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    Re: Got the helmet, now for the rest

    im by no means totally proficient with this stuff, but i dont think its too hard...as long as you mix the resin and hardener correctly it should dry nicely....i first resined the outside and let it dry so the gaunts were sturdy...then i took some fiberglass cloth sheets (not matting as i hear it is really messy and i actually got a nice roll of cloth with the resin kit i bought at walmart) i cut them in strips long enough to go the length of the gaunt and fairly wide so there are only maybe 3 strips inside them...then i glued the fiberglass sheets onto the inside of the gauntlets and let it dry making sure to have a nice flush connection with the surface with no creases or bubbles etc...only took a few minutes...after that i mixed some more resin up and coated the inside of the gaunts over the fiberglass sheets and let it dry...and thats it...the sheets absorb the resin and basically turn into a plastic type of material and adds lots of strength to the gaunts or w/e and glueing them down is alot less messy since the resin is extremely sticky and the cloth starts sticking to your fingers and tearing and it becomes a mess...so glueing them down prevents them from sliding around when you brush the resin onto them...i also watched a few vids on youtube with people showing how to do it so i had an idea in my head of the process....here is a link to one YouTube - Halo 3 ODST Armor Part 1.5 - Answering Fiberglass questions then you come back later after it is dried and sand the jagged areas smooth on the inside and the outside and any fiberglass sheeting that may be poking out

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    Re: Got the helmet, now for the rest

    got this today...tomorrow its stained...cant wait...and maybe, just maybe, i will have enough motivation to make an ammo belt....


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    Re: Got the helmet, now for the rest

    so i stained the girth belt...im happy with it...#13 spice red is the color...here is a pic with it on the costume



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    Re: Got the helmet, now for the rest

    did you use a resperator? if so then were did you get it and how much was it?

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    Re: Got the helmet, now for the rest

    no, but the stain doesnt have a strong odor....on the resining you should prob wear one, i didnt, but i worked outside on my porch and it was fairly windy so i wasnt in a closed room inhaling fumes...u can buy cheap ones at walmart or home depot or lowes or w/e...you dont really need a gas mask looking one i guess, just something to prevent the fumes from hitting you full force in the face...prob a pack of the cheap ones can be like 10 bucks or less

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    Re: Got the helmet, now for the rest

    alrite ill probably use like a dentist mask or something

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    Re: Got the helmet, now for the rest

    today was a good day...using batninjas' tutorial i made my ammo belt...i have no sewing machine though, so i had to take it to a tailor to get the stitching done...a day later and viola!!!



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    one on the mannequin along with the girth belt


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    Re: Got the helmet, now for the rest

    Had a foam head so I painted the face so I can add to the mannequin so the helmet can be on or off. Tried to make him look space weary, beat up a little, unshaven, and w/ a 1000 yd stare



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    Re: Got the helmet, now for the rest

    Added the head to the mannequin



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    Re: Got the helmet, now for the rest

    Nice buildup! Very inventive!

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    Re: Got the helmet, now for the rest

    thnx CC

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    Re: Ogunns' Scratchbuild ROTJ SE Fett

    Did the weathering on the kneepads



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    thats cool

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    Re: Ogunns' 1st Scratchbuild ROTJ SE Fett (wip)

    ogunn any updates on the suit????/

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    Re: Ogunns' 1st Scratchbuild ROTJ SE Fett (wip)

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    I'm back lol....been busy as hell but its getting close to halloween so I started working on the Jp again. Got the gap filler sprayed inside so its light and sturdy now. Painted now but no weathering and need to get the canisters for each side, rocket for the top, and the thruster cones attached. Then some weathering and clear coat and my fett v1 will be pretty complete....well not really, but close...

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    Re: Ogunns' 1st Scratchbuild ROTJ SE Fett (wip)

    This is amazing work! I love how creative you are in means of what to use for your costume. I might just steal a couple of ideas from you here. Also, I've been sort of a sceptic as to make the gauntlets out of cardboard, but yours look really good! I think I'll have to give it a try after all...Thanks for posting! I'll be sure to follow up on this thread!

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    Re: Ogunns' 1st Scratchbuild ROTJ SE Fett (wip)

    Great Stuff !

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    Re: Ogunns' 1st Scratchbuild ROTJ SE Fett (wip)



    Got the canisters in and more crack filler sprayed inside the tubes to make them sturdy. I used 4 diet Pepsi cans I cut with the dremmel and primed and sprayed metallic. I also spent a couple hrs and weathered the main body of the jp.

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    haha thats awsome with the pepsi cans dude!

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    Went to Michaels arts and crafts store and got some wooden discs for the top of the canisters.1 3/4 inch flat one fit snugly into the bottom indented part of the cans I used. Then a rounded one for the top. I am pleased with how these worked out.
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    And finally the jp has the thrusters. Also painted the ends of the canisters and put the alien writing on the front of them. I used some air fresheners for the thruster bases and Styrofoam balls for the other things they attach to. I cut the tube from the inside of the air fresheners for the arms to connect the thrusters to the jp base. So now I just need to make the missile for the top and a little time to do touchups and it will be pretty done.

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    Re: Ogunns' 1st Scratchbuild ROTJ SE Fett (wip)

    20 dollar jack sparrow wig from party city netted me 4 wookie braid trophies for the right shoulder. Just cut the 8 braids off the wig and then some black duct tape to splice the 8 braids into 4 long ones. A pic of the wig on the manaquin to see them before I cut them off.





    After I cut them off I had a sweet 70's hairstyle left over but...



    looked too nice so I added a Spartan beard. Now he looks mean. I figure he is a bh'er and spends a lot of time chasing ppl so wouldn't be clean cut, and whats with everyone in star wars being clean cut? Obi wan and qui gon the only 2 ppl in the galaxy to rock a beard? Why is jimmy smits the only guy married in the whole sw galaxy? oh george lol

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    Re: Ogunns' 1st Scratchbuild ROTJ SE Fett (wip)



    Michaels arts and craft got more business from me. A kalidascope and a small lava lamp netted me a ARM rocket. Cut the tube shorter and took the plastic cone from the lamp for the tip. Some copper and silver paint and viola, cost like 5 bucks. I know it looks like a vibrator and isn't movie accurate but it will work for me and the price was right....

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    Re: Ogunns' 1st Scratchbuild ROTJ SE Fett (wip)

    If anyone's interested here is how I made my manaquin.
    5 heavy duty cardboard tubes.8 dollars
    5 rolls of duct tape.10 dollars
    5 pillows.15 dollars
    1 Styrofoam head.2 dollars
    Total cost around 35 dollars



    Then I tape the groin part to the body part.
    Then the legs
    Then the shoulder bar, leaving room for the Styrofoam head to fit on.
    Then the arms.
    After that, I tape pillows around the tubes to add proportion to the figure.



    After all of the pillows are on it looks pretty good. Just add the costume. I use coat hangers for the hands so I can open or close fingers etc.

    Last edited by Ogunn; Aug 28, 2011 at 7:20 PM.

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