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On 7/25/2022 at 4:02 PM, d503364 said:

Very nice job.

I've made a shoretrooper and mimban stormtrooper out of eva foam myself.

Nice man!

 

Speaking of, I’ve been modding the armor into a Mimban stormtrooper 

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For the mud effects I simply dabbed and slapped the grey paint on with a paper towel. I’ll be going over it again with a darker color. These guys were seriously muddy in the movie lol. 
 
For the forehead piece what I did was cover the helmet dome in foil, then add slits so I could flatten it to create the template. I used two layers of thin foam for the brow cause the first layer I wrapped around the bottom of the forehead. Making it look uneven. 
 

Still gotta add the little details on the side of the forehead and clean it up. Gotta figure something out for the cloak as well.

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Still amazing to see what some can do with foam

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22 minutes ago, Cheeseballs said:

Reference

https://imgur.com/a/kZk0FL6 

 

for some reason this image won’t embed

Try the "direct" link option (how to with mobile info)

 

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Third coat done, gonna do one more lighter one. For the previous coat I used paper towels to dab the paint on, then I used a brush to get in in the crevices. For this coat I just used this sponge and didn't try as hard to get it in the cracks

 

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Blast shield seams filled, white paint added, it’s a little off white compared to the helmet but it’ll probably look fine with mud lol

 

4th coat added to armor, to lighten it up a little

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I think it’s close enough now lol

  

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Does look a little darker than the reference, is annoying not knowing how a mix with dry and what color change you will get, trial and error :D 

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13 minutes ago, gmrhodes13 said:

Does look a little darker than the reference, is annoying not knowing how a mix with dry and what color change you will get, trial and error :D 

Yeah lmao

just realized I posted the same paint cup image twice lol, here’s what the armor looks like after that 4th coat


 

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good enough for me lol

 

And the brow on the blast shield has been masked and painted

 

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Does look like the reference has a little less grey in some areas but really it's a personal choice how much weathering is too much. Great work getting the helmet shield that curved, just note it does look a slightly different white, I guess not too much of an issue with weathering going over the top ;)

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I added a little bit of white on the torso areas, but didn’t like it much and covered it back up with the color of the 3rd coat. Then I roughly and quickly did the whole armor in that color. The difference isn’t much but I think I’m happy with it now, just gotta do that all to the helmet

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Helmet done! 
 

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It came out really good, better than the armor lol. It doesn’t match perfectly but eh it’s okay. Definitely used the experience I got from weathering the armor to help on the helmet, I was able to make the scraping off effect on the chin easier by just scraping it off rather than white drybrush cause it’s hard plastic instead of foam.


When painting the mud I simply shoved paper towel in the lense to mask them:


https://imgur.com/a/HvZQlpR 

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If I ever do make an actual TK kit for approval in the future I might go muddy, it was pretty fun to muddy him up with decent results, especially on the helmet. 
 

 

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2 hours ago, Cheeseballs said:

https://imgur.com/a/HvZQlpR 
 

If I ever do make an actual TK kit for approval in the future I might go muddy, it was pretty fun to muddy him up with decent results, especially on the helmet. 
 

 

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If you do go TK for approval you can always start out with a clean version and convert it to a sandy or muddy later ;) 

 

Nice work, weathering on the helmet came out really well

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