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 Roush's armor wip

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Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #15 on: Oct 15, 2018, 05:31 PM »
Be sure to leave room for wrist movement so you dont end up with banged and bruised to neck wrists. My first set left nasty bruises.

Nice clean work with the mounting of the hinges. 

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Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #16 on: Oct 15, 2018, 05:41 PM »
Be sure to leave room for wrist movement so you dont end up with banged and bruised to neck wrists. My first set left nasty bruises.

Nice clean work with the mounting of the hinges.

Thank you. Definitely accounted for the wrist movement when drafting the pattern

Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #17 on: Oct 20, 2018, 12:11 PM »
The magnets are now on



And bondo applied, I sanded down the one side a little too much for my liking so I applied a little more to fix it which is giving that side the pinky color



Put the sealant on and going to sand it down


I took advantage of the few low humidity days Florida got to lay down some paint on the cod piece. The top plate will stay gold with the bottom plate eventually becoming black



Here is the cod plate with the black layered on



Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #18 on: Jan 11, 2019, 11:08 AM »
I got around to doing a fit test on the plates since I'm 99% finished with my flak vest.

I know it's not 100% correct because the tape slipped but I think everything looks pretty good size wise



Now I think I'm going to have to adjust the collar armor a bit more and I know I need to adjust the chest plates



How do the shoulders look? (Again I know a little wonky as the tape slipped right before the photo was snapped)







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Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #19 on: Jan 12, 2019, 08:28 PM »
I would recommend moving everything up, collar should be almost choking you. Chest plates (and spacing in general) should be about a thumbs width apart, so I'd bring them up and closer together. Same with the ab. Cod and gauntlets look like they're coming along well!

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Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #20 on: Jan 12, 2019, 08:36 PM »
I would recommend moving everything up, collar should be almost choking you. Chest plates (and spacing in general) should be about a thumbs width apart, so I'd bring them up and closer together. Same with the ab. Cod and gauntlets look like they're coming along well!

Thank you, I want to sure how far up the collar should be. Spacing wise my plates are further apart then they should be due to tape slippage. I adjusted some of the plates to eliminate plate float as well. Question about where the collar/back plate meet. Does it look good as is or do I need to make them more flush with each other?

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Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #21 on: Jan 12, 2019, 11:29 PM »
I agree with Kol as well on spacing, needs to be almost choking. Everything width wide looks a hair big. I wouldn't adjust until you have placement of the templates fixed and the spacing plate to plate fixed. then you will know if you need to scale the width back a hair! Keep up the great work vod! You got this!!!

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Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #22 on: Jan 12, 2019, 11:38 PM »
I would also add that the backplate and collar should line up on the shoulder seems. You may want to add some width to the shoulders of your backplate, as they appear to be more narrow than the collar.

Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #23 on: Jan 12, 2019, 11:51 PM »
Thank you both. I'll adjust the spacing tomorrow and throw up another photo. As far as the collar and shoulder go I may just trim from the collar, especially if the plates are a smidge too big

Alright everyone. Heres the next spacing photo:

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Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #24 on: Jan 13, 2019, 09:46 PM »
That spacing looks pretty good! The belly plate could come up a smidge though.  :like:

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« Reply #25 on: Jan 13, 2019, 09:53 PM »
That spacing looks pretty good! The belly plate could come up a smidge though.  :like:

Awesome! I still have to fix the back plate but at least we're getting closer

Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #26 on: Feb 02, 2019, 11:04 AM »
Another big step towards completion was made these last few days. All my armor is now velcroed and ready for paint. Just waiting on the weather


(Not pictured is the back plate, chest diamond, and other shoulder (which is currently in primer drying))

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Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #27 on: Feb 02, 2019, 04:00 PM »
At looking at you plates on the last photos you posted, everything still looks a bit wide. The chest plates are riding in your arm pit a little too much and need to be sized down in my opinion. How is your mobility? Can you place your hands together in front of your chest and the plates not dig into you? I would address this issue before you get way to far into paint! And finally, the shaping on the plates may need tweaking a little more, it doesn't look as if the plates hug your body as well as they should, which will leave gaps when the plates are attached to the vest. you shouldn't be getting gaps between the plates and vest if formed to you correctly.

Nice progress though, like how its coming along for you!!!

Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #28 on: Feb 02, 2019, 04:11 PM »
At looking at you plates on the last photos you posted, everything still looks a bit wide. The chest plates are riding in your arm pit a little too much and need to be sized down in my opinion. How is your mobility? Can you place your hands together in front of your chest and the plates not dig into you? I would address this issue before you get way to far into paint! And finally, the shaping on the plates may need tweaking a little more, it doesn't look as if the plates hug your body as well as they should, which will leave gaps when the plates are attached to the vest. you shouldn't be getting gaps between the plates and vest if formed to you correctly.

Nice progress though, like how its coming along for you!!!


I did fix some of the sizing things. The collar armor got trimmed a bit which brought the chest plates in a bit. The float in the photos was just a result of the bottoms of the chest plates not being taped down to well but they definitely hug me. Now that its velcroed I'll probably do another run before I officially paint just to get a final nod from my house, they've given me the approval so far up to this point

Re: Roush's armor wip
« Reply #29 on: Feb 11, 2019, 08:05 PM »
So here we go. I need some paint and to find my gloves but I'm in the home stretch




 


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