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WIP: Kimelius' Ep VI Pathfinder/Commando
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The jacket is one of the oversized swedish(3 crowns?) outer parkas.

Number of ebay vendors in the UK seem to have them for under 15.00GBP - even with shiping was cheaper than buying off the rack here in Australia, go figure?

Just removed the scalloped-covered pockets and shortened the body with a hem to give the appearence of a waistband. Retained the drawstring for function.

Painting went reasonably well, but I think the dye didnt hold due to the waterproofing retained in the cotton. See how they go after a few washes...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's looking great mate! Smile

I'm interested in seeing the finished project as I am looking at doing an Endor Rebel Commando myself.

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kimelius wrote:
The jacket is one of the oversized swedish(3 crowns?) outer parkas.

Number of ebay vendors in the UK seem to have them for under 15.00GBP - even with shiping was cheaper than buying off the rack here in Australia, go figure?

Just removed the scalloped-covered pockets and shortened the body with a hem to give the appearence of a waistband. Retained the drawstring for function.

Painting went reasonably well, but I think the dye didnt hold due to the waterproofing retained in the cotton. See how they go after a few washes...


I'll definitely have to start searching the UK e-Bay site then.

Sunrider used the same jacket but we got them from a military surplus place that hasn't had them since. I washed all the jackets first and then applied the tan dye.

You might also want to give your camo-painting a second coat; a lot of the paint washes off when you launder your items. A lot of us have "spruced up" our original paint jobs as they have faded.

You're stuff is looking great. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your helmet is on its way , i shipped it out on weds. Costume is looking good.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet news Moffman!

My new recruiting spiel shall be: "Join the Rebels - We've got doughnuts!"
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of doughnuts:



Primed, aluminum'd, undercoat of tamiya Olive Drab (though its more olive green to me IMHO)

Once the order for testors Med. Green arrives, I can finish this bad boy!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To compliment the bandolieer, I started a M3a "Doov-a-lackie" greeblie:



Main 'dial' is the screw-on lid from a long-life milk carton. Some scrap ABS plastic squares liquid nailed onto a funny shaped piece of MDF wood with some paint - sweet!

Kudo's to the greeblie.pdf tutorial from endor bunker group
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case those imps think they can have it all their own way, here's my persuader to the contrary:



Had to shorten the barrel a touch in order to fit into it's carry case. No repeats of exposed blasters needed.

Due to most of the resin add ons being forward of the main barrel ring, this got a lil too front heavy. Added some balast and moved the sights back by about 2" made the difference.

Since the stock greeblie was meant for an airsoft M16 and not this toy M4, it didn't quite fit onto the main stock 'arm' in the right spot. So there's a lil gap exposing the stock retaining catch - meaning I can remove the stock for storage & transportation.

Just needs a lil weathering and sealing.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome work, man.

- Bill
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Playing with a slighter greener option "Heritage Green"...



Compared to the medium green of the inside...


Once the weathering is done, I think a misty coat of the med green and some matt clear will tone down the gloss.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Kimelius, I'd like to do one of these too one day Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chipping away at this for a while, to get it to this:



Not happy with the way the doughnut tends to creep back & downwards.



May need to improve the attachment of the visor to the underside of the doughnut to minimise shadowing?

Any thoughts welcome...
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the donut is slipping you must have cut the hole too big. You could probably build it back up with bondo or something similar. Or put something around the edge to make it fit tighter.

It looks great, though. Very Happy
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