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Hereticdaves Armour
« on: Sep 23, 2015, 08:29 AM »
Hello all. I normally hide in the Vok'chi forum but I figured I'd make an armour topic here to keep my progress up to date. Currently I have most of my soft parts done so now I can start on my plates. Here is the compulsory paper template shot:

I'm well aware that my buy'ce looks ginormous (glasses worn in my bucket) I'm hoping that the addition of the sticky out shoulder plates and possibly a pauldron that the huge bucket might not look so big....

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #1 on: Sep 24, 2015, 12:09 AM »
Looks like you've got the same bucket problem I do, vod.  :laugh:  Having armor on the heavyish side helps, as well as the aforementioned shoulder padding. If all else fails, some folks make tiny buckets that you can upgrade to. Not the cheapest solution, of course  :(

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2015, 03:13 AM »
Good tips, thanks :D.
So I cut out all my plates (except the back and legs) and I'm looking at them and thinking, how on earth do we attach the cod plate? I'm going with eyelets in the vest for the armour plates. Do people attach it to a belt or straight onto the flight suit, or another genius method?

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2015, 09:05 AM »
Mine is attached right to my flightsuit, but it's also quite small. If yours winds up heavier you may need to attach it to a belt, yes  :)

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2015, 06:57 PM »
I had the same dilemma, vod. I was told a belt is a good way since my cod is metal and heavy, so I made a couple of cloth loops and glued them to my cod plate (I used E6000) then used an extra belt I had lying around. my girth belt hides that belt. hope that helps  ;D

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #5 on: Oct 01, 2015, 11:57 AM »
Build it all out, Trauma plates, asymmetrical heavy shoulders, armored boots the lot, if you paint it as well as you've done the lid it will look great

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #6 on: Oct 01, 2015, 12:29 PM »
Build it all out, Trauma plates, asymmetrical heavy shoulders, armored boots the lot, if you paint it as well as you've done the lid it will look great

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #7 on: Oct 09, 2015, 12:44 PM »
Over the past week I've been cutting out and shaping some armour plates. I'm missing knees and back plate but I'm getting there:

I got one of those snazzy snap tool thingies and made some removeable plates for my gloves so I can swap out hand plates if I ever need to:

How do people go about attaching toe armour to their boots? I'd like mine to be removable incase I decide to upgrade.

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #8 on: Oct 22, 2015, 05:43 AM »
Quick update. I've sunk some bolts into the cod piece, it now attaches nicely and securely with a belt:

Finished my gauntlets:

And I've attempted a fix of my bobbleheadedness with some sticky out shoulders, mocked up the support with 3mm plasticard but if it works I'll bash some out of aluminium sheet to make them sturdy enough:

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #9 on: Dec 10, 2015, 02:13 PM »
I've been very lax in updating my progress, but I've been able to find time to take photos of the finished product. Just some tweaks to do and a few more bits to add:



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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #10 on: Dec 10, 2015, 03:21 PM »
Looking forward to seeing your preapp shots :P

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #11 on: Dec 10, 2015, 03:42 PM »
Cheers, there's a new helmet in the works before I'm ready for those I'm afraid.

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #12 on: Dec 10, 2015, 03:58 PM »
Hmmmmmm, pre-pre-app photos? 8) I command it to be so by the power of... errrrr... *thinks* by the power of thermal detonators!

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #13 on: Dec 10, 2015, 03:58 PM »
What is wrong with your current one?

I think I read somewhere you think it may be a tad large. Have you checked with Kris or other App Team members to confirm before spending effort making a new one?

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Re: Hereticdaves Armour
« Reply #14 on: Dec 10, 2015, 04:12 PM »
All lids on slim people look big generally, how much space do you have around your head, more than a hands width?

 


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