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  1. Saz.'s Avatar
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    Oct 9, 2009, 10:23 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #476

    Well if it's turkey, I guess you can do a lot of gobblin'...

    ...

    I'll get my coat.
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    Oct 9, 2009, 11:14 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #477

    lmao too funny, u guys crack me up
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    Oct 9, 2009, 1:01 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #478

    Did someone say TURKEY? I'm there dude!
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    Oct 9, 2009, 1:18 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #479

    Saz I'm glad you clarified the important differences there! Turkey makes you sleepy though and I should think that would cut down on productivity so I officially band turkey as a an eating-during-or-before-or-even-when-thinking-about-making-armor food!

    I wonder if the Mods will tell me that I as a n00b here have no rights to ban anything...
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    Oct 9, 2009, 6:08 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #480

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz snort hum uh did someone say something about turkey? Oh ok I'll have some mooorree zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    (fell a sleep )
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    Oct 9, 2009, 6:37 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #481

    ______ THANKSGIVING PARTY!!!! We need to think of a squad name for us!
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    Oct 9, 2009, 6:38 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #482

    SaberMaker said: View Post
    Saz I'm glad you clarified the important differences there! Turkey makes you sleepy though and I should think that would cut down on productivity so I officially band turkey as a an eating-during-or-before-or-even-when-thinking-about-making-armor food!
    Eat yer steak. no turkey for us!!!
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    Oct 9, 2009, 6:39 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #483

    OOOOO STEAK!!!!! mmmmmmhhmmmmm!
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    Oct 9, 2009, 9:05 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #484

    did somebody say steak?!! lol
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    Oct 9, 2009, 9:07 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #485

    MMMHHHHMMMM!
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    Oct 10, 2009, 9:41 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #486

    *drools* I WANT STEAK!!!!!!!!!! Give Ordeyn stake! Ordeyn like steak....

    Anyways, I'm going to resin the bucket today! Hooray! (I'm a poet and I didn't know it) I'll take lots and lots and lots of pictures. Bbl!
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    Oct 10, 2009, 10:00 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #487

    whats all this about steak and turkey are you all having a party? i'm so gonna be there. i'm so hungry with all this talk about food.
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    Oct 10, 2009, 11:38 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #488

    Lots and lots and lots?
    COOL, cant wait to see it.
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    Oct 10, 2009, 11:49 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #489

    Watch out, dont make promises b/c Adonian will get ya with the whip if u dont follow through... Lol I have scars to prove
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    Oct 10, 2009, 12:05 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #490

    haha somehow ive avoided that kinda
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    Oct 10, 2009, 8:52 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #491

    Yeah Ori'ad and his whip... lmao
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    Oct 11, 2009, 6:38 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #492

    So, I promised pictures.

    Okay, well to start with I got everything I needed. Then I went outside to a table I had set up.





    After that, I cover a board with tinfoil as my resin workspace.


    Next, I cut up the fiberglass cloth. You will get little FG cloth strands all over the place. They like to unravel from the crosshatching.



    Now is the time to put on the respirator, gloves and make sure your hair is secure. (I got some resin in my hair. Not cool )

    Then I got the resin, hardener, and used the resin can cover as my container. Poking a hole in the hardener is harder than you think. (haha hard hardener...) I had to get a nail to puncture the plastic.



    Oh, and its a good idea to wipe off the resin spout with paper towel so you don't accidentally glue it shut.

    I didn't get very many pics of putting the cloth in the helmet cos my hands were covered in resin and FG cloth. But when you put the stuff in, make sure its flat in there and touching the helmet as much as possible. Also, don't forget to overlap the pieces.



    (Yes, that's Michael Phelps... I like Frosted Flakes!)

    I started out using a brush to get the resin on the cloth, but it was taking too long so I just dipped the cloth in the resin (like the guy from the video A'den posted) It worked well.

    So I got resin in my hair and on my arms. I tried using regular hand soap. Doesn't work. My mother suggest dish washer soap (washer, like dish washer, not the stuff in the sink that gets really bubbly... ) and that worked excellently. The can of resin told me (no, it doesn't talk, sorry) to use paint thinner stuff or something, but dish washer soap worked fine.

    ...

    I stuck the helmet in my basement to dry. It stank up the whole house, so unless you LOVE the smell of resin then I suggest just leaving the bucket in the garage.

    Then I waited a day, poking at the resin to see if it was hard the whole time, and did the whole thing again:


    I just used the lid container over again. No problems there.



    I still have some face to do, but most of it is done!



    And there you have it folks! Almost a tutorial. And remember to clean up after your done.
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    Oct 11, 2009, 7:36 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #493

    I sense, your bucket will be STRONG in the FORCE.......... couldn't resist.

    It's gonna be a very strong bucket, you may not be able to stand on it like A'den, but it'll take a lot of bangin before it breaks.
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    Oct 12, 2009, 12:15 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #494

    Awesome Ord'ika!!! Well done!

    resin in your hair...ick... get's everywhere doesnt it? along with those crazy stray glass strands...


    A'den
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    Oct 12, 2009, 12:51 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #495

    ah the glass strands, I know them well...
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    Oct 12, 2009, 3:23 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #496

    I just pull the resin off my arms, hurts like hell, but hey, I get punched in the face for a hobby, so I shouldn't complain about a waxing

    I leave mine in my shed when they are curing, as the smell does stink up everywhere
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    Oct 15, 2009, 2:34 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #497

    looks great Ord'ika!
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    Oct 15, 2009, 11:05 PM - Re: Custom Mando :D #498

    Yeah Ord'ika, you really inspired me to get off my shebs and finish my stuff. The great thing is I am knocking out mine and my girlfriend's beskar'gam!
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    Oct 23, 2009, 6:22 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #499

    Hey guys! Haven't been on for a while. Soccer season (both of them) are over now so I have plenty of time to work on my 'gam. I finnished glassing my bucket a couple days ago. Pics later today.

    I'm hoping to do some bondoing today. It's raining, but the garage is dry. Is it okay to bondo while it's raining? I mean, does the increased moisture in the air affect the bondo?
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    Oct 23, 2009, 9:54 AM - Re: Custom Mando :D #500

    Xlnt. Cant wait to see it.
    So far I am impressed.

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