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 Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP - Repairs/upgrades/all of the things

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I originally wanted to make this whole kit myself, from scratch, almost without help. Then I realized that it would be darn near impossible to do that and get official in this year. My boyfriend, Daniel, aka Kiyanu Terras, offered to give me his old plates once he upgraded to Legacy plates. Me being the stubborn noob that I am, I wasn't too fond the idea, thinking I was just going to be a hand-me-down Mando for my first kit.

But as he explained to me, it is a tradition in the Mandalorians for parents to pass on their armor to their children. This made me think very differently about it. So in honor of said tradition, I will be using his old plates, as pictured below :)




The colors are going to be very different, my plan is the profile pic I have for the moment, which is this:


Hard parts, received very graciously :) Soft parts....still need to get. Minus one... I was kindly given a flak vest by Anabel Martinez (Inya Motir) when I went to Star Wars day at Chase Field, wrangling for my boyfriend.
It is lined with a soft yet sturdy fabric and needs no altering to fit me, which is a big deal because I'm on the rather petite side  ;D


Now I just need to figure out what to do for the rest of my stuff....oh well, it's a start for now. Any comments, suggestions, or pointing in the right direction will be greatly appreciated! More to come later
-Mav'runi

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP
« Reply #1 on: Oct 07, 2011, 11:47 PM »
you have a good start.. i would just look around at the other femmandos for ideas on how to do different parts

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP
« Reply #2 on: Oct 09, 2011, 09:57 PM »
Thanks, I'm gonna be doing lots of looking around :) I've seen lots of awesome work so far, so I have lots of good examples to work from.

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP Transgender plates, help?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 21, 2011, 02:52 PM »
So ladies of the Mercs, I have a question for you all. As you see in the pics above, I am using my boyfriend's old plates for my own. The question is, how would you propose I transgender them from regular guy plates to female plates?

Some molding has been done already, although I don't have pics up yet, but it's just basic adjustments for the time being. I only ask because I see that the plate design is quite different between the kinds of plates and not just because of the curves added into them.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP
« Reply #4 on: Oct 21, 2011, 03:11 PM »
Keeping in mind we have many female vode who use traditional plates. most of the more radically curved plates are in attempts to provide comfort. You mentioned that you run to the petite end of the scale. you should not have much of an issue with standard plates.

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP Transgender plates, help?
« Reply #5 on: Oct 21, 2011, 05:41 PM »
So ladies of the Mercs, I have a question for you all. As you see in the pics above, I am using my boyfriend's old plates for my own. The question is, how would you propose I transgender them from regular guy plates to female plates?

Sorry in advance if I missed this: but what are those plates made from? (And how much adjustment would they need?)

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP
« Reply #6 on: Oct 21, 2011, 08:00 PM »
Keeping in mind we have many female vode who use traditional plates. most of the more radically curved plates are in attempts to provide comfort. You mentioned that you run to the petite end of the scale. you should not have much of an issue with standard plates.

I am one of those female vode. All I had to do was give them more of a curve and trim a little off the chest and collar plates.

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP
« Reply #7 on: Oct 22, 2011, 04:47 PM »
The plates are out of sterilite plastic, I believe. Some shaping has been done to them although i have no pics of it actually on me for example. I do i have some where they are placed on the vest i have, which hopefully fits right.


As you can see, the stomach plate was molded a little more too.


Hopefully I can get more of this done to show some actual progress, thanks for your ongoing help!

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP
« Reply #8 on: Nov 02, 2011, 03:21 AM »
Yeah they are sterilite plastic, (walmart bins). In all honesty I don't really like how this turned out on her so I may look into getting her some actual femmando plates.

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP
« Reply #9 on: Nov 26, 2011, 08:01 PM »
Wow it's been awhile since I had anything worth posting about!

I finally have my helmet ordered, and it should be here on Wed. the 30th at the earliest. Pics to follow when I get it, and posted in it's proper place.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/410WNqLxakL._SY445_.jpg

Also, there is debate between Kiyanu (Dan my bf) and I concerning whether or not to stay with regular canon plates, or to attempt making Legacy plates for me since they're more form fitting. I haven't seen much in this forum of females doing this, but if anyone has, thoughts, suggestions, or opinions would be greatly appreciated!

More to come later!

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP
« Reply #10 on: Nov 26, 2011, 08:51 PM »
Wow it's been awhile since I had anything worth posting about!

I finally have my helmet ordered, and it should be here on Wed. the 30th at the earliest. Pics to follow when I get it, and posted in it's proper place.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/410WNqLxakL._SY445_.jpg

Also, there is debate between Kiyanu (Dan my bf) and I concerning whether or not to stay with regular canon plates, or to attempt making Legacy plates for me since they're more form fitting. I haven't seen much in this forum of females doing this, but if anyone has, thoughts, suggestions, or opinions would be greatly appreciated!

More to come later!

i would say run with the legacy kit it seems to be very hot on the boards right now and you might be one of the first girls doing it... so you have my vote on legacy      ;D

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP
« Reply #11 on: Nov 27, 2011, 02:58 AM »
Good luck on your kit. Oh there are a few fem'legacy wips in the legacy section of the boards.again good luck.

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP
« Reply #12 on: Dec 02, 2011, 12:05 AM »
Finally got my helmet!!!! I know I need to post this in another section, but I might as well start here.





I know it's a Rubie's 2 piece, but I intend to mod the haran out of it and make it awesome!!!
It's the only solid piece I have for the time being so I'm happy :)

More when it happens......I need to survive Finals first, modding later XD

PS Putting it together was kinda hard, i was worried about breaking the dang thing!

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP
« Reply #13 on: Dec 04, 2011, 10:48 PM »
easiest way to build your armor is using the half mannequin torso and drawing out the design then using a dremmel to cut it out. That's how I did mine in a weeks rush.

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Re: Mav'runi's (Angela's) WIP
« Reply #14 on: Dec 13, 2011, 12:15 AM »
Yay Rubies 2 piece!  I love my helmet and I tell people with some work, the helmet can be fantastic.  When I show my helmet to some, they are amazed it is a 2 piece. I bondoed the top and sanded that crap out of it so it is crazy smooth.  I filled in the ear gaps so they sit flush.  I bond glassed the inside for added stability, durability and weight.  I have had it for 2 years and even dropped it and it has survived without any issues.

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