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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #120 on: Sep 19, 2013, 08:29 AM »
Well it isn't too late to sand it down. Also if there's a a lowes or Home Depot around, look for 4 inch or 6 inch  diameter PVC  pipes. I found a ten foot long pipe for like 15 bucks. And I can get a whole suit out of it.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #121 on: Sep 19, 2013, 03:03 PM »
Its probably a mix of the plastic not liking paint and not sanding it :(

best advise is to sand it down, then sand the plastic and try once more, that or get some PVC ;)   

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #122 on: Sep 19, 2013, 03:14 PM »
As above, rub it back to plastic then give it a wash in warm soapy water, rinse well and let dry. Get a good self etching primer or one the same brand as the paint you are using. One other tip is keep the paint and plates at the same temp before paint.

Also, light coats and leave 15 mins between. Or just follow the instructions on the can. Leave the paint to fully cure over night before you start masking too, then after masking and paint remove the tape right away being careful as ye do, hope this helps ;)

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #123 on: Sep 20, 2013, 12:34 AM »
Yeah, need to learn to take my time. 
Any suggestions as to which visor I should get from T-Visor?  Thinking standard, but not sure with the Night Owl if it would fit.  And, what would be the best way to fix it into place?


Kinda off topic, any tips on coming up with my Mando name?  Looking to do something that is similar to my real name, but really don't like the SW Name Generator's technique: first 3 of last name + first 2 of first name comes up with Strst... Needs a vowel or two... :rolleyes: :laugh:

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #124 on: Sep 20, 2013, 12:41 AM »
I would email the maker of the helmet and ask for visor specifics. Or someone who has a night owl. I don't think t visor has one specific for it yet. Hot glue is the way to go with visors. You can put it as much or as little as you're comfortable with, and can get it off pretty easy should you want to as well.

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"I only take 2 things seriously: the lives of my vode, and the deaths of my enemies"
Ni redalu o'r vhetin be'kyram.
"I dance in death's valley"
"we're not mercenary's, more like adventure capitalists"

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #125 on: Sep 20, 2013, 12:44 AM »
Getting it from Skirata Arms, one of Hondo's last before retiring from trooping. :'(
I don't know anyone who has the buy'ce, yet.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #126 on: Sep 20, 2013, 03:31 AM »
If you want cheap and movie accurate get a #5 welding shield, easy to cut to shape and install. You should get them for under $10.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #127 on: Sep 20, 2013, 07:11 AM »
Getting it from Skirata Arms, one of Hondo's last before retiring from trooping. :'(
I don't know anyone who has the buy'ce, yet.
I think Reeza Krayt on here has one, shoot her a PM. or you could go with the welding visor and cut it yourself. I never had any luck finishing a blank welding visor...

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"I only take 2 things seriously: the lives of my vode, and the deaths of my enemies"
Ni redalu o'r vhetin be'kyram.
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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #128 on: Sep 20, 2013, 09:53 AM »
If it's cheap enough, and I don't have to wait for shipping, I'll give the welding shield a try.  Might be a good learning experience.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #129 on: Sep 20, 2013, 02:30 PM »
This is what it looks like, but you will need to find a USA supplier.

http://www.weldingsuppliesonline.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10_159&products_id=759

It looks green but once its installed it looks jet black. To make a template, just get a piece of paper inside the bucket held in place near the T, then draw on the outside where the paper shows. Then add 10mm to that line, then try the template for size till it fits then use that.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #130 on: Sep 20, 2013, 04:11 PM »
I'm gonna have to look online, neither Home Despot or Lowes had anything I could use.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #131 on: Sep 20, 2013, 04:53 PM »
try a smaller hardware store, like an ace or harbor freight. they are much more likely to have a welding shield

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #132 on: Sep 21, 2013, 11:41 AM »
Thanks for the tip, vod. :)

There's a couple ACE Hardware's in the neighborhood, I'll see what they have.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #133 on: Sep 21, 2013, 04:24 PM »
Time for the Weekend Update! ;D


Got first and second coat of primer on my first gauntlet, re-painted the worst of the chest plates.  Also have the first 2 coats of primer on the boot armor.



Got some touch-ups done to the other pieces, just need to get some flat black paint to cover up the sparkle from the primer.  I hate when the wind takes the vapors everywhere...

Picked up a pair of scrub pants to cut into the second sleeves for the flight suit.
Got an idea for a slicing kit, just need to find a place to mount it and a coil of old headphone cable.  Got any ideas to alter an old Motorola Razr keypad, or add lettering to the screen?

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #134 on: Sep 21, 2013, 09:39 PM »
Nice work on the repaint.  ;D I think a good blackwash will help make it look better. Not sure what the pad thing is, so can't help you there.

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