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 Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)

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Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« on: Feb 25, 2020, 11:06 AM »
Hello there! First build, concept already completed.  Living in Colorado I was inspired by the "arctic" builds as well as the AT AT driver color scheme.
My soft parts are a medium grey, flak jacket is lighter grey.
I plan on white being the primary armor color with a darker blue for some stripes (thinking right down the middle of the bucket like a mo-hawk, and a frost blue for highlights (2nd under layer of armor).  Maybe a few touches of red (buttons, panels, nothing excessive).
Will have a cape and Kama: grey and/or white.  Still working which will be which.

Items I have:
DHP/FX bucket
Armor cut out of ABS
Dickies work wear pants/long sleeve: standard grey
Duck cloth flak jacket: light grey
Gloves, black, fingerless
Black leather mag pouches
E11, DL44 and/or a modified airsoft long gun

Outstanding
Girth belt: plan on making it out of white upholstery leather
Belt: will make it out of a belt blank, likely to be black.
Tabard (instead of duck cloth)
Boots: the search continues

Goal is to have our kits (my wife, daughter, and I are all making kits concurrently) by SW Celebration.

Pics coming soon!

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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #1 on: Feb 25, 2020, 12:29 PM »
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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #2 on: Feb 25, 2020, 08:48 PM »
Looking forward to your updated pics.  I like arctic kits!

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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #3 on: Feb 27, 2020, 12:38 PM »
Here is a link to some pics so far: templates, cut out templates (working on these) flak jacket, soft parts (Dickie's work wear), concept for girth belt/belt, some prop weapons, pouches, pouches, pouches. Did I mention we are making three kits?

First cumulative dump of initial pics: https://imgur.com/a/ektDMWT

Boots: will need to weather and add some armor plates https://imgur.com/a/ELJoV4T

Updates on rifle: repainted the barrel, rail mount, and weathered same. Will use new fabric wraps for the grip (left overs from cape/tabbard) and paint/weather some more. https://imgur.com/a/Pqd3Z5p

Updated sizing /shaping of plates: https://imgur.com/a/LVnw27s

« Last Edit: Apr 21, 2020, 08:18 PM by Str8 Shooter » Logged
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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #4 on: Jul 13, 2020, 01:07 AM »
Had shoulder surgery recently so had some time off work and got some more work done!
Finished up sanding and metal undercoat of gauntlets, helmet, and some bits and bobs.
https://imgur.com/a/sWvP2OD

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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #5 on: Jul 13, 2020, 09:28 PM »
Sorry about the surgery but great job despite! Keep up the good work!

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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #6 on: Jul 20, 2020, 11:19 AM »
Made a vibroaxe out of a rubber training tomahawk for a melee weapon.


Productive weekend.  Got the base color down on most parts. I used the Vaseline method and like it more than masking fluid (I think my liquid latex was old) or toothpaste (it got really hard and removal wasn't easy).  The PJ wiped up pretty easy and I just washed it with soap and water.

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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #7 on: Jul 29, 2020, 12:58 AM »
Finished up the base layer:


And moved on to the top layer:

Here is all the painted pieces as well as some armor bits, ammo cartridges, and boots:


Bucket with weathering. Not sure how to change the orientation.


Boots and gauntlets done:


« Last Edit: Aug 06, 2020, 07:41 AM by Str8 Shooter » Logged
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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #8 on: Jul 29, 2020, 10:36 AM »
DUUUUUDDDEEEE

Time to get these on your vest. Hows that shoulder healing up?

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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #9 on: Jul 29, 2020, 01:02 PM »
Nice paint! I also dig the boots.

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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #10 on: Jul 29, 2020, 06:43 PM »
DUUUUUDDDEEEE

Time to get these on your vest. Hows that shoulder healing up?

Working on getting the flak vest and sash connected up so I can also work on the belt/waist items.
Buuuut, almost ready to throw those on nonetheless and the wife is there too ;)
Shoulder's a little better every day but still very limited mobility.

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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #11 on: Jul 29, 2020, 06:44 PM »
Nice paint! I also dig the boots.
Thanks! they were some motorcycle boots I found on Ebay for a great price.

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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #12 on: Jul 29, 2020, 07:20 PM »
Sick ammo cartridges, very ARC trooper!  :like:

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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #13 on: Aug 04, 2020, 05:38 PM »
Sick ammo cartridges, very ARC trooper!  :like:
Thanks! Got a rocking deal on them: like $5 each

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Re: Str8 Shooter WIP (first builds)
« Reply #14 on: Aug 06, 2020, 07:53 PM »
Started on the soft parts. First used heavy grit sandpaper on the seams, thighs, elbows, and then a once over.
Then hit it with a very dilute acrylic/water burnt umber/black.  After several layers it started looking stained in the appropriate places. Then a little black spray paint and finished with brushed on water/burnt umber acrylic.  It's subtle from far away but downright dingy up close.


Also weathered the chrome-tanned leather sash with several layers of the same.

Here's a veg-tan leather holster for the E11: based on movie accurate but short to show the business end of the blaster. Thinking grey with Blue Mythosaur

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