First I fiber glass taped it and epoxied it, then I elongated with sintra, then put a layer of worbla over it to help even out the layers, then bondo. So much bondo. So much sanding... next week I'll get some some welders mask for the mask.
Tried making some scratch gauntlets, waaaay harder than it looks. I reckon I'll use the ones from eternal armory when my order goes through, likely the same with the bucket. Nice to try it on my own, I learned a lot there.
Did some armor rounding. It does certainly make a difference as for appearance.
I suppose I do wonder, how thick would mando plates actually be?
More progress made, need to figure out a good way to mount the jet pack. I was thinking magnets and mounting a metal bar with straps under the flack vest and then using magnets to secure the pack to the bar.
Man, armor is hard work.
Any further guidance would be great if anyone has been there done that...
So some more work and I have put it on. Some more work is coming.
Shrinking girth belt swapping plates for a longer style belt plate New bucket as this one will do for now, but want something with better dimensions upgraded jet pack (this one will do for now also, lot of time went into it) taking in the seams on the pants as they are pretty baggy
It's all finished and 501st approved BH66901, 1 of 6 Death Watch in the entire 501st legion (not counting Pre Vizsla and Bo katan).
I did some upgrades on the way, all of these parts came from Brandon Lauthern at Eternal armory (bartering is great!) -Traded out my home made/modded bucket -traded out home made gauntlets -traded out my jetpack
-Filled in the bullet dents as they aren't canon (501st didn't like them so away they went) -redid the thigh plates to make them better scaled -updated heel armor -resized the shins -redid girth belt -made a new belt that is more in line with season 5 Death, infantry variant B -took in the flight suit -repainted knee armor to match new gauntlet armor choice ( I went with silver this time)
Just updated last night, armor and pistols weathered. More secured back mounted magnet system
22/26 parts are still made from scratch, and it takes me longer to get dressed than it takes our Vader's. How is that fair? Haha.
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5