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 Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 3/10

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #15 on: Jan 14, 2014, 01:26 PM »
Wow! this build is fantastic! I love EC builds, looking forward to seeing more  8)

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #16 on: Jan 14, 2014, 01:56 PM »
Looks great Carter!!!! 8)


Would "It looks terrible, send to me for immediate destruction" work here?

Hagen quit saying that to us Crusaders and make your own! :P

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #17 on: Jan 14, 2014, 03:48 PM »
More of an organic feel to it now? LOL

Ok thanks everyone for watching. Now more updates!

So while waiting for paint to dry, I started on my shin/knees. It's a leather base, and will have bone plates on top.  I've wet formed them and began the weathering process.





Not an easy shot to take! As you can see, when I'm standing up, they come just above the knees.


Now I've added the leather lacing to the rib area, and added my hose connector, just finishing up the leather strapping.




For the rings on the leather strapping, I'm using these, which came off a belt.



Thanks Again!

« Last Edit: Jan 14, 2014, 09:52 PM by Carter » Logged
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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #18 on: Jan 15, 2014, 12:25 AM »
I wish I had a fraction of your skills. VERY  awesome build, so far. Love the bucket!

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #19 on: Jan 15, 2014, 08:46 AM »
I wish I had a fraction of your skills. VERY  awesome build, so far. Love the bucket!

Thanks! Honestly, I don't think of myself as having skills, when I look at everyone ele's kit I wish I had the skills to make one "like that".  lol.

If you ever need any help, I'll be more than glad to answer any questions, but youtube and google are still my best friends.... 8)

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #20 on: Jan 15, 2014, 02:53 PM »
'Preciate that. i gotta get off my butt and finish the Legacy kit Im workin on before I think about an EC.

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #21 on: Jan 15, 2014, 07:28 PM »
looking awesome, will probably start on my EC build after  c7. as  i have a legacy to  build  for c7 so i can be official.
 ill be following this  build of  course.

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #22 on: Jan 16, 2014, 10:59 AM »
but youtube and google are still my best friends.... 8)

I thought I was your bestest friend ever in the whole wide world. . .

I think it might need to look a little more, i don't know, Organic? Is that the word I'm looking for? I think so, organic. Yeah, can you make it look more organic?







Just kidding. I love that buzz lightyear car mod. That's absolutely amazing! Do you have any extras?

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #23 on: Jan 16, 2014, 11:05 AM »

So while waiting for paint to dry, I started on my shin/knees. It's a leather base, and will have bone plates on top.  I've wet formed them and began the weathering process.





How did you harden the leather Carter? Been something that has eluded me on some holsters I'm making.

Have a good one,
Hagen

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #24 on: Jan 16, 2014, 01:12 PM »
I thought I was your bestest friend ever in the whole wide world. . .

I think it might need to look a little more, i don't know, Organic? Is that the word I'm looking for? I think so, organic. Yeah, can you make it look more organic?
Just kidding. I love that buzz lightyear car mod. That's absolutely amazing! Do you have any extras?

Sorry picked that up at Good Will for 99 cents, but I'll keep an eye out.

How did you harden the leather Carter? Been something that has eluded me on some holsters I'm making.

Have a good one,
Hagen

Cut the pattern out, get a stock pot and fill it almost to the top with water and bring to a boil. Take it off the heat and add the leather, watch for all the little bubbles that come out of the leather.  When the bubbles start to slow down, take it out with tongs, place in mold and allow to dry.  This shrinks it.  The longer you boil it, the harder it will get and the more brittle as well.   Also the leather shrinks alittle as well.

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #25 on: Jan 16, 2014, 01:39 PM »
Hm.. . . . boil it, you say? Good word!

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #26 on: Jan 16, 2014, 01:56 PM »
 :P

Here is a good link on that
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/leather/hl.html

Also for holsters I've done in the past, I've covered the gun in plastic wrap, used a thin layer of clay to create the holster design, including symbols, ect on the front part, take a fiberglass cast of that, then use a thin layer of clay just shy of the thickness of your leather on the inside and make another fiberglass cast of the plug.  You scrape all the clay out, heat your leather like above and place in the mold.  Hmmm, maybe I should do a tutorial on that sometime....

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #27 on: Jan 17, 2014, 09:51 AM »
I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one that would find that usefull to say the least Carter.

Have a good one,
Hagen

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #28 on: Jan 20, 2014, 11:04 AM »
wow that looks amazing vod  :o absolutely loving the backpack you got there

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Re: Carter's EC Build (Pic Heavy) Updates 1/13
« Reply #29 on: Jan 24, 2014, 08:58 PM »
Loving the work here!  ;D The only thing that gets me is that I just don't see the helmet as looking Mandalorian. It just kinda looks like something from a medieval realm. Maybe it's just me though..

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