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    Jul 31, 2015, 12:06 AM - Re: Starting Zam #26

    Different kinds of resin are available. Some stink, some don't.
    There are so many tutorials and reviews on youtube. Did you check there?



    Here is one for example:

    Part one:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJmB0yw3sOY

    Part two:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTB8ZBLH39s
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    Jul 31, 2015, 3:42 AM - Re: Starting Zam #27

    Thanks for the advice! All tutorials are so welcome.
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    Aug 3, 2015, 1:15 AM - Re: Starting Zam #28

    Meanwhile I build the helmet, I finished the boots.

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    Aug 3, 2015, 8:29 AM - Re: Starting Zam #29

    Your strip color is very close to the shoe color now. Much better!
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    Aug 3, 2015, 8:51 AM - Re: Starting Zam #30

    I've bookmarked cerealkill3r studios. This guy speaks plainly and doesn't drone on using technical terms most people can't understand. Thank you for the links, hasencharte.
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    Aug 19, 2015, 1:51 AM - Re: Starting Zam #31

    Here is my bodysuit! My tailor doesn't want to give it to me until the vest and cummerbund are finished to check all.

    Too much thick, but soft and comfortable.

    Not finished yet:



    Finished and topped off:



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    Aug 19, 2015, 8:19 AM - Re: Starting Zam #32

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    Aug 25, 2015, 1:37 AM - Re: Starting Zam #33

    Working on helmet! It will be slowly, I just can work with resin and fiber when children are sleeping...



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    Aug 25, 2015, 7:30 AM - Re: Starting Zam #34

    If you get any of it on you, Goo Gone takes it off. Just a FYI that helps keep you from being a sticky mess (happens even with gloves!).
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    Aug 25, 2015, 9:55 AM - Re: Starting Zam #35

    Thanks! I was lucky making a proof with earcups, but here comes the helmet!
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    Aug 26, 2015, 11:20 AM - Re: Starting Zam #36

    Well, I bought Goo Gone...

    I need some help and advice. I made this piece for the helmet, and I would like to know if I'm in the right way. Do you think is good? It's made of kato policlay, so I can remake it before do it sturdy in oven.
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    Aug 26, 2015, 11:39 AM - Re: Starting Zam #37

    Got an oval cookie cutter? I've been sifting through my kids playdough stuff for round and oval cutters to use. Also, feel free to downoad the image I posted of the 5 little greeblie things on the helmet. I revised a couple of them to look right. My oval maybe a bit thin, but that's why I was suggesting the playdough or cookie cutter. Hobby Lobby has sets of oval shapes for clay molding, but I think cast off play dough ones will work fine for me.

    If those suggestions aren't useable, then may I suggest wetting your fingers and smoothing out the edges? They're just a bit bumpy. The symbols are fine as far as I can tell.
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    Aug 26, 2015, 12:18 PM - Re: Starting Zam #38

    No oval cookie cutter! I haven't got one, so I make with my fingers and modeling tools. Therefore the edge are bumpy, but I can make it smooth.

    I am worried for the symbols. What about this?



    I have no references, so imagination power!
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    Aug 26, 2015, 12:43 PM - Re: Starting Zam #39

    Sent an email. Hopefully, that's you I sent it to. I've been known to surprise people...
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    Aug 26, 2015, 12:49 PM - Re: Starting Zam #40

    Thanks!
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    Aug 26, 2015, 3:56 PM - Re: Starting Zam #41

    I hope it helps you
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    Aug 27, 2015, 2:04 AM - Re: Starting Zam #42

    Thanks!
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    Aug 27, 2015, 12:23 PM - Re: Starting Zam #43

    I'm still working on, but here come the future new pieces.

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    Sep 3, 2015, 3:59 AM - Re: Starting Zam #44

    I'm getting closer...



    And I've got my blaster!

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    Sep 3, 2015, 7:33 AM - Re: Starting Zam #45

    Congrats on the prop!

    It's been slow going for me at this point. The scratch build helmet is especially a slow job, even with the pepakura file base. By the way, I'm getting something in the mail called Alvin Lab-Metal. It's actually a fast drying putty, but thinned down it can be used like paint. I mention this because it'll make the helmet look more authentic with it applied. It actually has metal in it and when buffed, it shines. Least that's the reviews I saw about it. Anyways, just wanted to let you know I'm going to use this and will post my opinion (and pictures) when I get to that point.
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    Sep 22, 2015, 5:36 AM - Re: Starting Zam #46

    After flu and the Back to School, I began to work again in Zam.

    Some painting works: tubes, connectors and beads.



    The beads and the effect of the sun

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    Sep 22, 2015, 8:25 AM - Re: Starting Zam #47

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    Sep 29, 2015, 3:31 AM - Re: Starting Zam #48

    Weathered tubes and connectors


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    Oct 13, 2015, 4:33 AM - Re: Starting Zam #49

    Again flu!

    I've got troubles with helmet and vest, so now my work is slowly because of it. Well, I've finished the central piece, connectors and the brooche. The cummerbund greeblie and ovary bits needs some weathered effect.

    Boots are finished too, I used E600 to glue the toecap. I hope it resists!

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    Oct 13, 2015, 7:40 AM - Re: Starting Zam #50

    Doesn't the piece with the rope like part in front need some blue tones? Pretty sure it does.

    I agree the flu sucks. I've recently had a nice round of it last week. I'm still getting over it, dang it. I'm down to binoculars and arm gauntlets to do for a finished costume. However, I'm making some changes for this to be more to my height. And I'ev been told my brim may be a bit wide, so I'll be looking into scaling it back a bit.

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