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  1. Ironhand's Avatar
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    Sep 27, 2012, 1:30 AM - Re: Ironhand's RANDOM GUN THEATRE! #51

    Nearly a year later... But with Halloween fast approaching, it was about time I got some helmets together to go with that armor!

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    Sep 27, 2012, 9:46 AM - Re: Ironhand's RANDOM GUN THEATRE! #52

    Awesome stuff! Love what you did with the guns.

    Your 4 step weathering tutorial makes it sound like you do a Nerf gun in an hour or something. It never ceases to amaze me that something so obviously a toy, could become incredibly realistic looking just by painting it! The original bright colors somehow hide the realistic sci/fi design of these things.
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    Sep 29, 2012, 11:20 PM - Re: Ironhand's RANDOM GUN THEATRE! #53

    Thanks, Shiny one! Yeah, the new Nerf stuff is pretty amazing. I still can't believe they developed such a robust clip fed system.

    So I got the boys into their full gear and took pics (one at a time unfortunately, but we'll have group shots by Halloween for sure).

    They're complaining about heat and weight (they have no idea how heavy and hot the real thing is, heh), but once they see how cool they look that should all fade away.



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    Sep 30, 2012, 7:12 AM - Re: Ironhand's RANDOM GUN THEATRE! #54

    I spent a few months a while back casting a dozen sheets of dyed latex off a car floor mat. Aren't there actually panels of rubber carpet underlay on the turbolift walls in some of the early Trek movies?

    If you'll put up with my making a suggestion, it would be that the costume could do with a bit of light weathering. Flexible objects are a pain - I might try powder paint in latex - but I think it might give it that final polish. Or unpolish, if you see what I mean. As one of Terry Pratchett's characters once opined, armour should look like it's been doing its job!

    In general I love this sort of stuff, though. Made the way the original Star Wars was, from the contents of the bits box and chunks of old washing machine, and yet nobody questions for a second the fact that it's a ray gun. Fantastic.
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    Oct 11, 2012, 11:29 AM - Re: Ironhand's RANDOM GUN THEATRE! #55

    Took a few more shots of that Steampunk Firefly conversion...

    because, sadly, it must be sold for Halloween props. I rarely sell any of my custom pieces, it's just too hard to mass produce something like this.




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    Oct 17, 2012, 1:38 AM - Re: Ironhand's RANDOM GUN THEATRE! #56

    Everybody needs a BOLT PISTOL, right?



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    Oct 17, 2012, 5:28 PM - Re: Ironhand's RANDOM GUN THEATRE! #57

    Nice bolter!
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    Nov 2, 2012, 11:07 PM - Re: Ironhand's RANDOM GUN THEATRE! #58

    Halloween, finally got some decent shots of the family!


    Good thing I couldn't find a green shirt, or I wouldn't have rediscovered this Korean War era coat in my closet.


    So now we just call the armor Imperial Guard armor. I think Jes Goodwin would approve.

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