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 Alay's Jodo Kast ~ TEOD Act 2 ~ Critique Please :)

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Alay's Jodo Kast ~ TEOD Act 2 ~ Critique Please :)
« on: Sep 18, 2019, 10:24 AM »
Hey!  I just submitted my costume over on the 501st, and asked in the Firaxan Clan pre-approval thread for critique.  Hoping some fine folks familiar with Jodo Kast would be willing to chime in here :)  There were some feedback pointers in that thread that were already pointed out and some follow up questions too so be sure to read ahead a smidge ;)

This is the application as I submitted for the 501st, so a once over/guidance would be hot and if it's applicable under the mercs!

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Full Source Material Located Here:

https://imgur.com/gallery/Amgli

Applicant Note #1: The comic has had two reprints, and both times the coloring changes.  The digital re-release is much more washed out.  I used a PHYSICAL copy of the comic ON HAND to match all color choices as best as possible.  In all, consistency was the primary goal.  I am also partially color blind on the yellow spectrum so if I'm off and need to repaint it just let me know

Applicant Note #2: The comic itself is very inconsistent, with Jodo's colors changing between panels, weathering appearing and disappearing, etc.  The character version specifically I am creating is part of the "second act".  Basically from this page onward.  My major reference page is THIS PAGE.

Applicant Note #3: In many cases where details were odd or incorrect, I based my build off Return of the Jedi Boba Fett.  This is why the Flak Jacket is a light color rather than the same blue as the jumpsuit.  It should be noted I am currently considering a replacement flak jacket that mimics the color of the flight suit and material.  I've been advised by certain prominent LMOs that it ain't worth the effort of replacing/changing up, but I'm a purest damnit.

Applicant Note #4: Where possible I will be providing weathering justifications.  Note that panel to panel is different, so I try to pick prominent and consistent panels when choosing weathering.

Materials (Geez there's a lot of stuff):

Helmet ~ Modified GMH2 Helmet
Armor ~ All metal from Joe Civitello
Gauntlets ~ DVH
Flamethrower ~ Welded aluminum by my brother
Girth Belt ~ ManoWar
Leather Belt ~ Delta Leather
Belt Greeblies ~ 3d Printed from Thingiverse (Stormtrooperguy / Brian Anderson made them I think)
Jetpack Body ~ Manowar
Jetpack Rocket ~ 3d printed (Brian again I think)
Flightsuit / Flak Jacket / Gloves / Spats ~ Clothears
Boots ~ ImperialBoots

All pictures are here: https://ctg501.com/community/index.php?/gallery/album/47-jodo-kast/

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There are several specific comparison shots for weathering added:







Helmet:







Armor:





Collar Reference:



Chest light sequence: https://youtu.be/LPkQpY1ndyM


Feedback given so far:
  • Spats should cover ankle ties
  • Left Breast Plate is misaligned
  • Boots and belt definitely need some weathering love
  • Flak Jacket and Gloves might need more weathering
  • Knees have padding that's visible

My own notes:
  • Neck seal gets pulled forward with wear, need to make sure that doesn't happen
  • Knees look like garbage and don't sit consistently.  I need to probably scrap and remake them smaller for my own sanity.
  • Belt is a little wavy, fitting issue because it sits fine when laid down
  • Neck seal gets pulled forward with wear, need to make sure that doesn't happen
  • Helmet sometimes tilts.  I think my chin cup isn't centered :(

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Re: Alay's Jodo Kast ~ TEOD Act 2 ~ Critique Please :)
« Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 2019, 03:09 PM »
Welcome to the darkest pit called Legends of Mandalore xD
Apart for the things you noted I have nothing else to add, really. Minor tweaks, some dirt and you're ready to go. Your armor looks very faithful to the source material, so once you get your app going it should be a fast one imo.
Here is our misplaced BRL for Jodo in case you need to compare requirements with 501st ;)

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Re: Alay's Jodo Kast ~ TEOD Act 2 ~ Critique Please :)
« Reply #2 on: Nov 15, 2019, 09:43 AM »
Welcome to the darkest pit called Legends of Mandalore xD
Apart for the things you noted I have nothing else to add, really. Minor tweaks, some dirt and you're ready to go. Your armor looks very faithful to the source material, so once you get your app going it should be a fast one imo.
Here is our misplaced BRL for Jodo in case you need to compare requirements with 501st ;)

^He's not wrong, and that's partly my fault.

Have you heard back from your 501st GML yet? 

Really love the take on your weathering there.  Really solid build.  Are you planning on having this kit approved through the mercs and later the Brigades? 

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Re: Alay's Jodo Kast ~ TEOD Act 2 ~ Critique Please :)
« Reply #3 on: Dec 08, 2019, 02:26 AM »
This is honestly some really beautiful work. :)

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Re: Alay's Jodo Kast ~ TEOD Act 2 ~ Critique Please :)
« Reply #4 on: Jan 05, 2020, 10:04 AM »
OOOOH, another Jodo build and complete too, looks like I might need to bend your ear for advice  ;)

 


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