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 Yodamann's Sintra WIP

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KaylinSilverfurr


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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #105 on: Jul 11, 2019, 11:44 PM »
I'm excited to see this come together.

And I'm more than happy to help. See you again August 3rd.... and I expect cookies this time.

~Shauna

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #106 on: Jul 12, 2019, 05:45 AM »
This may or may not help as we have different paint types and climates, however this is what I've found works best for me: I run some very fine sandpaper over my base coat - just enough to stop the surface being completely smooth so the next paint layer will adhere top it, not enough to scratch through the paint. I then wipe over with a damp papertowel to remove the dust - not wet enough to drip and nothing but water. Any type of soap could leave a residue which could be stopping paint adhering. I then leave the item alone for at least a day - this allows the base paint layer to fully degas and the remaining dampness to dry. Only then do I paint the next colour on, making sure it's done in thin layers with a 15-30 minute wait time between each thin layer. With the paints i use trying to get a nice thick even cover with the first run of colour just creates a thick rubbery, wrinkly mess that peels back off. Thin layers can dry properly.

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #107 on: Jul 12, 2019, 11:15 PM »
Thanks for the tip about the dish soap. Funny, I thought that the soap would take away the residue. I'll also do some experiments with lightly sanding, see what comes of that.

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #108 on: Jul 13, 2019, 06:15 AM »
Some soaps contain an almost oily layer which I think is what stops adherence. Which may be why some are good for using and some aren't. I've never worked out which is which though so just stay away from them all just in case.

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #109 on: Jul 13, 2019, 09:54 AM »
Blue Dawn dish soap seems to work without leave by any residue. It's also what they use on birds in oil spills.

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #110 on: Jul 13, 2019, 07:00 PM »
W/R/T Soap, I was using Dawn Ultra. Maybe I wasn't doing a good enough job rinsing it off.

I managed to get some primer on my bucket without crinkling, so let's hope that that's an omen of no more crinkling. I'm getting sick of sanding off messed up paint.


I also printed out a test print for the gauntlet topper:


Does it look a bit tall?


Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #111 on: Aug 05, 2019, 06:25 PM »
Hooray for necroposting!

Update w/r/t chest plate mods:


And the bucket is back to silver:



Most of this weekend's work has been on the blaster, progress for that can be found on my weapon thread.

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #112 on: Aug 06, 2019, 06:54 PM »
Nah, July to August of the same year is not necroposting.  You're fine.

Looks like some good progress, but you'll want to revisit the ab plate. It is unfortunately far too tall. CRLs state that standard Modern style ab plates need to have a height ratio cannot exceed 2/3 of the total width.

I would strongly recommend cutting down the tabs on your chest plates to give your more room to work with and then trimming down the ab plate to the proper size (red).  Then, of course, bring up the whole ab so you have about a thumbs width between the ab and the chest plates (blue).

I made a quick alteration to your photo to help show what I'm talking about.  Hope this helps!



Your collar looks a bit wonky too. If you haven't met up with your local Ruus'alor or another clanmate, I suggest you do so.  Sometimes two hands is better than one, especially on plates like collars and  backplates. 

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #113 on: Aug 06, 2019, 07:27 PM »
Nah, July to August of the same year is not necroposting.  You're fine.

Looks like some good progress, but you'll want to revisit the ab plate. It is unfortunately far too tall. CRLs state that standard Modern style ab plates need to have a height ratio cannot exceed 2/3 of the total width.

I would strongly recommend cutting down the tabs on your chest plates to give your more room to work with and then trimming down the ab plate to the proper size (red).  Then, of course, bring up the whole ab so you have about a thumbs width between the ab and the chest plates (blue).

I made a quick alteration to your photo to help show what I'm talking about.  Hope this helps!



Your collar looks a bit wonky too. If you haven't met up with your local Ruus'alor or another clanmate, I suggest you do so.  Sometimes two hands is better than one, especially on plates like collars and  backplates.

Yup, we're working on it as best we can. I want to help him get the neck plate finished first before everything else, and we know the ab plate needs to be revisited. I tend to work from neck plate and work my way down, and I instruct my UM's to do the same. If only because everything else is dependant on the neck plate anyway.

~Shauna

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #114 on: Aug 07, 2019, 01:16 PM »
Commenting to following! Thanks for bringing cookies last time, they were really good!  ;D

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #115 on: Aug 17, 2019, 06:51 PM »
I'll leave off the plates until the next armour party. In the mean time, I got the white coat down on my helmet, and there was no crinkling!



Before the paint



Post-paint. Maybe the weather was just perfect today, but no crinkles to be seen.
Hopefully I won't need to strip this down to the resin again.

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #116 on: Sep 04, 2019, 06:53 PM »
Well, we had another armour party over the weekend, and the plan was to get all the chest plates shaped and positioned.

That was the plan.

As it turned out, the plates were much too small, so I printed out some templates of a more appropriate size. I just hope the back plate is still sized right.

I'll pick up a hot knife this week, and hopefully get these new plates cut out over the weekend. 

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #117 on: Sep 15, 2019, 09:50 PM »
I think (hope) the painting is done on the helmet!



The masking


The grey coat


And the blue!

All the paint seems to have gone on nicely, all that remains is to pull off the masking and hope that I did a good enough job.

 


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