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 Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #15 on: Oct 19, 2018, 06:57 PM »
Thanks Jennari! I'm pretty pleased with it myself!

Thanks Kol, though those aren't decals they were painted on freehand with a pinstriping brush  ;)

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #16 on: Oct 22, 2018, 04:26 PM »
Wow, that's some really solid work. Well done!

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #17 on: Oct 24, 2018, 01:50 PM »
Following!

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #18 on: Oct 26, 2018, 03:14 AM »
Oya vode!

I need some advice, I have started fitting my plates onto my vest but I am having a little trouble placing the collarplate in the correct position. Now I usually see the comment that it needs to go as high as it can go, almost choking you. This would lead to the plate sitting like this:


Should I go this route it sits supremely uncomfortably and I would need to basically reshape the whole thing, It would no longer line up with my backplate or shoulder bells either if I do this (It is a premade armour set you see.)

Now I tried out the position it would sit in if I follow the shape the plate has. The result is that it sits like this:


It's far more comfortable, only needs minimal shaping to sit flush, lines up with all my other plates and all around looks better to (In my personal opinion). However, IS this second position high enough or do I absolutely need to make this first picture work somehow?

For reference, my armour set is the male clan Wren Set, and from the reference pictures it does seem like the second position is the way the plate is supposed to sit;


edit: It also seems like the plate spacing on the reference pictures is rather thighs, is this allowed or should i stick to the more standard rule of thumb for spacing?

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #19 on: Oct 26, 2018, 12:23 PM »
The curve of your collar plate needs to rest up at the base of your throat.  So you'll need to reshape the collar and probably trim a little to align it with the back plate.  You'll want to get all your shaping and placement done before you start trimming.  Additionally, if you're doing a custom mando with Clan Wren style plates, follow the custom CRLs for the spacing - so use the rule of thumb, 1/2 and inch to an inch for your spacing.  If you're doing a Canon Clan Wren grunt, match the spacing from the reference images.

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #20 on: Oct 27, 2018, 10:01 PM »
True what Havelock said. Also, while I'm taking a look, where is your belly button in reference with your vest? It looks like, at least from the photos, that your vest might be going below your belly button, and might be too long. I like that vest material btw, looks good!

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #21 on: Oct 28, 2018, 05:29 AM »
My bellybutton is not a good point of reference I am afraid. It's hanging in a loose skin fold barely still on my stomach.  however the vest neatly tucks the top inch or so into my girth and does not come out underneath it. I am 6'4" tough and the last picture were taken at a slightly upward angle, so it looks even longer then it actually is.

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #22 on: Oct 29, 2018, 12:58 AM »
Ok, in that regard we'll have to see how long it is in reference to where the plates and waist items will sit. Not to worry,  just keep us in the loop with how everything's coming along! Can't wait to see the progress.

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #23 on: Nov 01, 2018, 12:50 AM »
Hey guys! With Halloween come and gone here tonight, I figured it would be a good time to share a picture of the state of my kit so far.

Disclaimer:

since it was the end of a long night running around scaring people and I had to get my plates wearable in a rush, I used fabric glue spray to get most of the velcro attached and aligned on my flak vest before sowing it on. However I ran out of time to get my ab and collar plate sown up so as the night went on some of the velcro started coming loose and I tucked my ab plate into my girth belt (And pulled it up a fair bit) to at least keep on going without thing falling off. As a result there is some massive floating happening on the ab plate and the collar and the spacing of my plates has been thrown somewhat out of wack. But rest assured I wll sow everything down and get it all properly aligned again soon!

As for what is left to do:
  • I need a cool armour plate for my loincloth!
  • Shin, Calf and boot plates need to be attached to my Gamachen. They are not in this picture since I did not finish painting them in time!
  • My westar 35's have yet to come in. The guns shown here are cheap 6 dollar guns from the discount store we have here. They were not hole filled but they are still pretty cool so I'll put up a better picture of those to see if you guys think they are worth putting full effort in!
  • My Antennae for my bucket have yet to come in so those need to be added to.
  • Back and shoulder plates were not attached yet, I need to finish those but since the cape covered both spots it wasn't a big deal. I also have seperate shoulder guards for the back of the cape and shoulders of the cape I need to finish building and attaching,
  • My westar 35 Carbine Sniper Variant has to come in and get finished and of course my super secret project melee weapon needs to be build still.  :cookie:

Observations from my first 'troop': The cape is HEAVY the strap keeps riding up and choking me. I 'm thinking the best solution is to place some big shebs rare earth magnets under my collar plate and attach one to the buckle of the cape to keep it locked in place when It's on but not leave an obvious mounting point when the cape come of.

Even If i do fully sow the velcro holding  my plates into place. I Think I am going to place some heavy duty snaps in the centre of the plates to keep them pulled tight on the flak vest because the velcro when not compressed lifts the plate 2 to 3 mm of my vest and i think a nice heavy snap in the centre of the plate can fix a lot of these issues.

My bucket need a ventilation kit really bad, my visor fogged up a few times tonight and its not sitting straight on my head because i have a bunch of space in the cheeks I can still use. Probably gonna use a fish tank bubbler and use that to run some air hoses around the insides of my cheek to get fresh cool air in there to make the helmet more wearable. I also just ordered a voice amp and external microphones for in the ears so i can wear noise cancelling headphones. Hearing myself talk in the bucket is pretty deafening and outside people have trouble hearing me!

Anyway! Thoughts out of the way, time for the pictures!







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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #24 on: Nov 01, 2018, 07:24 AM »
For putting it together in a rush, you look slick!  :like: :like:

For ventilation in the helmet, check TrooperTronix on Facebook, or look in the Continuous Sales page here on the forums. A number of sellers there make squirrel fan setups that can be run off of either 9v batteries or USB. Much better output than a tank bubbler.  ;D

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #25 on: Nov 01, 2018, 09:21 AM »
That color scheme is awesome! Nice kit.  :like:

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #26 on: Nov 01, 2018, 08:10 PM »
Looks like it's really coming along well! Just a couple things that needs to be done:

The blasters, while potentially modified, don't quite fit the star wars aesthetic from what I'm seeing. I would recommend doing some google searches and taking a look at design elements from different blasters. What I've found is sometimes simple designs work really well! If you have any questions, feel free to message me or one of the other app team members, we're more than happy to help!

The loin cloth looks to still be a little wide, just needs to be made a little bit thinner.

Can't wait to see how this build continues to progress!

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #27 on: Nov 01, 2018, 08:25 PM »
There's also a great reference thread here, if you want some good blaster pistol images.  The majority of Star Wars blasters have an "otherworldly" look to them, as well as looking - from a realistic perspective - very impractical.  Your blasters look very real world and tactical. 

The elements that do the most to pull me away from Star Wars when I look at these I've circled in white:



Also, if you put holes in the barrel similar to this:



or put some vanes on them similar to this:



That would be awesome.

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #28 on: Nov 02, 2018, 07:08 PM »
Yeah I figured that would be the case! no worries guys, I appreciate the input but my realistic Westar 35's are coming in on Monday. those are my final choice for on my kit. these were just a quick repaint for Halloween anyway! However there is something else I will be working on for my kit.


These are the templates I have drawn up for myself. The acrylic sheets are 8mm thick and come precut in the dimensions i have given. I'll be using 3mm solid pvc sheets to cover the acrylic and the grooves cut into it will house 3 USB led strips, a 25000 mha powerbank and be controlled by a remote I will put in the gauntlet. I'll be using an off brand lightsaber handle that comes with  a motion sensor to make swinging and pulsating sounds as it moves (but different sounds then your used to from an actual saber to distinguish this as being a vibroblade). I'll sand the edges down to a soft bevel to give it the appearance of an edge without actually being sharp and making the exposed acrylic edges opaque at the same time to better disperse the light.

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Re: Orland Greene, v1.1.2 WIP
« Reply #29 on: Nov 02, 2018, 10:59 PM »
That is going to look EPIC!

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