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Title: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jul 19, 2020, 06:54 PM
Trying something new!!!

Ever since the Mandalorian aired I've loved the new era. As a bonus, it will be a lot more comfortable to troop in than my current kit  :laugh:

With some photoshop magic, here's the rough idea. Almost all of the armor will be 3d printed for this one, so I've got a lot of sanding in my future. I'm sure the design will shift a bit as I go.

(https://i.imgur.com/FaQ8kG6.png)

That's all for now!! Prepping some files and getting ready to start the printing  :8):
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jul 20, 2020, 04:56 PM
First little pieces!

I accidentally sized the first hand plate a little too small, but I resized and got something much better  :D Printing vertically instead of flat also helps hide the layer lines and make them easier to fill in the painting stage.

These are fresh off the printer with no cleanup except minimal support removal. ESUN PLA+ filament.

(https://i.imgur.com/z85urpS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wvUcv7q.jpg)

For soft parts so far I've got these boots already and just ordered these gloves. I'll likely end up dying them a bit darker to match the boots.

(https://i.imgur.com/jARp3RM.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/rvPwOPc.png)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jul 27, 2020, 04:01 PM
Alright time for a big ol image dump.

Got the shoulders printed and I've been working on getting them smooth. I start with a rough sanding of the print, then a thick layer of filler primer. Then another quick sanding round and another thick coat of filler primer. Used some glazing putty around the edges were the supports left some gaps, then hit with normal black primer, another round of sanding, then grey primer. I'll tweak a few spots  and give it another round of sandpaper before I start the actual paint but I'm pretty happy with it.

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

(https://i.imgur.com/fn8Guyp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0Hlxb59.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Owm54Ve.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/vIK8RRw.jpg)

While I was working on the shoulders, I also put some work into the handplates. Since they're smaller they didn't need as much time to fill. Hit with one round of filler primer, sanded, then normal primer, base colors, and weathering. I like to bang up the base payer of paint and put a few divets in pre weathering washes so the dirt has some good places to settle.

(https://i.imgur.com/OMD6PFw.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/yPo2XW6.jpg)

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

I also started the chest printing but the upper chest had an alignment issue and I got stuck with this weird gap. Likely from a bit of lifting from the build plate during printing. I'm going to reprint in a different orientation to try and correct it, as the models line up perfectly.

(https://i.imgur.com/oQ0LWQu.jpg)

That's all for now!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Thebob21 on Jul 27, 2020, 05:20 PM
Definitely following! Awesome stuff so far.

As far as the chest plate goes, I had a similar issue on mine. Or at least, so I thought. Turned out I didn't take the curve of the chest plate into account when pre assembling it.

Keep up the good work Vod!

-B
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jul 27, 2020, 06:57 PM
Definitely following! Awesome stuff so far.

As far as the chest plate goes, I had a similar issue on mine. Or at least, so I thought. Turned out I didn't take the curve of the chest plate into account when pre assembling it.

Keep up the good work Vod!

-B

Thanks!

Yeah I tried the mess with it but I think it's just that I printed it standing on those inside edges. Something warped.
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jul 29, 2020, 11:19 AM
Got the shoulders all smoothed out and started the real paint! Layered silver, grey primer, red, then iron. Masked off with salt to get some realistic chipping, as I'm trying to do more dirt damage than crazy chipping with this kit.

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

(https://i.imgur.com/fa86G7V.jpg)

Of course my painters tape didn't get the memo and decided to ruin things by tearing up a ton of the red layer ??? Fixed it with a second pass of red in a few areas and then we were off to weathering!!! I added back some silver to my chipped areas and did a heavy black wash + rust details.

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

(https://i.imgur.com/vSeUY26.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0hT80Ek.jpg)

Here's the pile of progress so far! Taking a small break from the chest plate while I print the helmet. Getting a lot of stringing for some reason so I'll have to tweak my settings a bit.

(https://i.imgur.com/XwM2yOD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tN78Wfq.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Aran Skirata on Jul 29, 2020, 07:06 PM
Awesome weathering, looking forward to seeing that buy’ce!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jul 31, 2020, 01:28 PM
Awesome weathering, looking forward to seeing that buy’ce!

Much thanks! Speaking of it, I’ve been assembling what I have so far and I’m quite pleased with the look! Last few pieces should be done printing in the next day or two.

(https://i.imgur.com/plJznHa.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Ca Loar on Jul 31, 2020, 05:20 PM
Love the helmet design. If you don't mind me asking, does someone sell the files or cast?
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jul 31, 2020, 06:53 PM
Love the helmet design. If you don't mind me asking, does someone sell the files or cast?

It's the Ironside bucket! It's sold on this thread here (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=174598.0)  ;D So far it's been great to print!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Aug 02, 2020, 01:21 PM
Bucket is 99% printed! Just the keyslots left which are printing now. I'm very happy with the quality of these files. Xol did a fantastic job.

(https://i.imgur.com/WI5tZJm.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/sX4dK43.jpg)

EDIT:

Also finalized the bucket color scheme and decided on a character name  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/4A7vuvf.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Aug 03, 2020, 12:43 PM
Fiberglassed a few inside spots for stability (especially the dome which I had to print in 4 parts). Then got started with the bondo glazing putty to smooth the majority of the print lines! Usually I'd use just filler primer and a ton of sanding like the shoulders but the bucket would take a good 3-4 cans of primer due to size and detail. This will get the majority of the lines after the first pass of sanding and then I can can focus on smaller parts with filler primer.

(https://i.imgur.com/6vdzi0u.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DMQ4W1G.jpg)

Obviously not all covered yet but I wanted to let the first half dry before I turned it over too much.
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Dha'werd on Aug 04, 2020, 05:53 PM
:like:
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Aug 04, 2020, 07:55 PM
Much thanks!  :porg2:

Continuing slowly but surely filling this beast. Got a good first pass at sanding and then a coat of filler primer! Still need to touch up some spots so it'll likely be at least two more solid coats with some putty here and there. Especially the dome seams.

(https://i.imgur.com/SUE3XSq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pRf0SeF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RhNUNi3.jpg)

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

Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: GraniteDad on Aug 04, 2020, 07:56 PM
That helmet flare. Amazing.
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Aug 17, 2020, 01:46 PM
Update time!

Gave the bucket a silver coat as I find it's the least forgiving when it comes to imperfections. Found I needed a bit more sanding in some high spots and the dome seam still wasn't perfect in places. Gave the entire thing a thorough wet-sanding (hence the visible lines from the layers of paint) and filled the dome seam more. Hoping to get another primer coat and possibly they first color coat on it today.

(https://i.imgur.com/XU8qg2r.jpg)

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

Also reprinted the chest and finally got good connecting edges by changing the print orientation. Only downside is it will take more filler now. Got most of the way through the first go of glazing putty until I ran out. I'll pick up more later this week.

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

EDIT:

Oh! Forgot to mention that I got my gloves in! Ended up going with a different pair than initially planned and I really love the look. Just need to weather, hide the logos, and actually attach the hand plates.

(https://i.imgur.com/YguW989.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/UT2VdYv.png)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Nov 09, 2020, 08:48 PM
THREAD: REVIVE!!!!

It's been a bit but I'm still at it! Got my base colors down. Just need some cleanup in a few spots, detail painting, and weathering  :D

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

(https://i.imgur.com/EHMd1gP.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/ML56laF.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/yp2JlxS.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: MercOfSteel on Nov 10, 2020, 02:11 PM
Looks great!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: TheMarinedalorian on Nov 10, 2020, 06:25 PM
Really excellent work! Can't wait to see more progress!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Nov 12, 2020, 10:04 AM
Thanks for the kind words!


Got the chipping portion of the weathering done last night. I added it via brush instead of my usual latex masking, so tried something new. Not sure how I feel about it yet, but ill continue with the airbrushing and washes next and see how I feel about the outcome.

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

(https://i.imgur.com/u5YR786.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Cdeal on Nov 12, 2020, 03:12 PM
i love the weathering on this!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: noBiggie on Nov 13, 2020, 06:04 AM
Chipping looks good to me!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Froboy696 on Nov 13, 2020, 01:18 PM
Damn it's looking promising!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Nov 13, 2020, 10:16 PM
The newest mando episdoe had me so pumped that I banged out (almost) the rest of the paint! Weathering all done! Just needs the orange killstripes.

I'm super pleased with the result  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/Mco7oPF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/U8vBYSF.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/3YXra7l.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Cdeal on Nov 14, 2020, 03:22 PM
loving the weathering!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: compdrag on Nov 15, 2020, 07:55 PM
Looks awesome Vod keep up the work I'm watching this one very closely. Love the helmet I may pick the file up to print it just for the shelf.
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Aran Skirata on Nov 20, 2020, 02:02 AM
Looking GREAT! Having a hard time deciding between the Ironside and the NME Stalker for my eventual post-imperial kit, and this is a strong case for the Ironside.
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: cursedzeba on Nov 20, 2020, 08:14 AM
Wow that helmet is Amazing!  :o Did you design it yourself or is it from a file available?
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 20, 2020, 09:59 AM
Really digging where this is going dude. That weathering on the bucket is top notch. Very well done.

My only 2 cents, based off of your concept art, would be to add the sigil to one of the shoulder bells instead of the chest plate - for some reason it just looks "off" to me with it being placed there.
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Dec 06, 2020, 07:35 PM
Another progress dump! Finished up my bucket today  :D

Masked off my stripes by tracing 12 of boba’s stripes on to painters tape and cutting them out with an exacto blade. The. I masked off the damage with masking fluid and airbrushed a light to dark orange gradient.

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

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

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

(https://i.imgur.com/S3twhko.jpg)

Then I installed my visor and padding and he’s all done! Moving on to the chest plates next.

(https://i.imgur.com/CtJI7vY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0bD3zNF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eLQyjv9.jpg)

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



Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Aratris on Dec 07, 2020, 08:28 AM
 :like:
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jan 27, 2021, 10:17 PM
Small update!

I ended up printing 3 different chest sizes and two different files before I actually got one I ended up being full happy with. Here's the raw print!

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

I also messed around with some assets from mando creator now that they've added more post imperial options. The wrong shins and missing hip plates, but I like this reference much more than my original first draft.

(https://i.imgur.com/4m5a91g.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Jan 28, 2021, 01:57 AM
I'm loving this! What color did you use for your visor area?
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jan 28, 2021, 07:40 AM
I'm loving this! What color did you use for your visor area?

Thanks so much!!

I used Rustoleum Smokey Beige in satin finish in the visor area.
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Jan 28, 2021, 08:20 AM
It just all looks gorgeous together!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: BigEd27 on Jan 28, 2021, 10:52 PM
This is one of my favorite buckets I've seen. Great job!!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jan 28, 2021, 10:58 PM
Thanks so much for all your kind words!!  :porg2:
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Vexos on Jan 29, 2021, 06:38 PM
What gloves are those? They look cool!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jan 29, 2021, 10:00 PM
What gloves are those? They look cool!

They are the "Street and Steel Scrambler Gloves". I loved the detail on them! You can buy here (https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/street-steel-scrambler-gloves)  :D
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Vexos on Jan 30, 2021, 12:02 AM
Thanks vod
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Awall on Jan 31, 2021, 10:48 PM
I agree with Kurshi!  Your bucket combo is awesome!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Feb 06, 2021, 07:28 PM
Started the long process of filling and sanding  :porg2:

(https://i.imgur.com/jmKky8q.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/H1mhBhA.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Feb 10, 2021, 09:16 AM
Got the base colors of the chest down. Next is chipped weathering and airbrush

(https://i.imgur.com/74TRLtC.png)

UPDATE:

Finished up the chest plate tonight!

First a pass of chipping weathering done with a paintbrush.

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

Then airbrush to tie it all together!

(https://i.imgur.com/80miNwq.jpg)

Definitely pleased with how it's all coming together so far  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/H0SI4EK.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Aran Skirata on Feb 10, 2021, 09:36 PM
Looking great, excellent work with the airbrush!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Nathan Fewell on Feb 11, 2021, 01:25 AM
Man that armor is wicked cool!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Feb 11, 2021, 08:17 PM
My gosh I love this kit so far.
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Feb 12, 2021, 09:39 AM
My gosh I love this kit so far.

Same! Looking pretty great  :like:
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: TurboTeaBagger on Feb 15, 2021, 09:22 PM
really cool build,, why sugar out when u painting shoulder parts
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on May 02, 2021, 04:36 PM
Been a hot second since I last updated!

I've been primarily helping friends get their kits off the ground but I finally found some time to get some of my own work done  :D

First off, I tweaked my design. I wanted some more contrast so I decided to make my gauntlets yellow to contrast the base colors of the kit, and match the kill stripe accent color! Plus I couldn't resist putting just a bit of bright color back in.

I'll likely continue to add it as an accent as I go through more pieces.

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

Got my gauntlets printed, smoothed, and the majority of the base paint done. Still needs some more detail painting and weathering!

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

(https://i.imgur.com/nAPl7aw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qAJG6JH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SeXuoLr.png)

I also printing out the base of one shin. It BARELY fits around my huge calves but I think it will work  :P

(https://i.imgur.com/s3khYFh.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on May 02, 2021, 07:39 PM
Insane job getting little to no bleed around those buttons. What's your secret!?  :laugh:
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jennari on May 02, 2021, 08:18 PM
Your gauntlets rock!!!  :like:
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on May 03, 2021, 06:40 PM
Insane job getting little to no bleed around those buttons. What's your secret!?  :laugh:

Haha a small brush and a lot of cursing  :P


Speaking of the gauntlets though, I finished them up this afternoon! Working from home has made mando things so easy. Chipping added this morning and airbrushed on my lunch break and after I clocked out for the day.

(https://i.imgur.com/B7gCmyj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BE83HCI.jpg)

Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jennari on May 03, 2021, 07:38 PM
Cool! Where'd you get them?
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on May 03, 2021, 07:41 PM
Cool! Where'd you get them?

Printed myself! :) Free files on thingiverse
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jennari on May 03, 2021, 11:38 PM
Got a link?
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Fenn Beviin on May 04, 2021, 09:44 AM
Those gauntlets are looking fresh!

Question - what are your plans for the thighs? That's a really large blank canvas - thigh holsters? thigh pouches? thigh plates? plate holsters? a lot of long dangly belt accessories? So many options  :laugh:
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: BattleSnake on May 06, 2021, 12:55 PM
You kit it looking awesome so far! Great work! I'm also looking into doing the "Ironside" helmet in my kit as well as soon as I can find someone with a working 3-D printer. Any tips, tricks or suggestions you have for printing and completing the Ironside?
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: BattleSnake on May 06, 2021, 01:07 PM
Bucket is 99% printed! Just the keyslots left which are printing now. I'm very happy with the quality of these files. Xol did a fantastic job.

(https://i.imgur.com/WI5tZJm.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/sX4dK43.jpg)

EDIT:

Also finalized the bucket color scheme and decided on a character name  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/4A7vuvf.jpg)

Is that some kind of Mando helmet creator app or something? How did you put a color scheme to your helmet?
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on May 06, 2021, 02:33 PM
Quote
Posted by: Jennari
« on: May 03, 2021, 11:38 PM »

Got a link?

It's in this bundle (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4074037)

Quote
Posted by: Fenn Beviin
« on: May 04, 2021, 09:44 AM »

Those gauntlets are looking fresh!

Question - what are your plans for the thighs? That's a really large blank canvas - thigh holsters? thigh pouches? thigh plates? plate holsters? a lot of long dangly belt accessories? So many options 

Yeah I'm not quite sure yet hahaha. Once I have the soft parts I'll try a few things and see what sticks  :D

Is that some kind of Mando helmet creator app or something? How did you put a color scheme to your helmet?

When you purchase the files they come with a blank template. I colored it in photoshop
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jun 03, 2021, 05:19 PM
The mailman made me very happy today. Soft parts finally came in! They are by the DarkSide Closet and let me tell you they were worth the wait.

(https://i.imgur.com/XnR7uLK.jpg)

The nicest mando soft parts I've ever seen and fit PERFECTLY. I cannot recommend them enough. I'll need to punch up the weathering to match my paint but otherwise they just need some velcro!

Excuse my naked hands  :P

(https://i.imgur.com/7gJDSLo.png)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jun 06, 2021, 06:45 PM
Got some Velcro one the plates today!

(https://i.imgur.com/Td1m5t6.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Jun 09, 2021, 11:36 PM
I am digging this build!   :<3:

Oh... I accidentally bought a Post-Imp vest today. Oops...
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jun 14, 2021, 08:02 AM
I am digging this build!   :<3:

Oh... I accidentally bought a Post-Imp vest today. Oops...

Hehehe ohh nooooo, an excuse to build a killer kit  :P
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jul 06, 2021, 05:23 PM
An update for you all! Finally dragged myself to the basement to work more on filling 3D print lines. I've been using UV resin to speed up the process. It's stinkier and messier, but definitely faster than spot putty.

Here's one shin in progress

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

I also dirtied up my vest! Looks much better now.

(https://i.imgur.com/OZ4mc0g.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Nathan Fewell on Jul 09, 2021, 12:45 PM
Wow that is some beautiful work vod! I love how the colors just blend so well together, excellent color combination.
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jul 16, 2021, 09:54 PM
More leg progress!

This is has by far been the most tedious piece since the helmet, and now I have to do the other one  :laugh:

Here's the journey from base colors to weathered. The entire shin is held together with strategically placed velcro.

(https://i.imgur.com/gYtiOS6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/j5t5Fp7.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/vWxTwiO.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: evening.echiveria on Jul 16, 2021, 10:05 PM
Wow that looks great!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Jul 19, 2021, 12:29 AM
That's killer. I have no words for how awesome that turned out. Just wow.  :o
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jul 19, 2021, 12:36 PM
Kurshi, your compliments mean a ton considering I've always admired your kit!!!  :D

Working on hip plates now and the back plate is on the printer!

Primed and ready for red. Hoping to get this first hip finished tonight and the second by tomorrow.

(https://i.imgur.com/dY02UZo.jpg)

As I've been working on my own kit, I've ALSO been working on several friend kits!

Here's my "finished pieces" shelf which includes some of my own gauntlets and shin, but also my friend's armor!

(https://i.imgur.com/f1E9UZo.jpg)

And in the basement workshop we have another liege and ursa wren style in progress for two more friends. All for post imperial squad.

(https://i.imgur.com/0xXfA00.jpg)
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Jul 19, 2021, 09:46 PM
I really appreciate that! Thank you!

It's so fun to watch each other build and think, "Man, I'd like to meet them and get a picture together some day."  :laugh:

I've been a bit hesitant to try to do any large print jobs especially since I'm fairly new to 3d printing. I don't know how exactly to slice things to print them in pieces because I don't think it's possible in cura. But I'm antsy to just try to print some post imp parts for my "Oops" vest that I bought. Haha.

All that to say, your prints are gorgeous!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jul 19, 2021, 11:26 PM
I really appreciate that! Thank you!

It's so fun to watch each other build and think, "Man, I'd like to meet them and get a picture together some day."  :laugh:

I've been a bit hesitant to try to do any large print jobs especially since I'm fairly new to 3d printing. I don't know how exactly to slice things to print them in pieces because I don't think it's possible in cura. But I'm antsy to just try to print some post imp parts for my "Oops" vest that I bought. Haha.

All that to say, your prints are gorgeous!

It definitely took years of trial and error! hahaha.

You can't cut in cura, but you can in a free program called meshmixer. I use it frequently to slice things up before printing. Tons of youtube tutorials!!
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: evening.echiveria on Jul 20, 2021, 12:11 AM
The "finished pieces" shelf looks SO COOL....... makes me really want to make some post-imp armor
Title: Re: 2nd Kit - Post Imperial Build
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Jul 20, 2021, 08:22 AM
You can't cut in cura, but you can in a free program called meshmixer. I use it frequently to slice things up before printing. Tons of youtube tutorials!!

I'll check that out. Thank you!