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Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by BazookaJo, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

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    Nice one David :-D Most appreciated.
  2. murphyaa

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    There's always Red River Paper www.redriverpaper.com

    I've also seen a silver 8.5x11 cardstock at Michael's. It wasn't inkjet friendly, but it might work, especially if laminated on regular 110lb cardstock. I have plans to make it in regular cardstock, then spraypaint it, then cover with clearcoat. I guess I should get off my keister and design the Viper helmet I've had on the back burner for a couple years. Then we'd have a shelf set.
  3. BazookaJo

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    Hi MurphyAA

    Is the reverse inkjet friendly? :wink: if so, print on that (as long as your printer can handle the gsm).

    As for spraying it, I'd stick with the mirror card - Seriously, you will not get a better or more reflective finish out of can or bottle than you will with the mirror card - that's what gave me the idea for the model in the first place :)

    Regards

    Paul.
  4. dansls1

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    When I was in elementary school I did the cylon outfit for halloween one year. We fashioned the helmet around a hockey mask that was sprayed with a 'gold' spray. The lights were christmas tree type lights - we had 3 and it went side - middle - other side - middle - etc.
  5. BazookaJo

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    Sound like a job for you two guys :wink:

    Seriously - there is a Cyberman voice changer on forbidden planet at the moment for £15 - it would be an ideal template for the model. Hell you could practically trace it and scale it up.

    http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=12406&zenid=944efc071892d46530401dddc36b5bd9

    And when you'd finished you could even respray the plastic helmet for a darn realistic finish - not a million miles away from the replica busts that are going around for around £500.

    http://www.firebox.com/product/1710?aff=1272

    come on guys - you know you want to :twisted:
  6. col. kurtz

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    bring on the neck brace !!!!!!

    great helmet when will the neck brace be available..........and the rest of the cylon armour i want it all......please:thumb:
  7. BazookaJo

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    Patience my friend - work currently in progress ;)
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  9. BazookaJo

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    Hi CJ

    I've seen that site before - it's a really great site, in fact I used it as a ref when I started my styrene helmet (that reminds me, I must finish it some time).

    I sent him a link to bazookajo.me.uk hoping he'd link to it as a cheapo alternative (the styrene kit ends up costing quite a bit for the kit and materials) but didn't get a response - guess he wasn't all that impressed,... or maybe too impressed...threatened even :rolleyes:

    Maybe when the full suit is done with Ekuth's help (and his awesome eye chaser) he will have to accept the supremecy of card as a modelling tool and destroy his plastic offerings in favour of paper - the true king of materials :cool:

    Best regards

    Paul.
  10. CJTK1701

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    LOL! right on Dude!:thumb:
  11. ekuth

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    You would be proud of me, Bazookajo...

    Just got my gloves for the complete outfit in the mail today.

    I'll have to dye them and modify the sleeves, but I managed to find a pair of Cooper Armadillo Thumbs as per the wegottafindearth site...

    Having trouble finding those boots, though... :rolleyes:
  12. BazookaJo

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    :cry: Ekuth Ekuth Ekuth - How many times must I tell you. To become a Cylon you have to start from the inside out.

    Heck - I bet you don't aren't even wearing the regulation cylon underwear Ekuth - Always doing half a job m8 :p
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    Seriously though - nice one :thumb:

    BTW backpack Alpha could be completed this weekend :twisted:

    BYC


  13. ekuth

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    A Sneak Peek of Coming Attractions!

    Okay, you Zealots... with permission of Paul (Bazookajo) I've been given the okay to show you what we've been hard at work on:

    The Cylon Armor Backpack!

    Shots of my Beta Build:

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    Stay tuned for more details! :mrgreen:
  14. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    I think WOW!!! best sums it up.
  15. jaffro

    jaffro Long term member

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    or maybe even WOW!!!
  16. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

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    (speechless)
  17. BazookaJo

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    Cylon backpack and Neckpeice complete :)

    FINALLY!!!

    Finished my build of the neck and backpack. Now just need to create basic instruction sheets hopefully before this coming Monday.

    Then we go live :thumb:

    Regards

    Paul.


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  18. cgutzmer

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    holeeeeeee cow! super!
    Chris
  19. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

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    Most EXCELLENT! Kudos on a fine job, w00t!
  20. ekuth

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