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  1. Wes is offline Wes
    Feb 19, 2008, 10:19 PM - Kal Skirata #1

    Thought you guys might like a few pics of my Skirata helmet I'm working on.
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    Feb 19, 2008, 11:53 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #2

    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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    Feb 20, 2008, 12:58 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #3

    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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    Feb 20, 2008, 7:49 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #4

    DID GUMBY ATTACK YOUR MANDO!!!????!!!! Looks great man!!!
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    Feb 20, 2008, 8:30 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #5

    Looks very cool, just finishing True Colors, awesome book and character
  6. Wes is offline Wes
    Feb 20, 2008, 9:52 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #6

    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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    Feb 20, 2008, 10:54 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #7

    I really like what you have replaced the keyslots with!
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    Feb 20, 2008, 8:13 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #8

    Sweet, I love Kal, I can't wait to see you do him justice!
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    Feb 20, 2008, 9:42 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #9

    Thanks for the info, Delta 75. I look forward to more on this.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:20 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #10

    Looking great man! Can't wait to see more of this.
  11. Wes is offline Wes
    Feb 21, 2008, 11:17 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #11

    Update

    Weathering is next
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    Feb 21, 2008, 11:37 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #12

    Looking good! Nice choice for the gold as well...
  13. Wes is offline Wes
    Feb 22, 2008, 7:39 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #13

    All colors are based off the original Skirata design by Ray Ramirez
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    Feb 22, 2008, 7:49 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #14

    Looking great
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    Feb 22, 2008, 8:38 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #15

    Love it.
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    Feb 22, 2008, 9:08 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #16

    Thats awsome!
  17. Wes is offline Wes
    Feb 22, 2008, 9:15 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #17

    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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    Feb 22, 2008, 9:17 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #18

    Sweet!

    I look forward to the progress of this one!
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    Feb 22, 2008, 10:06 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #19

    Ooooh - I love the scratches!
    and the paint job is coming along nicely - cant wait to see more updates.
    =)
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    Feb 22, 2008, 10:10 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #20

    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?
  21. Wes is offline Wes
    Feb 22, 2008, 10:21 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #21

    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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    Feb 22, 2008, 10:43 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #22

    that is really nice, keep the pics coming
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    Feb 22, 2008, 1:15 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #23

    Looking nice!! Are you going to put a gash on the visor where the big scratch is?
  24. Wes is offline Wes
    Feb 22, 2008, 1:52 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #24

    Quote 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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    Feb 22, 2008, 2:08 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #25

    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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