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 Phreakshow's WIP

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Phreakshow's WIP
« on: Aug 01, 2015, 06:57 PM »
Welcome to my WIP Mandalorian Armor for Kot'ta Ad'akaan.  Let me know what you think so far.. still early on with a lot of work ahead of me.. This up coming week I should be able to get quite a bit done since the wife and kid will be out of town.

http://imgur.com/a/bt4Oc

The first pic in the album is loosly the color scheme with grays and reds.   I kinda like that red stripe down one side.
Thank you all.  Again any thoughts, feedback, criticism welcome.

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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #1 on: Aug 02, 2015, 12:29 AM »
It looks like you're off to a really nice start, vod.  I like the color scheme, and look forward to seeing how much work you get done without the wife and kids underfoot.   :D  A bit of advice for you:  You're much more likely to get opinions and advice from folks if you include pictures of your work in your actual posts.  A lot of folks just don't have to time to go link-hopping, so getting your pics where the vode can see them without any extra effort will, I feel, pay off handsomely for you.  If you're unfamiliar with posting pics directly into your thread, check out this thread.

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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #2 on: Aug 02, 2015, 11:01 PM »
Thanks for the feedback Havelock.

Here's the build so far.
And so it begins. Mandalorian armor build. Day 1..

Pre modded helmet. Will need to glue it, reenforce it, bondo the seams, sand it and paint it.

I made a dummy of myself. But I repeat myself.

Templates are cut


Today's adventure: glueing two pieces together, reenforcing, sanding, adding resin to the inside to give it some substance, and bondo to blend the seams. The gun arrived too. Sanded off the nerf markings and filled the screw holes. Did an OK job for never working with bondo or resin before.. Tomorrow is more sanding and attaching the ear pieces and range finder.






Hot sweaty and tired. But all the pieces are cut. Had to do most of them by utility knife. Dremil gave out.

Here's the armor laid out. 2nd pic is a similar color scheme I'm going to do. Using Black, Burgundy, abd Deep Gray. The Last Paint is a Satin Nickel. That's going to be used as an undercoat that will show through when I do the weathering/battle damage effects...



Here is the cape I plan on making.


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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #3 on: Aug 03, 2015, 02:04 AM »
Colors are outstanding. Looks like you've got a good stockpile of stuff to work on/with.

Is the vest on the dummy the vest you plan on using?
The templates do look a little on the big side and you already cut out the plates. Can we get a straight on of the plates taped to you? I would say they need to be trimmed down a little bit on the outside edges. The collar looks like it will hit the shoulders.

Helmet is turning out nicely, don't be afraid to build up the bondo a little more along the seam to get a nice smooth transition from front to back.

Final note: this should be in Components not planning since you are actually building it and not fleshing out the concept. Please hit the 'report to moderator' button and ask nicely for this to be moved.

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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #4 on: Aug 03, 2015, 02:45 AM »
Colors are outstanding. Looks like you've got a good stockpile of stuff to work on/with.

Is the vest on the dummy the vest you plan on using?
The templates do look a little on the big side and you already cut out the plates. Can we get a straight on of the plates taped to you? I would say they need to be trimmed down a little bit on the outside edges. The collar looks like it will hit the shoulders.

Helmet is turning out nicely, don't be afraid to build up the bondo a little more along the seam to get a nice smooth transition from front to back.

Final note: this should be in Components not planning since you are actually building it and not fleshing out the concept. Please hit the 'report to moderator' button and ask nicely for this to be moved.

Natan gives really good feedback and is particularly keen at spotting sizing issues.  He's a good vod to listen to.  And I'm personally looking forward to seeing how that cape turns out.

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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #5 on: Aug 03, 2015, 08:53 AM »
Thank you for the feedback Natan.
I'll be doin some additional tweeking.

And thanks for the location of post.. will be moving to Armor Components..

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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #6 on: Aug 03, 2015, 02:39 PM »
Here's 2 pics with the templates on me. 
To give some perspective, I'm 5'10 155lbs.
Lend me your thoughts on placement/spacing.




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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #7 on: Aug 03, 2015, 02:43 PM »
Quite a bit on the wide side. I'd say trim about a 1/4 inch off the sides. Placement and spacing is good.

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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #8 on: Aug 03, 2015, 02:53 PM »
Thanks Natan!

Would that be 1/4 in from belly plate as well or just chest and collar?

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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #9 on: Aug 03, 2015, 03:09 PM »
Start with the chest plates only, once they are trimmed (pectoral part as well as the fangs) then match the collar and ab to them.

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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #10 on: Aug 09, 2015, 10:05 PM »
Been a busy week.  Got the plates shaped and sanded.
Got my gaunlets configured assembled and gaps filled in.















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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #11 on: Aug 09, 2015, 11:35 PM »
Looking good! love what you did with the gauntlets  :)

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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #12 on: Aug 10, 2015, 01:24 PM »
Very nice work!

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Re: Phreakshow's WIP
« Reply #13 on: Aug 11, 2015, 04:40 PM »
Looking good vod!

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Re: Phreakshow's WIP (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #14 on: Aug 12, 2015, 11:57 PM »
who knew weathering could be so much fun. 
Started painting a few pieces.













It started raining so had to pull things inside and stop for the night.

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