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Unfortunately the small 3d printed boxes that go inside the large boxes and a bit too small so I'll have to remake them. To keep them light weight I'm going to try vacuum forming them.

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I made this from plywood then realized isn't too detailed to get a good imprint out of it, so I cut it in half.

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This is the size I'm looking forward. Those two aren't any good but I ran out of styrene so I'll have to wait to get some more in.

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I drilled holes in the clips and counter sunk them just a little to try to hide the screws that will hold them on.

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They came with holes underneath to hold the grenades in but I couldn't get it to line up right. So my solution was to cover the holes with a piece of plastic.

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Then when I screwed them on they stay straight.

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After painting. 

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So the blue I have is just a little too bright, so I just barely hit it with some dark grey primer. In the photo it looks more grey than it actually is. 

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Because the shake weight needs to sit up higher, I carved out a track in this piece of wood and screwed it to it. Then painted it black so you don't see it.

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Used the same white glossy paint for the canisters as I did for the armor.

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It is a great feeling to finally get this stuff attached.

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It looks really good! I hit the ends of the canisters with some brown because that's how the sixth scale fig looks, also some black weathering for the top blue cone. I am so happy with it!

 

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13 hours ago, Airborne Trooper said:

She's beautiful!

Thank you! 

12 hours ago, henselmonster said:

I had to switch forum themes just so I could like your post hahah. Awesome

Lol! Was just too big to be contained by one fourm.

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Really happy with how this turned out. I wanted the jar that hangs down to be removable as this thing is awkward to transport and/or to sit upright. I found a good sized jar that I wanted to use, traced out the lid and used a sanding bit on the dremel to make the hole large enough for the lid.

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I got some super cheep sanding head replacements from amazon and they broke after getting just a little hot. I entered through like 5 heads to get this deep.

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The cap fits in there nicely and solid after glueing.

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So my references show that this shouldn't be entirely white.

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I used some plasti dip to paint it black.

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Much better 

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btw, I have moved this topic to this section as it is a complete build.

 

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13 hours ago, dutchy said:

btw, I have moved this topic to this section as it is a complete build.

 

Right on

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I cut the brow line down.

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Hard to tell the difference, but it' an 1/8 inch smaller between the black rim and the eyes.

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I resined the jar to try to get rid of the "valley" where the paper was. So the sides are straight.

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Afte sanding. 

I have it painted but forgot to take a picture.

My styrene is in, so hopefully tomorrow I'll make some good progress with the vacuum forming 

 

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That's one good looking helmet you got there!

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I glued the 3d printed top of the "pump" to a piece of wood.

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After sanding and bondo. This will give it more hight. Then I painted it black

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I cut the 3d printed pump down as I wanted to make it larger. It took a little bit of thinking but finally decided on vacuum forming. 

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This is my super cheep setup. 

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I forgot to take a picture of the mold, but I used CDs that I cut in half and put spacers between them

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This is the pump and top glued together. It looks like a mess now but it will look good afternoon sanding and paint.

 

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Seven tries to get four good boxes.

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I remade the three white inserts to fit the boxes. 

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I made a plywood base and gave it some legs to raise it up. It' not completely painted or even glued down.

I am so close to being done. I should have the backpack done tomorrow, I just need to figure out how I want to attach it to the back plate. 

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Your attention to detail is a perfect fit here at MEPD. You may not only be the first R1 trooper here, but maybe the first PO and SWAT R1 Trooper! 

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3 hours ago, henselmonster said:

Your attention to detail is a perfect fit here at MEPD. You may not only be the first R1 trooper here, but maybe the first PO and SWAT R1 Trooper! 

That thought crossed my mind too. Would be quite a way to make an entrance!

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5 hours ago, henselmonster said:

Your attention to detail is a perfect fit here at MEPD. You may not only be the first R1 trooper here, but maybe the first PO and SWAT R1 Trooper! 

 

1 hour ago, dutchy said:

That thought crossed my mind too. Would be quite a way to make an entrance!

Thanks guys! I'd love to go for SWAT but at the moment I don't think I'm good enough. I keep seeing the armor with a critical eye. If only we could get our hands on one of the screen used armors. I would totally buy this armor again from an armor maker that could say he took molds from the originals.

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4 minutes ago, henselmonster said:

That looks amazing. Wow

Thanks man! I just saw you're in Orlando, I'm in Naples. I try to come up your way for cons and such

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Tomorrow I'll start weathering, shouldn't take me too long. I hope to get pictures Saturday, completed with the pack on

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22 minutes ago, yoshix said:

Thanks man! I just saw you're in Orlando, I'm in Naples. I try to come up your way for cons and such

How did I not notice you were in the Florida Garrison?? Haha. Hope to see you at Megacon

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Darnit! I just noticed I flipped the top two boxes. I'll have to correct them tomorrow 

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