how much did the flightsuit cost?
how much did the flightsuit cost?
and MINE :D lol maybe... probably not i dont get much done very fast. Jason just finished this thing in a flash! and it looks great!
flight suit cost 30 bucks vod. went to the local army navy store. got a belt with pouches today.
I would say add a visor like Cody or a Binocular scope like Bly to make it look more scout but that is up to you.
Wow i thought it would be more (but i havnt checked here yet) and i do think that a Cody visor would look awesome on that. But after all your work i would leave it as it is! It looks great!
Okay put it on a shirt, i love velco :D
Looks great! you should try it on with the flightsuit
was just about to
will post a pic in a few i need to eat
oooOOOooo IS IT RIBS?!?! :lol im just in the mood for ribs :D haha.............. You know what? Im going to go see if we have any somewhere!
okay here you go. how's it look gaunts are in progress. same with the knees.
Nice bucket! Cool detail there. Looks good, keep it up!
LOOKS GREAT! are you going to keep it clean or dirty it up a bit? (as in battle damage)
your kit is looking gooood! :D Can't wait to see it all on!
You're working on that already?!?!? no wonder you're ahead of me :lol what you making it out of vod?
sintra vod, then coat it with glass
WOW, that's all I can say, I love the matte look of your color's, little to no reflection at all, and the color scheme... ;)
workin, but really slow, I had to go into work early, and haven't had time to do any sanding, but I will try to at least get the visor and mandibles thickened and formed so it will look like a mando bucket and not a trash bucket :)
okay sorry it's been awhile since i posted on my progress, school has been killing me, 5 hours of class and 6 hours of homework every day. :facepalm oh it sucks, but it's all about the paycheck at the end right. need to do the knee's and one gauntlet also a few little things will be working on it all weekend when i'll actually have time. should get most that done then. :D
GIVE ME THE HOMEWORK AND ILL DO IT!!! haha kidding, i wouldnt have a clue :D
And i have stupid math to deal with
doing the anatomy thing right now this smokin hot girl at school offered to help me study the body parts today I almost fell over. you should see the pic she sent to my phone. RAWR!!!!!!!!!!!
haha! arnt you engaged vod? lol feel free to email us this picture :lol kidding... maybe
yes i'm engaged, I didn't do anything wrong, well i did drool quite a bit. lol :D
haha! sounds like an interesting class! :lol
gotta love anatomy vod
especially the fema** never mind ;)
lol true vod so very true! :D
Awesome there vod. Are you going to go with a visor like Cody or a binocular scope like Bly or are you going to keep it original like you have now
been working on a visor but school has really put a damper on my progress :( only have time on the weekends now.
I know what you mean!
Yeah, ditto... I wish everyday was weekend!!!
Jason I understand on all counts ner vod! lol Hey I've been working my tail off the last few weeks, haven't been able to even touch my armor.
That so sucks vod, i actually didn't have homework tonight so all i've been working on the sun visor for my bucket. it's similar to cody's got it all glassed and sanded need to add a small ridge in the middle then prime it, paint, and attach. :D hope by sunday i'll have both knees done, my left gauntlet, the sun visor on, and the t-visor in. then it's just mainly little stuff. i sculpted a stalk for my ear caps but i still need a range finder, i'll work on that next week lol.
kandosii ner vod! Good luck with it! I'm going to do some work on SOMETHING this weekend... I'll post a update on my forum so that I'm not cluttering up yours! lol
clutter away ner vod, its not a problem. btw i came across a thread today that showed some really cool alt. mando bucket styles. these were really sweet vod can't remember where it was though :(
really? cool! I have A'den working on mine... it kinda looks standard from the front, but the top/side/rear view is far from it! lol LOTS of ventilation!
yeah from the front it was really similar but the entire backs are altered they have ventilation tubes running from the back to the cheeks, they are so sweet!
hmm... may have seen 'em, not sure tho... if u find it again PM me the thread
forget the pm, post it here so we all can share ;)
that is awesome!
What is the secret to keeping the cod-piece and back belt in place?
attach it to your suit at the lowest point and to your belt on the upper edges... or do like I am going to and attach the whole thing directly to your suit
So you're just making it tight enough to fit around you without falling down? That seems simple enough. Thanks.
sure do! even though i am falling behind :lol
:lol thats true SANDING MUST BE FINISHED THIS WEEKEND!!! Im sick of sanding! Its driving me nuts!
Levi, tell me you are using a sander and not knuckle bustin yourself.
Haha ya im using a sander. The box said it was called a detail sander. I keep using the smallest grit that came with it. The domes getting smooth but theres tons of little dents everywhere! not sure what to do. I know if i add more bondo ill just sand it again and it will look exactly the same! :lol Kinda wishing i used something else to make it :lol
like grit or size? The size and shape is exact to that of an iron. You know like the iron that you iron your clothes with (might have spelt that wrong) but ya the size of a normal ironing iron :lol
get a grit with a low number like 60
ok that might be what im using but ill check tomorrow
I just seems no matter how much sanding i do it never affects anything
the smaller the number, the more it eats off your surface, work your way up to number, then use spot filler to fill the little pin holes, then hand sand at a high grit 1000+ wet sand.
wow i feel even more stupid that i dont have a clue what most of these things are :cry what is spot filler? I can make an educated guess by the name ive just never seen it before
Spot filler is premixed toothpaste consistancy, self curing and designed to be put in THIN layers like 1/16 to 1/8", you'll sand it with a fine grade sandpaper or you'll just remove it all and it wont fill the little holes.
Here's a pic, see the red stuff.
Here's the 405th tut video:
Now don't you go using THAT MUCH HARDENER, he used too much which makes it dry waaay too fast, but worse, it makes the bucket way too brittle. It's better to use a little hardener and wait a little/lot longer for it to harden, but it will be stronger.
Yeah Levi listen to Adonian he knows his stuff :D i got your back vod.
I kinda helped my EX-brother in law do a LOT of body work on a 69 Cougar, so I got a lil experience with bondo and stuff. ;)
chicken wire :lol that works great.
it really does that car looked like new by the time my dad and i got done with it. took us about a year and a half to restore it. was so much fun alot of work thou.
Okay the sun shield/visor for my bucket is made. still need to do some painting on it will post a pic today. :D
Attaching it with liquid nails. :D
What you think?
not bad at all
need to do some painting on it once the liquid nails is dry and attach a light and laser pointer to it.
hey hey same here! I'm doing the cody style blinders around my tactical visor (although mine will be a raise/lower type with an illuminated lense. I am adding the light/laser on my bucket too tho.
Liquid Nails... Another wonderful invention :lol
Thanks Vod :D
Definatly looks scout now!! its looks amazing!
Thanks Levi, :D
Ahhhh *drools* I love the visor, vod.
i said it before but it looks amazing! one jelous vod here! :lol
thanks ner vod, you all really don't understand how much that means to me when you all give me these compliments. thanks so much.
pullout the violin lol
haha if you've checked out my thread ive had a few of emotional like moments too :lol but seriously vod IT LOOKS GREAT! its one of those mandos that will be my all time favorites :D
The visor just completes it so nicely :D
thanks Levi that means alot
I need to think of something to add to mine to give a great cutsom look like yours :D any ideas?
do the monoscope thing vod, ihave no idea what its called the binocular thing withjust the slit across the front.
not a bad idea. But i think i would be terrible at making it
i think mereel did one like that :D
was it him i know i've seen one somewhere do a visor vod just make sure you use the same eyes as i did
would you care if we they looked so similar? Cause im pretty much falling in love with that visor!
i don't care vod we are in the same clan go for it.
yeah Mer'ika did the macrobinocs... I was going to do a monocular NOD type system on my bucket with a standard RF on the other side, however I decided to go ahead and rig up a tactical style macrobinoc as well. I think it looks a little more aggressive than the standard RF... not to mention it's definately a little more custom!
Im seriously considering the visor right now! I think it looks insanely awesome! :D If you dont mind Jason, could you pm me with instructions on how to make it? I dont have the time to try and test things to figure it out :D
sure give me a few
thanks so much!