tirsdag 30. desember 2008

TK-8224 is elite!

I got my elite status the day before christmas! It's so nice to finally be there, all the required stuff are done. Now I can enjoy just doing the mods I like for my armour to be better and more comfy. :)

onsdag 17. desember 2008

Starting to make Boba Fett

My TK is now approved by the 501st, and I have started on a new project, Boba Fett. There is still much modding to be done at my TK, but it's kind of refreshing to start on something new as well!

I'm going to make a Return of the Jedi version of Boba Fett, as seen here:

Though, my favourite Boba is actually the pre production version 2, but that is unfortunately never seen in the movies. It's been said that this is the version that was supposed to be used in Empire Strikes Back, and I personally think it looks better than the one they used. It's awesome with it's multicoloured armour parts, blue flightsuit and green cape. I'd love to do this Boba sometime, but for now I will concentrate on those costumes actually seen in the movies. But take a look at this beauty!

søndag 14. desember 2008


...is my ID. :D

I'm approved! :D

No need to say more, is there? :D


My AP armour is done! Finally!

Here's some pics:

onsdag 10. desember 2008

Blaster resin kit glued on to my Hasbro

My resin kit from Doopydoos is now glued to my Hasbro blaster! I had to do some dremeling to get the magazine to fit, I guess I have an old resin kit because the other kit we have in the house is quite different. Well, eventually it fitted! I added the D-ring and t-tracks for TK elite-standard, so my blaster should be ready for approval as soon as I get it painted.

Left thigh done

My left thigh is done, and my right thigh is glued as we speak. It fits me, but I don't have much room in them...

mandag 8. desember 2008

Holster is done!

My blaster holster is ready for trooping! Yay! It's made out of black leather that I've sewed by hand. I've used rivets and snaps for the details. It's made to fit my Hasbro blaster, and is attached to the belt ANH-style with two snaps hidden behind screen accurate rivets.

Starting to look like something!

I've started to sew the elastic bands to my shoes, and it's looking good! Phew! The process takes time, I hope I can get this done in time for the next event. The problem is that my fingers are getting tired after a few minutes of sewing leather! Well, time will show. At least mine smell better than the caboots! :D

I'll add one more coat of paint after the seam is done, just to cover the black that is showing through the seam.

torsdag 4. desember 2008

Coat number five

I'm still painting, and this is coat numer five. I can still see the black leather through the paint. I think I need at least two or three more coats.

onsdag 3. desember 2008

Painting my boots

I finally found some white shoe paint today! After rubbing off wax and shoe polish, I added two coats of paint. They will need more coats, so the journey to white boots is to be continued...

After the first coat

After the second coat

tirsdag 2. desember 2008

Look at my beautiful shin! :D

One shin is done, and the other one is nearly there too! I think it's looking very nice.

The front

The back

søndag 30. november 2008

One shin glued

Yay! One shin is actually glued! I used ABS weld to connect the two parts before I glued the strip on with E6000, the best glue I've ever used. :)

fredag 28. november 2008

Trimming the shins

AP shins are funny. They seem so nice and easy, and when you try to put them together you're soon dragged down to earth again. I feel like the whole "try to fit AP shins"-thing is like a whole afternoon with twist and shout. Mostly shouting for a long time before you finally see that you have to twist. I really hope the glue is strong enough. ;)

My right shin, behaving like it should.

My left shin, a different chapter in the book... It wont fit and you have to twist it to make it work if you're not going to cut away some of the upper edge, which doesn't look good.

The shin twisted, let's hope the glue will hold!

torsdag 27. november 2008

Blaster holster on the way!

I'm making a holster for my hasbro blaster, and thought I'd share some pics of it. It still needs a couple more buttons, a seam on the right side and some pop rivets. They are added on the pic, but I have to get some rings to add on the back side before I can pop them on. :)

Still some stuff to do :)

The holster with the blaster in it (well, my lbf's blaster that is) :)

onsdag 26. november 2008

Black helmet interior

I have given my helmet a black interior by adding one coat of primer, one coat of black and one coat of matt satin transparent lacquer. I have to paint the inside of the frown and eyes by hand.

Still have to paint a bit around the frown and eyes :)

Some more painting done, starting to look good :)

onsdag 19. november 2008

Frown cut and painted!

Yay! Finally! I've been afraid of doing this for some time now, and now it's done! I used a dremel and some different needle files for this, and some sanding for a smooth finish. I painted it with Humbrol glossy grey #5. :)

søndag 16. november 2008

Glueing belt and detonator

Both my belt and detonator is glued! The detonator will need a second date with the E6000, but the belt is nearly done! :)

First strip glued :)

I have started to glue strips to my armour parts, and the first one is done. This will take some time, as I don't have enough clamps and magnets to do them all at the same time. But there's enough to do, I still have to model the return edges on most of my parts as well. :)

I can see the end of the tunnel! :D

lørdag 15. november 2008

Shoes under construction

I have ruined my shoes today! I've ripped off the elastic band to get it replaced by a white one. I will paint my shoes before I do that, but the paint isn't here yet. I hope it'll come soon!

fredag 14. november 2008

Knee plate, thigh ammo and shoulder straps ready

I've cut out, sanded and polished the knee plate, thigh ammo and shoulder straps. The last two needs shaping with a heat gun, I'll be doing that tonight I hope. :)

torsdag 13. november 2008

Helmet coming together!

I've started working on my helmet! The decals on the back piece of the helmet are done, and the eyes are cut and polished. I have yet to find courage to cut the frown, that is one scary area to play in!

Now I have to start thinking of how to fasten my lenses! There's really no place to put the glue, as the edge on the inside of the eyes is very thin. Advice is welcome! :)

The front, I think the eyes look quite good now :)

Decals and brow trim

The back decals were too big, so I had to cut them and paint them a bit. I'm happy about how they look now!

The back of the helmet

Belt and ab plate buttons ready

I have cut out and polished the belt buttons, they are now ready to glue onto the belt. I have also done some modifications to the ab button plate, so that I can use my duckies buttons there as well. I have glued some of the buttons onto the ab plate, and I think it looks quite good. :)

The belt buttons

The ab buttons on the modified plate

The ab plate with some of the buttons glued on

onsdag 12. november 2008

Painting buttons and detonator

I am painting my buttons and my detonator, and they're starting to look good. I'm using Humbrol glossy #5 grey and #15 midnight blue. I found the buttons at a local yarnstore, they're so cute with ducks on them. Pity they have to be painted! ;)

The buttons before painting them, cute little duckies :D

The painted detonator and buttons

lørdag 8. november 2008

My blaster

Here's what my blaster looks like at the moment, stuck in a shelf with the parts I'm adding. I have added some spatula in the holes, but it'll need some more.

My work so far

Here are some of my pieces. Almost every part is ready for glue, except a leg and a thigh. The torso pieces are already velcroed, but they keep popping open when I move. I'd love some advice on that issue! :)

fredag 7. november 2008

Beltboxes done

My beltboxes are cut, sanded and polished. :)

Pics of my boots

Here they are, my new and shiny boots! Now I'll just have to get some paint. :)

Sewing canvas belts

I've been sewing canvas belts for me and my lbf! They turned out really nice. :)

Cutting the fabric with a special ruler and a rotary blade

Sewing the edge on the overlock machine

Close-up of the seam

Inside done!

Turned inside out and pinned, ready to sew the outer seams on my regular sewing machine