T-51b Power Armor build (Fallout)

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  1. daishi

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    EDIT: This is the finished model:
    Steel Paladin of the Brotherhood.jpg

    Haven't had the time to build anything for a while now, but Fallout 4 has some nice power armor designs.
    So here it is the iconic Power armor from Fallout 1.

    I did add some details to the texture that was not in FO4, but it was present on the original ones in FO1 ... like the small red arrow near the main air filter.

    I'm a bit rusty but I think I had a good start with the helmet.
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    In not really satisfied with the wire on that optical thingie, so I think I'll try rolling up some wet black paper and make it with that, maybe use some superglue to make it less vunerable after drying.

    I'm also thinking about using a little dry brushing with steel/silver metallic paints later. It may do the model some good, but I will have to test how it look on one of the bigger/simpler armor pieces first ... like the upper leg when I get there.
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  2. daishi

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    Started working on the pauldrons...
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    I think they are coming along nicely. :)
  3. daishi

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    ...aaaaaand moving to building the legs from the feet up.
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  4. nero-on-fire

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    The game has such a nice variety of various post-apocalyptic objects, when playing the game I could get totally submerged in the setting and mood of the wasteland. This model is definetly on my bucket list of things I want to build, but till today, I am still scared of all these round parts :bowdown:

    Nice to see your progress, you definetly do a great job on all those tricky little parts!
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  5. daishi

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    You should see the other FO4 template I'm working on ... It has most of a power armor frame exposed ;)

    ....aaaaand here is today's progress:
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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    This is an interesting project! I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
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  7. daishi

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    Another update:
    Finished with most the left leg (the armor plates for the foot assembly and the hip, and the metallic dry brushing remains)
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    My vacation is over for now ... T_T ... so next update will be in a week.
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    This is fantastic!!
  9. daishi

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    Finished with the right leg too (- foot armor).
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    Next up the torso...
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    Nice legs!!
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  11. daishi

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    Yeah and I don't even have to shave them :p

    ... at any rate made some progress on the torso today:
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    Wow, you're moving fast on this, and it's coming out so nice, excellently, actually!! ;)
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  13. Rhaven Blaack

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    I am amazed and impressed with the work that you are doing on this project!
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  14. daishi

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    Thank you!

    ..So now that picture uploads work here is the update from last weekend:
    Usually I would join the torso with the legs and finish up with the arms. The wrists being the place I close up the model. But for this template I think closing it up at the hips will work better ... so I started on the arms first, and I'm glad I did, because the elbows were a pain in the posterior. Some armor plates are still missing from the joints.

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    Also put some discarded blade pieces in the wrists, because I intend to use small magnets to attach the hands, so I can change the weapon if I ever feel like building some extras :)
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    It's amazing how you are getting such a rounded look to this, great technique! :)
  16. daishi

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    A new weekend a new update:

    I was not really satisfied with the sides of the upper chest plate so redone that part. Now its much better.
    Done the waist and hips, some piping on the torso, plus started on the armor plates I left out so far.
    The armor plates on the left foot are being hold in place with small (3mm cube) neodymium magnets so I can detach it to show off to show off the foot assembly.

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    (Also got a new cutting mat for my bday so now you have a cm grid for better feel of the size ;) )

    Here's an extra with the WIP helmet and the pauldrons thrown in for effect :p
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  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    I have to say that I am impressed with your work! I enjoy watching your threads!
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
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  18. daishi

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    OK so I've been building lots of small stuff today:
    The feet are finally done, with 3 out of 4 of the big plates held in place by magnets.
    Some other smaller plates gone to the ankle and the elbow.
    Also built the frame part of the pauldrons, and some detail work on the back.
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    Today I've done the most complicated thing I have ever built without (much) flaps ... I think: The lock wheel on the center of the back. Took some time but I think it came out fairly well.
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    (The pauldrons are still not glued on. but the frames are holding them in approx. their final position)
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  20. subnuke

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    Looking good. This is still coming along nicely.
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