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Clan and Stronghold Regions => Canada => USA & Canada => Wasu'ran Clan => Topic started by: Gio659 on Nov 26, 2017, 10:43 PM

Title: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Nov 26, 2017, 10:43 PM
Hi all i have been wokring on my ideas for my mando have have started making plates and such. i will update this WIP everythig i get the chance with statues and photos. thanks again to Alaina, jarrod and Brenainn for the help so far.
Modern Era
HELMET - RMQ
ARMOR - Light armor (plates cut) (https://i.imgur.com/JASuyKF.jpg) 6mm sintra
GAUNTLETS - custom made and painted (done)
HANDS - done
KNEES - done
FEET - done
BACK COVERING - back plate
GIRTH BELT - dobe
AMMO BELT - (done)
COD / LOIN CLOTH - done
FLIGHT SUIT - (done)
VEST - done
PAINT - brown gloss and flat tan chevrons
WEAPON -  dlt19
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Ciryc Ca'tra on Nov 27, 2017, 12:44 AM
Looking good!

Definitely keep us updated with your progress :D
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: WolfofWinter on Nov 27, 2017, 10:49 AM
Yaaah the WIP is up so now it's official! 

Glad I can help and considering I see you almost every weekend at Alaina's AP's we will get this done in no time!

Oya Vod!
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Talren Adira on Nov 27, 2017, 12:58 PM
Looking fantastic so far! I will be watching the progress! You're in excellent company up there ;)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Nov 28, 2017, 10:48 AM
nice socks!
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Jan 15, 2018, 08:30 PM
Okay so some changes to the plan. First is i have purchased a RMW helmet which doesnt not have the range finder so i am looking at switching to late era. Does anyone know if you are allowed to use the plates from modern or is there a specific late era style? I have heard that you can use them.

Second is the pack idea had changed alittle but same concept still just wont be a working radio V2 will be eventually
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Jan 16, 2018, 01:10 PM
Update* biting the bullet and getting a range finder made to stay with modern, if and when i do another kit ill do late crusader.
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Talren Adira on Jan 17, 2018, 02:45 AM
I am looking into your question on the helmet and armor plates as I am not sure myself, but I will let you know soon as I find an answer.  :) Looking great so far otherwise though!
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Feb 12, 2018, 11:57 PM
updates!!   I know you've been working on it!
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Apr 30, 2018, 01:22 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/4vay2sC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MOCb0vB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uZN4HTk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/P4tW8pQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/i2f4Gzd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xZI7xjy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eHjUVku.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VH47RCp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/agXKYRs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/s0EQlyu.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1LjfXke.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Qxs8axm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rBQ9DuQ.jpg)

Helmet progress so far, next is adding the visor and padding.
ordered some pouches will post pictures when they get here. rest of kit is still a long ways off.
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Talren Adira on May 21, 2018, 03:26 PM
That paint job is Awesome! Looking great so far!
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Jun 06, 2018, 09:58 PM
Helmet is completed and padded adding electronics when i have worked out their prototypes.
(https://i.imgur.com/AFvqG9L.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/X2s4OIj.jpg)
 
to do:
-belt pouches ordered
-vest
-shape plates
-make gauntlets and knees
-paint the remaining plates and details
-make hanging thigh armor
-get blaster rifle
-possibly holster and blaster pistol
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Jun 16, 2018, 09:59 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/xb0BQaU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/btHXgV8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Wd3PbkU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WhyuJJ7.jpg)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Jul 11, 2018, 08:47 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/id5Ys8z.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bjEn7ve.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kzDEtVi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zO9l5WO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pKdWfys.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8uNF9rG.jpg)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Ciryc Ca'tra on Jul 14, 2018, 04:38 PM
Love the gauntlets ;) I think there are a few of us with this matching style!
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Jul 14, 2018, 11:18 PM
Gauntlets done for now.
(https://i.imgur.com/O9QRJoM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vTqkeie.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/78VDYqs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eZBfhFD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iVW6tba.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/I9zXcBC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oveBjjg.jpg)

main pieces in the following pic (helmet, gauntlets, macro, flight suit)
(https://i.imgur.com/aDLJQuc.jpg)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Ciryc Ca'tra on Jul 16, 2018, 03:38 PM
ngl, i'm really stoked about this kit!

Thanks for the updates!
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Jul 16, 2018, 04:48 PM
Of course. Trying to keep it as updated as i can. Still waiting on a few things and tweeking stuff. Just waiting on a ruling from the app team on some accessories i want to add to the kit (nothing drastic just ties things together)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Jul 17, 2018, 12:09 AM
Another shot of the "completed" right gauntlet.
(https://i.imgur.com/OXlBgdZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vlNly1i.jpg)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Talren Adira on Jul 23, 2018, 04:45 PM
Can I just say your colors and paint are just so darned pretty? Keep up the fantastic work!
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Jul 25, 2018, 05:43 PM
Thanks i like them but it kinda makes me want a kitkat bar or Hershey's chocolate haha. More progress will be posted this evening.
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Jul 25, 2018, 10:10 PM
Progress/ test fit:
(https://i.imgur.com/sI6gQFK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LkX7I6T.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hwUlQQy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eTJlK0a.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8DPCTI2.jpg)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Oya'la Kurs on Jul 27, 2018, 09:40 AM
You're the tasty looking Mando!!
I didn't know you were with the BC folks.
I like the concept helmet and apparently we're using the same gloves.
Good job so far  :like:
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Jul 27, 2018, 02:11 PM
Haha sounds about right. Thanks. Ya im on Vancouver island in Nanaimo.
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Aug 09, 2018, 01:45 AM
DLT 19 few small touch ups and pinning left.
(https://i.imgur.com/QS2ssga.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NuobyxR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2SLGAxP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JBuD92L.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EhzL3Jp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tvEhnk1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UTZKtaQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/B36csLB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gYNODLF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/S21WAxV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gagF8L6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sOIKAIu.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sW1RFUD.jpg)
i did add a barrel under the shroud and left off the T tracks which go on the shroud since i dont have the tools (kind of like it as is more of the authentic mg34 vibe)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Ciryc Ca'tra on Aug 09, 2018, 02:40 AM
 :<3: :like:
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Talren Adira on Aug 10, 2018, 04:17 PM
Gotta say I am really digging the colour pallet on this one, the tan with gold and white is seriously choice! One thing I saw though that you may want to look into is your flightsuit seems a bit large on you, specifically the arms are pretty baggy and are bunching up on your bracers. May need to look into somehow bringing that in a little closer to your frame.
I am so excited to see your progress though!  Keep at it!
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Aug 10, 2018, 04:33 PM
Ya i will have to get it adjusted so it will fit better and have a few zippers to hide on it. Im really liking my colours the warm brown (rustic mist rustoleom i believe it was called and krylon almond) having to work out the last of my cheverons since my chest and back plates are needing shaping still.

Blaster is finished the sights have been added.
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Aug 16, 2018, 01:04 AM
completed dlt 19 with moving sights.
(https://i.imgur.com/4auYHe0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NFuqrQt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/INNIE6g.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/w0uDRpm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/J8RZ4VP.jpg)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Firemaester on Aug 20, 2018, 02:58 AM
Looks good vod! Keep up the good work
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Aug 31, 2018, 09:28 PM
update time.
vest is done thanks to Alaina looks awesome. need to shape plates and mount them. Got some boots which are in the works. And also have a girth belt. Pictures to follow.
(https://i.imgur.com/soZFbVM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jZqNIld.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GBnZXwm.jpg)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Firemaester on Sep 01, 2018, 12:02 AM
Coming along nicely. Look forward to see your kit in action
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: jett drexel on Sep 01, 2018, 01:20 AM
Don't mean to criticize but for any newbies following this.... you should really shape your plates before you paint them otherwise you run the risk of ruining your paint work with the heatgun.... just saying.  ;)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Firemaester on Sep 01, 2018, 01:30 AM
Accidents happen 🤣
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Sep 02, 2018, 12:37 AM
Plates in silver then brown then clear coated going to do the boil method. Really hot water and then shape to fit. If the paint cracks im not worried there are designs i need to paint on them when they are shapped anyway so touch up isnt a big deal lots of left over paint and who doesnt love battle damage?
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Firemaester on Sep 02, 2018, 01:09 AM
It will bubble and flake. More than likely will have to sand and repaint
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Sep 02, 2018, 01:15 AM
Ya not to concerned. Alittle extra work is nothing. I agree doing the shaping before is better. But atleast i can see how the color looks with the rest of my pieces. Hoping to shape them in the next 2 weeks. Goal is to have everything done and app pics sent by fan expo.
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Sep 26, 2018, 11:24 PM
plates are shaped for the most part, (paint did not chip or crack from using a heat gun) chest plates need to be slightly adjusted and detail paint added. vest is weathered just needs shoulders attached ( just finishing painting). boots have leather straps added. just about to the final stages now.

(https://i.imgur.com/tVwq2O2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TubngQk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dNQooi9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IH7hA1v.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ctFcYJi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KxKyNDO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/k22MqLx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/53WLE4C.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PGB37qs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hQYgq1Y.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/T2UhNM1.jpg)

special treat.... Gonk ...Gonk?
(https://i.imgur.com/LO9Y4Kj.jpg)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Oct 06, 2018, 03:49 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/zTdDWu9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VgEmyLi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rHmMGxx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/H0ARlRk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rrpxbhM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hkKXQ6N.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Kc8h1J8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Jbl9Tv0.jpg)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Nov 21, 2018, 11:33 PM
long over due.... fan expo first run of the kit.
(https://i.imgur.com/mtar9u1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Dwvg1ji.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PgGDOYH.jpg)

app photos, matched weathering across the whole kit.
(https://i.imgur.com/PoWMH5G.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cGQpGK3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EJXd3KT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1bbzBvb.jpg)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Jayrodadon on Nov 25, 2018, 07:00 AM
So jealous of that paint job man. Looks great!
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Ciryc Ca'tra on Dec 06, 2018, 06:07 PM
Your kit is fantastic and you did such a great job representing the mercs at Fan Expo! (and helping cover for breaks ;) )
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Gio659 on Jan 06, 2019, 09:51 PM
Thanks i appriciate it. I look forward to doing more as a Merc (once i hear back about app photos...)
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Firemaester on Jan 29, 2019, 12:41 PM
yeah fan ex was great
Title: Re: Gio's WIP
Post by: Ciryc Ca'tra on Feb 03, 2019, 02:19 AM
you guys were all so awesome! one more month and we'll be back at it again!