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My RC-1140 Fixer Armour Build
« on: September 09, 2012, 01:22:36 PM »
Hi all, I've been a lurker on here for a while and thought I would show you all my RC build. Ive had this for a while but things have been tight financially so I've been unable to progress, however things are better now so I can make some headway.
Here's a few piccies for you to start with.




The armour came from the States but has a shoulder bell missing, however I have found someone who makes them so I will be ordering a new pair of shoulder bells to replace the incomplete pair.
The helmet is made from resin and is pretty good, although I had to flesh out the lines a bit for more detail.

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Re: My RC-1140 Fixer Armour Build
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012, 01:27:10 PM »
Looks awesome, can't wait to see the complete product.


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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012, 01:36:34 PM »
I can recognize the TZA kit, I have one myself. :D


Can't wait to watch your build, Welsh!
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012, 05:47:19 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys.

Heres the next installment

I cut out the visor aperture and sanded it down and added the greeblies on the chin. Next I gave the whole thing a few coats of primer, sanding down after each coat. I also gave the inside a coat of black paint too to darken things inside(its a good way of preventing your face from being seen through the visor).









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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 12:25:51 AM »
Looks cool, can't wait to see it finished!
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 09:14:25 AM »
Heres the next little update.

I have attached the aerial pod to the side of the helmet now and given the whole thing a few more coats of white paint. Once its fully dried, its onto the detailing and weathering followed by a good coat of matt varnish to seal it all in, after that it will be the inside of the lid for the attention with the fitting of padding lighting and power plus a place to put a RomFX which I hope to get next month.






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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 05:10:29 AM »
Hi all well heres an update for you. Ive painted and weathered the lid now so its looking pretty good, see what you think.





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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2012, 08:01:56 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012, 08:14:49 AM »
Just sorted the visor and fitted the led's into the brow and fitted a temporary led spot then powered them up to see what it looks like, pretty good I think.



Switched the roomlights off and wow bright.



Will be finishing this tonight, just need to put the White spot in(30000mcd led) then fit the fans wire it all up and fit the battery which sits nicely on the right side without getting in the way.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012, 10:13:02 AM »
I'm in love with your weathering job Welsh, you did a fantastic job.   

and those are some bright LEDs. :D
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2012, 09:47:36 AM »
I'm in love with your weathering job Welsh, you did a fantastic job.   

and those are some bright LEDs. :D

Thanks very much, much appreciated
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2012, 09:58:45 AM »
Here's some more shots of the lid, mostly inside this time just to let you see what I've done underneath. I've also added the scratches to the paint work for a little more authenticity. All the electrics bar the RomFX(getting that next month all being well) are in plus the battery which is rechargeable and I don't even have to take it out of the lid to recharge as its got its own charger and female plug built in.

The inside is looking good, the green padding is a kneeling pad made from green foam, its hollow so handy for running wires through and does the job nicely. I built a switch box too so I can switch things on and off separately. All I have to do now is fit the mesh on the vent holes and  the RomFX. See what you think.







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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2012, 10:17:53 AM »
Well here's another update, I've started on the armour and picked some easy bits first namely the hand guards and the elbow guards, I've trimmed them and given them a coat of white primer and also some black on the reverse to make them look good when they are likely to be exposed when moving around.





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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2012, 10:22:46 AM »
It looks like TALON really cleaned up all these molds and forms.    I have the V.1 and it had a lot of small defects I'm jealous looking at your parts haha. 

Keep up the great work.
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2012, 10:29:55 AM »
Yeah, and the weathering job looks so pro!
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2012, 12:22:30 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys, the weathering was the first I,ve done as I previously had a Black Stormtrooper. I mainly used an airbrush for the base lightly praying the lid with Humbrol black enamel, then went over things with a dry brushing of burnt umber to give it depth after that I used the edge of a screwdriver to scratch it up(that was the painful bit). Its the first time I've used an airbrush too but its amazing how quick it is to get the hang of it.
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2012, 11:49:40 AM »
Right then here's the next little update. Ive put the final coats of white on the Hand and Elbow guards, also I've trimmed and sanded the Knee guards now, then I've put the first coats of white on them.
Hand and Elbow Guards final coated.



Knee guards trimmed, and primed.





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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2012, 02:48:56 PM »
Another little update.

I have just added the detailing to the left hand guard, I used plasticard as it was easy to cut and shape.

I'll give it another coat of white paint as soon as the glue is dry.




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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2012, 06:17:23 PM »
Next little update.

The elbow guards have been given their coat of green paint.




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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2012, 04:23:06 AM »
Next little update.

The Elbow guards are now nicely weathered.






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