Page 8 of 37 FirstFirst ... 34567891011121318 ... LastLast
Subscribe
  1. tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,908
    Mar 14, 2007, 7:15 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #176

    Alright, well just to hold you guys up till the nxxt major progress, heres where its at right now. I had to cover that nasty looking line where I glued the halves together, so i added panels to cover it up, and did the same to the other side to make them even in height. I then added some durham's to cover the gaps between pieces. After its done drying sometime soon, I'll go ahead and sand it down, then attach the surface details, once again, put on some durham's for the seems, and then I can paint the base grey. I will have to say, the painter's touch paint is really durable, it hasnt scratched or flaked or anything, and I have put some of it through heck, and nothings happend yet.





    Dont laugh at my work bench, despite the fact its only two saw horses and an old cut up shet of MDF....

    -tubachris
  2. t_bone9600's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    855
    Mar 14, 2007, 9:22 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #177

    tubachris85x said: View Post
    Dont laugh at my work bench, despite the fact its only two saw horses and an old cut up shet of MDF....

    -tubachris
    Hey, its better than sitting on the floor and you don't get yelled at. My wife gets mad at me all the time cause I use the kitchen table.

    -Troy
  3. tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,908
    Mar 14, 2007, 9:54 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #178

    Well, the vents are done and ready to be attached. Whats left to do, is to paint it all up and put the walls together, and it'l start looking like what it should be. To complete it, I need to finnish the box on the main body, and figure how to make the thrusters

    I'll post pics tomorrow, my camera is "D-E-D, dead"

    -tubachris
  4. tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,908
    Mar 15, 2007, 6:29 AM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #179

    Well, good thing I got batteries early enough. Here are the vents that took forever. Its hard to see, but there are walls that surround the piece so that once its attached to the main body, it will angle inwards as you can see. I also finished one of the side of the boxes witht the circular greebly thing on it. Its smaller then I waned it to be, but I could not find any other object that match it's shape as well as this one.

    These are the main vents you first see when you play as the DT on BF



    Tried to get a shot of the walls


    These are the top and underside vents that are not as easly seen


    I really wanted something exactly like this, but with a larger diameter..


    -tubachris
    Last edited by tubachris85x; Mar 15, 2007 at 6:37 AM.
  5. sl/tk8456's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    485
    Mar 15, 2007, 7:44 AM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #180

    Dude, I've just seen this thread an apologise for not popping in sooner (I don't own any mando so thought this place sacred ground, LOL)

    Ace work dude, ace! I need to start doing something 'special' like this too. Loving the hand plates MDF sculpt. I make smaller handplates but are made from clay then plaster, when I got it right. Good thing about plastic is you can form it again if it's pants.

    Keep up the great work mate
  6. tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,908
    Mar 15, 2007, 4:14 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #181

    Quick update for this afternoon. I put on the surface details, and sanded the sides up a bit, and its looking a bit cleaner. The Durham's is drying right now, and I will have to finish sanding that later tonight. I am expecting to finish this tonight as well as begin attaching the vents. Hopefully by this time tomorrow, you'll begin to see it taking more shape. But right now, I have to perform at a concert....

    -tubachris
  7. tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,908
    Mar 16, 2007, 12:23 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #182

    Here's a quick teaser until I finish the rest tonight...



    -tubachris
  8. Edrrak Nolat's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    247
    Mar 16, 2007, 12:42 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #183

    nice
  9. Member Since
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    25
    Mar 16, 2007, 3:23 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #184

    oh great. I drooled on my keyboard
  10. I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    5,520
    Mar 16, 2007, 5:04 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #185

    Looks awesome
  11. tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,908
    Mar 16, 2007, 11:19 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #186

    Sorry guys, something came up while working on the JP. I managed to sattach the front side vents, and the bottom, left side vent, but was unable to finish the rest of it tonight. I will present it when I get them on.

    -tubachris
  12. tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,908
    Mar 18, 2007, 12:55 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #187

    Alright, I spent my morning working on the boxes that I wasnt able to finish last time. Took me awhile to get this one side done, but im still not done with it, still need to bondo and re-paint the grey around it so it will look cleaner than it is. Im also getting concerned about the accuracy of the jp now. I spent countless hours trying to get the right look to everything as much as possible, but im starting to wonder if the box looks "stubby" or too short. Let me know what you guys think.









    -tubachris
  13. I helped at SDCC '08 The Clayster's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,586
    Mar 18, 2007, 12:58 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #188

    lookin good chris
  14. MandoMan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    836
    Mar 18, 2007, 7:24 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #189

    Awesome bro!! That jet pack is coming along VERY nicely! This thing is going to kick some major bootay when done!
  15. tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,908
    Mar 18, 2007, 7:43 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #190

    MandoMan said: View Post
    Awesome bro!! That jet pack is coming along VERY nicely! This thing is going to kick some major bootay when done!
    Thanks dude!
    Lets hope there arent any jet pack malfunctions or else it'd be kicking my booty..

    -tubachris
  16. Darasuum_Verd's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    572
    Mar 18, 2007, 8:58 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #191

    that JP is sweet! I can't wait to see the whole suit, it will be Uber
  17. tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,908
    Mar 20, 2007, 8:58 AM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #192

    Thanks guys!

    Im a bit ticked cause I have been trying to upload the ref pics of the JP that I have, and its just not working! There is one inaccuracy which concerns the trapazoid box details, but if I decide to try and fix it, I would have to redo the whole jp, so I'll make sure to keep note of that when I do a version 2 vacu-form version.

    -tubachris
  18. Edrrak Nolat's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    247
    Mar 20, 2007, 10:31 AM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #193

    tubachris85x said: View Post
    I spent countless hours trying to get the right look to everything as much as possible, but im starting to wonder if the box looks "stubby" or too short. Let me know what you guys think.
    -tubachris
    Actually, from what I can remember, the JP on the Darktroopers looks very short AND stubby. Frankly, I think you are right on in terms of accuracy! 'Grats!
  19. tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,908
    Mar 20, 2007, 4:14 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #194

    Edrrak Nolat said: View Post
    Actually, from what I can remember, the JP on the Darktroopers looks very short AND stubby. Frankly, I think you are right on in terms of accuracy! 'Grats!
    Thats re-assuring! Thanks!

    -tubachris
  20. tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,908
    Mar 20, 2007, 9:20 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #195

    Alrighty then!

    I managed to get the pic scanned finnally. I wish I could have made it a bit larger, but my photoshop skills arent all there yet. LMK what you think in comparison!



    -tubachris
  21. mandalore697's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    956
    Mar 21, 2007, 4:06 AM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #196

    Mate that looks outstanding! I think you've captured it really really well.

    Keep up the great work

    Dan
  22. Farva's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    591
    Mar 21, 2007, 11:44 AM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #197

    Looking good really good dude!!!!!!!
  23. tubachris85x's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,908
    Mar 22, 2007, 5:52 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #198

    I finnally got off my rear and did something productive and got most of the biceps done. The only thing left is I want to add a thin pice of flat wood, just like the stuff I got for the hand guards. On the trapzoid (outside trapazoidal box where the two pieces will meet) and the front rectangular section between the angled section and the curve of the inside, is where I will add the wood to raise the details and make it cleaner looking. That'll be it for the biceps once I do that. Next up, the shoulder armor!






    -tubachris
  24. Member Since
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    13
    Mar 22, 2007, 7:19 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #199

    Thats lookin sweet dude. Definatly lookin like pic, i can just picture it
  25. Member Since
    May 2005
    Posts
    65
    Mar 23, 2007, 9:20 PM - Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread #200

    Well, just as a side note, you could actually make quite a bit of money selling these pieces to 501st guys looking to make a dark trooper. It looks like your pretty much just making all of your own vacu-molds, so you could just do tons of castings.

Similar Threads

  1. :bowdown: Two Darktrooper Figures FTW
    By tubachris85x in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Dec 6, 2007, 11:11 AM
  2. Question to set the record straight about Darktrooper's
    By tubachris85x in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Nov 28, 2007, 6:28 PM
  3. BKBT PAINTING PROGRESS (BACK)
    By AFettFullofDollars in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: Jan 26, 2006, 12:12 PM
  4. Armor: Chest, back and cod armor
    By Migrate from As You Wish in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 226
    Last Post: Mar 6, 2004, 1:06 PM