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  1. The Asylum is offline The Asylum
    Jan 26, 2007, 8:27 AM - Asylum's Custom Armor Progess Thread #1

    My armorer just emailed me photos of the armor I'll be taking delivery on in a couple of weeks. I'm so excited! I can barely wait to get started.

    I'm a total newbie to costuming but I'm a longtime model builder so I think I have the requisite skills to do this.

    Anybody want to give the newb some words of advice or encouragement?
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  2. Zurath Kodul's Avatar
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    Jan 26, 2007, 9:57 AM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #2

    Wow, that looks like a great set. Looks to be vac-molded plastic, no?

    All I can say is to be careful, keep all fingers and toes, don't glue yourself to anything*, and be sure to give us progress pics.


    If anything comes up that prevents you from completing this (i.e., loss of limb, finger, what-have-you) you can always send it my way.

    ZK

    *Seriously, a friend glued a part himself to a latex muscle suit. suffice to say, it was funny to hear about.
  3. The Asylum is offline The Asylum
    Jan 26, 2007, 10:07 AM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #3

    Yes, that's a professionally vac-molded set from a good friend who makes armor for the NE 501st.

    Sounds like the usual model building rules.

    As for progress pics, you betcha!

    Now I gotta find a bucket. I'll start with a DP as I'm trying to do the whole suit for under $250.
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    Jan 26, 2007, 3:24 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #4

    That wouldn't happen to be TK 1223 that made the armor, would it?
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    Jan 26, 2007, 4:03 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #5

    I think I have 2 sets of those knees.
    Asylum, do we know each other? Maybe under different screen names?
  6. The Asylum is offline The Asylum
    Jan 26, 2007, 4:08 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #6

    Quote Kantis Nolef said: View Post
    That wouldn't happen to be TK 1223 that made the armor, would it?
    I hope I'm not outing him if I shouldn't be. Yes it is.
  7. The Asylum is offline The Asylum
    Jan 26, 2007, 4:08 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #7

    Quote Rabid Bantha said: View Post
    I think I have 2 sets of those knees.
    Asylum, do we know each other? Maybe under different screen names?

    The only way we might know each other is if you met me at MegaFest.
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    Jan 26, 2007, 4:14 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #8

    Quote The Asylum said: View Post
    The only way we might know each other is if you met me at MegaFest.
    I was at megafest. Never miss it. I was a Tusken on Sunday and a TK on Saturday.
    And since we ARE talking about the same guy. Yes I do have 2 sets of those knees.
  9. The Asylum is offline The Asylum
    Jan 26, 2007, 4:43 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #9

    I was set up not far from the 501st area.

    Is this you with my spokesmodel, Sable?

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    Jan 26, 2007, 4:51 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #10

    Nope but I remember that vendor and that girl.

    This was me at the photo area.

  11. The Asylum is offline The Asylum
    Jan 26, 2007, 4:54 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #11

    Well, I am that vendor.
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    Jan 26, 2007, 5:15 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #12

    Yeah,I remember that girl. I don't know about anyone else but I was rather let down with the megafest.
  13. The Asylum is offline The Asylum
    Jan 26, 2007, 5:23 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #13

    Yeah, I know most of the vendors there were too. The number of guests that canceled was just totally unacceptable and the fact that the hotel was under major renovation made an otherwise nice hotel a bit of a dive.
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    Jan 26, 2007, 5:29 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #14

    Unfortunately its the only real recurring con in New England of its type and the NEG always does good for Toys for Tots with the crowd. This year was a bad year for celebs though. (Except Elvira and Josie Lee and Erin Moran was a hoot in the bar at night.)
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    Jan 26, 2007, 5:29 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #15

    Yeah that and there was NO shuttle from the train station as stated in the flyer, and the number of guests that cancelled really was unacceptable. I had a suspended license so I had to take tranes there, it made what should've been a 45 minute drive into a 4 hour trip with all the waits for trains and what not, so after all the **** I went through to get there, no one was there. I was pretty ticked.
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    Jan 26, 2007, 6:03 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #16

    Quote Zurath Kodul said: View Post
    Wow, that looks like a great set. Looks to be vac-molded plastic, no?

    All I can say is to be careful, keep all fingers and toes, don't glue yourself to anything*, and be sure to give us progress pics.


    If anything comes up that prevents you from completing this (i.e., loss of limb, finger, what-have-you) you can always send it my way.

    ZK

    *Seriously, a friend glued a part himself to a latex muscle suit. suffice to say, it was funny to hear about.
    sintra is cheap, you can just buy some right now
  17. The Asylum is offline The Asylum
    Jan 26, 2007, 6:28 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #17

    Quote zombierepellent said: View Post
    Yeah that and there was NO shuttle from the train station as stated in the flyer, and the number of guests that cancelled really was unacceptable. I had a suspended license so I had to take tranes there, it made what should've been a 45 minute drive into a 4 hour trip with all the waits for trains and what not, so after all the **** I went through to get there, no one was there. I was pretty ticked.
    Those of us that paid $185 for a booth and $100 for the hotel and $50 in fuel to and from and $250 for our help and $100 for food and drinks and only walked out of there having made $1,000 weren't all that thrilled, either. I definitely feel your pain.
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    Jan 26, 2007, 6:29 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #18

    Advise wise use an x-acto to cut that armor. Go slow using several shallow passes. It will help you maintain control and minimize slipping with the knife. Take your time. If you're going for a DP for a helmet get the 95 if you can. It was the best of the DP run.
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    Jan 26, 2007, 7:00 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #19

    Quote The Asylum said: View Post
    I hope I'm not outing him if I shouldn't be. Yes it is.
    No outing, I'm getting my TB armor from him.
  20. The Asylum is offline The Asylum
    Jan 26, 2007, 7:22 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #20

    Quote Kantis Nolef said: View Post
    No outing, I'm getting my TB armor from him.
    Very cool. I'm confident you'll be very pleased.
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    Jan 26, 2007, 7:23 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #21

    Quote Kantis Nolef said: View Post
    No outing, I'm getting my TB armor from him.
    Good choice. His TB armor is excellent. He knows that costume inside and out.
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    Jan 26, 2007, 7:23 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #22

    Quote The Asylum said: View Post
    Those of us that paid $185 for a booth and $100 for the hotel and $50 in fuel to and from and $250 for our help and $100 for food and drinks and only walked out of there having made $1,000 weren't all that thrilled, either. I definitely feel your pain.
    I honestly thought that where the flyer said "The biggest Sci Fi con in New England" that it would've been bigger than a room and a hall. Finding this out after walking there from the framingham train station, I was annoyed.
  23. The Asylum is offline The Asylum
    Jan 26, 2007, 8:27 PM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #23

    I hear ya. I remember the days of the shows at the Bayside where the whole place would be full of vendors and celebs.
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    Jan 27, 2007, 12:32 AM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #24

    hey welcome to the forums!

    nice Ahmah!

    I got mine from that same source
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    Jan 27, 2007, 8:24 AM - Re: I feel like an expectant father... #25

    Quote BH1378 said: View Post
    nice Ahmah!
    I miss Boston.

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