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by Lou3433
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: Hey! I'm back...kinda
Replies: 6
Views: 4357

Hey! I'm back...kinda

Hey guys! I'm trying to get back into trooping. The past couple years have been a little tough. After my divorce and trying out my new career as an artist, I've got the urge to suit up again. I'm working on upgrading my tusken and might be looking into some armor at some point. Hope to see all of yo...
by Lou3433
Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: The knee bone's connected to the- OUCH!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2903

Re: The knee bone's connected to the- OUCH!!!!

Cut your thighs on an angle so from the side it still looks long but cut off most of that triangle detail on the thigh. No one sees that anyway because the knee covers it. That's what I did...I was having the same problem.
by Lou3433
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Goop question
Replies: 2
Views: 2070

Re: Goop question

I have found that an ice cube works the best. It may melt a little, but it won't have any effect on the holding power. :D Try it. It really works! :thumbs:
by Lou3433
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: paint cracking
Replies: 11
Views: 4989

Re: paint cracking

For some reason I could never get fusion paint to work right. So I got some paint at the TSC store. It was some kind of industrial quick drying recoat anytime paint. I forgot the name of it, but I have a can in my mom's garage so I'll take a pic of it when I go to visit tomorrow. Or maybe this paint...
by Lou3433
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.
Replies: 119
Views: 51155

Re: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.

I used the same grey for my armor as I did for the band on the back of my helmet. Rustoleum Automobile Primer Light Grey. http://www.hardwarestore.com/media/product/264507_front200.jpg I'm not sure if the darker color is approvable or not. I know that all of the other 41st's I've seen are the light ...
by Lou3433
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Chewie build thread......
Replies: 200
Views: 69374

Re: Chewie build thread......

Maybe I don't understand, but after you "build up" on the peg portion of the stilt you would have a big foot pad...just like the drywall stilts...only you wouldn't have the flexible "ankle". You would be walking around with fused ankles like Bill Walton, which won't be easy.
by Lou3433
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.
Replies: 119
Views: 51155

Re: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.

Painting a 41 Elite is not a big deal at all. The hardest part was painting the five little stripes on the forearms...and even that was pretty simple. For the stripes I used electrical tape and kind of eyeballed the line for the paint. I layed down a tape line. I used a contrasting color for the wid...
by Lou3433
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Chewie build thread......
Replies: 200
Views: 69374

Re: Chewie build thread......

It's super easy to walk around in drywall stilts. Just walk around for about a 1/2 hour and you should get the hang of it. Just remember lift your knees more than normal...you don't want to drag the foot pad of the stilt. That's how you trip.
by Lou3433
Wed May 18, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Senate Commando?
Replies: 15
Views: 7342

Re: Senate Commando?

He has decided that he does want to do the Senate Commando, specifically Captain Jayfon. So, we'll take all the help and guidance we can get! :thumbs: Sorry Rachel, I don't know TZA, and sounds like Jaster wants to help. So, you might want to talk to him. I know several other guys on the boards tha...
by Lou3433
Mon May 09, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.
Replies: 119
Views: 51155

Re: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.

Well, I got most of the spilled paint off of it. Finished the painting and glued the aerators on. Went and bought a smoked motorcycle helmet visor to replace the other one. I want to weather the helmet a little more before i clear coat it and then glue the visor in. Then I have to add the fan syste...
by Lou3433
Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.
Replies: 119
Views: 51155

Re: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.

Well, I fixed the paint cracks. Had a bunch of paint that bled through the masking tape, so I guess I'll be sanding that down next. There were a couple of missed spots, so I'm going to go the easy route and use a brush to touch everything up. Are the ear portions supposed to be smoked gray like the...
by Lou3433
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: Michigan 501st - CHARITY HISTORY
Replies: 68
Views: 49657

Re: Michigan 501st - CHARITY HISTORY

Blasty Trooper wrote:The Fighting Falcons game raised $1,600 for Blue Water Area Humane Society. http://www.greatlakesgarrison.com/forum ... 72&t=10655
Thanks Jon. :thumbs:
by Lou3433
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.
Replies: 119
Views: 51155

Re: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.

what size do you have? i want to go with 25mm by 25mm and stick them right behind the aerators. i looked on the radio shack web site and they don't have any in that size. was going to get the ones from a web site that someone posted. I think mine were about 2" or 50 mm. They didn't hit my face at a...
by Lou3433
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.
Replies: 119
Views: 51155

Re: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.

I apologize for the thread derail....but what did you use for a visor for your EVO3 clone helmet? I thought you were supposed to use a #3 welding visor, but my local welding shop only has green ones...aren't they supposed to be 'smoke' or grey color? Thanks. I believe a #3 shade is too light. You w...
by Lou3433
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.
Replies: 119
Views: 51155

Re: 41st Elite Clone w.i.p.

When I made my 41st elite. I had two fans, one sucking in one blowing out. I got some ipod speakers from the dollar store that I tore apart and used the speaker grill from that to put in my aerators.

Man...I miss that costume. I need to build another...soon! :D
by Lou3433
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Open Channel
Topic: Michigan 501st - CHARITY HISTORY
Replies: 68
Views: 49657

Re: Michigan 501st - CHARITY HISTORY

squadleader wrote:I also had $100.00 for the Womens center of Muskegon. From our PTA roller skating event earlier this year.
Thanks :thumbs:
by Lou3433
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: new build (open opinion)
Replies: 27
Views: 12764

Re: new build (open opinion)

Ripcode wrote:With your build, I'd go with BozoTheClone armor kit.

Squadleader has a set of that armor...It's NICE!!! :D
by Lou3433
Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Helmet refurb assistance
Replies: 7
Views: 3745

Re: Helmet refurb assistance

I've got a hard hat liner in mine and I think it works great! But I wear a hard hat at work everyday, so that's what I'm used to.
by Lou3433
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Armor Party April 3rd---South Haven
Replies: 26
Views: 11745

Re: Armor Party April 3rd---South Haven

Thanks to everyone who came out. It was a lot of fun. Thanks for the compliment on my painting skills Jon. Now we just need to finish it that helmet up and get crackin' on your armor. :thumbs:
by Lou3433
Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Costume Resources and Questions
Topic: Armor Party April 3rd---South Haven
Replies: 26
Views: 11745

Re: Armor Party April 3rd---South Haven

Would love to come, but all I've got currently is the custom Mando... You guys are churning out some progress, eager to see all the kits at MC3! Anyone came come on out. You can bring whatever you want to work on, or just come to watch/learn/talk. I'm going to make some awesome nachos for a snack, ...