: ConDar Ward on Mar 10, 2012, 01:39 PM
I Freakin Totally agree with BB on this ^   


Very good direction to go in ...... 8) 


It will be more of the Accessories that either make or break this kit in the end  ......

The Armor is great , so no worries there ..... keep focused on details & this will be spectacular . ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 10, 2012, 05:41 PM
Damn BB. You're a genius I like all of those ideas. But maybe the cape would be too much, I'm already having a hardpack, and I can't think of anywhere to put a net otherwise.

The shark jaw sounds good. I could get this for about $30. What do you think?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Real-11-inch-Shark-jaw-teeth-mouth-taxidermy-sharks-ocean-predator-J-424-/160755167502?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item256dc1310e#ht_709wt_1163

Barnacles sound awesome. Time to see if i can get some fake ones.

Now, I'm gonna go hit the Maori page. haha
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Mar 10, 2012, 05:50 PM
Just make sure the teeth aren't going to hurt anyone. When you're in a crowded area like a con floor, people are going to be bumping into you and brushing against you.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 11, 2012, 11:32 AM
I really like it so far.  That armor looks great and fits perfectly.
The glove spikes are nice, but are they sharp?  Just remember that anything that can really be used as a weapon or seen as a legit weapon will cause problems at just about any event.

As for trophies and ways to make it look more "aquatic," I have a few suggestions.
First, you can maybe have a small bunch of anglerfish-style antenna-light things.  you can try something like this:
(http://www.instructables.com/image/FWDWWMDFPQLEI2J/Bendable-LED-Flashlight.jpg)
http://www.instructables.com/id/Bendable-LED-Flashlight/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/Bendable-LED-Flashlight/)
Just add some kind of cover to make it look organic.

You can also add some shark teeth, integrate a shark-like jawbone somewhere, add some dionaga tentacles and maybe more hooks.  Or hooks of varying size.
You can also look into adding barnacles to your armor, or build a knife with a coral handle.  If you can find a good material and make it look cool without being corny, you can add a cape out of a net or just add a net to your kit somewhere.

You can also research Maori weapons and culture a bit.  They have a lot of jewelery and weaponry that has a natural look and feel that fits very well with a sea-based character.   I think something based on one of those shark tooth-lined clubs would look awesome.

I did research on the Maori people and honestly, they're not that interesting. They seem more like a tourist attraction. But the shark tooth club gave me an idea of lining the underside of my gun with shark teeth.

As far as the barnacles go, and can get a 8 x 10 sheet of latex ones for $12.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Costume-Prop-Davy-Jones-Pirate-Mermaid-LARP-Halloween-Latex-Barnacles-/150676665281?pt=US_Costume_Accessories&hash=item23150773c1#ht_1508wt_1163

the coral knife is cool.. but I stumbled upon one of those shark with the saw-like jaw, and I though that would be awesome.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/S838-12-SAWSHARK-BILL-Saw-blade-rostrum-SHARK-jaw-sharks-teeth-taxidermy-Nose-/390395086401?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae55c4641#ht_799wt_1163
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Mar 11, 2012, 11:34 AM
I think this might be getting a tad to complicated and possibly crowded, vod..
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 11, 2012, 11:35 AM
Just make sure the teeth aren't going to hurt anyone. When you're in a crowded area like a con floor, people are going to be bumping into you and brushing against you.

I agree, however, dozens of other mandos have spikes all over them and they claim they are fine as well...somehow...

but ya, if the soft parts are all cloth and not some kinda spandex/scuba gear then I don't see how "aquatic" is gonna translate over
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Blackbird on Mar 11, 2012, 12:53 PM
He's a hunter who specializes in sea monsters.  It's just a Mandalorian kit with elements that suggest he frequents sea-faring ships and hunts Jaws and the Loch Ness Monster.  It doesn't necessarily mean he's going to swim to bottom of a trench and harpoon a squid. 
I imagine a character like this would be a lot more like Quint from Jaws than Jacques Cousteau, and I think Byrek and I are pretty much on the same page there.

Byrek, I would stay away from the halloween store barnacles, but it's up to you.  I would maybe add a few ones around the corners of your chest armor and maybe one or two to your knees or shoulders.  You don't want to overdo it.  Think of it as something people might not even see the first time they look at you.  They might not notice it, but their brain will, and it'll help tell the story of your kit for you.
You can possibly craft them from sculpey or even bondo if you have any extra.  Then either JB weld them on or hot glue them or something.

I like the idea of the shark teeth on the gun.  That saw mouth thing is kind of freaky looking but if you think you can work with it, go for it.  It seems a bit pricey to me, though.

Don't listen to detractors, and don't be pressured into doing or not doing what you want with your kit.

Just form a clear idea of who your character is and what you want people to see.  And don't be concerned with too complicated and too crowded.  When I look at this picture...
(http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae69/GiantSlor/Boba_fett.jpg)
...I don't exactly think of clean and simple.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 11, 2012, 01:14 PM
He's a hunter who specializes in sea monsters.  It's just a Mandalorian kit with elements that suggest he frequents sea-faring ships and hunts Jaws and the Loch Ness Monster.  It doesn't necessarily mean he's going to swim to bottom of a trench and harpoon a squid. 
I imagine a character like this would be a lot more like Quint from Jaws than Jacques Cousteau, and I think Byrek and I are pretty much on the same page there.

Byrek, I would stay away from the halloween store barnacles, but it's up to you.  I would maybe add a few ones around the corners of your chest armor and maybe one or two to your knees or shoulders.  You don't want to overdo it.  Think of it as something people might not even see the first time they look at you.  They might not notice it, but their brain will, and it'll help tell the story of your kit for you.
You can possibly craft them from sculpey or even bondo if you have any extra.  Then either JB weld them on or hot glue them or something.

I like the idea of the shark teeth on the gun.  That saw mouth thing is kind of freaky looking but if you think you can work with it, go for it.  It seems a bit pricey to me, though.

Yes. I'm a sea monster hunter. no longer a diver.

With the Halloween barnacles, I was going to cut them up, and then hot glue them onto the armor in various spots. But I'll try to sculpt some tonight, and if I can't, I'll end up buying the Halloween ones.

Yeah, the jaw-saw thing is pricey, I'm not buying it. I'm making my own out of PVC and shark teeth.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Mar 11, 2012, 01:25 PM
You might not think simple when you look at Boba, but there is definitely nothing random about his armor, everything is there for a reason. I don't understand the reason behind barnacles if the guy isn't underwater, just hunts critters. Also, unless you keep your armor underwater for weeks at a time, why would it have barnacles on it?
This is just me giving my opinion, there wouldn't be a WIP if Byrek didn't want to hear people's opinions.
I'd also like to say I'm not discouraging anyone from anything, again, just my opinion.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Jaro on Mar 11, 2012, 01:31 PM
You are considering real world reasons for the barnicles. In universe, these 'barnicles' may be something different altogether, attaching once you touch the water on a certain planet, and near impossible to get off.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Mar 11, 2012, 01:33 PM
You are considering real world reasons for the barnicles. In universe, these 'barnicles' may be something different altogether, attaching once you touch the water on a certain planet, and near impossible to get off.
Then again, shouldn't they look different then real barnacles? Eh, whatever. I'll keep my mouth shut.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Jaro on Mar 11, 2012, 01:47 PM
Not Neccesarily, just depends on the look you're going for, and the materials you have in your possession. Besides, barnicles that look like barnicles are easily recognized as barnicles, and require less explanation, which is how it should be.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Blackbird on Mar 11, 2012, 02:12 PM
I agree, Jaro.
And there will be SOME contact with the water.  I'd imagine a decent amount of wading in shallow water or the surf would be kind of common.  Not enough to keep him from wearing any leather parts or require a wetsuit, but maybe enough to pick up a few little crusty parasites.  Or he could toss his armor overboard to clean off the blood and guts after a hunt.  Or strip it off and accidentally leave it in a puddle.  Or he could have found it in a shipwreck.  Or intentionally tossed it overboard to make it look stereotypically crusty and cool.

There are a few reasons why it would be there, but the only important thing to consider is whether it "fits."  Personally, I think it fits whether it makes absolute sense to be there or not because this isn't a utilitarian piece of equipment.  It's not a representation of the real world.  It's a piece of fantasy artwork that is supposed to look interesting and tell a story.

A lot of Boba's kit doesn't REALLY make complete sense, but it all fits.  Like his cape, which would get snagged all the time.  Or his wookiee braids that someone could yank on in a fight.  Or his rangefinder that would get hung on stuff.  Or his backpack, which limits his movement and would probably hit doors and smack people or make it so he can't really drive a speeder (which I think would come up more often than the need to shoot someone with a rocket).  Or those tools on his shins that look like they would fall out if he weren't standing or sitting straight up.  And we all know how much the armor itself limits your range of motion.  But it all works because it's cool looking and it's a consistent, interesting style.

And of course this is all in moderation.  And these characters are supposed to be soldiers or mercenaries or hunters, so you don't want something over the top, overly cumbersome and ornamental.  And we should always consider the practical, lived in quality of Star Wars.  However I think it's easy to miss the mark when you eliminate something like this because it doesn't make sense.  Well, not a lot of this makes sense.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 11, 2012, 02:14 PM
When I look at this picture...
(http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae69/GiantSlor/Boba_fett.jpg)
...I don't exactly think of clean and simple.

I do. Maybe not "clean", but it is quite simple.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Blackbird on Mar 11, 2012, 02:42 PM
I do. Maybe not "clean", but it is quite simple.
I disagree.
I see about a dozen different elements that make a layered, complex design.  It's a design that works and it's a character we're all very familiar with, but I don't see it as simple at all.
Based just on what we can see, there's:
some kind of antenna thing on the helmet
extensive weathering including dents
kill stripes
colorful paint scheme
a rocket
a jetpack
3 or 4 different kinds of braided trophies
a cape with some kind of pattern
one mysterious symbol on his shoulder
unique armor made of several plates of different sizes and shapes including a unique stylized helmet
gloves with some kind of pattern
an undersuit with some kind of vest over it
oddly shaped gauntlets with what look like darts, lights, a keypad, a rocket and some kind of metallic do-dads on them
a bizarre gun with a big scope, what looks like a sawed off barrel and a leather sling

It's interesting.  It's not boring.  It's kind of busy and you can look at it a hundred times and notice something new every time.  It has character and is pretty much the reason a guy with 3 or 4 short lines of dialogue and 5 minutes of screen time is one of the most popular characters from Star Wars.

Then there's these:
(http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae69/GiantSlor/simple.png)  (http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae69/GiantSlor/blackjediclothing.png)
From these, I see:
White, nondescript robe
Belt with a buckle and a pouch
lightsaber
some kind of tube on the belt
boots with some kind of wrap-like pattern
a black suit
a black glove
a black belt with a buckle and a hook
black boots
These are simple.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Blackbird on Mar 11, 2012, 03:00 PM
Anyway.  I'm sorry to derail the thread and I think I've made my point as best as I can, so I'm going to leave it at this:
Boba is covered with colors, lights, scars, patterns, symbols and junk.  If done correctly, it adds character and makes your kit look interesting. 
As of now, I think Byrek is doing everything right and I think it's important to encourage an open mind and toss out as many ideas and words of encouragement as possible to help him build the kit he wants to build.  I haven't seen or heard anything to suggest he needs to tone it down, and I think it's counterproductive to encourage someone to keep it plain and simple at this stage.
Keep up the good work and if you need any tips or ideas, I'll help to the best of my ability.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 11, 2012, 03:15 PM
Welp.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 11, 2012, 06:44 PM
Have you guys ever thought about Boba's cape, and how much of a fire hazard it is? It's right next to a jet pack, and the thrusters at that.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 11, 2012, 06:54 PM
lightsabers arent real either =P
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 11, 2012, 07:10 PM
lightsabers arent real either =P

Touche
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Adenn Kyram on Mar 11, 2012, 07:34 PM
You know I never even thought about that. The cape is a fire hazard.lol  unless its fire retardant cloth maybe.
Anywho back to your kit I think deckhand mando hunter sounds cool.  Another thing you could try instead of barnacles is water marks like are on walls after a flood. On the shins or  thighs maybe? You know to show that he spends a lot of his time tracking beasts through marshlands or swamps. Possibly some moss in the nooks and crannys of the armor for example the seam of the knee and knee dart box. Or something like that. Hope that give you a useful idea or two. Any way good luck and remember have fun!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 11, 2012, 07:48 PM
You know I never even thought about that. The cape is a fire hazard.lol  unless its fire retardant cloth maybe.
Anywho back to your kit I think deckhand mando hunter sounds cool.  Another thing you could try instead of barnacles is water marks like are on walls after a flood. On the shins or  thighs maybe? You know to show that he spends a lot of his time tracking beasts through marshlands or swamps. Possibly some moss in the nooks and crannys of the armor for example the seam of the knee and knee dart box. Or something like that. Hope that give you a useful idea or two. Any way good luck and remember have fun!

EXACTLY! No one ever thinks about the fire danger!
Back to the kit, I like the water stain idea. Definitely will use it. The moss, maybe not. It's more of a sea kind of thing, such as Kamino and what not. but it will be taken into consideration. I appreciate all input :)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Kiel'ani Cardas on Mar 11, 2012, 09:56 PM
Hate to interrupt - (don't you just hate newbies like me?) but I saw one of Mandalorian Ewok's blades the other day and instantly thought "That's a match made in heaven for an aquatic mando." Then lo and behold, I found this thread.

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo43/Dajuid/beskad.png)
(But yeah, all creds to Mandolorian Ewok and his awesome blade designs.)

The one on top with the hook looks perfect for spearing "water beasties". When you go out fishing you take a boatload of knives with hooked tips... and isn't this just an extreme form of fishing? You could even incorporate a long tooth for the handle or a scaley handle-wrap...
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 11, 2012, 10:45 PM
Hate to interrupt - (don't you just hate newbies like me?) but I saw one of Mandalorian Ewok's blades the other day and instantly thought "That's a match made in heaven for an aquatic mando." Then lo and behold, I found this thread.

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo43/Dajuid/beskad.png)
(But yeah, all creds to Mandolorian Ewok and his awesome blade designs.)

The one on top with the hook looks perfect for spearing "water beasties". When you go out fishing you take a boatload of knives with hooked tips... and isn't this just an extreme form of fishing? You could even incorporate a long tooth for the handle or a scaley handle-wrap...

I love input. I don't care who it comes from! No discrimination! I like the blade ideas, but #2 looks like a Spartans sword, and #3 looks like a scimitar, and $4 is almost too flimsy. I like #1, but only the hook part. I don't really have room on the kit for a sword. The the hook may be incorporated onto my knife.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Kiel'ani Cardas on Mar 11, 2012, 11:21 PM
Ah, yeah I was only considering blade #1, but I didn't take time to crop the others  out :) I agree that a sword would be too much; was thinking more along the lines of a knife.

Not gonna lie: I'm a sucker for knives. (I'm going to avoid making any for my first kit because I would de tempted to slap one on every free inch of armor.)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 11, 2012, 11:28 PM
Ah, yeah I was only considering blade #1, but I didn't take time to crop the others  out :) I agree that a sword would be too much; was thinking more along the lines of a knife.

Not gonna lie: I'm a sucker for knives. (I'm going to avoid making any for my first kit because I would de tempted to slap one on every free inch of armor.)

The problem with knives, is that they fit everywhere: Shin, side of a boot, thigh (where mine will be), belt, chest, shoulder, bicep, and even the gauntlet. They're great space fillers.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Mar 15, 2012, 07:45 PM
I started working on my barnacles today, my pouches came in, and I have a new hard pack idea.

Here are the barnacles with a size comparison, I made them out of clay.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/008-3.jpg)

New pouches.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/007-3.jpg)

New Hardpack:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/006-2.jpg)

And after A LOT of sanding and bondo, my harpoon gun.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/005-2.jpg)


-Anyone know how to paint something and make it look like wood?
-How did you guys cut out your visors? My last helmet gave me no issue, but I have a Legacy V1 and am having a hard time. 
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 29, 2012, 09:43 AM
I'm not dead. Trust me, I've been busy. Aside from the shown, my gauntlets, shins, and knees have the midnight blue paint on them. I just need to get around to detailing with the gold. The gun is almost finished, and I had my flight suit tailored to fit me better.

Helmet:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/20120427202016.jpg)

Hardpack: I plan on filling that canister with Bacta  :D

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/20120420131841.jpg)

Thigh plates: I still need to paint the barrels of two of the harpoons.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/20120427202001.jpg)

Trophy:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/20120429092905.jpg)

Unweathered Loincloth:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/20120429092919.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Veman Gilamar on Apr 29, 2012, 10:05 AM
Very original !!  I like it so far, gotta see how the barnacles turn out
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 29, 2012, 10:17 AM
Very original !!  I like it so far, gotta see how the barnacles turn out

I'll post pictures. I forgot about that part, haha
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: ConDar Ward on Apr 29, 2012, 10:58 AM
I love the Harpoons ..... I have several myself .....  ;D

Very clever ner'vod ..... ;)


I also like the Trophy .......  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Hondo Karr on Apr 29, 2012, 12:17 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Kiel'ani Cardas on Apr 29, 2012, 12:31 PM
Finally! Good to see this moving forward. :) Really like the thigh plate harpoons and hardpack. What did you decide to use for bacta?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 29, 2012, 03:26 PM
Finally! Good to see this moving forward. :) Really like the thigh plate harpoons and hardpack. What did you decide to use for bacta?

Funny you ask. Blue raspberry jolly rancher soda :D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Niabi on Apr 29, 2012, 04:04 PM
Looking Good Vod ;D Like the Trophy ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Kiel'ani Cardas on Apr 29, 2012, 04:31 PM
Funny you ask. Blue raspberry jolly rancher soda :D

Oooohhhh..... You'd better bind that thing with an eternal seal! If it breaks in storage you're going to have a sticky mess everywhere ??? But that will look really cool. :) Especially with a light shining through it or something.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on May 01, 2012, 03:50 PM
Been working hard today. My gauntlets are all put together in a buckle system, but I'm sure if it's approvable by the CRLs. :(

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/004-4.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/005-3.jpg)


Here is almost everything so far!


(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/008-4.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/009-1.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/010-1.jpg)

Let me know if you guys notice something that's off!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Niabi on May 01, 2012, 04:24 PM
Is that elastic on the Gaunts? if so that would be a breach of CRLs  :(

CRLs:

"External strapping must be of an in universe material, examples include but are not limited to tactical web belting and leather. Elastic strapping is generally unacceptable for external use "

"External elastic strapping may be used in the following manners:

    On the knee's, elbows and Mando "thongs" only and dyed or painted to match the flightsuit as best as possible
    If fully hidden from view by armor accessories such as kama's, ammo pouches, capes, holsters etc. It would be recommended to use a higher quality elastic rather than the inexpensive "sew in" type, in the event the coverage moves and it's exposed. It would also be best that it match the flightsuit in color or be colors that compliment the overall color palate of the costume."
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: ConDar Ward on May 01, 2012, 04:30 PM
Doh ! ....... psssst. Vod ...... Your Tail is Showing .......   :-X   




Jk .....  ;D





I love you Kit  , it does look Aquatic ..... I'm pleasantly surprised & impressed ....  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on May 16, 2012, 12:17 AM
Been slacking on my armor. Only thing left is to paint the gun (again  :'( ) and to attach the shins to the flight suit.

Here is everything laid out.
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/001-8.jpg)

Also, here is my belt layout. I wanted to see what you guys thought of the horn and necklace. Also, assuming that someone reads this far, could I get away with the horn and necklace being trophies? The necklace is traditional Mon Calimari jewelry, while the horn is a carved Sea-Dragon horn.  (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sea-dragon)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/001-9.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/002-10.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/003-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Hondo Karr on May 16, 2012, 12:47 AM
The worn leather looks great!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on May 16, 2012, 08:14 AM
The worn leather looks great!

Thank you. I tried very hard on it. In the full body pics, you can see stiching going up from the bottom. I like to all that a close call  ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on May 16, 2012, 08:15 AM
Thank you. I tried very hard on it. In the full body pics, you can see stiching going up from the bottom. I like to all that a close call  ;)

On the loincloth.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jun 02, 2012, 12:22 PM
Harpoon gun finished!

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/004-6.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jun 02, 2012, 01:49 PM
I was Thinking this ....  ;D

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2858/600pxdbsspeargun31.jpg)
By condarward (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/condarward) at 2012-06-02
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jun 04, 2012, 10:30 AM
I got another piece of Zohar's arsenal. Haha.

Before:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/100_1946.jpg)

After:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/002-11.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/003-12.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/004-7.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/005-6.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/006-6.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/007-6.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Niabi on Jun 04, 2012, 11:27 AM
Love the Repaint Vod ;D Great work
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jun 04, 2012, 12:47 PM
Love the Repaint Vod ;D Great work

Not good enough to get the, "Niabi Likes This," Picture?  :'(
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Niabi on Jun 04, 2012, 01:12 PM
Not good enough to get the, "Niabi Likes This," Picture?  :'(

 :laugh:  but there no visor ?? :P (nothing to do with me being lazy and not getting the link  :rolleyes: )
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jun 04, 2012, 01:30 PM
:laugh:  but there no visor ?? :P (nothing to do with me being lazy and not getting the link  :rolleyes: )

There is. Haha. I used the same visor. I just didn't feel like running up 3 floors to get my visor for the picture.

Hard to get a picture with a reflective visor  :rolleyes:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/009-2.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/010-2.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/012-1.jpg)


Zohar is a genius and used velcro to keep his visor in. I can't believe I never thought of that.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jun 10, 2012, 07:35 PM
Had my first troop today, and it could have BARELY been better. I took second place in the costume contest! And yes, the money is going to be donated.

Pictures! Let me know what you think:


(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/002-12.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/010-3.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/011-1.jpg)

Third, Second, First.
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/024.jpg)

Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Hondo Karr on Jun 10, 2012, 08:18 PM
Congratz, no matter how good your costume looks, you will never beat a girl in her underwear!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: seugtai on Jun 10, 2012, 09:32 PM
^ Bahahahahahahahaha ^

FALIN YOU CRACK ME UP!

Lookin' good Byrek. ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jun 10, 2012, 09:42 PM
^ Bahahahahahahahaha ^

FALIN YOU CRACK ME UP!

Lookin' good Byrek. ;)

I must say miss, it means a lot to hear it from you.

What are any errors in the armor? What would I not be approved for? Please be unforgiving. Strapping on the legs, correct?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: seugtai on Jun 10, 2012, 11:45 PM
What are any errors in the armor? What would I not be approved for? Please be unforgiving. Strapping on the legs, correct?

If I were to make you a list, it would be something like this.

CRL Issues
-Gotta get rid of the logo on the gloves.
-The visible elastic in areas not approvable. (Personally, since your wanting to go with the "leather" look as you said with your boots, belts, pouches and such, I would just continue that with your strapping. I think that upgrade will go a long way in taking the kit up another notch. And I mean everywhere you have it, biceps, gauntlets, knees (even tho your allowed it here, I'd still switch it out), shins and the harpoon strapping.)

Personal Suggestions
-The vest just really stands out to me. If possible I would at least dye it a darker color, navy or black.
-I'd dye the edges of the loin cloth too, that un-dyed edge just jumps out at me.
-I also really loved the look of the salt stains on your boots. I think that would be a cool thing to apply to the rest of your leather parts. I think it would help to sell the aquatic hunter look even more.
-I'd like to see a bit of weathering to the flightsuit as well. (Some water stains, salt stains, you know the things you'd encounter on a hunt.)

And I've gotta say, I freaking LOVE the harpoons on the thighs! 8)

Kudos to you on the idea you've come up with, it's very unique and sure to be memorable wherever you take it trooping.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jun 11, 2012, 12:08 AM
If I were to make you a list, it would be something like this.

CRL Issues
-Gotta get rid of the logo on the gloves.
-The visible elastic in areas not approvable. (Personally, since your wanting to go with the "leather" look as you said with your boots, belts, pouches and such, I would just continue that with your strapping. I think that upgrade will go a long way in taking the kit up another notch. And I mean everywhere you have it, biceps, gauntlets, knees (even tho your allowed it here, I'd still switch it out), shins and the harpoon strapping.)

Personal Suggestions
-The vest just really stands out to me. If possible I would at least dye it a darker color, navy or black.
-I'd dye the edges of the loin cloth too, that un-dyed edge just jumps out at me.
-I also really loved the look of the salt stains on your boots. I think that would be a cool thing to apply to the rest of your leather parts. I think it would help to sell the aquatic hunter look even more.
-I'd like to see a bit of weathering to the flightsuit as well. (Some water stains, salt stains, you know the things you'd encounter on a hunt.)

And I've gotta say, I freaking LOVE the harpoons on the thighs! 8)

Kudos to you on the idea you've come up with, it's very unique and sure to be memorable wherever you take it trooping.

I LOVE this. I wish more people would do this.^

I'm going to take it bullet by bullet.

-The logo will be removed. I just had a lot of stuff to have to get done, and that wasn't on my top list.
-I'm getting Clone Trooper thighs very soon, so I'll redo my harpoon holster in leather. I realize the strapping isn't pretty, but I really loved how it shaped my legs. So I will look into leather strapping for my thighs if I don't get Clone shins as well.

-I hate that vest SO much. I used it on my last kit. The reason I have it now is because my armor was Zohar's and he is much bigger than I, so I use a large vest. Now that that is done, I plan to make new armor out of aluminium that is made for me.
-Not even going to lie, I do know what you mean by dye. I didn't dye anything, care to elaborate?
-I love it too! But I didn't put it there on purpose, and I haven't had time to try to reproduce it. Any Ideas?
-I'm going to try to weather the flight suit, but it is very hard on a dark suit. There is a lot of weathering towards the feet, and again, I love the salt idea, but don't know how to reproduce it.

I put a lot of effort into this kit, and was VERY pleased for my first troop with it.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Dar'manda on Jun 11, 2012, 01:01 AM
Congratz, no matter how good your costume looks, you will never beat a girl in her underwear!

story of my life


also, I was very skeptical of this WIP's concept when it began, but I really like what you pulled off with it. nice work.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jun 13, 2012, 11:51 PM
story of my life


also, I was very skeptical of this WIP's concept when it began, but I really like what you pulled off with it. nice work.

I only plan on bringing it further.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jun 29, 2012, 01:11 PM
The armor is sold! I'm rebuilding it out of 16 gauge steel.

I'm looking into getting one of Kra'am's vests. Any input? What color? I was thinking grey. I think the blue would be lost under the armor.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jun 29, 2012, 11:55 PM
You guys take too long  ;)

I went with 22g instead, and here are the breast plates and diamond.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/20120629232949.jpg)

At the moment, they are roughly formed to me. I am having Kraam make me a vest, so I can't formally form them until I get that.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: seugtai on Jul 02, 2012, 09:18 PM
:o Wait...you sold what? Please tell me not EVERYTHING!?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jul 02, 2012, 10:27 PM
:o Wait...you sold what? Please tell me not EVERYTHING!?

Nope, just chest, back, bicep, shoulder, old Skirata Arms helmet, and hardpack.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jul 15, 2012, 05:53 PM
I got the chest, diamond, and abs cut out.
I also got my new (or old) back plate primed.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/028.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/029.jpg)


I'm concerned with how far these plates go around my body. Should I trim them, or just have a wrap around body?

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/026-1.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/027-1.jpg)

That's not easy.
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/025-1.jpg)

And my new Verp. I have to paint it up.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/030.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/031.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master.
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 15, 2012, 07:41 PM
Your Verp looks Familiar ....  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jul 20, 2012, 02:32 AM
Your Verp looks Familiar ....  :rolleyes:


I worked on that problem ;)

The taping took me forever, but I think it was worth it. So if anyone is still reading, the newly colored Verp.

In other news, it's my cake day! For those of you who are non-redditors, I've been here for 1 year exactly.

Before:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/030.jpg)

After:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/002-15.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/007-8.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/004-10.jpg)

What it took to clean the toothpaste off.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/008-7.jpg)



My dad found me this awesome piece at his work, I want to incorporate it, but how?

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/011-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. Verpine Rifle Finished.
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 20, 2012, 09:13 AM
Nice Verp ..... Paint looks good ...

I think I would add "The WA Harpoon Mod" ....  :rolleyes: ....
Now Actual Ammunition is always Best , whenever possible with a Verp.
A Mechanical Harpoon Round is what you need ......  ;)

I can Make More of these Rounds if you ever Run low .....  :P

Kit looks Great ner'vod  , keep up the good Work ....  8)
Good luck with the upgrades , it's a never ending cycle .
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. Verpine Rifle Finished.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jul 20, 2012, 11:13 AM
Nice Verp ..... Paint looks good ...

I think I would add "The WA Harpoon Mod" ....  :rolleyes: ....
Now Actual Ammunition is always Best , whenever possible with a Verp.
A Mechanical Harpoon Round is what you need ......  ;)

I can Make More of these Rounds if you ever Run low .....  :P

Kit looks Great ner'vod  , keep up the good Work ....  8)
Good luck with the upgrades , it's a never ending cycle .

I can't tell if you're joking or not... :laugh:
What exactly is the WA Harpoon Mod?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. Verpine Rifle Finished.
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 20, 2012, 08:26 PM
The Ward Arms Harpoon Mod : ?   :rolleyes:

Just something I came up with off the top of my Head  .....   :laugh:

That was the Very First Verp Made By Ward Arms .....   :D
1 of 1 ....  Just thought I tell ya .  ;D I'm being Serious now ...  :-X
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. Verpine Rifle Finished.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jul 20, 2012, 11:21 PM
The Ward Arms Harpoon Mod : ?   :rolleyes:

Just something I came up with off the top of my Head  .....   :laugh:

That was the Very First Verp Made By Ward Arms .....   :D
1 of 1 ....  Just thought I tell ya .  ;D I'm being Serious now ...  :-X

It is beautiful my friend. and I am honored to carry such a well crafted weapon.

Don't know if you were serious or not, but if you can make harpoons for it, I'd pay.

Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. Verpine Rifle Finished.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jul 28, 2012, 08:20 PM
I worked on the vest today, having it mostly finished. I used bra clips to close the neck area. I'm buying dye tonight, and it will be a dark grey. Any thoughts on the fitting and sizing?

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/021-1.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/022-1.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/023-1.jpg)


Unrelated: I realized I had a bunch or ARC troopers.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/020-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. Verpine Rifle Finished.
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Jul 29, 2012, 12:01 AM
Just discovered this thread! :O Nice job on the vest, can't wait to see it when it's dark grey. Are your new legacy plates mounted on the vest? I'm not sure how that works, but I know that my vest had to be super fitted in order to make the plates (modern) fit my body correctly, not sure if the not-so-super-tight vest will be a problem or not.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. Verpine Rifle Finished.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jul 30, 2012, 11:43 AM
Just discovered this thread! :O Nice job on the vest, can't wait to see it when it's dark grey. Are your new legacy plates mounted on the vest? I'm not sure how that works, but I know that my vest had to be super fitted in order to make the plates (modern) fit my body correctly, not sure if the not-so-super-tight vest will be a problem or not.

The Legacy plates will not be mounted. I'm doing a poncho style like Zohar did with the original plates. And that vest couldn't get any tighter. haha
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. Verpine Rifle Finished.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jul 30, 2012, 08:57 PM
Vest has been dyed, AND neckseal added. I got my bloodsport studios gauntlets, and have most of the work done. On Friday, I'll be picking up a hinge and hopefully some guys at the armor party I'm going to can assist me in attaching it. There is still much sanding to be done.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/007-10.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/008-10.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo.jpg)

A close up of my fabric:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/009-5.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/010-6.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/011-4.jpg)







Anyone know if Resin can bend with applied heat?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. Verpine Rifle Finished.
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Jul 30, 2012, 11:38 PM
The color change came out great! So is the vest made out of duck cloth? How does the back strap/snap together? And those gaunts are SUCH a big improvement, they're going to make a great addition to your kit. If they're the same type of material as Falin's resin, I'd be very surprised if the shape could be altered with heat.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. Verpine Rifle Finished.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jul 31, 2012, 12:26 AM
The color change came out great! So is the vest made out of duck cloth? How does the back strap/snap together? And those gaunts are SUCH a big improvement, they're going to make a great addition to your kit. If they're the same type of material as Falin's resin, I'd be very surprised if the shape could be altered with heat.

Thank you! I tried to get a grey, and I think it came out well. And no, the vest is not Duck Cloth. I don't actually know the material as I bought it at Goodwill. The back is bra clips. and they're not nearly as good of quality, but same general material. I'll be experimenting with heat tomorrow.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. VEST FINISHED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Aug 14, 2012, 06:45 PM
The armor is now together! I ran out of washers before I could connect front with back.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2575.jpg)


(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2577.jpg)


I thought the bottom ab would line up with the bottom of the back, but it does not.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2578.jpg)


Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR CONSTRUCTED
Post by: Blackbird on Aug 15, 2012, 12:26 AM
Roooocccckkkk oooonnnnn!
Looks great!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR CONSTRUCTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Aug 15, 2012, 12:30 AM
Roooocccckkkk oooonnnnn!
Looks great!

Thanks! I'll be shortening the peck plates tomorrow.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR CONSTRUCTED
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Aug 15, 2012, 10:42 AM
Good luck that dude, it's finally coming together! Nice work. Are the plates supposed to run that far down? I'm not very familiar with Legacy armor..
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR CONSTRUCTED
Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 15, 2012, 10:45 AM
Wow ..... Very nice Byrek .... " Bling - Bling "   8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR CONSTRUCTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Aug 15, 2012, 02:09 PM
Good luck that dude, it's finally coming together! Nice work. Are the plates supposed to run that far down? I'm not very familiar with Legacy armor..

No, it's not supposed to go that far. I'll be taking it apart today and shaving an inch off of the peck plates.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR CONSTRUCTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Aug 19, 2012, 06:33 PM
After a ton of drilling and resizing.... I have this! Shoulder bells aren't connected yet.


(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/7563/img2636bq.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/502/img2636bq.jpg/)


My back strap.

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/4598/img2635rb.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/img2635rb.jpg/)

Proof that my armor does not interfere with my belt.

(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/4597/img2634u.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/811/img2634u.jpg/)

Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR CONSTRUCTED
Post by: Niabi on Aug 20, 2012, 02:23 PM
Nice Vod ;D Very Nice indeed ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR CONSTRUCTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Aug 26, 2012, 10:57 PM
Armor painted. Very little weathering done.


(http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/7683/img2637o.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/803/img2637o.jpg/)

B.A. - for Byrek Avery... or something else.. depending on the day ;D

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6092/img2639e.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/402/img2639e.jpg/)

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/4359/img2640b.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/824/img2640b.jpg/)

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/169/img2641g.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/525/img2641g.jpg/)


Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Remo Jadd on Sep 01, 2012, 01:37 PM
You need to add some small thin scratches before you blackwash it, it'll bring it to life more ;) .
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 01, 2012, 02:14 PM


You need to add some small thin scratches before you blackwash it, it'll bring it to life more ;) .


I actually have since pictures have been taken. I used the same technique that I used on the the last set. Ill post pictures after work, then you should let me know what you think :)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 02, 2012, 10:02 AM
As requested!

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2649.jpg)


Also, I started working on Shin/calf/ knee plates and finished the set up yesterday, but I'm not fond of how they look. Feedback would be great.


(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2650.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2653.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2652.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2651.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 02, 2012, 10:20 AM
Is the back piece on the calf just Sintra?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 02, 2012, 10:23 AM
Is the back piece on the calf just Sintra?

PVC actually. Sintra will fold, and almost crumple. Trust me, I tried it. PVC works much better.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 02, 2012, 10:26 AM
Even better!
Lol
I've got some PVC around and I was planning on making wraparound shin armor if I don't like how my halfchaps look.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 02, 2012, 10:42 AM
Even better!
Lol
I've got some PVC around and I was planning on making wraparound shin armor if I don't like how my halfchaps look.

I used 3 in, and I love my calf plates. But the shins... not so much.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Remo Jadd on Sep 02, 2012, 11:48 AM
Much better on the plates ;) .
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Niabi on Sep 02, 2012, 12:32 PM
Nice work Vod ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Sep 02, 2012, 01:13 PM
What a great kit!  I love how your armor has come together!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 02, 2012, 01:34 PM
What a great kit!  I love how your armor has come together!

Nice work Vod ;)

Much better on the plates ;) .


Thanks so much guys!  ;D
I appreciate the support.

In other news, I've been busting my chops on the this morning.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Resampled952012-09-029513-01-469521.jpg)

I wasn't wearing the correct pants, but shoulders attached, and gauntlets are wearable!

I replaced my PVC shnee with my Kraam shins, and kept my old knees. Also replaced the buckles with big and beefy ones. They're ugly, but won't give out for anything. The small ones would pop if I flexed my calf. Guess I don't know my own strength....  :rolleyes:


(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2654-1.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2655-1.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2656-1.jpg)

I now have 6 1inch buckles on this kit. 4 more to go. (2 on the other leg, and 2 for the clone thighs)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Sep 02, 2012, 08:00 PM
Wow! Looking fantastic, Drew. I am siked to see this kit almost done, your revamped version is looking great. Once we both finish our V.2 ugrades we need to do another event together so we can compare our new kits to this  ;D

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/Colby_Thompson/Relay%20For%20Life/IMG_4046.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 09, 2012, 11:00 PM
A taste of what to come!

A new V2 hardpack, a new girth belt, and a net launcher. All still in the works :D

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2659.jpg)

Size comparison: Anyone know what it was? I think this idea was even better than my dustpan.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2660.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Kane Friax on Sep 13, 2012, 12:39 PM
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2656-1.jpg)

AAAAHHHH!!! Alien feet!!! :laugh:

that is not a very flattering photo vod  :P looks squished :laugh:

-Kane

Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: ConDar Ward on Sep 13, 2012, 01:46 PM
Their made for swimming ......  ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 13, 2012, 02:25 PM
Their made for swimming ......  ;D

Why yes, yes they are ;)

If you got it, flaunt it, right?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. Helmet painted
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 18, 2012, 11:04 PM
Today at Goodwill, Advar found a fire place log holder, and said I should make wrap around thighs out of it. Guess what I did.


Front:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2673_zpseabcae82.jpg)

Outside: I'll be keeping the "feet" on there to wrap rope around, as it is part of the Beast Master Requirements.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2674_zps00b34871.jpg)

Back: I cut a half circle into the bottom so I can sit and crouch comfortably.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2675_zps03064f3b.jpg)

Inside: Held together by a one inch buckle.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2676_zps7a629717.jpg)

I made these out of metal, and for $2.50 vs. the $70 I was going to pay for Pepakura. People, please be creative when at goodwill. I saved myself so much money. 96% actually.



Now onto the helmet:

Clean:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2663_zps54a720d4.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2664_zps62b2d95c.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2665_zps6c4e0e3c.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2666_zpscccb4ab2.jpg)

Dirty:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2667_zps249f9b8e.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2668_zps164adf53.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2669_zpsdcd190a5.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2670_zpsb14a87b3.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2671_zpsa5a8bc2b.jpg)


And a showing of the hardpack :D

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2672_zps97dd7690.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 18, 2012, 11:09 PM
Those thighs are awesome, man.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Advar on Sep 18, 2012, 11:22 PM
Woop there it is :D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 18, 2012, 11:51 PM
Those thighs are awesome, man.

Just the thighs :(
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 18, 2012, 11:56 PM
Yeah. Pretty much, LOL Just kidding everything looks Greta!  ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Adenn Kyram on Sep 19, 2012, 12:16 AM
Looks awesome vod. very 8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 19, 2012, 12:17 AM
Looks awesome vod. very 8)

Yeah. Pretty much, LOL Just kidding everything looks Greta!  ;D

Thanks guys! The encouragement really helps.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Advar on Sep 19, 2012, 08:08 AM
Hey Byrek, I wanna see your hard pack done now!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Sep 19, 2012, 12:03 PM
Sweet job dude, your a freaking treasure hunter at goodwill. Think you're going to meet your October deadline?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 19, 2012, 12:11 PM
Sweet job dude, your a freaking treasure hunter at goodwill. Think you're going to meet your October deadline?

October 28th, definitely. But October first, probably not, although I'm really close.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Niabi on Sep 19, 2012, 03:26 PM
Looks Cool Vod ;D Nice find on the Thighs ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 19, 2012, 04:21 PM
Looks Cool Vod ;D Nice find on the Thighs ;)


Still not good enough for you to like it....  >:(
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Niabi on Sep 19, 2012, 04:25 PM

Still not good enough for you to like it....  >:(

im saving it for a finished kit vod ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 19, 2012, 05:27 PM
you've got 20 more days than i do and you've got more done than me, you can do it!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 24, 2012, 11:39 PM
Thighs have been worked on! Assembled, but no paint yet. I have tomorrow off, so they should be done. Pay no attention to the thigh vecro, those are for the old ones, so it'll be gone. Pics:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2681.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2682.jpg)

DAT -censored-

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2683.jpg)

New gloves too

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2684.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2685.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 24, 2012, 11:44 PM
AWWWW YEEAAAAH. Awesome gloves! Tradezies for the old ones?  :laugh:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Sep 25, 2012, 01:37 AM
I really dig that thigh armor and your gloves.  Looking great, ner vod!  :D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Niabi on Sep 25, 2012, 04:51 PM
Humm those gloves look strangely familiar :rolleyes:

they are very cool ;) all the best mandos have them  ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 25, 2012, 05:36 PM
Humm those gloves look strangely familiar :rolleyes:

they are very cool ;) all the best mandos have them  ;D

Why do you think I got them? ;D

Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Sep 25, 2012, 06:05 PM
Looking god. I might have missed it, but what are the gold pieces on the sides of the thighs?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 26, 2012, 11:42 AM
Looking god. I might have missed it, but what are the gold pieces on the sides of the thighs?

I cut the thighs out of a fire place log holder, so those are the "feet" that would keep it still. I'm using the right one for rope, and the left one for a trophy.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 26, 2012, 07:17 PM
Are there any "Soft," shoulder armor references in SW history? I put on my kit last night with no shoulder bells, and fell in love with the look. If not, it's okay, I have them painted, I just think it'd be cool to do a light legacy kit.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2688.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2689.jpg)

Also, whatcha guys think about the girth belt?


Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 26, 2012, 07:47 PM
Looks great, didn't we discuss that girth belt over pizza? :laugh:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Sep 26, 2012, 08:33 PM
That is one sick looking girth belt! You're right, you kit looks sweet without the big shoulder bells, damn, I can't recall any soft shoulder bits..... someone ought to know though.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 26, 2012, 08:37 PM
That is one sick looking girth belt! You're right, you kit looks sweet without the big shoulder bells, damn, I can't recall any soft shoulder bits..... someone ought to know though.

Best part is, I have two of them  8)

The only soft shoulders I can remember were in question were in a Montross build, and there are pictures in the OS comics of his shoulders and they were weathered like cloth. I don't remember the final verdict, but we'll see.

I was the rib my double sleeves the way my mom did your Biker scout. I think it'd look really sharp.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Niabi on Sep 27, 2012, 02:34 PM
Are there any "Soft," shoulder armor references in SW history? I put on my kit last night with no shoulder bells, and fell in love with the look. If not, it's okay, I have them painted, I just think it'd be cool to do a light legacy kit.

humm i do not know of any  :(

as for CRL compliance all it says is shoulder armour so you might wont to check with the app team if Soft armour would be ok ;)

Personally i think you should add shoulder armour it will look cool ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: ConDar Ward on Sep 27, 2012, 02:46 PM
Opinions Vary so I'm anxious to hear ......  :-X

IMO : Shoulder Bells are Standard Equipment for a Mando .
However,  Being an Aqua-Mando ,  I can see them being a Hindrance in Swimming .
 So maybe a Shoulder bell look with a Soft nature would be acceptable ..... But Don't bet the Farm on it ....  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 27, 2012, 02:52 PM
Opinions Vary so I'm anxious to hear ......  :-X

IMO : Shoulder Bells are Standard Equipment for a Mando .
However,  Being an Aqua-Mando ,  I can see them being a Hindrance in Swimming .
 So maybe a Shoulder bell look with a Soft nature would be acceptable ..... But Don't bet the Farm on it ....  :rolleyes:

Falin said that leather, or VERY well done eva foam would work. So I'll get approved with the shoulder bells, and then immediately start of the leather attachments to the vest.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: ConDar Ward on Sep 27, 2012, 03:45 PM
Falin said that leather, or VERY well done eva foam would work. So I'll get approved with the shoulder bells, and then immediately start of the leather attachments to the vest.

Lot's of Sentence's begin with  " Falin Said " on this Site ......   :laugh:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 27, 2012, 03:50 PM
Lot's of Sentence's begin with  " Falin Said " on this Site ......   :laugh:

Well, Falin's word is law ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 02, 2012, 11:06 PM
I went to a high end craft store recently, saw faux moss/lycan, and was instantly inspired. $12 and some hot glue later.....


(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo6.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo3.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo2.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo1.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo7.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo4.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo5.jpg)




What do you guys think? I personally love the 3 dimensional weathering, and the moss/lycan goes along with the hunting theme. It will be substantially heavier on the legs from wading in water.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Oct 02, 2012, 11:12 PM
Personally I'm not a fan. Stuff like that only forms when the object is stationary in the water for a long long time which doesn't make much sense and it looks a little bit tacky IMHO, but it's your suit so if you really like it don't let me discourage you.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 02, 2012, 11:17 PM
Maybe its like, crackhead, alien algae? :laugh:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 02, 2012, 11:34 PM
Maybe its like, crackhead, alien algae? :laugh:

That's (more or less  :P ) what I was thinking.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Oct 03, 2012, 12:43 AM
Personally I'm not a fan. Stuff like that only forms when the object is stationary in the water for a long long time which doesn't make much sense and it looks a little bit tacky IMHO, but it's your suit so if you really like it don't let me discourage you.

Honestly, I see where you're coming from, but remember, the more hints that he can give as to his Mando's specialization without using words or being overly cheesy about it, the better.  And this is Star Wars.  There could be some crazy -censored- that got on his armor and never came off, not because he stood still for too long, but because it's some "exotic water parasite" or something.  Personally, I really like it.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 03, 2012, 07:47 AM
I coulda swore I commented on this ....... Last night ...  :-\

Anyhow I love it ..... !  ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 03, 2012, 09:15 AM
I coulda swore I commented on this ....... Last night ...  :-\

u did. different thread ;)

i like :D

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Hondo Karr on Oct 03, 2012, 09:31 AM
I agre with Tracyn's ideals of how it forms. However, I also believe that it really helps "sell" the idea behind the costume visually which is the goal.

Question... any thoughts or ideas of changing out the flightsuit for something that looks more wetsuit-ish? That will really go a long way... maybe some finned boots like the Clone water commandos wear? Even a, not exaggerated flipper but, more flipperish type boot?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 03, 2012, 09:56 AM
Staying stationary is a part of Hunting .....also Ships Move Quite a Bit and that have Barnacles on them .
 It just shows being in the Water .... a lot .   


I like it ....  But that's My .02 ..... and worth about as much ....  :P
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 03, 2012, 10:07 AM
I agre with Tracyn's ideals of how it forms. However, I also believe that it really helps "sell" the idea behind the costume visually which is the goal.

Question... any thoughts or ideas of changing out the flightsuit for something that looks more wetsuit-ish? That will really go a long way... maybe some finned boots like the Clone water commandos wear? Even a, not exaggerated flipper but, more flipperish type boot?

Yeah, I thought it would help sell the idea. And its supposed to be parasitic sea life thats slowly taking over the armor.

Yes. I do plan on changing out the flightsuit for thick thick thick nylon. I saw the scuba mando softies thread, and ill be borrowing the idea. I will also be changing out boots sooner or later, I just haven't really looked for anything different. I also want to hang flippers off of my belt that are "attachable" to my boots.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: seugtai on Oct 03, 2012, 10:09 AM
I like it too. And after all we are costuming a character not actually living it, so I like to see the costume speak for itself so to speak and this does that. Very creative.

Yes. I do plan on changing out the flightsuit for thick thick thick nylon. I saw the scuba mando softies thread, and ill be borrowing the idea. I will also be changing out boots sooner or later, I just haven't really looked for anything different. I also want to hang flippers off of my belt that are "attachable" to my boots.

Glad to hear this as I completely agree with what Falin said. ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 03, 2012, 10:18 AM
I like it too. And after all we are costuming a character not actually living it, so I like to see the costume speak for itself so to speak and this does that. Very creative.

Glad to hear this as I completely agree with what Falin said. ;)

I wanted my weathering to stand out when standing next to other mandos. Rather than having eye scratches and blaster bolts, I have water-logged, moss covered armor.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: seugtai on Oct 03, 2012, 10:23 AM
And from personal experience I can say, IT'S SO MUCH MORE FUN TO STAND OUT!!! :laugh: ;) :D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Oct 03, 2012, 11:28 AM
But the eye scratch is cool and unique!  :P
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Advar on Oct 03, 2012, 02:00 PM
But the eye scratch is cool and unique!  :P

Only if the armor is all black and red, plus a poncho :D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Oct 03, 2012, 07:59 PM
And these pouches (guilty of that)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/Colby_Thompson/mosin-nagant-mag-pouch.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 03, 2012, 08:06 PM
Have those pouches  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 03, 2012, 08:11 PM
I think we all have some ...... in different shades of Brown .....  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Oct 04, 2012, 12:46 AM
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll4/badgerspoon/Threadbombs/Macro-StarWars-StayOnTopic.jpg)

Sorry to ruin the fun bros. We should probably get back to Byrek's progress for his sake and also anyone who might get offended over the banter  :laugh:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 04, 2012, 03:53 PM
like i said on the beastmaster board: u shud definitly add little rubbery leaches to ur kit. 8) just stickem on randomly ;)

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 04, 2012, 03:55 PM
like i said on the beastmaster board: u shud definitly add little rubbery leaches to ur kit. 8) just stickem on randomly ;)

-Kane

How could I make them? OR what could I make them out of?



Sorry to ruin the fun bros. We should probably get back to Byrek's progress for his sake and also anyone who might get offended over the banter  :laugh:

Were you offended, Ref?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 04, 2012, 04:05 PM
i dunno i was thinking silicone or something. i would need to be floppy and stretchy IMO.

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 04, 2012, 06:01 PM
I wouldn't add leeches. I like where you're at. I think anymore it might look gimmick-y. The moss/algae/crackhead seaweed is perfect.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Adenn Kyram on Oct 04, 2012, 06:49 PM
If you can't live with out the leaches vod. IRL I work at Bass Pro we sell like 15 different kinds of soft plastic leaches in almost as many colors they even make worm glue (super glue) for plastic that melt your bait should hold to your paint no prob.any questions just ask. hope that helps ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 05, 2012, 12:11 AM
I can live without leeches, vod  ;)


Hardpack is painted and attached! Now to weather and add greebs, which will include Falin's back-of-the-helmet greeb, and one Rangefinder because I have two, and nothing to do with them. Please notice the knobs on the bottom of the pack :D


(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2702.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2705.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2703.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2706.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 05, 2012, 12:16 AM
I love how the plates look altogether, looks like you crawled out of a whale's belly  :laugh:
And please tell me those know are for awesome air hoses?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 05, 2012, 12:19 AM
I love how the plates look altogether, looks like you crawled out of a whale's belly  :laugh:
And please tell me those know are for awesome air hoses?

Soon my child, soon. ;)

When I work on my scuba variant (in which ill be using my Forge Props Steampunk Feet bucket) I'll switch out knobs for hoses.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 05, 2012, 12:20 AM
i thought steam-fett was agains CRL's... :(

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 05, 2012, 12:22 AM
i thought steam-fett was agains CRL's... :(

-Kane

I THINK that if I modify it enough, it'll work. If not, it'll be a convention variation while this one will be my official event gam.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 05, 2012, 12:26 AM
1 more thing: stick with shoulder armor. without it you look kinda like a bobble head ;) :laugh:

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 05, 2012, 12:27 AM
1 more thing: stick with shoulder armor. without it you look kinda like a bobble head ;) :laugh:

-Kane

Oh I know. Haha. I'm getting paid tomorrow, so I can afford the $8 worth of hardware that's been holding me back for weeks. I need silver paint, and 2 yards of nylon to build my shin/calf set up for the left leg.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 05, 2012, 09:03 AM
I'm a Fan ...... Nice Concept ...
Your Doing it Right' applies here ...  ;D


Just Remember ..... Less is More .  ;) 
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Advar on Oct 05, 2012, 10:04 AM
It's really coming together buddy :D I love how you can see your ears from the back view:D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 08, 2012, 12:46 AM
Legs are painted and assembled. No weathering yet. That's tomorrow's project  8)

Gaunts are done too. Pictures of everything put together will be put up tomorrow.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo9.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo10.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo12.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo11.jpg)


(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo1-1.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo2-1.jpg)

Anyone see any problems?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Advar on Oct 08, 2012, 10:43 AM
I love the paint on the back of the legs. Looks regal. Where's the keypad on the left gaunt? :O
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Oct 08, 2012, 10:46 AM
Looking fantastic Byrek! You going to make your end of October deadine to be official  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS TAKEN
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 08, 2012, 02:57 PM
PRE APP PICS. BE BRUTAL PLEASE.

I know I look wicked tall and stocky, but it's because the girth belt is riding a bit high, and covering the entire bottom plate.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo13.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo14.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo15.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo16.jpg)


Further details will be added today such as gauntlet hose and rocket, shoulder spikes, and more greebs on me backpack.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 08, 2012, 03:20 PM
Well .... other than the scale Issue with how tall you are/or look in the photo .
 Outside true scale images are best . ;)


The Hook with the Tail or Tentacle .... (Which I liked before) almost looks Too Gimmicky with the Quality of the Kit now .
 What if You Strung it along the Sling of you Weapon ?
 Because hanging on the Hook looks more like  "The one that Got away"  other than a true " Trophy "  IMO :-X
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Drake on Oct 08, 2012, 03:23 PM
I think it looks awesome, though I do have one question. Is there a reason as to why you don't want a kama, other than it covering your rear thigh plates? I am a very big proponent of kama's, and I personally think a kama made of the same material as the loin cloth would look very good on this kit (you could probably keep the loin cloth as well). Other than my aesthetic observation, I think it looks great.  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 08, 2012, 03:23 PM
The Hook with the Tail or Tentacle .... (Which I liked before) almost looks Too Gimmicky with the Quality of the Kit now .
 What if You Strung it along the Sling of you Weapon ?
 Because hanging on the Hook looks more like  "The one that Got away"  other than a true " Trophy "  IMO :-X


I like hearing that. I really do. I already have a trophy on my gun, (pictured later) So I think I'll just dump it until I find something better.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 08, 2012, 03:25 PM
I think it looks awesome, though I do have one question. Is there a reason as to why you don't want a kama, other than it covering your rear thigh plates? I am a very big proponent of kama's, and I personally think a kama made of the same material as the loin cloth would look very good on this kit (you could probably keep the loin cloth as well). Other than my aesthetic observation, I think it looks great.  8)

I'm glad to hear that it appeases you!

No reason as to no kama aside from the whole "cloth overload," fear of mine. I've been seeing it a lot. Does anyone else think a Kama is a good idea?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Oct 08, 2012, 03:34 PM
I'm glad to hear that it appeases you!

No reason as to no kama aside from the whole "cloth overload," fear of mine. I've been seeing it a lot. Does anyone else think a Kama is a good idea?
I don't think there's harm in trying it out, and if you don't like it, ditching it. I've got a loin cloth and cape on my kit so as long as it's balanced and looks good, you shouldn't have any problems.
One thing I noticed in your pictures though is your neckseal isn't coming up all the way under the helmet or that the pictures are being taken from a low angle. I don't know if your app would get kicked back for that, but it's what I noticed.
Otherwise it's looking great, the mossy weathering turned out fantastic.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 08, 2012, 03:38 PM
I'll make one tonight, and we'll see. I won't be same material, as I have ran out of it, but maybe I'll make a new loincloth as well.

The pictures were a low angle. (she was sitting on the couch)

And thank you about the weathering! I'm kind of self conscience about it.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Drake on Oct 08, 2012, 03:43 PM
I'll make one tonight, and we'll see. I won't be same material, as I have ran out of it, but maybe I'll make a new loincloth as well.

It's a shame you ran out, I liked the worn look of the current material. I used a Vietnam era tent (I have around 10 tent halves...) that I dyed black. I think the worn look is better than the crisp and clean Clone kamas, even though they wouldn't really get damaged because of the material being energy dampening and all of that jazz. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 08, 2012, 03:46 PM
I'll try not to disappoint ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Oct 08, 2012, 07:08 PM
Dude, I think you did a great job on everything, this upgraded kit is really kick -censored-. I'm looking forward to trooping alongside you in it.

Is there any reason why you don't tuck your pant legs into the boots? I feel like that would look better/more military.

I'd be interested to see how a kama would look on your kit. There's something about a mando without much draping fabric that just looks right. But until I see it on you I won't be able to determine if it'll look cool or not.



Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 08, 2012, 07:15 PM
I think it looks quite good, the hook and eel really accentuate the aquatic look. Copper may have looked more ye olde' diving helmet-esque, but the colours are waht you like, so in the end stick to what your happy with.  :)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 09, 2012, 09:21 PM
Okay guys. Here we go again:

1. Pants tucked in.
2. Snake removed.
3. Helmet repadded.
4. Belt adjustments. I now look less ridiculous.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2734.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2731.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2730.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2729.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2732.jpg)

Look at this handsome man!

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_2733.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 09, 2012, 09:55 PM
Fan-Tastic .....  ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 09, 2012, 09:57 PM
Fan-Tastic .....  ;D

Thanks for the comment Condar  ;D


Now please tell me what's wrong with it :D

I'm aiming to get it right my first time through.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Theran_Bakagin on Oct 09, 2012, 10:11 PM
In your side shots, we can see your chin.  Balaclava will be your friend.  You hinted at hoses for your pack, I think.  You currently have odd holes in it, that seem to need either hoses or greebs to cover.  You may want to move your rear pouches, they look like they are trying to be part of your pack instead of separate pouches, maybe spread them out over your rear hipbones.

Looks very nice and you have just the right amount of moss weathering.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 09, 2012, 10:14 PM
In your side shots, we can see your chin.  Balaclava will be your friend.  You hinted at hoses for your pack, I think.  You currently have odd holes in it, that seem to need either hoses or greebs to cover.  You may want to move your rear pouches, they look like they are trying to be part of your pack instead of separate pouches, maybe spread them out over your rear hipbones.

Looks very nice and you have just the right amount of moss weathering.

Part of that being that my mother is smaller than I am, so pics aren't perfect. But I will make one for sure  8)

Yeah, on the left side, there is going to be a range finder, and on the right, some screen mesh. I might do that now...

I'll take the pouches into consideration. It's one pouch and I did like the blending aspect of them.

EDIT: and thank you for the moss. I though I did a great job too :D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Advar on Oct 09, 2012, 10:19 PM
Why you no have left gauntlet missile? :O
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Blackbird on Oct 09, 2012, 10:29 PM
Love.  It.
Very well done, my friend.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 09, 2012, 10:39 PM
Love.  It.
Very well done, my friend.

Thank you Blackbird. Means a lot coming from you :D
 
Aside from a scope and rope (which I'm putting on my thigh now...) what am I missing for BM?

Why you no have left gauntlet missile? :O

Can't find my velcro D:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Hondo Karr on Oct 10, 2012, 12:51 AM
Not that you ever really looked bad but, have you by chance gone back and comared these pix with your version 1? You have done VERY well.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 10, 2012, 01:03 AM
Not that you ever really looked bad but, have you by chance gone back and comared these pix with your version 1? You have done VERY well.

Falin. You have been my role model behind this entire build. And Blackbird was the role behind the theme. Both comments have made me a giddy man.

Now please, do you see any errors that would flag me down? I'm really trying to be perfect first time through so I can attend a parade.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 10, 2012, 01:05 AM
Its hideous! Burn it! Quickly!
Lol I'm kidding, looks great! I really like the gray there in the neck area.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 10, 2012, 01:12 AM
Its hideous! Burn it! Quickly!
Lol I'm kidding, looks great! I really like the gray there in the neck area.

Haha, I'm an aquatic Mando, I don't catch on fire!

I purposely made my vest grey to make the plates pop.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Hondo Karr on Oct 10, 2012, 01:14 AM
I see a few minor things that can really help sell the AquaMando aspect of it but, from a CRL aspect there is nothing of a glaring issue at all. teh only thing I would say is adjust the way the helmet rides or, get a taller photographer for the ide shots  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 10, 2012, 01:17 AM
I see a few minor things that can really help sell the AquaMando aspect of it but, from a CRL aspect there is nothing of a glaring issue at all. teh only thing I would say is adjust the way the helmet rides or, get a taller photographer for the ide shots  8)

Your word is law, sir  8)

I believe my new padding is too much, while the old too little... hmmm..
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 10, 2012, 08:26 AM
Fine Tuning can always be Done .....  ;)
 :rolleyes:   Actually it will never be Complete . It's just Something your Going to have to accept .

However  I think you've Taken me from " Skeptically optimistic  " to " FULL Believer " in a Few Short months .
Nice Work Ner'vod .  You'll be among the Ranks Soon , I have foreseen it .   8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 10, 2012, 08:37 AM
Short for you maybe, but not short for me :D

What were you skeptical about? Design, or concept?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: seugtai on Oct 10, 2012, 08:47 AM
I do believe you've become part of my favorites list! 8)
Great job. I've got nothing for you this go around (CRL wise), you nailed it.

I'm gonna have to pull out some of my scrap leather and start trying to figure out how to create water/salt stains, because I think the addition of them to your leather parts would just be more icing on the cake.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 10, 2012, 08:57 AM
I do believe you've become part of my favorites list! 8)
Great job. I've got nothing for you this go around (CRL wise), you nailed it.

I'm gonna have to pull out some of my scrap leather and start trying to figure out how to create water/salt stains, because I think the addition of them to your leather parts would just be more icing on the cake.

I made seugtai's favorite list?! :o


You totally should. I've experimented before, but never any success. I wicked want it though.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 10, 2012, 09:05 AM
Short for you maybe, but not short for me :D

What were you skeptical about? Design, or concept?

Everything ~ within reason .
Concept ? ..... hmmmm ....  Not the Concept as much as your ability to Capture the Feel of Aquatic Armor......
I'm not saying that I doubted your Skills ....... I'm just sayin it's not easy for a First Kit . ;)



Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 10, 2012, 04:46 PM
I'm gonna have to pull out some of my scrap leather and start trying to figure out how to create water/salt stains, because I think the addition of them to your leather parts would just be more icing on the cake.

Glad we agree on that one :laugh:

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 10, 2012, 11:37 PM
In your side shots, we can see your chin.  Balaclava will be your friend.  You hinted at hoses for your pack, I think.  You currently have odd holes in it, that seem to need either hoses or greebs to cover.  You may want to move your rear pouches, they look like they are trying to be part of your pack instead of separate pouches, maybe spread them out over your rear hipbones.

Looks very nice and you have just the right amount of moss weathering.

Dealt with the holes :D

The RF doesn't mess with the helmet AT ALL.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo17.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo18.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo19.jpg)

And mesh... I still need to trim excess.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo20.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Tal'Falco on Oct 10, 2012, 11:46 PM
Kit looks great!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Niabi on Oct 11, 2012, 04:09 PM
Looks great Vod ;D

1 thing and it prob just me being picky but it looks like your knees are touching your shins  :rolleyes: id move them up just a little bit
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Zeek Aran on Oct 21, 2012, 05:40 PM
Your kit looks amazing and I love the use of the algae. I was just at an antique/junk shop and found a log holder so similar to the one you made your thigh plates out of they may be the same, but I didn't think $20 was worth it when that's how much I'm paying for ALL of my sintra.

What did you make your backpack out of?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 21, 2012, 05:47 PM
Your kit looks amazing and I love the use of the algae. I was just at an antique/junk shop and found a log holder so similar to the one you made your thigh plates out of they may be the same, but I didn't think $20 was worth it when that's how much I'm paying for ALL of my sintra.

What did you make your backpack out of?

I totally agree with you on the $20 thing. I'm very cheap when it comes to my armor. I had a TON of sintra when I started, but I couldn't make the wrap around thighs with it to save my life.

And Back pack was a child's push toy. It also cost me $2.50.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Slade Kel on Oct 22, 2012, 09:19 AM
Oh look, it's Barnacle Boy >_>...:P

Your helmet still seems to be sitting a little funny to me, but it's probably just that you aren't looking straight at the camera or standing up straight or something. Ah well, shouldn't be an issue. Also, the RF on the backpack looks weird to me, but again, not a CRL issue so if you like it, roll with it.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 22, 2012, 12:32 PM
Oh look, it's Barnacle Boy >_>...:P

Your helmet still seems to be sitting a little funny to me, but it's probably just that you aren't looking straight at the camera or standing up straight or something. Ah well, shouldn't be an issue. Also, the RF on the backpack looks weird to me, but again, not a CRL issue so if you like it, roll with it.

There's just no pleasing this guy. haha.

New Submission pics, and these will be sent in tonight.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/007-11.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/009-6.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/010-7.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/011-5.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/012-3.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/013-2.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/014-2.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/015-3.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/016-3.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/018-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Niabi on Oct 22, 2012, 02:41 PM
Looking good Vod ;D

the only issue i can see is in your app pics you can see some skin on your left wrist  ??? it might not b a deal beaker as its clearly just a glove / gaunt malfunction   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 22, 2012, 03:05 PM
That's a Sweet Verp .....  8)

But you know that .....  :rolleyes:


Good Luck with the App ....  ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Tal'Falco on Oct 22, 2012, 07:37 PM
looks great ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 22, 2012, 08:53 PM
I'm panicing guys. Do you think I'll be okay with the wrist skin?!?!?!  ??? :'(
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 22, 2012, 08:55 PM
just pull ur sleeve forward a bit... or don't send that action pic :P

btw ur posture seems better ;D

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 22, 2012, 08:55 PM
Ugliest kit ever. Not enough black or red.
And just pull your gloves up! Or flight suit down. You should be fine.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Tal'Falco on Oct 22, 2012, 09:06 PM
Ugliest kit ever. Not enough black or red.
And just pull your gloves up! Or flight suit down. You should be fine.

Karvas im going to beat you!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 22, 2012, 09:16 PM
Karvas im going to beat you!

says the mando riding a kid's toy :laugh:

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Tal'Falco on Oct 22, 2012, 10:13 PM
says the mando riding a kid's toy :laugh:

-Kane

Hey hey hey HEY! That is a Foward Assualt Raiding Tank...Or FART for short.... And I don't appreciate you criticizing it, it's not the size of the ship...
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 22, 2012, 10:18 PM
dont worry, i'm sure ur fart is big enough :laugh:

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Tal'Falco on Oct 22, 2012, 10:20 PM
Lmao I was riding it for comic relief..
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Advar on Oct 22, 2012, 11:23 PM
I don't see a pocho...
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 22, 2012, 11:27 PM
Yep. Needs a poncho and hood. And more black and red. And a knife shooting laser mounted cannon. Pew.
Tal likes to f.a.r.t. lol.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ARMOR PAINTED
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 22, 2012, 11:31 PM
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll4/badgerspoon/Threadbombs/Macro-StarWars-StayOnTopic.jpg)

Sorry to ruin the fun bros. We should probably get back to Byrek's progress for his sake and also anyone who might get offended over the banter  :laugh:

I'll just quote this from Ref...
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Tal'Falco on Oct 23, 2012, 12:23 AM
Your kit looks great man what more is needed to be said its all up to app team :)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Advar on Oct 23, 2012, 04:56 PM
Seriously man, you're kit has really filled out. It's well balanced, not too cluttered, it all flows so well. Really proud to call you vod.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Advar on Oct 23, 2012, 04:57 PM
Double post, woops.


Happy Birthday Byrek!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 23, 2012, 05:57 PM
Happy B-Day ner'vod .....   8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 23, 2012, 06:01 PM
Officially HAPPY B-DAY! hope ur kits official 2day 2!

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Niabi on Oct 24, 2012, 12:31 PM
Congrats on killstripes ;D only one thing left to say about your kit  :rolleyes:




(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7200/6993284535_5e30cc53eb_o.gif)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Alta on Oct 24, 2012, 03:35 PM
Congrats, vod!  ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Oct 24, 2012, 03:41 PM
Nice stripes vod. ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Oct 24, 2012, 04:10 PM
Congrats on those stripes vod!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Kane Friax on Oct 24, 2012, 04:50 PM
GRATZ!

now u can help meh with my kit :P

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Blackbird on Oct 24, 2012, 05:03 PM
Well earned stripes, my friend.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Tal'Falco on Oct 24, 2012, 05:15 PM
congrats
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 14, 2012, 08:38 PM
Well everyone, I've had my fun with my armor, but I'm selling it.








Just kidding. Just time for upgrades. I feel like I look awkward in my leg armor because its so nicely fitting that it makes me look smaller. I have a Boba body, and I want to have the first great light legacy kit, and here is my concept. I will be swapping out my shoulder bells with a leather half vest, similar to a biker scouts.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0088.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Kane Friax on Nov 14, 2012, 08:47 PM
i want to see this done ;D [amongst other things on your to-do list (that's a hint buddy. :-X)  :laugh:]

u seem to have way fewer parts in the new concept...

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 14, 2012, 08:53 PM
i want to see this done ;D [amongst other things on your to-do list (that's a hint buddy. :-X)  :laugh:]

u seem to have way fewer parts in the new concept...

-Kane

Well, it's a trade off actually.

What I'd be losing:
-Thigh plates.
-Shin plates.
-Calf Plates.
-Loin cloth.
-Back pack.
-Shoulder plates.
-Flight suit.

What I'd be gaining:
-Thigh pockets.
-Hip Pouches.
-Shin pockets.
-Shin tools.
-Cod Piece.
-MAYBE a half cape.
-Leather Vest.
-Flight suit.
-Spats.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Kane Friax on Nov 14, 2012, 09:05 PM
suddenly it seems less like a aquatic... or even a beast master... except the leather vest :P

maybe some water proof pouches? if ur still going that way that is 8)

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Jesse Libarra on Nov 14, 2012, 09:09 PM
Well everyone, I've had my fun with my armor, but I'm selling it.

*gets up off the floor* gah! Don't do that to us!  :laugh:  :laugh:

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your kit. ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 14, 2012, 09:10 PM
suddenly it seems less like a aquatic... or even a beast master... except the leather vest :P

maybe some water proof pouches? if ur still going that way that is 8)

-Kane

Think about swimming. No shoulder bells so my arms can extend out. No shin/calfs to halt full ankle rotation. No thighs plates for full flexibility of the knee. No cumbersome back pack.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Kane Friax on Nov 14, 2012, 09:12 PM
aaaahhhh lol okay i get it!

speaking of getting it: dibs on armor parts you ditch! (lol i feel like a mandalorian vulture :P) :laugh:

will you be using flippers too? or some sort of boot add-on for swimming?

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 14, 2012, 09:20 PM
aaaahhhh lol okay i get it!

speaking of getting it: dibs on armor parts you ditch! (lol i feel like a mandalorian vulture :P) :laugh:

will you be using flippers too? or some sort of boot add-on for swimming?

-Kane

Well, How tall are you? How much do you weigh? You can PM me if you aren't comfortable with announcing.

And great question, I was going to keep that a secret, but you caught me. I'm going to buy a pair of flippers, swarz them out, and hang them from my belt.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 14, 2012, 09:21 PM
Please no flippers. Use like boot thrusters or something. I think flippers are silly.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Kane Friax on Nov 14, 2012, 09:32 PM
Well, How tall are you? How much do you weigh? You can PM me if you aren't comfortable with announcing.

And great question, I was going to keep that a secret, but you caught me. I'm going to buy a pair of flippers, swarz them out, and hang them from my belt.


5'11 150lbs.

YAY FLIPPERS! cut them short though. they look silly if they're big. short flippers look cooler and work pretty much the same :)

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 14, 2012, 09:34 PM
I bet you kill for my Air Tanks .....  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 14, 2012, 09:36 PM
5'11 150lbs.

YAY FLIPPERS! cut them short though. they look silly if they're big. short flippers look cooler and work pretty much the same :)

-Kane

Do you seriously want some parts Kane? If serious, PM me.


I bet you kill for my Air Tanks .....  :rolleyes:

Are they actual air tanks? With Oxygen inside.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 14, 2012, 09:39 PM


Are they actual air tanks? With Oxygen inside.

no .... not Real ...... :(

 But they have air in them & they look pretty real .....  :P

Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 14, 2012, 09:40 PM
no .... not Real ...... :(

 But they have air in them & they look pretty real .....  :P

Pics or it didn't happen...
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 14, 2012, 10:09 PM
Pics or it didn't happen...

Oh it happened alright ....

Sorry It took a Bit , it was on  my other Server ....   ???

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/ConDarWard44/AirTank_zpsca8ba39c.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 14, 2012, 10:10 PM
Oh it happened alright ....

Sorry It took a Bit , it was on  my other Server ....   ???

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/ConDarWard44/AirTank_zpsca8ba39c.jpg)

Oh gosh I want those.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 14, 2012, 10:15 PM
I know You Do ........ :P

 These are not as easy to find anymore .
 That's why I grabbed them to use at some later Date ....
 I was in the process of modding them to House my Power supply .

 They could have Virtually unlimited possibility's for a Frog man-dalorian ....  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 14, 2012, 10:26 PM
They could have Virtually unlimited possibility's for a Frog man-dalorian ....  :rolleyes:

Stahp it! Go take a picture of that damn flight suit!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 14, 2012, 10:34 PM
Stahp it! Go take a picture of that damn flight suit!

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/ConDarWard44/DSCN0186_zps395f47b9.jpg)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/ConDarWard44/DSCN0187_zps2d2ee98a.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 14, 2012, 10:40 PM
Quit having cool stuff Condar. :c
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 15, 2012, 12:20 AM
Quit having cool stuff Condar. :c

sorry .....  :rolleyes:

Cool Stuff is just a Byproduct of what I do .....  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. NEED APP TEAM HELP
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 18, 2012, 12:46 AM
So. I learned how to sew today. What did I sew? What didn't I.

I altered my pants (too tight I believe) my long sleeve, and my half vest. I also made my first soft shoulder. A while back ago I told it was okay if done well. I didn't want to make the second if it isn't good enough. So App Team, are these okay?

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0107.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0111.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo21.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. NEED APP TEAM HELP
Post by: Advar on Nov 18, 2012, 01:45 AM
So. I learned how to sew today. What did I sew? What didn't I.

I altered my pants (too tight I believe) my long sleeve, and my half vest. I also made my first soft shoulder. A while back ago I told it was okay if done well. I didn't want to make the second if it isn't good enough. So App Team, are these okay?

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0107.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0111.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo21.jpg)

It may just be the lighting, but it looks very very shinny. Kinda makes it look awkward next to your super weathered, awesomely awesome armor awesome. I also kinda thought it would come up higher by the way I pictured it in my head. Hmm.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. NEED APP TEAM HELP
Post by: Kane Friax on Nov 18, 2012, 02:00 AM
It may just be the lighting, but it looks very very shinny. Kinda makes it look awkward next to your super weathered, awesomely awesome armor awesome. I also kinda thought it would come up higher by the way I pictured it in my head. Hmm.

ya looks like bicep armor to me :rolleyes:

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. PRE APP PICS
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 18, 2012, 11:02 PM
First attempt:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0107.jpg)

I hated this one. So instep of altering, I just made my own pants. Quick step up, haha. Tomorrow I will be crafting my shin pockets and shirt. And the day after will be used for dying this stuff grey.

In 6 hours, I made and altered my pants from scratch, and made my thigh pouches. I think I nailed the pant tightness.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo23.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo24.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo25.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo26.jpg)



Kelan Ord was my inspiration for these series of upgrades. I love of properly fitting flight suit.


(http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m640/000wil000/kelan1.jpg)

Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Advar on Nov 18, 2012, 11:19 PM
Seriously man, ever since you and I first hung out and we nerd raged about star wars I have seen you grow. And by grow I mean get way better at painting than me. Today while I was painting my bucket I realized how rusty I really was, yuck.

Honestly, I'm pretty sure that anything you do to your kit will be phenomenal in the final product as you set your own standards super high. Keep on truckin.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 20, 2012, 08:24 PM
NEW STUFF!

Pants reinforced.
Shirt made and altered.
Girth belt altered so it doesn't sage.
Everything dyed.
All pouches made.

TOMORROW STUFF!

New vest (mine is ripped)
Boot Spats (ESB)
MAYBE neck seal
MAYBE shin pockets + tools

And then I'm done soft parts!

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo27.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo28.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo29.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/photo30.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 20, 2012, 08:33 PM
:blank: :laugh:

Looks good, Byrek! I especially like the belt.

ManBro, I gotta reinforce the pants!  ;) ;D

And thank you, I had two until just recently.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 21, 2012, 06:26 PM
shark teeth?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 06, 2012, 07:34 PM
I'm not dead, just busy.  ;D

So I've made new knees, and a new cod. I also won a pair of hard leather half chaps (?). They need some fixing, but they're wicked nice. Is it okay if I have them IN my boot vs. over? They're too small to go over.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0208.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0207.jpg)

One strap is ripped.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0210.jpg)

A twist on the typical Legacy cod.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0216.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0217.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0218.jpg)

Iron man..?

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0219.jpg)

Old knees:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0195.jpg)

New ones. I had only finished one before taking this picture.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_0198.jpg)

I'm off to do bondo work. Good bye.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Niabi on Dec 07, 2012, 01:51 PM
Personally i think you need something to hide the join between the spats and boots ;) 
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 07, 2012, 01:54 PM
Personally i think you need something to hide the join between the spats and boots ;)

I agree but what? Should I add some Boba spats?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Niabi on Dec 07, 2012, 02:22 PM
Humm not sure spats would look right  ??? but im not sure what would  :(
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Kane Friax on Dec 07, 2012, 08:40 PM
some boot armor might do the trick ;)

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Dec 09, 2012, 12:33 AM
some boot armor might do the trick ;)

-Kane

This.  Armor up!  Those chaps look perfect to cover with plates for enclosed shins... ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 09, 2012, 03:11 PM
some boot armor might do the trick ;)

-Kane


This.  Armor up!  Those chaps look perfect to cover with plates for enclosed shins... ;)

I don't think you guys understand my upgrades. I'm cutting back on armor, which is why I bought those.


Speaking of armor, I finished the bondo work on my knees and my cod. They are now ready for paint and attachment.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/2012-12-09125642.jpg)

This picture shows the the knee bondo in its raw state. I thought it was just a very nice picture.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/2012-12-09105114.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Alta on Dec 09, 2012, 03:17 PM
All your upgrades are lookin great man! Nice work  8) I do want to ask though, out of curiosity, is that how everyone gets there metal stuff to look so smooth after hammering away at it? By bondoing it after it's been dished? I know nothing about metal work so I'm just curious as I hope to one day use it. Also, how well does bondo stick to metal? I never would have thought to try it ^^;

I'll be over here taking notes  ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 09, 2012, 03:36 PM
All your upgrades are lookin great man! Nice work  8) I do want to ask though, out of curiosity, is that how everyone gets there metal stuff to look so smooth after hammering away at it? By bondoing it after it's been dished? I know nothing about metal work so I'm just curious as I hope to one day use it. Also, how well does bondo stick to metal? I never would have thought to try it ^^;

I'll be over here taking notes  ;D

Well, the right materials will bring out the best results. A rounded out tree stump works great for dishing the metal, and to do the dishing, I personally use an old black smith hammer, no clue what kind it is, and a 12oz ball pein. Most just use a little ball pein, and a big one. But trust me, after I'm done hammering, it's UGLY. you can't make it perfect. If you look at the previous picture of my knee before bondo, it's lumpy and gross.

Here is a picture of the Stump, and I'll post a pic of the hammers later.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoNov0883212PM.jpg)

Bondo is designed to be used on cars, so it sticks to metal better than it sticks to plastic. I even forgot to sand the metal, and it's not going anywhere.

And Alta, if you ever need help or advice or if you just have a question, feel free to message me.

That also being said, I'm considering doing ANOTHER rebuild of my armor in order to acheive the curved edges similar to Boba's and Jango's armor.

Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Alta on Dec 09, 2012, 03:43 PM
See I'm still a nooblet in the fiberglass/bondo world and so I totally forgot about all that. Shows how much I know  :laugh: I'll make sure to remember all of this then. I always thought that there was some kinda special machine or technique that got the metal armor to look so perfect, didn't realize it was bondo the whole darn time XD Gah I have so much to learn!

Many thanks on the info! I'm definitely writing this down and storing it away where I can find it. Now that I know it's not some crazy machine, I think I might actually be able to make metal armor one day!  8) When I try that, I'll be sure to hit you up with a PM. Now all I need to do is find a stump. Hmm....Do they sell any kinda of dishing...er...dishes? For those of us who can't get a hold of a stump?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 09, 2012, 03:50 PM
Now all I need to do is find a stump. Hmm....Do they sell any kinda of dishing...er...dishes? For those of us who can't get a hold of a stump?

I honestly have no clue. I always wondered how to get one, when I saw this chicken beheading block in my uncles garage. I bought it off him for one beer. hahaha.

And for when you decide to try to  make metal plates, definitely experiment A LOT before trying to make your breast plates. That's my next project.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Alta on Dec 09, 2012, 04:01 PM
Ah, I see. Well I'll keep a look out for one :D Many thanks!

Ya, I'll definitely experiment on some scraps first lol. I'm planning a Modern Era armor set after my Early Era set and it will have flat or angular plates so hopefully there won't be too much dishing there but I may still try to make it out of metal instead of fiberglass. Got to keep on building my skill set!

Thanks again for all the info! And, to get things back on topic, your upgrades are looking boss and those half calves were an awesome find!

My two cents on making the shoe part lookin less earthy without having to add armor would be to get rid of that loop thing on the back of the shoe. Rip it out with a seam ripper or something if ya can. Cuz I'll be honest, from the front, at a distance, the jump from spat/calf thing to shoe isn't all that bad. But if you're worried about it, perhaps either acquiring or making some kind of ankle wrap what not out of leather or suede might hide the jump if done correctly and weathered nicely. Just a thought. You'd likely have to make sure it added to the look of the boot, making it look like it was part of the shoe design or just making sure it looks like it's suppose to be there and serves some purpose. Alternatively, you might could make some kind of partial front calf wrap around like thing out of leather or suede that was long enough to cover the area where the jump from half calf to shoe is made.

Does any of that make sense? I can draw a picture if need be XD Sorry, I'm not always the best at describing things.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 09, 2012, 04:06 PM
A picture would be nice, if possible  ;D

You lost me like.... here...vv

You'd likely have to make sure it added to the look of the boot, making it look like it was part of the shoe design or just making sure it looks like it's suppose to be there and serves some purpose. Alternatively, you might could make some kind of partial front calf wrap around like thing out of leather or suede that was long enough to cover the area where the jump from half calf to shoe is made.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Alta on Dec 09, 2012, 04:35 PM
Well the first part is essentially me noting that you can't just slap a piece of leather on there and throw your hands up and say IM DONE! but you know that lol XD Whatever you chose to do about covering that jump from half calf to shoe will have to make sense visually. That's a design thing more than anything. Here's kinda what I was talking about shape wise though:

PS, hope you dont' mind me snagging your pics lol. It's just faster this way.

(http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy278/Replica24/ByrekAnkleWrap.jpg)

Sorry if the colors are dull, they were more noticeable before I saved ><; Now obviously this will look better if it's leather and not a little doodle line in blah red XD But I hope this gets the idea across? The straps around the area where the shoe starts should help cut down on "lumping" or the material wanting to jut out super noticeably, though there will still be some "lumping" more than likely.

Here's the other thing I was kinda talking about:

(http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy278/Replica24/ByrekFullCalf.jpg)

You could also potentially do the strapping on these on top as well which should reduce "lumping" and what not.

These are just some ideas that popped into my head, one's that didn't involve armor anyways  :laugh: Hopefully they'll help or spark an idea or something. Just my two cents anyways  ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 09, 2012, 04:45 PM
The first one isn't a bad idea, I may work on it. The second one would really just be me making my own spats.

But thank you for your feedback, and the time that went into it :D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Alta on Dec 09, 2012, 05:24 PM
No worries, vod, glad I was of some help ;D.  I've had to do some work on shoes before, not a whole lot, but I've done some heavy modding on 'em so I thought I'd just throw some stuff out there to see if it helped. I wish you the best of luck! I look forward to more updates  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: TrooperJasher on Dec 09, 2012, 05:26 PM
See I'm still a nooblet in the fiberglass/bondo world and so I totally forgot about all that. Shows how much I know  :laugh: I'll make sure to remember all of this then. I always thought that there was some kinda special machine or technique that got the metal armor to look so perfect, didn't realize it was bondo the whole darn time XD Gah I have so much to learn!

Many thanks on the info! I'm definitely writing this down and storing it away where I can find it. Now that I know it's not some crazy machine, I think I might actually be able to make metal armor one day!  8) When I try that, I'll be sure to hit you up with a PM. Now all I need to do is find a stump. Hmm....Do they sell any kinda of dishing...er...dishes? For those of us who can't get a hold of a stump?

Dishing isn't that hard, Here is a good tutorial (http://www.arador.com/construction/spaulders.html) and here is another (http://www.armourdesign.dial.pipex.com/pc08.htm). Try it out on a scrap piece of steel, see if you can get it to where you want your armor at.

It honestly isn't that hard, I read the tutorial and tried it out on a scrap, and it turned out pretty well.

Sorry for hijacking your thread Byrek
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 09, 2012, 05:56 PM
Sorry for hijacking your thread Byrek


No problem! I'd rather you help Alta instead of not.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Alta on Dec 09, 2012, 06:31 PM
Dishing isn't that hard, Here is a good tutorial (http://www.arador.com/construction/spaulders.html) and here is another (http://www.armourdesign.dial.pipex.com/pc08.htm). Try it out on a scrap piece of steel, see if you can get it to where you want your armor at.

It honestly isn't that hard, I read the tutorial and tried it out on a scrap, and it turned out pretty well.

Sorry for hijacking your thread Byrek

No problem! I'd rather you help Alta instead of not.


Yall are the best! *internet hugs!* <(^.^<)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Hondo Karr on Dec 09, 2012, 08:46 PM
What about some sort of fins that strap around there?

I would actually leave them seperate but add a back or/and side fin to each that can strap around. That will additionally help sell the "diver" look. Kinda like the Scuba Clones have.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Niabi on Dec 10, 2012, 12:29 PM
What about some sort of fins that strap around there?

I would actually leave them seperate but add a back or/and side fin to each that can strap around. That will additionally help sell the "diver" look. Kinda like the Scuba Clones have.

Love this idea ;)

That Hondo guy knows his stuff....Kind of reminds me of someone that used to be on the Mercs......  :rolleyes:    ;D  :P
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: ConDar Ward on Dec 10, 2012, 01:23 PM
Love this idea ;)

That Hondo guy knows his stuff....Kind of reminds me of someone that used to be on the Mercs......  :rolleyes:    ;D  :P

^ This ^   ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Krango Seragon on Dec 10, 2012, 01:36 PM
Looks good man, especially that whitechapel hoodie :)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Slade Kel on Dec 10, 2012, 05:02 PM
Consider this a temporary thread-jacking ;).

Now all I need to do is find a stump. Hmm....Do they sell any kinda of dishing...er...dishes? For those of us who can't get a hold of a stump?
I honestly have no clue. I always wondered how to get one, when I saw this chicken beheading block in my uncles garage. I bought it off him for one beer. hahaha.

And for when you decide to try to  make metal plates, definitely experiment A LOT before trying to make your breast plates. That's my next project.
My dishing 'stump' is a length of 2x4 that I drilled, hammered and sanded a dish into and clamp between the teeth of a work table I have. You can see pictures of the table and the 2x4 here: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=32629.msg461125#msg461125.

Assuming you have access to a large enough vise or can find a similar table, should be a simple matter to recreate. It has the benefit of being a lot more mobile than a dishing stump and just as effective. You just have to sand it periodically as the wood splinters, but I've been using this one for four years and it's still going strong.

An alternate method is filling a sealable heavy-duty fabric tube with sand, though I find that those tend to break under heavy usage.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Byrek soft-parts discussion ;D.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 10, 2012, 09:39 PM
Looks good man, especially that whitechapel hoodie :)

I don't know what picture I'm wearing it in, but thank you, haha.

Consider this a temporary thread-jacking ;).

I want to remind you guys that I don't mind you posting stuff like this on my board. This may help Alta, and it may help other people who stumble across my thread. If it's helpful, post it!  ;)

So, here is the lower body. I repaired the ripped strap (which is why one is black) on my left chap. Only thing left is paint and to fill the pouches. I tried to make the back side interesting as well as the front. I don't have a Boba thong, but should I make one to be safer about the cod? 

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoDec1092659PM.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoDec1092736PM.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 12, 2012, 10:18 PM
2.5 hours later....

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoDec1292653PM.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Kane Friax on Dec 13, 2012, 04:07 PM
W00T!!

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: seugtai on Dec 13, 2012, 06:54 PM
Oh my gosh, it's never ending in here!!! LOL
Loving the new stuff though, as usual. 8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Kane Friax on Dec 13, 2012, 06:55 PM
Oh my gosh, it's never ending in here!!!

why put an end to epicness?

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Advar on Dec 13, 2012, 11:07 PM
Looking good brudda man.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Niabi on Dec 14, 2012, 04:42 PM
2.5 hours later....

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoDec1292653PM.jpg)


I think you missed a bit ............................ :rolleyes:


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. SOFT PART UPGRADES.
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 14, 2012, 04:47 PM

I think you missed a bit ............................ :rolleyes:


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

You're the first to say anything, haha. It's a hole in the plate where a strap for the pack went. I made it a big more jagged and throwing it into my back story.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 23, 2012, 06:23 PM
I had a Toys for Tots troop yesterday, and I got some pretty cool pics...

What do you guys think about the light upgrades?

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/547516_317415735030348_504734081_n.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/385605_317415701697018_2029165237_n.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/66712_317415801697008_976052419_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 23, 2012, 06:40 PM
I know you've stated that you wanted a light setup, but in my opinion, you look kinda... Unbalanced. I believe that your suit might benefit with the addition of shin plates.

I am aware that I look unbalanced. I will be removing those shoulder bells, and adding thick padded soft shoulders.

As far as shin plates, don't get your hopes up. I REALLY like those spats.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Karvas Dral on Dec 23, 2012, 06:55 PM
I think the thigh pockets help balance you out, I like it as is.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Niabi on Dec 23, 2012, 09:17 PM
looking good vod ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 24, 2012, 08:07 PM
Thanks guys! I'll be starting an EE-3 soon.

In other news, look what the old lady got me!

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoDec2474016PM.jpg)

Sideshow ESB Boba  :kiss:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Kane Friax on Dec 26, 2012, 01:34 PM
his chest looks very... box-y ???

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 26, 2012, 01:49 PM
his chest looks very... box-y ???

-Kane

It has like a false chest thing for him. I don't know why.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Dec 30, 2012, 07:44 PM
Loving these upgrades, bro!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Naglium on Dec 30, 2012, 08:11 PM
its about time i found this thread! 

i still say you need some "the flash" type wings on your bucket... or some thor wings too!  give that that "swimmy" feel!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 30, 2012, 08:15 PM
its about time i found this thread! 

i still say you need some "the flash" type wings on your bucket... or some thor wings too!  give that that "swimmy" feel!

Well, I guess I'll release a teaser.

New helmet.

Gills.

 ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Naglium on Dec 31, 2012, 10:40 AM
gills are cool...  :D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jan 03, 2013, 07:37 PM
And my stock from Boz Ving arrived. After sanding all of the sharp edges that were needed, I was pleased with it enough to post pictures.

Blurry, but before:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoJan0322838PM_zps75b4bfac.jpg)

And After:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoJan0365105PM_zps2f88b7ba.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoJan0365115PM_zpse0fa5d32.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoJan0365120PM_zps0c0de830.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoJan0365127PM_zpsaf8fd922.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoJan0365132PM_zps3a8d4164.jpg)


Byrek's EE-3 will begin to take shape soon. I plan to get is as close to screen accuracy as possible.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Naglium on Jan 03, 2013, 09:44 PM
Byrek's EE-3 will begin to take shape soon. I plan to get is as close to screen accuracy as possible.

and then use it as the first piece of your ESB Boba?  Nice!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jan 03, 2013, 10:54 PM
and then use it as the first piece of your ESB Boba?  Nice!

Second piece! My Green saber is getting me those gauntlets from Erich.  ;)

In other news, some people have clamps. I have wrench.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoJan03103743PM_zps672e7309.jpg)

Stock wasn't the correct thickness, so I'm beefing it up.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jan 04, 2013, 01:46 PM
Glue is dried, and has been sanded to blend it the best way possible. But now I'm debating just getting another stock, and making this one custom because I really enjoy the plating on it. I think it looks sharp. What thinks you?

Left:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoJan0413453PM_zps48cb81ee.jpg)

Right:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoJan0413501PM_zps2bdd076a.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 04, 2013, 06:33 PM
I got a new helmet, and started upgrades for SCUBA (more or less). Also, I earned the title of Alor'ad for my clan, so I'll be adding on of Niabi's rank ropes to my kit.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoFeb04110248AM.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoFeb04110243AM.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoFeb04110232AM.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoFeb04110227AM.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoFeb04110251AM.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Hondo Karr on Feb 04, 2013, 06:39 PM
Looks great, love the connected hoses. How does it effect the heads range of motion?

Also, congratz on your Alor'ad-ship!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Kane Friax on Feb 04, 2013, 06:40 PM
WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :o ALOR'AD?!?!? gratz vod!

upgrade looks sick!

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 04, 2013, 06:44 PM
How does it effect the heads range of motion?

I'm glad you asked.

Terribly. Haha. My motion is definitely hindered by them. If you look at this picture....

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoFeb04110251AM.jpg)

this is me turning my head directly to the side, not looking down. It straightens itself out when I center my head.

WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :o ALOR'AD?!?!? gratz vod!
-Kane

Couldn't tell a Forum Member ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Kane Friax on Feb 04, 2013, 06:52 PM
Couldn't tell a Forum Member ;D

oh you suck :P

expect competition in a month or two! :laugh:

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Manbrolorian on Feb 04, 2013, 06:56 PM
WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :o ALOR'AD?!?!? gratz vod!

upgrade looks sick!

-Kane

oh you suck :P

expect competition in a month or two! :laugh:

-Kane

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll4/badgerspoon/Threadbombs/Macro-StarWars-StayOnTopic.jpg)

Good looking upgrades, Byrek. Might have to get me a Vizsla bucket later on!  ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 04, 2013, 07:01 PM
Good looking upgrades, Byrek. Might have to get me a Vizsla bucket later on!  ;D

Do it! It's beautiful. As of right now, I think I'm the only person who used custom ear caps for the Viszla.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Manbrolorian on Feb 04, 2013, 07:04 PM
Do it! It's beautiful. As of right now, I think I'm the only person who used custom ear caps for the Viszla.

Ah, I dunno. How's the sizing? Pretty big?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 04, 2013, 07:05 PM
Ah, I dunno. How's the sizing? Pretty big?

I think it's a one to one. The earcaps and jowls are what expand it.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Hondo Karr on Feb 04, 2013, 07:07 PM
Yeah, it is a 1:1 Boba scale helmet.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 04, 2013, 07:11 PM
Yeah, it is a 1:1 Boba scale helmet.

Hondo, is there anyone else who used custom earcaps?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Hondo Karr on Feb 04, 2013, 07:13 PM
You are the first so far  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Vhett Naast on Feb 04, 2013, 07:21 PM
Dude, I like it  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 04, 2013, 07:23 PM
Dude, I like it  8)

Thanks man! Yours came out nicely as well  ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Naglium on Feb 04, 2013, 10:37 PM
forget range of motion... how easy / difficult is it to take that thing on and off?  with them tied to the tanks in the back, i'm sure it makes it cumbersome.  reminds me of a TIE Fighter bucket. 

sizing may be 1:1, but it looks big on your skinny frame.  :D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 04, 2013, 10:40 PM
forget range of motion... how easy / difficult is it to take that thing on and off?  with them tied to the tanks in the back, i'm sure it makes it cumbersome.  reminds me of a TIE Fighter bucket. 

It's not bad. The holes on the tanks and big enough that the hoses slide in and out. They're locked (per se) into the helmet. And it is virtually the same concept as the TIE, but with the back. The design was stolen from them ;)

sizing may be 1:1, but it looks big on your skinny frame.  :D

HEY.

Screw you man.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Kane Friax on Feb 04, 2013, 10:42 PM
HEY.

Screw you man.  :laugh:

that's no way for an alor'ad to talk! :P

fraid to say that you're gunna need some shoulders to go with that bucket. too wide looking otherwise :laugh:

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 04, 2013, 10:48 PM
fraid to say that you're gunna need some shoulders to go with that bucket. too wide looking otherwise :laugh:

-Kane

You mean like these shoulders...?  :rolleyes:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoFeb04104515PM.jpg)


Ran out of tape in the middle  >:(
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 05, 2013, 11:26 PM
Got all kitted up to make sure I was good for my trooper on Thursday. I am :D

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoFeb0583405PM.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoFeb0583356PM.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoFeb0583446PM.jpg)



Firaxan emblem on right shoulder.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoFeb0583438PM.jpg)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoFeb0583558PM.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 05, 2013, 11:57 PM
This looks awesome!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: ConDar Ward on Feb 05, 2013, 11:58 PM
Looking Good ...  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Vhett Naast on Feb 06, 2013, 12:00 AM
Awesome. Pure awesome. 8)  are those CT shoulders?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 06, 2013, 12:04 AM
Awesome. Pure awesome. 8)  are those CT shoulders?

Yes. They are. Look cool, amIright?  8)

Also, if you guys get a second, Byrek Avery could really use some likes!


Shameless self plug.
https://www.facebook.com/ByrekAvery
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Naglium on Feb 06, 2013, 11:35 AM
that's no way for an alor'ad to talk! :P

fraid to say that you're gunna need some shoulders to go with that bucket. too wide looking otherwise :laugh:

-Kane

he means it with all the love and affection in the world.  :D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Kane Friax on Feb 06, 2013, 04:54 PM
he means it with all the love and affection in the world.  :D

 :laugh:

love the clone shoulders! very streamlined

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Mereelajum on Feb 06, 2013, 05:56 PM
I almost want to say this is a Master-Beast of a costume....    :laugh:
 



(http://i.qkme.me/3p76v1.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Naglium on Feb 07, 2013, 09:58 AM
Really like the new look!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Niabi on Feb 07, 2013, 02:53 PM
Looking good vod ;D Love that bucket ;) and i think a rank rope will look awesome (if i do say so myself) ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Feb 07, 2013, 07:42 PM
Drew, you know I appreciate your kit and we critique honestly amongst each other when discussing our mandos. I have to say, your latest update to your beskar is absolutely great. I can now say that your set up is one of my favorites on the mercs, nice job man. Now enjoy the progress you've made and troop in it for a while before you upgrade again!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Feb 07, 2013, 07:46 PM
I'm loving the new helmet, from a personal point of view, your old helmet was always the main thing I didn't really like much about your kit. Just the shape of the dome didn't appeal to me personally. The new one looks great though, and the CT shoulders are perfect for your kit. Good stuff :)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Feb 08, 2013, 03:39 PM
Now enjoy the progress you've made and troop in it for a while before you upgrade again!

I'm so sorry, man! I couldn't help it!

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/cc70cb31-b73d-4af2-b941-88729e32e20a.jpg)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Kane Friax on Feb 08, 2013, 03:40 PM
the one we were chatting bout the other day? it's nice! :D

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Zebra38 on Feb 10, 2013, 09:17 PM
Byrek I gotta say vod when i first saw your kit wasn't a fan and i know that sounds harsh, but vod seeing you in this updated revamped kit you look like so bad shebs its not even funny I love your kit now and it is for surely one of my favorites!!! KANDOSI WORK VOD!!  :)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 21, 2013, 09:03 PM
I hate reviving my dead thread, but it's related. I need upgrades for my BM, so I built a net gun, and revamped my old knife. I forgot to take a picture of my gun, I  only have one of it in its holster.

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoApr2163140PM.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/PhotoApr2163140PM.jpg.html)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoApr2163058PM.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/PhotoApr2163058PM.jpg.html)

I had a holster and was going to build an entire rig on my spat for it, but I stuck it in, and I think it's very streamline and convenient. Thoughts?

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoApr2170626PM.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/PhotoApr2170626PM.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Slade Kel on Apr 21, 2013, 09:15 PM
Simplicity is your best bet. If it'll sit in the spat without a problem, leave it like that. You could even make just sew two small strips of fabric into the spat to give it a little extra stability if necessary.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: seugtai on Apr 22, 2013, 08:25 AM
^ Yep, I agree.
LOVE that beaded holster too! 8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Niabi on Apr 22, 2013, 02:34 PM
That is a very cool holster vod ;)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Calder Varad on Apr 22, 2013, 03:10 PM
I don't believe I've ever said so, but I love your kit! It looks so.... organic? That's probably not quite the word I'm looking for, but everything on your kit looks like it belongs there, and everything flows. Great work!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 23, 2013, 11:20 AM
^ Yep, I agree.
LOVE that beaded holster too! 8)

Thank you! It's one of my trophies. I did have it on my verp, but when I sold it I kept it and decided it should go here.

I don't believe I've ever said so, but I love your kit! It looks so.... organic? That's probably not quite the word I'm looking for, but everything on your kit looks like it belongs there, and everything flows. Great work!

Thank you! I honestly feel the same way about my kit flowing. I've tried to accomplish this from day one, and I encourage you, as a foru member, to aim to be organic :D Many people aren't aiming for that feel anymore.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD (pic heavy)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 24, 2013, 09:23 PM
I needed new pictures. Tada!  :D

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4251.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4251.jpg.html)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4258.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4258.jpg.html)


(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4266.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4266.jpg.html)


(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4271.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4271.jpg.html)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4273.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4273.jpg.html)

I LOVE the reflection <3

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4281.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4281.jpg.html)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4285.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4285.jpg.html)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4295.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4295.jpg.html)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4309.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4309.jpg.html)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4330.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/Byrek%20Avery/IMG_4330.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Vhett Naast on Apr 24, 2013, 09:38 PM
Nice pics  8) I dig all the recent upgrades, very sleek looking.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: ConDar Ward on Apr 24, 2013, 10:03 PM
Very Cool ner'vod .... You Do the Mercs proud ...  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Manbrolorian on Apr 25, 2013, 05:28 AM
Nice pics, dude.  ;D
However, you're gonna hate me for this; I think you should loosen up the legs and arms of your flightsuit. They look so dang tight.  :-X
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 25, 2013, 11:09 AM
Nice pics, dude.  ;D
However, you're gonna hate me for this; I think you should loosen up the legs and arms of your flightsuit. They look so dang tight.  :-X

They are pretty tight, but that is specifically for the sleek look I aim for. I'm in the market for a Boba Flight suit, cause God knows I'm not sewing those pockets again, but the opportunity hasn't arrived yet to grab one for a decent price.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: ConDar Ward on Apr 25, 2013, 11:16 AM
I don't know .... Tight is less Drag .... I think keep it .. IMO ....  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 25, 2013, 11:17 AM
I don't know .... Tight is less Drag .... I think keep it .. IMO ....  :rolleyes:

That's how I feel. It's comfortable, and like I said, I think it looks sleek like I aim for. Anyone else have an opinion?
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Kane Friax on Apr 25, 2013, 12:56 PM
I like it :)

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Cuyir Darasuum on Apr 25, 2013, 01:52 PM
Sweeeeet. I like it!

I think the tightness suits it very nicely.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Niabi on Apr 25, 2013, 02:30 PM
Awesome pics ;D I love you kit vod it looks great and those pics..... only one thing to say


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7200/6993284535_5e30cc53eb_o.gif)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Adenn Kyram on Apr 25, 2013, 11:35 PM
With the light color suit and the dark pockets with tighter legs gives it a wetsuit/spacesuit look to it. Looking good vod. :D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Merr-Sonn on Apr 26, 2013, 03:32 AM
You are my private hero :D. Awesome armor. Nothing else to say.....
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Veman Gilamar on Apr 28, 2013, 10:43 AM
I think the suit being tight fits your underwater theme perfect, if it's comfortable I would stay with it, looks good to me!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Slade Kel on Apr 28, 2013, 12:50 PM
Haven't seen your kit since before this latest rounds of upgrades, and I must say it's looking quite good. Well done :).
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 28, 2013, 12:51 PM
Haven't seen your kit since before this latest rounds of upgrades, and I must say it's looking quite good. Well done :).

Thank you. I've been doing my best to keep it at the top of the line to inspire new cadets.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Apr 28, 2013, 03:21 PM
Not just cadets man, you inspired me to get to work on upgrading my kit.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Kane Friax on Apr 28, 2013, 03:26 PM
and me to finally finish ;)

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Ca'tra Firaxan on Apr 29, 2013, 12:34 AM
This is an absolutely epic kit. It definitely looks like you are the leader of the Firaxan clan. I LOVE the use of the vizsla helmet.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 29, 2013, 07:28 AM
I'm making a motifake out of this!
edit:
here we go.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/byrek-gunganassault_zps205ef577.png) (http://s810.photobucket.com/user/Dresdon_Acacin/media/byrek-gunganassault_zps205ef577.png.html)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 29, 2013, 09:08 AM
Hehehe...

I'm gonna throw that on Byrek's facebook  8)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Niabi on Apr 29, 2013, 11:26 AM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: awesome sauce ;D
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 29, 2013, 11:43 AM
Hehehe...

I'm gonna throw that on Byrek's facebook  8)

Add me if you havn't already

Dresdon Acacin
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 29, 2013, 11:47 AM
Added you on my personal.

Go like Byrek!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Karvas Dral on Apr 29, 2013, 11:55 AM
On the tightness thing. It works. You look like you could outrun me in full kit.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 29, 2013, 06:06 PM
Oh and I dont suppose I could use that pic in my Art Culture project?(Mandalorian recreation: hunting)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Apr 29, 2013, 06:23 PM
Oh and I dont suppose I could use that pic in my Art Culture project?(Mandalorian recreation: hunting)

Yeah no problem!
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 29, 2013, 09:02 PM
I ofcourse write who is in the picture(or if it's like 30ppl just     Mandalorian Mercs)
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jun 20, 2013, 10:40 PM
And just when he can't upgrade anymore, what does he do?

He Upgrades.

Modified Arena minus the thrusters:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoJun2070625PM.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/PhotoJun2070625PM.jpg.html)

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/PhotoJun2070902PM.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/PhotoJun2070902PM.jpg.html)

It's originally pep, but I replaced the tubes, and all problem areas so it's nice and strong now. But honestly, I don't think I'm going to keep it. It's so nice, but it truly doesn't make sense. Aquatic mando with a jetpack? One dip underwater and it's probably gone. So anyone wants it, feel free to shoot an offer my way.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Towhan Svel on Jun 20, 2013, 11:26 PM
Well, you could turn it into a water-pack. If you took off the caps on the tops of the smaller tubes and put intake cowels on them, then fan blades it'd work with the aquatic theme.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jun 21, 2013, 01:34 PM
Well, you could turn it into a water-pack. If you took off the caps on the tops of the smaller tubes and put intake cowels on them, then fan blades it'd work with the aquatic theme.

I thought about that, but I don't wanna gimmick it up.

Here are some pictures of me with the pack on:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa271/angel-of-oblivion23/IMG_4700.jpg) (http://s197.photobucket.com/user/angel-of-oblivion23/media/IMG_4700.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Vhett Naast on Jun 22, 2013, 01:19 AM
huh, not bad at all man  8)   looks like it might be sitting a bit low, but maybe thats just me.
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Jun 22, 2013, 01:32 AM
the JP could easily be modded into more of a hydro...thruster...pack...maybe put a big 'ol torpedo ontop the size of a 2L cola bottle....for blowing up Gungan Citys  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Kane Friax on Jun 22, 2013, 05:04 PM
So THAT's the jetpack you were painting when i was talking to you on the phone!

You know what Dres, I'mma send you all my armor, and when i get it back I expect it to be fully weaponized :P

-Kane
Title: Re: Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
Post by: Naglium on Jun 26, 2013, 05:30 PM
Why did you go with the "ironman" paint job?  Doesn't go with the rest of your kit.