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 Greetings! New Mando and new armour WIP

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Greetings! New Mando and new armour WIP
« on: Nov 09, 2018, 12:13 AM »
Greetings! My name is Janad Ruus (my mando name anways)

I'm starting a new armour build and I'm excited to share my upcoming progress.

As of now all I have is my flight suit, which is a charcoal colour, a buy'ce that I will be recolouring as well as some old WWII beige cloth gaiters that I found on ebay that suit the look I am going for.

I will be getting a nice brown flak vest hopefully in the next little while as well.

I plan on using 6mm sintra for all my armour plates, I've been reading through a lot of the forums and it seems like I should go with the 6mm vs. 3mm. If I am mistaken and I should go with 3mm please let me know!  :D

A question that I did have was do i need the double sleeve option in between my flightsuit and my flak vest?

I will be posting pictures hopefully if i get the imgur system figured out! I don't currently have a picture of me wearing the paper templates, but i did snap a photo of them on the flightsuit on the ground. I will cut out cardboard ones and tape those to me first vs. taping my only paper templates as i don't have a printer readily available to me. Let me know if they look weird or not, i got the templates from the TDH for the sizing chart of someone thats 5 and a half feet tall (Which is how tall i am)

Cheers!
First photo, armour colouring. I'm leaning towards the far left one with the most green.


template sizing

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Re: Greetings! New Mando and new armour WIP
« Reply #1 on: Nov 09, 2018, 10:39 AM »
You've got a solid concept there, vod. To answer a couple of your questions: 3mm is cheaper, and shapes quicker than 6mm, but it's less durable. My first kit was made from 3mm, and within a year I snapped the collar plate twice, and ended up replacing almost everything with 6mm. 6mm is more durable, but requires longer heating times to shape. As to which one is the preferred thickness, it boils down to personal preference. Both work well in this application.

Double sleeves are not required for custom builds. Again, it's a personal preference thing. Some do go with that option to allow for a bit of extra airflow under the flightsuit. For Canon/Legends characters, you need to match the references exactly, so if the specific character has the double sleeves(almost all of them do), then double sleeves would be required in that case.

Your templates look decent on the flightsuit, but it'd be best if we could see how they look on you. The WoF templates are based on a mezomorphic body time(completely proportional height to width), whereas most people tend to fall into either the endomorphic body type(tall, relatively skinny), or ectomorphic body type(shorter, relatively broad and stocky). Frequently, the templates require adjustments to fit properly. Once we have that, we can give you a better idea as to if the templates need adjusting or not.

I look forward to seeing your build progress, vod. Welcome to the Mercs!

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Re: Greetings! New Mando and new armour WIP
« Reply #2 on: Nov 10, 2018, 05:10 AM »
That's a great start.

I also like the concept on the left the most, the different colours in the helmet give the kit a great depth. My advise would be to add a bit more green to different parts of the kit, maybe the diamond or a stripe in the knees. Your can be really creative with your paint job. But that's just personal preference, your concept is great as it is.

As Fenris Claddanna already a picture with your templates taped to your body would be great to give you an in depth feedback on the sizing.

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Re: Greetings! New Mando and new armour WIP
« Reply #3 on: Nov 12, 2018, 07:42 PM »
Thanks for the feedback!

Here are some photos of the cardboard templates on me. I am wearing a thick wool sweater from Marks Wearhouse that I wont actually be wearing for my kit, but it gave my the sizing and weight that my flakvest will be hopefully. In saying this, it is hard to tell sort of where my armpit is underneath, but it felt like the panels were in the right spots, and obviously the panels would be properly molded and secured so they sit properly.

Let me know your thoughts!




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Re: Greetings! New Mando and new armour WIP
« Reply #4 on: Nov 12, 2018, 09:33 PM »
Lookin' good!

Your plates look like they're within the acceptable size range, but they're a little bit the wider side. When you cut them out of sintra you may find you have to trim them, but just take a TINY BIT off of the outsides of your chest, collar, and ab.

 :like:

As for 3 mm vs 6 mm, my kit is all 3 mm and has held up for 2 years with only one break in one knee because I was a fool and tried to kneel on it haha. Depends on personal preference and how much activity you plan on doing while in kit.

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Re: Greetings! New Mando and new armour WIP
« Reply #5 on: Nov 28, 2018, 11:02 PM »
Update!

I found these WWII Royal Coast Guard Gaiters off of eBay. Holllllllly do they smell and look old  :D Lots of stains and a little bit of rust on the buckle and the eyelets for the laces. They look perfect in my opinion! They are exactly what i was looking for!

I'm planning on getting a brown Flak Vest with the laces as well so these will fit right in! I'm not sure if i want to put any boot plating on as I am trying to go for a lighter scavenger look it might look too bulky.

Let me know what you all think!



Cheers!
Janad Ruus  :boba:

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Re: Greetings! New Mando and new armour WIP
« Reply #6 on: Dec 01, 2018, 01:07 PM »
Everything's looking great so far! Off to a good start

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Re: Greetings! New Mando and new armour WIP
« Reply #7 on: Jun 22, 2019, 11:10 PM »
More updates!

I finally had the time to make the armour plating, cut from 20 gauge metal I bought at a metal supermarket. It feels awesome with the weight and feels functional! :)

The sizing took me a couple tries. I'm almost 5'6", however i had to use the 5'4" template from the dented helmet. I'm happy with it though! I also redid my helmet colour and went with the steel colour and brass/rust.

I will be assembling a jetpack eventually which i want to craft out of the same 20 gauge and then weld together. Same with the guantlets. The cape i'll be using a really old IKEA beige window drape. thick material which i think will look awesome once i weather it properly.

Images above are just the paint weathering, i have since gone back with coloured/dirt water to give it a grimy look.

All the armour plates are industrial velcro'd on which i may end up permanently stitching into the flakvest. Im waiting for my shade 5 welding face shield to get here from amazon to replace the current one.

Please let me know what you all think!

Janad Ruus out! :boba:






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Re: Greetings! New Mando and new armour WIP
« Reply #8 on: Jun 23, 2019, 08:38 AM »
Great progress!!!

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Re: Greetings! New Mando and new armour WIP
« Reply #9 on: Sep 13, 2019, 09:06 PM »
Hey guys and gals!

More updates on my kit! Picture heavy!

Comic con is right around the corner in my cit (next weekend)

I haven't been able to finish everything up to the club standards, but I am more than comfortable going in public wearing all of this!

I know I need a cod/ loin cloth piece as well as knee guards (knees i may make out of leather as well and attach more sheet metal onto the front.)  I will be making those soon enough but I'm on a budget now so I can't 100% finish everything currently.

My gauntlets also need some work but they will serve their purpose next weekend just fine. I also need to weather my flight suit a little bit more, as well as my cape.

Items not shown in the complete photo of me wearing my kit.
My cape attached (Cap can either hang free with just being buttoned in the front, it can also be snapped to the top of the bandoleer to have it sit off to the side like Bobas.)
Both bicep leather pads, in the photo I'm only wearing the one.



Anything else I am missing?


















Janaad Ruus out!  :boba:

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