Monday, December 21, 2015

Pipe-Man Ver. 1

The uprights are too wide apart to fit the breastplate; and I got over-zealous and cemented the top pieces so have to pick up a few more T-sections and a short length of tubing. I'll also shorten the legs a bit too.
I'm waiting on an arming jacket which will block the see-through mail. The arms a bit too wide too - I'll see what other kind of fittings are available.
The gauntlets also need to be rigged on the ends of the "arms."

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  1. Wonderful, when you've completed it you could always place it in front of a window - it should prove to be an effective anti-burglar device. ;)

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Michael. I once thought of answering the door to door-to-door salesmen with my helmet on and using my falchion to point to the "No Solicitors" sign on the door. Merry Christmas!

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  2. looking good Dean!

    ever thought about spray paint the "pipes" bronze and/or gold?

    cheers,

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    1. That may be a nice touch, Phil! Thanks for the idea. Merry Christmas!

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  3. He looks a little skinny from side on. Perhaps pad the arming jacket with a pillow or cushion when in place to give him some girth?

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    1. Definitely 2D, this Pipe-Man is :) The jacket should give him a little more dimension, but as it'll stand in a corner of a room - he won't be seen side-view. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Rodger. I've already plans for Version 2. :) Merry Christmas!

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  5. I like it! Millsy's idea is a good one- even if you just pad the shoulders he will "fill out" nicley.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Simon! The jacket or some other "stuffing" should fill him out better. Merry Christmas!

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  6. It's still good work, very impressive!

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    1. Thanks, Fran. It is actually quite therapeutic - kind of like Lego building. :) Merry Christmas!

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