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    Sep 10, 2008, 4:23 PM - scratch built fg armour #1

    yep i know its fem armour but it is kinda going to end up as my wifes and i really fancied making a set so i have a custom mando as well as my boba

    will be working on the neck armour over the weekend



    the ab and diamond are laminated 1.5mm plastic sheet, doubled up to a thickness of 3mm
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    Sep 10, 2008, 6:29 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #2

    Coolness!
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    Sep 10, 2008, 7:17 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #3

    Quote flo fett said: View Post
    Coolness!
    agreed..

    8)
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    Sep 14, 2008, 1:37 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #4

    FG fem armor ? Niiiice.

    When you say neck armor, do you mean the regular collar piece, or are you going to actually fab up some plates to go around her neckseal ?
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    Sep 14, 2008, 1:48 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #5

    WELL DONE LOOK COOL , oops caps was on , what did you use as the form
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    Sep 14, 2008, 2:10 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #6

    Quote Lasruin Toth said: View Post
    what did you use as the form
    Put it this way, Jon + wife x cling film + plaster + drinks! simple math!

    Lookin great Jon. can't wait for more updates.
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    Sep 16, 2008, 6:52 AM - Re: scratch built fg armour #7

    Quote Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Put it this way, Jon + wife x cling film + plaster + drinks! simple math!
    Yep that is exactly how i done it. Lots of drinks
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    Sep 20, 2008, 2:06 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #8

    Well i attempted a paint job today and it all went wrong ????? Not sure why but the paint didn't adhere or set properly. Oh well tomorrow is another day

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    Sep 20, 2008, 3:39 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #9

    Jon, the weathering on that helmet is just spectacular. Mind sharing how you got that foggy like appearance on the dome? It just looks so organic, kind of like I'm looking down at a peach. That's definitely the best custom mando helmet that I'll ever see.
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    Sep 20, 2008, 5:36 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #10

    Wow..and are those the shoulder bells??? Don't mess with that chick!!
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    Sep 20, 2008, 5:38 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #11

    those shoulder bells are the most awesome thing I've seen in a while!!!!
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    Sep 20, 2008, 6:44 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #12

    thanks guys

    the weathering n the lid was just a multitude of layers and gentle misting. Its funny but the clear coat also helped mist it as well - freaky.

    The shoulder bells are not finished yet as I want to add a smaller plate onto each side. It will fit under the cut out on the out side of the bells. Almost creating laminate armour. Should be nice to weather as well
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    Sep 20, 2008, 9:19 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #13

    Yeah that female armor is looking great! A word on your paint, did you use two different brands of paint? The reason I ask is because some metallics won't mix with colors of other brands. It's a reaction in the curing agents in the metallic paint that causes it not to adher and bubble up.
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    Sep 21, 2008, 5:27 AM - Re: scratch built fg armour #14

    Looking fantastic Jon! *sighs and stares at the jumbled pile of her armour in the corner that she has had no chance to work on for a month*
    Your wife is gonna look amazing!
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    Sep 21, 2008, 5:28 AM - Re: scratch built fg armour #15

    Quote NovallTalon said: View Post
    Yeah that female armor is looking great! A word on your paint, did you use two different brands of paint? The reason I ask is because some metallics won't mix with colors of other brands. It's a reaction in the curing agents in the metallic paint that causes it not to adher and bubble up.

    You could be right buddy. In this case I used a humbrol silver for the base and a games workshop for the white. i have just bought more paint and will be trying them later today.
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    Sep 21, 2008, 6:12 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #16

    I would suggest primer obviously, and then make sure that the brands of paint match up as stated earlier.

    You did a great job with the blackwashing.
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    Sep 22, 2008, 1:06 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #17

    That looks great, I also love that helm. Keep us posted!
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    Sep 23, 2008, 12:26 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #18

    got the paint to stick

    Last edited by Ronin677; Sep 23, 2008 at 12:32 PM.
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    Sep 23, 2008, 1:16 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #19

    Looking great
    *is jealous*
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    Sep 23, 2008, 1:56 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #20

    Quote flo fett said: View Post
    Looking great
    *is jealous*
    cheers Flo. btw yu will have a surprise in the post soon
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    Sep 24, 2008, 1:16 PM - Re: scratch built fg armour #21

    Quote Ronin677 said: View Post
    cheers Flo. btw yu will have a surprise in the post soon
    O rly?

    *hugs Jon until he is squished breathless*
    *dances*

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