Discussion on Starting my first Mando today within the Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters forum, part of the Star Wars Universe category; will do
yeah thanks Ord'ika... Lord knows I need it right now! lol So I got to my TDY station, and the airline lost my luggage. I go into the field saturday for a week and all I have to my name right now is a single uniform! yikes! lmao
good luck man!
ha ha yeah they're supposed to have it here tonight so... we'll see how that turns out!
Ok just a little update
Picked up paint *YAY*
I hope it will work, its KRYLON
I got a Metallic silver, A burgundy gloss, and a black gloss
my Aunt offered to finish my flak vest and neck seal and bring them to me sunday so thats all good (the surplus store was closed so no flightsuit yet )
I also got a bunch of art supplies (my Aunts a professional artist )
Pics will go up tomorrow (cant find my camera atm)
i was actually waiting for you to say that dont worry you'll probably get to whip me haha kidding! Ill get em up
please no!! btw vod we gotta get together soon to work on our kits!
maybe ill see if it will work
As i promised *PICTURES!!!*
heres the leatherish material
The flak vest material (i dont really like it, but it will do for now)
The paint i picked up
And a pic of the case and drawing stuff i got i can do way better shading now
That's a lot of pencils! I'm jealous....
way to go vod!
Ive got everything from soft to hard pencils, fancy erasers, charcol pencils, and a really sweet sharpener
Does anyone know if thats the right paint to use?
is the paint for your armor vod?
ya and possibly the helmet
ok throw that paint out it's **** and is going to make your armor look like **** , goto Canadian tire and goto the automotive they have spray paint there witch i use
would it work for anything else?
a chair maybe that you don't care about? lol
how much would it be for the paint you use? cause im pretty close to being broke
like 10 bucks a can maybe 8
ok thats a little bit more than the ones i bought, but i need to get my flightsuit first. and if you're gonna give me your armor i can wait anyway Btw you in saskatoon at all in the next few weeks?
maybe in December when i do Xmas shopping for family/friends , but if we work on armor together of course i can give it to you right then hehe
Im actually working on it with my parents right now
Wow you miss a lot when you're not on for a few days! I was going to crack the whip on all of you because of all that chatter, but after reading that extended God-convo I'll let the rest slide. Props to you all for being so honest and supportive of each other, I knew some of you guys were Christians too, I just didn't realize how many. I knew I picked a good munch of web-friends!
Vode, i'm gone for about a week and Levi has jumped to 9 pages wow!
unless your me and you have your post # per page down...he's at 34 pages for me.
Levi i didn't know you played bass vod. cool
"a good MUCH of web friends!"
Haha. I love typos!
I too, was amazed. I knew there were a few of us, but it absolutely amazed me when I saw the conversation. Bunch of good web friends indeed! We really need to meet in person (cough cough CV cough cough )
bass? did i type something wrong? I play electric and acoustic guitar
i thought i saw a bass in one of you pics vod. where you been hiding tonight?
he was watching toy story lol
I was gonna try to see it too, maybe tomorrow If I get lucky.
hey it was actually good oh and Jason that is a bass. But its not mine the black guitar next to it is
kay, so you went and saw the new toy story huh?
New toy story? What?
No the new one isnt out until June. I saw 1 and 2 in 3D. Its to get everyone who grew up with toy story (me ) pumped up for the new one. There is so many things you dont notice when you watch it while you're young!
Ok to get back on topic (wow did I just say that???)
I need to tell you guys my situation right now...
Well at first things were just starting to pile up with school and all, but then this thing with my grandfather happened. Tests and then homework while trying to work on my sketchs and my costume while trying to cope with my grandpa being in the hospital is very stressful!
And to add on to that, this stupid weather has kept be from working on my helmet AT ALL! I have figured out something that could solve my problem... I need to find a cheap garden shed. Ive been using searching for a week now with no good turn ups if i got a shed i could work in there and keep the snow out of my work.
Well theres my rant for the day haha
Last edited by Alpha-Ø2; 10-16-2009 at 05:27 PM.
PVC pipes and fiberglass siding:
To make a shed? The other thing is... Im almost broke and dont have time to make one
Sure, if it's just to make your armor in, why not? PVC is CHEEEEEEAP, and easy to put together, and the fiberglass siding, just screw it to the pvc.
AHH almost time for clone wars! 30 minutes.
you can just make a simple 4x4 and plywood work bench. and a cement slab or just a raised 2x6 and plywood floor.
Solar powered LED lighting and fans for ventialtion.
its on here at 9:30 and thanks for reminding me
But the thing is i have NO money to spend. Not a cent gonna go check Kijiji again
you could always go the cardboard box route JK
Squidward! Your ceiling is talking to me!
haha! Spongeboob haha i called you spongeboob
"HERE COMES A GIANT FIST!"
"It's ok. Squidward will find love one day. But it will be someone his own size. Like this pickle!"
does anyone know were to get a cheap garden shed? Other wise i dont know what to do (that was not a patrick quote )
vod do it in the basement, just open a window lol
thats the problem. Parents have banned that option
ya! thats why i need a shed! its either that or in the snow
My pickle started off life in a jar... and now it's in one again!
I dont think the snow will do much good for working on armor.
Is there some old guy down the street with an almost unused shed? or a buddy's house you could work at?
since i live on a farm theres no one with any unused sheds. And the closest place i could work well at would be 1 and a half hours away
I have some good news! Yesterday was super warm and mostly everything melted. Today its even warmer! Im going to get as much done as i possibly can today.
Wish me luck
Uh Oh he said he was ganna work today... We'll see when I get home from work if any progress was made
haha ya i guess when I mention work its kinda hard to beleive But i just got everything together and about to head out :P
then why are you still on line? JK vod.
haha letting the bondo dry at the moment, and left it on i filled in all the low spots and going to sand in a bit
YEAH!!! way to go Levi!!!
It makes me laugh...you're freezing in Canada, and I'm here in AZ hitting over 100 today.
did another layer and letting it dry
hey A'den switch you temperatures!
Done ner vod! Gimme the cold!!!
haha! you'll be sick of it in a month! And working outside is terrible
Lol. I spend part of my summers in New Mexico; we hit low 40s at night...I love it! I do have a nice big shop to work in though...lol
Hmm how about you switch Mexico to canada ya you and you big shop, you're so lucky lol
Go get a shed!!!
haha i know im trying but today is so freaking warm its just awesome to work outside
might even start my gaunts today
does anyone know where i could find a jango fett leath belt pouches tutorial? I think i could work on that while i wait
let me see if I can find it...
ya i found that one but its a boba, i was looking more towards a jango belt... but i could always make a boba one. I would just have to make the blocks
OOO thanks man
Is there a metal ring or wood on the inside to keep it sturdy? Or is it just a bunch of material sewn together?
If you use leather, then you wont need a center piece. otherwise, I would just build the box out of paper, fibreglass it, then glue material on the outside. It works really well. That way you get a hollow box too...good for stashin stuff.
haha sounds good! i just got back in from using the spot puddy on my helmet I think its looking pretty good. But the bottom seam of the spot putty container thing burst and my hands are now covered in red spot puddy
Ill get pics up of the helmet tonight
Hey guys, i searched and searched looking for WOFs gauntlet templates. They're probably somewhere easy to find and im just overlooking them. Could someone direct me to them... PLEEEEASE
have you used pepakura before? cuz skup has a pepakura model of jango/boba style gauntlets
never in my life lol is it easy to use?
yeah it is
i would have to download pepakura right
I did a bit of spot puddying today
I added more bondo to the left cheek to make them equal than used a bit of spot puddy
and heres the bit i started sanding
Last edited by Alpha-Ø2; 10-17-2009 at 07:10 PM.
Looking good vod, but why's it red. ahh spot putty gotcha
dont think this will turn out as good as a bought one, but oh well at least I MADE IT
i guess? that makes me feel good haha
Looking good man! You live on a farm and can't find a dry/semi-warm place to work? No barn or shed where you could make a little space?
well there are places but they're all either falling apart or extremely dirty and i just dont want animals and dirt all over my work