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Xtreme TACTICS 101

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Hey everybody,



Over the past few weeks, I have been posting a weekly tutorial on the 405th main page. In this thread, I hope to keep the links to all of my weekly tutorials, and other tutorials/FAQ's. I plan to update this thread weekly as my tutorials progress.



(Click on tutorial name for redirection to tutorial)



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Tips and Tricks With TACTICS



Tips and Tricks With TACTICS-Week 1: How to Cast-Tutorial



Tips and Tricks With TACTICS-Week 2: How to Wet Sand- Tutorial



Tips and Tricks With TACTICS-Week 3: How to use EVA Foam for Costuming- Tutorial



Tips and Tricks With TACTICS-Week 4: How to Sew by Hand- Tutorial



Tips and Tricks With TACTICS-Week 5: How to Change the Colour of Cut and Fold Lines- Tutorial



Tips and Tricks With TACTICS-Week 6: How to Smooth a Pepakura File- Tutorial



Tips and Tricks with TACTICS-Week 7: How to use a Spray Can-Tutorial



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Forum Tutorials



How to Scale Your Armour- Tutorial



How to Make a Weapon Prop-Tutorial



How to Export From Google Sketchup to Pepakura Designer-Tutorial



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FAQ's



Armour Scaling- FAQ



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Printable Tutorials



Tips and Tricks With TACTICS-Week 1: How to Cast-Tutorial



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NOTE: all questions you have regarding these tutorials/FAQ's in any way may be directed to me. My contact information is as follows:



405th PM system- Xtreme TACTICS 101

E-mail- XtremeTACTICS@hotmail.com



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I hope these tutorials are very helpful to you in your quest to make the perfect costume.



Good luck,



Xtreme TACTICS - OUT.
 

AlexSpartan177

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Really Good, Dude

This is like your own stickies thread :lol



I hope N00BS read this, even though I'm a veteran, I still read some of the stickies to refresh my mind :)



And I hope you keep adding Tuts to this thread :)
 

tumbucu

Member
how to scale armour tut really is going to help me with my build im book marking this thanks can i pm you if i have questions? aloha
 

Xtreme TACTICS 101

Well-Known Member
Alex spartan177 said:
Really Good, Dude

This is like your own stickies thread :lol



I hope N00BS read this, even though I'm a veteran, I still read some of the stickies to refresh my mind :)



And I hope you keep adding Tuts to this thread :)


Love the stickies remark, lol.



I plan to keep adding a weekly tutorial. I have another 12 weeks of tutorials planed (and brainstorming another 12 weeks), so I hope to get at least 6 months worth of tutorials published on the 405th main page. Nearly 1 month down, 5 months to go, lol.



tumbucu said:
how to scale armour tut really is going to help me with my build im book marking this thanks can i pm you if i have questions? aloha


Thanks for the comment.



And like it says in my tutorial and in this thread, you can contact me with any questions you have.



Cheers!



EDIT:



Tips and Tricks With TACTICS-Week 4 is published on the main page. See first post for a link!



EDIT 2:



Tips and Tricks with TACTICS-Week 5 is published on the main page. See the first post for a link.



Week 5 is the satart of a series of tips, tricks and tutorials on the pre-printing and peping stage. It will be a series of weeks worth of tutorials explaining everything you need to know about Pepakura Designer.
 
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Shade88

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Xtreme, are you gonna finish the EVA Foam? Just curious.



Nevermind, just read your last post. :p



Great job so far with the tutorials btw! :D I actually used method 2 in the scaling tutorial to help scale my Reach chest/backpack.
 

Stonewall1993

Jr Member
Xtreme TACTICS 101 said:
I did in the "How to Sew by Hand-Tutorial" article.


Is there any way to paint the EVA foam? Just curious... (I DID try the search bar)





---Stonewall
 
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Xtreme TACTICS 101

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Stonewall said:
Is there any way to paint the EVA foam? Just curious... (I DID try the search bar)





---Stonewall


If you use laytex paint, you can paint it. It will remain somewhat flexable, but at a certian bend in the foam, the paint will rip or crack.



EDIT:



Week 6 tutorial is on the main page! Check the top post for a link!
 
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Xtreme Tactics, these tutorials are great! Because I know that many of these (especially the casting tutorial) will help me later on, I created a more clearly-formatted PDF file of that particular tutorial (while giving all the credit to you)



Here is the download link to the PDF file. I hope you decide to add this link to you main post. It may help those who need a clean printout to read during their first time(s) casting:



http://www.4shared.com/file/218647291/1e19e4ba/Armor_Casting_Tutorial_XtremeT.html



Thanks for all the great tips!



Shade
 

Xtreme TACTICS 101

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Nightshade said:
Xtreme Tactics, these tutorials are great! Because I know that many of these (especially the casting tutorial) will help me later on, I created a more clearly-formatted PDF file of that particular tutorial (while giving all the credit to you)



Here is the download link to the PDF file. I hope you decide to add this link to you main post. It may help those who need a clean printout to read during their first time(s) casting:



http://www.4shared.com/file/218647291/1e19e4ba/Armor_Casting_Tutorial_XtremeT.html



Thanks for all the great tips!



Shade


I just put it in the first post.



Thanks for the comment and encouragement.



I also updated the first post with Tips and Tricks with TACTICS Week 7. Check it out!
 
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Great! Now that thesis is over (actually due tomorrow) and college apps and stuff is over, I'll have a lot more time to work on armor and stuff, so I can format more printer-friendly tutorials for you if you'd like! Just wanna help.



Shade
 

Xtreme TACTICS 101

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That would be great!



I also wrote yet another tutorial for here on the 405th forums. If you want to know how to export a Google Sketch-Up file into Pepakura Designer, look there!



P.S.- Ten written tutorials! WOOT!
 
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