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Author Topic: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin FINISHED!!! (w/ Pics)  (Read 2546 times)

Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin FINISHED!!! (w/ Pics)
« on: Sep 24, 2010, 10:03 PM »
Well, if any ones keeps up with some of my post, most know I'm sounding like a broken record with school and work and all that lovely jazzy stuff. So since I've been taking pictures as I go along to post on here later and upon my facebook page, I decided to update you guys on whats going on with my deal. SO here we go.

Got the bucket a while back and also the visor from bikerchick, amazing visor btw which I'm playing around with now but still more work to do on it before it's offically finished.

Although some of my WIP pics are on my photo and WILL look like osik on here, I'm not even going to bother, BUT my other photos I can show what has happened over the past month...I think it's been a month...ANYWHO:

 
This is after I got her sanded down and everything along with working with another friend of mine from Rivercity Fanboys and also 501st (also in progress for him). In such a rush to get it primed, I forgot to give it another sand down and to be honest, it looks great after being primed and everything.




Then came the black after we picked out some pretty nice colours. I wanted to go with my older colours (black and red) but going back through the colour meanings red was mourning the death of a father and well...my buir is still alive and kicking so I didn't wanna put red back on, so I went with the 'outgoing' orange instead, again requested by RCFB guy who is a long time life friend i've known for years. Later on getting the orange trim around the visor, I didn't cover up enough to counter for over spray and he suggested I cover it up more and, of course, my response 'Nahhhh man I got this..." "Ah shab...". So after a week that has happened I went to go back to his house to pick it back up today and worked on it after I got off work and back home for a good few hours. Most of it was spent because of my own negligence so I was covering up boo boos and making it nice again.


and what it looks like now :D


My buir helped me with some of the trimming using a very VERY kick shebs dremel-like tool. Lets say air compressors do amazing WONDERFUL things and for how powerful it is, cut through this like butter. So it has finger prints all over it because, again, I wanna rush things and not take my time with it. I think it's because I'm used to working with deadlines and all. SO getting that all down and done, I hand painted the rest of the visor insides and made it look much better than it had been a few hours before and now I'm liking where it's at for the moment and how much time I can spend on it and such.

So things to do still:

Cut out the keyholes for venting purposes
Pad the inside
And then install the visor

I still have a long ways to go before it's where I want it to be but here we are. Better late than never eh?
« Last Edit: Nov 02, 2010, 01:48 PM by Kelba Skirata »

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP
« Reply #1 on: Sep 25, 2010, 02:25 AM »
very nice...looking great

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP
« Reply #2 on: Sep 25, 2010, 03:56 AM »
Nice , but it looks like youve had a wee paint re-action on the cheek .

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP
« Reply #3 on: Sep 25, 2010, 11:05 AM »
Nice , but it looks like youve had a wee paint re-action on the cheek .

Not sure if it was a reaction or it just ran. I took a small brush to it to even out a bit, dad thinks it was that too but it's all the same paint. Something else I gotta sand out again along with the rest of the dome

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP
« Reply #4 on: Sep 25, 2010, 01:35 PM »
So did some more to it. Also got rid of the reaction/runover/whatever you wanna call it.

Also that green tape is BEYOND the greatest thing known to man. It's called "frog tape" if your ever interested. It's clean lines, ALL THE TIME. Used it on my modded Rex helmet and I can never go back to the blue painters tape again. I have a close up on one of the corners to show it off.




Sorry that one kinda sucks from that angle =/

Now what it looks like. :D NO MOAR FINGERPRINTS!!!



And now the close up of the amazing frog tape. Again, greatest painters tape I have ever used. It is a bit pricey but worth every penny of it.


This shows where I got rid of the reaction spot quite nicely


But all of this before work so I wanted to get these up and out of the way :D

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP (w/ Pics)
« Reply #5 on: Sep 25, 2010, 02:56 PM »
Looks alot better , you can get away with some over run with weathering the area , Is this the only colours you are doing ? Adding some other colours (kill stripes etc) ?

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP (w/ Pics)
« Reply #6 on: Sep 25, 2010, 03:07 PM »
Indeed I will be adding stripes and among other things such as the weathering. But I was going for a pretty simple look. Nothing to flashy and all with it. Still gotta get my keyholes cut out and will more than likely have to paint again, but it's in the back so im not to worried about that much.

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP (w/ Pics)
« Reply #7 on: Sep 25, 2010, 03:10 PM »
Some of the best kits are simple vod , i look forward to seeing more  ;)

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP (w/ Pics)
« Reply #8 on: Sep 26, 2010, 07:00 PM »
UPDATE TIME

So spent a good part of my day cutting out the keyholes and it was the most painful 4 hours of my life. Never getting that back but it's well worth it now that it's over.

So here's from start to finish with it thus far:


What i'm cutting with has only one size. And here it is below

Cuts through the stuff like butter but I can't remember member what it's called. But I'll know it when I hear it though.
More stuffs. All of my main holes cut out and now ready to get into the other parts of it.

2 1/2 hours later...

And then a final paint down to give it the look


Well I'm glad that I got this much accomplished in my weekend and with my day off only chipping on it four hours at a time each time. Gonna add some kill marks next and some lettering as well. Not sure what yet but I'll figure something out.

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Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP (w/ Pics)
« Reply #9 on: Sep 26, 2010, 07:32 PM »
is that a crack or a molding imperfection around the key hole area in your pics?

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP (w/ Pics)
« Reply #10 on: Sep 26, 2010, 10:22 PM »
Molding. Couldn't get it out to be honest even after the sanding :( But that back part is the only part of the mold that does look like that sadly so if anything, it will be more sanding in the future

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP (w/ Pics)
« Reply #11 on: Sep 30, 2010, 04:32 AM »
Get some epoxy putty, then apply it and with an old ID or some such to squeegee and a bit of water smooth it to the shape you want.  I had to do something similar to the points on my assassin (they bubbled in the mold and weren't crisp enough) and I'm going to be patching a bubble in the resin soon the same way. 

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP (w/ Pics)
« Reply #12 on: Sep 30, 2010, 12:50 PM »
My buir helped me with some of the trimming using a very VERY kick shebs dremel-like tool. Lets say air compressors do amazing WONDERFUL things and for how powerful it is, cut through this like butter.

Cuts through the stuff like butter but I can't remember member what it's called. But I'll know it when I hear it though.
More stuffs. All of my main holes cut out and now ready to get into the other parts of it.

Sounds and looks like a high speed carver. most are at least 300,000 or higher RPM and are air powered I believe. Basically a dentist drill with a straight end instead of an angle. They are seriously a miracle machine.
There will be an awesome sig here..... when it is done......
Hey look I can be like Blizzard!

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP (w/ Pics)
« Reply #13 on: Sep 30, 2010, 03:34 PM »
Get some epoxy putty, then apply it and with an old ID or some such to squeegee and a bit of water smooth it to the shape you want.  I had to do something similar to the points on my assassin (they bubbled in the mold and weren't crisp enough) and I'm going to be patching a bubble in the resin soon the same way. 

Yeah mine only had the one bubble on the dome but that went away with the sanding :) And although not to sure as to what I will do with the back yet. You really can't tell unless your close up on it so I might let it slide to be honest.

@Ne'tra- Basically what I thought it was too. Although I don't know the true RPMs on it and quote Jayme from Mythbuster is "pretty damn fast". But it's something that starts with a 'b' but again, it does an AMAZING job on this stuff and cuts cleaner than a dremel but it's not to great for the keyholes as you saw. I was in a serious debate with myself to either just cut from the top and level it out or just start with holes in the large ends and go from there but I think I might the right choice with it and hoping to get the visor in this weekend before work. BIG hope on that.

Re: Kelba Skirata M-DSB Assassin WIP (w/ Pics)
« Reply #14 on: Oct 05, 2010, 10:16 PM »
So I decided to take a picture with the visor in and also paint the forehead...thing...whatever it is. I put the visor in and imagine it with the tint I bought...keeping that part a secret for the moment untill it comes in  :rolleyes:



Can still see through it though but thus is why the tint is on order and to also enhance the sexyness :)

 


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