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    My New FP Armor - Progress Pics

    Well, others have done it so I'll try my hand at it... here's my first step in the FP armor progress. I bought the vacu-formed armor... trimmed and sanded it down... just need to cut out the chest light slots and add the dents to the right shoulder bell and collar armor.
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    Re: My New FP Armor - Progress Pics

    Don't be bashfull ... keep the pics comming.

    BTW ... congrats on your FP armor set. This is your 4th and final set, right?

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    Nice set!!

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    Yeah really nice set............I can't wait to see it finished!

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    Gator Fett said:
    BTW ... congrats on your FP armor set. This is your 4th and final set, right?
    Sort of... 3rd collar, back, chest and shoulders...

    4th codpiece.

    And I think its finally safe to say they will all be my LAST sets of each. 8)

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    The stuff is beautiful, no doubt about it. You lucky dog. I am dying to see the paint job though.

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    Hey webchief I don't mean to hi jack your thread by any means, but I too got my set of vacced FP armor in today, and had a few questions. First, I have never used a dremel before and was just wondering what kind of bit and what not was needed to do the sanding work. Also, how do you plan about assembling the knee armor? Thanks for any help you can give!

    Frank

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    Looks like great stuff! I'm trying to decide whether to get some glass or vacc'ed armor myself.
    On the left chest piece, is there any indication for where to cut the slots for the display? Or is it just a question of studying reference pics and measuring? Just curious.
    Eric

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    No reference points visible on the vacced armor atleast, but I don't think it should be too hard to figure out the spot to place the slots.

    Frank

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    FrankFett said:
    Hey webchief I don't mean to hi jack your thread by any means, but I too got my set of vacced FP armor in today, and had a few questions. First, I have never used a dremel before and was just wondering what kind of bit and what not was needed to do the sanding work. Also, how do you plan about assembling the knee armor? Thanks for any help you can give!

    Frank
    I used the cutting disk to get it as close as I could and then switched to sanding drums to smooth out the edges. Then I took sandpaper (medium grit) and smoothed out the edges more until I was comfortable with it.

    As for the knee armor I didn't order FPs. I'm sticking with something else for that.

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    Looks like alot of fun.

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    webchief said:
    I bought the vacu-formed armor... trimmed and sanded it down...
    "VAC-FORMED"!!! ..that looks just like my FP Fiberglass set...!!! AWESOME..

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    great job bud ! Keep it going !

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    Got motivated last night and cut out the chest slots. I also added the dents to the collar armor and to the right shoulder bell. Also painted everything with its first coat of primer. I'll be updating with a few more pics tonight.

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    Looking good! Lets see some of those mad painting skills baby!

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    Well, I finally got around to buying an airbrush so I was able to paint armor with the U.S. Med Green on top of a silver color. I attempted to use rubber cement to mask the scratches and dents but wasn't happy with the results. It looked great in terms of making the paint look layered (because it was) but it wouldn't conform to where I wanted it to go as much as I'd like. I ended up sanding it off and just repainting it green. I decided to just paint the dents topically and to physically score the surface of the paint to bring out the silver underneath for the scratches.

    I got VERY motivated last night and took the green armor and went to town with painting on the damage. It's not done but I'm pleased with the progress.

    Here's some pictures of the progress. Please excuse the poor photography... it was late (3AM...ouch!)
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    VERY nice!! Lookin great webchief!

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    Looking real good there Chief!!!! Awesome!!
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    Wow man.........That is amazing stuff there. Brilliant paint work Webchief.....I didn't think your previous set of armor could possibly have been improved upon, but I guess I was wrong.........Poor photography??!!.......Bah!

    Josh

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    :thumbup Very, Very nice!
    Done topically too, amazing work webchief!
    Wow! I am impressed.

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    Looking good Bob.

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    I love it!!! looks awesome!! nice tiny silver scratches to make it a little extra weathered and dirty!! great!!

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    Wow dude that looks so nice! Makes me want to do a boba lol. Once again, great job!

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    Awesome! Excellent job webchief!

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    Just like I said on the NEG forum, Awesome stuff Bob. Did you use rubber cement for the masking or liquid mask. The mask should be fairly easy to work with but cement I can only imagine.

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