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 Mandalorian Assassin, So It Begins...(With Pictures Lots and Lots of Pictures)

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Yolah Hyperion


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About time I finally got around to doing work upon my armor rather than just spew ideas.

Armor Concept: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=120657.msg1630631#msg1630631

Alright, so the first thing I managed to complete today is my left gauntlet.

This is a set of AprilStorm gauntlets that I had sitting around for a while, right one is being sanded and repainted. After much sanding and more sanding and more sanding, then... more sanding, the gauntlet was finally smooth enough to begin work and filling the small wonderful gaps that come from 3d printed items  ;D

I started off with the usual primer, then silver. I bought liquid latex and masked off areas that were to be damaged. I used a small knife that was in a kit from a grooming set to carve scratches and chunks out of the plastic. Applied more liquid latex and sprayed black paint over that, more latex and much drying later, I was finally able to spray on my base coat of paint.

After all that had dried I took my stencil from my PC, sized, printed, and carved into the painters tape to achieve my desired shape. Very very carefully placing the stencil onto the gauntlet



Then covering the remaining area off with a bag.



The painting begins again  :P



Now the results of the days work!! ;D









Whats under all that latex ??







And finally the big reveal



I still need to blackwash and add a few tiny details but that is what I have so far, Let me know what you think





« Last Edit: Aug 08, 2017, 09:50 AM by Yolah Hyperion » Logged
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It looks great. Nice job on the weathering.

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It looks great. Nice job on the weathering.

Thank you, hopefully I will have the right one posted within the next few days  :P

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Off to a good start!

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Off to a good start!

Thanks, slowly but surely  :laugh:

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Mandalore the Preserver

"I have poured blood, sweat, manly tears, months and years, and quite possibly my mortal soul into this armor. Treat it like it is the last child on earth."
-Svik Katora

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Those symbols are super nice, gonna look real nice on the rest of your Kit.
Can't wait to see what's next.  :D

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Thanks, slowly but surely  :laugh:
Best way to go.  Took me two years of off and on work to get approved, and have been slowly working on my upgrades to get in as an assassin.

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Mandalorian Assassin, Right Gauntlet
« Reply #7 on: Oct 17, 2016, 11:35 AM »
Progress Time!!!

After tearing apart a television I was given for free, I found some items that sparked some thoughts and ideas!! I smoothed and filed, literally with a small file, the one blaster that goes on my right gauntlet and I thought to myself "Why does the gauntlet blaster only have a little bit of power to it? Where does the heat go from the shots after continuous firing? Shouldn't there be some way for all the heat build up to be dispensed quicker?"
With that rattling around in my head I decided that the blasters should have a little more power to them but with that would come more heat buildup, so the idea was sketched onto the gauntlet then the actual piece for the vent was cut out.



After much sanding, cutting, and filing, this is what the gauntlet started to look like.



Of course I couldn't leave a hack job like that, so Bondo to the rescue.
I had read that Bondo was highly pungent.. But my goodness this stuff was like a kick in the face. Even with my mask on it was still strong enough that I had to step inside and take a break.



Some buttons for reasons, because what gauntlet couldn't use a few more buttons right??  :laugh:


All jokes aside the purpose of the buttons were to add a sense of realism and more functioning feel to the gauntlet for myself. Yes I know one of the buttons is not aligned proper that was on purpose. The power cells will be added on the back side of the gauntlet, which is still drying and will be cleaned up some tonight.

These pictures were taken yesterday and I have since smoothed out more areas that had Bondo. More to come very soon..

Big thank you to Vor'Shi Tyran for letting me use his dremel  ;D

Thoughts? Questions?

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Mandalore the Preserver

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I LOVE the concept! And I am looking forward your progress!

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Re: Mandalorian Assassin, Left Gauntlet Blackwash
« Reply #9 on: Oct 17, 2016, 12:34 PM »
Haha thank you, it'll get done eventually!!

*Update*

10/20/2016

I blackwashed my left gauntlet and will have pictures up tonight for review and recommendations.
I will do what I can to sand the right gauntlet and get its primed pictures up shortly. Thank you all for your patience.

Here be the pictures as promised









I love how much the scratches held the blackwash and grime!!


Some up close look at the grime and detail.





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Mandalore the Preserver

"I have poured blood, sweat, manly tears, months and years, and quite possibly my mortal soul into this armor. Treat it like it is the last child on earth."
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Much Much Later

I saw that another member ,YourMaster, had an actual robe that went with his armor. This sparked my imagination, would it be acceptable to have a outer Jetii robe, the thick one often removed before a dual, as my cape/back area?  :-\




His sits under the backplate where as mine would attach in a manner that went under the top portion of my backplate and the rest covered down to my calves.
It would be burned, torn, etc.. to show that the robe had seen some action.



On a side note my right gauntlet will be up and posted today, 11/3/2016  :P

« Last Edit: Nov 03, 2016, 07:22 AM by Yolah Hyperion » Logged
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Mandalore the Preserver

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Interesting concept. Mandalore has something similar, but it is still under a belt I believe. I would check with an app team member, but I like the idea. :)

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Mandalorian Assassin, Right Gauntlet Paint Reveal
« Reply #12 on: Nov 03, 2016, 07:23 AM »
Thank you,

Sent the app team the Q&A and hopefully they will have an answer for me.


My right gauntlet turned out really well I think..

Before all the latex and paint was applied.











This is after latex and paint applied  ;D



















Thoughts?? Questions?

The three clawed beast scratches will come into play later here  8)
Very secret project

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Looks good vod. They look just a little more worn then you left gauntlets, but it'll probably even out with your black/brown washes as well as being next to the rest of your kit. :). Looking forward to the mystery of the three clawed beast! :P

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"Tion ke'gyce ner kad al'ijaat?"~What guides my sword if not honor?



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Looks good vod. They look just a little more worn then you left gauntlets, but it'll probably even out with your black/brown washes as well as being next to the rest of your kit. :). Looking forward to the mystery of the three clawed beast! :P

Thank you :D
Was figuring since I'm right handed the right one would have just a little more wear and tear on it than the left  :P
It will be blackwashed tomorrow!
The three clawed beast will be a secret project that I will eventually reveal *insert evil laugh here*

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Mandalore the Preserver

"I have poured blood, sweat, manly tears, months and years, and quite possibly my mortal soul into this armor. Treat it like it is the last child on earth."
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