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 Yodamann's Sintra WIP

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #60 on: Sep 07, 2016, 03:52 PM »
I always used tooth paste for the weathering that way i can purposely leave some under the paint if i want to modify the weathering after the fact.  No fear of weird smells or anything.  Do you see any benefit from using mustard?  I would think it would get everywhere haha  I know my tooth paste always does.   :laugh:

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #61 on: Sep 08, 2016, 12:42 AM »
Well, I think the mustard is a bit easier to spread than the toothpaste would be, and I'm pretty sure I got all of it out, so no smells there. As for results, I took the masking off today, so I'll let some pictures do the talking:


a layout with all the weathered bits. I added in the extra chest plate because it looked... wrong just having the one plate.
The water droplets are from rinsing the plates off with the garden hose to get rid of any excess mustard/loose paint.

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #62 on: Sep 20, 2016, 04:19 PM »
What it do everybody, I've got some pictures to show off.

Let's get to it.


I cut down my gauntlet and sanded those suckers down. No bumpy wrists for me. And now, I can move my arms comfortably.


Here's what was lost.

Next step: painting

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #63 on: Sep 27, 2016, 12:01 PM »
My local clan had a bit of an armor party over the weekend, and now I've got a shaped back plate!




Big thanks to my Alor'ad, Kranix for all his help with the shaping. I also got some tips on my flak vest, but that progress hasn't been documented... yet.

Next steps with for the armour are painting my gauntlets, getting the velcro on the backs of the plates, adjusting the shoulders of the back plate/some sanding and filling, and then painting the back plate.

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #64 on: Oct 24, 2016, 10:25 AM »
After a some time working on my soft parts and helmet,  (see helmet thread for deets, ooh yeah, that's some smooth cross-promotion) I have returned to armour work.



First of all, I did some filling on the backplate, so now those cracks are gone.


Now that my vest is done, I put out a test layout of my plates. How's this look? I've got a pillow in there acting as a stand in for my torso.

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #65 on: Oct 24, 2016, 12:18 PM »
rotate the tops of the chest plates inwards just a hairswidth and shift the ab plate upwards a tiny bit and that'll be the spacing you're aiming for :)

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #66 on: Oct 25, 2016, 09:26 AM »
How's this look?


They're attached with velcro, so there is some wiggle room for the placement.

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #67 on: Oct 25, 2016, 11:35 AM »
Looks pretty good to me. I'd get the rest of the flightsuiot and belts in place and then have another person take a straight on shot just to check for any last minute tweaks as that can shift plates around, but until you have all the others layers on to check I'd say they look pretty done.

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The only safe way to take out Kris would be with an orbital bombardment.... and even then your chances of surviving are only 50:50

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #68 on: Oct 31, 2016, 12:23 AM »
So this weekend was the Comic Con, and I managed to get my kit pretty wearable in time. I had a last minute push to get a visor in my helmet and some paint down too. Also, I had some velcro to add to the flight suit. All in all, it turned out pretty well:



First off, I know I'm missing the chest diamond. I... just kinda forgot about it, and only found it the night before the con. So I didn't have time to paint it and add in the attachment. I also still need some knees (the ones I cut out were too small), and I forgot my boots at home, so I had to stick with the comfy sneakers for the length of the con.

Aside from that, how's it looking? I feel like the thighs are too low, and maybe the shoulders droop too much?

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #69 on: Oct 31, 2016, 07:50 AM »
Not bad at all for a first con kit up :)

Thighs look both oversized and drooping - I tend to attach mine to my cod/kama belt to help keep them from obeying gravity.
Shoulders look like they may be rolled around to the back a little to much. But pulling them up may help - you look pretty slim so the helmet looks a little oversized - wearing the shoulders a touch higher so they are a little more horizontal can add to your shoulder width and help offset the slight bobblehead look.
Only other thing you didn't mention is still needing a girth belt.
Other than that - just what you've already seen.

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #70 on: Oct 31, 2016, 04:38 PM »
On the thighs: are they just low, or pulling away from the flightsuit? Also, in what way are they oversized? Too wide, too tall, or both?

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #71 on: Nov 01, 2016, 03:03 AM »
Too low - they could do with being pulled up an inch, inch and a half.
That still looks like it won't really give you enough room to add in your knees without everything overlapping so they'll more than likely need a small trim on the height as a minimum.

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The only safe way to take out Kris would be with an orbital bombardment.... and even then your chances of surviving are only 50:50

WIP's: EC, Twi'lek, Demolitions
Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #72 on: Nov 05, 2017, 11:31 PM »
Well, in the roughly 12 months since the last post, I've made some progress.

First of all, I got my backplate mostly shaped and a first layer of paint has been applied:



I've also got some knee plates ready for attachment:


Finally, I also did a black wash pass on all my plates as a start for the weathering process.

On the helmet end of things, I've attached the rangefinder, and did a lot of filling and sanding and filling and sanding and filling and sanding.

So here's the state of the kit currently:


I should have more time to work on this now that I'm out of university. My current (non-helmet) to-do list is:

-Sew on attachments for knees
-widen curve on shin plates so they fit over my boots
-add straps to shin plates
-adjust shoulder bell placement
-find a girth belt
-attach back plate to vest
-get/make a better pistol
-get holster for new blaster


any tips for the things on my list, and/or things I missed? In particular, what is the best way to attach the straps to the shin plates? It seems like epoxy would just pop right off.

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #73 on: Mar 18, 2018, 10:10 PM »
Back from the dead, it's this thread! After a winter of planning and wishing the Canadian winter was more conducive to painting, I've returned.

Not too much to show right now, I've been giving my gauntlets some thought. As it stands, they're just bare "durasteel/Beskar" tubes on my forearms. I was browsing Thingiverse and came upon this model on thingiverse of a rebel pilot comm pad. I thought I could print it out, bondo it up onto a gauntlet, add some blinky LEDs, maybe some interactivity, and baby, you got a stew going.

Long story short, I printed it out, and here's the test



Is using a part from a different costume a problem for approval?

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #74 on: Mar 19, 2018, 05:51 AM »
It depends on the costume you're taking from. If you wish to use technology which is mass produced - ie a rebel comm pad, then that's fine. There's plenty of places to have picked one up from. We just suggest adding a unique paint job to make it yours rather than copying the paint designs the Rebels used. So basically - avoid any items which are specific to a character, such as the mods to Han's blaster. You can have the blaster, but not his changes to it.

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