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  1. So here it is: my build thread of my prop droid. Big thanks to Hausi for the inspiration and idea! We all struggle with what to do when we aren't allowed to bring our blasters to a troop! This thread is a documentation of my C3PO head construction. Goals: wires coming out of the neck, working eyes, and a sound loop of him saying things from the movies. I'm thinking about carrying it in net too.... so that it looks like I'm carrying him back to base or something. I have to think on that and get just the right net though. Anyway.... After seeing Urs' thread about his R2 head, I was incredibly lucky to find this accurate scale C3PO fiberglass head: Now let me say that most people who build C3PO replicas go for chrome finish. They do this because they are going for the so-called 'throne room' look after he was repaired and polished to a high shine. I'm going for 'just got caught by a Sandtrooper patrol on Tatooine after wandering the desert' look. Therefore, painting him the right metallic gold color is my first step without worrying about the high reflective chrome shine. Here he is after initial painting: So now I will be waiting a few days for him to completely dry. After that I will weather him. I haven't completely decided how I'll do it yet. Still thinking about it. Electronics in the form of sound and eyes will come after that. Final step will be wires protruding out of the bottom of the neck. What do you guys think? Follow up progress posts to follow in the coming days.
  2. TD build for my wife - Anovos conversion

    PS: My wife absolutely LOVED these pictures. Loves the contrast of Sandtrooper armor and the makeup/hair/wings(on eyes)
  3. TD build for my wife - Anovos conversion

    Bravo!!! Love to see her rocking that sandie armor. way to go!
  4. Right combination of audio/fans/hearing assist

    Where did you get that helmet suspension from (I think that's what it's called -- the harness thing I was referring to)?
  5. Right combination of audio/fans/hearing assist

    *also I've considered ditching the bracket, but I love the built in buttons to control the fans
  6. Right combination of audio/fans/hearing assist

    Does the helmet harness thing help you have some articulation with the helmet? I have padding up there and I can't control my helmet at all except with the strap which I'm not crazy about.
  7. Sorry I just noticed this! Rustoleum Matte French Cream. So first I put a layer of flat black down, then the French cream once it was completely dry after a few days. Then I sanded it to bring out the black under the cream. Then weather once it's all dry again.
  8. Grey-blue Color for Backpack Parts

    Probably. Saves me the trip though. Also I'll have cans for touch up in the future.
  9. TD 10678 Skull Garrison

    You can easily use imgur.com to show your pics in this thread. That's the site I use for it.
  10. TD-92698 "Plainsrunner" Tour of Duty

    Couple more photos. Keen eyes will notice my shoulder pouch slipping down in the second one. That's another costume glitch I'm working on now.
  11. TD 10678 Skull Garrison

    Good luck with your review my friend! We are here to help!
  12. TD-92698 "Plainsrunner" Tour of Duty

    As a thank you for helping them out, we were each rewarded with base coins as a token of their appreciation!
  13. TD-92698 "Plainsrunner" Tour of Duty

    Official Troop #1. Our Garrison was contacted by the 42nd OSS at Maxwell Airforce Base in Montgomery Alabama. We were asked to help them out with a video they are producing, and several of us answered the call of duty. I learned several things on this troop: 1. My belt is too small. It was too small when they sent it to me because I've lost a couple pounds since. One of our handlers fixed it with a velcro shim so that it would stay on. I've either got to get another belt, continue to use the shim, or lose some more weight. 2. The right side release buckle on my field pack is bad and won't hold. My pack started coming off after filming several scenes. In two of the three photos below you will notice I don't have my pack on. I had to ditch it the rest of the day since it wouldn't stay on. I've ordered black aluminum replacements. THOSE should stay on. 3. I really need to find the magic mix for my helmet. I still don't have any amount of articulation with the helmet. It essentially just sits on me without me being able to turn it at all. Would a band like the kind that are in hardhats work?
  14. You did! My wife just shook her head when I told her what I'd ordered. lol
  15. Grey-blue Color for Backpack Parts

    Got it. Ordered. It was cheaper to get a case of 6 rather than 2 cans. No worries though. It's always handy to have touch up paint available.