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 Cin Vhetin! Corvyn's First Femmando Concept (lots of pictures and words)

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Jenga Feet


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Late to the party but my favorite color scheme!  ;D I'll be watching this one!

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Corvyn Nuhunar


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Hey guys! I'm back with a minor update. Just a couple of tweaks to the design. First, the slightly altered design. Second, the text wall.



So here's the design! A few things have been changed. First, the armor itself. I think I'd like to go with the combined shin/knee armor (shinnies? schnees?) because I don't really like the look of individual knee plates. Also, I rounded the edges of the chest and ab plates a bit, since I want a slightly softer edge on those.

As for those little globby teal bits on the hands: I was thinking about doing segmented finger armor that was reminiscent of Varacytl claws. Here's a Varactyl mitt:



So, I'd essentially do segmented joints and have a blunted claw emerging from the last digit. This is roughly the pattern I had in mind, though a bit less medieval and spiky.



Other changes! Those big silver lines on the chest/ collar/ab plates are going to be scratches. I don't want to weather too much, as I want to preserve the bright colors of the armor, but I imagine a Varactyl trainer/tamer would definitely have several claw/beak scratches on their armor after a while. I'll likely do more wherever makes sense, like on the bracers and boot covers. Also, I shifted the colors a bit so the vest looked sleeveless, which is what I'm planning on doing.

Not shown: leather holsters for pistols, jetpack with feather accents, stun pike.

Late to the party but my favorite color scheme!  ;D I'll be watching this one!

Thanks! I live for bright oranges and blues :D

As always, advice/questions/constructive criticism are welcome! The physical construction process won't begin until May or June, probably, and it'll be nice to have a solid concept by then.

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Usually we liked to avoid any type of claws on fingers, but if they are blunted and recessed like the creature then I donít see any issue. Just got make sure to work with us on that front. Donít want any pointy bits that could injure someone while trooping  :like:

As for weathering, you can still be bright and weathered! Iíd suggest at least a black wash to make your kit looked lived in

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Still loving the concept, but I know many folks may take issue with the "three clawed monster" scratches. I would personally go for either one big scratch or 4-5 smaller ones.

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Cool pictures and concepts.  Good luck with your build! 

As for weathering, you can still be bright and weathered! I’d suggest at least a black wash to make your kit looked lived in
Totally agree.  I have had good luck with a brown wash also if you want a less harsh version that still adds realism. 

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Usually we liked to avoid any type of claws on fingers, but if they are blunted and recessed like the creature then I donít see any issue. Just got make sure to work with us on that front. Donít want any pointy bits that could injure someone while trooping  :like:

As for weathering, you can still be bright and weathered! Iíd suggest at least a black wash to make your kit looked lived in

Oh yeah, I wouldn't consider them unless they were super safe. I don't really wanna skewer any civilians mid-troop  :laugh:

I can definitely try blackwash for it, thanks!

Still loving the concept, but I know many folks may take issue with the "three clawed monster" scratches. I would personally go for either one big scratch or 4-5 smaller ones.

Yeah, the ones I did on there were more of a conceptual thing than a realistic representation. I wanted to convey the idea of big scratches on the armor. Since Varactyls have small, spread-out claws, I would probably have a few big beak-induced scratches and dents as well as some spread-out smaller scratches. Also, thanks!  :cookie:

Cool pictures and concepts.  Good luck with your build! 

I have had good luck with a brown wash also if you want a less harsh version that still adds realism.

Thanks! I was hoping for more of a dirt/dust weathering effect than a grime/oil weathering effect, so I'll have to mess around with different colors and patterns of weathering.  :like:

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Hey, what a nice job we have here, eh?
I loved the colors and concept. Plus, the way you are developing it, considering opinions and suggestions is really nice.
Great job!

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Corvyn Nuhunar


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Hey, what a nice job we have here, eh?
I loved the colors and concept. Plus, the way you are developing it, considering opinions and suggestions is really nice.
Great job!

Thanks so much! I think getting opinions from others is the best way to make a kit I'll be happy with.  :cookie: Speaking of which...

So, while browsing the Sales forum (good for the soul, bad for the wallet), I stumbled across Kalevala's Visors and fell in love with them. They're so colorful! :laugh: So I thought I might pick out a few and run them by you guys. My kit's already really colorful, so I could just tone it down for once and stick with a black visor, but where would the fun in that be?

Anyway, here's some of the colors I liked for my bucket. The full list of colors is here, on the original sales thread: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=147710.0. What do you guys think? Do you like any of these? Should I just stick with a black visor? Is there another color on the page that you think would work better? Let me know!



As always, thanks for your input!

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We are so in synch - great minds ;)

I just received the teal visor in my mail last week. It's gorgeous and super shiny. I think the gold would look stunning with your kit, but I love shiny things. I think flame, gold, or gun metal would be amazing with your colours.

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Personally I think the gold would look great, given that it's a tertiary color on your armor. Really brings out the small gold accents imo.

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Corvyn Nuhunar


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We are so in synch - great minds ;)

I just received the teal visor in my mail last week. It's gorgeous and super shiny. I think the gold would look stunning with your kit, but I love shiny things. I think flame, gold, or gun metal would be amazing with your colours.

Yeah, I'm leaning towards warmer colors since there's so much teal and blue already on the kit. Gold would be pretty... :cookie:

I'm going to be a very flamboyant Mando at the end of this.  :laugh:

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Gold would go beautifully with this kit, vod.   :like: :like:

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Yeah, I'm leaning towards warmer colors since there's so much teal and blue already on the kit. Gold would be pretty... :cookie:

I'm going to be a very flamboyant Mando at the end of this.  :laugh:

You and me both, sister!!  :D

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Quick edit: In case you don't already know and don't want to Google it, here's a Varactyl a.k.a. Chicken Horse. They're the best, they make the most excellent noises, and I love them.

I have to ask: is the "chicken horse" reference an Auralnauts reference?  ;D ;D ;D

Also, following this build! I'm a fellow Hoosier. :)

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Corvyn Nuhunar


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I have to ask: is the "chicken horse" reference an Auralnauts reference?  ;D ;D ;D

Also, following this build! I'm a fellow Hoosier. :)

God, I hope you're real!

It absolutely is, and yeah! I hope to come some armor parties at some point, though that will probably have to wait until post-Graduation.  :cookie:

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