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Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heatshock wrote:
yeesh you are motoring through this!!?
looking gd mate

Nate



I agree....wow....
moving along at a brisk pace...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've built 2 TKs before this so that definitely helped. First one I've had to do this much painting though lol
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little update off my phone, here are all the finished and painted/weathered parts so far (minus the knife)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good mate
small point - but remember the small grey rectangles on the knee plate

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops, totally forgot about those. ill have to add them
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished weathering the helmet and visor is connected using an Elevator Bolt. Thing worked great and is really secure. Bottom is connected by a painted rivet.


Added the missing small rectangles to the knees (thanks Heatshock!) using a dremel to embed them a bit and then just painting


The wife has a much steadier arm for painting so she hand-painted the details on the back for me



Rigged up the fans in the helmet using squirrel fans over top of the black mesh covering the side vents. One is facing forward and one backward but I put more velcro inside if i want to move them both forward. They are fully removable


Had a lot of issues on weathering the front of the chest. Had to use paint remover to take some off and re-weather. Its pretty damaged looking but I think with the bandolier covering it up it wont be that bad
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Started painting the knife. Its tough to get the spraypaint to stick to the silicone rubber. Since I figure Ill be taking it out for photos, I dont want it rubbing off on my gloves. Did multiple coats and a matte sealant coat which helped

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok turns out you can't use spraypaint on a rubber knife. Going to try acrylic next.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are all the upper body and waist parts that are weathered


and the back:


added a missing red line that goes down on the sides. It actually really helps to hide the velcro seams too.


I need to add another snap to the hand plates so they stop bending like that.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if there is too much black - a trick I use is a very fine grit sand paper usually abt 400 or so to sanding the top layer of black away.

eg chest for instance (btw I think it looks fine at the moment) - but if you wanted the centre to be more white - just sand the centre - then the edges will look relatively more weathered and darker

I have already done it in the indents of the greeb in the gauntlet, but look at the recessed area at the front

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for now i think ill just leave it until i finish the rest and see if it really looks bad after that.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started doing the knife using Acrylic paint. It seems to stick a lot better on rubber.


used little pellets for the metal parts


The finished dagger for now. May weather it but I'm not sure. It will probably sit in the holster most of the time

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

painted all the little rubber parts


The forearms were giant on me so I cut some strips from this one and am going to devcon it together afterwards. It took about an inch in the circumference off and didn't loose any detail. Still waiting on my second gauntlet to come in the mail



Here is how I did the paint weathering. I used rubber cement and then spraypainted over it. Has a nice ripped effect



Strapping the elbows. The rubber strap won't hold it up so I added a black one that will blend in with the undersuit. Added the little details with a dremel and ball bearings. Still needs to be weathered.



Decided the knife blade was not dark enough so I sprayed it with a dark metallic paint instead

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

padded in the inside of the shins and finished weathering them


Front view. Still missing the gauntlets and feet parts (waiting on shipments). Also need the ab plate and undersuit and belt (put a temp one for now)


right side


back


This is not me dancing, this is testing my reach. I can only reach this far across my chest and raise my legs this high.


Here is the finished knife. I think the darker metallic paint was a good choice in the end


and now for some fun poses!

FOR THE REPUBLIC!


Rifle pose


You lightning has nothing on me Malgus!


Buckets off


Comparison of Day 1 versus today

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

took Heatshock's idea and trimmed the chest down to see the neckseal more like the reference.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin' good Brian!
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