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Have the Asok ILM in hand... This is now a WIP

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    Have the Asok ILM in hand... This is now a WIP

    Got the itch to start on my lid last night so I trimmed everything necessary out and started with the sanding... Used 120 then 220, and here are the results so far... Thinking about going with a brushed look rather than the smooth Jango look, so I may not hit this with 320 or 400, and may just go to some 0000 steel wool to smooth everything out just a little more... Will hit this lid with an anodized purple and a royal purple... Then I think I'll be through.










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    Re: Have the Asok ILM in hand... This is now a WIP

    sanding up to 600 grit or so and then using the 0000 steel wool should give you very nice results with a brushed aluminum look. i wouldn't suggest going higher than 800, and don't use metal polish on it and you should get what you're looking for.

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    Re: Have the Asok ILM in hand... This is now a WIP

    cool... I'll finish up some time tomorrow evening with my sanding... No intentions on using metal polish... I have to check my local auto parts store for my paint. It's been awhile since I've done a project which required the anodized look. I'll probably paint during the week next week.

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    Yes, use the steel wool 0000 as mentioned! Works great, just gotta be careful not to sand too much, cause you can accidently sand away the silver. Ask me how I know lol

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    I am interested to see this color combo fleshed out.

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    Paint will come real soon.. got some free time in this morning while everyone was getting dressed to head over to a friend's house for Christmas brunch... Got the finish I like... All that is left is to paint...

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    Re: Have the Asok ILM in hand... This is now a WIP

    what grit did you get up to with it?

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    600... then the steel wool... I think i'd get a clearer, brighter shot if I took the helmet outside and took pics... Maybe tomorrow once I go on my paint hunt...

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    I have to wait a few weeks to get my armor from Cruzer... Then hopefully I can get the gaunts and other soft pieces before SheVaCon... I really wouldn't mind being fully suited by that time...

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    With mine i went from180 all the way to 1800 using wet and dry paper and of cause wet it for better results,..
    You said you wanted a "brushed" look id personaly say go for a more authentic look and smooth it out more ,
    One thing that did happen to my Asok lid was i went thrugh the first layer of CC in places and unfortunantly the mix from layer to layer veryied in aluminium to resin ratio so i got patches,. However once i finished the lid up and gave it a dirty look with a waterd down mix of arylics , the cc layers only added to the look and in turn gave the over all a more astheticly pleasing result '
    My point is i think its worth smothing the CC out and if it does rub thru its not the end off the world

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    Re: Have the Asok ILM in hand... This is now a WIP

    jinto, definitely understand what you are saying. It's just that with the anodized paint I'll be using it's going to show through some of the work underneath and I like the scratchy look... I don't want to be totally smoothed over... I may beat up some of the purpl to give it the weathered look and having the scratchy underneath gives the beat up look.

    The fun part for me will be the rest of the armor... Once I get it all in anyway. 3 months to get everything in and completed is a very short time frame.

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    Yeah right i missed all that abuot the anodized paint erlier,
    I guess it makes sense the way you are going to do it that way.

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    After paint and adding visor










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    I can't get over how much like Gnarles Barkley...bet you get that all the time, eh?

    I love the metallic finish. Looks nice, Man.

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    LOL... first time for Gnarles Bakley... Usually get Shaq (minus a foot) or Mo Vaughn

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    Hang on you arnt Gnarles Barkley? I thort you were ,
    Did you guys ever see the live performance he did,.. him and the group were all dressed in SW costume , I asumed he was just up grading
    Any way the purple looks good on the CC , Quite Mace mando

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    Re: Have the Asok ILM in hand... This is now a WIP

    I woulda' said Bill Duke from PREDATOR, myself.




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    LOL on the Bill Duke pic... Funny I can't disagree totally... jinto, I may just go with Mace Mando...

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    Just got my pistols in... Going the same direction with these as well... May weather these, may not.


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    Re: Have the Asok ILM in hand... This is now a WIP

    I think if the orange was gone theyd be super pimp

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    I'm actually going to hit the guns with a silver paint so I will cover the orange with silver then paint over the tips

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    Ah I figured they were done...the paint looks good already

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    Re: Have the Asok ILM in hand... This is now a WIP

    Hey smuwindu- Looks amazing! Gotta love the "peewee herman" toy blasters..they look great all mod'd up as I have the same!!!! the washers on the end as devilstar suggested on my WIP really made a huge difference too. They have the chrome color as well. Love the colors bro..cant wait to see the rest!
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    Re: Have the Asok ILM in hand... This is now a WIP

    dynamic1, I'll be making a trip to Home Depot to look for those over the weekend... I got lucky and found a toyshop selling two for a decent price on Ebay. The funny thing is if I were doing a "normal" Jango, I would not have had to paint them at all. They were already silver and blue...

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