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 Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl

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Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« on: Nov 28, 2019, 08:44 AM »
Hello! I am looking for some input on my armor concept. I have always been a fan of owls and especially desert/barn owls with earth tone desert colors. So I want to make a light armor, wild west, rat rod type, owl bucket, with a silver metallic that has surface rust patina on all armor peices so it looks like a old hot rod left in the desert slowly rusting away for decades. Here are a few images I'm using for inspiration. Should I use Modern Era since I want to use the Nite Owl bucket? Or Neo Crusader? I am awaiting CRL ruling on new chest options from 'The Mandalorian', as I am completely infatuated with the chest armor seen in the covert forge room scuffle scene. On screen example is seen in the reference photos. Thank you for any input.







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Re: Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« Reply #1 on: Nov 28, 2019, 09:02 AM »
Nite Owls are a Modern bucket, so you would have to be using Modern parts.

I'm also waiting for the new CRL's, but that "The Mandalorian" design will probably have to have some modifications,  like a proper collar.

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Re: Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« Reply #2 on: Nov 28, 2019, 11:05 AM »
Nite Owls are a Modern bucket, so you would have to be using Modern parts.

I'm also waiting for the new CRL's, but that "The Mandalorian" design will probably have to have some modifications,  like a proper collar.


I did find this online. Do you think it would be a good alternative to the Bo Katan style Owl helmet?


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Re: Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« Reply #3 on: Nov 28, 2019, 02:17 PM »
That's Demon Dog Studios Nitehawk.  Yes, that will be a fine alternative.   Thinking about getting one, myself.

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Re: Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« Reply #4 on: Nov 30, 2019, 01:46 PM »
You definitely have a lot of great ideas for inspiration!! I like what i see here. I think either a Nite Owl or the Nighthawk helmet from Demondog Studios would work great for the kit!!

I say light modern armor. Boba style, jango style. OR even Legacy style with the overlapping plates.

If you want that patina look with the rust i would recommend some weathering pigment used on model kits. I used MIG Rust pigment dust from https://www.etsy.com/listing/569060061/medium-rust-weathering-pigment?ref=shop_home_active_1 and its helped me get that rust look on my mermando armor.

as far as a poncho or duster, the app team is very picky about it. It cant cover the chest plates at all.

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Re: Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« Reply #5 on: Dec 02, 2019, 04:08 PM »
You have a great concept going here, and I can't wait to see what you do with it.

My advice when it comes to the rust is be very careful not to overdo it. The key is to make the armor look just rusty enough without compromising the quality and durability of it, if that makes sense  :D

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Re: Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« Reply #6 on: Dec 03, 2019, 08:03 AM »
Hello everyone and I hope you had a fantastic holiday. I have been going through Etsy and have noticed there is an MMCC approved vendor that sells 18 gauge sheet steel armor for relatively low prices. I think doing a little acid work on that armor would offer the most realistic patina. Does anyone have experience with metal plates for armor? The vendor is AGConstruxDesign.

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Re: Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« Reply #7 on: Dec 03, 2019, 08:19 AM »
I have metal plates, but not sure about using an acid etch on them.  My current set is 22ga., the thinnest that we reccomend.   

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Re: Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« Reply #8 on: Dec 07, 2019, 10:56 PM »
This is my color scheme so far. Not hardset in stone but I am going for a more Western cowboyish color tone that centers around earth tones.


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Re: Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« Reply #9 on: Dec 08, 2019, 04:12 PM »
I think you should consider going browner on your color scheme. At the moment, it's a little too green, kinda camo-like. I would go for a dark brown on the vest - it's hard to weather black. Maybe take some more cues from the rust and barn owl feathers you posted for the armor?

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Re: Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« Reply #10 on: Dec 08, 2019, 05:44 PM »
Nite Owls are a Modern bucket, so you would have to be using Modern parts.

I'm also waiting for the new CRL's, but that "The Mandalorian" design will probably have to have some modifications,  like a proper collar.

If a proper collar isn't shown in the TV show, and the TV show is canon, how can it be made a requirement? I don't understand that, personally. Canon sources should dictate the CRLs, not the other way around, right?

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Re: Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« Reply #11 on: Dec 08, 2019, 09:20 PM »
If a proper collar isn't shown in the TV show, and the TV show is canon, how can it be made a requirement? I don't understand that, personally. Canon sources should dictate the CRLs, not the other way around, right?

That's something for the CRL team to answer.  Hopefully, there will be more information come next January.

My statement was based off of how the use of Sabine-style plates is treated for custom kits.  There has to be a collar and ab plate added.

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Re: Armor Concept: Wild West Masculine Owl
« Reply #12 on: Dec 09, 2019, 02:16 AM »
Love the concept - my first kit has a very similar theme - image below for inspiration :)

Standard Jango plates (Minus the thighs and shins) and Night Owl helmet


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