Boot spikes

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    Boot spikes

    Hi guys and gals just thought i'd post a few pics of what i've been up to this sunday afternoon ...
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    Re: Boot spikes

    Looking good!

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    Re: Boot spikes

    Thanks Dreamwalker , a set will be yours !!!

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    Look good mate

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    Re: Boot spikes

    Here's some more pics ;boots-ally-spike-jpgboot-ally-spike-2-jpgboots-ally-spike-3-jpgprogress-jpgboot-wooden-spike-2-jpgboot-wooden-spike-jpg

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    Awesome! Looking forward to get them

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    What's the material?

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    Aluminium frame with aluminium rod for spike , also experimented with wood dowl for spike but prefered ally. I fixed the spike by drilling and tapping in a grubb screw

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    Re: Boot spikes

    Cheers Phantom

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    jakefox24 said: View Post
    Aluminium frame with aluminium rod for spike , also experimented with wood dowl for spike but prefered ally. I fixed the spike by drilling and tapping in a grubb screw
    Very nicely done; they look great! The thing about awesome costumes is all the little details (like your toe-spikes, for example) that tie together to make something seem more authentic. Boba is sooooo chock full of those things, I think it's one reason I've always loved his character!

    Kudos again, jake!

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    Re: Boot spikes

    I did my sons toe spikes out of dowel and had some alum bar for the plate. Didn't fix the spikes on yet.

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    Looks good my mate . Good ol super glue to fix spikes ? Or bonding sealer , which if you leave to harden in the nozzel and pull out carefully makes a rather good safety spike as stays rubbery !

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    Cool...thanks for the rubbery tip
    Will probably screw fix them in. Knowing the kids will probably trip on them or break them off that's why I have been reluctant to put them on at this stage.

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    Re: Boot spikes

    Just a quick update on fixing my spikes to the frames , i found a system for welding them on with a system similar to braising. Its called a Lumiweld kit, Cost 22 for 10 rods All you need is a blowlamp and its as easy as soldering !

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    Re: Boot spikes

    Also good for fixing is Araldite steel , its in two tubes and is good for most metals and goes a metallic grey . It can be sanded and blends in with your metal when sanded , can also be painted

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    when you say aluminum frames, where do you get them from? i've had a hard time finding the right thickness and flexibility...

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    Nice work. I found the template.
    Last edited by SPY007; Jul 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM.

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    Looks great!!!!

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