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Bulldog44

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    Brian
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  1. Daniel, thanks for your feedback. I see what you are saying. There is certainly the feeling of the weathering not being in the right spots. I have done some additional weathering since my post instead of sanding it all back. So once I get a bit further i will post up and please let me know what you think if you have time. Sanding it all back down would be a bummer so not really hoping to do that. But if my additional weathering work doesn’t pay off, I will have no choice, Thanks again for stopping by,
  2. Thanks for your feedback. The chipping looks okay, not bad but I guess I am not liking the amount I added. Perhaps a bit less would look better. I might go back and sand a few spots level and airbrush to get it uniform. I like your idea about the scuffs. I will try that once I get the white where I like it. Going to try to use some sand paper scuffs too to get some variety.
  3. Thanks. Agreed, I tried to add the chipping in places of likely contact or if it was scraped on a surface. It I see what you mean . It’s a bit too random. I based the weathering off of these photos. But now in hindsight this is probably the prop after many years of degrading paint.
  4. Bought this raw cast from Doopydoos 5 or 6 years back and finally got around to working on it. Its been sleeping on the shelf way to long. Planning to add lights and sounds once I get the pint job finished. Here is my progress so far. It came fullly assembled/glued together so I cut off the viewfinder end at the seam. Black primer coat Painted another coat with grey and then some metallic dark iron paint for the weathering effect. (Sorry I did't document this step) The painted it white using the toothpaste method to help the paint chip off. After removing the toothpaste I am not particularly happy with my first attempt at weathering with the chip off effect so I might sand it down smoothly and repaint it white again. Once I get the chipping areas better balanced and more natural I will apply the dirt weathering. Any thoughts? Advice? Would like to get some feedback so I can make this look better.
  5. Love the weathering job you did on this. How did you get the crackling effect? I tried chip off weathering on mine to replicate the original prop from an online photo but I feel I overdid it and it looks way overdone. I am thinking to sand it back down and repaint.
  6. Awesome radio find! The condition is great.
  7. Congratulations Tim and the team!
  8. Thanks. Give me a forum kick in the rear if you see me not getting anything done.
  9. Good grief! Its been more than half a year since I worked on my armor. Hoping to get this done in 2020. I will be making some progress soon with sanding down the trim edges and then move to some strapping. Backpack parts are pretty much all in hand except I want to get another nice Sonix radio kit from Tony when I get the funds. I now have real sterling parts and molds to make a basic E-11 blaster and then hoping to make some custom parts to make a Bapty version.
  10. Upper armor trimmed parts- Anovos helmet in background. Forearms- Both forearms nearly finished. Just need to trim cover strips and remove return edges near wrists and some bits near the inner top ends. Biceps- Both biceps near completion, need to trim off return edges and cover strips. Left Thigh- Not happy with this seam and alignment of the 2 halves. Attempt 2 in progress, pictured below. I wasn't happy with the alignment and visible seam at the bottom of the left thigh and top edge. Removed cover strip and re-gluing it. No magnets left unused! Looks a mess but hope it help it all in place this time. Update: Attempt #2 failed. The cover strip shifted off center so I have started over again. This time I am going back to gluing one half at a time. Results to come soon.
  11. Bulldog44 finally reporting in to start my TD build! After many years of procrastinating I am officially starting a build thread for my first TD. Bought one of the first round Anovos kits for $350 but it sat in a box. Recently I trimmed the parts down and started to assemble a few bits. Here is my intended order for this build: 1. trimming -done 2. biceps and forearms - in progress 3. thighs and shins/calves - in progress 4. shoulders - 5. belt - 6. chest and ab plate (adding hardware/ 3 button plate) - 7. strapping - 8. knee ammo pack & diamond sniper knee plate 9. helmet - 10. calves (strapping) 11. weathering 12. backpack - ????? Hope to have more photos of my progress up soon. Please feel free to make suggestions or things I need to correct if I make a mistake. Let the build begin!
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