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 Build Log / WIP: ongoing, never really Finished...

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #75 on: Apr 10, 2022, 07:15 PM »
Well, Sunday. Wish me luck!

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Not Submitted, but behold the Majestic Belt Buckle


Now I'mma start working on some upgrade stuff to distract myself from being anxious about this. Some may make it onto this kit, others may get used on future kits.
  • finish my Westar carbine and the Monstrosity
  • bandoliers for both
  • knives. just so, so many knives to throw and stab things with, and sheathes for them
  • finish Holdout blasters - fix up the recharge butt plates and add space grime
  • build holsters for holdouts and some recharge holders 
  • explosives, enough to blow up a lot of things.
  • maybe a ridiculous pry bar
  • jump boots
  • jetpack and harness because Mandalorian.

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #76 on: Apr 12, 2022, 07:19 PM »
Good Luck Vod!!! The kit is fabulous!

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #77 on: Apr 12, 2022, 08:50 PM »
Best of luck vod!

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #78 on: Apr 12, 2022, 09:07 PM »
Best of luck vod!
Good Luck Vod!!! The kit is fabulous!

Thanks vode - I know it's only been like 50 hours but I am absolutley vibrating with anticipation. Gonna go make 10,000 accessories and maybe even do my actual job to distract myself.

Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #79 on: Apr 22, 2022, 10:40 PM »
Fix list received - no big surprise that I need MOAR WEATHERING.


Fix List:
-Flightsuit, girth belt, ammo belt, and strapping on the costume appear to be under weathered and could use some additional weathering to be consistent.
-The holes in the backplate need some sort of backing since you are not currently applying with a JP. If you intend to add a JP later, simply back them with an approvable material that is easy to take off for when you have a JP completed.

Suggestions:
-Take extra care when dressing to ensure that your backplate is as close to your body as possible (it looks like it is floating at the bottom but that could just be your stance) and that your flak vest doesn't overlap your girth belt in the back (perhaps tuck it a bit).

All told, not bad. I'm in the process of making my upgrades, should have new pics within a week.

Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #80 on: Apr 24, 2022, 11:13 PM »
Round 2 pics. We'll see how I did in 2 to 4 weeks! Again!







Additional weathering shots, for fun.






And I did another layer sequence to track how it all goes together.









OK, back to making 10,000 acessories to keep me distracted.

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #81 on: Apr 25, 2022, 02:35 PM »
I haven't been keeping up on this thread and it has sat on the back burner for me to check in on.

I had no idea you'd be ready for apps!

Outstanding work dude. It just goes to show how much can get done when you're motivated. I'm hoping for good news for you!

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #82 on: Apr 25, 2022, 03:15 PM »
I haven't been keeping up on this thread and it has sat on the back burner for me to check in on.

I had no idea you'd be ready for apps!

Outstanding work dude. It just goes to show how much can get done when you're motivated. I'm hoping for good news for you!

Not gonna lie, I'm hoping for good news too! Thanks for the encouragement and positive vibes vod.

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #83 on: Apr 25, 2022, 05:38 PM »
Good luck vode!!! I hope you get in :like:

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #84 on: Apr 27, 2022, 08:48 PM »
The secret ingredient was MOAR WEATHERING.



Now to keep making those 10,000 acessories cuz I think I wanna be a space pirate Privateer too.

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #85 on: Apr 27, 2022, 09:00 PM »
Yay!!  :porg2: congratulations!

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #86 on: Apr 28, 2022, 10:51 AM »
Congratulations Vod!!!  You've done an excellent job with this kit.  :<3:

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #87 on: May 04, 2022, 07:34 AM »
Congrats on the stripes Vod!!

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #88 on: May 04, 2022, 07:30 PM »
Yay!!  :porg2: congratulations!
Congratulations Vod!!!  You've done an excellent job with this kit.  :<3:
Congrats on the stripes Vod!!
Thanks Vode, I got my number as an early May The Fourth present.

AND NOW, IT'S SPACE PIRATE TIME!
Current Accessories:

some of these may be pulling double duty later...
1. Twin Westar-35 style blasters with custom-tooled holsters (OM equipment)
2. Customized Bullpup Westar Carbine variant in progress; needs a sling
3. Westar-inspired snub pistols, made and in need of holsters


4. Combat knife (tried to make it look like a sharpened block of Durasteel)
5. pair throwing knives
6. blaster reloads - "universal" for all my Westar inspired blasters. 8 finished, need at least 2 more because of reasons


7. Pry Bar and Fusion cutter to meet breaching tool requirements



Jetpack is in progress


Jet boots are getting made as well:



So lots of stuff going on at Casa de Second Son. I've gotten a new assignment at work that'll have me travelling regularly so updates will be sporadic - but I'm looking to run a marathon here and enjoy the process along the way.

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Re: Build Log / WIP: Body Armor
« Reply #89 on: May 04, 2022, 08:51 PM »
Sharpened Block O’ Durasteel (tm) looks pretty sweet, very characterful for an original Mando. I keep returning to the idea of jet boots myself. That framework for them is fantastic! Did I miss what it’s made of/from? Sure looks like metal to me.

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