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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    that's quite a lot to trim up!

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    I just got my V.3 armor. I will be watching this thread with great interest. Nice job so far.

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    Greetings all,
    Brand new to the site and I must say I am thoroughly impressed by the devotion nay the absolute obsession with Fett. It makes me feel at home! After some almost 20 years of wanting to build fetts suit I find myself in a position to. I have a ton of questions which will come in time. But the main one now is; is FB Armor defunct? Is there a new site? How much was the armor? Inquiring minds need to know!
    Thanks in advance for any info.

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    welcome aboard, Vargas! i know this is not a welcome thread, but hey...and great work on the new armor, brother!! looking great!

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    Looks to be coming along quite nicely. Mine should be coming soon, so you are getting me excited. Cant wait to see you get some paint on it.

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    Welcome to TDH, Vargas1138

    Your questions will be answered... seek and you shall definitely find here

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    987654321a said: View Post
    Thanks guys!

    Cojake: I started using my dremel but it was taking way too long and it was just too loud since I live in an apartment. I moved over to my x-acto with a fresh blade.
    If it's not too late, I'd recommend using a jewelers/hobby file set at this point to finish up the jet pack slits. Makes a real clean look! A file set usually runs around $10-15 at any hobby or hardware store.

    I draped an old bedsheet over my couch (for the plastic dust), and filed while watching TV.

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

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    I draped an old bed sheet over my couch (for the plastic dust), and filed while watching TV.
    Been there bruv...
    I agree some small hobby files will really clean those slots up.

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    With that crack, don't use JB Weld. Get your hands on a small chunk of plastic, heat it with a heat gun, and form it to the underside of the crack. Once it's cooled, remove it and glue it down with some plastic weld.

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    Looking great so far Bro. I can't wait to start my Fett. There has already been some info in your thread that is new to me.

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    batninja said: View Post
    If it's not too late, I'd recommend using a jewelers/hobby file set at this point to finish up the jet pack slits. Makes a real clean look! A file set usually runs around $10-15 at any hobby or hardware store.

    I draped an old bedsheet over my couch (for the plastic dust), and filed while watching TV.
    I'm glad I am not the only one who watches tv while I work on my armor

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    With that crack, don't use JB Weld. Get your hands on a small chunk of plastic, heat it with a heat gun, and form it to the underside of the crack. Once it's cooled, remove it and glue it down with some plastic weld.
    Hmm...Well the JB weld is holding up very well.. So I think Ill use that for now temporarily. Or I could remove the weld, and just brush thinner on both sides of the crack so that would have a chemical bond instead of just a glued on piece of plastic.

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    Well plastic weld is a chemical bond. The glue will seep through the crack and will bond the crack that way, the piece of plastic is simple reinforcement.

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    Oh I see what you are talking about.

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    Quick update of where I am at with the costume and the armor as a whole.

    Here is a group shot of everything I have including my MoW gauntlets.

    I just received my girth belt and am about to start work on the ammo belt.

    I also got my knee darts and gauntlet darts in a few days ago. And my very nice Fettdad harness which is the coolest thing ever. The wookie braids are just doll hair braids which arent too great but Julie is backed up until 2010 and slavefives run is closed I believe...or not.. I guess I'll invest in better ones later.







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    Your doing great work there man

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    Thanks ^^^^

    HUGE UPDATE!!! CAPS LOCK!!!

    Alright so I laid down the base coat of US Med green and went on to the weathering. I did very slight weathering, since while looking at screen grabs, I could see weathering done lightly. Not too light and not too dark. In pictures your really cannot see weathering, but in person you will see a slight amount of weathering. I think it looks good.

    Earlier today hot off the press


    Then I painted the yellow on the left chest. All that is left to do is minor scratches.


    I applied Scotts decal on the right chest and toned it down with washes of black PS paint.


    And the blaster scuff marks...hurry up and finish your blasters Mason, I need to make it look like the blaster did it... and not me...


    Picture with flash of the cod to show the subtle weathering


    I also installed the famous "thong" on the kidney piece. That picture is too x rated for TDH however. I do have a picture with flash of everything though haha.



    Sometime this week I will paint the yellow scratches and zinc up the shoulders and knees.

    Let me know what you think.

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    looking like all your other stuff... great! keep it up. I swear I'm gonna end up getting rid of my scratch made stuff for some of the FP armor. I feel inadequate now hahaha.

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    Dude your scratch made stuff looks awesome! Seriously!

    Edit- 700th post

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    hey man, that harness is AWESOME!!! you may want to use that new added feature and move those shoulder strap anchors a little bit and get that thing out from under your armpits!! armor looks great brother!!!

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    Thanks for the advice buddy. Ill adjust the harness tonight. Its just so dang comfy!

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    REALLY nice progress man, great pics to boot!!!

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    Nice paint job man.

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    Wow ! You don't waste any time do ya brother !

    Great job man, and pretty record time too !

    Sorry to hear about the cod mishap though You need/want a replacement?

    FP

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    Re: New ESB FP Armor

    Thanks guys!

    Yea FP, Im hurrying to finish this cause I want to just get rid of it and buy some SFP armor. I heard its more accurate than yours.


    Edit- About the cod. Its all good bro, its all patched up and ready to go.But Thanks alot for the generous offer man. You have really been extremely awesome. If I could give you a "Fettpride is Awesome!" award I would hahaha.
    Last edited by 987654321a; Jan 28, 2009 at 9:14 PM.

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