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 Obey Wann Arctic Sniper Basic WIP (2nd kit)

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Obey Wann Arctic Sniper Basic WIP (2nd kit)
« on: Jul 20, 2021, 01:42 PM »
Hey all, here's my "normal" WIP for an eventual arctic sniper dual brigade kit.

I will do a "normal" approval with the bare minimum for approval, then finish it with the brigade add-ons.



Here are some of my inspirations:

It is all based on the Mynock's Den helmet. I painted the armor to match this style:







I have done several winter 501st and RL kits, including the Snow Scout:





Hoth Trench Trooper:



Snow Clone:



and of course, the Snowtrooper:



When I was in the Mountain Garrison /Cerar Clan region, we had some pretty epic winter kits:











And here is the mock up:







Sniper rifle WIP:







I formed a holster for the pistol:



Adding reflective tape to items. It really adds an amazing amount of pop to the kit:






Ice axe/fighting axe -- aluminum bar with all sintra head:



Nose art style Wampa on shoulder bell. This arm will have a flamethrower. I was debating having the Wampa in flames, but I like it as-is.




I am extremely close to getting all hard goods finished.

Vest using a FB group tutorial - partway done:



And I decided to add some love to Dave Filoni to the helmet. Still rough and needs cleanup:







I'll add other grey accents to the other armor parts to carry on the motif.


 Still need to attach the vest straps, and add an extension to the cummerbund/diaper.

All weathering will happen in one fell swoop at the end. I like to do it as one, so it has a common flow and feel.

Boots:







Gauntlets:









Soft goods:













Vibroblade:



Mantlet:







Assembly:



I still need to do the following:

- add fur to the tops of the boots and ends of the gauntlets
- create the fur cape
- create the kama
- modify my old biker scout cummerbund/diaper that we have on hand as my cod/armored cod plate
- finish my macrobinoculars

But it's progress, and I'm happy to have finally gotten the floating plates fixed. That was killing me and stopping all progress. I have received a thumbs up on those from my local Russalores.

- Weather everything at the end


7/22/2021 Update:

I did my first test fitting of the softgoods. Also added fur, and the wife sewed the straps for the vest.

The biker scout (snow scout) cummerbund is still under construction. Still needs the g-string strap, and to be connected around the back.

I am very interested to see if it will work for Brigades, or if I will needs to add armor plating to it since they are pretty particular about that.

Before adding the fur:



Furry boot top:



It was easier to add the fur to the gloves than it was to add it to the gauntlets:



Added extra fur to the tops of the shoulder armor:





Fur cape/mantlet:



Right side: *note, after this pic, we adjusted the shoulder placement



Rear: * I will likely cut a taper to the cape



Left side: *note, after this pic, we adjusted the shoulder placement



Front: * no cummerbund on this.

Do I need to add more armor plates to the ab?



Front, with cummerbund (unsecured, unfinished):



Cummerbund close up: *note: my belly button is just at the top of the silver buckle. **being fat sucks



Note:

Final weathering will be similar to my snow scout:





I also have 2 large, and 1 small scout-style pouches. I am considering adding them (somewhere) to help hold extra brigade-level gear.

« Last Edit: Jul 23, 2021, 10:52 AM by Obey Wann » Logged


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Re: Obey Wann Arctic Sniper Basic WIP (2nd kit)
« Reply #1 on: Sep 06, 2021, 11:00 PM »
Progress towards basic approval.

Tomorrow I will start weathering.

Here are my binocs in a pouch.



Trimmed and shaped the back cape.



Made an attachment for the ice axe similar to a hammer holder:





Schnees and a gaunt:





All but the legs:















Rifle:



Pistol:





Gloves:





I'll start weathering all of it tomorrow. I like to do it as one, so you get a more common overarching look.

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Re: Obey Wann Arctic Sniper Basic WIP (2nd kit)
« Reply #2 on: Sep 08, 2021, 10:40 PM »
That looks really cool!

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