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Another Havoc Trooper

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:12 am    Post subject: Another Havoc Trooper Reply with quote

Hi all!
I'm Matt, new to building, but I've been lurking for a good long while.
I finally bit the bullet and ordered a set of Havoc armour from Mr Kevin B.
Got my box of goodies a little over a fortnight ago, and then got inundated with work.
So, as I said, this is my first ever build, so I am trying to take it relatively slow, and get it as right as possible.
Again, kudos to the mastermind.
I'll be posting some pics as soon as I am able =D
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, it is the squad!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hihi! sorry all for taking so long to continue, But I am here now, and I have progress!
fresh out of the box


Chest and cod glued up


Skip a few steps


And the painting begins

I haven't finished the details on the butt just yet





These shoes cost me $20 from Payless Shoes, and they are perfect (so far)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good. Keep us updated.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good! I have one warning about low top shoes though. Make sure you sand up the bottom of your shins really well because with low tops you'll find the weight of the shins will go right into your foot as the shin won't always sit on the shoe and will go inside it. It can be pretty painful!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I discovered that issue with the shin yesterday actually, so what I did was I used some padding at the front and the back of the bottom of the shin, and it now sits just at the top of the shoe. It also stops all twisting and slipping, so I am counting this as a +2
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work so far man. So when you hit level 10, are you gonna go Vanguard or Commando?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick progress bump. I know it has been a long time, but I am still working on it.
I am aiming for Brisbane Supanova in November,




The perspex I used has been heated and bent into the right shape, and then cut and trimmed to mount flush









More progress pending, Next up is the soft parts for the neck and the stomach.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all! seems that I vanish and get a whole heap done, only to inundate the forums!
Brisbane Supanova is now 6 weeks out, starting to feel the pressure!

Got gooping with the wrists




The orange comes out with heaps of glare in photos.. =/
Got them padded, planning on integrating the gloves




Part of this build that was doing my head in was how to attach the foot pieces to the shoe/boot.... I had a rethink of the shoe.. they just werent working for me, so I cut down a pair of gum boots =p

and made wee booties! XD


Just a rubber strip folded around the boot, and acetone gooped to the armour




These boots were made for stomping!!

heaps of movement, only binds on the hammies


Decided to make my own midsection,

still going to put boning into this front part to give it some body


Pre weathering




I previously got too eager with the belt. Straight out of the box on my first build, I wanted something complete, and shiny, and... well, I stuffed it up. Terrible paint job, so I've stripped the buckle back and re done it.

my tin of gold paint had dried out completely, so I mixed it up with some acetone (didn't have any thinners on hand) and as a result, the paint dried instantly onto the buckle!!

The next stage was to make my own neck seal. I wanted something that looked right, without having to throw money at it.
A $3 sheet of 1mm rubber, a $13 tin of contact cement and a butt load of tape later.... I am pretty impressed











All I need now is to finish the TD, the belt, mid section..... and head myself to Brisbane!
Ciao for now!
Matt.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's coming along nicely! well done, brother.

I am just slightly concerned about the orange paint.. the reference pics suggest that it's rather red-ish (or at least dark orange) than orange and you went for quite bright color. Hopefully some weathering will make it a spot on! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When it gets weathered it cuts the orange significantly =)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,
Sorry this is so late in the coming.
My Havoc armour was completed JUST in time to head to Brisbane Supanova.

Got my mid section piece finished


this is my first full kitup =)


got my helmet wired up, fans work amazingly, even in the 40 degree heat of Brisbane.


After having everything painted, weathered and wired and everything, I cracked a wobbly..... the weathering didn't the orange as much as I liked. and after many arduous adventures around Canberra at the 11th hour, I managed to find an orange that I was happy with, and then commenced respraying EVERYTHING!!!
Wore it out on the town for Halloween, scored a free night out =p


Brisnova was amazing, Met a bunch of peeps from the Redback garrison, and the Tattooine base Rebels


And even ran into a Hobbit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all!
I am taking a brief hiatus from the insanity that is moving house, and I'm going to try and time some space/time to apply for approval.
Has anyone got any advice for a first timer like myself? Tips and tricks and the like?
Much obliged!!
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