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  1. dsonik1's Avatar
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    Jul 19, 2010, 5:05 PM - dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #1

    Okay, as some of you know, I got ahold of the famed 1 off mystery armor. It's 4mm thick heavy gauge aluminum. A special "Thank you" to Graham and Terry, you guys are the best.

    After some procrastination and trepidation, I finally decided to "man up" and get started on making this stuff wearable. I first started a couple of weeks ago by bending and reshaping the armor so that the contours were correct and it would sit on a vest properly. I did it, by hand, using a couple of different vices on display at Harbor Freight (Thank you floor people).

    Then, yesterday evening, I began masking (toothpaste, Thanks Mike!) and paint on the shoulder bells and I used a dremel and metal cutting disc to cut the display slots in the left chest piece. This morning, I finished laying the final yellow on the shoulders and applied the decal, whilst also getting started on the rest of the armor. At this point, I have laid the yellow undercoat, and am fixing to lay the green on the armor. Once that is done, I will be misting all of the parts with ultra-flat spray and adding the "grease mark" to the shoulder bell.

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    Shoulders = Testors flat light aircraft grey / Krylon bauhaus gold

    Armor = Rust-oleum American Accents summer squash / Testors medium green

    Here's my WIP so far... (any criticism is welcomed


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    Jul 19, 2010, 5:27 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #2

    4mm thick Aluminium... ***, this is gonna be one bad piece of armour... i'm panzer green with envy

    BTW, how heavy are the plates? Also, you coundn't show the edges of the armour, am curious on what the thickness is like?
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    Jul 19, 2010, 5:30 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #3

    Another question, how sturdy are the plates? Is there any degree of flex in them?
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    Jul 19, 2010, 6:51 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #4

    In order to bend the right concave, I had to use a heavy duty vice and my body weight, if that gives you an idea. They are insanely sturdy. I will try and get a pick from the sides, but it may be harder to see, since I just finished laying on the green.
  5. Jul 19, 2010, 7:03 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #5

    This is goin to be good, that armour looks amazing, guess you get to save some money on silver paint . Im looking at starting to paint a few Fett items in a week or so and this WIP is goin to be a godsend. I'll be watching this closley.
    Welsh
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    Jul 19, 2010, 7:11 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #6

    Thanks, bruv.
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    Jul 19, 2010, 10:36 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #7

    you're totally welcome about the toothpaste idea. they look way better in these pics than on the ones you sent to my phone.
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    Jul 20, 2010, 7:43 AM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #8

    Quote saint_nasty said: View Post
    you're totally welcome about the toothpaste idea. they look way better in these pics than on the ones you sent to my phone.
    I was thinking the same thing...looking good...and MOAR PICS
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    Jul 21, 2010, 3:27 AM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #9

    Everything is done except for the addition of a "Family emblem", chest display lense (which I installed tonight), and the clear-coat.

    So how'd I do?
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    Jul 21, 2010, 4:15 AM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #10

    Dude, yer armor is all banged up, scratched and dented and stuff.....
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    Jul 21, 2010, 5:48 AM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #11

    Looking really good, cant wait to see the whole thing put together!
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    Jul 21, 2010, 7:09 AM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #12

    looks good brother
  13. Jul 21, 2010, 7:34 AM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #13

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    looks good brother
    Nah it looks terrible, I think you should send it to me so I can have a look at it

    Looks amazing buddy, I like that its darker than what you usually see, thats how I want mine to look, looks more worn and dirty How did you do the black smear marks on the shoulder if you dont mind me askin?
    Welsh
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    Jul 21, 2010, 8:53 AM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #14

    dang, son, lookin good!
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    Jul 21, 2010, 11:19 AM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #15

    Great job bro those pieces turned out great.
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    Jul 21, 2010, 11:37 AM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #16

    Wow! You should be very proud; it looks fantastic!
  17. Jul 21, 2010, 12:18 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #17

    Looks awesome bud!
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    Jul 21, 2010, 12:20 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #18

    Beautiful!!!!
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    Jul 21, 2010, 1:46 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #19

    looking at the squash it looks dead on in the pics bud...I think Im making a wally world trip here tonight. Maybe get that laid down after i get the knees sorted
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    Aug 14, 2010, 1:30 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #20

    Impressive already
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    Aug 14, 2010, 4:42 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #21

    Hi mate Armour looks great and glad you like it.
    Now is the any chance I can have the girth belt that it was traded for, been a few months mate and was all sent in good faith.
    Many thanks
    Graham
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    Aug 14, 2010, 11:47 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #22

    hes still waiting for them to ship him the larger sizes might want to PM him
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    Aug 15, 2010, 7:18 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #23

    hi mate,
    I have PM'd, loads.
    The trade was done in Mar and i sent the armour in good faith to receive a belt.
    I appreciate the wait for sizes but last I heard was july with a hope by the end of the month, no news since and its been 6 months now, would just like to know where its going.
    Glad he likes the armour and its been done very well, as you can see I have been waiting a long time as the armour is nearly finished now,
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    Aug 16, 2010, 8:47 AM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #24

    Big size
    I only have a 34" waist, not large and I was advised a "40 to cover the armour, measured its approx "38.
    Is this classed as large.
    I didn't think a boba could be much slimmer with armour so how small is small
    regards
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    Aug 16, 2010, 7:45 PM - Re: dsonik1's SE armor paint-up.... #25

    i just spoke with sonik, he'll be back online in a few days. his dad came to visit him after not seeing each other in ten years. he still has you in mind, he's just in a little deep lately.

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