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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Electronics => Topic started by: gaataylir vorpan on Apr 01, 2016, 09:25 PM

Title: looking for advice on EL wire place ment
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on Apr 01, 2016, 09:25 PM
So i saw some EL wire and thought it would look great on a mando kit. one problem Im stumped where and how to attach it. thanks for your help Vods!
Title: Re: looking for advice on EL wire place ment
Post by: Kebii'laar on Apr 03, 2016, 12:34 PM
It doesn't heat up, so that's not a concern.  Attachment really depends on what kind of look you want.  So what kind of look do you want?
Title: Re: looking for advice on EL wire place ment
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on Apr 03, 2016, 06:54 PM
It doesn't heat up, so that's not a concern.  Attachment really depends on what kind of look you want.  So what kind of look do you want?
well im working on two kits the one in my profile pic (the one im manly thinking about doing it on) and a forest mando(not sure if i want to do it on that but if i get a good suggestions) i also have a friend working oh his kit manly silver with red detailing.(i can try to get a pic of his armor if that will help) i know for me i want it to look like its preforming some purpose.
Title: Re: looking for advice on EL wire place ment
Post by: Kebii'laar on Apr 11, 2016, 12:44 PM
It really depends on the look you want.  The way I approach costuming is first to think "What do I want to look like?" and then "How do I make that look happen?" If you're going to put something on your kit, make sure it has a place in the kit and you're not just putting it there to put it there.
Title: Re: looking for advice on EL wire place ment
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on Apr 13, 2016, 12:14 PM
It really depends on the look you want.  The way I approach costuming is first to think "What do I want to look like?" and then "How do I make that look happen?" If you're going to put something on your kit, make sure it has a place in the kit and you're not just putting it there to put it there.
thanks! thats my mind set as well.
i just though it looks cool and hoped someone in the community (more creative and artistic than I) would have a answer.
Title: Re: looking for advice on EL wire place ment
Post by: Rohm Iy'Kadaysh on May 05, 2016, 01:35 PM
It really depends on the look you want.  The way I approach costuming is first to think "What do I want to look like?" and then "How do I make that look happen?" If you're going to put something on your kit, make sure it has a place in the kit and you're not just putting it there to put it there.

This comment speaks volumes I feel. Well said. What function does it have? Sometimes that function can be "it looks great!" Which is fine. But that leads back to "What kind of look/style" are you going for?

Also, look beyond just were you are applying it. Look at it with respect to the rest of the kit. If it is your only 'light' feature on the kit... will it look out of place? Or does it highlight an area of the kit that you want to draw focus to?
Title: Re: looking for advice on EL wire place ment
Post by: Vaas Zhura on May 05, 2016, 04:17 PM
I think gauntlets are a great place this was from my first kit design, I used rain gutter couplings for my gauntlets and ran EL wire through the groves
(http://s32.postimg.org/jq1knzwjl/11130290_10155445872735008_7791364121627399764_n.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jq1knzwjl/)

You can also use EL Tape for other applications as well like my EMP grenade Belt
(http://s32.postimg.org/embolx08x/IMAG0361.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/embolx08x/)

You can click on the images to see them larger

Like they said you can basically incorporate EL stuff anyway you like, Im working on using a new type of EL wire called Chaser to make an electro-sickle and another set for my new gauntlets
Title: Re: looking for advice on EL wire place ment
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on May 05, 2016, 09:46 PM
Thanks Vods pisic25 and GoFettYourself! one place i was thinking would be lining a get packs thruster nozzles?
Title: Re: looking for advice on EL wire place ment
Post by: Vaas Zhura on May 06, 2016, 09:42 AM
If you know anything about Arduinos maybe you can do something like this for the thrusters
https://youtu.be/ZkUpn9LrojA
Title: Re: looking for advice on EL wire place ment
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on May 06, 2016, 10:05 AM
If you know anything about Arduinos maybe you can do something like this for the thrusters
https://youtu.be/ZkUpn9LrojA
Thanks Vod! wile sadly i dont know much about that kind of stuff im differently going to learn how!
Title: Re: looking for advice on EL wire place ment
Post by: Vaas Zhura on May 06, 2016, 11:31 AM
Do you have a WIP on your Jetpack Thrusters? Depending on how they look I might suggest you look into EL TAPE
It have more surface area then EL but functions the same way
Title: Re: looking for advice on EL wire place ment
Post by: gaataylir vorpan on May 07, 2016, 08:20 AM
Do you have a WIP on your Jetpack Thrusters? Depending on how they look I might suggest you look into EL TAPE
It have more surface area then EL but functions the same way
well im mid build but im going for something  like this
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=105887.0