I'm not really sure why I havent been posting my progress here. I guess because I have been on Phoenix Squadron and Florida Garrison's forums and was being lazy...
So to keep the laziness up, I'll x-post a bit of my progress
This all started late November when I ordered some FP v2 stuff with FP v3 knees and back. The SgtFang helmet came in December. I've been working a bit after work mostly, with a rare weekend day of work.Here is the (mostly) completed hard armor set! well, I lie, the kidney plate isnt in the picture. I might be ordering a v3 since the v2 is just a templete of abs, I'd prefer a vac'd one. Complete with native kitty accessory.
fiberglass resin smells really, really BAD.
there is glass matting bits from one end of my porch to the other.
I cut a trash can apart to start my shin tools and started gluing them together today also.
testing the visor color i already had to see if it was dark enough, wasnt, so I bought one online :/ Thanks to my poor boyfriend for modelling. (yes he is a pizza hut manager, yes we can get you free pizza ... if you live in Sarasota, Florida :P)
I've got a LadySewsForUs vest and neck seal coming, and put myself as number 10 on her new list for flightsuits to give myself a little more time to lose some more weight. (hope to be down about 15-20 lbs by April or so)
I still havent gotten boots yet, I'm really unsure what I wanna do for those. I havent heard anything good about CAs so I might try to make some out of some Converse allstars, or a completely wrong treaded ankle boot. :/
Used toothpaste for the masking.
The progress since these pictures were taken (last weekend) is that I have trimmed and sanded the fiberglass from the backs of the ruffkins gauntlets and painted the inside silver. (i've painted the backs of all my armor parts silver)
I've also gotten some parade gloves dyed in S, M, and L, and some twill for the white parts, I hope to sew that on tonight or tomorrow. I'll have the others up for sale (Medium and Large) for a reasonable price as far as gloves go relatively soon, I just wasnt sure the sizing on the gloves so I got a few)
I've been turning a ESB blaster into a ROTJ also, I'll get a pic or two of that up this weekend also