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Mandalorian Armor => Alternative Era Armor => Legacy Era Mandalorians => Topic started by: spideyplumhead on Apr 19, 2019, 04:44 PM

Title: my legacy wip
Post by: spideyplumhead on Apr 19, 2019, 04:44 PM
After what seems like an age away and getting hung up on the problems with my first attempt at armour .
I have taken the decision to start afresh with a legacy set of armour and put what I learnt into something new and hopefully much better .
so first step ...templates ... had to trim them abit as i coudnt move my arms inwards ... hopefully the shape is still ok  as took some from the middle and outside
lost ab plate 4 as ab plate 3 finishes just above belly button
(https://i.imgur.com/EVhIAnW.jpg)

I am still having issues with chest plates feeling to wide and not a lot of arm movement … I did see a post where somebody had done what they called the arms crossed test whilst ...was wondering how much arm movement you should have ?
Title: Re: my legacy wip
Post by: spideyplumhead on Apr 27, 2019, 05:18 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/dCBQxcv.jpg)
Had another trim of the templates today to try and narrow them abit to give some arm moment and tweeked the ab and collar plate as well … is the sizing ok ?
Was also wondering if the collar plate should be in front or behind the chest plate ?

Title: Re: my legacy wip
Post by: Sep Ho'ban on Apr 27, 2019, 06:37 PM
It all needs to move up a bit.  The top of the collar should be resting where the top of your t-shirt collar is. Width is looking pretty good.
The collar plate can be either on top of or underneath the chest plate, your call, but there cannot be a gap between them.

On my kit it's on top.

You may end up dropping or trimming Ab3, but that'll be something you figure out once you have waist items.
Title: Re: my legacy wip
Post by: spideyplumhead on Jul 08, 2019, 01:46 AM
sorry been so long ..but this is what ive been working on , probably should have posted more  before I got this far but hope its ok
(https://i.imgur.com/1w43O7d.jpg)
found a few pics of members with trama plates on legacy and fell in love with the heavy look 
(https://i.imgur.com/mw1rKVr.jpg)
the red dot on my tshirt is my belly button for reference

look forward to hearing what you guys think and suggestions .... am planning on joining  the neck and chest piec into a solid part

Title: Re: my legacy wip
Post by: Tusken Dan on Jul 13, 2019, 01:47 PM
Nice design.  :like:
Title: Re: my legacy wip
Post by: spideyplumhead on Jul 15, 2019, 12:57 PM
cheers Dan …Design  sort of evolved rather than planned and the bottom ab plates design was  copied from  template Skeltis posted on his build

its been bugging me on how to do the shoulders ...was watching clone wars the other day and hey presto ...Arc trooper style pauldron design ...this is what ive come up with

(https://i.imgur.com/FOXdvF1.jpg)

and this is the idea

(https://i.imgur.com/gW3laC1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jyHXEJO.jpg)
not the final colour but needed to get a base coat on before sticking them to the leather and the boba style shoulders plates
Title: Re: my legacy wip
Post by: osukaru on Jul 21, 2019, 05:16 PM
awesome design vod
Title: Re: my legacy wip
Post by: Freefall on Jul 23, 2019, 02:28 PM
Nice work, and I really like how you did  your collar.
Title: Re: my legacy wip
Post by: Tusken Dan on Aug 06, 2019, 06:40 AM
 :like: Nice work.
Title: Re: my legacy wip
Post by: spideyplumhead on Aug 08, 2019, 04:18 PM
Thankyou for the kind words always nice to know your heading in the right direction
backplates finally bolted together with chicargo screws
(https://i.imgur.com/nrRYsQQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XuDCQLQ.jpg)
made a couple of ally plates to hold the chest and back plate together and leather straps with chicargo screws again for everything else … centre diamond has been removed as turned out it was slightly off … not sure how it happened, possibly when it was heated up but will make a new one
 (https://i.imgur.com/1i3E5P0.jpg)
hope to get some straps made for the sides this weekend and some pics of me wearing it and some side pictures

update...side straps hav'nt happened yet but did get some more sanding done ... this is how they are looking so far
(https://i.imgur.com/vlxF06K.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gLbfeL3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fKoumJP.jpg)

Title: Re: my legacy wip
Post by: spideyplumhead on Sep 08, 2019, 03:42 PM
finally got the paint to a point I'm happy with it ...sorry for the dodgy lighting, wanted to get a couple of pics outside but no stopping the sun from going down

(https://i.imgur.com/Gal4DdK.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/ibF5A1E.jpg?1)
took me 3 attempts as i wasnt happy with it and turned out i had over done the battle damage and that was what i wasnt happy with ...so a quick sanding and alot less damage this is were im at
Title: Re: my legacy wip
Post by: Barn on Sep 10, 2019, 09:41 AM
Paint is looking good  :like: