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 Mermando Legacy Armor Build

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Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« on: May 17, 2018, 12:52 PM »
hello vode! Ri Va'lure of Indiana's very own Taakure Clan here, and this is my legacy armor WIP thread. My goal is to become the Mercs' first ever Aquatic Beast Tamer. Down below are references and armor pics. Id love feedback and creative thoughts and suggestions!

Concept Sketch of Project: Mermando courtesy of my Ruus'alor.


Armor's previous look and previous owner.


Process... Both chest pieces and backplate are painted a flat primer grey and taped up for the design. The idea was to have a kit inspired by Riff Tamson from The Clone Wars.







Where we are now... This is where your thoughts and suggestions come in! Please :)











Weathering with rust and silver paint:





Thoughts? I could really use the feedback, vode...

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 01:31 PM »
I love what you did :D

Did you plan some kind of propulsion to move under water ?

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 01:33 PM »
Well i was thinking of constructing a pack and attaching it to the back and having “air tanks”. My helmet is being made by demon dog studios right now. Any suggestions on colors of the kit? I’ll look into the propulsion idea!

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 01:39 PM »
I really like the colors (love Riff  :P), I m just curious what you will do about the weathering : have to be relative with water environnements isn't it ? :)

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 02:20 PM »
Thanks vod! Im trying to afford a "crossover" if you will haha. And yes, that is correct. Im not sure how to do the weathering besides typical scrapes and rust...

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 02:42 PM »
Maybe see the paint on old ship :)

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 02:45 PM »
I was thinking of having some rust where the rivet bolts were on the armor like on old ships haha. But the weathering on the soft parts has me baffled.

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 02:59 PM »
Seems good :) Maybe some green on the soft parts to mimic algua ?

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 03:37 PM »
Hello mate, love your concept. I also think zarocs idea with the algea is genius.... you could even carry some of that over to your hard parts by using the powdered grass used in model railways. also just an idea for you :how about some blocks on your belt to look like divers weights or even a pair of flippers hanging from your belt? You could get a cheap pair and add some armour to them make them look proper sci fi. Just a couple of ideas for you ;) look forward to seeing your kit come together.

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 04:07 PM »
I actually never thought of that! The green grass as algea would be pretty cool. As would the flippers haha. Im gonna add some scratch marks from wild beasts and use silver and rust-colored paint. For the fabric the grasses would be cool but my flightsuit is a deep navy blue so trying to get it so show would be difficult... I also have a spear/trident-like weapon.

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 04:26 PM »
For realistic rust effect i recomend rusting powder.... you should be able to get any place that does the grass ;)

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 04:43 PM »
Would hobby lobby perhaps carry rusting powder?

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 05:17 PM »
Don't know i'm in the uk, do they sell model railway stuff? you can get these bits on e-bay they're fairly cheap an if you're  lucky sometimes shipping is free i favour humbrol's range of weathering powders and washes thet do allsorts from mould wash to scorching powder you can get some really cool effects.

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2018, 05:24 PM »
I'll take a look and post some photos once i get the rust added to the kit! Im nervous to weather this... everything on this kit has been delayed due to money and and foreseeable circumstances like a basement flooding (the people making my helmet suffered that fate) and a delayed flak vest due to prom season here in the US... Would love suggestions for my girth belt. Should I keep it white or dye it gold? My helmet will have two gold jaig eyes and my spear/trident will be gold.

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Re: Mermando Legacy Armor Build
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 05:33 PM »
I like the white girthbelt,  goes well with the fishing net.

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