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 Korran Orainn, Mando Engineer - UPDATE 20/07 - SWCE Update!

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More done tonight, Vode!

Collar:


Belleh:


Shoulders front:


Shoulders from the back:


Thanks to Kris' advice, I've matched the serious dents across several plates; which really helps tie it in:

Chest-Belly:


Chest-Diamond


and this is where we stand!

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Nice! I love the battle damage.
I'm about to start that step myself.
What was your technique?

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The weathering looks great Vod, I don't know how I feel about the deep cuts in the armor, especially the cracks at the edge of the plates, but it's your armor so it doesn't matter how I feel about it

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Looking good, vod!  Good and busted up! :D

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Looks good. Although in a bit of hind sight, the weathering round the outside of the plates looks a bit odd, it's very uniform and makes the plates look more like they're bordered than damaged. Maybe try making it look more solid in some areas and less uniform in length of scratches. However this is just a wee nitpicky suggestion because I can't fault anything else. How do they look on you?

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Phwoar! Thank you all for your responses!

The weathering looks great Vod, I don't know how I feel about the deep cuts in the armor, especially the cracks at the edge of the plates, but it's your armor so it doesn't matter how I feel about it

Not at all Vod, your opinion is a valid one to me. As a Scavvy, I felt that having well-worn durasteel is more appropriate that Mandalorian Iron, and wanted alot of this to tell a story (see the Diamond scrapes as an example). Hopefully when I get some brown tones in, I can change your mind :D

Nice! I love the battle damage.
I'm about to start that step myself.
What was your technique?

Well Vod, the important thing to remember is that there is no right way to do it. It's quite popular to basecoat a metallic colour and using toothpaste/masking fluid in appropriate places. I feel this is not natural enough for me, so this is my whole painting process:

1) Prime (I used Grey)
2) Metallic coat
3) coat of cheap hairspray (acts as a pseudo-varnish)
4) top coat
5) Attack! Sand it, stab it, chip it, drop it, sand it again. This will literally chip your top coat off and create REAL damage
6) blackwash - I actually use miniatures paint and a kitchen sponge to apply mine. This fills in your sanding and creates depth
7) Drybrush a metallic paint. It is important that this is different colour to your metallic basecoat in step 2). Again, I used a miniatures paint as it dries and seals very well!
8) second blackwash

I am also due to do a ninth step soon, which is rust and muck!

Looks good. Although in a bit of hind sight, the weathering round the outside of the plates looks a bit odd, it's very uniform and makes the plates look more like they're bordered than damaged. Maybe try making it look more solid in some areas and less uniform in length of scratches. However this is just a wee nitpicky suggestion because I can't fault anything else. How do they look on you?

You're 100% right. On close inspection, there is a lot of variance, but from far away (where most pics will be taken!) it looks *too* uniform. I'll address this with extra drybrushing and washing. Hopefully my VERY selective rusting and mucking will help break up this 'border' feel. Thanks VERY much for this feedback Kit!

Looking good, vod!  Good and busted up! :D

Thank you Vod! This means very much to this Hopeful Mando! <3

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Well Vod, the important thing to remember is that there is no right way to do it. It's quite popular to basecoat a metallic colour and using toothpaste/masking fluid in appropriate places. I feel this is not natural enough for me, so this is my whole painting process:

1) Prime (I used Grey)
2) Metallic coat
3) coat of cheap hairspray (acts as a pseudo-varnish)
4) top coat
5) Attack! Sand it, stab it, chip it, drop it, sand it again. This will literally chip your top coat off and create REAL damage
6) blackwash - I actually use miniatures paint and a kitchen sponge to apply mine. This fills in your sanding and creates depth
7) Drybrush a metallic paint. It is important that this is different colour to your metallic basecoat in step 2). Again, I used a miniatures paint as it dries and seals very well!
8) second blackwash

I am also due to do a ninth step soon, which is rust and muck.

Ha! Basically my plan.
I hit mine with primer Greg.
The 3 coats of alternating "hammered metallic" gunmetal & copper each.
Then the topcoat.
Plus now I am laminating copper playing as a detail.
When all is pristene, I plan to kick the %+@#$ out of it with a Dremel & my driveway.
Then TouchUp paint & black/brown wash.

I am glad to see someone of a like mind here, looking to add some "real" damage to the armor.

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Sorry for the lack of updates all, I've been working REALLY hard on this kit. I've got pictures for you, but I took them on my phone. been steaming along so hard I wasn't willing to sacrifice the time to get my SLR! lol

EDIT: forgot to point out that, whilst hinged, these are not finished. I still need to make a proper enclosure (likely velcro) to hold them together. So still WIP!!!

Here we are, left gaunt:




I will be making this into either a wristblaster or an Engineer multitool at a later date. For now, I just want a base gaunt before I head down that road! That said:







The Right gaunt. I made a top plate, and drilled through the whole thing to mount working keys and a display. When I get some time, I must do some little swarzy images for it!

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Re: (WIP) Koran Orainn, Mando Scavenger/Engineer - Gaunts! (PH)
« Reply #38 on: Oct 31, 2014, 10:07 AM »
Just sorted out the Gauntlet in lunch. I had to laugh at my desk!



Got 6 images on there at the moment, including one .GIF which is a 'motion tracker', here are some pics:







Will make some cool images for it at a later date :)

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Re: (WIP) Koran Orainn, Mando Scavenger/Engineer - Gaunts! (PH)
« Reply #39 on: Oct 31, 2014, 11:23 AM »
I love the hell out of  that gauntlet. Great work vod!

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Re: (WIP) Koran Orainn, Mando Scavenger/Engineer - Gaunts! (PH)
« Reply #40 on: Oct 31, 2014, 04:35 PM »
Best. Gauntlets. Ever.

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Re: (WIP) Koran Orainn, Mando Scavenger/Engineer - Gaunts! (PH)
« Reply #41 on: Oct 31, 2014, 08:39 PM »
That's an awesome gauntlet, might I inquire what's the lcd photoframe/display you used?

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Re: (WIP) Koran Orainn, Mando Scavenger/Engineer - Gaunts! (PH)
« Reply #42 on: Oct 31, 2014, 10:47 PM »
I want that gauntlet. Is very nice...

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Re: (WIP) Koran Orainn, Mando Scavenger/Engineer - Gaunts! (PH)
« Reply #43 on: Nov 01, 2014, 11:03 AM »
Awesome work! Much approve!!!

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Re: (WIP) Koran Orainn, Mando Scavenger/Engineer - Gaunts! (PH)
« Reply #44 on: Nov 01, 2014, 05:22 PM »
A PHOTO FRAME LCD SCREEN!! BEST IDEA EVA!! STEALING!!! 8)

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