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    Feb 25, 2008, 4:18 PM - And so it begins...pics to come. #1

    Today we begin work on our scratchbuilt armor. Went out and spent about $500 on supplies. Sintra, Fiberglass Resin, Fiberglass Cloth etc ad nauseum. We plan to make our base 3mm sintra, then Fiberglass it. We should get through our chests today, nausea withstanding (never done FG before and even with a breather I imagine it will get to me). Wish me luck, as always I am a firm believer of if you are going to jump, jump deep. So no just sintra for us ^_~ This will give me some more costuming experience and will be our variant armors, I will still be buying FP for my Fett.

    Pictures to come. Have to go get a mem chip and cord for my digital.


    Alexis
    *smiles*
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    Feb 25, 2008, 5:29 PM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #2

    Good luck with the costume. Make sure to get pics out, because it's always cool to see one being made.
  3. Feb 25, 2008, 9:59 PM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #3

    Oh yeah...the custom bug strikes again.
    Good luck, and as Remo said, take lots of pics.
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    Feb 27, 2008, 12:05 AM - Re: And so it begins...picture intense #4

    http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php?topic=3307.0

    I have detailed pics from start to current in there. I will for simplicity here post a fraction of the pics.

    Concept- Femme Mando
    Method- Sintra formed base, bondo coating for depth, sanding, fiberglass, painting.

    We worked hard to shape the chest pieces I hope you enjoy the pics.






























    Back is still in process of being bondo'd need to do it let it cure, then do the second half so the sintra doesn't collapse under the weight...





    I am hooked, after this its a screen accurate Jango, then Boba, and I have at least two more customs I want to work on, as well as a Clone Trooper.

    Alexis
    *smiles*
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    Feb 27, 2008, 12:11 AM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #5

    Very good work so far! It seems like your going to be really busy sanding down all of that bondo!
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    Feb 27, 2008, 12:45 AM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #6

    Yup, then glassing it! And there are two of us so double the number of pieces ^_~

    Alexis
    *smiles*
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    Feb 27, 2008, 12:58 AM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #7

    Quote Cailieg said: View Post
    Yup, then glassing it! And there are two of us so double the number of pieces ^_~

    Alexis
    *smiles*
    Yikes! Youve got alot of work ahead of you guys!
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    Feb 27, 2008, 1:07 AM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #8

    Anything worth doing is worth doing right, we are hooked, we both have two customs (I have a EU "custom" I want to make. And I want to do Clone trooper.

    So yea, we have ages of work ahead of us, glad I enjoy the smell of bondo, and I hope of Fiberglass too.

    Alexis
    *smiles*
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    Feb 27, 2008, 2:17 AM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #9

    Quote Cailieg said: View Post
    Anything worth doing is worth doing right,
    One of my favorite Hunter S. Thompson/Raoul Duke quotes.

    Righty-O!

    Good work so far. Love the progress.
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    Feb 28, 2008, 6:00 PM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #10

    Mmmmm bondo.....
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    Mar 2, 2008, 4:08 AM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #11

    chics making armor rocks!
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    Mar 2, 2008, 9:15 AM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #12

    Ahhhh, good 'ol boob armor. If you ever get done sanding, post us some more pics!
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    Mar 2, 2008, 3:19 PM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #13

    Please dont tell me you forgot to add the hardener to the bondo....


    You are supposed to add the hardener paste to the bondo. It will never dry unless you use your heat gun, but that might deform your armor pieces.

    They are looking nice though!
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    Mar 4, 2008, 1:17 PM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #14

    mmmmfiberglass... mmm bondo.. mmm heat gun. set it to low the next time you use it on something that thin though. you wont get all the wavys. and make sure your arms are away from the gun after you set it down. i had a crecent shaped burn for over a month cuz i accidentally leaned on it.
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    Mar 23, 2008, 2:00 PM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #15

    Hey, any progress on this?
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    Mar 23, 2008, 2:06 PM - Re: And so it begins...pics to come. #16

    Yes I will make a compliation of progress pics and put them up shortly, most of them have already been posted on Mercs.Firespray

    Alexis
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