Well clean one up a bit! It's better than working in the snow or paying to build a shed!
Well clean one up a bit! It's better than working in the snow or paying to build a shed!
Ah progress, good work vod, and I'll give you more time for tomorrow since I'm taking the younglings to Disneyland for the 4th time in as many weeks :lol, man they never get tired of it... I thought I would never get tired, but man this is killing me.
haha well have fun! today i actually have to go to an anniversary meal so ill only be home for a few hours, but i will be getting my flak vest and neck seal so ill post pics of those
Sweet can't wait to see them
I got seperated from the pack ;) so I had some TDH time :lol
:lol good work Adonian!
And Levi, it looks good! Keep at it vod! :cheering
Happy Leif Ericson day!
haha! well pics are uploading for you guys to see
How is your helmet coming along vod?
if you look on that last page at the very end you will see it :D
and heres the pics...
I know theres a few things wrong and please give your honest opinion :lol
and for the neckseal i have two options
Im not wearing them in the pic because i have to take some off because its double the size of my neck :lol
sorry about the crazy grip stance in the flak vest pic :lol the camera was annoying me
That is pretty sweet looking. Keep with the black side of the neck seal. Looks a little better LOL!
they're actually two different ones, we made two just to see what looks better
yeah I'd go with the black neck seal. And I like the vest, the heavy weave is a good idea, I approve!
Thanks :D It looks like ill be going with the leather neck seal.. will just have to make it a bit smaller :lol
Im not sure if the shoulder pieces are correct, anyone who knows?
Yeah, they're right. :thumbsup once you get the shoulder bells on them, they'll flop over a bit and make it kinda boba style.
Looks really good! I like the weave look...:cheers
And I agree with everybody else, go with the black neckseal.
ok sweet :D and is the neckseal supposed to be twice the size of your neck? :lol might trim that later :D
I like the vest, but it's only supposed to go to the navel then the girth belt and ammo belts cover the rest. But I dont like the navel length I LOVE your's it goes all the way down, I need to make myself longer ones than what I already have...
Oh, can you jump over to my thread and look at my concept for my next bucket, can you redraw it for me, my drawing skills leave a LOT to be desired :lol
ok will do :D
Guess what?!?!?!? i actually did something today! haha its not much but i did trim my neckseal to fit :D
And just to prove my hard work *cough* i got a few pics :lol
Sweet I'm envious of how far along you are!
haha dont be! i have so much to do yet!
I am not going to say bet but just by looking at the work you have put into the helmet it is pretty sweet looking. The work will pay off when you get a visor installed into that thing and get it all painted up colors you want it to be. Do you know what your colors will be?
thanks! that means a lot!
Yes i do actually have a colour scheme ready :D Kal did this for me a while back
Most likely what Vader would say "Most Impressive." What I would say: "DANG VOD THAT IS A NICE LOOKING COLOR SCHEME!" Sorry in a good mood today counting that I got a few things of my own done LOL!
haha THANKS! i love it myself :D
cant wait to start painting
I am painting my helmet tomorrow after class and a few visits from some relatives. So keep on the prowl for pictures on my thread vod.
will do :D make sure to give pics of the steps cause im kinda worried that ill mess it up
But pics of the steps would be greatly appreciated
Will do. I always planned on it LOL!
Im going out to finish the spot puddy today (and maybe sanding, cause it takes two seconds to sand spot puddy :lol)
wish me luck :D
Gotta love spot filler huh? I just (day before yesterday) did a good layer on my mini bucket, and plan on doin some more work on it today.
I may start my new Dark Jedi Mando (the one I did that ****** drawing of) bucket tonight.
i wish i could get that drawing to you sooner :( hmm Dark Jedi mando eh.. NEW IDEAS!! :lol
I did the right cheek and got it lookin all snazzy and then ran out of spot filler! I should have been smarter when i bought it.. It seems i always go through more than just one of something :lol
Yeah, someone made a jedi mando drawing somewhere ;) and I think making a dark jedi mando would be a cool idea, i already want to make an ultraviolet bladed saber.
sweet! i was thinking maybe adding a bit of Darth Nihilus style in... but thats your choice A hood would definatly look sweet :D
i was going to make it similar to this picture of Nihilus
but with the under cloak.. and then of course your helmet design
The chest armor is gonna be there, and maybe shin armor, I was also thinking of finger armor like short claws, but not long enough to get in the way of holding the saber.
I was thinking of just a narrow cape with a hood that will fall over the shoulders not connected at the neck but attached to the collar near the collar bones.
Ok.. Btw i love the gaunt/gloveish idea. Kinda like the ring wraiths and sauron off of lord of the wrings :thumbsup
Ill see what i can do
This is gonna look sweet :D
kinda like this but i'd make them sharper at the fingertips to look more menacing
I forgot about those. Good movie.
Was gonna just do the fingers and hands, but for the gaunts, I wanted to just run smooth like Obi Wan in the Clone cartoon, but incorporate a dual saber in both, kind of like a tonfa to extend by the elbows when needed, and to extend at the wrists when needed.
Ok ya i can do that :) and that is a good movie (watched the second one last night :lol and reading the hobbit for school)
I cant wait to start this sketch :D
Vest looks good vod
gotta watch the extended versions, you can make a day of it :)
I hope they release them in Blu-Ray soon (so I can make a back up of 'em)
ya definatly! im waiting for the hobbit to come out in theaters (december 2011) the second part comes out december 2012. Its a long book :lol
this sounds good!
i have been waiting for a hobbit movie forever
we all have been :D
good work lev'ika... nice progress!
thanks :D i also worked on the blaster today. Got the front handle cut off and just need to clean it up a bit. sanded off all the nerf emblems too
he he yeah I got one of those things to play with... whipped up on my nephews with it, they didn't know what hit 'em! lol only thing was, I'm lefty so the sideloader kinda sucks for me... oh well...lol
:lol that kinda sucks
lol yeah, went back to using my recon with the longshot barrel attachment... put that nice collapsible stock on there too tho! lol
Nice :D im picking up a longshot later to make a heavy blaster
cool... I'm using the front end for my assault blaster carbine
thatll be sweet!
yeah I hope so!
hey alpha can ya do me a favor
if you get a chance tomorrow will you put on a coat of paint on your buy'ce (first mando word ever used :) ) so we can see what it looks like
Will do.. but first i gotta get more spot puddy to get it completely smooth
What was that? A wring wraith? Coolio if it was. I'm in the process of reading LotR. Those would make sweet gaunts. :D
Ya it is a wring wraith :D Great books :D and also great movies
I taped the cutout of the visor to my bucket and realized THERE IS A MANDO HELMET IN THE BUCKET OF BONDO!!
I did a bit of work on the cheeks but i ran out of spot puddy in the middle of it so i gotta go get some more :(
lookin' good lev'ika!
It looks good i think :D
yeah me 2
You're getting there bro.
I like the material used for the neckseal. ;)
Nice work Alpha! Keep it up. :D
In the long run there will be satisfication when that bucket is complete. All the hard work will pay off in the long run when you are finished up with it!!!!
thanks everyone :D
i got some bad news :( turns out it supposed to snow tomorrow... and its probably going to stay :/
So im going to try and clean out a place in the barn to work (trying my hardest to finish this before christmas)
Work vod!!! I want to see this done before christmas!!! :cheers
come on, build those muscles, get a lil grease on that bucket, elbow grease that is ;)
haha i will :D ill take it to the gym with me :lol
Thought id post what things i need to get so you guys have an idea where im at...
Good paints (could anybody suggest a good brand?)
That liquid marking stuff for battle damage
another garbage can to make leg armor (C1RCA is generiously giving me his bought armor)
and theres probably a ton of things i forgot but i need those too :lol
Krylon for the paint... Carhart tan coveralls for the flightsuit (not the winter kind)
The stuff i got was Krylon... pictures are somewhere up this thread :lol C1RCA told me it wasnt good stuff and should get something else
krylon is perfect for the plastic trash can armor, you can rough it up and then use automotive paint if you want, but its gonna get damaged anyway, so why not use the krylon.
ok ill stick with my 5 dollar krylon paint :D saves me money!
Wish there was something to bring in some cash :( to busy to get a job right now
yeah the Krylon is great stuff. All of my armor paint is Krylon, I think it looks alright. I need to work on my battle damage but that's a different story.
:lol ya im kinda worried about that painting part
dont worry about the paint, remember you are your own worst critic, we like your work, so keep it up.
ok :D thanks
Lucky you vod; you get the snow while I get the 125 degree weather here in Arizona. Really does suck. Well the 125 degree weather is in the summer time. Right now it is getting up there in the 80s but I am still telling you that it does get pretty warm with no clouds or anything to give us a light sprinkle or at least something that will help out in the long run. GRRRRR!!!!
FYI: I got some photos up of my bucket if you want to see. Almost done LOL! :D!
It's looking good levi, keep it up vod.
Same here! If it did not snow as much I'd be perfectly fine. I have to have the perfect weather to go out ATVing with my family. Pretty much can't live without it. One of the many perks of living in Arizona. Long travels down to the Sand Dunes in California to ride in the Imperial Sand Dunes and hopefully to meet some Sandtroopers LOL!
Oh and thanks a bunch. All I am needing is to get the visor into place which I am hopping to find the stuff at Home Depot, get the ears placed on, and get my glowing rod on the helmet. All this stuff is on my to-do list up until Halloween. LOL!
haha you're lucky!! i wont be able to finish for haloween :lol
Im thinking you should definatly make a sandtrooper for your next project! You get the perfect setting!!! Make a small fan film.. I CALL DOING THE EDITING haha
Well my standard armor pieces may not be done for halloween. They are on standby until I can get some more paint to get them painted up. So the only thing I maybe wearing is my mando helmet and some of the soft stuff and weapons for halloween. Basically it until the armor gets to its competed state. Then I will be focusing on updates LOL!
Get me a stormtrooper bucket, some armor, and send me down to Glamis and I will have the armor dirty by the weekened. It will take me four days to get it the way it needs LOL! I had the idea of making a sandtrooper for my next project. I only decided to do mando as I am a huge mando fan and it seems simple enough to get supplies to make mando armor.
so true... to make a sandtrooper youd pretty much need to buy your parts. And mandos just kick serious shebbs!
sandies are expensive...:doh Or else I'd have one. :D
I want one too, maybe one day... I plan on getting manequin's for my kits to put into a theater (ok maybe on day in a very distant future :lol)
I want an astromech, a Chewy, Sandtrooper, RC, Vader, HIC and of course my custom Mando's.
Im planning to make a Rotj boba and a HIC next.. along with an R2
plan on makin a ewok to :)
oh and bad news... supposed to snow thursday! :cry
Again?!? who said WHAT about global warming??? :b;):lol
supposed to be 82 and sunny on thursday here, can you say "lets go surfing"? I can.
O we see quite a bit!! Summer gets really hot.. not Arizona hot but hot :lol
Ok problem... Theres supposed to be a line around the helmet that sticks out a little (only way i know how to explain it) But as you can see in the picture i never sanded it to have it :(
I have no idea what to do, PLEASE HELP :lol oh and finishing the spotpuddy job today so i can get a layer of paint on later