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Back at it...
« on: Jun 05, 2015, 09:16 PM »
Hello Vods,

Finaly got time to work on my kit.

Here is the begining of my armor.

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=84010.0

Lately I have been working on my left gauntlet(made out of 3" PVC pipe) and my belt pouchs.







And the pouchs, I still need to make something so they hold there shape and I need to stain the belt.



Thats it for now.

As always, your comments are always welcome.

Later...

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Re: Back at it...
« Reply #1 on: Jun 05, 2015, 10:08 PM »
I really like the square cutouts in your gauntlets!! Also nice pouches!

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Re: Back at it...
« Reply #3 on: Jun 09, 2015, 07:35 PM »
Those gauntlets look good, we are going to have an armor party this Saturday in Granby if you want to come by.

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Re: Back at it...
« Reply #4 on: Jun 09, 2015, 07:42 PM »
Awesome! Also love how your helmet has Heinz colors and it's on a Heinz can to boot  :P

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Re: Back at it...
« Reply #5 on: Jun 09, 2015, 07:43 PM »
Moving to Armor Components. Planning is just for the planning portion, not the build thread :)

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« Reply #6 on: Jun 09, 2015, 07:50 PM »
Moving to Armor Components. Planning is just for the planning portion, not the build thread :)

Wew that crackdown, so many armor wips in the planning section (mine included  :-X)

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Re: Back at it...
« Reply #7 on: Jun 09, 2015, 10:17 PM »
Nice work, little bro! Too had you can't make the armor party Saturday... (You're suuuure you can't come???)

Jealous of those gaunts!!!!

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Re: Back at it...
« Reply #8 on: Jun 12, 2015, 07:53 AM »
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Moving to Armor Components. Planning is just for the planning portion, not the build thread :)

Oups, my bad.  Sorry about that.

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Awesome! Also love how your helmet has Heinz colors and it's on a Heinz can to boot  :P

 Thanks Briks, my helmet has its own visor now so the Heinz logo is hidden now ;D

Last night I started to shape my back plate. That is one time consuming job.  I understand why its better to have someone help you out for that.

Both gauntlets are done but I think they're on the small side.  Thinking about modifying them to have more room inside and if I can't figure something out I'll have to start from scratch :(.







I had to make my back plate in two peices, do any of you have an idea how to cover the seem?  Will a layer of fiberglass bond properly to PVC follow by "Bondo"?

Thanks for the comments.

P.S. Sorry Tact Kor, can't make it to Granby this week end.


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« Reply #9 on: Jun 12, 2015, 08:42 AM »
Looking good! Did you go with a strip in behind to strengthen like we talked about last week?

Thinking about it after the fact, if you'd some fiber cloth between your back support and let it come through the 2 outer parts, you could've cut strips and alternated them on either side before doing resin on them, then bondoed over it... To be hones though, I think that might be a bit extreme, as having the pieces riveted and supported in back should be sufficient, especially if you do fiber and bondo over top...

BTW, I have found a place to get up to 12" diameter PVC pipes. But they only sell 10' lengths, and the thickness gets pretty thick rather quickly... 8" pipe has wall thickness of .322" (about 8mm) which is starting to get pretty thick! 12" is right up to .406" (10.31mm)!

Superbe effort, ti-frère!

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« Reply #10 on: Jun 12, 2015, 11:13 AM »
To be honest, I kinda like the seam on your back plate.  You could probably leave it as is and be juuust fine.  But that's my opinion, so take it as you will.

You could probably put some bondo over the seam and sand it down if you want to hide it though.

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« Reply #11 on: Jun 12, 2015, 11:19 AM »
Rough the PVC up a bit with sandpaper. Then fiberglass it. I would do both sides with fiberglass and sand the outside smooth. Then bondo the outside.  Sand it smooth. Repeat bondo and sanding as needed.

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Re: Back at it...
« Reply #12 on: Sep 27, 2015, 10:10 AM »
Hello all,

Work has slowed down a bit and now I'm having time to work on my build.  Here is some pics of the left guntlet, cod peice, but plate and chest plates.





I was wondering if its best to have extras on both guntlets?  I modded the left one but the right one is plain with no add on.  Should I put something to balance the look?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Back at it...
« Reply #13 on: Sep 27, 2015, 12:02 PM »
You might want to put something on the other gaunt, but don't worry about balance. The asymmetry adds to the look IMO.

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Re: Back at it...
« Reply #14 on: Sep 27, 2015, 01:34 PM »
Thanks for the input  Mercy.   I might leave it and add to it once I'm official.   It'll be a future projet.

 


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