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 My first kit, going for SWG kit WIP...pre-app pics page 4

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Just figured I'd add all of my WIPs in one location for easier access...
Helm WIP
Gauntlet WIP
Pistol WIP
Laser Carbine WIP

Hey guys, I need some opinions on my kit if you don't mind.  I'm going for SW Galaxies kit and I used the templates I found here on the forums.  However, something looks off to me, and from reading previous post, I'm pretty sure its too short too.  Anyways here's some pics...

This is the color scheme I'm looking to go...



And here's a pic of the SWG templates on me.  My finger is on my belly button and if I'm remembering previous post correctly, the armor should reach close to this.


I'm feel like the upper portion of the main chest is good width wise, but I'm thinking I need to extend the bottom half of the main chest plate and stretch out the ab plate.  I know the ab plate looks weird on the pic, I think the tape/shirt were causing the issue, cause laid out on the table they fit perfectly, with good spacing.

Please let me know what you guys think, any and all criticism is GREATLY appreciated.  Thanks!

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Re: My first kit... need some opinions please...
« Reply #1 on: Aug 01, 2015, 10:04 PM »
Hard to see where your torso ends and arms begin in the black shirt. Do your arms touch the chest plates when you reach forward?

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Re: My first kit... need some opinions please...
« Reply #2 on: Aug 01, 2015, 10:08 PM »
Hard to see where your torso ends and arms begin in the black shirt. Do your arms touch the chest plates when you reach forward?
Nope, not at all.  I can even touch opposite shoulder with very minimum movement.

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Re: My first kit... need some opinions please...
« Reply #3 on: Aug 01, 2015, 11:10 PM »
There are a million opinions on how low the bottom of the ab plate should sit. The correct answer (my opinion lol) is that it depends upon your body proportions and what you are trying to hide/emphasize.

For example, I have a long torso, and I wanted to give the illusion of shifting the bulk of my torso up toward the chest shoulders to achieve that mythical "V" shape.
So, I extended the length of the ab plate down an inch (sitting 3" above the belly button) and tapered it in some at the waist. The belt sits  higher than my actual waist to fill the gap a bit.

My thoughts, based on the style of the plates and your build:
The lower "fangs" on the chest plates taper in too much/too quickly. I would widen them a bit, and widen the opening between them where the ab plate sits.
I would also extend the ab plate down about 3 inches, then try it on. Trim away that 3 inches 1/2" at a time until you get just the right look.

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Re: My first kit... need some opinions please...
« Reply #4 on: Aug 01, 2015, 11:27 PM »
I overlaid the actually image with yours (in Photoshop) and this is what I can see.


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Re: My first kit... need some opinions please...
« Reply #5 on: Aug 02, 2015, 12:15 PM »
Made some changes and I think this is getting much closer to how I'm wanting it to look.  The paper just wasn't cutting it to show spacing and my shirt wasn't helping either.  So I did one more of paper on the new template, then made a cardboard example on my duct tape mannequin.




These are the photo's I'm basing my build on... two outstanding SWG kits from these forums and 1 from the game itself.  Thoughts?

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Re: My first kit... need some opinions please...
« Reply #6 on: Aug 02, 2015, 12:47 PM »
I think the revised cardboard looks good.  Although, I might make the center diamond piece less tall or wider.

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Re: My first kit... need some opinions please...
« Reply #7 on: Aug 02, 2015, 03:41 PM »
I think the revised cardboard looks good.  Although, I might make the center diamond piece less tall or wider.

I think Elekbah's assessment is spot on.

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Re: My first kit... need some opinions please...
« Reply #8 on: Aug 02, 2015, 08:15 PM »
Yep, looks much better proportioned to you than the first.
diamond size is personal preference, but I agree with the others...shorter/wider.

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Re: My first kit... need some opinions please...
« Reply #9 on: Aug 02, 2015, 09:59 PM »
Thanks fellas.  I've got the next two weeks off, so I plan on turning this into a WIP instead of planning.  ;D

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Re: My first kit... need some opinions please...
« Reply #10 on: Aug 02, 2015, 10:11 PM »
Outstanding.
Looking forward to it.

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Re: My first kit, going for SWG kit....officially a WIP...
« Reply #11 on: Aug 11, 2015, 09:24 AM »
So I'm officially a WIP now.  Using the 6mm sintra, the plates have been cut and I did a little shaping.  Still waiting on my flight suit to get here so I can actually mock them up.  I know several pieces will need modifying for sure, but here's some pics till then...






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« Reply #12 on: Aug 11, 2015, 09:38 AM »
The one thing that jumped out at me was that the knees look really skinny compared to the rest of the leg plates. Not sure if that's what you want. Just looks a little disproportionate. Looking good though vod.

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Re: My first kit, going for SWG kit....officially a WIP...
« Reply #13 on: Aug 11, 2015, 09:44 AM »
Ya they were the first pieces I tried shaping, figured I would learn and start on the small stuff.  So if I messed it up they were easy to replace if needed.  The bends on them are almost a 90 degree bend at the moment.  I plan on flattening them out some and it will widen the look of them a lot.

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Re: My first kit, going for SWG kit....officially a WIP...
« Reply #14 on: Aug 12, 2015, 05:21 PM »
Made some progress on my gauntlets.  However, they are taking a lot more time/effort than I was expecting.  This is how everything looks after mounting them and first round of bondo/sanding.

I used a plexiglass form of plastic to build the gantlets up.


Left gauntlet with data pad on top, flame thrower on side and rocket mount above the flame thrower.






Right gauntlet with darts (not pictured yet).





And my rocket, built from pvc pipes, plastic water hose reducer and some bondo/sintra.




The rocket isn't perfect, especially the tip.  Maybe in the future I'll swap it out for a CNC machined one, but this will will have to do for now.

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