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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: Koshin Kast on Mar 17, 2015, 03:58 PM

Title: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Koshin Kast on Mar 17, 2015, 03:58 PM
First WIP http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=79379.0 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=79379.0)

Now officially have 'The Bug'  ;D Below is my plan for my first wave of upgrades New Bucket, Paint scheme,  Legacy Chest plate, Shinknees with foot cover armour and Greater shoulder coverage

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10995925_1060351683981557_7860553343021702503_n.jpg?oh=3675eba2df1f734f62102a0841d789a1&oe=55BDB67E&__gda__=1437822023_ded45331b79f185f05ad9ff21f18bc40)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10459003_1067373743279351_5968402388110706127_o.jpg)(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10437656_1054966597853399_3333857854917762871_n.png?oh=fce4586a0c6a4b5b63bca8e76442015b&oe=55784081&__gda__=1433587409_9434b914f4f25d4517ad3650454c4c38)
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Kris Jasra on Mar 17, 2015, 04:03 PM
It's not a bug, its an addiction :P Looks like a solid plan you've got.
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on Mar 21, 2015, 09:45 AM
I love the buy'ce, vod. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Niabi on Mar 24, 2015, 06:12 AM
Loving the upgrade plans bud ;)
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Koshin Kast on Mar 25, 2015, 11:59 AM
Pics of my basic Helmet paint plans and my new paint scheme on a test Plate

(https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1506593_1072112529472139_2832434813338085317_n.jpg?oh=b25162ad22ff6cc01cd981a54db97ef5&oe=55A4DA43)(https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11063511_1072111282805597_2095595489275859693_n.jpg?oh=327e8a1f6f510fe69dcb75402fbc8e55&oe=55B4CC60)

Err the bright green just denotes visor :) not the final visor colouring
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Niabi on Mar 25, 2015, 12:19 PM
 Looks cool bud ;)

Really like the paint scheme for the bucket
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Ryate Enby on Mar 25, 2015, 12:28 PM
Looking good matey! I like the scheme on your bucket as well, going to use flat green or mirrored?
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Kitala-Enby on Mar 25, 2015, 01:14 PM
Looking interesting vod xx.
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Koshin Kast on Apr 11, 2015, 05:41 PM
Repaint update , i'm so bad at remembering to take progress shots  ;D

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11140094_1083989031617822_9140615823300870166_n.jpg?oh=98e525173e89592333f1c55a8c3132bf&oe=55B3BFF6&__gda__=1437956403_b95b682c4deef673a86e0002a14628c0)   (https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11146291_1083989034951155_5812892826840874212_n.jpg?oh=db45feb7f8a1d95aa51ebd18cacba1d3&oe=55A0D2E1&__gda__=1440805869_899b433b826319242e70af8db625a639)
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Koshin Kast on May 09, 2015, 11:15 AM
Shots of my New Bucket and Repainted Kit taken by Nate Jangotat


 (https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/1484438_1098946020122123_6368768015044554129_n.jpg?oh=d43ef888b0d70e38e634905fad41ac60&oe=55DF7F1E)
(https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11205127_1098780046805387_4866497598934297755_n.jpg?oh=c30f15d954512b5a0233e0d5b48dacf7&oe=55DAC309)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11203104_1098780040138721_6826053538818014715_n.jpg?oh=007dc48b9b2e0d4aa7485fd6a7b0eff7&oe=55D9CAE5&__gda__=1439857389_86cdb681d26e65d287c9630aa790b61e)

Next up on my list before i start moving over to metal plates, Backplate and Jetpack  ;D 

Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Kurshi BeJahaal on May 09, 2015, 11:20 AM
Looks absolutely awesome!
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Koshin Kast on Jun 07, 2015, 12:05 PM
Now i have upgraded my Helmet and repainted my plates i'm looking towards the brigades.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11206119_1099593303390728_9092951889383292708_n.jpg?oh=ef7b50589c1ccc97155ea245b6eb9fe9&oe=55ED2553)

i have decided on Shock Infantry and will be overhauling my kit towards the Heavy Assault CRLs   

First up is Legacy Style Chest plates made from 1.2mm Steel, i have decided on a wrap around design using angles to form the plates rather than smooth curves.

Templates below were made using my original plate templates as a guide.

First in Cardstock and then in foamboard, i chose foam board because i needed something rigid enough to work out the bend angles required.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/10906342_1112124228804302_5700317704162235340_n.jpg?oh=8f2433aa17a803385e2620c431d6fcc8&oe=55F90FD2)
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/q84/s720x720/10653814_1112124195470972_4702904350596043113_n.jpg?oh=077ee140b001b72364382bb96890a7b8&oe=55F70B05)
 (https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11230653_1115355345147857_2191682689039599884_n.png?oh=7ec7b725e5cba7664d196373472e4705&oe=55FA9234)(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11393232_1115355328481192_697179763906788022_n.png?oh=e6217f19c41d792e4c8fefd48d3e75c4&oe=55F462DF)
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Niabi on Jun 07, 2015, 01:48 PM
Looks cool bud ;)  can't wait to see your progress
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Rhenvar on Jun 07, 2015, 06:35 PM
wow dude looks amazing, i think u have made some really good decisions :D
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jun 09, 2015, 02:30 AM
now thats making sure your fully covered and manoeuvrable, nice work
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Koshin Kast on Jul 02, 2015, 03:03 PM
New Gaunts have arrived from April Storm Props. Plan to have these ready for London Film & Comic Con 2015 in two weeks time ;D

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11659476_395209457347516_6971965375259675006_n.jpg?oh=963d4934a745c7d73b9a5a59f05d8e89&oe=560FB52F)
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Niabi on Jul 10, 2015, 01:56 PM
Nice bud ;) looking forward to seeing them ;)
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Koshin Kast on Aug 22, 2015, 11:50 AM
Update on new chest armour, i have marked it out and started cutting. i plan to roll the edges but the one thing i'm having trouble with is working out how i will do the corners?

 straight edges im fine with, but i really can't work out the corners anyone have any advice? 

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/11836882_1155020854514639_6646292643371413954_n.jpg?oh=28d3e6dce0b1c796e5cffc88738fd2eb&oe=56837A30)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11873541_1163375520345839_2255004897453950786_n.jpg?oh=bddf4c10af8e6a7f429e3443c7ea6c73&oe=563CFAAB)
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Kris Jasra on Aug 22, 2015, 12:41 PM
I took the same cuts out of the main corners, but the collar part rolled well enough without the cuts taken out of it.
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Bewilderedwolfman on Aug 22, 2015, 01:02 PM
Hey vod, I was thinking of getting those gaunts, what was the turnaround time and are you happy with them?
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Koshin Kast on Aug 22, 2015, 01:36 PM
I took the same cuts out of the main corners, but the collar part rolled well enough without the cuts taken out of it.

Hey vod, I was thinking of getting those gaunts, what was the turnaround time and are you happy with them?

Thanks Kris didn't want to cut the corners till i was sure.

Bewilderedwolfman These were ordered right at the start of the run, took around 8 weeks. i'm very happy with them
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Bewilderedwolfman on Aug 22, 2015, 04:55 PM
Thanks vod!
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Koshin Kast on Feb 02, 2016, 04:26 PM
Progress at last  ;D

i have my next convention in 18 days so naturally its the best time to completely overhaul and change all my armour plates and swap out Sintra for Steel  :'(

previously i have been posting Pictures via Facebook unaware that FB changes Photo urls periodically :/  it's going to take awhile to work out which photo is relevant on each previous post. 

I have switched gears somewhat from my initial MK2 legacy inspired design. I think i was on the verge of being too custom and along with the Executioner bucket i wasn't seeing much left of Fett when i looked at it.

So i went back to my old Cardboard plate temples as a start created a new set of plates making a few changes based on lessons learnt from my first kit.

(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll80/razxephon/12570969_10153982884019248_1620666661_n.jpg)
(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll80/razxephon/10e9f7b6-c87f-488e-b280-34a47c583b87.jpg) (http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll80/razxephon/12596516_10154005700279248_9035558_n.jpg)

*Update*

(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll80/razxephon/12674406_10154013746844248_1580161718_n.jpg) (http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll80/razxephon/12666542_10154013417869248_388197724_n.jpg)



       
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Niabi on Feb 07, 2016, 01:29 PM
awesoooooome work Bud ;)
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Koshin Kast on Feb 17, 2016, 03:04 PM
Updates :)

So over the last week i have formed the chest plates, painted the base colours and weathered everything.
 Currently im attaching strapping and beefing up my attachment velcro on my soft parts.

(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll80/razxephon/12669462_10154016350044248_8515110781439700974_n.jpg)  (http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll80/razxephon/12745493_10154033838554248_83323259617610880_n.jpg)

(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll80/razxephon/12728921_10154034299169248_615034503610537345_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Myra Tiin on Feb 17, 2016, 03:41 PM
Beautiful progress !

Now I'm waiting to see what these lovely plates look on you, vod :)
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Feb 22, 2016, 11:16 AM
 Loving the new shoulders vod and full metal too, impressive 8)
(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll80/razxephon/fa0b6de4-2f64-43cb-884e-9362e51dd876.jpg)
Title: Re: Koshin Kuat Mk2
Post by: Havelock on Feb 22, 2016, 02:20 PM
Nice!