Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

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    Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    Hi,

    Here's my animated clone and the stage I'm at , at the moment











    Just primered the armor, as I like my armor to be without any kind of glossyness, I've decided to let the primer be the basic white. Apart from the abdom piece and the underlegs, i've made every part a one-piece part.I just used Industrial Velcro as much as possible, but on most parts I used snaps to harnass the armor, mini-snaps inside the shoulder bells so they would fit confortably/snugg fit enough around the shoulders.






    The ARF helmet and Vizor I reinforced at some parts to make it more firm/stronger, as glue doesn't stick so easy to the helmet I had to use polymer.



    Up next are the shoes.

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    These suits are nice. I did the camo ARF version.

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    Wow. Looking good. I love that armor. I would love to build up a set one day. Looks like it goes together smooth.

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    Looking good, man!
    That's one skinny waist on these suits. There's no way I could ever do one so kudos to all those of you that can pull it off.

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    They are actually not too bad. I'm 6-00 and 230 lbs and wear one just fine. I'd say, up to about a 35" waist would probably be OK

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    That's interestin. They look super lean. I'm just under 200lbs. Guess I might be able to rock one after all.

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    Jango 5204 said: View Post
    These suits are nice. I did the camo ARF version.
    I've seen your ARF version, I like how you did it very much.

    Thanks guys

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    Are you going to do the kind of gray shaded weathering or just leave it the flat white?

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    Muad'Dib said: View Post
    That's interestin. They look super lean. I'm just under 200lbs. Guess I might be able to rock one after all.
    That would depend on your height and where you carry your weight.

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    I'm 5'10" with a 34 waist.

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    Muad'Dib said: View Post
    Are you going to do the kind of gray shaded weathering or just leave it the flat white?
    I'm not sure yet, was thinking about a waterbased weathering together with hairspray (to make it stick to the armor, I have to test this method yet), a technique used by a few sandtroopers I know, but might go for a more permanent way, don't know yet, but I won't keep the armor and helmet plain white.

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    Weathered most of the armor parts today, as I'm using white coloured primer as basic white I used grey primer for weathering.

    Here are the first pics




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    This is Great!!

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    Looking good man!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Leo

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    I made some clearer pictures today, I would like some feedback on the back piece, should I weather it more or should it be more subtle?







    Thank You for the kind words

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    Ohhhh, thats NICE! Keep it up man!

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    I like more weathering so it shows up good in pictures outside and doesnt get washed out by a flash.

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    This is awesome..that is one of my favorite Troopers from the Clone Wars

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    Maybe... just a bit in some certain spots with a darker primer to give the "dirt" a little extra depth.
    I'd say you've pretty much captured how it looks in the show, though.

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    Just finished the ARF helmet , I'm pretty pleased with the outcome of the result but I've used another green color, I hope I didn't mess it up.




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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    Very nice work so far. I love the helmet.

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    Nice Job. I really like the weathering. Looks like the show. Very nice effect. What kind of gray primer did you use? I like the shade of it.

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    That is really GOOD!

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    Looks awesome Gino!

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    Re: Gino's ARF/Animated Grunt

    Thanks people

    I used normal grey primer, it comes in standard cans, don't know exactly what kind of grey it is, but you can also use smoked grey as the color needed.

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