ok so how do i get a mentor then???
Yep, that. Also, Pack Hunter, just a few posts above you, Necrogenesis produced a really nice example of how to do it.Go to the very first post in this very thread and do what it says.
Done.I found a guy that lives near me who is willing to help me make a vacuum former, so I can be taken off the list I guess. Never got around to PM'ing my mentor anyway, haha.
airbrushing isn't to hard and i find its really fun, unless ur tlking about the lazy 1/2 ***ed way with the spray can, (take all the fun out of it will ya lol) the problem is getting and air pump the isn't to expensive the one we have is really old my dad got it when he was 17 and he's 56, but u can get canned air to use as long as your airbrush come with it...hm now that i thibk about it i might do an airbrudh tut when i'm ready 2 paint my commando helmetWeak areas: sewing, foam, Pepakura, airbrushing. Strong areas: drawing, hand painting, sculpture, electronics. Thank you for your consideration.
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You're still asking questions yourself, so let's keep things the way they are for the moment, shall we?I've been helping out a member, chefwurm, for a while now, and after noticing this thread again I guess I could be considered a mentor for him. However I do still occasionally PM my own mentor, Hickeydog, so I don't know if you want to update the list or not, just thought I'd throw it out there.
Added you.ill throw my name in there as the idk where to start on the pepping. by that i mean idk what part to start with. and i may need a little help with my scaling. well who ever gets paired with me i want to thank you in advance
Added you earlier today.Hi There.
I am just starting out and figured I could use some help as I start the process (scaling, etc). Could you add me to the mentee list? It would be very much appreciated
Oh, but that's a good thing! It means that you're actually going to be available once you do become a mentor ;-)No problem, in fact it seems the person I was helping out doesn't even come here anymore.
Being a total noob and just starting the whole thing i figured it would be just great to have a mentor. So if anyone is willing to have another mentee, here i am
I'm in the pep phase of an MkVI armor which is going on pretty well but sooner or later (most certainly sooner) i'll get stuck so i'd need help.
We've run out of mentors I'm afraid, so I can't team you up with anyone right now. You can ask questions on the forum in the meantime.Ok so I consider myself a total noob when it comes to scaling pepakura so I would love to be put on the mentee list , I am pretty confident with the resin etc.. phase but not with scaling. So I am sure I am not doing it right at all. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
Same answer as above: Nobody is available right now, so all I can do is put you on the waiting list.I'm completely new to this, but I've already pepped a helmet. I'm looking to make a full suit, but I'm just going to start with a helmet for now, to get the basic concepts and skills down before I move on to the rest.
The pepping and scaling is extremely straightforward, and easy. I have no issues there!
The glassing and bondo-ing looks straightforward as well, I might need a few pointers but I know people who work with fiberglass ANYWAYS, so that's not an issue.
I think the main things I will need a mentor for are painting and possibly fitting, when I start making the full suit. But most definitely painting. I know the basic process, the silver paint, mustard, overcoat, etc. I'll mainly need help with technique and other ideas for making it look different.
I already know what I want to paint, eg: colors, designs, etc.
The only other thing I'll need help with is making a visor/face shield. I heard that you can make them using a process called vacuum forming? Or something like that? This is the main thing that I'll be needing help with.
Also, casting and molding.