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 Scully WIP (first armor)

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Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #15 on: Jun 25, 2017, 12:35 AM »
Thanks! The tape kept sliding down, so it's definitely lower than it should be. I think that's what's making the shape seem a bit off. Going to give that another shot with it shifted higher and see if that helps.

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Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #16 on: Jun 25, 2017, 11:50 AM »
Nice progress!

It does look like your chest plates need to be shifted up however. The collar should almost be choking you and the rest of the plates should be moved up to follow. Remember to keep about a thumbs width apart :)

It does look like the plates are a touch too wide but I'd like to see everything moved up before I recommend trimming anything.

What she said. lol

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Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #17 on: Jun 26, 2017, 12:47 PM »
Thanks! The tape kept sliding down, so it's definitely lower than it should be. I think that's what's making the shape seem a bit off. Going to give that another shot with it shifted higher and see if that helps.

Yeah tape will do that! lol can't wait to see those pictures :)

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Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #18 on: Jul 04, 2017, 07:53 AM »
Really looking forward to seeing the design come to life! #teamcape for the win!

And yes to what has been said prior: Tape slips all over when attempting to photo yourself. Find a friend to snap a few shots for you!

Tailoring the flightsuit: Don't take it in so much you can't bend without fear of a split seam on legs,, hind end, etc. or that you can't get out of it yourself. Having had to cut someone out of one...

Spacing: Triple agreement here.
If you have someone not in the know assisting you, maybe trim a bit of leftover sintra down to use like a tile spacer when taping the plates on. The assistant can refer to that and help position the plates better. Make a smaller one for the spacing around the chest diamond. And yes to the 'IF the collar plate isn't at the I think I'm about to get choked' position, it should come up a bit more. ;)

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Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #19 on: Jul 24, 2017, 02:56 PM »
Hey guys! I took your advice and fixed up the chest pieces—turns out I hadn't included the curve on the outside edges, and that’s why it looked too wide. Finished the knees and the back piece with some help, and primed and started the silver layer yesterday. Weather permitting, I'm going to try to get some more painting done today.







Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #20 on: Aug 03, 2017, 08:23 PM »
Hey guys! Made some progress on the paint job this week, so I wanted to share it with you guys. I have all the white pieces done to the point where I need to start weathering, and I just finished most of the gold pieces.

The gold paint is still drying, so I haven't completely removed the masking yet, but should be interesting. Let me know what you think!







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Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #21 on: Aug 04, 2017, 12:36 PM »
That looks really good, really genuine. Looks like someone with a slugthrower tried really hard to take you down.

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Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #22 on: Aug 04, 2017, 12:41 PM »
I get knocked down, but I get back up again.

Thanks! I studied a lot of weathering, took a lot of reference photos, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #23 on: Aug 16, 2017, 09:48 AM »
Finished painting the rest of my armor! Next up, black wash. Started on my sidearm holster as well. After a trip to the store, I'm going to attach the pieces.

I've heard a lot of methods to attach them, what's worked for you?




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Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #24 on: Aug 16, 2017, 03:37 PM »
For my armor, I use Velcro. I like that I can adjust if needed. Some people hate thag attachment method because you can move things around and use snaps or magnets. There is no right or wrong to do it so it's up to you :)

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Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #25 on: Aug 16, 2017, 04:30 PM »
Hey Vod, looking good.
For some finer detail, take some fine grit sandpaper to further feather the scratches you have received in battle  :P

I can see a little paint run in your right knee. Use some there :)

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Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #26 on: Aug 17, 2017, 12:32 PM »
Thanks for the help, guys! Doing this over the weekend, and hopefully getting it mounted on the flight suit/flak vest shortly thereafter.

Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #27 on: Aug 19, 2017, 12:17 AM »
Hey guys! I took your advice and scuffed up the exposed metal with sandpaper, then gave it a black wash.

A comparison shot of before and after dirtying it up. The piece on the right is getting a red Mythosaur on it this weekend, so no dirt for him yet.


Before and after shins:


The full layout of everything I've built so far. I'm replacing the white sash with a red one, but I wanted to have something for the picture.

Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #28 on: Aug 25, 2017, 11:00 PM »
Got my gauntlets most of the way there today—after two botched attempts at making them from sintra, I got a couple of Wal-Mart-brand toilet brush holders and converted those. Didn't need the piano hinge because I can slip my hands in and out, but I ended up cutting out and section to give my elbows some mobility.

Next step is to hit them with some black wash, and I think that'll do it.




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Re: Scully WIP (first armor)
« Reply #29 on: Aug 27, 2017, 12:21 AM »
nice work with the paint and black wash... did a good job with your gauntlets. If your looking for simplicity you could add some little greeblies or wires to them. Otherwise i like where this is going. ohhh dont forget to make sure your soft goods are weathered consistently with your armor weathering (goes for your belt and boots too)

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