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    Tell 'em To Make It Count

    Thanks man! Yesterday was my last day of isolation, so all good there. Just had a minor sore throat, which meant a 10 stint of cosplay and house renovations haha. So shortly after my post there, I wasn’t happy with the scale of the upper plate that runs all the way around the head and in front...
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    Painting help

    I know you are into the painting stage now, so this is a tad late, but I just wanted to chime in for your future projects! You do not want to add water to body filler. It will absorb into the talc powder (which makes up a good portion of the “filler”), and can cause issues with cracking...
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    Tell 'em To Make It Count

    Small update! I’ve been on self isolation for the last nine days, so I’ve been able to plug away at my chest piece between renovations haha. As per a suggestion from @Viper466 , I finally brought my little band saw inside to try it out on foam ( it’s a tiny unit that struggles with even thin...
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    SRS 99-S5 Sniper Rifle Build-EDIT

    Lookin awesome! Keep up the good work!
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    Reach Turret Build! —HEAVY DUTY

    Angle grinder and a zip disc! I just mark my perpendicular cuts in 4-5 places around the pipe, then wrap a piece of masking tape around it to follow as a guide. For the long cuts, I just mark it with astraight edge and cut freehand. Comes out perfectly straight, but after flattening the pieces...
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    Reach Turret Build! —HEAVY DUTY

    . pvc comes in different wall thicknesses as well. (You can get sched 40, sched 80, etc). I don’t know what grade this stuff is, but the wall thickness is only about 3mm thick (about 1/8” in freedom units). Has a decent bit of flex to it, but still maintains its shape. From the brief bit of...
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    Reach Turret Build! —HEAVY DUTY

    Progress! So last weekend, Viper 466 gave me a wicked template and kicked me into gear, and I started the construction of the actual machine gun. I am working from the center outwards, so my base worked out to be a cut down 2x4 and some 4” abs tubing. After a few cuts and bevels, it started to...
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    Reach Turret Build! —HEAVY DUTY

    Aaaand I’m back at it! With the Calgary Expo just a couple months out, I’m once again on a tight schedule to get things done! I mocked up a cardboard silhouette of the mg at 1:1 scale of 64” in length, and I am quite pleased with it. This thing is BIG.
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    Calgary Expo - April 23 - 26, 2020

    I will be there! I still need to book the time off work, but that shouldn’t be an issue. As far as the booth goes, I will have my two big military cases ( we can stack other props on or around them) . I will also be finishing up construction of the reach mounted turret for people to touch and...
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    What do you do for a living?

    Autobody painter here. Started my apprenticeship just shy of two years ago. The majority of my time at work is spent prepping and painting, but I also bounce over to the bodywork side of the shop on occasion.
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    Debate: Foam or Fiberglass

    My vote goes to foam. I’m on the far left in this picture (the white and red spartan). My suit is almost 5 years old, and does show a bit of wear if you are super close to it, but from 5 feet away, it still looks pristine (the SAW is also foam). My lid is pep’d and glassesd. Keep in mind that...
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    Glueing velcro to EVA foam

    I’ve used normal high temp hot glue on Velcro with great success. Very occasionally the Velcro will start to separate from the hot glue, but a fresh dab will keep it secure. I go around my suit once every year or so with my glue gun to touch up/reinforce seams and parts, so I’ve never had...
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    Tell 'em To Make It Count

    Hahaha I picked up a case a while back when my brother-in-law was in town, and I actually don’t mind it! Quite honestly, it’s just what I had in the fridge haha. I wouldn’t quite call myself a beer connoisseur, but I do like to try new things! Luckily, there are a ton of craft breweries a...
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    Tell 'em To Make It Count

    Ayyyy, it’s been a while since I started this thread, but it’s time to kick it back into gear! So I decided that the pep lid I was building was scaled a bit too large (my reach eod is already on the large side), so the helmet is on the back burner for now. That being said, the foam work has...
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    Animethon 2019, Edmonton

    Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it this year, as I have a shooting competition that weekend. I hope everyone who attends has a blast though!