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Shrey's Cara Dune Build

 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:08 am    Post subject: Shrey's Cara Dune Build Reply with quote

Figured I might as well start documenting my Season 1 Cara Dune build.

I am using 3D printed armor. I first sanded the print.

IMG_1530 by SumTotal, on Flickr

I then sprayed it with multiple layers of filler primer (excuse random parts of my Tatooine Luke build in there):
IMG_1580 by SumTotal, on Flickr

And then more and more sanding, and using Bondo sandable glaze, then more sanding:
IMG_1586 by SumTotal, on Flickr

Finally, on to the spray paint. Here's the products I used:
IMG_1654 by SumTotal, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sprayed everything that has a silver base with multiple layers of the silver:
IMG_1588 by SumTotal, on Flickr

After giving that ample time to dry, I painted liquid latex on each silver area that I could determine in the reference images.

IMG_1645 by SumTotal, on Flickr

Once that dried, I sprayed it with the teal.
IMG_1647 by SumTotal, on Flickr

When the teal was dry to the touch, I rubbed off all the areas where I had applied latex:
IMG_1650 by SumTotal, on Flickr

I then sanded the edges and anywhere that seemed like it would have wear. I still want to weather it with some watered-down acrylics, but I am pretty pleased with this "chipped paint" look.

IMG_1652 by SumTotal, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the glove greeblies, I purchased motocross gloves and seam ripped the knuckle and finger guards off:
IMG_1578 by SumTotal, on Flickr

I used a Dremel plastic saw blade and then a the sanding wheel to remove the outer plastic part that does not appear in the reference images for Cara.

IMG_1579 by SumTotal, on Flickr

I spray painted these pieces teal.
IMG_1648 by SumTotal, on Flickr

They are a weird color in the reference images, so I plan to try to match that with hand painting with acrylics, then drill a few more holes in the plastic so I can sew them on leather gloves with three seams on the back of the hand to match with reference images. I have upholstery needles but we shall see how well it works with small gloves and small, fiddly plastic bits.

I have also started hand painting details on the ammo boxes and will be starting on the blaster and greeblies. I have the base for the undershirt, so that is also on the list. Unfortunately, I do not have the accurate hexagon patterned fabric as of yet for the top and pant "chaps", but there's plenty of details to work on in the meantime.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I painted the knuckle greeblies with a mixture of teal paint and metallic teal paint, and a little black. They're a weird color shifting color in photos, unfortunately.

IMG_1774 by SumTotal, on Flickr

I drilled some small holes in addition to the holes already on the knuckle guards, and am slowly sewing them on to three seamed leather gloves with a curved upholstery needle.

IMG_1777 by SumTotal, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the paints and the satin varnish I used for the belt greeblies. IMG_1775 by SumTotal, on Flickr

IMG_1762 by SumTotal, on Flickr

IMG_1764 by SumTotal, on Flickr

To recreate the weathered look of the belt greeblies, I first taped off and painted the turquoise stripes on the ammo boxes. After that dried, I began slowly painting on watered-down brown and black acrylic in numerous layers. Since the bottom layer is silver spray paint, if I ever went too dark or didn't like how it was turning out, I could wipe off the layers with a wet cloth.

IMG_1763 by SumTotal, on Flickr

IMG_1700 by SumTotal, on Flickr

For the ammo boxes, I scraped them lightly with a screwdriver, and used silver, black, and mixes of teal paint to create wear patterns on the teal stripe

IMG_1765 by SumTotal, on Flickr

IMG_1771 by SumTotal, on Flickr

IMG_1770 by SumTotal, on Flickr

I sealed all the greeblies with satin varnish when I was satisfied with their appearance.

IMG_1772 by SumTotal, on Flickr

IMG_1773 by SumTotal, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apparently did not take a lot of pictures of the blaster assembly and probably would do it differently if I have to do it again. I wasn't paying attention to the reference photos and had sprayed the 3-D printed parts silver. I then glued them together with Gorilla glue.

IMG_1696 by SumTotal, on Flickr

I ended up painting over the silver with a zillion layers of watered down acrylics. I tried to create a bit of an uneven pattern for a wood appearance, and to let silver come through in indicated areas.

When I was satisfied, I sealed it with the varnish.

IMG_1715 by SumTotal, on Flickr

IMG_1716 by SumTotal, on Flickr
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