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 Apex Carid's WIP (Dragon Con 2015 Updates)

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Apex Carid's WIP (Dragon Con 2015 Updates)
« on: Oct 20, 2012, 05:29 PM »
So long story short, I have decide to make a set of beskar'gam out of sintra. After exploring the forums for awhile, i figured that it is a good time to start. It will be a modern era kit with (hopefully) an assassin helmet. Any suggestions are welcome.
Here's the pics:


Helmet:


Suggestion? Constructive criticism? Thanks!

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Re: Apex Carid's First WIP!
« Reply #1 on: Oct 20, 2012, 05:47 PM »
Looks great! Loving the gold trim, vod! :D

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Re: Apex Carid's First WIP!
« Reply #2 on: Oct 21, 2012, 01:00 PM »
Nice vod ;) Personally i would shy away from an outline on your plates ;) but its just a personal thing and if you are happy then thatís whatís important ;)

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Re: Apex Carid's First WIP!
« Reply #3 on: Oct 21, 2012, 02:46 PM »
Thanks! I think I'm going to keep the gold, but not on every piece (probably just the larger ones). Anything else I can fix?

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« Reply #4 on: Oct 21, 2012, 02:49 PM »
Nope looks cool ;)

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Re: Apex Carid's First WIP!
« Reply #5 on: Oct 21, 2012, 03:02 PM »
Careful around the cod piece, though.. Don't wanna draw to much attention to your goods.... Or maybe ya do.. Your call (^_^)

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Re: Apex Carid's First WIP!
« Reply #6 on: Oct 21, 2012, 08:55 PM »
Haha okay. Does anyone know where to get an assassin helmet? I know nme props sells them, but I have heard some bad things about him. Is there anywhere else, or is it alright to get one from nme?

Re: Apex Carid's First WIP!
« Reply #7 on: Oct 23, 2012, 06:11 PM »
Also, I found this video to form plates out of sintra. it looks good, but I have two questions:
First off, is this the right way?
Second, how do I make the mold?

This might seem like a lot of questions, but want to make sure I get everything right.

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Re: Apex Carid's First WIP!
« Reply #8 on: Oct 23, 2012, 07:00 PM »
I know a great many people like Rub N Buff and I know that a little bit of it goes a long way but the point of laying down primer is so that the paint has something to bond to other than the non porous surface.  When I am working with plastic I am really thank full for plastic bonding paints.  Though I do like sandable primers because of the finish it can give a project.  I haven't painted armor plates yet just a little restoration of auto bodies and some stage props, but I would save the RubNBuff for small projects.

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Re: Apex Carid's First WIP!
« Reply #9 on: Oct 23, 2012, 07:23 PM »
Good concept, looking forward to seeing your progress.

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Re: Apex Carid's First WIP!
« Reply #10 on: Oct 28, 2012, 02:22 PM »
Thanks! So how are the molds made for shaping the sintra?

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« Reply #11 on: Oct 28, 2012, 05:01 PM »
Thanks! Where's the best place to buy sintra?

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Re: Apex Carid's First WIP!
« Reply #12 on: Oct 29, 2012, 11:41 AM »
Ok I love working with sintra, I buy all of mine for a nice sheet for a low price on Ebay. (around $20, $10 if you are really really lucky) and to answer your helmet question, Last time I was told there is a hold but that was a while ago. A guy known as Ithica sell's em now.

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Re: Apex Carid's First WIP!
« Reply #13 on: Nov 04, 2012, 03:00 PM »
So I haven't been able to work on my armor at all cuz of school work, but I found sintra for a good price on ebay. Is this the right type? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sintra-PVC-Closed-Cell-Foam-Sheet-1-8-x-24-x-48-White-/360455947847?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53ecd94647


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Re: Apex Carid's First WIP!
« Reply #14 on: Nov 04, 2012, 05:21 PM »
16$ and then 16$ for shipping?
I would look for a plastics supplier local to you or a sign shop that will sell you a sheet.  Chances are it won't be more than 40$

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