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 Buzzkills' Aerial Assault (possibly dual brigade) WIP

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    Hey all! Starting a WIP of my... 4th? Official kit!

    The goal with this kit is to go back to a relatively clean (build not weathering  :D) modern style mando that is focused on build quality in order to re hone my skills as a Ruus'alor Sol'yc and as a general builder. A large portion of the accessories to this kit will be 3D printed by myself. This thread will largely be an info dump for now till I get the soft parts which will easily be the longest wait for the kit to be completed as some of the people making them are pre-disposed until after celebration.

    **EDIT** Forgot to mention! One of the other big reasons I'm doing this build is because as nice as having a legacy kit is, I wanted to make another more easily recognized kit as a Mandalorian or another "Boba Fett" (sigh) so that the kids and other people at the events can enjoy it a little more than a walker cyber tank (as fun as Gal'ric kit is!)

    **EDIT AGAIN** The plan is for this to be an extremely picture and information heavy thread, almost to create a detailed experience of building a kit almost like a tutorial, (but not quite) Buckle up!
     


[Kit Features]
  • Generic Fett style helmet with range finder (3D printed) (soon to be automated with a servo, controlled by arduino/bluetooth)
  • Basic but cleanly shaped modern style plates (6mm sintra), light armor class
  • Jango Fett style gauntlets (3D printed). Flamethrower, darts, rocket, the whole nine yards! (comm unit to be integrated into right gauntlet)
  • Boba Fett styled jetpack (3D printed) (will have additional thrusters for Aerial Assault)
  • ROTJ Style flight suit (To be made by local 501st maker)
  • ROTJ Style flak vest (To be made by local 501st maker)
  • Boots: TBD. (Between Jack, Engineer, or ROTJ styled still)
  • Gloves: TBD (likely ROTJ style)
  • Blasters: Blasters have been chosen, but will be kept secret till both are completed!
  • Grenades will most likely be Death Trooper style (3D printed) Or possibly small custom greeble builds!




 Color Scheme

On the flak vest and flight suit, I will be having them made in ROTJ Fett colors at the moment, that could change in the future.

Armor colors are going to be done in airbrush with the humbrol line, largely pulling colors from ROTJ Boba, but not used in the same way. I will be getting my paint tomorrow and painting the helmet to get an idea of the pattern.

Right now The main colors to be used will be RLM #78 as the primary armor colors, #154 yellow as the T accent, shoulders, and knees, mandible arcs in #33 black, Cheeks in either #34 white or RLM #78. Some small hand detailing, kill stripes and other wise will be done in #154, some shading and possible subdued "sky camo" type patterning to be done in #89.

*EDIT* Picked up the paint palette today!




Leather soft goods in a brown leather similar to ROTJ Boba.



I decided to go about and hand scale and then draft my own templates for my plates because I personally dislike using the templates available because I have to trim them too much and the details end up getting distorted slightly on the plates after you've removed too much.



That's all for now! Will update as it comes along!   :mcq2:
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Re: Buzzkills' Aerial Assault (possibly dual brigade) WIP
« Reply #1 on: Mar 21, 2019, 11:12 PM »
Will be watching, and stealing techniques from you wherever possible :)

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Re: Buzzkills' Aerial Assault (possibly dual brigade) WIP
« Reply #2 on: Mar 23, 2019, 12:25 AM »
Torso and Bells are cut out and shaped, just have to do a bit more feathering sanding on the edges to get the rounded look I'm going for!



Started playing around with the paint on a scrap shoulder bell to try and get a feel for the spraying and the topical weathering. Need to figure out my layering a bit more, but I like it.




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Re: Buzzkills' Aerial Assault (possibly dual brigade) WIP
« Reply #3 on: Mar 25, 2019, 12:28 AM »
Painted the helmet, messing around with topical weathering and airbrushing instead of masking style.

For a first, I will ACTUALLY be trying to make this kit relatively low damage, but still nicely aged.
 I feel like the blue on the back is a bit too strong, but now sure what else I'll do there. Might grey it out a little bit, or just repaint it with the same color as the top of the helmet.





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Re: Buzzkills' Aerial Assault (possibly dual brigade) WIP
« Reply #4 on: Mar 25, 2019, 01:47 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: Buzzkills' Aerial Assault (possibly dual brigade) WIP
« Reply #5 on: Mar 27, 2019, 10:23 PM »
Z-6 Jetpack is all printed! 260 ish hours and 3kg of filament later! Just need to get the PVC piping for the rocket structure and them assemble and sand.


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Re: Buzzkills' Aerial Assault (possibly dual brigade) WIP
« Reply #6 on: Mar 29, 2019, 12:56 PM »
Did some back plate work. I opted to do a cut in style to simulate a Jango back plate without it being vac formed so that the jetpack would rest straighter and not give me humpback jetpack!




Also played around with my "light weathering". I usually go very heavy on damage so this time I had to tell myself "THATS ENOUGH" on it... My model here, B'ob, was being a bit moody cause I dirtied him up!


 


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