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  1. I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Jan 9, 2011, 2:32 AM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #1551

    Did you sand and prime the plastic before you painted it?
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    Jan 9, 2011, 2:17 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #1552

    nice bucket man looks awesome
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    Jan 9, 2011, 5:33 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #1553

    I dunno, just looks a little unorganised and messy to me. At first glance I thought that the helmet was half way through a scratch build.
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    Jan 10, 2011, 1:13 AM - #1554

    Trust me, it is not as unruley in person. but you are intitled to your opinion, as are we all. Lol I'll mark it down as constructive criticism :P

    On the other hand, messy was what I was going for. But as you can see... First build. So what are you going to do.

    I did sand but I didn't prime in my rush for a result. But I've learned my leason I guess lol.. Back to work
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    Jan 10, 2011, 2:50 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #1555

    Well I'd recommend sanding it all down to the base material then wetsand it. Once you do that be sure to prime it and then sand it down a bit and wetsand it again. Repeat this step a few times and then take pictures of your work so we can see an accurate representation of the armour and helmet parts. Then you can paint it, but go slowly and go one layer a day or so at a time. Rushing leads to messy results.
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    Jan 22, 2011, 8:40 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #1556

    My photo stomach thanks you. Awesome work! And I totally have the same poster you do in the holster pic. :P

    On the collar and a bit of the stomach, did you use strips of tape to mask from paint? I know it is not done yet and you have another layer of paint -- red, right? -- but I would think about making that look a little more natural with your next coat of paint. Your weathering is awesome besides that! I wish mine could have looked that beat up.
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    Jan 26, 2011, 11:35 PM - #1557

    The tape was actually just my attempt to mask a design in the side (one kal designed for me) and not my inhibility to weather lol but I guess in a way.. It does look like ****, my bad lol
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    Jan 27, 2011, 6:55 PM - #1558

    Ok.. I thinks it's time to confess a fear Ive had for a while.. When I wear my helmet (doesn't have a visor yet) my nose sticks out of the front D: so I'm kinda worried how this will turn out when I put the visor in :/
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    Jan 27, 2011, 8:01 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #1559

    well... it may be that your nose presses against your visor... I advise padding the forehead to prevent that, it will help generate the space between your nose and the faceplate.
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    Jan 28, 2011, 3:58 PM - #1560

    Ok I'll try that, thanks for the advice kal
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    Jan 29, 2011, 9:56 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #1561

    No prob... I had the same problem with my issued helmet, fixed the problem real quick. Of course I still have issues with scrunching my nose in my Gas Mask... not much I can do about that tho. BTW... A'd'ika finished my buy'ce! I'm expecting it shortly!
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    Jan 30, 2011, 10:48 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #1562

    Rhinoplasty

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    Jan 31, 2011, 12:08 AM - #1563

    Lol ignoring that pic.. That's sweet Kal! I've been waiting to see that bucket for a while lol
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    Feb 16, 2011, 12:49 AM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #1564

    Sounds like lots of work....You are in deed a Trooper

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