Jaku's Venator and Misc builds

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  1. Lieutenant Jaku

    Lieutenant Jaku Well-Known Member

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  2. PerniciousDuke

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    It would still work. It just wouldn't blend as well. Meaning it would look more like a sticker instead of getting sucked into the paint (which you can paint metal). But I'm confused. Your shoulder is foam, not metal.
     
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  3. Lieutenant Jaku

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    I meant rust/metal color. I'm using salt chipping for weathering
     
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  4. PerniciousDuke

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    The method in the tutorial would be done before any weathering technique.

    Primer, paint, decal, weather, seal
     
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  5. Lieutenant Jaku

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    So on an unrelated note I finally used a pattern that TurboCharizard gave me
    Still need to clear coat it.
    KIMG1745.JPG KIMG1749.JPG I also made it for left hand. I realized that link uses it in his right so he is left handed, it's interesting since most videogame main characters are right handed.
     
  6. TurboCharizard

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    Ayy, that's pretty cool to see that you finished it off! Now to finish the other ones in the PDF pack :p

    Congrats man.
     
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  7. Lieutenant Jaku

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    Here is my completed first shoulder
    I may have done a bit too much black washing.
    Here are some close-ups so you can see the weathering and some shots of the whole thing.
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  8. PaiganBoi

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    Wow. You really weathered that sucker. It looks like you were riding a motor bike through a massive swarm of flies.
     
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  9. PerniciousDuke

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    Lol PaiganBoi I was gonna say it looks like he escaped being trapped in a burning building. :)

    I actually really like the depth of color. Provided your undersuit is not clean black then I think it could look good all together. The only thing I don't like is all the texture. It looks like a lot of excess paint. I'm not sure if you can wetsand foam, buy I'd think as long as you've sealed it and don't press to hard then you could get that smoother.

    Great job on the shield too!
     
  10. Lieutenant Jaku

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    It's supposed to look rusted and like paint is peeling off
    Not sure I did the best job but I'm happy with it anyway.
     
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  11. PerniciousDuke

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    Yeah, I'd say you get the point across, but I'd still recommend sanding away the texture. Peeled paint leaves a little bit of texture, but for the action soldiers see it would naturally be sanded down.
     
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    I have small progress.
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    This is a cheap rainboot with the top cut off
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    this is the start of the cod peice.
     
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    I'm going to see if I can get it done by next suSund for Baltimore comicon.
    Here's where I'm at
    Helmet: visor
    Shoulders: done
    Left forearm: cutting
    Right forearm: sealing
    Chest: magnets
    Cod peice: sealing
    Left boot: not started
    Right boot: sealing
    Shins: Rondo
    Thighs: not started
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    I forgot the cod peice on my shelf and the shins are drying.
    KIMG1872.JPG KIMG1869.JPG I'm pretty proud of the forearm it's just so satisfying to have it fit and wear it around.
    Also what's the best way to put on the shoulders?
     
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  14. PaiganBoi

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    You could make a simple cuff that fits your bicep and mount the shoulders on to that. On problem you may encounter with the cuff though is it will slide down... constantly. Solution? have a strap at the top of the shoulder attach to the chest.
    Another solution is use the shoulder base found in the ODST pep files. Mount your parts on that and add snaps to it so it attaches directly to whatever undersuit/shirt or fatigues you are wearing.
     
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    Got the second forearm done. I also sealed one fully but didn't take a pic. I don't have enough foam right now to make the thighs so tommorow I'll try to rondo the shins and seal at least the other forearm if not more, everything has to be ready to paint by Saturday. KIMG1874.JPG
     
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    Here's where I stand now:
    Helmet: visor (finally just about there)
    Shoulders: done
    Forearms: ready to paint
    Chest: sealing
    Codpeice: ready to paint
    Thighs: ready to cut
    Shins: (1/2 of rondo stage done)
    Left boot: ready to cut
    Right boot: sealing
    Not as far as I had hoped to get but hey it's progress.

    More Foam!!!
    It's blue and was $20 for 6 mats
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    Forearm
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    Codpeice
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    Today I got the rondo on the shins almost done and the visor just about there, I need to figure out attaching it now.
    Also cut peices for thighs. Guess which armor? KIMG1892.JPG
     
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    Late night update
    Yesterday got all peices done:
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    the helmet looks dumb but it was the best I could do.
    Today multiple coats of paint:
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    Now just strapping is left.

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  19. Lieutenant Jaku

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    In honor of my first con in costume as well as today being exactly 2 years on the 405th here are some pictures from yesterday.
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    My dad was wearing the Jedi robes and I got him into going to cons. He said "maybe next time we should go multiple days."
     
  20. Lieutenant Jaku

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    So I've been gone for a while doing other things and will probably be gone for a while after this too but here are a few things I added to my armor.
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  21. TurboCharizard

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    well actually I had remembered master chiefs number wrong once, once i realized it though i decided to use 114 for my halo tag, not really sure why.
     
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  23. PerniciousDuke

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    Glad to see you finished Jaku! Looks like you had a good time. Any repairs or upgrades planned for the next con?
     
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  24. Lieutenant Jaku

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    actually im wanting to make a smaller chestplate. im thinking mk V from CE. my problem is sizing because the file is split into front and back.
    Edit: im also wanting to start work on an armor set that is what you would see as basic armor in a fantasy story, where its light and protects you. just think it would be fun to design armor like that. i could use it in sparring too.
     
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  25. PerniciousDuke

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    Perhaps you can find where they meet and measure the width you want. Pep has a measure distance feature. So just make sure where the two files meet are the same width. I can show you what I mean if that doesn't make sense.
     
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