absolutely freaken awesome
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absolutely freaken awesome
This looks fantastic! I took my cousin to her first troop a couple weeks ago as a wrangler, and now she wants a costume. She only wants armor though. No princesses for her. I thought Bo might be a good fit, but I didn't know anyone was doing it. Glad to see it's happening, and in my own backyard too!
Awesome!!! Really, amazing work!
CRUZER, this work is absolutely PHENOMENAL; like all of your other projects!!! I cannot wait until you and SEEKER get everything together to start offering the Armor and Leather parts up to us LESS-SKILLED members. Great job!
No seam line eh? Interesting!
So very cool!!! The lines on that thing are remarkable.
We don't do seam lines on helmets at this shop
Poured on the second coat of silicone this morning, and will make the smaller part molds tonight. Should have all of the molds finished by tomorrow.
Last edited by Cruzer; 04-23-2012 at 10:15 AM.
i would really like to try painting one of those someday.
the helmet is looking epic. you NEED to start selling those
Ok, the molds are completed and my son is in the process of making the first cast! Should have it ready to pull out by tomorrow morning.
Wow looks awesome
Very clean lines, from all angles.
This thing is just UNbelievable!! Can't wait to get one funded....LOL!!!
WOW! Probably came out of the mold lookin that good huh?
Yea, pretty much did. The only blemishes on the back are where my son missed a few spots when spreading the gelcoat. Pretty much no clean-up needed.
Dude Cruzer... I've been eying this project and it is very impressive as is all your work. Well done so far!!!
If you want to come down and use my Vac-table I'm sure we can work it out. I have a 3x2.
Thanks bud, I appreciate the offer.
Just an F.Y.I....I've gotten a few inquiries from people wanting helmets asap. So now that the last of the helmet molds are completed, I'm going to go ahead and open up a small run of 5 helmets in another thread. Once I pull the first rangefinder topper this evening, I'll snap a few pics and start the run thread later tonight. It's going to be limited to 5 helmets only and will be on a first come/first paid basis. Right now I'm estimating gelcoated fiberglass helmets with CC rangefinder stalks to be $225 shipped within the U.S., or $250 for international express shipping with tracking services. Look for the run thread with more specifics later this evening if you're interested.
Amazing as always Lorenzo!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Bro
Very nice work bruv...
Very very nice, Cruzer. Keep it up!
Those GGG guys man they just don't quit!
So do you know if your going to have the entire costume done before CVI? Judging by the progress so far....
Liking this alot Cruzer , man you're gonna be finished in no time ! Great stuff
Was there any more progress on the armor or jetpack? I still really want to do this costume.
Hi. Sorry I've been busy trying to catch up on all of my outstanding Jango orders as well as teaching a session of summer school the past month and a half. However, I hope to start on the jet pack mold this upcoming weekend after I get some advice from a good friend on how to make the best mold for fiberglass production. I'll be sure to post my progress on the jet pack molds. I can't make any promises, but I'll try my hardest to get just a few jet packs out there for those trying to put together a costume in time for C6.
As for the rest of the parts, the gauntlets are next on my list to tackle and should go rather quickly and easily because I'll use my 3/4 scale kid gauntlets as a base. These are the same gauntlets currently being used by a few women and should fit an average sized female wrist comfortably.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Ok, it's time to get started on the gauntlets and I'd like to have them done within the week since they appear pretty simple.
The dilemma I'm having is trying to figure out how they are going to open to allow a hand to slip in and out if they are constructed of fiberglass.
I've already started on the shell and will post progress pics when possible.
I'm estimating a typical 5' to 5'6" female forearm to measure 8" in length from the wrist to the break in the elbow.
It'd be nice if they could open and close like a Jango gauntlet, but I don't think the appearance of an exposed hinge would be acceptible by some people.
Please let me know if anyone has any ideas for the opening/closure system.
I'm really not much of a costume builder but girl's hands are smaller than guys. Does it have to open and close like a Jango? If anything, I think a slip on gauntlet wouldn't be so bad, but it might not fit every girl...
And I know a few people out in my garrison that I think either use velcro (but cracks a bit from opening and closing) or earth magnets?
Actually I was thinking about the idea of a flexible slip-on gauntlet made in materials similar to the stunt blasters that are floating around out there.
I'm working on a similar Project
Here a WIPshot of the prototype.
The Gaunttube is the same in every season anyway, only the Topboxes vary ;-)
For tinier Arms i suggest making two Circles out of EVA Foam. The Outerdiameter fits the Rear and Front opening of the Tube while the inner Diameter fits the Arm.
I experienced that Magnets are a bad decision for keeping up Gaunts. Especially when the Undersuit should be tight like Katan. Can loose connection and then "bam to the ground"
But i can also recommend interal elastic Strapping. Or a simple Failsafe hook made out of a Beltsnap attached on the inside of the Gaunt and sewn to the undersuits forearm.
Well guys a new project has come up and it looks like I'm going to pause on this project for now. I'm not sure how fast I'm going to push the molds for the jetpack because I'd like to finish as much of this new project, as well as spend time with my kids in the next 2 weeks I have left of my vacation. I know there are a few people pushing for C6 Bo-Katan deadlines, and trust me I've already felt the pressure from a couple of you (you know who you are )! However, please keep in mind when I started this project 6 months ago, I didn't have a C6 deadline and was just building for fun and personal interest. Anyone who absolutely wants a jetpack in their hands before C6 will need to PM me to discuss the specifics, but keep in mind I will more than likely have a pre-C6 price for the push, or any expedited shipping costs. Thanks for the understanding.
Take it easy,
Last edited by Cruzer; 07-24-2012 at 07:12 PM.
Enjoy your vacation with your family! If you do pick this back up and finish it, I'll be patiently waiting in line.
Lol. I prefer pouring silicone in the kitchen area just to decrease the chances of debris and/or bugs landing on freshly poured silicone. But don't forget I'm a bachelor, so I can get away with it!
Ok, it looks like all of the molds will be done curing by tomorrow morning, and then I'll be ready to begin the first fiberglass copy.
Cruzer you are doing a great master piece like always, great job...
Ok, the first copies of the jetpack and all of the attachment parts are done. I'm really happy with the results. Pics to come.
IT LOOKS GREAT!
Ok, here are some better pics of it mostly assembled. With the additional hardware (hanger bolts, washers, wing nuts, u hooks), it brought the weight up to exactly 4 lbs. I used size 10-24 hanger bolts to make the cones removable for storage and transport. I went a tad larger for the removable thrusters and used 1/4-20 size hanger bolts for more stability since I figured they're likely to see a little more bumping when trooping. I also used large metal fender washers on all of the attachment parts for strength. The clean-up is minimal. I haven't done any clean-up on the main body other than trimming away the flashing when I initially pulled it out of the mold. I did take a few minutes to quickly sand flat the base areas of the resin parts, as well as took some 320 grit sandpaper to the edges to clean them up a little. Other than that, this thing is ready to be lightly scuffed with some 320 grit and it's ready for paint.
Last edited by Cruzer; 08-02-2012 at 04:42 PM.
Awesome job Cruzer!
That is some very nice work. You should be proud of your creation.
WOW! Looks fantastic!
I'm glad you guys approve of it, thanks.
Well I guess the next step is to get an introductory run started for those few who are interested in acquiring one of these for their Bo-Katan or Night Owl builds. I'll try to post a run thread in the Cargo Hold later this morning.
Ok, here is the run thread for anyone interested...
Looks Great in "Action!"
Sent you a text.
Amazing work on this and thanks for sharing progress photos along the way; a huge inspiration for aspiring builders. Any thoughts of a 2nd helmet run?
This is amazing work Cruzer. I think your bucket is the most accurate I've seen.
Awesome, Amazing job dear Cruzer!!!!!!!!!
Lol. Pm sent with the info