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 Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP

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Re: Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP
« Reply #165 on: Dec 11, 2019, 06:56 PM »
Finally finished getting everything cut out! SOOOO many pieces, lol. I'm definitely glad that part is done.



Next will be shaping, which I'm sure will be completely stress free...  :laugh:

Found another way of procrastinating the shaping! Trauma plate planning!



I'm super enjoying this look and an excited about everything except cutting out more plates  :laugh:

Update:

Finally ran out of other things to do:



I have a feeling they're a bit too wide, but I think the legacy plates are designed that way?  I might be able to shape the edges a bit differently to improve things, but I'm not 100% sure.

Last update for tonight:

Shaped the trauma plates and taped them on to get a sense for the finished product:



Update 12/12!

Shaping is complete, and I'm almost ready to attach the plates!



My one hiccup right now is that shaping has led to the collar and backplate no longer matching, so I'll have to figure out the best way of fixing that.  I'm planning on attaching using the tutorial and guidance from others. Strapping will end up looking like this:


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Re: Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP
« Reply #166 on: Dec 12, 2019, 11:43 AM »
Doing good vod, keep it up.  ;)

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Re: Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP
« Reply #167 on: Dec 12, 2019, 11:32 PM »
Today was armor day, and I'm super happy with my results!













A bit more shaping here and there, which will be so much easier now that it will stay on.  The whole thing is a single unit that goes on over my head, which was my goal.

I'll be adding some leather straps to the side to tighten it up to my frame over the weekend.  I'll have to prime it and hit it with the Rub'n Buff and then the torso armor should be complete!

Now it's on to finishing my bucket, and I think I'll be most of the way there!

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Re: Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP
« Reply #168 on: Dec 13, 2019, 05:13 PM »
Absolutely love the rivets, vod! I don't know anything about Legacy plates, so this might be totally fine, I am just observing- it seems like the back plates come down farther than the front plates. Don't do anything crazy till someone who knows about Legacy plates chimes in, but if I were you I'd consider trimming a couple inches off the last back plate.

Re: Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP
« Reply #169 on: Dec 14, 2019, 12:30 AM »
Today's work!





The legacy plates are done! I'm super happy with how they turned out. I even managed to get some time to work on my bucket:



I feel really close to being ready for my OM application!

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Re: Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP
« Reply #170 on: Dec 14, 2019, 12:39 AM »
Great work on those plates!

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Re: Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP
« Reply #171 on: Dec 14, 2019, 07:10 AM »
You're making great progress. Looks good.

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Re: Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP
« Reply #172 on: Dec 14, 2019, 10:15 AM »

Re: Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP
« Reply #173 on: Dec 14, 2019, 01:17 PM »
Had to toss on the flak vest to see how it looks:





I'm really loving the new plates! I also got the visor reinstalled. Almost there!!

12/15/19 Update:

Finished work on my bucket!









I really love the ComMando buy'ce, and I'm really pleased with how mine turned out. That was a lot of Rub'n Buff.  :laugh:

Test fitting #1!

I didn't realize my shoulder harness was all messed up, so that'll be getting fixed. I have a tailor lined up to fix the baginess of the fight suit and install elastic to keep the pant legs from riding up. I also plan to trim several more inches off of the bottom of the backplate and remount the shoulder bells higher so they flare.

Definitely looking for suggestions on anything else!







Bonus before and after picture!

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Re: Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP
« Reply #174 on: Dec 16, 2019, 02:15 PM »
Glad you posted the side by side pictures, shows how far you've come very recently. The fixes we gave yesterday should help knock this kit out of the park. ;)

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Re: Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP
« Reply #175 on: Dec 17, 2019, 01:34 AM »
Agreed, the before/after shot is really great to see! Excellent progress, I'm sure you'll be official in no time now!

Re: Laamyc Beviin Kit WIP
« Reply #176 on: Dec 17, 2019, 10:35 AM »
A bit more work last night! Continued some work on the buy'ce, adding my padding and electronics back in:



I managed to get both fans and my external audio system into the bucket this time around, and it's still very comfortable, so that's a win!  Cable management is still pending  :laugh:

Also got my backplate trimmed per feedback and I'm still very happy with the overall look:


 


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