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 OC Twi'lek metal kit

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Re: OC Twi'lek metal kit
« Reply #15 on: Feb 13, 2020, 07:56 AM »
I don't yet know anyone here in person. I have scrolled through several WIP threads and the mandate for equal wear and tear does not appear to rule out a specific, self-explanatory "wound". It just means that the weathering scuffs and dirt need to have a logic to them. For example, one leg can't be clean and the other dirty, but both legs can be dirtier at the ankle than the knees, or the right thigh might have been hit with a baton that didn't hit the left. Having evidence of a well-aimed shot that the armor saved you from seems in family.

Hopefully an approver of kits will weigh in and educate us both. :-)

Weathering is subjective.   We want to see consistent weathering.  But that means a single large blast that has been cleaned or enough scoring around it to tell a story should do. 
Its visual story telling at it's finest.  But keep weathering as an idea until the whole kit is together. Then you can refine the story by adding and subtracting from the weathering.

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Re: OC Twi'lek metal kit
« Reply #16 on: Feb 14, 2020, 12:21 AM »
I got my official answer about the damaged piece from the app team

"The same level of damage or weathering would need to be brought to the rest of your kit. It would not need to be the exact same type of damage on other plates, however you would need to weather the rest too.  Soft parts would also need to be weathered consistent with the plates."

So I'm going to chuck out the damaged breast plate and start over with another technique.

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Re: OC Twi'lek metal kit update 3/10
« Reply #17 on: Mar 10, 2020, 06:48 PM »
Had to take time off for a bit, birthdays, robot combat fighting, Ren fest. I put 2 days in this weekend, about 16 hours in the metal shop and time here and there for the soft parts. Here's a lot of pics!

This is where I left off with the helmet. I am going for a diamond design across multiple pieces so I left a little point in the T cut out.




I wanted to add a detail to the top of the helmet that flows with the Lekku. This is still not finished but I'm going to make the rear curve more fluid into the top piece. I wanted to keep the rear Lekku visor design sporty, I've found the bigger ones remind me of Predator. Plus, I'm petite and I don't want to look like a bobble head.





I cut out the back and put hinges on it. Working on a closure method, probably getting a quarter turn latch. I wanted to keep the back of the helmet instead of keeping it open.






I started on the base for my gauntlets too. Got one finished this weekend. I used heavy duty slide hinges on the inside of the arm and piano hinges for the outside seam. This way I shouldn't have to slide pins on both the inside and outside of the gauntlet, might be easier.





Finally got the breast pieces settled. Went through a similar procedure as the last post but started with larger pieces and cut down to size after shaping the breast curves. I know the spacing is wrong on the abs, I was struggling with that one staying put with tape all day.






As always, input is welcomed. This is my first build so experience from others is great help. I've already made mistakes and am learning and adapting.

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Re: OC Twi'lek metal kit
« Reply #18 on: Mar 13, 2020, 11:29 AM »
Great job!  This kit is going to be amazing!

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Re: OC Twi'lek metal kit
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2020, 06:54 PM »
Small update

With everything going on, I've slowed down progress on my kit. MegaCon Orlando was pushed to Halloween so I've got lots of extra time. Did you know we are a little over half way to Halloween again??!!  ;D I'll be fixing up some pieces I wasn't 100% happy with and maybe adding armor I wasn't initially planning on doing.

I posted more details on my soft parts section that pertain specifically to the sewing portion if you want to check that out for more details.

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=182942.0

I used packing tape to line up and chalk the out line where everything goes. All pieces have a half inch spacing per requirement. I had already glued magnets to the back side of the armor with 2 part epoxy and attached magnets to my vest. I got everything lined up with some fuzzy assistance from Apollo.  As always, input is welcomed!





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Re: OC Twi'lek metal kit
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2020, 02:19 PM »
Looks great, well done! The only thing I can see that might be an issue (a real nitpick) would be the collarplate being just a tad wide. I would recommend trimming them by about 3mm on each side, that should work out.
Can't wait to see more!

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Re: OC Twi'lek metal kit
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2020, 03:09 PM »
I would recommend trimming them by about 3mm on each side, that should work out.
Can't wait to see more!

That's a super easy fix! I'm doing some work on it this weekend and can add that to the list. The glue should have dried on the diamond piece so I should be able to get a complete pic this weekend or next.

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Re: OC Twi'lek metal kit
« Reply #22 on: Jun 11, 2020, 08:22 PM »
Hey guys! Small update but I'm super stoked. I finished my Twi'lek head cover and added some  foam to get the small helmet mods figured out. I had a pointy bit we were going to need to cut to fit on my head and I'll need to add fans.

The helmet still needs weld grinding and polishing.

I'll update my soft parts page with the head cover if anyone wants to check it out.








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Re: OC Twi'lek metal kit
« Reply #23 on: Jun 24, 2020, 11:58 PM »
Those chest plates turned out really good!!

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Re: OC Twi'lek metal kit
« Reply #24 on: Jun 30, 2020, 05:17 PM »
Nice work!

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Re: OC Twi'lek metal kit
« Reply #25 on: Jul 03, 2020, 09:35 PM »
So cool to watch your build!! Keep up the good work!

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Re: OC Twi'lek metal kit
« Reply #26 on: Today at 10:14 AM »
Your metal work is inspiring!    :like:

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