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    Jan 9, 2011, 7:31 AM - Isabet project #1

    I have a build thread going over at Mercs, so I'm only gonna post finished (or mostly finished) pics in this one.

    Here's where I'm at right now, but I have every piece paid for that I need for the costume, except for the jetpack rocket (hurry up f4r! =P) .

    The goal:



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    The progress:

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    Jan 9, 2011, 7:31 AM - Re: Isabet project #2

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    Jan 9, 2011, 7:34 AM - Re: Isabet project #3

    Reserved again
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    Jan 9, 2011, 8:17 AM - Re: Isabet project #4

    That blaster looks pretty neat!!
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    Jan 9, 2011, 9:26 AM - Re: Isabet project #5

    Very cool! I can hardley wait for more progress.
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    Jan 9, 2011, 8:30 PM - Re: Isabet project #6

    Looking good!!!!
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    Jan 12, 2011, 9:53 PM - Re: Isabet project #7

    Here we go, this one might be a bit more clear... I was actually taking a pic of the sanded helmet (doing a repaint for a garrison mate), but found myself squeezing them both in the shot. Don't mind the mess.

    EDIT-

    It's still not quite showing as orange as it looks in person. Next time, I'll get my camera out and use the flash. Also, that dark green visor isn't permanent. I have a shade 5 on the way. That one is too 'emerald' for me. The shade 5 could be too green still (against the yellow) and I might have to get one of those smoke ones from ebay.

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    Jan 16, 2011, 1:01 AM - Re: Isabet project #8

    Got the RF drilled and assembled today, and hinged the gaunts. They still need some trimming though. I was in a hurry to get them together. I still need to get nozzles and put the flamethower together as well. Also, does anybody know anyone who makes the whipcord housing for the opposite gauntlet?

    EDIT-

    Nevermind on the whipcord housing... Just found one.

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    Jan 16, 2011, 2:22 AM - Re: Isabet project #9

    Who built those Gauntlets?
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    Jan 16, 2011, 9:31 AM - Re: Isabet project #10

    Who built them, or vac'd them? I built them, Stormtrooperguy made the shells. They were B/C pulls that I snagged at a discount.


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    All of the parts are either; 'seconds', scratch built, or rebuilt, besides the helmet and Woodchuck blaster. This was supposed to be a budget build, but its been coming out really nice. None of the seconds stuff has really been that bad, imo. Well, the jetpack is pretty ugly, but it was dirt cheap so I can't complain.
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    Jan 16, 2011, 9:58 AM - Re: Isabet project #11

    looks nice, bro!
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    Jan 16, 2011, 10:05 AM - Re: Isabet project #12

    I would cut that vac'd top hose fitting off the right gauntlet, patch the hole with some sheet styrene, and let me send you one of my gauntlet hose fittings to attach. Regardless, looking good so far. The hinge job looks super clean.
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    Jan 16, 2011, 10:16 AM - Re: Isabet project #13

    Quote Cruzer said: View Post
    The hinge job looks super clean.
    Its not... I have some gaps there.

    Thanks for the offer on the hose fitting, but Isabet doesn't seem to have any hoses. I'm just gonna leave it as is. I was actually pretty excited that I wasn't gonna have to do much to it.

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    Jan 16, 2011, 11:21 PM - Re: Isabet project #14

    Okay, so I had a miserable night. My pattern for the vest was off. I did the chest measurements, and added a taper, but for some reason didn't total up the length of all three pieces at the bottom. What I ended up with is a vest that will fit my wifes chest/shoulders/neck, but won't even fit my 9 year old's waist. It really sucks too, because this thing is like 1/2" thick and stuffed with batting and everything. Other than not being able to fit, it's actually pretty nice.

    I have to tweak the pattern to correct the problem and start over. If everything had worked out, I was going to dye it to match the edging color, which is a medium charcoal (also, the color of my wife's Red Kap suit).

    I guess its alright for my first time out... Plus, it was done on a temperamental 40 year old machine. We are gonna go machine shopping this week and also buy a darker fabric from the start this time.

    Pic of epic fail:

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    Jan 17, 2011, 3:51 PM - Re: Isabet project #15

    Yeah, the gaunts are a prototype / work in progress, which is why I haven't said much about them.

    On my resin gaunts, the hose connector is molded in so they come out all one piece (lazy design!). I just carve the lines in with a dremel to make it look like a separate piece, but it makes assembly easier and makes 'em nice and strong.

    For the vac ones I'm waffling between cutting it off the ultracal master and making a separate piece, or leaving them that way for "quick and dirty". I'll probably cut it out, but I'm not sure yet. The niche I'm going for with these is less super accurate and more budget-Fett. I want a pair of gaunts with all the resin parts to be around $80 at the most, so I want them to be easy to make!
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    Jan 17, 2011, 3:55 PM - Re: Isabet project #16

    Well, you are certainly on the right track, because they are awesome! Couldn't be happier with them.
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    Jan 19, 2011, 2:44 PM - Re: Isabet project #17

    Okay... We have blasters... The Woodchuck came out a bit lighter than the pistol. I'm gonna mist it and redo the edging when my airbrush arrives.



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    Jan 19, 2011, 8:17 PM - Re: Isabet project #18

    Please dont let her walk around with the nintendo zapper....Its one of my pet pieves seeing a merc with a zapper, all i think is duck hunt
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    Jan 19, 2011, 9:15 PM - Re: Isabet project #19

    Wow, those turned out better than I expected. Good job brother!

    p.s. don't listen to F4R.
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    Jan 19, 2011, 9:20 PM - Re: Isabet project #20

    Yeah, he'll pop up out of the blind and laugh at you.
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    Jan 19, 2011, 9:32 PM - Re: Isabet project #21

    I'll let her zap him then.

    No reason she can't use the zapper, it looks exactly like what the toy comes with. Plus, its off brand, so its not a regular NES style. Yeah, so there... Eat it, F4R. =P
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    Jan 20, 2011, 6:02 AM - Re: Isabet project #22

    I wouldnt go as far as to say exactly, its just that so many times you see a mando merc in a picture with a zapper its rediculous. Its not period correct, and its very recognizable to most people as a toy gun from nintendo. Even being off brand, I know its a budget project but you spent some time getting woodchuck to make a custom blaster only to have the other sidearm be the nintendo zapper. I'll leave it alone now just putting in my 2 pennies worth
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    Jan 20, 2011, 7:39 AM - Re: Isabet project #23

    Clearly he would like to use the gun because he has invested the time to purchase and work on it, and all you have done is bad mouth this idea. Your posts only bring negativity to his and his wife's build thread that they are obviously excited about. There has to be something in the cod of conduct that addresses being supportive with one another.

    edit: for Devilstar
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    Jan 20, 2011, 7:42 AM - Re: Isabet project #24

    lol... It really bothers you doesn't it? Should I use a Nerf gun instead?

    I might see what Woodchuck can come up with for the other one later (when I have more cash). But in the meantime, I'm diggin' the NES. Doesn't matter to me if anyone can tell or not. Doesn't make it a 'less cool' gun design. Also, that one is probably gonna be stashed most of time anyway.
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    Jan 21, 2011, 3:52 AM - Re: Isabet project #25

    Can't wait to see this one finished out brotha! Those gaunts look great too! I had no idea you and Brian had even made them . Just out of curiosity, what thickness are they?

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