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Offline tbbaker69

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Re: Cloud City Garrison's IG-88
« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2020, 10:26:33 PM »
Very inspiring! Keep rolling on this guy. Can’t wait to see the progress.
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Re: Cloud City Garrison's IG-88
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2020, 03:00:34 PM »
Thanks for the input and the kind words. I really feel like I've found some momentum to get this across the finish line. Well, that, and the fact that I can't actually go anywhere!

First, a little distraction. What if?!?!?!

IMG_20200322_172751814 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Then, I added these parts for the hoses/tubes to come out of on his left leg. It's amazing how versatile ping pong balls are!

IMG_20200323_164703331 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

IMG_20200323_165102544 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

I made one for the other side, but the glue failed, so I may revisit that and come up with something else.

Then, for the first time since halfway though, I moved it out of my office!

IMG_20200324_143720057 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

It breaks down to two legs, lower torso, middle torso, upper torso, two arms, and a head. So, I should be able to transport it. I am hopeful that also makes it easier to paint.

I believe it's ready for paint, so I've ordered that and should be able to get started shortly. There are some hose details that go from one part to a separate part, so I'm brainstorming the use of magnets to make them removable, we'll see if he really needs them once I have more done. I have the shoulder bags to make and ordered the leather for the bandolier. Need to make the grenades for that and the ammo boxes. Other than that, there's a blaster I have that I need to get assembled and painted for one of his hands. I think I have it worked out how to mount it. Have his large rifle as well and I was thinking about a rifle sling for that so it looks like he's armed to the teeth. May look good. Oh, and some internal lighting for the head!

Anyway, lots more to do but at least I can start to see that I'm getting closer!
Mike
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Re: Cloud City Garrison's IG-88
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2020, 04:43:14 PM »
The painting has begun! Yesterday, I hit it all with some filler primer:

IMG_20200325_131435470_HDR by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

IMG_20200325_131443723 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

IMG_20200325_170950854 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

And then today, I did a black undercoat:

IMG_20200326_103302863 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

IMG_20200326_131316554 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

And, lastly for the day, I sewed the shoulder bag thing that he wears:

IMG_20200326_142042372 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

May redo that, depends on how it all looks when put together. If the weather holds, which it's not supposed to, I'll be able to put on the dark bronze paint tomorrow and once that's dry, I can add some additional paint details and the oil and other fun stuff. Maybe even assemble him to see how he looks painted.

I got my leather for the bandolier today so I'm going to start on that, which is really the final detail besides blasters and head illumination. Started working on the grenades. They may take some time as they have some pretty fun details I need to figure out. I can taste the end of this project!
Mike
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Re: Cloud City Garrison's IG-88
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2020, 11:12:40 AM »
Can't wait to see it!

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Re: Cloud City Garrison's IG-88
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2020, 07:29:24 PM »
Got the bronze on him and decided to reassemble him for the fine detail work and the oil and stuff. Figured it would look better if the oil could run from one part to another and look more natural. Hoping I'm right.

IMG_20200327_191656_136 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Remaining list of things to do are to add lights to the head, finishing paint work and oil, blaster for his hand, bandolier with grenades... I think that's it. Maybe decorate the base a little better. Any suggestions?
Mike
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Re: Cloud City Garrison's IG-88
« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2020, 12:45:24 PM »
Used wood stain to give him an oily and dripping look, since I figure personal grooming isn't his best point.

IMG_20200328_131159572 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Then, I picked up this 3D props E11 from the junkyard:

IMG_20200330_125033392 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Magic!

IMG_20200330_143148434 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Never mind the small pile of spare parts...

So, I then wrecked the E11 by drilling large holes in it and making it so that I can bolt it to his hand so he can hold it.

IMG_20200330_152359758 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

IMG_20200330_160201093 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

IMG_20200330_160208856 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

And then, today, I added some paint to it:

IMG_20200401_122705718 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

IMG_20200401_122742950 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

And now, he is armed!

IMG_20200401_123443589 by Michael Halstead, on Flickr

Still waiting on some parts of the lighting and bandolier. Should be some more progress before the weekend.
Mike
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Re: Cloud City Garrison's IG-88
« Reply #51 on: Yesterday at 08:02:18 AM »
I cannot wait to see this in person! It’s looking so good.
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