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Darktrooper Progress Thread 8MAR2011: Getting back to it

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    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.





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    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

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    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

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    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..


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    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

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    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

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



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    Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread

    nice

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    oh great. I drooled on my keyboard

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    Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread

    Looks awesome

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    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.

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    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.









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    Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread

    lookin good chris

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    Awesome bro!! That jet pack is coming along VERY nicely! This thing is going to kick some major bootay when done!

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    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

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    that JP is sweet! I can't wait to see the whole suit, it will be Uber

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    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.

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    Re: Darktrooper Progress Thread

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!



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

    Keep up the great work

    Dan

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    Looking good really good dude!!!!!!!

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    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!






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    Thats lookin sweet dude. Definatly lookin like pic, i can just picture it

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    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.

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