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 First build WIP

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Re: First build WIP
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2018, 11:41 AM »
Your kit is looking pretty nice, there, vod.  It still needs a bit of tweaking, but you're making really good progress.  Your flak vest is really bunching up and looks baggy around your arms; you'll need to get that tailored a little more or at least secured better to make it fit tighter to your torso. The arms and legs of your flight suit look somewhat baggy, as well, and will need a bit more tailoring.

The ab plate needs to come up a bit.  The bottom of it needs to rest around your navel - at or slightly above - and can't hang off the bottom of your vest.  Also, the spacing between your collar and chest plates needs to be the same as the spacing between your chest and ab plates.  Currently the spacing is greater between your chest and abs.

Your pouch belt needs to be riding on your sash, not below it. 

I like your plan for your shoulder bells.  Should look pretty cool once you've got those added.  And your plan for your beskad is pretty kandosii, vod[//i].  Keep up the good work.

Have you reached out to your clan mates in Falco Clan for any help? 

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Re: First build WIP
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2018, 02:59 AM »
Thanks a lot man! Yea the vest isnt baggy it actually fits very well. Just for this picture it was kind of thrown on. I see what you mean about the ab plate spacing, I shall take it up. This collar plate is not gonna work and have to make a new one. For my pouches you mean they need to sit higher up on my red cumberbun? I have met up with the falcos yes. I keep them update with my progress hahah thanks for the suggestions

Also I just bought these knee pads and was wondering if they would work. Ive seen a kit with these exact knees but painted. I would probably sand down the grooves, paint them and maybe add a plate over them.


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Re: First build WIP
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2018, 05:11 PM »
Thanks a lot man! Yea the vest isnt baggy it actually fits very well. Just for this picture it was kind of thrown on. I see what you mean about the ab plate spacing, I shall take it up. This collar plate is not gonna work and have to make a new one. For my pouches you mean they need to sit higher up on my red cumberbun? I have met up with the falcos yes. I keep them update with my progress hahah thanks for the suggestions

Also I just bought these knee pads and was wondering if they would work. Ive seen a kit with these exact knees but painted. I would probably sand down the grooves, paint them and maybe add a plate over them.


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They would have to be completely unrecognizable.

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Re: First build WIP
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2018, 05:40 PM »
If you get sore knees and or kneel a lot, those are excellent bases for using as they provide good padding. The do however have to be completely covered - no foam showing.

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Re: First build WIP
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2018, 08:19 PM »
You've made some great progress on your armor :D. I think you have the right of what Havelock was saying; the ammo belt and pouches are meant to sit over the girth-belt/waist sash/etcetera, which is what your red wrap thing is serving as. Definitely agree with Bow and Kris on those knees; anything you've seen like that before was likely a looooonnnnggg time ago or prior to being modified or simply not an official suit. Any real-world stuff has to be heavily modified, and that's been a thing for many years now.

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Re: First build WIP
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2018, 12:34 AM »
Thanks a lot everyone for the kind words and advice you have all helped me progress so much.


So I cut this out for my knees. I will shape them this weekend and wrap the flanges back like with standard boba knees. I went with the layered pattern for my knees to match my heavy shoulder.


Here is my heavy shoulder, I haven't attached it to my vest yet but I plan on just attaching it to my shoulder flap via with velcro then maybe a strap underneath to help hold it in place.

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Re: First build WIP
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2018, 01:39 PM »
I'll be interested to see how those knees go.

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Re: First build WIP
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2018, 08:21 AM »
Those knees should be different enough to not look like shoulders stuck on your knees, but similar enough to fit the flow of the kit.

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