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 If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come... HUGE UPDATE 1/7/19!!

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Novoc Mereel


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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come... PICS on page 4!
« Reply #60 on: Jan 28, 2013, 09:03 AM »
FINALLY!  I've got some pics to show everyone!  I don't have a camera, so pics come when I can find a friend or OM to take a couple of my progress, or let me borrow one (sorry!).  Anyway, here's some pics to make sure my flight suit does, in fact, fit properly.

Flight suit (Front)


Flight suit (Side) - I have no idea why I am posed so awkwardly...


Flight suit (Back) - ignore how awkward it looks, once again...   :P

Helmet, sizing


Plates, sizing


Everything together


All that said, I've done a bit more work on the helmet, and have begun painting my sidearm and my chest plates.  Feedback would be appreciated!

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Everything looks nice...!

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Looking cool vod ;)

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How did your pre-vizla helmet come out? I ask, because that's the one that I ordered.

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Novoc Mereel


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I love mine!  I'm actually getting ready, after a long hiatus, to sit down and get some work done on it today!  I highly recommend picking one up.  PJ/Hondo/Falin/Whatever you want to call him does phenomenal work.

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The legs of your flight suit will most likely need to be taken in. ;)

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It seems seugtai beat me to it.

Looking good otherwise!

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Novoc Mereel


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Sweet.  I've got a friend who does stuff like that fairly regularly, so I'll have her give me a hand when I get back to school.  :)

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Keep up the great work brother vod. I cant wait to see the finshed kit.

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come... HUGE UPDATE 1/7/19!!
« Reply #69 on: Jan 07, 2019, 02:31 AM »
Hellooooooooo, Mercs!

I could make a bunch of definitely-hilarious jokes about things that are long overdue, but the truth is that nearly six years ago, I was pretty much broke, under a load of stress from my senior year of college, had a pretty nutty schedule, and a real lack of commitment. I want to own the fact that maybe at that time I wasn't as good at deadlines as I thought I was, and maybe bit off a lot more than I could chew at the time.

But that was then.

I've been toying with the idea of starting my kit back up for a couple months, but when I discovered my only remaining local Mercs (BedlamX and his wife) were moving away and that Tommy was selling some of his old kit, I knew it was the big sign I needed to jump back in. So I picked it up, and have been working on my kit most evenings after work. Now that I'm older, wiser, and have a stable career, I can really crack down on this project. Below, you will find my progress and some commentary.


This helmet has been staring at me for a long time on my shelf. I really just need to do some detail on the interior and reset the visor in place. I've got some visor clips I found out about on a forum thread coming in the mail. I'll update my helmet thread as soon as those arrive and I have some updates to share.



Here's pretty much everything else I have.




I acquired the clone trooper shins and thighs as b-pulls from KWDesigns a few years back. I've rough-trimmed them and will hopefully be attending an armor party in the near future with some Kansas City-area MMCC and 501st folks to help me with putting them together. I'm aware that per the CRL's pieces from other Star Wars costumes must be modified in some way as to not immediately give away what they are. The shins/greaves will have kneecaps built into them, and I'm planning to have calf-mounted jump jets of some sort. At this moment, I'm still kinda part hunting for something that feels right for them, but am confident I'll figure something out soon. The thighs won't change a whole lot other than being cut down a bit, because even on my 6'3" frame, they're a bit long. I suppose it's always easier to cut away material as opposed to add material! My main plan is to have attachments on the outside of the thighs to put my blasters on. More on that soon!


I got this backplate from what Tommy sold me. It had an ammo pack mounted to it with an ammo chute that attached to the gauntlets I bought from him (below).


Said gauntlets as mentioned above. The minigun is the left side. I'm looking to clean them up a bit, add a greeblie or two to the right gauntlet (I'm currently thinking a vibroblace and/or a comm pad), and of course repaint them. I'm going to re-use the ammo chute pictured, but I've got a different idea in mind for the ammo pack on my back plate.




Also pictured with my back plate was my chest armor I've started on. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why it came out sideways. I removed and re-uploaded it probably four times. There's also the gloves I'm trying to decide on. They're actually from my marching band days, and had only really been worn once. For now they'll do, but I may end up replacing them. Thought if nothing else, they'd be a cool way to give my kit a personal flair and tie to other parts of my life that wouldn't ever be noticed by the public. Also, didn't mean to glare, it had been a long day. I promise I'm a lot more friendly-looking!


Here's a pic of the chest plate and a collar for sizing purposes. Didn't have a second person on hand, and it's sitting a little weird, but I think I got pretty close. I made a cardboard template out of an old pizza box and triple-checked everything. I think I did ok, but am open to constructive criticism as always


Better pic of the chest plate. I cut out the diamond shape and made a chest diamond below.


Thanks for reading! Oya! (Seriously, why does the forum uploader randomly rotate my pictures?!)

P.S. Please feel free to check in on my WIP for my blasters, if you feel so inclined. Thanks again for reading!

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come... HUGE UPDATE 1/7/19!!
« Reply #70 on: Jan 07, 2019, 03:44 PM »
Hi Novoc Mereel
Is good to see you again, I hope you really can finish you armor. Its look great.
Try to give continuity to the post to avoid necroposting issues

kind regards
Oscar  :jango:

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come... HUGE UPDATE 1/7/19!!
« Reply #71 on: Jan 10, 2019, 08:26 PM »
Very nice!  Can't wait to see where this goes.

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