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 WIP The Armorer (Minnesota)

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WIP The Armorer (Minnesota)
« on: Mar 10, 2020, 01:08 PM »
Hello from UP NORTH!
Greetings from snowy Minnesota!
I have decided to tackle The Armorer from The Mandalorian series.

Helmet cast is from Thorsson & Associates - https://www.tandaworkshop.com/, raw cast resin and .25" thick plexi tinted visor

Here it is with the front freshly cut via dremel wheel-

Here are the paint colors I used-


I used a combo of the hammered gold and a smidge of hammered copper as a first coat then some vintage gold and another spritz of hammered copper then the metallic gold on top. The horns are actually some silver nail polish. did the weathering with water mixable artist oils (they have a longer drying time than acrylic paints so they give you more time to work with where you put them and it really looks like dried mucky grease when dry). The hammered series paints will add texture- if you want a completely shiny smooth helmet I would stick to the vintage gold and metallic gold. Depends on the look you want. Adding a smidge of copper in a few small spots gives the look that the gold plating has worn off the helmet, exposing another metal underneath. (closeups to follow)



And the finished look-



Glued the visor in place with industrial hot glue

VOILA!


Now working on the Gauntlets/gloves- pattern purchased on Etsy from Sionnach Studios -https://www.etsy.com/shop/SionnachStudios?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=774518415

Gloves purchased here-https://www.circlecsupply.com/boss-brown-split-leather-glove.html#.XmbydRZPBno.link
Went with these as they are nice and dark and also the only ones I have found thus far that come in medium (most are large and XL and I have tiny hands)
Bought deer hide leather from SR Harris, cut 2 cuff sections and cut 2 out of pre-quilted dark fabric from Jo-Ann's

Drew grid lines on the leather then pinned both layers together and sewed on top of the lines to form the quilting.



Then I distressed the look using coconut oil, which I brushed on over the sew lines to darken them and then after the sections sat for a day I used a suede brush from Tandy Leather (can also use a small wire and/or plastic bristle brush) to brush up the nap and make it look like suede again, as the oil lays down the texture.



Next I will sew on strips of rusty red suede to the elbow side of the cuff and fold the leather over/glue to the inside on the wrist edge, and sew the sides together to complete the cuff.  Will post pics once complete.  After that I will tackle the gaiters and calf trim using pattern from Sionnach Studios, textured suede from SR HARRIS and leather texture vinyl from Jo-Ann.  I have purchased oil-tanned look faux leather from Amazon for the apron (and will distress using Angelus leather paint), and also have 2 colors of faux leather for the belt/obi.
MORE PICS TO COME! THIS IS THE WAY!


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Re: WIP The Armorer (Minnesota)
« Reply #1 on: Mar 10, 2020, 02:02 PM »
Following with interest :)

Helmet is looking really nice!

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Re: WIP The Armorer (Minnesota)
« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2020, 11:31 AM »
You got skills!  Great bucket.  Looking forward to all your updates.

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Re: WIP The Armorer (Minnesota)
« Reply #3 on: Mar 17, 2020, 01:31 AM »
Looking great! And thanks for the shoutout!

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