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 WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #15 on: Jun 06, 2021, 02:07 PM »
Shins and Boot Armor









Getting close on the Gauntlets.  Thinking I should vary the paint color.  I know I have choices.

Mid build



Progression of Right






Left





The thing still works.... well... sortof.



These are air compressor "Blow Gun Pens" from Harbor Freight.  $1.79 each.  I bout a few...



Used the back of a $0.99 remote from goodwill for some depth





There they are..... for now.



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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #16 on: Jun 06, 2021, 02:12 PM »
Looking good. I canít wait to see them painted.  :8):

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #17 on: Jun 06, 2021, 03:36 PM »
Great progress! Love those gauntlets!

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #18 on: Jun 06, 2021, 03:42 PM »
Great job with your weathering -- those colors look great together, and the blackwash really brings them to life. And what cool gauntlet greeblies!

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #19 on: Jul 04, 2021, 03:30 PM »
Gauntlets are mostly finished...

RIGHT




LEFT


I need to work on the buttons.  Maybe Epoxy resin....


EAR Caps






Another update soon.

Still have the cape, double barrel shotgun and cummerbund to go...

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #20 on: Jul 04, 2021, 03:41 PM »
Great progress! I love how the gauntlets came out

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #21 on: Jul 04, 2021, 04:08 PM »
I love greeblie shopping!  :porg2:  I usually end up in the clearance section in the hardware and feed stores when ever I go.  So much  wonderful stuff that could be something else amazing.  I like how you incorporated the bits into you gauntlets. 

The helmet is looking fabulous!   :<3:

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #22 on: Jul 08, 2021, 02:57 PM »
I appreciate the support.  Thank you.

Lower legs are done.  No....the jeans and Vans are not in the CRLs.
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Now I'm thinking I need thighs

Helmet should be completed soon.  The visor is a bugger....

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #23 on: Jul 08, 2021, 03:21 PM »
You've done such an amazing job so far!  I love LOVE what you did with the "heat discoloration" on the muzzle of your blaster, as well as the idea of the (flame projector?) air pen tips on the gauntlets.  Your build is incredible!

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« Reply #24 on: Jul 09, 2021, 03:14 PM »
Love the weathering and gauntlets! Great job vod  :like:

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build: Jel-driik Venn
« Reply #25 on: Jul 11, 2021, 12:58 AM »
Great progress! I love how the gauntlets came out
Appreciate it.  I'll be taking some Pre-App pictures soon - for review. 

I love greeblie shopping!  :porg2:  I usually end up in the clearance section in the hardware and feed stores when ever I go.  So much  wonderful stuff that could be something else amazing.  I like how you incorporated the bits into you gauntlets. 

The helmet is looking fabulous!   :<3:
Greebies are fun...

You've done such an amazing job so far!  I love LOVE what you did with the "heat discoloration" on the muzzle of your blaster, as well as the idea of the (flame projector?) air pen tips on the gauntlets.  Your build is incredible!
Thanks - I enjoy your kit too.  Keep it up.

Love the weathering and gauntlets! Great job vod  :like:
Thank you!

And .... here it is - 100% hand made.  From Literal Buckets (Home Depot AND Lowes :D) to ....well....to THIS!

Steps 1-6 on the Bucket Build paint and weathering

STEP 1 - Metallic


Step 2 - Base Green (had to vary the color from the rest of the build.  HDs weren't stocking my EDEN Satin)



Step 3 - Latex peeled away



Step 4 - Top Coat of Oregano Satin - Rust-oleum



Step 5 - Latex peeled away ... again



Step 6 - Abuse and wear/tear


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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #26 on: Jul 11, 2021, 09:22 AM »
WOAH! Bucket looks EPIC  :porg2:

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #27 on: Jul 11, 2021, 10:42 AM »
Oya! This is the Way ( to build a bucket :D) Looks amazing.  :<3:

Leg armor looks good to   :like:

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #28 on: Jul 12, 2021, 11:37 AM »
Weathering, scratch-build skills, well-integrated found parts and greeblies. Everything about it is the essence of swarzy and has the added benefit of looking darn cool as well.

Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #29 on: Jul 15, 2021, 04:45 PM »
Just a small update with pictures

The Cape -- It took me a few iterations, but I think I have the attachment and hang right.  Since the pic was taken I have added a 3 foot section (by 4 inches wide, like a scarf) to the right side to wrap around to the left.  This will help further conceal the missing back piece.




I have also finished the cummerbund.  So I can choose to opt out of the solid cod piece if its a long troop. 

Now I need to weather those soft parts.  I'm still doing some research on some dry-brushing techniques and some airbrushing.

And to also figure out how much is too much when it comes to rips and tears. 

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