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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Concepts => Topic started by: Karvas Dral on Jan 08, 2012, 04:03 AM

Title: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 08, 2012, 04:03 AM
Here's the rough concept for the modern era plates.
(http://www.imgur.com/Kihkc.jpg)
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Jan 08, 2012, 04:39 AM
In the end its all going to come down to your personal preference. Which look do you like more, I personally like the legacy plates more because of the heavier look to them. They fully cover instead of leaving gaps and so far from my own personal experience I move better in them than modern style. Now modern style, well lets face it, that's classic and you'll never be able to beat the classic look. I mean its what got us all here to begin with.  Both sets give out their own difficulties of creation and both have their own strong points.

When I first saw legacy, I didn't think all too much of it. It was cool and all but it didn't really stick at first. However the more and more I saw it the more I grew to realize that I really liked the coverage aspect that it had. Eventually I switched over to the legacy chest armor design and I personally love it. I think it is exactly what my kit needed it just completes my look, a mando that's there to take hits and dish them back out 10 fold.

In the end, like I said you have to think what will suit what you want to portray for your mando better. Weighing in the amount of coverage/maneuverability each style allows including design changes you may want to make, what job do you want your armor to say you do, and so on. Remember we don't want to have to tell people what type of mando we are. We want them to look at us and know what our specialty is. Oh they're like a light commando type, wow that guys a tank, etc. etc. Let the armor tell the story and let it speak to the public for you from you.
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 08, 2012, 05:13 AM
That's exactly how I feel!
I know modern is a classic, but I really like how heavy and rugged legacy armor can look!
I mean, I'm 6'1, 220 lbs nd I feel like I could fit the role of a tank better than if i was to try some light or armor, or even heavy armor. I think I might the need the coverage the legacy plates provide!
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Jan 08, 2012, 06:24 AM
6'1 and 220 I think you'd look like a beast in legacy armor. I know we could always use more heavy tanks. I look at it this way; for me, there is the:

Light Mando <-- Good old Boba types. Maneuverable, quick, and stealthy they trust on their speed and agility to win the fight. Keep your eyes open because, by the time you see them, it might very well be the last thing you do see.

Medium Mando <-- These are our Jango type boys and gals here. Quick, well armed, and cunning. They use the added armor to aid their prowess in accomplishing their job.

Heavy Mando <-- Armor like Noval our faithful leader :D Well armed and ready to go. They sacrifice the speed of their counterparts for the ability to take more damage. They don't worry to much about cover leaving them more time to focus in on their target. While you enter panic mode, they're already calling their shots.

Heavy Tank mando <-- This is our legacy boys here (Full legacy at least not the hybrids). Slow, retrospectively speaking, literally tanks. These are the heavy hitters. They carry all the weaponry and ammo they need. And then some. Have fun looking for an opening in their armor because while you search they're already firing whatever BFG they decided to bring to the party. That or their faster counterparts are already on top of you.


Like I said that's now I see it. 
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: OriKad on Jan 08, 2012, 07:35 AM
Brilliant description, Drak'ika.  Brilliant.
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Hondo Karr on Jan 08, 2012, 11:23 AM
"LIKE"
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 08, 2012, 12:50 PM
I absolutely loved that description and its so fitting!
I think I'm more so leaning towards the legacy tipe right now, it all depends if can find a seller with those plates or not. Thank you so much for the help! I can always count on you folks to steer me in the proper direction! :)
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Hondo Karr on Jan 08, 2012, 03:44 PM
Forge Props sells nearly the whole thing in vacform and the templates for DIY-ers are in the Legacy Armor boards.
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 08, 2012, 03:52 PM
Thanks!
I was thinking of doing it myself, anyone know of any good plastics to work with? That won't curl when heated?
And after my horrible break up with my girlfriend of 2 years I really need something to devote all of my time, so I'd appreciate if you guys could share out techniques.
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Jan 08, 2012, 04:45 PM
Forge Props sells nearly the whole thing in vacform and the templates for DIY-ers are in the Legacy Armor boards.

This ^^^^

There are the wonderful templates that Falin made and there are the relatively new templates Ohl'd Vart made that are more angular. The FP armor is based off of Falin's templates to give you an idea.

If you go with making your own there are a ton of techniques you can use to do so. Sintra, fiberglassed paper/cardboard, tote or trash bins. In my opinion the fiberglass method is a tad bit more advance and harder to get right than the other 2. Not to mention you need a well ventilated area to do it in. Then there is the amount of sanding you will need to do to get it smooth. It can be cheaper if done properly but unless you've had experience with it before, or are a really good listener to instructions you might spend a little bit more than you intended to begin.

I'd suggest possibly Sintra or the tote/trash bin method depending on your available funding. you can go either 6mm or 3mm sintra if you go that route. Then all that you have to do is get templates that fit you test fit, copy them to the sheeting cut it out and heat form it to the shapes you need. The upside to this is the surface of the plastic is already smooth no sanding just cutting and shaping. You might need to sand the edges if you get jagged cuts though.

That's about where my knowledge ends with it. Someone else can help you better. If you go the fiberglass route though and need help send me a PM, I'll be happy to help.
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 08, 2012, 05:10 PM
Yeah, I was thinking of using this big rubber maid bins for my plates, should I use this or wait for sintra?
Also, how do print these darn templates out! From a regular printer?
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jan 08, 2012, 05:23 PM
Kiffar...I'm with Drak; Legacy is going to look sweeet on your frame...that's why I'm switching over from Modern, myself. IMHO, If you can wait for/afford the sintra, then I would go with that....nothing wrong with the bins, but they tend to be a bit flimsy, and detract from the heavy-duty look of the kit.  :)


Light Mando <-- Good old Boba types. Maneuverable, quick, and stealthy they trust on their speed and agility to win the fight. Keep your eyes open because, by the time you see them, it might very well be the last thing you do see.

Medium Mando <-- These are our Jango type boys and gals here. Quick, well armed, and cunning. They use the added armor to aid their prowess in accomplishing their job.

Heavy Mando <-- Armor like Novall our faithful leader :D Well armed and ready to go. They sacrifice the speed of their counterparts for the ability to take more damage. They don't worry to much about cover leaving them more time to focus in on their target. While you enter panic mode, they're already calling their shots.

Heavy Tank Mando <-- This is our legacy boys here (Full legacy at least not the hybrids). Slow, retrospectively speaking, literally tanks. These are the heavy hitters. They carry all the weaponry and ammo they need. And then some. Have fun looking for an opening in their armor because while you search they're already firing whatever BFG they decided to bring to the party. That or their faster counterparts are already on top of you.


Awesome description, bro...this is a keeper!

Rob
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 08, 2012, 05:31 PM
I'll wait to purchase 6mm sintra then. Anyone know if home depot carries sintra?
Nonetheless, I might do a practice run off the rybber maid bins and double them up if they seem flimsy!
Thanks again for the help guys!
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Jan 08, 2012, 05:43 PM
You'll have to either find a local plastic distributor around your area or order it online. Sintra in actuality is a brand. The real item is Expanded PVC Foam Board or PVC sheeting. Use those to google up a ton of different sellers and shop around till you find one with an item and price you like.


Side note: Didn't think my view on the armor types would hit the nail so well. haha
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 08, 2012, 05:54 PM
Ah, cool.
Also how do I print out these templates? From just a regular printer?
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jan 08, 2012, 06:35 PM
Ah, cool.
Also how do I print out these templates? From just a regular printer?

Yep....8.5" x 11".  ;)

Rob
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 08, 2012, 06:42 PM
Thanks vod!
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 09, 2012, 12:35 AM
For some reason I can't post the image using the bbcode so I'll have to link it, sorry guys.
Here are some really rough sketches of my ideas, any comments? About the designs? The colors?
http://www.imgur.com/yWzNk.jpg
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 10, 2012, 02:04 AM
Any comments, guys?
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jan 10, 2012, 04:57 PM
See if you can post a pic in the thread; most folks here WILL NOT click on a link....viruses and nasty things, you know... ;)

Rob
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Fenrir Bralor on Jan 10, 2012, 05:53 PM
Ah ain't skeered o' no links.

Looks good.
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jan 10, 2012, 06:19 PM
Ah ain't skeered o' no links.

Looks good.

Same here....that's why I have all these pricey anti-anti programs on my PC.... ;D

Your design looks great, vod....are those plates to have a black background?

Rob
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 10, 2012, 09:38 PM
Thanks Ohl'd!
These are pretty rough, dine in oen, I'll get some good ones up soon!
Also, in not sure what you're asking?
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jan 10, 2012, 09:54 PM
Also, in not sure what you're asking?

The base color of the plates, behind the red graphics....you show them shaded in pencil...will those be black?

Rob
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 10, 2012, 10:06 PM
Oh, no, they'll be gray, but I was thinking instead of doing the red, doing a dark gold, almost copper color.
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jan 10, 2012, 10:18 PM
Grey and copper would be awesome, IMHO.  :)

Rob
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Jan 11, 2012, 02:12 AM
Just saw the designs they look pretty cool, and lastly

Grey and copper would be awesome, IMHO.  :)

Rob

This ^^^^
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 11, 2012, 02:22 AM
Grey and copper or grey an gold? And those sketches were pretty bad, had to do them with pen, crappy led pencil and oil pastels. LOL
But I'll get better ones up soon.
And here's and update! I'll be cutting out the modern era templates soon from the Rubbermaid baskets and seeing how I like those!
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jan 11, 2012, 09:53 AM
Grey and copper, vod...that's Drak's and my 2 cents.  ;)

Rob
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 15, 2012, 01:38 AM
Im having trouble finding 6mm sintra that doesn't come in bulks of 10 sheets for an absurd price, anyone willing to point me in the right direction?
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Jan 15, 2012, 02:43 AM
Increase your chance of finding different products in your search by widening your search from sintra (a brand) to expanded PVC foam sheet.

I found these when I did that. Remember these are just the first few that I clicked on in my search. You might want to still shop around or not and make sure the size you buy is enough for what you plan.

here http://www.montroy.com/catalog/main/itemdetail.app?item_no=MPVC06W

This one you can order an exact size and have it cut to that proportion before they ship it, as well as have it calculated right then and there. For 6mm remember to set the thickness to 0.236 inches.

http://www.interstateplastics.com/Dark-Gray-Expanded-Pvc-Sheet-PVC2X.php?sku=PVC2X&vid=201201150141-3p&dim2=48&dim3=96&thickness=0.236&qty=1&x=82&y=24
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jan 15, 2012, 10:02 AM
This.^^^^^^  ;)

Rob
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 15, 2012, 01:28 PM
Haha! Thank you so much!  You guys are Mega helpful!
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: MandalorianEwok on Jan 15, 2012, 07:35 PM
I went to a local sign shop and got a 18"x40" 6mm for $20.00  I suggest hitting a sign shop up if you have one near by.    I checked the price on the sight listed and even though a 24x48 is cheaper, I saved $15 in shipping.  You don't have to spend a ton of dough to get good size scraps either.  So check them out. 
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 19, 2012, 08:02 PM
Alright guys so I've decide to begin work on the small things, weapons, crushgaunts, trophies etc. Before really getting into the thick of, like my armor. The reason? Lack of creds and real time for hardcore  building! I just got finished applying for college and I have my finals soon so expect slower replies, nontheless I'll definatl get the smaller stuff done soon.

Found a cool base for cruchgaunts too, courtesy of Falin!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAINTBALL-AIRSOFT-GLOVES-W-PVC-ARMOR-Black-XL-/150507017533
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Drak Fiurr Verda on Jan 20, 2012, 06:19 AM
Fix those up real nice and yep... "That'll do pig... That'll do...." lol Good luck to you.
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 21, 2012, 12:38 AM
Here's another rough sketch, this time modern era, the brown is copper, rest is gray. Any suggestions? I'm currently feeling the paint scheme is abit too bland..
http://www.imgur.com/nUB7e.jpg
Gonna have to link you guys again, sorry.
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jan 21, 2012, 06:46 PM
Looks good to me....are you going to decorate the shoulder plates?
Rob
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 21, 2012, 09:29 PM
Yeah, I was planning on stenciling on a mythosaur skull.
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Karvas Dral on Feb 17, 2012, 11:00 PM
So I've made SOME progress, got myself a black & Decker rotary tool! Woo! :laugh:
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Karvas Dral on Feb 19, 2012, 05:36 PM
Got this stuff instead of the bondo brand, wondering if it'll work the same?
Also the instructions in the back suck! Hopefully I'll do it right ???
(http://www.imgur.com/Sqb5N.jpg)
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Saberan Vhette on Feb 19, 2012, 09:01 PM
It should work just fine if you mix it properly.
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Rokeim Gekla on Feb 19, 2012, 09:05 PM
It'll work just the same.   Body filler is body filler for the most part.
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Karvas Dral on Feb 19, 2012, 09:11 PM
Yeah, the back instruction thing is not very detailed, sorry if I sound like a moron but how do you mix this thing?
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Saberan Vhette on Feb 19, 2012, 09:21 PM
Take a small amount of filler ( golf ball size ) and add about a 1/3 inch shot of hardener to it and mix it until it is a uniform color. apply it smoothly and quickly to your piece with a flat piece of plastic. It will start to shred as it hardens so work quick! Let it sit until dry. Sand smooth and repeat as necessary to cover your bucket where you need it. 
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Karvas Dral on Feb 27, 2012, 04:47 PM
Thank you! Also,I've been looking at the Mosin Nagant pouches. How many should I get?
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Karvas Dral on Aug 14, 2012, 03:44 PM
Alright, Necro post.
After taking a long break from this I've come back,completely fresh.
Currently in the planning stages I just want to run my paint up ideas for my armor through you guys first.
Prime.
1st coat, Silver
Mask off damage.
2nd coat, Silver.
Peel damage and mask again.
3rd coat Black
Repeat.
4th coat, Maroon/Dark red.
Repeat.
5th coat, Dark Gray
Peel off, mask one more time.
6th coat, Dark Gray.
Peel then mask one more time.
Then stencil the Bronze detailing, let dry, peel of and then black wash
Any input regarding the process would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Vorpan Kyr'am on Aug 14, 2012, 04:01 PM
Just start.... >:(
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Karvas Dral on Aug 14, 2012, 04:08 PM
Preparation is key!
And so are funds LOL
Title: Re: Dral Aranov's WIP
Post by: Karvas Dral on Aug 26, 2012, 03:23 PM
Hey guys, bought some PVC and I was wondering if it was too thick.
(http://www.imgur.com/CjhOQ.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Remo Jadd on Aug 26, 2012, 03:43 PM
That's fine ;) .
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Aug 26, 2012, 03:52 PM
Woah. Really? Man. These plates are super thick then  :o
I'll bang out some thigh plates tonight, updates soon.
Thanks Remo!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Aug 26, 2012, 06:44 PM
Its not much, but its the first piece of armor I've made.
Here's a thigh plate, let me know what you guys think.
(http://www.imgur.com/gAxhw.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 26, 2012, 07:40 PM
I don't have Thigh plates w/ my kit .......  :rolleyes:


But this looks good .....  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Azereth on Aug 26, 2012, 08:49 PM
Looks good so far. How's it fit?  Also your weathering plan sounds intense. Gonna be a lot of paint :P. You should probably tested it out on a scrap piece first to see if you really need the extra silver layers.
What are you planning to use for masking agent?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Aug 26, 2012, 08:59 PM
Looks good so far. How's it fit?  Also your weathering plan sounds intense. Gonna be a lot of paint :P. You should probably tested it out on a scrap piece first to see if you really need the extra silver layers.
What are you planning to use for masking agent?
It fits well, just have to reshape one of the "wings" to curve abit more around my thigh.
And yeah, I've reconsidered it. I'm only going to double up the outer layers of paint so the masked off damage has some depth.
And I use masking fluid. Its good, but smells funky.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Azereth on Aug 26, 2012, 09:10 PM
That's why I went with toothpaste. Minty fresh! Lol
Looking forawrd to more progress
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Aug 27, 2012, 01:19 PM
Thanks vod. :)
I've got a question.
My main colors are going to be  dark gray and a dark, rusty red with copper accents.
So I was wondering, for the undercoat that shows up beneath the topcoat like Boba's chipping.
Should I make it the rusty red or black? The main coat btw is dark gray.
And I'm still deciding whether painting my shoulders and knees copper with red accents of red with dark grey accents.
And I'm planning for the helmet to be dark gray with either a copper or rusty red brow trim and I'm unsure about the kill stripes and designs on the helmet.
So some help with the paint scheme would be appreciated.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 27, 2012, 02:08 PM
That's why I went with toothpaste. Minty fresh! Lol
Looking forawrd to more progress

Don't forget mustard ....  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Aug 30, 2012, 10:52 PM
Look what I got.
WOOO.
Will start to paint this weekend.
(http://www.imgur.com/vNM9f.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Aug 31, 2012, 12:49 AM
I wish you the Best Gabe .......  Now rock this Build ner'vod .

If you have any Questions feel free to PM me . ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Racin Kyram on Aug 31, 2012, 03:52 AM
Look'in good so far!  Keep at it!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Aug 31, 2012, 02:41 PM
Cool ;D That stuff looks thick  :o awesome ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Aug 31, 2012, 10:49 PM
Hey guys just taped the plates up to see. If they're about the right size. Let me know if they're not.
Thanks guys and don't mind the derp had to stand awkwardly so they wouldnt fall off.
(http://i.imgur.com/mt3eJ.png)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 01, 2012, 03:04 AM
Size looks good ;). it all Needs to move up a bit though ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 03, 2012, 12:59 PM
Here's my first test piece painted up.
There's a little screw up in the middle but I'll fix that with black wash and whatnot.
Let me know what you think!
(http://www.imgur.com/Rvm2p.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 03, 2012, 01:01 PM
Very nice work Vod once that has scratchs and a black wash it will be outstanding ;D.

If you keep up that level of work your kit will be awesome ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 03, 2012, 01:12 PM
Looks good! I'm not a huge fan of the consistency of the weathering being all around the plate, but it's good!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 03, 2012, 01:14 PM
Haha!
Thanks Niabi, Means a lot coming from you!
And Byrek, yeah it was only this plate, I'm not sure how latex ended up all around it. Oh well! Thanks man!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 03, 2012, 01:31 PM
Haha!
Thanks Niabi, Means a lot coming from you!
And Byrek, yeah it was only this plate, I'm not sure how latex ended up all around it. Oh well! Thanks man!

You did a great job layering too.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 03, 2012, 03:59 PM
Well here is the test plate, all finished up and weather. Even drybrushed some of the edges.
I dont think I did too bad for my first plate! :P
(http://www.imgur.com/txvnY.jpeg)
Oh! And threw in a little mud/rust too!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 03, 2012, 05:21 PM
That looks great! :D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 03, 2012, 05:32 PM
Thanks vod!
Learned a lot from this plate!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Remo Jadd on Sep 04, 2012, 09:56 AM
Nice weathering ;) .
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 04, 2012, 05:38 PM
Thanks Remo!
Just got my half chaos today, they were supposed to be black but they came in brown, oh well. I dont think they look too bad with my color scheme though..
Any who, they're suede, does anyone know an effective way to weather suede?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Alta on Sep 04, 2012, 05:41 PM
Thanks Remo!
Just got my half chaos today, they were supposed to be black but they came in brown, oh well. I dont think they look too bad with my color scheme though..
Any who, they're suede, does anyone know an effective way to weather suede?

Brown shoe polish is pretty neat stuff lol. Used it on a lot of my soft parts :) You can pour some in a little cup and use a paint brush to paint it on.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 04, 2012, 05:46 PM
Thanks Alta!
I'm guessing I should use a mix of black and brown then since my chaps are already brown?
I'll try to drybrush the polish on and see how it goes!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Alta on Sep 04, 2012, 05:52 PM
Thanks Alta!
I'm guessing I should use a mix of black and brown then since my chaps are already brown?
I'll try to drybrush the polish on and see how it goes!

Depends on how brown your chaps are. The brown shoe polish is rather dark, but if your chaps are really, really dark brown then you might want to mix brown and black or what not. You could also used watered down acrylic paint and then you could get just the right color of brown if you'd like. :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 04, 2012, 05:54 PM
They're pretty dark.
Ill try some acrylic first then, thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Alta on Sep 04, 2012, 06:29 PM
They're pretty dark.
Ill try some acrylic first then, thanks for the help!

No prob! Also, if you do decide to use the shoe polish, you could always just apply it rather thick like and not rub too much of it off. It'll be darker that way. I wish you luck! Can't wait to see more pics, your build is looking super awesome!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: GreatSkyRiver Falco on Sep 04, 2012, 06:30 PM
look pretty good so far.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 05, 2012, 03:44 PM
Did some more painting and peeling.
The masking went better this time around, at least I hope so lol.
(http://www.imgur.com/KZ2Hs.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 05, 2012, 04:06 PM
Nice ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Kardos Shantiel on Sep 05, 2012, 06:46 PM
VERY nice!!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 05, 2012, 06:52 PM
No prob! Also, if you do decide to use the shoe polish, you could always just apply it rather thick like and not rub too much of it off. It'll be darker that way. I wish you luck! Can't wait to see more pics, your build is looking super awesome!
Thanks! Means a lot coming from someone with such a neat kit!
Alta, I was wondering if I was to use shoe polish, how difficult would it be to rub away the polish? Once its dried is it permanent or could I just use suede cleaner to clean it up if I end up overdoing  it?

Thanks guys! :D
Tomorrow I'll hopefully  have my shoulders  done!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Alta on Sep 05, 2012, 07:22 PM
Thanks! Means a lot coming from someone with such a neat kit!
Alta, I was wondering if I was to use shoe polish, how difficult would it be to rub away the polish? Once its dried is it permanent or could I just use suede cleaner to clean it up if I end up overdoing  it?

Thanks guys! :D
Tomorrow I'll hopefully  have my shoulders  done!

Hmm...that's a tough question to answer. A lot can come out from immediate rubbing or cleaning but, after it dries, it can be far more difficult to remove. My vest for example, was originally far, far too dark. I had to clean it many, many times to lighten it up but was never able to get it completely out. I am not familiar with suede or suede cleaner, unfortunately.

If you have a scrap of suede you could test it on that might be helpful. Or you could perhaps test it on an area that would not be seen, like if you plan on tucking your chaps into your boots, you might could test a little bit on the ends of the chaps that would be tucked into your boots, that way if it ends up being too dark and can't come out, it won't be seen.

Hope that helps ^^; I look forward to seeing more of your work! Your kit looks amazing! :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 05, 2012, 07:42 PM
Thanks Alta!
I just used some black shoe polish and dabbed  along areas I thought would get dirty, its too subtle to notice in pictures but it definitely  looks lived in.
Gonna do some brown now, see how that turns out!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Alta on Sep 05, 2012, 07:49 PM
Thanks Alta!
I just used some black shoe polish and dabbed  along areas I thought would get dirty, its too subtle to notice in pictures but it definitely  looks lived in.
Gonna do some brown now, see how that turns out!

I wish you luck! Can't wait to see it! :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Sep 05, 2012, 09:01 PM
Yep, that weathering looks Awesome, Great Job !!  8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Sep 06, 2012, 01:27 AM
You could dye your chaps with black leather dye.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ralin Voth on Sep 06, 2012, 05:03 AM
Bah! I'm kicking myself for missing this thread for so long! Your weathering is looking outstanding vod.

I'm not totally sold on how the shoe polish will work. I sold Red Wing work boots for ten years, and my experience with shoe polish on suede is that any moderate scrape to the suede will show the natural color of the material again. Suede tends to dirty up rather well naturally, so I'd go that route for the chaps. Go out in some rocky area, or a dirt patch, and rub it all around. Scrape 'em up good, and rub the dirt in deep. Then apply some of the shoe polish. Not too thick, but put it where you want it and rub it in. Give it an hour or so to sink in, then go back out and repeat the process. Apply your next color of polish, and repeat again until you've used all the colors you intend to. That should give you a real world, stained, dirty looking pair of suede chaps!

Oh, and don't use an actual polish. Look for what is called shoe creme. It's made to penetrate the leather, not sit on top. It's thick like polish, but doesn't contain any wax. It'll work much better for what you're trying to do than polish. It's harder to find, but should only run about $3 a jar. I know Red Wing carries shoe creme. And if you're buying some from them, they might let you dab a little boot oil on your chaps. They might anyway if you ask nicely, as we always kept some for customers to oil their boots with, free of charge. Be very light with it though, it will stain the suede quickly and you don't want to saturate your chaps, but it gives a very nice, oil-stained look that could be splotched on or dabbed in small areas for extra effect.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 06, 2012, 08:23 PM
Thanks Guys!
And Ralin, yeah vod I actually just put them out by my porch so everyone  could use them as doormats lol, before that I noticed that taking a rough sponge and rubbing along in areas distresses the leather as well.
I'll give your method a shot this weekend lets see where it goes! Thanks for the input  guys, seeing this thread and how willing you all are to help is getting me super motivated
Updates hopefully  tomorrow, once I let my shoulders dry!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ralin Voth on Sep 06, 2012, 08:30 PM
Doormats! That's a brilliant idea, lol. Good thinking there. I can't wait to see pics. I'll be watching eagerly.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 06, 2012, 08:34 PM
Pics shall be coming soon  :)
Also, Ralin my ab plate comes up abit higher than my navel, is that a problem?Should the bottom sit exactly on my navel or is it fine how it is?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ralin Voth on Sep 06, 2012, 08:56 PM
The plate's positioning to each other is more important. If the collar is sitting right (basically, if it sits any higher, then it would be choking you is about right), and the spacing of the other plates is correct, then don't worry about where the ab plate ends. On my kit, my ab is 3" above my navel, but I'm 6'2". It could be more or less space depending on your build and what templates you use. I wanted a shorter ab plate than normal too, I always thought that the standard ab was a bit long. As long as it's not sitting below your belly button, but no more than 4-5" above it, you should be good. But there's no hard and fast rule to go by.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 06, 2012, 09:00 PM
I see! My collar plate is nearly choking me lol, pheeeew. I'm just glad everything is the right size.
I'm also 6'2 that leads me to think my torso might just be abit wonky because the plates fit me perfectly. Thanks for clearing that up, vod!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 09, 2012, 11:58 AM
Did some weathering on the chaps, unsure if its any good, let me know guys!

(http://www.imgur.com/CHxEw.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/ietXT.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 09, 2012, 12:28 PM
I like it ;D 
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 09, 2012, 03:22 PM
Thanks niabi!
I still gotta add the brown and whatnot but this is the first layer at least. Be brutal guys! Let me know if Im doing anything wrong!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Sep 09, 2012, 03:35 PM
I think it looks Good ...... 8)

 although I don't know what your Going for either ..... :rolleyes:


 Do you like it ?  :P
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 09, 2012, 03:46 PM
Just a Mando that's been in war LOL.
And I guess I like it. I'm guessing I'm just wondering if it looks like a worn pair of chaps.
Update soon, got my shoulders done!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ralin Voth on Sep 09, 2012, 03:59 PM
That looks great to me! It looks like countless old, worn boots I've seen over the years. I never would guess it wasn't natural. Fantastic job =)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 09, 2012, 04:31 PM
Awesome! Thanks Ralin  :)
And here are my shoulders!
(http://www.imgur.com/5WP00.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/5pxRo.jpeg)

Hope they're up to standards!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Alta on Sep 09, 2012, 04:33 PM
Looking awesome, vod!! Super excited to see it all come together! Your work is amazing!  8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 09, 2012, 04:37 PM
Vod  :o awesome work ;) your kits going to be sooo cool  8) when finished
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Sep 09, 2012, 04:37 PM
Looking good bro. You're doing a real nice job on the weathering!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 09, 2012, 04:51 PM
Thanks guys! I hope to do you guys proud with this kit. Wouldn't it suck if the plates looked real good separately but like rubbish when they're  all together? LOL. Let's hope not.
Also,  I tried using charcoal to make the blaster burn on the shoulder but all it did was build up around the edges, would pastels work better?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Sep 09, 2012, 08:00 PM
you can get the same effect with dry brushing acrilic paint for blaster scorch marks...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ralin Voth on Sep 09, 2012, 08:25 PM
Vod, that's some of the best weathering I've ever seen. There's no way it won't look fantastic when it's all put together, I guarantee you. I can't wait to see it all finished.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 09, 2012, 08:33 PM
Vod, that's some of the best weathering I've ever seen. There's no way it won't look fantastic when it's all put together, I guarantee you. I can't wait to see it all finished.
Aw man. Thanks Ralin! I'm glad all this research and planning is paying off. You and me both! I can't wait to put my 'gam on!  ;D

Uneek, I'll give that a shot, thanks vod!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 09, 2012, 09:31 PM
Vod, that's some of the best weathering I've ever seen. There's no way it won't look fantastic when it's all put together, I guarantee you. I can't wait to see it all finished.

Bam^ All that.

Right out of the gate Karvas, you're doing REALLY good.

Good job man  :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 10, 2012, 01:35 AM
Thanks Byrek! By the way, you still making it to NYCC?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Sep 10, 2012, 08:11 AM
Impressive    --------    , Most impressive  .

Your not a fluke Gabe ..... Your a Natural ....

When you except your inerMando & Trust in it to lead your build , there is nothing to stop you .
Search your feelings ,  you know this to be true .....   8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 10, 2012, 08:16 AM
Thanks Byrek! By the way, you still making it to NYCC?

Probably not. I really wanted to go, but I really couldn't afford it comfortably. Ill be going to Supermegafest in Boston though
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Sep 10, 2012, 09:34 AM
Looks good, I love a solid weathering job like this- nice job!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 10, 2012, 12:03 PM
LOL Thanks guys!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 13, 2012, 07:16 PM
Here's the rough concept for the modern era plates.
(http://www.imgur.com/Kihkc.jpg)

Kill stripes on your cod?   ok there charlie shean....

aside from that, shoulders look very well weathered. I am a discriminatory basterd when it comes to "pristine" armour that looks "new in the box"...

one thing I hate about doing gold over colours is how when sanded/roughed up, it looks like wierd layering...allways stands out to be when I look at my helmet or knees...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 13, 2012, 07:17 PM
That's obviously changed.
Tiger blood, man.
I actually like that, makes it seem painted on, like it should be  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 13, 2012, 10:30 PM
Also, here's a question guys. If I'm a 38 in pants size, how big should I get my mohair girth belt? Thanks!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 13, 2012, 10:44 PM
I have allways wondered the same thing...
going by height and pants we are the exact same, so ill just copy what you figure out lol
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Azereth on Sep 13, 2012, 10:57 PM
It's my understanding that if you get a girthbelt that's for horses you'll have to rejigger it to fit a person anyways. But if you get a custom made I would get a cloth measuring tape and measure your real waist size while in your flightsuit and vest
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 13, 2012, 11:00 PM
Anybody know how small a 38 is in horse measurements? LOL
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 13, 2012, 11:05 PM
...were did horses come into the equation?...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Sep 13, 2012, 11:33 PM
...were did horses come into the equation?...

Girth belts are made for horses, not people.

Also, here's a question guys. If I'm a 38 in pants size, how big should I get my mohair girth belt? Thanks!

The girth belts run pretty true to size, but like a belt, it's going to have some extra room if you buy it in your size. You need to get one a few sizes down especially because it only has buckles, no straps. You don't want the buckles to be even close to touching in the back. If you look at Boba from the back:
(http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/gallery/data/553/medium/Boba-Fett-Costume-Empire-Strikes-Back-08.png)

you can see he has his girthbelt secured with a couple straps. It's hard to find girthbelts in smaller sizes because horses are... large animals.

Also important: a girthbelt doesn't go around your hips like where your pants sit. It actually goes around your belly for the most part.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 13, 2012, 11:41 PM
Ah I get it. So you'd want to close your girth belt with straps instead of the actual buckles since they aren't adjustable? And I know, I'm pretty squared shaped so my pant area matches up with my belly area lol. :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 13, 2012, 11:49 PM
Same for me......well-lets go rob us some ponys... (pops power cell into disruptor pistol)

even then...ponys are pretty damn fat for mini horses....
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Alta on Sep 14, 2012, 02:39 AM
Same for me......well-lets go rob us some ponys... (pops power cell into disruptor pistol)

even then...ponys are pretty damn fat for mini horses....

^This!  :laugh: I feel like I need to engrave that in a plaque somewhere!

In all seriousness though, I had no idea which way was up with girth belts. And now I do! Yay!

Can't wait to see more progress on your build there, vod! WHY YOU MAKE ME WAIT?! Lol :laugh: But seriously, I'm looking forward to see all this awesome work come together  8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 14, 2012, 06:47 AM
I think I might be physically bigger than a Pony. Lol. And Alta! Glad to see you back on my thread  :laugh: School has me all tied up, but starting today I have a 4 day break (YEAAAAAAAH) So hopefully updates tonight or tomorrow if my vest comes in!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Alta on Sep 14, 2012, 02:02 PM
I think I might be physically bigger than a Pony. Lol. And Alta! Glad to see you back on my thread  :laugh: School has me all tied up, but starting today I have a 4 day break (YEAAAAAAAH) So hopefully updates tonight or tomorrow if my vest comes in!

Four day break for the win! But no worries, vod, I've got your build bookmarked! So even if you don't hear me, I assure you, I'm lurking around here lol. This build is too awesome not to keep tabs on!

I look forward to seeing more of you work!  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 14, 2012, 03:21 PM
I'm happy people are enjoying my build!  :) on updates I dont have much since my Vest hasn't come in  :'(
BUT! I will be working on pair of knives for me and a friend, so updates hopefully tonight!
Here's the outline for the blade and hilt. Critiques?
(http://www.imgur.com/Rb7z7.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 14, 2012, 07:24 PM
Posting again just so I could have this cleared up completely. Sorry  ???
Alright, so I have 19" shoulders. I'm about 6' 2" and its been made clear to me that I need a Jango 1:1 for my helmet to fit me properly. I've also been told that the 1:1 isn't too good for someone my height. So what do I do? The Jango 1:1 won't fit me because of my height and the Boba 1:1 won't fit me cause of my shoulders  ???
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Sep 14, 2012, 07:52 PM
You could probably do either, though the ratio that Falin uses only accounts for shoulder width, not height. A jango 1:1 is about 9" wide while a boba 1:1 (depending on the maker) is about 10.5" wide. Obviously those ratios don't fit everyone. At 19" shoulders you're closer to Jango. You should try on a two-piece and then a 1:1 Boba with armor on (very important) and see which one looks better.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 14, 2012, 07:59 PM
You can put shoulder flaps that just out with bycept plates like me, solves my problem pretty well...   but it just adds to "tank" I suppose...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 14, 2012, 08:08 PM
I know the two piece would fit me kinda small. I'm tempted to go with the small/Medium juggernaut of anything.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 14, 2012, 08:14 PM
Your still growing for the next couple years, might as well have some room in there....as for me: when my helmet is too small, ill jut gut it like a fish and entirely rewire it to better fit me...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Sep 14, 2012, 08:15 PM
It sounds like a Don Post '95 would fit you, but they're rare and the only 'in-between' sized bucket. I think you'd be fine with a 1:1 Boba.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 14, 2012, 08:19 PM
Yeah, I'll get the boba. I think I might get an ASOK if the wait is not too bad. I mean the measurements are only off by an inch or so, so it can't be that bad.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Sep 14, 2012, 08:36 PM
If when you do get it it does look a little too wide, then you can always just make your shoulder armour a little bulkier to help ballance it out, but I think it should look fine.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 14, 2012, 09:07 PM
Yeah, I'll get the boba. I think I might get an ASOK if the wait is not too bad. I mean the measurements are only off by an inch or so, so it can't be that bad.

not sure about the measurments, but an ASOK Coldcast boba helmet is really ncie i hear
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Sep 14, 2012, 09:47 PM
not sure about the measurments, but an ASOK Coldcast boba helmet is really ncie i hear

It's my understanding, being a Fettpride cast, that it's cast from one of the pre-production helmets so it's about as true to scale as you can get.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 14, 2012, 10:05 PM
Most impressive...I will inform my good friend Jan now, even though she will be a bobblehead mando if she gets one lol, she's only 5'1 poor thing  :laugh:

and i recomend putting fans no matter what helmet you get...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 14, 2012, 11:24 PM
Alright well I've made a knife! And I'll probably be ordering a helmet soon, thanks guys!  :) Updates shortly.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 15, 2012, 12:26 AM
Here she is. Just need to work on the handle.
This one is for my friend. Critiques?
(http://www.imgur.com/Vc8o0.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 15, 2012, 12:34 AM
Here she is. Just need to work on the handle.
This one is for my friend. Critiques?
were the haraan is the knife?    If you stab someone your supposed to retrieve it after, vod! >.<
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 15, 2012, 12:37 AM
LOL Fixed, ner vod.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 15, 2012, 12:38 AM
Reminds me of a DDP...perhaps make it a clip point like on the combat knives' generic design...better stabbing that way >.>   <.<   >.>
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 15, 2012, 07:58 PM
DDP? ???
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 15, 2012, 08:08 PM
http://services.runescape.com/m=itemdb_rs/results.ws
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 15, 2012, 08:11 PM
Runescape?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 15, 2012, 08:37 PM
Yup, I'm oldschool like that...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 15, 2012, 09:32 PM
Looks good Vod ;) just be careful not to make it sharp ;) or a con might get upset with you
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 16, 2012, 12:08 PM
Thanks! And its pretty dull at the tip  :)
Well here it is. I think I'm finally done  :laugh:
(http://www.imgur.com/8pUmp.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Deimos Ordo on Sep 16, 2012, 12:09 PM
"Now, Thawts a Knife" (insert clone trooper accent) 8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Advar on Sep 16, 2012, 12:12 PM
Approved. Give it color!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 16, 2012, 12:30 PM
"Now, Thawts a Knife" (insert clone trooper accent) 8)

Haha, thanks! :laugh:

And "approved" isn't good enough! What else must be done!  :laugh:
And yeah, dark gray? What color handle?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 16, 2012, 12:31 PM
Don;t make it too intricate-you'll have to repaint it on a regular basis with the grip/hilt smashin on stuff.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Sep 16, 2012, 12:54 PM
Haha, thanks! :laugh:

And "approved" isn't good enough! What else must be done!  :laugh:
And yeah, dark gray? What color handle?

Personally I'd make the handle color match your kit, so it's identifiably "your" knife. But that's just me. ;)
Your stuff's looking great so far, looking forward to seeing you at NYCC.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Advar on Sep 16, 2012, 12:58 PM
Personally I'd make the handle color match your kit, so it's identifiably "your" knife. But that's just me. ;)
Your stuff's looking great so far, looking forward to seeing you at NYCC.

He's actually making it for me :D Which is why I questioned him putting it in his WIP :p

The only thing I could Imagine doing to it would to hollow out a slit going along part of the blade, similar too..

(http://www.mountainhollow.net/images/combat%20knife.jpg)

But that, sir, is if you feel like being adventurous!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 16, 2012, 01:23 PM
if you mess up the first time with the slit, you can just bondo it back up, and re-carve it using the diferance in material densities as a pretty good guide in the location of the slit's previous cut. THERE, it would be a good idea to use a diamon cutting wheel and such bits if you have any laying around, they produce a smooth edge for plunge cuts like that, and if you use the diamon cutting "needle" shaped bits, cut into the matieral at like...a 20* angle so it goes down relatively straight opposed to crossing your fingers and stabbing a router into it and dragging the bit through it.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 16, 2012, 05:51 PM
Decided against the hole thing. And I posted it here just cause..  :rolleyes:
And here she is! Primed! Smooth handle, I'm so happy there aren't any little scratches and holes!
(http://www.imgur.com/yn636.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 16, 2012, 06:02 PM
Remember how I did the rounded bottom groove on mine?  It makes it fit the hand a lot better-just saying...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 17, 2012, 09:55 AM
Finished. Unsure what to do with the handle.
(http://www.imgur.com/ZWtAR.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Sep 17, 2012, 11:45 AM
Finished. Unsure what to do with the handle.
(http://www.imgur.com/ZWtAR.jpeg)

Thoughts :

1) You could cut up some Screen (Cheap/free) remnants like the Scraps my hardware store throws away .
Make a Faux Tactical grip cutout and Epoxy it on . Then paint again what ever color you want .
This will give Cool Texture & you  decide the Shape .....  Just sayin , I've done it it works well .
My sons 2nd set of Beskar'gam was Completely covered in Screen . It's got a Sweet Carbon fiber look .

2) You could Wrap it in Para-cord .... But that's a Dead horse & way overdone ..... Just My Opinion .

3) You could wrap it in Rags or Tape ..... I'm not a fan of this method , it's a Cop out ..... also IMO
 Push yourself , be Creative .

4) Sent it to me and I make a Wood Grip for it .

5) Make a Milliput or Epoxy putty Handle ... (Then Deeply Texture it with Screen or wire mesh , then let dry , then sand it back .)

There is lots that can be Done ......

I'm now curious to see you finish this Gabe ....  8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 17, 2012, 12:05 PM
Woah  :o You,re like a textbook of cool things, Condar.
I'll keep those in mind for my own knife!
Since Advar and Byrek are coming by today to pick it up, I ended up just giving them a good base to work off of. I added a leather grip then weathered it with with sandpaper and shoe polish. I don't think its too bad, I like it  :D
Ignore the lemon related produce in the background, we're paranoid about scurvy.  :laugh:
(http://www.imgur.com/bah0s.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Sep 17, 2012, 12:59 PM
The one thing I didn't say is wrap in leather .....  :P


Nice Work ....   ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ru'Der Marekar on Sep 17, 2012, 01:31 PM
Nice work on the blade  8) ... How is it at dicing fruits and vegetables?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 17, 2012, 04:01 PM
You made it, didn't you?    Dremal in you inials just before the handle...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 18, 2012, 12:07 PM
It sucks at cutting pizza boxes open, thats for sure  :laugh:
Well here's me holding up my plates, tell me if they fit?  :laugh: The blue tape is where my Bellybutton is, I was wearing a baggy shirt so I'm abit thinner than in the picture. Hope this gives you guys a good enough idea to determine the sizing. Aside from that please ignore my swollen morning face LOL
(http://www.imgur.com/nMF6U.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 18, 2012, 01:30 PM
1st cool knife ;)

Depending on How baggy that shirt is id say they are about right ;) 
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 18, 2012, 01:44 PM
Its like a fair amount wider than what I actually am. I feel like they fit because it all aligns with my collar and chest, the thing I'm worried about is if the plates are to small for the area around my chest because the ab plate ends abit higher than my belly button.  I'll try them again once my vest comes in, thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 18, 2012, 05:33 PM
I see your a Fett Clone too....  8)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/Dresdonacacinin-universeunmasked.jpg)

in this pic, my gut plates stops juuust at my belly button, and I can ("sorta"?) sit down alright... What you can add perhaps is a legacy style second ab plate just underneath it, perhaps even were it pivots if you can get the bolt and channel sorted. Basicaly, have a slot under the lower plate(covered by the upper plate) and itll give you about an inch or 2 of movment.
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_1392.jpg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 18, 2012, 05:39 PM
 :laugh: I guess I am! After fitting the belts, the about cover the space I was referring too, so I think that'll do a good job at that. Thanks!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 18, 2012, 05:41 PM
it looks like you resemble connor freeman the most(guy on the right hand panels without armour on)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 18, 2012, 08:09 PM
Dont they all look the same? :laugh:
Also, are there any sizing issues from what you guys can see? Can i move further along with painting?  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 18, 2012, 08:13 PM
I suggest adding an ab extender plate like Niabi and Kraam Xrati have. It's basicaly a mini inverted gut plate under the pre-existing one to deal with that gap.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ran on Sep 18, 2012, 10:16 PM
That's some awesome weathering! Keep it up!  ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 19, 2012, 02:41 PM
Thanks guys! I'll see what I'll do!
My t-visor.com visor came in today and I'm left wondering if its not dark enough, you can clearly see my fingers through it.
(http://www.imgur.com/bnamN.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ralin Voth on Sep 19, 2012, 03:34 PM
My ab plate ends 3" or 4" above my belly button. There's not really anything wrong with that, but you'll have more open area below to fill in with belt pouches and/or a girth/sash.

A lot of people use the visors from Tvisor.com, it'll be fine once it's in your bucket. When there's light behind it, it's pretty see-through, but in a dark bucket, it's good.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 19, 2012, 03:35 PM
It will look darker when in your helmet as its dark in there so less light to come though it ;)

but saying that i have heard of people having to re tint them  ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 19, 2012, 03:38 PM
Ah awesome! Thanks guys, hopefully I won't have to retint. I'm waiting on my bucket atm so I'll check then. Once my vest is in, updates should start picking up!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 19, 2012, 05:33 PM
Ah awesome! Thanks guys, hopefully I won't have to retint. I'm waiting on my bucket atm so I'll check then. Once my vest is in, updates should start picking up!

I wanna see your intimidator.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 19, 2012, 05:35 PM
Once its in, ill make sure to post a metric ton of pictures! :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 19, 2012, 05:35 PM
I'll be waiting...  ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 20, 2012, 02:49 PM
Got my vest! And I couldnt be happier! Checking for sizing again, so let me know how it looks guys!
(http://www.imgur.com/ImAsT.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 20, 2012, 03:04 PM
Looking good Bud ;D size looks spot on
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dar'manda on Sep 20, 2012, 03:05 PM
Looks pretty spot on.  Weathering looks good too. :D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 20, 2012, 03:17 PM
I'm so glad it all fits! Now I can finish my paint and weathering! And thanks guys  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Sep 20, 2012, 03:20 PM
Very nice looking ner'vod .....   8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Sep 20, 2012, 04:11 PM
Looking good vod!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Alta on Sep 20, 2012, 04:17 PM
Looks great, vod! I can't wait to see more!  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Advar on Sep 20, 2012, 04:51 PM
Woot progress!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 20, 2012, 08:11 PM
I'm so glad it all fits! Now I can finish my paint and weathering! And thanks guys  ;D

About time  ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 20, 2012, 08:33 PM
Thanks guys!
And yeah Im just glad i can mover forward confidently! ;D Expect updates after tomorrow!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Sep 20, 2012, 08:53 PM
I'm so glad it all fits! Now I can finish my paint and weathering! And thanks guys  ;D
Yess, testing it first is a good idea.. but just in case you were wondering, you can reshape pvc with a heat gun after painting...heh...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Sep 21, 2012, 10:24 AM
Looking good my man!! Can't wait to see more progress!!!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 22, 2012, 11:52 AM
Here it is all painted before a wash. Not sure how I feel about it, might just repaint..  ???
(http://www.imgur.com/ghpi8.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Advar on Sep 22, 2012, 12:06 PM
Why do you want to repaint?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 22, 2012, 12:11 PM
I don't really like the damage or the design.  Hm.  I'll wait till I blackwash.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Advar on Sep 22, 2012, 12:19 PM
I really like the design. When it comes to damage though, I like to think that some mandalorians would repair and repaint armor every so often, so I like light weathering
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 22, 2012, 01:24 PM
might just repaint..  ???

 :o :o :o NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooo

It looks awesome Vod ;)

But if you don’t like it  :rolleyes: i understand ;) I just repainted a bit of Nala's bucket coz i didn’t like a bit where the paint had gone funny ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Remo Jadd on Sep 22, 2012, 02:20 PM
Great work so far ;) .

Those plates look good. Get some grime on them, then they'll pop to life ;) .
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 22, 2012, 03:02 PM
Thanks guys. And good news! I once again love my plates! They just weren't dirty enough!
Here they are. I promise they look better in person! I'll paint the collar and diamond tonight.
(http://www.imgur.com/xEbyc.jpeg)

And here's another shot.
(http://www.imgur.com/IHArE.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Sep 22, 2012, 03:21 PM
Dude, seriously, don't you re-paint those plates!!! :o

Excellent job on that weathering!! I'm amazed!!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 22, 2012, 03:36 PM
Now they are some really nice looking plates Vod ;)

You my friend have got the skills to pay the bills  ;D

I predict that your kit will be awesome ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 22, 2012, 04:19 PM
Thanks, vode! And yes, I like them as is  :laugh:
I'm thinking of leaving the chest diamond that red color.. thoughts?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 22, 2012, 04:38 PM
You could allways make it 2tone.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 22, 2012, 04:58 PM
Thanks, vode! And yes, I like them as is  :laugh:
I'm thinking of leaving the chest diamond that red color.. thoughts?

It looks a little boring being just the red while the other plates have many layers.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dral Buurenaar on Sep 22, 2012, 05:02 PM
The diamond is a smaller surface area and naturally would not be exposed to as much damage as the larger chest plates........i think it great as is.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 22, 2012, 05:12 PM
The diamond is a smaller surface area and naturally would not be exposed to as much damage as the larger chest plates........i think it great as is.

Well than that would prove my point exactly. The red is UNDER the grey. The grey is not weathering, it's the top coat, so it should be more grey than red.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Dral Buurenaar on Sep 22, 2012, 05:18 PM
Looks to me the red is the top coat of the diamond and the silver/ light grey is the "Raw" armor that has been exposed. The top coat of the chest /ab plates are a darker grey so i just assume that the diamond has no dark grey top coat.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 22, 2012, 05:22 PM
I like the red diamond ;) kind of looks like its red for your heart ;) Could be a past relative armour piece  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Sep 22, 2012, 05:28 PM
Damn thats looking great! You've done a good job with the weathering and I like the design, though to me the chest plate on the right (left when you wear it) looks a little bit plain and would benefit from a little extra detail. Whether it's some orange (not necessarily symmetrical though) or the slots like Boba and Jango have on one of their chest plates, I think it will help it pop just that bit more. Same goes for the chest diamond too, if you were to engrave some details like Boba and Jango have it wouldn't look quite so plain. Just my 2c
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Alta on Sep 22, 2012, 07:27 PM
I think the weathering and design looks awesome as well, vod! Though I do see what Tracyn is saying too. The right (left when you're wearing it) plate might could use just a little extra detail. Just a thought  ;D Everything looks super great though and I can't wait to see everything come together! Keep up the awesome work, vod!  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (FINALLY STARTED, kinda)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 22, 2012, 07:31 PM
I was thinking fettronics when I recover from NYCC. I don't know, I'll see what I do. If it looks crud all together then I'll think something up. Thanks again vode! Your critiques are absolutely invaluable so keep em coming!  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 22, 2012, 10:00 PM
fettronics you say  :rolleyes: ;) im liking the sound of that vod ;D you know iv been considering them myself ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 22, 2012, 10:28 PM
Nearly done you say?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Remo Jadd on Sep 23, 2012, 07:03 AM
See... i told you, Grime, always brings a kit to life ;) .
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Advar on Sep 23, 2012, 01:05 PM
Every time I look at this thread I'm hoping to see the Foxxteck with paint! AAAGH
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 23, 2012, 06:27 PM
See... i told you, Grime, always brings a kit to life ;) .
I know its exactly what it needed!


Every time I look at this thread I'm hoping to see the Foxxteck with paint! AAAGH
Im still waiting, hoping it'll be here tomorrow!

On another note, anybody got any ides on how to weather a black vest? and gray Flightsuit? i was thinking of using crushed up pastels and mixing them with water, then coting some parts to make them dirty.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: TracynSenaar on Sep 23, 2012, 08:09 PM
Your kit is so good and it's just so pretty. I don't plan on weathering mine as much but I hope it looks good.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 23, 2012, 08:14 PM
Your kit is so good and it's just so pretty. I don't plan on weathering mine as much but I hope it looks good.
Poodo.. Pretty wasn't  what i was going for  :'( :laugh:
Thanks so much! Im looking forward to the rest of your build!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 23, 2012, 08:26 PM
Lolz, he's tired of di'kuts calling him out on age-based stereotypes, those damn gungans...so he doesn't repaint his armour as often as the rest of the mandos to show that he's been around 
just like me
:rolleyes:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Azereth on Sep 23, 2012, 09:15 PM
You could always put the vest out in the sun for a bit. Just crumble it up and try to get some slight sun bleaching. Also a dusting of spray paint works pretty well. Not as controlled as crushed pastels though since the paint is spraying around all willy nilly. I've also heard break dust looks good but I've never tried it myself.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dral Buurenaar on Sep 23, 2012, 09:22 PM
You could always put a mild bleach/water mix in a spray bottle and mist the vest heavier in some spots and lighter in others and let it sit. Should create a realistic weathering.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 23, 2012, 09:29 PM
I like that dresdon! Wearing our chipped paint proudly  :laugh:
I always thought about that bleach method, but I figured it would just look like, bleach stained fabric. I'm going to go the easy route and just stain and distress fabric.
Also, painted collar and diamond, Pics tomorrow! And hopefully my helmet will be in by then  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 23, 2012, 09:34 PM
I like that dresdon! Wearing our chipped paint proudly  :laugh:
I always thought about that bleach method, but I figured it would just look like, bleach stained fabric. I'm going to go the easy route and just stain and distress fabric.
Also, painted collar and diamond, Pics tomorrow! And hopefully my helmet will be in by then  :rolleyes:

PICTURES NAOW
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 23, 2012, 09:42 PM
LOL I said Hopefully it'll be in by tomorrow. More than likely, it won't be. BUT Let's be positive.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Sep 23, 2012, 11:17 PM
Lolz, he's tired of di'kuts calling him out on age-based stereotypes, those damn gungans...so he doesn't repaint his armour as often as the rest of the mandos to show that he's been around 
just like me
:rolleyes:
they just mad cause they change armor colors like a Naboo Princess changes shoes... wear your scars with pride!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 26, 2012, 08:51 PM
Helmet is being shipped Friday, the rest of the plates are being shipped tonight and I believe I'll be attaching my armor this Friday! Updates soon  ;D
Oh and I've gotten pink Velcro cause it was the only color in stock, will that be a problem showing between the vest and plates?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: TracynSenaar on Sep 26, 2012, 08:59 PM
Helmet is being shipped Friday, the rest of the plates are being shipped tonight and I believe I'll be attaching my armor this Friday! Updates soon  ;D
Oh and I've gotten pink Velcro cause it was the only color in stock, will that be a problem showing between the vest and plates?

It probably won't be a problem if the plates are shaped right, but it'll be a fun secret.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 26, 2012, 09:01 PM
Helmet is being shipped Friday, the rest of the plates are being shipped tonight and I believe I'll be attaching my armor this Friday! Updates soon  ;D
Oh and I've gotten pink Velcro cause it was the only color in stock, will that be a problem showing between the vest and plates?

The velcro shouldn't show, so in theory, you shouldn't have a problem. What do you mean rest of the plates?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 26, 2012, 09:05 PM
Fingers crossed then!
And just my backplate and cod.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 26, 2012, 09:06 PM
Fingers crossed then!
And just my backplate and cod.

Nice. Who is the cod from?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 26, 2012, 09:10 PM
TK cod. I'm planning on a Kelan one after NYCC. Or just making my own, I just don't have the space to make the mess comfortably  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Sep 26, 2012, 09:18 PM
TK cod. I'm planning on a Kelan one after NYCC. Or just making my own, I just don't have the space to make the mess comfortably  :laugh:

I want a Kelen one sooo bad but I'm sooo broke  :'(

My paint can broke yesterday, and I don't have the $4 to replace it  :'(
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 26, 2012, 09:21 PM
I'm actually running low on paint, and the paint I use, like I said is $6. Its killing me to have to buy another can.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Sep 26, 2012, 10:24 PM
I can't recommend Kelan's cod armor highly enough. It is freaking awesome. Easy to work with, feels solid, fits comfortably. All around- WIN!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Sep 26, 2012, 10:36 PM
I'm actually running low on paint, and the paint I use, like I said is $6. Its killing me to have to buy another can.
I spent like $150 on paint, luckily it was just my lunch money, scrap money, and bottle redemption refund all added up...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Sep 27, 2012, 12:04 AM
Thanks for the vote of confidence Vult!!  ;)

Karvas, Byrek... Hit me with a PM sometime, we'll work something out for those cod armor...!!  ;)

And when is NYCC??
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 27, 2012, 12:08 AM
Will do! I had my heart set on that cod since my planning stages but unexpected expenses came up so I had to go the sintra route.
October 11-14th. Are you gonna come down and troop with us? Woooo!  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Alta on Sep 27, 2012, 03:21 AM
I might be a little late jumping on the bandwagon but just to reassure you, all my armor was velcro'd on and it fit fine, nothing stuck out or what not. The only way it might"show" is if you don't trim it properly and it's larger than the area your plates are covering lol. So you should be fine  ;D Can't wait to see it all together!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Ralin Voth on Sep 27, 2012, 03:39 AM
Yeah, keep it at least a 1/4" in from the edge of the plate and you should be fine. Mine is 1/8" and you can just see mine when you're up close.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 27, 2012, 04:07 AM
Alright guys, awesome! Thanks for the input.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Sep 27, 2012, 08:47 AM
Will do! I had my heart set on that cod since my planning stages but unexpected expenses came up so I had to go the sintra route.
October 11-14th. Are you gonna come down and troop with us? Woooo!  ;D

Ah crap... I can't, two of my best friends are getting their 2nd and 3rd dan (kyokushin karate) and I'm kind of expected to be there... If wanna live I can't miss that!!  :o

Next year tho!!!!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 27, 2012, 05:33 PM
Yeom would want you getting karate chopped  ??? :laugh:
Awesome! I hope so, it would be awesome trooping with you!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dralshya Ca on Sep 28, 2012, 03:31 PM
This build is awesome and your weathering is so nice! n_n
Looking forward to doing fanart~
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 28, 2012, 07:12 PM
Thank you so much!  ;D
Looking forward to seeing it!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 30, 2012, 12:33 PM
Painted the collar and repainted the diamond. The collar was a hassle, had to sand down then repaint twice. But here it is all finished.

(http://www.imgur.com/t1P7s.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Ran on Sep 30, 2012, 01:53 PM
 :o
.............

 :o

That. Is. Amazing!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Advar on Sep 30, 2012, 01:55 PM
Show me your foxxtech  ;) I just ordered my enforcer Karvas! :D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 30, 2012, 01:58 PM
Thanks Ran!
And I'm still waiting on my foxxtech, no word on it yet and there's only 10 days till my event.
Glad to hear you'll be getting your enforcer soon!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 30, 2012, 02:08 PM
Im likeing your build a lot vod ;D top work top weathering ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Sep 30, 2012, 02:13 PM
Looking very cool brother!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 30, 2012, 02:31 PM
Thanks Niabi and Tracy  :D
Hopefully it all looks good when its on me! Also as you guys can probably tell, I decided to paint the diamond copper. Good or bad choice?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Niabi on Sep 30, 2012, 03:09 PM
I like the copper diamond Vod ;) very cool
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Sep 30, 2012, 03:16 PM
I like it as well. As long as you have copper somewhere else on your kit too.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Sep 30, 2012, 03:21 PM
The designs are copper, so no worries there!  ;)
Weirdly enough, the paint smells like pennies! :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Azereth on Oct 01, 2012, 12:57 PM
The copper is a nice touch and the weathering all together is great
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 05, 2012, 12:57 AM
Thanks Azereth!  :D
Just an update join where I'm at.
Well, bad news guys. It seems I won't be making the deadline for NYCC  :'(  but that also means that I get to work harder than ever to getting this kit to the next level, hopefully I'll be able to.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: TracynSenaar on Oct 05, 2012, 08:00 AM
I'm sorry to hear that.
But your kit now has some time to be extra awesome.  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 05, 2012, 09:12 AM
Thanks Azereth!  :D
Just an update join where I'm at.
Well, bad news guys. It seems I won't be making the deadline for NYCC  :'(  but that also means that I get to work harder than ever to getting this kit to the next level, hopefully I'll be able to.  :laugh:


Wat ?   :-\   

So ......  Yeah .....  :-X

That sucks Bothnean pickles ...  :(
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 05, 2012, 11:02 AM
Yep, I bailed on an awesome pair of pistols thinking my helmet would get here on time and I could make it if I settled for something else. I was wrong, my helmet hasn't gotten here and when it does I won't have enough time to paint it.  :-\
Well, mistakes happened, if I learned anything its that I can't keep builds on a timeline. But hopefully now, this kit will be extra awesome!  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Oct 05, 2012, 02:45 PM
Sucks to hear that vod, but now at least you can take your time and make sure everything is perfect.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 05, 2012, 09:43 PM
You could just wear it without the helmet...
Fett clone, remeber?
you have a blaster don'tcha?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 05, 2012, 09:46 PM
What's a mando without his helmet!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 05, 2012, 10:17 PM
A tube of Calk without anything to plug the top with. (que headshot/bloody mess perk on fallout3)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 10, 2012, 12:49 AM
Update! Got my gaunts, cod and backplate! Back plate is going to need some shaping, maybe even some trimming since it looks abit wonky! And got an AS Pistol from RKD! Pictures tomorrow!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 10, 2012, 09:06 AM
I anxiously await .
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 15, 2012, 08:13 PM
Recovering from the flu and NYCC so I haven't painted or shaped anything yet. But my kama and girth belt thing came in today.
(http://www.imgur.com/iHhA1.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Oct 15, 2012, 08:16 PM
Schweet!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 15, 2012, 08:27 PM
Oh! And here's the leather rig from Allen Amis!
It'll wrap around kinda like a kama, I think its quite cool.

(http://www.imgur.com/OmjoB.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Oct 15, 2012, 08:31 PM
Agreed, that looks very cool!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Apex Carid on Oct 15, 2012, 08:34 PM
Nice work, it looks awesome!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Oct 16, 2012, 08:03 AM
Woah! That rig is noice!!  :o

Did you have it custom made?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 16, 2012, 08:44 AM
I know what will Would fit nicely in those ....  ;D   :rolleyes:

That is a Fine Rig ....  8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Tal'Falco on Oct 16, 2012, 12:03 PM
Your killing me I wanna see this thing!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Cathal on Oct 16, 2012, 12:04 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Niabi on Oct 16, 2012, 01:54 PM
Wow thats a nice rig vod ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Tal'Falco on Oct 16, 2012, 02:01 PM
Dral will you be merc #666?!?!?!?! CAN HE DO IT?! TUNE IN NEXT TIME!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 16, 2012, 02:18 PM
Dral will you be merc #666?!?!?!?! CAN HE DO IT?! TUNE IN NEXT TIME!

That'll be me ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Oct 16, 2012, 02:42 PM
Oh! And here's the leather rig from Allen Amis!
It'll wrap around kinda like a kama, I think its quite cool.

(http://www.imgur.com/OmjoB.jpeg)
AWESOME!!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Oct 16, 2012, 02:50 PM
That looks awesome, man! Try it all on for us why dontcha?!  :laugh:

Seriously impressed with your progress here vod.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 16, 2012, 04:59 PM
Yep, got it made by Allen.  It was impressive enough to inspire me to take up leather work once winter break starts.
 I'll throw it all on once the rig is here!
And thanks everyone.
Byrek, is that a challenge?  :laugh:
Nah, I'm abit at a standstill waiting on my helmets, if they get here before next weekend then I should be OM by the last week of Oct, first week of November.  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: TracynSenaar on Oct 16, 2012, 08:47 PM
I want one. NAO
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 16, 2012, 08:52 PM
From my cold dead hands, vod!
 Well. Hips.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Jesse Libarra on Oct 16, 2012, 09:00 PM
ori'kandosii, Karvas ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 16, 2012, 09:03 PM
Thanks, vod!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Oct 16, 2012, 09:05 PM
Can't wait to see you up and running vod! Hurry up already :P :P
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 16, 2012, 09:08 PM
I'm trying!  :laugh:
I'll probably have everything attached by this weekend, but don't hold me to it!
Question on the back plate, should it come down to my girth/sash/wrap thing? Or should it be above that? I recall hearing it should end before my highest belt but I'd like to be clear in that before I cut anything!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Ralin Voth on Oct 17, 2012, 03:52 PM
You're correct. The belts should sit just below the bottom of the backplate.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 17, 2012, 03:53 PM
Above the cloth sash thing too?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Oct 17, 2012, 04:15 PM
Above the cloth sash thing too?

About 1"-2" above your "highest" belt... So I guess the sash too...!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 17, 2012, 04:18 PM
I'll barely have a backplate then! LOL  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 17, 2012, 08:17 PM
About 1"-2" above your "highest" belt... So I guess the sash too...!

*sigh* ytf no one ever tell me this?! (powers up grinder and starts cutting back plate)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Oct 17, 2012, 09:33 PM
*sigh* ytf no one ever tell me this?! (powers up grinder and starts cutting back plate)
Probably because you didn't ask :P

But it's coming along great Karvas, shame we couldn't find you at NYCC but at least you'll definitely be done by next year!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 20, 2012, 01:23 AM
Thanks Haran! And I know, next year I'll be trooping with you guys for sure  ;D
Not much of an update but assembled my pistol, I'll paint it his weekend! Thinking, silver body, black grip and this shiny brass color for the accents on the grip.
(http://www.imgur.com/zrXIc.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Niabi on Oct 20, 2012, 02:34 PM
Nice pistol vod ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 21, 2012, 07:52 PM
Alright, haven't done anything cause I've kinda lost drive. Not having my bucket yet kinda bums me put but I need to get back into it. Sorry guys, tomorrow though, I'm getting up and sewing everything onto my vest. Still need to pick up my flighsuit from the tailor and after that I'll get to trimming up my back plate. On another note, I think my collar might be shaped wrong, should it wrap around slightly? I'm wondering because it kinda digs into the front of my shoulders and I can't even cross my arms with it on lol.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 21, 2012, 09:29 PM
I can do all kinds'a stuff in my armour....I can even KNEEL!!!  how many mandos can kneel ???
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_1392.jpg)
not with those knees-but with these, note how I have them wider around the sides, and that the elastic webbing allows them to flex(even though their stainless steel<pic below>)
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/IMG_1657.jpg)
just gotta' adjjust the way the padding is so they don't keep drooping like that....or put some kind of internal supports between the shin and knee...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Drax Mastruk on Oct 21, 2012, 09:36 PM
Looks beautiful!
And Hooah kneeling!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Oct 21, 2012, 11:31 PM
Is this Karvas's or Dresdon's thread?  :laugh:
Alright, haven't done anything cause I've kinda lost drive. Not having my bucket yet kinda bums me put but I need to get back into it. Sorry guys, tomorrow though, I'm getting up and sewing everything onto my vest. Still need to pick up my flighsuit from the tailor and after that I'll get to trimming up my back plate. On another note, I think my collar might be shaped wrong, should it wrap around slightly? I'm wondering because it kinda digs into the front of my shoulders and I can't even cross my arms with it on lol.
Mine just kind of rests at the bottom of my throat and curves very slightly, if it's digging in you may need to trim the sides a little. I'd suggest doing a test fit of everything once you've got your vest ready, that way you can judge a bit better if you need it trimmed. The collar is generally not very comfortable to wear but it sounds like yours may need a trim too.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Drax Mastruk on Oct 21, 2012, 11:34 PM
Is this Karvas's or Dresdon's thread?  :laugh:
Sorry, I ignored the name of who posted that and posted... XD
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 21, 2012, 11:42 PM
I think its my thread.
And thanks Haran! I'll see what I do, it might be a shaping issue though, don't want to cut anything till I'm sure!  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Drax Mastruk on Oct 21, 2012, 11:46 PM
Karvas, your armor looks amazing! I'm sorry I inappropriately used your thread.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 21, 2012, 11:50 PM
LOL. Its cool man! No worries, Dresdon armor is pretty cool.  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Drax Mastruk on Oct 21, 2012, 11:53 PM
But this no es his thread :P I'll praise him elsewhere. Here, is where you are to be praised (^_^)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 22, 2012, 12:41 AM
Don't give up big guy! Keep pushing through. There are times where it will be slow. Working on my kit, I lost my mojo A LOT. After my plates were assembled, but not painted, I lost it. I thought about selling everything. And finally, I pushed my way through it, and delivered a kickass paint job if I do say so myself.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 24, 2012, 09:34 PM
Byrek, thanks man.

Also, sort of an update. My flighsuit fits beautifully, tried on all my soft parts and they all fit really well! This weekend i will be attaching everything, I promise LOL
And Good news! Kinda. I dont believe I'll even be getting the helmet i initially ordered, However! I ordered an Asok Boba Bucket. so yayyy!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Oct 24, 2012, 09:39 PM
Asok Boba=chick magnet.
Hahahaha yes! And everyone knows we do this for the ladies.

Sorry your first helmet didn't work out, man. But trust me when I say you will not be disappointed when you pull that Asok helmet out of its box. Really looking forward to seeing what you've got so far!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 24, 2012, 09:44 PM
Yup, works for me as long as I keep the helmet on...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 24, 2012, 09:49 PM
Asok Boba=chick magnet.

Good work so far, and I can't wait to see how the rest of it progresses!  :D

haha. Thanks!  ;D

Hahahaha yes! And everyone knows we do this for the ladies.

Sorry your first helmet didn't work out, man. But trust me when I say you will not be disappointed when you pull that Asok helmet out of its box. Really looking forward to seeing what you've got so far!

LOL and yeah, its a bit of a bummer but honestly  I'm looking forward to the Asok much more than i was to the bucket i first decided on. Once my leather rig gets here ill be putting up a fitting of all my soft parts on my soft parts thread! Let you guys see how im doing on that front!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Zedrin Ho'dag on Oct 24, 2012, 09:56 PM
I can do all kinds'a stuff in my armour....I can even KNEEL!!!  how many mandos can kneel ???

We kneel to no one!   :P
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 24, 2012, 10:02 PM
We kneel to no one!   :P
Except our shoelaces! And to free quarters!

Another thing, can i take like, dishwashing steel wool to the asok bucket?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Oct 24, 2012, 10:06 PM
Another thing, can i take like, dishwashing steel wool to the asok bucket?

Yes. Highly recommended actually. It'll buff it up and then you can use that for your exposed metal when you paint it up.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Drax Mastruk on Oct 24, 2012, 10:07 PM
I used steel wool on a bucket I did, it turned out great.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 24, 2012, 10:11 PM
oh, i know that! Just thought i might need some special steel wool or something  :laugh:  And no need for primer?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Oct 24, 2012, 10:40 PM
I used primer, but it was part of my weathering scheme because my armor is grey and I carried it through to the rest of the armor. If you use it, plan your exposed silver well ahead so you don't see the primer if you don't want to.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 24, 2012, 10:42 PM
My undercoat is red, so I might have to do something different. I'll see what i do!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 26, 2012, 12:40 AM
Double post! Waaah.
Look what came in the mail!

(http://www.imgur.com/qteE1.jpeg)
 
I need a better camera, this thing Is gorgeous! Should I weather it? I kinda don't feel like taking sandpaper to it..  :'(
I'll throw in all my softies tomorrow and post them on my softies thread!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 26, 2012, 02:05 AM
Take a picture with it on you!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 26, 2012, 05:22 AM
They look weathered as-is from the darkening, you could allways put some liquid black shoe polish over the weathering after for the carbon scoring .
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 26, 2012, 08:02 AM
THAT is a super fine Rig .... 8)

Let it Weather on it's own ... IMO

However if your Committed to Distressing it , sandpaper is not my 1st Choice .
 Look at Seugtai's TUT for better results .
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Tal'Falco on Oct 26, 2012, 01:17 PM
Sand paper worked good for my boots but I also rubbed mud and dirt into it...I don't recommend it though
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Niabi on Oct 26, 2012, 02:49 PM
 :o Wow sexy rig vod ;D looks super awesome
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 26, 2012, 09:33 PM
:o Wow sexy rig vod ;D looks super awesome
that's what some girls said to me at my school's haunted house  :laugh:
(then their optinions changed once I removed my helmet...lol  :'( )


but another thing I noted about leather weathering, is that some parts that rub together(like the end of boot plates towards the toe) do a lot of weathering on their own, and the holster parts of the gun rig will get horse-eared and scuffed up juat by jamming your blasters in and out of it



,,, :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Tal'Falco on Oct 26, 2012, 10:28 PM
juat by jamming your blasters in and out of it


Absolutely no comment... 8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 26, 2012, 10:32 PM
h and how will you be mounting your knees?   After today I want to have a strap on the top of the knee, and one along the botom of the knee plate-that way they are less likely to bounce up and down while your trying to chase zombies-I found a "nutural ground" with mine so I just losne my shins a bit and since mine have V shaped bottoms, I let the tips stick in just underneath the tops of the shins and that produces OK temproary resualts-but my master plan is to install 20" zippers along the inseam so I can acess buckles on elastic for the armour-I hear it is a method of high repute and suggest you look into it.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Nearly done now!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 27, 2012, 02:06 PM
I know Niabi! Hopefully my kit is just as good  :laugh:
Dresdon, I'll be using elastic straps.
Well here are the soft parts assembled. I'll be getting a clearer picture up in a bit, but just wanted to show off my invisi-armor!
(http://www.imgur.com/AIqWm.jpeg)

Here are the better pictures!

(http://www.imgur.com/k8nMT.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/ASRk3.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft goods done!)
Post by: Niabi on Oct 27, 2012, 03:35 PM
Looking good ;)

my advise have a space in the middle of the ammo pouches at the front ;) i will look better and less like a flotation ring  :P
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft goods done!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Oct 27, 2012, 03:37 PM
That rig is sick! Love the spats too. I am actually really excited to see this come together!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft goods done!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Oct 27, 2012, 03:42 PM
Looking bawse, boss!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft goods done!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Oct 27, 2012, 04:01 PM
Looking awesome brother!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft goods done!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 27, 2012, 04:06 PM
Thanks guys! And LOL I just noticed it does look abit silly, like a flotation ring!  :laugh:
Me and you both, Ref. I'll be attaching the Velcro this weekend, anyone got any experience with riveting the plates on? I bought a rivet gun for another project and I'm think if Velcro doesnt hold, I'll rivet the plates on my worry is that it might snap the sintra.
Also, color wise, does everything flow well together so far? Are the coveralls tailored well enough? Or is it bunching up to much at the legs? Another thing,'i might extend the Kama abit, does it look good as is? What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Tal'Falco on Oct 27, 2012, 05:20 PM
Velcro will hold trust me just put on enough and it will hold..
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Oct 27, 2012, 05:26 PM
What Tal said...I used industrial strength velcro on my plates and regular, non-sticky velcro on my vest. Haven't had an issue with it yet.
As for everything else, I'd say it looks fine as it is now. You're making very good progress. :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: TracynSenaar on Oct 27, 2012, 08:50 PM
Looks absolutely friggin sweet.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Advar on Oct 28, 2012, 12:53 AM
I love it. I just think you should ditch the kama with that rig. It's a little cluttered imho
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 28, 2012, 12:59 AM
Thanks guys! Im glad its coming together well!
And Advar, does it? I kinda thought the kama went well with the rig! Anyone else feel the same way? Be brutal guys  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Drax Mastruk on Oct 28, 2012, 01:06 AM
My  opinion doesn't really matter but here you go anyways :P

Your holster rig is almost looks like a kama by itself. It pains me to say "remove the kama" so I won't say it, but yeah :P
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Advar on Oct 28, 2012, 01:11 AM
My  opinion doesn't really matter but here you go anyways :P

Your holster rig is almost looks like a kama by itself. It pains me to say "remove the kama" so I won't say it, but yeah :P

Yeah, the rig itself kinda swallows the kama :p
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Oct 28, 2012, 01:14 AM
I actually like the kama, since it serves more of an armor purpose and the rig is for functionality. And though I'd have to wait until you have the rest of your armor on, having the kama colors be the same/similar to that of your armor might help with the "flow" and balance of it all, since it's a lot of brown in once place.
I say keep it, but also try and get an image of everything together up soon and seeing how everything looks at once before really deciding for yourself.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 28, 2012, 01:23 AM
This is why I included the kama. Butt cover! The rig is open at the back  :laugh:
And yeah, the trim is the same color as the undercoat of my armor and the color of my shoulders. And the black matches my vest, kinda like that.
We'll see. If it looks poodoo with the karma I'll get rid of it!
(http://www.imgur.com/N88Bz.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Oct 28, 2012, 02:31 AM
Don't take out the kama. The rig adds to it and I disagree that it looks like a double kama. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Jesse Libarra on Oct 28, 2012, 02:36 AM
Don't take out the kama. The rig adds to it and I disagree that it looks like a double kama. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I agree. I like the kama
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Oct 28, 2012, 03:23 AM
I say keep it... It does help to fill the gap at the back left by the rig.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Oct 28, 2012, 10:12 AM
Why would you want to change it ?  :o

Keep it ...  8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 28, 2012, 11:53 AM
Yeah, I feel it goes well with the rig! Keeping it! Not much of an update today, just working on trophies, zabrak horns and such!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Niabi on Oct 28, 2012, 03:53 PM
Just to put the cat amongst the pigeons  :rolleyes: how about a leather Karma  :P or you could add a small back karma between the rig to add a back ;)

might look cool  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 28, 2012, 03:56 PM
I might actually replace my current vest with a pleather vest eventually. If I end up doing that then I'll have to switch to a kama that matches!  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Oct 28, 2012, 07:09 PM
I say longer kama. It does help fill the dead space in the back, but with as large as the belt rig, it does get swallowed. My 2 cents is lengthen that sucker!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 28, 2012, 07:16 PM
Looking at it, the problem with lengthening it now would be that it'd end about knee level, covering the knee armor. For now, I won't change it around. Maybe once I upgrade to pleat her bits, thanks vod!  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Oct 28, 2012, 07:41 PM
Longer Kama's won't completely cover the lower body armor, mine goes below the knees, but my thigh armor is still pretty visible. just food for thought.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 28, 2012, 11:46 PM
Well guys, not much of an update but just thought I should share. Ended up making a Zabrak horn trophy from some sculpey. I wanted to make it seem like it snapped off, skull bits and all. Don't know if I achieved that but I like the way it looks right now. Dirty hands from paint, don't mind them   :laugh:
(http://www.imgur.com/inFXL.jpeg)
(http://www.imgur.com/XVXgT.jpeg)
(http://www.imgur.com/5uPLO.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 29, 2012, 12:10 AM
Since when was it called a "karma"  ???
you kids nowa'days...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Oct 29, 2012, 09:41 AM
Excellent job on that horn...! Very realistic!!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Cengo Remohs on Oct 29, 2012, 11:21 AM
that rig is beautiful! and that zabrak horn is a work of art. :o great job!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Vhett Naast on Oct 29, 2012, 02:48 PM
I love that rig man, very nice  8) and keep the kama with it, looks good  (personally I would make it longer)  The zabrak horn is pretty slick to! can't wiat to see you put the full deal on vod.  ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 29, 2012, 03:40 PM
Thanks guys! Currently in sticking Velcro on my vest, updates tonight!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Oct 29, 2012, 09:46 PM
...your putting stickyback velcro on fabric?...  :-[   pop out the 'ol needle and thread if your dooin; that...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Test fit, plates attached!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 29, 2012, 10:47 PM
Nope! Actually sewing it on. I hate Velcro btw, it sucks. And it hurts.
No updates, had to get ready for some Hurricane so I couldn't really do much work while we hustled to tape our windows  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Oct 29, 2012, 10:52 PM
(http://www.imgur.com/inFXL.jpeg)

Great job man. It's looking great.

On a side note, is that Robin William's robot from the Pixar (?) movie, "Robots?"
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 29, 2012, 11:00 PM
Thanks man! LOL yeah, not sure how it got on my computer desk  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 31, 2012, 12:57 PM
Ran into Boba, nabbed his gaunts.
(http://www.imgur.com/4OfN5.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 31, 2012, 05:27 PM
Triple post, you guys are going to hate me. Here's a test fit, plates are attached except for collar, please tell me the spacing is fine lol.
I know some of the Velcro tabs are showing, I'll fix that.
(http://www.imgur.com/VOnyI.jpeg)

Ignore the fatface
(http://www.imgur.com/BN3CD.jpeg)

And for funzies.
(http://www.imgur.com/JqS2C.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Niabi on Oct 31, 2012, 05:29 PM
Nice Vod ;) Al looks good to me (apart from those bit of Velcro   :rolleyes: :P )
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Soft parts done!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Oct 31, 2012, 05:32 PM
Yep, looking good buddy!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Test fit! Plates attached.)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Oct 31, 2012, 05:50 PM
Looks really good. Killer job on the paint apps and weathering.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Test fit! Plates attached.)
Post by: Apex Carid on Oct 31, 2012, 06:03 PM
Maybe its just the angle, but they look a bit slanted. Other than that, it looks awesome!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Test fit! Plates attached.)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 31, 2012, 06:05 PM
Thank guys! That's a relief! And Ref I like the paint, but I can't help feeling like there's something missing.. maybe its cause I'm lacking a bucket  :laugh:
And Apex, yes, the ab plate is slightly slanted, my girth belt too. I'll fix that  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Test fit! Plates attached.)
Post by: Vorpan Kyr'am on Oct 31, 2012, 06:12 PM
Shoulders add to the look extremly :D

On my Kit i also had the feeling somethings missing here so i did Biceps plates and yep they did the job. Just a suggestion from my side. Your Beltrigholsterthingy looks absolutly fabouless if i spelled that right.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Test fit! Plates attached.)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Oct 31, 2012, 06:16 PM
Let's just name the rig, Sophie  or something  :laugh: And yeah. Might be the shoulders, I need to make some changes to the vest as the shoulder tabs are too large shouldn't be too hard. On the bicep thing, I might add a second sleeve to my jumpsuit but that's upgrades!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Test fit! Plates attached.)
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Oct 31, 2012, 07:30 PM
Nice vod, looking forward to seeing this done at Hudson. We'll have to take a photo of everyone with red in their kit.
Upgrades are always good but getting official first and then implementing them is better, to me at least. ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Test fit! Plates attached.)
Post by: Ralin Voth on Nov 01, 2012, 02:41 AM
Great job on the spacing. I always worry when I read that the plates are attached before we have a chance to comment, but yours looks fantastic. Something is a hair crooked though, as everything is slanting down and to the right a bit. That should just be some simple fine-tuning though. Keep it up, you're kit is looking great!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Test fit! Plates attached.)
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 01, 2012, 03:03 AM
I like the look of your kit almost as much as I like the expressions on your face.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Debating about my armor.
Post by: darth.what.now? on Nov 01, 2012, 03:04 AM
6'1 and 220 I think you'd look like a beast in legacy armor. I know we could always use more heavy tanks. I look at it this way; for me, there is the:

Light Mando <-- Good old Boba types. Maneuverable, quick, and stealthy they trust on their speed and agility to win the fight. Keep your eyes open because, by the time you see them, it might very well be the last thing you do see.

Medium Mando <-- These are our Jango type boys and gals here. Quick, well armed, and cunning. They use the added armor to aid their prowess in accomplishing their job.

Heavy Mando <-- Armor like Noval our faithful leader :D Well armed and ready to go. They sacrifice the speed of their counterparts for the ability to take more damage. They don't worry to much about cover leaving them more time to focus in on their target. While you enter panic mode, they're already calling their shots.

Heavy Tank mando <-- This is our legacy boys here (Full legacy at least not the hybrids). Slow, retrospectively speaking, literally tanks. These are the heavy hitters. They carry all the weaponry and ammo they need. And then some. Have fun looking for an opening in their armor because while you search they're already firing whatever BFG they decided to bring to the party. That or their faster counterparts are already on top of you.


Like I said that's now I see it.


Gar serim! mesh'la! Couldnt have said it better :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Test fit! Plates attached.)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 01, 2012, 02:45 PM
Haha thanks guys! And yep Ralin, the plates need some fine tuning, again I'm not a fan of Velcro, might just rivet my plates.
In other news, I love my mailman.
(http://www.imgur.com/e2nP3.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Niabi on Nov 01, 2012, 03:01 PM
Nice Bucket vod ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 01, 2012, 03:11 PM
Same bucket I have, very cool.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 01, 2012, 04:44 PM
All the cool mandos got an Asok  8)
Here it is, buffed, trimmed, ready for paint. Taking a dremel to this was the scariest thing I've ever done. I'm in love with this bucket, gonna dump my girlfriend for it.

(http://www.imgur.com/j80XC.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tempest on Nov 01, 2012, 04:46 PM
Looks to me like you should smooth the dent-fill in a bit more, so it's flush with the rest. Other than that, it looks great. :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 01, 2012, 05:26 PM
Yeah, haven't gotten to that, gotta let it cure  :D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Vhett Naast on Nov 01, 2012, 05:59 PM
That is nice looking vod, very nice  8)  8) Can't wait to see what you do with it.  And I agree with you on taking a dremel to a new bucket  :-X


I'm in love with this bucket, gonna dump my girlfriend for it.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 01, 2012, 06:07 PM
All the cool mandos got an Asok  8)
(http://www.imgur.com/j80XC.jpeg)
I have a Destroyer, Di'kut  :laugh:


and that's probably the same situation why I don't have a girlfriend.
I'm in love with this bucket, gonna dump my girlfriend for it.
(http://www.imgur.com/j80XC.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 01, 2012, 06:22 PM
and that's probably the same situation why I don't have a girlfriend.

Don't feel bad, I don't have one either.  The wife frowns on that for some reason.  :P
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Cengo Remohs on Nov 01, 2012, 06:46 PM
Oh! Pretty pretty bucket  ;D
Seeing a bare cold cast Asok makes me want to do a full metal mando. With lots of pin stripes.  :P
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 02, 2012, 09:29 PM
Kinda feel bad about having to paint it. Updates, no pictures since not much has changed except for some sanding. I'm having trouble filling the boba dent but I'll figure it out. Btw, did anyone else's have a dent on the left side cheek area? And RF, best method on attaching them that doesn't involve a drill? (getting one for Christmas yay!)
Also, I noticed you can't sand this thing too hard, it start bubbling up the resin. Anywho, I'll get the dent resanded if I finally filled it enough, and then paint over the week.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 02, 2012, 09:46 PM
Hmmm....you have a Dremal, yet can;t stick a 1/8" drilll bit in the chuck?...   just use an 8/32 countersunk head bolt, and countersink the earcap RF cover piece of the earcap so you can just cover the top of the bolt head with some grey JB weld to cement it in place(or you could even just taper were the bolt goes through the inside of the earcap top piece so that you can have a nut on there for added strengh...and then you mess around with another nut/waser/spring assembly to adjust the tension at which the RF moves.
Earcap with bolt in it>bolt gets small spring to push on RF as it moves to cause friction against the helmet itself, or against the nut holding the bolt securly on the RF earcap cover piece>then put a large fender washer inside the helmet, and tighten the bolt as needed(I suggest putting some medium to high strength threadlock on the nut to keep it in place inside the helmet once you get it tightened just about right)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 02, 2012, 09:57 PM
Dresdon, I know there's something really useful in there. But I can't speak Jawa..
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 02, 2012, 10:06 PM
Dresdon, I know there's something really useful in there. But I can't speak Jawa..
........ :-X............. :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 02, 2012, 10:39 PM
click to enlarge
(http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz28/Dresdon_Acacin/RFmounting.png)

(I correctedand re-uploaded the pic, but the original typo'd pic was restored instead of re-uploading the corrected one... on step 4, ashers=washers
this happened because photobucket sucks ugnaughts like that
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 03, 2012, 07:26 AM
Dresdon, I know there's something really useful in there. But I can't speak Jawa..

I have said nearly the exact same thing. Hahaha
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tal'Falco on Nov 03, 2012, 01:45 PM
Or you can be a REAL man and not have an RF...RFs are for those who can't aim!  :P
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tal'Falco on Nov 03, 2012, 01:49 PM
Btw, did anyone else's have a dent on the left side cheek

Are you referring to bobas dental expander?!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 03, 2012, 01:51 PM
Nope, ain't that a gaunt part? Its on my helmet  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 03, 2012, 03:42 PM
Or you can be a REAL man and not have an RF...RFs are for those who can't aim!  :P

HEY! I HAVE A RANGFINDER.



........on my back....
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Advar on Nov 03, 2012, 03:47 PM
HEY! I HAVE A RANGFINDER.



........on my back....

Isn't that broken.... :p
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 03, 2012, 06:35 PM
Hey look, helmet fits.
(http://www.imgur.com/akEwC.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Niabi on Nov 03, 2012, 06:38 PM
Cool ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 03, 2012, 07:13 PM
Are you referring to bobas dental expander?!

yup-if you want the "enhanced optics" then just add an NVD box above the visor, I use a mini lense assembly from a BLU-RAY sled I tool apart to make a blue laser blaster that I don;t use with my kit but if reuse the lense you can place a flat/rectangular LED just behind it, so it looks a bit like the Terminator photoreceptors...or the co-op russian guy in Splinter Cell Conviction's NVD...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Nov 05, 2012, 05:55 PM
Don't you wear a hood over that bucket...!!!!!  >:(

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 05, 2012, 06:49 PM
No worries, vod, there's no way I'm covering up this bucket.
 :laugh:
Finally got the dent filled right, and look its shiny! I'll start painting this week, scariest process yet! Anyone who's worked with an Asok Boba, should the dome be perfectly round and smooth even at the dent? Cause there's this tiny bump right below the dent.

(http://www.imgur.com/FG9Ur.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Pointoforigin on Nov 05, 2012, 07:06 PM
Om nom nom Asok Boba.

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=52872.0 <- there's my build thread for mine. I did magnets for the earcap, at present the rangefinder itself isn't actually installed... but it doesn't look right without the earcap IMO. You can also see what I did for the inside of the visor - what Manbrolorian is referring to about sanding the inside of the T.

You'll find with that dent that it's a slight curve before it really starts to dip in, so to get it really smooth you need to overfill a little more.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 05, 2012, 07:21 PM
I have an Asok on My Bucket list .... Nice Buy'ce .   8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 05, 2012, 07:35 PM
Thanks Point I'll dig through that thread! And i completely forgot i could do subtractive weathering since its a cold cast! Woo! And yeah, I sanded so it would fit my visor the best, sand it more. Will do. And I'm thinking of going with a pair of antennas instead of the rangefinder.. not sure yet, we'll see.
Condar, get it. Now. Right now. Its the best thing ever.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: K'ael , Orade on Nov 07, 2012, 05:45 PM
Gear is looking real good, Hope your happy with the plates and they seem to fit very well on you.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 07, 2012, 05:48 PM
Yep! Thanks man, they were awesome. If you decide to do a second run I'll definitely  pick up a few pieces from you again  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dayfly on Nov 07, 2012, 05:56 PM
Looking pretty pro. Glad to have a nice long Wip thread. Everyone is so helpful, you're thread hs become a vital resource in itself.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 07, 2012, 06:16 PM
Looking pretty pro. Glad to have a nice long Wip thread. Everyone is so helpful, you're thread hs become a vital resource in itself.
Really? I didn't think it would be! Glad it was helpful !  ;D if you got any questions  don't hesitate to ask!  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tal'Falco on Nov 07, 2012, 07:09 PM
Asok helmet is always pretty looking!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Schiel Nasra'shi on Nov 08, 2012, 10:46 AM
So much awesome happening here!  ;D

I got a lot of inspiration from watching this come together. . . I may even go with Sintra instead of metal plates now, because yours turned out so well. And I'm liking the idea of a kama now, even though I was kind-of against it initially. And dat bucket  8). How well do you all think it would fit someone about 6'4" - 170lbs?

Also, is it considered clique to leave the Boba dent intact, when not doing a canon kit?


Any recent progress vod??
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Nov 08, 2012, 03:46 PM
So much awesome happening here!  ;D

I got a lot of inspiration from watching this come together. . . I may even go with Sintra instead of metal plates now, because yours turned out so well. And I'm liking the idea of a kama now, even though I was kind-of against it initially. And dat bucket  8). How well do you all think it would fit someone about 6'4" - 170lbs?

Also, is it considered clique to leave the Boba dent intact, when not doing a canon kit?


Any recent progress vod??

For the Boba dent... It's not really cliché... It just looks a bit lazy if you ask me... Also what are the chances you got dinged on the bucket at the exact same spot with the exact same battle damage as the most famous bounty hunter in the galaxy...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 08, 2012, 05:08 PM
... Also what are the chances you got dinged on the bucket at the exact same spot with the exact same battle damage as the most famous bounty hunter in the galaxy...

Approximately 3,720 to 1.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Cengo Remohs on Nov 08, 2012, 05:13 PM
Come on, :o we all know that IG-88b is the most famous bounty hunter :P  ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 08, 2012, 05:39 PM
Come on, :o we all know that IG-88b is the most famous bounty hunter :P  ;)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/ConDarWard44/tumblr_m46ix1KeDg1rtthw6o1_1280_zps0df02107.jpg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 08, 2012, 05:41 PM
Zuckas.


5EVA.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 08, 2012, 06:04 PM
Schiel. Sintra is awesome if you decide to go that route and I'm glad this is getting you motivated man can't wait to see what you get going. The bucket will fitting according to stature, size really depends on how wide your shoulders are, look here:
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=44842.0
No progress, focusing on midterms  but once this is over I'll finish it all up  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dral Buurenaar on Nov 08, 2012, 06:10 PM
For the Boba dent... It's not really cliché... It just looks a bit lazy if you ask me... Also what are the chances you got dinged on the bucket at the exact same spot with the exact same battle damage as the most famous bounty hunter in the galaxy...


I dont know.......if i had a Mandalorian bearing down on me i'd aim for the head a keep pulling that trigger.          :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 08, 2012, 06:23 PM
Cover the hole up that's how I feel. Its hard to hit a moving target on the head, especially one that's shooting back. Plus, its Boba's thing. Let him have it.  8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Schiel Nasra'shi on Nov 08, 2012, 06:57 PM
Schiel. Sintra is awesome if you decide to go that route and I'm glad this is getting you motivated man can't wait to see what you get going. The bucket will fitting according to stature, size really depends on how wide your shoulders are, look here:
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=44842.0
No progress, focusing on midterms  but once this is over I'll finish it all up  ;D

Thanks, that explained a lot  :D. I've got about 19" shoulders without armor, but the shoulder-plates I have planned should add a good few inches to that - so it looks like a 1:1 is the way to go.

Ah, It is about that time of year I suppose haha, good luck with all that  :D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Pointoforigin on Nov 08, 2012, 10:10 PM
Generally, you won't pass approval on a custom if you still have the Boba Dent, because it's so iconically Boba.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Hondo Karr on Nov 08, 2012, 11:29 PM
Generally, you won't pass approval on a custom if you still have the Boba Dent, because it's so iconically Boba.

Unless the App Team is going a new route, that's not correct. No one hase ever been denied because of the "Boba dent" on their helmet. Anyone, in recent years anyway, who has left it has been VERY HIGHLY encouraged to remove it but, it has never been a cause for dismissal.

That said, it's kinda silly to leave it. It's one thing to have your own custom dent in it's own custom location but, the Boba helmet wasn't mass produced for Mandalorians with the dent. That is an iconic mark of the character, so iconic the premier Boba Fett costume build website uses the name The Dented Helmet... not "The Green Armored Guy", "The Boba Fett Builders Page", "Slave I Pilots" etc.

Personally, I would never recommend anyone keep it but, I couldnt see denying an otherwise properly done kit over it either.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dral Buurenaar on Nov 09, 2012, 12:51 AM
Keep it as an homage to the Great and powerful Fett........ ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Remo Jadd on Nov 09, 2012, 08:49 AM
Unless the App Team is going a new route, that's not correct. No one hase ever been denied because of the "Boba dent" on their helmet. Anyone, in recent years anyway, who has left it has been VERY HIGHLY encouraged to remove it but, it has never been a cause for dismissal.

That said, it's kinda silly to leave it. It's one thing to have your own custom dent in it's own custom location but, the Boba helmet wasn't mass produced for Mandalorians with the dent. That is an iconic mark of the character, so iconic the premier Boba Fett costume build website uses the name The Dented Helmet... not "The Green Armored Guy", "The Boba Fett Builders Page", "Slave I Pilots" etc.

Personally, I would never recommend anyone keep it but, I couldnt see denying an otherwise properly done kit over it either.

^^This^^

Although The dent is discouraged, Helmets have passed with them. It's generally come down to "Has the owner done enough to remove the look from Boba?". However they are highly scrutinised. ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 09, 2012, 12:49 PM
All the cool guys are on my build omg guises.
In all seriousness, thanks for the input, glad the whole dent thing could be cleared up, i wasnt even all too sure about how the app team dealt with that.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 12, 2012, 04:39 PM
Helmet looks like poodo now cause I botched the paint job. I suspect I didn't let something dry long enough. Sanded everything down and I'm just going to leave it alone for a bit while my hands recover lol.
Added some physical damage with my dremel, looks alright don't know if I like it yet. And no worries, its not like gaping holes or anything just a few thin scratches here and there.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 12, 2012, 04:56 PM
(sarcastic clapping)
way'ta go, vod-ruined the helmet and bought another, didn't ya?  :laugh:


Humid weather can cause paint to go screwy too...  :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 12, 2012, 04:59 PM
(sarcastic clapping)
way'ta go, vod-ruined the helmet and bought another, didn't ya?  :laugh:


Humid weather can cause paint to go screwy too...  :-[ :-[
Wish my pocket were that deep, I hate sanding this gunky stuff. And it might be that, its not really humid. But colder than it it normally is. Usually this paint dries completely in about 2 hours.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 12, 2012, 05:05 PM
Ah...well 'ders your problem. I use flat rust paints that dry in about 30mins even in coastal humidity, chances are it was a combination of temperature changes and drying times between layers. I find the paints that take longer to dry(glossy or enamel paints for example) are more tempermental with drying times are are prone to krinkling moreso than flat paints. Or when combined.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Nov 12, 2012, 05:07 PM
(ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

DAMMIT KARVAS
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 12, 2012, 05:11 PM
LOLZIES

I think that's how he reacted when he saw it
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 12, 2012, 05:19 PM
Dresdon, I think you're right I'll leave it alone for a while. And I was pretty upset about it cause I was hoping my bucket would be an easy job. Whatever, gotta mess up sometime  :laugh:
And ref, you know that tiny sliver before the ear cap next to the cheek? Do I paint that my cheek color or my base color? Asking you since you got an Asok.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Nov 12, 2012, 05:22 PM
Whatever color your visor is. Here's a pic for reference:
(http://www.starwarshelmets.com/wpkdpdlxSide.JPG)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 12, 2012, 05:26 PM
Oooh! Alright, now I know. Thanks man.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Alta on Nov 13, 2012, 07:45 AM
Sorry to hear you had a paint misshap. Unfortunately paint just likes to get fickle at times xP Lookin forward to seeing more updates though :) Keep up the great work, vod!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 14, 2012, 05:46 PM
Thanks Alta! Paint behaved, got my first coat.

(http://www.imgur.com/jVgIL.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/25yvt.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/6E1H2.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Nov 14, 2012, 05:50 PM
Looks great, only thing I might suggest is a little bit more weathering on the cheek area towards the top. Shame I won't be able to see it next week. :(
What are you planning to dirty it up with?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tal'Falco on Nov 14, 2012, 06:01 PM
Nicely done!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 14, 2012, 06:09 PM
Haran, I thought the same thing, then I kinda realized there wouldn't be much weathering there, its the deepest part of the bucket after all. l will be adding some minor chipping when I hit it with the second coat though  ;D and just black washing it.
Congrats on the new position as well!
Thanks Tal!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Nov 14, 2012, 06:18 PM
Looking wicked bro! Can't wait to see it with more colours :D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Nov 14, 2012, 06:20 PM
Haran, I thought the same thing, then I kinda realized there wouldn't be much weathering there, its the deepest part of the bucket after all. l will be adding some minor chipping when I hit it with the second coat though  ;D and just black washing it.
Congrats on the new position as well!
Thanks Tal!
Depends what environment you have in mind for your Mando - if you're in a dusty, rocky, or heavily wooded place you might be getting hit with rocks and tree branches, and it'll get wherever it wants to get. Just food for thought. ;) But awesome, sounds like a good plan.
Thanks vod!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Alta on Nov 14, 2012, 08:08 PM
Look sweet, vod! Can't wait to see more  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 15, 2012, 06:50 PM
Thanks guys! Here's the second coat, I'm unsure if I should add the black as a third color on the visor before I add the red again.
Let me know how the weathering looks so far!  ;D

(http://www.imgur.com/dj6jp.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/Itcve.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/y97jo.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Nov 15, 2012, 07:02 PM
Dude, this is flawless. Well done brother.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 15, 2012, 07:07 PM
Visor trim&band red, and earcaps black maybe?    With a copper pinline or two going down the top like on a classic muscle car?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 15, 2012, 07:16 PM
Thanks Kel, means a lot  ;D
And Dresdon, I was thinking Black cheeks, red visor, copper earcaps along with the copper jaig eyes and killstripes. How's that sound? Should I incorporate the black from the cheeks as an undercolor on the visor, kind of how boba has three colors beneath his?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 15, 2012, 07:21 PM
3 colours?

Theres the visor trim, cheek trim that is beside teh visor trim, and then the "face" which is the flat parts of the cheeks?

You could also do black outline with a brush for the eyes?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Alta on Nov 15, 2012, 07:26 PM
Wicked good looking, vod! Super awesome job!  8) I liked the idea of using copper, but I may be biased in that department lol
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Nov 15, 2012, 07:27 PM
Needs more orange.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 15, 2012, 07:34 PM
Thanks Alta  ;D, and yeah there's copper on my armor, no one seems to notice  :-[ :laugh: Dresdon, I'll just show you what I mean once its painted  :laugh:
Ref, orange tinted visor. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 15, 2012, 07:36 PM
I bow to your painting skills.  That's really nice looking.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 15, 2012, 07:37 PM
Thanks man, seeing as I feel the same way about your painting skills!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 15, 2012, 07:49 PM
Thanks Kel, means a lot  ;D
And Dresdon, I was thinking Black cheeks, red visor, copper earcaps along with the copper jaig eyes and killstripes. How's that sound? Should I incorporate the black from the cheeks as an undercolor on the visor, kind of how boba has three colors beneath his?


(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o1/XxX_Freak_101_XxX/Dat_ass.jpg)

yes.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Nov 15, 2012, 07:52 PM
Dude! This is looking sweet! I think if you add black to the visor before doing the red it will be too dark and detract from the over all effect, my suggestion would be a darker green or red. I think you should use copper for the details and sigils, as a highlight, rather than as a main colour, as you have just used it as a detail colour on the rest of your kit, yes?

Gotta say, this is shaping up to be an incredible kit vod, you should be extremely proud.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Alta on Nov 15, 2012, 07:58 PM
If you do end up using red like Tracyn suggests, it will make your copper paint "pop" more. Just sayin  ;D I used a good bit of red on my copper parts to make them stand out more from the gold.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 15, 2012, 08:03 PM
I was thinking of just black on the cheeks then, red visor, and yeah copper details. Is that what you mean? And thanks man, can't wait to have it all on.
And yeah sounds like what you guys are describing us similar to the paint in my shoulders.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Nov 15, 2012, 08:15 PM
Yea that's pretty much what I mean.


**EDIT** Though in thinking about it I'd discourage you from using black, as IMHO it doesn't work well in large areas as it is a very harsh colour. Instead I would encourage a very dark green or grey, something that is close to black, but not actually black.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 17, 2012, 08:53 PM
Red added! Let me know how it looks guys, be brutal! It looks habit loud right now and I don't know it all seems abut busy. Is it just me?  :laugh:

Here are the pictures.

(http://www.imgur.com/MO6ll.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/bjiac.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/CxyBv.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Vhett Naast on Nov 17, 2012, 09:04 PM
I got nothing man.  It's just you  ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tempest on Nov 17, 2012, 09:09 PM
I only have one question. Why is the back of the dome so much less damaged than the front? xD
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 17, 2012, 09:14 PM
Dammit. That's a good point.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tempest on Nov 17, 2012, 09:18 PM
Dammit. That's a good point.  :laugh:

I'm sure you'll get it looking perfect. I think it's awesome so far. xD Your paint job is pretty epic.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Alta on Nov 17, 2012, 09:28 PM
I only have one question. Why is the back of the dome so much less damaged than the front? xD

He could always just say that he never lets his enemies flank him. Or, almost never lol.  :laugh:

Jokes aside, it looks great, vod. Keep up the awesome work! ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 17, 2012, 09:30 PM
That could be it, was my thought right after I noticed it lol. And thanks! I'm almost done now, feels good.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dral Buurenaar on Nov 17, 2012, 10:54 PM
I only have one question. Why is the back of the dome so much less damaged than the front? xD


.......because he never turns his back on an opponent..............The damage that is there on the back is from the time he slipped in a big pile of Bantha poodoo.......... ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Nov 17, 2012, 11:11 PM
Looking good bro, looking real good!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 18, 2012, 12:24 AM
Yep, dang awesome.  8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 18, 2012, 07:37 PM
 :laugh: Thanks guys!

Here's the darker gray added to the cheeks, its a semi gloss so its kinda shiny. Let me know what you guys think! I dont know how I feel about it yet..

(http://www.imgur.com/YC7ug.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/y4f7z.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 18, 2012, 07:47 PM
I think it's better
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 18, 2012, 07:47 PM
Better? Elaborate!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Nov 18, 2012, 07:53 PM
I like it, it's very subtle but is noticeably different. The bits of weathering in the cheeks is a nice touch too, you're doing an excellent job.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tempest on Nov 18, 2012, 07:55 PM
I really like how the new gray emphasizes the cheek area. Very Boba-esque. =3
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Nov 18, 2012, 08:25 PM
Yep!! A++++++ weathering !! Looks Awesome Vod !!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Nov 18, 2012, 08:47 PM
Looks good man, once you dirty the helmet up a bit the glossiness will be reduced.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 18, 2012, 09:57 PM
 :o  That is Sick !   :P   I love it !  :kiss:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 18, 2012, 11:42 PM
Thanks guys! I'm glad it looks good! And yeah, I'm not too worried about the glossiness, its almost matte actually. Tomorrow I'll be adding the copper to the earcaps and keys lots and I'm actually thinking of adding antennas instead of the rangefinder, not sure yet.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 18, 2012, 11:46 PM
I'm actually thinking of adding antennas instead of the rangefinder, not sure yet.

No, please don't :(

I'm not a fan of antennae
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Nov 18, 2012, 11:48 PM
I think once you get it painted up you can make a better decision about the antennae. They work for some kits, not all imo, but in the end it is your decision.
Either way you're making great progress, definitely something to be proud of. :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 18, 2012, 11:50 PM
That's the plural form  for antennas/antennae?  :laugh:
And I don't know, we'll see. I really like this doodad that I found. And its not like a massive radio antennae thingy, they're more like router antennas lol
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 19, 2012, 12:28 AM
Put it on.  Does mine take away from my bucket?  I don't think so and I doubt yours will either.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Nov 19, 2012, 12:37 AM
Do eeet! Then again I might be a little biased as I have antennae too :D I think the type you are talking about (modem antennae) look good as they arent too tall, I've never been a big of the tall slim ones like the antenna you find on the control for RC cars.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 19, 2012, 06:16 PM
I had a loverly looking plastic internet modem antenna, but 2nights ago at an event the damn little pivot/bracket it goes on snapped entirely, even after repairing it a few tiems with glue and a brass pin. If possible-I'd suggest making a removable one on a lathe. Soemthign that perhaps screws onto a right angled piece of hardware that is thraeded on one end to "bolt" into the helmet?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 21, 2012, 06:16 PM
Done! Except for the earcap. Let me know what you guys think!

(http://www.imgur.com/Bz79B.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/Jy0wF.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/Dihrk.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Apex Carid on Nov 21, 2012, 06:17 PM
Awesome! I love the weathering!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Advar on Nov 21, 2012, 06:18 PM
mmmmm. Grimey.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Alta on Nov 21, 2012, 06:20 PM
 :o LOVE IT! Super awesome job, vod  8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Nov 21, 2012, 06:24 PM
I said it before and I'll say it again... Great job man!!!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Coder on Nov 21, 2012, 06:24 PM
Freaking love it.(would use other words but the mods would hunt me down and I'd have to kill em...jk)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Nov 21, 2012, 06:33 PM
Duuudddeee!!! So frakking awesome! Wicked job bro, you should be proud :D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dayfly on Nov 21, 2012, 06:45 PM
Looks awesome, boss.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tempest on Nov 21, 2012, 06:48 PM
Epic looking bucket. :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 21, 2012, 07:21 PM
Good gosh.  That's it, I'm taking my toys and going home.  You don't play fair!  >:(

Seriously, great job.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 21, 2012, 11:53 PM
Thank you everyone!  :laugh: Beskar'ad come on back, your bucket is awesome!
I might go the rangefinder route if I can figure out how I'm supposed to assemble the top bit  :laugh: any suggestions on the helmet? Is it good as is? I was thinking of adding Jaig eyes, but with the paint stripping there wouldn't be much of anything left from those  :laugh:
I will be adding kill stripes. Eventually.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 22, 2012, 12:11 AM
I drew you a friggin schematic and step-by-step, didnt I  ???
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 22, 2012, 12:13 AM
Not that. The top eye doodad.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Nov 22, 2012, 12:30 AM
I reckon you definitely need some sort of detailling, as it does look a little bit plain at the moment. I think Jaig eyes would be alright. As long as they weren't too large, they should be perfectly recognisable as there is space on the forehead where the paint hasn't chipped away. Kill stripes will definitley go a long way towards helping, but it could do with something else aswell IMHO. Something to tie it in with the rest of the armour.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 22, 2012, 03:44 AM
I agree, Tracyn. It does look plain and I'm having trouble coming up with some decent details to add to the bucket, any ideas/suggestions? I really don't feel like adding a stripe. Everyone has stripes.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Adenn Kyram on Nov 22, 2012, 09:41 AM
You could add chevrons on the dome or checker pattern maybe. :D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Uneek Top'El on Nov 22, 2012, 09:55 AM
Looks great the way it is, but you could maybe darken or lighten the inner/lower cheek paint so it all doesnt blend together..
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 22, 2012, 11:41 AM
Hm. The chevrons make sense, since Karvas is a Kiffar.. I'm going to go on the helmet see what everyone else has dine and draw some inspiration from there.
Any more suggestions please throw em at me, I'm suffering from bucket block  :laugh:
And Uneek, the cheeks are actually darker, alot darker but for some reason then blackwash made it all blend. Does it all look one uniform color? I gotta fix that.. might just go ahead and add black cheeks instead.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Vhett Naast on Nov 22, 2012, 11:43 AM
Dang son, that is nice  :o  :o   I think jag eyes would look really sharp, and if you don't want to clutter it up to much, put the kill stripes on the back panels.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 22, 2012, 11:49 AM
Thanks Vhett! And that's a great idea! I'll place the kill stripes at the back somewhere helps the plainness too.
Hm.. gotta keep thinking. Keep the suggestions coming guys. Thank you!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Nov 22, 2012, 03:14 PM
Chevrons are a good idea, you could also put something similar to what you have on you right chest piece on the right cheek.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Nov 22, 2012, 05:00 PM
I msut say that I do indeed take fancy to your jagged point weathering more so than my own-guess the blue milk is allways bluer in the other guy's cup  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 22, 2012, 11:04 PM
You mean the paint stripping-ish weathering? Thanks Dresdon.
And I think I've got something to liven up the bucket.. Hm. We'll see!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Niabi on Nov 23, 2012, 04:04 PM
Ok so il will admit i did not read all the updates  :-[ but the pics look cool.

1 Q... Why you No OM Yet?????  :P :P :P
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tal'Falco on Nov 23, 2012, 05:19 PM
Karvas your kit looks amazing very nice job weathering
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 24, 2012, 05:40 PM
Niabi. GO READ  >:(  :laugh:
And I'm not OM yet cause my backplate is a punk and schools got me busy. I'm not ever putting a deadline on anything again.  :laugh:
Aw shucks. Thanks, Tal!
Update, kinda. Came up with a design for the jaig eyes. Will get to stenciling. I know what details, for the most part i want to add to my bucket.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Remo Jadd on Nov 26, 2012, 07:47 AM
Nice work ;) .
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Nov 26, 2012, 11:35 AM
  :rolleyes:  Once again ....... This Bucket Rocks ...... 8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 26, 2012, 12:44 PM
Thanks guys! I'll be painting the cheeks black tomorrow so updates on that. The gray I've gone with pretty much looks the same color as the rest of the helmet for some reason.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 28, 2012, 10:51 PM
Bad news, I'm going to have to retint my visor or get a darker one. Its a Tvisor.com one, didn't think it would be a problem. Aghhh
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 28, 2012, 11:42 PM
Bad news, I'm going to have to retint my visor or get a darker one. Its a Tvisor.com one, didn't think it would be a problem. Aghhh

That stinks.  Sorry brother, I know how that feels.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 28, 2012, 11:49 PM
Homestretch and everything has decided to be uncooperative  :laugh:  It happens. I'm going to have to put up a picture of me with the knees on, I feel like they might be a tad too big.. Are the CRLs that strict on knee size?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Nov 29, 2012, 01:14 AM
If you want to get a #5 visor, I ordered from these guys. http://www.abcsafetyglasses.com/mly-311612.html
Pretty cheap and arrived earlier than expected.

As for knee CRLs, it might just be relative to how you look with the rest of your kit. I'm not sure if there's any specific sizing guide for knees so a picture reference is probably your best bet.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Ha'sid on Nov 29, 2012, 07:22 PM
And for funzies.
(http://www.imgur.com/JqS2C.jpeg)

Not sure what you got planed but the boots look plain, you plan on adding some armor there?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 29, 2012, 07:29 PM
Thanks Haran, I'll order some up if I can't find any tint or something..
Ha'sid I wasn't planning on it, my entire leg area is pretty bare there.. Im planning in going light, might upgrade to medium if I decide to add like segmented shin plates to the chaps. I love my chaps.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Nov 29, 2012, 07:30 PM
Thanks Haran, I'll order some up if I can't find any tint or something..
Ha'sid I wasn't planning on it, my entire leg area is pretty bare there.. Im planning in going light, might upgrade to medium if I decide to add like segmented shin plates to the chaps. I love my chaps.

Post a pic with your knees on! I want to see the size.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Ha'sid on Nov 29, 2012, 07:32 PM
I would defiantly think of some boot armor, it looks pretty black down there.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 29, 2012, 07:48 PM
No helper today, over the weekend most definitely since I'll be adding black to the cheeks. And Ha'Sid its the picture. Check the up close one for my chaps.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Nov 29, 2012, 08:34 PM
I too feel that you could benefit from some shin armour, even if it is more minimal than standard Jango shins.
something like this
(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/PJR_76/Armor/RamZerimar1.jpg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 29, 2012, 08:36 PM
The design on his cheek is actually what I was thinking for my own helmet, something similar. Who is that?
And yeah, I'll be doing some segmented shin plates I think, and then thighs, bumping up my deadline again  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Nov 29, 2012, 09:06 PM
His name is Ray Ramirez. He helped KT out with the RC books and so she gave his character Ram Zerimar a cameo on the legacy books.

And yea, it's something like that that I was thinking of when I suggested doing a sigil on the cheek to tie it into the chest armour.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 29, 2012, 09:30 PM
Ah alright. Cool, I like his kit. And should I do the tusks on both cheeks? I'll get a sketch up soon of what I had in mind for the shins.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Cyare Kebii'tra on Nov 29, 2012, 11:20 PM
His name is Ray Ramirez. He helped KT out with the RC books and so she gave his character Ram Zerimar a cameo on the legacy books.

I love how his character's name is his name backward.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Nov 29, 2012, 11:30 PM
That's Ram Zerimar (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ram_Zerimar). He's so mando famous, he's canon.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 29, 2012, 11:33 PM
The more you know! I like his helmet sigils, was planning to do something similar. Weird.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dral Buurenaar on Nov 30, 2012, 12:09 AM
Legs do look dark but once he gets some knees & shoulders on he will be just as armored as Boba. Maybe some boot spats to brake up the colors.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Dec 01, 2012, 01:06 AM
Cheeks are now black, I like them like this. Still got to wetsand the black and weather it up. Let me know what you think guys. Its starting to look a lot like the pp1  :laugh:

(http://www.imgur.com/iPfni.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/Yv2S7.jpeg)

With flash

(http://www.imgur.com/j7NzO.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/PFliZ.jpeg)


Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Dec 01, 2012, 01:19 AM
Looks much better!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Haran Tracyn on Dec 01, 2012, 01:20 AM
Looking really sharp man, it's come a long way and the work you've put in shows. Have you decided on RF vs. antennae yet?
Also digging the Gundams back there. :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Dec 01, 2012, 01:31 AM
I know, I botched the left cheek a little bit because the tape decided to pull up and its making me go all OCD about it. This helmet is really the only thing I'm a perfectionist about  :laugh:
And Haran, thanks! The Gundams are disobedient and never pose for anything  :(  and at this point I'm leaning more towards an RF,I just gonna figure out how I should trim it..
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Dec 01, 2012, 01:56 AM
Bro, can't even see where the tape pulled the paint up. Don't worry about it!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Dec 01, 2012, 02:50 AM
Bro, can't even see where the tape pulled the paint up. Don't worry about it!

exactly
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Dec 01, 2012, 03:19 AM
that bucket looks incredible
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tal'Falco on Dec 01, 2012, 03:26 AM
It looks great....too bad you cut that Predator out of the picture..... :-P
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Vin Daco on Dec 01, 2012, 01:05 PM
How meny coats of paint was that it's so awsome!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Dec 01, 2012, 02:06 PM
Bro, can't even see where the tape pulled the paint up. Don't worry about it!
exactly

I know but it'll bother me forever. Im weathering up the cheeks so ill fix it then.

that bucket looks incredible

Thanks! glad its up to standard!

It looks great....too bad you cut that Predator out of the picture..... :-P

He's camera shy.  :(

How meny coats of paint was that it's so awsome!

Thank you! I did different parts of the bucket separately. Started with primer, then Silver undercoat. Then Painted just the dome and cheeks the red undercoat, moved on to paint the entire thing gray then masked everything but the visor and painted that red. Earcaps its just gray undercoat and copper topcoat. Cheeks are gray undercoat, black topcoat.
hope that helps! Im no good at explaining things. But any questions feel free to ask and ill try to answer them.

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Post by: Niabi on Dec 02, 2012, 03:30 PM
Awesome work Vod ;D I see great things in your future  :rolleyes:
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Post by: Karvas Dral on Dec 03, 2012, 04:21 AM
Thanks Niabi  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Saz on Dec 03, 2012, 05:12 AM
Nice!

The only thing I would say, and it really depends on your personal taste,  is to pop a bit of black weathering into the indicators just to bring them out over the colour.

Normally I would also say use sandpaper, but your general damage looks canon enough, instead of blotches here and there, so I won't. :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Dec 03, 2012, 08:27 AM
Just ...... Awesome ......  8)

  You Sir have Studied .......  ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Dec 03, 2012, 02:41 PM
Just ...... Awesome ......  8)

  You Sir have Studied .......  ;)
QFT!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Dec 03, 2012, 08:11 PM
Thanks Saz! I'll get to that, I've still got to wash a few parts of the bucket again. Thanks Condar and Tracyn!
Update, kinda. I've got my gaunts mostly ready for paint and I gotta pick up some more Velcro to reattach my plates.
Another thing! I've decided to scratch build an arena pack, if anyone is willing to provide pointers, please do ;D. I'm thinking of going with foam board at the moment and I don't know if I'll decide to finish the pack before applying. Ok, well instead of going light, I've decided to go medium. That means adding thighs and shins, I really like my half chaps so I want to try some segmented plates riveted onto the chaps themselves, the rectangular numbered bits are the plates. anyone see any problems with this?
Here's what I was thinking, excuse the bad drawing:

(http://www.imgur.com/ienjU.jpeg)

Thanks for looking!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Dec 03, 2012, 08:11 PM
Yup, this is what it looks like when you take your time and do it right.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Dec 03, 2012, 08:14 PM
Thanks man and yeah I've been plugging away at this slowly but surely, you've got me beat already. Can't wait till you get your stripes! Look above you, I need some input  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Dec 03, 2012, 08:19 PM
Those shins look pretty good to me.
For my arena scratchbuild I used the WOF templates for the body of the JP and Skips pep file as a base for the rest of the pieces. I used 1 and 2mm card and fiberglassed it on the outside. What this meant was that I had to do more work smoothing the outside with bog as the fiberglass needed to be concealed. It also meant that the corners aren't all that strong. The card I used was the type that has a glossy layer on the outside which meant that the resin didn't properly soak into it which would have helped with strength. I've got a few WIP pics of the build in my Jango progress thread, and feel free to hit me up if there are any questions I might be able to answer for you :D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Dec 03, 2012, 09:29 PM
I like those shins.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Vhett Naast on Dec 03, 2012, 09:37 PM
Nice man, like the concept  8)  where did you acquire your chaps? if I may ask.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Dec 04, 2012, 12:26 AM
Thanks guys! I'll go ahead with it, anyone perceive any problems with riveting PVC onto the suede chaps?
And Vhett, I don't remember the store on eBay but I can dig around in my account for their exact name of you want?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Dec 04, 2012, 01:05 AM
Make sure to use washers to stop the suede tearing and I think you should be okay. I would caution you to do it in such a way that the rivets are not visible. If you did it so they were visible I think it would look a little bit off as you don't have rivets showing anywhere else on your kit. Just my thoughts though...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Saz on Dec 04, 2012, 04:29 AM
Rivets are actually canon in Star Wars, you look at a stormtrooper close up and a whole lot of that kit was riveted, as long as it looks neat and not like an outbreak of zits, I'm sure the Apps team will accept it.

Just make it neat!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Remo Jadd on Dec 04, 2012, 11:04 AM
Rivets are perfectly acceptable, just keep them neat as Saz said ;) .
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Dec 04, 2012, 11:25 AM
I personaly prefer usi9ng bolts because their more easily replaceable...but depends on the application.   gauntlet hinges:bolts     greebs onto blaster: rivets.   Depends on what I want what to look like.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 04, 2012, 03:05 PM
Rivets are actually canon in Star Wars, you look at a stormtrooper close up and a whole lot of that kit was riveted, as long as it looks neat and not like an outbreak of zits, I'm sure the Apps team will accept it.

Just make it neat!

Legacy Mandos also have rivets.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Dec 04, 2012, 04:20 PM
Indeed they do.  Thaxos is like...40% rivets and look at him! :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Dec 18, 2012, 08:51 PM
Got my verp and new cod thanks to kelan! Go throw money at him, Beautiful stuff.
Here's the verp and cod, Mando'a reads "Sweet Lips" that's her name  :rolleyes:

(http://www.imgur.com/UD3fb.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/mK7oi.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/dvZXX.jpeg)

With this semester over with I should be getting more work done. This week I'm planning to finish my helmet and shape my backplate.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Apex Carid on Dec 18, 2012, 08:53 PM
 :o AWESOME VERPINE
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Post by: Kelan Ord on Dec 18, 2012, 08:54 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Kane Friax on Dec 18, 2012, 08:57 PM
beautiful verp!

-Kane
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Dec 18, 2012, 10:38 PM
Like that verp.  Thinking I might replace my cod plate with one that's like that.  Just something I don't like about my plate.

I am happy to see forward progression.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Jesse Libarra on Dec 18, 2012, 11:02 PM
Vod, I think I'm in love. With your verpine. ;D  :laugh:

Glad to see more progress on your build. :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Dec 19, 2012, 09:39 AM
Welcome to the family (of Kelan Verp's)!

She's a beauty. :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Niabi on Dec 19, 2012, 11:40 AM
Niabi Likes the Verp Very Much ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 19, 2012, 11:43 AM
Kelan's craftsmanship is terrible. What an awful merc.

Nope. Couldn't say it with a straight face. ;D  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Apex Carid on Dec 19, 2012, 03:53 PM
How much did that cost you?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Dec 19, 2012, 04:01 PM
How much did that cost you?

PM me Apex.

(sorry for the "highjack" Karvas...)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Dec 19, 2012, 06:51 PM
Im a happy owner  :D
Manbro, still gotta do something about the earcap and add some killstripes. Kel, no problem  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 12, 2013, 11:43 AM
Almost a Month with no updates! But I'm back into it!
Here's what I gotta do to atleast get official.
-Paint cod, knees and gaunts.
-Attach cod, knees & rework the velcro on my vest.
-Finally shape this back plate from hell.
-Finishing touches on my bucket!

I've done some thinking and I feel that upgrades can come later, best get official now before con season gets started and I can't troop for any events cause I'm still figuring out shins  :laugh:  But we're almost there
No pictures cause I'm still waiting on stuff to dry but I'm nearly done with my gaunts, cod and knees. One thing, I wanted to add like "Hazard stripes" to the end of my gaunts Flamethrower box, I can't do them in red cause my gaunts are that brown-ish red I've been using, You guys think white would work as a substitute or would it just look out of place?
There will be white the earcaps, planning to use the Boba decals. These things:

(http://www.imgur.com/VQet9.jpeg)

(http://www.imgur.com/k4RJT.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Niabi on Jan 12, 2013, 01:46 PM
So OM buy next week end Vod??  :P :P :P

Yep i reckon white would work quite well;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Jan 12, 2013, 02:12 PM
White could work, or perhaps yellow. I like the idea of using those Boba decals on the ears, I did to, and as always it's the little details like that that really make a kit.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jan 12, 2013, 02:19 PM
it's the little details like that that really make a kit.

I used them too for this exact reason.
And yeah I think black and white hazard stripes would look good. And it'd be funny. It's like informing your victims beforehand that you're goin to light them on fire.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 12, 2013, 03:21 PM
Same reason I wanna use them, same reason I wanna add the "hazard stripes"  :laugh: The little details are the most fun imo. For the hazards stripes I was thinking of them being sort of a "Don't touch this when its hot, it burns" or "handle with care" type thing.. :laugh: The lacquer based paint I use is kind of expensive so I wanna work with the colors I've got. But I'm tempted to make a run for yellow.. Hm.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Jan 12, 2013, 03:26 PM
Sweet Set-up ...... Most impressive .....  8)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 16, 2013, 01:57 PM
Not impressive yet, wait till I'm finished.. if ever  :rolleyes:
Anyone got any tips on attaching a cod? I was thinking Boba thong using elastic but not sure if just e6000 will hold the elastic. Sorry about the lack of pictures, I'll get the camera tomorrow  :laugh: even got a cool improvisation on my gaunts, well.. I think its cool.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Yutah on Jan 16, 2013, 02:16 PM
I used nylon strap for my thong that clips into the backside of my belt. I'm not sure if elastic is allowed on any parts other than knees or elbows, but e-6000 should hold it. I used it to hold the elastic on my knees and it works fine.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 16, 2013, 02:22 PM
Even if the elastic isn't seen? I wear a kama.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 16, 2013, 02:23 PM
besides being against CRLs, elastic would actually be worse imo, since it'd get all up in your trunk with a nice wedgie. nylon keeps its shape and you can wear it loose enough that it doesnt creep on you
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jan 16, 2013, 03:12 PM
Elastic isn't against CRLs.

Quote
On the knee's, elbows and Mando "thongs" only and dyed or painted to match the flightsuit as best as possible

Elastic was used on Boba's costume.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 16, 2013, 03:14 PM
Yeah, I figured. Was staring at Bulloch's behind for a while trying to figure if it was elastic or not  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Vult Tavik on Jan 16, 2013, 03:23 PM
You could do a Boba thing, but you won't need one if you attatch it right (I used rivets to my solid girth belt). Trust me, Kelan's cods are heavy enough that they stay in place by themselves. I don't use the "thong" ever since I switch to that cod.  I've never had a problem with it being out of place in any picture. I challenge you to find one :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Jan 16, 2013, 04:10 PM
Protip: Wear basketball shorts under your flight suit to avoid wedgies.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 18, 2013, 07:09 PM
Update kinda! Been doing some paint work.
Here's the gray coat on my gaunts! I still need to clean it up abit!

(http://www.imgur.com/nadNIzE.jpeg)

I don't have darts so I improvised and used Caprisun straws  :laugh: one of them is crooked but I'll fix it!

(http://www.imgur.com/MQ8Ijbc.jpeg)

Here's my cod with the first coat, gray to follow. I figured there wouldn't be much chipping there.

(http://www.imgur.com/g1p4EK4.jpeg)

Andddd here's what I did to my bucket! Added kill stripes, still need to weather them. Don't know if I'll do designs and whatnot on the front, opinions?

(http://www.imgur.com/6eWqgBo.jpeg)

OH and here's a new shot of the re-weathered helmet! Blackwashed the visor area abit more and brightened the silver!

(http://www.imgur.com/Uql7zqY.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Saz on Jan 18, 2013, 08:29 PM
Doing a good job there matey! :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: TracynSenaar on Jan 18, 2013, 08:33 PM
Everything looks really nice. :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Kane Friax on Jan 18, 2013, 08:41 PM
lovin the paintjob vod!

-Kane
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 18, 2013, 10:51 PM
I'm really not happy with how well this is turning out.  This is putting pressure on me to tidy up my kit now.  I can't have "some kid" from NY looking better in kit than I do.   :P
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Niabi on Jan 19, 2013, 10:21 AM
Top work Vod ;) you must be getting close now ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Jan 20, 2013, 02:58 PM
I'm really not happy with how well this is turning out.  This is putting pressure on me to tidy up my kit now.  I can't have "some kid" from NY looking better in kit than I do.   :P

Lol-us crazy stubborn kids for ya' :p
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jan 20, 2013, 04:35 PM
Not loving the darts man :( please get new ones? <3
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Jan 20, 2013, 04:44 PM
Try 6mm stereo jacks
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 20, 2013, 04:50 PM
Thanks everyone!  :)
 :laugh: Beskar'ad you're doing fine, one of my fave kits for sure!
And Byrek, really? I thought it was a neat idea.. I'm broke so we'll see about them. Also, thanks Dresdon, I'll look online for those, or I could always just trash a few headphones..
On the helmet, do you guys think it needs something else added to the face? I feel that its kinda cool as is.. Suggestions? I still can't find something I REALLY wanna put on my helmet.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Jan 20, 2013, 05:21 PM
Thanks everyone!  :)
 :laugh: Beskar'ad you're doing fine, one of my fave kits for sure!
And Byrek, really? I thought it was a neat idea.. I'm broke so we'll see about them. Also, thanks Dresdon, I'll look online for those, or I could always just trash a few headphones..
On the helmet, do you guys think it needs something else added to the face? I feel that its kinda cool as is.. Suggestions? I still can't find something I REALLY wanna put on my helmet.

Bucket looks fine as is...! Don't put a bunch of stuff on it just for the sake of it...! Also, for my "darts" I use those little plastic anchors you use to hold screws in dry wall... They look like this... And cost like 12¢ each...!
(http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m640/000wil000/plastic_screw_anchors_zpsefcec387.jpg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Jan 20, 2013, 07:13 PM
Actually: for your gaunts(because of the narrower space for them) either the drywall anchors or maybe 2.2-4mm stereo jack sizes would be better. Try. Dealextreme for the stereo jacks-they one with a Nicole plated sleeve you unscrew to get to the leads, just pass a bolt through the opening in the back and bolt it onto the gauntlet, then finally screw the actual jack plug onto the sleeve.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jan 20, 2013, 10:11 PM
I think you guys are over looking the fact that you can get ACTUAL darts from IOA for $10...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Jan 20, 2013, 11:14 PM
I think you guys are over looking the fact that you can get ACTUAL darts from IOA for $10...

$10 > 48¢
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Pointoforigin on Jan 20, 2013, 11:38 PM
Kelan can math.

I used Nintendo DS styluses (styli?) and they look pretty good. Cost like $2 from evilbay for all four.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jan 21, 2013, 02:17 PM
$10 > 48¢

Quality > Quantity
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Jan 21, 2013, 02:36 PM
Quality > Quantity

talent and ingenuity > throwing your money away

Sorry for 'jacking your thread Karvas...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 21, 2013, 02:39 PM
Its OK guys! I'll figure something out.  :laugh:
But I dint want to throw down $10 for a bunch of plastic sticks  :( If I was going canon, then sure!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Byrek Avery on Jan 21, 2013, 02:41 PM
talent and ingenuity > throwing your money away

Talent would be making the darts. This has been a $500 plus build so far (if I remember the cost of the leather kama thing correctly). I don't think $10 for screen accurate darts is the dropping point.

Sorry for 'jacking your thread Karvas...

I am sorry as well. I'm done discussing the darts.

But, the killstripes seems a bit broad. Might I suggest putting a thin line through the middle of each one to make it 10 thinner stripes?
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Jan 21, 2013, 02:44 PM
Back when I wasn't broke!  :laugh: Good times..
Any who, yeah, stripes are staying as is, can't sand them without warranting an entire repaint and any fixes would just look tacky.. I think its a pretty good paint up, fat stripes dont take away much from it..  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 21, 2013, 11:34 PM
Keep em, brother.  If they aren't preventing you from getting approved then do your thing.  I think your bucket kicks some serious backside.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Alta on Jan 22, 2013, 04:35 AM
Armor is looking killer, vod! Nice work! And that helmet? So blasted cool!  8) As for the gaunts, I might consider replacing the darts but that's just me. They don't look bad, but they do look a little out of place to me. But that's just my two cents. I did notice however that they're not all 100% even (or they don't appear to be so) which may be what's bugging me as I tend to be a bit OCD. Just a thought though, if you could make them slightly more uniform, they might look more like they fit, so to speak. Not sure if any of that makes sense ^^;

In any event, keep up the awesome work, vod! Your work is absolutely amazing!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Jan 23, 2013, 06:55 AM
I agree with Alta that the primary issue with those darts is that they are different lengths and angles. If they were all the same they would look better. I also thing they are a bit to long. My personal preference would be something with a bit more detail like the drywall thingies, or headphone jacks :D

Other than that, looking good man. Gaunts are looking nice and I don't think there is anything wrong with having thicker kill stripes.

As always keep up the good work :D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Feb 09, 2013, 12:57 PM
Hi guys, been procrastinating a lot.. think it has to do with school starting and getting home late and whatnot.. but My arena pack came in! Here's a picture, its super light and cool, gotta figure out a way to mount it or a harness that's not too clunky since my vest is realllly tight.


(http://www.imgur.com/fcE6GPU.jpeg)

And my helmet pictures suck, but here's a kind off better quality shot that shows the true colors and weathering and stuff.

(http://www.imgur.com/c7Fgdi2.jpeg)

I also need to get a picture up of my knees so you guys could tell me if they're too large..
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Feb 09, 2013, 01:00 PM
Wow ... look at you all Mando & stuff ..... nice Work ner'vod , very nice indeed . 8)
I can't wait to see more  .....  ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Niabi on Feb 09, 2013, 01:06 PM
Nice Vod ;) so your joining MABEL  :P 

your helmet looks even better in that pic ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Feb 09, 2013, 01:11 PM
True, the helmet looks even better in this pic... Extremely well done my friend!!

Can't wait to see what you do with the jp...!! Gotta stop procrastinating too and start working on mine...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Feb 09, 2013, 01:43 PM
Not knowing what its made of-a method that comes to mind would be bolting a flat piece of sintra/PVC whatever your using for your armour onto your backplate, attaching the webbing on the bolts for the harness, and glueing/screwng the plate bolted onto the backpalte onto the jerpack.   I thought of this method becuase you said ti was so lightweight...
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Feb 09, 2013, 09:44 PM
Wow ... look at you all Mando & stuff ..... nice Work ner'vod , very nice indeed . 8)
I can't wait to see more  .....  ;D
haha thanks ConDar.. I'll be done.. Maybe next week.. Maybe next year..  :rolleyes:

Nice Vod ;) so your joining MABEL  :P 

your helmet looks even better in that pic ;D

I am indeed! JETPACKS FTW! And I know, I'll see if i can get the originals from my friend. Those pics really show the detail.
True, the helmet looks even better in this pic... Extremely well done my friend!!

Can't wait to see what you do with the jp...!! Gotta stop procrastinating too and start working on mine...

Thanks man! Im wondering if i should paint it to match my kit..

Not knowing what its made of-a method that comes to mind would be bolting a flat piece of sintra/PVC whatever your using for your armour onto your backplate, attaching the webbing on the bolts for the harness, and glueing/screwng the plate bolted onto the backpalte onto the jerpack.   I thought of this method becuase you said ti was so lightweight...

The pack is pep and has to be lighter than a poubd, maybe one or two idk!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Feb 10, 2013, 02:04 AM
Looking good man! How has the pack been hardened? Rondo or fiberglass? I trust you are going to smooth it out before painting it.

For my Jango JP I have a harness that looks similar to this one (made by Seeker).
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6032/6309003901_56d61240fb_b.jpg)

Mine opens and closes down one side with a couple of clips and is adjustable so easy to put on. It attaches to the JP at three points so it stays secure and has minimal movement. It is extremely comfortable as it distributes the load nicely which is definitely something to be thankful for on the longer troops.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: OriKad on Feb 10, 2013, 04:55 AM
Looking forward to seeing what you end up doing with the jetpack.  Tracyn's harness would make it feel practically weightless (I used to have it tied straight to my backplate and it didn't cause any problems) :)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Feb 10, 2013, 12:08 PM
I got some 14gauge steel from a control panel I can make said "objects" from if you want them now, or we can wait for 1/8" aluminum. Advantage to steel is I can braze it opposed to JB-welding aluminum. The steel is only about 1mm thick so it'd be thinner than the majority your plates, decision's up to you of course.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Apr 03, 2013, 10:08 PM
Woo its awfully dusty in here..  :laugh:

Finally pulled everything out of its tote bins and decided to fix up my vest, cut out the velcro to reattach my plates and set up my rangefinder.
Now im waiting on my vest to dry so i could stick on the velcro with liquid stitch. I'll be working little by little this week to hopefully be done sunday or something lol.

No pictures, cause Byrek would complain about my helmet being on here too often.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Apr 03, 2013, 11:06 PM
Good to hear you are back at it man! If you get approved in time I reckon you'd be in for a decent shot at the "Best Newbie" May the 4th award.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Apr 03, 2013, 11:51 PM
Good to hear you are back at it man! If you get approved in time I reckon you'd be in for a decent shot at the "Best Newbie" May the 4th award.

Haha thanks man! i dont know if i'll make the deadline or even stand a chance. But that would be cool!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: xenotoes on Apr 06, 2013, 03:37 PM
Good to hear you are back at it man! If you get approved in time I reckon you'd be in for a decent shot at the "Best Newbie" May the 4th award.

^^ THIS!

Karvas, you are a pro...so excited about your whole kit, it looks so brilliant even without being finished! KEEP GOING KEEP GOING KEEP GOING ;D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: ConDar Ward on Apr 06, 2013, 06:32 PM
It's good to see you back at it ner'vod ..... If I can Do it , You can to  ;)


& Yes your bucket Rocks ....  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Apr 09, 2013, 04:00 PM
^^ THIS!

Karvas, you are a pro...so excited about your whole kit, it looks so brilliant even without being finished! KEEP GOING KEEP GOING KEEP GOING ;D

Beth, no way! You're giving me too much credit. if anyone is pro its you! That helmet is tooooo sweet. Glad you're liking my build though!

It's good to see you back at it ner'vod ..... If I can Do it , You can to  ;)


& Yes your bucket Rocks ....  :rolleyes:

Congrats on the stripes Condar! Lets see how long till i get my own.


So I finished my helmet, officially, decided to add a rangefinder and the plastic was a hassle to paint! Primer wouldnt even stick to it! But thats done.

Today im going outside and painting up my knees, finishing my cod and working on my gaunts that dried weird on me. I trimmed my backplate too now its just a question of forming this thing!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Apr 09, 2013, 04:10 PM
Great! Nice to see this moving forward!! Can't wait to see that app in!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Apr 09, 2013, 04:47 PM
Wicked man! Can't wait to see pics of the finished helmet!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Jaa'det Otxoa on Apr 09, 2013, 05:07 PM
Hey Karvas,
Here's another suggestion for the darts... (I know, oh great, another one...  :rolleyes:)
Why don't you just use some long nails for the darts? you should be able to pick a few 4" 20D  nails up for a few cents each  at your local hardware store, or look for "duplex" or "double-head" nails, then use a Dremel to cut the tip off at an angle and paint 'em, you can flatten the bottom of the double head so they all line up without rolling so they all stay lined up and lookin' purdy!  ;D

Oh yeah, epic build vod! Lookin' GREAT!  ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Apr 11, 2013, 11:10 PM
Jaadet that's and awesome idea! I'll check at home depot when i make a trip to restock on supplies lol

Gaunts are done! So is the cod.
Just missing rocket and hoses
Pic is kind of dark but they ended up looking a lot like Boba's. Bad news is my rangefinder fell apart doing gotta find another way to stick it all together.

(http://www.imgur.com/cobAFYv.jpeg)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Kelan Ord on Apr 12, 2013, 12:14 AM
Those look sweet!!!!
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Tracyn Ordo on Apr 12, 2013, 12:36 AM
Those are sick man! Now we need a pic of you wearing it all :D
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Apr 12, 2013, 05:56 AM
The keypad might need a bit more blackwash or accent some of the buttons maybe..gauntlets often look better once weathered if theres more than one coour on them.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Cengo Remohs on Apr 12, 2013, 10:19 AM
That all looks great! I like to think that he cleans up the keypad after each mission to guarantee that the buttons work next time.  ;)

 And it's alright that the gauntlets might look like they belong to boba, as long as the rest of you doesn't.  :P
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Niabi on Apr 12, 2013, 01:28 PM
Looking cool bud ;)
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Arena Pack and Fancy helmet!)
Post by: Karvas Dral on Apr 13, 2013, 11:36 AM
Thanks everyone. I might be getting pre-app pics up this weekend if I can sort out my back plate. There's still some small fixes on my helmet. Painting my knees, attaching everything cause liquid stitch was a rip off and of course the dreaded backplate.

Yeah, I figured if you're always poking at the keypad with gloved hands you'll manage to wipe of most of the dirt in that process.  I still want to add some details to the gaunts in a second color, maybe white to go along with the ear cap details on my helmet.
Title: Re: Karvas' WIP (Bucket! Woo!)
Post by: Tyno Krast on Jan 04, 2014, 12:37 PM

Andddd here's what I did to my bucket! Added kill stripes, still need to weather them. Don't know if I'll do designs and whatnot on the front, opinions?

(http://www.imgur.com/6eWqgBo.jpeg)

OH and here's a new shot of the re-weathered helmet! Blackwashed the visor area abit more and brightened the silver!

(http://www.imgur.com/Uql7zqY.jpeg)

And this brothers and sisters is how to weather a bucket!!!! So good!!!!