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 First Build - Modern - Post-App pics - Page 2

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First Build - Modern - Post-App pics - Page 2
« on: Jun 12, 2014, 12:46 AM »
So, after spending a lot of time with the new addition to the family and working on just keeping hte family afloat, I realzied I didn't have the time and wherewithal to really put as much detail and focus as I would love to into the crusader kit, not that I don't think that a modern kit is any easier, but I've had all the parts laying around for this kit for a while, so I figured I'd start putting it together, so here's where we are as of today:

HELMET:


Just playing with Sintra for the base outline, realized I should have cut this a little larger in the opening areas, but can touch that up later.

Didn't go together all that badly, but it could have been better, hoping it won't come back to bite me later.

Some alternate shots that still have me hmmming.

And onto the top layer of glass. Pic is a lot rougher than it actually looks, but there is a single high spot in the back that I need to cut out and replace, (can you guess where? :P)


ARMOR:


So, templates cut out, and spray adhesive (temporary like) to the 1/4" Sintra.


And after a wonderful time with a serpentine saw, I have hard parts! Cut everything about 1/8" larger than the templates all around, will  take it to the other table tool to perfect the edge, though I have a question for you wonderful people, should I do a 1/8" diameter round corner on the armor (exterior side only), or should I do a slight 45 degree chamfer, again probably only 1/8"?

Anyone done either and what looks better? I am leaning towards the 1/8" round right now.

Well, carrying on.

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Re: Well... I wasn't entirely gone: Modern Build WIP
« Reply #1 on: Jun 12, 2014, 03:46 PM »
Also for colours and scheme, looking at something like this:


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Re: First Build: Modern Build WIP - Advice Appreciated
« Reply #2 on: Jun 14, 2014, 01:40 AM »
So, I got to trimming everything down and I flipped the left chest plate against the right one, only to find out they were two distinctly different sizes... Apparently the template pattern I snagged had the boba and the jango as left/right, and I was supposed to print only one and mirror it... Well on the bright side, figured that out before I painted, did too much work.. Well I feel sheepish. :)

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Re: First Build: Modern Build WIP - Advice Appreciated
« Reply #3 on: Jun 14, 2014, 03:01 AM »
First, someone might fuss at you about the triple post. Lol. Edit button is your friend.

You should of posted a pic of you with paper templates taped on you. That way we could see what size you had and if they fit your body correctly. This way when you cut your armor out of whatever material you're using you already know the size you need. If you don't have someone to help you with shaping the plates I'd recommend making a duct tape body form. It's cheap and tailor made to your body. This will help getting the chest and back pieces shaped right.

The helmet turned out good from what I can see that you've done so far. As for the color, it looks a little to dark for my tastes. Then again this is just my opinion.

Have you started work on the soft parts for your kit yet? It just seems like that should be the first place to start since everything builds off the flight suit and flak vest.

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Re: First Build: Modern Build WIP - Advice Appreciated
« Reply #4 on: Jun 15, 2014, 10:40 PM »
First, someone might fuss at you about the triple post. Lol. Edit button is your friend.

You should of posted a pic of you with paper templates taped on you. That way we could see what size you had and if they fit your body correctly. This way when you cut your armor out of whatever material you're using you already know the size you need. If you don't have someone to help you with shaping the plates I'd recommend making a duct tape body form. It's cheap and tailor made to your body. This will help getting the chest and back pieces shaped right.

The helmet turned out good from what I can see that you've done so far. As for the color, it looks a little to dark for my tastes. Then again this is just my opinion.

Have you started work on the soft parts for your kit yet? It just seems like that should be the first place to start since everything builds off the flight suit and flak vest.
Well, looks like he's got you covered here, vod.  I disagree with Avidem about the color, but that's pretty much your call at the end of the day.

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« Reply #5 on: Apr 26, 2015, 01:25 AM »
So, been a little quiet on the forum front, but have been working. Here's some pics of what's going on:



Just a general layout, we can thank Sidi Ren for the Vest and Flight suit! Amazing job as always!



One of PJ's from Headshot Prop's standard Mando buckets, cleaned up and then beat up. Also please ignore the sloppy paint lines and the like. Whole kit was painted in the matter of a couple hours while down in Anaheim, it's getting a repaint now that I'm home. :)



Chest armor, all attached, it's spaced a lot nicer when I'm wearing it, for sure. ;) (Also in need of a repaint/detailing.



And the most important protective piece, of course.

More to come as things get done along the way.

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Re: First Build - Modern - UPDATE 25/04/15 - Pics
« Reply #6 on: Apr 26, 2015, 02:10 AM »
Glad they worked out so well for you :D I want to see more color on those plates but otherwise <3

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Re: First Build - Modern - UPDATE 25/04/15 - Pics
« Reply #7 on: Apr 26, 2015, 04:11 PM »
Su'cuy gar! (I mean that literally: "You're still alive!" :P )

Progress looks good, vod ;D It'd be sweet to see that stuff on ya... ;)

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Re: First Build - Modern - UPDATE 25/04/15 - Pics
« Reply #8 on: Apr 26, 2015, 08:23 PM »
Thanks Sidi and Serim. Once I finish with this holster belt I will throw it all on and snao a couple pics. And yes I am still alive. :)

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Re: First Build - Modern - UPDATE 24/04/16 - Pics
« Reply #9 on: Apr 24, 2016, 03:19 PM »
So, it's been a while. But mad dash to get things done. So here's a few pics that have been taken in the process.

The original plates and helmet were sanded and started again from the base. Painting on the way down to Anaheim was not the best of ideas. So here are the plates with new bondo and a first shot of primer.


Chest and Cod


Legs and Boots


Back and Shoulders


Gratuity shot of all.


First coat of Metallic


Add in Gauntlets.

Now there's a whole host of upgrades and work that has been done on all my soft parts, but I seem to have failed to take a picture at any time, I'll have to add those soon.

So, for the latest, and current state as of yesterday:


First layer of base weathering.

More to come.

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« Reply #10 on: Apr 24, 2016, 04:45 PM »
Go Tylek! Git'er doonnne! ;D

Be careful with your paint, though! It looks like you're about to mix Krylon and Rustoleum, and that can cause disasters!

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« Reply #11 on: Apr 24, 2016, 05:10 PM »
Hahaha, no, that's not the case. We have three sets of gear in there. That's someone else's paint. :D Thanks for the heads up though.

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« Reply #12 on: Apr 24, 2016, 08:27 PM »
I figured you knew, but better safe than sorry! :rolleyes: :)

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« Reply #13 on: Apr 25, 2016, 02:59 AM »
Weapons ready for bondo and paint.



And added the first colour to shins and shoulders.




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« Reply #14 on: Apr 26, 2016, 02:48 AM »
Adding more plate pics. First layer of weathering and satin on, tomorrow for washes and a little bit of airbrushing.


Upper Plates


Back Plate


Hadn't cleaned a knee yet, but yeah, getting there.


General shot of them all... minus the shin which was getting it's last coat of satin.

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