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  1. Kyram's Avatar
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    Jan 18, 2008, 10:44 PM - Kyram's poster board armor #1

    Hey all. First time posting here in awhile. I just got done making, painting, and weathering my new poster board torso and shoulder armor. The materials used are white poster board (the kind used for art and presentations, basic card stock), newspaper, mod podge. After the pieces were dried and shaped I added a layer of fiberglass and resin to the back for strength. The front has a thin coating of Bondo bodyfiller sanded smooth. Painted with Rustoleum metallic silver, flat black (chest), and apple red (shoulders). Dark brown acrylic paint wash for weathering.

    Shown mounted with velcro on my vest with undershirt, stormtrooper style neckseal, and "Trandoshan teeth" trophy lanyard. Let me know what you think.
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    Jan 18, 2008, 11:53 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #2

    Looks really nice! It's painted up and weathered very well.
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    Jan 19, 2008, 8:04 AM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #3

    looks really good man well done!
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    Jan 19, 2008, 8:06 AM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #4

    Hard to believe it's posterboard.
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    Jan 19, 2008, 8:42 AM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #5

    The painting is absoutly awsome!
  6. Jan 19, 2008, 8:09 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #6

    Nice work. Good paint. Good weathering.

    Neat idea.
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    Jan 21, 2008, 11:21 AM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #7

    Kyram...that's sweet, dude...good work!
    Are you flammable?
    Rob
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    Jan 21, 2008, 12:02 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #8

    Very nice work. Your attention to detail has paid off nicely!
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    Jan 21, 2008, 2:38 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #9

    Looks great, very well done!!!
    Nice trinkets too.
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    Jan 21, 2008, 10:06 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #10

    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    I hope to have some more pics of the rest of my armor up before too long. I've been working on upgrading from sintra armor and am getting some new fiberglass knees and cod in the mail soon. Also made a new girthbelt, leather kama, and am expecting a new belt and holsters as well.
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    Jan 30, 2008, 3:47 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #11

    A little update with some of my hardware. A new cod peice and knees (from Judz Dwedd), gauntlets, and custom blaster.

    D-rings attach elastic strap to cod.

    Knees still need weather, I'm just waiting to finish them off with a set of aluminum dart launchers.

    My custom heavy blaster pistol. Made with an airsoft replica base, aluminum flash supressor, and a chopped up airsoft scope.

    The gauntlets aren't new. I did upgrade them a bit with a missile (fabricated a cradle using cardstock and kneadatite).

  12. Jan 30, 2008, 5:23 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #12

    nice armor! I love the weathering and design!
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    Jan 31, 2008, 11:47 AM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #13

    fiberglass over craft foam makes for some really spiffy stuff.

    you use boat glass or auto glass? large weave or small weave glass.

    remember kids wear a mask when using fiberglass. resin fumes are not your friend.
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    Jan 31, 2008, 7:19 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #14

    Sweet!
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    Jan 31, 2008, 11:05 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #15

    Quote younginfett said: View Post
    you use boat glass or auto glass? large weave or small weave glass.
    Pretty sure it's automotive fiberglass. As far as size of weave, not really sure. It works, whatever it is.
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    Feb 5, 2008, 7:26 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #16

    Cod and knees as well as the rest of the armor turned out real nice.

    Those gauntlets are cool too.
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    Feb 5, 2008, 7:50 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #17

    You have got to be kidding me.

    This is insane. Great work.
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    Feb 6, 2008, 8:32 AM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #18

    I still cant get over that paint job! Still lookin' good man!
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    Apr 5, 2008, 3:47 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #19

    I was cleaning out my storage bin and had my newly "completed" V2 armor laid out on the bed so I thought I'd take some pics. I do plan on having a set of photos taken with my armor on very soon. For now, here's these:




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    Apr 5, 2008, 4:20 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #20

    Wow! I am truly impressed with this costume! You did a fantastic job and every time I come back you seem to be doing better and better!
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    Apr 6, 2008, 3:19 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #21

    Kyram...You look like the wicked witch from "Wizard of Oz"..."I'm melting....melllttiing...."
    Rob
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    Apr 9, 2008, 6:32 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #22

    OK, finally got my V2 Mando pics done. Here they are:
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    Apr 9, 2008, 6:56 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #23

    Dude! That looks wicked. I love it!

    El1te
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    Sep 19, 2008, 11:17 AM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #24

    Where are people getting the aluminum flash supressor for the blasters, like Han's blaster? Anyone?
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    Nov 2, 2008, 12:16 PM - Re: Kyram's poster board armor #25

    your chest paint looks like Irken army. I was gonna do that for my wife's symbol. ;-)

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