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 Get'Al Aran Beskar'gam Revised

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Re: Get'Al Aran Beskar'gam Revised
« Reply #45 on: Jun 09, 2019, 12:19 PM »
Nice to see you're making progress again! Can't wait to see it all come together!

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Re: Get'Al Aran Beskar'gam Revised
« Reply #46 on: Jun 09, 2019, 03:47 PM »
Really coming together nicely!
Just curious,  how are these being mounted?  Making them one piece that you can just take off, or are they going to be able to shift and move, like medieval lame?

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Re: Get'Al Aran Beskar'gam Revised
« Reply #47 on: Jun 09, 2019, 09:57 PM »
Post Party Progress



Resin Reconstruction


First off I'll start with the bad news; that occurred over Memorial Day Weekend.  While attempting to install the darker shaded visor, I attempted a test fit before it was fully trimmed.  The stress that the visor material put on the tabs included on my helmet's mask was too much strain for it.  The resin cracked, and ruined my evening.






Thankfully two weeks later I went to an armor party hosted by people from the Rebel Legion and the 501st.  They were able to assist me in using some CA Gel glue to repair the damage to the mask.  I'm still letting it dry for several days before I attempt to do anything with it, but it seems to be holding quite well.  There's only a little bit of a crack showing, but that just means I'll have something to weather later on. 






Armor Shaping



The armor party went well, and I made some headway on my armor plating.  The pieces were already cut out, but I needed to make some adjustments and trimming.  The collar plate needed the corners hacked off to allow for movement so it wouldn't bite against my shoulders.  The chest plate also needed a reverse cut on its edges to ensure I had more freedom of movement.  Then it was onto heat shaping them to the duct tape dummy.  This is the third iteration of the armor plates I've dreamed up.  I found that going with three scalloped plates would make it too long and unwieldy on the front, so I opted for two plates.   Some of these pictures were taken before I had done a little more heat shaping and sculpting of the edges.   The blue tape kept falling off because of the humidity, but I finally got a mock up. 














Looking for advice on the shape of the plates, where they lay now how they separate from the collar piece.  I plan to use bookbag straps underneath the shoulder curve of the collar plate, and then attach nylon strapping from both the back and front and form that into a harness that can have the plates chicago screwed onto, and give me a single harness that can carry all the plates as one unit.  Suggestions are very much appreciated!

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Re: Get'Al Aran Beskar'gam Revised
« Reply #48 on: Nov 15, 2019, 08:27 PM »
Shoulder Cape



One of the main components of the Mandalorian armor I'm working to create is the homage to both Corsec and to the Imperial Guard.  The shoulder cape for me is being sourced from the same material as the Imperial Guard's crimson cloak.  A small call back to a previous life in the Star Wars Universe utilized for a different purpose.  I reached out to Kat @ Serenity's Revenge in getting some of the fabric setup properly.  She's known for her capes in the Kyrimorut clan of Maryland. 



In Progress Photos



These are some of the pictures from her shop that she sent me before getting the cape sent out.




Final Product




I'll be working on trying to find a good way to attach it, either to some armor plating or to the flak vest itself.  It does fall correctly with the pleats, but it may need some extra weight to it, that I'll work on as well. 



Helmet Repair

I haven't touched the helmet since I showed pictures from the armor party this summer.  It's been sitting in the case and waiting until I had the opportunity to look into it further.  Thankfully I have plans to meet with a seasoned vet from Rancor that's willing to help me work on reinforcing the helmet to make sure it's sturdy and to help install a new visor.  I don't want anything close to a repeat of what happened when I first tried that.  This should happen over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Updated Checklist

  • Helmet - Mostly Finished! Needs reinforcement and visor Installation
  • Flight Suit - Tailored, but needs embroidered
  • Vest - Velcro Patch needs moved.
  • Armor Plates - Partially cut and molded/Other parts in design phase
  • Gauntlets - Roughly formed and shaped, with hinges attached
  • Girth BeltPre-Design Phase
  • Cape - Received from Serenity Revenge Cosplay
  • Boots - Obtained
  • Gloves - Obtained
  • Kama - Re-Design Phase
  • Harness - Design Phase



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Re: Get'Al Aran Beskar'gam Revised
« Reply #49 on: Nov 15, 2019, 08:55 PM »
Really good to see you still at it!
Love how the cape is progressing, vod.

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Re: Get'Al Aran Beskar'gam Revised
« Reply #50 on: Nov 19, 2019, 08:53 AM »
That cape looks extremely regal! I love it!

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Re: Get'Al Aran Beskar'gam Revised
« Reply #51 on: Nov 20, 2019, 11:37 PM »
Great progress! The helmet will be an easy fix. Hopefully you can get together with some local members so they can assist. If not, patch it up with Bondo or fiberglass. I like the look of your amor. The sharp lines are fantastic. As far as the harness goes, I based mine off of TK409’s. Lots of great tutorials on that website. Good luck with your build progress over the holiday. Hopefully we can see some pictures of you in your kit soon.

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Re: Get'Al Aran Beskar'gam Revised
« Reply #52 on: Dec 07, 2019, 09:49 PM »
Visor Installation 2.0



Over the Thanksgiving Weekend I worked in my Dad's shop with him to figure out a way to strengthen and seal the cracks in my helmet that got damaged during the Memorial day weekend.  I had already used CA gel glue on the chin, but the cheek was also cracked.  We used a drill to dig out a little of the resin where the crack was and used bondo to fill and sand it down.  The crack is barely noticable from the front, so I think that worked well.  The only concern I have is the ugly bit of glue residue I see on the chin.  This is not something I can just easily repaint however because I had an autobody place do it for me. 








If you have any suggestions on how to better mask this ugly chin issue, I'm interested to hear.  I know most are going to say to weather it, but the clean look of the visor was something I was trying to keep. 






The only other issue I have is keeping the visor in place.  I tried using velcro, but it's too bulky and doesn't lay right with the visor.  I know I could use some of my E-6000 or some more superglue, but that wouldn't let me ever take it out again either.  It doesn't look bad though if the visor is attached and I'm just wearing the bucket.  Thoughts and opinions are most welcome.


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Re: Get'Al Aran Beskar'gam Revised
« Reply #53 on: Dec 08, 2019, 12:49 AM »

The only other issue I have is keeping the visor in place.  I tried using velcro, but it's too bulky and doesn't lay right with the visor.  I know I could use some of my E-6000 or some more superglue, but that wouldn't let me ever take it out again either.  It doesn't look bad though if the visor is attached and I'm just wearing the bucket.  Thoughts and opinions are most welcome.

What about visor clips? I bought these from Etsy and used them to install my visor. They worked like a charm and were super cost-efficient.

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Re: Get'Al Aran Beskar'gam Revised
« Reply #54 on: Dec 11, 2019, 10:56 PM »
Visor clips are a good idea. I myself used hot glue. I replaced my visor once and just melted the hot glue out. It's a pain, but it can be done. I vote for the clips because you can switch out visors easily.

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Re: Get'Al Aran Beskar'gam Revised
« Reply #55 on: Dec 11, 2019, 11:15 PM »
So there's two issues with clips that I see.  First of all my visor already has clips to keep it in place; except right at the chin.  There's not enough space for a clip, even of the small size I have - or the size that was shown in the link.  Hot glue may be the only solid option, so I might have to consider doing that, since it's a very thin ridge on which that bottom part rests on. 

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