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    Sep 24, 2004, 6:59 AM - CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #1





    Couldn't be happier with my CABOOTS - they are a great texture to do weathering on, toe spikes made from foamex, wood and epoxy filler.
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    Sep 24, 2004, 7:05 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #2

    Did you make those spikes?....i would like to buy some
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    Sep 24, 2004, 7:22 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #3

    I don't make them, sorry. I am busy working on hollow rangefinders at the moment. You can buy toe spikes from "star fortress productions" but I don't know how good they are.

    Good luck!
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    Sep 24, 2004, 7:28 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #4

    You would never get them before halloween.
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    Sep 24, 2004, 8:24 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #5

    This is the first time I see the CA boots . Although I already have the WES boots ,I am definitely gonna grab me a pair of these CA boots as well.
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    Sep 24, 2004, 8:43 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #6

    Looks great Bobamaker! Can we get some details on what you did for weathering and a bird's eye view of the toe? Looks like you filled in the gaps between the curve of the toe and the spike plate - looks great.... details!!
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    Sep 24, 2004, 9:11 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #7

    Yea, I really like how the toe plate follows the curve of the toe and is squared off in the front. I am definately going to use this technique when making my set.
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    Sep 24, 2004, 9:35 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #8

    The weathering was done using grey primer (to neutralise the bright cloth a little), white primer (to lessen the blackness of the elastic) and very watered down black acrylic paint rubbed over the surface of the boot with a cloth. I also put my hand inside and bent the boot (to mimic a walking effect) and lightly sprayed the creases with white to get a worn effect.

    The spikes were made from 3 pieces of foamex (sintra) glued together, then I put some epoxy filler on the inside and pressed against the front of the boot sole (which I had applied masking tape to so as not to mess it up) this gave me the very snug fit. When dry I removed from the sole and filled any remaining gaps, sanded and painted. Weathering is just acrylic black again very watery and wiped away with a cloth.

    I will try and post a bird's eye shot tomorrow...thanks for the nice comments.
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    Sep 24, 2004, 9:45 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #9

    Very nice I didnt fill in the gapes, but that looks alot better guess I aint done yet. lol
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    Sep 24, 2004, 10:19 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #10


    Trooper TK409 wrote:

    Looks great Bobamaker! Can we get some details on what you did for weathering and a bird's eye view of the toe? Looks like you filled in the gaps between the curve of the toe and the spike plate - looks great.... details!!

    Hope this helps Chris.
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    Sep 24, 2004, 11:00 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #11


    Wow, really impressive! Good job.
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    Sep 24, 2004, 12:11 PM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #12

    It's nice to see they are better in person than they appear on the website. I will probably end up getting a pair now

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    Sep 25, 2004, 11:03 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #13

    Did an appearance today for a friend who runs a shop, these boots are so comfy, it's like walking on air.
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    Sep 25, 2004, 8:30 PM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #14

    I can't believe how nice these boots look. I thought they were being made of like leather or vinyl??
    When did they change the material for these?
    Nice job!
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    Sep 25, 2004, 10:55 PM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #15


    Yautja wrote:

    ... When did they change the material for these?
    You can see the discussion here that led to the boot maker using TDH suggestions and recreating the Fett boot in canvas:
    http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...c=9937&forum=3
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    Sep 26, 2004, 12:05 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #16

    A very good change, I cant imagine these thing made outta leather, talk about hot.
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    Sep 26, 2004, 3:49 AM - Re: CABoots + Toe Spikes - FINISHED **PIX** #17


    Yautja wrote:

    I can't believe how nice these boots look. I thought they were being made of like leather or vinyl??
    When did they change the material for these?
    Nice job!
    The inside of the boot is leather, quality...so for $100 they are an absolute bargain.

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