custom shoulder bells from that lid could be nice. If you need to bend them, just heat gun 'em.
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custom shoulder bells from that lid could be nice. If you need to bend them, just heat gun 'em.
ya so thats what im going to do right now.
I am then going to start cutting
ok you've had an hour, have you cut anything out yet?
I was being serious.
he he yeah adonian is the impatient sort at times, lev'ika best watch out before he gets a laserwhip across the shebs!
Okay dumb question, wth is bondo glass? is it fiberglass? i started to cut out my new bucket today. i used the lids for elbow guards =D need to re-cut my shoulder bells tomorrow =( tried to do a fast shape microwaves bad! lmao!
yeah bondo glass is exactly what it sounds like. It's bondo, with fiberglass mixed in to it, completely harmless (except for the fumes) until it hardens, then it's basically fiberglass/bondo coating for anything that u need to repair/build using fiberglass, very tough stuff.
WOW i missed a lot! Yes i have a bunch of it cut. Heres some pics of my progress
i wasnt sure if they were good or not but if adonian says so
I still have to form some peices
yeah they're not bad, they need to be formed a lil bit but otherwise looks good
you gonna battle damage them or stay Jango clean
Very nice man. That's about where I'm at workwise.
Looks good vod!!! Now you gotta form em a bit, and then...
ya forming will be my next priority
And ya they will be battle damaged
ok gotta promote in here really quick! Check out my AFSOC and SAS mando threads and help me figure out which version I'm going to build of each. Definately need help with the AFSOC mando since I have so many ideas and it's my primary! HELP!!! lol and... JOIN THE MANDO PRIDE FITNESS CHALLENGE! lol
I purchased my blaster today Its a nerf raider
heres a pic
Ill post pics later of what you can do with it
Im thinking about taking off the front handle and definatly taking off the massive clip
what you guys think?
*** Those are out?!!! Dang I have to wait 'til next week to get mine... but yeah lev'ika it's a great choice! I'll be getting one to play with my nephews but It'll make a great blaster
they're a blast to play with my friend! i spent the entire day goofing around with it
And it actually came out today i beleive
yeah I think today was the release date... did u get the version that came with the free 100 darts and spare clips?
strange with the 9-9-09 releases huh, apple did a bit today too... ipod nano with CAMCORDER BUILT IN FOR $150. Great fun on the run.
no that wasnt available at Walmart here in saskatoon I plan on switching that massive clip for a small one off my brothers nerf
And if you have ever seen the Maveriks (hand gun like nerf) i plan on getting two of those towards the end
yup i know the maverick... I have a lil Nerf N-strike plunger blaster for a sidearm, and I use my heavily modded Recon right now when my nephews want to play nerf... but when I get the Raider I'll attach the small scope and the Red Dot aiming light and go to town on 'em. lol
Its semi-automatic so its pretty intence.... or at least until you fire all 35 shots (takes forever to reload them all back into the clip :/ )
that's why u have spare MAGAZINES ready to roll ner vod...lol
haha thats what i plan on doing
Im going to buy like ten nerf magazines from walmart, paint em, and make a bandolier with them
sweet! I was going to have a bandolier full up of nerf darts to use as "microdets" but I don't think I'm going to now... I may still do it yet tho, it seems like something a tough bad*** air commando might wear... altho I've yet to see one actually do it. lol
Well its definatly going to be on mine
Oh and kal, you know a lot about guns do you think i should cut off the front handle on my nerf? so i could just hold the barrel to make it look more blaster like?
nah I like the front grip... it's more tactical! lol seriously tho... I like the front grip and if u cut it off the gun will be non functional (i think). However, if u disassemble it (take a pic of the internals so u can get it back together) paint it and reassmble it, the thing should still work if u decide u want to play with it! lol Don't forget to keep the orange muzzle tho! It's the law! (even tho a lot of mandos disregard it)
I was wanting to paint it black! is it that bad if i do?
well the law (in the US) states that toy guns must have the front 1/4" of the muzzle painted orange. A lot of ppl paint black over it and get away with it tho... I would just be careful with it, altho my gun looks a lot more like a real gun so I WON'T be taking any chances.
Well I hope the rule is different in canada! Im going to paint it over anyway I dont live in a big city so no problem here
Ill photoshop a picture tomorrow of what i want it to look like
Ok bondo was the plan for today buuuuutttt the weather is having hiccups of rain every few minutes (ya i know, wierd) but i dont have any indoor place to bondo. So i will finish the bonoding tomorrow instead
i photoshoped a picture of the the raider of how i want it to look like (besides paint)
all i did was remove the front handle and the massive clip
and it looks like a starwars blaster ner vod. I think it'd do just fine that way. I like it with the grip too tho. Oh well... time to put the ad'ika to bed and get ready for some SpecOps Mission on the Military Channel! lol it's on in an hour!
What side is the ammo clip on?
the left, there's a lil slot there to insert the mag... just like the DC-17s should have... I like the placement of it, but since I'm lefty it'd be nicer if it was right side or bottom fed.
Ah, well that orange strip is a great place to glue the magazine from a stormtrooper rifle conversion kit.
lol yeah and without that front grip it LOOKS a lot like an E-11!
ya i really like the look of it without any ideas for things I could add?
another thing Is there anything that can fill up the screw holes? I think theres some sort of puddy stuff but could anyone tell me what its called?
why not just fill the holes with bondo?
I considered that but i was hoping there was something a bit easier
Epoxy Putty ner vod
ok sweet Thanks Kal
The plan for this weekend is......
Finish the bondo
and form my armor (I got the heat gun)
If there are any tutorials or tips you guys could give me on using the heat gun i would greatly appreciate it!
DO NOT pick it up on the hot end. That's all I got...
in all seriousness, dont do that. I did it and still have the scars to show for it...
And dont concentrate the heat all in one spot (unless you are working that spot for a reason). Evenly heat the entire plate to form it.
Good luck and post pics once your done!!!
Im guessing i have to wear gloves
Looking good vod, sorry i've been mia. you know med school. =( takes most my time. okay bought that msh 1.5 from fettpride last night. still working on mine also. doing the cheeks right now. =)
hey lev'ika if u can find some decent leather work gloves (WalMart for like $12) they'll last u longer than just this project and save u A LOT of pain... I've been using my old work gloves (got a new pair for actual work) to shape armor since I started and they have saved me a lot of grief... but u have to use leather because anything else will transfer the heat right to your fingers or melt and fuse to your skin... which is probably worse than a minor burn.
...or a major burn...Kal's right, get gloves, good leather ones.
Got plenty of those around being on a farm gloves tend to be laying in every direction
After i heat it up do i just shape it with my hands? I've never done this before and havnt seen pics of people doing it so i have no idea
put on a thick sweatshirt that u don't mind if it gets messed up, put the plate where it'd fit on u and hold the pieces to you to get the right shape... hold 'em there for a few min and then dunk it in COLD water while holding the shape to cool it rapidly, that helps maintain the shape better
heres the pics of my bucket after the final bondo
hmm... that's what my gaunts looked like before sanding
do the gauntlets look good now?
mine don't no... but it's because I messed 'em up to begin with... didn't do all the shaping and fitting quite right before I started. I think with some work they'd turn out okay tho.
LOL mine is looking pretty much the same as yours right now vod, got the cheeks in this morning. we have alot of sanding ahead of us. fun fun fun.
IT LIVES!!! looks perfect vod!!! That's the way it should. Now get sanding!
XLNT work, this is gonna be a GREAT bucket, I can feel it.
wait. thats not a fiberglass jacket? sorta looked like one. what does the helmet look like under all that?
he's gonna need to do a LOT of sanding
yup... lots of sanding
That's quite the blob of a helmet. LoL, it looks funny now but after a couple light-years of sanding it'll look great!
sanding well that will be started on Monday, today i am forming my armor
gonna get started on that right away
you been sanding today vod? put some new pics up on my scout thread.
been thinking about making a sort of backpack thing to replace the jet pack. think that would work on a scout. sort of like the snow troopers have.
looks good vod! ya i would do some sort of backpack
Thanks so much guys!! ya it is in the form of a blob at the moment When i was bondoing all i could think about was that the only thing under the bondo is paper. anddddddd i kept applying the stuff
But im really happy with the way its looking
You should be!!! For a first time helmet, that is a great job!!!
lol yep just keep piling it on right.
yeah have u seen the small survival pack on the scout troopers? it looks kinda like a small half cup shaped piece on their backplate, it's actually part of their survival gear!
yeah seen it, think i'll make one for my mando
i posted a few pics on your thread for you vod
lol yeah measured in parsecs as in distance not time! lol... my friends at work and I had a discussion about that the other day... talking about how exactly hyperspace works... it seems we all agree that it uses some sort of subspace route that makes the distance considerably shorter.
how lucky you guys are to have star wars loving friends! I have cousins but not friends who really appreciate it!
They call me a nerd, AND I LOVE IT!!!!!
lol yeah these guys are more nerds than star wars geeks... they just love the science behind it... even tho they say that travel in that form is "physically and scientifically impossible" they still had fun discussing it... we kinda figured out that Hyperspace exists in a seperate but near parallel dimension... one that we cannot see, but that links all portions of our own three dimensions, almost like a hidden seam or thread, and allows you to follow specific paths from point to point... which is why it takes sometimes dozens of jumps to go from point A to point B.... sorry about the nerd moment but it was a long... "boring conversation anyway" lol I shouldn't have got 'em started
haha that would have been interesting to sit through
lol it was... if u like that stuff, me personally I prefer big explosions and lots of toys that go bang
*BANG* there goes the bank i just had to bring up the back again
ah man you blew up the cash
haha NOPE! kal already got that remember
hey wait a minute... Kal's gone, he took off with the $$, let's get him!!!
by the way. I put a tut on his thread how to print your screen's so you can post them here.