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    Mar 10, 2013, 1:46 AM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #76

    again, not much progress but i attached a another piece of leather to the arm brace. then i realized i attached them with the buckles on the wrong side lol.

    i'm using some chicago screws at the connection point on the arm brace. it looks very clean and it's removable but i think they might loosen as it's worn. so i don't know if that's going to be final.

    tomorrow i'm going to attach the rest of the leather on the lower belts and adjust a few things here and there.

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    Mar 10, 2013, 11:15 AM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #77

    You should make a soft foam bayonet for conventions, since they don't allow any real metal weapons, even if they're blunt.
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    Mar 10, 2013, 1:11 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #78

    were did you get the leather and buckles?
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    Mar 10, 2013, 1:41 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #79

    red4 said: View Post
    You should make a soft foam bayonet for conventions, since they don't allow any real metal weapons, even if they're blunt.
    i've already molded my bayonet. i'll be casting them in resin which shouldn't be a problem.
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    Mar 10, 2013, 1:43 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #80

    Man said: View Post
    were did you get the leather and buckles?
    you can get them from tandy leather. the lower leather is cut from a piece of side i have. since i mainly paint jason masks i had all of this on hand.
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    Mar 10, 2013, 1:46 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #81

    Thanks
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    Mar 10, 2013, 7:10 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #82

    the prototype is finished. i know there will be a couple of minor changes on future pieces but overall this is what they will looks like.








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    Mar 10, 2013, 7:17 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #83

    Just in time for tonight's episode!
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    Mar 10, 2013, 7:20 PM - The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #84

    You could use threaded inserts. They work like a pop rivet but they have threads on the inside of the short tubular part. Fire that into the hole from the outside, it expands on the inside to hold it firmly in place. Then the bolts thread into them. Very handy when you only have access to one side of a material you want to bolt to.
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    Mar 10, 2013, 8:34 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #85

    This is awesome I want one!
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    Mar 10, 2013, 8:39 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #86

    Did you offer up any of these parts up for sale yet? I didn't see anything in the JY.
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    Mar 10, 2013, 11:04 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #87

    great job.
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    Mar 11, 2013, 12:40 AM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #88

    kdawg1 said: View Post
    Did you offer up any of these parts up for sale yet? I didn't see anything in the JY.
    i haven't put anything up for sale yet. i'm not even completely set on a price. however, since i'm usually busy with hockey masks i'll probably end up building like 5 at a time and putting them up for sale.
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    Mar 11, 2013, 6:29 AM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #89

    I started to work on mine and i just need to sand a lot of bondo and apply more (lucky me...)
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    Mar 11, 2013, 7:46 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #90

    not exactly accurate though
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    Mar 19, 2013, 12:17 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #91

    Everyone... this is not a sales or interest thread, so please do not discuss pricing information or post ebay links. Thanks.
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    Mar 19, 2013, 12:48 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #92

    Love the work on this , nice job
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    Mar 19, 2013, 3:02 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #93

    Spoilers! Daryl gets blown up. Check it out:
    Blade 2..........Hey Scud , Its Not A Dud Scene - YouTube
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    Mar 19, 2013, 4:20 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #94

    red4 said: View Post
    Spoilers! Daryl gets blown up. Check it out:
    Blade 2..........Hey Scud , Its Not A Dud Scene - YouTube
    haha i just watched this a couple of days ago with a friend that didn't know norman reedus was in it. he has a man-crush on norman so it was awesome to see his face when he got blown up lol.
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    Mar 19, 2013, 4:53 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #95

    auzorann said: View Post
    haha i just watched this a couple of days ago with a friend that didn't know norman reedus was in it. he has a man-crush on norman so it was awesome to see his face when he got blown up lol.
    nice.
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    Mar 20, 2013, 3:06 AM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #96

    the new buckles came in yesterday so i switched them all out and now i'm very happy with it. i may end up playing with different leather but that's about it. right now i'm working on getting a resin bayonet painted. the whole thing may be getting signed this weekend by Michael Rooker so if that happens that'll be awesome lol.


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    Mar 20, 2013, 10:26 AM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #97

    this is really great!!! the paint is perfect!
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    Mar 21, 2013, 1:24 AM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #98

    i finally got around to painting a plastic bayonet for lil merle.

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    Mar 24, 2013, 1:47 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #99

    Sorry if I missed it, but is that an M95 mauser Bayonet you casted from? I just got mine today and I hope I didnt get the wrong one.
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    Mar 24, 2013, 4:14 PM - Re: The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon's Prosthetic Bayonet Arm (lil merle) #100

    Cal said: View Post
    Sorry if I missed it, but is that an M95 mauser Bayonet you casted from? I just got mine today and I hope I didnt get the wrong one.
    mine is a turkish mauser bayonet. i'm thinking it might be an M35. it looks like the m95 has a different handle though. i looked around quite a bit before finding my turkish mauser bayonet and it seems to match up extremely well to what's used in the show.

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