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Marek's Armor Build WIP

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Marek's Armor Build WIP
« on: May 19, 2017, 01:56 AM »
Greeting Vode,

This will be my 3rd revision of my armor. The first two was made of thick stock paper board (illustration boards) however during field and stress test, i realized that paper stock absorb sweat causing it to unset and break. After some heavy reading on the list of compliant materials. I found sintra very favorable because sourcing of this material is not difficult here in the Philippines. Plus, working with is not that difficult because it is easy to cut, and bend when heat is introduced. And so my new journey begins.




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Re: Marek's Armor Build WIP
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 02:05 AM »
So again, the first step, mock up my armor on thick paper stock, trace on sintra and then cut.







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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 03:29 AM »
Some parts of the armor need some little bends and curves. I don't have a blower here right now, or a heat gun. So i will resolve of other means of bending sintra. One the popular found on the internet was bending sintra using Boiling Water.  Fortunately, i have a Water Kettle here i could. Now to start bending the corners. 









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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 03:31 AM »
So far so good..

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 04:16 AM »
Adding another layer to the plates.













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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 06:17 AM »
That's all looking very good.  Your layers are put together smooth and all the curves/bevels are looking great!
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Re: Marek's Armor Build WIP
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 08:54 AM »
That's all looking very good.  Your layers are put together smooth and all the curves/bevels are looking great!

Thanks Vod DariusBlakk.  :D
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Re: Marek's Armor Build WIP
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 10:22 AM »
Looking sick Vod! Could we see the armor attached to you with tape please  The armor looks great we just got to see if it fits LOL
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Re: Marek's Armor Build WIP
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 08:27 PM »
Looking sick Vod! Could we see the armor attached to you with tape please  The armor looks great we just got to see if it fits LOL

I sort of spray painted my concept colors on the chest armor plates checking i bought the right colors ( white and green). It seems ok. Once dried, i applied some distressing and the mandalorian symbol.





Here are photos you requested vod  Sto-Las :) I needed to wait for the paint to dry before i could put some tape over.
It's kinda difficult aligning coz my tape are not that sticky.. (Lol, keeps falling off.)





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Re: Marek's Armor Build WIP
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 09:26 PM »
I really like the design of the trauma plates. Very nice.

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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 11:09 PM »
I really like the design of the trauma plates. Very nice.

Thanks vod Natan Vizsla.  ;D
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Re: Marek's Armor Build WIP
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 11:45 PM »
Your plates look good. The spacing looks right but it looks like the chest plates need a bit trimmed off so the outside edge lines up with the outer corners of the collar and abdominal plate. It also looks like the fangs of the chest plates might need to be shaped a bit more so they don't stick out.
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Re: Marek's Armor Build WIP
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2017, 12:34 AM »
Your plates look good. The spacing looks right but it looks like the chest plates need a bit trimmed off so the outside edge lines up with the outer corners of the collar and abdominal plate. It also looks like the fangs of the chest plates might need to be shaped a bit more so they don't stick out.

Copy on that vod Torolf, will work on it asap..  :D
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Re: Marek's Armor Build WIP
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 11:42 AM »
Ok.. so i've been busy today contemplating on my chest plates, how to fix my issues on outside edge alignment..
I didn't want to trim off the chest plates so i built another set of collar and abdominal plates. Made them a little bigger. So what do you think vode? :)





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Re: Marek's Armor Build WIP
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2017, 05:52 PM »
I have never been able to trim foamcore as well as you
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