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Jax Returns!

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    how did you get ur helmet to be anzi rated? i would love to use my bucket to play airsoft in! how how did you do it!

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    Hey, could you tell me more about what you're using on your lower leg armor to hold it together? They look like clips of some kind.

    ioelus

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    lowki13 said: View Post
    how did you get ur helmet to be anzi rated? i would love to use my bucket to play airsoft in! how how did you do it!
    I don't think he did anything special..he just put his gear on and played....

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    well here i could do the same but at the same time i would be hella worried but cracking my bucket or chest armor. i tried to play with and old Stormtrooper helmet and it cracked after one ricochet hit.

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    DO NOT PLAY WITH ABS ARMOR.. SPAT has soem nice pix on what will happen if you do. btu ive seen it close hand as well.






    as for my helmet. .25's or .28's dont penetrate the helmet. The visor is anzi rated to begin with. i also tested it point black with .25's and not even a scratch.

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    ok, since i got all my armor back at the house now. i decided to take actual detailed pix of the armor since i never hrreally ahev before.

    so here we go!











    if there are any other angles you woudl like to see, let me know.

  7. #32

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    ok, this is too see everyones opinons on the grey vs. green. NOTE: the backplate is not on, neitehr is the cape. also note, ive changed the layout of my belt. do you like that one, or the original?

    GREEN



    GREY

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    where did you get and ansi rated visor?

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    the visor i bought at a welding, firematics store

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    Re: Jax Returns!

    AWESOME SUIT! imho the green looks better on your current suit and in your concept drawings

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    BH 7603...


    If you can....dirty up your insignia.


    Keep the pics coming.The outfit is looking great!

    JK3

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    yeah well that is a replacement for the original one.

    people are PMing me askign for details on the legs...so ehre we go.

    also KEEP IN MIND< I WILL NOT BE WEARING THIS ARMOR ANYLONGER AS IM BUILDING A NEW ONE>

    here are closeups of the legs.












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    Thats one awsome mando you have there good sir, I like the "bone" look of it!

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    thanks. however due to both parts being heavily damages, i will have to re-make them.

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    bh-7603 said: View Post
    yeah well that is a replacement for the original one.

    people are PMing me askign for details on the legs...so ehre we go.

    also KEEP IN MIND< I WILL NOT BE WEARING THIS ARMOR ANYLONGER AS IM BUILDING A NEW ONE>

    And I appreciate the responses and the pix. I look forward to your new design.

    ioelus

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    heres a concept artwork of the new paint...

    ...

    and soem neet pix from halloween!






    and some close up of weathering








    sorry to have been away for so long.

    but the yellow version of Jax will be out for the first time since early 2004 this weekend. will be sure to post some pix...
    Last edited by bh-7603; Dec 10, 2007 at 7:41 PM.

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    Its about time you popped up in here? haha, Whats goin on man. This is PrivateJoker

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    So to do that weathering did you actually paint several layers and sand down to reveal the colors?

    I'm very cruious how you did it.

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    Tensen01 said: View Post
    So to do that weathering did you actually paint several layers and sand down to reveal the colors?

    I'm very cruious how you did it.
    There are two ways to weather:
    Topical (One layer of paint on top of the other)

    And Masking. With masking, you (as an example) you paint your primer, silver, then mask off the areas you want to show the silver, then paint.

    Later on after the paint is dry, you scratch off the mask, and it appears that your armor has been chipped, and scraped in battle.

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    Those are ways, but his armor is made out of metal plates. I believe, thats what he told me a while ago.

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    Re: Jax Returns!

    This armour was done with a mix of both.

    There are parts where it was layered and chipped, or masked, and then after the painting was done, theres parts where he sanded over it to make it look worn, instead of flaked.

    The gouge in the yellow is a good example.

    It looks like he made a gouge, masked, painted, masked paitned, then when all doen, sanded the spot, so the raised most edge looks to be scraped while the inner looks gouged.

    I dont see much 'topical' on this armour.

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    987654321a said: View Post
    Those are ways, but his armor is made out of metal plates. I believe, thats what he told me a while ago.
    metal armor weathers the same as plastic or fiberglass, 'cept that you don't need to be nearly as gentle with it, and don't need the silver base coat

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    tk7602 said: View Post
    metal armor weathers the same as plastic or fiberglass, 'cept that you don't need to be nearly as gentle with it, and don't need the silver base coat
    Yea I understand that but I was just saying its made with metal plates. Usually people approach armor with plastics.

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    sorry havnt been around in a while. some projects ive been workign on.

    as for the paltes. they are 18g aluminum, and painted them with, i think 7 coats of differnt colors paint. hugger orange was one of them from autozone.

    hit it with everythign over the years. angle grinder mostly, sideawalk, and jut 7 years of wearing it.

    heres what ive been working on.













































    and by Tom Hodges...


  25. #50

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    Thats one impressive build. Thats for sure. Is there a way I can get a close up shot of the leg holster. I am going to be doing one of these and would like to see how you did yours.

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