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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #285 on: Feb 05, 2014, 12:25 PM »
Oh okay. Makes sense.  8)

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #286 on: Feb 05, 2014, 12:27 PM »
Metallic base coats ftw.  :)

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #287 on: Feb 11, 2014, 10:48 AM »
Quick question: I saw someone mention a kneepad mount, using neoprene knee supports.  Is this still kosher?

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #288 on: Feb 11, 2014, 11:00 AM »
No I don't think it is. It kind of falls under the sports armor/swat gear category. Your best bet for knees is to just Velcro your cut out pattern to the flightsuit, and use straps going around the back of the leg for support.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #289 on: Feb 13, 2014, 11:47 PM »
Ok, minor update.

Have the base coat of gunmetal grey on it. Now for the tough part: Do I paint it a solid color Black or Orange, or do I paint it in a two-tone?

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #290 on: Feb 14, 2014, 12:22 AM »
Ok, minor update.

Have the base coat of gunmetal grey on it. Now for the tough part: Do I paint it a solid color Black or Orange, or do I paint it in a two-tone?
Depends on the look you're going for.  Solid color shoulder bells tend to look good, but it's very much a personal choice.

Honestly, when it comes to paint schemes, I tend to not have recommendations, aside from appraising weathering techniques.  The color of one's kit is the most obvious expression of one's own self.

That said, orange, to make the bells more obvious.  Two-tone would also work, with a focus on the orange for the outside/ border colors.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #291 on: Feb 14, 2014, 12:40 AM »
That's actually the knee, but I did use the Boba shoulders for them.  Not a big fan of the Boba-style knees, and not enough skill yet to make Katarn shnees.
Will most likely go with a black front, with the sides done in orange. 

No progress on the back plates, yet.  Need to get to a Rancor clan armor party, run some ideas past them.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #292 on: Feb 15, 2014, 08:39 PM »
That's actually the knee, but I did use the Boba shoulders for them.

You might want to modify them some more... Unmodified shoulder plates as knee wont pass.

There are some "easier" alternatives.
- Galactic Marine style
- Star Wars Galaxies style
- Death Watch style

And any custom look really. Just not unmodified shoulders... Sorry.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #293 on: Feb 15, 2014, 09:38 PM »
So... Any tips on turning those into the GM-style?

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #294 on: Feb 15, 2014, 09:40 PM »
If they'r sintra then you just get it hot and try and introduce a bend at the top.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #295 on: Feb 15, 2014, 11:12 PM »
Tote bin plastic.  Does take heat rather well, just have to figure the angles.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #296 on: Feb 23, 2014, 08:56 PM »
I finally have a Dremel I can call my own!  Time to start the minor adjustment to the visor!

P.S.: A big Thank You to my mother-in-law for the late B-Day present. ;D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #297 on: Feb 24, 2014, 09:39 PM »
Helmet Update:


Got the widening of the visor area started, just need to straighten out the corners.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #298 on: Feb 24, 2014, 09:45 PM »
Looking good.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #299 on: Feb 24, 2014, 10:24 PM »
I would actually leave the visor's shape as it is now. It has a subtle difference to it that makes it look cool. Your choice though.  8)

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