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 [WIP] Naritar Ka'ra - Mk1 OM 4-5-17 - NOW with UPGRADE punchlist!

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APP PICTURES:  March 29, 2017
Go ahead given by Regional Ruus'alor

Front


Close up, showing gap between collar and chest


Left


Back


Right


Weapons


Bucket off


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WIP PICTURES ARE IN POST # 3, just below

Build: Light with Kama
Weapon: Vibro-pike, Westar 38's, hunting knife
Color Scheme:  Blue and Green, with yellow Kill Stripes / Accents

Soft Parts
Flight Suit:  DONE
Vest w/Neckseal:  Made from light gray duck cloth, quilted neck seal, velcro closure down the back - DONE (Just need minor Velcro for chest plates)
Girth Belt:  Went with a sash/loin/kama combo... DONE
Ammo Belt & Pouches:  DONE
Kama:  DONE
Boot Wraps:  Have material
Boots:  DONE
Gloves: DONE

Armor
Bucket:  Vader Juggernaut - primary color, kill stripes, some weathering, contrast color - DONE
Collar, chest, belly, knees, shoulders, back - DONE
Gaunts - DONE
Diamond - DONE
Boot Armor - DONE, need blackwash and velcro for boot wraps

Weapon Loadout
Blasters - DONE, except for blackwash
Boot Knife - DONE

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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2016, 09:56 PM »
WIP is started.  Now let's get the progress started.  You're on your way!

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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2016, 12:24 PM »
Commandeering my "gotta get my shebs in gear" post to make this my picture post, so you don't have to scroll down three pages to see it.  I'll get all my pics in here eventually.

2017-03-25 PRE-APP PICTURES!!!!!
Just going to let these speak for themselves:













2017-03-21
Boot armor cut and shaped, waiting for the rain to stop so I can paint.


One Westar is ready for blackwash.


2017-03-19

Layout picture of all armor, done and weathered!!! Also weathered ammo pouches and got starters on my accent colors on my blasters.



Okay - Soft parts are officially DONE, with the exception of weathering :P  **Forgive the imgur link, BOTH photobucket and flickr are not letting me access my photos right now.**  :-[  I'm still missing my knees (need straps or Velcro) and gaunts (need final paint and closures), but at least I have my iron heart now.
http://imgur.com/a/sgZoy

Good Progress This Weekend
Aaaaand... BOOM! This is about, 85% of it. Missing diamond, gaunts, knees, kama, gaters, and backplate (which needs trimming and reshaping.  BUT... PROGRESS!!!



This was when things were getting real. Velcro on plates!


First look with the vest and other soft bits:


I've had the sash/loin/kama cut and zigzagged for a couple of weeks. This weekend was about Velcro, hemming my vest, and more Velcro:




2017-01-16 - Another Mini Update
Knife is now done - and I absolutely LOVE how this has turned out. Used a flat brick red primer, then added the mottled paint with three colors of acrylic. Little trial and error to give it the look of polished wood. Finally sealed it with a clear coat and used Pledge furniture polish.  It seemed to do the trick.


Also... chest diamond!!!  :P


2017-01-15 - Mini Update
So today I finished my shoulder bells and got the accent color on my gauntlets.



Did some work on my boot knife by sanding down the very sharp edge, to make it more troop friendly


Not pictured... cut my chest diamond (finally) and painted the accent color.

2017-01-11
Back Plate now has the contrast chevs on it -- but when i was lining up my neck piece, to get the right starting points for the chevs on the back... I realized that the back plate is much wider than my neck plate. So, I'll be trimming down at the shoulders then tapering it in so it's got a nice curve. Hopefully not having to do too much painting on the edges.

And the "DONE" picture shows how crappy the lighting is in my house. Hahaha

DONE:


MASKED OFF:


2017-01-07 - Final painting on buy'ce!!  LOVE the green!!



and GRRRRRRRRR for the painter's tape stripping a bunch of the blue off (next photo) - but it was colder and raining that day... i know, unusual for Los Angeles!


Thanks to ALL who input on the green highlights! I really love the way it came out (except for that bit in the last photo.  maybe it was a really BIG blaster shot! lol
Oh, and it should be noted that most of the masking hasn't been removed yet. So there will be more chips and what not on the green ridges.

2016-12-26 - MOAR PAINT!!!
Buy'ce masked off for kill stripes


Shoulders getting a quick 'shield', which will be the background for my mythosaur skulls. There's about 2 inches of blue on either side.


Close up of chest plate masked for secondary color.


Top view of torso armor ready for secondary color


360 View of bucket with stripes and rudimentary weathering. Still need to figure out where my contrast is going to go





Torso armor unmasked (sorry it's sideways)


Bucket, shoulders (still a WIP) and my icky just-for-now knees


2016-12-05 - YES... that there is the first weathering and first coat of paint!!!
First coat of the primary color. Managed to get MOST of the paint on the beskar'gam, instead of me this time. Though a vod pointed out that I sprayed it on too thick, so it's taking forever to dry. But... live and learn. :)  Still... progress!!!


Used some liquid latex to paint on some dings and blaster shots, as well as some natural wear and tear where the plates may contact each other.


2016-11-16 - We have METAL!!!!
So, with the exception of one half of one clamshell gauntlet, which I cannot find right now, everything is primered, metaled (it's a word) and ready for clear coat.  Oh... and realized I don't have a chest diamond for some reason. I'm not happy with the knees, but I'm hoping to make them work for now and that will be my first upgrade.

Sooooo much sanding...


Primered... and more sanding, this time with the doggo helping.  Yes... primer... that helpful tool that shows you where you didn't quite sand as well as you'd thought.


Yeah... sanding fail.  :P


I'm officially a METAL-HEAD!!!  Damn, that's a beautiful buy'ce:


All the metal soldiers lined up in a row.


Much Mando. Such beskar'gam. Wow.


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2016-07-02 - Progress on Gauntlets and Knees
So, today I was able to get about 3 hours of solid work done on my kit. Now, stuff is setting up and drying, so... inside for some hydration and A/C.
By the way... Disturbed is GREAT to listen to when doing kit work... just throwin that out there.  Anyways... pictures:

Gauntlet with Comm System by Ter N Solo.  So, today I finished sanding the Bondo, and realized there were a number of gouges and spaces where I must've missed. Oops.  So, using my ever-present JB Water Weld epoxy putty, I filled in the oopsies. I didn't think I could quite pass them all off as battle damage.


Knees - using a simplified version of the Boba knees. It may be sacrilege, but I'm not going to do the dart casings... yet. :P


The gray is the Water Weld, you can see where I've used it to beef up the kneecap armor and fill in any gaps at the seams.


Lastly - a photo of all three beautiful things, now drying on my deck... in the shade, so the sun doesn't misshape the Sintra.


2016-06-13 - LOTS of updates



Okay so with the work done yesterday at my AP, I can now officially say that ALL of my armor pieces are cut, shaped and sanded.  With the exception of my knees - everything is primered. 

Vibropike is still on the list, but I do have a pair of Ter-n-Solo's Westar 38's that I'm working on, plus a vod gave me a really sweet wooden knife blank that I'll be using, ya know when ya gotta get up close and personal like.

I realize I haven't updated with pictures in a long ol while - but the chest plates are done (finally).  BUT, due to some happy circumstances, I have to rework my flight suit and vest, to take it in.  ;)

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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2016, 01:12 PM »
Bucket front


Bucket - Bondo work, smooth as a baby Mando's bottom


Nerf Mod


Vibro Pike



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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #4 on: Feb 22, 2016, 02:05 PM »
That's a nice start.  Good job, vod.

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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22, 2016, 04:33 PM »
Thanks, Havelock - I've been lurking on your WIP thread for a while.  Let's get these kits done, ner'vod!!

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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #6 on: Feb 22, 2016, 04:47 PM »
Its a great start. Ill be following with anticipation.

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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #7 on: Feb 27, 2016, 04:05 PM »
Today's offering:

Working on shaping chest plates. More difficult on Femandos, but definitely challenging on my body type. But, here you go.  Feedback is welcome!!

Front, full body:


Side - you can see where hubs formed them around a bit:


Closer view of the spacing. The gaps from the darts will be bondo'd and sanded:
{picture coming soon}

And close up... Oh oh too close, a little too close:


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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #8 on: Feb 27, 2016, 05:42 PM »
May want to just run those darts up a little more, that bottom edge is still floating a little. But, that looks very nice, and beautifully adapted to fit you (breasts are just a pain aren't they?)

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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #9 on: Feb 27, 2016, 10:25 PM »
Looks like it could use a little curve higher up, if possible from the bottom corner of the diamond cut out to the outside corner of the arm cut outs. Looks like you might have bit more give there, and would help the plates conform to your body better without having to mess with your darts much, if at all. I'll try to draw a line in paint or something to show what I mean.
You're close vod. Very close. Just a little more curve and you'll be golden



Something like this. Will probably also need to tweak some other parts (curve the outside edge out, for example) as well.

Like I said, you're very close. Certainly the suggestion to increase your darts will work. It might even be easier. I personally just think this would look better.

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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #10 on: Feb 28, 2016, 10:27 AM »
Thanks Kris and Malakier for your suggestions. I'll play around with them a bit more at the armor party today. I'm excited about making progress!!

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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #11 on: Apr 15, 2016, 01:17 AM »
Been awhile, but some small progress made tonight before I lost the light.

Ear caps sanded and glued. The darts on my now trimmed chest plates bondo'd in. And some trimming done on my gaunts.


Lots of goopy Bondo. :P


Gauntlet is coming along... okay. We'll see.


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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #12 on: Apr 15, 2016, 01:20 AM »
We have progress! Yay!

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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #13 on: Apr 15, 2016, 06:22 PM »
Yes, because someone is on my shebs to get my kit done.  Hmmm... I wonder whooooooo...

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Re: Naritar Ka'ra - Mark 1
« Reply #14 on: Apr 15, 2016, 06:22 PM »
Yes, because someone is on my shebs to get my kit done.  Hmmm... I wonder whooooooo...
No clue who that might be.


So...any more progress?

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