Pre Vizsla Build

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Re: Pre Vizsla Build

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Well, in the midst of Getting the big vacformer in working order, I have made a little progress on my personal costume. Here are some pics:

Pistols in pairs:
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Mold Makin':
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Test Pulls:
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A Finished upper set. (Still working on the backplate)
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In Paint:
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First coat of silver:
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Helmet in Primer:
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Here is a shot of my armor from this last weekend. Some parts are weathered, others are ready for weathering. You can see my Gauntlets here. They are 1/8" ABS! I cannot wait to get them assembled and painted!!

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Looking AWESOME!!!!!!!
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I got the back plate all sculpted out and the first successful pull made as well as some more painting of details. Here are some pics of the progress:

Back Mold:
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Back pulled and trimmed:
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Comparison to a Bobamaker fiberglass back plate:
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With the other parts:
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Shoulder plate emblem ready for distressing:
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Gauntlets and handplates:
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Plates and back:
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I have the masters for the knee plates all worked out, just need to construct the mold bases. Next are the thigh plates and their holsters. After that, the boot plates... and the Jetpack!

Progress feels good. :)
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Last night I got nearly all the leg armor for my kit pulled. I still lack the Holsters (Had a bad pull) and the boot covers!

Here's a picture of the shins, new backplate, knees, thighs, and an extra chest diamond and hand plates...because I had the room on the table. :D

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Oh, and this too.
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I guess I am getting there....
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Looking awesome!!!!!!
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i second Andy! :rockin:
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Keep up the good work. Look'n awesome!!! :D
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Llast night I built this for my Pre Vizsla. I kinda just built it on the fly and didn't really document the build. It still needs some sanding and a paint job, but I think it will suffice until I get the bladed illuminated version built.

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Nice work. After seeing your Mr. Freeze in person at last years PC in KC I am not surprised at the attention to detail that is in this build. Keep it up.
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DTR1 wrote:Nice work. After seeing your Mr. Freeze in person at last years PC in KC I am not surprised at the attention to detail that is in this build. Keep it up.
Thanks a lot, Dallas. I just hope I can get this finished for VisionCon next month!

Sadly, I had to work all weekend, so I lost critical build time. I did manage to get a little work done this afternoon. I am pretty pleased with the results of my thighs and holsters. Here are some photos of the process for your enjoyment. :D

I cut tab mounts for in the holster pieces & cut slots in the thigh armor:
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Then I slipped the tabs into the slots:
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Next, I heat up and bend the tabs with my trusty heat gun:
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They are solid as a rock!
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After this pic, I filled the seams with a little Magic Sculpt and they are curing as we speak. tomorrow, I will sand down the seams and prepare them for paint.
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Here's a little more progress..
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I have made some huge leaps towards finishing this scratch build. Here is an update:

Knee Plate:
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Thighs and shins:
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Back plate:
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That's nearly all of the painting. I have since distressed and black washed all of these parts. (No pics yet) I also managed to get the mold for the boot covers shaped. I will be pulling those this weekend. It's time to start rigging all this on my person very soon! :D

I decided to build my Gauntlets out of a set of 1/8" ABS pulls that I did the other night. Here they are roughly assembled

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and after sanding and a coat of Charcoal Metallic:

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The right gauntlet detail painted on. (I have since touched this up a little.)
Also in this pic, my master rocket and tank topper before molding.

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I have been really fighting myself on buying/not buying the Palladium boots. Firstly, they seem really expensive to me for what they are. . . I am sure they are super comfortable, but I was determined to find a less expensive "beefier" option. So, the other day I am at Walmart and I happen through the Shoe department. I find the Brahma 'Banjo" boots. ($28) They lack the toe plate, but the overall look of the boot is good and I like the design of the sole. So, I made a makeshift toe mold out of pink foam (Single Use) and broke out my tiny vacuum Table in the kitchen.

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I bent a scrap piece of ABS for the rear strap 'armor' by heating it with my heat gun and bending it to fit the rear of the boot.

I found some Silver Acrylic paint to silver up the soles, heels, and toe plates. I will probably coat the toe plates with some clear afterwards for durability. I think the look is turning out very much like the animated version. Grimey metal. :-)
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And my cape is nearly done as is my flight suit, and Flak Vest. (More pictures to come.)
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And now, on to the hard part...

I would like to preface this with the fact that I am leaning heavily on the experience and the methods of those that have gone before me. STG's WIP, specifically, has been an invaluable resource as I try and figure this thing out. Thanks STG, you rule.

I have started the mold for my Jetpack. I began by importing in a few screen shots from the Mandalorian Plot episodes into AutoCAD. Then, I brought in a sketch of Jango's Arena pack and rescaled and re-detailed the pack to match the proportions of the actual animated one. After this was complete, I scaled it to the width of my backplate. Here are a few of pics of my progress:

The plans:

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The wooden body coming together:
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Here is a shot of the Tank topper master and the rocket without it's fins.

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A little more progress on the JP mold.

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Cloning procedure successful!
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I am really hoping that I can get this bad boy to the vac table within THE NEXT WEEK!


I have 14 Days left till VisionCon! :D
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NICE!!
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Looks awesome!
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