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About Artshot

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  • Birthday 04/25/1968

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    Tyne & Wear, UK
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    Collecting Comic book Original Artwork, trying to teach myself Sketchup, trying to write a screenplay, it's only been three years...so far.

    Trying to build a Doopy E-11 Blaster.
    Trying to build a deactivated Sterling Blaster.
    Trying to build a printable 3d model of the Z6 Riot Baton.

    Oh, and trying to finish putting my armor together.

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  1. Artshot

    JenEyre's WTF ANH TK Build

    Great work on your build
  2. Artshot

    Anovos FOTK Armor Delivery Possibility

    Good Point. It is unlikely they would want there dirty laundry aired in public.
  3. Artshot

    Anovos FOTK Armor Delivery Possibility

    I've been reading the posts and continuing fiasco that is Anovos and there false promises and delivery dates for what feels like years now, and one question keeps popping up in my head. "why is Disney not doing/looking into this?" After granting Anovos the license, surely this has got to be an embarrassment to them on how there treating dedicated fans of there property, or is it such a small blip, it's not even on there radar. I should say, I don't own, have anything on order, or plan to order anything from Anovos, but that was initially down to there unrealistic shipping prices.
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    Hydraken’s ANH stunt build AM 2.0

    On my build, not that I have finished, I cut about 5mm or so, from your line, that way you can keep the illusion of a return by reducing the inside curves to match it. That being said, I have been reducing the returns on my build to improve flexibility in the parts, so the 5mm may become less. If you look through my build, it may make more sense.
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    Hydraken’s ANH stunt build AM 2.0

    You have just asked the same question i was going to ask about, concerning the shoulder bells I have searched through a lot of builds to get a clue, but not found anything for certain, that being said, i think your left in the photo is left and the right is right.
  6. Artshot

    Gaanon's AM Build Thread

    From what i remember, you use the belt without the square indents and the covers are flat squares with the raised centre, button or whatever it's called. There are rubber handguards that are great and found in the sales threads, i have a pair glued to gloves for my TK. The shoulder straps are the ridged ones, which should be glued a specific way round, from what i recall the first bump on the front of the strap should be the slightly wider one, but you might want to double check that as there has been a bit of discussion concerning the shoulder bridges of late.
  7. Artshot

    Gaanon's AM Build Thread

    I can see a few upgrades from the parts in my AM 2.0 set, but then I have had it for nearly 3 years and still not finished putting it together, although that's down to my attention span more than anything else. I am actually in the process of thining down the returns I left on my biceps and getting them ready for another hot bath as they dig into my upper arm, you might come across this when your prepping the biceps on your build. The helmet looks sweet, mine is an earlier 3 part kit.
  8. Artshot

    Gaanon's AM Build Thread

    Welcome to the AM club
  9. Artshot

    E6000 Banned in UK!

    Soon as i read this on Facebook i went and bought a couple of tubes on Amazon (hopefully not fake). I hope a new formula has the ability to glue and remove and glue and remove and glue and remove, without any damage to the armor, and the ability to clean up any overgluing without leaving a trace. After fighting with and gluing one of my forearms multiple times, it sure is nice to use a very forgiving glue that cleans up nice. If i had been using something less forgiving, I may have had to go sandy to cover my mishaps.
  10. Artshot

    MAGNETS 101

    I remember getting a set from china, via ebay, with only a few pages from a local newspaper as packing, thought they had not arrived, then noticed they were stuck to the inside of my letterbox I also found them really handy for finding a few nails that had been used on a wooden window frame that had been skimmed over......see, they also have practical uses.
  11. Artshot

    Artshot's ANH Stunt Build (AM 2.0)

    After realising it's been nearly three years since i had the Big Brown Box day!!! I have decided to try and get this thing finished, so I have started work on reducing some of the return edges on my biceps, after i gave them a quick "boil'n'shape" to get them to fit better, (I noticed that using the gym at work has made the fit a little to snug around the biceps), I started work on shaving the returns done to half i currently have, then i gouged a knuckle and bled.........everything feels so familiar already. Photos coming soon, along with questions, thanks to Photobuckets greed, a lot of my go to builds are bare
  12. Artshot

    Wook's Totally Dirty (TD) Build - AP

    Great thread and build, i have a helmet on order that i am thinking about making into a Sandy display helmet, might just be generic as i dont have the patience to go as far as your going. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
  13. I used "Loctite All Plastics Glue", which i bought from Amazon, it's worked great in gluing the latex hand guards from "Sonnenschein", she is not making them anymore, but i am sure somebody took up the mantle. It worked great, although i have not used the gloves on a troop yet, but the there stuck as good now as they were when i did them......a few years ago.......when i started my build........which i have still not finished
  14. Artshot

    JenEyre's WTF ANH TK Build

    Nice build so far. The only thing i can suggest for the return edges if you want to get them really even and smooth is use some ABS paste and gradually build up the areas where it dips down from level, then once those areas are filled, use a very light sandpaper or a long flat file to slowly even them up, luckily the area is not an area than needs to be super shiny, however there are ways to return the shine to the paste....i think. If your using a file and it fills with dried paste dust, just wipe it down with acetone and it will soon clean up. I have done a similar thing with the bottom of my thighs, which when formed were more at an angle than at 90 degrees to the outer edge, i used a heat iron to bend them to the right shape, then filled the dents and folding with ABS paste and slowly filed until the edges began to flatten out to the same level, i could explain better with pictures, but typically i dont have any handy. Hope that makes sense