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Kyram's poster board armor

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    Kyram's poster board armor

    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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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    Looks really nice! It's painted up and weathered very well.

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    looks really good man well done!

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    Hard to believe it's posterboard.

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    The painting is absoutly awsome!

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    Nice work. Good paint. Good weathering.

    Neat idea.

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    Kyram...that's sweet, dude...good work!
    Are you flammable?
    Rob

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    Very nice work. Your attention to detail has paid off nicely!

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    Looks great, very well done!!!
    Nice trinkets too.

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    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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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    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).


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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    nice armor! I love the weathering and design!

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    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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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    Sweet!

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

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

    Those gauntlets are cool too.

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    You have got to be kidding me.

    This is insane. Great work.

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    I still cant get over that paint job! Still lookin' good man!

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    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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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    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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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    Kyram...You look like the wicked witch from "Wizard of Oz"..."I'm melting....melllttiing...."
    Rob

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    OK, finally got my V2 Mando pics done. Here they are:

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    Dude! That looks wicked. I love it!

    El1te

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

    Where are people getting the aluminum flash supressor for the blasters, like Han's blaster? Anyone?

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    Re: Kyram's poster board armor

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

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