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RIVETROADIE ()
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:02 am    Post subject: Bandolier Reply with quote

I am looking for a bandolier any connections?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you seek Cyodarun. PM her. i received mine last week. Gorgeous and accurate. It is heavy, though as all boxes are cast resin. Better price than I was expecting to pay - so much so that I felt compelled to tip her for the work.



It's ready to go upon receipt but I did remove all boxes and gave them a coat of Rub 'n Buff for a nice finish. A little black acrylic wash for weathering and then some Leather Lube to treat and weather the leather and I had the look I was after.

The large boxes have dimples for easily sighting the rivet holes.


Separate the head from the rivet...


...and glue them in.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job improving the look of the resin boxes! Looking great!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

berzerker wrote:
It's ready to go upon receipt but I did remove all boxes and gave them a coat of Rub 'n Buff for a nice finish. A little black acrylic wash for weathering and then some Leather Lube to treat and weather the leather and I had the look I was after.

Looks good! I had the same idea, I was wondering how well the rub n buff would work. A couple of questions:

Which "color" of Rub n Buff did you use? I was going to use "Aluminum". Also did you experience the Rub n Buff coming off any? Some folks have reported (on other projects it may come off). I was also thinking of doing a weathering wash on mine as well.

I'll need to google "Leather Lube". Thanks for the tips.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Rub 'n Buff aluminum colour. i use it for Tusken resin pieces so it was in the house. Exact match to Mel's paint, just more of a metallic finish. I applied (the Rub) it while wearing vinyl gloves because it does get everywhere. After sitting for a while I hit it with a clean cloth (the buff) to knock off ant residue. Then I did an acrylic weathering wash. I don't experience and transfer of the finishes at this point.

Leather lube is like vaseline but I got it in a boot shop to protect boots from wet environments.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

berzerker wrote:
Yes, Rub 'n Buff aluminum colour. i use it for Tusken resin pieces so it was in the house. Exact match to Mel's paint, just more of a metallic finish. I applied (the Rub) it while wearing vinyl gloves because it does get everywhere. After sitting for a while I hit it with a clean cloth (the buff) to knock off ant residue. Then I did an acrylic weathering wash. I don't experience and transfer of the finishes at this point.

Cool! Thanks.

This tutorial is a good resource for Rub n Buff. In this video he's making Jango Fett armor, but it's the same principle:
How to make armor with Sintra, Rub & Buff, and weathering
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw the bandolier in person at Andy's place and it is stunning.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be sure that the bandlier is the correct length based on YOUR FINAL height in YOUR costume. The generic bandolier sizes do not always fit the different sized wookiees for approval. Just a thought.....
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work making them look so real. However, speaking from experience, you'll want to get some lighter boxes as soon as you are able. After about two hours in the suit, your shoulder will feel like someone had stabbed a knife in it.
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