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 Trampís Mando Kit WIP

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #75 on: Oct 12, 2021, 02:10 AM »
Extra pictures really help, I totally get the situation now! Unfortunately I'm unsure the best course of action here... so I'll leave it to a Ruus'alor to make a judgment. Your thought process makes a lot of sense and bringing the visor down wouldn't make sense the way your helmet is made, but it still may be an issue with the look of the visor, and I'm not sure how to fix it.
In all honesty? Move on, focus on bigger aspects of your kit, and it will get figured out. Don't stress it! It's such a tiny piece.

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #76 on: Oct 12, 2021, 03:01 AM »
Extra pictures really help, I totally get the situation now! Unfortunately I'm unsure the best course of action here... so I'll leave it to a Ruus'alor to make a judgment. Your thought process makes a lot of sense and bringing the visor down wouldn't make sense the way your helmet is made, but it still may be an issue with the look of the visor, and I'm not sure how to fix it.
In all honesty? Move on, focus on bigger aspects of your kit, and it will get figured out. Don't stress it! It's such a tiny piece.

Iím not. I have bigger fish to fry, such as completing assembling my cuirass and adding the thong and belt keepers (once I find where I put them  :-[ ) to my codpiece, and adding the Velcro closures and some padding to my bracers. I need to get everything assembled to a wearable state by Halloween.

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #77 on: Oct 12, 2021, 07:53 AM »
That's definitely a complicated situation. I was in the same boat as Matchstick and Aster and thought that it didn't reach the bottom. The first round of pictures make it look like it has stopped about 1/4" away from the bottom. If you applied without the additional shots, it would definitely get noted that the visor would  need fixed.

Having those extra shots do help and the App Team always looks at a WIP first for anything like this. Seeing how the helmet mandibles bevel to leave the inside shorter than the outside shows your thought process now. Today, I'll take this topic to our other Ruus'alore in the region and discuss it. We've got an App Team member on hand to provide additional feedback too.

All that aside, this is shaping up to be a gorgeous looking kit. I love the color choices you've made. The only thing that I can think of on your initial test fit is just a few tweaks.


Where I have the red circle, there's visible zipper teeth that would need covered (I'm thinking more strapping could keep it simple?) before your App.

Where I have the white circle, the gap is just a smidgen off in comparison to the spacing where the red is. Moving the top of the plate out just a little (the white arrow) would get them evened out. But I know it's just a test fit.  :)

It's good to see progress and moving along smoothly. Great work so far.

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #78 on: Oct 12, 2021, 11:17 AM »
That's definitely a complicated situation. I was in the same boat as Matchstick and Aster and thought that it didn't reach the bottom. The first round of pictures make it look like it has stopped about 1/4" away from the bottom. If you applied without the additional shots, it would definitely get noted that the visor would  need fixed.

Having those extra shots do help and the App Team always looks at a WIP first for anything like this. Seeing how the helmet mandibles bevel to leave the inside shorter than the outside shows your thought process now. Today, I'll take this topic to our other Ruus'alore in the region and discuss it. We've got an App Team member on hand to provide additional feedback too.

All that aside, this is shaping up to be a gorgeous looking kit. I love the color choices you've made. The only thing that I can think of on your initial test fit is just a few tweaks.


Where I have the red circle, there's visible zipper teeth that would need covered (I'm thinking more strapping could keep it simple?) before your App.

Where I have the white circle, the gap is just a smidgen off in comparison to the spacing where the red is. Moving the top of the plate out just a little (the white arrow) would get them evened out. But I know it's just a test fit.  :)

It's good to see progress and moving along smoothly. Great work so far.

Iíve already checked with the App team about the zipper, and they said specifically, that the only part of the zipper that needs to be covered is the pull tab: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=204046.0. To quote Venix Arden:

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Hey there Tramp! Thank you for the question! I'm actually the Ruus'sol for the NE USA Region and I've brought this question up to Draceline and the other Ruusalore of the region. The CRL's for Modern Era is that the zipper pull tab must be covered in some fashion and that the rest of the zipper needs to be colormatched to your vest. All of which it seems like you have done. My advice to you would be to include as many pictures possible of your WIP thread so when you go through the App process, the App Team can review those photos to gain the best understanding possible of your build. It really is an invaluable skill to utilize. You'll also want to address your flightsuit bagginess and your holster design is slightly too "earthy" as it sits now. If you have questions, please reach out to Draceline and she will help you to the best of her ability. If there is anything I can do for you as a Ruus'sol, feel free to PM me and I'll be happy to help. THank you again and happy building! OYA!

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #79 on: Oct 12, 2021, 11:39 AM »
Ah yes! Thank you. I forgot about it being okay if it matched the material. That's my mistake!

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #80 on: Oct 12, 2021, 12:10 PM »
Ah yes! Thank you. I forgot about it being okay if it matched the material. That's my mistake!
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Not a problem. I had gotten mixed signals from various Ruusíalors early on, and was going to have a tailor try to add a cover flap to my vest (though we couldnít match the fabric), so I put in a question to the Q&A about it. I was quite relieved that I didnít need to cover the whole zipper, not only for the reason above, but It saved me some money, and the vest looks better as is, both with the armor on, and with it off. A zipper cover would likely have ruined the look of the vest.

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #81 on: Oct 12, 2021, 12:25 PM »
I did hear back about the confusing visor dilemma. Though it does touch the bottom of the visor on the inside, the bevel tapers toward the outside and gives the appearance of it not reaching the bottom on the outside.

Since it's still sitting higher on the inside and the bottom of the outside is lower, it doesn't truly satisfy the CRL. The best suggestions that I have would be to add some material to the inside to bring it level with the front/outside. Some type of epoxy sculpt, quiksteel or jbweld putty would be easy and sandable. The alternative would be to file down the front "point", but I don't want to see that gorgeous paint job get boogered up.

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #82 on: Oct 12, 2021, 12:51 PM »
Hey there Mr. Tramp!

I remember you!

It looks like you've done a lot since the last time we talked and I hope all is well!

Let's get into your visor issue really quick. I'm on my work computer so I cant copy/paste pictures so I'll be using written references. I hope that it translates okay for you.

**In your initial picture of your helmet (on the previous page) It very much looks like your visor does not reach the bottom of the mandibles. There are a few easy ways to correct this optical illusion *AND* help keep the integrity (both physical and visual) of your helmet. One way, which is what I did for my current helmet, is to install a small spacer between the mandibles at the bottom edge of your helmet. You can do this easy with a piece of scrap Sintra, ABS, or any approved building material. I'd say about 3/4" max width would work. This hides the bottom of the visor and provides a good amount of stability to the helmet. And since your visor material is so thin, it would still be removable for replacement (if need be).**

**I feel like you've come to the point in your build where a WIP thread in your local Clan page is warranted. Pretty soon you're going to want to go through pre-app and its a great tool for you to utilize. You have a good group of Ruusalore in the NE region who will be eager to help you fine-tune your armor and get those OM stripes! If you like, instead of starting a new one, you can message a Moderator here to move this over there.**

**You're on the right track with your vest and as long as the zipper pull tab is hidden, having a front facing zipper is fine. When you start your WIP, I'd be interested to see additional pictures of your top armor plates and how much coverage they have. Per the CRL's, armor plates cannot hang over the edge of your vest and from one or two of your pictures in this thread, they look pretty close to the edge. Not a critique, but its something to be aware of.**

**Most importantly, You are off to a great start and I think you're doing great! Kurshi, Matchstick, and everyone else here are excited to help you along the path you are on and through the dedication, communication, understanding, and enthusiasm, you'll be OM in no time! Best of luck to you and I'll be keeping an eye on you and I look forward to welcoming you as an OM very soon!**

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #83 on: Oct 12, 2021, 01:38 PM »
Hey there Mr. Tramp!

I remember you!

It looks like you've done a lot since the last time we talked and I hope all is well!

Let's get into your visor issue really quick. I'm on my work computer so I cant copy/paste pictures so I'll be using written references. I hope that it translates okay for you.

**In your initial picture of your helmet (on the previous page) It very much looks like your visor does not reach the bottom of the mandibles. There are a few easy ways to correct this optical illusion *AND* help keep the integrity (both physical and visual) of your helmet. One way, which is what I did for my current helmet, is to install a small spacer between the mandibles at the bottom edge of your helmet. You can do this easy with a piece of scrap Sintra, ABS, or any approved building material. I'd say about 3/4" max width would work. This hides the bottom of the visor and provides a good amount of stability to the helmet. And since your visor material is so thin, it would still be removable for replacement (if need be).**

**I feel like you've come to the point in your build where a WIP thread in your local Clan page is warranted. Pretty soon you're going to want to go through pre-app and its a great tool for you to utilize. You have a good group of Ruusalore in the NE region who will be eager to help you fine-tune your armor and get those OM stripes! If you like, instead of starting a new one, you can message a Moderator here to move this over there.**

**You're on the right track with your vest and as long as the zipper pull tab is hidden, having a front facing zipper is fine. When you start your WIP, I'd be interested to see additional pictures of your top armor plates and how much coverage they have. Per the CRL's, armor plates cannot hang over the edge of your vest and from one or two of your pictures in this thread, they look pretty close to the edge. Not a critique, but its something to be aware of.**

**Most importantly, You are off to a great start and I think you're doing great! Kurshi, Matchstick, and everyone else here are excited to help you along the path you are on and through the dedication, communication, understanding, and enthusiasm, you'll be OM in no time! Best of luck to you and I'll be keeping an eye on you and I look forward to welcoming you as an OM very soon!**

Thanks. A spacer is definitely what I was thinking too, so weíre on the same page there. I have plenty of black ABS.

As for the armor being close to the edge of the vest, are you referring to up by the shoulders?

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #84 on: Oct 12, 2021, 01:39 PM »
yessir! up near the top the collar looks to overlap the vest by a little bit. It'll be something we as App Team will look at closely when your official App comes thru

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #85 on: Oct 13, 2021, 04:00 AM »
yessir! up near the top the collar looks to overlap the vest by a little bit. It'll be something we as App Team will look at closely when your official App comes thru

I doubt thatíll be much of an issue once the shoulder pauldrons are in place, as there will be straps running between the collar and shoulder pauldrons which will ultimately be covering that area.

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #86 on: Oct 13, 2021, 05:20 PM »
However you decide to build your armor is up to you providing you read, understand, and follow the CRL's. Working closely with your Ruus and other clanmates is invaluable and I think it can ultimately be such a beautiful and humbling experience for a recruit. For example, let's say you're dead set on strapping the shoulder bells (pauldrons are a different beast in the SW world) the way you envision and your Ruus shows you a simpler way like magnets or velcro strapping. The method suggested could very well end up being a breath of fresh air for you and save you time, money and effort and would lead to a quicker approval process.

As for your collar and other chest plates, the App Team (and pre-app team if you choose) will take a look at the spacing, placement, and relative size of your armor from head to toe and decide if the costume meets the requirements for approval. I can't stress this enough to all the recruits out there: *PLEASE* work with your local clan at every opportunity and listen, learn and grow in your skills. Be prepared for fixes and embrace them knowing that the goal as App Team is not to deny people, it's to approve them. I personally would love to see you, Tramp, and every other highly motivated recruit out there approved and become an official member of this amazing club

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #87 on: Oct 13, 2021, 08:07 PM »
However you decide to build your armor is up to you providing you read, understand, and follow the CRL's. Working closely with your Ruus and other clanmates is invaluable and I think it can ultimately be such a beautiful and humbling experience for a recruit. For example, let's say you're dead set on strapping the shoulder bells (pauldrons are a different beast in the SW world) the way you envision and your Ruus shows you a simpler way like magnets or velcro strapping. The method suggested could very well end up being a breath of fresh air for you and save you time, money and effort and would lead to a quicker approval process.

As for your collar and other chest plates, the App Team (and pre-app team if you choose) will take a look at the spacing, placement, and relative size of your armor from head to toe and decide if the costume meets the requirements for approval. I can't stress this enough to all the recruits out there: *PLEASE* work with your local clan at every opportunity and listen, learn and grow in your skills. Be prepared for fixes and embrace them knowing that the goal as App Team is not to deny people, it's to approve them. I personally would love to see you, Tramp, and every other highly motivated recruit out there approved and become an official member of this amazing club

Will do. Iím in the process of mounting the side straps and buckles now. Once the sides are done and the epoxy is completely cured, Iíll get some more pics up and then worry about the shoulder plates.

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #88 on: Oct 15, 2021, 11:31 AM »
Well, the side straps are attached and I did a test fit with my flight-suit top and vest. So far so good. Let me know what you all think.










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