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 Swift's PVC Build (Upgrades from pg 8)

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Swift's PVC Build (Upgrades from pg 8)
« on: Jan 18, 2013, 03:23 AM »
So, I've been working on my armour for a while now, but I've been hesitant to start a W.I.P on the forums, as I have a history of doing that and then just... Stopping. Yeah.
Anyway, I eventually caved in and here's the W.I.P for my armour! :D Hopefully I update here regularly, particularly since I intend to have all the armour done by the end of the month! 
Soft parts are an entirely different issue...

Anywho, here goes!

I've been working mostly on the top half of my plates, as they are (to me) the more important ones. Here's a test fit I did a week ago. Keep in mind they are a little wonky and they've been shaped much better since then:

I've done a lot of work since then (they're practically done) but I'd still appreciate some input on spacing :)

Whilst shaping the chest pieces I managed to over-sand the right pectoral and the diamond...

Woopsie...

The pectoral I fixed up with another piece of PVC, with bondo for glue:

(The diamond is still yet to be saved)

I then got the rest of the chest painted up and detailed:

My first thought was 'Gah those colours hurt!'

But then I gave them a drybrush of silver and an intense blackwashing:

And this is as they currently stand! I am, personally, quite proud of these!

I'm thinking of damaging the left side up a bit more, so it flows better with my shoulders (which some of you may remember from a few weeks ago):

Upon review I clearly need to blackwash the right shoulder again! It looks FAR too clean for my tastes! Some of the 'scratches' would look better with additional weathering, but at the moment that's a secondary issue.

I've also been working on some scratchbuit gauntlets, but they have deigned to be.... less than compliant <_<

Here's an image of a segmented backplate I've been working on (based off of a friends design):

It needs a lot of work (and that vest is my own weep-inducing creation), and I'm not sure how it will stand with the CRLs. I also intend to have a cape (and a kama!).

The helmet is a pepakura creation I've been slowly working on, in between my other pieces. Here's how it stood when I first put it together:

It's come a LONG way since then, but it's still far from completion. Also, I think it may be a tad big... but I shall complete it anyway, and see how it looks along with the rest of my armour. I may end up ordering an officially sanctioned model.

Next up, however, I shall be completing the knees I've been thus far ignoring:

(with obligatory cat-photo!)

All of these pieces are scratch built by myself using 3mm PVC piping, based off of official templates, and various canon and member armours. I'm aiming for a more 'flowing' design with mine, with much more curvature than in the standard Mando suit, simply as an aesthetic choice on my part! :)

tl;dr: Look at the pretty pictures, and please tell me what you think!


« Last Edit: Jul 06, 2013, 03:37 AM by Swift » Logged
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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: Jan 18, 2013, 12:53 PM »
Nice weathering vod ;) looks cool

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: Jan 18, 2013, 07:56 PM »
Nice weathering vod ;) looks cool

Thanks vod! I really don't like my armour being clean :P

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: Jan 20, 2013, 05:54 AM »
Super exciting update time! (yaaaay double post <_<)

Also, I lied, it's just knees :P

I figured out what was wrong with them! Too many sharp angles! So I sanded down the outside edges. They were also too... flat. So I designed and shaped some detail pieces! These I glued on with PVC glue, though one of them didn't stick so well, so I may have to redo that tomorrow <_<


And here's how it looks on my knee:


I hope to bondo the gaps tomorrow, and get the painting started. I may dremel in some more detail later.

Also, some update pics on my helmet, since I've neglected to update on that:

Boba-hole filled in!


I'm going to be building a custom ear piece! I've got an image in my mind, but I've yet to put it to paper... I shan't be working on that until the rest of the helmet is done.


The mostly-ignored back region. I'm not looking forward to those small edges ._. I may just cut out the centre and install a custom vent.

That's all for now! I intended to get a lot more done today, but that's the Australian summer for you...

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: Jan 20, 2013, 07:20 AM »
I am mclovin this.

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: Jan 20, 2013, 11:09 AM »
Coming together nicely Vod ;D keep it up

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: Jan 20, 2013, 07:58 PM »
Bababababaaaa im lovin it! lol good work vod, keep it up!

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: Jan 20, 2013, 08:05 PM »
Thank you vode! :D I'll see about completing those knees today, but I've woken in one of those 'grrraaargh I don't want to do anything' moods :P
Thank you all for the support!

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: Jan 23, 2013, 04:45 AM »
I absolutely love that weathering on your kit! I have been thinking about a repaint but I can't fingreat tutorials on how to blackwash, got any recommendations?

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: Jan 23, 2013, 04:54 AM »
Kelan has a good one, so does Stormtrooperguy ;)

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: Jan 23, 2013, 05:02 AM »
I absolutely love that weathering on your kit! I have been thinking about a repaint but I can't fingreat tutorials on how to blackwash, got any recommendations?

Thank you very much!

My method is to get black acrylic paint on a small sponge, and then dab it all over the piece (you ma need to be quite liberal with the paint). I then wait until the paint is dry to the touch (about 10 minutes), and use a moist rag (not wet! Wring it out very well!) in circular motions to take the paint off. Use different amounts of pressure for different areas, but never apply full force! I plan to do more layers in varying shades of brown and grey to supply some depth.

I hope this helps! :) There's a good video tut out there, but I'll have to find it...


On the subject of updates, I should have some pics to share tomorrow, if not later tonight!

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #11 on: Jan 23, 2013, 05:20 AM »
I'll have to get you up here at some point to measure you for a vest

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: Jan 23, 2013, 06:51 AM »
Oh, so there's enough material is there? :D How much would I owe you?

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #13 on: Jan 23, 2013, 08:05 AM »
Yes. And yes. Gotta work that out with the bro, he bought the stuff :P

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Re: Finally posting my work log! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #14 on: Jan 23, 2013, 08:12 AM »
Brilliant! Thanks man, keep me posted :D

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