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My Zam so far....

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    It looks like you had an awesome holiday!!
    Good luck with the progress and feel free to ask questions. We'll do our best to help and hmm.... remember cause it's been a while for some of us. Heck some of us old timers probably should re-read all the threads just to refresh our memories .......well........ not sure if I have time for that

  2. #27

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    My scope and rifle detals made by a talented Garrison member!








    Mostly finished the main rifle part too pic to follow

  3. #28

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    Excellent. That's one prop I still need to make... gotta remake the whole zam first though

    Nice.. can't wait to see it all together.

  4. #29

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    I've had fun doing this. Check it, don't wreck it.








  5. #30

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    Awesome!!

    I'm surprised Kathy has let me go so long without making the rifle for her

    Hey I gave her those worms though .... ... everyone keep your mind out of the gutter.... the zam kouhouns

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    Re: My Zam so far....

    Your making some excellent progress. I love the way this is looking, especially the weathering on the chest armor. Top notch stuff!

  7. #32

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    I have gone long without a rifle too. Many people have asked me hey-"don't you want... "then I think about carrying the big thang all around a con. If we have blasters, it suffices. But way cool having something so hard to make. the scope is hard to do.

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    I want that scope!!!! That talented Garrison member could make a killing selling those on this side of the pond y'know! Dang!!!!

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    Thank you people

    I posted on Beckys id by mistake last night. We're slapping all the greeblie bits and scope on later today. It has been hard to do but that's why we do it.
    Fair play, Becky loves it!

    PS: I'll ask my friend if he would be interested in doing more. Seen as he now has the idea, repeats should be far easier for him

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    Please be upseated for Bek's Zam sniper rifle



    Oh is that a SDS hero in the background. Yes, yess



    Last edited by sl/tk8456; Feb 10, 2007 at 7:18 PM.

  11. #36

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    Heehehehehe!!!! *Runs around the lounge with a huge rifle!!* *CRASH*... oops the vase ... oops the light fixture ... oops the sds helmet ... erm i mean *cough*

    I love my rifle!!!!!!!!! Thanx to John for being awesome and making it in his kitchen for me lol! xxx

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    It looks great!!! Congrats

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    wow thats awesome

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    Love those new pics! That is just one totally awesome rifle!

    Would it help if I got on my knees and begged?

    PM for you Langsuir666.

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    Re: My Zam so far....

    Here's a list of the completed stuff so far.

    Rifle (it doesn't look that patchy in normal light - but I might spray it again)

    Lid. Lovely looking thing but it's just too small for Becky's head

    Chest plates and lower ab armour. Still need to attach hose and small lavender leather panels though


  16. #41

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    What are you using as the base for forming your gauntlets?
    I am thinking about them, and I was thinking plaster, bondo, mold, cast, aluminum paint.
    Then I thought some of the lines were more defined. Confused how one should start.

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    Hi Yvonne. Is this post meant to be in here? as I'm a bit confused?
    As a rule anything with sharp 90 degree indented lines can't be vac formed as the thickness of the material spoils the detail needed. Stormtopper armour is great as that's just pants sheets. Zams lid can only been done in fiberglass. Same as the gauntlets I think too.

    EDIT: ah ha...unless I cut out the shape and then fill it under neath. Yes, yesss

  18. #43

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    Yep, i was wondering what you used as a base for your gauntlets. DCB used a plastic cup and cut out the bottom. Yes, the final would be fiberglass, like the helm, can't be vac'd, of course. I am not talking about the casting, but what did you sculpt/make your primary original with? I was just fooling around with bondo, and it's yucky fumes, and unless you are a quick cake decorator, seems sorta useless. But it's supposed to be able to be sanded smoothed etc, after the initial pasty phase. I worked with other stuff before, but thought I would change up my primary material just to see what else would be neat to work with and what would work together.

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    Lookin Good over there in the UK! I was just thinking about Langsuir666's costume and wondering how it was going... and oila! We got pics!

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    Re: My Zam so far....

    Still don't understand you. We're not making any new gauntlets and I hate smelly chemicals at the best of times
    We're going to mod the ones we have got though. Cut out the back part and stick on that lovely looking greeblie on the back of her wrists.

    I'm using CO2 canisters used in airsoft and cycle tyre pumps

  21. #46

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    Did you buy the gauntlets from someone, and just weather them then? Or did you make them from scratch?

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    They came in Qui Gon Ludo's lot of goodness of Zam love
    I'm not sure who he got them off originaly?

  23. #48

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    I was playing with the helmet and the veil (this isnt attatched i was just messing about) Sorry its small i just made it as an avatar! Hope it shows the helmet fits so much better tho (in my opinion anyway hehehe!)


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    nice......a lot.......

  25. #50

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    Made these out of plasticene and milliput. Will spray them silver and stick them onto the suit with a magnet


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