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 WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target

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Bronk "Brawler" Skolgawr


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WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« on: Sep 01, 2019, 05:08 PM »
Su cuy'gar! I am currently working on my first armor, with the goal of being an OM by SWCA next year!

My character's name is Bronk "Brawler" Skolgawr. So far I've ordered & am awaiting a full set of Legacy armor, and plan on scrapping the abs from the set & building my own from sintra, since the ones with the set are fused & I'm told it will be more comfortable & easier to move if they're separated. (Pictures of what I ordered below.) I'm picturing a somewhat old-west look, with (potentially) a duster, most likely sleeveless so that it doesn't cover my armor or gauntlets l (if I can find the right one, & someone skilled with sewing that can remove the sleeves properly.) If not a duster,  then the half cape pictured instead. I also want to eventually have a Khaos helmet from TMA, as my main bucket. (Also below)
For weapons, I'm looking at carrying a modified DT-10, using the holsters shown below, modified to fit the DT-10 instead of the Westar shown with the holster.  I'm also considering carrying, or at least having slung across my back, a DLT-20a or a bowcaster, although am slowly moving away from that idea, as I suspect it will be too heavy to carry & for use in crowds. I do want some sort of blaster rifle to go across my back, but will probably go with something smaller. Any suggestions on something that looks beefy & intimidating but without the giant weight & size is appreciated. 
My gauntlets will most likely be from April Storm & will be bladed. I'd also like to have a screen & key-pad on them. I picture a keypad & digital screen on the left, & a bladed gauntlet with some sort of additional firearm or rocketry/darts weaponry on the right wrist.

Here are rough pics of my concept ideas and items I'd like to have in my kit.
Please excuse the roughness of the picture, I'm not exactly an expert with MS Paint lol.

Any suggestions, input, help etc will be greatly appreciated!

Armor ordered -


Helmet (not yet ordered) -


Weapons I would like to carry-


Holster(s) (modified to fit the weapons, obviously)  -


And here is my color scheme idea -


« Last Edit: Sep 15, 2019, 08:32 PM by Bronk "Brawler" Skolgawr » Logged
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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #1 on: Sep 02, 2019, 05:11 PM »
I like the color scheme. Did you draw that or use a program??
Look forward to seeing this build

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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #2 on: Sep 04, 2019, 07:51 PM »
I like the color scheme. Did you draw that or use a program??
Look forward to seeing this build

Vor entye! I used the Mando Maker program from here on the Forums to make the basic design, and then put it into MS Paint and edited some stuff to look more like Legacy armor, while painting in the orange color swatches and such. I did "draw" in the loin cloth, as I forgot to add it in the Mando Maker and didn't want to start over.

I've actually decided that once I have more experience & knowledge on building (& a work-space to do the work) I'm eventually going to either bulk this armor up or build an entirely new kit to become a Force Hunter. I've personally always disliked Jedi since the PT, & have always been more of an anti-hero fan, so it plays right into my interests. I'm moving away from the idea of carrying a large rifle, and instead considering a melee weapon of some sort, probably a beskad. I'll also be most likely carrying a SWTOR slug thrower (shown below) for my less armored bounties/targets, as well as the fact that Jedi tend to deflect blaster bolts but might have trouble deflecting slugs/bullets (maybe?). To fit in with the nickname "Brawler" I'm now picturing spiked knee and boot plates for close-quarters combat.



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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #3 on: Sep 06, 2019, 01:47 PM »
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I really like the color scheme

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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #4 on: Sep 06, 2019, 02:28 PM »
Thank you. If I'm being honest, the color scheme is mostly because I'm a huge Florida Gators fan and incorporated it lol. I looked up the meaning of the colors to Mandos tho, and they worked together so I went with it.

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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #5 on: Sep 07, 2019, 07:14 PM »
Awesome, cant wait to see more!

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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #6 on: Sep 15, 2019, 08:36 PM »
I've finally managed to get a workspace set up in my basement, so I can finally start to get some work done. I've ordered my armor, which will be modified, 2 blasters (the DT-10 shown Above, and the Slug Thrower shown below, unpainted so far), some spats, and  Rubies Boba helmet for now, shown below unsanded but w/ bullet-dent filled in,  (although this bucket may end up just being  a practice run for painting and design, and I may only apply for OM once I've ordered, received and finished the Khaos helmet.) I've  ordered my gauntlets from April Storm (Rav Sta'is). I bought the Death Watch Pre Viszla gaunts, but am adding bottom clam blades and a digital photo screen. (if you've never bought from her, I highly recommend her. She is a pleasure to work with and talk to!)  I'm also now working on getting the required tools and supplies needed to really get down to business on things (including hunting down my old airbrushing set-up for painting, buying a dremel tool, sand paper, etc etc.)





(NOTE - The grip on this Slug-Thrower is a bit small/short for my hand, does anyone have any suggestions on how to lengthen it?)

Edit 9-17-19
Received my flight-suit/coveralls today. Found some Red Kap brand on Amazon for a pretty decent price, about $10-15 less than on Red Kap's website.
I'm hoping to start some actual modification/paint work in the next few days, although with a trip, surgery, & car work all needing done, I'm not sure how that will turn out.

Edit 9-22-19 -
Primer work begun -

« Last Edit: Sep 22, 2019, 08:09 PM by Bronk "Brawler" Skolgawr » Logged
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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #7 on: Sep 25, 2019, 12:32 AM »
okay so progress is looking good :-)

as far as the handle for the slug thrower, maybe try adding some material to the handle like epoxy skulpt or something?? you would have to mold the piece by hand that method. or maybe find a handle that fits your hand better and swap them out. :-)

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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #8 on: Oct 05, 2019, 09:57 PM »
okay so progress is looking good :-)

as far as the handle for the slug thrower, maybe try adding some material to the handle like epoxy skulpt or something?? you would have to mold the piece by hand that method. or maybe find a handle that fits your hand better and swap them out. :-)

I hadn't thought of that, maybe I could find a handle from another blaster and epoxy it on in place of this one. Thanks!

I also need some input on a couple of other things;
I'm not finding a lot of info for attaching armor to the flak vest either. Any input on that? I'm thinking rare earth magnets or Chicago screws.

Also, need opinions on option 1 or 2 (pics below) or option 3 is cutting the top portion  of the original ear-cap off and replacing with the custom base/antenna.
 Thoughts anyone?




(I'm leaning towards option 1,but interested in other opinions)

Edit 10-6-19
New color scheme -

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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #9 on: Oct 06, 2019, 03:46 AM »
I'd say for flak vest use Chicago screws.  And if you like option one go for it:)

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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #10 on: Oct 09, 2019, 09:16 PM »
UPDATE -
I received several things in the past day or 2, including my armor set! Pics below. I can't wait to get started painting and forming it to me. (BTW, I do not recommend ABS for armor, it's thin and I've already cracked a piece just flexing it in my hand 😒)









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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #11 on: Oct 10, 2019, 11:44 PM »
Looking good! Sorry to hear about the crack. But make it into some battle damage :)

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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #12 on: Oct 11, 2019, 04:14 PM »
Looking good! Sorry to hear about the crack. But make it into some battle damage :)

Yeah, I'm thinking either that or I can fix it with  bondo, I'm just hoping that it doesn't crack like that when I'm wearing it at a Troop or con.

Update - 10/11/19
Seeking input/opinions on using a mirrored green visor instead of black, to pull together the little bit of green that I'm using in my soft armor. Thoughts?


« Last Edit: Oct 13, 2019, 03:52 PM by Bronk "Brawler" Skolgawr » Logged
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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #13 on: Oct 11, 2019, 07:44 PM »
I think the green would be awesome. Im actually doing the same thing with my armor since my flight suit is green lol

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Re: WIP Legacy - OM by SWCA target
« Reply #14 on: Oct 13, 2019, 03:51 PM »
I think the green would be awesome. Im actually doing the same thing with my armor since my flight suit is green lol

Awesome! Could you please LMK where you find a decent green visor, if you do? I can't seem to find one that's not transparent... I was thinking of doing a black one underneath the green, but am afraid it will compromise the color of the green one.

Update 10-14
I ordered a green somewhat transparent shield for less than $8. Figured I'd give it a try and see if putting a dark one underneath works. If not, I'm only out $8 lol. If anyone knows where to find a mirrored green or shade 8 or higher (non-transparent) face shield lens, I'd appreciate it if you could LMK.

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