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.