My fiberglass armor.

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    My fiberglass armor.

    Ok, so since I don't think anyone produces armor that really fits my size that well, I decided to make my own. These are the fiberglass pieces I pulled today. They're still rough, but I'm getting better each time and these will clean up nice I think. The best part about these is that they fit me like a glove. Each bend and curve of the armor hugs my body perfectly. I can't wait to get these painted up.
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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    Cool!
    They look good as a rough... love the dents...
    can't wait to seem painted!

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    Looking good 509.

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    Nice...I kind of like them that way.

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    looks good, but it's rough. Too rough. try sanding it down.

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    Yeah man, I haven't done any sanding yet, In fact they're going back in the mold to get another couple of coats.

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    Ya know guys, before this whole "Fett Thing" happened to me, I wouldn't stay up til almost 3 laying fiberglass. I blame all of you.

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    Shoot... I'm a tall guy too. I might have to make my own too. Well, there is also the sintra idea for me.

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    digital509 said:
    Ya know guys, before this whole "Fett Thing" happened to me, I wouldn't stay up til almost 3 laying fiberglass. I blame all of you.
    don't blame me (in fact, don't blame any of us), blame Fett!

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    digital509 said:
    Ya know guys, before this whole "Fett Thing" happened to me, I wouldn't stay up til almost 3 laying fiberglass. I blame all of you.

    Ok!



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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    looks nice....neads sanding, then it'll be great!

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    Dang D509! You are turning into a Fett building machine!

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    leave it raw it looks MEAN!!!! when people ask you wear your armor is say its the one that saw BAD MUTHA BANTHA FODDER in it! hehehe

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    haha, the raw fiberglass would look cool as some sort of armor, it has a somewhat organic look to it.

    Today I got my collar made. It turned out really well, I don't think it will need anymore fg added. I had to put a couple more layers in the rest of the pieces. Hopefully tomorow I'll get an update pic posted. And by tomorow I mean 3 am or so

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    dude... that is awesome!!

    wish you could make a pull or 2 of my shield, then I'd be sure it would look awesome!!

    excellent work!!

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    Ok, I hit the armor with some cheap paint so I can see where the work still needs to be done. It's getting there tho.
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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    digital509 said:
    Ok, I hit the armor with some cheap paint so I can see where the work still needs to be done. It's getting there tho.
    nice... 8)

    that's some pretty good-looking armor there! maybe i should try fiberglass myself.

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    looks good....like it's been used and damaged before. I like it!

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    Well it's still TOO rough. I haven't really done any actually sanding, just some dremel cleanup. 2 days off starting tomorow, maybe I can make some real progress then.

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    Re: My fiberglass armor.

    BTW, I'm really glad I listened to all the safety advice on this forum about working with fiberglass. If I hadn't I'd probably be either dead, or too braindead to know I was alive.

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