Toe guard progress.. update 9/12

MaulMaus

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Those look fantastic MonCal! Can't wait to see the finished product with the toe spike and all! :D :D
 
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MonCal

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After finally getting a master good enough to make a "good" mold from, I've finished the spikes. They are made from the same urethane material I make the shins with. They're flexible and won't break. See bottom pic. ;) enjoy











Again, this is a flexible yet very firm material. The entire spike / spike holder is molded as one piece. I painted / weathered the holder section and then lightly added some coloring to the spike part. The plastic is naturally a yellowish bone color so not much needed on that side. :)
 
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Langsuir666

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Ooooohhh WOW! I really wish i could make stuff like that! Those are just awesome Moncal! My Zam is so on hold now :( I got burned on a Zam helmet purchase and now im broke and have nothing /cry

Ive seen some boots my size though - dont know whether i can afford them. Anyway ill stop talking about me and just finnish with a WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Zam I Am

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Awesome! So, you casted the spike cover as one piece with the spike? confused... Oh, and are ya gonna paint it, rub n buff er...?
 

Langsuir666

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We can order shins?!? Man i dont read threads properly lol To be honest Im usually a bit wary when i see people offer things on here as sometimes i feel they are offering them to friends on here rather than .. .well ... me LOL

Shins and Toeguards .... drool ... now if i can just slip buying the boots past my other half ill be well away teehee
 

MonCal

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Thanks a bunch guys!! For the smallest piece, it's been literally a pain in the rear ;)

Yeah, the spike and holder are one piece.
Here is one fresh out of the mold before trimming:




The spike section is supposed to be the amber color.
For weathering, I stained them with shoe polish. Ya know how pics wash these details out sometimes ;) It fastens to the toe guard with screws and is easily replaced if ever lost. The plastic gets harder as it cures and since I screw it on when it's still pretty soft, it'll become even harder to unscrew.


I'm not completely sure about package deals but .... we'd have to see ;) I don't usually advertise blatantly but I'm willing to talk via pm's and such :)
These shins take a long time to make and the materials aren't cheap. The toe guards / spikes aren't too tough though.
 
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MonCal

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Well, actually the best thing I can think of is industrial velcro. I don't really want to cut the shoe in order to get inside. I could fiberglass an attachment to the underside of the guard but there is no way to get down inside the toe of the shoe. I'll just have to see.

I don't want to glue them on cause I want to be able to fix them if a spike does happen to pop off....... I don't think they will but there is a chance.
 

MonCal

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We attached our toe guards to the boots with good ole' "goop". We glued them on last St. Paddy's day. She really put them to the test at C3 for 3 eight hour stretches. Since then, she's worn the suit to probably 20 or 25 events including very crowded bars on halloween. They're still holding up very solidly!!!

Goop is awesome. I always carry a small tube when trooping. Whether I have it in my Fett pocket or tape it inside my TK helmet, it always comes in handy when someone falls apart ;)
 

MonCal

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goldenrod said:
MonCal your stuff is amazing!! Your quite the talented chap!
-Goldenrod
Thanks! I appreciate it.
Although, I only claim one title..... the master of sleep deprivation ......
;)
 
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