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 Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.

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Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« on: Mar 09, 2016, 05:25 PM »
Ok, Vode. I think it's time to start a WIP for real.  So this here is going to be Sotar Rua. I think I'm at a point where I feel comfortable sharing what my ideas are, and soon actually posting up pics and whatnot.  So here goes.
Basic idea is that Sotar is from an arctic region.  As for armor, I'm going with medium coverage.  Paint scheme will venetally be a custom "camo" pattern.  I'm not the biggest fan of vrivht whites, blues, etc.  So, I'm taking inspiration from my hometown during a brutal snowstorm.  Grey or khaki flightsuit, with paint being darker, dirty white, black, grey.  It'll make more sense once i get some paint.  But essentially, I'm thinking dirty, muddy snow, rather than bright beautiful powder.
The armor itself is on order from Drake Manufacturing.  Design drawn by Drake, my skills are pitiful in the best of days.


I'm a fan of the angled plates and the little "Batman" claws for ice traction, as well as close combat.
The gauntlets will be fairly minimal overall, with a flamethrower as the main feature, because, y'know, flamethrower!!
As for soft parts, still in planning stages, but I think a kama would look lovely on this guy.

Helmet-wise, I currently have two to work on and decide.  I have an Iron Forge Renegade, as well as a Tom Vader Juggernaut.  Leaning towards the Juggernaut, but any input would be appreciated.

Weapons-wise, I have an absolutely gorgeous Mynock's Den beskad I need to paint. I also have a Technisub Ranger speargun yo modify into a Pulce 40 style blaster.  Other than that, still planning.  More to come as I think of them, or pics are taken if progress.  Any thoughts or ideas if things I haven't touched on, please ceel free to let me know!  Thanks, vode!!

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Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #1 on: Mar 12, 2016, 10:21 PM »
I've ordered a Buzzerker from Tom and I'm very anxious for it to be here. As for soft part I've purchased many of mine from Sidi Renn and here quality of work is exceptional. My new flight suit and kama should be here soon. In all I think your concept is very solid.

Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2016, 10:15 PM »
Thanks!! I'll clesh him out more as time goes on.  I want to focus on the build, not the back story quite yet.  And yeah, soft parts is where I'm stuck.  I like the idea of a one-piece flightsuit, but I've heard good things about scrubs.  Flak vest I'm pretty sure I'll have to order from someone, my sewing skills are, well, non-existent at the moment.

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Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #3 on: Mar 13, 2016, 11:00 PM »
There are plenty of options in the Supply depot thread. I like Sidi because she is very generous with working with you on payments if need be.

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« Reply #4 on: Mar 13, 2016, 11:11 PM »
I may just have to look into Sidi's stuff! Thanks for the recommendation!

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Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #5 on: Mar 13, 2016, 11:56 PM »
I'll post pics for you when I get my flight suit and kama. This way you can see my vest and girthbelt along with it.

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Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #6 on: Mar 14, 2016, 02:12 AM »
I'm really glad to see you starting a WIP, vod.  I'll be watching avidly and cheering you on.

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Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #7 on: Mar 14, 2016, 02:18 PM »
I'm really glad to see you starting a WIP, vod.  I'll be watching avidly and cheering you on.

Thanks, Havelock!! Feels good to be starting one, I have to say.  Nice thing is, I have some armor in the works, and I have a buddy who mentioned I can use his shed and tools if I need to, so I have an option for someplace to work other than my tiny little apartment balcony.

That being said, here's an admittedly ugly lic of my buckets.  I just realized I have no pics of them on my head.  I'll try taking a pic or two when I get home from work. Still trying to decide exactly which one to focus on more, though both will be worked on eventually.



Also, boots, yo!!  Thinking these will be used after covering or removing logos and whatnot.


Thanks for looking!! Not much to go on, but any thoughts or suggestions/concerns always welcome as this gets going.

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Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #8 on: Mar 14, 2016, 07:51 PM »
Those aren't ugly pictures at all, vod.  And those are some seriously sweet buckets!  The boots should work just fine for you, too.

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Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #9 on: Mar 14, 2016, 08:04 PM »
I think the bucket on the right, with the "dirty snow" camouflage, blue mirrored visor, and a rebreather mask installed on the lower half of the visor, would look absolutely amazing.

Just a quick idea for ya  :P

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Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #10 on: Mar 14, 2016, 08:46 PM »
I think the bucket on the right, with the "dirty snow" camouflage, blue mirrored visor, and a rebreather mask installed on the lower half of the visor, would look absolutely amazing.

Just a quick idea for ya  :P

That's kindof what I was thinking! The rebreather idea I go back and forth on, but I'm leaning towards the Juggernaut as this kit's bucket.  I want Sotar to be kind of a brute, (taking some cues from a polar bear).  The Renegade on the left is something special I'm holding off on for now.
Those aren't ugly pictures at all, vod.  And those are some seriously sweet buckets!  The boots should work just fine for you, too.

Havelock, thanks! I took the pictures as my helmets were in top of my fridge, so it felt like a weird angle...
Yeah, I'm hoping the boots work.  They seemed to have a winter Boba feel to them.

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Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #11 on: Mar 14, 2016, 08:57 PM »
I was thinking the rebreather as some sort of cold-weather breathwarmer apparatus, but it'd look great either way!

Quick question out of curiosity: on the helmet on the left, is that triangular tab in the middle of the brow for support for behind the visor, or is that to go on the outside and be visible?

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Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #12 on: Mar 14, 2016, 09:04 PM »
I was thinking the rebreather as some sort of cold-weather breathwarmer apparatus, but it'd look great either way!

Quick question out of curiosity: on the helmet on the left, is that triangular tab in the middle of the brow for support for behind the visor, or is that to go on the outside and be visible?

Once I get to that point, I may make a rebreather and try it both ways to see which I like.

As for the triangle, as far as I know now, it's visible with the visor in.  Fid a test fit quick, but I'll edit my post later when I get home and take a closer look.

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Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #13 on: Mar 14, 2016, 09:06 PM »
Sweet! Tried to visualize it both ways...

Also, just a thought, if you could manage to add some frost and icicles to your weathering, that would look AWESOME

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Re: Sotar Rua- pre-WIP concept.
« Reply #14 on: Mar 14, 2016, 09:21 PM »

Also, just a thought, if you could manage to add some frost and icicles to your weathering, that would look AWESOME

Not gonna rule it out, but one thing i definitely qant to try to add is a little bit of salt rust.  One thing that I've thought if is that most arctic Mandis seem to be wilderness Mandos.  I want to add a little industrial to mine, and one thing that screams industrial arctic civilization is the line of rust on the bottoms of car doors after numerous Duluth, MN winters.  But if I can fugyre out a way to do frist and make it believable, you'd better believe I'll have some on there!

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