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 Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #15 on: Apr 04, 2015, 04:23 PM »
Hey, that's MY blue! 

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #16 on: Apr 07, 2015, 11:33 AM »
Little bit more progress.



I've chromed the shoulder bells since this photo and have started taping off the plates for the design. I went in a different direction for the design and decided not to do a border around the plates. It's too plain! Hoping to have more progress tonight.

I've also started to work on my carbine. I bondoed the screws and have to sand them down now. Then it'll be ready for paint! My vest has also been ordered. Attachment method I think I'm gonna go with screws or snaps. Screws seem a little bit easier in theory, but snaps may be more secure. I've started cutting out sintra for my gauntlets. I'll post progress pics later today.

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #17 on: Apr 07, 2015, 09:52 PM »
Love the purple! Keep it up!

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #18 on: Apr 07, 2015, 11:58 PM »
So pretty!  The purple you chose is super nice

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #19 on: Apr 08, 2015, 07:20 AM »
Got the chrome design on last night and I think it looks really good! Not sure if I'm gonna continue the pattern down to my knee plates or not, but for the most part the purple is ready for black/brown wash. The shoulder bells I'm gonna do some sort of purple design. Maybe not matching what's on the chest plates, perhaps a sigil of some sort.





Gonna work on sanding the bondo on my gun today and get cracking on doing what I need to do for my tools and pouch.

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #20 on: Apr 08, 2015, 08:25 AM »
This is brilliant! And not only because it's chrome :p

I love it.

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #21 on: Apr 12, 2015, 11:15 AM »
I got more work done!

Helmet is primed and ready for weathering.


Gun is primed, black, and ready for the gun metal coat and wood grain on the stock. Here's a fun before and after:

Before


After

I also made headway on my tools. They need their final touches before I feel comfortable posting up pictures. I do have a question for anyone with any insight: my tool pouch has a logo on it that's been embroidered into the fabric and it's almost impossible to get it off. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to cover it? maybe just attach a new piece of fabric over the whole section and sew it into place? Any help is appreciated!


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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #22 on: Apr 14, 2015, 11:11 AM »
Double update (sorta)

Finished my carbine last night and my tools this morning. Still trying to figure out what to do about my pouch. I was going to work on my helmet today after work but it's raining today so I may switch over to working on my gauntlets. I'm attempting to make them myself out of sintra using my other kits gaunts as a guide. We'll see how they turn out!

Onto the pictures!










Thoughts? Critiques?

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #23 on: Apr 14, 2015, 02:05 PM »
Looks awesome so far! :D

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #24 on: Apr 14, 2015, 04:57 PM »
How did you do the woodgrain?! :o

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #25 on: Apr 14, 2015, 06:28 PM »
How did you do the woodgrain?! :o

Hehe, it was a fluke really. I took brown and black acrylic paint and mixed it together. Then I took a sponge and splotched it on and then wiped it with a paper towel. I just kept doing that until it was covered and streaking the way I wanted it to :)

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #26 on: Apr 14, 2015, 06:31 PM »
Wow! I wouldn't have thought of that :rolleyes: I'll have to remember that in case I need to do something similar :) It looks so real! 8)

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #27 on: Apr 14, 2015, 07:25 PM »
This is coming along great!  Do you want to have a holster for the E-33?  I figured out how to make one that works pretty good without being bulky.

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #28 on: Apr 15, 2015, 11:04 AM »
This is coming along great!  Do you want to have a holster for the E-33?  I figured out how to make one that works pretty good without being bulky.

Ooohh do you have any pictures? Right now I've got D-rings attached and am using a leather strap to sling it around my shoulders for easy access.

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #29 on: Apr 17, 2015, 07:48 AM »
Started work on my gauntlets yesterday! They are more like vambraces, they don't fully wrap, only about 3/4 around. I like them because I have more movement. I plan on putting a few greeblies on them.


I also got my knees finished with their attachments. Simple velcro and elastic.


The helmet got a lot of work yesterday and by nights end it was black/brown washed. Didn't get a picture of it, unfortunately. All that's left is to get the visor and padding installed.


And here's the kit laid out with everything.


To Do: (in no particular order)
Helmet padding/visor
Dirty vest
Attach screws to plates & put on vest
Finish gauntlets
Hide pouch logo
Create Boba thong for cod
Black and brown wash plates

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