Custom Mando :D (Pic Heavy)

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    School's happening...still. I just barely got this post in because of a two hour delay. My backplate remains untouched as well as just about everything else, but I'm close to a nice break so I can get some work done--this weekend hopefully. I will get SOMETHING done on Saturday! Be ready to break out those whips just in case...

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    SHE LIVES!!!!!

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    Doc and Kal'ika: That's right start'em young! The sooner you show them how to handle a gun right the sooner the novelty (and thus the atraction to get it when you're not around) wears off and the respect sets in. The 4H club here used to offer shooting sports, but doesn't anymore because they didn't want to be seen "putting guns in the hand of children." What a load of ****.

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    a'men saber! it's important to teach them to respect and not fear or mistreat firearms.

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    *dances* I got work done!!! Backplate is on!

    I jumped into sewing right after a soccer game which is why I'm wearing my uniform still.

    And to make you all really happy I put everything I could on so you could see it:







    The gaunts and helmet aren't anywhere near done, obviously. I threw the sword in there for fun, btw. And I'm repositioning the bells so they weren't on me for the pics. But enjoy the little update!

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    hey it's lookin' good Ord'ika... I like the color combos a lot and ur making a lot more progress than many of the rest of us lately...lol

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    Looks great Ord'ika!!! Glad to see this updated!!!

    Those gaunts look really cool...you have any close-ups of them?


    A'den

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    Thanks guys! A'den, yeah, somewhere is the thread but I can take more pics. They haven't changed much from their cardboard state, though.

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    Ahh...I see them earlier in this thread...very nice! Are you going to glass em?

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    I don't know. I should, but I think the human race knows more about the center of the Milky Way than I do about glassing.

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    he he... it's really not that hard... altho the gaunts can be quite the challenge to glass, I had trouble with it.

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    Something Dem and I do is cut a slot in the bottom (inside) of the gauntlet, then fill it with resin and slush that around the inside; as it soaks into the cardboard it will began to become a solid mass with the cardboard acting like the fibre in a normal glassing job.

    Then we usually do a brush-on coat on the outside (or maybe two...) then sand it a bit...makes really strong gaunts, if a little brittle (resin without glass tends to do that...)


    A'den

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    A'den has the right idea, I love plain resin on cardboard, it becomes SOLID I mean you can bonk someone on the head and OUCH

    By the way NICE PROGRESS.

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    Ill have to remember this for when i start my gaunts!

    and yes! definatly great progress

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    You're going to have to braid that hair young lady

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    yup... it's a femmemando thing! lol

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    Ord'ika that looks amazing!

    A'den and Adonian: Thanks for the resin tip, I'll keep that in mind.

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    wish i could sew like that...
    great work Ordeyn!

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    HE LIVES!!! CREON!!! How's it going vod?

    and yes...me too...I sew with rivets...

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    hehe hey whats up. havent been here for so long!:O up until yesterday we have been two man short at work so iv been working for two the past months

    i try to stay away from sewing as much as possible..:P

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    Creon! Yo, ad'ika. Aw, it's not that bad! Well, I had my mom with me the whole time in case I really screwed something up. But still...

    Okay, so I'm going shopping on Friday and I need to know what brands and blah to buy...and what to buy! Not clothes, but like bondo-glass and that stuff. What do I need to glass my gaunts and helmet? Help me make a shopping list guys!

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    Looking good Ord'ika!!!

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    umm... well u need bondo glass for one! lmao

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    Re: Custom Mando :D

    If you are going the Bondo Glass route you will need:

    Bondo glass
    Sanding paper grit of about 400
    Sanding paper of about grit 800 - 1000
    Wet and dry paper of about grit 1500 up
    A dust mask

    If you are going the fiberglass resin way you will need:

    A fiberglass kit
    Several cheap paint brushes (Dollar stores will do these best)
    Sanding paper grit of about 400
    Sanding paper of about grit 800 - 1000
    Wet and dry paper of about grit 1500 up
    A dust mask
    Rubber gloves to protect your hands.

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    400 grit? I start with 40 grit...

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