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    Aug 6, 2012, 6:06 AM - #251

    Base paint looks great.
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    Aug 6, 2012, 11:01 AM - #252

    I think that is is looking great! I love watching the armour progressing along. Keep at it!

    Also, glad to hear that I'm not the only one who watched the Mars Rover Landing. It's amazing what we can do when our species gets its act together. Now we just need to find the prothean ruins on the red planet...
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    Aug 6, 2012, 11:07 AM - #253

    Your the man! Boss Biceps Big Boi! Beast Build Buddy!
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    Aug 6, 2012, 11:08 AM - #254

    Originally Posted by thorn696 View Post
    Base paint looks great.
    Thank you, I'm anxious to get the blackwash down and get these knocked out.

    Originally Posted by Nessy View Post
    I think that is is looking great! I love watching the armour progressing along. Keep at it!

    Also, glad to hear that I'm not the only one who watched the Mars Rover Landing. It's amazing what we can do when our species gets its act together. Now we just need to find the prothean ruins on the red planet...
    Thanks.

    I was so sure that the rover was going to crash. There were literally thousands of things that could have gone wrong, and if any had gone wrong, game over. But it all went perfectly! I was stunned. My heart was actually racing when I heard that they received confirmation that it entered the atmosphere.

    Originally Posted by TheBradinator View Post
    Your the man! Boss Biceps Big Boi! Beast Build Buddy!
    Thanks!
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    Aug 6, 2012, 1:58 PM - #255

    Great work on the paint, I love that vaseline trick!

    I was bummed out this morning that I forgot all about watching the landing
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    Aug 6, 2012, 2:58 PM - #256

    dang its looking great so far, keep up the fantastic work
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    Aug 6, 2012, 11:50 PM - #257

    Originally Posted by Z0M8I3 View Post
    Great work on the paint, I love that vaseline trick! (
    Originally Posted by Road Kill View Post
    dang its looking great so far, keep up the fantastic work
    Thanks!

    Got a lot of work done tonight too. First of all, I finished up the paint job on the biceps...






    Then I started to think about all the detail parts on the biceps. The inside areas and the spaces between the gaps of the armor are not simply gaps, they have some degree of underarmor to them. So, I took some of the craft foam I had and started to fill in the gaps...





    Then, based on this little guy...



    ...I went a little farther on the inner arm area...





    All that's left now is the padding and electronics, then I have to strap it and my undersuit up and the biceps will be finished. I discovered that I don't have any spare CD cases at my house (they're all back at my inlaws' house), so getting the lights in the biceps may take a while. Therefore, my focus very soon will be the cod (I keep saying that).

    Enjoy!
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    Aug 7, 2012, 10:37 AM - #258

    This is awesome Carpathiavh99! I love all of the extra little details you're adding to your suit, especially the little bit of craft foam on the biceps. It adds so much! You are an inspiration for us all.
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    Aug 7, 2012, 11:10 AM - #259

    Are you still able to get your arm into them with that extra detail added? Nice work by the way, it's little details like this that really take things to the next level.
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    Aug 7, 2012, 11:33 AM - #260

    Originally Posted by TheRabbit View Post
    Are you still able to get your arm into them with that extra detail added?
    Yes, the armor still fits. I double checked what height I could go to before I attached the detail pieces. And the foam detail does not take away from the diameter of the opening either, so all is well.
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    Aug 7, 2012, 4:33 PM - #261

    this is looking realy good , love the xtra detail
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    Aug 7, 2012, 5:01 PM - #262

    uber uber uber sweet!!! love the foam accents you set in the bicep pieces, coming together very awesomely keep it up!!
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    Aug 8, 2012, 10:51 AM - #263

    WOW! Just wow! I think I'll have to redo some things before you finish.
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    Aug 8, 2012, 10:51 AM - #264

    Originally Posted by Macattack64 View Post
    WOW! Just wow! I think I'll have to redo some things before you finish.
    I've got to do SOMETHING that you haven't already done.

    I just realized that yesterday marked the 1 year anniversary of the beginning of this thread. It will be nice to see this build come to a close and the start of the documentation of showing the armor off at the H4 release and other events.

    Tonight, I get to work on my cod, so keep an eye out.
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    Aug 8, 2012, 10:55 AM - #265

    I'm gonna have to keep up with you so that I don't look like a scrub when we meet up(Sometime in the future I hope)! :P
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    Aug 8, 2012, 10:58 AM - #266

    Originally Posted by Macattack64 View Post
    I'm gonna have to keep up with you so that I don't look like a scrub when we meet up(Sometime in the future I hope)! :P
    Dude, your armor is among the best I've seen. Right up there with Longshot and Cyberben (really, even better than the suit Adam used to show off). I just hope that mine will compare; I think I'm doing pretty well, so...

    And, yeah, one of these days we'll have to meet up, if only to compare our armor first hand.
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    Aug 8, 2012, 11:30 AM - #267

    Originally Posted by carpathiavh99 View Post
    Dude, your armor is among the best I've seen. Right up there with Longshot and Cyberben (really, even better than the suit Adam used to show off). I just hope that mine will compare; I think I'm doing pretty well, so...

    And, yeah, one of these days we'll have to meet up, if only to compare our armor first hand.
    That feels good hearing that! Thank you!!! Also, I still have adjustments that need to be made and some minor tweaks. The convention this weekend will help figure that out. I really appreciate it!! Your armor will definitely surpass mine though.
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    Aug 8, 2012, 7:38 PM - #268

    A tiny bit of progress tonight. First off, I snapped a picture of an armored arm to see how everything looks...



    Honestly, I'm worried that the bicep looks a tad small. However, I'm not redoing it at this point, maybe sometime after launch.

    I also started on the fiberglassing of my cod tonight...




    I didn't get as far as I would have liked tonight. I got out my supplies to fiberglass my cod piece only to find out that I was very low on a lot of my supplies, namely fiberglass cloth, brushes and plastic cups. Ugh. So, I did what I could with what I had. This is as far as I got...



    I laid down the remainder of my fiberglass cloth. Then I had an unopened pack of fiberglass mat, which I've been saving for the cod piece and the torso, so I opened it and cut some pieces and got that in too. The resin is curing as I type this, so I have yet to feel how strong it is with the multiple layers, but I imagine it will be quite strong.

    So, tomorrow, I'll have to head out to pick up some supplies. I think tonight I'll focus on electronics for the thighs and the forearms.

    Keep watching, there may be another update tonight.
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    Aug 8, 2012, 10:32 PM - #269

    Ok then. Got some electronics work done. I tried something new and it took a little longer than I had anticipated, and I only had one switch I could use, so I'll have to add that to my list of things to pick up tomorrow.

    Anyway, I started with the right thigh. I cut a small mat board strip about 2" long and 1/4" wide and installed 4 LEDs. Then I glued a piece of mat board about 3/4" wide to it to create a cover. Then I glued the assembly into place...



    ...and tested that circuit (for the 5th or 6th time since I had built it)...



    It looked pretty good, so I built another assembly, glued it into place and completed the wiring. The new thing I tried was adding in strips of craft foam to cover the wires and the assemblies in order to keep the inside of the thigh wire-free.



    That way, no wires or anything would snag as I put the thigh on. The battery switch was mounted into place just below the top ridge, and the switch up through the same ridge also ensuring that they would be out of the way...



    ...And the completed thigh...



    Now I've got a huge mess to clean up.

    Regarding the cod, for some reason the resin I used to fiberglass it is still very sticky. I may have to mix up some resin and brush it on over top of the fiberglass tomorrow before I continue glassing the cod. I've never had this sort of trouble with resin before, but I guess there's a first time for everything.

    Anyway, that's it for now. Let me know what you think!!!
  21. Aug 8, 2012, 10:53 PM - #270

    Oooh pretty lights! No seriously nice job man!
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    Aug 9, 2012, 6:24 AM - #271

    Finished paint looks awesome. Love you're technical skill in detailing each part as you go along.
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    Aug 9, 2012, 6:26 AM - #272

    wow man so much stuff you have done since i last looked lol. Very nice! I love it all. GReat job
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    Aug 9, 2012, 6:55 AM - #273

    You're lit up like Christmas, lol! Nice work on the thigh man!
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    Aug 9, 2012, 8:02 AM - #274

    Originally Posted by vshore100 View Post
    You're lit up like Christmas, lol! Nice work on the thigh man!
    Very appropriate, considering the LEDs were taken from a strand of Christmas tree lights!
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    Aug 9, 2012, 11:19 AM - #275

    Awesome amount of effort. Love the green color choice as well. Waiting for complete pics!

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