Long story short, we sort of adopted a 19 year old. It's been...interesting.
To get to the point however, so that Dha Bral doesn't track me down and beat stuffing out of me...
I managed to steal a couple hours today for some kit work. I was given a baggie full of greeblies, and for once I was able to look at these various bits and get some ideas to use them on my gauntlets. And Kira here on the forums, one of the only other Mercs in Savannah, had some awesome ideas, too.
So here's some of the parts I chose:
Then did a little work on them:
I don't know how well you can see it, but I put some holes in the circular part with the barrel sticking out of it to make it sort of flame thrower-y:
That piece that looks a bit like a futuristic key - the piece at the bottom of the first couple of shots - I'm not sure what to do with that, but it's a really cool looking bit and I really want to integrate it into my gauntlet somehow. Any ideas would be appreciated.
The greeblies were just a warm-up, though. My main goal for the day was to work on my bucket.
Using my new dremel 3000 (it's such an amazingly sweet device!) I managed to get the visor area cut out - leaving one section for support while I sand, paint, and finish it up.
I even managed to get started on cutting out the key slots. Got a decent amount done before my hand cramped up too badly to keep going. heh
And, I wouldn't be me if I didn't screw up somewhere along the way. I accidentally cut a couple of small gouges out:
The picture isn't the greatest, but there's a couple of little gouges there on the visor faceplate. I haven't decided if I'm going to fix them, or leave them and incorporate them as battle damage. Opinions? Please?
And, to cap off the day, my boots arrived. Woohoo!
Next up is lots and lots and lots of sanding on the visor cut-out. And shaping my plates. And hopefully I'll have pics of my flak vest to post this week, too.