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Author Topic: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!  (Read 7066 times)

D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« on: Feb 05, 2011, 01:44 PM »
We are working together on our kits, so we decided to post the pics in one thread. Saves space that way. Currently we are gathering parts for armor, and need thoughts and suggestions on the items we have thus far.

Helmets

Delarian




Walon



Possible chest and back armor for Walon.. Could this be used? Let us know if it wouldn't work once we mod it.

With padding still on it




Padding off





Let us know your thoughts.

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Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #1 on: Feb 05, 2011, 01:58 PM »
I really like the torso brace because it not only has the support on my back and the spine guard has enough room for any wires (such as my radio, hydration pack and power supply for the lights that may be in my helmet.) However i am up to suggestions. ^_^

Ok, so far i have started by removing the pading on the inside of the helmets, removing the logos, images and the straps. also the helmets will be sanded till they are rough so the paint will stick better.

The next step will be working on the actual torso and the weapons.
« Last Edit: Feb 05, 2011, 02:17 PM by Walon Ferrel »

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Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #2 on: Feb 05, 2011, 02:13 PM »
what era are you going for?. if you're going for modern era i doubt you'd get away with that armour , but you could possibly use it as a starting point for crusader armour.

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Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #3 on: Feb 05, 2011, 02:22 PM »
thats what i was afraid of, back to the drawing board on the torso, yes i am planning on a modern era armour. Thank you for the advice i would have hated to finish the armour and find out that it wouldn't wouldn't work. If i may ask what was the problem with it?

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Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #4 on: Feb 05, 2011, 02:28 PM »
basically what you want to aim for is the boba fett and jango fett look. if you take a good look at their armour you'll see they are all seperate pieces on a flak vest. now what you have there, as good an idea for an armour base that it is, wouldn't work. but it would work as a base for an early crusader type without to much modification.

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Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #5 on: Feb 05, 2011, 02:41 PM »
I knew the front would be trouble, i am planning on going with a rubbermaid tote armour, The design for my armour is heavy on armour without sacificing too much.

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Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #6 on: Feb 05, 2011, 02:53 PM »
If you can find a local supplier, I'd go with sintra because it's pretty cheap and a lot easier to work with than a tote. I've heard horror stories about working with that stuff. If you are worried about doing it cheaply, you can get a good set of sintra already cut out for a decent price.

Sorry, but this is a hobby that tends not to be very cheap. Not saying it's impossible, but certain items can be hard to do for cheap.

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Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #7 on: Feb 05, 2011, 03:04 PM »
Price is a factor yes, but we still have some time before the next event and a birthday party we are planning.

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Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #8 on: Feb 05, 2011, 03:11 PM »
Take your time and do it right.

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« Reply #9 on: Feb 05, 2011, 03:23 PM »
Yes that is our top priority we want our armour to be the best it can for our first kit once we have trooped for a while and get a feel for it then i am going to start working on my second kit.

Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #10 on: Feb 06, 2011, 09:33 AM »
Another problem for Walon is that he is not average sized. So getting one that is from a vacform might not work for him unless its custom, and then it gets alot more pricey. Luckily we got that piece rather cheap, so it won't hurt us on costs. I am probably going to buy at least my chest pieces since I know my skill isn't good enough to make the shape needed for female armor.

Will post some pics of the soft parts we have so far a little bit later. Off to work for now.

EDIT: Was just browsing another thread and got an idea sparked. Would Walon be able to use the brace as a start for a Legacy Era Heavy Mando? They have alot of coverage and aren't the Fett style armor. If not, could someone please let us know what about it doesn't work? That way we can avoid making the same mistakes in the future. Just so all know since he didn't post it, Walon is going for Heavy Armor.

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« Last Edit: Feb 06, 2011, 09:41 AM by D'Larian Verda »

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Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #11 on: Feb 06, 2011, 11:26 AM »
The brace COULD be made too work. We've seen stranger things. It COULD work for Fett or Legacy style plates but, it would honestly be best for Late or early Crusader style armor.

As far as plates, the templates are realistically made for people who have Jeremy Bulloch's or Temuera Morrisons builds to scale by template size. Almost everyone has to alter them some to make them fit right. I created the Legacy templates which were later scanned in by Raltho Valmas. The 1:1 scale is for me, I'm 6'06" 280lbs. However, they can easily be scaled down or up easily. Because the armor design on the Legacy plates, Ive found they work for darn near every body type. They are much more firgure friendly than Fett style plates.

The key is to print templates, be they Fett or Legacy style, scale them to fit and alter at all if need to get them fit right. Then cut your own plates from your armoring material. That's the only way to get a really accurate fit. anything precut/shaped at purchased may not always fit.

Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #12 on: Feb 07, 2011, 09:08 AM »
We're hoping to go to the armor party that our clan is having next month to get some tips and learn a few things. I feel I should maybe clarify that we weren't thinking of using that for the only front armor. The brace would be ab plate and back plate. Or if we can only use the back then the back. We had planned on making the chest pieces and have them attached to the vest. Maybe even building the vest based on the brace to make it look one piece or something. We are going to be printing the templates out today and cutting them out on some posterboard to get an idea of shape and fit. We'll post pics once we have them.

Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #13 on: Feb 10, 2011, 11:37 AM »
Sorry for the double post, but I have more pictures.

These are the boots I am working on. I have had them for awhile, so I know they are very comfy and as an added bonus, they are already beat up from nearly 6 years of wear! I plan on adding pieces of black leather over the areas that I had to remove decals and stuff, giving them a patch work repaired look.






Here they are after I removed the extra stuff.



Here is my youngest supervising


Thoughts on boots? I hope to get some more progress to post soon as these pics are a little old. Unfortunately we haven't had a chance to get anything more done.

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Re: D'Larian Verda and Walon Ferrel WIP PIC HEAVY!
« Reply #14 on: Feb 11, 2011, 07:16 AM »
Since they come up so high, you may not need the shin armor, but you could easily attach some to them for the look. If you don't want shin armor, then definitely cover the patchy areas like you said, but you could also think about tool pouches (think Boba) or even leg holster/flares (think Rebel Pilot or Biker Scout). With boots, you have more possibilities.

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