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Which Colour Concept

Option 1: Rebel Pilot
Option 2: Black and Orange
Option 3: White and Blue
Option 4: Combat Green
Option 5: Grey and Red

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #50 on: Jul 29, 2014, 03:18 PM »
Thanks Vode.  Here is the final bit of painting.

Sprayed black over the false primer layer. Added a detail stripe (this needs practice, paint ran under the masking tape). Just need to weather it a little with some acrylic paint. May add a grey detail stripe along side the yellow (only thin) for practice. Overall fairly chuffed. As they say little is more on the damage front.





Also thanks for the additional votes. It's currently tied between two of them.


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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #51 on: Jul 29, 2014, 03:22 PM »
For the detail stripe right before you put the paint on, run your finger along the edge of the tape, pressing it down flat (some painters tape will start to come up at the edges). 

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #52 on: Jul 29, 2014, 03:34 PM »
Thanks. Mental note added. It's cheap tape too, so doesn't stick too well.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #53 on: Jul 29, 2014, 04:30 PM »
Weathering looks good so far. I'd suggest taking some sandpaper of varying grades to it. Since you're using a test plate, you can really go nuts and work out what will give light scuffs, what might have been a heavy fall and what's too much cos you're back to plastic :P

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #54 on: Jul 29, 2014, 04:50 PM »
Thanks Vod.

Would I do the scuffs in one scrape of the paper? Or repeatedly in the same place?

Hmmm voting now tied between three...

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #55 on: Jul 29, 2014, 06:57 PM »
Think of it as a big walk through a hostile environment. First, you have to go through some bushes, they'll be light, barely there scratches, likely quite small, possibly a few together as many branches and leaves caught you. Although one bush has thorns, so they'll be a little heavier, so use a longer stroke of the paper. And since bushes grow every direction, the scratches wont really have much of a direction to them, unless its on your gauntlets where you've been brushing them aside.

Then you have to squirm under a fence. There are loose stones and gravel there, they'll catch the paint too,  heavier than the greenery, and slightly more uniform, but still, rocks shift so they'll never be all in one exact direction, especially where you had to shimmy sideways to free your rifle stock when it got caught. Again, variety here, some tiny scuffs, just press down with one finger on the paper, others use the palm of the hand to hold the paper to get more width.

Seems somebody saw you coming, you ducked most of the blast though and it was just a few tiny bits of shrapnel that bounced off your armour, was still pretty sharp though, so deep scuffing in random directions. And then more fence, had to cut a hole in this one, pretty sharp edges, try using something like a key to get very thin scratches. I find faster works best with this as making a slow scratch will be rather wobbly.

And don't forget the dust storm which blew up as you ran back to your ship, that'd be very fine grained possibly even a slight swirling as the wind bows the grains about.

And then remember as you move and bend the plates will likely catch on each other, so they may get more wear round the edges. Also things like shins, knees, hand plates and sticky out shoulder bells will likely be a lot more scuffed and dirty than chest plates. While the chest plates would likely have more blaster marks than your shins unless your attackers have been very bad shots.

Don't be afraid to use other things either. I usually take several different sizes of keys, the small hand sized pick that's in the house, the end of a run out pen, wiring if you have any heavier cables - I've got a nice copper one with a scratchy end, various sandpapers, scouring pads... I could probably find more things, but that's just what I could list of the top of my head.

(And for anybody who reads this and is using metal armour - I have a few dents from a 12th century style sword - see, totally random things.)

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #56 on: Jul 29, 2014, 07:09 PM »
Voted for White and Blue .....   ;D

But I like the Gray and Red too ...  ;)

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #57 on: Jul 29, 2014, 07:28 PM »
ConDar I feel like you may have a bit of a bias here. I voted for the white and blue as well but still. :D

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #58 on: Jul 29, 2014, 08:42 PM »
ConDar I feel like you may have a bit of a bias here. I voted for the white and blue as well but still. :D

They are Great Colors ....   ;D

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #59 on: Jul 30, 2014, 01:56 AM »
Thanks got the tips Kris. I'll have a play around with it tonight.

Thanks for the additional votes. Man its changed loads overnight! Going to keep the poll open til I find a Foamex source.

EDIT: Grey detail stripe added. Looking better. Do some more light scratch weathering tomorrow. Then dirt weathing over the weekend.


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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #60 on: Aug 02, 2014, 09:32 AM »
Kris that was wonderful weathering advice!

Simmy the weathering and paint apps are coming along really well!

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #61 on: Aug 02, 2014, 09:52 AM »
Thanks!

Couple of updates, some muddying up applied on the plate, added some scrapes and scratches etc. Looks well. Also below is a sizing image. Cut 1/2" off and tested. Thoughts please.











And the sizing:



Also scores are tied. Still keeping poll open. At least til i find a foamex supplier.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #62 on: Aug 02, 2014, 10:12 AM »
You'll want to move all of them up just a bit but it looks like the sizing is good.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #63 on: Aug 02, 2014, 10:23 AM »
Thanks. Thought they were low. Think t-shirt sunk a little after I'd taped them on.

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« Reply #64 on: Aug 02, 2014, 06:04 PM »
I'd actually say the collars a tiny bit too wide. It will work as it is, as Vanlande said, however I'd take half an inch from the centre of the collar so it's closer to your neck on both sides and angle the top of the chest plates inwards to match it. It's more of a personal preference that I'd rather protect close to my neck than my shoulder :P

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #65 on: Aug 02, 2014, 09:08 PM »
Kris has a good point! I'd say give it a shot on the template. Easier to do on paper than the actual plate.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #66 on: Aug 03, 2014, 02:29 AM »
Thanks I'll do that. If taking another 1/2" on the neck do I need to do the same again on the plates?

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #67 on: Aug 03, 2014, 03:04 AM »
Thanks I'll do that. If taking another 1/2" on the neck do I need to do the same again on the plates?

Just the middle of the collar m8

Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #68 on: Aug 03, 2014, 11:56 AM »
I think the combat green looks pretty sweet and I need some help making my first set of armor if you have any tips email me at bckillpack@gmail.com. Thanks!

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #69 on: Aug 03, 2014, 12:55 PM »
I'd fold the collar in half, then measure say a cm from the fold line and cut both sides at that mark. I'd then use some ever helpful tape to rejoin the collar plate into one.
The collar will then be a little thinner than the chest plates. Lay them out and match them up and trim the chest plates to match the collar. I'd just trim the top section, from the collar to the sticky out bit at the arm pit. Sort of taking a long triangle off it rather than taking that amount off all the way down, as the width is fine at the bottom.

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« Reply #70 on: Aug 03, 2014, 01:54 PM »
I think the combat green looks pretty sweet and I need some help making my first set of armor if you have any tips email me at bckillpack@gmail.com. Thanks!

It's my first build too. It'd be like the blind leading the blind. I'll put tips in here if you keep looking back.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #71 on: Aug 04, 2014, 02:39 AM »
I think the combat green looks pretty sweet and I need some help making my first set of armor if you have any tips email me at bckillpack@gmail.com. Thanks!
It's my first build too. It'd be like the blind leading the blind. I'll put tips in here if you keep looking back.

Pretty sure the whole point of WIPS is to show what your doing and learning from the advice of those that have passed before you, TK this is for you too, if you have a wip then link us and we'll see how we can help

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« Reply #72 on: Aug 04, 2014, 08:03 AM »
Also Simmy , you Can Custom cut your plates ... ie . My plates are Between Med and LG .   ;)
 



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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #73 on: Aug 04, 2014, 02:31 PM »
^This. My plates didn't even come from a template. I just kinda drew what I thought looked good and followed the general lines of the dozens of armor sets I looked at.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll open)
« Reply #74 on: Aug 07, 2014, 12:57 PM »
Thanks Vode, I'll have a play with it at the weekend and get it all lined up nice.

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