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WIP with Some Small Changes
« on: Jan 11, 2016, 02:01 PM »
Hello All!

Well I started my kit with creating just a custom bucket with no real intention of going any further.  Once I had finished I missed the process so I decided to complete the kit.  The color scheme I did with my helm was based on death watch (mainly because I did not believe I could get the paints to match Boba's)  It turned out great as shown below.



Since I had to keep the same color scheme as above.  I used the program posted here to come up with this.



I already had the black suit so it seemed like a good idea.  I have since purchased the armor pieces and finished painting them.  I have also purchased the vest but I am currently attaching Velcro to the vest and pants.  Some sample shots below.





What I was thinking now was rather then putting the tools Boba has on his shins there, since I do not have thigh pouches, I was thinking of moving them to my thighs. This would leave nothing on my shins but make the kit look more full. 

I was also curious about the cargo pouches on the side on my pants.  The are slightly covered by the knee pads but are still slightly visible, is there any issue with that?  If there are, does anyone have ideas to hide them?

Let me know what you guys think.  Suggestions are welcome.

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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2016, 10:35 PM »
Hello, looks like you're off to a good start!

I'm still learning things myself, so I can't really comment on everything else, but, as suggestions for hiding the cargo pockets, you might be able to take them off by removing the stitches (depending on how the pockets are sewn on, you might end up with a hole, check where the stitches are and what they hold together first). Or maybe sew on some extra cloth of the same material/color over the pockets. Might be hard to make it look smooth and not too noticeable, though.

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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes
« Reply #2 on: Jan 12, 2016, 09:01 AM »
That's not a bad idea.  I will check and see if that is possible.  I am using some Tru Spec BDU pants so i would be very surprised if it left a hole.  Thank you for the idea.

I decided to get my current armor together and take a picture.  Once I finish putting the Velcro on the vest i will post the soft parts i have so far.  Only thing i wish was that i could have done two layered weathering on the black pieces as it is on the blue parts. I could not think of a good color to use and blue would have looked weird in my opinion.  O well its clear coated now so it is what it is.  I was also thinking blue for the gauntlets to keep the theme going. 



I am currently working to finish the blaster so i figured why not include it.  Gauntlets are up next.  I am sure that's gonna be a different animal.  Will be my first time trying to finish a 3D Print. 

I am looking for something that i can attach to the gauntlet to pass as darts as well.  I am kind of at a loss on this.  I was going to hunt the boards or maybe my local hardware store to find something but if you have an idea please share a link.    It will be greatly appreciated!

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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes
« Reply #3 on: Jan 12, 2016, 07:02 PM »
I already had the black suit so it seemed like a good idea.  I have since purchased the armor pieces and finished painting them.  I have also purchased the vest but I am currently attaching Velcro to the vest and pants.  Some sample shots below.



I really hate to be the bearer of bad news vod but you appear to have bought your plates from a banned seller, Shubiwan/Subiwon/shubys Galactic armory. He's used a whole bunch of other names too. His plates are sub par and over price and as a result were banned by the MMCC for approval. I can tell the plates by the template of the plates (especially the cod) and the shaping of the plates (especially the cod and knees) those are the dead give away of this seller. His work is always the same and unfortunately catches unsuspecting members off guard.

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=63722.0

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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes
« Reply #4 on: Jan 13, 2016, 08:32 AM »
Darn.... well its to late to do much now.... i didn't think it was overpriced at the time, i should probably remove my good review.....  Do you know what i need to do to the cod and knees to bring them up to approval?  or is it just a straight replace to solve the issue? 

This stinks.... i even have these all molded to me already.... i was going to bend the cod inward to make it fit a little better ....  He goes by SchubysGalacticProps now .....  Well no point in crying over spilled milk, any help with this issue is greatly appreciated!

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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2016, 06:18 AM »
Darn.... well its to late to do much now.... i didn't think it was overpriced at the time, i should probably remove my good review.....  Do you know what i need to do to the cod and knees to bring them up to approval?  or is it just a straight replace to solve the issue? 

This stinks.... i even have these all molded to me already.... i was going to bend the cod inward to make it fit a little better ....  He goes by SchubysGalacticProps now .....  Well no point in crying over spilled milk, any help with this issue is greatly appreciated!

I'm not sure what can be done to salvage the plates, but the app team will know what to do if there is anything. Sorry hun xx

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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2016, 08:34 AM »
Well either way I will continue with the build and worry about it when I submit for approval.  I hope there is a way to save some of it since I have put a decent amount of work into it already.  Thank you for bringing this to my attention so I wasn't blindsided by it later. 

I was able to finish the Velcro on the vest yesterday.  Looks pretty funny, like a made an emoji face, but its everywhere I need.  The jet pack clips will needed to be added later but it is good for now since I purchased the jet pack recently from NME and they are notorious for taking 8 weeks plus for delivery. 



I will get the Velcro on the plates tonight and get them attached to the vest.  This will be my big step towards completing the build so I am rather excited to get it together. 

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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes
« Reply #7 on: Jan 15, 2016, 08:21 AM »
Well I added all the Velco to the plates but not all the plates are quite molded correct to my body yet.  Probably should have done that before painting but some time with the heat gun will get them right. 



Its a start at least, I have the girth belt but I still need to dye it and get the nylon straps for the back. 

If anyone has any tips for molding the chest pieces to match your body please let me know.  It a constant struggle of over bending and under bending and if there is an easier way I would love to know.  Thank you for all the help!

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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes
« Reply #8 on: Jan 16, 2016, 07:21 PM »
I have been thinking about name ideas and believe I have come up with a good one.  My fiance came up with a good idea of messing with the letters in my name to make one up.  We came up with "Hanjo Solba."  I think it sounds good so that's what I am going with as long has I don't find out anyone near be is using the same one haha

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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes
« Reply #9 on: Jan 18, 2016, 08:51 AM »
I have been doing so more purchasing and work on my current build.  I am doing my best to have something completed for April's Con so I have been moving as much along as possible but pictures speak louder then words, so lets get into it.

Got some new gloves I will be priming shortly. 



Based on some on the other Merc members projects with these gloves, it should be a very fast and easy paint job.  I just hope i don't get to much paint in the gloves.

I was able to start the dying of the girth belt.  Did not go very well but a light brown may work.  Even though the girth belt was white and the dye was dark brown, it seemed like it did not want to stay dark.  I may have to buy another bottle of dye and try again later.... this time without a rubber glove with a hole in it....



(Please ignore my creepy basement door)

I also purchased some canvas material for the cape and tool pockets.  I noticed I purchased to much black so I decided to add a stripe to my cape.  Put it off center to match my helmet stripe.  I followed the 40" x 28" since 40" puts it right at the back of my knee. 



Lastly, I was thinking of going a different direction with my main rifle blaster.  This may look a little to futuristic but I feel like it has the bones I need to make a good rifle.   I have already begun puttying the screw holes up.  I will be sanding this alot the remove the odd pattern and logos. 



All tips and opinions are welcome!  I basically just wing everything I do from other forms I read.

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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes
« Reply #10 on: Jan 19, 2016, 09:41 AM »
I have a feeling I need to start posting later in the day.  Not a lot of people on in the morning but o well.

I started to paint the gloves metallic.  I noticed that due to me pulling the fabric down to paint, I had some separation from the plastic.  This may be an issue in the future but its what you get for cheap gloves....

I apologize for the out of focus picture.   



Toothpaste will come tomorrow!

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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #11 on: Jan 25, 2016, 10:05 AM »
A few more updates.  I tried dyeing my girth belt.  Sadly, what you see below is "Dark Brown."  I am thinking of trying the spray paint method I have seen some other users do.  I figure its my best bet since the dye really doesn't take well.  I really like how the back looks tho. 

Ammo belt is on its way, I will throw a picture up once I have it.

(I didn't feel like putting the jump suit on so everything is sitting a little weird)





I have also been able to attach the mussel to the barrel of my blaster.  I had to use a dial rod about quarter inch wide and a half an inch long to increase the strength between the connections by drilling into each piece.  It seems to have worked well.  I am still trying to remove the cast lines and i will need to fill the slight gaps between the mussel and barrel. 



I am getting very close to finishing paint.  I am thinking of doing a silver metallic over this whole blaster and then black washing for the damage.  I am not sure what that might look like. Has anyone done this?

I welcome any opinions, tips, and help of any kind!


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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes
« Reply #12 on: Jan 26, 2016, 07:56 AM »
I am having some new trouble as i continued with the gloves.  It seems that while the paint dried on the plastic, it did not grab very well.  When i begin wiping the toothpaste off, i end up taking the paint off all the way to the primmer.... since i have gray in my kit i may be able to cover this up with black wash but at this point i am very discouraged.... i may just buy new gloves and do without any plate armor..... either way, the mess is in the photo below.


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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes
« Reply #13 on: Jan 26, 2016, 11:25 AM »
Yeah, that's the risk with the rubbery plastic, unfortunately.  If it helps, it doesn't look terrible from here, just weathered.  Maybe the plates were painted black at one point, then you painted over it blue? :P

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Re: WIP with Some Small Changes (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #14 on: Jan 26, 2016, 01:40 PM »

I am getting very close to finishing paint.  I am thinking of doing a silver metallic over this whole blaster and then black washing for the damage.  I am not sure what that might look like. Has anyone done this?

I welcome any opinions, tips, and help of any kind!

Take a look at my custom Westars WIP



Here's two different looks for my wife's set of twin Westars (made out of MDF & PVC pipe) using Rub n Buff and all manner of weathering techniques

(Weathering and painting notes start about halfway down this post with more details on  getting the blackened gunmetal look in this post)

Best of luck!

 


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