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 Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P) - Approved :D:D

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #30 on: Aug 22, 2016, 12:16 AM »
Update - 22-08-2016

Such an happy news, specially when is MandoMonday  ;D ;D


A few more days and u are home  ;D

And this:


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Good week vods  ;D

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #31 on: Aug 26, 2016, 05:24 PM »
Update - 26-08-2016







Tights are done and vest is almost finnished :-[

Now, I've been struggling myself, I don't know  :-X
Still back, knees, cod and shins left and already tried once knees and shins, not pictured here cause I dont loved the result... I know this is all about pacience, skill, try and error, try and error, but I feel I'm loosing it... The passion, the goal of OM, they are still here, but last 3 weeks I have no good result, here no one to help or ask 4 tips, locals to buy material, kinda "all alone" in this and when the (few) results are not quite espected, sh*t, I'm loosing it  :-X I don't know  :-X :( (sorry 4 this)

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #32 on: Sep 01, 2016, 08:28 AM »
Update - 01-09-2016

Yesterday got some free time and:

- Vest with neck seal completed:




A little try out, now with the upper armor:

(Need a little more trimming, the sintra kinda lost is shape in the lower section of the chest  :'()

Any toughts, suggestions?
This step been completed, may give me more "strengt" to complete the building  :-X

Ty ;D

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #33 on: Sep 01, 2016, 07:18 PM »
Nice work on the vest, looking good! The plates seem just a tad bit big, but judging by how they are sitting, they seem okay. At the most I'd trim the outer edges of the chest and collar plates, but I'd get a second opinion on them first. Coming along good though!

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #34 on: Sep 02, 2016, 05:13 AM »
Overall looking really good, the edges of the plates are really nicely straight cut. And you're right, just a touch more shaping at the bottom of the chest plates.

They do look a little large though. For now, trim a little off the edges and see how that looks.


For the length you may want to throw on your cod or cod template and your girth belt or something that will take up the same room as your girth belt to make sure you have enough room for both of them below the plates.
If not, take a tiny bit off the bottom edge of the collar and move the rest of the plates up, then take a tiny bit off the bottom of the gut plate.

Also, love that neckseal, much neater than my first vest was :)

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #35 on: Sep 02, 2016, 02:19 PM »
Wow, ty so much for the feed-back guys  ;D

In fact, I spend almost 2 months and 5/6 meters of pleather to achive this result, so banging my head against a wall worked very well  >:( :laugh: :laugh:

I was thinking at the size of the upper armor, and you two confirm it, 1st were XL and this are Large, but a little trimming must be done cause in the end, fat is fat and belly is belly :) :laugh:

Now that vest is done, next step is:

- Cod
- Sash
- Kama



The main industry of my city is related to shoes , hats (I think we supply the brittish police + Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones) and fabrics, leather and pleather, sooooo.... fkng cheeaaappp  :laugh: :laugh:

Nevertheless, this are a quick pics I take:
(sasha is not made, only the fabrics around my waist)




I have been thinking of using this blue on the sash, what do you think? Any thougts?

Ty all  ;D

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #36 on: Sep 02, 2016, 03:16 PM »
I like it.

We haven't seen what kind of weathering you're going to add to your kit, but the blue should dirty of very nicely.  It also looks like there's some of your flak vest popping out of your right side there.  Make sure that either gets tucked in, or your vest may need some additional tailoring to make sure it fits just so.

I'm a little late to the party on the plates, but I'm in agreement that the plates look a wee bit large in addition to some minor plate shaping at the bottom of your chest plates.  Either way, everything is coming together nicely. :)

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #37 on: Sep 02, 2016, 04:03 PM »
Hi Mi'ix how are u vod?  ;D

Sorry all, once again I forgot to mention: my vest in the 2 pics its not closed in the back, my gf was not at home and I need help to close the zip in the back, thats why its popping and loose  :laugh:

Ty for your reply, having vods helping out its more easier and I dont feel so alone in this  :-[  ;D

I think I wanna go for sniper and im afraid that the blue is not good but I LOVE this blue so much  ;D but it must go dirty, very dirty and I dont know how  :P

The sash can be wrapped around the waish a few times? And close it with snaps? I think the kama should cover it  ;D it must be on the top of the kama right?

Ty all  ;D

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #38 on: Sep 02, 2016, 08:10 PM »
I love that shade of blue. I wear my sash over the top edge of my kama and the bottom edge of my vest so all the fixing are hidden. Snaps are fine, I've used them on my belt.

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #39 on: Sep 03, 2016, 02:41 PM »
Also, love that neckseal, much neater than my first vest was :)

And mine..but we don't discuss my first vest. That's why I paid for mine  :P

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #40 on: Sep 05, 2016, 08:26 AM »
Quote from: Ajoliveira
I think I wanna go for sniper and im afraid that the blue is not good but I LOVE this blue so much  ;D but it must go dirty, very dirty and I dont know how  :P

There are a lot of ways to dirty fabric. To name a few:

Shoe polish (Blacks, Browns, Mahogany)
Tea/Coffee staining
Spray paint
Fabric paint
Ink
Sun bleaching
Sand paper
Use the fabric to wipe brake dust from car wheels
I don't like the look but, tears and cuts with frayed edges


My favorite weathering? Natural. Wear the sash when you are working in the yard, in the house cooking, while you are under your car changing the oil, wipe your hands on it when they get dirty... you get the point. You want to build up multiple types of wear and stains for a realistic look. When you wash the fabric use the hottest water and drier setting, cheap detergent and a liquid fabric softener will help fade and wear the fabric too. I plan on letting my daughter play with my fabrics, she should be 2 1/2-3 years old by the time my soft parts are ready. I might even let my son play with them too, as he will be 6 months - 1 year old by then. Kids can get anything dirty. haha

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #41 on: Sep 13, 2016, 05:02 PM »
UPDATE - 13-09-2016

Wow, Reginmund ty so much for the tips  ;D been thinking lately who to do black wash and u helped a lot, ty so much  ;D

Now, cod is done:




Decided to attach a small belt to it  ;D obviusly the sash/girth will cover the top of the cod and the "undercover" belt ;D  ;D

Now, before moving foward, time to trim a bit upper armor:




Cutted 0.5 cm and the diference is notorius  :laugh:

Then, time to google and search how to make a sash, I wrapped it but need to find a way to close it  :laugh:
A few days ago I become Supporter, wich give me acess to brigades and been learning a lot since them   :P ;D

Ty all  ;D

AJ

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #42 on: Sep 13, 2016, 11:16 PM »
Not a problem! I spend way too much time on this forum, The Dented Helmet, and The RPF. Combine that with some real world experience...and you get a bunch of random knowledge that occasionally comes in handy.

Can't help much on the sash, unless you want to do a belly dancer style (minus the metal bits), or maybe a pirate style. :laugh:

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #43 on: Sep 14, 2016, 08:19 AM »
How are those plates looking on you now that you've done some trimming?

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #44 on: Sep 19, 2016, 06:58 PM »
How are those plates looking on you now that you've done some trimming?

Hi Mi'ix  ;D

I must do a final shapping and when its done, I will upload pics  :rolleyes: ;D

Been very busy last 2 weeks but today I got a few time left and been working on attaching thigh armor:




Tried to apply "a little bit" (kinda of 2 much, sh*t) of epoxy to hold better the thigh armor and a quick shot to see the placement... :-[

Now, time to let dry and tomorrow lets see  :P ;D

Ty all and a nice week vods  ;D

AJ

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