My first armor ready for fiberglass

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gamerguy55

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My first try at papakura(excluding helmet i forgot to scale it down the first time).[attachment=116:Saturday_180.jpg] I have started fiberglassing and will post pics when i a done with painting and putting my visor in. Please tell me if you have any suggestions for my armor. I have never fiberglassed anything before but i am going to put two coats on the outside and one with the cloth on the inside. I should be done in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for your help.

-Matt ;)
 

link4044

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looking good...take your time with the glassing and when done with that make sure to detail it just leave it the way it is
 

gamerguy55

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MustangMatt said:
Three posts in a row from the moderating staff. You've wow-ed us all! :cool:
Thanks, i have one more question to add. After i am done fiberglassing and it drys should i fill in the pieces some with expanding foam so they fit tighter and dose not fall off? If not what should I do? Thanks in advance.
-Matt
 
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MustangMatt

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You can choose to use foam or you can go to a fabric store and buy a bunch of pillow stuffing. You can always back the padding with black denim or something, so it will keep everything in. Just an idea though!
 

gamerguy55

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Thanks I'll keep that in mind when i go to get the paint and other things. Which reminds me, i want to paint my armor green or similar colors (eg. brown) not any reds,blues,light greens or purples. I wold like some suggestions of paint colors that are cheap like spray paint or canned paint not car( i don't have enough money to spend on car paint). Thanks alot for all your help.
-Matt
 

MustangMatt

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Well, for spray paint. You'll want a primer coat. If you want glossy armor, you'll want gloss finish. If you're looking for a flat, non-glossy look, you'll want to choose matte or flat.
 

dallis

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FAII3N ANG3I said:
wow, that looks great
I have to agree with him , its looking great, i hope for the best on the rest of your project,
take your time while fibreglassing cause it can and will get messy , and hope you have a good day lol,
,Dallis
 
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gamerguy55

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i have just finished fiber glassing and and have bought pant i have no pics of it fiberglassed but will get some when it is painted.

-matt
 

tokage81

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holy crap that's nice!! How tall are you just out of curiosity? I'm doing the same thing and just trying to get an idea of how much more i got to go.
 

gamerguy55

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Jim said:
Looks good, how much time / money invested so far?
Thanks, i have spent about 30-40 dollars so far on fiber glass and paint/paper.I have spent way to many hours to count on it just cutting and folding, i did not keep track of the time but it took me over a month and i spent what seemed like all day,every day to do it. So I wasted the last month of my summer vacation on it(but it was worth it)!!! I am about 6'1" and 140 pounds and my armor fits just about perfect. It is a little big but i am going to use expanding foam to make it more snug. I will post more pics of it when i am completly done. Which will be sometime this weekend i hope. I have four different grains of sand paper to use so i hope it will make it smooth enough to paint.

-Matt
 
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gamerguy55

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joshua61991 said:
Are you a buff person? With the armour on you look like you could crush a car.
Thats because i can crush a car. LOL No i cant actually crush a car but i wish i could i am not that buff i am only 140lbs. and a nerd. so... yeah. i just got my helmet done painted visor and everything so i will post pics sometime tomorrow.

-Matt
 
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Macattack64

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Now when I see other peoples armor I start second guessing my own... Like i'm starting to think my arm pieces are too small... :\... :(
 

tokage81

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Macattack64 said:
Now when I see other peoples armor I start second guessing my own... Like i'm starting to think my arm pieces are too small... :\... :(
mine were too big so I'm redoing em plus I think my chest armor was too small so I made it bigger
 
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Macattack64

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tokage said:
mine were too big so I'm redoing em plus I think my chest armor was too small so I made it bigger

I'm just gonna edit mine... Gonna cut it down the bottom side and make it lil wider... :\...
 
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