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 Sep Ho'ban - Legacy Kit - WIP (Approved) and Upgrades, Approved Privateer/Mech

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Re: QuinGin - Legacy Kit - WIP -- Pre-paint pics, feedback needed
« Reply #30 on: Apr 12, 2017, 08:44 PM »
Got feedback in clan that the gap between the back of my neck and the backplate was too large.  I traumaish plate to lay over part of the top plate and fill some of the gap.  Does this look like enough coverage to you guys? (or do I need to slide it up another inch or two? And what do you think of the look?


Re: QuinGin - Legacy Kit - WIP -- Pre-paint pics, feedback needed
« Reply #31 on: Apr 13, 2017, 12:50 AM »
I really like that!  Although I'm a big fan of trauma plates, so I might be a bit biased.  The trick with trauma plating though, is to keep it incorporated throughout your kit.  A single section might look a bit off.  I think that the plate definitely helps with the neck gap.  The only thing or modification I might say is that cutting that divot/triangle out of the trauma plate is kinda accenting the gap now.  Any chance you have a bucket, or could borrow one to see how it looks with a helmet on? 


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Re: QuinGin - Legacy Kit - WIP -- Pre-paint pics, feedback needed
« Reply #32 on: Apr 13, 2017, 08:45 AM »
Yeah, lets see it with the bucket on...makes a big difference some times.  I used the same templates as you and modified with trauma plates and a lot of trimming.  One thing to keep in mind is how you'll put it on...will there be enough gap to fit your noggin through?  Personally, even though mine is strapped for suspension, it is technically fixed with my spaulders in place (with Chicago screws)...in order to fit it over my huge melon I have to turn my head sideways.  It's definitely been an experience getting the plates to lay right and articulate the way they should.  My WIP's in my signature, if you need tips or suggestions I'd be happy to help  :)


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Re: QuinGin - Legacy Kit - WIP -- Pre-paint pics, feedback needed
« Reply #33 on: Apr 15, 2017, 09:49 PM »
Pics with bucket as promised.  My plan is to attach the bottom edge of that plate with chicago screws, and then about 2/3rds of the way up use hidden snaps on the side edges.  If I do that, I can put my head through, and then have someone snap the sides down.  If I end up getting to a place where I can't, I'll chicago screw 3 corners of the shoulders, and then use snaps for the final corner so I can open one side of it, slip in from the side and snap closed.

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Re: QuinGin - Legacy Kit - WIP -- Pre-paint pics, feedback needed
« Reply #34 on: Apr 24, 2017, 08:15 PM »
Some painted and reassembled kit. The helmet,  most of the chest and the back are still with Keely Siri getting paint.  Those plates are all blue in the middle with copper edges.   Chicago screws are currently in primer but with get some hand painting to match the part of the kit they are attached to on Friday.   

As always, feedback welcome. 




Following Pics are all pre-weathering.
 
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/Themes/Exodus/images/bbc/url.gif
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Chest -- collar in previous pics:


Helmet:  Earcaps and the small interior section of cheeks will get the silver treatment similar to middle cod plate, and trauma plate for back plate.  Cheekbones will remain midnight blue, with weathering similar to the pics in the previous post.





Helmet awaiting weathering and visor:

Thanks again to KeelySiri for paint work!

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Re: QuinGin - Legacy Kit - WIP -- Paint on last page
« Reply #35 on: Apr 29, 2017, 02:38 PM »
Looking good Vod.
How much plastic did you need for the plates? In square yards or meters.

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Re: QuinGin - Legacy Kit - WIP -- Paint on last page
« Reply #36 on: Apr 29, 2017, 04:16 PM »
Based on looking at what i have left on my floor i have used about 70% of a 4 ft b 8 sheet. Or 2.5 square yards on the plates.  That doesnt account for all the home depot plastic in the helmet tho.

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Re: QuinGin - Legacy Kit - WIP -- Paint on last page
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2017, 10:19 PM »
New Photos at FMC today with Kuu and the gang:

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Helmet Off:
http://i.imgur.com/gegfm8G.jpg

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Re: QuinGin - Legacy Kit - WIP
« Reply #38 on: Jun 06, 2017, 02:46 PM »
Just got my approval email! Thanks for all your help! This sub forum was massively important to completing my build

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Re: Sep Ho'ban - Legacy Kit - WIP (Approved)
« Reply #39 on: Jan 31, 2018, 11:25 PM »
So, the kit last time I trooped: 


The kit while I was mocking up a shoulder upgrade:


I'm going to be remaking the torso plates (they're too wide for me now) , and I have a question for my legacy peeps:  My current plates float on straps.  Those of you who have tried the solid construction, how do you like it? 

Also... de ja vu time: 


Then and now paper templates -- left side Old Vart, right side Drake -- size feedback? My instinct is it's still half inch to an inch too wide on each side (also still working on losing weight). 



bellybutton represented by tape at bottom of frame.

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Re: Sep Ho'ban - Legacy Kit - WIP (Approved) and (Re-opened)
« Reply #40 on: Feb 01, 2018, 07:08 AM »
Instead of trimming the chest piece back at the shoulders by the half inch, try rolling the edges inwards. That's what I did with mine and it gave it some definition

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Re: Sep Ho'ban - Legacy Kit - WIP (Approved) and (Re-opened)
« Reply #41 on: Feb 01, 2018, 07:24 AM »
Your instinct is pretty spot on. I would bring the templates in by about a half inch. That should give you a better fit.

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Re: Sep Ho'ban - Legacy Kit - WIP (Approved) and (Re-opened)
« Reply #42 on: Feb 01, 2018, 09:24 AM »
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Instead of trimming the chest piece back at the shoulders by the half inch, try rolling the edges inwards. That's what I did with mine and it gave it some definition
Definitely went through your WIP again last night :)   What did you use to attach your trauma plates to the base plates?

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Your instinct is pretty spot on. I would bring the templates in by about a half inch. That should give you a better fit.

Thanks Naran! Mobility is definitely a priority with this set, so I will be checking that carefully once I'm in plastic too. 

Re: Sep Ho'ban - Legacy Kit - WIP (Approved) and (Re-opened)
« Reply #43 on: Feb 01, 2018, 10:47 AM »
Definitely went through your WIP again last night :)   What did you use to attach your trauma plates to the base plates?


I want to say loctite professional grade super glue and Bondo. Haven't had any issues yet with the falling apart and they get mo ved around alot.
I've never had any luck with E6000.
It could have been a 2part epoxy though.

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Re: Sep Ho'ban - Legacy Kit - WIP (Approved) and (Re-opened)
« Reply #44 on: Feb 01, 2018, 11:00 AM »
Also never had luck with E6k, one of my friends swears by it though.... Have heard that PVC cement (like for PVC pipes) bonds sintra together well too... may have to do a test on some scrap.






Will figure out size of trauma plates after the shaping work is finalized on base plates. Rough shaping on chest done -- backplates are a team sport, so calling it a night.  Following the advice to leave wide and sand down.  Still some more curves to make in the chest, but at present, feels wide.  :) Happy building everyone.

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