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  1. Lifeburn's Avatar
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    Sep 28, 2009, 11:04 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #76

    Quote Nevu440 said: View Post
    quick question for ya. I don't see it in any of the above posts, or I may not just be looking hard enough.
    What did you use as your masking? I think I saw you say masking fluid... not sure though.
    thanks
    -nevu
    Yeah I used liquid masking, can't remember the brand name. But I'm a little displeased with it. Even after letting the black coat of paint dry for a day before reapplying the mask it still pulled up most of the black in the end. Or maybe I'm not using it right.

    Quote ioelus said: View Post
    Very nicely done. Top notch work, especially the metal work (though your weathering's pretty impressive, too).
    Thanks! I'm very impressed with how the pieces turned out because I was learning as I went. But I had Novall watching over me so I couldn't mess up too bad, and he would step in and lend a hand when I did mess up.

    And the weathering turned out better than I thought, I just started roughing up the pieces with sandpaper and made it look really worn.
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    Sep 29, 2009, 8:39 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #77

    Everything is good and dirty now. Only thing left to do is throw a couple of clear coats on there and these pieces will be done. Would've taken more pictures but the batteries in my camera went dead.







    ALMOST done with the armor!!
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    Sep 29, 2009, 9:18 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #78

    Wow, thats a lot of work and it shows. Can't wait to see it all finished.
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    Sep 29, 2009, 9:49 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #79

    Quote Plastic Fury said: View Post
    Wow, thats a lot of work and it shows.
    Oh trust me, you have no idea how many evenings we left the shop with sore hands. I'm never making armor pieces as big as that shin armor out of thick aluminum again.

    All thats left is the cod piece and diamond..both of which should be fairly easy to do.
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    Sep 29, 2009, 10:30 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #80

    Nice job on the armor. Love the detail! Nice job ner vod!
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    Sep 29, 2009, 11:34 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #81

    Quote Plastic Fury said: View Post
    Wow, thats a lot of work and it shows. Can't wait to see it all finished.
    Thanks, alot of painful work went into this so far!

    Quote Raz Zencora said: View Post
    Nice job on the armor. Love the detail! Nice job ner vod!
    Thank you!

    Quote NovallTalon said: View Post
    Oh trust me, you have no idea how many evenings we left the shop with sore hands. I'm never making armor pieces as big as that shin armor out of thick aluminum again.
    Yeah those shins were rough. They came out looking great though!
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    Oct 12, 2009, 12:58 AM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #82

    Amazing job vod. Great work...cant wait to see the finished work
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    Oct 12, 2009, 8:07 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #83

    Quote Commander720 said: View Post
    Amazing job vod. Great work...cant wait to see the finished work
    Thanks!

    .....

    Ok, well I've been broke for the last couple of weeks so I haven't really done much to my armor. I've added snaps and got everything attached. Also got my gaunts from Rimshot but haven't had the money to do anything to them yet. So here's some pics of the gaunts and me test fitting the armor so far.


    The jumpsuit is a little baggy but I will take care of that later.
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    Oct 12, 2009, 8:26 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #84

    Looks good vod. Cant wait tos ee the finished product!
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    Oct 12, 2009, 8:43 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #85

    looks xlnt... you said the jump suit was a dickies?
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    Oct 12, 2009, 11:18 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #86

    Quote adonian said: View Post
    looks xlnt... you said the jump suit was a dickies?
    Yeah its a Dickies.
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    Oct 13, 2009, 12:52 AM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #87

    Looks awesome mate! I love seeing a set come together like this one has! major props to you my friend!
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    Oct 13, 2009, 2:39 AM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #88

    Amazing work, ner vod! The armor looks great even unpainted, awesome work with the paintjob too!
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    Oct 13, 2009, 10:30 AM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #89

    Quote A'den Kyramud said: View Post
    Looks awesome mate! I love seeing a set come together like this one has! major props to you my friend!
    Quote Loshi said: View Post
    Amazing work, ner vod! The armor looks great even unpainted, awesome work with the paintjob too!
    Thank you very much! I can't wait to get this thing finished.
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    Oct 19, 2009, 12:16 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #90

    More updates!

    Got my cod piece. This was made by Novall because it was out of my skill range. He did a great job!


    Also, I got my ammo belt the other day. Ordered it from Suzy's Surplus on Ebay.





    I'm going to start painting the cod piece and working on my gaunts later today. So hopefully I will have more updates shortly.
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    Oct 19, 2009, 1:00 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #91

    Nice looking snow mando armor there vod. A great peace of work if I may add.
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    Oct 21, 2009, 4:26 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #92

    Got some more work done the past few days. Got the cod and chest diamond painted, just need to dirty them up. Also started working on my gaunts to make them more sturdy. I started applying bondo to the inside, then after ond and a half pieces I ran out of what little bondo I had. So I went and got some bondo glass to finish the other pieces. After the bondo set for a while I will put the hinges and velcro on them, then paint.

    Also got my chest display from Fettronics today! Freakin sweet. Just need to figure out how to attach it to the chest piece.

    Well, here's pics....











    Couldn't manage to get a good picture here, sorry.

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    Oct 21, 2009, 4:36 PM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #93

    Dude, that looks sweet!
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    Oct 22, 2009, 11:08 AM - Re: My snow mando (Update*Painted Armor) #94

    Quote adonian said: View Post
    Dude, that looks sweet!
    Thanks!
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    Oct 22, 2009, 1:24 PM - Re: My snow mando #95

    I'M jellous vod, I guess when I get more money I can catch up
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    Oct 22, 2009, 4:46 PM - Re: My snow mando #96

    Quote adonian said: View Post
    I'M jellous vod, I guess when I get more money I can catch up
    I actually haven't spent that much money on the actual pieces for the costume. Maybe a few hundred bucks.

    But buying all the little things like paint, snaps, different types of glue and bondo, thats the stuff that really adds up. I've spent way more money than I care to admit just on the stuff you never see
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    Oct 22, 2009, 5:17 PM - Re: My snow mando #97

    The weathering on your armour is fantastic!
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    Oct 25, 2009, 1:20 PM - Re: My snow mando #98

    Well, I'm now in a mad dash to get everything finished by halloween. Pretty much all I have left is to finish painting my gauntlets and paint my bucket. (Which is a Rubies :-[ , my helmet from GB will never get here in time.) After I'm done with the painting I have to make a few minor adjustments to the armor and I'll be ready to go...for halloween that is. I still won't be able to apply for membership for a few more weeks when I can really make everything look good.

    So here's what I'm working on now..








    Almost there!
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    Oct 25, 2009, 1:29 PM - Re: My snow mando #99

    Same here vod. I am getting some help with the helmet and will be done by halloween. All in all it will look pretty good. But great job!
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    Oct 25, 2009, 1:36 PM - Re: My snow mando #100

    hey Lifeburn, does the rubies 2 piece fit good? I have a large head, and I cant get my glasses into the "rubber" rubies.

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