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 spartafett's First Build WIP

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spartafett's First Build WIP
« on: Jan 05, 2016, 04:32 PM »
Hello everyone! It's been some time since I've been on these forums. I've dabbled in working on my own kit for several years now--drawing and redrawing my designs, picking up components here and there, experimenting with templates--but never had the commitment or skills to really get moving.

I have several completed costumes under my belt so I'm feeling pretty good about my ability to actually do this now. And I'm just plain tired of putting this off!

But enough of me talking...here is my design:


My color scheme will be a little deeper in the end, and this is kind of how I'm imagining my armor will turn out:


I started out with working on my soft parts. The jumpsuit and vest are done now.



The zipper on the front of the shirt will be covered by the scarf, but I'll probably make a little flap to cover it up just in case. The zipper on the back of the vest will be covered by armor and the cape. I still have to put snaps on the collar-neck-seal.

I did go ahead and start a soft parts WIP too:
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=105384.0

I look forward to any critiques and suggestions! And I'm ridiculously excited I'm actually getting somewhere at last!

« Last Edit: Jan 08, 2016, 03:00 PM by spartafett » Logged
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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #1 on: Jan 05, 2016, 10:30 PM »
Awesome concept art! And your vest looks amazing! Looking forward to seeing more :)

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #2 on: Jan 05, 2016, 11:28 PM »
Nice start vod.

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #3 on: Jan 05, 2016, 11:29 PM »
First of all, i am so happy you finally started a thread, can't wait to see how it goes.

Second, i still can't get over your mad art skills XD

In case you weren't aware, there is going to be an armor party in the east valley next saturday. check the shonare vhekadla clan boards for details :)

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #4 on: Jan 06, 2016, 01:56 PM »
Love the concept drawing, and that's a nice vest ;D Although, you'll probably need to modify your gauntlet design - the App Team prefers gauntlets to be fully enclosed. ;) You'll also need to make sure that those zippers are hidden.

It looks to me like your chestplates are angled. Are you aware of Viradectis's chestplate design, and the template that is available for it? It's what I use (and Jorikad uses it, too, and her armor looks an awful lot like yours).

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #5 on: Jan 06, 2016, 01:59 PM »
Gauntlets like that are fine.

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #6 on: Jan 06, 2016, 02:02 PM »
Hm, I suppose so. Apologies, I misremembered.

Quote from: CRLs
Forearms must be fully covered by one of the following:

  • Full or half/bracer style hard shell gauntlets.

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #7 on: Jan 06, 2016, 09:54 PM »
Am I the only one who can't see the photos?

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #8 on: Jan 06, 2016, 10:43 PM »
They were there when I commented, but are no longer visible  :(

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #9 on: Jan 06, 2016, 11:46 PM »
Love the concept drawing, and that's a nice vest ;D Although, you'll probably need to modify your gauntlet design - the App Team prefers gauntlets to be fully enclosed. ;) You'll also need to make sure that those zippers are hidden.

It looks to me like your chestplates are angled. Are you aware of Viradectis's chestplate design, and the template that is available for it? It's what I use (and Jorikad uses it, too, and her armor looks an awful lot like yours).

Thank you all! Yeah those zippers will be covered. Some of it I'm sort of making up as I go, but I'll make sure of it. I like those angled plates! I'm currently working on bending some plastic for my plates (not angled), so we'll see how that goes. If it doesn't work out I'll definitely check those templates out.

I don't think I'll be able to make the armor party next weekend unfortunately but I'll watch out for other upcoming ones. Thanks.

And thanks for the feedback!

I think I also finally figured out how I kept messing up posting the pictures.

« Last Edit: Jan 07, 2016, 01:08 AM by spartafett » Logged
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Armor WIP: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=105271.0
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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #10 on: Jan 07, 2016, 01:07 AM »
Quick question since I can't seem to make up my mind and have been agonizing about it...should I start up a separate thread for all my soft parts? Clearly there are a lot of non-armor components, and this section of the forums seems to be mostly dedicated to armor. I'm probably going to end up with a lot more posts about the soft parts, especially right now.

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #11 on: Jan 07, 2016, 01:20 AM »
Since you seem to be a capable seamstress, I say go for it ;D I didn't because "yup, tailored those legs, bought a flak vest" isn't interesting in the least, haha, but you've definitely got enough content to make a separate thread worthwhile.

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #12 on: Jan 07, 2016, 01:49 AM »
Thank you! Will do!

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #13 on: Jan 07, 2016, 01:55 AM »
Nice concept!
Your kit remember armor of Jorikad, a mando'ade of Orar Galaar!

Sorry for my english, thank Google trad!

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Re: spartafett's First Build WIP
« Reply #14 on: Jan 07, 2016, 04:04 PM »
Nice concept!
Your kit remember armor of Jorikad, a mando'ade of Orar Galaar!

Sorry for my english, thank Google trad!

Thank you. That's a nice kit she's got. The armor looks fantastic.

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