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Darktrooper Progress Thread 8MAR2011: Getting back to it

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    Haha, i just liked the quote thought id throw it in. Ive grown up with TubaChris, just makin it known im checkin up on his progress. When Im down for some extra time I will be assisting him with the building of his suit. There will be a day chris

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    Haha, i just liked the quote thought id throw it in. Ive grown up with TubaChris, just makin it known im checkin up on his progress. When Im down for some extra time I will be assisting him with the building of his suit. There will be a day chris

    o rly? Well, then, I guess that you can assist me in finishing the vacu-former, I need like 4 waffle irons (yes, it sounds crazy) Theres a reason..


    -tubachris
    (Whos just about to go ahead and start building the biceps...)

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    Aleight, well, here's tonight's work. I went to mcheals, and found some thin wood and cut out the shapes, and attached them to the rest of the hand guards. I just need to add a little durham's and its done. I finnally got over the initial shock that comes with starting any mold, and began the biceps. This is only the first half and I think that it came out very well, as far as its initial shape, and relative size to my biceps on my arms. I did some more finnal sanding of the helmet mold, and I promis I will not show more pics of the dang thing until after its casted just because Im getting sick of hearing about it, as Im sure you guys are too. Anyways, heres what I got.


    The penciled line is where I will sand it to an angle. This would be the front of the left bicep if your looking at a DT.



    -tubachris

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    I finnally managed to get up and do work before noon for once, and got down to shaping the bicep for about an hour. Good thing too, cause I also got to get some more "practice" with the sanding/sculpting, and was getting used to working with different grit sand paper for the belt sander.
    Well here it is to give you guys a better idea.






    I drew the line where it angles to show where its at, cause it didnt show the first time.

    -tubachris

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    Hey!! I want a cookie!

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    Looking good!

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    this is commin along very nicely so far keep up the good work

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    I'm so hungry! GIVE ME COOKIES!!!

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    Just a heads up, there may not be any updates the rest of this week or the weekend, but next week. I was "told" to fix up my room, i.e., completlty revamping everything minus the bed. Just got a whole new desk, cabinets and night stand, which I painstakenly built all bymyself in a matter of around 6+ hours I think though that I have alot more floor space now, and I finnally got to put my Jango Helm. where I wanted to display it, on my un-official "dedication to Jango" glass/silver shelves. Well, thats been it though, my whole room is pretty much a display of everything star wars, and I cant complain

    -tubachris
    (Who has neck pain from having to sleep on the couch cause the bed had every star wars product he owns on it...)

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    seriously those cookies look so damn good Im gona have to go out and buy some.

    And awesome job so far on the darktrooper, cant wait for more updates and when its finally finsihed

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    the cookies are distracting, please send them to me with a frozen jug of milk

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    the cookies are distracting, please send them to me with a frozen jug of milk

    You know the cookies might not make the trip, let alone a frozen jug of milk....Its ok, I'll just eat them for ya, since you would have them, but they'd go bad before you got 'em. *munch munch munch* Dem good cookies

    -tubachris

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    I don't want to know how much MDF you are getting through!

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    I don't want to know how much MDF you are getting through!

    Not enough yet!

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    Not enough yet!
    Probably swiping from construction sites

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    Probably swiping from construction sites

    MAN I TOLD YOU NOT TO TELL!!!!!!!!!

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    I finally got back to working today, and I have started the second half of the bicep. I think I might add som flat pieces of thin wood to slightly bring out the change of the surface angles. I messed up a smiget of the hand guards after trying to sand them a bit, but its noticable, so I'll have to bondo that up.

    I have been thinking about the time I have and my previously set goal of completion in June. New things have poped up, and I feel that it will not be completed by then. I still have to finish the pieces mentioned, as well as the chest, back, shoulders, belt, belt boxes, thigh and calf pieces. The leg armor alone will require 8 sperate halves.

    I have also recieved a letter yesterday, I am offered a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship to FSU, and I will have to begin getting some more solid physical training time put in during the week until I leave. Now im not celebrating completly just yet, I still am waiting to find out if I get accepted to FSU, I wont know until the 28th. Hoping im in though.

    -tubachris

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    lookin good broseph!

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    Ive been REALLY busy lately, getting ready (physically) for the ROTC and having midterms this week. Fortunatly the midterm days are half days, so I'll have more time to get some work done on this. Dont worry, there will be more progress!

    -tubachris

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    Whoo Hoo. PT is fun and good for you. Run 4-5 miles at least 5 times a week. Do 100 Push ups and situps in a row daily and you will be set.

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    Whoo Hoo. PT is fun and good for you. Run 4-5 miles at least 5 times a week. Do 100 Push ups and situps in a row daily and you will be set.

    Yarg if I had the time to do that many miles each week! Im lucky if I can squeeze time in. My current work out has been 2 mile + -, and crunches and push ups. Perhaps I should throw in tire flipping

    -tubachris

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    Keep in mind as an Officer if you cannot outrun and outpush most of your soldiers, especially as a butterbar, you will be a source of amusement for the enlisted guys. Just an FYI.

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    Here's another update..
    Ive spent tonight working on the jet pack because since I started the vacu-form bucks, ive almost totally fogotten about it. The biggest issue I was having was trying to get myself to finish these vents. I have finished 3 of the 6, having to build walls so that it sits at an angle. Those 3 are done and ready to be attached to the other parts. However, I cannot attach anythin until everything on the main body is painted. I wont post many pics of the progress, until near completion.
    Thats it so far.

    -tubachris
    (Who just ran 2 miles and is starving)

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    *chants* We want pictures...

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    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    *chants* We want pictures...

    You'll get them soon enough. I have to build something in order to post it...

    lol, imagine wat would happen to your computer if i posted a picture of every last piece right to the shavings from sanding..

    More to come, possibly later tonight..

    -tubachris
    (My backpack's gonna have jets)

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