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    Jun 3, 2006, 1:05 AM - Re: It has begun... #26

    Quote firstsonofsolo said:
    MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!!!!!!

    dun dun dun dun dund dun dun dunnit dunnit dun huh!

    Sorry had to I am in a mood
    "And the award for the most random and most beweildering reply goes to... Firstsonofsolo"

    You have 10 seconds to move your new car...
    You have 10 seconds to move your car from the impound lot...
    You now have 15 seconds before your new car is smashed into a cube....
    Mr. Firstsonofsolo, will you please move your cube

    -tubachris
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    Jun 3, 2006, 1:11 AM - Re: It has begun... #27

    Quote tubachris85x said:
    "And the award for the most random and most beweildering reply goes to... Firstsonofsolo"

    You have 10 seconds to move your new car...
    You have 10 seconds to move your car from the impound lot...
    You now have 15 seconds before your new car is smashed into a cube....
    Mr. Firstsonofsolo, will you please move your cube

    -tubachris

    The episode of the Simpsons when Mr. Smithers went out of town and Homer took his place in taking care of Mr. Burns.
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    Jun 3, 2006, 10:54 AM - Re: It has begun... #28

    You know

    "IT HAS BEGUN..."
    Thats how the mortal Kombat song starts!
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    Jun 4, 2006, 1:00 AM - Re: It has begun... #29

    Quote firstsonofsolo said:
    You know

    "IT HAS BEGUN..."
    Thats how the mortal Kombat song starts!
    Precisly....

    Good job GCN, Im glad to know people know thier Simpson episodes (By which I compare almost every daily life experience with an episode of the Simpsons)

    Alright everyone, Im leaving tommorrow at 7:50 am bound for NAS Kingsville, I will be gone for 4 weeks (a month). Until then, I wont be working on my helm, and will try to continue as soon as I get back. During this time, I wont have accses to a computer, so dont send me a PM to call an ambulance, or save your life, if you did, I might show up a few weeks late. So thats it, and see you all guys in July.

    -tubachris
    (dont miss me too much now)
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    Jun 17, 2006, 4:29 PM - Re: It has begun... #30

    ARG!

    I am now a Sea Cadet Master At Arms (MAA) Graduated this morning, however, ONLY HALF WAY THROUGH! I am still in NAS Kingsville, A.K.A. The middle of nowhere. I have two more weeks until I get back. I'll be staying for ceromonial honor guard training, basically bootcamp, but for looking sharp. This is my last post until I get back. See you then!


    -tubachris
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    Jul 7, 2006, 6:37 PM - Re: It has begun... #31

    I am back finally. Gone for about 5 weeks, and now able to continue. I plan on starting up soon, but once again, i'll be leaving in about a week for little creek virginia. My helm is still exactly the way it was when I left. The only thing left is basically painting it, and I still need that short cuts ocean blue.... Anyways, I'm back to wreak some havoc :evil


    -tubachris
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    Jul 9, 2006, 1:19 PM - Re: It has begun... #32

    New update...


    Before I left, I decided to try and do something other then the priming and sanding, and that was to tape off a section where I think I might start to paint. On top of that, I also tested the R&B on the backside. I did the keyholes, which came out fine, but I will put 1 or 2 more layers on it later, but the dome section actually screwed me over, because I found a ruffspot while applying the test coat, and it looks nasty, but the areas around it that was smooth looked really nice. I was wondering what is te best chemical or solution to removing the R&B so that I can sand that portion again, without ruining the fiberglass?

    Heres some pics..

    Taped off section so far



    Rub and Buff test



    -tubachris
    (whos still looking for that dang krylon short cuts....)
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    Jul 9, 2006, 5:18 PM - Re: It has begun... #33

    No need to use any stripper, just wetsand the affected area & it will smooth it out & remove the RnB.
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    Jul 9, 2006, 7:50 PM - Re: It has begun... #34

    Quote bigkidbiggertoys said:
    No need to use any stripper, just wetsand the affected area & it will smooth it out & remove the RnB.
    Thanks BKBT, I'll give it a try. I thought about doing that, but was afraid that it wouldnt be affective.

    -tubachris
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    Jul 12, 2006, 8:46 PM - Re: It has begun... #35

    update:


    well I decided to start with some painting. Ive started on the ear cap pieces and rub and buffed the areas that require silver with the exceptions of the lower cheek portions. Thats it so far, here's some pics. Enjoy.

    Please excuse the terrible lighting, its shinier then it appears in the picture.







    -tubachris
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    Jul 12, 2006, 10:47 PM - Re: It has begun... #36

    I've always wondered, how do you use rub n buff? Do you just buff it on with like a cloth until it settles?
  12. Jul 12, 2006, 11:13 PM - Re: It has begun... #37

    Make sure the surface is ultra smooth by using between 600 and 800 wet grit sand paper, then just rub it on with your finger and keep spreading it out to you can't anymore, once you get your entire surface covered, come back and buff it with your palm and/or paper toweling. Hope that helps bro'!

    P.S. A little goes a long, long way!

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    Jul 13, 2006, 12:24 AM - Re: It has begun... #38

    What i did (after sanding it of course) i apply the R&B with my fingers until evenly distributed over the area, and then I use my palm, and rub that area hard for a few seconds, and then take a rag, and rub the same area until it wont shine any more. That usually works the best. I guess I did a good job on mine, cause both my mom and friend came in and thought it looked like real metal, so I guess I pass the test. I also put another coat of the paint on the ear pieces.

    -tubachris
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    Jul 13, 2006, 9:03 AM - Re: It has begun... #39

    Quote tubachris85x said:
    What i did (after sanding it of course) i apply the R&B with my fingers until evenly distributed over the area, and then I use my palm, and rub that area hard for a few seconds, and then take a rag, and rub the same area until it wont shine any more. That usually works the best. I guess I did a good job on mine, cause both my mom and friend came in and thought it looked like real metal, so I guess I pass the test. I also put another coat of the paint on the ear pieces.

    -tubachris
    Are these sold at Michaels art stores? I'd like to get started on rub n buffing my armor ASAP!
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    Jul 13, 2006, 9:37 AM - Re: It has begun... #40

    Yes actually, thats the only store I found it at. I'll be posting better quality pics of the helm so you can get a better idea of what it looks like, and in better lighting. The previous pics were taken at night, so I couldnt do any better.

    -tubachris
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    Jul 13, 2006, 9:48 AM - Re: It has begun... #41

    Here they are...
    Just makes me realize how crappy my camera can be sometimes.

    Two outdoor shots





    And one inside






    -tubachris
    Last edited by tubachris85x; Jul 14, 2006 at 5:04 PM.
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    Jul 13, 2006, 7:53 PM - Re: It has begun... #42

    You really should post smaller pictures. Put them in paint first and size them down to about 25% of their original size.
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    Jul 14, 2006, 9:04 AM - Re: It has begun... #43

    The Pictures look fine on my 30 inch Mac display.
    http://members.optusnet.com.au/shotbyjr/Helmet.jpg

    But yeah, slightly smaller pics would be fine too!
    Jono
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    Jul 14, 2006, 10:47 AM - Re: It has begun... #44

    I'm a total noob to painting, but im gonna have to wise up here soon as i'll be getting my helmet from BKBT soon, is the rub and buff for just the Jango and Boba helms because of the silver? Or should I put it on my custom too just as an underlying color?
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    Jul 14, 2006, 4:51 PM - Re: It has begun... #45

    I guess, its a matter of opinion. Its really up to the person painting. The R&B works well with e jango helm because it appears to be the most accurate looking paint, as oppose to spray painting a cheap silver on it that eventually flakes off. Im a complete moron when it comes to paints, but I highly recommend the R&B. Ive heard that the model paint called "aclad 2"? I believe it is, are awsome for a real metallic look. But for a complete novice like me, the R&B looks like real metal, and even fooled a few of my friends. As far at an under coat, thats personal preference. I thought about R&B'ing the whole helm just for the sake that it any blue sections got a deep enough scratch (for whatever reason) that it would look as if there is real metal underneath. I imagine people who paint up boba helms may use an undercouat of silver paint just to make the battle damage more realistic, and more natural lookiing. I actually thought about doing the same concept for my paintball armor. Thats my opinion about it.

    -tubachris
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    Aug 9, 2006, 8:08 AM - Re: It has begun... #46

    Hello all, heres another update (late update). I managed to obtain the short cuts, after searching like indiana jones and the lost ark So I got greedy and bought 2 cans of it. Other then that, Im done with the painting. Granted, there are little imperfections, that Im sure everyone has with the exception of a selected few tlented people. But Im a begginer and its the best I can do. Just a few tings I might need to ask about the RF before I attach the last earpiece to cover the screw though.

    Here it is so far:







    If youcant see, I put chicken wire to the inside of the keyholes



    -tubachris
    Last edited by tubachris85x; Aug 9, 2006 at 9:09 AM.
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    Aug 9, 2006, 11:17 AM - Re: It has begun... #47

    nice work bud. Did you drill a hole in your rangfinder stalk, or did it come like that?
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    Aug 9, 2006, 11:21 AM - Re: It has begun... #48

    Sweet! It's looking good!
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    Aug 9, 2006, 12:03 PM - Re: It has begun... #49

    You've done a great job with that bucket. Looks great!
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    Aug 9, 2006, 9:08 PM - Re: It has begun... #50

    Quote petepurin said: View Post
    nice work bud. Did you drill a hole in your rangfinder stalk, or did it come like that?


    The RF stalk that came with the helm had a hole already drilled through. What I had to do was counter sink the bolt so the head wold not disrupt the cap cover that part of it so it lays flat. Thanks guys, Im excited about getting it done. Im working on getting a bobamaker visor to finish it off. hmm..when I start to line it with foam or padding, I'll need to add weight to side oposite of the RF to balance it. I dont know if anyone else ran into that before, I imagined it would (and did). Once again, thanks guys, almost done.

    -tubachris

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