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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #45 on: Jul 23, 2013, 12:11 AM »
Don't sell yourself short. The more stuff you do on this one keeps you from having to do more in the long run. Have patience, and take the steps slowly.  ;D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #46 on: Jul 23, 2013, 02:10 AM »
Saw someone's shnee, just a mod of the regular shin plate, think I'm going to go with that.   Downside?  I need a little over 18" of material (plastic, metal, w/e) to make them.

Can someone find me the link to the MandoMaker?  I can't seem to find it, post-site rearrange.

Nevermind, found it.   

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #47 on: Jul 23, 2013, 11:18 AM »
What's the best way to bend the plates to what I need?  I'll be using a heat gun to soften them up, was just wondering how to get them to the right shape.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #48 on: Jul 23, 2013, 12:06 PM »
Heat gun, hands, gloves and a sponge of cool water is all I use. Shnees are a good route, I have a set that I bought off another merc that I'm going to be modding soon

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #49 on: Jul 23, 2013, 02:33 PM »
Ronin pretty much covered it right there, it's pretty straight forward.

Worst case, you've got some wrinkles and warps in the plastic. Easy enough to fix though, reheat and reshape til you're satisfied with it.  ;)

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #50 on: Jul 30, 2013, 08:47 PM »
Update!  :D


Armor still isn't shaped, but it is trimmed down a little.   Found this vest at a Salvation Army, need to find some fabric to cover the zipper and make pauldrons for the shoulder armor.   Planning on turning the airsoft shotgun into a flachette gun, and the Nerf gun will be a hold-out blaster.  Any tips if I want to make a sword, kinda want to be an assassin.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #51 on: Jul 30, 2013, 09:32 PM »
Nice work so far, man! Can't wait to see how everything turns out.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #52 on: Jul 31, 2013, 11:43 AM »
Before I start on shaping, I want to run a test of the paint I just got, a can of Krylon Paint+Primer, metallic silver.  It says multi-surface, so I'm hoping it will not warp or melt the plastic.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #53 on: Jul 31, 2013, 12:20 PM »
Before I start on shaping, I want to run a test of the paint I just got, a can of Krylon Paint+Primer, metallic silver.  It says multi-surface, so I'm hoping it will not warp or melt the plastic.

Always a good idea to test it on some scrap material before painting all your armor.  ;)

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #54 on: Jul 31, 2013, 03:41 PM »
^Listen to Thaxos, he speaks the truth! ;)

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #55 on: Jul 31, 2013, 06:23 PM »
Home Depot has an awesome selection of plastic specific paints.

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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"
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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #56 on: Aug 01, 2013, 12:20 AM »
Had planned on doing the test today (7/31), but got tickets to see Weird Al.  Great show, and my 6yr. old's first concert (outside the womb).
Minor technical glitch aside, a great show.  So proud to see my "Mini-Me" singing along to White & Nerdy and Yoda. ;D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #57 on: Aug 01, 2013, 10:37 AM »
Yeah, I wouldn't paint on the armor before shaping it. Because when you use the heat gun, there's a big chance that it will make the paint run, especially since you are using plastic. I would just get the armor formed, and then worry about paint.  ;D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #58 on: Aug 01, 2013, 11:55 AM »
I believe he's only intending to paint a scrap test piece, and then will shape his armor before painting the actual armor.  ;)

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #59 on: Aug 02, 2013, 10:45 AM »
That's the plan. :D

Got some Testors competition orange, Krylon Paint+Primer metallic silver, and Valspar flat black.

Any tips on weathering?  I've seen some people talking about mustard...

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