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    Oct 2, 2009, 11:51 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #76

    Jason, I bought it at Lowe's. It is perfectly clear, but that's ok because some of want different colors for our visors. This allows the choice, using window tint for cars. It cost me $13.
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    Oct 3, 2009, 1:17 AM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #77

    Nice bucket! Love the visor design!
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    Oct 14, 2009, 3:17 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #78

    ok, I promised pics, so here goes. Let me know what you think. First up, the helmet, still w/o visor and "ears".
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    Oct 14, 2009, 3:21 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #79

    Here are the shoulder bells, or pauldrons. Still need skull design, but that's not a prob.
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    Oct 14, 2009, 3:25 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #80

    At last, black boots. I will make armor for the front and sides.
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    Oct 14, 2009, 3:26 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #81

    Before anyone asks, that is my eldest daughter in the background.
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    Oct 23, 2009, 9:29 AM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #82

    Hey Loshi, before you get too far in.... The only adhevsive that seems to work on the brawny can is industrial epoxy. You'll have to rough up the surfaces some and then use the epoxy and clamps.
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    Oct 27, 2009, 7:28 AM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #83

    More pics to be posted later. I have almost finished my blast vest. I used a pattern for a rennaissance vest, and modified it a little. Next up is to epoxy snaps to the back of the armor pieces, and to put the snaps on the vest. Then, I will have to start on the gauntlets and belt.
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    Oct 27, 2009, 12:46 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #84

    Quote BrenSett said: View Post
    At last, black boots. I will make armor for the front and sides.
    The shoe polish seems to have worked very well! How many layers did it end up taking?
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    Oct 29, 2009, 10:01 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #85

    I wound up using a black paint that would work on leather, then put on three coats of polish. That's all on top of another three. It took some time, but they turned out fairly nice.

    Now, for the pics.
    Finished Helmet from all sides
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    Oct 29, 2009, 10:06 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #86

    My blast vest. Not quite finished, though. I am going to line up the pieces of armor (which I have epoxied snaps to) and put the backs of the snaps through the vest.
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    Oct 29, 2009, 10:09 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #87

    Here is the armor seen from the back. This is to show the snaps. I had to add two more to the collar piece because it would not lay properly.
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    Oct 29, 2009, 10:14 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #88

    This is the front of the armor with finished paint job and damage.
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    Oct 29, 2009, 10:19 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #89

    Finally, the pauldrons. The skull and chest emblem were printed onto sticker paper from my computer. To keep them from getting too messed up, I went over the whole job with two layers of clear coat.
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  15. Oct 29, 2009, 10:44 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #90

    Looking good, friend. I've been putting off doing my own armor for too long due to time, money and other personal issues. But I gotta say, this thread is hugely inspiring! Keep up the good work, man! It looks like it's really gonna pay off.
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    Oct 29, 2009, 11:20 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #91

    yup it looks pretty frackin' awesome Bren... kandosii!
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    Nov 10, 2009, 9:58 AM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #92

    Thanks for all, guys. I have run into problems. I will post pics of what it looks like so far while I am wearing it, but things have gone bad. Even epoxy has a problem sticking to the inside of this particular type of can, and if you don't lightly sand the outside, the paint will try to come off as well.
    Overall, I am seriously disappointed in the materials. As soon as I can get a job, I intend to fix this problem. Next time: STEEL
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    Nov 24, 2009, 4:53 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #93

    Quote BrenSett said: View Post
    Hey Loshi, before you get too far in.... The only adhevsive that seems to work on the brawny can is industrial epoxy. You'll have to rough up the surfaces some and then use the epoxy and clamps.
    Thanks for the tip! I ended up getting Rubbermaid bins, and what worked on them was - surprisingly - roughing it up and using hot glue. Worked amazingly well, actually. Armor survived Halloween. The paint job, on the other hand... Totally different story. Lol.

    Going to start work on V2 soonish, working on a LInk costume right now... Amazing progress with your suit, ner'vod!
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    Nov 24, 2009, 5:17 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #94

    Mr.Sett you have a real talent for this. Good work.!
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    Dec 1, 2009, 2:51 PM - Re: Bren Sett (my custom) #95

    Thank you all for your encouragement and kind words. I will post pics of what I looked like for Halloween when I can get the pics back from friends.

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