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Re: The Armory
« Reply #60 on: Jun 24, 2021, 09:44 PM »
Got a little bit done today, just spent a few minutes working on my armory. 

Clan thrower:  This is pretty much done.  I painted the sigil gold, added the final layer of graphite and rubbed it shiny!  I do feel like the gold kind of gets lost in the blade design...maybe it would stand out better if I painted it red.  Hmmm, something to consider.

   


I also did a bit of work on the grav charge holders and the handle of the second glowing knife.  The silver I usually use for this stopped working and it was my last can of that color so I improvised with the higher res silver.  It works just as well (it ends up with a similar finish after the graphite) it just doesn't give the cool metal effect as well. 

   



My sister keeps stealing all the knives!  I'm building her a kit and she wants them on hers.  I think she could pull them off, might make her a knife holder to go over her leg wraps.

Link to her build:  Softs https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=203568.msg2229810#msg2229810
Armor- https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=203565.msg2229802#msg2229802

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Re: The Armory
« Reply #61 on: Jun 30, 2021, 09:25 PM »
So I haven't accomplished much in terms of my armory recently.  I got a coat of the sealant on the silver stuff and got some graphite on a couple of the pieces.



I also got another box of goodies from PSessum.  Now I have enough throwers and other knives for me and my vod'ika.



The new Westar will be the largest hand cannon in my collection. 



I can't wait to get started!

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Re: The Armory
« Reply #62 on: Jul 02, 2021, 07:04 PM »
So today I glued the two halves of the live action Westar-35 together. 



I also started cleaning up the print supports from my throwers and started sanded a bit more of an edge into the other blade.  (haven't named that one yet...) 



Still a bit more to go but I couldn't resist getting started.

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Re: The Armory
« Reply #63 on: Jul 06, 2021, 08:31 PM »
Today was a weapons day.

I gave a bunch of my new 3-D prints a sanding with my rotary tool.  Then I hand sanded with 80 grit sand paper, covered all the pieces with filler.  After which I sanded again with 320 grit sand paper.  To finish the prep I drilled some holes in the top of the shells so that they may be key chains when I am done.  Then I mixed up some resin and gave them all a coat.

   

   

   

Grav Bombs  They are done.  Magnets have been mounted and mirrored onto the holder and all the painting and weathering is complete!

   



Glow/ Laser Blade #2

I finally got the finish right on the hilt.  So I partially assembled it (the blade is still removable if I need it to be).  Then I went to work on making is look like a laser blade.  I think it still needs something.  I have some gold vinal that I might use to add some more detail to the blade for when it is not on.  It looks great when it is on so I won't mess with those lines.  I'm also thinking about putting some red thread in the grooves on the hilt to add some color and interest.  It might need a tassel too.

   

   

   

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Re: The Armory
« Reply #64 on: Jul 07, 2021, 03:07 AM »
Oh that's super dope! I knew you would make the glow vibro look cool. I'm digging the bombs too. I love watching your process. You have inspired me to try something new.

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Re: The Armory
« Reply #65 on: Jul 09, 2021, 07:38 AM »
Oh that's super dope! I knew you would make the glow vibro look cool. I'm digging the bombs too. I love watching your process. You have inspired me to try something new.

Thanks!  Glad to be an inspiration, it's going both ways  :like:

I did end up adding some gold vinyl and another bead (gear thing) to the blade.  I also added the red cotton string to the hilt.  I still feel like it needs something else on the hilt to balance the overall look but the gold really helps for the power off mode.

   

   

I made the tassel out of the ends from the red when I wrapped the hilt.  It just didn't seem to fit with the aesthetic of the blade so it's going into the 'to be used later' drawer.

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Re: The Armory
« Reply #66 on: Aug 01, 2021, 07:30 PM »
I have been neglecting my posting.  I was also waiting on more filler primer to arrive as my local source was all sold out! 

It arrived today and I went to work.  I had already sanded up most of the knives and the larger grav charges/bombs.  (Which is good because right now I don't have the fine motor control I need to get into all the small corners until my hand heals up)

   



I am also starting to mess with the two blocks of beskar.  Not quite sure how I am going to clear the print lines without losing the texture but I have and idea.  I'll share once I know it works otherwise it goes down as another not so great plan.   :P

I also did a bit of sanding on the animated Westars for my Ursa Wren kit.  But again couldn't really get into the corners so they'll have to wait a bit longer before I can get them ready for a resin coat.

   


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Re: The Armory
« Reply #67 on: Aug 01, 2021, 08:15 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing how the Bad Batch vibroknives turn out.

Hope your hand heals fast.

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Re: The Armory
« Reply #68 on: Aug 19, 2021, 07:20 AM »
Alrighty, hand is doing so much better.  I still cant actually pick up anything with any weight to it but most of my mobility is back!  Thankfully sand paper is light and so are 3-D prints. 

Hunter Glow Knife

This one is going on Vod'ika's kit.  We put a rush on it to get it at least able to be worn for MegaCon this past weekend.  Since her coming was decided three days before the event I definitaly cut some corners and didn't finish it to my usual standard.

 

The print lines are still clearly visible but it was enough to keep it from being obviously undone.  I stuck it in the sheath on her shin and told her not to pull it out. (I temporarily glued the blade to the hilt for the event.)  I have since pulled them back apart and pulled the aluminum tape.  The blade has undergone some more sanding and I will re-tape it soon-ish.

Knives:  These still have a ways to go but the first one is almost done.  Again another rush job to get this blade finished in time to at least fill the sheath for the convention.  I still want to add another layer of clear and then some graphite powder to even out the finish a bit more.  The other two have been resined and sanded.  They are now ready for some filler primer when the weather cooperates.

 

 

Westar-35 animated version:  These have been coming along nicely.  I gave them a rough sand, coated them with a thin layer or resin, sanded them again followed by another thin coat of resin.  They still need to be sanded one more time before I can use my filler primer but most of the big bumps have been smoothed out nicely and print lines are pretty much all gone!



Edit: they have been sanded!

   

Beskar Thrower:  This one is posing a bit of a challenge, here is where it's at.

   



Beskar blocks:  They still need some work but again here is where they are at.

   






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Re: The Armory
« Reply #69 on: Aug 20, 2021, 01:07 PM »
Grav Charges:  (Printed by PSessum)  I didn't like my finish on these from earlier so I sanded them down, rubbed a bit of filler in a few spots and then primed them again.  I was much happier with the result.  So I painted them silver again and grabbed my graphite powder.  For those you might be curious how I do this is pretty simple.  The shiny shiny metallic look comes from adding this over a high gloss.  I personally like the more worn look I get putting it over a more satin finish.  Not quite as shiny but it looks a bit like worn metal and less like a polished trophy.

So primer is obviously the base layer followed by a metallic silver coat

   



Then I take the silver and put the first layer of graphite powder on it

 

Then I use a clear sealer.  This is a very light misting, not a true gloss or satin just enough to give me something to add more graphite powder to without changing the silver base.  After adding the sealer I add another layer of graphite powder.   In this line up we have the two coats of graphite (far left) one coat (middle) and no graphite power (Right)





In this one the far right has three layer while the other two have only two layers




And a few glamour shots











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Re: The Armory
« Reply #70 on: Aug 20, 2021, 01:23 PM »
Those are awesome! I think I'm going to start selling them. People way overcharge so I'm thinking of selling for $2-3 a piece.

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« Reply #71 on: Aug 20, 2021, 08:54 PM »
Those are awesome! I think I'm going to start selling them. People way overcharge so I'm thinking of selling for $2-3 a piece.

Go for it!  I love all the stuff I've gotten from you so I'm pretty sure others will to.  Get yourself  thread over in the vendors section and I'll post some pictures of the stuff I've done from your prints.

A little more work done today.








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Re: The Armory
« Reply #72 on: Sep 03, 2021, 06:23 PM »
Little things getting done.

Original knife 3-D printed by PSessum:  This  blade is going on my Vod'ika's Kit

 

   



Small Hunter's style knife:  This still needs the reflective yellow added into the lines on the blade but otherwise I am pretty happy with it.

   




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Re: The Armory
« Reply #73 on: Nov 14, 2021, 08:34 PM »
I've finally found a bit of time to work on some weapons related stuff.

I got the yellow paint on the blade and decided to paint the inside of the ring red to try and tie the button in a bit more.  Not sure if I love it but its okay for now.









I've also got some more sanding done on my Live Action Westar.  It's a bit of a hand cannon for me but it's growing on me.  I might use it for my next custom kit as I'm considering doing a post-imp build after I finish my Ursa.



I also got a few more small charges from PSessum.  (My vod'ika lost one at MegaCon so we need a replacement)  I am loving the resin!  So much less prep work needed to get to the same finish.  I still need to add the magnets and paint the buttons red but the base work is done.



And I made a some crisscross knife sheaths for my Vod'ika. 




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Re: The Armory
« Reply #74 on: Nov 17, 2021, 07:44 PM »
Gear is looking good. I really like the vibroblade. I have my prototypes, but I need to finish one off right.

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