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Red's first armor WIP
« on: Jan 06, 2015, 05:17 AM »
And so it came to pass that Redness, longtime forum lurker, has finally decided to make his WIP thread...
It's been almost 11 years that I've had this idea of my own armor in my head - the avatar you see is the thing which I drew back in 2004 in high school cafeteria ;) and so last year I came in touch with Merr-Sonn,bought my first real bucket and just like that my adventure started :)
Just so you know, there is no rule as to order in terms of armor making, eg. I have already finished my bucket, gauntlets and shoulder bells but I'm still missing a flightsuit, vest and chest armor :D So as you can see - it's all kind of random, mainly because it's difficult for me to find a coverall that would fit me just right, and while I'm not looking for it I just make other parts of my armor :)
Enough typing, let the horror picture show begin:

From Mando Maker to reality


Busy April 2014


Final Effect & left ear detail

Buy'ce done, time to work on gauntlets.
Using WOF's templates and two layers of 3mm foam PCV I got this:

Which I first turned into this:

And finally got this (pre-weathering pic):

The plan was for the inside of the blade to light up (pretty much like in Republic Commando) but due to unforeseen consequences I had to abandon that idea :(
Aaand for unknown reasons flamethrower batteries heat up and melt the plastic battery housing, probably will need to add a resistor to fix it up.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #1 on: Jan 06, 2015, 10:17 AM »
Those look amazing!

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2015, 10:22 AM »
Those look amazing!
Vor entye, ner'vod. Still lot to do though ;)

New progress pics:
Gauntlet rocket from RKD after Montana (Black series) Silverchrome treatment


Cod and butt pieces after shaping


Cod piece after using expanding foam. I got this brilliant idea after reading Yevrah Null's thread.


Now I just have to wait for the foam to fully cure and off to the next step

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2015, 12:13 PM »
I like it man. I'm going black and red on my kit as well. I think my favorite part is the inside the ear details.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #4 on: Jan 15, 2015, 01:12 AM »
That inside ear detail is pretty sweet Vod. How long does it take for that foam to dry completely so you can show us some updates!

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #5 on: Jan 15, 2015, 02:43 AM »
Thanks for the kind words, vode. As for the foam - it's fully dry in 24hrs, so it's dry alright ;) right now I'm in the not too exciting process of bondo-ing, so there's not much to show and I ran out of paint so I had to order more Montana cans. When I get home I'll sand the codpiece and will show some new pics ;)

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« Reply #6 on: Jan 15, 2015, 12:06 PM »
Sorry for double post but... PROMSIED UPDATE TIME!



Codpiece during bondo-ing. Just when I thought I'm done with it, I noticed it still needs some little work here and there...


Haven't showed you those yet - shoulder bells were the very first elements I made


And last but not least - my disassembled pride and joy (originally Nerf Longstrike). Took me ages to find it and then some more to find accessories I wanted.


And here she is in all her beauty!


Can't be too perfect - the chamber is broken and the rifle is NOT firing, oh well...

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #7 on: Jan 15, 2015, 12:17 PM »
Cod and shoulders are nice, the Nerf has to be rendered inoperable, but it still looks too Nerf.

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 15, 2015, 12:42 PM »
Cod and shoulders are nice, the Nerf has to be rendered inoperable, but it still looks too Nerf.
Well it IS inoperable, so I got it covered :P as for it being too Nerfy - I don't really have any ideas how to change it :s

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #9 on: Jan 15, 2015, 12:55 PM »
Take away the things that make it a Nerf; charging handles, magazine (and cover the mag well), alter the stock. I would also say drop the extended barrel and the laser light on the bottom.

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« Reply #10 on: Jan 15, 2015, 01:21 PM »
Take away the things that make it a Nerf; charging handles, magazine (and cover the mag well), alter the stock. I would also say drop the extended barrel and the laser light on the bottom.
Gah, of course! charging handles! How could I forget, gah I feel stupid right now :P Hmm I suppose I could cover the mag well with a nicely cut PCV piece, yea. As for the stock - I could cut out the mag holders, make it look less bulky. But I'd keep the extended barrel - I don't really like the way she looks without it. And the laser pointer is... fun :P But! It's removable so I can think about it still ;) Thanks for the ideas, Natan

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #11 on: Jan 15, 2015, 07:12 PM »
if you cut the tac rail on the bottom of the barrel off you should be fine to keep it

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #12 on: Jan 16, 2015, 04:02 AM »
I hate the Nerf mods. I don't care what anyone says. They don't look like Star Wars to me. They look like Mass Effect/Halo weapons. I think modding a decommissioned real gun or airsoft copy is more in line with the original trilogy. My Mando will carry a modded German MG-42 I hand crafted (the rifle Dengar had in ESB) and a DL-44 (the Han Solo Endor variant, based on an airsoft Mauser).

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« Reply #13 on: Jan 16, 2015, 11:58 AM »
I hate the Nerf mods. I don't care what anyone says. They don't look like Star Wars to me. They look like Mass Effect/Halo weapons. I think modding a decommissioned real gun or airsoft copy is more in line with the original trilogy. My Mando will carry a modded German MG-42 I hand crafted (the rifle Dengar had in ESB) and a DL-44 (the Han Solo Endor variant, based on an airsoft Mauser).
For me, many of the Nerf guns have that sci-fi look (ME/Halo as you said), and in hands of a skilled worker require little tweaking to make'em look just right. I'm all thumbs when it comes to things like that (as you can clearly see) so my Nerf requires a LOT of work. As for ww2 weapons or airsoft replicas - I don't buy it, just no. Same goes for Verpine rifles - they're plain fugly in my opinion.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #14 on: Jan 17, 2015, 03:18 AM »
It's not whether it looks sci-fi that matters. It's whether it looks like Star Wars. Almost all the original trilogy guns were built on WWII and WWI guns.

I have a few problems with the looks of the Rebels cartoon, (which gets the tone, narrative and dialog of Star Wars right), especially Sabine's guns which look more like Nerf than Star Wars. I know they're in the Clone Wars, but I haven't gotten far in that because the narrative is so dumb in so many episodes.

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