Wow, this is looking great! Keep it up!
Thanks for the encouragement. I've needed it to produce this:Great work Tomboy. Really glad to see you back at it. looking forward to seeing this done.
Now that you've tempted fate, I expect to hear the sound of a furious man some time within the next few days.I am not rebuilding this thing, so it is not allowed to warp. At all... Do you hear me, chest piece?! :behave
Thanks. So far, the move goes long, but my stuff was picked up and is in transit... somewhere.Good luck, dude! The pep looks great. Let us know how the move goes. Fingers crossed.
Trying not to let it put me too far behind, but there will be delays due to lack of.. everything... like tools!Moving put my build on hold for a long time. Everything looks awesome so far, thanks for sharing!
I'm a girl...Now that you've tempted fate, I expect to hear the sound of a furious man some time within the next few days.
But in all honesty, good luck. If the struts hold up well and you've gotten it braced properly you should be absolutely fine.
I wish it was the moving truck. Then I'd have a table to work on! And stuff!I think I hear Murphy knocking at his door........or it just could be the moving truck.....either way. good luck on both issues.
Thanks, though I haven't worked on any foam pieces in a while. I'm still new at it.Your foam parts are so smooth and even! Amazing! Everything looks great!
Sounds like something to post on the marketplace. When you do pick up your rebuild, I hope it goes well.I want to work on the suit. I still have everything i have built. But i think it would be better if someone would like to pick up from where i left off. I am willing to sell them. I have grown since then. So i would rebuild it anyway. They r built and fiberglassed. Not bondoed yet. But i would feel better if someone had a better chance and not have to build as much.
You and me both.This is the first Mk IV build that I have found that looks like they might actually finish.
Can't wait to see it done!
PM me a link, to download the file. I'm currently unable to work on my armor. Well I can, it's just not the same living in a hotel. I'm gonna wait until we get back situated in our home to work on the armor. In the meantime I've been unfolding some files. I'd like to see this build done also!Sounds like something to post on the marketplace. When you do pick up your rebuild, I hope it goes well.
You and me both.
Tropical Storm Hermine has come and gone over the Tampa Bay area, and in its wake it's left me a bright sunny day with little chance of rain. I've been taking advantage of it and have gotten a coat of resin on the outside of the right pauldron and 2/3rds of the shin.
When building this piece, you'll probably want to pay special attention to and add extra reinforcement to the following two areas:
http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt170/Tomboy-014/405th Projects/WP_20160904_09_36_18_Pro.jpghttp://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt170/Tomboy-014/405th Projects/WP_20160904_09_36_02_Pro.jpg
The top part of the sides is just a lot of folds and was starting to sag after I applied just a thin coat of resin to the first side, especially around the indents. Getting the reinforcement between them can be tricky, but worth it. The side popped right back out, and the second side hasn't sagged at all. Also, I made a spacer of sorts and added lots of reinforcement to the bottom opening to help hold the proper shapes and angles. This is another area with a lot of open paper and can warp easily. Take the time to reinforce.
I've also been working on making templates for the cod piece since it looked easier to tackle than the shins. I've got the front half sketched out and templates made to cut out on the foam. It doesn't have all the details on it, but I'm also planning on carving out quite a few of them.
http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt170/Tomboy-014/405th Projects/WP_20160903_12_38_32_Pro 1.jpg
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm in for a long day of staring at Spartan butt while I try to work out the back.
By the way, there wouldn't happen to be someone watching the thread that's good at unfolding pep files, would there? I found this one in the 405th archive ages ago. It's been removed since then, but I still have the file. It is the most screen accurate version of the Mark IV Helmet that I've found to date. The only problem is that I suck at unfolding. I spent 2 months working on it while I was recovering, and made no usable headway. If there's anyone willing to help, PM me and I'll either send you the file or just post it back up in the archive.
http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt170/Tomboy-014/405th Projects/MarkIV Helmet Pep.jpg
And thank you for the compliment on my work.Wow, looking great, thanks for all the pictures and comments on your stages.
Good luck on the weight gain. I'm currently going the other way and working on losing a couple of inches off my hips. Good luck when you restart your project!Tomboy! Good to hear that you're recovered and working on the suit again! Everything is looking great so far! Ive been working on it mine on and off because of school and work. Ill finish it one day, maybe seeing your work will give me some motivation to work on it during my free time!! Also, im trying to gain 20lbs in weight (the bulk is real) so i might wait till i hit my goal weight so i dont have parts i wont fit haha.