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 Armor Build for my good friend

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Armor Build for my good friend
« on: Sep 19, 2017, 07:30 PM »
My good buddy Jacob saw one of my scratch built Helmets and decided that he wanted a full kit. I came up with the idea of having him and a few others with matching paint schemes to my kit to form some sort of Mando Squad. He's not on the forums yet, but I wanted to document the build just in case he wants to become OM someday.

So I started with a scratch build of a helmet from cardboard, a HD bucket, fiberglass and hardhat. The original bucket build is here:
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=121863.msg1642126#msg1642126
I modified it a bit by adding vents in the back and changing the paint scheme. I still need to add ears and a range finder



Armor Cut out, physical damage applied and test fit/shaping







These are a couple of the concepts we had, played around with a couple of ideas. I ultimately chose to go with a lot of the ideas he had in his black and white drawing, but he's given me free reign as to what to do creatively




Paint and weathering goes on. I used a combination of physical damage, tooth paste masking, topical scratches with a metallic paint pen, misting for a carbon scouring effect, cinnamon for rust and grim in the crevices







Currently out of sintra, will come back to this build in a few weeks. Afterwards we will move on to soft parts




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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #1 on: Sep 20, 2017, 10:28 AM »
Very well done, I imagine your friend is very excited.

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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #2 on: Sep 20, 2017, 06:01 PM »
Perfection.

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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #3 on: Sep 21, 2017, 11:28 AM »
That guy had a lot of close combat predatory encounters! ;)

I really like how you work that damage in!

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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #4 on: Sep 22, 2017, 05:01 PM »
Wow! That's fantastic weathering. Very nice work.

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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #5 on: Oct 06, 2017, 11:30 AM »
Started scratch building his left gauntlet, ordered some more sintra, plan to build the bottom half this weekend







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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #6 on: Oct 06, 2017, 11:52 AM »
Is that a Nokia keypad? He'll be practically invincible!

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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #7 on: Oct 06, 2017, 12:12 PM »
Is that a Nokia keypad? He'll be practically invincible!

Yes its from a nokia 5300 lol
https://www.cnet.com/products/nokia-5300-xpress-music/review/

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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #8 on: Oct 09, 2017, 11:29 AM »
Finished the gauntlets and created some earpieces for his helmet












added a decal to his shoulder bell

created Range finder



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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #9 on: Oct 09, 2017, 11:48 AM »
Very well done, I imagine your friend is very excited.

I VERY much am. I am on the forums now so I can start the road to becoming OM>

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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #10 on: Oct 16, 2017, 10:23 AM »
I got the ear caps mounted. Im using Neodymium magnets plus steel nuts in the ear cap so that the ear piece is easily removable for upgrades or future touch ups/repaints.



We also started shaping the back plate ( which we will revisit) and Gra'Tua got to try on the armor for the first time with a paint job :)







We decided to go with a sleeveless mando look. We just needed to finish shaping the back plate and the shin/knee armor, then we will be finished with hard parts and move on to the soft parts and accessories. For our squad we plan to have matching blades that a friend of Gra'Tua will make for us.

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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #11 on: Oct 17, 2017, 03:30 PM »

Awesome kit!!  Your work is superb, love the weathering and colour scheme.  Looking forward to how you weather the soft parts.

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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #12 on: Oct 18, 2017, 11:50 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #13 on: Oct 23, 2017, 04:10 PM »
so we have decided to go with a black vest and grey jumpsuit, we tested out those colors this past weekend. Gra'Tua did some work on his blaster and I told him that he could have my old MOW gloves that are too small for me. We worked on shaping his back plate some more and created some Shnees for him







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Re: Armor Build for my good friend
« Reply #14 on: Oct 23, 2017, 04:24 PM »
Are you using actual cinnamon for weathering purposes?

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