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Mandalorian Armor => Alternative Era Armor => Crusader/Neo Crusader Armor => Topic started by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 09, 2012, 02:08 AM

Title: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 09, 2012, 02:08 AM
Yes, I've started the cursed costume. The one that gets started but never finished. This is why I promised myself I would not post a WIP until I had reached the point of no return. I've now put in the time and, more importantly, the money to be sure that I'm going to see this through to the end.

So here's what I've got right now.
Materials:
6mm Sintra
ABS pipe-- I can't recommend this as a building material. It's tough as hell and makes for great armor, but on the same token, it's tough as hell and is really hard to cut and shape.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/b49vuv.jpg)

My armor all laid out. Mostly done except for a few details like the cod needing more bondo in places (it's curved under like Jango's).

(http://i42.tinypic.com/30j4nc5.jpg)

Here are my boots with all the armor pieces except for the toes. I've decided to cut the toe armor out of a pair of old ski boots since it can be tough to get that shape with one piece of flat plastic. The boots themselves will be dyed darker.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/zm03r8.jpg)

Here's my vest. I shot a picture of the back so you can see the ribbing on the sides better. I also have my flightsuit, but the blue is a little dark for my taste so I'm trying to lighten it.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/raxjti.jpg)

Here are 2 of the 6 pouches that sit on the belt. Stitching is a little off because it's my first time working with leather. I'll get it down though. These are the natural color of the leather and will be dyed darker to match the boots.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/64m3y9.jpg)

I need to get another one of these, but this hard hat is what I'm using for the knee armor. I can't believe my luck with finding this. It's pretty spot on.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/35ch1s5.jpg)

Here's the beginnings of my pistol which will become this:

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2gvr02g.jpg)


Big_Water99 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=475) is making a Ching version of the helmet for me now and it should appear in an update soon.
I also have a rubber knife on order for the boot knife as well as some EL wire for the chest and gauntlet lights and I am also buying a hookah hose that I'll be using for the helmet hose.

Things I need help on:

1. How do you interpret this picture?

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/JohnDoe0722/PhotoApr18204408.jpg)

I see the top "gorget" as being armor and the vertical portions that are strapped onto it as being the same fabric/leather as the vest. Thoughts?

2. Any suggestions for the color grey I should be using? A slate grey is too dark but all the lighter greys I can find in rattlecans seem too blue. I need a solid lead on a light true-grey rattlecan color.

3. I'm undecided on the jetpack.

I like the original jetpack here:
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/Biohazard388/flashpoint/IMG_3942.jpg)

But this one is also very cool. I can see myself filling the tubes with green hairgel with a strand of EL wire in the middle.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5253/5498055491_6e60dc0bac_b.jpg)

Each presents its own challenge in building from scratch, so I'd like to have some opinions from others.

4. On the left shoulder guard I'd like use the spike studs that appear on the original costume rather than those weird long pointy things that appear in later versions. Would this be ok as far as approval goes? Or is it better for me to stick with the pointy things?
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Hagen Nor'ak on Feb 09, 2012, 04:05 AM
Let's see if I can be of any assistance.
(http://i39.tinypic.com/zm03r8.jpg)

Here's my vest. I shot a picture of the back so you can see the ribbing on the sides better. I also have my flightsuit, but the blue is a little dark for my taste so I'm trying to lighten it.
First off, did you make the vest yourself or who did you commission to make it for you? Either way to say I like it is an under statement.


Things I need help on:

1. How do you interpret this picture?

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/JohnDoe0722/PhotoApr18204408.jpg)

I see the top "gorget" as being armor and the vertical portions that are strapped onto it as being the same fabric/leather as the vest. Thoughts?
Bad sculptor interpretation is what I'd chalk that up as. The back armor isn't really ever shown in the comic, but what I can gather from this pic:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/5498652962_31e9172c1f_b.jpg)
Is that it's a segmented back piece; my guess would be like legacy front armor... just on the back. I wouldn't try to copy the figure in the back armor aspect.
2. Any suggestions for the color grey I should be using? A slate grey is too dark but all the lighter greys I can find in rattlecans seem to blue. I need a solid lead on a light true-grey rattlecan color.
I have a can of Krylon rattlecan that I liked how the grey came out as, I'll get the skew and what not for it up when I get home. It does come out a bit lighter in color then what is depicted, but after weathering it should be good to go.

3. I'm undecided on the jetpack.

I like the original jetpack here:
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/Biohazard388/flashpoint/IMG_3942.jpg)
Each presents its own challenge in building from scratch, so I'd like to have some opinions from others.
Canon wise I'd say the first one cause *SPOILER ALERT* The second one was used by Demogal when he was masquerading as Rohan. The second one always reminded me more of a medic pack over an actual jump/jetpack anyways.
I'd suggest if you could find one, is Mega Blok had a special sea set years ago that came in a container that looks like a scuba tank. So if you could find one, I'd use that as the base and then make the top intake area out of cardboard. Then assemble and fiberglass and bondo till happy. Was going to try to post a pic of the Mego Bloks thing I was talking about, but I can't seem to find one, so I'll take a pick and post it when I get home.
4. On the left shoulder guard I'd like use the spike studs that appear on the original costume rather than those weird long pointy things that appear in later versions. Would this be ok as far as approval goes? Or is it better for me to stick with the pointy things?
Should be good to go as long as the studs look similar to what’s drawn in Rohans first appearance.

Have a good one,
Hagen
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 09, 2012, 04:44 AM
Hey thanks, Hagen! I really appreciate your help and input.

Quote
First off, did you make the vest yourself or who did you commission to make it for you? Either way to say I like it is an under statement.

Made that sucker myself. Thanks for the compliment!

Yeah I saw that segmented backplate, but Tolibao is just so inconsistent with his artwork, it's hard to really know what he was drawing.
In this picture you can see those attachments like on the figure, but you still can't see what they attach to.
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/Biohazard388/flashpoint/IMG_3921.jpg)
I'm thinking I might just combine the two references so I have the segmented plates strapped to the upper gorget piece. It's almost a shame to have to make a really cool and complicated backpiece that no one will see because it's covered by that monstrosity of a jetpack.

Yeah, that's true about the difference between jetpacks. I hadn't really considered that to be honest... And since I'm making a Dyre costume and not a Demagol costume, that should probably be reflected in the build. Might be cool to eventually build the Demagol one as well, but I think you've made up my mind to do Rohlan's canon jetpack.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Pointoforigin on Feb 09, 2012, 06:47 AM
Is the jetpack the only real difference between Dyre and Demagol? Personally, the Demagol one is much cooler. If it's a matter of swapping the packs to change the character then it'd be relatively easy to make both.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Hondo Karr on Feb 09, 2012, 09:37 AM
Nice to see someone is going to actually finish this one! I love the way Rohlan looks!

My two cents:

1. The Original jetpack looks more like a jetpack, the Demegol/Dyre pack doesn't to me. Ive never cared for it

2. The more studdish spikes over the needled spikes will look better and most likely be more con-safe.

3. I woudl say don't get too hung up on the backplate. Just have something there. We are going to require you to wear a jetpack for approval anyway.

Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 10, 2012, 06:53 PM
Partly due to the advice and partly because of my own personal preference, I've decided to build the original jetpack first.

I have more updates, but since I'm going to be away until next week, there's no pics.

But I did get my boot knife, my helmet hose, and my el wire. I've also cut my toe armor out. I got a second hard hat to make the knee armor and I've got a plan for the back armor. Hopefully all my armor will be cut and formed before next weekend.

This weekend I'll be trying to pick out paint so stay tuned!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: bh1138 on Feb 10, 2012, 09:41 PM
Just out of curiosity, as a fellow "Rohlan WIP"er, what are you using for the helmet hose?
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Feb 10, 2012, 09:42 PM
Just out of curiosity, as a fellow "Rohlan WIP"er, what are you using for the helmet hose?

That is hilarious.  I just asked Falin a couple days ago if there were any completed Rohlans because I was thinking of trying him next and now we seem to have a scourge of them popping up.  :D   Glad to see it, I love his look and I'd love to someone complete one.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 11, 2012, 03:25 AM
Just out of curiosity, as a fellow "Rohlan WIP"er, what are you using for the helmet hose?

I'm using a black hookah hose.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: bioshutt on Feb 12, 2012, 04:28 PM
I was just thinking of doing a Rohlan Dyre as well but you beat me to it so I wish you the best of luck
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 12, 2012, 06:15 PM
No reason why there can't be more than 1 Rohlan! Just finish your first kit before you start a second  ;)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 19, 2012, 04:00 PM
I was able to lay down some paint over the last couple of days. Here's what I've come up with:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/2hehjzc.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/347wnxx.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/34g0yue.jpg)


Everything pictured still needs some healthy blackwash and weathering before it can be called complete.

The paint app and sculpted damage are my 'real world' interpretation of the reference pictures and action figure. Like with Ref, I have a two-tone paint chipping effect in places, especially around the exposed silver. Unfortunately it's not super visible in these pictures.

The right thigh plate looks extremely crappy to me. I'm going to re-do it. Basically what happened is I accidentally cut two left thigh plates out of ABS pipe and had to bend one completely back to make a right thigh plate. I thought I could salvage it, but it didn't work very well as you can see.

Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: seugtai on Feb 19, 2012, 07:11 PM
Everything is looking really good, just a great job all around on this! 8)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 26, 2012, 04:12 PM
Everything is looking really good, just a great job all around on this! 8)

Thanks very much  :)

I want you guys to know I haven't been slacking on this project. I've got all my armor cut, painted and weathered except for my new right thigh plate and my shoulder armor (waiting to order spike studs).

Here's something new:
My gauntlets and hand armor
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2cr2ey1.jpg)

I also wanted to show some close up shots on my weathering:
(http://i44.tinypic.com/1eor2d.jpg)
You can also see I installed a window for the green EL wire for the chest light (it's not on and even if it was, you probably wouldn't notice...)
(http://i40.tinypic.com/33mwrya.jpg)

Some really good news is my helmet is going out on Monday so it should appear in an update in the near future.
Right now I'm trying hard to finish up my ammo pouches and holster rig.
After that I'm planning to tackle the jetpack and I'm saving the pistol for last to give me something fun and creative to wrap this project up with.


Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Pyro on Feb 26, 2012, 04:34 PM
awesome job on the weathering  ;D
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Calo Ordoa on Feb 26, 2012, 04:53 PM
 :o DO LIKE. DO LIKE VERY MUCH.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Niabi on Feb 26, 2012, 04:54 PM
lovely weathering Vod ;D
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Kardos Shantiel on Feb 27, 2012, 12:22 AM
Supa wicked!!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 27, 2012, 03:57 PM
Thanks for the encouragement guys!

Small update-- I made the neckseal last night:

(http://i40.tinypic.com/35d2i2o.jpg)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: bh1138 on Feb 27, 2012, 04:30 PM
Haha nice, I was just working on mine yesterday as well. The paintjob is looking great!  :)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 29, 2012, 12:39 AM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRfdwWk3jA1uXPQZNQqcshjRzsEwqfHBOJkvMimS9xUXidw01ecY46f_xSi)

I just bought this. Got really really lucky finding this. Not only is it rare, but it bears a striking resemblance to the dyre jetpack already. This will make my build so much easier.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: BobaFiend on Feb 29, 2012, 01:00 AM
Liking the paint so far
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Hagen Nor'ak on Feb 29, 2012, 02:48 AM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRfdwWk3jA1uXPQZNQqcshjRzsEwqfHBOJkvMimS9xUXidw01ecY46f_xSi)

I just bought this. Got really really lucky finding this. Not only is it rare, but it bears a striking resemblance to the dyre jetpack already. This will make my build so much easier.

You found the Mego Bloks jetpack, impresive... most impresive. Where did you find it? And if you get the chance could I get a bigger pic of the packaging? Make it easier in my random ebay hunts.

Have a good one,
Hagen
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 29, 2012, 03:15 AM
Found it on Amazon strangely. There was only 1 though. Like I said, I got very lucky. I'll take a better picture once I have it in hand. This is the only picture I could find, even through Google.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Hagen Nor'ak on Feb 29, 2012, 03:38 AM
It is rare now a days to say the least, but something I have always wanted to grab if it ever floated past my target retical. Product number and name as it's printed on the box is all I's really need though for my wild hair searches :P

Have a good one,
Hagen

P.S. Maybe I should add something to the discusion on the WIP. From what I've seen of the pack, your going to have to build the intakes and add them to the top of the pack. Also if your over 5'10 or wider at the shoulders then you are tall, you might have to expand the pack so it looks right on yea. My thoughts would be cut it right down the middle and expand it there, try to leave the sides and thrusters in one piece as much as possible.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Feb 29, 2012, 03:59 AM
Good point about expanding it, thanks. Hoping I won't have to, but it is meant for children.

Yeah I've been planning my build of the intake valves and extra panels. Not looking forward to scratch building the extra parts as some of the curves and angles are more complicated than they appear, but I'll make it work.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Mar 03, 2012, 05:49 PM
Please forgive the double post, it comes with important updates.
Check out what I got!

(http://i39.tinypic.com/bfjam8.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2uhmn8x.jpg)

This helmet is the beautiful work of Big_Water99 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=475).

I also got my Mega Bloks jetpack. I'm not ashamed to say that upon receiving it, I put the jetpack aside and played with the legos that came with it.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Karvas Dral on Mar 03, 2012, 05:59 PM
That is a great find, Ref.
And gorgeous helmet!
How much was the pack if you dont mind me asking?
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Hondo Karr on Mar 03, 2012, 09:03 PM
That helmet looks familiar!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Niabi on Mar 04, 2012, 03:03 PM
Awesome looking Helmet Vod ;D
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Mar 08, 2012, 09:39 PM
Got home from work and pumped out the painting on the helmet

(http://i39.tinypic.com/xcohtu.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/25iybk7.jpg)

The visor is temporary until I can figure out how to get it looking really green. I'm thinking of getting some green transparent acrylic and spraying the inside with that brake light tint.

Needless to say, the helmet still needs a lot of weathering to fit with the rest of my armor.

I also got some sintra scraps to start working on the jetpack with. I'm thinking of using a couple pieces tupperware as the intake valves on the top. More updates when I acquire the parts and start on the jetpack.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Mar 09, 2012, 07:16 PM
Ok double post again. Hopefully this won't become a trend!

Helmet is finished (except for the green visor)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/es3vo2.jpg)
(http://i41.tinypic.com/110hz6a.jpg)
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2nq44za.jpg)
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2z8yc2d.jpg)

Thanks for checking it out!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Calo Ordoa on Mar 09, 2012, 07:28 PM
The helmet looks great, bro! I have a question though...


Where'd you get that base? It looks like a boss-ish thing!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Karvas Dral on Mar 09, 2012, 07:31 PM
Great job man, did you use oil pastels to make those blaster marks?
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Mar 09, 2012, 07:36 PM
Where'd you get that base?

Edit: Sorry, realized you were talking about the helmet stand and not the helmet 'base'...

I got the stand from The Woodchuck (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1939)

Great job man, did you use oil pastels to make those blaster marks?

I did. Good eye!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Karvas Dral on Mar 09, 2012, 07:44 PM
I was thinking of using a similar technique, mind sharing how you did it?
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Mar 09, 2012, 07:52 PM
Sure thing!

So at the bottom of where your exposed silver is you make a brown circle. Smudge that circle in a circular motion with your finger until you have no harsh egdes and then sweep it backwards, bringing the edges outwards (opposite of bringing it to a point like you'll do with the black.) Now make a black circle at the top of your silver and again, smudge it with your finger and sweep it backwards, except to a point this time. Lastly, take some steel wool and rub away on the silver area a little so it shows through in the middle.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Karvas Dral on Mar 09, 2012, 08:05 PM
Ah! very similar to i was planning to do, just wasnt going to use the brown! thanks  :)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Hondo Karr on Mar 09, 2012, 09:41 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: seugtai on Mar 10, 2012, 08:19 AM
Very nice indeed! 8)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Niabi on Mar 10, 2012, 09:24 AM
Thats a Lovely looking Bucket you have got there Vod ;D
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Mar 10, 2012, 05:35 PM
Thanks manbrolorians!

Glad you all like it. I think Rohlan would be proud. If he wasn't pretend...
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Remo Jadd on Mar 12, 2012, 12:24 PM
Nice  ;)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Mar 13, 2012, 04:11 PM
Always loved Rohlan's helmet. Great job man.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Apr 01, 2012, 05:52 PM
I feel bad that it's been a while since I've update this. Been very busy recently with a lot of stuff, but I'm trying hard to keep myself on track to debut this kit during Comic Con in July.

This is my jetpack in pieces right now. There's still a lot of assembly that I have to figure out and some other pieces that I have to make/buy and assemble, but I've broken ground. I felt bad cutting the original pack to hell, but I'm really hopeful that I'll be able to make something really awesome out of all this.
(http://i42.tinypic.com/2rnbg3s.jpg)

Here's that famous spiky shoulder guard. The spikes are rubber. I was originally going to buy metal studs, but with Comic Con in mind, I decided rubber spikes would be safer for others.
(http://i43.tinypic.com/vqmsqq.jpg)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: BobaFiend on Apr 02, 2012, 01:54 AM
What kind of rubber are they? How have they behaved with primer on them so far?
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Apr 02, 2012, 09:11 AM
I was actually looking closer at the spikes and they're not rubber, they're vinyl. So far they're taking paint really well.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Apr 09, 2012, 11:29 PM
I have a little treat for those of you following this thread. I've started to mount the armor to the vest. The shoulder armor is still in the painting stage, but I included it to make it look a bit more complete. I really don't like florescent lighting for pictures because it distorts the colors, but I was eager to show off my progress.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/xpsxlg.jpg)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: Hondo Karr on Apr 09, 2012, 11:31 PM
Nice! This is the FURTHEST I have seen a Rohlan build get to date!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [partial test fit pg. 4]
Post by: Jacyn Snow on Apr 09, 2012, 11:55 PM
looks sweet vode id love to see it in person
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [helmet finished pg. 3]
Post by: BobaFiend on Apr 10, 2012, 01:42 AM
Nice! This is the FURTHEST I have seen a Rohlan build get to date!

Don't jinx it! :)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [partial test fit pg. 4]
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Apr 10, 2012, 01:58 AM
Keeping going, chu can do eet!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [partial test fit pg. 4]
Post by: Hagen Nor'ak on Apr 10, 2012, 02:45 AM
Terrible, send to me for immediate destruction ;D... not buying it huh :-[

What... 3 months till SDCC, I expect to see a second approved kit from you right before then Ref.

Have a good one,
Hagen
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [partial test fit pg. 4]
Post by: Niabi on Apr 10, 2012, 11:12 AM
Oooo that's looking good Vod  ;D Loving this build
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [partial test fit pg. 4]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Apr 14, 2012, 09:37 PM
Thanks for all the encouragement guys! I definitely find myself needing some of that to keep me going at times :laugh:

I got some more work done on the jetpack. The tupperware containers I was working with for the air intake things at the top were too rigid and cracked. I might just end up building my own. Needs some more building, cleanup, and bondo, but it's progress!
(http://i44.tinypic.com/mwehbc.jpg)

I also did some work on my helmet. Big_water99 sent me the parts for the rebreather on the helmet with the helmet itself, but they weren't as accurate as I wanted them to be. So I made my own. I still have to get the coupling that the hose connects to because the plug I have doesn't fit the coupling Big_water provided.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/9rm5p2.jpg)

Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [partial test fit pg. 4]
Post by: Jango Nova on Apr 21, 2012, 11:46 PM
Kandosii Ner'vod! I have always wanted to do this kit but have never had the time nor funds to do it. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [partial test fit pg. 4]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on May 13, 2012, 11:33 PM
I don't want you guys to think I'm slacking off or that I've abandoned this build, I've just had no time whatsoever to work on it and that's not an exaggeration. I have a couple of small updates to keep anyone following this build to keep coming back for more:

I finished installing the rebreathers. There's some repaint work that needs to be done, but it's minor.
(http://i48.tinypic.com/2s9ox34.jpg)

I've also been making a lot of progress on the jetpack intake turbines (the two boxy things) which are almost ready to go. After those are done, they'll get attached, gaps will be filled and then the jetpack will be ready for paint.

The belt has been the project that has taken the longest just because I have to do all the stitching on the pouches by hand and that can be tedious and I just don't have the time very often to sit down and knock them out. But I only have 1 left to do. After that I just need to build the holster, rivet all the parts together and then dye it and it's ready to go. The knife sheath just needs to be stitched and riveted to the leather straps. I got my hand on a large amount of grommets to use on the straps on the calves.

The pistol is also a WIP. I'd show pictures but it it's in pieces at the moment waiting to be reassembled.

Really this costume is very close to being done, it's just a matter of time. Hopefully having enough of it by the time July 12th rolls around.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [partial test fit pg. 4]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on May 24, 2012, 01:49 AM
Got my pistol finished and ready for paint.

(http://i47.tinypic.com/13z69g.jpg)

There's three different reference images for the pistol.

We've got this concept drawing:

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2w5ukih.jpg)

Then there's this one from an issue of KOTOR (panel on the right)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2hpj053.jpg)

And then this one from another KOTOR comic (panel on the left) in which his gun looks like a modern 9mm

(http://i50.tinypic.com/mijwb8.jpg)

I did my best to keep it consistent. Hard to do when none of the reference imagery is. I wasn't going to build the one in the second reference image because it wouldn't fit in a holster the way the scope is configured. I instead tried to combine the first and third images in a way that worked with the light gun I was using for a base gun.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [partial test fit pg. 4]
Post by: Zophar Ptay on May 24, 2012, 08:51 AM
I'm really looking the blaster.  Nice work
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [partial test fit pg. 4]
Post by: Niabi on May 24, 2012, 12:19 PM
Awesome work Vod ;D love the blaster ;)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [partial test fit pg. 4]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jun 08, 2012, 03:18 PM
Updates!

Got a lot of work done on the holster rig. Still have to finish the harness straps, get some snaps and just one more pouch to finish. After that I'm going to finish up my other leather goods and dye them all in one go. All that's left on the other things is to finish the knife sheath/boot straps and the straps that go around the arms.

(http://i45.tinypic.com/32zlx7m.jpg)

I also got a lot of work done on the body of the jetpack intake valves. Needs more bondo, some more bondo, and then maybe a touch more bondo. After that I'll attach the vent fins up at the top and done! Then all that's left is attachment to the jetpack some gap filling and then paint.

(http://i45.tinypic.com/908z7r.jpg)

In other news, I painted the pistol. I'll provide pictures when I've weathered it to my satisfaction.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Update pg.5]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jun 13, 2012, 10:26 PM
Big update here. Got my jetpack done! Feels good to have this done. This and the gun were my main stumbling blocks so far. Now both are done.

(http://i48.tinypic.com/dqozfb.jpg)
(http://i48.tinypic.com/2i7uv4i.jpg)
(http://i50.tinypic.com/k2fdyx.jpg)

I like my jetpacks dirty  :P
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Nate Jangotat on Jun 14, 2012, 03:00 AM
Nicely done sir 8)

This build is really getting there... Will someone finally pull off the suit that can't be made? :laugh:
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Hondo Karr on Jun 14, 2012, 10:03 AM
Love it!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Niabi on Jun 16, 2012, 07:08 AM
Oh so cool Vod  8) oh so cool ;)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: bioshutt on Jun 17, 2012, 08:47 PM
Will this sweet kit kit be done by SDCC?
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Jun 17, 2012, 09:19 PM
I think that may be the nicest looking pack I've seen on here.  Also, like that you've adopted the page-number-in-thread-title convention :D
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jun 17, 2012, 10:04 PM
I think that may be the nicest looking pack I've seen on here.  Also, like that you've adopted the page-number-in-thread-title convention :D
Love it!
Oh so cool Vod  8) oh so cool ;)
Thanks, guys! I'm really glad you like my works so far.

Nicely done sir 8)

This build is really getting there... Will someone finally pull off the suit that can't be made? :laugh:
Will this sweet kit kit be done by SDCC?
I'm hoping to unveil the completed costume very soon actually...  8)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Hagen Nor'ak on Jun 18, 2012, 10:20 AM
I'm hoping to unveil the completed costume very soon actually...  8)

Assemble more quicklier  :P Tell work your glacoma de shebs is acting up and tell your family you love them but you have to go awya for a bit, you should have plenty of time to finish before SDCC.

Keep up the good work Ref.

Have a good one,
Hagen
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jun 20, 2012, 03:18 PM
Assemble more quicklier  :P Tell work your glacoma de shebs is acting up and tell your family you love them but you have to go awya for a bit, you should have plenty of time to finish before SDCC.

Keep up the good work Ref.

Have a good one,
Hagen
:laugh: :laugh: You'll be happy to know that everything is finished and done, it's just minor adjustments now. Oh except that I need new shoulder armor, but that's already on order.

Updates! Thought I'd show off my harness, pistol and boots.

(http://i45.tinypic.com/241o8sy.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2zeasd1.jpg)
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2v362pu.jpg)

The shoulder armor is being shipped out soon. I got legacy bells that I am going to modify. Once I get them it should only take me a few hours to mod, paint and attach the spikes.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: bh1138 on Jun 20, 2012, 07:31 PM
Looks good man! I can't wait to see this all together. Of all the WIPs I've seen, I'm glad this is the one that'll be done first. You're setting a pretty high bar for everybody else to follow here, I hope mine will look this good when I'm done :P
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Jun 20, 2012, 10:14 PM
Dude! This armour is looking all kinds of awesome and I can't wait to see it all on you!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Hagen Nor'ak on Jun 21, 2012, 03:05 AM
Armor lying on the floor does not constitue finish my friend  :P Put that stuff on and snap some pics ;D Consider it an order from your RC :laugh:.. it was worth a try :P

Anyways, looking good Ref, is the harness going to go under your vest? It's just to hold up the lower armor right? Or do I need to go back and look at referance pics agian.

Have a good one,
Hagen
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Remo Jadd on Jun 21, 2012, 07:25 AM
Looking forward to seeing this finnished ;) .
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Niabi on Jun 21, 2012, 03:06 PM
looks really nice there vod ;D
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Kilstar Starfall on Jun 22, 2012, 12:17 PM


(http://i45.tinypic.com/241o8sy.jpg)

I love this harness, i think i might have to do a riff on this for my custom mando now  :P, brilliant
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jun 22, 2012, 04:43 PM
Armor lying on the floor does not constitue finish my friend  :P Put that stuff on and snap some pics ;D Consider it an order from your RC :laugh:.. it was worth a try :P

Anyways, looking good Ref, is the harness going to go under your vest? It's just to hold up the lower armor right? Or do I need to go back and look at referance pics agian.

Have a good one,
Hagen

The suspenders go under the vest. They were just necessary because the holster/cod/thighplates are pretty hefty and the jetpack needs support.
I would do another test fit, but I want everything to be just right  :D

Looks good man! I can't wait to see this all together. Of all the WIPs I've seen, I'm glad this is the one that'll be done first. You're setting a pretty high bar for everybody else to follow here, I hope mine will look this good when I'm done :P
Wow, thank you! I really appreciate that from a fellow Rohlan.


Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: seugtai on Jun 23, 2012, 09:12 AM
must.steal.those.BOOTS!

:laugh: ;)

Seriously, top notch work here! 8)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jun 27, 2012, 01:40 PM
Ok everyone, the application has been submitted! Wish me luck!

I won't tease all of you anymore  :laugh: here's the final product:

(http://i50.tinypic.com/kafskm.jpg)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: bh1138 on Jun 27, 2012, 01:51 PM
Nice! :D Cool to finally see it. You definitely didn't disappoint, good luck on the app!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Jetpack done! pg.5]
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Jun 27, 2012, 02:23 PM
Very nice!   :)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Lord Jaur on Jun 27, 2012, 02:53 PM
sweet grats on the officialdom
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Niabi on Jun 27, 2012, 03:03 PM
Very cool vod ;D
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jun 27, 2012, 03:06 PM
sweet grats on the officialdom

This is my second kit. Hasn't been approved yet, but I'm crossing my fingers!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Jun 27, 2012, 03:49 PM
The only real thing that sticks out to me, after seeing the entire suit on you, is that the cod plate looks a little long.  Other than that, it's friggin sweet!  We can probably get a good CRL written up for this, and possibly get it 501st approved as well.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jun 27, 2012, 03:58 PM
The only real thing that sticks out to me, after seeing the entire suit on you, is that the cod plate looks a little long.  Other than that, it's friggin sweet!  We can probably get a good CRL written up for this, and possibly get it 501st approved as well.

Rohlan's cod plate is larger than Jango's or Boba's. I'm not sure if you mean that it's not proportional to me or the rest of the kit, or that it's not consistent with the artwork, but I'll just put this up for comparison: 

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5498648176_98119210b8_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Hondo Karr on Jun 27, 2012, 05:15 PM
I think what he's pointing out, is that in the pix, it doesnt appear to confrom to the body and fit snugly against the groin. It looks like it's hanging down a couple inches below your inseam.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Jun 27, 2012, 05:41 PM
What Falin said.  The cod hangs down a touch low, to the point where it's hitting the top of your thigh armor.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jun 27, 2012, 08:04 PM
The cod is as high as it can get. It fits me like a cup. Maybe it's something with how it interacts with the thigh plates?
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Jun 27, 2012, 08:25 PM
The cod is as high as it can get. It fits me like a cup. Maybe it's something with how it interacts with the thigh plates?

braggart :P :P 8)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Jun 29, 2012, 08:07 AM
Yeah, I think your thigh plates may be a touch too tall.  Maybe a 1/2 inch trim on the top will fix the armor bunching issue.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Vult Tavik on Jun 29, 2012, 09:07 AM
Holy WoW frakin' WoW! Super job on this kit vod- I want one
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jul 17, 2012, 02:59 AM
Totally late updating this, but this kit is now official!

(http://i47.tinypic.com/2dw7mfp.jpg)

I'm extremely excited and relieved that this kit is finished and official! I even took it for the ultimate test run, a 1 mile march. I had some hiccups but it held up. I do need a new vest, however...

Anyway, enjoy these!

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/553859_125278897613658_464606593_n.jpg)
(http://octagonglobalevents.photoshelter.com/img/pixel.gif)

And my favorite pic of this kit so far  :D
(http://i46.tinypic.com/142hdvd.jpg)

Thanks everyone for your support and encouragement! I'm a very happy guy  ;D
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! Full pic pg. 6]
Post by: Vult Tavik on Jul 17, 2012, 04:36 PM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/142hdvd.jpg)

Thanks everyone for your support and encouragement! I'm a very happy guy  ;D

LOVE this pic! Nice job man.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Squirrel on Jul 17, 2012, 05:17 PM
FINALLY! Someone who built this kit right and finished it!

Well done indeed! I salute you! 8)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Aug 09, 2012, 02:02 AM
This is freaking SWEET.  'Nuff said.  'Grats on the approval, vod!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Ru'Der Marekar on Aug 11, 2012, 01:29 PM
I love the Rholan Dyre kit Vod  ;D I am working on a crusader era kit and hope it is worthy of trooping with you.

OYA!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Big_water99 on Sep 08, 2012, 03:46 PM
Great Job buddy you did the helmet and the whole costume a great justice :)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: GreatSkyRiver Falco on Sep 08, 2012, 04:55 PM
real nice!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Sep 11, 2012, 02:57 PM
I love the Rholan Dyre kit Vod  ;D I am working on a crusader era kit and hope it is worthy of trooping with you.

OYA!

I'm following your WIP actually. I really love the direction your kit is going in. It looks awesome!

Great Job buddy you did the helmet and the whole costume a great justice :)

Thanks! I'm really glad you say that. Your helmet made it all possible. Not exaggerating on that, trust me  :laugh:

real nice!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Vult Tavik on Jan 16, 2013, 10:42 AM
Hey vod,

I just saw this and wondered if you had picked one of these up yet?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-ROHLAN-DYRE-MANDALORIAN-KOTOR-KNIGHTS-OF-THE-OLD-REPUBLIC-EU-COMIC-/200878999649?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item2ec5524861

Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jan 20, 2013, 10:49 PM
Hey vod,

I just saw this and wondered if you had picked one of these up yet?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-ROHLAN-DYRE-MANDALORIAN-KOTOR-KNIGHTS-OF-THE-OLD-REPUBLIC-EU-COMIC-/200878999649?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item2ec5524861

Not yet  :laugh:
I haven't made it a priority to get one, but it would be cool to own an action figure version of me. Especially because a lot of the costume took cues from that figure.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Falkor Kyle on Feb 26, 2014, 11:38 AM
That´s totally sick!!!!!  :o :o :o :o Congrats!!! fantastic job!
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Jaing Vau on Mar 08, 2014, 06:36 PM
Soooo cool!  :P
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Kraton Jax on Jun 17, 2014, 07:53 AM
It's awesome vod!! :D
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Elendarion on Jun 22, 2015, 04:50 PM
Awesome costume man.

Greetings from Chile  8)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP-- This time it's for real
Post by: Karl Dha'Werda on Jun 24, 2016, 08:41 AM
Check out what I got!

(http://i39.tinypic.com/bfjam8.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2uhmn8x.jpg)

This helmet is the beautiful work of Big_Water99 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=475).

Is this helmet acceptable for a late crusader kit?

Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: seugtai on Jun 24, 2016, 12:23 PM
Yes. ;)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jun 24, 2016, 01:56 PM
Yeah, you might want to modify it a bit though so it's not exactly the same as Rohlan.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Karl Dha'Werda on Jun 24, 2016, 01:59 PM
Oh, it will be.  I'm switching up the colours for along the lines of Beast Hunter environmental colours and will have an air hose on each cheek/face on my design.  I'm working out a few details, but here is the concept design I did the other day:

(https://mandalorianarmour.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/13487424_10208268969755580_230305330_n.jpg?w=604)
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Briks on Jun 25, 2016, 07:23 AM
I'd recommend different chest armor and gauntlets as that looks exactly like Rohlan with shins switched out and some spikes added to the right shoulder.
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Karl Dha'Werda on Jun 25, 2016, 08:51 AM
I'd recommend different chest armor and gauntlets as that looks exactly like Rohlan with shins switched out and some spikes added to the right shoulder.

So you are saying the chest armour should be switched?  There isn't a lot of other options to reference with chest armour.  On the CRL page under Late Crusader you can see two of the three of our official members wearing the same chest armour (yes, one is a canon Rohlan).  See below for his design and keep in mind that my armour will be a hunter green in colour.

Many Thanks to all the people that gave me encouragement, suggestions & comments during the construction of my kit.
(http://i351.photobucket.com/albums/q469/darkewood/Body%20Armor/approvalhelmoff.jpg)

I've also now have a concept thread (not to hijack Ref's further) to here: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=116571.msg1593951#msg1593951
Title: Re: Rohlan Dyre WIP [Done! new pics page 7]
Post by: Briks on Jun 25, 2016, 02:25 PM
So you are saying the chest armour should be switched?  There isn't a lot of other options to reference with chest armour.  On the CRL page under Late Crusader you can see two of the three of our official members wearing the same chest armour (yes, one is a canon Rohlan).  See below for his design and keep in mind that my armour will be a hunter green in colour.

I've also now have a concept thread (not to hijack Ref's further) to here: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=116571.msg1593951#msg1593951

I get you. In the ref you have pictured though, the only rohland like piece is the chest.