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Jedidentist

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I know I should wait to get some better pics in some darker lighting to show off the LEDs, but I can't resist. Also, my wife took these, and she's not too good at the whole "angle" thing. I'll try to add more as I get them from others.













Even the ever impressive JDPilot is stunned ;)



It's amazing what one can manage to put together in a week and a half with some determination.

Derek
 

Jawafive

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Very impressive and stealthy. The fact that you were assemble that suit in a week and a half astounds me. I had one and I know I couldn't have gotten it together in that amount of time. Good job.

-Matt
 

RICHIES ARMOR

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Derek

Im like a proud father. You did an amazing job of assembling the costume. The color rocks. Another member of the growing MC army..

Richie
 

Jedidentist

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Thanks guys. Aside from the lung cacner I'm probably going to get from melted styrene fumes as well as paint, it was well worth it. I tried to make the thing as sturdy as possible with rivets and a glue gun, but I still said a little prayer any time some drunk chick came and whacked me on saturday night. Now I know how all of you troopers feel when you're walking around, and everyone wants to know if the armor's real :rolleyes I honestly had to spend about 4-5 hours/day over the past 1-2 weeks to get this together (not including taking thursday off from work), as well as a little 6 hours round trip trek to Richie's. But still...very worth it.

Derek
 

Jedidentist

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More pics of the inside of my helmet with my fan and LED setup.











I finally settled on a 4 blue LED system with a 150 Ohm/ 1/2 Watt resistor wired in series with 2-9V batteries. The fans are 12V fans each running on a 9V battery...standard trooper setup. All of them have their own switches. Thanks to all for the help on those.

Derek
 

ShackMan

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Awesome work. So that's where the LEDs go (someone talked to me about putting LEDs in these a while back, but I've never even played the game). :(

I'd say Jeff was pretty impressed ... made him jump right out of his shoes. ;) Any time you need someone to help characterize a photo, Jeff's your man.

Anyway, great job, to both you AND Richie. Again, I've never played the game (yet), but would still love to have one of these some day. Something I could probably mod to even fit ME. :)


ATM
ShackMan
 

Sleezy

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Originally posted by ShackMan@Oct 31 2005, 06:22 PM
So that's where the LEDs go (someone talked to me about putting LEDs in these a while back, but I've never even played the game).  :(
It's funny - in the game, only one of those vents on the helmet lights up, and it's not really an LED. It's actually the built-in flashlight that you can activate for dark areas. I'd like to see someone incorporate an actual flashlight that can be clicked on and off. That'd be swell. :D
 

Trooper_trent

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Derek, that looks really good man. Your hard work really shows.
Richie, again I'm impressed, as always.
Jeff....you're a dork.
:p
 

Clutch

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For some reason I thought you looked short in that first pic. The last pic really helps show true height. Unless the other guy is really short. :)
 

ShackMan

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Originally posted by clutch@Nov 28 2005, 03:21 PM
For some reason I thought you looked short in that first pic.  The last pic really helps show true height.  Unless the other guy is really short. :)
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Nah, Derek's not short. I'm short (at about 5'9") ... that "other guy" is 6 ft tall, so Derek stands somewhere above that. :)


ATM
 

Jedidentist

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Ha...yeah, I'm 6'3" without the boots. Add about 1" for the boots and another few for the helmet, and that puts me at about 6'7" or so. Unfortunately, I only have 165 lbs. to go with it.

Derek
 

Funky

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Okay, so I gotta ask: where did you get your LED set-up for your helmet? Is this something one could get at Radio Shack? I'd like to set mine up exactly like yours...
 

ShackMan

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Originally posted by Jedidentist@Nov 28 2005, 10:36 PM
Ha...yeah, I'm 6'3" without the boots.  Add about 1" for the boots and another few for the helmet, and that puts me at about 6'7" or so.  Unfortunately, I only have 165 lbs. to go with it.

Derek
I'd almost trade ya ... almost. ;) I'm 5'10", if you're liberal with the tape measure. But in a strong wind, I hold my ground quite well. :)

Armando, the LED set-up is easy to do. If you'd rather pay shipping costs than to do it yourself, I'd be willing to help you out.


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