Jodo Kast Jodo Kast WIP

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toolguy301

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Been a bit have had some home projects to work on, but have gotten the jetpack fully resin coated, filled with a coat of bondo & sanded, then a light coat of a spackle with a mixture of Elmers glue for some extra bond. Sanded this down to a pretty smooth finish. Will be adding some spot filler & brush on another light coat of resin over the entire outside of the pack to fill in voids & to seal the spackle. Then finish sanding & ready for primer. Will be getting the piano keys attached will probably use super glue. Getting things ready for painting when the weather finally warms up.

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Damore

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This build looks great. Are you going to be adding these parts to your Shapeways store? I'm going to be upgrading a friend's Jodo Kast soon, and some of these parts would really help out.
 
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Thank you for the kind words. These parts will be available in my Shapeways shop at some point.

Been working on getting the jetpack ready for paint. Did a layer of spackle mixed with elmers glue over the entire pack & sanded it to smooth out things Added the 3D printed piano keys, just used super glue to attach them to the body. Then I did another light coat of resin over the entire pack. Sanded this all smooth then it was time for primer. After the first coat of primer did some spot fills & wet sanded it to smooth it out. Ready for paint. Primed & smoothed the fuel tank tops & bottoms, rocket, collar, grate, & thrusters.

Got my light kit in for the rangefinder from Jc27 yesterday. This one is white.

Also asked Major to make me a custom set of gloves which came in today. These are great gloves. I had him make a couple of slight changes to make it more Jodo specific. The top pads are more square near the knuckles & have a slight bevel with 3 stitches instead of the radius & the 4 on Boba Fett's gloves. I went with grey & will darken the tackle twill to a light grey. I based this off the few view in the comic.

Also have the 2 belt accessory panels & helmet ready to paint.

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Thanks for the kind words Lance.

The painting has begun. Jetpack, belt accessories, & helmet are all in a base coat of silver.

Received a box in the mail with my armor that I got from RKD. I had a special request to use his V1 knee armor & going with an inner & outer dart housing on each. This way I will have 4 darts on each knee. This is some great armor. Other than some trimming & sanding to get things to fit it shouldn't take long to be ready for paint. Will was great to work with.

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Removed the shin pouches & dyed my MOW flight suit, spats, flak vest, & neck seal. Decided to dye it in 2 phases. First go was using a mix called driftwood which was a mix of black & yellow which gave a nice dirty undertone. Doesn't show well but you can see some of this coloring where the flash washed out the legs. This was allowed to air dry overnight & then went & dyed it to a dark pearl grey with a mix of black & let air dry. Not too dark but definitely a nice grey. I didn't want to go too dark so the I could get some nice weathering tones & will darken it with that. Did the same process with the flak vest & neck seal which came out a light grey which is washed out in the photos. There are plans to make this rather dirty as well.

Went with the tackle twill instead of the cotton, wanted there to be some difference between the vest & the flight suit material & wanted to mimic the look of Boba Fett. This will be darkened more with the weathering. Can tell the color difference between the vest coloring & the white tackle twill on the gloves.

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Received a package in the mail today from Shapeways. A bunch of 3D printed items. Had my gauntlets, darts, rocket (missing nose piece wasn't in the box), dental expander, gauntlet & knee darts, MQ-1 calculator pad with separate buttons, flame thrower nozzles, belt & pistol grenades, cod & collar/back armor attachment blocks, & trigger/barrel for Pulce 40. The dental files I have had these are what I call my V.1 set cause they now have the #15 on them where these don't.

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toolguy301

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Been a while but have gotten the helmet painted but still need to finish with some fine weathering details. I made up some templates based off the various views of the helmet throughout the comic. Consistency is very lacking, so took a good stab at using all the various damage displayed. I didn't want too clean of a helmet, just don't feel it would look right.

Also worked on the ammo pouches. Making functional pouches. Used chip board to make a box & glued vinyl over the top. I will be spray dying the vinyl gray & will be adding the stitching in the flap.

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Thank you for the kind words, not really easy going off the comic references due to lots of inconsistencies.

Some more progress. Decided to work on the belt some.


Used a vinyl spray paint on the ammo pouches to make them gray. Need to get the stitching done on the flaps.

Went with a brown girth belt from Dover.

Painted up the left & right belt accessories.

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toolguy301

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Been busy in the last week working on a number of things.

Got the armor prepped to begin painting.

Had to add some pieces to the cod piece to make it over lap with the kidney plate. Used some pieces from a face shield due to being the same thickness & just as flexible these were epoxied to the inside of the cod piece. The upper & lower sides were heated & formed to match the cod piece. Used some Bondo to blend & fill.

For the back plate I had to add about .750" to the section that the collar piece would be attached. Use some face shield pieces for this & epoxied them. Used Bondo to blend & fill this in.

Assembled the knee armor. Going with 4 darts on each knee. Had to fully assemble these. Used epoxy to hold everything together.

Everything else was trimmed & sanded. Then primed & painted a base silver.

Worked on the 3 belt grenades & pistol grenades epoxying them together. Did some filling & sanding prior to priming. Painted the belt grenades in a light gray/white/black mix with a base silver. The pistol grenades went with a darker grey, red, & purplish color. Trying to emulate the comic coloring.

Worked on the side arm. Went with a Pulce from MLS. Very nice cast & recommend it. Went with a 3D printed barrel piece. The MLS pulse comes in 3 pieces, 2 piece barrel & the main body. The barrel threads onto the body via a 5/8" thread. I cut this off & made & recess adding a 5/16" threaded piece to screw the new barrel on. Wanted this cause wanted the hollow barrel & designed this to place the pistol grenades in the end of the barrel. Did all the prep work & went with a paint scheme similar to ESB Boba Fett.

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Did a 3D design of the Nemrod holster based off of various reference photos, made a version to be pepped or 3D printed. The pep version I eliminated some details to simplify things. Opted to go with the pep version on this build cause of some mods that will have to be made in order to mount the pistol grenades on the side. This is just the card stock shell at this time but will be gluing chip board on the inner surfaces to firm it up then resin coating it. Planning on covering this in vinyl.

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Been working on a number of the small things.

Finished up the Gauntlet rocket, flame thrower nozzles, key pad, knee/gauntlet darts, jetpack stabilizer & beacon.

Tried my hand at some sewing. Finished up the ammo pouches & made up the belt the accessories are attached.

Finished up the holster adding some strapping to attach to the belt, strap to hold on the pistol grenades, & strap to hold the pistol in the holster. Went with a brown & did some washes to try & give it a leather look.

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Got busy this weekend & got the armor painted. All was done with layering method. I had gone through the comic cells & made up templates for each piece & came up with a damage scheme that made sense. The symbol on the right chest plate was taken from the from cover of the comic with some liberties on the section that is covered. I made a stencil on frisket paper & spray painted this. Still need to do some misting & washes.

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Thank you Matt & Lance for the kind words.

The knee armor & the shoulder bells are now painted. This was done layered method like the rest of the armor. The skull for the left shoulder was painted on as well. Need to do some final weathering but the plan is to get all the armor pieces & gauntlets to that point so that I can work on that process at the same time. Right now I am in a painting mode, it is a little hot with some humidity but it has been dry so not perfect for painting but I will take it. Jetpack is next.

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It has been all about the jetpack this week getting it painted. Went with the monochromatic blue highlighted with the orange & red that is shown throughout the comic. The piano keys are going will be painted orange. Needs to be dirtied up yet.

Also got a box in the mail with a new set of boots. For those wondering if my toe spikes will fit the 2015 version of MOW boots, yes they will, but I am debating to go with toe spikes or not to go with toe spikes. I keep thinking that the toe just looks naked without them even though the cover of TEOD is the only place you see the spikes on Jodo.

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