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    Feb 21, 2009, 6:05 PM - Scratch Build Progress (criticism and advice would be appreciated) #1

    First of all Id like to thank WOF if it werent for him none of this would be possible.

    with that said, heres what i got.
    (bear in mind this is my first ever attempt)


    Ive made it all out of different kinds of posterboards and cardboards and im using plaster to smooth out the joints.

    this is the progress i have so far on the helmet.



    Q:i know it still needs some work but is ive read that you have to/should seal cardboard scratchbuilds, but the problem is 1. what type of sealant should i use and 2. do i primer b4 1 seal or after, or how does it work?

    now on to the chest plates


    yes i know its a bit funny to look at cause its cereal boxes, but it makes the cardboard smooth, now all i have to do is smooth out the edges so it doesnt look like cardboard anymore.

    and as a bonus of having two layers i can make the details easier


    the back piece i had some trouble with seeing as how i couldnt find carboard big enough but heres what i got

    its actually made out of 6 pieces "spliced" together with hot glue from the inside


    on the outside part i put a ridge because on a picutre i noticed that there a lot of depth in the back plate, so to make it seem like theres depth i put the ledge


    and this is where i stand today with it



    all plastered up and ready for a sanding.
    i even made the slots for the jet pack hardness
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    Feb 21, 2009, 6:10 PM - Re: Scratch Build Progress (criticism and advice would be appreciated) #2

    I also have the right gauntlets all but sanded
    ill post those pics up soon
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    Feb 21, 2009, 10:47 PM - Re: Scratch Build Progress (criticism and advice would be appreciated) #3

    All I can say is wow! nice start there.
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    Feb 22, 2009, 4:35 AM - Re: Scratch Build Progress (criticism and advice would be appreciated) #4

    way better then mine!
    going green as well!!
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    Feb 22, 2009, 3:31 PM - Re: Scratch Build Progress (criticism and advice would be appreciated) #5

    All I can say is wow! nice start there.
    thanks, i did a lot of research before i got my hands dirty

    way better then mine!
    going green as well!!
    where can i see yours?
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    Feb 25, 2009, 8:06 PM - **UPDATE** #6

    so i sealed and primed the armor so it looks like this now




    i said i would post my gauntlets, well gauntlet ive only been working on the right but heres what ive done so far


    freshly built then i built up with some plaster




    then once i sanded it down and sealed it looked like this





    and then i let it dry then came the R'n'B
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    Feb 25, 2009, 8:09 PM - **UPDATE** #7

    heres the update on the helmet

    so far ive added the key slots



    then i built the left ear


    and finally i added the hole in where the borden connector would be on a
    boba bucket


    is the hole big enough?
    is it in the right place?
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    Feb 27, 2009, 10:09 PM - Re: Scratch Build Progress (criticism and advice would be appreciated) #8

    i finally "painted" the armor, well what i have of it



    it came out a bit messy so i may have to re do it.

    the bucket it primed at least but the stalk is crooked

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    Feb 27, 2009, 10:10 PM - Re: Scratch Build Progress (criticism and advice would be appreciated) #9

    1. anyone know how to remove rub and buff?

    2. what colors should i use for the cheeks/mandibles?
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    Feb 27, 2009, 11:21 PM - Re: Scratch Build Progress (criticism and advice would be appreciated) #10

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    Mar 2, 2009, 4:04 AM - Re: Scratch Build Progress (criticism and advice would be appreciated) #11

    Awesome scratchbuild man, keep up the good work, im still working on my first bucket. Love the cereal box armor, great stuff =]
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    Mar 10, 2009, 5:33 PM - Re: Scratch Build Progress (criticism and advice would be appreciated) #12

    that looks nice indeed!
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    Mar 14, 2009, 6:49 PM - Re: Scratch Build Progress (criticism and advice would be appreciated) #13

    ugh i hate running out of money,

    once i finally finish paying off this semester ill get back to work =/

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