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 Roki's Body Armor (new stuff, pg 8 !)

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux
« Reply #15 on: Apr 19, 2010, 07:44 PM »
i like this

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux
« Reply #16 on: Apr 19, 2010, 10:08 PM »
Well thats one vote from the Approval team... ya'll got an "approval by acclaim" clause in the rules ? ;)     If all goes according to plan, i'll be tossing you guys my admission thinger within a couple weeks

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux
« Reply #17 on: Apr 20, 2010, 07:32 AM »
It looks like you really put in a lot of work on this and didn't cut any corners. The colour scheme is nice, and the weathering looks very realistic and natural. Details make the costume, and you have done an excellent job.  Looking forward to seeing your app. :)

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux
« Reply #18 on: Apr 23, 2010, 03:47 PM »
Roki, Ner Vod,
         One awesome set of Beskar'gam you got there! Can't wait to see the completed product!

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux
« Reply #19 on: Apr 23, 2010, 05:08 PM »
Well, he's only got what... 3+ years of effort into it now? Loking great Roke! Can't wait to see you finally suited up.

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux
« Reply #20 on: Apr 23, 2010, 09:26 PM »
3 ?  Not quite.  It'll be 3 come late winter :-p.

Still waiting on the seamstress.  Today was the absolute earliest she said she'd be-able to get it done, and she hasn't called,  so I'm hoping she'll get to it next week.   I'd LOVE to suit up for Free Comic Day...


And for those who haven't learned the #1 rule of this kind of costuming.   Good product is dependent on 3 things.   Fast,  Cheep. High Quality.   pick 2 :)    This sure as heck hasn't been a fast build ;)

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux
« Reply #21 on: Apr 27, 2010, 02:28 PM »
Since I had no afternoon class today.. i figured i may as well pound somethin out :)  This be the results so far, any further progress today will just be a finishing of what's already been done so far and wont have pics taken 'till much later :-p


First up, is the nearly finalized solution to my wiring problem.  What you're seeing is a piece of 3.5"x 7" PVC, painted and capped off. There are a pair triple RCA input jacks (one on each end) to accept the wiring (see previous pictures). The wire pack is attached to my kidney plate via 2 screws (for removability and such), and the kidney plate will be attached to my girth belt by 2 hooks that i've got glued to the back of the plate.   There are also 3 cables/hoses going from the wire pack (not sure if i should paint those or not.. need input here people !!!).  Which takes us to the next pic...


The cables from the wire pack will be going into these 3 points in the JP, the 2 outside points will be accepting the wires inside the cables individually, while the center point will take the whole thing.   All 3 will be permanently attached on the JP side, and be removable from the wire pack.


The purpose of the removable hosing is for if i wish to troop without the JP,  the overall look of the armor wont be totally screwed up by a trio of flopping cables. 

edit :  i was able to get the cables blackened up, glued to their mount points, and the mount points are now attached to the JP (glue is drying as i type this).  Also got the final pieces of the left gauntlet mostly installed (darts are where they should be, flame thrower mounts installed and their glue is drying).   Also added a couple little greeblies to the JP ;)

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2010, 06:19 PM »
Got the flightsuit back today !  Got a couple plates mounted,  i can already see the need for some snaps or some such to hold down corners, but for now, i'll probably just introduce a little Bendy-ness to them and at least make it appear to fit right :-p.   Look for updates over the next few days :)

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2010, 06:20 PM »
Woot woot woot woot woot!

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2010, 06:35 PM »
Uh-oh A'den, bandwidth exceeded!

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2010, 07:20 PM »
Oh bummer! That was a Jersey Shore fist pump gif too!

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux (new pic 5/11 !!)
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2010, 09:51 AM »
And since i feel like teasing people.. I WILL !




thats so fresh off the cell phone, my hand is burninated.  

The collar pieces seem to fit alright,  nothing a little more bending wont fix (i can shrug my shoulders and not have something hit my chin, yay !)  the left/right chest plates sit fine, just need to re-velcro one spot.  Left bell sits perfectly,  right bell needs re-velcroing.   and everything below the waistline needs alot of bit of bending or at least strapping (i forget what the regs say about visible fastening straps...)

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Re: Roki's Body Armor redux (new pic 5/11 !!)
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2010, 10:22 AM »
It looks realy good

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Re: Re: Roki's Body Armor redux (new pic 5/11 !!)
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2010, 10:41 AM »
It's about time!  Get cracking!  Looks great so far.  I have always loved the colors you use for your armor.

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