Chris be in Florida last time I checked the local 501st boards.
Vista... I wish it was more stable. It'll be great in a few months. Now, it just slugs your computer down. At least thats what I've seen from my various friends that have gotten college laptops.
Edit: Oops. Posted after you did. Keep up the great work!
Last edited by askywalker98; Jun 16, 2007 at 1:11 PM.
Any work on that helmet yet?
can't wait to see the finished product. keep up the awesome work bro!
Thanks guys, Im just getting stuff ready before I head up to tallahassee for college. Since I got the vacu-former done, Im gonna continue making the molds. What I need to finish though is the bicep mold, and the shoulder bell especially before I can move onto the chest pieces. I am thinking however of re-doing the hand armor molds. Ive noticed recently how for example, the FX TK hand armor details are really crisp and defined, where as mine are there, but just not pulling in tight enough. Plus, I think that the mold I have right now may be too small for my hand.
I also picked up a light cone cover for like those small lamps, and I got it because it looks like I can use it for a section of the thruster I need for the JP.
In August, I will be moving into a house in Tally for college, and will be moving this project up with me. Fortunatly, I made the vacu-former transportable (somewhat) so I'll be taking over the garage and backyard for this year.
Keep up on the project. There are many people in the 501st watching this project with great interest. Whether you know it or not, this project may be the start of something waaay bigger.
Keep up the progress reports!
Glad to hear you're going to be able to take everything with you. Keep it up man.
Chris, this is seriously some awesome work, it's been a pleasure to watch your progress. Don't give up!!!
Thanks guys. Jodo, you honestly think this is goin to be something big? LOL, im just tryin to build me a suit so I can change my status from "501st wannabe noob," to "actual 501st member." Im not trying to make anything groundbreaking, and just wanna keep it at the same level as the rest of the suits out there.
You know, Im REALLY thankful to the TDH for letting me keep this thread in the dented variants section, despite the fact its not even a mando related character. I know on other sites, they would have already deleted this and tell me to move it elsewhere. For this, I want to thank the admis for letting me keep this posted here:thumbup:thumbup
Anyways, I got another sheet of MDF today and Im gonna start working on the shoulder bell. I need to add like 2 or 3 more layers, then I can start sculpting that to the shape. I'll keep it going!
Just wanted to add one more thng. I found a plastics place nearby that Im gonna check out this week, and that would really help me out to get plastic locally. And the gunetlet and hand that I formed earlier, Im not going to keep it. Im somewhat dissappointed that the last 2 boxes barely formed, and Im not going to accept that as "good enough." Same thing with the hand guard, Im gonna re-sculpt them and give it a better curve towards the wrist, much like the FX hand guard. Im standing by this when I say that I will not accept **** casts for the final suit, therefore going to keep practicing until I produce something worth wearing.
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Well, either way, Im glad I can still post it here.
On my trip to home depot I picked up this lamp shade. I have seen these everytime Ive gone, and always told myself to see if it would work. Well I think it will. Im gonna have to cut some of it, but the final cone should be adequete for the thruster. I just need to go get another one.
I think its funny how Im just using a PVC cone and a lamp shade, and you instantly have a thruster lol
That looks like it will work pretty great! No shame in the lamp shade! I snatched some intense card board tubes from work yesterday to possibly use to holster refillable dust-off cans in my jet pack for the smoke effect. Anything is possible! We seem to see everything differently when costumes are on the mind!
Keep up the great work! And this thread is too great... and long to delete!
Talk about ingenuity!!! good job
Today I got started on the shoulder bell mold once again. Working on the molds like this requires like a routine or else you'll get lazy and not do anything for awhile lol. I was looking over my diagrams and measurements and I saw that I lables the height of the bell to be 7 1/2 inches tall. So i took measuring tape to 7.5 inches, and held it up to my shoulder and yea, it was too tall, it would have been too bulbus then in the game's model. So I decided to keep it at 6 inches tall (real 6 inches, not the "half of a sub sandwich" kind lol) I just added 4 layers and the glue is drying. I cant start shaping cause Im getting my braces off soon. After that or tomorrow, I'll start the shaping.
Took this pic to show the size comparison of all the arm molds. After seeing this, you can even see how small the hand mold is, and how out of proportion it is.
Hey that's looking great! Keep up the great work, and don't get lazy!
still no helmet pics
Still looking excellent man! Keep up the excellent work!
Im gonna start shaping the shoulder bell soon to get it started.
Alright, well today's sanding was brought to an abrubt and unexpected stop. Fortunatly, I was sble to start sanding. Here are the pics to show how im approaching this. Yes, it looks like a rock, but I want to assure you that it will be the shoulder bell once I fix my sander!
Please dont laugh at my rock....
absolutely awsome progress man! no laughing at the rock here you're doing a great job. gunna have a little giggle at the sander though, :o
continue to keep us on the edge of our seats tubachris!
Ooh that doesn't look like much fun there with your belt sander. Excellent work however! Looks like a few screws and you can get to the belt sander insides to free that up. Hopefully that's all you need to do with it. Good luck with that!
Yea, immediatly after cleaning up from working, I got right on the belt sander. I removed every screw and piece I could. Even removed the whole motpr. I cant seem to figure how to seperate the plastic though. I want to try to remove the wheel that the cord is snaged in, but I cant do aything. If I cant get this out, Im just gonna have to buy a new one. This sander was my grandfathers, and I'd hate to lose it.
I need a belt sander or else I cant really do much to get anywhere with this project.
Is there any places that fix this kind of stuff? That really stinks bro...