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 Isaac's Mando/Stormtrooper - Update pg 10

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Isaac's Mando/Stormtrooper - Update pg 10
« on: Mar 16, 2014, 02:17 AM »
Hey all.
I'm starting on my Mando journey. I don't really know what I'm doing so feel free to comment and point out issues.

The helmet:

started with base of primer and then metallic sliver.


sprayed some hammered black and dusted with hammered bronze for texture.


White is the primary color I'll use.




Finished weathering on the helmet. Used toothpaste to mask and sanded down some areas for wear & tear. Then did some dry brushing with the aluminum color and then again dry brushed some black to make it look more used.

Belt.
I got some 2 inch white webbing and made a belt and added these pouches to it. Got them from a guy selling them here. Love these things!


Kama.
While I was getting the webbing, I found 2 yards of this fake leather they were selling for $2 because it had a scratch in it. So I spent a couple of dollars and made a kama just in case



I'll be using the same flight suit I use on my 501st tie fighter since the vest covers the imperial patches on the shoulders.

I made a vest using the template for the no sewing vest (only I sewed it).

Can I use stormtrooper shins and forearm parts on this? I was thinking about cutting up some old Stormtrooper thighs into the mando shaped thighs as well. I know it needs to be 80% mando armor but does that mean I cant take and cut TK parts into the mando shaped armor?

I appreciate any feedback, thoughts, time/money saving tips...

Isaac

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #1 on: Mar 16, 2014, 06:44 PM »
Just ordered a dark gray coverall online. So gray coverall, black vest, white plates is the color scheme.

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #2 on: Mar 17, 2014, 12:02 AM »
Looking good so far.  The weathering on your helmet needs to be a little more edge-focused, but your technique is on-point.

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #3 on: Mar 17, 2014, 02:02 AM »
I agree, I think it looks too leopard print and blotchy in places. I took some sandpaper to most of the edges but there is always room for more. I'm worried it looks too busy and not necessarily broke-in-worn.

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #4 on: Mar 17, 2014, 02:21 AM »
I agree, I think it looks too leopard print and blotchy in places. I took some sandpaper to most of the edges but there is always room for more. I'm worried it looks too busy and not necessarily broke-in-worn.
Work with it a bit.  Worst-case scenario, you're looking at a re-paint.  Honestly, though, it looks bloody good as is.

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #5 on: Mar 17, 2014, 05:08 AM »
distressing with sand paper will do the job, break up the black circles, looking like you've done your research so far so good

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #6 on: Mar 17, 2014, 08:26 AM »
Another cool technique is dry-brushing...hit the high-raised area with some silver and that worn look comes popping out.

I dig the skull design on the bucket!

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #7 on: Mar 17, 2014, 10:30 PM »
I have a spare set of TK armor that I could use to cut the shins, thighs, and shoulders from. Would that fly for approval?


thighs with jango thigh template drawn on it.


shoulder bell with shoulder template drawn on it.

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #8 on: Mar 18, 2014, 03:06 AM »
Better to just get some Sintra and make your armour from that. Leave the TK alone.

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #9 on: Mar 18, 2014, 06:26 AM »
Better to just get some Sintra and make your armour from that. Leave the TK alone.

^^ this, all you need is sintra shape with a ridge down the middle from what your marking and then use the TK bits for a mopre heavy armoured kit

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #10 on: Mar 18, 2014, 11:10 AM »
To answer your question...yes it would fly.  Especially since you are cutting a shape out of the armor.  If that's how you want to do it, go for it!  The only issue would be if you used the pieces un-modded.

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #11 on: Mar 18, 2014, 12:45 PM »
Moving this to Armor Components since this is a build thread not a planning thread with concept art.

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #12 on: Mar 18, 2014, 07:31 PM »
Actually, the idea of chopping up the TX for plates is kinda nifty...  If you do elect to go ahead with this idea, I'm very eager to see the end results. :D

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #13 on: Mar 19, 2014, 12:58 AM »
Cut out the thighs and shoulders from some Stormtrooper armor I had laying around.




One shoulder has the last coat of paint on it before wiping it down to see how the chipping looks. The other three parts are just starting out with the weathering process.

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Re: Isaac's WIP
« Reply #14 on: Mar 19, 2014, 03:45 PM »
Liking how this is turning out so far. Keep up the good work!

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