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Now I've made some progress

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    Now I've made some progress

    Hey All!

    I've been lurking for a while, until I had something post worthy and today I've made some major progress on my first custom Mando armour

    So here's the pics!









    Ready from priming and spraying Just need to sort out the gauntlets and leg armour

    What do you think?

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    Nice mate, what did you make those out of? They look good.

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    Thanks It's 6mm Sintra, which is a swine to heat up and bend with a hairdryer lol

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    Look'n good so far. Quick question, were did you get, and how much did you pay for your sintra?

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    I'm in the UK, and found it from a Sign Wholesale company online. It was an 8'x4' sheet and cost me 46 inc delivery for me (so about $92). The website is http://signwholesale.co.uk/ I don't think they'd do international delivery. I thought Sintra was really easy to get hold of in the USA?

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    It probably is, im just a retard and you were the first one I happened to ask, lol. Thanx though, lol.

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    More progress!!! I'm rocketing along lol

    Here's some snaps of the primed versions - amazing how much different it appears with a base coat








    Here's some snaps of the main armour's inside. It's having a black undercoat incase any of it becomes visible when I'm moving about, so it blends in with the flight suit

    with flash

    without flash

    without flash

    with flash

    What do you think? I know there are some runs on the belly plate, but I'm not too worried about these as they will be hidden against the flight suit (just got to make sure it doesn't run on the outside)

    More progress this weekend I hope if the British weather stays dry (and if I have hours to spend masking the edges off lol)

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    Can't wait..

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    great stuff
    the sintra looks a bit expensive but thanks for the link
    keep up the good work

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    Myles said: View Post
    It probably is, im just a retard and you were the first one I happened to ask, lol. Thanx though, lol.


    I get mine from www.usplastics.com

    Nice set of armor you have there!

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    I've not posted in a while here, but I've been updating on Mando Mercs, so here's an update for my thread here

    Weather has been excellent here today so I got on with some spraying, and to say this is the first time I've ever done anything like this I'm ecstatic with the result so far. I can see some marks underneath the paint (due to some issues with the sintra itself), but apart from that I think it's come out really well.

    It's not complete yet (I ran out of black paint), but as my design and colours are now unveiled, I couldn't wait to get some pics online Hope you all like


    Silver base coat for natural weathering/chips





    Final Red Coat




    This is how it looked after I sanded it down due to some issues with the spraying




    Some of my templates



    Almost complete




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    That is sweeeeet!! I love that red color with the contrast black markings!!

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    Look'n great, love the graphics

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    Looking great Synn...
    Looks like you got some good curves with that 6mm foamex?
    I agree with LSFU, that black on the red has a very nice contrast! 8)

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    Odd, I'm not getting email notification when someone replies to threads I've started or I'm subscribed to?

    Anyway, yep managed to get some really good curves. The vambraces I'm working on came out really well by putting them in boiling water just for a few seconds, it became really pliable and curved really well.

    I'll post more pics as soon as I've got a bit more progress done

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    NEW UPDATE!!

    Managed to get my chest armour completely finished - all markings sprayed on.

    I've still got to sort out the markings for my shoulder bells, bend and spray my cod piece, make my collar armour and spray up my knee and shin armour.

    Also, my BM helmet and flak jacket arrived today!!!!












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    OOOO! I'm loving the color scheme and pattern on the armor! Keep it up!

    El1te

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    This is really looking good man, Keep it up!

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    More progress

    Nearly finished my helmet, and I've finished one of my gauntlet/glove combo's

    What do you think?

    (skipping the WIP photo's, unless anyone actually wants to see them)








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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    Love it man!!! So awesome!!! Keep up the good work it looks great!!

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    Can I have your armor....that is so sweet looking

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    Re: Now I've made some progress

    Looking good buddy!

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    Cheers matey

    Spent ages yesterday trying to attach my armour to my flak jacket Got a few plates attached, but loads more to do

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    nice colours! the bucket looks great along with your template designs you added ;]

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    Awesome work! I love the color scheme!

    G-Fett

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