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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: Dralox Shagurd on May 10, 2021, 02:04 AM

Title: Acklay Killer Post-imperial Mando WIP (heavy pics)
Post by: Dralox Shagurd on May 10, 2021, 02:04 AM
*EDIT : THE SIGIL WAS MODIFIED TO AVOID CONFUSION WITH AN OTHER MEMBER DESIGN*
Hello Vodes.

I am from Reunion Island, a French island located in the Indian Ocean just next to Mauritius and south-east of Madagascar.
I have already made several mandalorian costumes including that of Bo-Katan for my wife (I will soon do a special post on it).

My new goal is to level up and make a post-imperial mandalorian costume that could be approved by this group.
I went on the shoulders and the Foreman helmet from Alter Ego Armory, because I really like his designs. The files are also very easy to print.

(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210510/25bba1432585c146de5dcf5e6f7f4b3d52526c3d.jpg)

(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210510/d363be03d162920559dcf16e2c0517273f8aaf1b.jpg)

The chest armor is a classic Gunslinger.

(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210510/b37dfa4fe4b868302c6610b071a3e3849a563419.jpg)

(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210510/a18fe0a4ecb5b2116dbb102c26dc40f2fc1958b5.jpg)

(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210510/cfb037506584b03a69be36bab81f6247fe28954b.jpg)

Initially I wanted to go on a blue / gray / white colors scheme then when testing Montana's "Pegasus blue" color, I decided to change and go with this color combined with an orange-yellow and white patterns. Here an idea of the concept on Mando Creator (not exactly the same helmet from AEA) :

(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210510/a92640a11138b6c8a62d52acfa9f47a00b886ea4.jpg)

So, I wondered what creature could be associated with these colors and I thought the Acklay (a big praying mantis which is a bit in these shades of colors) could match.
(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210510/5695b18f5e8c7b22c8f5905fc77df690a23a988c.jpg)

(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210510/50fbdb22d28b38d07543b4d37b1f5c9353a877f2.jpg)

I added the letters "AK" for Acklay Killer on the chest and put an Acklay sigil on the right shoulder.

(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210510/dc777ce6bbd0fbedddae933c1ac6ab2f381c28e2.jpg)

(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210510/c163c5c126d3cdec919f67c5c9bcc4af210a5700.jpg)

(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210510/16bd69939719c24cf57c3505bcd518036f5de848.jpg)

The next step will be the helmet which is being printed.
Thank you for watching !  :D
Title: Re: Acklay Killer Post-imperial Mando WIP (heavy pics)
Post by: OriKad on May 10, 2021, 12:55 PM
The paint work is BEAUTIFUL!
Title: Re: Acklay Killer Post-imperial Mando WIP (heavy pics)
Post by: Jenga Feet on May 10, 2021, 04:23 PM
LOVE this paint so far!!!!
Title: Re: Acklay Killer Post-imperial Mando WIP (heavy pics)
Post by: Dralox Shagurd on May 10, 2021, 11:54 PM
Thank you for the kind comments about the paint job ! I appreciate.  :)
Title: Re: Acklay Killer Post-imperial Mando WIP (heavy pics)
Post by: Dralox Shagurd on May 20, 2021, 01:03 PM
Hello Vodes.
Continuation of the project which is progressing well :
1) 3D printed Foreman helmet from Alter Ego Armory. Paints cans from Montana.
(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210520/fd0332ba2c6f386ec2d592ad01d4db2762721c92.jpg)
(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210520/4c33eb9b14b17c931ef4668050bb4fb4d3517504.jpg)
(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210520/1e8246a8a404c5afb4bdcc22ba30e28852c74c62.jpg)
(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210520/2808e26262372218db7b01c1ba32d0fd1778bb26.jpg)

2) 3D printed Djin Djarin Gauntlets :
(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210520/013072dddd2a2df2f2b72cb4c50096b50490a472.jpg)

3) 3D printed thigh armors from Alter Ego Armory :
(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210520/f718fdcdf1be1339aaf030a55fa24729e30715a6.jpg)
(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210520/0ddbe0ea558a1d2ed2a33bdb96825455cc647d03.jpg)
(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210520/86aab93771ae56d903662ed395f4a91ff9667fff.jpg)

Hope you'll like it. ;-)
Title: Re: Acklay Killer Post-imperial Mando WIP (heavy pics)
Post by: Jenga Feet on May 20, 2021, 05:18 PM
Holy cow!!!  :o

Easily one of my favorite bucket paint jobs of all time. So excited to see this done.
Title: Re: Acklay Killer Post-imperial Mando WIP (heavy pics)
Post by: Vercopaanir on May 20, 2021, 08:46 PM
Love this kit!
Title: Re: Acklay Killer Post-imperial Mando WIP (heavy pics)
Post by: Dralox Shagurd on May 20, 2021, 11:32 PM
HI.
Thank you for the kind comments.
A first test of the top of the costume on a sewing mannequin to get an idea of the overall look.
I added the Death Watch style shoulder straps and I used the cape and belts from my ESB Boba Fett costume that I was never able to finish.
I am thinking of using another smaller leather belt on which I will put 4 to 6 pouches maximum.
Currently, I am working on the backplate armor and printing the Djin Djarin's hips armor.
I still have Bo Katan's shin armor left to print as well.
(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210521/ba3af267c24801ba96fb81ad8afc95a173d530ef.jpg)
(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210521/a1aa574ac8f68396388b0700ef8b5ed9a52ffcd8.jpg)
(https://www.hebergement-photo.fr/uploads/20210521/e61100051fe5550bcaccc9e07694df974c36947e.jpg)

Title: Re: Acklay Killer Post-imperial Mando WIP (heavy pics)
Post by: Nathan Fewell on Jun 16, 2021, 04:45 PM
Wow amazing work vod! I definitely wanna see what you come up with next, keep it up man!!
Title: Re: Acklay Killer Post-imperial Mando WIP (heavy pics)
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Jun 16, 2021, 11:42 PM
Freaking beautiful work.

Following because I need more Post Imperial inspiration   :D