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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: Tro'val Hurn on Jun 21, 2021, 11:27 AM

Title: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Tro'val Hurn on Jun 21, 2021, 11:27 AM
Hello All,
Time for me to actually start my WIP thread. I'm planning a Boba style light kit first then expanding out to a Jango style medium kit.
Color scheme is as follows: (just a test print):

(https://i.imgur.com/72CUtR9.jpg)

Been working with the Folks in Cerrar clan and attending some armor parties. It's been amazing. I put the boosters on this weekend and got my Helmet taken from rough sanded print to almost finished. So here is my WIP as it stands.

BUCKET:

(https://i.imgur.com/4t0hmwe.jpg)

The Bucket I'm using is a Sol'yc bucket from GedycArmouries: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=174598.0 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=174598.0)

My Bucket Build Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/VWpBAEU

Gauntlets:

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

The Gauntlets I'm using are the basic ones from the forums and the Greebs that the forum provides as well.
Link to Gauntlet files here: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?action=store;sa=view;id=234

My Gauntlet Build Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/nBM4tAd (https://imgur.com/a/nBM4tAd)

Body Armor:

(https://i.imgur.com/6N2ypBL.jpg)

Body Armor Gallery Here: https://imgur.com/a/waD3lph

More updates on other parts will be coming soon.



Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Bryn Cin'Prudii on Jun 21, 2021, 12:57 PM
OOOO those gauntlets and helmet are coming along FAST!

Great job on their finish. Whats next?
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Tro'val Hurn on Jun 21, 2021, 04:08 PM
Thanks Bryn,

 Also appreciate the help as always.

Once the weather dries up going to touch up and seal the paint on the Bucket and gauntlets. Then, next will be the collar chest and Ab pieces.
Still have to trim those and then ensure the shape and fit is right.

This is the Shaped armor i have so far.
(https://i.imgur.com/E2Oud0y.jpg)
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Cattriss Wren on Jun 23, 2021, 01:41 PM
Su'cuy, I really like the helmet!! :like: excited to see more :porg2:
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Tro'val Hurn on Jun 23, 2021, 09:49 PM
Did some more work on the bucket and the Gauntlets today.

Left gauntlet is finished!

Top:
(https://i.imgur.com/acyfwzy.jpg)

Bottom:
(https://i.imgur.com/CIW8pHR.jpg)

Just a bit more on the right gauntlet and the Bucket to go before I move on to prepping and finishing chest armor.
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Bryn Cin'Prudii on Jun 24, 2021, 10:12 AM
Did some more work on the bucket and the Gauntlets today.

Left gauntlet is finished!

Top:
(https://i.imgur.com/acyfwzy.jpg)

Bottom:
(https://i.imgur.com/CIW8pHR.jpg)

Just a bit more on the right gauntlet and the Bucket to go before I move on to prepping and finishing chest armor.

pretty good work here Avantlaws! There may be some lines on the top of that gauntlet - I might recommend sanding the purple down a hair and adding more paint after. Lines are looking sharp though. As are the rest of the silver on the gaunts.

Cant wait to see the plates painted up. Did you do knee plates yet?
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Tro'val Hurn on Jun 24, 2021, 10:51 AM
Thanks!

I'll give it a once over with the Sander again and touch up.

No knees yet, still need to trim and sand the Chest pieces. Then moving down. I should probably print the knee pieces.
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Tro'val Hurn on Jul 14, 2021, 05:53 PM
Went to an Armor party and got a lot done with my main Trauma plates for my chest and Shoulder bells. Excited to get these mounted and keep working down!

Primed, base coat and top coat done, just need to work on details!

(https://i.imgur.com/6N2ypBL.jpg)

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

Link to Body Armor Gallery Here: https://imgur.com/a/waD3lph
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Tro'val Hurn on Sep 05, 2021, 12:41 AM
Update was able to get the trauma plates mounted today. Worked out the wrinkles near the collar but still need to tailor the vest a bit.

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

Super excited to be making progress.
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Tro'val Hurn on Sep 16, 2021, 12:00 AM
Been working hard here's an update. I got my visor mounted into my helmet using 3D printed clips that allow me to swap the visor out as needed. I just wasn't happy with how the hot glue looked.

Visor clips:
(https://i.imgur.com/zI7Q8CX.jpg)


Finished helmet exterior:
(https://i.imgur.com/vUDJsgc.jpg)

I've also been working on my shin/knee combo armor, been able to get that cut shaped and mostly ready to put together.

Legs shaped:
(https://i.imgur.com/p7Au0sW.jpg)

Rough knee placement:
(https://i.imgur.com/spXCAJd.jpg)

Leg armor gallery: https://imgur.com/a/NZ0c2IR
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Tro'val Hurn on Oct 03, 2021, 08:41 PM
Big update coming I got A LOT done over the past few weeks.

First my Shin Knees / Greaves are done.

Lots of filling and sanding and priming
(https://i.imgur.com/CucnSup.jpg)

Then the paint got finished.
(https://i.imgur.com/lx1d60Q.jpg)

Then decided to beat it up a bit, for the final look :
(https://i.imgur.com/V6nVYCA.jpg)

Soft Parts

ended up buying a sewing machine and going to the fabric store and knocking out my Loin Cloth/Girth belt in a day.

(https://i.imgur.com/q8peCno.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pCrXw0y.jpg)

Then cut out and hemmed my cape.

(https://i.imgur.com/54081QX.jpg)

Pre-App Photos
A lot more work was done here, but i started with my preapproval pics in our clan thread too. You can see those tin this thread:
 - https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=200055.0

(https://i.imgur.com/CUBuYee.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TgmIdvM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Gb43oXq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sfNQVJj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OOdlFBl.jpg)

Excited to be on to the next stage of my kit, I'm planning on my iron hear being the last thing i add. So next is weapons and that and any corrections the clan has for me.

What an awesome journey.
(https://i.imgur.com/EzYqqQ2.jpg)

Can't wait for the trooping to begin!

Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Tro'val Hurn on Nov 15, 2021, 05:58 PM
Final App Pics inbound as well as last minute updates.

I had some sewing and sanding to do but got the following corrections made in time for App pics:


Which brings us to.... App Pics!

Front
(https://i.imgur.com/7ImDwpO.jpg)

Left
(https://i.imgur.com/YYEMmQH.jpg)

Back
(https://i.imgur.com/UcfPqRu.jpg)

Right
(https://i.imgur.com/8s7GMgY.jpg)

Bucket Off
(https://i.imgur.com/A4i3TwJ.jpg)

Weapon Right
(https://i.imgur.com/eZAsN8a.jpg)

Weapon Left
(https://i.imgur.com/yIztGdP.jpg)


I'm so excited to have gone this far and couldn't have done it without all the help and input I've received.

K'oyacyi!
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Jennari on Nov 15, 2021, 10:26 PM
Love the purple.  :like:
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Tro'val Hurn on Nov 17, 2021, 10:57 AM
Love the purple.  :like:

Thanks It's my fav!
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Tro'val Hurn on Jan 29, 2022, 08:25 PM
Starting Upgrades!

Working io shaping and painting my thigh armor for my kit.

(https://imgur.com/7PRLgmU.jpg)

First layer of Primer.

(https://i.imgur.com/48npiHX.jpg)

Excited to see the kit grow.
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Tro'val Hurn on Mar 11, 2022, 04:08 PM
Just updates on the Thigh Armor.
 
Finally got them finished.

First Layer of Silver:
(https://i.imgur.com/WikqIPa.jpg?1)

Final Coat of Paint with details:
(https://i.imgur.com/lMfrAaZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Avantlaws Armor WIP
Post by: Aster Veris on Mar 15, 2022, 01:14 AM
Very nice! Love the paint job