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TCW Obi-wan Kenobi Deathwatch armor

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:17 am    Post subject: TCW Obi-wan Kenobi Deathwatch armor Reply with quote

I am starting to build the TCW Obi-wan Kenobi Deathwatch armor with the intention to have it approved by the "Big 3" Clubs by Celebration.

That said, this is what I have so far for the build.

Helmet - Imperial Surplus cast of the Cruzer mold
Armor kit, Westars and jetpack - Eternal Armory
Boots - Palladium Pampa high tops as suggested for other DW kits
Lightsaber - Saber Forge Redeemer

Thanks to a warm, dry couple of days I got a decent start on my armor and helmet.

I have the helmet all cut out and almost ready for paint. I want to take another pass at sanding and fit the visor before paint.





I also got all of the armor rough cut. The collar and backplates were too wide. With the help of a fellow ruus’alor today I got them marked and cut down to a much better width. I need to fill the gaps (out of spot putty) and sand. The return edges don’t quite meet my personal standards for realism. So I plan to fil the underside edges of all the armor with a narrow band of 3mm sintra. This will help give the armor the illusion of thickness without the added weight.



And because I wanted to get something actually built, I put the gauntlets together. They are 1 piece with no hinge because I have narrow hands so I can slide them through easily. I’ll be trimming the ends with sintra as mentioned above and filling the seam lines.



We have a busy weekend coming up so I’m going to try to get some work done in the evenings this week.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great, fun build this will be ! Best of luck and can’t wait to see the progress Thumbs up
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So a fellow Mando mentioned this new way to attach armor to a vest using pin blanks and locking backs. So I snagged this stuff to give it a try on this kit.



Basically you epoxy/glue/whatever the pin blank to the back side of the armor and poke it through the vest. The locking back secures it and there is no need for a reinforced hole like with Chicago screws. Just pop the back off and reset the plate as needed, leaving only a small pin hole. In theory it should make alignment easier without the "get it right or you're hosed" pressure of bolts or screws. We'll see...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have all of the armor pretty much ready for paint except the thigh plates. I think they might be a bit big but I'm not sure 100%.

The plate is slightly forward of where it should be on my leg but even moving it back a half inch or so it still seems too big at least in the front.







Also started the paint on my helmet before the weather took a dump and decided to not be warm enough to paint more.







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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a coat of paint on everything that is ready for it. I think I need a second coat, then a light sanding, black wash and clear coat.






Tomorrow I start the jetpack build.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the rough assembly of the jetpack done. I still need to fill in the gaps around the rocket and thruster openings and do some body work. But this major piece is well under way and I feel a lot better about this costume going forward.



I also got the rest of the base paint on the helmet. It still needs all the weathering and detail work but like the jetpack, now that the main paint is down I feel better moving forward.





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