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 Air Tanks WIP

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Air Tanks WIP
« on: May 07, 2014, 07:40 PM »
Here's what I have done so far.  It's a rub n buff base coat, now with a matte clear coat. The clear coat gulled it a bit, but doesn't seem to ruin the "metal" look of the finish.





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Re: Air Tanks WIP
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 01:12 PM »
Looks like a great Start vod ;)

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Re: Air Tanks WIP
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 02:52 AM »
After painting and weathering, the caps need alot more work, but thte pipes just need a wash to finish the weathering.





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Re: Air Tanks WIP
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 09:23 PM »
Have one of the caps done, the other had an issue when I removed the tape. Everything still need a paint wash for grime, What colors are recommended for that? Staight black and straight brown? I may also have to trim the pipes a bit if they feel/look  too long after I finish.








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Re: Air Tanks WIP
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 03:02 PM »
I use regular black and regular brown. Of course you can use different tints/hues of the colors. But I use them separate, not mixed.

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Re: Air Tanks WIP
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2014, 07:17 PM »
Got a little more work done, when these are painted up I will have the tanks finished, I plan on a having a regulator separating the two tanks, which will have to wait until I get sintra in.


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Re: Air Tanks WIP
« Reply #6 on: Aug 13, 2014, 01:23 AM »
Looks good. I made my first pack from pvc pipes. Just be aware that they tend to get heavy after a long day trooping.

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Re: Air Tanks WIP
« Reply #7 on: Aug 13, 2014, 01:45 AM »
Looks good. I made my first pack from pvc pipes. Just be aware that they tend to get heavy after a long day trooping.

I can second this. PVC seems like a great material from the "fabrication and building" standpoint, but it gets heavy fast after walking around with it for a few hours. I made a bacta canister, and that thing got beyond obnoxious after a few hours of just standing around at a local Star Wars Day.

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Re: Air Tanks WIP
« Reply #8 on: Aug 14, 2014, 11:26 AM »
For my season 4/5 Pre Vizsla I opted for using FOR RENT signs rolled to the outer diameter of a 4 inch piece of PVC as my side tubes.  Then I filled them with Great Stuff expanding foam for stiffness.  A 12 inch tube filled with foam weighs 186 grams compared to an 8 inch section of 3" PVC at 231.  You can check out the pic on my Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204506391762388&set=a.10201430089056743.1073741826.1310542679&type=1&theater&notif_t=like

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