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Title: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Feb 24, 2015, 08:22 PM
hi all

Well, after much deliberation I've decided to take the plunge. Of all the brigades, I think I was destined to end up here as my original build was heavily influenced (at least in colour) by the protector scheme.
It will be a Long term project, all considered but I aim to make at least a little start this weekend.

So, the to do list!

1. 2 white coveralls to be delivered in the next few days. 1 for a base, the other to be chopped up for half sleeves, thigh and hip pouches, shin pockets and spats.
2. source material for flak
3. Boots- I'd love MOW but budget will probably dictate chelsea boots.
4. Girth- should be sorted with a bit of begging :)
5. Ammo pouches- undecided
6. All armour- sintra
7. Bucket- Master almost complete for Mold then cast
8. Gaunts- undecided
9. Weapons- I'll use my scratch built EE-3 and working on a pistol

And finally.....(drum roll)

10. Jet pack. call me insane but I'm going to have a go at a scratch build (hence the long term project) and when that goes wrong I'll give up and buy one :p

Hopefully, come the beginning of next week I'll have a concept sketch and some flight suit progress.
Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: 2nd Kit, Protector
Post by: Kol Hokan on Feb 25, 2015, 10:49 AM
It's great to see some interest here!  I'm looking forward to watching your build! What style of jet pack are you going to go with? Boba or Marvel? Should be fun to build!
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: 2nd Kit, Protector
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Feb 25, 2015, 12:37 PM
Definitely Boba Methinks  ;)
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: 2nd Kit, Protector
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Feb 28, 2015, 03:53 PM
I made a little progress today :)

Made the hip and thigh pouches, just need to attach the thighs when the flight suit legs are tailored.
Tailored the arms and fitted the right short sleeve. I'm hoping to get the rest of the soft parts done tomorrow, including spats.
Here's some pics, ignore the girth though I will be making a new one soon.

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/tips1269/Protector/P1010663_zps0kgdphat.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/tips1269/media/Protector/P1010663_zps0kgdphat.jpg.html)
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/tips1269/Protector/P1010666_zpss5rtaih3.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/tips1269/media/Protector/P1010666_zpss5rtaih3.jpg.html)

Cheers
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: 2nd Kit, Protector
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Mar 28, 2015, 05:36 PM
Just realised I've been updating my WIP in the main armour board but neglected to update here.
Progress so far:

Sidearm, just needing a few greeblies
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/tips1269/Protector/P1010730_zps0sml2emd.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/tips1269/media/Protector/P1010730_zps0sml2emd.jpg.html)

Flightsuit finished, dyed and weathered
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/tips1269/Protector/P1010726_zps2ez2kj7e.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/tips1269/media/Protector/P1010726_zps2ez2kj7e.jpg.html)

Ammo pouches made
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/tips1269/Protector/P1010735_zpsroqnhklu.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/tips1269/media/Protector/P1010735_zpsroqnhklu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: 2nd Kit, Protector
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Dec 25, 2015, 07:36 PM
Any final pics of this build?
I'd love to see them for some inspiration for my MP build.
Lynn
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: 2nd Kit, Protector
Post by: Dha Bral on Jan 06, 2016, 10:35 PM
Love it!!!

Every time I see a protector build I want to abandon my ROTJ Fett and go straight for protector...
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: 2nd Kit, Protector
Post by: Kitala-Enby on Feb 16, 2016, 05:57 PM
Love it!!!

Every time I see a protector build I want to abandon my ROTJ Fett and go straight for protector...

Do it I'm doing one too. As is one of my locals :P.

I think this thread is a bit overdue for an update Tipsy.
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: 2nd Kit, Protector
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 08, 2016, 12:42 AM
Gday mate, your kit is looking great, awesome work on the flight suit
Is that bucket a scratch build? Looks pretty cool, I like the "flare"
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: 2nd Kit, Protector
Post by: Kitala-Enby on Jul 24, 2016, 09:56 AM
Gday mate, your kit is looking great, awesome work on the flight suit
Is that bucket a scratch build? Looks pretty cool, I like the "flare"

Yeah he built it himself and made a mold of it, His finished bucket is cold cast in aluminium. He also made a cold cast copper version for my partner's Kal skirata, and another for a local down his neck of the woods. I love the shallow dome and the shape of the cheeks especially, Very nice.
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: 2nd Kit, Protector
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 24, 2016, 02:09 PM
Any further updates on this build vod
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Jul 24, 2016, 04:47 PM
All pretty much done now. Got to say I'm guilty of not maintaining this thread, I forgot about it every time I updated my WIP in the main armour board. I was hoping to finish my jet pack for Celebration but work for CE3 took priority. Here's some pics of how my kit and weapons look anyway plus a little something added to my kit I was given at Celebration ;D

Cheers

(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/tips1269/Protector/13770476_546761602179784_2199486411569088493_n_zpshg1gbiya.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/tips1269/media/Protector/13770476_546761602179784_2199486411569088493_n_zpshg1gbiya.jpg.html)(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/tips1269/Protector/13754653_546761628846448_5495034608763971785_n_zpsdokmdwms.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/tips1269/media/Protector/13754653_546761628846448_5495034608763971785_n_zpsdokmdwms.jpg.html)
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/tips1269/Protector/DSCN0745_zpsd99qkdll.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/tips1269/media/Protector/DSCN0745_zpsd99qkdll.jpg.html)
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q738/tips1269/Protector/DSCN0744_zps7nzab2cz.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/tips1269/media/Protector/DSCN0744_zps7nzab2cz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 24, 2016, 05:34 PM
Awesome kit vod, blue girth instead of purple, great job weathering the flightsuit. ESB style EE-3 nice choice, I like it over the Jedi version, I'll have to locate your other wip, and read it now
Thanks for the updates vod
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Kai Ree'tat on Jul 24, 2016, 10:26 PM
Your kit is amazing, awesome work. And congratulations on the award, you deserve it.
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jul 26, 2016, 11:27 AM
Your kit is amazing, awesome work. And congratulations on the award, you deserve it.

I agree! I actually first saw your kit on the Mercs facebook page standing in the second row of a group picture and then hunted you down from there. I really love this kit (not just because I am biased due to it's similar look to the Fenn Shysa I'm working on ha) All the thumbs up
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Jul 26, 2016, 01:30 PM
Thanks for the kind words all, means a lot  :)
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Syko Voss on Jul 26, 2016, 04:28 PM
It's already a terrific kit, but that new patch, well, I think that takes it to an entirely new level!  ;D
(So well-deserved!)
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 26, 2016, 07:38 PM
Does that translate as....ori' ramikad?......supercommando
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Jul 26, 2016, 08:13 PM
It does. There were tears. What happens at Celebration stays at Celebration  :laugh:
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Apr 21, 2019, 06:02 PM
Long time no post I know but I finally got round to making a new vest to accomodate the harness for my JetPack. That and the fact my my old vest seems to have shrunk anyway  :rolleyes: :laugh:.
This time time I've intergrated the neckseal into the vest and sewn in a gusset (??) at the throat area to avoid strangulation and better cover the neck/chin area. first pic is untouched and the rest are with airbrushed weathering I did today. There's sneaky new cape pic at the end too  ;)
Cheers  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/5zP8B0y.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1lphGjq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8MgfzSS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7AZCQnm.jpg)
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Mi'ix on Apr 21, 2019, 07:26 PM
Now we're talking!

Looks good, Rayne. I especially like the weathering on the vest!
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Apr 24, 2019, 04:32 PM
No joke about the long time no post haha that new vest looks great as does the weathering. Any other planned upgrades in the works or plans on apping in for official protector status!?!?
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Apr 25, 2019, 11:08 AM
Thank you ;D Yes, main priority is getting the new vest, jet pack and harness sorted along with a few minor tweaks so I can apply for Protector. Finally.  :)
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Mi'ix on Apr 25, 2019, 11:09 AM
'Bout time!  :D
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Apr 26, 2019, 09:05 AM
Thank you ;D Yes, main priority is getting the new vest, jet pack and harness sorted along with a few minor tweaks so I can apply for Protector. Finally.  :)

About time!!! Sounds great though! What region are you in? At some point it would be awesome to get all approved Protectors together for a photo
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on Apr 26, 2019, 07:00 PM
I'm Vok'chi (UK) but you never know  ;)
I should have a few more update pics in a few days so keep an eye on this WIP  ;D
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Apr 27, 2019, 11:34 AM
I'm Vok'chi (UK) but you never know  ;)
I should have a few more update pics in a few days so keep an eye on this WIP  ;D

But but, we need a sweet photo together with our kits! It would look so good! And I most definitely will be keeping an eye on this thread for sure
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Reyn Vok'chi on May 08, 2019, 07:28 PM
Hi all. I attended a small con at the weekend and gave the new vest, harness and JP a test run. I know I still need a few tweaks before apping in and due to lack of help theres a few wardrobe malfunctions and issues with the waist items because of weight loss but overall the new additions behaved well so I thought I share some pics. Feel free to comment or make suggestions, they will be more than welcome  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/86JNpZL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qj83a0u.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/u1GFanU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/v90C5r6.jpg)
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Mi'ix on May 08, 2019, 11:29 PM
 love it.

One of my all time favorite kits.

Only thing sticking out to me is that the girthbelt looks a bit too clean compared to the rest of the kit, especially with how worn the paint is on the abdominal plate. Dirty it up and I think you're good!
Title: Re: Reyn Vok'Chi: Protector
Post by: Jal Korvo on May 09, 2019, 01:38 AM
Boots look a little shiny too, but it's hard to tell from this distance. Beautiful kit, vod.