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 Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor

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Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« on: Feb 11, 2019, 01:52 PM »
Hello!

I am excited to say that my armor has arrived!  I would appreciate feedback, especially on the collar and ab plates. 

I ordered the FEM 1 set from The Mandalorian Arsenal (TMA) and clan members think the collar plate is too short and a bit narrow. 
Ab plate is too long.
TMA's chest diamond is tiny, so the one pictured is new. 

I created a cardboard template for a new three piece collar plate that is longer and a bit wider.  Thoughts?   

The red "X" on the blue tape is my belly button, so I plan to cut off the ab plate in that area. 

I used disc magnets to hold the armor in place in the second photo, so those are temporary.
Vest is unfinished and will be hemmed and fitted accordingly. 
Flight suit will be solid black Under Armor style.  I am wearing a printed version of the same top in the photos for contrast so the vest shape can be seen better.

Thanks!




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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2019, 02:09 PM »
I really like your 3 piece collar, and I think it's a better fit for you.

Your ab trim will also bring it into compliance with the height/width rule for fett style abs, so awesome! (Boba was not concerned about protecting his intestines)

The only real concern I have is that it looks like your chest plates may be a bit wide for you -- looks like the extreme outside corners may be hanging over air.  (but I may be wrong, would need side photos to confirm.)  If they're okay, the rest looks pretty good as a rough draft.

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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2019, 02:58 PM »

The only real concern I have is that it looks like your chest plates may be a bit wide for you -- looks like the extreme outside corners may be hanging over air.  (but I may be wrong, would need side photos to confirm.)  If they're okay, the rest looks pretty good as a rough draft.

Sep,

When I tested these on her the  chest plates fit really well. It could be that they may need some reshaping. Or that this picture isnt doing her justice. But over all, I can attest that, they fit her well.

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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2019, 03:01 PM »
Sep,

When I tested these on her the  chest plates fit really well. It could be that they may need some reshaping. Or that this picture isnt doing her justice. But over all, I can attest that, they fit her well.

I thought the pics might be tricking me :) I believe you since you've had hands on the kit :)

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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2019, 03:09 PM »
I thought the pics might be tricking me :) I believe you since you've had hands on the kit :)

Good catch thou. :)

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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #5 on: Feb 12, 2019, 05:39 PM »
I agree that the three-piece collar fits better.  :like:

I'm waiting for Kris to jump in and tell you to trim the ab plate, and Sep already has. So, I'll add that, I think the belly plate is a little long, and also add that the CRLs for the Modern Era state that "The vest must not be longer than the chosen waist items." It's totally cool if your waist items go over your vest as long as the vest isn't sticking out the bottom.

On the note of the chest plates, I would love to see the armor from a few more angles. If they are too wide, a possible solution would be to move the chest plates in towards the mid-line, trimming both the chest plates and the diamond accordingly. Or shaping. But shaping female plates is like the literal worst, so . . .  :rolleyes:

Keep up the good work! Looking forward to seeing more. The vest material is stellar, by the way.  :D

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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #6 on: Feb 12, 2019, 05:57 PM »
Thanks, Ordeyn!  I love the vest fabric as well.  The vest is unfinished awaiting final decision on ab plate trimming.  The red "X" is my belly button, so the plate will be trimmed in the area of the blue tape line and vest hemmed accordingly. I have an OM that is helping me with that this weekend.

The chest plates actually fit correctly, but the photo is deceiving.  I will definitely double check them at my next fitting and adjust if needed.

I appreciate your feedback!

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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #7 on: Feb 12, 2019, 06:17 PM »
I really like the design of your segmented neck-plate! Your ribbed flak vest is also really cool!
I can't wait to see more of this kit! What colors/patterns are you thinking?
Keep up the good work, Vod!

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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2019, 03:11 PM »
I really like the design of your segmented neck-plate! Your ribbed flak vest is also really cool!
I can't wait to see more of this kit! What colors/patterns are you thinking?
Keep up the good work, Vod!

Thanks for the compliments!
I am thinking the kit will be fairly dark.  Below is an idea of the color scheme and photos of my test paint.  Paint will be layered and textured in deep pewter, silver and golds with a few weathering marks/scratches (don't want to go crazy with these since the paint has a lot going on).
I am test dying shoulder cape fabric now, and am hoping for a blackish-purple, but that may change.
My boots are black, but I shaded them a bit lighter on the drawing for contrast.
Really dark brown or black for my belt, holsters and pouches.
Suggestions are welcome!






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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #9 on: Feb 14, 2019, 10:19 AM »
I'm waiting for Kris to jump in and tell you to trim the ab plate

...I would of, but somebody had already put tape on it right where I'd suggest to have cut it :P

As long as the paintwork doesn't look like cracking caused by temperature changes when painting layering is good.

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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #10 on: Feb 14, 2019, 10:27 AM »
...I would of, but somebody had already put tape on it right where I'd suggest to have cut it :P

You're welcome  ;)  ;D  :laugh:

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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #11 on: Feb 14, 2019, 12:46 PM »
Thanks for the compliments!
I am thinking the kit will be fairly dark.  Below is an idea of the color scheme and photos of my test paint.  Paint will be layered and textured in deep pewter, silver and golds with a few weathering marks/scratches (don't want to go crazy with these since the paint has a lot going on).
I am test dying shoulder cape fabric now, and am hoping for a blackish-purple, but that may change.
My boots are black, but I shaded them a bit lighter on the drawing for contrast.
Really dark brown or black for my belt, holsters and pouches.
Suggestions are welcome!

I applaud you for doing a test run of all your paints/dyes first! That was smart!

I love the dark on dark look of your kit! It's what Valkyrie was originally supposed to be (don't ask how she ended up red-- I still don't know LOL)!

Not really a suggestion just a caution: Dark on dark kits are sometimes difficult to photograph. If that's something that's important to you it might just be something to keep in mind.

Otherwise, keep up the good work! can't wait to see the end result!

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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #12 on: Feb 24, 2019, 07:47 PM »
I applaud you for doing a test run of all your paints/dyes first! That was smart!

I love the dark on dark look of your kit! It's what Valkyrie was originally supposed to be (don't ask how she ended up red-- I still don't know LOL)!

Not really a suggestion just a caution: Dark on dark kits are sometimes difficult to photograph. If that's something that's important to you it might just be something to keep in mind.

Otherwise, keep up the good work! can't wait to see the end result!

Other members of my clan second your concerns about dark armor.  I've revised my plan to include a lighter metal color (see image of red circled test piece on top of my vest fabric) and incorporated Montana Gold Black Purple paint for the secondary armor color.

Next to my mando is a small diagram of the backplate idea, which plays off of the segmented collar.   

Thoughts?








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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #13 on: Feb 24, 2019, 07:57 PM »
Sexy!!
Love the design!

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Re: Lena Can'gal First WIP - Female Armor
« Reply #14 on: Feb 26, 2019, 01:06 PM »
Other members of my clan second your concerns about dark armor.  I've revised my plan to include a lighter metal color (see image of red circled test piece on top of my vest fabric) and incorporated Montana Gold Black Purple paint for the secondary armor color.
Next to my mando is a small diagram of the backplate idea, which plays off of the segmented collar.   
Thoughts?

I absolutely love the new look! I have a segmented back plate as well! I love the way they look! and I really think they tie together well with your segmented neck plate :)

Great job so far with the redesign! I think you're doing phenomenal! Can't wait to see what you do next!

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