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Hoots Wonderful Suits and Other Crap Thread!

PostPosted:March 12th, 2014, 10:13 am
by Hoot
Hey guys I figured rather than create 8ish brazillion threads in regards to my uniforms, everything is gonna go here.

Today I am working on my friends suits.

Using this thread in regards to modifying the elbow pads (http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=33247)

Using dupli-colour charcoal grey, I sprayed the first set of elbow pads after they were hot glue modified.
I will be posting pictures along the way as well :)

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PostPosted:March 12th, 2014, 10:22 am
by PssdffJay
Subscribed!

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PostPosted:March 12th, 2014, 12:33 pm
by Hoot
Here's what we started with feom thw GBFANS store.
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Here's with the spray on one set.
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PostPosted:March 12th, 2014, 6:49 pm
by Hoot
Just to show my lay out earlier today... maybe you guys might be able to figure out what im designing to go with the basement here....

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Secondly, I dont know who the crap this company is but they made my flight suit:

Parker Industries.

Anyone?

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PostPosted:March 12th, 2014, 6:58 pm
by PssdffJay
Are you building a locker like the ones from the GB headquarters?!

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PostPosted:March 12th, 2014, 7:24 pm
by Hoot
...mothafuuuu....... yes :( lol
Mine will be matching in colour to the rest of the media furniture in the cave. I plan on having one small shelf but rather than the 3 panel doors; it'll be glass on it.

I will have recessed LED lights also.

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PostPosted:March 12th, 2014, 10:35 pm
by Hoot
Tomorrow I will have photos of the pads virtually completed and the one suit I am putting together for a friend.

And my olddddddd elbow pads which will bring back nightmares from AJ to see im still rocking them....

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PostPosted:March 12th, 2014, 11:00 pm
by Hammer
Looking good!

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PostPosted:March 12th, 2014, 11:03 pm
by Hoot
I will be receiving in the future some holsters from our own dear Wharin. They will go on my belt.

As for the other two unis, I gotta get two adapters, fobs and belts.

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PostPosted:March 13th, 2014, 11:01 am
by Gloomdrifter
Following this one, I want to see that cabinet/locker built!
I know you already glued them up but test fit those pads. My gbfans pads were very tight and irritating with the fold and glue trick but fit nicely after cutting them.

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PostPosted:March 13th, 2014, 11:04 am
by Hoot
My arms are much larger than the two jackasses im making them for ;) im allowed to say that because they are two of my closest friends. Im close to 205lbs and they are borderline 150lbs.

They are stretched to fit me ;)

Re: Hoots Wonderful Suits and Other Crap Thread!

PostPosted:March 20th, 2014, 9:52 pm
by Hoot
Hey guys - no real news here.
Im waiting for the store to stock yellow hoses, and patches again.

I am going to try and make some crap in the next few weeks.

Here's where I am now:
I have 4 uniforms, all GB1:
Mine, my wife, and my twin best friends.
Its great because it was easy to get the name patches made.

I need to order 3 pistola belts, hoses, one set of elbow pads, and then I can proceed.

For my own kit, I ordered 2 holsters from Wharin:
MT500 and Gizmo which will be forthcoming in the near future-ish.
I am waiting for Franchesky to hit me back with an invoice for a Matty Trap hook and holster :)

So thats where we are now.

In a few weeks, I will be updating the display;
I am working the requisite Overtime at work the next two weeks to cover it and the extra uniforms. Bollocks.

Re: Hoots Wonderful Suits and Other Crap Thread!

PostPosted:March 20th, 2014, 11:08 pm
by Hoot
So many of you may have seen my mancave from a thread WELL over a year old now...

Ok None of you have seen it...so now you do from this link:

http://www.gbfans.com/community/viewtop ... 43&t=33518

Skip to the bottom where my pictures are. Theres two pages of mocking me there.

The idea to display my gear is similar to what we've seen in the movies although the wood colour darker.

Here's the way I think it will lay out.
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The backboard, as seen in the previous thread, houses my 55" Samsung 3D LED Smart TV with the wireless soundbar underneath.

Once purchased, built and lit, I will add further pictures guys :)

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PostPosted:March 23rd, 2014, 3:41 pm
by Hammer
The next time I'm north of the border I mat have to come check this out!

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PostPosted:March 24th, 2014, 1:44 pm
by thebigone2087
Aw man... thats going to be awesome. I won't steal that idea.... I promise... yeah... promise.... o_O

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PostPosted:March 26th, 2014, 6:15 pm
by Hoot
I shit you not guys; the design is all Ikea.

I ordered a pile of used flightsuits. ..
Im now buried in flightsuits.
I have three to make up :/

Womp womp....

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PostPosted:March 30th, 2014, 6:30 pm
by Hoot
Attended my first "Con" or event. Th pack itself blew the roof off.

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PostPosted:March 30th, 2014, 6:51 pm
by Hammer
Bad Ass!!

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PostPosted:March 30th, 2014, 6:52 pm
by thebigone2087
BOOM! That just happened! Looks great!

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PostPosted:March 30th, 2014, 6:54 pm
by Hoot
Yes it certainly did. I need to loosen up a bit there. Took me a bit to get comfortable at the event. Its definitely something thats out of my element for sure.

That said, im waiting on Wharin to get me some holsters in early April so I dont have a radio smashing my knee lol ;)

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PostPosted:March 30th, 2014, 6:55 pm
by thebigone2087
I hear ya. My first con will be the Baltimore Comic Con in September. Gotta psych myself up for it as I have never cos-played before

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PostPosted:March 30th, 2014, 6:59 pm
by Hoot
That and I gotta hit the f****g gym. Jesus that pack IS HEAVY

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PostPosted:March 31st, 2014, 10:39 am
by pyhasanon
I hear ya. My first con will be the Baltimore Comic Con in September. Gotta psych myself up for it as I have never cos-played before
Dude, I might see you there, wife and I are planning on it... was there last 2010 (when somebody "accidentally" tripped the fire alarm)... I saw a couple of GB-dressed guys there... If it's your first time in the cosplay scene, don't worry, when I was there in 2010, you would feel left out if you WEREN'T dressed up! It was THAT crowded with cosplayers, the streets were packed!

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PostPosted:March 31st, 2014, 6:29 pm
by Hoot
Heres a couple more snaps

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PostPosted:April 3rd, 2014, 8:11 pm
by Hoot
So as it sits; im work in on my twin friends suits. They are getting my reject elbow pads. Lol

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PostPosted:April 6th, 2014, 1:22 pm
by thebigone2087
I hear ya. My first con will be the Baltimore Comic Con in September. Gotta psych myself up for it as I have never cos-played before
Dude, I might see you there, wife and I are planning on it... was there last 2010 (when somebody "accidentally" tripped the fire alarm)... I saw a couple of GB-dressed guys there... If it's your first time in the cosplay scene, don't worry, when I was there in 2010, you would feel left out if you WEREN'T dressed up! It was THAT crowded with cosplayers, the streets were packed!

I've been going to the Baltimore Comic Con since it was a tiny one-day show in a Holiday Inn up in Timonium. Definitely my first time cos-playing though. If you are going to be there, I look forward to seeing you!

@Hoot, suits and pack look great, bud!!!

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PostPosted:May 2nd, 2014, 2:52 pm
by Hoot
Ive got some great stuff coming in the next few days.

Im focusing on the remainder of my kit for the Comic Con in Niagara the first weekend in June.

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PostPosted:May 4th, 2014, 12:22 pm
by Hoot
Today we got some work done on the cabinetry. As I told some, it came from IKEA and was too tall. Using a skil saw and someone else's ...skills.... we shortened the height and assembled the cabinet.

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PostPosted:May 4th, 2014, 12:23 pm
by jbrown14777
That is looking good

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PostPosted:May 4th, 2014, 12:27 pm
by Hammer
Thats bad ass!