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 Jakar Jasra WIP

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Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #45 on: Jul 03, 2015, 11:07 AM »
Blaster is coming along nicely thanks to some help from my mums friend :D








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Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #46 on: Jul 03, 2015, 01:10 PM »
Great stuff - posting here so I can see how things turn out!

Love the use of real pieces of metal (something I'm trying on my wife's blasters) to help 'sell' the other non-metal parts and add a bit of weight.

Like the method for drilling all those holes around the barrel - piece of paper wrapped around (why didn't I think of that?) - just about to start building my blaster (based on the 1313 Boba) so will definitely borrow that technique!

I see the notes about using flour on the helmet - are you using that in a similar way to the way that rock salt can be used to create gravel-chipping effects? e.g. dust on with water, when it's dry overspray and then rub off?

And digging the colour scheme too - the off-white/beige really works for me




Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #47 on: Jul 03, 2015, 01:41 PM »
Great stuff - posting here so I can see how things turn out!

Love the use of real pieces of metal (something I'm trying on my wife's blasters) to help 'sell' the other non-metal parts and add a bit of weight.

Like the method for drilling all those holes around the barrel - piece of paper wrapped around (why didn't I think of that?) - just about to start building my blaster (based on the 1313 Boba) so will definitely borrow that technique!

I see the notes about using flour on the helmet - are you using that in a similar way to the way that rock salt can be used to create gravel-chipping effects? e.g. dust on with water, when it's dry overspray and then rub off?

And digging the colour scheme too - the off-white/beige really works for me

Thank you :D Well the way we do it if I remember correctly for the flour is to get the basecoat paints first done (Grey and sliver) then with some acrylic for the base chips then flour for the pitting effect if I am right.

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Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #48 on: Jul 03, 2015, 06:42 PM »
Thanks again - I think I'm going to have to try another weathering experiment (will post pics on my blaster thread) - rock salt worked pretty well to get large chips for me but I like the fine dusting that the flour is giving you - the paint looks much more like it has been eroded over many years.

I've used artist's latex-based masking fluid to get the larger marks, but will try using toothpaste since finding and rubbing off the masking fluid proved to be really hard work since it paints on so thin it's almost impossible to find under the topcoat once it's cured.

Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #49 on: Jul 03, 2015, 07:54 PM »
I am glad I could help also nice :D

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Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #50 on: Jul 10, 2015, 01:58 PM »
that is looking great ;)

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Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #51 on: Jul 10, 2015, 02:05 PM »
Getting some update pics very shortly of the blaster ;)

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Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #52 on: Jul 10, 2015, 03:00 PM »
Great work, vod.  I wish my parents had been more supportive of my Star Wars love when I was younger.  They thought it was stupid.  Now that I'm 41, they think it's even stupider.  But hey, my Dad loves golf, and I don't get the appeal of that.   :laugh:

I really enjoying watching your kit come together, vod.  And definitely taking notes.

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Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #53 on: Jul 10, 2015, 03:47 PM »
Great work, vod.  I wish my parents had been more supportive of my Star Wars love when I was younger.  They thought it was stupid.  Now that I'm 41, they think it's even stupider.  But hey, my Dad loves golf, and I don't get the appeal of that.   :laugh:

I really enjoying watching your kit come together, vod.  And definitely taking notes.

Aww thank you vod I really appreciate that :D

Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #55 on: Jul 11, 2015, 08:24 AM »
Sling attachment ;)









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Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #56 on: Jul 23, 2015, 03:32 PM »
ooo i like how that is looking bud ;)

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Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #57 on: Aug 30, 2015, 06:23 PM »
Back again vode !! :D Had a bit of a brainstorm at one point so I put some ideas to paper. (Had a look at a vod's suit of armour for inspiration ;) ) and created a few future designs that I will attempt to make after I have handled a personal non-Star Wars related prop :D


Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #58 on: Oct 27, 2015, 06:58 PM »
Hey again vode I have got a massive update on my kit, a lot of work has been put into the kit with repairing and creating new parts :D

One of the biggest changes to my kit was the inclusion of an Aker voice amp so that people could hear me properly under my bucket and to just have it sounding really awesome :D (Had too much fun with it messing about with my family). To have the amp blend with my kit I first bought an old white Russian grenade pouch.



Then once I had made sure the amp could fit inside the pouch I cut a hole right where the headset would connect to the amp so that I could snake the wire through the flap.




After I had cut the hole out I then proceeded to weather the pouch up washing it thickly in coffee with brown and black inks giving a very dirty look which of course I wanted :D







One of the biggest problems I had with my kit was the lack of a balaclava. At cons and events fellow vode and friends would point out that if they stood below me (Not my fault that I tower over most people ....) they could see my face when I was wearing my helmet. To fix this thanks to my mother she made me a balaclava which reaches only up to my nose and just over my ears at the back.




(Mucking about with the visor out :P )



Side shot of the balaclava.



Padding has also been added to the bucket to make it much more comfortable to wear.



Of course how could I leave out my blaster thanks to my mother's partner who helped me to create my kit so happy about it :D



Now then these are pics of what status my kit is currently in. The shoulder bell plates now have red chevrons to match the rest of the kit, shin guards and plain temporary gauntlets are not part of it until I make or buy a proper pair of gauntlets.



Close up of upper torso.



Me with my blaster rifle.



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Good news as well is that in a couple of months I will soon be eighteen so hopefully I can hand in an application for official membership :D

Re: Jakar Jasra WIP
« Reply #59 on: Jan 04, 2016, 05:16 PM »
Got a lot planned for my kit after having a very interesting present for christmas :) A full toy plastic minigun, to say the least I was shaking in excitement at the blaster possibilities :)

Full body




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Front barrels





Back part








I think my Jasra senses are coming along ^,^

 


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