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 First build Farghul WIP

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #60 on: Jan 14, 2016, 11:44 PM »
So I cut down my ab plate and my collar plate and did another test fit


You can't see the new diamond template so here is a picture without flash so it is visible.


I know I need to bend the collar/back edges down more still, and I think I need to bend in the ab plate more, but what do you think of the sizing?

My big project today was adding detail to my sculpting work. After 4 hours this is what I have for casting tomorrow!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #61 on: Jan 15, 2016, 12:51 AM »
Spacing looks spot on...nicely done!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #62 on: Jan 15, 2016, 07:59 AM »
Sizings pretty much perfect now. Or should that have been purrrrrrfect? :P

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #63 on: Jan 15, 2016, 05:57 PM »
This is coming along very nicely!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #64 on: Jan 16, 2016, 01:15 PM »
great work!

Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #65 on: Jan 17, 2016, 05:23 PM »
I have been keeping busy on my build this weekend. I decided I wanted sleeves on my vest to attach the shoulder plates to so I cut and added those on. I also decided it was time to figure out a girth belt. I used the basic rope tutorial as a jumping off point and sewed together the whole thing by hand using cotton rope and stretch right backing. I closed it up with some elastic and suspender clips since that is what I had on hand.


I also heat shaped my plates a bit more, and am still trying to fill in bits of my bucket where it is rough. (Have I mentioned how much I dislike bondo? Grrrr)

I was finally able to fill in the branding my shoes.


Buuuuuuuuut the biggest thing I have done is deciding what I would like the paint to look like on my kit. I know my original idea was swirls and so it would look feminine, but I have seen lots of regular swirls recently on kits and I wanted my paint job to stand out. I still want to have my paint look feminine, but I also want to look powerful especially if I get into the animal taming brigade. So this is what I have come up with now (and need to make sure it is ok)

It will still be on pink armor, but the design will be green. Krayt dragons have always been some of my favorite animals in universe. What better why to show my love of them than to adorn my kit? My big worry is stepping on clan symbols since I don't really know what each clan symbol is I wouldn't want to paint up my kit and then be told to change it.

Brigade requirements encourage beast eyes on the helmet too, so I ran across a few ideas I liked and mashed them into one.


What do you think of the designs? Acceptable?

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #66 on: Jan 18, 2016, 09:35 PM »
Personally, I think those designs will look really nice.  Your kit is coming along wonderfully!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #67 on: Feb 03, 2016, 09:03 PM »
So, since the last time I posted I attempted to cast my sculpt .... yeah, that didn't turn out at all, so now I need to start over on it. *sigh*
I also managed to crack my bucket in the back near the key. When it rains it pours! I'm really not sure how to go about fixing it. I think I will probably have to go pick up more resin and fiberglass over the break and then I should probably rondo the whole inside of it like I was hoping I wouldn't have to do.  :'(


Now for some good news! I am pretty much done with the bondo process at this point (I hope) *Pleads to the higher powers*
The brow of my bucket has been filled in better, and everything is super smooth. (except for the scars that were left on purpose for asthetic)


The key area is a little rough still, but that is because it snapped before I could finish working the area and didn't want to make it worse.

I also decided I wanted some shnees instead of shins and knees. I feel they will sit better and I just really don't want elastic or anything behind my knees. So here is a mock up pattern. I am hoping it isn't too tall or wide. Shnees don't really seem to have too much of a pattern to them, so I just took the jango pattern as a base and extended it up higher.


Any input on anything? I would love some more opinions on my painting ideas too  ;D

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #68 on: Feb 03, 2016, 09:28 PM »
You should talk to Bowfanny about your helmet woes, he's the Bucket King ;D

Those shnees will be fine. Like you said, there's really no standard for them. ;)

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #69 on: Feb 04, 2016, 12:23 AM »
I looked through some of Bowfanny's builds and holy wow! Bucket king is right!  :laugh:

Since the shnees look good I guess cutting them out of my sintra will be my next step tomorrow along with filling more pin holes in my bucket.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #70 on: Feb 04, 2016, 05:09 AM »
The size of the shnees is good. As an aside, I tend to find that adding a second layer, trauma plate over the knee are, or having a paint design which highlights the knee will help break it down from extra long shin and you have weird size legs, to shin with combined knee armour.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #71 on: Feb 04, 2016, 05:33 AM »
I know I don't have it drawn on there or anything (aren't you a mind reader? :laugh: ) but I was planning on doing some fun 3d detailing/trauma plating etc. once I had a base plate in hand. I am a real hands on person, which means half the time I don't know where I am going with something until I am already half way there-not the best thing in the world, especially in cases like this.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #72 on: Feb 04, 2016, 06:54 PM »
This is a great looking kit. Alien mandos are in short supply. That helmet is boss, Especially with Kris' help. and the krayt on the chest looks amazing! Have you thought about making full use of the space you'll have on the helmet and doing jaig eyes like the beast tamer brigade suggests. On most mandos Jaig eyes just look pretty, but on a tamer they would have the practical function they would in the animal kingdom of making the wearer appear much bigger than they are. and I think with the shape of your helmet you could get a really impressive set of jaig eyes (possibly less traditional with a bit of a cat eye look to them?) to take up the helmet dome and ears to act as your intimidation factor in training. Just a thought as it's what came to mind when i saw the helmet and the words beast tamer as I was looking at the BRLs today

Keep up the good work.

Quick MS paint of what i mean xx


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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #73 on: Feb 04, 2016, 09:27 PM »
I  actually have a mock up picture really similar to that which I went back and forth with- I couldn't decide if it looked cool, or if it would be overkill. It is always hard to know when it is just on paper. Seeing it directly on my bucket like that though I may end up moving the skull to the back of my bucket or onto a shoulder or something. Design work is my favorite part. There are just so many options!

Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #74 on: Feb 08, 2016, 12:38 AM »
So this weekend I picked up my paint! Here are my colors

I know the colors aren't crisp, but I was excited to swatch my colors, so I just went for it. I'm really happy with the shades, now I just have to decide which pink is going where. I also took time to sketch on my bucket and think I will go for the jaig eyes like Kitala-Enby suggested. Seeing it in person really helped make up my mind. I think I will end up putting the skull image on my back plate once I get around to making it.

I have done a lot of looking at shnees this weekend and think I have the start of a good idea for trauma plating. I even went as far as to pull out my huge star wars figure collection to get ideas  :laugh:

Aside from that I fiberglassed the break and I have applied 2 layers of rondo to my bucket. It has some nice heft to it now, and is much less flexible. I am trying to decide if I should do a third layer or rondo or call 2 good since the whole thing is fiberglassed already. It is getting closer and closer to being done and I am very excited! 

 


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