finished a pair of vac-formed knees/comparison

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    finished a pair of vac-formed knees/comparison

    Got these a couple of days ago from Asok (thanks). I was using a set of fiberglass kness, (I'm sure everyone can tell who made them). The FG knees were tight around my knee and didn't allow much bending. Got a good deal on the vac-formed so I gave them a try. I used Asok's tutorial and they came out great, IMO. I think they look more size accurate, they flex nicely, and are a lot lighter.

    Because of the plastic, I had to hit them a few times with filler primer and sand them down, check them and reprime/wetsand.

    The pics show the comparison. The vac knees are on the left in both pictures.




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    Re: finished a pair of vac-formed knees/comparison

    Those look nice. If you want to get rid of the FG's, shoot me a PM.

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    Hey, I know those knees!

    Nice work on the build up.

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    Re: finished a pair of vac-formed knees/comparison

    Wow those are great!

    A big to the guy who made the molds!!

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    Re: finished a pair of vac-formed knees/comparison

    Thanks guys, I think they'll work out fine.


    Buckeye_01 said: View Post
    Those look nice. If you want to get rid of the FG's, shoot me a PM.
    I'm not quite sure yet, but I'll keep you in mind if I do. I know JD's stuff is gettin harder to come by.

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    Re: finished a pair of vac-formed knees/comparison

    Those are great!! I'm sure they're much lighter than fiberglass and they allow more bending. Congrats on the new armour

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    Re: finished a pair of vac-formed knees/comparison

    I know JD's stuff is gettin harder to come by.[/QUOTE]

    Whats the news on this one...has JD shut shop?

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    The knees look great.


    OT.
    JD is no longer making fiberglass parts. He has officialy retired from the hobby.

    Sorry for the partial off topic post.

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