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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #25 on: Feb 27, 2020, 04:58 PM »
Nifty looking design there, overall and good execution so far! I really like that armored kama/loin combo you have going on there.

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #26 on: Feb 27, 2020, 06:39 PM »
Thanks Slade Kel for the encouragement.


The weather was so nice when I got home today that I just had to get at least one layer of paint in.  So...first layer of primer and sanding done!




I made sure to take a bunch of pictures at this stage cuz this is where I learn the natural high points of my armor that I will use to help direct some of my weathering.

I also did a little more experimenting with weathering and colors on my scrap bits...thinking I like the effect so far.


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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #27 on: Feb 27, 2020, 09:54 PM »
That's some seriously awesome work! :)

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #28 on: Feb 28, 2020, 01:06 PM »
That's some seriously awesome work! :)

Rob

Thanks Rob

Today I got a my second coat of primer, sanding and third coat of primer on my pieces.  I also did a little detail work on the shoulders and attached the layers to both the shoulders and the hand armor bits.





Going to learn how to use bondo next to fill in some of the gaps and smooth it out a touch.

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #29 on: Feb 28, 2020, 10:14 PM »
You're certainly not wasting any time! Bondo is a lot easier than it might seem at first. The best advice I can give is make small amounts at a time (it hardens quick, especially if you accidentally overdo it with the hardening cream) and put thin layers at a time. There's nothing worse than putting too much on and spending hours sanding.

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #30 on: Feb 29, 2020, 11:34 AM »
You can always use bondo spot putty! Itís pre-mixed and comes in a tube! Itís available at most automotive stores :)

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #31 on: Feb 29, 2020, 03:46 PM »
You're certainly not wasting any time! Bondo is a lot easier than it might seem at first. The best advice I can give is make small amounts at a time (it hardens quick, especially if you accidentally overdo it with the hardening cream) and put thin layers at a time. There's nothing worse than putting too much on and spending hours sanding.

Thanks for the tip...I don't mind sanding but truly not a fan of spending hours at it.   We got a break in the rain...weatherman says only two days of sun so I figure get it done while the getting is good and before the humidity starts messing with the paint.


You can always use bondo spot putty! Itís pre-mixed and comes in a tube! Itís available at most automotive stores :)

Definitely something I'll look into.  Might be easier for smaller fill job like this to have a bit premixed in a tube.


Update:
I got the second layer of silver base color on today and will probably try to squeeze in the clear coat...pictures to come.

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #32 on: Mar 03, 2020, 04:54 PM »
Promised pictures have arrived.  I got both layers of silver and then a clear coat on the pieces.  Then I went ahead and started doing my weathering with my matte grey.



I also  added the last little embellishments to my shoulder bells.  They are now ready for spot filling.


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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #33 on: Mar 05, 2020, 03:48 PM »
Update:

I still haven't spot filled my shoulder bells that will probably not happen till after spring break as I will be traveling overseas.  I did how ever get several more layers of paint on my armor pieces and all they need now is an acrylic wash to grungy them up and then a sealing coat of something.  A couple need a little spot fixing where my tap came loose.






I also got started on my shin-knees.  I am doing a PVC base with the thiner plastic as the next two layers.  I don't want the full PVC over my knee because I am a fan of knee caps staying where they are meant to be.  ;)



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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #34 on: Mar 06, 2020, 06:19 PM »
Okay Folks...I need your expertise.  How does it fit size wise and do I have it formed properly?






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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #35 on: Mar 13, 2020, 05:37 PM »
So due to the COVID-19 my missions groups is not leaving the country over spring break.  I now have a week off of work.  So what will I do with my time? 

I got some bondo ( got the tubed kind that was reccomended by...
 
You can always use bondo spot putty! Itís pre-mixed and comes in a tube! Itís available at most automotive stores :)
)  And filled in my shoulders and hand armor seams.




And then I started sanding....and sanding & more sanding.




Finally I continued to work on my shins.  A few hours with an electric sander then some hand sanding for the final bits.  I also added the next layer to my shins.  They still need the final layer that will add some decoration and some holes drilled to attach my straps too.



I might try to start my scratch build helmet this week.  I have some buckets and a hard hat so I might try to venture into that area next.

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #36 on: Mar 13, 2020, 05:52 PM »
Thatís looking great!

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #37 on: Mar 13, 2020, 08:38 PM »
I might try to start my scratch build helmet this week.  I have some buckets and a hard hat so I might try to venture into that area next.

You can do it...I think I'm up to 10 or 11 scratch-built buckets myself. ;)

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #38 on: Mar 15, 2020, 05:17 PM »
Thatís looking great!

Thanks  :)

You can do it...I think I'm up to 10 or 11 scratch-built buckets myself. ;)

Rob

Care to share a WIP for one?   :D
I have found a few good tutorial-like WIP's along with the actual tutorials on MMCC but the more I can see the better.  That way I can avoid mistakes and get the best I can make.


Update:

I got the final layer on my shins...they look decidedly storm trooper esque...hopefully once I add some damage and color that won't be the case.  I also started on my first weapon.  The scraps spoke to me and said they wanted to be a kal.  So, yeah, I made my first prop weapon.  Not done obviously but I am pretty pleased with the results so far.  I also got some spot putty on my chest plate.  Progress!!







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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #39 on: Mar 15, 2020, 08:09 PM »
Nice job!  Watching intently!

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #40 on: Mar 16, 2020, 08:27 PM »
So I felt pretty good about my sanding so I put my first layer of primer on the shoulders, hands, shin-knees and kal. 



I have some more sanding to do apparently.

I also got started on my helmet build.  Here's my WIP for that as well as a photo of how far I got.

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=188322.0






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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #41 on: Mar 16, 2020, 08:31 PM »
Nice start on the bucket! :)

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Care to share a WIP for one?   :D
I have found a few good tutorial-like WIP's along with the actual tutorials on MMCC but the more I can see the better.  That way I can avoid mistakes and get the best I can make.

I actually had one that I created at one time on the forums, but I'm not sure where it made off to after the Halls of Knowledge section was created... I'll look around my PC to see if I have a copy saved here somewhere. ;)

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #42 on: Mar 17, 2020, 07:12 PM »
I actually had one that I created at one time on the forums, but I'm not sure where it made off to after the Halls of Knowledge section was created... I'll look around my PC to see if I have a copy saved here somewhere. ;)

Rob

If you find it I am definitely interested.  I had to set my bucket aside today when I got frustrated with adding in the cheekbones? cheek pieces?.   I did get some work done on other pieces of my kit.

Update:

Stalled out on the helmet when I tried to attach the cheek pieces but here it is as I left it.



I made and cut out my pattern for the trauma plates for the chest and ab plates...I need to do a little  more reworking with the collar plates.
I also got all my layer of primer and sanding done for the shin-knees, hands, shoulders and kal.  I was even able to get one coat of silver on.




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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #43 on: Mar 17, 2020, 08:22 PM »
I finally found that old tutorial on my PC, and uploaded the pdf to my Mediafire account; you can download it here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ck3tl3bctbjooo3/Mando_helmet_tutorial_V.2.pdf/file

Don't worry, it's a safe download. ;)

It's not the most polished of tutorials (and I never got around to doing the earcaps part, lol), but hopefully it will give you some additional insights. :)

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #44 on: Mar 18, 2020, 08:46 PM »
I finally found that old tutorial on my PC, and uploaded the pdf to my Mediafire account; you can download it here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ck3tl3bctbjooo3/Mando_helmet_tutorial_V.2.pdf/file

Don't worry, it's a safe download. ;)

It's not the most polished of tutorials (and I never got around to doing the earcaps part, lol), but hopefully it will give you some additional insights. :)

Rob

Thanks so much! ;D It was quite helpful.  If it's okay with you I like to add your link to my Helmet WIP as well. 

I did get the Cheeks attached to my helmet today.  Though I am still a little unsure as to how stable they are.  I used a lot of glue but more is not always better.  I am going to let it sit and cure and give it a test tomorrow.



I also got another layer of silver on.  I have added some physical damage to these pieces too.



Then I got all my trauma plates traced and cut out.  I almost finished sanding them but got sidetracked.  I will probably finish that tomorrow.


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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #45 on: Mar 18, 2020, 09:04 PM »
It looks really great! Those cheeks are always the hardest part; I've founbd that using a bit of fiberglass cloth or mat, soaked in resin and applied to the inside of the mandibles, will help solidify the cheek area.

And feel free to share the tutorial link with anyone and anyway you like. ;)

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #46 on: Mar 19, 2020, 09:37 PM »
It looks really great! Those cheeks are always the hardest part; I've founbd that using a bit of fiberglass cloth or mat, soaked in resin and applied to the inside of the mandibles, will help solidify the cheek area.

And feel free to share the tutorial link with anyone and anyway you like. ;)

Rob

Thanks...I put it on my helmet WIP for future reference.  I have never tried using any of those things before but after what happened today I may be ready to learn how.  Don't worry it wasn't too bad,  I just had to redo the cheekbones when I accidentally tore them apart while cutting the visor out.

Update:




I fear it may be too wide.  :(  Hopefully once I am in armor it will look more balanced.

I finished sanding my trauma plates and got most of them heat formed...I didn't finish the chest because I cracked the seam where I had darted it.  So I sanded it down and re-glued it.




Then I started gluing the plates on.





My spray painting took half a step backward.  A gust of wind put leaves and bits all over my pieces.  So I had to sand them down.  I got them back to silver and got one layer of clear as well.  I might be able to do some weathering in the next few days.


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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #47 on: Mar 19, 2020, 09:38 PM »
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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #48 on: Mar 20, 2020, 10:10 AM »
Once the collar plate and shoulder bells are added, it will fill out the silhouette of the helmet a lot. :)

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #49 on: Mar 20, 2020, 08:39 PM »
Thanks Rob (Ohl'd Vart) and Awell!

I got some painting/ weathering, bondoing (not sure if that ones a word) and sanding done today. 

I bondoed (Oh I am having fun with this word  :) ) my bucket and trauma plates and then the sanding began.





I have a more detailed run down on the helmet construction in the Helmet's board.  (Bucket Time)

I also did some painting/ weathering on the shin-knees, hands and shoulders








I still have to wash the masking fluid off (toothpaste) but I am fairly pleased with the results.

I also glued the main trauma plate onto my chest plate.


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