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 Red's first armor WIP

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #15 on: Jan 17, 2015, 05:44 AM »
It's not whether it looks sci-fi that matters. It's whether it looks like Star Wars. Almost all the original trilogy guns were built on WWII and WWI guns.

I have a few problems with the looks of the Rebels cartoon, (which gets the tone, narrative and dialog of Star Wars right), especially Sabine's guns which look more like Nerf than Star Wars. I know they're in the Clone Wars, but I haven't gotten far in that because the narrative is so dumb in so many episodes.

Haha, I gotta admit - I haven't seen a single episode of those CGI Clone Wars. The only CW I watched were the 2003 animated ones ;) But yea - I know the guns you're talking about.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #16 on: Jan 17, 2015, 07:49 PM »
For your first build this is starting to look really awesome.
Really love the mods you did to the nerf gun, they can be awefully hard to mod but I think its starting to give a little bit of a sci-fi look.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #17 on: Jan 18, 2015, 06:57 AM »
For your first build this is starting to look really awesome.
Really love the mods you did to the nerf gun, they can be awefully hard to mod but I think its starting to give a little bit of a sci-fi look.
Thank you! Yea, they're pretty tricky to mod. Can't just cut off one part, 'coz I'll have a gaping hole that will need some serious bondo-ing :s

It's Sunday morning so what can you do with all this free time? Work on your armour of course!

Codpiece covered in chrome primer base-thing. It didn't turn out as I'd hoped it would but I can use the uneven places to make small dents and scratches look more natural.


I've also worked on my rifle. Please ignore the paint on the front grip for now.

Here's my idea and I sure could use some input - to leave the old muzzle brake and replace the front grip with a new one, I think it should look better now. I've also bondo'ed anoying openings on the main body.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #18 on: Jan 18, 2015, 09:42 AM »
The dings and imperfections in the cod are just natural weathering, nothing has to be straight up perfect. The Nerf is getting there, I think the stock looks way too Nerfy.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #19 on: Jan 18, 2015, 03:51 PM »
The stock, everything that is painted silver, and the tactical rails all scream NERF!!!!!

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #20 on: Feb 01, 2015, 02:25 PM »
Not much going on atm, as I've ran out of paint and still haven't received new batch. Decided to give Molotow a go. I noticed they have a colour named Signal Black, which might not be as black/deep as the one I use from Montana - I want to try it out on my rifle. We'll see when it gets here ;)

While I wait for the cans to get here, I toyed around with my helmet and some old graphics card and here's what I got now in the back of my bucket:


Thing is, it's pretty deep/high and I have to be extra careful when I put the helmet on.

Still need to add some padding once the glue is super-dry.

In other news - I finally bought a coverall online that fits me like a glove :P $7 with shipping included! For the time being I gave it away for small adjustments such as short sleeve addition and minor extension of the legs

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #21 on: Feb 01, 2015, 04:07 PM »
Looking great Vod!

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #22 on: Feb 03, 2015, 12:15 AM »
Looking good, nice work... especially that cod.  ;D  Also, I fought long and hard to get my Bondo perfectly smooth before it dawned on me that I didn't need to, that those little imperfections would help when weathering later on. Digging the paints, what are you using?

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #23 on: Feb 04, 2015, 11:20 AM »
hehe, thanks ;D as for the paints - I use German-made Montana Cans. They're pretty quick-drying but it's advisable to use a clear varnish on top as they tend to feel sticky at times.
Today I wanted to try new cans - Molotow to paint the stock and barrel aaaand... it didn't go too well, as I didn't remove old Montana paint... as a result both stock and barrel have bubbles and cracks. As of now I don't really know what to do with it, all I have left is the rifle body, still half-painted with Montana :/

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #24 on: Feb 05, 2015, 01:49 AM »
Osi'kyr!  :-\  Sorry to hear that. Would sanding it down be more work than it's worth?

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #25 on: Feb 05, 2015, 02:53 AM »
Honestly, I have nothing else better to do right now, as I still don't have my flight suit fixed and vest sewn - this means I'm not starting chest plates yet. So when I get back from work I'll head down to the basement and start sanding it all down :P main body included, as it's painted with Montana... at least I'll sand down all the seam lines

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #26 on: Mar 20, 2015, 12:03 PM »
Not much going on atm, flightsuit still not ready, struggling with cod/butt + belt attachment and main weapon... but I found someone willing to make a vest for me sometime in April :)
aaand I got to work on my knee armor and here's where I need your feedback, folks. I got only one pictured but both look like this:

The question is - does it look ok? I know you can't see much (that's what you get when your SO cba to take picture of your knees :P) but It seems to me that the inner part sticks out too much and that the front should be a bit wider but as I said - I need your input before I decide to spray it with primer

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #27 on: Mar 20, 2015, 01:06 PM »
Looks like a knee to me! It looks fine Vod keep up the good work.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #28 on: Mar 20, 2015, 01:10 PM »
It's not whether it looks sci-fi that matters. It's whether it looks like Star Wars. Almost all the original trilogy guns were built on WWII and WWI guns.

I have a few problems with the looks of the Rebels cartoon, (which gets the tone, narrative and dialog of Star Wars right), especially Sabine's guns which look more like Nerf than Star Wars. I know they're in the Clone Wars, but I haven't gotten far in that because the narrative is so dumb in so many episodes.

The series gets a lot better further on. Definitely keep watching it. As for the gun, put the magazine on the side if you could. From what I've seen that's a standard change for nerfs here

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #29 on: Mar 20, 2015, 01:16 PM »
Thanks Bowfanny :D
mobcake - you are a genius, vod! I'm so out of ideas and yet here you are with such a brilliant and fairly easy mod :D I also got info from Q&A that should help me to get rid of that nerfy look

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