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 Brett's protector wip

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #720 on: Sep 24, 2020, 07:19 PM »
After a long and painful week of working nightshift....and being stupid enough to ask for another night  ???....I got this in the mail
from delta13.
Awesome work thanks delta/ Mike 👍🏻
One day there'll be a sacros k-11 in there...not a fan of the pulce

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #721 on: Oct 03, 2020, 08:12 PM »
G'day all, I've no real updates to show, still working on ideas, waiting for some metal stock to arrive. Thinking of using a few different metals for what I'm thinking.
 I'm having some trouble finding some silicon food grade braided hose for gauntlets...also been reading some jango threads too. I'm thinking of a coloured hose rather than standard Boba style, not a solid colour but thinking something like a smoke / tinted look. I've read the jango guys have dyed theirs, one used shoe polish and I've also seen some aluminium braid hose that's been cheaper than silicon food grade braided hose...I'm a bit on the fence regarding the aluminium braid hose....could look good 🤔 With weathering
What do you guys think?
Also since I have two sets of gauntlets...(allowing for mismatched or matched colour) I was thinking of adding some ideas from jango's right gauntlet onto the red/ winecoloured one. The bit I'm thinking is the two darts jango has, could I add something like that rather than a light . With the light / led on the yellow one, I'm thinking of shiny metal surrounds of replace with laser pointer

**An Even minor update...just grabbed some hose, got some 8mm and some 6mm, thought I'll use 8mm for the top but and the 6mm for the two that attach to the whipcord

Here's a question regarding gauntlet hoses...the left gauntlet....most pics of boba Fetts left gauntlets don the have any hoses, I think the early pre pro or super trooper did, I think jango also has a hose or two ....if I'm asking a custom style flame unit am I ok to add a hose or two to my set up?

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #722 on: Oct 05, 2020, 04:13 PM »
The colored hoses, go a long way to help sell the weathering look.  Our very own Jaster Fett achieved a similar look by using RIT dye on his braided hoses.  Took a couple tries, but in the end, they turned out lovely.

Yup! Add some hoses!  ROTJ is about as hosey as Boba gets.   

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #723 on: Oct 06, 2020, 12:12 AM »
The colored hoses, go a long way to help sell the weathering look.  Our very own Jaster Fett achieved a similar look by using RIT dye on his braided hoses.  Took a couple tries, but in the end, they turned out lovely.

Yup! Add some hoses!  ROTJ is about as hosey as Boba gets.   
Nice I was reading on dented helmet the jango guys had used rit dye and had mixed results... I'm not trying to match a colour so it should be good. I'm only thinking of one hose on the left gauntlet....at moment anyway 😯 Could be used to hide some cables

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #724 on: Oct 14, 2020, 01:17 AM »
Bit of play with a Dremel and drill press


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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #725 on: Oct 17, 2020, 07:32 AM »
No real update...I slipped over and cracked head on tiles recently so in bed resting. Been thinking about next few steps.
Thinking of redoing this sigil, think I have a stencil of it

Weather is getting better here so I reckon when I'm mobile again I'll paint that, redo the helmet and torso armour...and chest sigil
Got an idea to add to the cod too 🤔
Next update should have a few extras
Been reading a few Boba, Jodo and jango WIPs get inspiration

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #726 on: Oct 19, 2020, 10:13 PM »
Isn't it amazing what you can find when you look  :laugh: :laugh:
Found a few more little glass vials to use and some clutch back pins I'd bought to use for plate attachment...🤔 Might be some work achieved soon  :laugh:

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #727 on: Oct 21, 2020, 04:53 AM »
Still no real update...just abit more 🤔 Something  :laugh: as usual I cant follow a plan
Was planning to try painting something today, but slept through the day, so looked for something else to do

What does this random collection suggest?

Planning ahead....measured a few dimensions and ordered some stock aluminium, some other goodies as well
Going to replace a few details on thrusters with aluminium replicas, bought some needle bearings to hopefully help thrusters to rotate
Realised I need to install the vent that goes here

...that'll be replaced with metal too
Also thinking of design for whipcord dart

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #728 on: Oct 21, 2020, 03:24 PM »
Found this pic I forgot to upload when I did the start of left ear, here's early stages of top of right ear. Need to trim the right side down and remove the black areas to get shape, then mark out areas to shape next. Getting the angles right and aluminium removed is time consuming. Then a clean up to be all shiny...🤔 Had thought of a pitted look...as in sandblasted.

Also here is something I found in the mailbox

Bit of stock to play with, smaller rods are stainless I've collected over the years....bit of play time in the future ..just wonder what will come out of it all  :laugh: :laugh:
Not a bad fi, might be a quick job  :o

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #729 on: Oct 21, 2020, 03:49 PM »
Very impressive as always, my friend.

Boy, it's a shame all that stuff wound up in your mail box.  Guess you'll have to do something with it!  :P

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #730 on: Oct 21, 2020, 03:54 PM »
Dang dude! Hopefully your head is ok from the fall. Also all these bits at pieces are really coming together! I still need to build my own whip cord housing.... keep getting distracted lol

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #731 on: Oct 21, 2020, 04:08 PM »
Dang dude! Hopefully your head is ok from the fall. Also all these bits at pieces are really coming together! I still need to build my own whip cord housing.... keep getting distracted lol
Thanks mate, few stitches and some long sleeps :laugh: she'll be right...should have had my bucket on  :laugh: :laugh: the head has never been right though...I know all about distractions, getting sidetracked
Very impressive as always, my friend.

Boy, it's a shame all that stuff wound up in your mail box.  Guess you'll have to do something with it!  :P
Thanks mi'ix...now have to find my plans, what I was planning on making with the pieces...there was Jodo rockets, twin engines inspired flame units/ dart launchers for right gauntlet 🤔 Trigger and trigger gaurd for ee-3...🤔 Might be able to get a jp collar, some dress up bits for toxin vials ...maybe some other goodies....was thinking a droid caller. Did order some brass too

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #732 on: Oct 22, 2020, 02:35 AM »
Bit of an update

Just needs fine tuning now and slots cut into it....and clean up
Aahhh she fits 😃

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #733 on: Oct 22, 2020, 10:59 AM »
It's all looking really good!
Can't wait for more....

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Re: Brett's protector wip
« Reply #734 on: Oct 22, 2020, 01:20 PM »
It's all looking really good!
Can't wait for more....
Thanks mate, stay tuned....got some ideas, got some material....need to find some old stuff....time to make some progress
Been looking over some other builds, jango, Boba and Jodo builds, reading twin engines of destruction again....feel motivated and sort of refreshed

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