My New FP Armor - Progress Pics

webchief

Well-Known Hunter
Well, others have done it so I'll try my hand at it... here's my first step in the FP armor progress. I bought the vacu-formed armor... trimmed and sanded it down... just need to cut out the chest light slots and add the dents to the right shoulder bell and collar armor.

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Gator Fett

Active Hunter
Don't be bashfull ... keep the pics comming. (y)

BTW ... congrats on your FP armor set. :cheers This is your 4th and final set, right?
 

webchief

Well-Known Hunter
Gator Fett said:
BTW ... congrats on your FP armor set. :cheers This is your 4th and final set, right?
Sort of... 3rd collar, back, chest and shoulders...

4th codpiece. :lol:

And I think its finally safe to say they will all be my LAST sets of each. 8)
 

FrankFett

Hunter
Hey webchief I don't mean to hi jack your thread by any means, but I too got my set of vacced FP armor in today, and had a few questions. First, I have never used a dremel before and was just wondering what kind of bit and what not was needed to do the sanding work. Also, how do you plan about assembling the knee armor? Thanks for any help you can give!

Frank
 

superjedi

Sr Hunter
Looks like great stuff! I'm trying to decide whether to get some glass or vacc'ed armor myself.
On the left chest piece, is there any indication for where to cut the slots for the display? Or is it just a question of studying reference pics and measuring? Just curious.
Eric
 

FrankFett

Hunter
No reference points visible on the vacced armor atleast, but I don't think it should be too hard to figure out the spot to place the slots.

Frank
 

webchief

Well-Known Hunter
FrankFett said:
Hey webchief I don't mean to hi jack your thread by any means, but I too got my set of vacced FP armor in today, and had a few questions. First, I have never used a dremel before and was just wondering what kind of bit and what not was needed to do the sanding work. Also, how do you plan about assembling the knee armor? Thanks for any help you can give!

Frank
I used the cutting disk to get it as close as I could and then switched to sanding drums to smooth out the edges. Then I took sandpaper (medium grit) and smoothed out the edges more until I was comfortable with it.

As for the knee armor I didn't order FPs. I'm sticking with something else for that.
 

Spideyfett

Well-Known Hunter
webchief said:
I bought the vacu-formed armor... trimmed and sanded it down...
"VAC-FORMED"!!!:eek: ..that looks just like my FP Fiberglass set...!!! AWESOME..
 
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webchief

Well-Known Hunter
Got motivated last night and cut out the chest slots. I also added the dents to the collar armor and to the right shoulder bell. Also painted everything with its first coat of primer. I'll be updating with a few more pics tonight.
 

webchief

Well-Known Hunter
Well, I finally got around to buying an airbrush so I was able to paint armor with the U.S. Med Green on top of a silver color. I attempted to use rubber cement to mask the scratches and dents but wasn't happy with the results. It looked great in terms of making the paint look layered (because it was) but it wouldn't conform to where I wanted it to go as much as I'd like. I ended up sanding it off and just repainting it green. I decided to just paint the dents topically and to physically score the surface of the paint to bring out the silver underneath for the scratches.

I got VERY motivated last night and took the green armor and went to town with painting on the damage. It's not done but I'm pleased with the progress.

Here's some pictures of the progress. Please excuse the poor photography... it was late (3AM...ouch!)

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Kripps

Active Hunter
Wow man.........That is amazing stuff there. Brilliant paint work Webchief.....I didn't think your previous set of armor could possibly have been improved upon, but I guess I was wrong.........Poor photography??!!.......Bah!:cheers

Josh
 
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