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  1. Rokeim's Avatar
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    Dec 13, 2007, 12:51 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #26

    Holey moley.. very nice. Anxious to see a finished product.
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    Dec 13, 2007, 2:04 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #27

    Quote NovallTalon said: View Post
    Yes, my advice is always start with the helmet. You'll learn most of the painting techniques you'll use on the rest of your armor by doing your helmet first.

    Love the Bes'kad (Sword), and the coat. Looking forward to seeing you put it together.
    I would recommend working on the helmet somewhere near the end or after you're confident with your skills in costuming. Often I've seen that the helmet makes or breaks the costume. Do a poor job on the helmet and a fantastic costume, your costume isn't that great. If you do a great job on the helmet and a poor job on the costume, you're awesome.
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    Dec 13, 2007, 2:21 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #28

    wow, if the armour looks anywheres near in quality as the pic it will be awesome
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    Dec 13, 2007, 2:52 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #29

    i love the pre pics people have been posting lately. its nice to see a femmando with the flat plates it makes sense for alot of the women to look more like the men on the battle field i think. the coat is a very sweeeeeeeeet idea i played w the idea for the suit im going to do for my girlfriend eventualy. shouldes would be a neat look depending on the style id definately say go outta the box n try sumthing different if you decide on shoulders. if you need some insperation check out the knights of the old republic comics i havent finished my suit n im already swapping out gear thanks to some ideas i got reading those comics. but you got a realy good idea going keep it up
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    Dec 13, 2007, 11:02 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #30

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    I would recommend working on the helmet somewhere near the end or after you're confident with your skills in costuming. Often I've seen that the helmet makes or breaks the costume. Do a poor job on the helmet and a fantastic costume, your costume isn't that great. If you do a great job on the helmet and a poor job on the costume, you're awesome.
    I've had experience painting and weathering, so I'm not worried. The hardest part is just waiting for my helmet to get here!
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    Dec 17, 2007, 1:32 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #31

    I'm getting antsy waiting for stuff to get here so I can begin, so to get out the frustration here's the final version of the character design. I got a little carried away making it 'artistic.'

    Main changes are the boots, I'm switching to brown combats and doing just a shin guard instead of the full greave.

    I also realize, now that I look at the darn thing, I'm gonna have to switch the scabbard and half-kama to the opposite sides. I'm a rightie and the sword has to lie on my left hip, I'll have to switch the blaster to the other leg as well.

    I also took your suggestions and put shoulder armor on the outside of the coat. I agree, I like this much better.

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    Dec 17, 2007, 1:58 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #32

    Okay... I do offically hate you now...

    Now I hafta do another of Ogden...
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    Dec 17, 2007, 9:04 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #33

    i'm having trouble deciding which emotion i feel strongest.. jealousy or jaw-dropping awe. Mix your armor set up with one of the helmets Morrow Sun is cooking up and i'll officialy be stunned.
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    Dec 17, 2007, 10:51 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #34

    Do I detect some Warhammer 40K influences in the sword and an fist icon on the shoulder bell? This is certainly proving to be an interesting concept and I look forward to seeing it take shape.
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    Dec 17, 2007, 11:35 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #35

    i thought the same orthar im loving the 40k kinda subtheme you have running throught it (intentional or not) i cant wait to see this come together
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    Dec 17, 2007, 10:00 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #36

    You DO, Orthar! I've been painting 40K models for years now (still never played a game with them though :P) I always figured SW Vibroblades would be fairly similar to the chainswords in 40K except the blade doesn't have running chainsaw teeth, just a standard blade vibrating at some super subsonic resonance to easily split atoms. In any case, it'd need a power source and some sort of power indicator, hence the LEDs. I'm gonna have the batteries install into the hilt of the blade.

    The fist is in 40K, but it wasn't an influence. I wanted a fist just for my own personal symbolism, like the 'fanblade' design on the helmet.
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    Dec 18, 2007, 2:31 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #37

    Man thats one sweet concept picture there. I alos like the one sided skirt like thing, on the left thigh. Its an itresting look. I am guessing the yellow marks are kills, or bounties.

    Be paitent it will come to life soon enough. And I can't wait to see it.
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    Dec 18, 2007, 9:49 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #38

    Thats one crazy concept ya got going....In a realy great way! 8) I love the design of it, very HB-esq.
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    Dec 18, 2007, 8:19 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #39

    Quote Z-man12 said: View Post
    Man thats one sweet concept picture there. I alos like the one sided skirt like thing, on the left thigh. Its an itresting look. I am guessing the yellow marks are kills, or bounties.
    Yup! I wanted my 'killstripes' too, but wanted an original place to put them. Reading the novel "Triple Zero" I learned that the kama was used by the Mandalorians to protect the legs while hunting, so I figured what better place to put the killstripes than on a part of the armor of deep personal and historical significance? Of course, the whole set of armor is of deep personal and historical significance, but YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
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    Dec 19, 2007, 7:54 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #40

    That is one cool looking colour scheme.

    Drop the toe spikes though (just my opinion)

    other than that, it is one of the best custom mandos i have seen
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    Dec 19, 2007, 12:44 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #41

    I don't think you should get rid of the spikes, but you might want to angle them a bit more forward so that they are easier to use as a weapon.
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    Dec 19, 2007, 12:57 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #42

    Looks great. I dont mind the toe spikes, but I think you should find some boots with buckles or velco. I just dont like the laces.

    And you have done an excelent job of creating the fabric in your artwork. I can really appreciate how difficult that is.

    I can honestly say theres only one thing that looks awkward to me about the custom art, and thats the sword position. It seems like its in a strange position in the hand.

    It almost seems like its flipped, and the blade should be up, with the serates down.

    I do love your work thougn. Especially the cloth and hands. Two areas I always struggled with in art school.
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    Dec 19, 2007, 8:23 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #43

    great art and great bossk! fantastic!
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    Dec 20, 2007, 5:28 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #44

    this is lookin so sweet
  20. Dec 20, 2007, 7:37 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #45

    amazing picture
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    Dec 25, 2007, 6:28 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #46

    Okay, so I lied, I couldn't wait to start until I had the helmet, so here I am joining the 'garbage pail kids'...

    I cut out all my pieces last week from a black sterilite garbage can. Although the plastic from these is rugged and pretty thick, it still *looked* flimsy... I fixed that by beveling the edges a bit. Makes it look a lot more weighty just by adding those few extra angles in there. I also used my dremel to carve in some battle damage, mostly scrapes and scuffs, but a few blaster impacts as well just for spits and giggles.

    I cut my knees from the bend section of a PVC pipe elbow. Thick, Thick stuff that should hold up really well.



    For the dark gray part, I was originally going to paint an opaque grey but while I was shopping for paints I found the absolute coolest stuff, Krylon Fusion hammered metal finish. It fuses to plastic and it really does make an actual textured, gorgeous hammered metal look with just the right amount of metallicness. My garbage cans were finally really starting to look like metal!



    I wasn't too pleased with the shoulder bells you saw above, so before I started painting, I trashed them and cut out a new set in a curved medieval shield shape. I painted those metallic, let the whole shebang dry for a few hours, then taped off and painted my yellow stripes. I wanted them raised slightly from the surrounding metal so I laid on like six coats.



    When I peeled off the tape, They stood up slightly from the surrounding surface, yet still showed the underlying 'hammered metal' texture, and they looked GREAT!

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    Dec 25, 2007, 6:46 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #47

    Man, that looks pretty sweet. Good job on the painting. I was looking at the hammered metallic paint too, but it wouldn't really go with my "Desert Mando" theme. :-P
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    Dec 25, 2007, 8:42 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #48

    Alright, four hours and a few much better photos later, we've got weathering! I used a combo of misting black and brown flat spraypaint, using a brush to splatter on some flat black and patina green, using a brush to paint on and then a rag to wipe off while it was still wet some flat black, some flat black wash in the old scratches, some 'aged oak' polyurethane wood stain smudged on with a rag, and some chips on the yellow and highlight in the new scratches with some nice shiny silver.

    The right shoulder has the 'white fist' in the picture above as well as the number 25 in Aurabesh (my lucky number) although the flash washes it out a little. Anyways, let the photos commence!







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    Dec 25, 2007, 9:05 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #49

    woah!! that looks sweet =]

    can't wait to see it done!

    keep up the good work

    -Naas
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    Dec 25, 2007, 9:23 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #50

    U suck just joking holy (bleep) that is awesome im so jealous right now its not even funny keep up the awesome work man i love it

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