Jump to content

MTK Build - Going Sandy!

Recommended Posts

Hey everybody. I picked up a ATA kit back in April and then a MTK kit last month. I decided to start with the MTK and make it a sandy and keep the ATA nice and shiny for my wife. Here is the obligatory Brown Box pic of me and my MTK.  I have already started trimming and have taken some pictures, but I am not near as diligent at taking progress pictures as some of the awesome guys here, whom I have been reading for some months already. But I will try.......


Anyway, here we go!



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks guys. It has been years since I have built armor. I had a FX back in 2000 and armor is VERY different now!


I will post some of the progress pics I have so far in the next day or two. Already started my backpack some weeks ago to.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
  • 2 weeks later...

I have not been updating this thread much since my build has been geared towards a sandy, but if anyone is watching, here is a few pics. The lighting is kinda crappy, but I plan on doing some better ones this weekend.


I am almost done. :)







Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks guys! As we all know, it is a labor of love!


The notch on the top left thigh I did on purpose. My intent from the beginning was to aim for SWAT and do Move Along. I have posted TONS of build pics, including my pack build thread over on MEPD. Didn't figure there would be as much interest in the dirty stuff over here.


I am however getting ready to start my ATA build that is staying shiny and clean :) I will try to document that as well as I can. One more build thread is not a bad idea right? :)



Edited by TD369
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the kind words about the weathering. I have had a number of people ask me how I did it. I certainly did not innovate any new technique, but I did kinda find my own way after looking at a few different, and awesome, threads about weathering over at MEPD.NET. I am gonna make a video on a spare piece ABS I have to show how I achieved these results. I only used 4 colors.


Again, thanks for all the kind words :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Actually Barcode, it does not sound silly at all! Going Sandy is really taking a "plunge" with your armor. But once it is done and you look at the results.........well, even though it's mine, I cant stop looking at pictures of it! :)


Thanks for the kind words again everyone!!!!


For those interested in a weathering technique, I read this thread before I started. Once I did the first shin, I found a method that worked for me. Hope I am not out of line posting this link to the MEPD.NET



Link to comment
Share on other sites

You have done a wonderful job on the weathering. Very nice patterns, they really look natural and it's not overdone. 


I would just add a strap between your forearms and biceps so they stick together, and then drop a little the biceps. And after that i think we could all just move along...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the kind words on my weathering Horseman!


I actually didn't want to add that strapping detail to the forearms and biceps, although I did consider it many times. I can move my arms much easier with them where they are. I know it may not be as screen accurate, but it is definitely more accurate for mobility!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...