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 FooTheBoss WIP

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FooTheBoss WIP
« on: Jun 13, 2018, 02:55 PM »
Greetings all.  So last year I made this :

 
I never finished or even applied because I had to deploy however after a recent trip to Legoland there was a Star Wars event going on and my passion to re-do a Mando sky rocketed!  This go around I am much more patient and methadical in the process.  I wanted to start with the bucket.  Once I get the bucket complete and painted then I will go from head to toe. 

Rubies 2 piece "I feel that with this bucket I can really get the fun out of modding it and customizing it"


Bondo the crack after I glued the pieces together


Bondo and sanding.   I think I laid down too much bondo because it took me forever to get the dome smooth again :D


Went hardcore and fiberglassed the inside with 3 layers of cloth.  The pic doesnt show yet but I also did the cheeks. 


Starting with silver.  That will be my base coat. 


Im going for a darker theme.  looking at black and silver with a potential 3rd color but very little of it. 


Before i get ahead of myself, what are some tips for weathering/damaging silver?  I was thinking a different silver or a gray to maybe dull spots out. 

Also, I purchased these last night (Not painted) after a few beers to get me courage :D  Special thanks to AprilStormProps!


And these (black in color) will be delivered friday, Ill be sure to post WIP on the coveralls when I get them to bring them up to standard. 



UPDATE
Here is my flak vest.  Please let me know about the sizing of it. I circled areas that seem the oddest to me.  Also what should the length be?  of course the girth belt will cover the lower portions of the vest but those areas i havnt sewn yet.  And the pauldron spot, they pop out right now but im thinking they will fall normal when I place armor on them.  Any advice helps :D  Thanks




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Re: FooTheBoss WIP
« Reply #1 on: Jun 13, 2018, 05:38 PM »
Hey Vod! For Flak vest length, I personally prefer a longer flak vest because you can wrap your girth items overtop and it helps keep your vest from riding up and becoming misplaced!  As for your vest shoulder flaps, It appears to be more of a visual thing because of the shape of the sewn on pieces, they aren't usually made to the exact same shape as the shoulder bell, more of a triangular shape but with a broad flat tip area. Because it doesnt have the fabric further back it's not holding as well, but depending on the shape of your shoulder bell it might eliminate the issue.

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 13, 2018, 05:51 PM »
Good call! I was looking at some flak vest and you're a hundred percent correct on the shape. I'll go ahead and make those refinements

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Re: FooTheBoss WIP
« Reply #3 on: Jun 13, 2018, 09:43 PM »
Bucket finished minus the visor.... I cant find my hot glue gun.  It looks white in the pic but its actually silver. 



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Re: FooTheBoss WIP
« Reply #4 on: Jun 14, 2018, 06:14 PM »


Bucket complete

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Re: FooTheBoss WIP
« Reply #5 on: Jun 14, 2018, 06:26 PM »
Bucket looks good on you :)

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Re: FooTheBoss WIP
« Reply #6 on: Jun 14, 2018, 09:44 PM »
 you seem to know the proper way of doing things! keep it up. good paint!

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Re: FooTheBoss WIP
« Reply #7 on: Jun 14, 2018, 09:59 PM »
Thanks^^  I finished the flak vest.  Here is the front plates I printed out.  I will be placing shoulder bells on but I might redo that portion of the flak vest.  Please let me know about sizing.  Thanks and have a fantastic weekend all!
P.S. My 7 y/o took the pic :D


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Re: FooTheBoss WIP
« Reply #8 on: Jun 14, 2018, 11:05 PM »


Bucket complete

Before you go too far with the helmet, you should re mount the visor. As it is now it's pushing the opening of the T apart into an A at the bottom.

Re: FooTheBoss WIP
« Reply #9 on: Jun 14, 2018, 11:17 PM »
Before you go too far with the helmet, you should re mount the visor. As it is now it's pushing the opening of the T apart into an A at the bottom.

Easy fix :D  Thanks for the advice!  I saw that too and was thinking it would look better with "less" visor.

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Re: FooTheBoss WIP
« Reply #10 on: Jun 15, 2018, 05:43 PM »
I wanted to post a bump to see if I could get some critique on plates?  I dont want to get too far ahead of myself lol

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Re: FooTheBoss WIP
« Reply #11 on: Jun 15, 2018, 07:53 PM »
the height of your plates looks pretty good, but you definitely need to trim at east 1/2 - 3/4" off the width of all the plates. Also, makes sure your collar plate is up as high as it can go, the opening should almost be "choking" you.

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« Reply #12 on: Jun 15, 2018, 07:56 PM »
Awesome.  Thanks!

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Re: FooTheBoss WIP
« Reply #13 on: Jun 17, 2018, 10:53 PM »
Round two of the plates.  How do they look?



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Re: FooTheBoss WIP
« Reply #14 on: Jun 17, 2018, 11:15 PM »
Looking god now on width.  Where is your belly button in the photo? If your ab plate ends at, or an inch or so above it, you're in good shape.

 


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