making good use of the things that i find

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by bobawomble, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    image2.JPG image1.JPG This is my first attempt at anything like this, lots of swearing lots of paint and a new hobby thats turning into a mid life crisis !
    Still at 45 I never wanted leather pants or a harley davidson anyway !
     
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  2. TheZeroEffect

    TheZeroEffect Member

    First attempt looks good so far, that looks like a hasbro conversion bucket and scratch built armour, so yeah man great first go, keep it up.... and it’s cheaper than a Harley :lol:
     
  3. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    many thanks and oh dear, I thought I got away with the conversion ! but its completely now not a child's toy anymore and painted to 100% as I can get it, till I decide to look for a nice new one, but I miss the cheesy voice and sound effects:( And yes it is indeed a scratch build all done from templates foamex boarding and lots of painstaking recoats of paints and masking fluids and hot gun battle scars, both me and the armour.
     
  4. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

  5. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    slowly moving forward !
     
  6. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    my practice paint job on a Hasbro bucket till new helmet is ready to paint up, making good us of the things folk leave behind even if they are a pile of banta fodder o_O
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  7. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    My Hasbro blaster conversion ! again making use of the things that I find. o_O
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  8. Hames13

    Hames13 Jr Member

    Nice dude! Keep updating this! ;)
     
  9. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    Thank you kindly.
    Moving again slowly forward.
    My gutter pipe (Who cares whether the roof is now leaking or not?;)) gauntlets, made from scratch using old gutter pipe a dremmel, contact adhesive, a piano hinge and lots of swearing! I must express, PPE (personal Protective Equipment) must be used whilst doing all this, unless you want to sound like an asthmatic pitpony who looks like he's just walked through a plastic snow blizzard, it's safety first!
    Again making good use of things that I've found!
    But the wife is going to go nuts o_O
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  10. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    My old chainsaw hoist rope came in handy for a girth belt o_O
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  11. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    Funny the things you can make while your waiting for paint to dry o_O
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    one boba lunch box o_O
     
  12. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    I'm now consumed by all this o_O
    but I am now trying to slow it down as while building all this,
    this is what happened !
    My cod piece went wonky, my chest plates where not straight,
    my range finders lights always came on too late,
    as for my soft parts I really should not mention,
    bits of me started to turn blue with all the almighty tension,
    now after building this so called work of art I really should of been smiling instead of wearing and deep frown,
    as what with all of my rushing I realised while wearing all this armour I would never again be able to sit down !.o_O
     
  13. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    My old washed bed sheet and mattress topper for foam backing, flak vest, which a good friend (who was a tailor in her working career), did all the sewing on this.
    I need to mention that, as I was always taught never to take the gratitude for others good work or the blame for there bad work ether!
    So I am not only making good use of the things that I find, I'm also making use of my good friends that I've found too o_O
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    P,S The girth belt and cod piece are still not finished but I wanted to add them for aesthetics'
     
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  14. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    My old boots transformation
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  15. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    My build so far !
    it's nowhere near finished but the need to try it all on was to overwhelming
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  16. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    image.jpeg New helmet ready for paint up o_O
     
  17. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg I've had a try at the knee armour to keep myself busy !o_O
     
  18. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    Giving up for summer ! As need to hunt and gathero_O
     
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  19. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    Just cant keep out of the workshop and every time I'm in there I get bitten by the building bug !
    here's a quick chest armour build made from a old signboard a Dremel and heat gun for battle scarring and then a dash of paint !
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  20. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    W.I.P of my back armour again from bits that I've found !
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  21. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    Moving slowly forward again and with haste on the paint job on my new ROTJ helmet
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  22. Brokk

    Brokk Jr Member

    Very cool, I like what you did with the Hasbro helmet. Creative!
     
  23. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    Thank you I've been at it for some time beyond THE DENTED HELMET, but I must say this place and the helpful souls beyond the profit merchant's has been a real help o_O
     
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  24. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    More by the way of paint work on the ROTJ helmet
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  25. bobawomble

    bobawomble Jr Member

    And more in the way of completion !
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