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 Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #105 on: Oct 29, 2016, 07:48 PM »
OOOOOOOOOH very nice!

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #106 on: Oct 29, 2016, 08:40 PM »

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #107 on: Oct 31, 2016, 11:14 PM »
So first, the bad news: I didn't make my deadline. Which lead to a stress meltdown. I threw together a last-minute costume and still had fun with my friend and hubs, but I was seriously upset that I didn't get my kit done. Between not doing as much work as I could've yesterday and running into multiple issues today, there just wasn't enough time to pull it together.

Good news: I can probably get it ready by Rogue One. I'll edit this with pics tomorrow or w/e. The only thing truly 'done' is the leg armor at this point. Most pieces have been clear-coated, but there are still some issues on the helmet I want to fix, and things need to be attached to the vest.. and I need to redesign my weapons completely, because somehow, somewhere, something got completely borked and things didn't fit they way they should've.

So a bummer of a night in the kit-making department (almost typed 'derpartment' which is also appropriate somehow), but I still enjoyed spending time with friends. :)

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #108 on: Nov 05, 2016, 10:44 PM »
Forgot to upload some pics, so here we go!





This is my helmet, with the glossy topcoat on top. Most of it is good, but you can see a white spot on the dome-- where my painters tape peeled off my expensive paint. :| If I have enough I'll paint over it, if not I guess I'll be battle-damaging this kit. The left cheek also posed some issues with consistent peeling of my black paint, and while I got that fixed, I had to try and paint over the tape lines where I had to fix the initial cracking/peeling problem. I'd also like to put metallic color inside the helmet so it looks.. well.. like metal. XD



The chest armor, thankfully, is done! I just need to fix it to my flak vest.



The back armor is also done, and just needs to be attached!





The leg armor, actually totally done! ... Actually 99%. All the strapping is on, just need to add some top straps to the tops of the thigh plates to fix them to the belt.



And the leg armor attached to my leggings. No gauntlet pics, and the weapons need a complete redo.

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #109 on: Nov 06, 2016, 02:12 PM »
I'm really digging the color and patterns!

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #110 on: Nov 06, 2016, 03:43 PM »
I'm really digging the color and patterns!
Thanks!

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #111 on: Nov 19, 2016, 11:53 PM »
I still haven't done anything new with my kit since Halloween, and while the break has been nice I'm gonna need to get back into things, because if I need to do any more spraypainting I'll wanna do that before the cold is here to stay.

That being said, I think I'll nix the shockwhip for now, and instead use the EL wire in the taser gauntlet, something like Je'karta did with his force hunter build: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=121326.0

Gonna dust some silver over the bald spots on the kit and grubby it up just a little because I don't want to risk screwing up the paint job more with more masking tape. So dry brushing silver, then another couple clear coats probably just to make sure it goes nowhere. Hopefully I can get back to this soon, but work is really kicking me in the shebs right now, and I won't have a surplus of time until after the 5th... :/ So I may be going weaponless for the Rogue One premiere (which is probably wise anyway, doubt the theater will let me in with 'em).

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #112 on: Jan 15, 2017, 11:35 PM »
I do exist, I promise! This kit's been sitting in a box over the winter months because it's been too cold to paint. But it's gonna be in the 50s later this week and that's not IDEAL, but hopefully it keeps getting warmer. New deadline is PCC! Once I get back to work there'll be lots of pics C:

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #113 on: Jan 16, 2017, 02:45 PM »
You've made so much progress.  Your kit is looking really good!  Hopefully it'll be warm enough for you to paint.  I'm rootin' for it, vod!

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #114 on: Apr 12, 2017, 10:36 PM »
So PCC is in a couple of weeks and I've made no real progress. I'm sure I can invent plenty of excuses BUT-

I bought some acrylic pieces today to finish my gauntlet and redo my batons, and now that I've gotten some other projects cleared off my plate I can focus on dirtying up the kit and putting on the finishing touches. I just hope it stays warm/dry enough for me to do so! I'll try to remember to take/upload pictures.

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #115 on: Apr 25, 2017, 07:02 PM »
OKAY SO I MADE PROGRESS. I think I can get this con-ready for PCC, though it's a far cry from approvable imo so I won't even try for that.



Unpainted updated gauntlet. I took off the box I had on there originally and I'm just gonna slap the new inverter I bought on it with velcro or something so it can be troop ready. My plans always seem to fall apart, yikes.



The painted gauntlet/taser plate/knuckles. I used sewing hooks for the ridges and I think it's turned out okay.



I dirtied up my armor. I was hesitant to at first but then I thought about it.. what high-security prison warden wouldn't have scuffed up armor?

Still do to:

1. Get more snaps/velcro(?) - I need to secure my flak vest to my girth belt so it doesn't rise up.
2. Attach chest/back plates - Gonna need a helper-husband for this.
3. Detailing - Need to make a belt for my ammo pouch (aka convenient cell phone case), attach the thigh armor straps, and add any other necessary snaps/velcro to secure things. And pad my helmet.

It's getting there...

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #116 on: Apr 25, 2017, 09:07 PM »
Dude, this is freaking AWESOME... Can't wait to see that finished taser gaunt, it's gonna be sick  :P

Are you thinking of adding external wiring along the back of the hand, or any EL wire?

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #117 on: Apr 26, 2017, 10:42 PM »
Dude, this is freaking AWESOME... Can't wait to see that finished taser gaunt, it's gonna be sick  :P

Are you thinking of adding external wiring along the back of the hand, or any EL wire?

Funny you mention that... look what I just finished putting together. (Yes, it will need a ton of upgrades. This is just for PCC really.)



Gonna put padding in my helmet next, and then it's just attach the plates and last bits of detail work.

I'm actually gonna make a deadline  o uo

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #118 on: Apr 27, 2017, 12:24 AM »
 :o Shab, that is awesome... I may need to change my kama...

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #119 on: Apr 27, 2017, 10:17 AM »
:o Shab, that is awesome... I may need to change my kama...

HA. It's a good thing I already finished eating my cereal or I might've ended up wearing it!!

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