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    Kal Skirata

    Thought you guys might like a few pics of my Skirata helmet I'm working on.
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    Looks great. Few questions: what bucket are you using? Love the scratches--what method(s) did you use? I've been considering some claw marks, so I'm especially interested in the marks that begin the three long scratches--the start of them, which I'll call punctures for lack of a better term, though I know they don't go all the way through the helmet. I'm also interested in your keyslot area--never been my favorite, so I'm always looking for alternatives. What items did you use there?

    I'm looking very forward to where this helmet is going.

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    Looking forward to seeing the progress on this! Love the RC books and Kals Character. Nice work on those scratches!... Been thinking of doing a Vau once Boba's done!

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    DID GUMBY ATTACK YOUR MANDO!!!????!!!! Looks great man!!!

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    Looks very cool, just finishing True Colors, awesome book and character

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    Re: Kal Skirata

    Thanks guys.

    The helmet is a Sgt. Fang

    The scratches were done with an exacto blade. Just cutting and chipping away for hours to make it more jagged unlike a dremel would. I did smooth out some of the marks to give it that "welded" repair feel.

    The keyslot area:
    First I puttied up the entire section to make it level with the back of the helmet. Then I cut out the band section and used .08 styrene to make the box sides. From there, I did what any ILM model builder would, stick random model kit parts in there..lol

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    I really like what you have replaced the keyslots with!

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    Sweet, I love Kal, I can't wait to see you do him justice!

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    Thanks for the info, Delta 75. I look forward to more on this.

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    Looking great man! Can't wait to see more of this.

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    Re: Kal Skirata

    Update

    Weathering is next
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    Re: Kal Skirata

    Looking good! Nice choice for the gold as well...

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    All colors are based off the original Skirata design by Ray Ramirez

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    Looking great

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    Love it.

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    Thats awsome!

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    Thanks for the compliments guys.
    Please feel free to post any complaints or suggestions too, I would like to hear all of it.

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    Sweet!

    I look forward to the progress of this one!

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    Ooooh - I love the scratches!
    and the paint job is coming along nicely - cant wait to see more updates.
    =)

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    Re: Kal Skirata

    Are you finished with the weathering, or were you planning on a blackwash or some drybrushing? I was wondering if the edges of the scratches need some grime--to show they've been there for a while?

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    Still have quite a bit of weathering to do.

    I will do a wash on the entire helmet and plenty of drybrushing

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    that is really nice, keep the pics coming

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    Looking nice!! Are you going to put a gash on the visor where the big scratch is?

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    Re: Kal Skirata

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Looking nice!! Are you going to put a gash on the visor where the big scratch is?
    No, I'm going on the basis that the visor and ears (which would contain system components) would be replaced to keep the helmet functional. The scratches themselves would be left as battle scars.

    This will be an entire suit soon. The collar and chest plates also have some gouges. I will also be revamping some gauntlets to house Kal's favorite weapon.

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    hate for you to have to redo parts of it but on page 128 of triple zero it says:



    It had detailed crimson and gold sigils and the alloy section that formed the eyepiece T of the visor was jet black. There were telltale scrapes and gouges as if some huge creature had clawed at it.



    so I'm guessing it's the eye part of the T visor as opposed to the top of the cheeks that is supposed to be black.



    a lot of people also mention brown for the top of the cheeks but I don't remember that being in the book so it's debatable.

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