My armour so far, or, how to spend a weekend...


stonerook

Active Hunter
Spent the weekend painting up my "hard" armour.

Bobamaker is the originator. Chest electronics from TK-409.

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Close up of the bells:
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I used chalks to weather them up, but the flash drives away most of it...

on the sticker, I just misted black on it before placing it, then used a small tool point to scratch the white lines.


Ab section:
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Once I misted the parts with black, and let it dry, I used my index finger nail to make the black lines that you see. (again, most are flashed out) - but it looks pretty close to the lines on the actual prop, so I'm thinking most of them are from "wear and tear".

Kidney plate:
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Now I am waiting for my vest to come back from the tailor, having jet pack slots sewed into it.
 

stonerook

Active Hunter
Buckeye_01 said:
How well did your TK-409 display fit? Did you have to modify the window in the armor?


After talking to TK-409 and BobaMaker, I knew I had to trim about 1mm from the slots to allow TK's display to fit.

It actually was easier to install then I thought it would be.

I used silver/black ESD (electrostatic device) bags to cover the slot.

First, I cut a piece to fit over the slots with about 1" overlap, CA in place.

Then, using a smaller bag, I inserted the circuit board inside it, then hot glued it in place. The bag is to prevent any water shorts from hitting the board.

I used hot glue in order to remove it if I have to in the future.

I covered the bag with tape to block light from coming in from behind. Since the display is "bright", it easily shines through two layers of plastic.

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This is one of TK's new boards - the battery connection is on the bottom.

I plan on making a small slot in my vest to put the battery on the inside of it.
 

stonerook

Active Hunter
zombierepellent said:
That looks great what colors/brands did you use?

* Floquil Reefer Yellow
* Floquil Catwhisker Yellow
* Floquil Armor Yellow
* Model Masters US Med. Green
* Model Masters Yellow Zinc Chromate
* Krylon Semi-flat Black
* Krylon Chrome

Used windsor's masking fluid for the damage masking.
 
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