Very nice, I guess you dont get a wip stirke today
I like the way the poster board looks really battle damaged, the deep cuts look melted.
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Very nice, I guess you dont get a wip stirke today
I like the way the poster board looks really battle damaged, the deep cuts look melted.
Thanks Adonian! Heh, I was hiding from the whip... I imaged that a few of the cuts could have been lightsaber damage, thats why I made them so deep. It was really hard to make it look like just a plain old scratch.
And for the record 100 posts and 2 pages!!
I like the depth, it really makes the armor look WELL USED
Looking good bud!
I'm loving the colours, and the weathing is full of awesome.
Ok today I want to work on my Shin pieces. So I have an idea as to how to make them wrap around. Tell me if u think this would work or not.
Ok so I want to use the duct tape method. What i'll do is put on my old really tall sock. Wrap the duct tape around my leg multiple times to cover the area. Cu it in the back so I can get it off my foot. Repair the area that I cut to get it off with more ductape.
Then I will draw out on the sock with duct tape on it(hopefully it will keep its shape) the shape of the shin I want. Then in that area I will cover it with bondo, sand it, more bondo, sand it, filler, sand it and so on. So it will be nice and solid. Though I get stuck here.
How on earth am I supposed to get it back on my leg after its all sturdy? Is there a way I can cut it into 2 pieces and then some how put it back together on my leg? What do they do for stormtrooper leg pieces of getting them on, Im pretty sure they are 2 pieces...
Please HELP!! And I need to get something done soon otherwise I'll go back on COD4, which would be very bad..
Cut it along the sides, then take leather straps and buckles on one side and hinges on the other.
I dont know about the TKs...
Thanks for the advice A'den. You guys are so helpful to me . Sadly I didnt get any work done, and won't for about another 2 weeks.
My girfriend and I have been going out for a while. And this week her parents were on vacation in Idaho. Well not IN Idaho, there were just driving through it. But yesterday I found out that her parents got in a car accident. And a bad one at that. In the accident her mom died, I dont really understand exactly how but the car appearently rolled. The dad is badly injured in the hospital. So yesterday night I had to go over to her house to comfort her. Which didnt really help because I was crying too.. Her mom was a second mom to me. So on Monday her and I fly out there. Should be back by the 14th, possibly.
No work will get done until then. So if you guys could maybe somehow keep the thread alive? Just suscribe so you know when I get back. But you'll probably be busy in Ordeyns thread, ha ha.
But yea, see you guys in a few weeks...
Oh **** bro, sorry to hear that, were here for you, and tell your girl, were prayin for her.
Moment of silence please for a fallen family member...............
Oh...sorry to hear that ner vod! Prayin for you bro!!!
Praying for u ner vod, sorry to hear about your loss. It's never easy. That's the beauty of Aay'han tho... rejoicing in the memory of those who've gone on.
Yikes! Very sorry to hear that.
Well i'm back. That was a long trip, wow. Hope to get work started up on the again soon. Though school starts on Monday so we will see just how busy I am.
Aw come on, page 3? This has fallen behind! I'll see if I get any progress tommorow to post up something.
Glad to see your back, hope everything is ok.
Glad ur back ner vod... btw, ur sketch is up in my thread, altho I'm not real pleased with how my concept turned out so I may resketch it with a better pose.
Glad to see you back vod! hope everything is going well!
Well sorry but nothing to important got done today that was picture worthy. Though I have solved my problem of the wrap around shins and how to attach them. I figure that the easiest way to get them to stay in place and have a invisible attacher (is that a word?). Industrial velcro!! So whenever I get around to doing that. I've also decided that the socks wont work so instead I will have to use an old pair of pants to attach the duct tape to instead since the sock will try to go back to its origianl shape b/c it has to much elastic.
If I think of anything else i'll post it, but for now thats it.
p.s- Thank you for the warm welcome-backs!
Your other option is pop studs (also known as camping studs). You put one part onto some plastic and another onto the elastic, glue the plastic to the spin plate (I recommend E6000 glue, it's wicked strong!!) and you should have a more sturdy clasp than velcro.
very impressive man
Thanks levi. Sorry but school is keepign me super busy. Though i did get some detail work done on my helm. I might take a few pictures
Mehehe. I'm using my excuse #1 this time. Armour keeping me busy? no... School? hasnt started yet... Hm... Family attacked by a pride of lions while on safari in Africa? That'll do.
I havent been watching, I am sad to admit, but i am VERY impressed. Keep up the good work.
This another one of those custom buckets that are just so impressive
I always love the extras you could add to a mandalorian helm
I have that excuse as well. College school work is giving me some time where I can barley get anything in on my armor. However, I am waiting for stuff to come in so that is good. Keep the updates coming.
BTW... I thought u'd said u'd made updates! Where's the pics?
Has anyone seen my laser whip? I think someone needs a little incentive
Oh here it is ZZZZZZzzzzzzzt warming up vod.
lol yeah the worst part is... I FINALLY got his sketch done! I'm thinkin' about holding it hostage for progress pics! lmao
good idea kal
So sorry guys, Ha for a while I actually forgot about my request for a redraw. And my helmet and update pics! Lol for a few days I had it sitting on my desk for encouragment to get my homework done to work on it, but it got to distracting and I had to stick it in the closet But hey its saturday! U never know what will happen on a saturday..
No dont hold the picture hostage! *stutters* just be careful! i'll...i'll give you what...what you want, please.. just dont hurt it!
Hm? laserwhip and sketch? Hm I wonder... Hey Kal, you need me to torture the hostage?
he he I think I have a lighter around here somewhere *begins rummaging through drawers*
...I have half a pound of C4 if anyone's interested. *reaches into back pocket*
Maybe we could get one of Kal's aircrew buddies to run over it in a F-22... He he.
lol i also have a massive paper shredder!
You mean to say u would shread the the drawing!? NO!!! So you want progress pics? I'll give you progress pics... Just say when!
umm... now's a good time for me? anyone else? lol
Lol. ok will do... im afriad to give u a definate time b/c i'll see the whip if I dont follow through! AH!
OK its just a few. but it's somthing . The lighter blue pieces will be the details of the "face" that I have. They are just glued on with elmers glue for the photo, they will be bondoed and sanded and painted a maroon/red color. The little "horn" that you see hanging out over the cheek will be glued down to the cheek so it will be form fitting. The sides will just have those 2 pieces on each side. I know you would be thinking, this is a tracker/sniper mado, wouldnt he have all sorts of cool range finders and all that? Well, yes, yes he would but just pretend they are inside the helmet maybe? I want it to have that sleek kind look rather than the big bulky ears. Big ears like on a regular fett helmet look out of place witht the fin I have on the helmet.
Comments? (I hope to see one about a prisoner trade for my picture and to get my drawing back )
I like it! he he I wasn't gonna kill ur pic tho... I like it too much! lol Naw I'm havin' tech issues with my scanner right now I'll get it on my thread as soon as I can. That bucket looks GREAT Nevu!
Looks like i might need to do a rewdraw for you Nevu! The paintjob sparked a few ideas for me
Thanks Levi and Kal!
@Levi, why would u have to do a redraw? Nothing is different on the helmet. I've just finally added the pieces
@Kal, thats ok. lol as long as its not a paper eating scanner that you mean to say paper shreader xD
O and you see the strange little metal piece in pics 1 and 2? I pulled that from a cap gun! lol it looks kinda like a small gun. I was thinking of putting it on my gaunt, but I like my spikes better. Where and what can I do with it?
Well theres a horn there which i didnt put on your sketch
And i just want to sketch it again
u can have other things added to ur gaunts... I think a small, side mounted blaster like that would work just fine, just mount it to the side. Assume that the spikes are in the 6 O'clock position, mount the blaster in the 3 O'Clock on the left arm or the 9 O'Clock on the right arm. Just a suggestion.
oh yeah... it is a paper eating scanner right now... that's why I haven't scanned it! lol
Lol. Ok thanks for the sudgesstions. Lol ok levi u do what u want. O yea I put that horn there cuz it looked cool! Plus if you look close enough at the custom skull I made, you can see that the skull is on my helmet, just split in half and has no eyes! Lol. ANd that little goatee spike wasn't there.. Well I didn't actually have a goatee a while ago so I thought i'd stick it on the helmet to make it seem more a like a face, I guess. lol
The spikes on the gaunts are in the.... 6 o'clock position, if you put your hand flat against your leg then yea its the 6... I would put the gun on my gaunts but it would seem weird to me to have something all around the gaunt, I don't want it to be too crowded. It is a sniper/tracker mando so he isnt a big bulky heavy mando, he has to be like ninja so thats why some things are so sleek on the costume.
he's a sniper? You can have the sniper spot than on the sketch I will put Kal with Fi
My right gaunt is a flettchet launcher. Little flettchet tubes all around the gaunt
Cool, you have that built yet? I'd love to see a pic of it.
And thanks for putting me in the photo! Don't forget its a verpine sniper rifle,
verpine got it! if you want could you post a pick of it in my sketch thread? it would definatly help it get as acurate as possible
It isnt built yet but you can see it in Kals drawing for my kit
One of my best pieces if I say so myself! lol Yeah Nevu I get the light weight/sleek design. My mando is intended to be a scout/ALO (AFSOC model) while the other is a CQB expert (SAS model) There's a definate difference in the amount of armor and excess kit they can carry, one thing I haven't changed tho is the gaunts. Both have the heavy duty tri-shot and pred blades on the left gaunt, with a flashlight. Both are probably going to have the Dart and microrocket launchers on the Right gaunt along with a tactical display suite... which I have yet to finish designing.
I NEED HELP!!! Ok right now im trying to buy a t-visor but the measurments are so confusing and my bucket is actually kinda small... So im looking at t-visor.com right now. The dark standard visor i think will be to small. If i understand the measurements right my bucket needs/has this much room..... 11" (thats it the top part of the visor going from left to right) by 6" (that is the length going from top of visor to bottom). but some of them are giving me the thickness. But I need to know how wide they are, like in the | part of the T. Mine can fit/needs 3 1/2". Which one should I get?
I cant order a regular weilding visor because I have neither the time money or skill to cut that and tint it correctly.. AHH HELP!!!!
Sorry for double post im just doing this to bring my topic back up to the top.
PLEASE HELP ANY INPUT IS SERIOUSLY NEEDED!!!!!
nev'ika, just order one of these:
in dark green or shade 3 or 5 (depending on how dark you want it...). Then get a piece of paper cut to the correct size that the visor needs to be, trace it onto the visor and then cut with a pair of sharp scissors.
thanks for the advice A'den. But 2 things.
1. So not tinting is required?
2. Is the dark green one, really actually green?\
ok wait I thought of a 3rd...
3. Uhhh which shade is darker? shade 3 or 5? i don't want people to be able to see my face, at all. But still be able to see out of it.
wait...I dont get question 1... lol
Shade 5 is darker than shade 3, and the green one is actually what I have in my helmet (not the same make, but it was called a dark green visor). If you look at the tab from the link I posted, these are advertised as Fett visors.
I think I got it all...
also, if you scroll down there is a wonderful little note telling you EXACTLY which one for Boba Fett.... Seriously, there is one that says:
*Dark Green Faceshield Used in making Boba Fett Costume
as seen at http://www.tk409.com/fett.html
I thought that was funny
There it is!!! I knew it was somewhere...thanks vod!
O, lol thanks guys! And forget about question 1, wait a sec, would it come to me as flat or already in the right shape? Like will I have to buy a heat gun and shape it? Hope not, I don't have any money for a heat gun
flat, easily curved, no heat.
have you been to alpha's sketch's lately?
I'm colorin it right now, and I had to guess on your colors.
and doing an excepent job i might add
Alright!! Ok sweet i'm litteraly ordering that visor right now lol now i just have to finish painting it before it gets here.
Got some work done on the armor. In the first stage of weathering, I painted a couple of coats of silver. Tomorrow I will do that top coats of the finaly color and use the toothpaste as masking.
Now that I think about it.. I still have some sanding to do on the helm.. haar'chak. Ok what can u recomend as a good THICK primer. The material I used to build the helmet kinda had a hard checkerboard feeling to it? I need a thick primer that will fill that in so I don't have to put anything over it. my materials are low and money is low too. and just incase you skim this message.... WHAT IS A THICK PRIMER I CAN USE?!?
@adonian, you got the colors right, though on my leg armor that red strip isnt there. its just blue and black. but thats ok, actually it gives me an idea....
ok lol thanks all. yea just answer that one question about the primer plz
Hmmmm a thick primer. sorry vod i dont have a clue
Maybe Adonian knows...
Nevu yells "Adonian get over here!!! Just make sure you leave the whip at home!!"
it's called 'filler primer', it is a little thicker than regular... I would use krylon fusion first to get a good stick, and I know someone is gonna yell at me, but while it's still wet hit it with the primer, then let it flash and add another layer.
Last edited by adonian; Sep 29, 2009 at 8:12 PM.
Awesome! Thanks Adonian ner'vod. You wouldnt happen to know off the top of ur head how much one of the life saving cans cost do ya? And if wal*mart carries it or do I have to go find a special paint shop somewhere?
**Just a minor update here, but its pretty big for me
Ok I am now in the weathering part of the armor
I'm out in my garage right now using my dremel to add the scars and eat up the sides of the armor (well not so much but so it looks worn down)
No pics yet sorry. But I might, I said might!!! so hold the whip.. Have pictures up tomorrow when I begin painting, again!!!
Alright I guess you can pull the whip out I didn't get to painting yesterday. I forgot about the new shoulder pieces I was going to make so I spent yesterday doing that and still weathering the leg pieces. Painting might not get done till Tuesday sadly. *cry* Won't have time today or tomorrow
I like what I see so far on your armor, ner vod. Keep it up!
No whip this time, since you said "MIGHT" and you didn't make any promises.
thank you o great Adonian from sparing me... this time... So onto buissness no work will be done today because I have way more homework than I thought I would. should get [I]something[I] done tomorrow whether it be more sanding on my buy'ce or just some painting. Though I need to either change the black to a dark grey or put like a red line between the blue and black b/c when i wore it once last year people thought I was wearing all black. ..
Aw I hate it when my thread goes to page 2 and almost page 3. -.- Well anyways I've started painting my armor again, I might be able to get some pictures up today since I have a lot of free time to work on my armor.
I was doing the pre weathering thing with the toothpaste and on my first test I had let it dry for almost an hour and when i pulled the paste off it saved more silver than I had put paste. Meaning that there was about a centimeter of silver that showed up around where the paste was that I didnt put paste.. Does that make sense? And any ideas how to stop that?
you're saying it peeled the paint off more than in just the area you applied the paste to, correct?
Yea that is right, sorry didnt know how to explain.. ideas?
Perhaps use less paste??? That's just wierd...
I know.... Though I did look at it again and found that even a little bit of residue from the paste would cover the undercoat and keep it as silver. I think I was just to messy with it the first time.
Tracyn Prudii - A Biography
Tracyn was a commander in the 81st Elite Battalion in the Mandalorian Army. He served over 14 years in the battalion, rising through the ranks from Private to Captain. During the 2nd Mandalorian Civil War, he was put in charge of a small R-Con squad, placed behind enemy lines to observe their movements after a particularly quiet week or fighting.It was during this mission his skills as a sniper and tracker became evident. His superiors quickly placed him into intensive commando training and he became chief sniper in B-Squad of the Mandalorian S.C.A.S, Storm Commando Attack Squadron. It was only during the final throes of the war that his unit became more and more in demand, for various missions across the galaxy. His unit was finally called to assist in the final push by the True Mandalorian forces on New Mombussa. There, he was placed with the 9th Mandalorian Medical Corps, the regiment in which his half-brother, Je'Karta Prudii, was chief in. Having been seperated during an intense battle on a long bridge connecting the two sides, Tracyn fought on, leaving his half-brother behind - never to see him again. After the victory, Tracyn spent 7 weeks looking for his brother, when he finally found his dead body in a small corner of the forest, Ubersaw sticking out of his back.
This is for Nevvy. He's going through a rough patch right now, so don't expect to see him soon. If I see him, I'll let you guys know.
Kandosii, Darasuum, Vode An.
- The Prudii's
Nevu's havin some difficultys? I didnt know that... i know exactly how you feel man! Lifes not exactly easy stuff right now but we'll get through it together
nice bio Pacx
Hey Nevu, any progress vod? I really wanna see your bucket, even with "mistakes" it just gives more character.
Uhm nothing really today. Sorry but yea Pacx is right. And he is amazing I only said one sentence to him and he was able to tell I was pretty screwed up. But things aren't going the best for me right now. So many of lifes issues...
But I can promise you that EVERYTHING will get done TOMORROW!!!! But pics might not get put up until saturday. Unfortunately my visor that I ordered got delay and wont be arriving in time for halloween! *cry* I hsve no idea what i'm going to do for that. Might have to go without the helm. though I might paint it and just carry it around. Who knows
hmmm not sure what i would do there... maybe just wear it without kinda like a roman helm
hope everything works out for you.. i just recently had a LOT of stress! problems pile up and things dont go right. I just want you to know that i know how you feel, and that all of us are here for you! Im not sure how i would have gotten through so many of my struggles with out all these guys
yup same here ner vod, If only I could tell u all the different kinds of stress I've had to endure over the years... stress from work, school, family stuff, deceased loved ones, money, WORK, it can pile up and get really hard to deal with. We're here for u.
god, 2009's been **** with me. But, this is no psychiatric unit. Head down, carry on.
actually ive found that TDH is actually a good way to relax and get away from stress. Calms me down so i can think about my problem, and then solve it
yup... lets me converse with other ppl of similar interests.
Trust me I work in a psych unit, you guys are all fine.
It's good to come here and just talk sometimes, it really helps with the stressors in our everyday lives.
but don't be afraid if you need real help to seek it before it's too late.
You work in a psych unit? I go to the English equivalent of them - CAMHS. Clinical depression and psychosis, which is why I tend not to get much done. I'm on 20mg of abilify and 30mg of Citalopram, used to be on 20ml of fluoxetene. It's getting better.
Just stay on 'em and you should be fine Celexa and Abilify are a good combination, Prozac is getting old and ineffective, although some of the older antipsychotics need to make a comeback since the new ones are too gentle in my opinion (Not for all patient mind you, just the rally psychotic ones).
I have so many frequent flyer's it's not funny.. We discharged a guy last Tuesday and he came back this Wednesday, heck one lady got discharged at 1:30 and was readmitted at 4:30... She refused to get out of the Taxi when she got to her long term facility, she started yelling and hitting the car so they called the police and brought her back.
The patients I feel bad for are the ones on Clozaril with NO effects, I mean there is nothing left after Clozaril and it's a dangerous medication, agranulacytosis is a BAD side effect.
Indeed, I heard they didn't want to put me on anything that strong. Also, Prozac tastes horrible XD
Life's bad, when one thinks about it... But we'll pull through! Mando'a Spirit!
Besides Cloazril is for Paranoid Schizophrenic patients, not for depression or panic disorders.
Interesting conversation you guys had there... lol
Well I finished paint my armor so all the painting on the armor is done. I only have a little bit of sanding left on the helmet and then I can paint it. Though I have yet to find that Filler Primer that Adonian pointed out. Wally Mart didnt have it. Gunna go to some other stores to find it.
check pep boys or any auto store.
Wally mart dosen't stock much that we need, does it?
Hey Nevu, Are you alive? WhazUp?
yeah haven't heard from Nevu in a while... hmm... *shouts* HEY NEVU!!! U STILL ALLIVE NER VOD?!!!
maybe we need to get his attention... *primes a flashbang*
*checks Nevu's pulse*
Hmm... *turns on defibrillators*
Vital signs suggest he's had a few 'problems' that deprive his time from mando making...