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Title: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 02, 2016, 09:50 AM
Goto last few pages....due to mental issues, I wiped earlier posts 🤕
(https://i.imgur.com/NJomCtO.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 03, 2016, 02:40 AM
Changed my approach to the dent, may need a rethink for the whole area
More detail needs to be added and refinement

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_102.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_102.jpeg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_101.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_101.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 04, 2016, 06:54 AM
Here's abit more on the blaster scar

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_118.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_118.jpeg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_117.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_117.jpeg.html)

I still need to get it to blend into rest of helmet paint, may need to add more silver then try paint it so it looks realistic. Maybe a border of fine carbon scoring then to paint
What do you guys think
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Apr 04, 2016, 11:35 AM
Looks amazing.   For the blaster scar, you might get a more realistic look if you paint it "charred" and drybrush the silver, that way it would look like it charred and the raised surfaces have rubbed the charring off a bit over time?   
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 04, 2016, 12:43 PM
Looks amazing.   For the blaster scar, you might get a more realistic look if you paint it "charred" and drybrush the silver, that way it would look like it charred and the raised surfaces have rubbed the charring off a bit over time?   

Thanks vod, I've been thinking of how to blend it, I'll see if I can do what you've suggested
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Apr 04, 2016, 02:29 PM
we are working on a project and tried to figure out how to do a blaster scorch that looked like it had been there a while and that is how we are going to try it.   we're going to paint it normal, then weather the whole thing, then a black smudge where the blaster hit, then drybrush the base color over it to get the raised areas like the scorching has been rubbed off over time, then weather THAT so it doesn't look like fresh paint over the scorch.   it's more work, but I think it's the right general direction.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 04, 2016, 02:48 PM
we are working on a project and tried to figure out how to do a blaster scorch that looked like it had been there a while and that is how we are going to try it.   we're going to paint it normal, then weather the whole thing, then a black smudge where the blaster hit, then drybrush the base color over it to get the raised areas like the scorching has been rubbed off over time, then weather THAT so it doesn't look like fresh paint over the scorch.   it's more work, but I think it's the right general direction.
That's true, I'm not fussed about the work, it's the realism and quality
Thanks heaps vod, I'll try what youve said
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Apr 04, 2016, 02:50 PM
I can see that, it is coming along amazingly well.   Can't wait to follow the rest of your build and paint.   I have a lot to learn here :D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 04, 2016, 04:15 PM
Thanks vod, if I can do it, I'll share what I can
Thanks for your advice vod
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 05, 2016, 04:12 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Apr 05, 2016, 11:26 AM
definitely getting close, that looks awesome.   airbrush, I presume?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 05, 2016, 11:38 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Apr 05, 2016, 11:42 AM
#dedication

You have far more patience than I.   
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 05, 2016, 11:51 AM
it helps me wind doqwn after work, and i like to see if i can do it....and i waiting on some thing to turn up that ive ordered
i found painting relaxing
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 06, 2016, 04:34 AM
Bit more
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_122.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_122.jpeg.html)

My helper wanted a pic, his name is Beskar
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_121.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_121.jpeg.html)

Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 08, 2016, 10:00 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 09, 2016, 05:03 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Apr 09, 2016, 09:34 PM
Bit more
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_122.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_122.jpeg.html)

My helper wanted a pic, his name is Beskar
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_121.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_121.jpeg.html)
Looks good. Back panels look great.
Have you considered a blackwash of the blaster acar? If you take a utility knife or xacto blade and score the dent like a boba, a black wash will cling to the scratches and really make the dent pop. If you need to, you can touch up the highlights after the wash.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 09, 2016, 09:48 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Apr 12, 2016, 09:50 AM
Paint apps are looking pretty great so far vod
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 12, 2016, 10:11 AM
Thanks vod, it's getting there, the weather hasn't been the best for painting lately
And I've been bit lazy
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Apr 12, 2016, 11:27 AM
This is Going Great ..  ;)  Keep it up ..

 I may need to Do a protector someday .. I Really like the colors .... ;D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 12, 2016, 06:25 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 27, 2016, 02:50 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Apr 30, 2016, 05:29 PM
Lookin' good!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 02, 2016, 03:45 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 04, 2016, 10:20 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on May 07, 2016, 09:41 PM
Bit the bullet today and ordered a jetpack from nme props. I've got plenty of time to sort out my colours. Got some ideas on upgrading the accessories on the pack. Will need to work out how to attack it to the back plate

If you're gonna do it right, pick up a jetpack harness and some jp hardware. Otherwise there are budget options that can work as well. I love my harness. I can easily have anyone just lift it off the hooks whenever I get tired. The trade-off is that it takes two people to suit up.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 07, 2016, 10:20 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 14, 2016, 02:00 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2016, 09:08 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 06, 2016, 10:47 AM
Did you go with the rocket pack, or the arena pack from NME?  I've got both and love them.  Great product.

You probably saw my DC-15A and changed your mind.  ;)  Either way, I look forward to seeing some pics!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2016, 07:17 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 06, 2016, 07:48 PM
It's NME. It'll take some time, but the product is solid.

I will hit everything imagine able with my DC. That's just the nature of it. A shorter rifle/carbine/blaster might work out better if you don't want to be a walking weathering machine (your kit and others).

Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2016, 08:22 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 12, 2016, 07:11 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 12, 2016, 08:59 AM
Whoops, I replied over on your clan page, but it looks really good!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 12, 2016, 09:37 AM
Thanks mate, stay tuned for more
May I ask how you went about weathering your flightsuit
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 12, 2016, 09:52 AM
Lots and lots of chalk and I airbrushed brown into some of the crevices for some variation.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 12, 2016, 09:55 AM
Did you spray over the chalk? Is it washable
Thanks mate
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 13, 2016, 05:28 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 24, 2016, 12:10 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 24, 2016, 12:27 AM
Looks good, vod.

I made my own GirthBelt as well for my first kit. I ended up sewing all of the ropes together, but they ended up coming apart over time (10 invasions in, maybe?). 

For additional stability I would recommend sewing some backing on the belt for additional stability. I wish my homemade one had this, as well as my one from MOW.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 24, 2016, 12:34 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 24, 2016, 08:25 PM
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Jul 24, 2016, 08:39 PM
Love it ALL ! ! !    ;) 8) ;D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Kai Ree'tat on Jul 24, 2016, 10:24 PM
Gotta love when the goodies show up, and I love the Hawaiian print vest that's bad shebs.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 24, 2016, 10:49 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 25, 2016, 08:57 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 27, 2016, 11:53 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 28, 2016, 08:10 AM
Looks good, vod.

I just used a meat tenderizer on a rock from my garden to get a really nice tattered look as well as a blowtorch to scorch the edges a bit followed by some black chalk and being crumpled up on my basement floor for a week.  ;D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Zaeth Grak on Jul 28, 2016, 08:21 AM

And a casual, pick up at the local..... Miami vice style vest
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image.jpg1_16.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image.jpg1_16.jpg.html)

Maybe not, might get me booted off planet

Lots of work on my horizon getting this stuff up to others examples

Wash, is that you?
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/42/54/d6/4254d654efc4e9108d417c6a314810bb.jpg)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/7ai25wQhqXNvi/giphy.gif)

All joking aside, I'm very impressed with your progress so far, especially with the damage done to your bucket. Very creative. I'll be following this kit for creative inspiration. Good luck!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 28, 2016, 08:27 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 29, 2016, 02:31 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 29, 2016, 10:43 PM
Excellent start! I love the gradient.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 30, 2016, 01:45 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jul 30, 2016, 09:54 AM
Weathering on that flight suit looks pretty fantastic far. I wish I would have done mine differently now ha
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 30, 2016, 10:18 AM
Weathering on that flight suit looks pretty fantastic far. I wish I would have done mine differently now ha

Thanks vod, appreciate that
Never too late to join the dirty dozen.....or around that number
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 30, 2016, 09:15 PM
I like where the weathering on your soft parts is going, especially those Fett boots.

Just out of curiosity, can we see what those shin tools look like pulled out of the pockets?  ;D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 30, 2016, 09:47 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 31, 2016, 12:01 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 02, 2016, 04:21 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Aug 02, 2016, 10:51 AM
Keep working at the girth belt.  We'll see how the finished product looks and go from there.  I'm very intrigued myself!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 02, 2016, 03:39 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 03, 2016, 02:10 AM
Something else collected today, no.5 shade visor

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image.jpg1_34.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image.jpg1_34.jpg.html)

Did get some other goodies but they're reserved for later
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 04, 2016, 01:35 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Aug 04, 2016, 08:46 AM
That looks really good!

What type of glue did you use?  Depending on what you kind, it may come loose once you hit it with some water.  I ended up just sewing my girth-belt together. 
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Post by: Kai Ree'tat on Aug 04, 2016, 09:45 AM
Looking good.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 04, 2016, 03:20 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 05, 2016, 11:52 PM
Bit of update on boot, trying to add mud, dirt stained at front area, I still need to add more to the top of the toes
I've just used orange but I'll add in brown, maybe slight bit or yellow, cream colours

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_139.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_139.jpeg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_140.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_140.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 06, 2016, 11:44 PM
Bit more orange dirt mud / discolouring

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_141.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_141.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 08, 2016, 05:29 PM
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_142.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_142.jpeg.html)

Getting some ideas for mud, clay
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 13, 2016, 12:32 AM
Bit more added to boot, the paint and glue and dirt seemed to work well

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_143.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_143.jpeg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_145.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_145.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 24, 2016, 02:56 AM
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 24, 2016, 09:16 AM
looks great Dude ...  8)

Did your Blasters Get there Yet ?    :rolleyes: :-X
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 25, 2016, 03:53 AM
looks great Dude ...  8)

Did your Blasters Get there Yet ?    :rolleyes: :-X
Intercepted by imperial customs, need to talk to them......be a compliment that your work is so realistic
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 25, 2016, 09:42 AM
Intercepted by imperial customs, need to talk to them......be a compliment that your work is so realistic


  Yikes ! !   :o   I hope all goes Smoothly ....  :-\   ....  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 31, 2016, 01:20 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Aug 31, 2016, 02:55 PM
Sorry to hear about the customs debacle.  :(

Is this the NME rocket pack?  I love mine!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 31, 2016, 03:02 PM
Sorry to hear about the customs debacle.  :(

Is this the NME rocket pack?  I love mine!

yeah its an nme rocket job, have a few ideas to mod it alitlle, will add some upgrades, but looking at something different for the rocket, just something subtle
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 31, 2016, 03:15 PM
no luck with the imperial customs......so now i need to work on another pistol, dont know how it works as i could get a e-11 in from doopy doos....that was in kit form though. i do like the look of a de-10, might look for a capgun bushranger style or similar to a colt navy.....something
on a positive note though, my jetpack came in this week, ill post a pic when i get home. its a nme boba style. ive started sourcing parts to upgrade from dakota on tdh, getting toe spikes from him as well, waiting on cape to come in, hopefully not to long . ive got to get organised, lots of bits and pieces everywhere

So WTH .. ?  is the package just sitting there ? Is it getting Sent back to me ?  :o

 Is there someone else over there that I can send Replacements to , then they can get them to You .. I know for a fact that I've sent the same blaster to another
member in Australia .... That Sucks bad ... I'm sorry and will work to get you what you paid for ...  >:(   
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 31, 2016, 03:25 PM
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Post by: Zophar Ptay on Aug 31, 2016, 04:28 PM
...carry around a 12 inch rubber .........toy.......make it more intimidating itll be wet

ol Hatchet Harry  :D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 31, 2016, 06:14 PM
ol Hatchet Harry  :D

That's him, was snatch or lock stock and two smoking barrels
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Post by: Zophar Ptay on Aug 31, 2016, 07:22 PM
Lock, Stock, and Two.    Snatch had Bricktop, the Pig Farmer
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 02, 2016, 07:14 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 27, 2016, 08:45 PM
No progress lately, other than more pieces of the puzzle arriving
Feast your eyes on metal pieces (made by Dakota from TDH, Machinecraft parts) as they are mouth-wateringly displayed on a sexy cape lovingly made by Dha Bral

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image.jpg1_40.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image.jpg1_40.jpg.html)
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Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 27, 2016, 08:53 PM
You've got me beat on the jetpack bits!  Time for an upgrade!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 27, 2016, 09:02 PM
In future I'll add a light to the beacon, maybe thruster greeblies that Dakota offers or something different, I've got ideas for the rocket. I've got plenty to work on, just need to find the time at this stage, weathers getting better for some painting
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Sep 27, 2016, 11:52 PM
No progress lately, other than more pieces of the puzzle arriving
Feast your eyes on metal pieces (made by Dakota from TDH, Machinecraft parts) as they are mouth-wateringly displayed on a sexy cape lovingly made by Dha Bral

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image.jpg1_40.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image.jpg1_40.jpg.html)
What a beautiful cape! Oya!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 30, 2016, 12:33 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2016, 01:28 AM
Applying some mud and grit to the toe spikes

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_148.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_148.jpeg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_149.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_149.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Oct 02, 2016, 06:20 AM
Looks great vod!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2016, 09:23 AM
Looks great vod!

Thanks vod
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 02, 2016, 09:42 AM
Good lord that looks awesome.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2016, 09:49 AM
Good lord that looks awesome.

Thanks vod.....just paint and glue mixed, and alittle bit of clayish-soil mixed in
Prob add abit more, another colour added
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 07, 2016, 08:26 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 14, 2016, 01:47 AM
Got this today, I did order a chemical stirrer as well, but that didn't turn up. I'll chase that up next week

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_150.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_150.jpeg.html)
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 14, 2016, 08:19 AM
Oddly enough, the shin tools intimidated me the most, but when it came down to it, they're really easy!

You should be able to knock them out no problem.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 14, 2016, 01:04 PM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Oct 15, 2016, 02:20 AM
Thanks vod, I'd gotten a set ages ago and they were pretty osik. I was reading some posts on dented helmet and saw some parts used are still made, or close to it
 I though Bugger it I'll source these pieces. I'll research some more. The weather here is getting better so dome painting can go ahead
I tried sourcing a nut to go on jetpack beacon at local hardware joint.....no luck. Only hard metric or imperial with course thread, I need a imperial with fine.....another job for next week.
I need to cut the hatch on the jetpack, then work out a way to attach the thrusters and add support
Still waiting on the toy Mauser to turn up......ill try convert to Luke's pistol or a power 5...... I'm a little obsessed with these two at moment. I'm not a big fan of hans dl44. For main weapon I want to make a variant of e11 or something like the death troopers have

The day's weather wasn't so bad so after mowing the lawn, I skipped (for now) cutting the hatch plate on the back and opted to paint the body and rocket of the jetpack

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image.jpg1_43.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image.jpg1_43.jpg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image.jpg1_42.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image.jpg1_42.jpg.html)
Mmmmmm... MOW.... Mmmmm
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 15, 2016, 02:36 AM
Mmmmmm... MOW.... Mmmmm

Nah.....nme props
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 15, 2016, 12:29 PM
I love rocketpacks.  :P
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 17, 2016, 12:21 AM
Been thinking I may paint it similar to fetts RoTJ, thought it maybe issued equipment, or maybe specific unit
Not sure, might paint it orange, be real different
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Oct 17, 2016, 09:06 AM
Nah.....nme props

I missed it. Looked very mowish at first glance, but now I see the rocket...
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 17, 2016, 04:19 PM
I missed it. Looked very mowish at first glance, but now I see the rocket...

How are the rockets different
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 19, 2016, 01:50 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Oct 19, 2016, 08:50 AM
How are the rockets different

MOWs are removable. They're not cast into the rocket.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 19, 2016, 04:54 PM
MOWs are removable. They're not cast into the rocket.

Thanks mate, I didn't know that
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 21, 2016, 04:16 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 21, 2016, 11:31 PM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Oct 23, 2016, 08:50 PM
Love it. Keep it up.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 24, 2016, 01:40 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 24, 2016, 08:31 AM
That looks fantastic, vod.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 24, 2016, 02:33 PM
Thanks vod, still got a bit to go yet, I used a set of multi grips to do that, started out with idea of a few dents, must of hit an air bubble
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 24, 2016, 06:59 PM
This is going to be Good ....   ;D

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/ConDarWard44/8c6ddd8f_this-is-gonna-be-good_zps31367811.gif)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 24, 2016, 08:31 PM
Thanks mate, hopefully it'll work out ok, or the skill to make it work

I attacked it a bit more this arvo

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0730.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0730.jpg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0729.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0729.jpg.html)

At moment I've only attacked the left side so far, slapped on some fibreglass resin, I'll see what she's like tomorrow, clean up, and paint silver again, then re-access
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 26, 2016, 03:57 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 27, 2016, 04:53 AM
Bit more
Cut out the hatch....rough cutting

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0741.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0741.jpg.html)

Loosely attached beacon

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0739.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0739.jpg.html)

Small additions to holes

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0731.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0731.jpg.html)
May need to reinforce inside, I can see light through it
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 28, 2016, 05:21 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 11, 2016, 01:14 AM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Nov 12, 2016, 01:09 AM
I'm getting excited.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 12, 2016, 01:30 AM
I'm getting excited.

Just settle.....I haven't got anything in mind, just try something, nothing brilliant though
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 17, 2016, 05:02 AM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Nov 20, 2016, 01:41 AM
I've got a couple of DD's floating around too. I've often thought of modding an e-11... But I'm more an ee-3 guy :)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 20, 2016, 03:11 AM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Nov 21, 2016, 12:48 AM
I'll be back into the swing of things here in a month or so. I've shipped to most countries without issue. Sometimes I need to add customs forms or adjust a few things. Where is purgatory? ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 21, 2016, 01:04 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Nov 21, 2016, 06:09 AM
No hurry vod. Purgatory is .......Miners Rest, Victoria, Australia. Real anal state
I've got doopy doos kits in no worries, had issues with a dc10 from ConDar Ward......I couldn't get that one
Any plans on the comMando bucket

ComMando bucket mold should be ready by the end of the year (fingers crossed). I haven't had issues with australia if you fill out and send the customs forms with the package(I don't recall the number off hand). It's a little extra leg work before shipping, but it can be done. ConDar's was likely an issue because it was not a kit, but who knows. Victoria and I think Queensland are the stingiest about that from what I remember.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 21, 2016, 07:12 AM
Thats good about the bucket possibly being ready
Yeah Victoria is strict, probably the worst state for it
Hopefully getting the right forms does the trick, ee3 is a cool looking rifle
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 25, 2016, 09:26 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 07, 2016, 12:58 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 13, 2016, 03:58 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Dec 15, 2016, 11:42 AM
interesting mottled metal effect, was that the paint or something you did?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 15, 2016, 12:19 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 18, 2016, 05:41 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Dec 20, 2016, 10:40 PM
Painting the jetpack similar colours to fetts RoTJ, just started with the yellow, needs more coats to be solid, as its drying it getting darker. Initially it appeared to be a bit bright, not sure if it's same shade as RoTJ, after I'm finished with yellow I may try getting a more accurate colour

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/image_12.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/image_12.jpg.html)

The ROTJ JP yellow requires multiple coats to achieve the opaque bold yellow of the canon prop. There are close colors available in rattlecan and most model paints.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 20, 2016, 10:46 PM
humbrol trainer yellow. ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 20, 2016, 10:55 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 20, 2016, 11:01 PM
sorry i meant the trainer yellow is the closest shade i've found to the rotj colour. :D also the humbrol brown wash works really well with it giving it that lovely brown disscolouration around the edges
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 20, 2016, 11:06 PM
sorry i meant the trainer yellow is the closest shade i've found to the rotj colour. :D also the humbrol brown wash works really well with it giving it that lovely brown disscolouration around the edges

No worries mate, thanks for that suggestion
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 20, 2016, 11:17 PM
also if you go take a look at dha brals 2 week rotj fett build he has posted some really detailed pics of his paint up... beautiful work
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 20, 2016, 11:19 PM
Cool, is that on here?
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 20, 2016, 11:21 PM
it is can't remember if it was finished armour section or armour build but it's here. ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 20, 2016, 11:33 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 21, 2016, 04:43 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 22, 2016, 06:03 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 22, 2016, 06:26 PM
wow that's some extreme damage... i'm intrigued to see what you do with it. for your gun just a suggestion if you hit it with a dark brown wash an then a dusting of matt clear coat this will really calm that sheen down an give it some age.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 22, 2016, 06:34 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 23, 2016, 07:16 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 23, 2016, 08:22 PM
starting to see the awesomeness shine through that's looking good mate very realistic.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 23, 2016, 08:49 PM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Dec 24, 2016, 01:32 AM
Hhhnggggggg.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 24, 2016, 02:36 AM
Hhhnggggggg.

Huttese? Ubese?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 24, 2016, 05:29 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 25, 2016, 02:37 PM
that's looking really good mate.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 25, 2016, 06:24 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 26, 2016, 11:48 AM
The weathering on that jetpack is looking pretty topnotch
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 26, 2016, 06:44 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Dha Bral on Dec 27, 2016, 09:39 PM
Thanks mate, still a lot to go
After Xmas break I might try pick up some trainer yellow, try add some variation in colour. Need to find a nice purple as well. The purple will be instead of the red. I'll try add the stripes and symbols. Not sure if they are decals or painted on

Bit more dirtying
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0873.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0873.jpg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0872.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0872.jpg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0874.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0874.jpg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_0875.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_0875.jpg.html)

I am really enjoying this progression. You're going to make me up my game on the weathering of my 2.0 kit.
Why the change from orange to blue?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 27, 2016, 11:03 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2016, 08:16 AM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Dec 28, 2016, 08:08 PM
Thanks vod, initially I was thinking of having orange where RoTJ is blue, then felt it was too much orange, I wasn't too happy with the weathering. I was thinking of green and orange, or grey and orange.
I was also thinking of a jetpack that was off the shelf and issued to the protectors, or maybe colours of a specific unit as boba had two packs. Was also told that jango had blue and yellow. I thought bugger it I'll go with it's an off the shelf job. Basically I was undecided and Jett Drexel pointed out about jangos being like rotj. I liked the yellow colour on fetts too

Orange may make a return on one gauntlet

Mi'ix did a slight twist on the classic Blue, yellow, white, red paintup.  I have to say that those colors scream protector to most.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2016, 09:31 PM
Mi'ix did a slight twist on the classic Blue, yellow, white, red paintup.  I have to say that those colors scream protector to most.

That's true
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 29, 2016, 07:10 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 30, 2016, 05:25 AM
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Post by: Dha Bral on Dec 30, 2016, 11:59 AM
I spy with my little eye an e-11 barrel...
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 30, 2016, 05:01 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 31, 2016, 01:38 AM
sometimes it helps to make a little list and work your way through it, so you get those things done you keep putting off lol ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 31, 2016, 02:09 AM
sometimes it helps to make a little list and work your way through it, so you get those things done you keep putting off lol ;)

That's my issue, I need discipline, I'll work on that next year
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 31, 2016, 03:47 AM
i'm just as bad mate lol.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 31, 2016, 04:31 AM
Think I've nearly finished my boots, may be the first thing I've finished
I usually start things and loose interest
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 03, 2017, 04:08 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 03, 2017, 07:58 AM
i believe red is the traditional colour for a journeyman protector.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 03, 2017, 02:11 PM
i believe red is the traditional colour for a journeyman protector.
At the start I wasn't planning of being a journeyman protector, but now I'm not sure. Trying to picture the whole kit in my mind, and finding colours that'll stain it
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jan 03, 2017, 02:19 PM
what's your girth belt made from?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 03, 2017, 02:55 PM
It's a centaur brand mohair girth belt
Not surfe if its 100% mohair, I'll have to look when I get home mate
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 06, 2017, 12:57 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 06, 2017, 01:09 AM
i only ask about the girth belt bacause if it's natural fiber it should take a dye nicely... if you get problems with it taking colour then RIT do a range of dye's for synthetic materials (readily available on e-bay) as for colour if you're still undecided how'bout purple?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 22, 2017, 02:25 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 22, 2017, 02:31 PM
hey good start, at least you know it takes the dye ok. look forward to seeing where you go with it. ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 22, 2017, 04:10 PM
Thanks mate, after work I'll see if I can get any other colour, see how it all dries out
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 25, 2017, 04:21 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 25, 2017, 06:59 AM
looks pretty good as it is mate i'm assuming you'll be weathering it as well which will darken it. you could also try soaking it in coffee, gives it a natural brown disscolouration without obliterating the original colour. ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 25, 2017, 07:47 AM
The girth belt you have looks like the exact same one I used for my kit as well. That thing apparently despises dye. I had an incredibly difficult time getting it to keep it's color and mine turned out about the same maroonish-red color as yours. In order to get it the color I wanted, I actually ended up applying spray paint to it in order to try to match it more with the rest of the red from my kit and it turned out rather well with the 'base' coat of the girth belt already being a darker red from the dye.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 25, 2017, 05:51 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 25, 2017, 07:51 PM
yes it would... but hey if you don't like the results then just give it a wash. ;) it is quite a subtle effect
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 25, 2017, 08:39 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 29, 2017, 04:09 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 30, 2017, 08:06 AM
Lookin' good!

A lot of time and effort has gone into this build.  I'm so excited to see what it looks like when you get finished!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 30, 2017, 10:05 AM
Lookin' good!

A lot of time and effort has gone into this build.  I'm so excited to see what it looks like when you get finished!
Thanks vod, I'm enjoying it but am eager to see it done, but no rushing
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 30, 2017, 12:31 PM
Good job weathering the flight suit so far! Need to up my soft part weathering... Also... I discovered you on Instagram ha
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 30, 2017, 01:52 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 03, 2017, 11:05 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Feb 03, 2017, 11:56 PM
loving the sand blasted aged look.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 04, 2017, 11:00 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 06, 2017, 09:05 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Feb 06, 2017, 09:37 PM
looks awesome mate. 8)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 06, 2017, 11:57 PM
Thanks mate, I'll see if I can do some more after work, do the other side, early morning tomorrow so may not get much done.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 07, 2017, 07:20 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Feb 09, 2017, 09:46 PM
noooooooooooooooooo!!!! don't balance it, the randomness just adds to the authenticity... it looks freaking awesome mate. ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 09, 2017, 11:37 PM
Ok talked me out of it mate
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Post by: Ran on Feb 10, 2017, 12:39 AM
I agree. ;)

Looks masterful! You've got an awesome kit on your hands!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 10, 2017, 01:42 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 11, 2017, 06:18 AM
Bit more done
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh619/beskysupercat/IMG_1160.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/beskysupercat/media/IMG_1160.jpg.html)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 27, 2017, 05:48 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 10, 2017, 06:30 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Mar 11, 2017, 09:05 PM
i like it, bit of dirt and grime and it would look superb.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 12, 2017, 07:07 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 22, 2017, 08:08 AM
I'm going to have to get around to getting some more pics up, something's happened with my photobucket account, I've lost all my pics
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Mar 22, 2017, 08:34 AM
yeah, i got fed up with photobucket and switched to imgur.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 22, 2017, 09:43 AM
I might have to have a look at imgur, once I start getting some new pics ready to post
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 22, 2017, 10:22 AM
Did you move around any of the pictures into files etc, cos that breaks all the forum links as its in a new location and therefore new link needed?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 22, 2017, 05:43 PM
Did you move around any of the pictures into files etc, cos that breaks all the forum links as its in a new location and therefore new link needed?

Nah I haven't done anything in photobucket, just add pics as I upload, no reorganising at all
All my pics are gone, my photobucket library is empty, no files at all
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Mar 22, 2017, 08:12 PM
bummer. did you have the original pics on your pc still?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 22, 2017, 09:00 PM
Nah uploaded straight to photo bucket
, I may have a pic or two on old phone, I'll have to find that
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 12, 2017, 06:44 PM
Small update, nothing big. Used a different dye on girthbelt, this one was for Synthetic materials, I choose light brown. I might try a darker brown or try adding red to it.

(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/Hobbie/IMG_1836_zpsb9qyn8rd.jpg) (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Hobbie/media/IMG_1836_zpsb9qyn8rd.jpg.html)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 22, 2017, 02:18 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jun 22, 2017, 10:20 AM
hello brett, glad to see you back mate. :D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 22, 2017, 04:05 PM
G'day mate, thought I'll start getting some pics back up, have to find some stuff, work out where I'm at. After work today I'm see how the girthbelt looks and take a pic.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 23, 2017, 01:33 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jun 23, 2017, 09:28 AM
well that girth belt turned out ok... what did you use in the end?
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Post by: Ran on Jun 23, 2017, 04:25 PM
Looks flippin sweet!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 23, 2017, 06:50 PM
well that girth belt turned out ok... what did you use in the end?
G'day mate, I used a brand called  "idye poly" , I also used vinegar and salt, put in a pot and boiled it for about an hour....it's alittle but dark, I might try to lighten it
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jun 23, 2017, 08:45 PM
was it wet  in the photo? if so it will lighten considerably as it dries. plus be careful cause every time you put it through a process it degrades slightly an the last thing you need is for it to start dissintergrating. lol
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 24, 2017, 01:59 AM
Looks flippin sweet!
Thanks vod
was it wet  in the photo? if so it will lighten considerably as it dries. plus be careful cause every time you put it through a process it degrades slightly an the last thing you need is for it to start dissintergrating. lol
From memory it wasn't dripping wet, maybe a bit damp, it is alittle lighter dry but not much lighter
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 05, 2017, 07:03 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jul 05, 2017, 07:53 PM
love it ..... c'mon do more..... more.....more.  :D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 05, 2017, 09:15 PM
love it ..... c'mon do more..... more.....more.  :D
I'm getting there, need to locate a few bits first
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jul 06, 2017, 02:53 AM
anything in particular?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2017, 03:05 AM
anything in particular?
Found most of the parts now. I had misplaced the rocket collar and one of the tops to the fuel cylinders. I've since found all parts and started alittle painting. Nothing brilliant
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jul 06, 2017, 03:10 AM
any progress is better than no progress mate. ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2017, 03:23 AM
any progress is better than no progress mate. ;)
That's true mate, I took the risk and sprayed alittle before the sun went down
Here's where I'm at, just the first coat and the left over used on the caps
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/Hobbie/350544464_IMG_4598_zpskip6mbqx.jpg) (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Hobbie/media/350544464_IMG_4598_zpskip6mbqx.jpg.html)
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 06, 2017, 03:56 AM
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w455/Hobbie/IMG_4592_zpsjlirsetz.jpg) (http://s1076.photobucket.com/user/Hobbie/media/IMG_4592_zpsjlirsetz.jpg.html)
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How do you get such amazing rust look  :o
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 06, 2017, 04:02 AM
How do you get such amazing rust look  :o
Was there a particular bit you were looking at? On the blue or yellow?
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 06, 2017, 08:50 AM
Beautiful, vod.

That beacon is much too shiny!   :laugh:
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 06, 2017, 12:13 PM
Was there a particular bit you were looking at? On the blue or yellow?

Yellow mainly, but knowing rough way eitherway would be cool  ;D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 21, 2017, 04:50 AM
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 21, 2017, 10:04 AM
 Glad to see your going to be making updates ....   ;D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 21, 2017, 07:45 PM
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 22, 2017, 11:27 AM
looks Awesome as ever ...   ;)
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Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Oct 22, 2017, 02:29 PM
Looks really good! Do you have MOW's soft goods?
Lynn
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 22, 2017, 02:54 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 24, 2017, 12:05 AM
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Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Oct 24, 2017, 07:20 AM
Looking really good!!
Lynn
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 24, 2017, 08:03 AM
Looking really good!!
Lynn
Thanks vod, a lot more work to go.....need to find the rest of it and assemble it
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 25, 2017, 12:09 AM
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Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Oct 25, 2017, 07:41 PM
Cool! The new bucket looks a lot bigger then your old one, or is it just an optical illusion?
Lynn
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 25, 2017, 07:51 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 26, 2017, 08:35 AM
This is looking great!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 26, 2017, 09:08 AM
This is looking great!
Thanks vod, I'll paint this one yellow
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Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Oct 27, 2017, 08:51 PM
How do like Mow's gauntlets? Are you going to fiber glass yours on the inside? I hear some people do over on the TDH,.
I just ordered a set of his ROTJ ones before he gets out of business,.
Lynn
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 27, 2017, 11:13 PM
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Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Oct 28, 2017, 07:26 AM
I've heard of people fiber glassing them to help reinforce them. I've also heard of people fiber glassing ABS to reinforce that as well. After many years of trooping I find it unnecessary and I tend to "over build".  So I'll reserve judgement when I get them. I love shapeways products! I've got some of them on my TIE pilot buckets. I may get some for my gauntlets as well. 
With my ROTJ set they will be green this time with similar custom detailing like I did my red ones now. I just wanted some larger more movie accurate style  gauntlets, my boy will get my old ones for his Mando.
Lynn
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 28, 2017, 07:49 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 05, 2017, 09:03 PM
Tossing up whether to sell my stuff or hold on to it, at moment I have no time at all for anything
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Nov 06, 2017, 02:31 AM
Tossing up whether to sell my stuff or hold on to it, at moment I have no time at all for anything

You may not have time now, but at some time in the future you will.
keep it buddy, too much awesomeness should be finished , it will be worth the wait  ;D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 06, 2017, 04:06 AM
Thanks vod, think itíll be a while to go yet. Iíll get there eventually
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 22, 2017, 04:38 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 22, 2017, 09:04 AM
I love that helmet!

It turned out great!  You should be proud.  :)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 22, 2017, 06:01 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2017, 03:21 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 02, 2017, 10:39 AM
Looking good, buddy.

What's the cut out for?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2017, 03:31 PM
Looking good, buddy.

What's the cut out for?
Thinking of a hatch to hold some fine tools or some maintainance  hatch/ diagnostics hatch
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Dec 02, 2017, 04:42 PM
This is by Far one of my all Time Favorite builds ...   8)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2017, 04:52 PM
This is by Far one of my all Time Favorite builds ...   8)
Really   :o, thanks mate, that means a lot. Very surprised
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Dec 02, 2017, 04:59 PM
Really   :o, thanks mate, that means a lot. Very surprised

 Oh yeah , by far in my Top 5 .....  8)

 my kit doesn't even make my top 10 .....  :-\ :rolleyes:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2017, 07:26 PM
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Post by: Hik'aari on Dec 03, 2017, 09:04 AM
This is by Far one of my all Time Favorite builds ...   8)

Completely agree. The time, effort and attention to detail you have spent on this is something I can only hope to inspire into some of the recruits we get. It shows that with the right push the possibility to create an outstanding kit is there.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 03, 2017, 10:45 PM
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Post by: Hik'aari on Dec 04, 2017, 06:34 AM
That's true about the possibility of creating an outstanding kit. set a picture in your mind of what you like or want....that's the standard to reach, keep learning or trying until you reach that level.
I look at the kit....look for the story. The weathering, layers of paint, dirt and other stains all come together to compliment one another help bring your kit to life
There was an award that someone got on here afew years ago " just walked off set" that stuck in my mind....that's the bare minimum standard to reach. I'd like to create a believable kit

I wish I could store and distribute this thought process and approach. The weathering does indeed tell a story, how it has accumulated, where it builds up. What environments has your character been in, what parts of the body will touch/brush/bump into things and which are protected by natural curves and valleys in the armor.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 04, 2017, 06:57 AM
I wish I could store and distribute this thought process and approach. The weathering does indeed tell a story, how it has accumulated, where it builds up. What environments has your character been in, what parts of the body will touch/brush/bump into things and which are protected by natural curves and valleys in the armor.

yeah, I think half my approach is a bit of a result from obsessive compulsive disorder.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 06, 2017, 02:29 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 11, 2017, 01:55 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 11, 2017, 08:45 AM
Wow!  That's looking amazing!

Keep it up!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 11, 2017, 09:59 AM
Wow!  That's looking amazing!

Keep it up!
Thanks mate, Iíll get better pics, at moment the look bit washed out
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 12, 2017, 04:00 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 12, 2017, 07:26 AM
I love the dissonance of colors!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 12, 2017, 09:44 AM
I love the dissonance of colors!
Thanks mate, Iím starting to like the look
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 13, 2017, 02:39 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 13, 2017, 07:25 AM
ROTJ Red would probably work, but the BRLs talk about the only tertiary colors being allowed sparingly are light blue, purple, gray, or white.  In that sense, purple would be the best bet.   

IMO, the purple would give you some pop and take you away a little bit from the Fett copy and paste like me.   :laugh:
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Post by: Hik'aari on Dec 13, 2017, 07:36 AM
Oh wow. I would love to work with you next year in documenting some of your weathering approaches and techniques (along with a few others) to get some up to date tutorials for the boards.

I think some of these approaches would/could benefit a much wider audience.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 13, 2017, 09:32 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 20, 2018, 09:59 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 20, 2018, 10:03 PM
I like it, I like it.

Keep it up, dude!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 21, 2018, 04:30 AM
I like it, I like it.

Keep it up, dude!

Thanks vod
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 23, 2018, 03:37 AM
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Post by: Hik'aari on Jan 23, 2018, 04:40 AM
Hnng, that right there is my inspiration to now get through the work day! Love your work. Cannot wait to see the day this is eventually finished.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 23, 2018, 05:05 AM
Hnng, that right there is my inspiration to now get through the work day! Love your work. Cannot wait to see the day this is eventually finished.
Thanks vod
I'll get more pics up soon, focus on finishing the jp, and left gauntlet.
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jan 23, 2018, 05:45 AM
Hnng, that right there is my inspiration to now get through the work day! Love your work. Cannot wait to see the day this is eventually finished.

Gotta agree, looooooove this kit  :kiss:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 23, 2018, 05:59 AM
Gotta agree, looooooove this kit  :kiss:
Thanks vod
Stay tuned
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 24, 2018, 05:37 PM
I christen thee "The Dirty Protector"!
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 25, 2018, 01:57 AM
I christen thee "The Dirty Protector"!
Nice....the unwashed 👍🏻
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 10, 2018, 01:06 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 10, 2018, 11:46 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 11, 2018, 12:18 AM
I really like the subtle color difference.

When all is said and done here, you're going to have a beautiful kit.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 11, 2018, 04:33 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 12, 2018, 05:27 AM
Few update pics
(https://i.imgur.com/bKnZz4M.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sJBaUPq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ofmx9PM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tjplCUa.jpg)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 19, 2018, 03:26 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 21, 2018, 08:47 AM
You're amassing quite the bucket collection there!

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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 27, 2018, 04:30 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 27, 2018, 04:33 PM
Looking great dude.  Good catch on the on off symbols.  You can probably stencil or lightly brush on some Mando'a or Aurebesh on there.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 27, 2018, 04:40 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 02, 2018, 09:07 PM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 06, 2018, 12:55 PM
Pulling out all the stops  :o, looking good  8)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 06, 2018, 04:23 PM
Riding a wave of enthusiasm at the moment, waiting on a few pieces to come in, assembling bits to see where Iím at, finding what I need
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 09, 2018, 04:08 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 09, 2018, 04:31 AM
Delta13 does a great job and definitely works really well with your kit  ;D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 09, 2018, 04:41 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 09, 2018, 05:18 AM
Agreed, allot of people miss the subtle points of the accessories and soft parts, its all about going that little extra.

Also agree that the leg strap needs tightening, but remember to give a couple of fingers under it for slack or the leather will stretch over time ;)

And of course WEATHERING, but then you have that pretty much down , so should be breeze for you   ;D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 09, 2018, 05:52 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 09, 2018, 06:55 AM
For the duel blasters question there is a protector called Fenn Shysa (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Fenn_Shysa) that has Jango like twin blasters, so there is justification for it  ;)
Second on lower back would be a Marshal call, not seen one stowed like that in references

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/9/97/FennShysa-Hasbro.jpg)

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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 09, 2018, 07:29 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Mar 09, 2018, 09:16 AM
Really great job, dude!

Your soft part test is REALLY on point. I especially enjoy the weathering around the ankles. I recently washed my flightsuit and I need to re-weather it so I'll be taking a page out of your book for sure.

As inconsistent as the references are, I would shy away from having a blaster on your lower back and stick with the drop holster or just a belt style holster almost like the Nemrod holster on ESB Boba. Speaking from my experience, you're already going to have a lot of stuff going on back there and I can't even reach that far back with my kit stuff on to begin with!  :laugh:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 09, 2018, 05:05 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 11, 2018, 07:34 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Mar 11, 2018, 08:07 AM
Its the little details that really make a kit, very nicely done  8)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 11, 2018, 08:13 AM
Its the little details that really make a kit, very nicely done  8)
Thanks mate, I'm currently watching Return of the Jedi, next up is close encounters of the third kind....🤔 I wonder if I can replicate the flashing light sequence at the end. Just in case, I may be wandering around the bush at night in my kit, bit of luck I might run into a UFO offering me a ride, and if so I hope it's to a galaxy far far away, and not a intergalactic enema 😳
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 21, 2018, 08:19 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 27, 2018, 04:39 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Mar 27, 2018, 07:50 AM
Niiiiiiiice  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 27, 2018, 08:13 AM
Niiiiiiiice  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Thanks mate, tomorrow hopefully I'll cut the slots in the left chest plate, attach chest lights and put on for a plate placement test
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Post by: Mi'ix on Mar 27, 2018, 08:58 AM
Love those plates.

Worst part for me was cutting into the chest plate to make the chest display holes.
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Post by: jett drexel on Mar 27, 2018, 09:29 AM
Are you going to fit a tinted window between the plate and the chest lights?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 27, 2018, 02:38 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 28, 2018, 11:36 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Mar 29, 2018, 05:35 AM
Those knee darts look awesome.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 29, 2018, 06:12 AM
Those knee darts look awesome.
They are, I'm surprised how light they are. Made of aluminium, some reason I thought they'd be a little heavier. The gauntlet darts are sharp too 🤕
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Post by: Mi'ix on Mar 29, 2018, 08:54 AM
Very pretty!

Be careful not to injure yourself.  :P
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 29, 2018, 12:58 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 11, 2018, 03:19 AM
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Post by: Yogi on Apr 11, 2018, 09:32 AM
I really like how you are making that E11 unique.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 11, 2018, 03:42 PM
I really like how you are making that E11 unique.
Thanks mate, I've been trying to make it different but also have suit a purpose.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 22, 2018, 12:27 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Apr 22, 2018, 05:00 AM
Ooooh are those thermal detonators hollow?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 22, 2018, 07:08 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 25, 2018, 03:37 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Apr 25, 2018, 08:39 AM
Looking great, dude.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 25, 2018, 11:06 AM
Thanks mate, might be last update for a bit though.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 20, 2018, 09:23 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on May 21, 2018, 09:01 AM
The most epic, detailed WIP continues! 

Looking good, bud.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 22, 2018, 09:40 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 26, 2018, 01:46 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on May 30, 2018, 02:39 AM
Looks like you may have moved the images after getting links for them, all the pictures are like this:

(https://i.stack.imgur.com/k57NK.png)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 02, 2018, 12:00 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jun 02, 2018, 12:28 AM
A "ROGUE" protector? :boba:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 02, 2018, 12:42 AM
Yeah...had enough, new life
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 02, 2018, 02:29 AM
So giving up on protector build?
your doing so well though  :(
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 02, 2018, 02:50 AM
its basically going to be the same....... my version of a protector, may go for brigades bit later. At moment I'm struggling with other stuff, just trying to find motivation or something to occupy the mind
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 02, 2018, 04:14 AM
its basically going to be the same....... my version of a protector, may go for brigades bit later. At moment I'm struggling with other stuff, just trying to find motivation or something to occupy the mind

Well, we'll be here for you when you choose to pick it up again or you could possibly slow roll this to keep hand in?  ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 02, 2018, 05:19 AM
Well, we'll be here for you when you choose to pick it up again or you could possibly slow roll this to keep hand in?  ;)
Thanks mate
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 20, 2018, 07:42 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jun 20, 2018, 11:47 PM
I would love for you to continue this build!

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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 21, 2018, 12:54 AM
I prob will, I do like idea of eventually doing a runner and becoming a rogue protector though
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 22, 2018, 05:11 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 30, 2018, 03:41 PM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 30, 2018, 04:29 PM
Me likey allot, this is looking bad shebs  :like: :like: :like: :like:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jun 30, 2018, 04:42 PM
Me likey allot, this is looking bad shebs  :like: :like: :like: :like:
Thanks mate, It's getting some weight to it too, run out of ammo, I'll throw it at them
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 01, 2018, 06:33 PM
Ha ha this is the best modified E-11 out there.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 01, 2018, 06:49 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 02, 2018, 11:18 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Jul 03, 2018, 08:56 AM
Great job, dude!

When do we get to see some paint???
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Lynn TXP 0369 on Jul 03, 2018, 09:56 AM
Bummer to see another MP leave. I sold most of mine and I'm now out because I want to build a ANH Darth Vader and this was my only option to do so.
Lynn
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jul 03, 2018, 05:25 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 28, 2018, 01:13 AM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 28, 2018, 09:35 AM
I see some 3d damage action happening there!

What did you do to make the damage?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 28, 2018, 02:52 PM
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Sep 29, 2018, 10:58 PM
After a bit of a break, chatting with Jett, seeing his kit and also fenn's, the motivation is building to get back to work on my kit. The ol mind has settled, I will continue for a protector, the extras I wanted to include I'll still do....for myself.
Think I'll work on these first
(https://i.imgur.com/KqM2fYm.jpg)

Yeeeeeeees! Keep at it vod! You work is awesome and exactly! You can always make an official Protector kit and then add on those extra bits that you love. That way you can have a normal version and a Mythos version of your kit as well  ;) haha
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 30, 2018, 12:24 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Sep 30, 2018, 12:36 AM
progress is progress mate. ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 30, 2018, 12:40 AM
That's true, still a few hours in the day too, need to find a good yellow, and some dirt and rusty colours for launchers
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Sep 30, 2018, 01:20 AM
I've had some good results with weathering powders.  ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 30, 2018, 01:33 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Sep 30, 2018, 02:00 AM
Stock up on any humbrol products you want to use..... their factory burnt down earlier this year making some of their products hard to come by. I had to buy a can of trainer yellow from germany and after the mark up + shipping i ended up paying three times as much as it was worth.  :(
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 30, 2018, 02:09 AM
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Sep 30, 2018, 10:20 AM
Those knees are looking good! I am all about that layered weathering
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 30, 2018, 04:07 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 01, 2018, 12:12 AM
Oh man!

Those knees look great!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ran on Oct 01, 2018, 12:47 AM
You've got to make a painting tutorial, you're weathing skills are unbelievable!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 01, 2018, 12:49 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2018, 01:15 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Oct 02, 2018, 02:04 AM
Niiiiiice job mate..... the disscolouration, as allways is sublime.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2018, 02:16 AM
Thanks mate, knowing your standards and expectations. Means a lot 👍🏻
Just need to work on the other side now
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ran on Oct 02, 2018, 03:27 AM
You need to work in the movie biz.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2018, 03:47 AM
You need to work in the movie biz.
A movie star 🤔 I could see that
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 02, 2018, 09:18 AM
Oh yes, that's quite nice.
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Oct 02, 2018, 09:40 AM
Oh yes, that's quite nice.

Most agreed. Awesome job as always
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 02, 2018, 04:07 PM
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Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 05, 2018, 08:55 AM
looks great as usual ... very nice seeing the progress ....
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 05, 2018, 10:30 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 06, 2018, 09:54 AM
Stahhhp you're gonna make me look bad!

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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Oct 06, 2018, 07:30 PM
Stahhhp you're gonna make me look bad!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Right?? lol Also do I see some Jodo Kast style side gauntlet rockets??
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 06, 2018, 07:46 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 12, 2018, 08:04 AM
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Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Oct 12, 2018, 09:29 AM
Last post from me....don't think this'll get finished by me

You got this far buddy, don't give up.
Maybe just take a break and change project for a bit, its what I'm doing with my Jodo as it was getting on top of me  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 12, 2018, 09:43 AM
Don't give up!  You have one of the most epic WIPs of all time!  Not to mention what the final product will end up looking like!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Oct 12, 2018, 10:01 AM
Don't give up!  You have one of the most epic WIPs of all time!  Not to mention what the final product will end up looking like!

Agreed! A little bit here and there will go a long way. That is what I ended up doing while I was in grad school
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 17, 2018, 07:55 AM
I'll still finish the kit, need to change a few things....how I think, learn to let things go
I'll take a break for a while ( again)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 27, 2018, 07:24 PM
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Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 27, 2018, 08:56 PM
Amazing stuff!
Very inspirational...
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 27, 2018, 10:10 PM
Amazing stuff!
Very inspirational...
Thanks mate,slow process, takes me time to get ball rolling
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Oct 28, 2018, 12:21 AM
Dunno about rolling... i think you just slugged it out of the park mate. :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 28, 2018, 12:42 AM
Dunno about rolling... i think you just slugged it out of the park mate. :laugh:
Thanks mate, the pics are a little on the dark side,  hoping the pants aren't too loose
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Oct 28, 2018, 12:55 AM
Knees, cod an spats will make a lot of difference.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 28, 2018, 01:37 AM
Knees, cod an spats will make a lot of difference.
True, and I'd like to be able to move
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Hik'aari on Oct 28, 2018, 04:34 AM
Bravo! I really cannot formulate into words how happy this WIP makes me. The attention to detail you take is going to make your kit stand a country mile ahead of anything else I have seen. I cannot wait to see it carry on coming together and more of these kitting up photos.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 28, 2018, 05:35 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 28, 2018, 12:45 PM
Great job per usual, buddy.

You can have a lot of fun with that ComMando helmet! Personally, I like the fit of your flightsuit as it fits the Fett aesthetic, especially ESB.  Even so, check with your local Ruus'alor down there in Sandhawk territory and get their input!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 28, 2018, 04:43 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 30, 2018, 02:11 AM
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Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 30, 2018, 02:22 PM
Looks great!
I might have to borrow that idea :)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 30, 2018, 03:41 PM
Looks great, dude!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 30, 2018, 04:44 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 03, 2018, 04:30 PM
Bit of a shoulder started, thinking of putting a chicken head skull on it
(https://i.imgur.com/QKzxanc.jpg)

Do iiiiiiiiiiiit!!!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 03, 2018, 05:17 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 09, 2018, 05:55 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Nov 09, 2018, 08:54 AM
That looks bloody awesome allready. 
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 09, 2018, 04:05 PM
Thanks mate, I did order a decal from lucksy ( thanks for the suggestion)  thought I'd have bit more control if I painted it ....have to see how it turns out. Use decal on my lunchbox
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Nov 09, 2018, 04:10 PM
your paint job stays that good (as i'm sure it will) it's gonna trump any decal you could buy.  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 09, 2018, 04:15 PM
Thanks mate, I wasn't sure how hard it would be to make the decal look old and wearing/ chipping away.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Nov 09, 2018, 04:21 PM
Thanks mate, I wasn't sure how hard it would be to make the decal look old and wearing/ chipping away.

Sand paper and wire wool  ;)
scalpel to make chips more so

Really loving this build, the real paint is a far better look, keep it up  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 09, 2018, 04:39 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 10, 2018, 05:42 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 10, 2018, 08:09 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 13, 2018, 07:15 AM
Lovely work as always, my friend.

When all is said and done with this kit, you're going to put me to shame!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Nov 13, 2018, 08:15 AM
the sheer depth is sublime.  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 13, 2018, 02:09 PM
Thanks guys....pretty soon there should another set of mow gauntlets....got in on a special. Reckon I'll get around to paint those Rotj red. Going to repainted the jp. And focus on the bloody cod area.......stay tuned
Other shoulder is getting some attention too
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Nov 14, 2018, 04:53 PM
amazing work.
I love the detail in the weathering and paint...
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 14, 2018, 09:10 PM
amazing work.
I love the detail in the weathering and paint...
Thanks vod.  Itís an illness
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Nov 14, 2018, 09:14 PM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: it really is.... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Nov 14, 2018, 09:55 PM
I totally understand... :)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 14, 2018, 11:50 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: it really is.... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
I totally understand... :)
👍🏻  If only more people felt the same way, the average kit may be at a higher standard, not rushed....just my thoughts
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 22, 2018, 04:18 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 23, 2018, 08:01 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 23, 2018, 10:17 PM
So pretty!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 23, 2018, 10:39 PM
When time comes to put on protector emblem, is there a size it's meant to be?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Jal Korvo on Nov 23, 2018, 10:53 PM
Not sure where you're at in your process, but if you're feeling like it's lookin spotty, I find that just a light surface scratch with some steel wool helps a lot.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 23, 2018, 11:12 PM
Not sure where you're at in your process, but if you're feeling like it's lookin spotty, I find that just a light surface scratch with some steel wool helps a lot.
Thanks vod, it was more the paint damage, placement of damage...I still might change it, slightly.
I've never tried the old steel wool though, so I might give it a bash....the cod piece may be up next.
Stay tuned..
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Nov 23, 2018, 11:28 PM
The damage placement looks good just a little underdone..... add some heavy scorching and you'll see what i mean.  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 24, 2018, 12:28 AM
I was thinking of removing the bottom and middle bits, add scorch to the top right mark
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Nov 24, 2018, 12:36 AM
Don't remove em just some heavy carbon scoring around the dents should balance it out you could also add a bit of rust to the bits that are bothering you this will stop them standing out so much and also gives the damage the appearance that it's happened over time instead of all at the same time.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 25, 2018, 04:01 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Nov 25, 2018, 04:15 AM
 :like: :like: :like: that looks the business mate  :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 25, 2018, 05:04 AM
Thanks mate, thanks for your help
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 25, 2018, 10:42 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Nov 25, 2018, 11:47 PM
Wooooo that looks real purty.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 26, 2018, 12:45 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Nov 26, 2018, 12:56 AM
Hmmmm commando bucket rotj gaunts...... i smell the beginnings of kit no2  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: that's kinda how my second kit started. :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 26, 2018, 02:11 AM
More just extra set, maybe different set up for different mission? Of spare set while other set is being repaired
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 27, 2018, 09:32 PM
Weathering on the shoulder bell is looking great. As for gauntlet colors, I vote 1 green and 1 red.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 27, 2018, 10:35 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 28, 2018, 04:04 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 01, 2018, 12:19 AM
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Post by: jett drexel on Dec 01, 2018, 05:46 AM
 :D :D :D
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 01, 2018, 03:55 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 02, 2018, 11:16 AM
I like the idea of the mismatched belt pouches. :)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2018, 01:58 PM
I like the idea of the mismatched belt pouches. :)
I got a hottoys deluxe fett the other week, the one that had pre pro stuff with empire fett. I saw the mismatched pouches and thought it looked cool. Hard part is Trying to match the red, Scarlett is to pink, needs some orange in it I think
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2018, 02:07 PM
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Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 03, 2018, 07:48 AM
Yeah, that color definitely needs to be dialed back.
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Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 03, 2018, 01:48 PM
Thanks mate, that sounds like a good combination, allow me to mix the colours up a fair bit. Need to work out how to make them more different...different from each other, different purpose, options etc
Any suggestions?

Indeed as for style, I think you are on the right track will pulling from Jodo Kast's gauntlets. He definitely has some cool gadgets. You could always add anothet blaster to the outside edge similar to how the gauntlet blasters are set up on the Open Seasons Mandos. Also, I would suggest leaving more of that blue tube on the gauntlet greeb. That would allow you to add attachments to the back of it potentially like hoses or cables.

Also yeah lol that pouch came out way to red. Perhaps use that 'tan' dye you have over top of it to make it a reddish brown color? That should be pretty close to the Pre-Pro Fett pouch colors if I am not mistaken. This makes me want to add a cloth belt pouch to my rig as well. If only I had the space..... haha
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 04, 2018, 07:02 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 05, 2018, 10:21 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 06, 2018, 01:10 AM
I dunno.... they look pretty good to me. Have you considered how much darker they're going to be after you weather them?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 06, 2018, 01:22 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 06, 2018, 08:45 AM
I really like the color of those.

That dark brown should lighten a bit as it drys.  :)
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 06, 2018, 02:19 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 16, 2018, 06:46 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 16, 2018, 07:30 PM
Your welcome mate, merry christmas.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 17, 2018, 07:12 AM
Looks good, buddy.

Heads up. Those dents on the cod plate look really close to Boba dents. I would strongly advise either filling them in or adjusting the shape tp avoid scrutiny down the line when you're ready to app.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 17, 2018, 10:25 AM
Looks good, buddy.

Heads up. Those dents on the cod plate look really close to Boba dents. I would strongly advise either filling them in or adjusting the shape tp avoid scrutiny down the line when you're ready to app.
No worries, that'll be ok, I haven't worked out the shade of green I'm going to use, so I can fill them in and repaint. It's more the size, the rkd one was too tall...couldn't really sit comfortably
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 24, 2018, 02:55 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 24, 2018, 03:17 AM
"Snake hips"  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: man, i wish i was still that slim.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 24, 2018, 03:26 AM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 25, 2018, 02:42 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 25, 2018, 04:57 AM
"AWE GASM"!!!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 25, 2018, 05:12 AM
"AWE GASM"!!!
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 25, 2018, 03:58 PM
Dang, dude!

That's looking great!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Dec 25, 2018, 04:02 PM
Thats so amazeballs its silly  :like:  :o
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 25, 2018, 04:59 PM
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2018, 12:45 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 28, 2018, 12:51 AM
Niiice.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2018, 01:14 AM
Niiice.
thanks mate, I forgot about the chest diamond....next time I'll have to dig it out. There's a lot more work ahead
Looking at the colours so far ....reminds me of jodo kast.....legend
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 28, 2018, 02:36 AM
Nothing wrong with that..... we love a bit of jodo kast.  :D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2018, 03:26 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 28, 2018, 03:31 AM
Hey.... i'm a leftie  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2018, 03:38 AM
Hey.... i'm a leftie  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
sometimes it gets spooky chatting with you, we tend to have a lot in common
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2018, 10:32 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 28, 2018, 11:09 PM
Hello bud, a chap in my clan does a nice hollow stalk.... psyko voss. you should be able to find him in the supply depot.  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 28, 2018, 11:20 PM
Hello bud, a chap in my clan does a nice hollow stalk.... psyko voss. you should be able to find him in the supply depot.  ;)
Thanks heaps mate, I'll check it out
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 31, 2018, 09:58 PM
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Post by: jett drexel on Jan 01, 2019, 06:48 AM
Looking good mate.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 01, 2019, 07:11 AM
Thanks mate, the ol $30 abs mannequin helps out a bit, needs some colour on those plates....wondering about a chest sigil too
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 02, 2019, 04:24 PM
Woah!  Nice Progress!

Definitely agree with adding some acrylic in front of that display!   It really helps cut the glare and gives it a better finished look.

Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 02, 2019, 07:37 PM
Woah!  Nice Progress!

Definitely agree with adding some acrylic in front of that display!   It really helps cut the glare and gives it a better finished look.


Thanks mate, I have got some around somewhere, I'm not real organised. Organisation is my Achilles heel
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Jan 05, 2019, 02:04 AM
Hey, a fellow Brett on the forums! lol. Kit looks great so far, mate. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 05, 2019, 02:53 AM
Hey, a fellow Brett on the forums! lol. Kit looks great so far, mate. Keep it up!
G'day Brett, thanks heaps mate, I'll try
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 06, 2019, 06:41 AM
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Post by: Vassk on Jan 06, 2019, 08:11 AM
Shiny. What kind of paints are you using Vod?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 06, 2019, 08:19 AM
Shiny. What kind of paints are you using Vod?
That's straight from a spray can, British paints brand, I'll cover most with a humbrol grey airbrushed on....or if too lazy a primer grey using a spray can ....rustoleum brand
 
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 08, 2019, 11:59 PM
Gloves arrived today, courtesy of mike on tdh
(https://i.imgur.com/BzWBtaj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LAXiCYk.jpg)
Little bit on bucket, micro switch added to ear
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 09, 2019, 12:05 AM
Nice touch with the micro switch!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 09, 2019, 12:24 AM
That's part of a fettinator rf kit, haven't got a hollow stalk yet.....thinking of a different style rf topper. Not sure yet, not kast style, a bit different to fett. Need to sort it out, get something to work.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jan 09, 2019, 02:45 AM
Love them gloves.  :8): :8): :8):
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 09, 2019, 03:23 AM
They're comfy as....might use as driving gloves 🤔
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 10, 2019, 06:59 PM
Duuuuude. Halo Reach was definitely a very under rated campaign and the horde mode was great. As for kit, it is all looking great! Really digging those gloves for sure.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 10, 2019, 07:36 PM
Amazing work as always!
truly inspirational.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 10, 2019, 08:52 PM
Amazing work as always!
truly inspirational.
As for kit, it is all looking great! Really digging those gloves for sure.
Thank vode
Hopefully get a bit more done soon, weather the gloves, one patch looks more green than other
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 15, 2019, 01:20 AM
Filled in one dent, sanded back...not 100% smooth, few small dents or scars, I'll leave them like that
(https://i.imgur.com/FeF2BlF.jpg)
Few extra things arrived in the post
(https://i.imgur.com/FESF6ud.jpg)
Kast style grenades, v2 or a sonic beam weapon, and a keypad for left gauntlet.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jan 15, 2019, 01:50 AM
noiiiice
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 27, 2019, 02:54 PM
No real progress, decided to primer helmet, and give jp a new paint job. Primered a few new smaller pieces that I'll work on as I attempt to face my nemesis....organisation....got ideas, need to pull it all together
I'm planning on filling the hole I put in jp, keep the other small bits of damage. Got small greeblies to install as well
(https://i.imgur.com/pt2Yklx.jpg)
This mess should keep me occupied for a while
(https://i.imgur.com/jnXA2QJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jan 27, 2019, 03:00 PM
Ha ha you need to make a job list and kinda work your way thru it. ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 27, 2019, 03:46 PM
Ha ha you need to make a job list and kinda work your way thru it. ;)
I do make lists....but don't stick to it....discipline is another issue  ??? When I write it down I get ideas, then distracted visualising them, think I may need something to organise the ideas, a folder to organise the details
Might try break into two groups
1 Keep working up...attack the flightsuit and torso area
2 play with other stuff
A third area....electronics?.... finding that more appealing than painting at moment
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 04, 2019, 04:43 AM
Filled in the hole on the jp, roughly sanded back, not after a perfect look
(https://i.imgur.com/gVNQSxD.jpg)
Little bit of work on helmet, playing around with ideas
(https://i.imgur.com/DsHBwKM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UgRpyfc.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Feb 04, 2019, 05:04 AM
looking pretty amazing mate.  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 04, 2019, 05:10 AM
Thanks mate, nearly blinded myself when the leds turned on
Should get some paint on jp tomorrow
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Feb 04, 2019, 05:22 AM
A small lv resistor on the positive line would reduce the brightness if it's too much mate. ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 04, 2019, 01:33 PM
A small lv resistor on the positive line would reduce the brightness if it's too much mate. ;)
It's ok, just placing leds in and accidentally turning it on
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Feb 04, 2019, 08:43 PM
The shot of all the gear together in 1 place...  :like: :like: :like: :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 04, 2019, 10:33 PM
Thereís abit more collected thatís not in that pic, but to be honest I feel like Iím done on here...I just donít care about becoming official. Iíll finish my kit to my standard
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Feb 07, 2019, 02:25 AM
Filled in the hole on the jp, roughly sanded back, not after a perfect look
(https://i.imgur.com/gVNQSxD.jpg)
Little bit of work on helmet, playing around with ideas
(https://i.imgur.com/DsHBwKM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UgRpyfc.jpg)


Your pics have disappeared already.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 07, 2019, 03:58 AM


Your pics have disappeared already.
Sorry mate, Iíve recently deleted my imgur
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Jaster Fett on Feb 07, 2019, 04:12 PM
Sorry mate, Iíve recently deleted my imgur

*Darth Vader Voice*: "Noooooooo...!!!"
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 07, 2019, 04:45 PM
I was going to say the same thing!  :'(
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 07, 2019, 06:55 PM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Feb 08, 2019, 07:10 AM
Sorry guys, at moment Iím trying to look after mental health, I get frustrated then that leads to negativity, withdrawal .... destructive cycle

Take all the time you need buddy, better state of mine, better work  ;)
We are all here for you and will be here when you are in a better place  :like: 
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 08, 2019, 11:03 AM
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Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Feb 10, 2019, 12:32 PM
Take all the time you need buddy, better state of mine, better work  ;)
We are all here for you and will be here when you are in a better place  :like:

Agreed and same, as you already know  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Rogerramjet on Aug 04, 2019, 12:19 AM
Pm sent. want to catch up
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 01, 2020, 01:21 AM
A few old pics found
(https://i.imgur.com/grQKEjS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/05FrlVT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/glaZoKo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ouA4Ers.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TegCaca.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 01, 2020, 07:41 PM
Yeeeees!!!!! Looking awesome man. Can't wait to see this finished!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 01, 2020, 10:47 PM
Haven't really done anything more on it, just been sorting some stuff out, found a few old pics in an adobe cloud
Few more old pics.
(https://i.imgur.com/qTIEC3O.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tdngISk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zMT9qx8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5fMWGcB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WVHPkML.jpg)

Think this is all I have
Attempt at some scoring
(https://i.imgur.com/8V2bjzk.jpg)
Aluminium flash hider
(https://i.imgur.com/3u5lxwS.jpg)
Inside the new helmet
(https://i.imgur.com/oNhkTr6.jpg)
Bit of gauntlet sets
(https://i.imgur.com/G9wMDLY.jpg)
Bit more
(https://i.imgur.com/0YOLW83.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CYigxzp.jpg)
New jet pack colour
(https://i.imgur.com/AYNKMVr.jpg)
Sorry for the photo dump
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 02, 2020, 09:06 AM
Dude!

Still my absolute favorite weathering. 

What do we have to do to get you jumpstarted?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 02, 2020, 09:39 AM
Looking great man! That scoring looks fantastic. I also really dig that new green jetpack color
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 02, 2020, 10:15 AM
Dude!

Still my absolute favorite weathering. 

What do we have to do to get you jumpstarted?
Thanks mate,  first up I'll have to find all the bits and pieces, work out where I'm at, what I'm trying to do, then go from there.
Looking great man! That scoring looks fantastic. I also really dig that new green jetpack color
Thanks mate, with the scoring, I reckon it was the paint more than anything. It's black, but it seems more like a dark graphite, has a oily look to it. I was tired of the Rotj colours on the jetpack. Empire fett is more my fave too....but like mismatched gauntlets.
Did find some other pics
Old jp paintjob
(https://i.imgur.com/dNn5i5w.jpg)
Buckets
(https://i.imgur.com/eKKTxXp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pqeCoZ7.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 03, 2020, 11:12 PM
Here's roughly what I've got, there's a few small bits not in pics...small accessories to gauntlets flame thrower and hoses, few shin tools, helmet ears and rf topper, jet pack rocket and caps, trophies, blaster rifle sling.
Rough over few
(https://i.imgur.com/ZGV5VW2.jpg)
Blasters
(https://i.imgur.com/Wlqntgt.jpg)
Jet pack and left side
(https://i.imgur.com/Doa4hU5.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 04, 2020, 01:06 PM
Incredible.
Glad to see youíre getting back at it. Very inspirational.
Take your time and have fun with it :)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 04, 2020, 11:14 PM
Incredible.
Glad to see youíre getting back at it. Very inspirational.
Take your time and have fun with it :)
Thanks mate. Yeah the mind is thinking up things, visualising the results 🤙🏻
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Jaster Fett on Jan 04, 2020, 11:39 PM
Here's roughly what I've got, there's a few small bits not in pics...small accessories to gauntlets flame thrower and hoses, few shin tools, helmet ears and rf topper, jet pack rocket and caps, trophies, blaster rifle sling.
Rough over few
(https://i.imgur.com/ZGV5VW2.jpg)
Blasters
(https://i.imgur.com/Wlqntgt.jpg)
Jet pack and left side
(https://i.imgur.com/Doa4hU5.jpg)

Wow! I'm really digging where you're going with your Protector. I see a lot of Pre-Pro Fett in this which I LOVE!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 04, 2020, 11:50 PM
Wow! I'm really digging where you're going with your Protector. I see a lot of Pre-Pro Fett in this which I LOVE!
Thanks mate ,Yeah pre pro fett and empire fett are the inspirations. I reckon the gauntlet colours will be opposite though. Not sure on style of flame unit. I don't really like the Rotj version
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ran on Jan 06, 2020, 02:51 AM
Easily some of the best painting I've ever seen. You could walk that right on set and it would be seamless. Been following your build since basically the beginning, and I always get so excited when I see an update. Keep going!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 06, 2020, 03:43 AM
Easily some of the best painting I've ever seen. You could walk that right on set and it would be seamless. Been following your build since basically the beginning, and I always get so excited when I see an update. Keep going!
Thanks mate,  hopefully there will be some more updates coming soon
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Novoc Mereel on Jan 06, 2020, 12:21 PM
From one Brett to another, I sincerely cannot wait to see this complete. :)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 06, 2020, 03:27 PM
From one Brett to another, I sincerely cannot wait to see this complete. :)
Thanks mate, bit of luck this year and there'll be more progress made
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jan 06, 2020, 04:29 PM

   :P  FINISH THIS ! ! !    :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 06, 2020, 04:53 PM
   :P  FINISH THIS ! ! !    :laugh:
I'll get the ball rolling again, sorting through some gear, finding  other bits....work out the final  design too.
Forgot to state before to Jaster....There's a little bit of Jodo Kast inspiration in the kit as well...has a lot of great details. Good example of how to have a "quality" kit very similar to Boba Fetts but also distinguishable
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jan 06, 2020, 06:04 PM
It's a master class in realistic weathering mate.  :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jan 06, 2020, 06:28 PM
It's a master class in realistic weathering mate.  :like: :like: :like:

 Hands down ready to enter the Wild category of fastest Approval email ... lol 

 I look forward to witnessing your Application .. Ori'jate Beskar'gam Ori'vod .. ...  :like:  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 07, 2020, 03:33 AM
It's a master class in realistic weathering mate.  :like: :like: :like:
Thanks mate, that's a lot coming from you. I'm just making it up as I go  ;D ;D
Hands down ready to enter the Wild category of fastest Approval email ... lol 

 I look forward to witnessing your Application .. Ori'jate Beskar'gam Ori'vod .. ...  :like:  ;)
Thanks mate,...my mandoa is bad...hope that doesn't say "hurry up with the beskar you inbred degenerate"  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jan 07, 2020, 09:36 AM
Thanks mate,...my mandoa is bad...hope that doesn't say "hurry up with the beskar you inbred degenerate"  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

  Ori'jate     beskar'gam      Ori'vod .
  Excellent  "iron skin"   my Special Friend
                      (Armor)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 07, 2020, 01:31 PM
Sounds like you have good taste Brett.
My kit also took inspiration from those 2 versions of Fett and from Kast as well. I mimicked part of Kast's belt rig to blend my voice amp into my kit without having to hide it in a pouch. Plus doing so has given me the ability to leave the res light exposed on it and as well all know, everything is better with lights lol Keep up the awesome work man. Some top notch quality stuff in this thread
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 07, 2020, 09:09 PM
Sounds like you have good taste Brett.
My kit also took inspiration from those 2 versions of Fett and from Kast as well. I mimicked part of Kast's belt rig to blend my voice amp into my kit without having to hide it in a pouch. Plus doing so has given me the ability to leave the res light exposed on it and as well all know, everything is better with lights lol Keep up the awesome work man. Some top notch quality stuff in this thread
I forgot about mythos fett as well....another source of inspiration. I liked mythos fett as it is still Boba at the core, but a few things were added. I think the additions worked well, can easily believe he may have needed those things for a hunt/ adventure. I think sideshow do a great job...another one I liked was the gammorean executioner....how cool would that be to see one of those in a movie
I agree to a point with adding lights, it's true they add a lot to a kit. I'm not a big fan of super bright lights....not a walking Christmas tree  :laugh: :laugh:. If it's meant to help you see ....fair enough...but with other parts of the kit, I'd go with subtle...just a hint to draw the eye
I haven't really done much with voice amps yet, did get a kit....but think I used bits of it on some other thing.
  Ori'jate     beskar'gam      Ori'vod .
  Excellent  "iron skin"   my Special Friend
                      (Armor)
Thanks mate to kind...I might look into learning some mandoa
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jan 07, 2020, 09:28 PM
You've deffo got the mythos vibe goin on mate......." bretts mythos protector."  :like: :like: :like: can't wait to see what you do next.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 07, 2020, 09:48 PM
You've deffo got the mythos vibe goin on mate......." bretts mythos protector."  :like: :like: :like: can't wait to see what you do next.
I am thinking of a poncho, I reckon I've got some electro binos around too....really have to look for it all, I'm sure there's a few other bits collected that I've put somewhere
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 09, 2020, 01:38 PM
I am thinking of a poncho, I reckon I've got some electro binos around too....really have to look for it all, I'm sure there's a few other bits collected that I've put somewhere

Yes, yes, yes, poncho all the way man. That's how my cloak is cut but with the jetpack you can't actually wear it poncho style but being able to add that half draped across the chest look is fun
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 10, 2020, 08:22 AM
Yes, yes, yes, poncho all the way man. That's how my cloak is cut but with the jetpack you can't actually wear it poncho style but being able to add that half draped across the chest look is fun
What'd you use for a design ? Sort of double the cape ....or  first blood style?
What I'll be working on next...gauntlets and cod
(https://i.imgur.com/DKAxdaf.jpg)
The back up set
(https://i.imgur.com/eFiB5Lf.jpg)
This'll be the main set...wondering green or red for the silver gauntlet
(https://i.imgur.com/2hyQclV.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jan 10, 2020, 09:28 AM
I think the red will weather better.  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 12, 2020, 02:04 AM
I'll have to check out what reds I have, if any still around. Might use the esb flame unit. I'll have to strip and clean the airbrush ....see if it still works, been left outside for over a year. Might use red, black, silver, gold on the bits and pieces....see what I've got around, sort out some electronics
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 14, 2020, 09:30 AM
I am also a fan of the red.   :)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 15, 2020, 04:46 AM
I think the red will weather better.  ;)
I am also a fan of the red.   :)
Cool, red it is
Trying to work out what type of flame unit ....the left gaunt I'll paint red is a Rotj one....never been a massive fan of Rotj flame unit, more the esb or pre pro style.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jan 15, 2020, 07:45 AM
Well if you look at the mythos fett.... he has an rotj red left gaunt with an esb flame thrower on it.  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 15, 2020, 10:38 AM
Well if you look at the mythos fett.... he has an rotj red left gaunt with an esb flame thrower on it.  :like:

The best if both worlds  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 15, 2020, 03:53 PM
The best if both worlds  ;)
Is that Mythos and esb?
Well if you look at the mythos fett.... he has an rotj red left gaunt with an esb flame thrower on it.  :like:
Reckon I may leave the flame unit for a bit.....or use the esb one I have fir time being. Think I might  go for a stripped down ....industrial look.
I'd like to add electronics to the gauntlets....might leave for a while though. Have to get the ball rolling first.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 21, 2020, 11:30 PM
No real update, just hooked up the beacon light, its connected to a switch on a radio transmitter....later that'll be a switch on left gauntlet.
Sorry for the crappy image, trying to show beacon flash....and first time using the imgur giv function
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jan 22, 2020, 02:55 AM
oooooh..... it pulses...Ö cool.  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 22, 2020, 08:56 AM
That's what I have on mine. 

Red Gaunts with ESB flamethrower.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 22, 2020, 04:30 PM
oooooh..... it pulses...Ö cool.  :like:
Yep, may have another idea too 🤔
That's what I have on mine. 

Red Gaunts with ESB flamethrower.
I like how the esb looks stripped down and unique , the rotj looks like it'll be stronger but not much detail
Might try a  Combo
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 25, 2020, 01:39 AM
Dug this bucket out, needs some love and finishing....I'm actually thinking of redoing it...or some of it. Mainly the dome and rear of it, keep the face mainly as is....tidy up.
(https://i.imgur.com/Ny8JpQK.jpg)
The green would be lighter....more like the plate colour I'll go with....maybe a silver or another coloured ear too

How do you say "stay tuned" in mandoa?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 25, 2020, 11:51 AM
Canít wait to see what you do with it.
I really like the idea of the silver earpiece.
Your painting and weather skills are top notch and your helmet looks great as is so your planned upgrades will really bring it over the top!
Remember to have fun and make it your own!
Super inspirational as always.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 25, 2020, 05:00 PM
Canít wait to see what you do with it.
I really like the idea of the silver earpiece.
Your painting and weather skills are top notch and your helmet looks great as is so your planned upgrades will really bring it over the top!
Remember to have fun and make it your own!
Super inspirational as always.
Thanks mate, thinking of a few things to try
Having fun and making it my own.....that's the important bit
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 26, 2020, 10:16 PM
Minor update...ripped left ear off, started removing kill stripes and a few layers of the dome
Might be good time to plan the eyes or ears....think I'll go black...get the sinister look like Breyo's bucket
(https://i.imgur.com/RLkw9yP.jpg)

Got more to do
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jan 26, 2020, 11:16 PM
Oh the joys of sanding.  :P
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 27, 2020, 12:30 AM
Oh the joys of sanding.  :P
😒 Yeah....not much more though, I'll spray over the top, fill in debt too
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 31, 2020, 01:10 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/WknOvxV.jpg)
Filled in the dent , need to sand back and clean up, paint and improve the area
Found a cool pic of concept fett too.....another inspiration
(https://i.imgur.com/z2vLvI9.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 31, 2020, 01:31 AM
Great job on the helmet.
I love that concept pic...
Iím seriously thinking about adding the poncho
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 31, 2020, 01:49 AM
Great job on the helmet.
I love that concept pic...
Iím seriously thinking about adding the poncho
Go on.....Ponchos are awesome

Was just looking at the concept art....check out the knees....look upside down...or do we wear ours upside down 🤔
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 31, 2020, 12:20 PM
Go on.....Ponchos are awesome

Was just looking at the concept art....check out the knees....look upside down...or do we wear ours upside down 🤔

The plot thickens!!! Loo and yeeeees. All the protectors with ponchos. All aboard that poncho train!!!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 31, 2020, 07:53 PM
The plot thickens!!! Loo and yeeeees. All the protectors with ponchos. All aboard that poncho train!!!
Besides looking pretty cool,a poncho can help differentiate the kit from Boba, could possibly be used to hide the actions of the hands too
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Feb 01, 2020, 04:22 AM
Besides looking pretty cool,a poncho can help differentiate the kit from Boba, could possibly be used to hide the actions of the hands too

Worked for Clint Eastwood will definitely work in this too  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 02, 2020, 12:19 AM
Worked for Clint Eastwood will definitely work in this too  ;)
I do have a Clint " man with no name" poncho...it's big on me...if I use that as a pattern I'll have to adjust the measurements. Research some good material that'll hang pretty cool, like in pics/ comics etc. I reckon a light soft material, dull flat look
Wonder how linen would go? I've no idea with fabrics
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 09, 2020, 08:48 PM
Been thinking abit lately and decided I'm not going to try apply for protector brigade, I'll just make a kit like a protector but as I would like it. Add a few extra bits and leave out the others
I'll update in the armour construction bit
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Feb 10, 2020, 08:45 AM
What parts of the brigade requirements dont you want to add? If you dont mind me asking
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Feb 10, 2020, 12:27 PM
Been thinking abit lately and decided I'm not going to try apply for protector brigade, I'll just make a kit like a protector but as I would like it. Add a few extra bits and leave out the others
I'll update in the armour construction bit

I understand...
My kit was made in almost the same idea. I really like the look of the classic "Boba" but wanted to make it my own (mixes of mythos and some other stuff...) When it was ready I jumped on the Protector train...but not until I thought I was ready.
Your kit is amazing and truly an inspiration. I'm sure that if you stay true to your vision, take your time, and have fun it will only get better!
Can't wait to see more updates!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 11, 2020, 07:00 AM
I understand...
My kit was made in almost the same idea. I really like the look of the classic "Boba" but wanted to make it my own (mixes of mythos and some other stuff...) When it was ready I jumped on the Protector train...but not until I thought I was ready.
Your kit is amazing and truly an inspiration. I'm sure that if you stay true to your vision, take your time, and have fun it will only get better!
Can't wait to see more updates!
s
Thanks mate, still trying to get ball rolling. I've got a few things I'd like to try to do once the time is right....weather wise.
I think the protectors are cool....not a fan of the new protectors though. I like the "supercommando" term applied to them.
If I do join a brigade it'll be the protectors. I'm the same with boba looking cool, as does Jodo....and wanting something different to both....a distinct cool looking bad shebs character...I think a poncho is a step that way,weapon/ blacker could be another another way.  I like boba having his braids, suits him. I'd like to have something different....no lightsabers or chest diamonds though. Was find something different or no trophies at all. At this stage I'm leaning towards that ...I'm still open to it if I can find something different....or even how and where I can wear what ever it is....I'm half thinking if my character got lucky in a bar one night....could he have ....a bra hanging off his range finder..🤔Don't think that'll pass.

What parts of the brigade requirements dont you want to add? If you dont mind me asking
At moment the trophy part....or maybe find something else that's different to Boba
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Feb 11, 2020, 08:00 AM
Hahahaha hanging a bra off of your range finder  :boba:

If you want to think of something interesting and unique check out some other canon Mandos back stories. Since my kit is essentially Fenn Shysa, one of my trophies is a braided gold and green rope with a gold disk meant to be the cloak and broach from the Suprema - the imperial responsible for killing Tobbi Dala - Fenn's closest friend, to signifying getting justice for Dala.

Something like that might fit your character well.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 12, 2020, 08:01 PM
Hahahaha hanging a bra off of your range finder  :boba:

If you want to think of something interesting and unique check out some other canon Mandos back stories. Since my kit is essentially Fenn Shysa, one of my trophies is a braided gold and green rope with a gold disk meant to be the cloak and broach from the Suprema - the imperial responsible for killing Tobbi Dala - Fenn's closest friend, to signifying getting justice for Dala.

Something like that might fit your character well.
I'll have a look when I get the chance, been a bit busy last few weeks. Whatever way I go, it'll be very similar to a protector...plus or minus a few things. I'm sort of thinking about some extra kit he may have for various missions etc. in the end I think this'll be more on display than trooping...so a few extra weapons, soft backpack with thermal dets, extra set gauntlets ....maybe a few extras like bandoleer ....been looking at dred priest character....he's pretty cool
Jp latest
(https://i.imgur.com/x4FSfGl.jpg)
Cufflinks for an awards night
(https://i.imgur.com/2moQYli.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 19, 2020, 12:56 AM
Latest small bit  of work....going for the flame unit housing to be cut down...I'll have the flame nozzles roughly at the standard length ...just something bit different and modified....
(https://i.imgur.com/HAJF2Ww.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Feb 19, 2020, 08:08 AM
Smart move, its one on the reasons I swapped out mine as it just destroyed wrist movement and added weight.  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Feb 19, 2020, 11:23 AM
^^ I concur ^^ i'm gonna have to cut mine down for the same reason.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 19, 2020, 02:13 PM
Smart move, its one on the reasons I swapped out mine as it just destroyed wrist movement and added weight.  :like:
^^ I concur ^^ i'm gonna have to cut mine down for the same reason.
in the past I've never really liked the Rotj flame unit, as it was big and bulky. I've always preferred the smaller esb style....and the stripped down look. After looking at the Rotj and making it a bit smaller....I'm strarting to like the look. Now to find some cool looking pipes and nozzles, join the two halves and clean it up and paint....still need to cut the shells down so they actually fit me
Finalise the design .
May need a led similar to the one fett has on the rear of his gauntlet 🤔 Or maybe a push button switch. Since I'm still using Kast style rockets on the top/sides, I thought I should move the flame control switches
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 21, 2020, 10:33 PM
Bit of playing around, before work out what I'll use for the flame thrower, been looking at a few lengths
(https://i.imgur.com/RJ6mPSy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gqjFdSM.jpg)
Also thinking of having ability to extend and retract
Also thinking of these pistols...more the top and bottom versions...not really interested in the middle one
(https://i.imgur.com/gPyqdrc.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 24, 2020, 03:29 AM
Extra bit of distraction...going to try paint this poorly painted thing in the same colours as my guy....need to fill in some dents, peel off stickers....then try match a few bits....just to hold some ....m&ms  :laugh: :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/3KSAYwQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DkG87Xs.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Feb 24, 2020, 04:46 AM
Such a cool idea  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 24, 2020, 04:10 PM
Such a cool idea  :like:
I've had it a while....always hated the poor paint job. It won't be exact to my kit...I can't adjust any of it. Hard to make a pattern or stencil to work off....it'll be roughly similar 😂
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Kol Hokan on Feb 26, 2020, 12:47 PM
Bit of playing around, before work out what I'll use for the flame thrower, been looking at a few lengths
(https://i.imgur.com/RJ6mPSy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gqjFdSM.jpg)
Also thinking of having ability to extend and retract

As someone that has multiple kits with different lengths of flamethrowers, I can tell you that the longer it is, the more annoying, uncomfortable, and in-the-way it is.  I highly suggest keeping it the same length as your gauntlet itself, maybe just a slight protrusion.  The concept looks really good though!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 26, 2020, 03:57 PM
As someone that has multiple kits with different lengths of flamethrowers, I can tell you that the longer it is, the more annoying, uncomfortable, and in-the-way it is.  I highly suggest keeping it the same length as your gauntlet itself, maybe just a slight protrusion.  The concept looks really good though!
Thanks for the advice, I can see it'll add ....headaches.. 😕 I've thought of using some metal in the build and anticipating the gauntlet wanting to rotate so it'll need to be a snug fit. Sort of thinking of making it a bit slimmer as well.  Still working out where it'll actually sit on the gauntlet, would I line the top back edge up with back of gauntlet or the back bottom edge 🤔
At moment I'm thinking just the barrel extending...nothing collapsible with the housing...did think of having the front section of the housing having the ability to slide back a bit....servicing or something. No idea yet..
Been thinking of trophies and adding a little more
Also thinking up plans for jetpack...colours. Colours still mainly green, but I'll add in black, white, and metal
Weapons are still on the mind....few plans there, also a nemrod holster
The helmet and jaig eyes ...black ones and other helmet details
Kill stripes added later...if I make it to protector...what ever number I am will be the kill stripe number.
The enthusiasm is back....just need to start ball rolling, organise myself
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Feb 27, 2020, 10:12 AM
Dude!!! The kill stripe idea Of what number official Protector you are is a really cool idea! I wish I would have thought of that haha I have 2 too many for that to work with mine but that's great!

What are you thinking trophy wise??
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 27, 2020, 08:53 PM
Just an idea for the trophies, no idea yet if I can do it yet, need to find some parts
The kill stripes idea... I was looking at helmet the other night thinking about what needs to be done
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 10, 2020, 01:48 AM
Been along time since I've really painted anything...decided to see how the airbrush is working, resprayed the jet pack...just started to experiment with the weathering, applying some decals...mixing the ESB and Rotj/ pre pro up abit. Going to add a few more, need to paint the piano teeth.....a lot more weathering....improve what's there too.
(https://i.imgur.com/b4dpTIn.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Mar 10, 2020, 05:26 AM
looking good mate.  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 10, 2020, 07:15 AM
Thanks mate.
Any suggestions for the thrusters colour? Sort of thinking a metal colour ...same as the tanks
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Mar 11, 2020, 12:27 AM
I like the idea of metal thrusters...
Maybe with some metal scorch discoloration (blues, black and grey, etc.)
I canít wait to see whatís next :)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 13, 2020, 07:42 AM
I like the idea of metal thrusters...
Maybe with some metal scorch discoloration (blues, black and grey, etc.)
I canít wait to see whatís next :)
Sounds pretty cool...I might have to give it a go. Got a few paints around that might work
I can't wait to see it either  :laugh: :laugh:....
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 14, 2020, 11:37 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/dMW7wzI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DmbezTD.jpg)
Bit more weathering done...more to be done yet especially the bottom of it , finished putting on decals. Next up will be thrusters and side cylinders being painted a metal colour...hopefully get time this afternoon to experiment
Next few things to play with
(https://i.imgur.com/H79FPse.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 21, 2020, 07:18 PM
Sort of progress...checking out piano keys, currently placed in a strip of masking tape while painted...loosely placed
Thinking of painting them same colour as right gauntlet...need to still paint the bottom part of shell. Thinking of painting the large collar at base of rocket the same collar as well
(https://i.imgur.com/VqOMzyq.jpg)
Haven't tried any metal painting yet, been a bit busy with work, and some minor renovations
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 31, 2020, 03:15 AM
Been mucking around with a bit of colour on the jetpack bits
Maybe a little too orange...😕 Ignore overspray too  :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/epeq8lr.jpg)
Maybe some blue added to the sonic beam weapon, few small bolts...stainless or brass
(https://i.imgur.com/R9n0Inw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nwuaIPc.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 31, 2020, 09:39 AM
Really digging that orange! Looks great and yes, very orange for sure haha but nothing a little of your great weathering can't fix  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 31, 2020, 05:37 PM
Yeah, itís needs to be knocked back abit... sort of looks like it would blend in with the old marvel comics
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Apr 02, 2020, 01:53 PM
I really like the orange also...
It's a great contrast to the green on the pack and the black on the tools.
Can't wait to see more!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 03, 2020, 06:26 AM
Thanks mate, I do like the orange on the black...have to fix some overspray, the orange was a custom mix. Was going for a more yellow-orange look.
With the jetpack and trying to do a metal look on thrusters...I reckon I might try a darker metal look. I think a darker shade would help bring colours together
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 04, 2020, 02:27 AM
Little bit more . Just the one side at this stage...may add a little bit more
(https://i.imgur.com/fxfHAEe.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Apr 05, 2020, 04:06 PM
Very nice!
The blue is a fantastic choice with the orange and black.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 06, 2020, 07:17 AM
Very nice!
The blue is a fantastic choice with the orange and black.
Thanks mate,  I saw a pic on dented helmet or may have been delucks designs. There was an old pic of one of the shin tools with a blueish decal ...got idea from that.
Going to have try work in some weathering, and a few things I hope to work on next few days...
(https://i.imgur.com/xxVEsPy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YwVKaOU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WiV3KVg.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 08, 2020, 07:05 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/S21MDqJ.jpg)
First little bits of weathering done, needs a lot more work, more layers, removing some masking lines and fine tune
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 10, 2020, 11:26 PM
Getting a little bit done this morning.
Starting to paint the chest plates, add some latex....see how it'll look
(https://i.imgur.com/B4b3zrc.jpg)
Bit more weathering on sonic beam weapon, and sanding smooth the Kast style grenades
(https://i.imgur.com/E48OQEq.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Apr 11, 2020, 08:06 AM
 :like: here we go....." you shake and shake the ketchup bottle but none'll come an then a lot'll".
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 11, 2020, 11:26 AM
:like: here we go....." you shake and shake the ketchup bottle but none'll come an then a lot'll".
Too much ?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Apr 11, 2020, 11:34 AM
you can never make too much progress.  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 11, 2020, 08:20 PM
you can never make too much progress.  ;)
Got alittle but more done while waiting for the Easter bunny
(https://i.imgur.com/0plZupV.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Apr 11, 2020, 08:30 PM
 :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 11, 2020, 08:40 PM
Good to see some colour on the plates, few more layers to go....if the paint lasts, if not, it maybe another long wait  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Apr 13, 2020, 07:43 AM
Good to see some colour on the plates, few more layers to go....if the paint lasts, if not, it maybe another long wait  :laugh: :laugh:

Super great to see paint on those plates!!!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 13, 2020, 11:58 PM
Super great to see paint on those plates!!!
Yep....hopefully I get time soon to do some more. I'm running short of some paints. Got a few other greens but they are darker and too green. Might have a plate or two that are slightly different green
i really like how the Fett / Protector colours look together.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 15, 2020, 01:32 AM
Been looking at the plates last few nights....not 100% happy with the colour. I used straight humbrol Matt 78, I think I might try a lighter shade...add in some white or light grey.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Apr 15, 2020, 03:08 PM
Everything is looking really good!
I think that dulling the green with some light grey is a good idea...
Can't wait to see how it comes out.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 18, 2020, 06:59 AM
Everything is looking really good!
I think that dulling the green with some light grey is a good idea...
Can't wait to see how it comes out.
Thanks mate, mucking around a bit today. Getting a bit of texture showing. The plate needs a lot more work and clean up, I'll do a certain amount then leave until I do similar with the other plates....then try get a fairly uniform look
(https://i.imgur.com/Mcc8Zoe.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Apr 18, 2020, 10:02 AM
Mmmmm space grime.  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Apr 18, 2020, 11:09 AM
Mmmmm space grime.  :like:

Yeeeeeeees!!! Looking great!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 19, 2020, 07:01 AM
Mmmmm space grime.  :like:
Yeeeeeeees!!! Looking great!
Thanks guys...hhhmmm I'm not real happy with it so far, I like the texture that showing on the plate....but I don't really like the colour, I think I'll try finding a place with some more humbrol paint....76 or 78.... and lighten it a shade or two. Maybe one plate slightly darker
(https://i.imgur.com/dwEWaFu.jpg)
Damage is average too
 
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Apr 19, 2020, 06:56 PM
I really like the idea of leaving one plate darker...I'm a sucker for asymmetrical design.
Maybe more damage (like your helmet...which is AMAZING!)..
All that said, it's looking really terrific!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 19, 2020, 09:56 PM
I really like the idea of leaving one plate darker...I'm a sucker for asymmetrical design.
Maybe more damage (like your helmet...which is AMAZING!)..
All that said, it's looking really terrific!
Thanks mate... I donít like the damage at all... not enough... and the shapes
Need to find some 78 green then start again  :laugh:

Just went to local toyworld after work....surprised it was open, so got some humbrol 78, some white...some other greens too
Forgot to get silver  ???....tomorrow  :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Apr 25, 2020, 10:57 PM
No new update on plates...can't be bothered at moment
Decided to look at jaig eyes...more size and colour.... this is only size at moment. I don't have a printer at home.
(https://i.imgur.com/BCYZjZc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sVh6zc5.jpg)
Also installed an aluminium bordon...not right way up or like Fetts. I gave it the  :o expression....in shock at being on my awesome bucket  :laugh: :laugh:....yeah I've got issues  :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/tR1c44c.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Apr 26, 2020, 12:12 PM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Apr 28, 2020, 07:18 PM
No new update on plates...can't be bothered at moment
Decided to look at jaig eyes...more size and colour.... this is only size at moment. I don't have a printer at home.
(https://i.imgur.com/BCYZjZc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sVh6zc5.jpg)
Also installed an aluminium bordon...not right way up or like Fetts. I gave it the  :o expression....in shock at being on my awesome bucket  :laugh: :laugh:....yeah I've got issues  :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/tR1c44c.jpg)

So much yes. This is looking awesome dude. Personally I would go white eyes but I may be biased a little bit - honestly both colors look great on your bucket  :o
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Apr 28, 2020, 07:25 PM
i'd actually go with humbrol #67 tank grey. a very light buff with wire wool an it looks like an aged and weathered black. just my opinion.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 01, 2020, 08:10 AM
So much yes. This is looking awesome dude. Personally I would go white eyes but I may be biased a little bit - honestly both colors look great on your bucket  :o
i'd actually go with humbrol #67 tank grey. a very light buff with wire wool an it looks like an aged and weathered black. just my opinion.
Thanks vod. I like the black. I don't plan on having freshly painted on black.. the look I'll try to get is old, faded and worn. I'll look at the humbrol #67 thanks Jett. The dome needs work and repaint. The weathers a bit crap at moment, prob won't get to paint for a bit....
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on May 16, 2020, 10:19 AM
 I won't be finishing it this, I've really had enough of things, time to move on. Thanks all for the comments
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 08, 2020, 02:47 AM
Not really an update...just reuploading a few pics, sorry for removing them
(https://i.imgur.com/72gVToP.jpg)
Chest armour needs repainting....better colours....contrast etc
(https://i.imgur.com/ekA0nIe.jpg)
Gauntlets need serious attention to finish...accessories, hoses, hinges
(https://i.imgur.com/sLviP0R.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Fnz05fY.jpg)
Start of a Jodo inspired ee3 rifle
(https://i.imgur.com/ur4qUWj.jpg)
Few more grenades
(https://i.imgur.com/3kEpQXu.jpg)
Bit more to come as I find bits
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Aug 08, 2020, 01:32 PM
Niiiice....... it's good to see you back.  :D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Aug 08, 2020, 03:28 PM
Great to see your kit again!
Definitely inspiring!
Amazing work...
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 08, 2020, 11:02 PM
Great to see your kit again!
Definitely inspiring!
Amazing work...
Thanks Breyo ....it'll get there  :laugh:....just warming up, been Luke warm too long  :laugh:
Niiiice....... it's good to see you back.  :D
Thanks Jett, im in a better mental spot...was mucking around with Jodo rifle kit I got from dha brahl...( thanks mate)... looking at some Jodo pics and got a bit inspired....Jodo Kast is awesome. Should have a tv show on him  :laugh:
Got a few ideas for a few other things, ordered a nemrod holster from delta13 last night. Few aluminium rods and bars coming for a few 🤔 Experiments. Feeling a little refreshed
A few more pics to upload that I found on dented helmet. Haven't really made progress...a bit of paint on jetpack which I'm not really happy with. (The colour isn't right)
Some oldies
(https://i.imgur.com/QNlUhyU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6NjBQNq.jpg)
Jetpack still masked...the cylinders on sides are a bit to dark
(https://i.imgur.com/oMnYcGe.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BkF6gs6.jpg)
Few extras....not sure about
(https://i.imgur.com/UA2iOL5.jpg)
Belt set up will change...different holster, maybe a few less pouches too
(https://i.imgur.com/qTFaNiw.jpg)
Cookie shot  :laugh: :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/LDDRBOs.jpg)

I'll get some better pics of pieces as I go, or finish something
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Aug 09, 2020, 01:05 AM
Aw yeah. Welcomr back dude. Here we goooooooo!!!!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 09, 2020, 02:58 AM
Aw yeah. Welcomr back dude. Here we goooooooo!!!!
Thanks Fenn
Here's something else that's in the works....from memory I think it was going to be like Luke's esb blaster....roughly....bit of Hans dl44 too
(https://i.imgur.com/mAS4pMY.jpg)
Still need to find a few bits...sonic beam weapon, black Wookiee braid
I think I have enough bits and pieces....may get some more inspiration from Jodo Kast though
Work out some electronics too
Love the 70s porn purple colour sheets  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 12, 2020, 12:18 PM
Few more pics...and a few ideas from "twin engines of destruction"
Plate placement
(https://i.imgur.com/aW3WLs3.jpg)
Other shoulder
(https://i.imgur.com/fznhCAJ.jpg)
Few goodies together, the esb flame unit is still a wip....
(https://i.imgur.com/D3iqjbt.jpg)
Thinking of trying to make something like these....toxins and antidotes
(https://i.imgur.com/PzHX2wr.jpg)
I like this too....not much to go by, but the idea 🤔
(https://i.imgur.com/kuUh36D.jpg)
Also have something like these on the way
(https://i.imgur.com/3pNdIXf.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 14, 2020, 01:30 AM
Few goodies....or material for goodies turned up in the mail today...couple of shafts for rockets, and bar for some fancy bits
(https://i.imgur.com/UY0n2Ik.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Aug 14, 2020, 02:07 AM
That lathe looks pure class mate i'm well jealous.  :D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 14, 2020, 07:48 AM
That lathe looks pure class mate i'm well jealous.  :D
I'm looking forward to when it turns up...bit of fun playing around...sort of learnt some skills when I was 19 😒 Long time ago now
See what I can "turn" up on it...can already turn things into -censored- 😂😂
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 22, 2020, 02:47 AM
No real update, just testing out a few things, bit of boredom...plates prob aren't in best position as they are just holding on with Velcro...adjusting bit made plates fall off. Also had to use phone as remote for camera

(https://i.imgur.com/9LcLQjw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qOTm8Zp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IlZpzBK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tRp6TWC.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 22, 2020, 09:22 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/bvqbjt4.jpg)
Looking at the jaig eye placement, reckon they look ok there or need to be moved?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Aug 22, 2020, 10:42 PM
They look great there to me dude. Only reason to move them higher up would be if you want more of a subtle bucket knod to the PrePro1 bucket. Outside of that, I don't see a reason to move them.  :like:  :like:  :like:  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 23, 2020, 12:37 AM
They look great there to me dude. Only reason to move them higher up would be if you want more of a subtle bucket knod to the PrePro1 bucket. Outside of that, I don't see a reason to move them.  :like:  :like:  :like:  :like:
Thanks mate, I thought maybe a little higher...plenty of time to decide though. I gathered up the ears I have, ripped off the bottom right to allow me to get some accurate measurements to try make some aluminium ones.
(https://i.imgur.com/ovVYjbY.jpg)
Just have to order some aluminium bar now
Been looking at pics....the plates need work...the weathering on collar needs to blend in with amount on helmet
I'll find black Wookiee braid...think black with be better than the light ones...better contrast. Dark green canvas cape/ poncho as well
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 24, 2020, 01:43 AM
Getting a rough idea of barrel lengths
(https://i.imgur.com/8iIB7nB.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 25, 2020, 06:21 AM
After looking at pics from other day was thinking ....aluminium in centre of chest diamond...if allowed and also a sigil for chest armour
(https://i.imgur.com/bvqbjt4.jpg)
Thinking about this as a sigil  for right chest plate....area inside blue circle....taken from an axl Rose tat  :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/V4768px.jpg)

Next  dress up day  :laugh:, will have plates secured better, and chest lights added....maybe gloves and a gauntlet loosely attached
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Aug 25, 2020, 09:06 AM
I like it.  I made a custom sigil as well, but I think yours fits the bill as far as styling goes.  Going to change the colors at all or leave it like the picture?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Aug 25, 2020, 01:31 PM
Can't wait to see the kit together!
everything looks great!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 25, 2020, 03:58 PM
Can't wait to see the kit together!
everything looks great!
I like it.  I made a custom sigil as well, but I think yours fits the bill as far as styling goes.  Going to change the colors at all or leave it like the picture?
Thanks guys, I don't like the green....or the grey beneath it. They blend together abit too easy. The weather is gether better so I can slap on a better paint job, the last one was half hearted trying to get motivated.
The sigil I'll use save colours...may add abit of black to outline and add something small subtle like Fetts
The blue circle won't be included....just what phone had
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Aug 26, 2020, 11:30 AM
White background with the main body of the sigil being red would fit right in with the standard protector logo colors as well. Might be a pretty neat combo. Mi'ix and I both have one
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 27, 2020, 02:15 AM
White background with the main body of the sigil being red would fit right in with the standard protector logo colors as well. Might be a pretty neat combo. Mi'ix and I both have one
Might have to break out the pencils and do some colouring in  :laugh:.... sounds pretty cool though.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Aug 27, 2020, 05:15 AM
Might be worth seeing if lucksy could do it as a custom decal.  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Aug 27, 2020, 07:20 AM
Might be worth seeing if lucksy could do it as a custom decal.  ;)
Good thinking Jett, thanks mate 🖖🏻
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 01, 2020, 04:44 AM
G'day all, no real progress on kit, lathe came in so had a little bit of play time
The size isn't the same, the diameter of the stock aluminium was smaller than the model rocket....just practice and learning though
(https://i.imgur.com/07GbUkJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Sep 01, 2020, 05:49 AM
Practice makes perfect,  damn good for Practice bit.
Great addition being metal. :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 02, 2020, 03:20 PM
Practice makes perfect,  damn good for Practice bit.
Great addition being metal. :like:
Thanks mate, it should keep me entertained for a while.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Sep 02, 2020, 03:53 PM
Jealous!

It looks fantastic!

Your stuff keeps getting better and better brother.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Sep 02, 2020, 05:15 PM
I'm double jealous now  :P :P :P
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Sep 02, 2020, 07:43 PM
I'll take all your practice parts if you don't want them  ;D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 03, 2020, 02:42 AM
I'll take all your practice parts if you don't want them  ;D
That piece no longer exits in that form, it sacrificed its form to allow me to practice cutting/ turning a better taper  :laugh:
I'm double jealous now  :P :P :P
Jealous!

It looks fantastic!

Your stuff keeps getting better and better brother.
Thanks guys, but not getting closer to getting finished 🤣😕😔....easy to distract a fractured mind 🤔
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 04, 2020, 03:48 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/RjT9FGq.jpg)
 G'day viewers ....want can I get into today....or get distracted from what I need to do
I need to sort out these, need to finalise the plan, assemble and try match the paint
(https://i.imgur.com/YxEuwHa.jpg)
Some plans for this one is ... some Jodo like things....launchers or flame units he has. I like jodos " extras" but in same comic, boba has some cool looking extras too. I reckon mine may be something in between
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 05, 2020, 03:52 AM
G'day everyone, here's a few more pics of ideas for right gauntlet....and images from "Twin Engines of Destruction" comic
Here's Fetts gauntlet I like
(https://i.imgur.com/0PuAs9l.jpg)
Two of Jodo's
(https://i.imgur.com/nzMRSnA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LPOPpOO.jpg)
My rough.....something  :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/aRJXGLs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1mAWUsY.jpg)
To me Jodo's "launchers"or "flamers" end closer to the wrist where Fetts go further back. I like both....Jodo is the king in my eyes  :laugh: :laugh:....but I think Bobas look more balanced....and streamlined.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Sep 05, 2020, 04:07 AM
Jodo over Fett for greeblies, lots of very cool (and annoying :P) details to challenge you, I based mine off the lower picture as was clearest ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 05, 2020, 05:03 AM
Jodo over Fett for greeblies, lots of very cool (and annoying :P) details to challenge you, I based mine off the lower picture as was clearest ;)
Yeah Jodo has a lot of good greeblies, makes him such a great character. Good inspiration and base for something different to Boba. Hopefully can end up with a unique blend  of coolness  :laugh:
Been thinking about gauntlet hoses as well...colours and stiffness
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 06, 2020, 11:37 AM
Bit of mucking around tonight...just playing with a style..was sort of thinking something like on the knees.....couldn't sleep  :(
(https://i.imgur.com/d9MTUY2.jpg)
Found some metal polishing compound that worked ok too
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Sep 09, 2020, 10:23 PM
Yeah Jodo has a lot of good greeblies, makes him such a great character. Good inspiration and base for something different to Boba. Hopefully can end up with a unique blend  of coolness  :laugh:
Been thinking about gauntlet hoses as well...colours and stiffness

For sure dude! Gauntlet mockup looks good
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 10, 2020, 03:45 AM
For sure dude! Gauntlet mockup looks good
Thanks mate, I think the nozzle or barrel would look better longer and the back part needs work. Maybe merging into the part the big hose usually connects too
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 12, 2020, 03:51 AM
I like the length of this barrel better. Rough idea of colours too. The back part will be different
(https://i.imgur.com/ilYady4.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Sep 12, 2020, 04:23 AM
Looking very cool mate..... are you making do without the hose connector?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 12, 2020, 05:02 AM
Looking very cool mate..... are you making do without the hose connector?
G'day mate, nah just forgot to add it to the gauntlet. Will have it or something like it, may blend into the back of the Flamers/ launchers
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Sep 12, 2020, 05:09 AM
Cool.... you gotta love that extra funtionality that a hose brings. God is in the details my friend.  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 12, 2020, 06:26 AM
Cool.... you gotta love that extra funtionality that a hose brings. God is in the details my friend.  ;)
Sort of wondering what the hose was for...compressed air  :laugh: to shoot the darts and whipcord 🤔
Been thinking about the hoses recently as well. I have some hose for a large compressor but feel it's too thick. Might try find some silicon hoses. I know there's some offered for cars but not sure about size and colour
Few more pics
(https://i.imgur.com/oPcEaeO.jpg)
Hose connector added, some clay used to try illustrate idea better.
(https://i.imgur.com/vkXdHe9.jpg)
I'm thinking where the rubber band crosses the flames/ launcher I may need to turn down the shafts diameter to allow it to sit lower. Also thinking of adding some copper piping as well...another small detail. The grey clay will be replaced with some thing else more permanent. Maybe a hose at rear attaching to hose connector
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Sep 12, 2020, 07:32 AM
Well boba's hose is 8mm food grade braided hose if that's any help
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 12, 2020, 10:34 AM
Well boba's hose is 8mm food grade braided hose if that's any help
Thanks mate I'll have to look into that
Few more pics of playing around
(https://i.imgur.com/DQoHehS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IL18Kd8.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Sep 12, 2020, 07:41 PM
 :like: :like: :like: way cool :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 12, 2020, 09:08 PM
:like: :like: :like: way cool :like: :like: :like:
Thanks mate, what do you reckon about the colour combo. I think I should paint the whipcord housing or hose connector yellow- orange, bit less black. The housing needs weathering, currently it's just a flat black undercoat. Might add in some brass 🤔
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Sep 12, 2020, 09:18 PM
Yeah i really like the orange..... it does a great job pushing the weathering forward. Maybe you could make a whip cord tip that looks metal ?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 12, 2020, 09:29 PM
Yeah i really like the orange..... it does a great job pushing the weathering forward. Maybe you could make a whip cord tip that looks metal ?
I've got to try match that colour  ???, orange on both the whipcord and connector?
With the whipcord I was thinking of replacing the tube in the cut out area with some type of tube/ shaft, and continue that to the tip. Also thought of winding some cable around it and attach to the tip.
What do you reckon the second tube is for on the bottom of the whipcord housing? ( on the Rotj version)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Sep 13, 2020, 07:44 PM
So goooooooood. I have been meaning to add a whipcord housing to my gauntlet as well. Looking great
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 13, 2020, 08:39 PM
So goooooooood. I have been meaning to add a whipcord housing to my gauntlet as well. Looking great
Thanks mate... already thinking of a different version... similar dimensions, slightly different whereís that ones black... and another color involved ... stay tuned 🤔
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 15, 2020, 05:18 AM
Here's a pic of another goal....just need to work things out  :laugh: aluminium bar for ears
(https://i.imgur.com/LRgMM9z.jpg)
Not much space to play with 🤔 Be a challenge with tools I have
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 15, 2020, 09:45 AM
Coming into this a little late, but I absolutely love the Twin Engines of Destruction reference, not to mention the evolution of your gaunt from concept to essentially reality. 

The hose on both my Protector and Fett are the braided hose, but my protector is an empty hose, while Fett has some black cable run through it. 

(https://i.imgur.com/ghgw5i5.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 15, 2020, 03:49 PM
Coming into this a little late, but I absolutely love the Twin Engines of Destruction reference, not to mention the evolution of the your gaunt from concept to essentially reality. 

The hose on both my Protector and Fett are the braided hose, but my protector is an empty hose, while Fett has some black cable run through it. 

(https://i.imgur.com/ghgw5i5.jpg)
Thanks Mi'ix , Twin Engines is awesome...best comic with fett in it I reckon. Artwork is great with lots of inspiration...feels Star Wars too  :laugh: there's a lot of work yet to be done on the reality part too :laugh:
I'll have to source some braided hose of the right size
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Sep 15, 2020, 04:00 PM
Love the weathering on your gauntlets....
Can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 15, 2020, 06:23 PM
Love the weathering on your gauntlets....
Can't wait to see more.
Thanks mate, all in layering method... see how it looks after trying match paint and finish it
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 24, 2020, 07:19 PM
After a long and painful week of working nightshift....and being stupid enough to ask for another night  ???....I got this in the mail
(https://i.imgur.com/5nkrkUG.jpg) from delta13.
Awesome work thanks delta/ Mike 👍🏻
One day there'll be a sacros k-11 in there...not a fan of the pulce
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 03, 2020, 08:12 PM
G'day all, I've no real updates to show, still working on ideas, waiting for some metal stock to arrive. Thinking of using a few different metals for what I'm thinking.
 I'm having some trouble finding some silicon food grade braided hose for gauntlets...also been reading some jango threads too. I'm thinking of a coloured hose rather than standard Boba style, not a solid colour but thinking something like a smoke / tinted look. I've read the jango guys have dyed theirs, one used shoe polish and I've also seen some aluminium braid hose that's been cheaper than silicon food grade braided hose...I'm a bit on the fence regarding the aluminium braid hose....could look good 🤔 With weathering
What do you guys think?
Also since I have two sets of gauntlets...(allowing for mismatched or matched colour) I was thinking of adding some ideas from jango's right gauntlet onto the red/ winecoloured one. The bit I'm thinking is the two darts jango has, could I add something like that rather than a light . With the light / led on the yellow one, I'm thinking of shiny metal surrounds of replace with laser pointer

**An Even minor update...just grabbed some hose, got some 8mm and some 6mm, thought I'll use 8mm for the top but and the 6mm for the two that attach to the whipcord

Here's a question regarding gauntlet hoses...the left gauntlet....most pics of boba Fetts left gauntlets don the have any hoses, I think the early pre pro or super trooper did, I think jango also has a hose or two ....if I'm asking a custom style flame unit am I ok to add a hose or two to my set up?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 05, 2020, 04:13 PM
The colored hoses, go a long way to help sell the weathering look.  Our very own Jaster Fett achieved a similar look by using RIT dye on his braided hoses.  Took a couple tries, but in the end, they turned out lovely.

Yup! Add some hoses!  ROTJ is about as hosey as Boba gets.   
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 06, 2020, 12:12 AM
The colored hoses, go a long way to help sell the weathering look.  Our very own Jaster Fett achieved a similar look by using RIT dye on his braided hoses.  Took a couple tries, but in the end, they turned out lovely.

Yup! Add some hoses!  ROTJ is about as hosey as Boba gets.   
Nice I was reading on dented helmet the jango guys had used rit dye and had mixed results... I'm not trying to match a colour so it should be good. I'm only thinking of one hose on the left gauntlet....at moment anyway 😯 Could be used to hide some cables
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 14, 2020, 01:17 AM
Bit of play with a Dremel and drill press
(https://i.imgur.com/cW1Si8S.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 17, 2020, 07:32 AM
No real update...I slipped over and cracked head on tiles recently so in bed resting. Been thinking about next few steps.
Thinking of redoing this sigil, think I have a stencil of it
(https://i.imgur.com/fznhCAJ.jpg)
Weather is getting better here so I reckon when I'm mobile again I'll paint that, redo the helmet and torso armour...and chest sigil
Got an idea to add to the cod too 🤔
Next update should have a few extras
Been reading a few Boba, Jodo and jango WIPs get inspiration
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 19, 2020, 10:13 PM
Isn't it amazing what you can find when you look  :laugh: :laugh:
Found a few more little glass vials to use and some clutch back pins I'd bought to use for plate attachment...🤔 Might be some work achieved soon  :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/RLOgYAC.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 21, 2020, 04:53 AM
Still no real update...just abit more 🤔 Something  :laugh: as usual I cant follow a plan
Was planning to try painting something today, but slept through the day, so looked for something else to do
(https://i.imgur.com/QN6RMy8.jpg)
What does this random collection suggest?
(https://i.imgur.com/RjT9FGq.jpg)
Planning ahead....measured a few dimensions and ordered some stock aluminium, some other goodies as well
Going to replace a few details on thrusters with aluminium replicas, bought some needle bearings to hopefully help thrusters to rotate
Realised I need to install the vent that goes here
(https://i.imgur.com/fnnz4iB.jpg)
...that'll be replaced with metal too
Also thinking of design for whipcord dart
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 21, 2020, 03:24 PM
Found this pic I forgot to upload when I did the start of left ear, here's early stages of top of right ear. Need to trim the right side down and remove the black areas to get shape, then mark out areas to shape next. Getting the angles right and aluminium removed is time consuming. Then a clean up to be all shiny...🤔 Had thought of a pitted look...as in sandblasted.
(https://i.imgur.com/H3kXpFU.jpg)
Also here is something I found in the mailbox
(https://i.imgur.com/RICGQn4.jpg)
Bit of stock to play with, smaller rods are stainless I've collected over the years....bit of play time in the future ..just wonder what will come out of it all  :laugh: :laugh:
Not a bad fi, might be a quick job  :o
(https://i.imgur.com/zVwl9Y3.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 21, 2020, 03:49 PM
Very impressive as always, my friend.

Boy, it's a shame all that stuff wound up in your mail box.  Guess you'll have to do something with it!  :P
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Oct 21, 2020, 03:54 PM
Dang dude! Hopefully your head is ok from the fall. Also all these bits at pieces are really coming together! I still need to build my own whip cord housing.... keep getting distracted lol
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 21, 2020, 04:08 PM
Dang dude! Hopefully your head is ok from the fall. Also all these bits at pieces are really coming together! I still need to build my own whip cord housing.... keep getting distracted lol
Thanks mate, few stitches and some long sleeps :laugh: she'll be right...should have had my bucket on  :laugh: :laugh: the head has never been right though...I know all about distractions, getting sidetracked
Very impressive as always, my friend.

Boy, it's a shame all that stuff wound up in your mail box.  Guess you'll have to do something with it!  :P
Thanks mi'ix...now have to find my plans, what I was planning on making with the pieces...there was Jodo rockets, twin engines inspired flame units/ dart launchers for right gauntlet 🤔 Trigger and trigger gaurd for ee-3...🤔 Might be able to get a jp collar, some dress up bits for toxin vials ...maybe some other goodies....was thinking a droid caller. Did order some brass too
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 22, 2020, 02:35 AM
Bit of an update
(https://i.imgur.com/F6TJZLf.jpg)
Just needs fine tuning now and slots cut into it....and clean up
Aahhh she fits 😃
(https://i.imgur.com/YsZePHq.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 22, 2020, 10:59 AM
It's all looking really good!
Can't wait for more....
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 22, 2020, 01:20 PM
It's all looking really good!
Can't wait for more....
Thanks mate, stay tuned....got some ideas, got some material....need to find some old stuff....time to make some progress
Been looking over some other builds, jango, Boba and Jodo builds, reading twin engines of destruction again....feel motivated and sort of refreshed
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 23, 2020, 06:44 AM
Stripped down and cleaned out theairbrush tonight...getting geared up for
(https://i.imgur.com/as7PTHU.jpg)
Haven to got a good silver. I like British paints shiny silver, can't get hands on any at moment so....these two plate stepped forward for experimenting with other paints. Just from a spray can....not using airbrush....too lazy  :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/5iESpo6.jpg)
Also spray rf top, more lazy painting
(https://i.imgur.com/zI6cXcb.jpg)
See what I get in the morning
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Rayne on Oct 23, 2020, 09:24 AM
Your helmet and chest pieces are coming along great!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 23, 2020, 09:37 AM
Your helmet and chest pieces are coming along great!
Thank you....I think the paint on the chest pieces are a disgrace  :laugh: :laugh:....was a lazy half arsed paint job trying to get motivated. The dome on bucket needs freshening up....think I painted it 8-10 years ago...and still not finished  :laugh: that's lazy
Here's how it's currently looking, there's a little bit of a reaction, I'll fix that later, I'll let paint dry for a few days before next stage
(https://i.imgur.com/oa58RLb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/X75x11W.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 23, 2020, 12:34 PM
Exciting times!
Painting and weathering is my favorite part of the process...
Looking forward to your progress.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 23, 2020, 12:52 PM
Exciting times!
Painting and weathering is my favorite part of the process...
Looking forward to your progress.
Thanks mate, hopefully it turns out alright....if not I'll start again  :laugh: :laugh: I used to like painting, now though ...not sure, takes me a bit to get motivated to paint 🤔
It's a bit darker than I wanted, wouldn't be bad for a true mando
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 24, 2020, 04:09 PM
Here's a question regarding cape or poncho, is there a specific length. I'm currently thinking of a poncho but if I can't get a good look I was thinking of half cape around knee length. Was interested to see in brls that the cape is optional....I didn't realise that
Also is there any colour restrictions for the ears? Or just the fett variations?
Abit of experimentation
(https://i.imgur.com/gEvZK04.jpg)
I wanted to try stay away from a fett esb cat scratch....but wanted to continue the damage over the right eye....have to see how it ends up
(https://i.imgur.com/D1E4eQP.jpg)
These are just rough ideas for weathering, may paint over or add to with more layers of paint
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Oct 25, 2020, 04:25 PM
I would say a knee length poncho would probably be a little too long - I would go mid thigh at the longest and honestly probably even a little shorter.

As for the ear caps, I don't think there is really a color restriction per say but it has to fit the overall aesthetic of the protectors. Can't be a blue if nothing else is implemented on your kit of the same color. That being said, my ear caps are tan - though it isn't a primary color it goes with the rest of my kit
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 26, 2020, 12:47 AM
I would say a knee length poncho would probably be a little too long - I would go mid thigh at the longest and honestly probably even a little shorter.

As for the ear caps, I don't think there is really a color restriction per say but it has to fit the overall aesthetic of the protectors. Can't be a blue if nothing else is implemented on your kit of the same color. That being said, my ear caps are tan - though it isn't a primary color it goes with the rest of my kit
Thanks mate...I think the cape will be tricky, be hard achieving the look and selecting material. At moment I've got an old army surplus tent...green canvas
With ears I do like the tan colour, it's a colour not seen on rest of kit. I'm sort of thinking a flat black or a dark grey....charcoal colour. Something to add a bit more to a sinister look.. the ears will be aluminium but roughly covered...may leave left one bare metal and right with charcoal grey plus decals
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Oct 26, 2020, 01:52 AM
I deffo like the idea of leaving one bare metal..... i mean you did all that work fabricating it out of aluminium.... be a shame to then cover it up so noone can tell.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 26, 2020, 02:05 AM
I deffo like the idea of leaving one bare metal..... i mean you did all that work fabricating it out of aluminium.... be a shame to then cover it up so noone can tell.
That's true, I'm thinking it'll help distinguish it abit more from Fetts, I reckon I'll try a charcoal on right...the black stickers on Fetts I'll add, the paint over, remove and they'll be silver( shiny aluminium) instead
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 26, 2020, 02:01 PM
Couldn't sleep last night so decided to do abit more shaping of the right ear cap
It's a little bit big at moment, but filing the edges will remove that and smooth the arc as well
Below is black resin cap on top of aluminium cap...shiny area needs to be filed down
(https://i.imgur.com/ukZ9Y6I.jpg)
Still need to cut the angled areas
(https://i.imgur.com/E8wM9PH.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 27, 2020, 01:03 PM
These arrived last night too
Now to work out colour or leave as they are
(https://i.imgur.com/Swn1Xoc.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Oct 28, 2020, 07:26 AM
Yaaaaaay hose.  ;)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 28, 2020, 08:37 AM
A little goes a long way!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 28, 2020, 01:55 PM
Yaaaaaay hose.  ;)
Another piece collected 🤔
A little goes a long way!
A little bit more, mucking around with abit of paint, and shape cleaned up on ear cap. Just need to cut in the angled bits now for this bit and clean up...looking at the pic, the ear cap shape looks distorted 🤔
(https://i.imgur.com/4tBSzlK.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 01, 2020, 11:48 PM
No real update to show, going slow on ears, need to get angle right and the angles on the tops of the ears is tricking to do with what I have...
I've started on the right bottom section while I practice with getting curves right
(https://i.imgur.com/ugJkobM.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 06, 2020, 01:22 AM
Sort of an update....hopefully more after this weekend...few different ideas thrown in 🤔
(https://i.imgur.com/rBNP9PD.jpg)
Not real happy with these yet ....just got more latex though
(https://i.imgur.com/4ltJuyG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KOr7ay9.jpg)
Also have something else in mind I'll hopefully have time to experiment with.....but that's a secrecy for now  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: stay tuned ....and may we see fett looking good again  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 06, 2020, 01:08 PM
If the stars align I may conduct this experiment today
(https://i.imgur.com/boEngnp.jpg)
Maybe that colour or another 🤔
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 06, 2020, 01:14 PM
If the stars align I may conduct this experiment today
(https://i.imgur.com/boEngnp.jpg)
Maybe that colour or another 🤔

So many questions as to what all the items in the photo are needed for haha
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 06, 2020, 01:35 PM
So many questions as to what all the items in the photo are needed for haha
The odd shaped silver grey bit is the unfinished jetpack exhaust, the rest of the pieces are for attempting some anodising .....planning on doing the ears if I can make them and this works.... :laugh: and I'm not covered in bandages  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 07, 2020, 05:05 PM
Update on the anodising attempt....failure  :laugh:. Will try again with a slightly different set up. The acid I used dissolved my alligator clips  :laugh:....and I didn't used aluminium wire. Maybe that effected things 🤔 I'll continue trying.
During the week I think my focus will be on jetpack. Sorting out ideas for thrusters....joining together and movement
Also been watching season one of mandalorian again and have idea / question regarding the right bottom ear....thinking of adding a small light/ torch to area where fett has a symbol....not sure if there's a small enough led that'll do the job. Have a few other ideas too 🤔 May have to make a second set  :laugh: if I can make the first ....just thinking of something abit different. For the rf topper a switch between standard and kasts type.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Nov 07, 2020, 06:38 PM
Your turning into the heston blumenthal of mando kit builders.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 07, 2020, 07:11 PM
Your turning into the heston blumenthal of mando kit builders.  :laugh:
G'day mate
Who is that?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Nov 07, 2020, 09:43 PM
British chef..... does cooking with chemicals and scientific processes makes weird stuff like egg and bacon flavour ice cream an snail porridge.... just opened a restaraunt in aus.....
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 08, 2020, 01:16 AM
British chef..... does cooking with chemicals and scientific processes makes weird stuff like egg and bacon flavour ice cream an snail porridge.... just opened a restaraunt in aus.....
🤔 My microwave has recently died....so maybe  :laugh: :laugh:....porridge is bad enough let alone with snails in it
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Nov 08, 2020, 03:31 AM
Snails...Bluuuuurghhh !!!!! But ole heston is a freakin genius.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 08, 2020, 05:35 AM
Never had a snail before...yuck..snail on toast  :laugh: bit of cheese and tomato on top  :laugh: did see an interesting doco on zombie snails. Certain type of snail with a parasite  :-[
Never really thought much of anodising before....but more I think about it....🤔 Possibilities, not the bright coloured ugly stuff, just blacks and greys etc
Think I've just got another idea that may help with jetpack  :laugh: :laugh:.....need to write this one down ....stay tuned 👽
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 13, 2020, 11:08 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/NJomCtO.jpg)
Looking at the low right ear being painted silver, this is only the resin piece, I do like the look of it being silver. So if the anodising attempts don't work...I'm happy. Maybe different textured surfaces 🤔 Maybe lightly sandblasted. I did get some aluminium wire to use in the next anodising experiment ....my alligator clips dissolved  ???
Getting a little more done
(https://i.imgur.com/So4my26.jpg)
Need to do a lot of house work tomorrow  ???....maybe after that I'll get abit more accomplished. Have another idea to try on this bit too....just need to try experimenting with electronics more
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Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 13, 2020, 03:39 PM
Love that sand blasted look.
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 13, 2020, 06:12 PM
Love that sand blasted look.
On which bit Miíix?  The tan bit is original resin bit, aluminium hasnít been touched either
Latest bit on lower ear, need to file smooth, eliminate machine marks
(https://i.imgur.com/MOFUf27.jpg)
Now have to get back to doing the dishes 😒
Found this while cleaning out anodising set up...bit of progress...if accidental. Not sure about the colour though, I used a frost grey and black, that has a hint of brass to it 🤔
(https://i.imgur.com/FCYXUMb.jpg)
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Post by: Breyo Fey on Nov 13, 2020, 11:15 PM
Iím loving all of this!
Practicing new skill sets (or re-learning old ones) are always challenging but worth it in the end...
You are killing it...
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 13, 2020, 11:45 PM
Iím loving all of this!
Practicing new skill sets (or re-learning old ones) are always challenging but worth it in the end...
You are killing it...
Thanks mate and that's very true. Learning to do the dishes was intimidating  :laugh: :laugh:
Serious though, yep have to The challenge the brain, believe you can achieve what you set the mind to do 🤔
I'm trying to learn electronics, machining skills and how to anodise aluminium to start. It's forcing me to slow down, think.....measure twice and cut once  :laugh:. Teaching patience too.
I'll get back to painting soon though, good paint jobs draw the eye but I haven't the patience for it at this stage
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 14, 2020, 07:17 PM
Maybe a little bit of progress with anodising
(https://i.imgur.com/txyehPD.jpg)
I used it dye frost grey, might next time use black. Used a scrap piece that I'd stuffed up. At bottom I used a file to scratch away the coat to show aluminium underneath. I'm making some progress. I've also found if I leave the piece in the drain cleaner solution for a while, little bits of the surface gets eaten away....natural weathering and will blend in with my helmet better. Having a super clean and shiny ear(s) would look out of place
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 15, 2020, 04:12 AM
Just about finished this bit....just a bit of fine tuning to go  :)...more filing
(https://i.imgur.com/OLAU9NI.jpg)
Mainly at bottom angles. They need to be thinner/ sharper, and just adjust width of the central vertical bit. Because I shaved a little off the top, it altered the width, now the address that.
(https://i.imgur.com/CWbsTjn.jpg)
I'm not going to put the three indents in ...the three thats on the top angled section. Got another idea in mind
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 15, 2020, 10:53 AM
Impressive as always dude. Keep it up
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 15, 2020, 04:28 PM
Impressive as always dude. Keep it up
Thanks mate, looking at a few other things, still more hit and miss with anodising
Should look at jetpack too
Here's the piece on the bucket
(https://i.imgur.com/JSWcZih.jpg)
And something else I'm thinking about
(https://i.imgur.com/ltmjWdA.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 16, 2020, 12:37 PM
Yeeeeees. Loving that rocket top and bucket is looking fiiiiiiine
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 16, 2020, 02:05 PM
Yeeeeees. Loving that rocket top and bucket is looking fiiiiiiine
Thanks mate, Bow pointed out I have the tines in wrong way.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 16, 2020, 02:12 PM
Thanks mate, Bow pointed out I have the tines in wrong way.

I mean.... this is for a custom kit so you can do whatever suits your fancy dude lol
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 16, 2020, 04:02 PM
I mean.... this is for a custom kit so you can do whatever suits your fancy dude lol
Thatís true, I wonít be using those tines as theyíre warped. I havenít tried heating them up to straighten though. 🤔For what Iím wanting to do I think parts will need to be altered or redesigned. Actual rocket itself may be used. Using it to help visualise what needs or could be done
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 20, 2020, 05:15 AM
Some pics of some goodies...and ideas for the gauntlet of death. Progress on right ear cap. Waiting on a smaller diameter end mill before I go further
(https://i.imgur.com/W6pguNz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0AVHTkT.jpg)
The two clips are for attaching grenades to belt....have to decide on which one though. I'll use black wire to attach them and also use abit in whipcord....maybe
The file is to give rough idea for a blade...not too big, more a stiletto type
For the right gauntlet I'm thinking of including ;
- flame units / dart launchers as seen in "twin engines of destruction" comic.... boba fett style
- usual small darts
-whipcord and a dart below it
- extending knife/ vibro knife
- thinking jango style blades
Also wondering what the black object above small darts could be.....laser would be too hard to fit

That'll keep me day dreaming for ages  :laugh:....while I work on other bits
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 20, 2020, 09:45 AM
Love it dude!! Looking great
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 20, 2020, 07:37 PM
Love it dude!! Looking great
Thanks mate, was mucking around and broke a cheap file.....either I have hands of steel or it was very cheap -censored-...so taking advantage of my hands of death I mocked up an idea
(https://i.imgur.com/RNpBHIJ.jpg)
Not quite a blade, maybe I'll go with some sort of injecting device, similar to Tor viszla in open seasons comic, when he stabbed jango. I could use darts at distance and this thing at close quarters
Added in the fett survival knife....doesn't look that bad and a rough experiment paint job
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Rayne on Nov 20, 2020, 07:47 PM
The concept on the gauntlet is interesting. I would caution you on using something metal, sharp, and pointy on your kit. It could hurt you or someone else.

You could try a rubberized piece or something plastic.
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Post by: jett drexel on Nov 20, 2020, 08:28 PM
I think you should make some metal tines for the jet pack grapple hook  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 20, 2020, 08:40 PM
The concept on the gauntlet is interesting. I would caution you on using something metal, sharp, and pointy on your kit. It could hurt you or someone else.

You could try a rubberized piece or something plastic.
The file used in the pic was used because it fit the hole, the file broke in my hand and the thought crossed my mind. I understand what you mean about being careful of harming others, it's just a mock up and it calms the mind down thinking and visualising how things could work.....it won't be spring loaded thats for sure
I think you should make some metal tines for the jet pack grapple hook  :D :D :D
To be honest I am thinking something like that, for what I'm thinking I need to make new ones...just for it to move by itself  :laugh:
Thinking about painting the rocket with same .....rough approach I used for survival knife....paint and leave outside for a while  :laugh: looks well loved
(https://i.imgur.com/9rSsAAF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/di8VoNO.jpg)
Bit of a paint job on jp rocket, I don't mind it so far  :laugh: might need to repaint some areas
(https://i.imgur.com/LmYUJCm.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 21, 2020, 01:00 PM
Looks good, man.

Rayne is right about the pokey bit. Something like that won't be approved at the CRL level due to safety.

I saw your PMs, just been slammed so it'll be a sec before I can get to them.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 21, 2020, 07:18 PM
Looks good, man.

Rayne is right about the pokey bit. Something like that won't be approved at the CRL level due to safety.

I saw your PMs, just been slammed so it'll be a sec before I can get to them.
Thanks mate, I do understand the danger and don't intend using it....just used to show / see what it looks like. The spike thing may not be used and I may look at something more like a blade
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 22, 2020, 01:07 AM
Random update
Second attempt at knurling....but what could it be for ?  :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/HSolkk1.jpg)
A laser diode.....
(https://i.imgur.com/iDBNMWt.jpg)
Fits snugly....mmmmm yeah  :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/brMqCCI.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 22, 2020, 10:27 PM
Bit more progress, might make a few of these...read somewhere where fett had a few of these. Be something to add in pouches
One may do something, others just filler  :laugh: ...the tape is too wide, it's just holding things together...it'll be painted and different colour tape too
(https://i.imgur.com/Q9t7ui2.jpg)
🤔 Getting another idea for sonic beam weapon now
(https://i.imgur.com/tk9wzZq.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 23, 2020, 11:13 AM
Little bit more done before work tonight
(https://i.imgur.com/FYNmyBS.jpg)
Lookg at this for an idea too
(https://i.imgur.com/4aqIAPM.jpg)
Sat tines in hot water for a while to straighten.... will replace later
(https://i.imgur.com/wx2BJ10.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 23, 2020, 12:52 PM
Little bit more done before work tonight
(https://i.imgur.com/FYNmyBS.jpg)
Lookg at this for an idea too
(https://i.imgur.com/4aqIAPM.jpg)
Sat tines in hot water for a while to straighten.... will replace later
(https://i.imgur.com/wx2BJ10.jpg)

Neat! That's a pretty cool gauntlet concept art. Is that from original Fett concept designs?
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Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 23, 2020, 01:08 PM
Neat! That's a pretty cool gauntlet concept art. Is that from original Fett concept designs?
No idea mate, found it on a Star Wars web page... wookiepedia or similar
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 24, 2020, 03:44 PM
Bit of a score last night....got this shaft from the scrap bin...exact diameter as I needed for jetpack
(https://i.imgur.com/twfWpZh.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 25, 2020, 03:37 AM
Got a lot of work to do on this yet, here's the idea....now in video   :laugh:
Plan on replacing a few other bits....internals need work too
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 25, 2020, 08:30 AM
Got a lot of work to do on this yet, here's the idea....now in video   :laugh:
Plan on replacing a few other bits....internals need work too

Duuuuuuude!!!! Teach me your ways lol That is awesome!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 25, 2020, 09:23 AM
Duuuuuuude!!!! Teach me your ways lol That is awesome!
Thanks mate.... at moment itís powered by my forearms of death 😂
I do intent to hook it up to a servo... and even have a Jodo kast inspired setting.... nozzles rotate to horizontal for those who havenít read ďtwin engines of destructionĒ comic
I was lucky with the shaft being the exact size... now to sort out the workings
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 27, 2020, 02:23 PM
Was having alook around in the goody bin last and found a few things I collected and planned on using
Found a small breathing chip...pulses a LED...and also a laser diode. The battery clip still had good batteries in it, and the clip in just slightly wider than the Patterson squeegee piece. I was planning on making it out of aluminium ...so I'll just get a slightly wider bit of stock, and may make a few. I've got another idea for the anti security blade...but I'll leave that as a suprise for when skills get better  :laugh:
Pulsing led...will pulse the laser diode, just hard to see
(https://i.imgur.com/Vfi4Ju1.jpg)
Shot showing width of battery clip
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 28, 2020, 09:16 AM
Been mucking around with a steel bolt and lathe...turned down to a rough dart launcher / flame unit shape.  Roughly what I'll use on my gauntlet. Tried an experiment in bluing.
(https://i.imgur.com/qKv60k6.jpg)
A lot easier than anodising....the bolt was cheap too
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Rayne on Nov 28, 2020, 09:36 AM
It looks like your test turned out pretty well!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 28, 2020, 10:15 AM
It looks like your test turned out pretty well!
All that's involved is heat it up and quench in oil
Couldn't really sleep last night so looked around at things to do. Found an old light for the beacon, hooked up to a remote to allow switching on or off, need to work out where I'd put the switch now, and type of switch for when I get thrusters to rotate

Also found this cheap small screwdriver set....thinking I could remove the internals and use as hip/thigh pouch filler....maybe a med kit or toxin/ anti toxin tool kit
(https://i.imgur.com/PwBabmC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HyPdLpo.jpg)
Also a small servo and a tiny motor with long screw ....hhmmmm wonder what I could use that for 🤔
(https://i.imgur.com/GDecfpU.jpg)
Bit of clean up work around the range finder pivot point, the rf stalk is a little thick and prevents the cap sitting flush and the resin wasn't 100% flat. Filing flat to allow the stalk to move freely and also looking at installing a servo. I'd bought a low profile ones few years ago but didn't really get around to installing
(https://i.imgur.com/N42eshI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ImoofnP.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 28, 2020, 09:15 PM
 :like: Excellent work .. 
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 29, 2020, 04:19 AM
:like: Excellent work .. 
Thanks mate...riding a wave of enthusiasm at the moment, getting a little organised and the mind feels the best it's been in along time
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 30, 2020, 08:41 AM
Man, I love that little light in the beacon!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Nov 30, 2020, 12:37 PM
SO much cool stuff!
Really nice job!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 30, 2020, 01:48 PM
Man, I love that little light in the beacon!
I got that off TDH years ago...I think it was one of JC27 kits...there are other flashing kits out there. You can get flashing LEDs now, not sure if they give the same look though. I've seen LEDs with tiny circuit on the anode or cathode leg that made them flash, can't find a tiny circuit board that made a LED flash...all cheap too
SO much cool stuff!
Really nice job!
Thanks Breyo.....hopefully more cool stuff to come  :laugh:....need to finish this stuff first
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Larson on Nov 30, 2020, 09:54 PM
Love the light man
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 01, 2020, 05:27 PM
Love the light man
Thanks mate, I may try for better lighting soon...jp may be more complete
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 02, 2020, 07:06 PM
Making abit of progress....woke up early today so had a bit of a play on lathe...not quite the same..I need to shorten the back end and add separating rings....the sort out how to add fins and want material to use
(https://i.imgur.com/QOERGUD.jpg)
And maybe....
Similar
(https://i.imgur.com/SSTknb4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wJMHThd.jpg)
Also got a dlt20 from April storm on its way, add that to the list of things to do  :laugh:, still need to make a Jodo style ee3...add that to modded e11, dl44, will make a sacros ....few of those should Help create a mythos vibe
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 03, 2020, 02:16 PM
Doooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooope  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 03, 2020, 03:40 PM
Doooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooope  :like:
:laugh: thanks mate ...stay tuned....for
(https://i.imgur.com/nKb4wti.jpg)
Fixed the taper and shortened the rear...could do with better polish....but I may try a anodising again, still needs fins added
Sort of thinking archery plastic vines...maybe colour indicates purpose. In the comic "twin engines of destruction" these were fired at a bounty...not explosives but tranquillisers
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 04, 2020, 12:26 PM
This is amazing man. Once you refine the process, you could make some good money selling these. Set you up a shop like MachineCraft Replicas  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 04, 2020, 02:49 PM
This is amazing man. Once you refine the process, you could make some good money selling these. Set you up a shop like MachineCraft Replicas  :like:
Thanks mate, definitely will need to refine. May be an option in the future.... 🤔 not sure how many would like Jodo rockets though  :laugh: need to look at finishing other stuff
had ideas of making these in 3 sections...steel and aluminium too
I'll try to may a rocket like this pic
(https://i.imgur.com/4aqIAPM.jpg)
Still can't think of the site it was on....called a merr-sonn mm7 or mm9 ...not much info
What would be other suggestions to look at making?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Dec 05, 2020, 02:11 PM
knee darts, jet pack stabilizer, imperial code cylinders.... flash suppressors for blasters, leg flares, jodo style r.p.g.'s , cryo grenades.... anything you can imagine really.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 05, 2020, 09:17 PM
knee darts, jet pack stabilizer, imperial code cylinders.... flash suppressors for blasters, leg flares, jodo style r.p.g.'s , cryo grenades.... anything you can imagine really.
IĎall def have To have a look into things
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 08, 2020, 03:12 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/UitEhAS.jpg)
Got to work on the fins now....and attachment method
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 10, 2020, 06:38 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/rN43le0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dnbXPWi.jpg)
The start of my rocket
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 10, 2020, 08:37 AM
Looking fresh dude!!!

These are so awesome
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Manco Fett on Dec 10, 2020, 01:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/rN43le0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dnbXPWi.jpg)
The start of my rocket

Looking really nice!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Larson on Dec 10, 2020, 07:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/rN43le0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dnbXPWi.jpg)
The start of my rocket
Man these are nice! I gotta learn how to make these
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 11, 2020, 06:13 PM
Looking fresh dude!!!

These are so awesome
Looking really nice!
Thanks guys, just learning
Man these are nice! I gotta learn how to make these
Thanks mate....just need some healthy strong teeth and appetite for aluminium  :laugh:
Just a lathe and some playtime
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Larson on Dec 12, 2020, 01:52 AM
Thanks guys, just learningThanks mate....just need some healthy strong teeth and appetite for aluminium  :laugh:
Just a lathe and some playtime

Going to be the next tool on my list then!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 17, 2020, 02:48 AM
A littlest bit of play on the bucket today, mucked around making a stencil for jaig eyes, still need to add the two smaller sections in the middle, the dome still needs another coat or two and further weathering. With jaig eyes I wanted a faded worn away look
(https://i.imgur.com/vVKNDyt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zKB1nz3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OmPbE8D.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Larson on Dec 17, 2020, 09:42 AM
A littlest bit of play on the bucket today, mucked around making a stencil for jaig eyes, still need to add the two smaller sections in the middle, the dome still needs another coat or two and further weathering. With jaig eyes I wanted a faded worn away look
(https://i.imgur.com/vVKNDyt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zKB1nz3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OmPbE8D.jpg)
Looks great with the fade!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 17, 2020, 10:37 AM
Dude!!! Those look fantastic!

I honestly think you should make them a little darker to enunciate them a little more and more sure that they pop but definitely keep the worn/damaged areas.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 17, 2020, 07:16 PM
Dude!!! Those look fantastic!

I honestly think you should make them a little darker to enunciate them a little more and more sure that they pop but definitely keep the worn/damaged areas.
Thanks mate, I was aiming more for they'd be there awhile and have faded, worn away. More a subtle addition and wouldn't mind knocking it back a little more. More like an old found helmet....Jodo Kast style...find some old armour
Reckon I'll do killstripes the same way....not sure on number though
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Jaster Fett on Dec 17, 2020, 09:08 PM
Good looking bucket, Larson.  The weathering is just oh so pleasing to the eye as well! My first killstripes was two sets of 4. 4 on the left, 4 on the right.  I did it to honor my dad; he wore the number "44" all four years he played high school basketball (i did the same for the two years I played)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 17, 2020, 09:58 PM
Not Larson mate, but thanks
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Dec 17, 2020, 10:26 PM
I love that worn look you've got going on. It's subtle and if you blink you almost don't see them. They turned out great though!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 17, 2020, 10:33 PM
I love that worn look you've got going on. It's subtle and if you blink you almost don't see them. They turned out great though!
Thanks mate....going subtle..trying for subtle layers to draw the eye  :laugh: just a I've seen better days look
Bit more on killstripes
(https://i.imgur.com/Dw7mS32.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 21, 2020, 01:50 AM
Was going to get kitted up and do like Larson....but couldn't be bothered....got the flu
Instead here's a few extras put on helmet...still working on other ear.
(https://i.imgur.com/g8hu6zS.jpg)
Left ear needs finishing and prob be a graphite colour...not sure yet
(https://i.imgur.com/FROfXRB.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 21, 2020, 06:32 PM
Been thinking....with a few things needing to be painted. I was thinking of the protector symbol on left shoulder. Is that something to be added after successful application or can it be added before? Also thinking of having it faded and barely there, fit in with helmet
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Larson on Dec 21, 2020, 09:26 PM
I already added mine thought it was a requirement when you apply
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 21, 2020, 11:39 PM
Been thinking....with a few things needing to be painted. I was thinking of the protector symbol on left shoulder. Is that something to be added after successful application or can it be added before? Also thinking of having it faded and barely there, fit in with helmet

Yeah, when you apply for the Protector brigade its required to have the logo on at least 1 shoulder. However, you become a normal OM without the brigade status you can add it later if you want to stagger your applications if you want to just be an OM first while working on the protector upgrades
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 22, 2020, 12:46 AM
Yeah, when you apply for the Protector brigade its required to have the logo on at least 1 shoulder. However, you become a normal OM without the brigade status you can add it later if you want to stagger your applications if you want to just be an OM first while working on the protector upgrades
I already added mine thought it was a requirement when you apply
Thanks guys
Here's a pic of my protector....I'll kit up when feeling better
(https://i.imgur.com/08BjTEk.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 22, 2020, 09:13 AM
Protector sigil is, at the very least, required for the left shoulder piece. 

At the app team level, you can apply with it on your armor, so long as the armor you are portraying looks like a Protector.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Larson on Dec 22, 2020, 10:02 AM
Thanks guys
Here's a pic of my protector....I'll kit up when feeling better
(https://i.imgur.com/08BjTEk.jpg)
Looking good! Love the weathering on your flightsuit.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 22, 2020, 11:38 AM
Feel better!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 23, 2020, 01:14 AM
Nothing accomplished....but I decided on a few things next....still rugged up sweating it out 🤒
 My power5 was dropped ...barrel flexed and cracked the paint...I'll cut it off, put on aluminium flash hider and make a aluminium or steel barrel, just the small area affected
(https://i.imgur.com/t8UBBi9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qKhUntw.jpg)
The left shoulder has volunteered for a paint job
(https://i.imgur.com/vAXuCpF.jpg)
And the chest armour will get a lighter coat
(https://i.imgur.com/JHMwQ7n.jpg)
Like texture on this ....maybe my guy spent time in a tauntaun to get warm  :laugh:...reminds me of surface of moon
(https://i.imgur.com/rqkvheu.jpg)

Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Larson on Dec 23, 2020, 10:36 AM
Looking good! I need to get a lathe so I can make metal parts like you.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 23, 2020, 06:36 PM
Looking good! I need to get a lathe so I can make metal parts like you.
I didn't make that flash hider....I got that years ago...not sure if it was eBay or etsy. Doesn't look too hard, if you've got the right cutting tools. The lathe is a basic machine....also need cutting tools for certain operations, drill bits, reamers etc.
good fun though
I'll update a few pics later..., but first I need to get a few things before shops close
Progress on ee3, not sure I'll use that scope, may add a bit, it won't be a sniper rifle, just something to put a big hole in something else  :laugh:...like Fetts in empire. Not sure what I'll try use for stock, thinking something like Australian hardwood, or something pale....then work out how to shape
(https://i.imgur.com/zPhYZvx.jpg)
Other bits of armour
(https://i.imgur.com/7b1d8lR.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 25, 2020, 11:19 PM
Had a scrap bit of aluminium around...right size to turn down for a ...power disc, I think that's what it's called. May countersink if alittle to get hole to look similar
(https://i.imgur.com/r68492g.jpg)
On power5 with aluminium flash hider
(https://i.imgur.com/LAjBYoV.jpg)
Armour repainted silver again
(https://i.imgur.com/UrGALdx.jpg)
And a servo control shield
(https://i.imgur.com/9FP9e2Z.jpg)
Thinks that's all got now
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 27, 2020, 01:45 AM
Here's the start of my woodworking skills....you'll see quickly that I have none...I have a file and a pencil sharpener ..and not sure which one to use  :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/kU8h3yR.jpg)
Using pine...may upgrade later
Used a hot soldering iron to out line shape better, painted some ee3 bits today, just flat black primer
(https://i.imgur.com/pg3Emnc.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Larson on Dec 27, 2020, 06:16 PM
Canít wait to see it cut out. Good luck!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 27, 2020, 10:56 PM
Canít wait to see it cut out. Good luck!
Thanks mate....all ready got some ideas for it...I should remember to walk before running....but, the ideas are already there  :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/deJBoDs.jpg)
Had abit of time on a saw today

* going to use that pine as practice. Realised I have a lot wood out back, had a tree fall over in a storm. Most has been cut up and split, but I found a few pieces I think might do the trick...I planted tree 16 years ago...was a nice tree 😔 Home grown and hand made stock coming up....hopefully.
Finally started trimming this commando bucket as well....#7 Dha bral cast
(https://i.imgur.com/8fWbrbl.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 28, 2020, 11:25 AM
And it keeps on getting better.

That stock looks great!  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 29, 2020, 04:40 AM
Thanks mate, had to cut out another one, first one split, wondered about gluing it, just as easy cutting another one
Started shaping it abit today...hard to see any details though
(https://i.imgur.com/IBUvUh4.jpg)
Lines indicating area to cut out, and width...not sure this pine will be strong enough
(https://i.imgur.com/RMzsmD8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WHCyvEi.jpg)
A lot more shaping needed
(https://i.imgur.com/OlSZ8Jz.jpg)
At moment I'm thinking of using same scope set up as esb ee3 rather than jodos, something similar anyway
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 29, 2020, 09:20 AM
Sounds great to me man. Looks good
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 29, 2020, 09:42 AM
Looks very nice.

Using Jodo's scope gives you a little bit different look than just the standard EE-3, but that's just some food for thought.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 29, 2020, 10:27 AM
Looks very nice.

Using Jodo's scope gives you a little bit different look than just the standard EE-3, but that's just some food for thought.

You could always double scope it like I did!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 29, 2020, 04:26 PM
You could always double scope it like I did!
I'll have to have a look at your set up
Looks very nice.

Using Jodo's scope gives you a little bit different look than just the standard EE-3, but that's just some food for thought.
I know what you mean, I'd like something different to Fetts....but I do like the empire look. Those extra bits suggest something  :laugh:. I don't mind Jodo's look....maybe use as a base and add something more.
I'm still sorting out the weapons  :laugh:...got modded e-11, this ee-3, got a dlt-20a ordered from April storm....so that's my sniper rifle. Thinking the ee-3 is like a bigger bore....harder hitting weapon, and e-11 general room clearing. Still planning on a pistol like Fetts sacros k-11.... not spear gun type though. Also have a-180 and power5/ dl44 too....
After all that...the actual scope may change, the set up will...thinking of adding something to suggest an electronic targeting that links to helmet.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 30, 2020, 09:57 PM
Alittle bit more done, able to get the wood stock and resin pieces to fit together. Not finished and far from perfect. Need to trim the stock, shape the resin to fit as it should. The rest of the stock still needs shaping but it gives me an idea of size. I think I need to shorten the stock. It feels like it'll be comfy to hold at hip. Maybe it's the stock shape...but feels bit just a bit long when held up at the cheek. Thinking also it'll be different with chest armour and helmet on.
Makes me think about scope and accessories
(https://i.imgur.com/gta4CEE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ICRaVW3.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 04, 2021, 09:06 AM
Really like how that is turning out!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 05, 2021, 12:08 AM
Really like how that is turning out!
Thanks mi'ix, I've shaped things alittle more, not perfect but looking better
(https://i.imgur.com/yjgFkBW.jpg)
The rest of the stock needs shaping now. Interesting how it feels compared to a pistol grip....e-11 style.
Dragged in my future cape/ poncho from the wilds...left it outside for over a year, so may see some work on that soon
Quick shots with gauntlets sitting on it
(https://i.imgur.com/7cgBXUB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RmsOloV.jpg)
I'll have to trim it on one side as it's too wide on me. I cut it using Clint Eastwood's man with no name poncho...I'm not as big as him... hence the poncho with no name is too big
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Larson on Jan 05, 2021, 09:56 AM
The material for the cape has a nice color to it.  Curious to see how it turns out.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Jan 05, 2021, 12:44 PM
Everything is looking great!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 05, 2021, 03:56 PM
The material for the cape has a nice color to it.  Curious to see how it turns out.
It's just green canvas that's been left hanging on a fence out in the sun and rain for roughly a year
Everything is looking great!
Thanks mate, I should look at painting plates soon
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Larson on Jan 05, 2021, 08:56 PM
Oh ok it looks almost grey in the picture but probably just the lighting... or my eyes lol.
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 05, 2021, 11:23 PM
Yes, yes, yes. Looking gooooood
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 06, 2021, 08:03 AM
Thanks vod, may not really do anything yet with that bit of canvas, I'll get the shape worked out, then weather more, few extra holes and scorch marks
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: jett drexel on Jan 08, 2021, 01:04 PM
looking GRRRRRRRRREAT!!!  :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 08, 2021, 10:02 PM
looking GRRRRRRRRREAT!!!  :like: :like: :like:
Thanks mate, been lazy lately so nothing new. Have been thinking of how to achieve the cape/ poncho look. Might have a cape and a separate poncho....for the times I need to get dressed up  :laugh:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 10, 2021, 10:52 AM
Thanks mate, been lazy lately so nothing new. Have been thinking of how to achieve the cape/ poncho look. Might have a cape and a separate poncho....for the times I need to get dressed up  :laugh:

I have both as well but I honestly never actually use the poncho. If you essentially design your cape to be a 1 shoulder style, you can pretty much achieve the look of either one you want in case you want to mix up the look.

For example this is with the same cloak:
(https://i.imgur.com/thCm3zt.jpg)

Poncho esk look:
(https://i.imgur.com/cx9lFFO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tzbcUmJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 16, 2021, 11:18 PM
That looks good mate, thanks for showing me that.
I've not done anything lately, been busy upgrading other stuff....on the house  :laugh: keeping me busy and enjoying it
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 05, 2021, 10:32 PM
Not a work update, more an acquisition
(https://i.imgur.com/R9SAsEj.jpg)
Still going to use the Jodo style ee-3 and modded e-11, just an extra ....mythos style  :laugh:
Got from April storm, parts may change, some may be metal,  moving parts and real screws
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 08, 2021, 09:14 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 09, 2021, 03:50 AM
Very nice!
Thank s mate
Thinking about replacing stock with something like this
(https://i.imgur.com/mEbxWjF.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Breyo Fey on Feb 09, 2021, 11:05 AM
I'm loving that new stock!
Great idea...
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Feb 13, 2021, 02:06 AM
I'm loving that new stock!
Great idea...
Thanks mate
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Feb 22, 2021, 12:07 AM
I definitely like that new stock
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Mar 12, 2021, 02:23 AM
I definitely like that new stock
Thanks mate, something abit different, was the stock I was using on my modded e-11. Might use it on this one and look at a folding stock for the e-11. Once I start doing some more. Been busy with a few other projects, and new car/van ...🤔 Ship
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 27, 2021, 10:24 AM
Gíday everyone, no updates really, just saying hello and I will update this kit
Weather getting alittle better for painting, feeling a bit creative
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ru'Stor Rawr on Sep 27, 2021, 11:43 AM
Gíday everyone, no updates really, just saying hello and I will update this kit
Weather getting alittle better for painting, feeling a bit creative

Glad to see you're still at it  ;D  looking forward to the updates!
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 03, 2021, 12:47 AM
May take a little while, I've only recently packed it all away....🤔 Think I may work on the dlt-19 or dlt-20.... what ever it is, been that long I've forgotten what it is
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ru'Stor Rawr on Oct 03, 2021, 09:19 AM
they're both great looking weapons, But the 20 is more my style
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Oct 05, 2021, 09:13 AM
Welcome back dude!!!

Looking forward to seeing what creativity strikes
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 05, 2021, 10:29 AM
Welcome back dude!!!

Looking forward to seeing what creativity strikes
Thanks mate....I don't think it'll hit me
Reckon I'll leave kit packed away, I'll dig out the bits for the dlt-20 and start with that. Been playing with some spray paint recently. Not sure if I gave any silver around. I've got a gloss black primer....might need to find a place open with paint.
I can't really recall what I was thinking last time I had the kit out, I reckon I was influenced by Jodo Kast a lot.....🤔 Jodo Kast ee3 rifle...grenades ....coming back now
I'll start with the weapons
(https://i.imgur.com/gYb2xTs.jpg)
Makes me think of attack of clones...with jangos gear stacked in room
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Oct 06, 2021, 10:36 AM
Yeah, I recall you using Jodo as a good source of inspiration last you had been working on everything  :like:
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 09, 2021, 01:42 AM
Yeah...Kast is cool
Going to play on this
(https://i.imgur.com/f3HTL8P.jpg)
Clean it up, fix a few bits and get it done. Was going to get it to open but I think I'll just glue it closed, add the greebs etc
Mi'ix you mentioned about making scope more like Jodo's ...did you mean the mounting method? Or scope?
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ru'Stor Rawr on Oct 09, 2021, 10:03 AM
that's a great start you have there and Kast is definitely cool.

IMO i would make sure that the scope is elevated over the barrel leaving an obvious gap between the two, as far as the look of the mount I would try to resemble it, but does not need to be exact, same for the look of the scope as well, get as close to the look of his scope as possible, it will differentiate between the EE and the J3
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 15, 2021, 12:11 AM
that's a great start you have there and Kast is definitely cool.

IMO i would make sure that the scope is elevated over the barrel leaving an obvious gap between the two, as far as the look of the mount I would try to resemble it, but does not need to be exact, same for the look of the scope as well, get as close to the look of his scope as possible, it will differentiate between the EE and the J3
Thanks mate, I'll have a good look into it when I get to making progress on it.
Been flat out with other stuff, but been thinking about stuff and starting to feel inspiration and ideas for some parts of my kit.
Mainly thinking of jetpack and gauntlets....and a bit around gloves, power 5 .
Jetpack may get a bit of a repaint, continue with rotating the nozzles, maybe a light added....and some more metal added
Gauntlets....hhmmm....more weapons hidden it there somehow...besides finishing them off ..add hoses etc
The power5 to be repaired..and maybe modified
(https://i.imgur.com/wbIav9R.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ru'Stor Rawr on Nov 15, 2021, 05:17 PM
Looks good to me, I'm glad your back at it. Im looking forward to seeing the progress on that Jetpack
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 15, 2021, 08:01 PM
Looks good to me, I'm glad your back at it. Im looking forward to seeing the progress on that Jetpack
Thanks mate
Starting small, started exploring abit with power 5
Removed the " sight".... going to install a laser, remove the bit of barrel. Custom for faster draw
(https://i.imgur.com/afypQ1d.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/L6be0jz.jpg)
Need to raise it a little, might replace square bit...or place a shiny piece of aluminium there. , bit of contrast.

(https://i.imgur.com/L4afj1Y.jpg)
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Ru'Stor Rawr on Nov 15, 2021, 08:09 PM
I like that a lot, it already looks good im sure the additions will really make it work nice
Title: Re: Brett's protector wip
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 17, 2021, 07:39 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaaw yeah! More stuff!!!!

Looking good dude. Keep at it!