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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #165 on: Oct 05, 2013, 03:18 PM »
I would, but then he's be taller than me (6'5") :o 8) :laugh:
Besides, camera's full-on busted. :'(

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #166 on: Oct 05, 2013, 03:20 PM »
Well mate, yer pretty much u'phric'd till then  :laugh:

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #167 on: Oct 05, 2013, 03:33 PM »
Sadly, yes. :rolleyes:

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #168 on: Oct 05, 2013, 08:19 PM »
OK, got the excess trimmed off of the buy'ce, and can say I'm gonna love it when it's finished!  Plenty of room for my fat head, even with my glasses.  Just have to hunt down a Shade 5 visor.  Looking like Amazon is my best bet. Leaving the visor fill in until I get that and paint it.


Side note:  Never buy a cheap "dremmel" tool.  Had to bust out my Dad's Craftsman variable speed model to get the trim off.  Mine kept going "nnnno, noooo, no, nnnnnoo, nononono, nno..." :laugh:

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #169 on: Oct 05, 2013, 08:24 PM »
Hope ye remembered to wear a dusk mask, the dust is harmful and leaves a nasty taste in yer mouth for weeks. Like skinnin a rabbit and burstin its -censored- bag.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #170 on: Oct 05, 2013, 10:19 PM »
Never skinned a rabbit, but I can relate.  and yes, I did mask up. ;D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #171 on: Oct 07, 2013, 11:28 PM »
OK, just curious, would these work as a support for some knee armor?
http://www.lowes.com/pd_76663-47520-2L-318_0+2z8vi__?productId=3825885&Ntt=knee+pads&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dknee%2Bpads%26page%3D1&facetInfo=$1%20-%20$5

And if "yes" what would be the best way to glue them to the armor piece?
After much soul searching, (and some failed attempts) going to go with just some simple knees and boot armor.  Just need to make some spats to cover the laces and zipper on my boots. Or find a pair of slip-on boots, cheap.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #172 on: Oct 08, 2013, 01:02 AM »
You'd have to do some work to them to get the shape you'd need, I think it'd be easier to make knee, then hot glue some foam or something on th back if you're worried about comfort(just so ya know, my knees don't have padding, but I'm not on them constantly. So it's not that uncomfortable[an I have horrible knees from five years as a mechanic]) I believe a big glob of e6000 works as good padding as well. So to sum up;
For those, I would say no. But there are other options, and it's just my opinion.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #173 on: Oct 09, 2013, 12:54 PM »
My knees are shot, too. 5 years in semi-pro paintball, and a couple warehouse jobs.

Fixing the pads up won't be a problem.
Any painting tips for the SA resin helmets?  I was thinking of taping off the visor area, since I want that to remain a "bone" white, but will a paint/primer that says OK for plastic be alright to use?
Still having serious trouble in getting a shade 5 visor, about to break down and get a T-Visor.

Update:
Found a visor; for my NE Ohio vod, the place I got it is Praxair Welding Supplies on W.130th and Huffman, north of Snow Rd. in Cleveland.
Now comes the mad rush to put everything together, before the Cleveland Comic Con on the 19th.
Wish me luck!  ;D

« Last Edit: Oct 10, 2013, 09:49 AM by STRAKAZulu » Logged
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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #174 on: Oct 10, 2013, 11:34 PM »
Nothing like having just 2 days free to work on a kit before a con.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #175 on: Oct 11, 2013, 03:15 AM »
Nothing like having just 2 days free to work on a kit before a con.

In my experience, that's when the majority of the work happens :D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #176 on: Oct 11, 2013, 09:00 AM »
In my experience, that's when the majority of the work happens :D
Too true.  Literally threw together my Halloween costume last year about a half hour before the party my wife and I were expected at.  Combination Halloween/Anniversary party.  It'll be 14 years of wedded "bliss" this year...

Back to the build:
Scrapped my original vest, found another leather jacket to mod.
Trimming down the knee pads to fit my knee plates onto, maybe hitting them with a little heat to better shape them and my shoulder bells.  Just hoping the paint won't bubble.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #177 on: Oct 11, 2013, 10:23 AM »
Looking forward to seeing the progress.  8)

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #178 on: Oct 11, 2013, 10:30 AM »
Looking forward to seeing the progress.  8)
I'll need to borrow a camera, should post something soon-ish.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #179 on: Oct 11, 2013, 10:29 PM »
Sorry for double posting, but what glue would be best for attaching the visor?

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