Sling gun is about 95% finished now. I still need to add the iron site and the side greeblies, and paint the prongs on the under barrel silver. Also added the left barrel scar as seen on the photo shoot references. Overall, I'm very very pleased with how this weekend project turned out and can't wait to add the finishing details. Oh and I need to paint the trigger button orange. Thankfully the grip is simple to take apart and get it isolated.
Thanks guys! Got iron site & side greeblies on now. Wanted to add the silver to the metal stock today but it is too humid with the rain we just had. So I'll probly just fix some spots on the boots and trim the WF kit.
Also going to determine the best color to make the trigger orange/red. Thankfully its easy to isolate it buy unscrewing the handle.
Here's a peak of the helmet getting a professional do over by Fett 4 Real - be sure to follow him on social media for some sick paint projects he works on.
Bit of a small update for the boots- added the hint of brown to mimic the references. I masked off the soles and aimed for the tape & let the mist hit the base of the canvas. Also redid the black stripe with white undertone. Im thrilled with how they turned out- but its weird how the light plays with them
Also tried out an aluminum color for the Kaiser stock rod
It's been a bit since the last update. A few things, I've decided I'ma redo the boots as the weathering is too dark and orange looking in comparison to the references photos. Furthermore, majority of the armor pieces are ready for paint which will fun to update on. That won't really happen until I get a compressor and when helmet gets here from Dom (Fett 4 Real). Check out his social media pages on Instagram and Facebook to see the transformation it has undergone, and more of his outstanding work!
Lastly, the Pre-Pro 2 CRL draft has been posted on the BHG! Head on over and read some of the details!
You can find it here
It's truly a piece of art! Fett 4 Real nailed the exact details I was hoping to see on the finished product. So again to Dom, a HUGE thank you for taking this on. And a big thanks to jbdubz for his eye for detail and hawk eye-like abilities to nab down on the gritty details!
Speaking of the helmet, it's finally here in hand and wanted to post some up close and personal shots of the piece. Featuring cold cast ears from Wasted Fett , real dental files from 01Hawk , add great detail bits of detail that compliment everything else. The main aesthetic that was wanted so bad was the blueish grey aura present on the forehead that gently touches the outer edge of the dent; also a mist spot is also present on the left cheek. It really pulls everything together
The next bit of details I plan to add soon is a light unit in the rf topper, as well as a metal 3 hole borden connector.
Boots, round 2:
After staring at the boots over the course of a couple weeks, I've decided to redo them as I felt the grey was too dark and the orange too strong. They're still going through a rework presently but here they are as of now. I had to test a couple greys but finally settled on one. Still testing different oranges as well to get that weathering right. Furthermore, I hit the white spots on the left boot with some weathering poweder, as there seem to be heavily present more so than the right in the reference pictures.
After a good but of searching when I find the time to, I wanted to find a metal greeblie that mimics the prongs on the under barrel attachment. The left one appears to a good bit of detail to it. So far, I haven't had much luck. But I did find something on ebay for $10 to suffice for the time being. When it gets here I'll disassembled and see what I can do with the piece on it.
The greeblie part arrived. Tho not 100% true in appearance, its damn close I'd say & Im totally going to throw it on the under barrel for now until the actual part is identified. Im redirecting my focus to the left gauntlet for now.
Left gauntlet & flamer:
Fett 4 real was kind enough to print stormtrooperguy's PP2 upper shell for me a couple weeks back. It arrived with a small chip on the corner, easy fix. Just usps being usps.
Anyways, I wanted to try and get the flame unit started. It looks intimidating at first but simple when you think from building outward from the rod. For the rod, I used a telescoping steel rod found a automotive tool.
As the reference pics show, the flamer can be seen in a retracted & extended position. I wanted to replicate this detail really bad, not only for looks but to retract it to keep it from snagging on objects. So heres a rough draft. The silver attachment is part of the tool & will be replaced with brass nozzle/greblies.
At least to my eye, the actual boots appear to shift in shading like 3 times in 3 separate reference photos; which was frustrating to settle on which pic to follow. Needless to say, I'm happy now with how mine turned out. I mixed two acrylic paints together; a tara cota orange and some barn red, with a wet paper towel of Rustolem Rudy Brown. Took a foam brush and faded it into the grey. After letting it dry for an hour, I closed up some areas with the base grey and a hint of black. I didn't get a chance to get outdoor pics due to rain, but the brownish red appears slightly better in person than the pics.
Oh and I added a bit more black to white fading on the left black stripe of the left boot..
Sling Gun greeblie - Under barrel attachment: metal prong
Took off the default prong greeblie that comes on the RafalFett amazing barrel and under barrel prints via Shapeaways, and installed the metal prong piece shown a couple post back. Until the actual part is identified, I'm completely happy with how this looks. In meantime, I'll look for an slender metal greeblie for the other detail.
Gauntlet hose mic plugs The hunt for real parts continues...
According to reference photos, the ends of the gaintlet hoses feature a 3 hole/prong microphone plug. These were produced by ITT Cannon, and still are available for ~$75 for a set for PP-2.
Here they are as seen on the right hose:
I was able to find some vintage looking ones for WAY way below the $75 price tag from the manufacturer. Same part # & everything, just needs some TLC.
9 male plugs
4 female plugs
They may not serve there purpose anymore but they will serve the suit well. As for the extras, I'll more than likely sell some pieces in the cargo hold.
Pre Pro 2 jetpack rocket
With the warhead fins appearing to stick out a bit more, I decided to get the missle parts printed to make adjustments to my satisfaction.
Credit to stormtrooperguy and his FREE file on Thingaverse. And a huge thanks to my garrison mate, Ken, for printing it for me. Here's the rough assembly. Later I will buy the metal collar from machinecraft & slightly mod the fins to stick out more aggressively.
Wasted Fett Hero sized armor has finally been trimmed up and sanded the edges. Still need to cut the chest light bars and D-ring slits on the back plate I almost botched the left corner of the collar piece but was able to balance it out and it looks fine now, thank the maker
Next phase for the armor is filling the dents and creating new ones to match the physical damaged on the PP-2 reference material.
Heading to my garrison buddies house tomorrow to get the missile.