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 Build 1.5 - Akaleh Skirata

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #195 on: Aug 31, 2017, 11:00 AM »
Congrats vod! Welcome to the family  :)

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #196 on: Aug 31, 2017, 03:50 PM »
I just got my acceptance letter!! OYA!
OYA!

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #197 on: Aug 31, 2017, 08:54 PM »
Thanks so much everybody!!

Here's the final app picture that the clan roster got updated with and all:



They gave me a pass on a couple things, such as my spacing looking better when Shammah was taking the picture, and I didn't get my sash belt as even as it should've been (it's not bad in this shot), and I just realized my boots got cut off... But I'm very pleased with the final kit  8)

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #198 on: Sep 01, 2017, 01:00 AM »
Oya!!! Gratz vod. Look forward to trooping with yah! 

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #199 on: Feb 09, 2018, 01:15 PM »
After a considerable break, I have an update! This morning I got a pair of Bowfanny's 3D printed gauntlets in the mail from Havelock! I'm really excited to start working on them, but I could use any advice you guys have, since I've never worked with anything 3D printed before. So happy I get to retire the 'Mark I' gauntlets  :laugh:

I've got another question- if I wear my kit for too long, I get a really bad pressure headache. My mom and me both can't wear heavy necklaces because that gives us both headaches, so I thought I might just need to alter my flight suit and flak vest at the back of my neck. I asked about it at last month's clan armor party, and they said it could also be the padding in my helmet. I don't actually have a pad in the top because that raises the helmet up too high to see out of. I was wondering if anyone's ever heard of a similar issue.
Really, I need to just wear parts of the kit around and see what exactly gives me a headache, but I'm not exactly thrilled about it.

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #200 on: Feb 09, 2018, 01:44 PM »
I'm not sure what to suggest about the headache, as that's not something I've experienced or come across.  This is probably a dumb question, but when you're in kit, are you drinking enough water?  Walking around in armor - even if it's lightweight plastic - can lead to dehydration if you're not drinking enough.

As far as the gauntlets themselves, you can sand them smooth.  Takes awhile.  And elbow grease.  Bowfanny uses this stuff:



I haven't used it before, but he has, and says it smooths nicely and bonds well with the plastic.  And if it helps, when it comes to the rocket, I used screws to secure my rocket to my gauntlets.  It's not going anywhere.    :laugh:

I'm glad you like them, Vaar'ika.

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #201 on: Feb 09, 2018, 01:57 PM »
I've been trying to figure out what might be causing your headaches, too.  I got nothing.  I'll ask around to a few folks and see if they any thoughts.

Lots of folks swear by XTC-3D from Smooth-On for smoothing 3D prints.  No experience with it myself, but I've heard it's awesome stuff from very reputable people.

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #202 on: Feb 09, 2018, 03:11 PM »
I would consult with a doctor about your headaches and let him/her know that itís likely from something on your kit ; perhaps show them pictures of you in the kit. If you canít wear necklaces, it may be your collar or something like that. But like I said, a doctor would likely be your best bet.

3D printed stuff is great but does require some work to make them approvable. I usually use bondo spot putty and slather that one whatever Iím working with then sand once dry. Typically have to do this a few times before itís good and smooth. Make sure to do it in an open place and maybe even wear a respirator mask because that spot putty stuff stinks and sometimes gives me a headache.

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #203 on: Feb 09, 2018, 05:01 PM »
Spot putty and filler primer and you should be good to go with the 3D gauntlets. Just follow the instructions on each.

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #204 on: Feb 12, 2018, 08:50 AM »
Thanks, guys! I'll probably need to wait until spring to get started on the gauntlets, unfortunately. Somehow I don't think anyone would appreciate sanding dust and possible fumes inside the house, and once I graduate college I'll actually have some free time again...  ???

Havelock- I probably don't drink enough water in kit. I'll try to remember to bring a water bottle with me next time. Sure can't hurt anything!  :P

Kryamla- I'll check into asking a doctor. My family is jam packed with medical professionals, so I might ask them too.

Also, Ivy and I did a photoshoot out at a park yesterday, and I didn't get a headache then! I took Ibuprofen beforehand, so that might have something to do with it. After yesterday, I'm getting more and more suspicious about it being my helmet padding. I'd really like to get a construction helmet suspension in there, but that would be something to do at an armor party. I don't really trust myself to make huge changes on my bucket by myself.  :laugh:

I'm going to start a forum in the costume gallery soon, but until I get that going, here's one of my favorite pics from yesterday:


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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #205 on: Feb 12, 2018, 09:40 AM »
*pew pew pew*

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #206 on: Feb 12, 2018, 03:29 PM »
Look at you with a blaster rather than pointy-stabby things! :laugh:

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #207 on: Feb 12, 2018, 05:00 PM »
Lol I should point out that that rifle is definitely not approved....
Someday it will be but not before a lot of work!

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #208 on: Feb 12, 2018, 07:49 PM »
When I was in the SCA a couple heavy fighters would get headaches from wearing armor. For one it was an external compression headache caused by his helmet. For the other guys we figured out it was their backplates and or gorgets pressing on a nerve.

SCA armor is much heavier but I imagine Mando armor could cause the same issues. Start with the helmet then the backplate. If making adjustments doesn't seem to help then definately go see a doctor or chiropractor.

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #209 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08:21 PM »
Thanks for the tips, I'll see what I can do with the helmet until I can get a hard hat suspension.

Did some kit repair today, nothing really to show, but I fixed a hole in my gloves and restapled my knife holster. Also added snaps to my knee plates and some velcro, so they should finally stop slipping down every two minutes.

 


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