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 Natan Vizsla's Mk 2 (upgrading to Mk 2.5)

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Natan Vizsla's Mk 2 (upgrading to Mk 2.5)
« on: Jun 08, 2015, 08:06 PM »
App Pics then all the upgrade pics.









The knee broke but I fixed it.


I just need to add hinges into my left gaunt and magnets for closure in both.
I should be trooping this weekend so I'll add some full kit up with upgrades after.

Just as a reference point, the below is my protokit, Mk 0.5

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #1 on: Jun 17, 2015, 01:27 AM »
Not really an upgrade but I made 3 chance cubes to keep on as a little accessory



My seamstress (mom) has my kama and is adding a red trim to it, 1 inch along the bottom and front edges. I'm also thinking of switching over to a grey flightsuit.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #2 on: Jun 17, 2015, 08:03 AM »
What color gray were you thinking? I feel like with the gray in your plates, you wouldn't want it all to blend together. But I could see a dark gray being a good contrast without being black.

Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #3 on: Jun 17, 2015, 08:17 AM »
 I like your kit the way iot is! Mabey a black boba style cape would be fitting?

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #4 on: Jun 17, 2015, 01:45 PM »
I was planning on going with 2 piece out of scrubs in the color below, with a long-sleeve top instead of short-sleeve. I would use the amazon pictures but they were enormous so I google imaged the color and vendor of the scrubs. I want grey for the flight since all the black soft parts blend in right now. Black vest, kama, boots, flightsuit is a lot and doesn't allow for good distinction in pictures. I'm not a fan of capes and kamas at the same time, just too much that would blend in especially if its black as well.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #5 on: Jun 18, 2015, 02:14 PM »
That's the kind of gray I was thinking would be good!

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #6 on: Jun 18, 2015, 02:17 PM »
Great minds think alike Catika.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #7 on: Jun 21, 2015, 08:45 PM »
I'm working on Westar holsters right now and they just need a textile wrap finish and belt loops. Picture time of an actual wip on the holsters.

Started with tracing the Westar onto paper and transferred the straightened and boxed out lines onto a 3-ring binder. 1 binder was enough for both holsters.

Cut it out and made one of the bottom flaps smaller to fit inside. It probably wasn't needed at all in hindsight but that is 20/20 anyways. Scored along the lines and bent the sides. Also have the spot for the trigger on one side only.

I started by hot-gluing the open seam. I went slowly and worked about an inch and a half at a time and let that cool and solidify while holding it to shape. After the first seam was done I did the bottom flap all the way around, and finished with the remaining long edges. Used an x-acto to remove excess glue and get a ~45 degree angle on the edges.

How it fits with the Westar in. They sit in there pretty snug and I may trim the back side around the trigger housing.

This is how I want to mock the up and have them sit centered on the back of my belt. The pistol grips would face up allowing my fingers to freely grab the grips.


I pretty much followed Simmy's tutorial on the way he made his holster. I just need to finish them with a textile wrap like I said at the top, thinking of pleather. I'm not sure how I'll get it to my liking but probably will do a plus shaped cut out starting with the bottom as the start and getting a little overlap from the wider sides onto the thinner sides with a foldover to conceal the raw cut edge. Probably just going to use E6000 to adhere it to the holster base. Not sure of how I will do the belt loops since I may want to change them from the setup I'm imagining to normal vertical hip holsters.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #8 on: Jun 22, 2015, 12:59 PM »
Nice

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #9 on: Jun 30, 2015, 04:07 AM »
Updated kit save for the kama which is getting a red edge on it. Shakiness is due to a gloved finger trying to press the shutter button on my phone.
Charcoal/pewter grey scrubs, with tags removed. I have another pouch coming to hold my non-swarzy stuff.



Little chest diamond work.
I used my old diamond and turned into a trinket. Door chain and 550 paracord to attach to my belt, but the door chain will be used for a later upgrade and I will move the diamond to another location.
My new chest diamond is 6mm from laminated 3mm pieces and beveled on the edges. I will be upgrading my armor to match the diamond later on with a laminated pectoral area among other parts of the armor.


I'm going to scour Nar Shaddaa and lower Coruscant for an imperial officer rank plate and a droid restraining bolt.
I'm also thinking of taking this touch screen sudoku game and turning it into a datapad.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #10 on: Jun 30, 2015, 08:52 AM »
Looking good! I'll be interested to see more of the accessories come together, especially a datapad.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #11 on: Jun 30, 2015, 09:03 AM »
Kit looks nice. Loving the thoughts. I have an old Lights Out game that I've thought about using as buttons for a gauntlet or something (even painted a bunch with numbers).

You made me want to make some chance cubes.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #12 on: Jun 30, 2015, 03:46 PM »
They are dice from a $1 game at Walmart that I filled in the faces with bondo and painted white then blue/red.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #13 on: Jun 30, 2015, 05:44 PM »
I'm an old roleplayer....if there's one thing I have...it's tons of dice, although the question is if any of them would be suitable for modding into chance cubes.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #14 on: Jul 01, 2015, 03:18 PM »
More pictures!!!!

So I got my large Mercenary bucket from NME yesterday. It's pretty snug. The visor installation option was a great deal.


I had recently finished installing the cabinet hinges and neodymium magnets with Loctite epoxy putty. I noticed that the bottom didn't line up nicely with the top so I added some of the scrap ABS plastic Eternal Armory included to fix that. Small little piece affixed with some E6000 between them and some of the remaining epoxy putty to help secure it as well.





Stick grenades!! or Nightwing-y eskrima sticks/electro batons. I'm not sure which way I want to go. They are about a foot in length of 3/4 inch diameter pipe. Still need to smooth down the Bondo on the central coupler and add greebs.


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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #15 on: Jul 10, 2015, 11:16 AM »
KNOCK KNOCK!

Any progress?? I want to see those stick grenades in action, they look like they'll be cool!

I'm liking the magnets for sealing the gauntlets. My gauntlets barely hold together with the dumb velcro attachments I tried, so I may have to look into magnets.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #16 on: Jul 10, 2015, 01:37 PM »
Not much progress, I moved earlier this week and only got a coat of primer on the stick grenades. There isn't anywhere for me to work on my stuff at my new apartment. Maybe on a Sunday night when the staff aren't around I can do some quick spray painting in an empty part of the parking lot.

I am heading down to my parents place at the end of the month for Tampa Bay Comic Con and will work on them there. I did get the Sudoku game thing and will debut that at TBCC as well.

I was gonna use the pentagonalish piece as the 'Get Over Here!' dart for a Scorpion costume but I'm gonna put it instead on the end of the door chain as a counter for troops. One side will be a Mythosaur skull with a broken tusk while the other side has tally marks for troops.

Some of my velcro ripped off my vest for a shoulder but that's an easy fix.



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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #17 on: Jul 10, 2015, 03:05 PM »
I really love those stick grenades, and can't wait to seem them finished!

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #18 on: Jul 10, 2015, 03:11 PM »
I'm gonna get a few things as buttons near where my thumb is, some rod type greebs in between the top two connector pieces, and maybe some rings around the connector in the middle. I need to find some greebs though, maybe hit up radioshack.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #19 on: Jul 10, 2015, 03:24 PM »
You still have a Radio Shack?

I think all the ones by me closed (sadly) even one that wasn't on their shutdown list. Although I do have a mom & pop Electronics store relatively close.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #20 on: Jul 10, 2015, 03:35 PM »
Yeah, it's like a 10 minute walk from my apartment. I'll hit it up after I get Subway tomorrow (same shopping complex). I'm gonna rip open the sudoku game and see if anything is greeb worthy in there too.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #21 on: Jul 24, 2015, 05:51 PM »
Long time no update, :( I know but, Good News Everyone!

I will be grinding out these updates throughout the next week for TBCC next Saturday/Sunday. I will be heading down to my parents place on Tuesday evening to do the paint and other stuff I can't do at my new apartment.

I have the nuts and bolts to mount the earcaps to my bucket. I'm gonna be doing this kinda setup (below) with the bolt for the RF stalk being the piece that secures that whole ear area. The boltheads will be sunken in to the earcaps so they are all flush. It's gonna allow all the caps to be removed for an easy repaint if I ever change up the paint scheme or if I sell it.

Also, I'm gonna upgrade from my knife to a beskad, 1 ft blade with a 3 inch handle. I will keep the tanto style of it and I will most likely create a sheath the same way the W35 holsters are made. On that point, I have yet to get the faux leather to cover those.

I got a few things to add to my stick grenades but haven't put them on. Just some stuff to use as buttons, still need to hit up that radio shack and take apart the Sudoku game (tiny screws without a tiny screwdriver).



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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #22 on: Jul 25, 2015, 02:49 AM »
Looking good ner vod :) Interested in seeing what you do with the sudoku game.

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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #23 on: Jul 26, 2015, 12:51 AM »
Stop reminding me, I'm trying to finish this by Thursday to drive down to Tampa for the con. I'll have pics then with what I have done and will finish the rest by Halloween and won't upgrade again until after The Force Awakens.

The seppeku game won't be too fancy just a paint job.

Edit: Got my ears and RF all mocked up along with my kama back from my seamstress (mother).
5 bolts (1/4 inch) that are affixed to the ears are held in place by nuts on the inside allowing them all to be removeable. I will be adding washers on the inside and using a hacksaw to trim them down some. They will all be black save the RF which will be red.
The kama has an inch wide red trim added to the front and bottom edges. The trim stops where I slide my belt through and doesn't go into the slit in the back.





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Re: Natan Vizsla's 1st build's upgrades.
« Reply #24 on: Jul 26, 2015, 10:26 PM »
Upgrades are looking great vod! Can't wait to see that beskad.

 


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