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Registered: 02-2004
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Re: Is this even worth the effort?


The BOTB was founded on the fact of us taking those crappy Rubies and Morris costumes and making them better.
Hell,
I still like to get ahold of one nowadays to try and modify into something good.
Go with it, and have fun.
-Brin

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When I first came around these boards, my first costume was a Rubies Sonar suit and yeah, it was a piece of crap. I purchased it for 300, modified it and sold it on e-bay for about 750. I used that money to get me some custom armor. Selling it asis won't get you much, but if you work with it, you'll be able to get yourself a custom suit in no time.

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Again, thanks for all the replies and encouraging words. I actually started with the cowl a little bit this evening. I just thought I'd experiment a little with the Dremel, and I must say that I'm pretty pleased with the results. All I've done are the two temple areas, but at least it's a start. Nothing worthy of pics yet, but hopefully I'll have the whole thing smoothed out next week & I'll maybe post pics then.

I have a couple of questions - maybe I should start another thread for these, but I'll try here first.

1st: While dremeling the latex, a few areas have actually begun to turn sort of a greyish/white color. What does this mean? Is it anything to be concerned about?

2nd: Is there any kind of solvent or solution I should be using to clean the shavings off with, or anything that will help smooth the latex once the zits are burned off? I seem to remember someone talking about lacquer thinner once, but I'm not sure if this was the application being referenced.

Thanks again guys & I look forward to bugging you all with more of my questions...

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OK, I'll bump this once to see if anyone has the answer to my questions. If nobody replies, I'll let the thread die in peace & start a new thread to pose my questions. Thanks again to all who have replied & given encouragement thus far!
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The grey areas are the natural latex under the paint.
After Dremeling, you can take some wet or dry sandpaper (fine grade) to help remove all the little "extras" left on the latex pieces.
When dry, wipe with laquer thinner, let dry, and give it a good Plasti-dipping.
Go light around the cranium, and heavier on the ears and brow section.
Get yourself some Crayola Model Magic (airdrying clay) from Wallyworld, and fill the ears. Once filled, it'll take afew weeks for the clay to actually harden, but it's worth the wait.
-Brin

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Thanks Brin. I was hoping that someone would answer. I will do exactly what you said! Thanks!
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