AOU Mk 43 build

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  1. reelprops

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    Alrighty, I've finally gotten around to start my Mk 43 build. I originally tested a shoulder with the 42 look and decided to pursue the 43 first. I'll do the 42 later

    Here is a sample of my build.

    Stripped and prepped the already painted shoulder
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    Shot the whole thing with filler primer
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    Next I gave it a base in Sunburst Gold
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    Masked off the gold and shot in Anodized Red
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    Next I used Stainless Steel
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    Now I Inked in the lines with Burnt Umber.
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    I may redo the lines a little darker.

    Here's the helmet. I'll redo this too
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    Then this.....
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  2. RiotJavelinDX

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    Re: AOU Mk 43 build from 3D print

    Impressive, though I always find those masks creepy
     
  3. Kevin Gossett

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    Re: AOU Mk 43 build from 3D print

    ScarJo needs some clothes! :lol

    Looking fantastic so far. I do agree though, go darker on the lines
     
  4. reelprops

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    Re: AOU Mk 43 build from 3D print

    Yes she does

    Yea, I'm going darker. Just too light.

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    Re: AOU Mk 43 build from 3D print

    :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  7. teragon

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    Re: AOU Mk 43 build from 3D print

    Is that from Curtis' run ? If so, do you have news about the rest of the suit or are you stuck with the upper chest and back, shoulders, helmet and neck like me ? Anyway, I like what you've done with it, I've tried and stripped my pieces so many times now, but I'm a bit bummed I don't have the full suit like I was hoping for Age of Ultron.
     
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  9. reelprops

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    AOU Mk 43 build from 3D print

    Don't get discouraged from doing it. What are you using to strip you pieces? I have a very good method I'd share with you.
    Thanks for the compliments. I'm not into that shiny look, so I need to dull down the look with a satin clear coat.

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  10. teragon

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    Re: AOU Mk 43 build from 3D print

    Plain old Acetone is what I use, I just soak a rag in it and wipe away, finishing with a light sanding. Thing is I can't get that glossy coat I want, the colors I have looks fine to me, but it's a bit dull even with the clear coat.
     
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    Re: AOU Mk 43 build from 3D print

    What colors are you using? Can you share a pic?

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    Your doing a great job on this! Can't wait to see more :)

    Can you advise what paint manufacturer you used? I see you mentioned the name of the colour of paint above but just curious who makes it?:)
     
  15. reelprops

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    Thanks bud.

    Anodized Red
    Sunburst gold
    Stainless Steel

    All Duplicolor brand paints. The Satin is just a base Matte Satin clear coat.

    The ink is just an acrylic ink available at any art supply store.

    More to come

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    Thank you so much, I really appreciate it :)

    Also to remove the excess casting on these parts did you use a dremmel? I still have all my pieces as raw cast and need to get stuck into this soon, it's too awesome to leave in a box :D
     
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  17. reelprops

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    I did not Dremel out the inside only the edges to clean them up. This is for display so I wasn't concerned about excess. It's fine for me.

    I'm currently working on shoulder 2 and then the Torso. Pics to follow

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  18. teragon

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    Re: AOU Mk 43 build from 3D print

    It's not bad, but not exactly what I want. The paint scheme is wrong too, it was painted when we had limited ref pics. I'm using motip car spray paints, the only brand available in car shops around here, I'd rather not import paint from other countries, I did for my cap shield and it costs A LOT. And I like the colors, it's the clear coat that doesn't satisfy me !
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    edit : for the steel part, I use alclad paint though, not the motip cans. Airframe Aluminum I think.
     
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    Fantastic work! Very clean and detailed.
     
  22. reelprops

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    Thanks. It's all about patience

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    Nice work! Man that's clean.
     
  25. JayCVenlo

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    nice work. but i believe the red still has to be glossy and the gold semi glossy.
    But thats how i see it and how i did it in my build..
     
  26. teragon

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    Yes, the red should be much more glossy than the gold for some reason. On the side note, I finally found a clear coat that is really glossy, even if it comes in small spray can that cost 10$ each. Anyway, both you and JayCVenlo (and the somewhat good weather here) sparked my interest in finishing these, so thanks guys, and i'll keep watching your work !
    On the side note Reel, do you have any concrete news about the rest of the suit ? I know Curtis is a good guy, but with his bazillion runs it looks like he put this one on the side burner, and we're way past the timeline he estimated for the complete suit now. I was hoping to have it all for Age of Ultron, but that's not gonna happen, and frankly I'm not excessively happy about this. Thinking of contacting Nueuer22 to buy his files and print the rest myself at this point.
     
  27. reelprops

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    I never knew of a timeline or ETA on a completed suit. I'm pretty sure that was never discussed.

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  28. teragon

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    Not on the JY thread no, but I've exchanged a lot of mails with curtis back when the run started, in which he gave me approximate timeline for each bundle, which should have been done by now. But once again, this is me being frustrated a little bit, nothing more, Curtis is still straight and a great prop maker, I just wish he'd focus more on closing a few of his older runs, including this one, before starting new ones ever so often.

    edit : and i have no complain whatsoever regarding the pieces he delivered, they're top notch for sure !
     
  29. reelprops

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    They are top notch and the best I've ever seen. I'm sure he'll finish everything up.

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  30. blickfangQ2

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    Nice work reel! I'm still unsure what color scheme to pick (42/43). But your finish looks very well done! Looking forward to see the rest of the build soon :)
     
  31. reelprops

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    Thanks man. I'm starting the torso tomorrow. Weather is perfect for it this weekend.

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  32. TheRocketeer

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    Im not sure which older runs your talking about? This prop was supposed to be over time..no timeline was given as its not a money maker for me..trust me lots more work than money coming in.... and when some people dont pay..how am I supposed to keep any timeline then I would need to be able to get all the payments on time.. that just happened a month ago. So I am working on the rest of the suit.

    On a side not please dont bring this up on the forum. You have my email and you can ask me about this in private...not super impressed with this post.

     
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    I did send you a mail Curtis, to which I did not get an answer. And I would not have bring this up here if you had not deleted the run thread you started. Anyway, I'm just worried by the lack of updates. Maybe you should reopen said run thread, I think most of the buyers on this run would appreciate this. And lastly, concerning the timeline thing, you told me last novembre, 6 months ago, that you would be collecting the payments for the next bundle soon. So after 6 months, you might understand while I start to worry you'll actually never finish this, especially when I see you opening so many new runs.
     
  34. reelprops

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    Now back to my build

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    Well show us what you did on the weekend :)
     
  36. reelprops

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    Yea Yea. Pics coming tonight.

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    Chest piece looks super clean will look cool painted up

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  42. BlueSteel

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    That looks sick, especially in all gold lol.
    Your final product, in terms of paint and glossiness, is perfect and I think it might answer my current problem with my foam build. I hit my helmet with red garnet medium and sunburst, after a primer of course, but me and those I've shown it to think it desperately needs to look shinier. obviously your build isn't foam but as far as the paint job, if I used your method, would it look the same as on foam? Again it's looking super awesome, very metallic and lifelike, exactly what I'm looking for
     
  43. reelprops

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    Thank You for those kind words. Yes, it should look the same. Just use the same make of primer and paint and you'll achieve the same look. I use Duplicolor. Filler primer, Sunburst Gold, Stainless Steel and Red Anodized. The real key to a perfect look is sand, sand, sand. I'll give the whole chest a light sand with 800 before adding the clear coat. I'm hoping to have the chest finished in the next couple days. Then I'll paint the back.

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    Great to see its coming alive! I can't wait to see it finished :)
     
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    Here are a couple quick pics of the chest. I still need to touch up some areas where the red over sprayed on to the silver, ink the lines, put the sealer on, etc....

    Still a long way to go

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  47. BlueSteel

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    Omigosh don't make me jealous that's beautiful. I will now melt my Mk 3
     
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    any more updates?
     
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    Not yet.

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