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 Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD

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Byrek's Aquatic Beast Master. ONGOING UPGRADE THREAD
« on: Jan 20, 2012, 11:43 PM »
Myself and another merc traded armor. The only real issue is that he was quiet a bit larger than my self.
-Is there a way to form fiberglassed cardboard? If I can, excellent. If not, my plan to to take the whole damn thing apart, make patterns from it, and scale it down to my size.

Here is a picture of the armor, some of you may recognize it.



If I have to create templates for it, I was considering using some British riot gear I had laying around as Shoulders/biceps.



Any/all constructive criticism would be much appreciated.

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #1 on: Jan 23, 2012, 11:30 PM »
I know that set ;).  I also have some of that same riot gear, took all the straps off of it though and have been toying with it.  I think it should pass crls with a change in the straps. Isn't that the forarm elbow piece to it, nice idea to use it for the bicep.  Can also make a nice set of gauntlets out of, either way nice thinking.

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #2 on: Jan 24, 2012, 03:17 PM »
You could put the strapping on the inside, then rivet them again. Giving you a smooth outter shell.

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #3 on: Jan 24, 2012, 03:21 PM »
Fiberglass can be heated, and re-manipulated.  You'll need boiling water or an oven, as well as some thermal mits.  You'll probably have to do a repaint afterwards.

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #4 on: Jan 29, 2012, 04:12 PM »
Fiberglass can be heated, and re-manipulated.  You'll need boiling water or an oven, as well as some thermal mits.  You'll probably have to do a repaint afterwards.

Yeah, that's fine. Is there any tutorials on this? I can't seem to find one. If not, could you by any chance run me through the process?

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22, 2012, 09:57 AM »
There's really no tutorials that I know of.

You have 2 options for re-manipulating fiberglass once it's already hardened:  You can put it in 200 degree oven for 3-5 minutes, which will make the fiberglass pliable again.  Or you can submerge the piece into boiling water until it becomes pliable.  Just remember to use heat resistant mitts!

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #6 on: Feb 22, 2012, 03:01 PM »
hang on hang on.. this will spell disaster for you!
the core is cardboard, corrugated at that if i recall zohars build thread right.
get water in there and you are in for a world of pain. it will soak it in and swell... not a good time at all.

If you need templates they are available already in the legacy section.

If you take it apart for making your own templates, be kind to the armor.
As it is you can always re-sell it to someone whom it will fit better.

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #7 on: Feb 22, 2012, 09:01 PM »
hang on hang on.. this will spell disaster for you!
the core is cardboard, corrugated at that if i recall zohars build thread right.
get water in there and you are in for a world of pain. it will soak it in and swell... not a good time at all.

If you need templates they are available already in the legacy section.

If you take it apart for making your own templates, be kind to the armor.
As it is you can always re-sell it to someone whom it will fit better.


Huh.... very true. What general places can I get sintra?

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #8 on: Feb 22, 2012, 09:06 PM »
Try looking for a Sign Supply shop. That's the best places Ive found around me. I can get a 4 x 8 foot sheet for around $28

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #9 on: Feb 22, 2012, 09:23 PM »
Try looking for a Sign Supply shop. That's the best places Ive found around me. I can get a 4 x 8 foot sheet for around $28

Alright. I'm just going to make the legs pieces, and maybe biceps as well. The chest fits me rather well. Speaking of which, it's practically done, aside from the black wash and real weathering. Check it out!

What do you guys think of the lines?


With it on..



And my lightsaber scarring.

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #10 on: Feb 22, 2012, 11:48 PM »
interesting color scheme...
for sintra i use tap plastic and have it shipped to my door. good prices, good service.
let me suggest not getting white sintra, get black or dark grey instead.
that way if you accidentally scratch your paint job deep enough to show sintra it won't be a glaring white line.
hell if they sell blue sintra you might be set right there and never have to worry about carrying a silver paint sharpie.

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #11 on: Feb 23, 2012, 12:04 AM »
Nice to see the upper body worked out so well for you, the poncho design makes it easy to get on and off, don't it.

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #12 on: Feb 23, 2012, 01:03 AM »
Yeah you worked hard on that, glad it fit him without tearing it apart for refitting.

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #13 on: Feb 23, 2012, 08:55 AM »
Yeah you worked hard on that, glad it fit him without tearing it apart for refitting.

Me too. The only real alteration I need to make is the side straping. They're too long, so with a quick tightening, it will be great. The legs, however, are much too large. Haha.

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Re: Byrek's Upgrade from Modern, to Legacy.
« Reply #14 on: Feb 23, 2012, 09:52 AM »
I like the sigil detailing. Nice.

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