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license plate pauldron wip2 by emptysamurai license plate pauldron wip2 by emptysamurai
still needs a few tweaks here and there for fitting. then to strap it down. rivets made from roofing nails, leather fittings from a piece of luggage strap, a coat hanger, and a piece of leather from some motorcycle chaps my dad had a really bad wreck in.
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Pyroxene-Kids Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
I really want to do something like this for my custom 1/6 scale "Marked Man" figure...
because they used road signs and metal plates, just like this. Looks really great! :thumbsup:
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emptysamurai Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Artist
I was thinking about a way to do scale license plate armor, I figure cutting the letters and numbers out of a tin for sale sign, then cutting out the base of the plate, bending all pieces to fit the proper area of the figure, and gluing them together before painting would get it done.
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Pyroxene-Kids Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
For 1/6 scale, I was just going to sculpt the armor with Super Sculpey, cook the sculpey,
prime it, then paint it like a metallic silver metal color acrylic... then I'm going to print out
the road signs on a good sturdy thick paper and glue that on the "metal" with Polycrilic coating.

I'm still learning how to paint plastics to look like real rusted metal. I also want to get really good
at paint chipping techniques like this one: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0EWdr…

To make it look old or rusted, I figure I'd airbrush it to give it some orange/red, rustic tones
 and add some weathering to make it look like a post-apocalyptic left-over road sign, you know?

I look forward to seeing what you come up with! :)
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emptysamurai Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Artist
I paint things using my old warhammer miniature painting techniques such as liquid latex masking and salt masking, dry brushing, and I use the shit out of ink washes. I think sculpey would be too thick, that's why I'm going with metal for my build. Doing a 1/6 scale diorama of sorts to go with this build, the next one will be me just making up a character from my own post apoc world to promote a table top game I have been working on. Glad you dig my work!
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josethclay Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I woundnt have thought about using licsence plates
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emptysamurai Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Artist
thanks. I use boot leather coat hangers, and quite a few other scavenged items. wait till you see the finished pauldron and jacket.
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josethclay Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i really look forward to it
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josethclay Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i really look forward to it
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Nick1983 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing mate :)
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emptysamurai Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks man. I will post a picture of the finished costume up before wasteland weekend.
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Nick1983 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait :) Would love to go to Wasteland weekend but It's quite a trip to it :)
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Cecilia-Of-Sweden Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this piece! Its not a obvious item someone would try to make a pauldron out of, so you get A+ for both creativity and originality! :)
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emptysamurai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you. I aim to use items one could scavenge from the highway after a nuke to armor one of the raider gangs for my web series.
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Fallout-hero Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Nice work man!
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emptysamurai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks hero!
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CAcker Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Artist
Amazing job!
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emptysamurai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artist
thanks.
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drnightshade Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
is looking good man
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emptysamurai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artist
I do what I can with what I have. Glad the Dr. aproves.
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Juno-Gemini Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
perfect :]
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emptysamurai Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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Sir-Ponyshire Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome! Will there been any other pieces to make a full set?
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emptysamurai Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Artist
I have a pair of bracers in the works. check my gallery under fallout props for work in progress pics.
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