Oklahoma MkVI Suit

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dajdog1

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I cannot believe that 2 years ago I first found this site and I'm really just now starting. I pepped this two years ago and had to put it aside to fulfill my duties as a camp director and oversee major renovations to our camp. Those are now through and I am back on track. Caution I work methodically and cautiously. I have truly watched some of these WIPs on here from start to finish like Thorssoli's build and many others. I am pretty sure I have read all the tutorials and how-to threads more than once.

One thing I have to note. I haven't been active on here in about a year and now most of the builds I see happening right now aren't even halo related...strange.

Here is what I have so far...

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My work area... Just recently redone.
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Looks really good!

If you don't mind me Asking and/or Hijacking your thread. What kind of camp do you direct? My Wife and I were thinking about getting into Camping. We worked at a camp up here in MI called Michindoh for ~7-10 years.
 
Looks really good!

If you don't mind me Asking and/or Hijacking your thread. What kind of camp do you direct? My Wife and I were thinking about getting into Camping. We worked at a camp up here in MI called Michindoh for ~7-10 years.

It's a church camp, but we do several different groups throughout the year. Such as, 4-H, High school bands, family reunions, weddings, birthday parties, etc... Let me know if you want to know anything else.
 
It's a church camp, but we do several different groups throughout the year. Such as, 4-H, High school bands, family reunions, weddings, birthday parties, etc... Let me know if you want to know anything else.


Sounds alot like the camp we worked at. Mostly the summer. My Wife doesn't like the idea of being there all year round though. It's not because it's a Camp but because it changed so much from when she started to work there. We were going to start working there all year round but she then confronted me about not wanting to work there. It's a tough situation but I'm sure God has a plan in it all.

Hearing about other camps is always encouraging. Do you guys do any summer programs 'in house'?
 
Sounds alot like the camp we worked at. Mostly the summer. My Wife doesn't like the idea of being there all year round though. It's not because it's a Camp but because it changed so much from when she started to work there. We were going to start working there all year round but she then confronted me about not wanting to work there. It's a tough situation but I'm sure God has a plan in it all.

Hearing about other camps is always encouraging. Do you guys do any summer programs 'in house'?
Yeah, you will both have to be on board 100% that's for sure. The couple before us left for almost that reason. His wife just couldn't handle it. And yes our program is generated from myself and the youth ministers working together.
 
Got a little more done. Thought I would post since most people just get to the end of sanding or painting, etc and you don't see the girth of what happen in-between. Well, you will see all my girth...(try not to ready into that too much).

These are right after applying and scraping a layer of bondo. Hasn't even dried yet.

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Also, thought I would stand back a bit and show more of my work space. This isn't even half of it. More tools and equipment to the side. This has two garage bays with an office in the middle so plenty of stuff you don't see.

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More to follow - check back tomorrow!
 

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Yeah. According to the CEO and Vice president (During a Conversation about us not coming) that is one of the number one reasons/situations that married people leave camping.

Keep up the great work! makes me Jealous!
 
Okay, the hairy stuff. Right in the thick of bondo...


This is literally right after a layer of bondo was applied. Notice I did not cake it on like I have seen so many times on this forum. The idea is to build up low areas and keep the detail created in the pep. Work hard and slow on the pepping and this step will be much easier.
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Now, once you've given it a few minutes to set up to a soft like consistency you need to hit the ridges and globby areas with your plastic scraper.

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They should look like this before you let it completely dry.

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Once it dries I will be moving on to sanding and then going through the process again and finalizing with spot putty.


Here is my sanding station...

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And the tools you really can't live without if you want a high detail helmet and armor...

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Sanded with the Mouse.

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After a little detail sanding with the dremel. Applied some spot putty to start bringing out the details and filling in the imperfections/pin holes. It will be sanded by hand with 220 grit. Right now it's sitting by the heater baking.

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Spot putty area sanded and then the smaller imperfections and lines dealt with. Never be satisfied with "okay" go for perfect!

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Sanded the second spot putty application and then dusted on grey primer. This allow to see even more imperfections that can be addressed.

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Another application of spot putty.

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