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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: Ego Solus on Feb 18, 2021, 05:12 PM

Title: WIP - Post Imp build
Post by: Ego Solus on Feb 18, 2021, 05:12 PM
*** Updates at bottom of post ***

Starting a post imp build.  I will soon be submitting my modern era kit for approval, but I couldn't help myself starting a new kit once I got a 3d printer.

Concept:
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Armor_Concept/Post Imp Concept.jpeg)
Colors will be a black flight suit, grey flak vest and sash, armor is flat navy blue and dark grey, or possibly a light grey with some chocolate brown accents.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1672[1].JPG)

Helmet:
Not the armor it goes with, just put on the armor for reference
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/1.JPG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/2.JPG)

Gun belt:
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1659[1].JPG)
didnt like the first holster, felt it was too big.  so i made a new one.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1666[1].JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1667[1].JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1668[1].JPG)

Armor:
Various stages of completion.  Some raw prints, some primed, some of the soft parts included.  Still have parts on the printer.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1671[1].JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1676[1].JPG)

Undercoat of chrome applied to a few parts.  I will use liquid latex to mask edges and sections to allow chrome to shine through as wear marks.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1741[1].JPG)

********* UPDATE 5-31-2021 ***************

Re-fire on helmet.  The last one was a bit small and apparently I must have dropped it at some point because I had a reoccurring crack keep showing up on the top.   So I printed a new one.  Also ditched the "beskar" style chest and ab plates and decided to go with more of the Season 1 style plates.

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1745.JPG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1746.JPG)
Fiberglass reinforced the inside of the bucket, and XTC-3D applied to outside of helmet, chest, abs, and back plate.  Fiberglass resin applied to shoulders, thigh plates, and vambraces.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1753.JPG)

Started paint and weathering.  Used a silver undercoat, followed by dark grey and blue combo

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1762.JPG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1763.JPG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1764.JPG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1765.JPG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1766.JPG)
Looks really dirty because I know that once I clear coat it, some of the grime will kinda go away.

Clear coat applied.  The clear still needs to be cut and a bit more grime added.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1767.JPG)

I have been struggling with scaling shins on my printer, so i decided to try and do leather shins. 
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1768.JPG)

**** UPDATE 6/13/2021 ****
More work done on helmet, finishing of armor, etc.  Oh, and made a flak vest out of leather.  Flak vest is wet formed, just waiting for it to fully dry before dying it to match the leg armor and gun belt.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1774.JPG)
Fiber glassed the inside of the helmet and added padding.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1773.JPG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1778.JPG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_E1775.JPG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_E1777.JPG)
Flak Vest work
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1798.JPG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1803.JPG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1806.PNG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1808.PNG)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_1820.JPG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_E1819.JPG)(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/55889/Post_Imp/IMG_E1815.JPG)