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Buff, NY March of the Snow-Mandos!

Discussion in 'Buffalo, NY' started by Darth Erebus, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. 72Princess

    72Princess Jedi Knight star 4

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    I had an epiphany on the drive home from the workshop today.
    Regarding my attempt to use the existing armor as a base form: I want to try it again but next time, not use the foam in the center. We should use a double layer of Worbla (glue side to glue side) , heated up then applied over the existing shape. It will take the shape of the form more easily. Maybe just use a strip of foam for the center section! Michelle and I ended up using this technique for the female chest part. The Worbla is more flexible and shape conforming when it does not have the foam in the middle.
     
  2. Wild Sidewalker

    Wild Sidewalker Jedi Knight star 4

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    LOL! I will try that next Sunday!
     
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  3. BigDanLevitan

    BigDanLevitan Jedi Master star 5

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    Michelle, I have great news!

    Your helmet will be to me in two weeks! I got the email this morning.....

    Soon the owl will fly.....
     
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  4. jediprof

    jediprof Jedi Master star 4

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    Hooray! Thanks for organizing this, Dan.
     
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  5. Da'Rang Falco

    Da'Rang Falco Jedi Youngling

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    Okay, so I have some more work done on my helmet. I decided to use "toothpaste" as my offset to give the battle damage look. I hope it works out and I hope I didn't put too much on. Put on the toothpaste and then gave it a white coat:

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    Then I decided to start with some simple "snow" camo. I was going to do it with spray paint when it dawned on me that I should put my airbrushing skills to the test:

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    This is just the first color of grey. I have a darker grey and then I will put on some black. Let me know what you think.....
     
  6. BigDanLevitan

    BigDanLevitan Jedi Master star 5

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    Looks good! Does the toothpaste Come off?
     
  7. BigDanLevitan

    BigDanLevitan Jedi Master star 5

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    Not a problem. I'm sorry about the issues we had in getting the helmet.....
     
  8. Da'Rang Falco

    Da'Rang Falco Jedi Youngling

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    Yeah, the idea is to take the toothpaste off and show the silver that is underneath to make it look like "battle damage". Here's a YouTube video of a Merc who did the same thing.





    I've never personally done this, so it's a first time for this style of weathering. I'll let you all know how it turns out ;)
     
  9. Darth Erebus

    Darth Erebus Jedi Knight star 3

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    So apparently I can't post pics from my DROID onto the forums. Well this last workshop I worked on making a death watch style blaster! I posted a pic on my facebook if someone wants to snag it from there and post it here. It was a start and I learned a lot and got my hands on the vaccuformer. I have a better understanding of what to do and how to make a better plug. Next time we are there I hope to get some more progress on the blaster.

    P.S. I have the bag of long white fur in my trunk. It'll work great for wampa pelts if anyone wants to use any of it let me know!
     
  10. Darth Erebus

    Darth Erebus Jedi Knight star 3

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  11. Darth Erebus

    Darth Erebus Jedi Knight star 3

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    I started on my wampa skull pauldron last night. Still another horn to make today then to start building it up into a real looking skull! When its all done this skull will be mounted on my left shoulder for my armor.

    Here is the link to the picture. http://instagram.com/p/fQVpPwIREU/

    What do you guys think?
    I took as many screen caps as I could from ESB for references to work from. This is made from two different pepakura files I modified quite a bit to get to this point.
     
  12. 72Princess

    72Princess Jedi Knight star 4

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    Wow!!!!!!!! I have no words other than wow!!!!
     
  13. Darth Erebus

    Darth Erebus Jedi Knight star 3

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  14. WookieeJedi

    WookieeJedi Merchandise Coordinator/North Ridge Diplomat star 4

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    Looking forward to 2014 being the year of the Mandos!!!!!!!
     
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  15. jediprof

    jediprof Jedi Master star 4

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    Absolutely!
     
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  16. jediprof

    jediprof Jedi Master star 4

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  17. 72Princess

    72Princess Jedi Knight star 4

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  18. 72Princess

    72Princess Jedi Knight star 4

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    Boots have been shipped!!!
     
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  19. jediprof

    jediprof Jedi Master star 4

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    Mine too! got the pants and top. They seem like a real possibility --I will definitely want the "skirt" with the pants, thought. I'll bring them next time we have a workshop.
     
  20. 72Princess

    72Princess Jedi Knight star 4

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    Sounds great! Will you be there the 29th?
     
  21. jediprof

    jediprof Jedi Master star 4

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    I am really hoping so. A lot of it depends on whether my mother in law is going to be here to babysit the kids so we can continue to work on the cabin. If she is here, I won't be able to come. If not, I'll be there for sure.
     
  22. jediprof

    jediprof Jedi Master star 4

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    Received my boots today! They fit!
     
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  23. 72Princess

    72Princess Jedi Knight star 4

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    Got mine as well and they also fit! Woo HOO!!
     
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  24. Wild Sidewalker

    Wild Sidewalker Jedi Knight star 4

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    See the North Ridge Workshop thread for info on upcoming workshop sessions in January and February.
     
  25. BigDanLevitan

    BigDanLevitan Jedi Master star 5

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    I intend on being there the 12th of January