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 Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP

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Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
« Reply #75 on: Apr 23, 2018, 06:50 PM »
So I've been remiss on updating this wip and I'm sorry, been kinda focused on getting my first kit revamped 

But I'm back on Jodo with a bit of an update but unfortunately a few steps back, I recently unpacked my kit to find the paint has cracked across the chest plates, I've surmised that its due to storage and the temperature  of where I kept it, so looking like I will need to repaint them all.
Additionally will be doing the back plate as it doesn't sit right as well  as also paint issues.

Gauntlets were fine if not a little bulky, but a friend of mine has offered to replace them with lighter 3D printed ones, so how could I refuse  ;D
Here is what we have done so far:

Left Gauntlet minus missiles that will be transferred from old gauntlet

Right gauntlet

Source material for the change to right gauntlet

As well as the ones for the change of connectors


And the connectors with piping


I'm planning on using that locate on the nodes protruding from the back of gauntlets, the pipes are silicone lighter and more flexible than braided so shouldn't hinder movement.

Hope everything looks satisfactory and hope to bring progress in next post.

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Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
« Reply #76 on: May 03, 2018, 05:11 PM »
Without any objections I got them printed and taped together



Now back to sanding, filling, repeat  :P

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Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
« Reply #77 on: May 07, 2018, 08:57 AM »
Man, 3-D printers really are a game changer. Looking awesome

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Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
« Reply #79 on: Jun 30, 2018, 04:49 PM »
So, turns out when you add a harness into the equation it really throws out your plates and reshaping seriously blisters the paintwork, so..... scrap collar and back plate, remake and strip back paint off remaining chest plates, this kit seems to want to test me  *sigh*

Without Jet Pack



With jet pack




Harness blocks to cover holes still need to be made and the strapping was adjusted while wearing it and caused gathering around the holes.
 
I also seem to have developed a lean to the left somehow  :rolleyes:

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Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
« Reply #80 on: Jul 01, 2018, 06:37 PM »
Looking good, Ashen.

I'd like to see that jetpack sit a little higher on you. It's sitting super low at the moment.

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Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
« Reply #81 on: Jul 02, 2018, 02:20 AM »
Looking good, Ashen.

I'd like to see that jetpack sit a little higher on you. It's sitting super low at the moment.

The scaling and position is unfortunately due to my longer than normal body, its fixed at where it is now, I don't have an option to change anything :(

From the pictures I had to work from the jet pack sits approximately level with base of back plate



I have done so and only now found that I'm approximately 1/4 longer in torso than most who have worn this kind of JP  :'(

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Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
« Reply #82 on: Jul 29, 2018, 03:55 PM »
Been a while with this RF but we think we got it licked, the original wireless light and servo parts were too bulky and couldn't fit head in with all the tech, so all that had to go and Hik'aari build a more streamlined version  ;D

Here it is before we added the controller into the gauntlet music is there to drown out background noise :


And here it is after, leaning back to balance lid:


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Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
« Reply #83 on: Jul 29, 2018, 04:46 PM »
Awesome!!!

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Re: Jodo Kast: Ashen's WIP
« Reply #84 on: Jul 30, 2018, 03:47 PM »
Nice work vod 👍🏻

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