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  1. Jaster TK-1580's Avatar
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    Jul 9, 2007, 11:42 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #26

    I finished painting my helmet tonight (for the most part). Pics of my progress:

    I started with a gray primer coat, then added a slick metal Jango-ish coat of spray paint.





    I then masked off some various scratches with tape, and then masked off everything but the visor and the rim. I painted over the tape and the visor with a Krylon Burgundy spray paint.




    After the burgundy paint dried, I masked off the visor and lightly sprayed a metallic gunmetal spray paint.




    After that, I pulled the tape off, which brought some of the hour-old burgundy layer off with it. This created a very nice weathering effect on the visor. I then pulled off all the tape laid down as scratches. Note the big one that stretches from the base of the dome, down across both mandibles. I supplemented the scratches and paint peelings by using my dremel's wire-brush head on low speed, and lightly touching the edges of the scratches, and lightly drawing a line down the center of each. This added some texture to the scratches, and actually came out quite nice.





    All-in-all, I am extremely happy with the turnout, and what you see in those last pics is very close to what the final product will look like. I may decide to darken the mandibles just a little bit after looking at the pictures I took, even though I know it's just camera glare making them look so light. I also plan to do a little more sanding in order to take that gloss off the top layer of clear paint, so the helmet matches the dullness of the armor.

    T-Visor installation and other interior additions to come soon.

    P.S. - These are the AWESOME knee pieces that Wickedbeard made me -

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    Jul 9, 2007, 11:59 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #27

    Quote Jaster TK-1580 said: View Post
    I finished painting my helmet tonight (for the most part). Pics of my progress:

    I started with a gray primer coat, then added a slick metal Jango-ish coat of spray paint.





    I then masked off some various scratches with tape, and then masked off everything but the visor and the rim. I painted over the tape and the visor with a Krylon Burgundy spray paint.




    After the burgundy paint dried, I masked off the visor and lightly sprayed a metallic gunmetal spray paint.




    After that, I pulled the tape off, which brought some of the hour-old burgundy layer off with it. This created a very nice weathering effect on the visor. I then pulled off all the tape laid down as scratches. Note the big one that stretches from the base of the dome, down across both mandibles. I supplemented the scratches and paint peelings by using my dremel's wire-brush head on low speed, and lightly touching the edges of the scratches, and lightly drawing a line down the center of each. This added some texture to the scratches, and actually came out quite nice.





    All-in-all, I am extremely happy with the turnout, and what you see in those last pics is very close to what the final product will look like. I may decide to darken the mandibles just a little bit after looking at the pictures I took, even though I know it's just camera glare making them look so light. I also plan to do a little more sanding in order to take that gloss off the top layer of clear paint, so the helmet matches the dullness of the armor.

    T-Visor installation and other interior additions to come soon.

    P.S. - These are the AWESOME knee pieces that Wickedbeard made me -

    What happened in the painting process?
    It looks weird right above the two triangles.
    Other than that it is a great paint job.
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    Jul 11, 2007, 7:02 AM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #28

    Did you make the ear caps that recess into the helmet? I noticed you left the receiver for the Boba/Jango styled RF stalk, are you going to modify it to make it more like the comic? Did you get a second set of knee darts for the inside of your knees as well? It's kind of hard to walk with the inside set, but you eventually get this whole John Wayne/ Clint Eastwood swagger that kind of adds to the character, lol.
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    Jul 11, 2007, 10:30 AM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #29

    The bucket turned out sweet!!!


    Nice job on it.




    Keep the pics coming..
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    Jul 11, 2007, 10:39 AM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #30

    Quote Michigan Jaster said: View Post
    Did you make the ear caps that recess into the helmet? I noticed you left the receiver for the Boba/Jango styled RF stalk, are you going to modify it to make it more like the comic? Did you get a second set of knee darts for the inside of your knees as well? It's kind of hard to walk with the inside set, but you eventually get this whole John Wayne/ Clint Eastwood swagger that kind of adds to the character, lol.
    Or a galded look. It looks great so far bro!
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    Jul 11, 2007, 11:09 AM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #31

    Wickedbeard has set himself on the task of creating custom earpieces and custom gauntlets. I'm going to send my bucket up his way so that he can install them as he likes. He's probably also going to throw some Rub & Buff on the helmet to help it match the armor a bit better.

    As far as the knee dart launchers, I think I'm going to stick with what I've got. I really don't need an inner set, as I would hate to get them and mess them up by walking normal and rubbing them together.

    More pics to come.
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    Jul 11, 2007, 1:54 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #32

    Very nice job on that helmet! The knees rock to.
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    Jul 23, 2007, 6:46 AM - Blaster Rifle #33

    Working on the blaster rifle seen in Open Seasons #2. Base is an Airsoft tactical shotgun. Barrel is made of pvc piping from Lowes HI.











    Check back later. More progress & pics to come soon.
  9. Jul 23, 2007, 8:14 AM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #34

    Thought I would go ahead and post some pics of jasters gauntlets, since they are pretty much complete.I went this route so hoses would not be needed.Kind of a self contained gauntlet weapon system.


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    Jul 23, 2007, 4:32 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #35

    Awesome gauntlets. They are definitely wicked...Wicked =D
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    Jul 23, 2007, 6:22 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #36

    Very cool.
    As for the blaster, if you can sand down the part where it hs writing on it, like the Airsoft maker, type of gun, etc, it will make it look better (If you already didn't have that idea in mind).

    I like the gauntlets too, they look very cool.
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    Jul 24, 2007, 7:01 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #37

    That looks awesome, I love the painting scheme.

    Personally I think the codpiece and the gauntlets look the coolest
  13. Aug 4, 2007, 10:56 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #38

    Ok here are some pics of jasters helmet which he will be receiving this week along with some better pics of the gauntlets.
    Hope ya like everything bro.Thanks for letting me take part in this venture.Your gonna love the helmet.Fits like a glove and is very comfortable to wear.
    On with the pics,




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    Aug 5, 2007, 2:21 AM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #39

    Everything looks great
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    Aug 5, 2007, 10:34 AM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #40

    Anything Wickedbeard lays his hands on turns to freakin gold. I kid you not.
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    Aug 8, 2007, 8:19 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #41

    Updated blaster pics:


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    Aug 8, 2007, 10:09 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #42



    Awesome gun! VERY SW
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    Aug 11, 2007, 6:42 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #43

    This is looking awesome.

    Are you going to make a blaster pistol as well? If so, be sure to detail it alot
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    Aug 16, 2007, 1:48 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #44

    Almost done! -






    -------------------------------------------------
    Only things left to do:

    - finish mounting leg armor
    - finish cape
    - attach holsters (waiting on delivery)
    - possibly get girth belt
    - modify Westar blasters

    My only regret is that I'm not going to get to take it to Dragoncon.
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    Aug 16, 2007, 7:03 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #45

    WHOA! That is fantas-ma-gagical!!!

    You're doing a great job. One of the best Jaster's I've seen.

    Keep it up!!!
  21. Aug 16, 2007, 9:41 PM - Re: New SgtFang bucket - WIP (PIC Intensive) #46

    Looks like everything is coming together nicely.Can't wait to see it on ya.

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