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Havoc Squad Republic Trooper - CLEARED NOV 2012
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Suzijedi (Suzanne Stelling)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent WIP Nate, look forward to seeing how this turns out!

I know with your expertise this will be a fab costume Thumbs up

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Boss Very Happy
unfortunately - gonna take a hiatus till Sep - waiting on a few more items to be delivered

few more bits and bobs to do with the pieces I have though

few boring days of painting - I am sure no one wants to see those bits.
ref pic, tape, paint, pull back, more tape, more paint.

base white, grey then orange...


then cos its gloss - knocking the gloss back with sand paper, and then weathering. I used a combination of misting and acrylic wash techniques





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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

started to painted and attach the "ammo pack" to the right shin


however.....




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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

never been a fan of the complex paint job ;P





the left gaunt still needs curing and un-taping

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is looking awesome! Great work! I am going to be doing a Havoc Trooper as well. Really love the weathering on the chest. Could you tell me what materials you used to produce that?

I also just finished the Havoc Rifle from the trailer and will be casting it in resin to go with the armor. Just finished the base:
here's a pic
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love this build and planning on doing it myself. Have you started a helmet yet?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soz. Been AWOL.
Weathering is a method I picked up on clone troopers. Paint as usual, but don't seal yet. Mix acrylic paint and dilute abt 50% with water. Pour it own and use a brush into nooks and crannies. Mix 90% alcohol or a strong alcohol rub to clean the big wide areas and push dirt into recesses and corners. Alternative use a very fine grit sand paper.

Appreciate the remarks Balgosa. Love the rifle. Might have to pick one up myself!

Helmet s being worked on at the moment.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did you do all of this i want to do something like this but maybe a jedi like my character can you tell me how you did this?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm I am not sure what you mean.

did you mean the kit itself - its self explanatory in the pics before

if you mean the kit; I understand that there are at least 2 makers out there for the Jedi Armour from SWTOR

Nate
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No like the material what did you use and then how did you get it in that shape it's awesome?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the kit is vac formed from ABS plastic
the additional parts I built with spare ABS, resin and whatever I could get my hands on. Smoothing was done with Bondo.

more updates

some detailing added

belt greeb






shoulder tab


ref image



Now to tackle the helmet - now you have to take into account this is a hand sculpted piece, so dont expect pristine lines and perfect! After some typical clean up, the helmet was good to go

I have built several lids with visors now - TBs, CBs etc and as a maker - I have to admit that visors are a pain!!! So I approach the Havoc troopers visor with my eyes definately very wide open. My visor arrived slightly splayed; which I assumed was more the hot British summer rather than a casting problem. Instead of risking bending, and working with previous knowledge of visors, I cut it into its 3 compenents parts.

heres the completed piece - but it looked like it had been squashed when it had 1st arrived.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ear caps - vac formed


trimming


then I thought I would trim it a little more and add the recess at the back


added the 2 tabs connecting to the front visor like in the ref images
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

after lots of trim and fit sessions, I discovered that I needed a little more space in the corners to get it to fit right, so I added abt 1.5 cm to each corner





then fit to the helmet



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the set up now has a screw and washer in the slot on the visor piece, and a second screw and nut underneath the helmet, very much like how TK ears are attached.



also added small touches





some nice little details to note on the sculpt :

(1) vents on the tubes



(2) chin greeb which sits in the correct vertical orientation



(3) a small thing, but nice touch, that strange linear pattern in the back vent of the helmet



oh and since the drill was out - drilled out the chest vents as well

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great! can't wait to see the full assembly!
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