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Offline daryldoak

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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #150 on: August 30, 2018, 10:04:34 AM »
Got the new clock arms and gears in from Blockade Runner Supply, printed by Shapeways:

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Got them painted:

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And installed:

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Also installed the rear canisters and pillbox:

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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #151 on: September 06, 2018, 02:07:56 PM »
Helmet is finished:

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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #152 on: September 06, 2018, 02:29:41 PM »
Wow! Very well done!
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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #153 on: September 06, 2018, 07:31:49 PM »
Awesome job Daryl.

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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #154 on: September 13, 2018, 09:13:26 AM »
This is the final update, I have finished the repaint/rebuild of the AT-AT Driver.

I added the thread to the back armor and the shoulder bells.

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I rebuilt the back armor circuit board.  The old one had a cracked corner.  I bought a new piece of frosted plexiglass and new sticker from cueloopz@ACD. 

Bottom left: old board. top: new sticker. bottom right: new plexiglass.

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I cut out the plexiglass, applied the sticker, riveted it to the back armor, and then added the bug box and center greeblie.

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Last thing on the agenda was shaping the hoses.  I went to home depot and bought a wire plant support and some pipe insulation.  I put the wire inside the pipe insulation and then inserted it into the hoses.  Then I began the frustrating process of shaping the hoses.

When I started I knew the hoses were way too long, but I wasn't sure by how much.  I always felt my previous hoses were a bit too short, so I couldn't use them as a guide. So for my first attempt I tried to start at the helmet end of the hose.  This proved to the harder way to do this since it means doing all of the bends without knowing exactly how long the hoses need to be.  So I switched gears and started at the chestbox end.  This helped a lot since the trimming was on the helmet end of the hoses, which remain fairly straight anyway.

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I'm pretty happy with the results.  I'm sure I'll need to fine-tune them after wearing the costume.

I'll post some full body pictures after my first troop.
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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #155 on: September 13, 2018, 09:16:05 AM »
Looks great Daryl.

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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #156 on: September 18, 2018, 12:17:21 PM »
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Re: Daryl's AT-AT Driver build [WTF]
« Reply #157 on: September 18, 2018, 02:21:24 PM »
Amazing work Daryl.

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