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yet another Bo Katan! This time it's an AUSSIE!

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    Re: yet another Bo Katan! This time it's an AUSSIE!

    Hey, how much did you want for them? (Bo has killed my savings)

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    Re: yet another Bo Katan! This time it's an AUSSIE!

    Just buy me a glass of bubbly next time you see me

    Do you have all the other thingies for your gaunts?

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    Re: yet another Bo Katan! This time it's an AUSSIE!

    still working out the knife (so jealous yours will extend/retract) and those disc thingies on the other one. I got all the darts and stuff (came with the kit)

    a glass or two of bubbly it shall be and I'll even share one with you. We met briefly at Armageddon 2012. Not sure if I can attend this year as I might be going to Sydney instead.
    Are you coming to Dreamworld troop?

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    Not sure about dreamworld and if I go, I will probably bring my Legacy mando as my Bo will not be finished by then and Im a little over my Rav.

    Your costume looks awesome btw, I really love your flightsuit colour. Cant wait to see it finished.

    Anyway I realise the latch things may not make much sense in that picture so I took some more tonight, these are on my legacy gauntlets which are vacformed. I used to have velcro but it kept on coming off so I designed these:

    open, pin out


    Closed, pin pushed in:


    You align different holes to adjust.

    There is no need to have a hinge on the opposite side in ABS guants because you can just flex them open that little bit to push your hand through kinda like a bracelet. Hope that helps

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    Hey Ash, did you have any issues with shaping the gauntlet caps to fit on top of the gauntlets? I'm looking at mine and, as they are formed, it looks like I will have to grind down past the top of the gauntlet cap to get the sides low enough to match up to the top of the gauntlet. So, as you're looking at the curved area that you have to cut/sand out of the gauntlet cap to make the entire cap sit flush, all the way around, on the gauntlet, the top of that curve will bottom out past the side/vertical area and into the flat area where the lights/etc are.

    How did you shape that area? Can you post up some pictures?

    Kevin, any luck with the video? I'm still not able to load it using the link you posted above.

    Thanks,
    Daryl

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    OHHH that makes sense! Thanks April!

    It'd be great to share a drink or two anyway

    It'd be great if I could grab some. Thanks

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    The suit material I got from spandexworld.com and the material I'm using is called milliskin. I think the material is either called gunmetal or charcoal (can't remember)

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    Slight problem. How do I *ahem* fill the cup in?

    Last edited by Ashbash; Mar 20, 2013 at 4:13 AM.

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    Re: yet another Bo Katan! This time it's an AUSSIE!

    children usually help, oh and old age... LOL Its armor, nobody is going to know or care :-) Looks great

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    Re: yet another Bo Katan! This time it's an AUSSIE!

    battery packs

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    Re: yet another Bo Katan! This time it's an AUSSIE!

    Looking great , good work! I am also making a bo Katan costume and also bought my armor from KWdesigns, but its my first time costructing an armor so i am Little uncertain with the gauntlets also, aprilstorm how much do you take for your ABS hinges or does velcro tape work well also? I dont want to break the plastics. Ashbash what is the name of the magnets you are using to your suit?

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    Hi Ash, I trimmed the bottom of each one a bit and then we stuffed a padded bra. The reason we stuffed was to get the undershirt to rise up to the inside of the top of each cup so that the diamond piece floats at the same level as the cups. This worked out great. Otherwise, the diamond will be down lower in between the cups. Hope this helps.

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    Ok all I have one question and I hope some one can help us PLEASE. Can anyone tell me is it a silver or gray for Bo's armor. I am almost ready to paint but can't figure this last puzzle out to this armor. Thanks in advance for the help.

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    Definitely grey... BUT I put a slight coat (and I mean hold the can very far away) with silver and it gives it a really nice sheen

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    Thanks so much for the info we really appreciate the help.

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    Re: yet another Bo Katan! This time it's an AUSSIE!

    Hi what airbrush do you use i like your bodysuit

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    I don't know the make or brand/model of the airbrush as I used a friends airbrush but as long as you use one that's meant for fabric paints you should be fine. If you can't get fabric paint, use an acrylic paint mixed with a textile medium which helps set the paint into the fabric

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    Still got to weather it but started this

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    Beautiful bucket!! As I wait for mine to arrive, I have been killing time by reading all of your posts and learning quite a bit.... thank you for the wealth of info and pics to help me with my build.

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    Re: yet another Bo Katan! This time it's an AUSSIE!

    Hi nice helmet! good job what color brand do you use?

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    The paint is called White Knight (I think :/) not sure if its available overseas

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    ok thanks dont Think i can find it in Sweden but i try to look for something similar, thanks again and good luck with your build

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    Things are still being ironed out but it's all done

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    501st approved!!! Pretty sure I'm the 1st Bo in the Southern Hemisphere... If not, then definitely Australian first. Trooping in 2 days at Supanova.

    I'm looking into getting some smaller gauntlets for my tiny arms and also a neat headpiece and wig like TK6683 has done. Gotta find an appropriate wig though :/
    http://www.501st.com/members/display...&costumeID=281

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    Looks good and congrats

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