I figured to save some time, I'd post my intro along with my current project.
Quite a few members here may already know me, but Ive been waiting for sooooooo long to be able to join the RPF, because I see skills and talents here that far surpass any of my abilities.
Now to my project. My plans are to complete a BattleFront 2 version of the Darktrooper. There is alot of stuff that Im not including, so this will basically continue up until I finish. Ive set a goal for completion by next Dragon con or sooner.
Here is a pic of the suit and some follow up shots from my progress so far:
The helmet was originally going to be a modified F/X TK helmet, but since Ive recieved the actual 3D model from the game, and some help, I was able to recieve a Pepakura version which you see here.
What my plans are, is to use chavant clay, and put a layer over it, smooth it out, add the details, mold and cast in one piece helmets using the "slush" casting method.
*EDIT* Adding pics of the jetpack!
Here it is as of right now, it took awhile to get the right overall shape to look accurate
Heres and older pic, but this shows the main box
I have already made the fore arm vac-form bucks, the bottom one is almost completly done, the top needs some holes drill to allow more air flow. The bicep bucks are almost done, one of the halfs is done, the other needs one more detail. The handplates need to be made, I had originally thought that they were ANH style TK's, but now, I know that they are not. I have begun on the Jump Jetpack, and that is about 85% done.
What I am doing now, is I am going to "frankenstien" this suit together. Since most of the suit is clone armor, I will be getting that pre made, and will be constructing everything else that is custom, myself.
There is aloot more that I cannot just summerize. This is a link to my first progress thread on TheDentedHelmet.com
Darktrooper Progress Thread 8MAR2011: Getting back to it
Thanks for looking!