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  1. Alpha-2's Avatar
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    Sep 9, 2009, 10:59 PM - Re: My snow mando idea #26

    after all of this im considering doing my own snow after my im satisfied with my first custom
  2. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Sep 10, 2009, 6:46 AM - Re: My snow mando idea #27

    If I can get the pics off my cell today, I'll try to post some up of his armor that we're working on.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 12:33 PM - Re: My snow mando idea #28

    That would be cool, thanks Novall!
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    Sep 10, 2009, 1:21 PM - Re: My snow mando idea #29

    I took the liberty of planishing up the plate on the right and the collar armor (so you'll have a good example of what to do on Saturday). The left chest piece still needs some dishing work to get a little more curve in it, and the gut plate needs some planishing before we move to the shoulders.

    All in all it's looking good though!

    Just as a side note, this is 2mm thick aluminum just like what I use on my own armor.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 3:20 PM - Re: My snow mando idea #30

    2mm? what gauge is that? 16-18ish?
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    Sep 10, 2009, 3:20 PM - Re: My snow mando idea #31

    Ah yes, it is looking good, thanks Novall. Can't wait to get my hands back on that hammer and do some more work on this.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 3:20 PM - Re: My snow mando idea #32

    14 gauge I thinks...
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    Sep 10, 2009, 3:38 PM - Re: My snow mando #33

    Yep, 14. Pretty darn thick!
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    Sep 10, 2009, 3:55 PM - Re: My snow mando #34

    Oh hey Novall, I bought a 24" x 24" sheet of that 22 gauge steel today for the cod and knees. It had some rust on it so the guy sold it to me for $6 when the original price was like $18. I also got some of the .25 gauge aluminum and started on the left gauntlet. It's a little harder than I thought it would be.
  10. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Sep 10, 2009, 4:05 PM - Re: My snow mando #35

    Gaunts are tough...now you know why I charge so much to build a pair. =)

    We are going to experiment with the cod piece to see if I can knock one out in one piece instead of doing multiple pieces. With some of my new armoring tools I think it's possible.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 4:15 PM - Re: My snow mando #36

    You mean just make the center piece of the cod raised instead of two pieces? Sounds cool.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 5:20 PM - Re: My snow mando #37

    Here's what I have on the left gauntlet so far...

    I think the bend is wrong cause it sits sideways, but oh well, I'll try to finish it and see how it comes out..


    Novall told me to get this stuff called Goop to glue the pieces together but I forgot about it so I'm having to make due with bondo right now.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 5:22 PM - Re: My snow mando #38

    Oh, and does anyone know of a good gaunt tutorial? Because besides the bottom half I have no clue how to put the pieces together.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 5:40 PM - Re: My snow mando #39

    If I remember correctly, Bobamaker does one on his website.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 5:41 PM - Re: My snow mando #40

    Cool thanks Saz, I'll try to find it.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 5:42 PM - Re: My snow mando #41

    Quote Lifeburn said: View Post
    Oh, and does anyone know of a good gaunt tutorial? Because besides the bottom half I have no clue how to put the pieces together.
    Bring what you have with you on Saturday and I'll show you how it all goes, then number it for you so you know what piece is what.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 5:43 PM - Re: My snow mando #42

    Cool Novall, say what time you want me to be down there? Around lunchtime again?
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    Sep 10, 2009, 5:59 PM - Re: My snow mando #43

    That will work.
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    Sep 12, 2009, 8:11 PM - Re: My snow mando #44

    Ok, got all of the top pieces of the armor finished today. Next is the thighs, shins, cod and feet pieces. I'm just going to have the shins extended upwards over the knee, that way I won't need the knee pieces. I also got my "flightsuit" in the mail today. Whoo! It fits better than I thought it would.

    Here's me working diligently in Novall's basement..


    Heres the finished armor ready to be painted...


    And here's me test fitting the flightsuit...
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    Sep 12, 2009, 8:40 PM - Re: My snow mando #45

    impressive. two cents worth.. i wouldnt do a mirrored red visor, just a flat red as theoretically the reflection off the mirrored version may give this snipers position away.
  21. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Sep 12, 2009, 9:27 PM - Re: My snow mando #46

    Matt has done a great job with this armor so far. It's awesome seeing someone take what your teaching them and apply it like this.
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    Sep 12, 2009, 9:54 PM - Re: My snow mando #47

    Thanks Novall, aside from the painful hands theres something very therapeutic about slaming that hammer down. I love it!

    Flatrabbit, I started another thread where I'm building a T-21 that the sandtroopers use so I think that will be my new weapon of choice. No more sniper.
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    Sep 12, 2009, 10:15 PM - Re: My snow mando #48

    Here's the boots I was talking about getting Novall, I think they will be ok, plus they're in my budget

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    Sep 13, 2009, 12:36 AM - Re: My snow mando #49

    Can't wait to see the final product!
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    Sep 13, 2009, 3:25 AM - Re: My snow mando #50

    Quote Lifeburn said: View Post
    Thanks Novall, aside from the painful hands theres something very therapeutic about slaming that hammer down. I love it!
    Stress relief...

    Looks really good mate!!!

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