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 Odran Krayt WIP (updated)

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #30 on: Dec 30, 2017, 08:53 PM »
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the wife is only in the story. i am not actually married.

That'd certainly explain the lack of pictures of her kit!

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #31 on: Dec 30, 2017, 09:15 PM »
yup! haha!

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #32 on: Dec 31, 2017, 12:20 PM »
Not going to lie Vod but your helmet is rough.  Remember we donít approve people based on their kits backstory just the quality of their build. I see youíre a fairly young adult and youíve been open to suggestions by others which will help you if youíre going for approval.

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #33 on: Dec 31, 2017, 01:31 PM »
what suggestions do you have to make the helmet better?

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #34 on: Dec 31, 2017, 02:31 PM »
what suggestions do you have to make the helmet better?
Can you post photos of front, left, right, back and top? Iíll be able to give you better advice with those.

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #35 on: Dec 31, 2017, 03:21 PM »
will do when i can. probably tonight or tomorrow

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #36 on: Dec 31, 2017, 03:26 PM »
will do when i can. probably tonight or tomorrow
Sounds good Vod

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #37 on: Dec 31, 2017, 08:30 PM »









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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #38 on: Jan 01, 2018, 10:55 AM »









Knowing that Iíve seen so many helmets that folks have been calling me the helmet  king for nearly two years because I build helmets constantly, that being said. I think youíve got a decent base to start with but the aesthetic needs cleaned up, a helmet that takes damage even beskar indents, yours doesnít. Honestly I would sand it back down smooth it out, and then see what you have there to pull forward. If thatís too much for you then my other suggestion is build a second one and use this one just for the fun of it or put it somewhere you can look at it daily to remind yourself what you are capable of.

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #39 on: Jan 01, 2018, 11:31 AM »
indents?
and what do you mean by pull it out?

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #40 on: Jan 01, 2018, 12:57 PM »
indents?
and what do you mean by pull it out?
To pull forward is to bring with you the base of what you have or in normal people speak itís taking what you have and working with it in its most basic state.
Indentations are Bobaís dent, blaster dents, grenade damage that mars the surface but doesnít add material. Without sanding down a surface that looks unfinished you have mountains and valleys that donít tell the same story as you are.

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #41 on: Jan 01, 2018, 01:46 PM »
Apologies for the slightly blurry picture but this is the only one I have showing a similar sort of damage. It was sanded to a smooth finish, then the damage was added back on. If the damage had simply been done while it was in progress those sharp edges would still be blurry and not quite straight. That would have a detrimental effect on the finished look.



Currently I don't see any damage on yours at a glance, just unfinished sanding as both side have rough patches and are the same colour.
I've blocked out where I think you were aiming for the lightsabre scar to be in white - leave that section alone for now and go back in and sand down all the sections I've outlined in red - I work through about 5 grits of sandpaper, with the last one being about 2400 so the finish on the helmet is ultra smooth. Make sure all the lines on edges or raised or indented sections such as the visor edge are straight with no loose bits of fibreglass or material.



When painting damage it is always wise to use a complimentary colour to draw it out if your top coat is too close to the damaged section. So if you are going for a grey/black which would blend with silver metal once the silver is weathered, there's 2 good options that will help to draw out the damage. 1 Is to switch the base colour of your beskar to copper or bronze instead of silver. The 2nd option is to use a layer between the silver damage and the grey/black topcoat and have chipping round the edges of the damage that shows off the other colour.


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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #42 on: Jan 01, 2018, 02:50 PM »
So..., make the whole helmet smooth, then dremel out the damage, then make the damage stand out more with a more colorful base metal or primer?

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #43 on: Jan 01, 2018, 04:49 PM »
Yep. bang on. Smooth out all the small indentations, lumps and wiggly lines from the rest, that way the indentations and wiggly lines of the melted damage will be really visible. Add the paint colours and boom. You look at a single glance like you fought a Jedi and survived.

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #44 on: Jan 01, 2018, 05:29 PM »
Will do.
Now, more parts, finished my boot/toe/heel armor






 

I know I need to hold the shin strap ends down, I am working on that. Otherwise, how does it look?

Finally, Mando Midnight! Happy New Year

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