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    Dino
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  1. Thank you all for your kind words! @LEGOeatPokemon yes! I am currently working on the F11-D Heavy Rifle ( Phasma Style ) as I like that blaster style most. It will have the TRamp blaster board as well as a fancy function noone else has. But that will be shown in a video @Ripper_L definetly planned is Comic Con Dortmund in December. Since Liam is now announced for Magic Con next month.. maybe there as well. Depends on if I get the blaster finished until then @gmrhodes13 thank you for analysing my dressing video. Keep in mind that that was the very first gearing up. The gaskets were borrowed and didnt fit me around the chest. My own set is on order at Teresa Also, I need to loose more weight to really fit in the costume. The ab piece doesnt close fully in the back, hence the chest and back dont align at the sides well and I guess thats also why the chest is a little up. Or because I am always standing very straight. The belt definetly can be a little tighter. The bicep / forearm issue might just be the strapping. Not sure what I can do about the Chest yoke corner tbh. Thats how the Anovos piece was. I probably just cut it. But adjustments can always be made As I said in the beginning, Im not looking to rush this project. I see it still as a longterm project and also of some sort of WIP on my person with weight loss etc.
  2. Alright .. recap time. Last Thursday I picked up everything from the chrome guys. That was a total of 20 hours by car. Personally, I wouldn't do it again unless there is a valid reason, although the highway to the east was very, very empty and almost always unlimited. You could podrace a bit there. Anyhow. The chromers did a good job, with some parts needing to be remade. But it's not a huge drama. Then I spent the days (Thursday evening, the entire Friday + Saturday) with the strapping. So the Saturday at the con itself. Thanks to my supporters kept the booth running. On Saturday I gave Liam McIntyre an extra set of gloves with handplates (whatever he should do with them, but hey. I don't need 2 pairs and he thought it was cool - Mission accomplished) and an embroidered shirt with a Pyre helmet + Commander Pyre - Build Crew and my logo on the back. Even then I thought "he won't wear it anyway". Then Sunday .. the moment of truth. In the livestream on Instagram I then pulled (got) everything for the first time. The video is on IGTV: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CTt0cl4KfWc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link You can also see Liam's reaction directly there. Incredibly awesome! And he actually wore my shirt! Just awesome. The rest of the day I took photos with a lot of people. Then there was the moment when Liam stopped by my booth and looked at all the props. He celebrated everything - which I celebrated a lot :-D :-D :-D He also signed the helmet from the inside In general, I can only say: I didn't think that everything would work out like this, but the stress was absolutely worth it. Sunday was definitely one of the best days of my life. Here are the pictures A new helmet is needed for the CRL. The helmet is already gold chrome-plated and will then get the black details at some point in the days. + taking photos for the CRL of the individual parts
  3. Exactly. Let me know if I can do anything besides posting more pictures
  4. Yes, we matched the color from the figure. "Schiefergrau - RAL 7015" fits best.
  5. So I copied from the FOTK and Phasma TLJ CRL and edited the wording. Edited wording is marked green. Let me know what you think
  6. Helmet The helmet is mirror reflective with gold pigment and unweathered Lenses are smoky brown, gray or black in color. They may be bubble in shape or flat and must be sufficiently dark enough to obscure the costumer's eyes. A single gold aerator/mic tip is on the lower left side of the wearer's chin. The frown is solid black and covered in a black hexagonal mesh pattern that extends to the tears. Each tear (area beneath the corners of eye lenses) is solid black. Seven recessed tube stripes are present on each side of the helmet. Two clip greeblies are present over the traps on the side. Two clip greeblies are present on the top of the helmet, parallel to the trap greeblies. Along the base of the helmet, a black stripe runs from the side of the helmet and across the back to the other side. There is a slight groove that circles the helmet, above the brow. There is a slight groove that circles the helmet along the bottom and over the chin. A brow of solid gold material spans from the traps over the lenses. Directly below the traps toward the base of the helmet is a small trapezoidal stripe. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): The seven recessed tube stripe slots on each side of the helmet are fully cut out. -- Neckseal Black with horizontal ribs, fitted to the wearer, and extending from the base of the neck to conceal the entire neck. No hair or skin should be visible around the neck area. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): Ideally, the neckseal shall have 11 ribs. The neckseal has a glossy finish. -- Shoulder Pauldron A grey ornament made of rigid plastic or plastic-like material, worn over the right shoulder. -- Chest Plate The chest plate is mirror reflective with gold pigment and unweathered The chest plate overlaps the abdominal plate. The center-top of the chest plate is recessed and black on the side and upward facing edges. A smaller clasp greeblie shall be present on each side of the chest, just inside a small indented area the size of the greeblie. There is a slight groove running vertical on each lateral side of the chest that angles toward the center. Six recessed black ovals are on the wearer's right side, left of the greeblie. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): Grooves on sides of chest should show clear separation. Six recessed black ovals are cut out and backed with black material. -- Back/Yoke The back/Yoke is mirror reflective with gold pigment and unweathered The back plate contains a "O II" design, and the O is black in color. There are no visible seams on the back/yoke. The yoke portion extends over the wearer's shoulders and curves under the armpits. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): A support tab extending from the outside top arch of the yoke shall be present. The support tab should be of a sturdy material, white in color. -- Thermal Detonator The termal detonator is painted grey, matching the reference The thermal detonator mounting plate sits under the back plate and rests above the belt. The control panel is black. The righthand recessed end cap is black. The lefthand end cap extends from the detonator assembly and is black all around the cylinder as well as the end surface. A white stripe is present around the end of the cylinder that extends slightly onto the circular surface. A visible seam is allowed between the cylinder and backing plate. -- Shoulder Gaskets Gaskets shall be rubber or a shiny black material with ridges. The shoulder gaskets must cover all exposed areas under the shoulder bell, between the bicep and chest, and between bicep and back. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): Gaskets shall be made of rubber. Fabric gaskets are not acceptable. -- Shoulder Bells The Shoulder Bell is mirror reflective with gold pigment and unweathered One on each shoulder. The shoulders are considered effectively symmetrical. They may be worn interchangeably on the left and right shoulders. Shoulders have small round extension at the top under the bell itself that butts up against the yoke. -- Biceps The biceps is painted grey, matching the reference Biceps have one seam that faces forward, and a seam on the inside of the arm. The rest of the bicep must be seamless. A clip greeblie is present low and across the seam. Two black ovals are present on the outside-facing side of the bicep. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): Trapezoid detail and ridges in bicep must be present (small detailed section). The inner seam should be overlapped. Seams can be fixed or functional. -- Elbow Gaskets Gaskets shall be rubber or a shiny black material with ridges. The elbow gaskets must cover all exposed areas between the bicep and forearm. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): Gaskets shall be made of rubber. Fabric gaskets are not acceptable. -- Forearms The Forearms is mirror reflective with gold pigment and unweathered Forearms shall have a ridged rail, similar to a picatinny, embedded on the inside of the forearm, roughly covered 1/3rd by a box shape. Forearms shall have a box on the bottom the wrist end. Each box shall have a single black square in the lower inside corner. Each forearm shall have two 'clasp greeblies' on the outside facing surface, near the wrist. Detail box includes black rectangle on small edge perpendicular and closest to wrist. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): Forearm wrist box should be separate pieces, affixed to forearms. Forearm top plate is not attached at front of wrists. -- Gloves/Handplates Are black with black palm, thumb and forefinger. Extend underneath the forearm. Black area is made from leather or leather-like material. The handplates are painted grey, matching the reference Handplates are rigid square boxes and the hand plates are mounted securely over the back of the glove. The recessed oval detail is aligned with the index finger of each hand. A black decal or paint may be used to emulate the recessed oval detail. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): Glove palm must have black stitching. Abdomen Section The abdomen section is painted grey, matching the reference The abdomen section must wrap around the wearer's body without a visible seam. The abdomen has 7 boxes attached that match the order and placement shown against the armor. The large box has a small black recessed square on the lower left to the wearer. The second box to the right of the wearer has a small black recessed rectangle near the top. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): The boxes should sit against the abdominal plate with minimal to no gaps. OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): The seams between the abdominal armor and the 7 boxes should not be filled. -- Codpiece The codpiece is mirror reflective with gold pigment and unweathered The codpiece sits below the abdomen and under the belt. -- Posterior armor The posterior armor is mirror reflective with gold pigment and unweathered The posterior armor sits below the abdomen and under the belt. The top portion of the part shown is hidden by the belt and used to connect the plate to the abdomen armor. -- Belt The belt is ribbed and made from a rubber or a rubber like material. The width of the belt is approximately 2" (50mm). Five grey rectangular boxes and one pouch sit on the belt. There are 2 horizontal boxes on the front, on each side of the center. They are painted grey on the outside half and black on the inside half. There are 2 vertical boxes on the right of the wearer. There is a large vertical black pouch with a grey cover behind the left side of the wearer. A small black cloth pouch is worn on the left side and hides the buckle or remaining belt material. -- Undersuit An undergarment must be worn such that the space between the thighs and the belt shows a black material. The black material may be shiny or matte. The reference photo shows the type used on screen but is not required for basic approval. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): The shorts area of the undersuit should be shiny. -- Thighs The thighs are mirror reflective with gold pigment and unweathered There are seams on the inside and outside of the thighs. A clip greeblie is present high and across the outside seams of each thigh. The right outside thigh to the wearer includes a base for a holster (holster must be present). OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): Holster must be Functional. OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): The inner seam should be overlapped. Seams can be fixed or functional. -- Knee Gaskets Gaskets shall be rubber or a shiny black material with ridges. The knee gaskets must cover all exposed areas between the thigh and shin. OPTIONAL Level two certification (if applicable): OPTIONAL Level three certification (if applicable): Gaskets shall be made of rubber. Fabric gaskets are not acceptable. -- Knee Plates The knee plates are mirror reflective with gold pigment and unweathered The knee plates mirror each other and are placed evenly between the thigh and the shin. Convex edge of knee plate faces upward. -- Shins The shins are mirror reflective with gold pigment and unweathered There are seams on the inside and outside of the shins, with the opening on the inside. A clip greeblie is present high and across the outside seams of each shin. Both shins include two vertical thin boxes that are seamless on the outside. There is a rounded rectangle at the bottom outer front of each shin, which is visible above the spat. The recessed area is black. -- Spats The spats are mirror reflective with gold pigment and unweathered The spats wrap around the lower ankle, just below the black ankle rectangles. The spats are enclosed on the outside of the ankle with a greeblie that overlaps the open side. There is a visible seam on the inside of the ankle. -- Boots & Foot Armor The boots are above-ankle height, and made of black leather or leather-like material. There is a seam down both sides of the front that swoops out to the side of the foot. There is a vertical zipper on the inside that spans the height of the boot. There is a black flat sole with no heel. No buckles or laces. Instep armor covers the entire foot around the front of the boot and goes up under the spats
  7. Mission "Complete Commander Pyre in 2 weeks" is in full swing at the moment. The paintshop made an amazing job for the high gloss parts. This night I'm doing a 5 hour drive to a plating company which will plate the armor in full gold optics. In the best case I can pick it up next wednesday, which gives me 2 more days for strapping
  8. This really turns into a speedbuild haha So I spend the entire day yesterday to finish up the detonator and did some mods on the chest plate. The cfo detonator has a foam core. I dremeled on the left side a little hole into the foam and filled it to the top with resin. With a hand sized gas burner I eliminated all air bubbles on the surface, minimizing the clean up work. The mod on the chest was fairly easy, I thought. First I filled them with 2part epoxy glue and sanded everything down with a mouse sander. It turned out those engraved lines are not symmetrical. My inner OCD triggered af taking out the measurement band.. Once everything measured correctly, I took the cutting tool of my dremel and pre cut the new lines and then refined them with a regular file. Then I cut out the slot detail by simply sanding the back side of the resin block. Done Now everythings at the paintshop 5 minutes away from me. They aim to finish the gloss black parts by Thursday or Friday by latest so I have one week to drive 500km to get the parts vac metalized. The grey parts however can be finished next week. For the grey we decided that RAL 7015 "Schiefergrau" fits best. Its kinda dark but looks also very decent when in direct light. It will be matte but since the paint will be very smooth, it will still reflect the light like a satin finish. Question: The back part of the 2 front boxes.. also grey or black like on Phasma, FOTK etc? I cant really see it on the toy.
  9. Work of the day: sanding and filling imperfections on the cfo detonator Before: After: Tomorrow morning I'll start calling local paintshops. So far so good
  10. Who's the current LMO for the Stormtroopers. Maybe I can talk to him as well, just because of the time Today Im going to finish up the cfo Detonator and will do final touches here and there - but all on all everything is done
  11. Guys I really need some help finding a good color code for the grey. Any help here is appreciated as you can imagine my head is now at a lot of things. I also want to get a booth at comic con with my helmets and stuff. To me it almost looks black, + to me it looks flat. Definetly not glossy.
  12. So.. Liam McIntyre got announced for German Comic Con, which is like 10 minutes away from me. Thats gonna be some busy 2 weeks!!
  13. So, Im slowly getting to the point of choosing a color. The FCO Detonator is currently in transit to me. After assembling and prepping for paint everything will be send of to get painted professionally. Gloss black obviously for the gold chrome. But what about the other color. To me it looks like grey ( in contrast to the black undersuit) . But which RAL color would you recommend? Also.. matte or gloss grey? Since the figure is gold but not mirror gold, I think its just production wise / a reduction of costs that its matte gold. Hence I think the grey could be glossy in real life version as well. But before I do anything, I'd like to ask you guys what would be approvable
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