My Progress with pictures

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    My Progress with pictures

    Well I thought I might as well post my progress pics on my mando

    The helmet is a mystery helmet that I got off of Younginfett. We had to cut the cheeks out and replace with sintra. Bondo was used to fill in the seams.






    I also did an armor placement on my flight suit. The armor is molded in black. It has been sanded & cut. Another friend is making my flak vest.




    I will post more pictures as more progress gets done.

    John

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    Re: My Progress with pictures

    Body armor doesn't look bad at all, will be great with the flak vest. Looks like you guys got some work going on the helmet.

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    I gotta ask....

    Why did you cut the cheeks out on the helmet and replace them?

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    Jodo Kast 3 said: View Post
    I gotta ask....

    Why did you cut the cheeks out on the helmet and replace them?
    Be patient...I think I know where he's going with this...

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    Jodo Kast 3 said: View Post
    I gotta ask....

    Why did you cut the cheeks out on the helmet and replace them?
    Due to my extremely large noggin, the helmet was a little to snug in the cheek area , making it kinda hard to put on & take off.

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    Re: My Progress with pictures

    I knew those gauntlets looked familiar!

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    Satxer said: View Post
    I knew those gauntlets looked familiar!
    LOL

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    The flightsuit, armor, etc. all look fantastic. Truly. I really like that color scheme too.

    The helmet though; I'm going to be honest. It isn't looking very good at the time being. The shillohette is very sqaushed looking, and that seam on the top looks like it played with the earpieces a little, which is not good and will be very hard to fix. Perhaps you should look into buying a new one.

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    I'd say give it a little time and see how it turns out. Creases and such can always be whisked away with some bondo. May be tough, but not impossible at all.

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    Well Younginfett is helping me with this and I think I do have to bondo the seem. Keep in mind the helmet is stil in the early stages of assembly.

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    the bucket is a severe work in progress. like citizenjohn said he does have a large noggin and for him to not stickto the inside we actually tore that helmapart and put it back together. relax guys ive got 8 years of making, molding, cutting armor. itll look good once we get it sanded and painted. that was a fun couple hours in el shope o' doom cutting his armor. note: wear hat....
    unfortunately ill be busy for the next month so whatever he does is on his own until im freed.
    and we havent put on the earpieces yet. thems came seperate we talked about changing em a tad.
    just gimme a dremel some epoxy,rivets and bondo and ill give you a one way ticket to mad-scientism (sp i ish dumbs)

    -el fuzz

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    Re: My Progress with pictures

    citizenjohn said: View Post
    Well I thought I might as well post my progress pics on my mando

    I also did an armor placement on my flight suit. The armor is molded in black. It has been sanded & cut. Another friend is making my flak vest.




    I will post more pictures as more progress gets done.

    John
    Hey John, nice start. I do have a comment/criticism- the torso armor looks to be really out of proportion with the jumpsuit. Either the armor is too small, or the jumpsuit is too big... or maybe both. Have you done any test fittings?

    Phil

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    Re: My Progress with pictures

    hellopike said: View Post
    Hey John, nice start. I do have a comment/criticism- the torso armor looks to be really out of proportion with the jumpsuit. Either the armor is too small, or the jumpsuit is too big... or maybe both. Have you done any test fittings?

    Phil

    Well remember that the flight suit in the pic is completly flat

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    I did a test fitting at Younginfetts house & the armor seemed to fit pretty well. Im waiting for another friend to finish making my flak vest.

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    tubachris85x said: View Post
    Well remember that the flight suit in the pic is completly flat
    Thats right. Laid out flat, clothing is always gonna be wider then it is when you wear it =D Your going from a 3d waist when worn to a 2d flat look, and those sides gotta go somewhere visually so it looks like it's wider then it is.

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    he is a big guy but everything seemed to fit relatively well. its a standard size set so its not smaller than anything else.

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    johnboy you post some pics yet of the painted first coat stuff? i gotta pick up more paint today then ima template out your helmet

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