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 Ronan's Legacy Armor !!Approved pics on page 6!!

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Ronan's Legacy Armor !!Approved pics on page 6!!
« on: Apr 23, 2014, 10:24 AM »
I decided to try to build some legacy armor.  I'm a big guy so it seemed a good fit.  I used the template on here and added a few inches on the sides.  I plan to be a Shock Infantry

 

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Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #1 on: Apr 24, 2014, 01:48 PM »
I love Legacy! I'm just not an expert at it since my kit is a hybrid Modern/Legacy. :laugh: I'm building full Legacy plates for my cousin, though, so I'll keep an eye out on what you're up to.  :P

Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #2 on: Apr 26, 2014, 11:16 AM »
God! That looks easy.  Why did I choose a canon character with boobs??

#womanproblems

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Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #3 on: Apr 26, 2014, 02:46 PM »
off to a good start.
The Krayt Clan leadership is still learning about he CRLs for Legacy armor. but we'll try to help if we can.

Keep at it vod

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Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 10:57 AM »
Gut the front pieces cut out and shaped.  Need to sand it down now.  Ill take pics of the pieces, but here is a pic of before I cut them.  They are on a barrel.


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Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 04:50 PM »
good luck with it ner'vod!

Not that i think you can't cut it out, but the shaping of the plates is what worries me.
I look forward to your progress

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Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 05:21 PM »
I actually already shaped them it was really easy.  I was just waiting till I got pics to mention it.  I cranked my oven to broil and popped them in for 15-20 secs on a cookie sheet.  Then shaped them and put them in the freezer.  They really hold shape well.

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Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2014, 02:04 AM »
Ok did a test fit.  Still need to do some trimming but it's getting there.


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Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2014, 03:15 AM »
Have you thought about how you're going to attach it? Are you going to glue the plates together? Or are you going to make it flexible? Personally flexible is my choice, gluing makes it hard to bend over, and move.

I would form those plates a little tighter against your chest, and trim a little off the collar plates, the template (in my opinion should really be more at a slight angle, like the Drake style... It tends to fit a little better.

Are you going to have a floating diamond? Or use a plate to line the back of the chest plates, filling in the diamond hole?

As for CRLs, it's basically modern, so you will need a vest... Over all looks good.

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Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2014, 10:17 AM »
I was thinking of attaching them with rivets and webbing.  I will leave a very slight gap between them.  Trimming the collar is on my list, I want it all to fit together nicely.   I also need to trim the sides so they all match up nicely.  I'm going to make a flack vest for it and then velcro behind the plates.  The Diamond I will fill in and have a very slight gap like the plates.  Maybe even a LED diamond.

I plan on doing a back plate in the same overall shape as the front, just one piece, no sections.

The overall feel of mine is a walking tank. 

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Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2014, 07:02 PM »
I will leave a very slight gap between them....

I also need to trim the sides so they all match up nicely.  I'm going to make a flack vest for it and then velcro behind the plates. 

Most don't leave a gap between the plates, legacy is more of a overlapping style - not saying you have to, but with the small amount of overlapping it makes it so you can move a little better. I can post pictures if you would like to see them.

Looks like you got it planned out, just putting my $.02 out there... I've made a number of legacy kits and tutorials; I've done a little bit of everything concerning assembly...

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Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2014, 10:12 PM »
Legacy chestplates are independent, but abutted.  You can do a uniboob plate, but they look better separated.  The ab plates do overlap, though, so you're on track with that.

Go ahead and run with the bolt-and-strap method.  I welded mine together on the backside, and while the stability is fantastic, the lack of flexibility makes it slightly cumbersome.  Not horribly so, mind you, but if I had to do it again, I'd keep them separate.

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Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2014, 12:37 AM »
Most don't leave a gap between the plates, legacy is more of a overlapping style - not saying you have to, but with the small amount of overlapping it makes it so you can move a little better. I can post pictures if you would like to see them.


Actually I'd love to see them.  Some reference pics I saw look like they are abutted, some look over lapping.  So I wasn't sure. 

@Cin Vhe'rang - I do think I might change the uniboob to separate.   I was just thinking about doing that earlier, but my saw was dead.


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Re: Ronan's Legacy Armor
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2014, 09:23 PM »
This is my nephew's plates, they are half the size of an adult, so keep that in mind.


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I do the same with the back plates I make, so here is an adult sized version:

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My nephew's was one of the first legacies I assembled, and I have since figured out that if you extend the top layer a little more, it will completely collapse onto itself, making it the width of the chest plates. I wrote a tutorial on how I assemble armor, it's posted here. I know it shows the Drake style, it works well with either style.

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