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 Yodamann's Sintra WIP

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #75 on: Mar 19, 2018, 06:56 AM »
Paint it up to match your colors, and you're good.

Thingiverse has been a goldmine for me lately, printed up a set of thermal detonators, and some parts that will eventually wind up on my gauntlets.

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #76 on: Mar 20, 2018, 11:50 AM »
It really is a great source for greebles and little bits.

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #77 on: Mar 22, 2018, 09:26 PM »


After an unfortunate run-in with a falling box, my back plate seems to be offering considerably less protection than I would normally like it to. That is to say, it's got a bloody great crack down the side. My question is: how do I fix it? I was thinking super glue the crack back and then reinforce the back with some e6000 and stick another piece of sintra down to make it secure.

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #78 on: Mar 22, 2018, 09:30 PM »
either sintra or fiberglass the back of the crack and surrounding area, and all the e6000, yes.  Spot putty to smooth the crack if you need to after sanding.

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #79 on: Mar 23, 2018, 07:05 AM »
Yep all the glue and reinforce with another bit of sintra, or fibreglass and resin. For the front either putty or bondo into any remaining crack and sand till smooth. Or alternatively turn the crack into 3D damage by adjusting it to appear to be a knife slash or lightsabre burn.

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #80 on: Mar 23, 2018, 09:10 AM »
Bummer, but once you fix it, you can definitely make it some sort of battle damage.

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« Reply #81 on: Mar 24, 2018, 03:18 PM »
Thanks for the tips! How exactly would I go about making it look more like battle damage? Would that be putting putty around the crack instead of into it?

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #82 on: Mar 24, 2018, 05:53 PM »
For a knife blade I'd just take a file to the edges of the crack once the back is fully reinforced and smooth the edges so it looks like something sharp has sliced into it rather than the slightly jagged edges it's cracked with.
For a lightsabre burn I'd use putty to fill the crack but not worry as much about sanding it flat, just make sure it's smoothed down, so small waves and bumps I'd just leave, then I'd add more putty along both edges to add a melted effect on the edges.

And don't forget to continue the damage on the soft parts :)

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #83 on: Mar 24, 2018, 06:24 PM »
Had my wife's boot armor crack, so I glued it back together, and painted it up to look like a field repair weld. I'll post a pic if you would like to see it. ;D

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Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #84 on: Mar 26, 2018, 09:56 AM »
A picture should be great! Thanks!

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #85 on: May 21, 2018, 01:04 AM »
Well, the weather has turned, and I spent some time today starting the patch job.

I superglued the crack back together, then I added the tape, just to be extra secure until the extra trauma plate was added.


once the glue had set, I put down some e6000 around the worst of the crack and heated up a scrap piece of sintra until it was nice and floppy. I pressed it down so that it would mimic the shape of the back plate, and let it cool. I might add some more down the rest of the crack just to be extra confident.

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #86 on: Jul 29, 2018, 11:15 PM »
In the... long time since the last post, I've made some progress.

I bought some proper Bondo, and repaired the crack completely:







I've got the base coat back on, so I'm back to where I started.


Today was also an armour party, and so I was able to get some help with placement.



I had some help tracing out where the back plate sat on my back, and then I was able to mark out where the velcro attachment points will go. I hope to sew the velcro on before the next armour party so that I can get that together at that point. Once that's all ready to go, I can get the stripe on, an weather it to match the rest of my plates.

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #87 on: Oct 14, 2018, 01:31 AM »
So only two and a half months between posts this time, so that's something.

Anyway, I accomplished my goal w/r/t back plate attachment. I got all the velcro on, and at the next party I got the back plate attached. While it was being attached, we noticed that the "prongs" didn't match up with my collar plate. So a straight line was marked on with a pencil, and I used my trusty rotary tool to cut off the excess. Then it was a bit of sanding and lick of paint, and my back plate was good to go.

I didn't really take any pictures of that, so you guys'll have to take my word for it.

I also got some work done improving the attachment of my shin plates. Until now, it's just been velcro on my flightsuit that's kept them in place, but I found that they were flopping in the breeze, so I picked up some webbing and looping hardware, and fashioned some straps!



I made four (two for each side)



Now I just need to attach the straps to my sintra. I'm thinking superglue the webbing down, and then put attach a small piece of sintra over that with e6000 or something to really stick it down. Any tips on attachment?

That's all for now, hopefully I'll be back sooner next time!

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #88 on: Oct 21, 2018, 09:10 PM »
After some discussion with members of my clan, I changed the plan from superglue to e6000ing the straps.



I scored the sintra first to give the e6000 something more to grab onto



Then I put down the straps and clamped them in place.

Next I'll wait for this to cure, and then check out the strength. I think regardless of how that turns out, I'll reinforce with a sheet of sintra e6000'd over the strap.

Re: Yodamann's Sintra WIP
« Reply #89 on: Oct 29, 2018, 07:43 PM »
After the e6000 cured, I did a quick fit test, and everything seemed good. However, one strap was coming loose, so I went ahead and reapplied the e6000. While that set, I got ready to reinforce the stuff:



I cut out some rectangles of sintra, and scored one side with an xacto knife. I also scored the back of the shin pad to give more surface area. I dumped a bunch of e6000 down where the reinforcement would go, and then heated up the rectangles one at a time. Once they were good and floppy, I would place it where it needed to go and hold it until it hardened. I also put some restraints down to keep it secure:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/FhJMRzs.jpg[.img]

After a bit, I did a quick pull tests, and it seemed pretty solid. I'm gonna call the shin plates done.

I've gotta do the same to my knees, and finish painting the back plate, and then my armour plates are all done, barring any requested tweaks.

 


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