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 Approved- Uur Shaadlan -Still a WIP- Approved: Medic and Assassin Brigades

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #60 on: Apr 03, 2020, 07:20 PM »
I did my first armor black wash today.  I gathered up my kama/loin war skirt plates and gave it a shot.  I left some stokes showing because I want a 'used but cleaned regularly' look.




I finished my box with a strap for sliding it onto a belt.




I also did a bit more work on my beskad.  I got the silver highlights added.  Then I did a series of clear coats and graphite powder.  I think I might need one more powder rub.  Then I also added leather to the handle.  To the other one I tried the foil tape.  Not done with that one yet but I am not sure I like it.  I'll finish it then decide.





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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #61 on: Apr 07, 2020, 07:32 PM »
I finally got the straps added to my shin-knees!!!  Now all they need is a black wash to give them some depth and wear.  I also think I'll add some strap keepers to hold down the loose ends.







I also did my first epoxy resin mixing!  I got a layer of fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin layered into the front of both my helmets and inside the dome of the one I made out of the template.  I don't have any after pictures because I don't want to move them till they cure.



I also did a bit more sanding on my weapons but no pictures yet.

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #62 on: Apr 09, 2020, 08:54 PM »
So I started a set of larger beskad/swords.  There're coming along nicely.  Got them sanded and the first layer of wood filler on and sanded.  I also got the handles shaped and glued on.  I still need to add the guard and do some spot filling in a few places before I can paint them.




I had an accident with one of my helmets right before I did the resin.  Now that the epoxy resin has cured I am fixing it up and am almost back to were I started.  The other one is nearly complete.  A few more pinholes to fill and then on to my actual paint scheme.  Then of course I get to deal with the padding and trying to put fans in.  Also the visor still needs to be added.



I also finally sanded down my first gauntlet and got the hinge added to one side.






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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #63 on: Apr 25, 2020, 08:41 PM »
So I haven't updated in a while but I have been working on my kit.  I remade my vest for the third time.  I think I finally got it right.  Anyway, I also got my chest armor finally ready for paint.  I did my three layers of primer then my two layers of silver.  I had just put on my clear coat when my sister ran them over with the car.  I made sure they weren't on the driveway and went for a bottle of water only to come back and find them somewhat squashed.  :'(  She got the collar piece and a bit of the main chest piece.  Fortunately she didn't get any of the back plates.  So, after a brief meltdown, I picked up the pieces and decided to try and fix them.  After some careful heat, bondo, sanding and more spray paint they are once again recognizable as armor plates not tire pancakes.  I do have some 'organic' damage that I will now be adding to my weathering patterns for those pieces. 




After Tire Pancake and Rebuild





I also worked on my beskads and a tranq. pistol that I was thinking I would carry.  I really do need to start a weapon WIP.






I black and brown washed my shin-knees, shoulder and hand plates, as well as brown washing my armored kama and loin plates.




And I also got both gauntlets cut, sanded and hinged (may have made up that last one).


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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #64 on: Apr 25, 2020, 09:07 PM »
Oh no! So glad you were able to repair your pieces! They still look good to me :) Iím really liking your paint and style!

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #65 on: Apr 26, 2020, 08:36 PM »
Oh no! So glad you were able to repair your pieces! They still look good to me :) Iím really liking your paint and style!

Thanks Kryamla Redalur. 

So I did a test fit with my newest version of my vest to try and figure out the cap sleeve/ shoulder mount of the plates.  I also wanted to see what all my pieces looked like together and check fit again.   :)






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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #66 on: Apr 30, 2020, 09:12 PM »
Great work :D. I really dig the way your trauma plates look, more like a 'hey, we're the plates and the ones underneath are an underlay' rather than looking like base plates with others tacked on top. The color scheme and actual execution of the painting looks awesome, too!

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #67 on: Sep 29, 2020, 11:21 AM »
Thanks Slade Kel.

I got the strapping for the back plates on along with the pins I am using to mount the plates on my vest. 


Also did a bit more weathering on all the plates.




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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #68 on: Oct 10, 2020, 06:21 PM »
Small steps are still progress. 

I got the loop added to the holster for my gun so now I can wear it on my belt.  :)





I also got the cord for the tie down to keep the holster in place.

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #69 on: Oct 16, 2020, 05:11 PM »
So test fit today.  I put on everything that would stay on.  Obviously the gauntlets are not done yet.  I still haven't decided what I want to add to the second one.  I also need to secure the bottom of my backplates to the vest.  I also need to finish padding my helmet and figure out how to add a fan.  And of course some of my softs still need weathering.







I also need to add the magnets to the vest for certain sections of the plates.

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #70 on: Oct 16, 2020, 07:23 PM »
This is looking really nice! Love the repurposed altoids can lid!

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #71 on: Oct 26, 2020, 06:18 PM »
This is looking really nice! Love the repurposed altoids can lid!

Thanks!

So I have been making slow progress over the last week or so.  I got my chest diamond finished.  All the paint layers same as I have been doing and then added magnets to the back to keep it attached to my vest.  I used JP weld to glue the magnets to the back of the diamond. 





I also worked on my left gauntlet a bit more.  Added my dart launchers and my "comm" into the gauntlet.  Then I added the holder for my field cauterizer.  Added a few layers of Bondo, some of that glorious sanding, then three layer of primer.   I am out of my silver base color so I have to go shopping before I can go any further with the paint.





I also worked on my field cauterizer.  I added some color and a bit of PVC to the piece itself and then glued on a strip of Sintra to help it hold itself in place on the gauntlet. 



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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #72 on: Nov 04, 2020, 12:52 PM »

I really like the work you are doing :like:

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #73 on: Nov 04, 2020, 03:43 PM »
Wonderful work, well-executed! I hope you're proud of your progress. If you haven't been notified already, your soft parts will need to be weathered to match the level of weathering or damage on your armor. Can't wait to see where this progresses to!

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Re: WIP First Armor Kit
« Reply #74 on: Nov 04, 2020, 05:02 PM »
I really like the work you are doing :like:

Thanks!

Wonderful work, well-executed! I hope you're proud of your progress. If you haven't been notified already, your soft parts will need to be weathered to match the level of weathering or damage on your armor. Can't wait to see where this progresses to!

I appreciate the feedback.  I am aware that I need to do it but I keep putting it off as I am the mender and maker in the family.  Adding damage was a bit like pulling teeth for me so I am dreading adding 'wear and tear' to my new garments.  Ahh well, the life of a costumer.  I know I will like the end result as I do like the used look I've gotten so far from my armor.  I just have to grit my teeth and do it!

As to what I have been up to...

I continued to work on my right gauntlet.  I have gotten it all the way through the paint it just needs the black and brown washes that I have been using on everything else.  I am holding off on that till I finish the second one so that I can get them both at the same time. 







I did finally start on accessorizing my left gauntlet.  I added a box, sized to fit my phone.  I added some magnets and will make a cut out on the green top plate.  The top plate will be removable.  My phone will display something Star Warszy when it is in position.  I still want to add a grapple line to the outside of this one as well as some buttons.  So this one still has a ways to go before its ready. 


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