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 Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #120 on: Sep 06, 2013, 01:31 AM »
The back plate has definitely been the most difficult piece for me, but yours is coming along quite well vod!

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #121 on: Sep 06, 2013, 05:05 PM »
Solid chunk of progress, hope you get the dyes to perform for you well.

Think you've already made a point on anything I would recommend tweaking, looking forward to seeing additional progress.
The back plate has definitely been the most difficult piece for me, but yours is coming along quite well vod!
Dying is always tricky, and most costumers will have a story about how it produced some weird or wacky result. That backplate looks really good though :)
Thanks Vode!  ;)

Yeah, and as far as the dyeing I'm gonna try my hand using iDye, I just need to find an old enamel pot to sacrifice! :laugh:

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #122 on: Sep 06, 2013, 05:19 PM »
Another update...

Tweaking the backplate...

So here's a pretty good illustration of how off the collarplate was from the shoulders of the backplate: :rolleyes:


I got the alignment by placing the backplate on and marking the inside corners roughly with a pencil then actually measuring it to average the left and right sides:


Then I traced the shoulder piece to some card stock as a template to determine where the chopped piece would meet the side once aligned to meet up with the edge of the collarpiece:


And while I was originally just going to cut the chopped piece down I accidentally got the pieces I chopped off of the shoulders mixed up and guess what?
When I put them on the opposite shoulder they lined up perfectly! :P


So after using the same technique I used to join the backplate halves I re-attached the shoulders and cemented and riveted them in place:


And the test fit:


So how ya like me now?? ;D

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #123 on: Sep 06, 2013, 10:02 PM »
That's looking like a nice tight fit.

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #124 on: Sep 08, 2013, 02:17 PM »
Looking cool Vod ;)

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #125 on: Sep 08, 2013, 05:18 PM »
You got this sussed bro.

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #126 on: Sep 09, 2013, 01:28 PM »
Thanks Vode! ;)

Aaaand I have some more progress... ;D

Starting on greebling up the gaunts!

So I was on my way home the other day and spotted this on top of a "free pile" on the side of the road...
...So naturally I started by cutting it up! :P


Once I took the halves of the remote apart and trimmed it down I grabbed the "Scope/Sight" from the BK toy I used for my RF/COMM on my bucket, trimmed off the pivot mount and trimmed the remote for a tight fit...
...Right Gaunt thus far:


For the other gaunt I was looking at the charred tip of my old O2 sensor and instantly though "Mini Flamethrower", since I am going for a very streamlined look this works perfectly! So I took a piece of 1.5" copper pipe I had left from making my scope, split it and bent it into a P-strap and found some leftover parts from my Nitefinder to add as an extra retainer clip:
Left gaunt so far...


Oh yeah, and I added the hinges to the gaunts if you couldn't tell from the pics! :P

Whatcha think??

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« Reply #127 on: Sep 09, 2013, 01:41 PM »
looking real nice vod ;) a good use of found greebs

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« Reply #128 on: Sep 09, 2013, 01:44 PM »
Really liking that scope and remote combination. Do you plan on back lighting the green display?

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« Reply #129 on: Sep 09, 2013, 02:24 PM »
Really liking that scope and remote combination. Do you plan on back lighting the green display?

Is the sky blue? Wait... don't answer that... I know, No, it's actually just a reflection of the water off the atmosophere... ???

But the answer is yes! ;D I have some spare green LED's that I can wire up from underneath to backlight the display that will be activated by one of the buttons on the remote. ;D

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« Reply #130 on: Sep 09, 2013, 02:42 PM »
But the answer is yes! ;D I have some spare green LED's that I can wire up from underneath to backlight the display that will be activated by one of the buttons on the remote. ;D

Excellent  8)

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« Reply #131 on: Sep 09, 2013, 04:56 PM »
Excellent  8)
Is it odd that I see a meme of an evil scientist rolling his hands with your bucket on his head when I read that?? :laugh: :-\ :-[...      ...:laugh:

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #132 on: Sep 09, 2013, 05:05 PM »
Is it odd that I see a meme of an evil scientist rolling his hands with your bucket on his head when I read that?? :laugh: :-\ :-[...      ...:laugh:
Not in the slightest :laugh: I like that gaunt a lot!

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« Reply #133 on: Sep 18, 2013, 12:44 PM »
OK more updates...

I know, been a while (Had my daughter's 2nd bday last weekend and was making Super Grover 2.0 capes for the kiddies! ;))

So you remember the lower half of the Support bracket for the mini flamer?

Well here's what I did about a week ago with the upper part attached with some scraps of PVC:

And in place on the gaunt:

The gaps and missing corner will be filled with Bondo to smooth things out a bit better prior to the final mounting...

And last night I was cleaning up the rough edges from the support plates added to the knees and was staring at the left gaunt as if I had writer's (builder's) block :-\ , then started wandering around the basement looking for anything that would work as a greeb for the flamer gaunt... ???

Well, I found a cable grounding block, then RF cables, an old PC Power switch & indicators, A couple BNC connectors, the failed thermal switch I replaced in my dryer and a battery pod from a set of LED Christmas lights.
After about an hour or 2 of tinkering and dismantling this is what I came up with...

and an alternate arrangement of the "fuel chambers"


Now keep in mind nothing is screwed down or otherwise mounted so things are a bit "wonky" here... but what arrangement looks better? I'll be using the switch to activate the 2 LED's as well (as if I could have a non-functional LED anywhere on my kit! :laugh:)


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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #134 on: Sep 18, 2013, 02:30 PM »
Really liking that custom built greeblie, looks great!

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