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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:03 pm 
Pint of AB negative please
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Yup, like it or lump it, cosplay is now the common phrase,



Then I shall lump it as it may be ok for you but not for me

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Meh, it's just the common phrase these days. Like Hoover for Vacuum Cleaners, Velcro for Hook and Loop Fasteners etc etc. Eventually, saying "costuming" will be considered snobby ;)

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Pint of AB negative please
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I just hate being referred to by that term as you know, And now back to normal programing

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FANTASTIC work guys!! I know one of the things that I've noticed since I started into this hobby two or so years ago of seriously putting together my own USCM kit, is that a number of the great reference websites that were around at that time are now gone, and you have thankfully preserved that info. I remember one of the sites is where I originally found the info for Spat's armor, the use of Polish Desert BDUs as an alternative, and even the original patch placement info is now gone. So again, many thanks for this guide - I haven't read through it completely but everything I've seen so far is awesome!!

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Very nice of you! It will be of great help for any new comers, I'm sure of it :) I did find interesting info in there and might actually start my build!

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this is awesome just what i need for when i get cracking on my marine


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Been reading the guide and it is great. Wondering about the steel pot M1 helmets. I see the link for the replica helmets but am wondering if the steel pot is used for all the characters? I am planning on working on a Hudson costume and it looks like he had just the liner not the steel pot. Granted his helmet has a cover so it would need to be both parts but am I missing something? Flip side is I am not looking forward to cutting and drilling the steel.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:30 am 
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You don't Need to drill the holes there is a much easier way.

Just use a Steel punch.
Just hit the markings where the holes should go with the Punch and a Hammer so Long untill You have a sort of boil in the Inside of the helmet,You then take a Hand Grinder and just Grind down the boils,and there You have your holes,believe me it Works don't go giving lots of Money out for expensive drill Bits.

I use a dremill with a hardend Disk extra for hard Steel to Cut the slits for the lobster plates.And for the earflap i just used a Hand Grinder for the Cut out.

This all Works realy well.

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Been reading the guide and it is great. Wondering about the steel pot M1 helmets. I see the link for the replica helmets but am wondering if the steel pot is used for all the characters? I am planning on working on a Hudson costume and it looks like he had just the liner not the steel pot. Granted his helmet has a cover so it would need to be both parts but am I missing something? Flip side is I am not looking forward to cutting and drilling the steel.

Dunno where you got the idea that some only wore the liner, but Harry's site confirms M1 used by Hudson:

http://www.harryharris.com/armour.htm

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It just looks like it in some of the pictures that there is only one helmet not both liner and steel pot. I figured I was wrong since there is so much info on modifying the steel pots for the add on's. Just wanted to confirm I was seeing things wrong. Thanks for clearing that up PVB and thanks for the info on cutting and drilling Schotti.


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I might be a bit slow, but is there possibly a template for making metal grenades team?

Failing that, where is the best place to get them made?

Please?


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redfive1973 wrote:
Been reading the guide and it is great. Wondering about the steel pot M1 helmets. I see the link for the replica helmets but am wondering if the steel pot is used for all the characters? I am planning on working on a Hudson costume and it looks like he had just the liner not the steel pot. Granted his helmet has a cover so it would need to be both parts but am I missing something? Flip side is I am not looking forward to cutting and drilling the steel.


No they used the steel pots and liner.

As for links to steel pots, they are becoming increasingly hard to find (so I am told) so I linked to replicas.

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I might be a bit slow, but is there possibly a template for making metal grenades team?

Failing that, where is the best place to get them made?

Please?

Here's some info:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12575

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Thank you so much Mr PVB!!!!!

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Just wanted to chime in and say 'thanks' to those that put together this document; it has been a huge help in getting parts together for the various props etc.
I've been wanting to do it for a long while but did not really know where to start.
So - Thanks!


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Space Jockey wrote:
Just wanted to chime in and say 'thanks' to those that put together this document; it has been a huge help in getting parts together for the various props etc.
I've been wanting to do it for a long while but did not really know where to start.
So - Thanks!


You're welcome :D

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It was great to have the printout at LFCC next to a PR to show the different parts
and to show what we are doing at this forum.

The first book prints arrived today and I will bring them to Dublin Comic Con.
After that I hope to find time to work on some build descriptions.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:05 am 
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Awesome work!

Just to add- the perpetual motion desk topper- the one you linked to (with the small black spheres) was also in the movie as well as the one with the fewer larger spheres:


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Hope this helps!


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Ding! Thanks Kevin, I'd meant to post about that too.

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I recently saw that perpetual motion machine being sold at Five Below.

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Lots of good stuff in there. Ive been looking continuously for a 3A Steadicam vest and always seem to miss by a day to a few weeks. :( I had a build thread about how I made a look-a-like vest from an Indian vest. One thing I like about this group is having the leeway to do stuff that looks like it could have been in the movie but don't have to match exactly a screen used component. Most people at DeragonCon never notice that I don't have a 3A vest and arm, they just see the really big gun on an arm and go nuts. While I'm always looking for stuff to make it better, I would hate to have someone discouraged to build or join if they think they need to match exactly what is in this manual. :)

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Exactly. I may post a lot of minutia crap, but my actual collection is full of "close enough"! I really hope people realize that 'close enough' is still great. If I didn't hammer that point home in the document, I will make every effort to do improve that point in what I can of v2.0


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Knowing the correct items is the best way to judge what is "close enough"! This hobby can be damned expensive and the general public really doesn't know the minutia so we have some latitude.

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I never noticed brown vs blue on the Xenos, but I think it because I still get chills every time I see that character at a con


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