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Zeafus *WIP*
« on: May 10, 2015, 09:42 PM »
Hello,

I recently decided to start making my first set of Mandalorian armor and join the MMCC. I am deployed so my process is going to be a little slow right now, but I am working on some stuff while i am here. I am making a modern style light armor. I plan on making metal armor, but that might change if the process seems unreachable with my schedule. Right now I am planning on having a desert camo pattern and my mando will be a sniper. I will post pics as soon as I can.

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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 10:19 PM »
If the camo is to Earthy it won't be allowed, here is a part of the do nots from the requirements.
No "modern" or "common" off the shelf camo patterns may be used.  Camo patterns allowed must be uncommon, vintage, or in-universe and will be highly scrutinized during the application process.  Officially barred "off the shelf" camo patterns:  Woodland, Tiger Stripe, 3 Color Desert, MARPAT, Real Tree, Mossy Oak, ACU, Urban, 6 Color Desert, Swiss Alpineflague, and MultiCam.

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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 07:37 PM »
If the camo is to Earthy it won't be allowed, here is a part of the do nots from the requirements.
No "modern" or "common" off the shelf camo patterns may be used.  Camo patterns allowed must be uncommon, vintage, or in-universe and will be highly scrutinized during the application process.  Officially barred "off the shelf" camo patterns:  Woodland, Tiger Stripe, 3 Color Desert, MARPAT, Real Tree, Mossy Oak, ACU, Urban, 6 Color Desert, Swiss Alpineflague, and MultiCam.

Thank you for the info! I will be sure to remember that

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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 01:20 AM »
Update:

Steel was being a pain in the rear to shape with the available tools so i have opted to use aluminum sheet metal, 16 gauge I believe. I will post pics as soon as i can figure out how to lol

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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2015, 08:44 PM »
For some reason i cannot load the photos onto this thread, so check out this public album on my facebook for pics.

https://www.facebook.com/kevin.zalesak/media_set?set=a.976448379033518.1073741829.100000050954973&type=1


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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 08:48 PM »
For some reason i cannot load the photos onto this thread, so check out this public album on my facebook for pics.

https://www.facebook.com/kevin.zalesak/media_set?set=a.976448379033518.1073741829.100000050954973&type=1

Get a photoshop account then take the images direct link and paste between the image tags on this thread (picture of the monalisa on your emoticon board when you post, looks like this [img]

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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2015, 06:37 PM »
Get a photoshop account then take the images direct link and paste between the image tags on this thread (picture of the monalisa on your emoticon board when you post, looks like this [img]

I will do that. Thanyou! BTW, love the armor.

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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2015, 06:42 PM »
With help from Briks, I give you pics!












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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2015, 06:55 PM »
Here, i have started bending the armor to shape. I can adjust it here and there once i get the flightsuit and vest. I am so happy i changed to aluminum.





Next is the gauntlet design. I didn't want to do a standard boba style gauntlet, so i am doing some basic papercraft to come up with my own design.






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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2015, 02:37 AM »
Armor's looking good, vod. The weaving on the girth belt was a nice touch.

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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2015, 07:07 PM »
Armor's looking good, vod. The weaving on the girth belt was a nice touch.

Thanks! i might have made it a bit small though so either A.) Ill have to had something to it to give it another couple of inches or B.) Make a new one.

I hope I do not have to do option B. It took me all day to do that one lol

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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2015, 07:23 PM »
Looking good so far, I really like the girth belt.

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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2015, 08:28 PM »
Nice metal plates! Also like that girth!

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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2015, 09:21 PM »
Dang man, all these metal plates make me want to run out to the garage and start rebuilding mine tonight!

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Re: Zeafus *WIP*
« Reply #14 on: Jun 30, 2015, 01:05 AM »
I'm back in the good ole USA and unfortunately off of R&R. So after work I have working on my armor again!

Here we go!

Disclaimer: The camera I am using on my tablet does my armor no justice with its pics, but it should suffice!

Last time I showed you what my metal armor looked like once I was finished cutting and shaping the armor. Now we are on the the beginning stages of painting.


My first attempt at knee caps were a failure. My second and third were too. So i broke down and ordered a set of sintra knee caps online and have to say i was impressed by the quality. Here they are without the dart launchers installed, and before I covered them in rub and buff.


After a coat of rub and buff was put on there and my hands lol






I forgot to take a picture of the armor with my second coat of paint on it. On top of the tan, about a foot away from each item, I sprayed a faded black/ gray rustoleum spray paint onto the pieces of armor. It gave them a slightly weathered and scorched look to them. The following pictures are of the weathering i started today on the chest plates, diamond, and shoulder plates.






Here is a quick pic of the second coating of paint. You can see how the black/ gray gives it a less than new look.


Here is a pic of the chest plates and diamond. I used a dremel tool on the sheet metal with a cutting wheel for most of this.


Left chest piece.


Right chest piece.


Right shoulder piece. Scratches made with a dremel coarse sanding bit.


Left should primarily done with the cutting wheel.


I made it look as though something scratched and gouged the center of the chest plates and diamond.


A better shot of the diamond. Used a cutting wheel to gouge out some metal and create the scratched look.


I also have this 3D printed pistol from the Star Wars: Rebels Series. I am going to either do some major work to it or scrap it and use my buddy's CNC machine to make a pistol out of a block of aluminum. Only time will tell what I'll end up doing. This is what i have for now I suppose.


The minor scratches were made by rubbing the plates in the rocks in my yard and on the driveway.

That is all i have done right now. Hopefully ya'll like it and I can have some more pics uploaded here soon for ya'll. Happy Hunting!

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