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 [WIP] very slow build of a Mandalorian armor

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Re: [WIP] very slow build of a Mandalorian armor
« Reply #15 on: Jul 12, 2018, 02:44 AM »
I am going to print the CRLs so I can follow them strictly. The templates were downloaded from here. I do not wish to mix the types. My aim was to quick test them and see which one I like more, because I couldnít make up my mind but legacy it is :) I like to make my life as hard as possible. Without difficult challenges life would be boring ;) /I still love the stalker pretty much as wellÖ/ As for the movement and leaning forward I was thinking to make the armor layers not glued or fixed together but use some kind of flexible material inside and some Velcro on the top and bottom layer and make them overlap. Hopefully this will allow the plates to slide and move a little. I usually squat in my Jedi robes as well so it will not be unfamiliar experience lol. I have some Stormtrooper friends, so heard some nice stories how hard it is to move and see fully dressed up. My favorite part was when 190 cm high Stormtrooper was asked something by a little girl at his feet and he couldnít look down at her because of the armor. Iíll make some more pics in the next few weeks. Iíll take some boxes home to have material for further tests and mods. I appreciate the advice. It helps a lot. Ps. I also talk a lot. Sorry about that  :P

If you're going to use Legacy plates on your front, you'll need to have the entire front be Legacy style.  Which means all the plates must overlap or abut.  They're aren't any spaces in Legacy style.  From the CRLs:

Unfortunately, that means you can't use Galaxy style collar and chest pieces with a Legacy style Ab.  Addtionally, while the ab/cod looks pretty cool, I think you'll find that moving in that - at least bending forward - will be incredibly difficult.

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Re: [WIP] very slow build of a Mandalorian armor
« Reply #16 on: Jul 12, 2018, 08:40 AM »
My suggestion for Legacy, based on my own experimentation, is to use binding posts and a nylon harness. With velcro, you run the risk of the plates shifting wrong and popping each other off. If you'd like, I can dig out some photos to show you how I'm doing mine.

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Re: [WIP] very slow build of a Mandalorian armor
« Reply #17 on: Jul 12, 2018, 08:42 AM »
Since you've decided to go with legacy, it'd be a good idea to head over to the Legacy sub forum under Alternative Eras, and read through some of the WIPS :)  There's also a guide or two for assembly, some of which include that sliding you're talking about."

Re: [WIP] very slow build of a Mandalorian armor
« Reply #18 on: Jul 13, 2018, 02:08 AM »
Since you've decided to go with legacy, it'd be a good idea to head over to the Legacy sub forum under Alternative Eras, and read through some of the WIPS :)  There's also a guide or two for assembly, some of which include that sliding you're talking about."


I'll definitely go and check. Honestly Iím reading through a lot of posts but am still in learning phase, so good thing that you point me to the wright direction.

My suggestion for Legacy, based on my own experimentation, is to use binding posts and a nylon harness. With velcro, you run the risk of the plates shifting wrong and popping each other off. If you'd like, I can dig out some photos to show you how I'm doing mine.

That would be nice. Iíd appreciate it.



Thank you all.

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Re: [WIP] very slow build of a Mandalorian armor
« Reply #19 on: Nov 05, 2018, 04:16 AM »
My father passed away not long ago, so I'll be changing some stuff because of this, and I'll paint it red honouring his memory. I was silent for this reason so long.
Started some pepakura helmets to take of my mind from thinking too much about it. Those will keep me focus hopefully. I'll share some updates on those as they come along. Here is a link but not sure it will work, so I'll check from pc when I get home.

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Re: [WIP] very slow build of a Mandalorian armor
« Reply #20 on: Nov 05, 2018, 01:35 PM »
My condolences, vod.  If we can help, let us know.

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Re: [WIP] very slow build of a Mandalorian armor
« Reply #21 on: Nov 09, 2018, 12:29 PM »
Thank you. I heard time will help. It will keep me focused at the task at hand speaking of which. I am getting ready for resin coating at the weekend. I'll be making more bases, see which is my favorite. Got a gun as well but I might be taking the back part off and make it a pistol and paint it. Actually it is in mint condition. I'll think about this as well.


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Re: [WIP] very slow build of a Mandalorian armor
« Reply #22 on: Nov 10, 2018, 09:11 PM »
You have my condolences on your father as well, it's always tough losing someone.

Having handled those blasters in person, definitely lose the stock and make a customized pistol of it. They're just too small in scale to look like a proper rifle on anyone larger than a child. My old clan leader is tiny and they even look toy-sized on her :P. Should be about the right size for a sort of EE3 pistol though! Good luck resining the helmets! I haven't done pep helmets personally so I unfortunately have no wisdom to share on them, just encouragement :D.

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Re: [WIP] very slow build of a Mandalorian armor
« Reply #23 on: Nov 15, 2018, 04:49 PM »
My condolences ner vod, we are here to help you through the tough times. :maul:

I haven't done a legacy kit, but a layered back plate. The way I mounted it, could also work for your legacy plates. Here it is:

I sadly don't have any pictures of the backside with the mounting pieces, so I marked with two colours how I mounted them.
I have two nylon straps (marked in blue) which run down the plates and are glued to every single plate. Then I glued some velcro (marked in green) to every plate, the other part of the velcro is sewn to the vest. With this method the pieces can follow my bodymotions for example when I bend forward easily, so mobility isn't a problem, but they still stay in place and don't move around my body at all.

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