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dragonwind2000

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Hello RPF denizens. I've been lurking around for a loooong time and finally decided to register...and to post a WIP thread. I've been making things for years, from a Full-Scale r/c R2-D2 to giant Lego heads to halloween costumes for me and my kids. More lately, I've become a 501st member and have a realistic Phase II Clone trooper as well as ROTS Commander Bacara that I've completed and trooped in.

Right now, I'm working on a sith acolyte. I've had my eye on this one for a while--since SWTOR came out, actually, but I'm finally getting it underway. By the time I started this thread, I had already ordered and received some TOR Jedi armor from Kevin Weir at Imperial Surplus. That was before Mynock's den and a lot of others made their acolyte armor kits or 3D files available. Oh, well, what's a little time and Bondo, am I right?

Anyway, the first few photos are of the greaves. I decided to make them more "sith" because the Jedi armor seems a bit too rounded and organic. Sith armor on the other hand, is often more angular and industrial-looking.

To begin, I'm building up the medial and lateral edges of the greaves, as well as putting in some "spoons" so that I can slip them on and then just put the "spoon" bit in place. I realize that most of the builds available have theirs in two split halves (like my greaves too) and then just cinch them together with elastic straps or the like. Since I'm going to be rebuilding a substantial part of mine, it seemed like an extra step to do that and then have to match both halves together, especially as mine fit together at an odd angle. Having to build up the sides and then create matching seams was not something I was looking forward to. So, having done spoons for my clone armor calves (as is the usual way to make them) I thought I'd try that approach. I will make them appear to be two halves, but they'll be solid greaves with the "spoon" type of opening at the back just about where the achilles tendon is located.
 

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dragonwind2000

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So I'm pretty happy with the way the right greave turned out. I've also added the "straps" and I'm toying with the idea of adding several of the hex nuts to them. It'll make for stronger attachments, as right now I've just used the sintra sludge to weld them together. I'd probably add another small, squarish piece of material so that they are sort of counter sunk, as I've seen on most of the other acoylyte armor builds, like the chest, thighs and shoulders. Still some areas to sharpen up and finish with bondo. Back at it!
 

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dragonwind2000

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So I haven’t posted for a while because we are on a road trip through the southwest States. I picked up a holocron from Galaxy’s Edge to go with my acolyte build. My daughter thinks it sounds creepy :cautious:
... I’m enjoying the family time and the sites, but still itching to get back to building!
 

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dragonwind2000

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I didn't play the game, but I think I know what the character is. That looks really bad*ss so far though!

Once I get everything in place and finished (hopefully about a week away now) I'll try do put together a timeline and a better step-by-step log. Right now I'm just pushing through to get it all done. It's a Sith Acolyte from the SWTOR era.

Thanks for checking it out!
 

dragonwind2000

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Okay--lots more strapping and fitting work done today. Starting to come together. Some tweaking left, like: the mask to put the mesh back in the eye sockets); putting foam into the larger pieces to fit it better; inserts in the ab armor to hide the bolt holes; shorten the robe sleeves and put red accents on; attach the shoulder bells (not shown--ran out of time); etc. But, at long last it's beginning to look like a complete set, anyway.
 

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