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    Oct 3, 2008, 6:24 AM - heavy mando idea! #1

    ok, so i figured i should try and post some pics of my progress, which is not much because of... well tons of home work but any ways; here is some pics of my right bracer. its not painted yet so its see-through which kinda ruins the pic, but hey.


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    Oct 3, 2008, 6:25 AM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #2

    wow.... did not know they were gonna be that big....
    sorry bout that
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    Oct 3, 2008, 8:12 AM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #3

    What is that done with? Heated lexan?
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    Oct 3, 2008, 9:36 AM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #4

    cnat exactly remember what it was called, but something like that. it works just like sintra, only this is what the company i asked recommended.
    i have never worked with sintra, but from what iv seen on the net, this stuff seems harder, while sintra is more flexible
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    Oct 3, 2008, 10:01 AM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #5

    Hey Creon, nice start, BTW, what character are you going for?

    G-Fett
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    Oct 3, 2008, 10:06 AM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #6

    thanks Studio Fett:P
    at first i thought of a republic commando look, then just a regular clone trooper. but i will probably make something of my own design, based on mandalorian armors and clone armor
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    Nov 2, 2008, 10:29 AM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #7

    got some pics of some pf my progress!
    shoulder plates are pretty much finished, just need to attach them, and upper and lower arms too, they just need paint

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    Nov 2, 2008, 10:32 AM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #8

    ****.. that didnt work at all...
    any one know of a way to adjust the size of pictures when they are attachments?
  9. Nov 2, 2008, 10:52 AM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #9

    Shoot, I'd just like to figure out how to add photos
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    Nov 2, 2008, 12:02 PM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #10

    press the "manage attachments" button under the text window when writing a reply.
    id just like to know to manage the size of the pictures:P
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    Nov 2, 2008, 2:28 PM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #11

    the best way is to get a free photobucket account.. it is sooo easy!! photobucket automatically resizes your pics and gives you the link to paste on here!
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    Nov 3, 2008, 10:29 AM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #12

    ok, i think i got it!
    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC00443.jpg
    this should be the left shoulder. i first layer is black, then i put some toothpaste on the ares i wanted weathering. then red layer, remove toothpaste and added the silver using a paintbrush.

    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC00434.jpg
    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC00432.jpg
    next is the left arm. i have moved away from using the elastic bands to make it stick. instead im using some pieces of a sponge as padding, glued to the inside.
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    Nov 15, 2008, 4:50 AM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #13

    i finally settled for a paint scheme. i never could choose between black or white so did both and mixed in some red, simply because red rocks.
    the fist on the chest is the one from the album cover of St Anger by Metallica, only i intend to... customize it a bit.

    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC00456.jpg
    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC00456.jpg
    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC00457.jpg

    the black is going to be heavily weathered and show the white bellow, while the red on the shoulders and bucket will show the black bellow.
    and yes, the mando symbol on the kidney peace sucks, ill fix that

    tell me what you think and plz make suggestions for improvement!
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    Nov 15, 2008, 5:01 AM - Re: my star wars armor (the beginnings) #14

    btw:
    im planning to put some black on the feet as well, i just hate drawing feet...
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    Nov 25, 2008, 6:18 PM - Re: heavy mando idea! #15

    Swwweeeet!
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    Nov 25, 2008, 10:58 PM - Re: heavy mando idea! #16

    Lookin good! Love the heavy mando idea - I've always been a big fan of the 'walking tank' concept
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    Nov 28, 2008, 11:36 AM - Re: heavy mando idea! #17

    thanks guys

    ill see if i can post some pics of the arms tomorrow
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    Nov 28, 2008, 4:11 PM - Re: heavy mando idea! #18

    havent got any new pics for you, but i made a quick drawinf of a possible helmet design

    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC00460.jpg

    its a bit unclear, but the white "thing" is the range finder. i always wandered it was so tall, it would bump into everything, so made my own. the square "eye" is just... a something something
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    Nov 28, 2008, 9:42 PM - Re: heavy mando idea! #19

    that material you're using looks pretty cool. Good luck with your build
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    Nov 29, 2008, 12:49 PM - Re: heavy mando idea! #20

    ok
    pics of my newly painted arms... and something extra

    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC00473.jpg
    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC00464.jpg

    they r just white for now, gonna start on the black tomorrow

    pluss
    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC00469.jpg
    http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/DSC00468.jpg

    that everyone, is an original 50cm long and 46cm wide X-wing toy with sounds, movable wings and proton torpedo llauncher from the 70s. with Luke and R2-D2

    best 18s birthday present ever
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    Nov 29, 2008, 12:51 PM - Re: heavy mando idea! #21

    thanks Apollo, that means a lot
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    Nov 29, 2008, 1:24 PM - Re: heavy mando idea! #22

    that is a pretty slick x-wing

    Before you paint any more you definitely need to fill in your seam lines with bondo or wood filler. It will look 100x better
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    Nov 30, 2008, 4:19 AM - Re: heavy mando idea! #23

    hmm i guess your right, i had ignored those up until now

    wood filler? would plastic filler be better?
    and what exactly is bondo? i live in norway and im having some trouble with the translation so i cant really find any
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    Nov 30, 2008, 8:24 AM - Re: heavy mando idea! #24

    bondo is an autobody filler that can be found at hardware stores or autosupply stores. It's a two part mixture that you can put into the seams and it will harden. Then you just gotta sand it down.

    I'm not really sure what plastic filler is, but I should have mentioned that wood filler is easier to use than bondo, but it's not nearly as strong
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    Nov 30, 2008, 8:47 AM - Re: heavy mando idea! #25

    hmm ill ask around a bit and see what i end up with during the week then. thanks alot Apollo

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