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  1. Hey Luke, great progress, mate! That's what I call enthusiastic! From what I can see everything looks good. You have done a good job making the armor fit and it suits you very well. I think I can see that there's still a lot of returnedge on the lower side of the biceps, you can trim it some more for comfort, just leave a very thin edge. Your undersuit seems to be to large as there are large wrinkles visible between the forearms and biceps. Keep up the great work, soon you'll be one of the dirty dudes.
  2. I really enjoyed looking through those pics, great work mate!
  3. This is truly amazing, great work and quality, you are showing some serious engineering skills and craftsmanship in this build. Way to go mate! ...and that sandcrawler is insane
  4. Chris, I think Tony's idea with this line or ridge is that it is supposed to slide the face plate in to the box as soon as you've built it, so it stays put. Of course you will also have to attach it in some way, magnets or something similar. So I wouldn't recommend sanding that down.
  5. Holy s###! Where do you live, John? I see you are in the UK, should have come by when I was on the island two weeks ago... and stolen all that awesomeness. Joke aside, this is amazing. I am truly jealous but also happy for you mate. I'm looking forward to seeing this pack come together.
  6. Finally I wanted to lean back to read a good book and I found this pic of the screen-used RotJ head: couldn´t identify the corrugated tube on the popped eye when I studies the screen grabs but had to add it: I call it done for now.
  7. And then came the dirt...weathering. Didn´t want to overdo it but I tend to making everything extremely dirty... I´ve also made a stand for it so it can easily be slid onto that to display it. If not on the stand, my friend Markus "tiny" Zeitvogel has provided an ultra-accurate cloth he uses for his "SWAT-Jawas" (they are truly screenaccurate) to rest it on. and so it ended up on the shelf in my office... next to that sneaky guy. I
  8. After doing a lot of research on the RPF about the issue of what color to use to paint that head, I decided to give Plastikoat brilliant gold metallic a try and I am extremely happy with the result. It might not be extremely abrasion resistant but it holds on well and also survived the weathering process easily which is a good sign. As you see, I´m doing a battered up Tatooine version anyway (no throne room finish here) and also decided to have the right eye hanging out of the socket. Gnarly stuff. Anyhow, here´s what it looked like before I started weathering it with water down black acrylic paint:
  9. I then used putty and finally sprayfiller and after a lot of sanding it looked like this: I came up with the following construction to carry it around as I didn´t want to go the route most Jawas go with carrying the head around in a net, so I added a neck piece made from some PVC tubing and added cables and stuff to make it look as if the head had freshly been ripped off. I also have a steel tube to hold it.
  10. I have already built an R2 Dome to carry it around as a trophy but as it is quite heavy and a little unwieldy, I decided to use it as something else, so after my wife had given her okay to use it as a living room lamp, up it went. Now I needed the golden boy too and I was lucky to buy a StarBuckCylon vacuformed helmet kit from a friend and after it had been sitting in my cellar for almost a year, I finally started working on it. Trimming came first, that part I´m familiar with. The so-called horseshoe made of resin was a little deformed, so I put it in the oven to get it straight again. So this is what Anthony Daniels probably felt like: The eyes are made of yellow resin as is the detail that goes in the back of the head and it was a pain to get these parts to fit. The horseshoe was glued into the back with E6000. "Alas, poor C3PO"
  11. Hey Gino My opinion on your adjustments is pretty simple… here comes the next review: Application Review: Part 2 Name: Gino Maertens Legion ID: TD-24294 Forum Name: Gino Maertens Garrison: Belgian Garrison/Flanders Dragon Squad Helmet a. Green lenses: check b. Paint color of traps / tears: check c. Correct number of teeth: check d. Mic tips: check e. Vocoder color: check f. Tube stripes: check g. Rank bar on ears: check h. Brow: check i. Side screws (ears): check j. Weathering: check k. no mesh behind teeth: check *additional comments* RESULT ON HELMET Checked & Cleared Armor details a. elastic straps shoulders: check b. neck seal: check c. black undersuit: check d. shoulder bells: check e. biceps: check f. forearms: check g. pauldron: check h. chest / back plate: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check k. strapping system: check l. thighs: check m. shins / calves: check n. sniper plate: check o. boots: check p. gloves: check q. hand plates / guards: check r. ammo belt (waist): check s. ammo belt (right knee): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: check v. weathering: check *additional comments* Everything looks sharp now, if you feel more comfortable with the thighs sitting a little lower for trooping, that is up to you and absolutely okay. The pouches have that used-look now, well done. The belt now also is in line with the rest of your weathering. RESULT ON ARMOR Checked & Cleared Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON BACKPACK Checked & Cleared Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Gino, this was your second and final review! Your gear looks great and you are a worthy addition to the ranks of the MEPD´s finest. Be proud of yourself! You have successfully followed the guidelines in regards to the MEPD CRL and have met all requirements. Please send the pic you want to use to Luis (Sandman Tigui) and we'll get you squared away. We will have your updated information uploaded into the MEPD system very soon, now off you go on patrol, good luck finding those droids, don´t let anyone fool you or "jedi-mind-trick" you. Congratulations on becoming a Deployed Officer of the MEPD! Cheers mate! Hausi - MEPD Deployment Officer
  12. That's the spirit! Yeah mate, thought that your shins are a little short, you seem to be a big guy, but don't worry, the gap at the knee will be okay.
  13. I also took the blaster apart to rework the shape and position where the trigger guard attaches and repainted the whole thing. Mark told me that painting his rubber blaster doesn´t work very well but as I´ve had good results with painting rubber props before, I gave it a try. I thoroughly cleaned it and gave it a first coat with some special primer intended for plastics. I then painted the scope with plastikoat brass and the Hengstler with some grey primer for the back end and plastikoat brass for the front. For the blaster I´ve used some acrylic spraypaints: gunmetal first, a very fine coat (a mere dusting) with chocolate brown to emulate rust, then I applied Revell color stop to all parts using a brush, to emulate paint chips. I then painted them with acrylic black spray paint in a satin finish. I used a white wax crayon for the lettering on the scope (the scope was the only part that received a satin clear coat). After rubbing off the color stop, I gave it some washes with watered down acrylic black and earth. and here come some pics of the finished blaster in different lighting conditions.
  14. First I sanded the grip smooth: then I sawed off the rubber mag and dremeled out the mag slot to fit a real cut off sterling mag with a wooden insert. I also tried to enhance the casting line along the sides of the back end which was originally cast of aluminium: The rubber Hengstler counter has some nice and sharp details too but the plugs aren´t there, so I just fitted some plugs that match the original´s: and after painting it looked like this:
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