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ID 2543 entering the sandpit

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Hey all. I'm currently working on my TD. kit is MTK. Looking to get to L2 and maybe 3 in future :D

Would like to ask some questions along the way...1st one is wrt the helmet, must it be entirely hand painted or just the tube stripes?

 

Grace

ID 2543

Singapore Garrison

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First of all welcome to the MEPD! 

The details must be handpainted for #2 and higher as you're aiming for #2 and possibly #3 in the future.

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Oh...I airbrushed mine. Does that count as hand painted or I literally need to use a paintbrush? 

 

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Welcome to the forum Brother, and nice airbrushing job.

The "details" referred to are things like the tubestripes and ear-surrounds etc. You should be fine with airbrushing the base helmet (happy to be corrected if that's wrong!)

Level 3 will expect to see specific paint drips in certain places, depending on the character your copying, so bear that in mind.

Good luck with your build

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First, welcome,

 

Second, for my level 2, you can either hand brush or airbrush.  I hand painted mine and got approved no problem.  That should apply for level 2 and 3, as long as it looks the part it shouldn't matter how you do it.

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Thanks guys. I'll look into getting the tube stripe template shortly, and also noted about the paint drips! :D

Some update pics. My strapping system. The chest piece will overlap in future, just a pic to show the brackets:

 

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Progress isn't so fast and I've run into a little problem. The crotch area is still too big/wide for me despite being trimmed to the maximum. Here's a pic of me in it (yes it looks overall terrible, more trimming on the sides will have to be done, and I think the arms are too high up?)

 

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Now my question is, is it safe (within basic approval and up to L3) to trim more of the crotch sides? I'm not a guy so walking with wider spread leg is quite discomforting. It doesn't cut but it's just makes me walk REALLY awkwardly.  I'll get a video next week and you'll see what I mean.

But if I can't trim anymore or risk not being L3 approvable in future I might have to rethink if I want that accuracy which I do badly want, or just try not to walk....which isn't feasible.

 

And here's a pic of my T-21. Far from being done or accurate but getting there. My only beef is that it seems overlarge for me at 125~cm long. I'm 168cm tall. It's near impossible to get a smaller one because nothing remotely similar can pass through customs, I had to have this one 3D printed. Still, less worrying than the above problem haha.

 

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Yes I'm going for Gariden from Docking Bay 94...

Also managed to get replica Hovi-mix mic tips :) next week I will be done with the shins hopefully, reattach the chest properly. Now I'm scouting for as many references as I can for as close as I can get to screen exact weathering.

 

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Haha! Walking awkwardly is what we do :dance:

you need to be reasonably comfortable though so I would get yourself approved,  trim a little, wear it for a troop and then tweak again as necessary.

some of the squad on here are still tweaking bits years after their approval

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You're on a roll and that T21 does look really nice!!

And...once you're TD is approved you can join the Desert Foxes!! :duim:

 

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