finally getting it started

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    finally getting it started

    i've been sitting on a stormrider full front cast of HIC for almost four years, and now i have finally got to work on it! go me!!!

    here's where i'm at right now


    i need to go to the hardware store and pick up more screws of various length, i had to stop for the night because i ran out. my plan is for this to be a trooping prop, so there are going to be a few details i omit.

    stay tuned for more updates.

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    Re: finally getting it started

    So excited for this build

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    I never considered doing this until now. Just discovered this forum today. I'll be watching your progress with great interest! Good luck and have fun!

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    Bout time eh? Cant wait to do one myself...more pics already!

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    finally getting it started

    Lets do it nasty!
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    Re: finally getting it started

    box is constructed, and han has been cut out. the next step will be sanding the box, then body filler. yay, bondo!



    i've got about 11-12 hours in on this project so far.

    2x 4'x8' sheets of 1/4" cdx plywood
    4x 8' 2x4's
    and so far i've used a table saw, chop saw, jig saw, and a drill
    Last edited by saint_nasty; Jul 31, 2013 at 2:19 AM.

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    Re: finally getting it started

    i was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for attaching han to the board. i was thinking of putting in a few more support crossbeams and using screws as well as some sort of adhesive on the back (and to fill in the edges to the lip of the box)?

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    Re: finally getting it started

    saint_nasty said: View Post
    i was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for attaching han to the board. i was thinking of putting in a few more support crossbeams and using screws as well as some sort of adhesive on the back (and to fill in the edges to the lip of the box)?
    I remember seeing a thread of a build where they used wood screws and went over them with bondo. I think they also used wood glue, alot of it, to fill in seams. Looking great so far bro! Im going to be starting mine in a few weeks.

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    This is coming out great! I'm looking into doing one as well.

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    Re: finally getting it started

    the box has been bondo'ed twice, sanded, glazed/spot puttied, sanded again, and now han has been temporarily mounted on the box. i'm planning on using liquid nails and actual screws for the permanent attachment, then covering the screws with gasket sealant, but that won't be until the box is painted.



    sorry about the pic, i think there must have been some dust on the lens.

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    Re: finally getting it started

    Awesome, cant wait to start mine!!

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    Looking great!

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    Re: finally getting it started

    Looking good bro! Following along.

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