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Title: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Aug 29, 2020, 06:44 PM
Hello! Been painting up a helmet for awhile now so thought I start doing the rest of it too! Iíll try my best to post here so any mistakes I make can be corrected. Anyone interested in seeing it as it happens I do post more frequently on my Instagram account Vutycfett.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Lucius on Aug 29, 2020, 06:45 PM
Hello!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Aug 29, 2020, 07:02 PM
Helmet

For the helmet I took a lot of inspiration from the Pre-Pro #1 and 2 Boba Fett helmet. Itís also a 3D printed helmet from MakerBak3D.
Here is how I got the helmet.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/1d4c82d6-167f-4e44-acaa-a27d4f3a6e0f-jpeg.195689/)

Following is me masking and painting.
I first started by painting the whole helmet silver.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/a8cbf5a5-de91-4407-9b2f-e6a0eb57bd3d-jpeg.195690/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/2573a1d0-ffba-4aab-a0f0-9a4824ff158a-jpeg.195691/)

Next I started with the back panels first. I layered majority of the back. I did silver then a grey and then green as the last layer.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/471b926c-5745-47cf-a481-e78d45b2c481-jpeg.195692/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/d1d36615-c077-40ba-ba14-1d64c801e73a-jpeg.195693/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/33193c91-5aeb-4bc3-b9f2-d1ba0f0be180-jpeg.195694/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/0cf30f63-f305-4a92-bd88-43f42932fd45-jpeg.195695/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/f3299564-5b62-4191-83e5-f7af10c13c87-jpeg.195697/)

Next I started with the top of the dome with a similar layering of colors.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/99a0abca-d7f6-49ca-b512-4be49ac65e38-jpeg.195698/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/dd5837b8-9104-415a-9dbd-4eadaa880bdc-jpeg.195699/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/3f1df1cb-011f-4235-92cc-37034ae4da6f-jpeg.195700/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/06c911c1-8738-49eb-b00d-e6699faada98-jpeg.195702/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/1cfe72e3-adfb-43f0-89aa-7f19621c0264-jpeg.195703/)

Next I did the checks!
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/b12b7611-c36b-442c-846b-ae33a6b062b9-jpeg.195704/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/64089075-071f-4188-98b4-fd7079248daa-jpeg.195705/)

After the checks I did the mandibles. I did a tropical approach on this to practice instead of layering.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/ee719d91-4c22-4df5-bc4e-f5599d8f9aab-jpeg.196072/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/69b77290-0fe3-4132-96ee-391f4a7790fd-jpeg.196074/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/a78fbba7-2b40-424a-9c6a-fbf75107ba23-jpeg.196303/)

Around this time I also completed the ears!
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/2de41f22-d622-44fa-a366-da610578dc84-jpeg.196304/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/ac708170-07bd-4ea4-b06a-8a0b82d34ce1-jpeg.196306/)

Now I am just working on adding some killstipes and then some ears like the Pre-Pro helmet.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Sep 02, 2020, 07:45 PM
You already know most of my thoughts currently but glad to see that you started up a WIP on here! I aplways keep an eye out for prospective Protectors. Looking forward to seeing this all come together
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 02, 2020, 09:10 PM
Love it so far!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Sep 03, 2020, 02:45 AM
Nice work 👍🏻
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Sep 06, 2020, 04:09 PM
Thankyou for the kind words from everybody! Recently I added some killstipes to the bucket and starting to stencil some jaig eyes like the PP1.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/8285849c-f550-4bac-9052-9e5e03a28511-jpeg.197711/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/a82cc11e-29f6-4f66-8e7d-f08964cc5236-jpeg.197712/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/ae33be71-dafc-4cec-a878-4471aecf15a9-jpeg.197710/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Sep 13, 2020, 04:17 PM
Just finished adding on the ears to the helmet! Now on to the weathering.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/d21bf6ee-1678-4ed1-b737-92e8de60cfb3-jpeg.198131/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/342e64ce-1192-4809-8083-2425b5652cea-jpeg.198132/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/0de8eb1b-8b9b-4705-b984-ffa81939403a-jpeg.198133/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Rayne on Sep 15, 2020, 04:05 PM
Youíre helmet is looking really nice! The ears turned out great!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 15, 2020, 04:13 PM
I always love to see some pre-production love on these kits.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Sep 17, 2020, 09:42 AM
I always love to see some pre-production love on these kits.

Dude - it's the best!!!!  :<3: :<3: :<3: :<3:
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Sep 26, 2020, 12:08 PM
Added some slight weathering to the helmet! Now maybe just a clear coat to seal it all up.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/635275d2-b61d-40da-a5b3-818707c9263a-jpeg.198880/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/d1cb174a-7eda-49c9-bb81-80195011ecca-jpeg.198877/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/f3c8be4d-565e-420b-88b2-8dcce60a4924-jpeg.198879/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/1b661f2f-bb82-4c71-a20f-57b4d7cae037-jpeg.198882/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/fedd8c8f-f97f-4157-81ae-efc24db8ef44-jpeg.198883/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 26, 2020, 02:49 PM
Looking good, my man!

Looks like you got some 3D print lines in your keyslot area there. 

Make sure you get that smoothed out before you clear coat!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Sep 26, 2020, 11:22 PM
Looking good, my man!

Looks like you got some 3D print lines in your keyslot area there. 

Make sure you get that smoothed out before you clear coat!
Definitely can do that! I didnít originally cause I liked how it looked. Would I be required to do that for it to pass approval?
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 26, 2020, 11:48 PM
Yeah, that is something that needs to be smoothed out.

Easy peasy though. It's a flat surface and one you can easily tape off to stop paint from getting on the rest of your helmet.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Sep 27, 2020, 12:01 AM
Yeah, that is something that needs to be smoothed out.

Easy peasy though. It's a flat surface and one you can easily tape off to stop paint from getting on the rest of your helmet.
Yeah itís easy to do, Iíll  make sure I correct that!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Sep 28, 2020, 11:52 PM
Corrected the back slots. Now onto the armor!
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/f617f6d7-346c-45f2-8535-3721e78608b1-jpeg.199017/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Rayne on Sep 29, 2020, 07:37 AM
They look much better! Youíre helmet turned out great!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 29, 2020, 08:18 AM
Wow!

Smooth as can be!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Oct 02, 2020, 03:36 PM
What sorcery is this?!?!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Oct 03, 2020, 04:41 PM
Armor

Starting to work on the armor! So far I have primed most of my pieces and painted some of the plates.

(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/2ad2989d-3d39-4aba-92ed-3578c02e14b1-jpeg.199184/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/6fbebe98-cf03-46ee-9aad-05386f221211-jpeg.199185/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/5b8f188e-d821-4043-9092-740ff2e12c6e-jpeg.199186/)

Just need to add the green to those and they will be almost done. Also got started on the gauntlets. The only major piece I want to add to it is a flamethrower sorta similar to the PP2 one. If anyone gots some advice that would be greatly appreciated!

(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/dd8b4c49-39f6-4aeb-8ab6-ea764ff879a2-jpeg.199189/)

I still need to work on the other pieces but will get those done soon enough!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Oct 03, 2020, 08:19 PM
Looks pretty cool so far mate, what colour are you planning for the gauntlets? Matching colours or mis matched?
I like idea of pre pro flame thrower, was my first choice...then esb and Rotj last. Now I'm sort of thinking something that takes in all ....just like something stripped down and industrial looking.
With pre pro flame thrower...are you wanting it to extend or just retracted or extended?
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Oct 03, 2020, 08:35 PM
Looks pretty cool so far mate, what colour are you planning for the gauntlets? Matching colours or mis matched?
I like idea of pre pro flame thrower, was my first choice...then esb and Rotj last. Now I'm sort of thinking something that takes in all ....just like something stripped down and industrial looking.
With pre pro flame thrower...are you wanting it to extend or just retracted or extended?
Thankyou! For the gauntlets planning on mismatch with orange and a yellow. For the flamethrower I want it to be extended and have that striped down look like the PP2 has.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Oct 04, 2020, 03:57 PM
Pretty much can call these plates finished!
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/2b129dfb-904c-4a29-9031-02455e6d5a34-jpeg.199226/)

Only thing left is to add an emblem to the upper left corner. I have an idea but nothing set in stone. Any suggestions will help!
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/747d1403-7c2c-49f5-98b3-ea2956e049d2-jpeg.199227/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 05, 2020, 04:17 PM
Really lovely job. 

Sigil placement looks good!  What are you thinking you'll put there?
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Nov 07, 2020, 08:49 PM
Been working to get more stuff done on the kit but have neglected to take as many photos as I should. Here is a little update now and then once I get some more pictures Iíll post them here!
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/cf8622ac-f9e8-4141-94d2-3dacddea7113-jpeg.200999/)

Zoomed in more
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/4a25a8c6-d33c-47c2-abf3-e26b58097713-jpeg.201000/)

Zoomed out
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/7b7dec1c-1c15-44db-9e25-7802561c278b-jpeg.201001/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 10, 2020, 02:39 PM
Make those photo updates happen duuuuuude lol
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 10, 2020, 03:31 PM
Looking good!  :8):
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 11, 2020, 07:11 AM
Looking good!  :8):
I concur
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Manco Fett on Nov 23, 2020, 06:38 AM
Nice progress. I made my PP2 FT from scratch based off pics. However there are more guys doing that version so there maybe something out there via 3d print etc. Let know if you have questions on it?
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Nov 23, 2020, 03:11 PM
Nice progress. I made my PP2 FT from scratch based off pics. However there are more guys doing that version so there maybe something out there via 3d print etc. Let know if you have questions on it?

Thanks! Iíve been looking at WIPs and pictures to get an idea but some of it is just going to be some random items I thought looked good mashed together. Right now I just need to go buy a rod which I was thinking a telescoping magnet one mechanics use would work.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Nov 23, 2020, 03:17 PM
Update

Recently gotten a few items done/close to finishing.

Dyed my flightsuit. I have it weathered now but here is the unweathered version.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/96307878-1884-4af8-a567-040906a87327-jpeg.202437/)

Also finished one knee so far. Just did a simple paint job with silver and orange. Just need to weather it and attach a strap and Velcro to it.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/22596327-7d68-4e9f-9ed4-8b75be75000d-jpeg.202428/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/6fafbedb-5bde-4db9-9dd5-2d2f97ce0480-jpeg.202429/)

Lastly finishing up my gauntlets. Really all that is left is the hoses, weathering and attaching the flamethrower once I build it.
Here is the ďfinishedĒ product plus a shoulder that I did recently too.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/c0857e1d-2126-41a1-998b-a084896c9a33-jpeg.202427/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/6ed20c05-e619-4de8-8cee-aded9933baab-jpeg.202435/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/016dd6f6-deea-46d0-a123-01f4e6ded05f-jpeg.202436/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 23, 2020, 04:20 PM
That flight suit looks really nice!

Looks like we'll be "Blues Brothers" since right now I'm the only Protector I know with a blue suit! Cap might have one too. 

I am always a fan of mismatched gaunts too!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Jaster Fett on Nov 23, 2020, 06:59 PM
Ooooh! I'm loving the mustard and Chipotle rather than the ketchup and mustard gauntlet colors,  Larson! Got sort of a Jodo Kast/PP2 vibe going on and I dig it
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 24, 2020, 10:11 AM
Ooooh! I'm loving the mustard and Chipotle rather than the ketchup and mustard gauntlet colors,  Larson! Got sort of a Jodo Kast/PP2 vibe going on and I dig it

lolololol mustard and chipotle
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Jaster Fett on Nov 24, 2020, 10:48 AM
lolololol mustard and chipotle

You like that?  ;D lol
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Nov 29, 2020, 07:43 PM
You like that?  ;D lol
I definitely like it!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Nov 29, 2020, 07:44 PM
That flight suit looks really nice!

Looks like we'll be "Blues Brothers" since right now I'm the only Protector I know with a blue suit! Cap might have one too. 

I am always a fan of mismatched gaunts too!

Oh I thought there would be more. Thatís fine atleast there wonít only be one no longer!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Jaster Fett on Nov 29, 2020, 08:29 PM
That flight suit looks really nice!

Looks like we'll be "Blues Brothers" since right now I'm the only Protector I know with a blue suit! Cap might have one too. 

I am always a fan of mismatched gaunts too!

Meanwhile, Fenn and I are the Tan Tandem! 🤣
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Nov 30, 2020, 07:46 AM
Mines blue as well
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 30, 2020, 02:33 PM
Meanwhile, Fenn and I are the Tan Tandem! 🤣

Tan bros unite!  :like:
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Nov 30, 2020, 09:49 PM
Mines blue as well

Lol then we can be the Tres Amigos Azules
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Dec 13, 2020, 07:40 PM
Well I primed and layered silver on the rest of the armor so just got abit more to do.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/4dc7c6bb-049e-4f2d-ab39-2fc6d1ab4362-jpeg.203283/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/8c0f2d9e-12f9-4ab6-915a-0d2e736efdd8-jpeg.203284/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Rayne on Dec 13, 2020, 08:41 PM
Looking good!  :cookie:
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 13, 2020, 11:13 PM
Looks like some nice, smooth paint application!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 14, 2020, 03:07 AM
Good work...seeing the kidney piece there reminds me...I had airbrush out yesterday painting helmet....I need to paint the cod and kidney...
Keen to see the next bit
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 14, 2020, 07:40 AM
Work faster dang it lol
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Manco Fett on Dec 15, 2020, 10:13 PM
 :boba: Solid progress along with all of your other stuff Iím seeing on The Gram!!!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Dec 16, 2020, 12:39 PM
Thanks! Going to be putting some more paint on this weekend. Also got majority of the parts to start on the flamethrower.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Dec 20, 2020, 10:55 PM
Havenít been posting any big updates so thought Iíd try on some of what Iíve finished so far. Need to adjust some of it still and also the collar looks funny due to not having a back plate attached yet. Still need to glue Velcro to the knees but will update that soon! Also want to get the iron heart thatís more shaped for this style of armor, so will have to find an extra somewhere. Also need to shove something in my shine pockets to make them more visible. If you guys see anything I should improve let me know!
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/43ad76af-0dbd-4a02-9b08-4d6cb8ca3dc7-png.203868/) (https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/49d87ab2-5b9f-4a55-aa88-7f609b162256-png.203869/) (https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/39525890-5a26-4e00-bc87-d4cb35b2d617-png.203870/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 21, 2020, 01:46 AM
Looks pretty cool mate, I thought of doing the same....maybe next few days I'll put on a few bits and pieces
Cool blaster as well....reminds me of a Kenner/ hasbro one  :laugh:
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 21, 2020, 08:57 AM
Looks really solid, Larson. 

Couple spacing issues you need to take care of with the chest plates around the diamond, but I'm confident you'll address those when you take a look at the diamond again.

Agreed that your collar plate comes up, but again, once you get it connected to the back plate, I'm thinking you won't have many issues there.

Shin pockets look like there riding a little high, where your knees should be, but that's probably some fine tuning with your flightsuit.

Great job!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Manco Fett on Dec 21, 2020, 06:04 PM
 :boba: Itís coming along great keep at it!!!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 21, 2020, 06:17 PM
Looks really solid, Larson. 

Couple spacing issues you need to take care of with the chest plates around the diamond, but I'm confident you'll address those when you take a look at the diamond again.

Agreed that your collar plate comes up, but again, once you get it connected to the back plate, I'm thinking you won't have many issues there.

Shin pockets look like there riding a little high, where your knees should be, but that's probably some fine tuning with your flightsuit.

Great job!

Yep. Overall, this is looking awesome dude. Love seeing it all together
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Dec 21, 2020, 07:05 PM
Thanks this weekend Iíll fix the some of the issues and put on the knees and shoes so I can take a fuller picture. Iím waiting on the orange sadly still, should be here in the next couple days.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Dec 22, 2020, 09:14 AM
Despite the little tweaks, this is looking great! We'll done, man!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 23, 2020, 08:48 AM
Despite the little tweaks, this is looking great! We'll done, man!

Agreed. Loving the progress.

And in the words of Kylo Ren.... "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!"
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 23, 2020, 06:38 PM
Agreed. Loving the progress.

And in the words of Kylo Ren.... "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!"
Agree with Fenn
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Dec 27, 2020, 06:35 PM
Did a bit of weathering to the armor. I used black 33 really like the look it gives it now.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/e6be651f-f50e-40fb-b299-2a7f4c740eba-jpeg.204214/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/913d3e6f-80b6-46d0-8510-8a6d15f8b27e-jpeg.204215/)

Also tried my hand at adding the pre pro bird skull to the right shoulder, but I didnít wait long enough for the white to cure. Going to have to remask it and the bird to re do the white.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/97cf0d9e-f36f-4dd3-acfa-9edd9725ab4e-jpeg.204216/)

Also I got my orange in the mail so was apply to finish that layer on my back plate. My kidney plate is near finished aswell just need to weather it and drill some holes so I can attach it to my cod piece.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/5d300e0a-c50e-4353-830a-adf5aff50222-jpeg.204219/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/a20d82b6-483a-4134-a86d-91bd545b0ec1-jpeg.204217/)

Lastly stating to work on a flamethrower for my left gauntlet. Just need to find a few more pieces for it and buy some brackets to mount it.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/0a5d7839-7ac9-452a-ba95-45510d421861-jpeg.204218/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 27, 2020, 10:55 PM
What's wtong with the preproduction bird? Can it be turned into weathering?
Looks pretty cool all up
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 28, 2020, 11:15 AM
What's wtong with the preproduction bird? Can it be turned into weathering?
Looks pretty cool all up

Yeah, honestly you could just weathering the red skull a little bit in the areas where the white peeled off to match it. Just use the scrub side of a kitchen sponge and you should be good to go  :like:
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Dec 28, 2020, 08:27 PM
Yeah, honestly you could just weathering the red skull a little bit in the areas where the white peeled off to match it. Just use the scrub side of a kitchen sponge and you should be good to go  :like:

Lol Iíll give that a try. Be easier then remasking it. It is enamel so may have to get something stronger then a sponge but Iíll start with baby steps before I pull out some sand paper.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Dec 29, 2020, 04:30 AM
Got anything like turps, acetone, paint thinner? Kerosene works well as well. If you try any try very carefully and slowly.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 29, 2020, 09:22 AM
Well the scrub side of the sponge haha you could also try very very light passes with some steel wool as well - not as directly abrasive as sand paper.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Dec 29, 2020, 05:21 PM
Well the scrub side of the sponge haha you could also try very very light passes with some steel wool as well - not as directly abrasive as sand paper.
Iíll probably use some sandpaper cause normally I use steel wool to smooth out the paint.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Dec 29, 2020, 05:46 PM
One of my next big projects is going to be the jetpack. Iíve been thinking of different paint schemes for it. I like how Bobas looks but donít wanna make it look exact. Was think of using orange, yellow and grey. For the main body blue would be nice but would it be to close to looking like Bobas? For the jetpack itself I am going to repaint my Holiday Special themed one.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/6936ac7e-cbf6-4a88-93e8-7533aa53f5bb-png.192904/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 30, 2020, 12:07 AM
My Rocket pack looks almost exactly like ROTJ Boba in the base colors, so you'd be fine there.

Larson, just be careful of the double posting. If you need to post something back to back, before anyone has replied, just hit the modify button on your original post to add your new thoughts. That, or wait 24 hours. No biggie.  :)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Dec 30, 2020, 08:11 AM
One of my next big projects is going to be the jetpack. Iíve been thinking of different paint schemes for it. I like how Bobas looks but donít wanna make it look exact. Was think of using orange, yellow and grey. For the main body blue would be nice but would it be to close to looking like Bobas? For the jetpack itself I am going to repaint my Holiday Special themed one.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/6936ac7e-cbf6-4a88-93e8-7533aa53f5bb-png.192904/)

Orange and grey with the blue might look pretty awesome!

Also really love the lights in that jetpack - so goooooood
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Dec 30, 2020, 06:20 PM
My Rocket pack looks almost exactly like ROTJ Boba in the base colors, so you'd be fine there.

Larson, just be careful of the double posting. If you need to post something back to back, before anyone has replied, just hit the modify button on your original post to add your new thoughts. That, or wait 24 hours. No biggie.  :)
Oops my bad Iíll make sure not to do that. Iíll post some updates on the jetpack soon then sense it seems it will be ok to use some similar colors.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Dec 31, 2020, 10:08 AM
Sounds good!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Jan 02, 2021, 06:38 PM
Happy New Year everyone! Finished up a couple things I was working on last year. First off I weathered the bird shoulder a bit more so that I didnít have to do any repainting to it. Used 220 grit to peel off some of that white.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/4cce0fb6-d237-4488-9f3d-8919aa3c2bd4-jpeg.204848/)

Also finished up on my back plate and put a clear coat over it sense it will be getting beat up once I get my jetpack finished.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/f1902342-24fa-4cc6-b748-dd2db85bb831-jpeg.204852/)

Also started working on the flamethrower by making some clips. I didnít like how they turned out so going to make some more out of sheet metal next. Still need to epoxy the stuff to the rod and find some brass fitting for it.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/f2644aca-d429-496b-8bbb-5b52a9bc215e-jpeg.204854/) (https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/a774bc95-d10d-4ec3-be90-2ebd9667c3cc-jpeg.204855/)

Lastly picked up a switch for the jetpack that Iím gonna use to control some of the lights.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/694912d4-5a00-48a0-96e6-efd91514af51-jpeg.204853/)


Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: The Unknown Mando on Jan 04, 2021, 11:59 PM
Looks pretty cool mate, good job
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 05, 2021, 11:19 PM
That's the stuff!!!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Jan 10, 2021, 01:40 PM
This time around I didnít make to much progress just added some lights and started priming my jetpack.

I added a light to the left and right gauntlet both are functional from switches
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/2a35c175-f8e2-4308-a706-5ca60cb3f372-jpeg.205167/)

The right one I stole the idea straight from the ESB gauntlet on how they used the light in theirs. Rather mine is a switch I took from an old PSU from a computer and a random white light.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/1e305d03-45b1-421a-82f7-b5e00fc70b1a-jpeg.205165/)

With left one it is the same type red light used on that gauntlet for boba but on the opposite side.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/7cdf43c8-124d-48c2-9461-3207dd9b32e9-jpeg.205166/)

Also started priming my jetpack will have to do a bit more sanding and want to add a few more geerblies and electronics to it.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/e39aed66-dd80-4e03-baac-82ca1beec087-jpeg.205168/)

Also possible going to make a poncho and or cape. I got enough material for both so I may keep both for whenever one or the other is needed.
The poncho currently just has a hole cut into the middle, need to decide if I wanna cut it smaller or not.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/99117cc2-42a5-49ab-98b8-15aeba058133-jpeg.205169/)

For the one Iíd use as a cape I like the size it is currently just need to do a some weathering to it.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/88724c9f-4e93-4867-8a2d-603176279d04-jpeg.205170/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Jaster Fett on Jan 10, 2021, 03:46 PM
A half shelter cape?!

I see you are also a Protector of culture :like:
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Manco Fett on Jan 15, 2021, 05:13 PM
Things are progressing nicely with your kit.  :like:
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Jan 18, 2021, 05:31 PM
Didnít get much accomplished this week. Just was able to work on my flamethrower and add something to the back of my helmet.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/6229b378-a73a-4827-b1b7-e5a97ed9e062-jpeg.205722/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/128a316e-bcf0-4da8-abb0-c5323de274dc-jpeg.205724/)

Now I just need to add the clips for it, mount it to the gauntlet and attach a hose to it. For the helmet I added some replica dental files but need to add a bit of weathering to it due to being kinda bright.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/ff1fa8eb-4ceb-420c-8b47-e5026caf7b0b-jpeg.205723/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 19, 2021, 10:56 AM
Looking pretty great man! I assume you plan on shortening that rod? ha
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Jan 19, 2021, 03:30 PM
Yeah it actually can retract and expand itís one of those magnet tools you use to pick up stuff you drop.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 19, 2021, 05:39 PM
Yeah it actually can retract and expand itís one of those magnet tools you use to pick up stuff you drop.

Weeeeeell that's dope!!!
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Mar 17, 2021, 07:58 PM
Hey everyone been awhile sense I posted but here is a little bit of what Iíve been working on. So far I filled and sanded my custom sling gun.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/243902d2-6cb7-47fc-8421-dffc2290a6e2-jpeg.208732/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/2daa0d15-4cc6-4449-abdc-04387a1557ae-jpeg.208733/)

Also finished up my left gauntlet but there are a few tweaks I wanna make to it. If you guys see anything I could do better let me know!
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/6a306482-dc1c-41d8-a81a-97294106e3c3-jpeg.208726/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/552141a4-1468-40a0-af99-ebdef617a11b-jpeg.208734/)

Also added some switches to my jetpack and also finishing up sewing Velcro to my knees and then just have to sew the straps with Velcro.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/009f0299-74df-424d-9d43-2878bb86e5e9-jpeg.208727/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/56995351-9b8f-43d5-8d54-9975569fb230-jpeg.208736/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 17, 2021, 11:26 PM
I would say the only thing you could do better would be to freaking hurry up with this build! Itching to see this completed! Haha

That being said, if the knee armor shot is a recent photo - add some weathering (or more weathering) to your flight suit. With how you have weathered your helmet, gauntlets, and chest plates, that looks like it will be too clean compared to those
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Rayne on Mar 18, 2021, 07:55 AM
Your pieces are looking really good! Looking forward to seeing it all together. Once we see it on you, we should be able to give you some better critiques.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Mar 19, 2021, 11:30 AM
Big fan of the sling gun!

I'll wait on the weathering comments until we see the whole package.
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Larson on Jun 15, 2021, 10:58 PM
Hey everyone been awhile sense I’ve been able to post an update. I recently moved and been just busy with work but I’ve gotten some time to work on the kit now. Nothing big like the sling gun or jetpack I am still trying to figure out where and how I’m going to paint those. Anyways I got a few changes done and weathering.

First off I got a new diamond and finished painting it. I used a different shade of green from the rest of the armor but very unnoticeable difference.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/3fdd9c87-7d6a-410e-b4cd-08c1e4c4e3d3-jpeg.212622/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/19def16e-b7fe-4bf0-b8ce-827568522f15-jpeg.212628/)

Next up I colored in the switch on my gauntlet to an all black and also did weathering to my ammo belt, girth belt, pouches and the things I got that go on my boots.
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/d61b41be-661b-4ce0-83f9-dbcdc29ac169-jpeg.212624/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/849ca9b3-3fbf-4321-be83-2aaa50032b7e-jpeg.212623/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/d6fa182e-e4b6-4d2a-a631-2393fccbef35-jpeg.212626/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/b478c61b-d13e-444e-9248-672dfe61e682-jpeg.212625/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/23dc93fb-cb74-4a65-9657-b4d18020c097-jpeg.212627/)


Lastly took some photos in the kit to see how it’s turning out. Wanted to see how the armor is fitting and if I need to adjust it anymore. I also still need to work on the knees but mostly just sewing is left for them. The only thing is in the side shoots you can see some eyelets that I used to attach armor to it before. I’m not using them to attach anymore so I’m wondering if I need to cover it up or was thinking maybe I could run fake wire through them.
 (https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/f94f85d3-0299-4f4e-97a6-4b55c52406e0-jpeg.212630/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/71fb6801-e10d-4a2c-8f89-495cc8a30c46-jpeg.212632/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/3b365486-dd5d-4037-aa7a-5df3fee5a737-jpeg.212629/)
(https://www.thedentedhelmet.com/forums/attachments/14ba2fc2-50e4-4c2d-a087-551100615b6c-jpeg.212631/)
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Jun 15, 2021, 11:25 PM
Aside from the wonky knee, you're looking really good dude!  :laugh: I love it and it makes me itch to get back to working on mine!

Who made those boot spats if I might ask? I'll need a pair for my kit and all I've got is a navy blue set. And that isn't gonna work haha
Title: Re: Larson Protector WIP
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jun 25, 2021, 10:00 AM
I know I've already told you this.... but this is looking so good dude!!!!