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Plainsrunner Mimban TK submitted for Legion approval

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Hey everyone!    Since May I've been working on a Mimban trooper using Jim Tripon's kit.   This week I submitted the photos for approval.

The first big task was to complete the Rogue One TK as shiny and perfect as I could manage.   My logic was that if I wanted the weathering to look correct, I would create the outfit the way it would be prior to weathering as perfectly as I could, and THEN apply the weathering.

Example of the beautiful paint job prior to Mimban deployment:

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And here is a before and after of the helmet:

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So the tricky part of this build was getting the weathering right.    I came up with an interesting process for mine that just happened to turn out looking right (at least to me).    

1.  MIST Plastidip onto the armor and immediately wipe with a dry paper towel.   This makes the plastidip spread out and stick unevenly.    It also provides a texture.

2.  Create a mixture of grey acrylic, chalk paint sealer wax (dark), and Mars black acrylic paint to darken just a tad

3.   Use a brush to spread on this mixture over sections of the plastidip treated armor and IMMEDIATELY wipe and blot with a dry paper towel.   This will cause it to stick to some sections more and some less.    

 

 

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Why not. The armor is nearly the same than from the R1-Jedha Sandtrooper. A few small things should be added and changed.Are you interested in writing down the additional requirements and help to create the CRL´s for this trooper?? 

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23 minutes ago, bigwam said:

Why not. The armor is nearly the same than from the R1-Jedha Sandtrooper. A few small things should be added and changed.Are you interested in writing down the additional requirements and help to create the CRL´s for this trooper?? 

Sure!

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Plainsrunner, it was great meeting you at DC. love the kit and the shin idea.

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45 minutes ago, 11b30b4 said:

Plainsrunner, it was great meeting you at DC. love the kit and the shin idea.

Likewise!!   No cracks on the shins after the con.   Thank goodness!

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