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    Man of War, New Rubber Cod-piece "Pics"

    Hey Guys,

    Been ah while...Here's an update for anyone who gives a darn

    New RoTJ gauntlets are in the oven and should be available very soon.

    A new stubbier version ESB/ RoTJ rubber knee armor is in the works including a rubber Jango version which I'm sure I'll regret since everyone it seems has drifted from Boba heavy metal to Jango lighter metal..

    Feel'n ah little alone out here

    Finishing up a few ordes as we speak but I wanted to introduce the new rubber cod-piece to the forum...This was a tricky one but it came together nicely I think

    Here are the details:

    Front a rear panel sections are entirely made of high quality semi-ridged rubber "No more cracking or spliting of material"
    Waist size from 32 to 42 adjustable.
    Connects with 2 rubber/ Nylon screw bolt design.
    Elastic understap with white metal snap.
    Cost is $150.00 complete (non-painted)

    Interested collectors please send me a pm and I'll get back to you as soon as I can..This will be a limited run due to my workload.

    Thanks again,

    Christian
    Man of War Studios

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    Re: Man of War, New Rubber Cod-piece "Pics"

    Very sorry to deviate from the main subject here ... ....... b b but

    Man of War Studios said: View Post
    New RoTJ gauntlets are in the oven and should be available very soon.


    Anyway, really nice job (as usual) with the cod Christian!

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    Amazing! I cant believe it's rubber! You have been putting out some great work bud!

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    Hey MOW thanks for the info by the way. PM waiting for ya.

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    Damn! Outstanding as always Christian!

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    hahaha! anyone makes anything these days and a few of us jump on the rotj gauntlets

    i don't say this to many men, but "nice codpiece ya got there!"

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    Can I ask a question?

    How do you handle painting this rubber? Worried it may crack when it bends or not stick unless you use a certain kind

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    Man of War Studios said: View Post
    since everyone it seems has drifted from Boba heavy metal to Jango lighter metal..
    I'm all Boba Fett! No way I'm switching to Jango!

    tk7602 said: View Post
    hahaha! anyone makes anything these days and a few of us jump on the rotj gauntlets
    Gauntlets... gauntlets.... gauntlets....

    Awesome looking cod piece!!!

    This is something I have to seriously consider!

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    Mikey,

    Good question...The rubber I'm using has very good density to it meaning it holds it shape very well while at the same time giving you the flexibility you need in a knee armor or a cod..Saying that, off the shelf and performance topcoats hold very well to the rubber except for the occasional bleed-out which can happen during the mixing and/or curing process of the actual prop. This is usually due to a bad mix or oxidized product etc. "This has happened to me on a few occasions over the years but it's not a great concern as long as you take the necc. precautions". Keep your topcoats down to a minimum. As long as your coats are'nt to thick you should'nt have a problem with cracking at all..I have'nt run into any problems with both the knee armor or the cod and I actually doubled up on the primer coat on both of those props..Hope this helps,

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    Flexible cod piece ... now that's a great idea !
    Very ingenius and quite simply it makes alot of sense.

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    Thanks for the encouraging words guys..really appreciate it !!

    Have had some inquiry's about Jango versions...knee armor and cods.

    Any thoughts.....

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    This new rubber armor has to be the coolest thing to hit the Fett community TO DATE!!

    Kudos on keeping the ever growing evolution of costume choices open!!

    Steve

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    You know bro, while it probably would be expensive to do...you give me a thought...Clonetrooper armor. Flexible armor...comfortable to wear...8)

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    Bountys Hunted said: View Post
    You know bro, while it probably would be expensive to do...you give me a thought...Clonetrooper armor. Flexible armor...comfortable to wear...8)


    great idea!!! I would buy that armor

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    Steve,

    Thanks buddy ..means ah lot !


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    Christian, the item I know would sell like hotcakes is rubber TOESPIKES! If you did 'em they would be great! Using a thin metal backing so they wouldn't rip away from the screws would work well for function. Or even just a thin metal strip in the rubber. I'm gettin' excited just thinking about what you could do!




    Next come rubber gauntlets, ESB flamethrower, rubber armor, rockets, darts, anything that can get caught on something and break.

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    Mando Fett,

    That's good thinking "Toe-spikes" hmmm

    I do make the ESB flame unit and rocket out of rubber..have for some time now..works very well, actually it's a different rubber that's more dense and less flexible.

    Worked my bu off trying to make a quality rubber gauntlet but ran into problems..To get the rubber thin enough I had to use a less flexible rubber but it would'nt hold up to the punishments..so I then went with a more flexible version rubber but had to make the gauntlets to thick to hold there shape..That didn't work either !

    To make a thin rubber cast that's strong and flexible has to be done professionally with heaters and metal slush molds...looked into several company's....Estimated cost to get a complete Boba Fett costume made of high strength vinyl rubber ????? Ready, $100,000.00 minimum 10,000 units

    I had to pick my jaw off the floor when I got that news....The other company's were damn near the same figure as well

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    very cool!!

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    Wow, all I can say is it's exciting to talk to you about creating this stuff! You really "git 'er done!"

    Geez, where have I been? I don't think people know that you make a rubberized ESB Flamethrower or Gauntlet Rocket. That's killer, especially for kids since they're rough on their props. Could you post some pics of those please?

    I can't believe you've already tried rubber gauntlets, that's crazy! Did you try a thin vac-formed inside w/ a rubber coating? You could possibly get a strong, stiff but flexible gauntlet that way. It sounds like you're way smarter than I am though and you've probably thought of it already.

    Take care, and I'll look forward to your next greatest invention!



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    MandalorFett said: View Post
    Christian, the item I know would sell like hotcakes is rubber TOESPIKES!

    but what good is rubber when you need to kick someone?

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    tk7602 said: View Post
    but what good is rubber when you need to kick someone?
    Um, you need to talk to Uniderth the High Clam Lord about functional gear.

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    tk7602 said: View Post
    but what good is rubber when you need to kick someone?
    That's why I have SHARP toe spikes! I'll tell ya what I can't stand is when somebody is in my way, I say "pardon me," and he/she just looks at me and then looks away and doesn't move.

    MandalorFett said: View Post
    Um, you need to talk to Uniderth the High Clam Lord about functional gear.
    Oh for cryin' out loud ... it's now gotten to this thread too! Ha ha ha ha haaaaa ... this is just too funny!

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    where's your website bro?

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    This Fall

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    actually I like sharp toe spikes as well. Sometimes it's just reassuring that if I gotta do what I do best (....negotiate) with some off duty... jerk that he is... well....... there are only so many techniques availabe in the armor with a jet pack and it's nice to have another reassurance.

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