Thanks, Anna! I haven't gotten to permanently installing the plungers yet, but I will sometime this week.the boots look great all painted and detailed with the plunger bit, I cant even tell that they are foam!
Thanks Anna for the kind words! The pistol ISN'T that great. From a distance it looks good but there are so many things wrong with it, I just kick myself for not doing better. (Perfectionist mind likes to do that)wow the helmet looks great! I really like the model of the new one, the details are significantly better. The chest piece looks like its getting pretty strong, the one that I made was strengthened with only rondo and it is very very weak, so fiberglass is something I will have to keep in mind for future projects.
Also I dont know what you are talking about saying that you dont think that your pistol is "the best." It looks amazing to me, all of the details are super clean and the paint job is well done too.
Cant wait to see more
I was actually brain-storming with my dad yesterday and this is what we decided to do.What I would try to do to fix the warping would be to build up the damaged area with styrene. Get it roughly into the shape you want and sand it down. I have never tried styrene myself, but I have seen a few builders (like Volpin or Drgnfyre4) use styrene to build up raised areas. It seems to sand well and you can use bondo on it to make everything nice and flush afterwards.
You could also try something simillar with foam. If you go for foam, I would try that pink insulation foam that some people use to make prop masters for moldmaking. Spartan Z06 uses that stuff in this tutorial on weapon making http://www.405th.com/showthread.php/35884-No-pep-halo-reach-foam-weapon-builds.
Erayachi uses something called paperclay in her build, send her a PM to see if she thinks it would stick to resin. http://www.405th.com/showthread.php/34621-erayachi-s-Mark-VI-Build-(WIP)-Part-1!
I guess you could also try cutting out the warped area, repepping just that bit, and glassing the new bit back in. That would require some kind of re-enforcing to get it solid again though.
Those are the ideas I had. Hopefully one of them helps, or leads you to thinking of your own solution. Best of luck on your armour and your job interview!!!
Thanks Anna.oh my gosh im so sorry to hear about your grandmother, my grandma is going through some serious medical issues right now as well so I know how you feel I hope that her surgery is very successful and that she has a good recovery.
On a happier note, good job on the job interview, but sorry that you didn't get it! Its tough for us highschool/college aged kids to find jobs out there. If you do find one though, Itll be good to rack up some extra cash to pay for all these expensive prop materials. And it seems like you have a good plan set to fix the warping! I think itll work out well as long as you can get the front part of the chest piece and the new added piece (to fix the warping) on the back part to match up when connecting them with a buckle (or whatever method you decide to use.)
I thank you for your support. My family and I have been hanging out with my grandma a lot in the past few days. My dad went with her to her doctor's appointment this morning and they went over her CAT scan. It turns out she has a cystic tumor formed from rheumatoid arthritis in her neck. She had neck surgery ten years ago and the arthritis formed shortly thereafter, thus the tumor formed. It's non-cancerous, but it's pressing against her spinal cord and if left there, it will eventually kill her. No damage has been done to the brain because the tumor is outside of the brain but it's still scary. She's due for a pre-op this Friday and then she'll be having two surgeries in the next week or so. The first surgery will remove the tumor, the second will fuse her cervical (neck) vertebrae together to prevent this from ever happening again. What a way to spend her birthday.Please tell your Grandma that we are all hoping for the operation to be successful and for a speedy recovery afterwards. Be sure to go visit her when you get a chance.
It's too bad that you didn't get the job, but you did at least get told that you didn't get the job. Maybe it is a Canadian thing, but I never get told that I didn't get a job. Three years back I applied for a summer job, and just last summer they called me to ask if I was interested in working for them. But by then I already had a job working for an agricultural Coop so I couldn't accept. So at least you know you should keep looking, and that you give a good interview.
I like your plan for fixing the chest. Be sure to push some fibreglass into the wet rondo for added strength.
Thanks.Keep it clean. nice work.