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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #30 on: Jul 27, 2014, 08:35 PM »
I thought it was a chest diamond, you were just going to fold it over. Knife works OK though.

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #31 on: Jul 27, 2014, 09:19 PM »
Were I going with a heavier build, that might be the way to go.  However, I'm gearing this toward Recon (gasp!  A BRIGADE kit?!), so the heavy look just wouldn't work...

Update!  Still chugging away on the plates.  Got most everything trimmed out, aside from the knees, back plate, and chest diamond (gaunts are being recycled from the Mk I).



Shaping is more or less done for the time being.  They'll be tweaked further when I get the vest so I can properly mount the plates and see how they sit, but fornow, they're good to sit on.  Cod plate will be bolted together sometime soon-ish.  I won't lie, I'm dragging my feet here due to lack of materials and funds...

But, what's that next to the armor...?



That looks like the beginning of a Kal, or beskad dagger.  Which it is.  :P



Sizing fits nicely, as it was cut with relatively similar dimensions to a Ka-Bar fighting knife, while roughly keeping the proportions of the weapon seen in The Bounty Hunter Code.



Tragically, my fine-working tools are non-existent, so it's not quite as pretty as its inspiration.  I'll be putting more work into it, naturally...

I was looking at making a Kal set for my daggers for force hunter. Going to brigade??? What happen to "I am not going to both with them"? Any way its good to see going above and beyond. Firestorm has a few of us working on brigades now, it's pretty cool.

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #32 on: Jul 27, 2014, 09:49 PM »
I thought it was a chest diamond, you were just going to fold it over. Knife works OK though.
I have had some crazy ideas in my time, but folding 3/8" aluminum is not something I'm crazy/ stupid enough to try. :P

I was looking at making a Kal set for my daggers for force hunter. Going to brigade??? What happen to "I am not going to both with them"?
Shaddup, fool. :laugh:

At this point, it's only a thought, but one I'm building with at the back of my mind.

Speaking of which, a question for the App Team...



With a bit of modding, could one of these old Commtech readers be used as a comms device?  I mean, they're based on Qui-gon's comlink in Episode I, just oversized.  Could just sell it as a beefier version of it (as it averages a quarter of the price used on eBay than the base for the original prop- trying to be frugal, here).

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #33 on: Jul 27, 2014, 10:15 PM »
If it IS troopable, I still have mine. Maybe add in a little greeb to be a holo emitter.

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #34 on: Jul 27, 2014, 10:18 PM »
Be Carful with the Kal.  I had a friend told he couldn't carry a prop knife with him into a con because it was metal (it was a theatrical prop so it had dulled edges and a rounded point).  He had to leave it at the weapons check and get it at the end of the day. 

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #35 on: Jul 27, 2014, 10:44 PM »
Yeeeea metal blades are misunderstoood....when people hear 'metal blade' they  either think of MetalBladeRecords that publish Slayer and AmonAmarth songs, OR they think of a deadly weapon (usually the latter over the prior) :/

Soooo Id say do like I did for Vix' gauntlet vibroblade, make the edge go only halfway, once it reaches the center just make it round, if people start osik about it just tell them its supposed to be a tool like Boba's  shin pocket tools(actually that might be a good idea, keep it close to some 'tool's on your belt and you can pass that off fairly easily(Im  sure we can come up with survival tools a mando would carry)

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #36 on: Jul 27, 2014, 10:57 PM »
Yeeeea metal blades are misunderstoood....when people hear 'metal blade' they  either think of MetalBladeRecords that publish Slayer and AmonAmarth songs, OR they think of a deadly weapon (usually the latter over the prior) :/

Soooo Id say do like I did for Vix' gauntlet vibroblade, make the edge go only halfway, once it reaches the center just make it round, if people start osik about it just tell them its supposed to be a tool like Boba's  shin pocket tools(actually that might be a good idea, keep it close to some 'tool's on your belt and you can pass that off fairly easily(Im  sure we can come up with survival tools a mando would carry)
I've gotten pretty far telling con staff to suck it when it comes to my weapons.  Hasn't backfired yet, and my Verpines are notoriously big and heavy (blah blah, could cause physical harm, blah blah).  Hand-waving and half-hearted excuses are the way to go.  That, and I'll integrate some way to zip-tie it to whatever sheath I'll have made for it.  Make everybody happy, healthy, and less paranoid that the broad-shouldered, angry veteran covered in tattoos and encased in solid steel plates doesn't have the ability to pull out a shaped, dull aluminum bar, 'cause it might harm someone (as opposed to the rest of me).  Priorities are a thing, you know.

And a knife is a tool, like a can opener for people! :D

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #37 on: Jul 27, 2014, 11:53 PM »
sometimes its a lost cause argueing with people about that stuff though-all they hear is metal and they start :l

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #38 on: Jul 28, 2014, 12:10 AM »
sometimes its a lost cause argueing with people about that stuff though-all they hear is metal and they start :l
I specify aluminum.  They think soda cans and aluminum foil, innocuous and thin things.  "Is it metal?" "No, it's aluminum."  Give it a shot. :D

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #39 on: Jul 28, 2014, 02:15 AM »
ok Ill say "Its just aluminum"

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #40 on: Jul 28, 2014, 07:08 AM »
I specify aluminum.  They think soda cans and aluminum foil, innocuous and thin things.  "Is it metal?" "No, it's aluminum."  Give it a shot. :D

I both respect this tactic and weep for the level of education that allows you to get away with it.

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #41 on: Jul 28, 2014, 09:53 AM »
I both respect this tactic and weep for the level of education that allows you to get away with it.
Don't fault me for throwing around my superior intellect to get petty functionaries off of my back. :D

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #42 on: Jul 28, 2014, 09:57 AM »
Don't fault me for throwing around my superior intellect to get petty functionaries off of my back. :D

I couldnt even read that with a straight face. Have you found a new bucket yet?

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #43 on: Jul 28, 2014, 10:50 AM »
Are you going to try to make parts of your gun metal?  I know you said you didn't have precision tools, but that would kick shebs.

Knowing that con security is really that silly makes me worry about how they may treat your gear when they confiscate it...

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Re: Echo Darklighter MK II. Rebuild time!
« Reply #44 on: Jul 28, 2014, 10:59 AM »
My underslung cannon is all metal. Its all about finding the right base and attachment method for barrels and greebs, etc  8)

Cin's a smart guy, I'm sure he can come up with something cool ;)

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