Don't like ads? Help support the Mercs by becoming a Supporter or Auxiliary Member today!
Official Members also get to use the forum ad-free - so kit up and join us!

 robot chestplate toy back plate

  • 6 Replies
  • 6439 Views

Demar Falco


    *
  • *
  • 1456
  • What doesnt kill me...better start running
  • Awards Award for 10 official invasions. Hard Contact - Clan with the most recorded invasions Beastmaster Brigade Member Heed the Call - helped the MMCC at a Star Wars Celebration
robot chestplate toy back plate
« on: Apr 02, 2010, 02:24 PM »
i took a robot toy chest plate and riot shield and made a back plate (its a little rough right now....need to sand it.)


FROM THIS



TO THIS


Logged

Dar'manda


    *
  • *
  • 12699
  • Awards Order of the Ori'Ramikad Award for 10 official invasions. Award for 25 official invasions. Hard Contact - Clan with the most recorded invasions
Re: robot chestplate toy back plate
« Reply #1 on: Apr 02, 2010, 02:38 PM »
It's got potential...but yeah, that really needs a TON of sanding work.  How did you attach the two pieces?  I would have cut into the shield so the two sat flush together than used a 2 part epoxy and some strips of plastic (even plastic you cut off the sheild) to glue the two portions together.  Then you'd only have to use a tiny bit of bondo to close up the seam.

I'd also wait on painting anything until you get your stuff sanded...otherwise the paint job is wasted because you'll have to sand through the paint to knock the bondo down and then repaint it AGAIN.

Logged

Demar Falco


    *
  • *
  • 1456
  • What doesnt kill me...better start running
  • Awards Award for 10 official invasions. Hard Contact - Clan with the most recorded invasions Beastmaster Brigade Member Heed the Call - helped the MMCC at a Star Wars Celebration
Re: robot chestplate toy back plate
« Reply #2 on: Apr 05, 2010, 04:55 PM »
UPDATE....LITTLE BIT OF WORK'



Logged

TheMandoMan


    *
  • *
  • 1331
  • MMCC #0001
Re: robot chestplate toy back plate
« Reply #3 on: Apr 05, 2010, 08:56 PM »
Nice start, but still needs a lot of sanding.  A good rule to follow is to try to use as little bondo as possible, and never use it as a glue, it's only job is a filler to smooth imperfections.

Logged
"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." -Mitch Hedberg

Demar Falco


    *
  • *
  • 1456
  • What doesnt kill me...better start running
  • Awards Award for 10 official invasions. Hard Contact - Clan with the most recorded invasions Beastmaster Brigade Member Heed the Call - helped the MMCC at a Star Wars Celebration
Re: robot chestplate toy back plate
« Reply #4 on: Apr 05, 2010, 09:29 PM »
Yea....I found this out after I used it as a glue.

Logged

Dar'manda


    *
  • *
  • 12699
  • Awards Order of the Ori'Ramikad Award for 10 official invasions. Award for 25 official invasions. Hard Contact - Clan with the most recorded invasions
Re: robot chestplate toy back plate
« Reply #5 on: Apr 06, 2010, 08:38 AM »
Go get a pack of metal files.  That will help make short work of the sanding.  An electric sander is great...but is really suited for minor sanding jobs.  You really need to knock that bondo down. 

Logged

Demar Falco


    *
  • *
  • 1456
  • What doesnt kill me...better start running
  • Awards Award for 10 official invasions. Hard Contact - Clan with the most recorded invasions Beastmaster Brigade Member Heed the Call - helped the MMCC at a Star Wars Celebration
Re: robot chestplate toy back plate
« Reply #6 on: Apr 06, 2010, 09:18 AM »
yea. im going to stop with the bondo for a while. i used it one day and couldnt stop. it was incredable armor momentum. but i used a lot. now i need to borrow a friends screw driver so i can drill some hole and put in some screws to my gun and backplate.

Logged
 


Don't like ads? Help support the Mercs by becoming a Supporter or Auxiliary Member today!
Official Members also get to use the forum ad-free - so kit up and join us!




Powered by EzPortal