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Dr. Doom - FINISHED!!!

Post by cblackthorne » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:33 pm

Hello,

I can now begin my newest project, Dr. Doom. The mask arrived today made by 4th Wall Design from the RPF forums.

With this project my first plan is to modify some existing 15th century plate armor to Doom's style of armor, which means the armor will be entirely 14/16 gauge stainless steel.

I will have to make a set of sabatons from scratch, since I dont currently have any but the rest of the armor pieces I have in my inventory.

Wish me luck!
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Post by kbfett » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:07 pm

Sounds awesome!
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Post by Terry19d » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:20 pm

"Luck?" Doom has no need of such trivialities!

What a great new project to embark upon. Looking forward to the progression!
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Post by judge_hellfast » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:59 am

Sweet! 8)
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Post by TK 3181 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:42 pm

Cool! I have thought about doing this one myself. I look forward to seeing your progress.
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Re: Dr. Doom

Post by cblackthorne » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:02 am

I found the cloth today at the fabric store. Just to see how it looked I took this picture...

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Post by Tyran » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:22 am

That green looks pretty spot on.
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Post by TK Fro » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:27 pm

Sweetness! I have always enjoyed Doom. Make sure you keep us posted.
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Post by judge_hellfast » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:37 pm

There was a Doom at Dragon Con that was pretty spectacular. I'll have pics of him up as soon as I can start uploading pics.
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Post by Rallyral » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:54 pm

Update and pics please...
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Post by cblackthorne » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:31 am

Rallyral wrote:Update and pics please...
Not much progress. Ive been busy with WWII re-enacting the last couple of months, but I will definately get moving on this in January.

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Post by Rallyral » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:28 pm

Where do you get your WWII items?
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Post by cblackthorne » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:28 am

Rallyral wrote:Where do you get your WWII items?
For uniforms and equipment, I use the following websites:

www.atthefront.com

www.hessenantique.com

www.landser.com

www.ima-usa.com

Some stuff is made in China and is "farby" so the really cheap stuff is not always 100% accurate. This is one hobby where cutting corners to save a few bucks just doesnt make it. They prefer you be accurate or find another hobby.

In fact, at every HRS event, they have a "Safety and Authenticity" inspection before the tactical. If you are unsafe or have inaccurate gear/uniform they will actually tell you to step off the field and fix it or go home. Hair cuts and facial hair are big ones. Length of hair and facial hair must conform to military standards for the time, no exceptions.

You can expect to spend around $1000 for a full uniform and field gear including a rifle.

Please let me know if you need more help.

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Post by Dinadin TK-5972 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:53 pm

Ral, if you are interested in doing an allied impersion let me know. I do a US armored infantry impression and I know a few units that have good equipement lists.
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Re: Dr. Doom

Post by cblackthorne » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:00 pm

Progress Report:

I have almost finished the gauntlets. I copied a set of late period medieval finger gauntlets and vacuum formed these:

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I have also built a set of sabatons:
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The arms are almost complete:
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Completion looks promising for Planet ComicCon.

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