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 Coder's build: Armor painting begins

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Coder's build: Armor painting begins
« on: Apr 11, 2016, 08:33 PM »
Gonna be making a pilot mando with a one piece chest/backplate. Pics coming soon.

Real soon


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Re: Pilot WIP: Enclosed chest piece
« Reply #1 on: Apr 11, 2016, 08:49 PM »
I have combined your two previous posts. Please refrain from double posting, posting twice in a row, it is actually against the forum rules

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Re: Pilot WIP: Enclosed chest piece
« Reply #2 on: Apr 11, 2016, 08:54 PM »
I have combined your two previous posts. Please refrain from double posting, posting twice in a row, it is actually against the forum rules
My bad

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Re: Pilot WIP: Enclosed chest piece
« Reply #3 on: Apr 13, 2016, 07:41 PM »
Made a little progress today. Managed to get the plates finalized so tape isn't holding themy together....well here it is

Base mold

Plates attached

The other side

Wearing it now that it's sturdy

Ab plate will slide freely underneath to allow mobility


UPDATE:
Added base form for life support...

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Re: Pilot WIP: Enclosed chest piece
« Reply #4 on: Apr 13, 2016, 11:03 PM »
Digging the basic concept, but don't forget to work in something to make it more instantly recognizeable as mandalorian. Maybe add trauma plates in the shape of Fett plates on your chest.

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Re: Pilot WIP: Enclosed chest piece
« Reply #5 on: Apr 14, 2016, 09:46 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. I'll try my best but there's not going to be much room on the front chest plate.

So I made small progress today....the beginnings of the back plate!


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Re: Pilot WIP: Enclosed chest piece
« Reply #6 on: Apr 17, 2016, 07:11 PM »
It's been a really slow weekend...not much progress but a little.
Worked on the back plate a bit.

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Re: Pilot WIP: Enclosed chest piece
« Reply #7 on: Apr 21, 2016, 08:34 PM »
Started working on a primary kit as well.

I need advice on the chest plate size. I know the collar needs a trim and my spacing is wack but how about  the chest. I really can't tell on myself and need fresh eyes... thanks


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Re: Pilot WIP: Enclosed chest piece
« Reply #8 on: Apr 21, 2016, 08:59 PM »
Collar could do with a trim in the centre to pull the edges in closer to your neck rather than on the outside.

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Re: Pilot WIP: Enclosed chest piece
« Reply #9 on: Apr 21, 2016, 09:22 PM »
Collar could do with a trim in the centre to pull the edges in closer to your neck rather than on the outside.

Gotcha...I was going to completely redo the collar anyway. Also took just a smidgen off of the chest plates and it fells exponentially better

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Re: Pilot WIP: Enclosed chest piece
« Reply #10 on: Apr 23, 2016, 03:53 PM »
Watching with interest! Looking forward to seeing it come together.

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Re: Pilot WIP: Enclosed chest piece
« Reply #11 on: Apr 26, 2016, 04:56 PM »
Front plates are now primed and metally!!!

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Re: Pilot WIP: Enclosed chest piece
« Reply #12 on: Apr 27, 2016, 10:37 AM »
Looking really solid there Vod! keep up the good work

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Coder's build
« Reply #13 on: Apr 28, 2016, 09:12 PM »
Could I get a quick size check on my back?  The sides are fine but I can't tell about the overall size. Thanks...





Edit: also plate reusability is a wonderful thing  8)
Gotta protect them giblets

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Re: Coder's build: backplate size check
« Reply #14 on: Apr 29, 2016, 05:47 AM »
Length is good, might be a bit wide over the shoulders and behind the arms. Same way you test the front plates - roll your arms backwards, if your arms shifting pushes the backplate away from your back then you could do with trimming some off. And secondly, use the collar plate to judge the width of the top tabs over the shoulder as the two should match up - I tend to wait till they're fixed in place before doing that trim just to ensure they stay matched.

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