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 "Scorpion" Mando WIP

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Elekbah Dhagal


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"Scorpion" Mando WIP
« on: Jul 06, 2015, 02:19 AM »
Hello All...
Joined the forum 7/1/15, "officially" started my design and planning stage of my first build (for membership approval).
Of course I also choose a name by researching language info: Elek'bah Dha'gal (which I interpret as, "Yes To Dark Ale")

Here are pics from End of Day 1 of my build.






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Re: WIP /// My first build - End of Day 1
« Reply #1 on: Jul 06, 2015, 01:01 PM »
I am digging that paint job

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Re: WIP /// My first build - End of Day 1
« Reply #2 on: Jul 06, 2015, 01:33 PM »
Good start, vod!

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Re: WIP /// My first build - End of Day 2
« Reply #3 on: Jul 07, 2015, 03:50 PM »
I was experimenting with the logo on chest.
Wanted to give it a field etched in look.
Thoughts???



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Re: WIP /// My first build - End of Day 1
« Reply #4 on: Jul 07, 2015, 04:01 PM »
I love to see carvings in the armor. cool look...

What did you use for the paint/weathering? That came out really well.

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Re: WIP /// My first build - End of Day 1
« Reply #5 on: Jul 07, 2015, 04:25 PM »
This is way cool vod! Keep it up the top notch work :D

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Re: WIP /// My first build - End of Day 1
« Reply #6 on: Jul 07, 2015, 04:42 PM »
This is way cool vod! Keep it up the top notch work :D

Seconded!

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Re: WIP /// My first build - End of Day 1
« Reply #7 on: Jul 07, 2015, 06:38 PM »
Those are some beautiful plates, vod! Love the etched-in mythosaur skull. Very cool!

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Re: WIP /// My first build - End of Day 2
« Reply #8 on: Jul 07, 2015, 09:24 PM »
I love to see carvings in the armor. cool look...

What did you use for the paint/weathering? That came out really well.

I used two different types of paint - an oil-based Aluminum paint and spray paint Black.
  - Then I use a dry brush technique and a putty knife (scraping) for texture.   
  - Then as the paint is just getting dry and spray clear coat over the paint which creates a reaction of lights and darks in the Aluminum paint.
 - Then I dry brush a little of the thinned down Aluminum as a glaze effect.
and sometimes I repeat this with other highlighting colors.

This reads a little crazy but it is done fast and not much thinking about it as I am doing it.
Hope this a good enough answer. 

Although I have not done a lot of costuming builds, I have been doing themed/scenic construction and fabrication for a long time professionally (not in film).

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Re: WIP /// My first build - End of Day 1
« Reply #9 on: Jul 07, 2015, 10:16 PM »


I really like the weather and paint. Great job!

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Re: WIP /// My first build - End of Day 3
« Reply #10 on: Jul 08, 2015, 12:28 AM »
Start of the girth belt.


See finished girth belt @ Soft Goods WIP


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Re: WIP /// My first build
« Reply #11 on: Jul 09, 2015, 03:22 PM »
That armor is awesome, can't wait to see how that girth turns out.

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Re: WIP /// My first build
« Reply #12 on: Jul 10, 2015, 12:59 AM »
Colored the girth belt


See finished girth belt @ Soft Goods WIP


Added Helmet WIP...  http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=95405.0

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Re: WIP /// My first build - End of Day 3
« Reply #13 on: Jul 10, 2015, 02:57 AM »
Start of the girth belt.



I always get jealous of those who can use hot glue in their kits. Down here in C.Florida, it's not an option. Just loses it's tackiness with the slightest exposure to the sun. :/

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Re: WIP /// My first build
« Reply #14 on: Jul 10, 2015, 03:21 AM »
Actually, I would bet here in Phoenix it's worse.
But I am counting on that fact I am using the "Yellow" glue sticks for plastic and the higher heat gun which melts into plastic better,
The baling twine I am using is actually plastic.  In addition, once the belt is fully together even if the cords start to separate it still will be functional.
I have had plenty of hot glue failures but I still like the speed of which I can set up parts and then reinforce it with something else like epoxy putty. 

 


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