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ArI've put done the same but the part holding the brass pistons to the lower arms which slid back and fourth is fiberglass are [sign in to see URL] some people have put a brass slider in,It would be strong and stop the wobble effect.



I have replaced all of the fibreglass 'Tabs' with Brass which I cut to size.

To do this I simply drilled out the tabs leaving a slot. I then cut a long piece of brass to size and bent it.

It was simple to then slot the brass through the hole leaving the bend on the inside.

I then reinforced the brass piece with fibreglass and sanded it smooth.

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Baxter, with that vac metallizing company did you have to call them to set it up? I tried doing the online quote and the response I got was "Sorry but because of the nature of the process we’re only taking production jobs for vacuum metalizing." I'm not sure what they mean by production jobs, unless they mean just for movies.
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Baxter, with that vac metallizing company did you have to call them to set it up? I tried doing the online quote and the response I got was "Sorry but because of the nature of the process we’re only taking production jobs for vacuum metalizing." I'm not sure what they mean by production jobs, unless they mean just for movies.



They mean full scale production of parts like lids or small toys.

The nature of the suit parts means it takes quite a fair bit of time to position the parts in the chamber and hang each item.

I called the company VMC Ltd about four years ago after tracking them down as the company that VM'ed the original suits.

I told them what I had planned and we worked out a rough price. This company is obviously willing to do suits as a labour of love rather than just seeing it for the £££. For VM your going to need that as the suit will need the whole Vac chamber to itself as well as the extra man hours when it comes to parts that cant have heat to aid the process (Hands and feet)

Rubber items need 'Cold Curing' of the layers as to not melt the materials.

Hope this helps

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More questions the brass parts what size was the material,I may have to take myn out, like [sign in to see URL] you have any spare left.
As for vac I tried many emails never got a reply so I rung them very nice.I rung them more than year and half ago thinking my c-3po would be quick to [sign in to see URL] very wrong I [sign in to see URL] I've been looking for a new set of neck bolts.
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More questions the brass parts what size was the material,I may have to take myn out, like [sign in to see URL] you have any spare left.



I was in my local hobby craft store buying brass rodding to slide down the piano hinge (Backs of calfs) when I was asked if I needed help. I told the guy id found the rod etc etc and asked if he had any sheets of brass.

He then asked how much did I need and what was it for. After a very amusing convo he ran off smiling ear to ear and handed me an old sheet of brass for free. It was maybe 2mm thick and I simply cut what I needed out of that using my Dremel, drilled a hole in it to match the original and sanded down the corners until smooth.

Worked perfectly and really made my day.

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So what size drill did you use to get it inside the slot,did you manged to get the slidey part out with smashing it.
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I dont recall what size drillbit I ended up using but maybe 1mm, just attached to a dremel. It was simple to remove without making mess.

Just take your time!

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On saturday I had the pleasure of spending the day with Anthony while he entertained fans of all ages. He was at a signing and celebration event in a comic book shop in Stratford.

I thought as I haven't documented any of my belly wires build, this would be a good chance to show you what my final wires look like.

The finished belly wires are the result of around 15 hours of hand sewing and matching colours and positions on many ROTS production and publicity photos.

I brought along my belly wires for Anthony to look at as last time I met him he commented that 'while it was nice to see the photos of my work it was a shame I hadn't brought any!'

Amusingly he actually wore my belly wires and commented on the fit and accuracy being perfect.

He was more than generous to sign the inside for me with a special message which I think we should all take note of :-)

Enjoy!

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That is really great emoticon, AD is great with fans.

mind sharing where you got the rubber material ?
it looks really nice.

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Great work,I have the same rubber but had trouble getting it under my torso,what did you use for the silver lines running down the vest.
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