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 Avior's First Armor

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Avior's First Armor
« on: Apr 22, 2018, 04:59 PM »
So, I've actually had my chest armor and shoulder bells cut and formed since my first armor party, which was forever ago, but I'm just getting around to posting about it. Onyx of Aiwha Riders Clan did nearly all of that, along with help from several others there.

Now, within the past week or so, I've actually done quite a bit of work. Not all was on my plates, most was on my helmet, but I've got most of it painted.






For the future, I plan for a backplate, cod plate, knees, and gauntlets. I may do shins, but still undecided.
But, none of that will be happening soon, I leave for RTC Great Lakes on Tuesday. But dont fret, I'll be back!

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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #1 on: Apr 23, 2018, 04:05 AM »
Looks great!

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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #2 on: Apr 24, 2018, 08:24 AM »
Those are some very pink plates! With that green, I really like it  ;D. Great start

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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #3 on: Jun 13, 2018, 05:49 PM »
Rise necropost! Rise!
:porg2:
...Ahem... Now that that's out of the way.
So sorry to keep you guys waiting so long for an update. I was away on business, and it didn't allow for anything fun. But, I'm back and ready to go.
Got some painting and weathering done today, no weathering on the chestplates though.


What do you think?

Those are some very pink plates! With that green, I really like it  ;D. Great start
Alas, my friends, they are red.  :) My lighting just really sucks.

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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #4 on: Aug 05, 2018, 12:18 AM »
I think we've established that I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, and am just winging it at this point. But, here we go, my attempt at weathering armor. Not done by a long shot. Probably going to sand it down a bit. We'll see how it goes.
Sorry for the weird angle.


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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #5 on: Aug 07, 2018, 02:51 PM »
That's looking pretty nice.  Get some black wash on it, and that weathering will really pop!  Keep up the great work.

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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #6 on: Aug 07, 2018, 10:45 PM »
That's looking pretty nice.  Get some black wash on it, and that weathering will really pop!  Keep up the great work.
Starting on that as we speak!



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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #7 on: Aug 08, 2018, 01:20 PM »
Simply beautiful.  Great job!

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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #8 on: Sep 16, 2018, 08:05 PM »
So, I'm back, and I've made progress!  I'm pretty much done with the chest and shoulders, all I've gotta do is attatch it to my vest. Knees are a work in progress and I really hope I can get this all at least wearable by this Sunday for MegaCon. FYI it is much dirtier looking in person, it's not just silver splotches!



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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #9 on: Sep 23, 2018, 03:18 PM »
Looking great!  :sabine:  Keep up the hard work  :like:

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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #10 on: Oct 08, 2018, 02:25 PM »
Love love loooooove your weathering!! You've done so well!  :<3:

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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #11 on: Oct 08, 2018, 02:29 PM »
That weathering is great.  Any tips?

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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #12 on: Oct 08, 2018, 08:33 PM »
Looking great!  :sabine:  Keep up the hard work  :like:
Thank you! I will! :<3:
Love love loooooove your weathering!! You've done so well!  :<3:
Thank you so much! I think I saw you at MegaCon, your kit is awesome! :porg2:
That weathering is great.  Any tips?
Not sure on tips, but I can tell you what I did, and link you the video I referenced.
To start off, I didn't use any masking fluid or stuff like that, this is all painted onto the surface.
Second, I painted small, "random" silvery patches to the places I wanted more major damage. I let it dry overnight and then dabbed on a mixture of jet black paint and rubbing alcohol, and followed the video from there for the most part. With the paint I used for the silver, it starts to pull away and dissolve a bit with the alcohol when dabbing the excess black paint off, because of the fact that I didn't seal it. I think that makes it look more realistic in my opinion.
I hopes this helps a bit, and here's the video and some more up close photos of the actual plates! :D


https://youtu.be/nKubVz-_Aqo
And the paint I used was just acrylic paint from Wal-Mart.
Also, definitely seal with clear coat after you're done.

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Re: Avior's First Armor
« Reply #13 on: Oct 10, 2018, 03:18 PM »
Thank you! I will! :<3:Thank you so much! I think I saw you at MegaCon, your kit is awesome!

Ah yes!! you probably did!! Great work!! Can't wait to troop with you!

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