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 Tal Choruk WIP

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Tal Choruk WIP
« on: Feb 25, 2020, 12:53 PM »
OK, so my Ruusalors have asked me to put this up, so here goes!  :D

I have dabbled on the forums a bit. so some of this is repeat, but I am using this thread as my primary WIP

I am going for a modern/custom kit -

colors are going to be Gold and Green:
Specifically,
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Auto-Air Hi-Lite Gold 4420 and
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Auto-Air Cosmic Sparkle Green 4525
I am going to be airbrushing my kit (Struggling not to do a 'shiny'). The gold will be 'trauma plates' while the base will be green. I used the jango style plates with the Deathwatch style neck armor, and the TMA Khaos helmet.

I am also going for a 'nose art' concept on the helmet
https://www.flickr.com/photos/77538239@N02/shares/o9yaV2

I have boot coverings, shins, deathwatch style Knee pads, all from TMA.

as for soft parts:

my gloves are Franklin Batting gloves, with the iconography removed.

I have a black flak vest in Duckcloth (Pics coming soon), and I am having a very good seamstress I know (in fact, she lives with me), make my flightsuit out of the following material:
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i will be using a Ladder 34 belt with the labeling filled in with bondo, sanded and painted with rub n buff (gold):


I have more, but feel this post is long, so I will post in the future with new items, and ongoing builds. Any thoughts are appreciated.






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Re: Tal Choruk WIP
« Reply #1 on: Feb 05, 2021, 01:53 PM »
Sorry for the resurrection, but here we go...
First current state of plates, with trauma plates laid out. The chest plate is 3mm, while the trauma plates are 2mm.  Going for a 'horned' or 'bantha rack' styled motif.
D10A111A-1B47-4AC9-AC70-A2192F2BF931 by liono1118, on Flickr
I am a bit chunkier 6'2 guy, so hoping these don't look too....thin, on me. Trusting in my Ruus' here though. So moving forward.

Started on the shoulder bells as well
498DF653-F378-442D-8943-BC519E179BCD by liono1118, on Flickr
Going standard Boba style...Still prefer him over Din's plates. Nothing wrong with either way, just personal preference. Hopefully more to come...soon.

helmet completed for views:
8B0B925C-66D3-4BB7-B7A4-E06667C0C0A0 by liono1118, on Flickr

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Re: Tal Choruk WIP
« Reply #2 on: Feb 08, 2021, 11:15 AM »
Following, I always love seeing trauma plate builds. Flickr won't let me see your images though. To imbed images directly, you'll want to look for the BBC code. I personally prefer imgur to upload pics but if you already have everything on flickr I understand not wanting to switch.

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=73613.msg1622030#msg1622030

Here's the thread about how to post pictures. Imgur is the reccomended site, but people have their preferences. Photobucket was popular for a while until an update to their site ruined all photbucket embedded images.

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Re: Tal Choruk WIP
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2021, 01:21 PM »
Somehow I bookmarked this but didnt comment.

I cannot wait to see this come to pictures for pre-app. Also let me know - I will drive down to help out.

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Re: Tal Choruk WIP
« Reply #4 on: Feb 25, 2021, 01:15 PM »
Updated last comment, hopefully photos are viewable now.
 

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Re: Tal Choruk WIP
« Reply #5 on: Feb 25, 2021, 01:58 PM »
Woo Pictures!

So what is next?

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Re: Tal Choruk WIP
« Reply #6 on: Feb 25, 2021, 02:22 PM »
Love that trauma plate design!

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Re: Tal Choruk WIP
« Reply #7 on: Feb 26, 2021, 06:02 PM »
@Trashcan-

Thanks, I'm excited for it.

@ Bryn -
Well, we'll figure that out tomorrow. :)  Hoping to get the nerve to form some plates to my mannequin torso....Chomping at the bit to do some painting, but Mother Nature has other ideas right now (too humid, too cold to do what I want)....Figured out how to fix my back piece to gorget issue (cover it with a sintra plate!!)...I've got my Westar 35s ready to reprime and repaint...I've had an epiphany about my gauntlets and they finally are gaining traction (except the closures of course)...and if all else fails....I've got the short spear to assemble.

Feel like I'm back to the tipping point of wanting to go again. And trying to have pre apps in by May 4th, first round anyway....

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Re: Tal Choruk WIP
« Reply #8 on: Jun 03, 2021, 06:01 PM »
Well, got stalled out (kind of the theme of this build), but got back into the rythm...

Formed plates and glued trauma plates (e6000)
593E6750-13BC-46DB-8ED7-D1D7A952A4B1 by liono1118, on Flickr

laid everything out to get a feel of the look
1899FA40-0EF4-4791-8BE7-CBE381DF35C7 by liono1118, on Flickr

and got painting
385E1301-79E5-4925-89AC-65CA5E233467 by liono1118, on Flickr
6AE2A9F2-1F6A-44B9-864E-D9E06DDCDC5E by liono1118, on Flickr

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