Rako Hardeen toolguy301's Rako Hardeen Build

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toolguy301

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Been working on a Rako Hardeen. All the hard pieces have been 3D designed by myself & printed through Shapeways. All the 3D printed parts were coated with Smooth On's XTC-3D, sanded, spot filled, sanded, primed, & painted or will be painted. Plan on doing all the sewing by modifying some patterns. I am pretty far along in the build at this point but will fill in up to where I am currently, so will be a long first post.
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Designed the helmet & created a pep file to get sizing prior to having it 3D printed. Went through 7 different revisions before getting it 3D printed.
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Pep build just to use as a template & sizing.
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3D printed helmet. Was designed with internal bracing & attachment for hard hat suspension. Attachment method for the visor lens was also designed into the helmet.
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Helmet is in primer & ready for paint. Completed the painting of the rangefinder.
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All the armor pieces & chest badge were 3D printed. All the armor pieces were designed with attachment methods in mind either strapping or snaps.
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The parts that are grey/black/silver have been painted.
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Thermal detonator .
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Chest badge. The buttons were printed in white & red, these were just clear coated. Plan on adding lights to the badge. Also designed the vest clips which will be sewn into the vest & have magnets for attachment for a faux attachment method.
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Sewing patterns to be used & modified.
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Pepping the 2 blasters, the Westar 35 & the other. I created a 3D model for each using that to create a pep file. The Westar 35 is in the final stages.
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Catches up where things stand at this point.
 
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TK50175

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This is great! I love how you did the attachment of the helmet inliner and how you prepared it for the armor!
 
Wow! You're really off to a great start! I've always been a fan of Hardeen's design and color scheme. Excited to see it finished!
 
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toolguy301

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Bad ass build bro! Can’t wait to see it all together
Wow! You're really off to a great start! I've always been a fan of Hardeen's design and color scheme. Excited to see it finished!
Wow, that helmet is awesome!
Thank you guys. I am really liking how this is turning out.

Helmet was based with a metallic silver & got the antique white painted. Used liquid latex masking to added the damage that I tried to get from reference photos.

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Artakha

Active Hunter
I love how Shapeways is becoming such a great tool for custom armor and helmets like this. Fantastic work.
 
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toolguy301

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WOW !! This looks Fantastic !!!!
Thank you.
I love how Shapeways is becoming such a great tool for custom armor and helmets like this. Fantastic work.
Thank you, I have been extremely happy with the 3D prints I have gotten from Shapeways. I am thoroughly impressed with their general nylon plastic, it is extremely durable.

Added the yellow to the helmet.

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toolguy301

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Fantastic work. It's great to see someone take the plunge and tackle 'lesser' known characters like this.
Thank you. I like the lesser know characters, Jodo Kast was my last costume to complete, good for those time when I can't wear my Boba Fett.
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Mouth area painted. Now to dirty it up some with some washes to give it some proper weathering.
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Denim for the shirt & pants, faux suede & fur for the vest. Going to dye the pants with RIT Dye Martini Olive & Khaki Green. The vest will be Moon Mist. This will be my biggest challenge so far, sewing.

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jbdubz

Active Hunter
There should be some defined cuts to the lower shape of the nose section and the angle of your center cylinder detail in the snout is a little too much downward facing compared to the references. Looks like it needs to be at a 4 o'clock, yours is at a 5...
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