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My first build so far

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    My first build so far

    This is my first build actually my first time building anything. but thanks to some awesome templates (WoF) and a great tutorial (Antman) not to mention the trash can armor. luckily I actually had an oval sterilite can because no one has the oval cans anymore. but aside from that things are going well.
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    Re: My first build so far

    Just primed my helmet. I suck at painting any suggestions how to prevent drips

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    Re: My first build so far

    Intimidated to start painting my helmet. Gonna finish shaping my armor and try to paint them first. I won't feel so bad if i mess them up.

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    Re: My first build so far

    thin layers of paint..........it won't drip. I was terribly intimidated about painting the first time. But I got over it when I realized most mistakes can easily be corrected with sand paper or steel wool.

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    Re: My first build so far

    i'll definately try to make thinner layers. I think I have a lead thumb. progress shots, primed helmet and most of the armor shaped.
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    Re: My first build so far

    here is my color scheme based on info about ghez hokan's armor. hopefully it is close to what Ms. Travis was thinking.
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    Re: My first build so far

    Since I am trying to do a custom mando, Fi Skirata, I decided to try a different girth belt out. I used a 100 feet of paracord to tie the belt. It is a continuous 100 feet that is easily accesible in any situation and convenient to carry. hope you all like it
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    One thing that I picked up that helpled my painting was an attachment for the top of a spray can so that you use a trigger. It looks like a gun handle, and you attach the spray can to the front of it. It helps a lot with control since you are using your index finger and your grip is more natural. They only cost a few bucks and are well worth it.

    here is a link to some examples

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    Re: My first build so far

    Thats not bad. Are you going to paint on damage or use layer and scrape?

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    i was gonna use the layering method and mask the damage with toothpaste.

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    Quoi? I'm not familiar with toothpaste.

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    Re: My first build so far

    some of the other threads say you can use toothpaste or mustard in place of liqiud latex to mask of the damaged areas

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    I see. Well I hope it goes well.

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    Re: My first build so far

    here is my first attempt at painting. haven't rinsed off all the toothpaste wanna let the red dry more.
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    Re: My first build so far

    if i need to fix some of the scratches do i need to sand the whole piece and start again or can i just paint over the spot that needs some help?

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    Re: My first build so far

    my progress
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    not bad at all

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    Indeed. Maybe it's just the lighting, but that collar bone peice looks like handbeaten mmmm..... copper, lots of zinc, ab bit of iron, and some fire protection thrown on top.

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    Re: My first build so far

    haha its not painted yet. not even primed i ran out of primer.

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    Re: My first build so far

    already going into withdrawl from not being able to work on my armor, stupid surgery.

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    WOOHOO!!! found 2 flightsuits at the surplus store for $15 EACH. and they are both white so i can dye them grey myself. this build is getting there. gotta get my vest sewn now.

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    Re: My first build so far

    mom is teaching me how to use the sewing machine. gonna put the sleeves on my suit, make a vest and neck seal then dye them all this week. moms are awesome. pics will follow as soon as i can post some.

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    Re: My first build so far

    the arms to my flightsuit were different material from the rest of the suit the dye didn't come out on the arms. got material and am going to sew new arms. got better material for the vest and neckseal, best part is don't need to dye them. had some problems getting the vest pattern to work but with some minor modifications got them to to not overlap without changing the dimensions. this is the toughest part by far.

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    Re: My first build so far

    here is some pics of my suit and vest.
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    Re: My first build so far

    my almost finished helmet just need to install the visor
    left gaunt for Fi, simple compass and datapad
    the start of my verpine pistol
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