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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: Tlars127 on Apr 01, 2019, 11:41 PM

Title: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 01, 2019, 11:41 PM
Warning: This post is very pic heavy.

Just wanted to share my kit WIP I've been slaving on for the last few months. This is my first Mando kit and my first time working in sintra. I am loving it so far and don't think I can ever go back to foam. I've also included a final concept art image so you can see where it's going.

Warning: This post is very pic heavy.

Just wanted to share my kit WIP I've been slaving on for the last few months. This is my first Mando kit and my first time working in sintra. I am loving it so far and don't think I can ever go back to foam. I've also included a final concept art image so you can see where it's going.

(https://i.imgur.com/l0az3Xe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rl9elD4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KhnpQwT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JDNiFJi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gK81Vao.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Bay1RRJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/GkUmcms.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dO33WXH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xAOsnab.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TwGfduu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HlTDZL4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/h57OgA0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uj9pBGE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ve8JQrP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DJapSxE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SOGy7RZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dyriWR2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zTpoUgL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nyCl35e.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lTMyOGS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DPjK71c.jpg)

More Progress Soon!

I also have the flight suit already, and I'm working on the flak vest.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
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Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 02, 2019, 11:55 AM
Sorry about that. I tried deleting the failed post but it wouldn't let me.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Havelock on Apr 02, 2019, 04:42 PM
If you go to the "actions" button it should let you delete or remove the post.  Or...just let this particular fade into obscurity.   ;D
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 02, 2019, 06:47 PM
If you go to the "actions" button it should let you delete or remove the post.  Or...just let this particular fade into obscurity.   ;D

It's not letting me. It says I cannot remove my own topics on this thread. I guess it shall remain...
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tal Akaan on Apr 02, 2019, 11:07 PM
Progress looks great, those shnees look outstanding! Looking forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 03, 2019, 12:55 AM
Progress looks great, those shnees look outstanding! Looking forward to seeing more!

Thanks!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Dac'Gar Ordo on Apr 03, 2019, 04:43 AM
That is some pretty progress you got there. Love the pauldron.
concept art looks great too.
Those shnees, are probably 3d printed of a sith acolyte leg right?
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 03, 2019, 06:17 AM
That is some pretty progress you got there. Love the pauldron.
concept art looks great too.
Those shnees, are probably 3d printed of a sith acolyte leg right?

Thanks a bunch! The shnees are actually a cold resin cast in an original style. Very similar to an acolyte but not quite.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Dac'Gar Ordo on Apr 03, 2019, 06:54 AM
Thanks a bunch! The shnees are actually a cold resin cast in an original style. Very similar to an acolyte but not quite.

aaaah Even better! The design matches indeed a lot of the Acolyte. But great choice on Cold cast, those things are pretty awesome!
I love to see more of this kit soon  :like: :like:
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 03, 2019, 12:27 PM
aaaah Even better! The design matches indeed a lot of the Acolyte. But great choice on Cold cast, those things are pretty awesome!
I love to see more of this kit soon  :like: :like:

Thanks!! I would love to get into cold casting at some point. 😁



Thanks!! I would love to get into cold casting at some point. 😁

Ha I just did a quick google search and low and behold you were right! They are Sith Acolyte Shnees! I didn't even know.  :D
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Havelock on Apr 03, 2019, 02:04 PM
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Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 04, 2019, 02:39 AM
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Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Havelock on Apr 04, 2019, 09:41 PM
Yes.  this post (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=167801.msg1986007#msg1986007) was actually a double post.  Don't sweat it.  Just keep up the good kit work.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 06, 2019, 04:15 PM
Helmet Progress!

(https://i.imgur.com/nxx9y2L.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DQjq5k7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bubaDhL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/90pElDe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sCvE2GG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NEdfbzP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/euI9gkS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FIrTFME.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NEcq4Be.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oU3lLDG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hu5OCks.jpg)

More progress coming soon!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Bryn Cin'Prudii on Apr 07, 2019, 11:10 AM
Spectacular work here bud!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 07, 2019, 11:19 AM
Spectacular work here bud!

Thanks a bunch!!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Avelin Kel on Apr 07, 2019, 04:33 PM
Looking good! Excited to see more!  :D Amazing work on the painting and weathering.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Kol Var'Das on Apr 07, 2019, 04:40 PM
This is some fantastic work! Well done!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Havelock on Apr 08, 2019, 11:59 AM
Your bucket is looking great, vod!  Really nice work!  Something you'll need to look at moving forward is your shknees.  Those appear to be Sith Acolyte shnkees, which would absolutely be usable on a Crusader Era kit.  For a Modern Era kit, though, they'll need to be modified enough that they're no longer identifiable as KOTOR/SWTOR Era armor.  I have no doubt you'll be able to make those work, and I look forward to seeing more progress on your kit.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 08, 2019, 01:27 PM
Your bucket is looking great, vod!  Really nice work!  Something you'll need to look at moving forward is your shknees.  Those appear to be Sith Acolyte shnkees, which would absolutely be usable on a Crusader Era kit.  For a Modern Era kit, though, they'll need to be modified enough that they're no longer identifiable as KOTOR/SWTOR Era armor.  I have no doubt you'll be able to make those work, and I look forward to seeing more progress on your kit.

Good thing you mentioned this before I added the straps 😬 I'm sure I can find a way to spice them up a little. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: jett drexel on Apr 08, 2019, 01:30 PM
Trauma plating on the front maybe?
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Havelock on Apr 08, 2019, 01:43 PM
Yep.  I think trauma plating would be the least complicated option.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 08, 2019, 02:18 PM
Yep.  I think trauma plating would be the least complicated option.

Thanks guys, I'll draft up some ideas for your input. 👍
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Havelock on Apr 08, 2019, 02:52 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 08, 2019, 05:28 PM
Alright I redesigned the Shknees with some trauma plating and hole-filling. What do you think? Would this pass?

(https://i.imgur.com/HbW5kLp.jpg)

Let me know!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Havelock on Apr 08, 2019, 06:36 PM
I think if you extend the trauma plate up to cover that trough on the shin, then it'll be just about perfect.

(http://i.imgur.com/XvSBbkJ.jpg) (https://imgur.com/XvSBbkJ)
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 08, 2019, 06:54 PM
I think if you extend the trauma plate up to cover that trough on the shin, then it'll be just about perfect.

(http://i.imgur.com/XvSBbkJ.jpg) (https://imgur.com/XvSBbkJ)

Solid copy! Thanks a bunch!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Havelock on Apr 08, 2019, 06:59 PM
My pleasure.  Can't wait to see it!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 29, 2019, 11:07 AM
Here's some WIP pics of my shnee modifications!

(https://i.imgur.com/hptewqo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/h5e8YXn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Mc3XXuF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8lOx2lr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5DmCmrP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tFyVBRN.jpg)

I've since sanded the filler material and I'm about to re-rub'nbuff it.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: jett drexel on Apr 29, 2019, 12:39 PM
those are gonna look cracking.  :like:
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 29, 2019, 01:03 PM
Thanks! We can hope 😁 gonna get em covered today.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Havelock on Apr 29, 2019, 07:50 PM
That looks really good!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Sep Ho'ban on Apr 29, 2019, 10:00 PM
Great shnee build man!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Slade Kel on Apr 30, 2019, 12:14 PM
Awesome work so far! You have a good grasp on what you're doing, but the only thing that concerns me is whether you've posted anywhere with a test fit of those plates. There's nothing worse than finishing a build, trying it on and finding out your plates are the wrong size.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Apr 30, 2019, 05:29 PM
Awesome work so far! You have a good grasp on what you're doing, but the only thing that concerns me is whether you've posted anywhere with a test fit of those plates. There's nothing worse than finishing a build, trying it on and finding out your plates are the wrong size.

I haven't posted test fits, but I've been working with my local chapter and they helped me size them and fit them, so we should be all good. :) According to all of them, they fit correctly.



My Bucket is finally finished! (I think)

(https://i.imgur.com/I0NuInu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zcUc4oO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8X5uyys.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MNtM1jJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0SOAzMJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ywcd7zB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KtpKKGQ.jpg)

More Progress Soon!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Havelock on Apr 30, 2019, 09:06 PM
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Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Straka Zulu on Apr 30, 2019, 09:54 PM
That's a nice looking bucket.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Talon Ven'ad on Apr 30, 2019, 10:02 PM
That is a fantastic looking helmet. Great work.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on May 01, 2019, 02:15 AM
Thanks for all the support and feedback, guys. Slowly but surely coming together. :)
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on May 04, 2019, 04:32 PM
My Blaster is finished!!

(https://i.imgur.com/7vDScGZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/atgdUNE.jpg)
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Straka Zulu on May 04, 2019, 04:56 PM
I THINK I know what the base pistol is, but I can't tell for sure.  If that's a mod of the Nerf I think it is, VERY WELL DONE!!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on May 04, 2019, 05:08 PM
I THINK I know what the base pistol is, but I can't tell for sure.  If that's a mod of the Nerf I think it is, VERY WELL DONE!!

Haha I'm not brave enough to mod a nerf pistol. This is an original design for a "Westar-55" Heavy Blaster Pistol by Sergey Kolesnik, a very creative 3D designer. He made a few resin casts of this pistol and I got one, added a scope to it, and painted it. :)
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Straka Zulu on May 05, 2019, 01:43 PM
Looks awesome.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Kol Var'Das on May 06, 2019, 05:00 PM
I've seen this model, your work on the pistol is fantastic!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on May 13, 2019, 01:13 AM
Alright everyone!

Here's a flurry of progress pictures. Finished my gauntlets, and my shnees re-do, and I have some pictures of me with everything taped on and together to get a feel for how it will look completed.

DISCLAIMER: There are some things I am aware of that are wrong in the summary pictures. I had a guy taping the pieces onto me that didn't know much about mandalorians or their costumes.

Things that are wrong:
- He taped the chest/stomach plates on too low, and too far apart.
- He taped the wookie braids on OVER the cape.
- The cod piece should be lower, but I had to lodge it under my belt.
- The fitting for the pauldrons is too tight, and sits high on my shoulders and leans to one side. I need to re-fit it so it sits comfortably On top of my plates.
- I do not currently have a girth belt.
- I forgot to add the flamethrower hose on.
- Cape isn't sitting right.
- All the pieces are sitting a little strangely because they're taped on (they fell off a TON).

I know the lighting isn't too good, but if you guys see anything that needs attention I'm all ears. Is my Flight suit too baggy? That's my main concern right now.

Anyway, here are the pics!!

(https://i.imgur.com/Gemftiw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8f36Hmv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9fKRq2q.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AL3gE0c.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mbg9CfX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iFIUqtf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nvu3UAi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/76WCvQM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xjlSd2t.jpg)

Here are my updated shnees!!

(https://i.imgur.com/R3R4t3i.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AI8Bk4c.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jj40UYA.jpg)

Everything taped together!

(https://i.imgur.com/1O9OCMX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DE1iiA6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rXeoGk3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fMwHJQf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/315zbr2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rivx6Np.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Dm2gA2f.jpg)

Enjoy! I look forward to reading your comments and suggestions!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Kol Var'Das on May 18, 2019, 04:04 PM
Great work! I would recommend adjusting the spacing of the chest plates so the spacing is even around the diamond. I would also recommend taking app-style photos outside in natural light so we can get a better look. Getting close!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on May 28, 2019, 11:23 PM
Great work! I would recommend adjusting the spacing of the chest plates so the spacing is even around the diamond. I would also recommend taking app-style photos outside in natural light so we can get a better look. Getting close!

Thanks! I've since had my Russ'alor help me re-shape and resize the plates, and am getting ready to attach the snaps in the right positions, and reshape some other pieces. :)
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Jun 16, 2019, 12:27 AM
Gauntlets are finally done!

(https://i.imgur.com/DOPAkv6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZHYGNbH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7nMHA9m.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yJ7DODu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Pr4C4ZF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/brhsxb8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AQK0cSM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Bvwg2rn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7NqV0aP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ibzlh2j.jpg)
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Corvyn Nuhunar on Jun 16, 2019, 08:56 AM
Those look beautiful, vod!!  :like:
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Jun 17, 2019, 12:18 PM
Those look beautiful, vod!!  :like:

Thanks, vod!!  :D
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Padawan on Jun 17, 2019, 02:06 PM
Those gauntlets look amazing, vod!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Kol Var'Das on Jun 19, 2019, 11:21 PM
Those are super nice!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Ruus bal'Neta on Jun 20, 2019, 01:18 PM
I can't see it in your taped on pictures but I know you have it based on your previous photos, but make sure when you get ready to apply you take a picture with the pauldron off so the app team can see your collar plate.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Jun 24, 2019, 04:52 PM
For sure, thanks! I'll be sure to take plenty of pictures of different layers of the armor. I'm getting snaps in place this week so some will be coming your way!
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Aden Banto on Jun 25, 2019, 02:43 PM
The paint application on this kit is very impressive!

Aden  :vizsla:
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Jun 28, 2019, 01:55 PM
The paint application on this kit is very impressive!

Aden  :vizsla:

Thank you! I've had to be very creative with Rattle Can.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Tlars127 on Jul 17, 2019, 02:55 PM
I've gotten all my plate armor on and got it approved by the Ruus'alors in my area! Just a few more steps. I have to attach my COD plate. I have to get my girth belt and holster, weather the soft parts a bit more, re-paint the armor plates, and tailor my flight suit sleeves a bit, so they're less baggy. So close, yet so far! I'll also soak the ends of my wookie braids in some fabric softener to combat their frizziness, and plan to use leather strips to tie them off rather than just leaving it with rubber bands, more a personal choice than anything.

(https://i.imgur.com/mtjgmBA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bcFxGxV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/agEiLDZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RhRhw3F.jpg)



The paint application on this kit is very impressive!

Aden  :vizsla:

Hey if you're the middle guy in your profile picture I think I bought my arc trooper pauldrons from you.
Title: Re: First Kit WIP - Progress Report
Post by: Havelock on Jul 17, 2019, 03:52 PM
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