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 Return of the Slade

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #45 on: Apr 18, 2018, 09:11 PM »
Nice! And thanks :D, I'm not sure if I'm going to go Wren colors, I'm leaning toward my old gold and purple colors.

Small progress, and update! The renegade domes seem to be securely glued on. I also mounted the plates (removeably for later painting) onto the left hand glove. Would have done both, but the right hand seems to have disappeared :/. Hopefully it's in my lady's car, as that was the last place I remember having them when I wore my old kit to my friend's house for his birthday.





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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #46 on: Apr 18, 2018, 11:21 PM »
Very nice

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #47 on: Apr 19, 2018, 12:24 PM »
Looking great, Slade.

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #48 on: Apr 22, 2018, 06:18 PM »
Thanks folks :D. Today's weather spiked enough to get some painting in!

First coat!





As you can see, I decided to go with something akin to my old colors rather than Wren Clan colors, but I'll be incorporating some Wren elements in the final painting stage. I unfortunately couldn't find my old colorshift purple/blue paint in stores and was too impatient to order it online, so I found a nice purple I liked for my secondary color.

The shins up close!


As you can see, the paint is still a little splotchy, so it'll need another coat but I ran out of warm weather. I unfortunately pulled the masking off already because I couldn't tell out in daylight that the paint wasn't evenly coated. You'll also note that the front panel on one of them is raised up, the intent is to make a slim vibroblade that can be sheathed in that one, it leaves about a 1/16 inch gap between it and the actual shin plate.

The cod plate needs a little more weathering, but I expect a mando would still avoid getting shot in the groin, even with beskar.


Minimal weathering on the backplate, because Slade rarely shows his back to the enemy!


Some throwbacks to the weathering on my first 'proper' kit that I wore for years on the front torso plates.


And unfortunately some spiderwebbing on the boot and shoulder armor, but those are getting sanded down and purpled anyway, so there it is.



Now, the whole of it needs blackwashing and carbon scoring, and it will be getting some patterns influenced by Tristan Wren's markings on the chest and back plate. And of course since I went with different colors, one of my buckets is going to need to be stripped down and repainted...orrrr I need another bucket.

Note: Modified because I hit 'post' preemptively like a putz :P

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #49 on: Apr 24, 2018, 12:40 AM »
Glad to see our OG horn-head mando back in action  ;)  8)

I look forward to following your progress man, looking good so far!

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #50 on: Apr 25, 2018, 04:18 AM »
That is looking so cool  :o

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #51 on: Apr 25, 2018, 05:43 AM »
Glad to see our OG horn-head mando back in action  ;)  8)

I look forward to following your progress man, looking good so far!
Thanks vod :D

That is looking so cool  :o
And thanks GC, I try my best!

Minor update folks: I was unable to take advantage of the gorgeous weather the last three days because I've been running back and forth to the car dealership. Long story short; my car crapped out for good, so I got a new one :D. I paid the down payment and fees yesterday and barring disaster I'll be picking it up today. Been driving since I was 16, so half my life, and this will be my first actual new car. Today's going to be garbage weather here anyway, but tomorrow highs in the 60s, so I should be able to resume painting then.

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #52 on: Apr 29, 2018, 08:57 PM »
Updates! Weather held the one day I was super busy, but I managed to get some painting in.




Sooo, you can see the tape lifted some paint, so I had the choice to either repaint the gold or turn it into battle damage. I'm trying it out as battle damage for now and seeing where it goes. I still need to give the whole suit a blackwash and some carbon scoring.

The gauntlets are also getting some markings, and the helmet will get the same Wren clan markings my grey and yellow one does, albeit in gold, purple and red. My amazing fiance has a penchant for pepakura, so she's giving a shot at pepping one of the helmet files available. She's skittish about the actual fiberglassing part, but she does a great job at the cutting, folding and gluing stage.

More to come!

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #53 on: Apr 29, 2018, 09:00 PM »
Nice.  Very, very nice.

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #54 on: Apr 29, 2018, 09:13 PM »
Agree with Havelock.  Circle gets a square!

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #55 on: Apr 30, 2018, 05:03 AM »
Sick! ;D

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #56 on: Apr 30, 2018, 08:28 PM »
Thanks guys! :D

Took a break from painting to wage war on my sewing machine and got some of the velcro attached to the vest. Here's a test fit of the front torso plates:


So the spacing looks large to me, but it's half an inch, and a literal thumb's width. I have some wiggle with the velcro to trim it and move the plates in if necessary, I sewed a bit in from the edges more or less on purpose. Taking a break from that, though, and might do some blackwashing. And, of course, I still have to make a diamond for this kit :P.

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #57 on: Apr 30, 2018, 08:53 PM »
Yep.  Looks good, vod.

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #58 on: May 01, 2018, 09:46 AM »
Looking good vod, keen to see it after a wash

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Re: Return of the Slade
« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2018, 09:47 PM »
Some good looking armor you got going on there. Keep it up Old Guard!

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