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    Aug 29, 2006, 8:32 AM - fanboy's first armor #1

    i'm on my way with my first set of armor. i've got all i could cut out of the trash cans last night. i'm going to attempt the cod piece since i had some space left on the smaller can. ran out of space for the back piece which probably wouldn't work well out of a trash can anyway. next step will be cleaning up the edges, denting and sanding for primer.
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    Aug 29, 2006, 4:03 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #2

    Great start. That trashcan method sure is a creative idea! Look forward to seeing your progress
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    Aug 29, 2006, 4:13 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #3

    very cool
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    Aug 29, 2006, 4:23 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #4

    looking good so far!
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    Aug 29, 2006, 6:05 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #5

    lookin' sweet... i gotta pick up some trash cans
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    Aug 31, 2006, 2:16 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #6

    thanks for the positive feedback everyone. i plan on spending a few hours on the armor tonight since the wife won't be home to hassle me. i'll post pics tomorrow of the progress.
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    Sep 10, 2006, 6:15 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #7

    i got quite a bit done in the last week. right now, the green paint is drying on the armor, after work tomorrow i'm going to wash the mustard off. the shoulder bells are pretty much done except for the fine details of scratches that i'm going to do with a paint pen. should i weather them some more? i threw down some flat black and a few sprays of colonial red. boba had to get some blood on him at some point i figure.
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    Sep 10, 2006, 6:23 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #8

    Doing great!

    I rememebr my first set of armor, three sets ago.
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    Sep 10, 2006, 11:34 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #9

    Looks really good so far. Have you already got the green paint you are gonna use? If so, what does it look like (what product is it?) Reason I ask is because my armor is too light-green ... looks like reptile skin.
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    Sep 11, 2006, 9:01 AM - Re: fanboy's first armor #10

    i went with rattle cans for mine. used rustoleum spruce green. i'm going to look at it tonight to check the color. i think i might have to darken it up with a misting of some hunter green or something, we'll see. but weathering with a wash might help too. i'll put some pics up after work, let everybody see if it's close or not.
  11. Sep 11, 2006, 11:39 AM - Re: fanboy's first armor #11

    The armor came out really well. The paint and decal on your shoulder bells looks really good.
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    Sep 12, 2006, 1:02 AM - Re: fanboy's first armor #12

    here it is with the armor painted green. there is a very light misting of black on there, but almost not visible. it was a little more difficult getting the mustard off than planned. i didn't reapply after the yellow coat so that had 2 layers of paint on it. it isn't exactly the way i had it masked, but pretty dang close. for my first try, i'm quite happy with it. now to the tedious scratching and weathering. i would appreciate any constructive criticism. i'll try to get a real light pic tomorrow, i just finished this now, after midnight. i had to watch the vikings win!!
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    Sep 13, 2006, 7:12 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #13

    here is what i'm calling the finished product. it's good for now, until the sickness takes over and i have to redo it. i did some more "scratches" with a silver paint pen, wow does that work slick! put the chest decal on, did my best to weather that and some more on the rest of the armor. then i clear coated it with matte spray. check it...
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  14. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Sep 13, 2006, 10:11 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #14

    NIIIIICE! I like that shade of green ya got there ... came out really good.
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    Sep 13, 2006, 10:13 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #15

    Hey man that is looking good. Can't wait to see your suit come together buddy.
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    Sep 13, 2006, 10:54 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #16

    dude sweet!!!!!!for a newb i'm getting alot of ideas!!!!!steps closer to my own siut!!!!!
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    Sep 13, 2006, 10:56 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #17

    hey fanboy how did you cut your armor out???what tool did you use???
  18. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Sep 13, 2006, 11:05 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #18

    I'd suggest a ruler and an exacto knife. Just remember ... DON'T BE IN A BIG RUSH DOING IT! Gotta take your time with this.
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    Sep 13, 2006, 11:30 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #19

    where did you get the trash cans at? where did you find the templates to use to make them armor?
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    Sep 13, 2006, 11:53 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #20

    for cutting the armor out of the cans... first i used a skil-saw to trim them to a very rough cut out and something smaller to work with. from there it was a ruler and utility knife. i made a few cuts along each edge then snapped them off individually. like jimmy buffett said, take your time and don't rush! and thanks for the positive comments, it really means a lot coming from everyone on tdh.
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    Sep 14, 2006, 8:56 AM - Re: fanboy's first armor #21

    The armor looks fantastic. I got my trash cans ready when I get my helmet done.
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    Sep 14, 2006, 11:58 AM - Re: fanboy's first armor #22

    the helmet is getting started tonight. i'm going to attempt to get it done before next saturday. i'm having a bunch of friends over to watch the entire saga in one day. specifically my fiance's brother who has never seen any of them. mostly on purpose so that he could do the saga someday. gonna be a fun time. i'll have my helmet, my cuz has a scout trooper he painted up like a barc trooper (that's the camo one's right?) gonna put up the vader cardboard standup from frito lay (both my cuz's work there) and i got a 10' episode III poster from a friend who worked at a theater when it came out.
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    Sep 14, 2006, 12:18 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #23

    Quote fanboy said: View Post
    the helmet is getting started tonight. i'm going to attempt to get it done before next saturday.
    That gives you 9 days to get it done. One thing I strongly recommend: make sure the paint you just applied is dry before moving on with a different layer. If you get impatient with this, it will backfire (or so I've seen other members post that it backfires) and and set you back a day or two.

    Hey, I don't think it's been asked yet, but what Boba scheme are you doing? , , or ?
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    Sep 14, 2006, 12:56 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #24

    i'm going to do the ESB version. i'm figuring on one color or area a day. i'm planning on masking all the major damage areas and painting, then doing the rest topically.
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    Sep 14, 2006, 4:14 PM - Re: fanboy's first armor #25

    Looks GREAT!! I thought trash cans were for R2 Units??:0)

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