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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: DuroLankisst on May 13, 2019, 05:54 PM

Title: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on May 13, 2019, 05:54 PM
Hey,

I'm starting out on my first kit seeking to become an OM. I will use this thread to post updates as I have them.

This weekend I began work on the Helmet.

(https://i.imgur.com/8Eecyqv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IqCyD15.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gZGgngcl.jpg)
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Veran Rex on May 13, 2019, 06:29 PM
looking good vod  :cookie:
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Havelock on May 15, 2019, 08:06 PM
Nice start, vod
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Avelin Kel on May 17, 2019, 03:29 PM
 :boba: :jango:

Good start! I like the added physical battle damage to the helmet. Excited to see more progress!  :)
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on May 21, 2019, 12:49 PM
Edit: Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement.  :<3:

Weekend 2 Update:

(https://i.imgur.com/VgQZvJOl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BtVzzWTl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jIEw6zel.jpg)

Excited for the Gurreck armor party next weekend.  :porg2:
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on May 23, 2019, 11:58 AM
Mid-Week Update:

Finished the green. Next step is the ears.
(https://i.imgur.com/wQ5mcogl.jpg)
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on May 26, 2019, 10:34 PM
Update:


(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/g_RpIVyDTzyCoaQEfAyvIQ?viewBox=703%2C937&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=vAu7sH66TF-Vn_v8ZPaBNQ.Pm6nlyHxWC4Az9qhXL5VZr)
(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/c-DeB1uoQOmXJmUPg8F8Hw?viewBox=703%2C937&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=gYgsQbBnTBOOhG1vvQ_HmQ.rpJygkx7J1gQSE17A8V2V8)
(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/kJ61MS75SYWiAzDdR-MsKg?viewBox=727%2C969&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=Prcwa0f4Rl-E8zJPxTPXnQ.3BnJU5Jm2-COFMTMc7UURW)

I also started on my Flack Vest Armor.
I bought some pre-made plates probably around 7-8 years ago and never did anything with them. Today I cut them to fit me better and match the design I have for my OC. and then (Very) rough placed them over a shirt for reference. These plates still need to be re-heated and formed to match my current body, but I'm very happy with how the shapes came out. I plan on replacing the center diamond as I have a slightly different design.

(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/27zxghyKRP-61RgVVud2Kg?viewBox=703%2C937&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=Bv2CcUrFRdiUwTgApaE4mA.raNx2-Pz0mBge-X_Z84MfE)
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: RedBirdXlll on May 27, 2019, 02:56 PM
Following! It was great meeting you at the armor party!
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Jenn on May 27, 2019, 04:17 PM
Love the colors and how your helmet came out!
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Corvyn Nuhunar on May 27, 2019, 05:51 PM
Your bucket is totally gorgeous, vod! I love the battle damage, it's realistic but also...stylish  :8):

As for your plates, I'd check with your Ruus to make sure you get your spacing down. They look a little far apart to me, but 1) I'm not an App Team member and 2) they at least look consistently spaced (which is the most important thing, I've heard) so take my words with a grain of salt.

Can't wait to see this kit completed! Good luck with your build  :cookie:
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Anansi on May 27, 2019, 06:39 PM
Outstanding work on the weathering! Your plates *do* look a little far apart but once you reshape and place them, we'll be able to get a better picture of what's going on and where to fix.
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on May 28, 2019, 05:34 PM
Thanks for all the feedback.

I Managed to get the last coat of paint on the ears last night but haven't taken a set of proper pictures yet.
Things left to do on the bucket:

I agree the plates are way too far apart right now. I mostly just wanted to take a look at how the overall shapes were turning out.  I probably will be working on my soft parts and then get the plates shaped to that once it's on me.

I also have started working on trophies/trinkets. My first is an extra center Diamond that I will give a good bit of damage too and paint up.
(Pictures coming soon)
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Avelin Kel on May 28, 2019, 08:18 PM
Thanks for all the feedback.

I Managed to get the last coat of paint on the ears last night but haven't taken a set of proper pictures yet.
Things left to do on the bucket:
  • Dry Brushing
  • "Dirt" Wash
  • Seal Everything
  • Interior Foam/Paints
  • Permanently Mount Visor

I agree the plates are way too far apart right now. I mostly just wanted to take a look at how the overall shapes were turning out.  I probably will be working on my soft parts and then get the plates shaped to that once it's on me.

I also have started working on trophies/trinkets. My first is an extra center Diamond that I will give a good bit of damage too and paint up.
(Pictures coming soon)


Sounds like you have a very good grasp on what your next steps are. Fantastic work on that bucket. Love the green!  Look forward to seeing more!  :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on Jun 01, 2019, 06:03 PM
Picture Uploads:
(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/3Sd6N0zqRci9mnZy3fkmFg?viewBox=692%2C923&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=cadqiOoLS66XvlmzDGA4gw.Jp7hASva-rwnDd4SWXg-OQ)
(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/sQlPJhW7TZuODBVS5rGnGQ?viewBox=692%2C923&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=cadqiOoLS66XvlmzDGA4gw.Jp7hASva-rwnDd4SWXg-OQ)
(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/Li0tmRChSF6MSu1ye5MgWQ?viewBox=692%2C923&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=cadqiOoLS66XvlmzDGA4gw.Jp7hASva-rwnDd4SWXg-OQ)
(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/Aj95xUbxQ2OuOQvMnjkAkg?viewBox=692%2C923&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=cadqiOoLS66XvlmzDGA4gw.Jp7hASva-rwnDd4SWXg-OQ)

Here's some pictures of my first trinket.

(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/dRA49CO3Q0yu5smQ2LkXIw?viewBox=703%2C937&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=cadqiOoLS66XvlmzDGA4gw.Jp7hASva-rwnDd4SWXg-OQ)
(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/QrhZS8enSDScsukL_9PXsA?viewBox=703%2C937&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=cadqiOoLS66XvlmzDGA4gw.Jp7hASva-rwnDd4SWXg-OQ)
(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/XmvXB40NQf-QeX_cijHngg?viewBox=703%2C937&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=cadqiOoLS66XvlmzDGA4gw.Jp7hASva-rwnDd4SWXg-OQ)
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: osukaru on Jun 01, 2019, 06:35 PM
 :o It's amazing that combat detail
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on Jun 03, 2019, 02:09 AM
Quick update before I call it a night.

Dirt Wash:
(https://i.imgur.com/GjR0cgdl.jpg)
(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/iXn8glv4RkynUimtev2TiQ?viewBox=703%2C937&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=pVzcGugbQjSbnILMNtA4Cw.nscBZYecY5x3ZE_cikkfQj)

Dry Brush:
(https://i.imgur.com/Ezvirbgl.jpg)
(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/T-LKgHT8QrKsecEhFlrdxA?viewBox=703%2C937&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=pVzcGugbQjSbnILMNtA4Cw.nscBZYecY5x3ZE_cikkfQj)

I have also started work on my Westar 35:
(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/Duot2dmFQLeUev83CwFrtA?viewBox=1249%2C937&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=pVzcGugbQjSbnILMNtA4Cw.nscBZYecY5x3ZE_cikkfQj)
(https://thumbnails-photos.amazon.com/v1/thumbnail/YDsGvW0JR1muRYzbHK9k6A?viewBox=1249%2C937&ownerId=A1GDE4VGY0RCFM&groupShareToken=pVzcGugbQjSbnILMNtA4Cw.nscBZYecY5x3ZE_cikkfQj)

I have the other materials to finish off the blaster coming tomorrow.

Here's my modified template if anyone wants it.
(https://i.imgur.com/YMMaavD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MouZFX4.jpg)

Next weekend I will probably start on the soft parts as my needed fabric will finally be here on Thur/Fri.
 :like: :porg2: ;D
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on Dec 17, 2019, 02:47 AM
Brace yourselves for a long post, it's been a while. PIC HEAVY

Not long after my last post I attended Summercon in Washington state with Clan Gurreck with my helm. They gave me the honor of displaying it at their table along with helmets of clan OM's

(https://i.imgur.com/zGhRnn0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DYrp8I6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xpe6KJR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xuBpPg3.jpg)


Shortly afterward we ran into trouble. My helmet is a rather thin cast and the cheek gash, despite being epic, was too much for the cast and cracked. I took it to a local armor party and they helped me patch it back up, good as new.

(https://i.imgur.com/ga1Ca9y.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5FGa7No.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eAZdijP.jpg)


I also cut out and layered up the design of my center diamond with some initial weathering.

(https://i.imgur.com/Cu7cHHZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MmX0OTs.jpg)


My Westar M-5 arrived and I've spent some time sanding and prepping it for primer. I also decided to scrap the idea of making my own 35s and ordered some 3d printed ones. I don't have a lot of pictures of them as I've been working on other aspects of my kit.

(https://i.imgur.com/TknFiS3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gcxR3bI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vULY69i.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sErQxkl.jpg)


I made the decision to make my own combat knife as part of the kit and made it myself from foam and dense cardboard

(https://i.imgur.com/XB4GsIr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lzfoFMO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/t71xPnk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ezkVVxA.jpg)


Coated it in plasti dip and acrylic paint. I repurposed a computer screw and used airsoft BB as the 'stone'

(https://i.imgur.com/wFJ1gWx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zCH8iDD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2ucCXk1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dnvuueK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3BqpAbF.jpg)


I started working on a sheath to hold my new knife in the small of my back. I decided that a small set of magnets would be my best bet at keeping it secure during troops. Man was it a test of faith to drill out the hole in the knife to set it in!

(https://i.imgur.com/RJv0yPh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KKHlLR4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZvdJzMJ.jpg)


I decided the main body of the sheath would be a faux-leather vinyl attached to sintra and mounted to a sintra plate covered in duck cloth, it all attaches to my belt via chicago screws. I also decided that I would place my characters initials in mando'a on the sheath

(https://i.imgur.com/FpzfNPo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/asPYYni.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MHUqFL8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IC8HEGr.jpg)


And so I started on my waist items. I had this tactical belt I got at a surplus store back from when I used to play paintball 10 years ago. I figured it'd be a great base for my waist items. But I wanted something wider to lay underneath it, so I took some thin foam and wrapped it in more faux-leather vinyl and made it attach with velcro.

(https://i.imgur.com/Ffdh55l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9cY7RuZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FXiRIix.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yaqCGwI.jpg)


To fill out more of the belt itself I decided to add pouches made from duck cloth and spacers made from sintra and wrapped in a lighter colored duck cloth. All will attach to the gromets in the belt via chicago screw.

(https://i.imgur.com/nulNeVg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YLB5oAK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/te5z6uI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/o5gvxAo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6XPzOgT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jSBnu9v.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nkIjXZv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zpaJwF6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/W8C1fUj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HjVXZgi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MrOrR2s.jpg)


Remember to stay warm while sabding during this winter season
(https://i.imgur.com/DDQZ9lT.jpg)


Still have to dirty everything up, but I'm really pleased with how the belts have come together

(https://i.imgur.com/RGP7Spo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/k3Sx3MA.jpg)


And finally I patterned out my shoe armor and cut it out of sintra

(https://i.imgur.com/jKxkbS5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/soO6tCX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Y9KXhMZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: RedBirdXlll on Dec 17, 2019, 08:53 PM
Look good Duro!! I LOVE the layering on the belts.
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Baelin Halon on Jan 02, 2020, 02:17 PM
nice work. On the shoes, will you have spats?
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on Jan 03, 2020, 06:01 PM
Thanks, RedBird.

Baelin, I didn't have any plans for spats.
Please correct me if I'm wrong but as far as I can remember I didn't see any thing in the CRLs that called them out as required. The current plan is to hem my flight suit to be a bit tighter around my legs than from the factory and/or tuck the leg ends into the shoes if needed.
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: RedBirdXlll on Jan 03, 2020, 07:32 PM
Thanks, RedBird.

Baelin, I didn't have any plans for spats.
Please correct me if I'm wrong but as far as I can remember I didn't see any thing in the CRLs that called them out as required. The current plan is to hem my flight suit to be a bit tighter around my legs than from the factory and/or tuck the leg ends into the shoes if needed.

You'll need something to cover the tops of your shoes, since you're using more of a loafer/pull over style. The tabs need to be hidden I think - but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on Jan 03, 2020, 08:09 PM
You'll need something to cover the tops of your shoes, since you're using more of a loafer/pull over style. The tabs need to be hidden I think - but I could be wrong.

As far as I can tell the CRLs just talk about Shoe-laces, Labels and brand names getting covered on footwear.

Also, for those interested in following my weapon builds please follow this new thread I have made.
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=181851 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=181851)
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Kruser on Jan 04, 2020, 11:56 PM
The "boots" section of the CRL's indicate that a boot like foot covering is required. Boots typically end above the ankle.  If you choose to use a loafer style shoe, you will have to add something to ensure that it is not apparent it isn't a boot, since boots are what are implied.  Spats, or gaiters can help with this.

Keep in mind that the CRL'S are a huge sandbox to play in and not every single conceivable instance can be defined in the written word of the rules.  If this were so, then we would lose a lot of the freedom we have to be creative.  If every single thing we're defined specifically, we might as well just be cookie cutter Mandos or Canon only characters.

The advice you were given previously was good.  Look into spats or gaiters or come up with some sort of covering if you are set on using shoes and not boot like footwear.
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Anansi on Jan 05, 2020, 01:30 PM
As far as I can tell the CRLs just talk about Shoe-laces, Labels and brand names getting covered on footwear.

Also, for those interested in following my weapon builds please follow this new thread I have made.
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=181851 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=181851)

Definitely good guidance given above. To your question, per the CRLS...

Quote
Boots:
  • Combat/Utility boots are considered the primary accepted boot for armor.
  • Labels and brand names should be removed or covered.
  • Shoe-laces MUST be covered with armor or some sort of boot/ankle spat.
  • High heels/stiletto female boots are not acceptable mandalorian armor attire. Platform, wedge, and chunky style heels are acceptable.
  • Laces on gaiters and half-chaps are acceptable as long as they do not appear on the top of the garment where boot laces would normally appear. These styles of gaiters and half-chaps are not recommended as there are other styles without laces readily available.
  • Exposed zipper closures on boots are acceptable as long as they are located on the inside of the foot and match the color of the boot. Zippers that do not meet the above requirement must be completely hidden from view by armor plates, spats, wraps or an extension flap.

I definitely get that availability and comfort might be important factors when you're choosing your footwear but it has to be an ankle boot like Boba's at least. A really good place to find a costume boot at a very low price is Value Village (known as Savers elsewhere). If you can get past the stigma of pre-owned footwear, you can get some amazing deals on quality, pre-weathered boots.
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on Jan 05, 2020, 03:45 PM
First of all the feedback is much appreciated.

Kruser, thanks for the app team clarification.

Anansi, I have no problem with pre-ownd footwear, but I can never find any my size, let alone boots, since I need a 14 double or triple wide to a 15 wide depending on the manufacture.

I am considering moving to this boot since I'd like to avoid another layer of stuff on my legs.
I would cover the logo on the outside heel with some armor or "stuff."
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1703/0599/products/dun_ch6619_2000x.jpg?v=1569362273)
Leaning towards the armor on the death watch boots.
(http://www.maximumgeek.net/Pics/501st/Deathwatch/Reference/Boot1.jpg)
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: RedBirdXlll on Jan 06, 2020, 02:43 PM
Those would look rad with some armor on them!
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Mirran on Jan 07, 2020, 12:52 AM
This looks awesome! The deep scratches and paint work on your bucket are really great inspiration, and I hope to pull off something even close to that cool when mine comes in!
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on Jan 07, 2020, 01:05 AM
Thanks Mirran,
If you want I'd be more than willing to assist you in weathering and battle damage if you want. Just message me and bring what you got to a Gurreck armor party.  :like:
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Bajrx2 on Jan 07, 2020, 09:48 AM
Be careful with that kind of boot armor that comes over the from of your ankle, if it isn't just right it can pop off when you walk as you bend your toe and ankle together when your back foot leaves the floor to take another step. Maybe try elastic bands around the bottom of your boot to help with that.
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on Jan 15, 2020, 10:50 PM
Hey everyone,
Update time. :vizsla:

I went ahead and did a small modification to my bucket. I added a bit of sintra to the visor mounting area and painted it a metallic blue to help hide it.
(https://i.imgur.com/5gxb7hC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/t86t4Vc.jpg)

With the added support the visor fits snug enough that I only had to tape in the corners to keep it looking good.
With that done, I added my foam back in and enjoyed my work on the last Blue Friday of the season.
(https://i.imgur.com/EMUzKKb.jpg)

On to the Boots.
I went and got the boots in the previous post and here's what I did.

Covered the logo and lettering on the heel with some recycled sintra.
(https://i.imgur.com/0PjUBot.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rGzSeAU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qawF5I7.jpg)

Added some plates to the toes.
(https://i.imgur.com/FoFnZAE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xV8mVdn.jpg)

Gave it a good paint with fresh new vallejo airbrush metallics.  :cookie:
(https://i.imgur.com/AlPjQpt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iv1urCF.jpg)

Temporarily taped them in place for progress shots.
(https://i.imgur.com/E7MZW9K.jpg)

The plates still need a good amount of sealant and the shoes overall need to get weathered, but I'm happy with them so far.
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Anansi on Jan 16, 2020, 11:25 PM
That looks really good!
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Avelin Kel on Jan 23, 2020, 09:19 AM
Love what you have done with those boots! Keep up the great work. Your battle damage looks great!  :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Roninzx14 on Jan 23, 2020, 04:06 PM
Absolutely in love with the combat detail. I will definitely be using this idea on my kit. Keep it going vod!
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Atin'la Bral on Jan 26, 2020, 01:23 PM
I'm floored how well this came out
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on Mar 06, 2020, 02:53 PM
Hey guys, I waited far too long and have far too many pictures. Here's the progress I've made over the last month and a half.

So not much has changed on the shoe front. I finished up weathering them and managed to break them in over the course of a week.

(https://i.imgur.com/oKLuRT3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DpuAOrU.jpg)


In late january I went to an armor party hosted by my Ruus'alor where they helped get my plates shaped properly

(https://i.imgur.com/u7eKNEl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NKeu4K6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XmGKkCF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rbmxyfZ.jpg)

After the party I finally acquired some golf gloves that fit and began the process of removing the labels and adding conductive fabric to the fingertips so I can use touch screens while in kit.

(https://i.imgur.com/ppX8mD7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4sVTxb1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RRbOUOI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NEHTUqC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1DTwMmZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6aa7fq7.jpg)

Next I patterned up some hand plates and gave em some good ol fashioned weathering

(https://i.imgur.com/muzZzmW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pjyyXfC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/utOu1mT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1WbmBz8.jpg)


My both beautiful and generous girlfriend got to work making my flak vest, patterning it off of a sleeveless t-shirt of mine.

(https://i.imgur.com/BAQTMVR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Lqtgg86.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TeUiVYT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zE9TU1K.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EhR6HYQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/t18D1U0.jpg)


The vest initially ended up being a little big, especially the front half.

(https://i.imgur.com/i4iOl0j.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ptclWeH.jpg)


So we made version 2.0! It still needs some darts in the back but overall a much better fit.

(https://i.imgur.com/Jkaj9jV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SydqiuV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vXiYT49.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hy2mUyn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CDoxLll.jpg)


Afterwards, in her continued crafting radiance, my girlfriend began patterning and creating my shoulder bells

(https://i.imgur.com/Ei6Ufzp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HYRArAA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/71HZydj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/i1V2j9p.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/L4yc3Sp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6OHFlZm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6nefUFr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/T3h0OIu.jpg)


And because I am disgusting lucky to have her, she also made me some wookie braids from a cheap cosplay wig and inserted some pink extensions as a tribute to my aunt that I lost to breast cancer. It's important to me to have representations of their strength with me in kit. My girlfriend says it's a 4 strand circular braid so that it's symmetrical all the way around. I'll include a link to a short video she made showing the completed braid.

(https://i.imgur.com/fVmCB0F.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IA6C1Uw.jpg)
video: https://imgur.com/DVwXQ44

Next up was patterning and making my shins and knees. I dont have a lot of pictures of the patterning process, but here the shin after I PVC welded the two pieces together and then once I had added some reinforcements with epoxy sculpt

(https://i.imgur.com/DSBkXfm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5nr4nME.jpg)


Then came the knee. I ended up cutting my knee out of 6mm sintra, whereas everything else was 3mm as I wanted the knee to be super durable. I filled in the gaps with epoxy sculpt, and put a layer of craft foam along the back side as some padding for my knee when I kneel down. Some extra bits for flair, greeblies and sanding until death is all they needed.

(https://i.imgur.com/WulVR0H.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5nPzdv6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZY3oLmp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vCdJSkM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mTgM9nm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pXqnbff.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vtr1eUy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9YVvyae.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Na3qooM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RPCH0R6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wathjw3.jpg)


Here's a quick shot off all my armor laid out thus far:

(https://i.imgur.com/aO0qlhe.jpg)


Next is I made a set of thighs with hard case holsters attached. I ended up padding the insides with some thin craft foam to give my westars a snug fit.

(https://i.imgur.com/C2KpSfF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EDkyLM7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uKZaheI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qGrFggY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6DoCPD8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IqZErNS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gM7N9WX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ExtgkNO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AmqunV0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kE8mYuN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IuqAeXB.jpg)


After those were completed I started work on my gauntlets. Not many pictures but enjoy this gripping/climbing modification I borrowed from Jango

(https://i.imgur.com/i4RDVNx.jpg)


And there we have it! Everything I have worked on so far. If you wanna see my knife updated or the completed westar pistols, check out my weapons WIP thread as they'll be updated soon.
Thanks for all the positive thoughts and encouragement everyone. You guys are great.
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Ajoliveira on Mar 06, 2020, 04:17 PM
Hi DuroLankisst, how are you doing?

I must say: I love your battle damage, that's gorgeous! Great work!

Keep on going vod!

Have a nice weekend, regards,

AJ
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Anansi on Mar 07, 2020, 02:56 PM
Your kit continues to impress and I love seeing all the personal touches. Well done!
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Avelin Kel on Mar 13, 2020, 01:29 PM
awesome work. Love all the detailed updates as well!
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on May 21, 2022, 11:37 PM
It's been a couple years, but I kept at it and now I'm applying

This one is going to be mostly just pictures since I don't remember a lot of in-depth details. and I am pressed for time as I help my partner finish up her kit and Pack for Celebration.

Gauntlets:
(https://i.imgur.com/cTFdSVUl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FZiwjf0l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VteJ5TLl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SSDemMPl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ObcXDhdl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SEbo5BIl.jpg)
Video Links
https://imgur.com/XCNR3XE
https://imgur.com/dp7CwoK

Plates and soft parts:
(https://i.imgur.com/6RsBSEJl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aCSwEYXl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WnASVvtl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MAExLgol.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8XWPO3hl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/42CaooZl.jpg)

And then disaster hit, but I fixed it just fine.
(https://i.imgur.com/hdstaRyl.jpg)

Belt Stuff:
(https://i.imgur.com/VUZhpAFl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vg72eSTl.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/YJ2p0FOl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oUJp820l.jpg)

New Westar 35s:
(https://i.imgur.com/yX5kp6Jl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lEolIM6l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VV2yo8yl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/h8DY5tbl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zqhNufhl.jpg)

And to mount them to myself I hired my friend and leathersmith RedBirdTrade. (https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedBirdTrade?ref=simple-shop-header-name)
(https://i.imgur.com/KLsYjw7l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QZ7yQHCl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1BZH8OPl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0tQbP5cl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GnMCccfl.jpg)

 App Photos:
(https://i.imgur.com/S2kVvFFl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eSqoVGol.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rl6oPWvl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/99ACHG9l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lZFNGH4l.jpg)
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: Second Son on May 22, 2022, 05:07 PM
Excellent stuff vod!  Love the kit. I love the Danger Stripes on your blaster.

Nice colors, nice details. This is a kit to be proud of.
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on May 23, 2022, 04:01 PM
Thanks. Can't wait to show it off this week  :porg2:

Excellent stuff vod!  Love the kit. I love the Danger Stripes on your blaster.

Nice colors, nice details. This is a kit to be proud of.
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: DuroLankisst on Jun 23, 2022, 01:35 PM
My Kit was approved on June 1st.

Here are some pictures I got at SWC of the kit just before it was approved and the first two official troops, Seattle Mariners SW Night, and Wa. Summer Con.
SWC:
(https://i.imgur.com/3TQNmDx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2jphDcf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SICSK7t.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1ad8wA2.jpg)
Photo Credit: YinHikari

Mariner SW night:
(https://i.imgur.com/Q3uH4sC.jpg)
Photo Courtesy Seattle Mariners Twitter

Wa. Summer Con:
(https://i.imgur.com/TwjCnBi.png)
Photo Credit: AbominableSnowmando
(https://i.imgur.com/lnPsL6N.jpg)
Photo Credit: Ciryc Ca'tra
(https://i.imgur.com/sUvMM00.jpg)
Photo Credit: Johnathan Custis

And Here's one of all the New Gurreck members of 2022 (so far)
(https://i.imgur.com/8GmpKJK.jpg)
Photo Credit: YinHikari

Next for me is either Brigade upgrades or a Brigade ready Post Imp. Kit 2.
Title: Re: Personal OC - First Kit - WIP
Post by: RedBirdXlll on Jun 23, 2022, 04:13 PM
So so good!! It was an honor to troop with you at SWC and see this kit come to life!