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 Jacad's boots V2

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Jacad Moonstar


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Re: Jacad's boots V2
« Reply #15 on: Jul 23, 2012, 05:24 PM »
Cuz I don't have tools to deal with my steel toe spikes, I'm going to quickly improvise. Following TK409.com's Toe spike tutorial, I'm going to use wooden dowls. As much I'm not crazy about using wood, I can say it's easier to work with with the budget I'm on.

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Re: Jacad's boots V2
« Reply #16 on: Aug 03, 2012, 08:28 PM »
*Update* I just got wooden dowels and got them sharpened, now I need to cut the sharp edges to flatten the tips, then with my dremel, I'll cut them in the angle I need them

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Re: Jacad's boots V2
« Reply #17 on: Aug 03, 2012, 11:49 PM »
Here's my toe spikes just after super glue, i strained so much to make sure the spikes weren't all over the place




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Re: Jacad's boots V2
« Reply #18 on: Aug 04, 2012, 05:24 PM »
I Just finished painting my 2nd coat of metallic silver on my toe spikes/ toe spike mounts. Towards the sunset i'll apply a clear coat.

Quick question: When I use clear coat with my metallic undercoat does it matter what type of coat I use? I noticed when when I use clear coat satin, a sort-of milky texture appears. Is that Normal? Should I use Gloss coat instead? I am using all Rusteoleum paint, by the way.

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Re: Jacad's boots V2
« Reply #19 on: Aug 05, 2012, 01:55 PM »
Here are my boots now after applying some masking fluid for weathering effects. Now the last part is giving it a coat of my dark green. Detailing such as blackwash will come later


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Re: Jacad's boots V2
« Reply #20 on: Aug 06, 2012, 09:45 PM »
And here they are!



My spikes fell off a few times even after a few doses of Superglue. I decided to use mighty putty and now they are guranteed to not go anywhere. Problem is, I got to repaint where I applied the putty

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Re: Jacad's boots V2
« Reply #21 on: Aug 07, 2012, 02:15 AM »
Now, my last portion to do with my boots is boot plate attachment. Armor attachment with boot plates seem to be my biggest bane since I'm trying to see what other mandos did to attach their plates.

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Re: Jacad's boots V2
« Reply #22 on: Aug 11, 2012, 09:24 PM »
Well, after some browsing, a merc named Calidus Dartome had a wonderful idea for boot plate attachment, use picture hangers!

His link is here

So, getting some small picture hangers, super glueing them to my newly repaint boot plates (Which I'll paint black and weather later), hook them to the laces of my boots and viola!



All I need to do after painting my plates is tighten the hook so they will gurantee to stay still. (I'm thinking about adding small weights to the end of plates to retain the heavy metal look)



one of my goals is to keep my armor attached while suiting on and off, so I don't have to fret about putting on and putting off armor, reducing suit up and suit down time.




This is my boots now without feet in them, lol....I am now thinking about using Boba Style Ankle spats, I'm going to cover most of my boots with my flightsuit anyways, but I think a mixture of Boba style and Jango would be interesting.

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Re: Jacad's boots V2
« Reply #23 on: Oct 05, 2012, 12:59 AM »
Finally got Ankle spats. I could now say I've completed most of my boots. Just need to paint the boot plates black with weathering.



A Future foreshadow for where my shin plates will go...Need judgement if this looks right or not.


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Re: Jacad's boots V2
« Reply #24 on: Oct 06, 2012, 08:23 AM »
Nice ;) .

 


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