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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: Aselo Kaig on Jul 02, 2016, 07:15 PM

Title: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Jul 02, 2016, 07:15 PM
So i am a brand new maker of armor and i have been looking around and finally got this cut out. So far it is just the paper but i wanted to know if the spacing looked okay and eveything. I think the chest plate needs to be a little smaller but what does everyone else think? Any Tips are also good! In the process i have someone making my vest currently too so the size of the chest armor may not have to change!
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/image1_zpstylhdbr4.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/image1_zpstylhdbr4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Naran Baatar on Jul 02, 2016, 07:31 PM
So first off you are right your plates are too large. You shoulder bells however are fine size wise.

However your collar could stand to be just a bit smaller, and your chest plates and thus your ab plate really should be a bit smaller. I would take a quarter inch off from the plates and go from there.

As for spacing you want to use the rule of them you want enough space between your collar to chest plate and chest plate to ab plate that you can fit your thumb. It is also helpful to remember the lines you are working from you want the inside of your collar plate to side along the line of your collarbone and you want the bottom of your ab plate to side right above your navel. Once you have those positions fixed it is pretty straightforward to insure that your plates are both the right size and that they are spaces right.

Another thing to keep in mind that it is very very common to have to use more than one size of templates for your plates. I have known people that have used four or more different sized templates to get patterns for plates to fit their body.
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Jul 02, 2016, 09:26 PM
Okay thank you so much! I'll try the 4' printout for the templates and if that doesn't work I'll try and make my own
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Jul 03, 2016, 12:25 AM
This is the color scheme I was thinking of doing as well. what do people think!?
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/Screen%20Shot%202016-07-02%20at%207.49.11%20PM_zpsljma3lno.png) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/Screen%20Shot%202016-07-02%20at%207.49.11%20PM_zpsljma3lno.png.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Taakur Beroya on Jul 03, 2016, 01:23 AM
Looking good vod. Good luck on your kit
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Jul 04, 2016, 01:53 PM
Half awake but I checked with people and here is the updated armor templates! finally the right sizes and now all i have to start doing is tracing on sintra and cutting them out!(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/image1%201_zpszoo4vkiw.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/image1%201_zpszoo4vkiw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Jul 04, 2016, 04:09 PM
So today I put some paint on sintra just too see how it would come out before i made my offial one and heat it and bend it and everything. So what do people think of the scheme?
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/image1%202_zpsyvqj4pan.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/image1%202_zpsyvqj4pan.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Naran Baatar on Jul 04, 2016, 04:16 PM
Looks good. Just make sure you do all your heating and shaping before you paint you real plates
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Jul 18, 2016, 07:26 PM
Update, Finally GOT MY HELMET!!!!!! Time to start cutting off extra stuff (http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/image1%203_zpswmfmhotn.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/image1%203_zpswmfmhotn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Taakur Beroya on Jul 18, 2016, 08:17 PM
Nice vod
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Jul 19, 2016, 05:51 PM
Well good news! My friend finished my vest so i can finally start figuring out armor AND I did work to the bucket last night. Got all the access off of the bottom and sanded it down, now the hard part...... getting the visor vut out!
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/image1%204_zpsg9ww8l4f.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/image1%204_zpsg9ww8l4f.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/image1%205_zpsm0andr88.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/image1%205_zpsm0andr88.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Taakur Beroya on Jul 19, 2016, 06:42 PM
Vest looks good and you cleaned up the helmet really well.
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Jul 19, 2016, 09:35 PM
Last update of the night! All cut out. Small little bit of sanding to do then painting my first layer! Also thanks for the support. This is my first time ever using a drummel and ever doing something like this

(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/image1%206_zps3onnhisp.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/image1%206_zps3onnhisp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Taakur Beroya on Jul 19, 2016, 10:50 PM
For your first time with a dreamel it looks really good vod.
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Choruk Kar'ta on Jul 20, 2016, 09:33 AM
keep up the good work vod! you will get there ^^
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Jul 21, 2016, 06:42 PM
Alright Mandalorians! Here is my finished helmet! (minus the visor, and insite padding and ears.)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/D86D6A11-C873-43E7-8466-AA5EDC1F5DF9_zpspifttctc.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/D86D6A11-C873-43E7-8466-AA5EDC1F5DF9_zpspifttctc.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/Mandalorian%20Helmet/B948A3ED-E2E5-437F-B82E-2E55EB3AC0F2_zpsmbp0x4jn.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/Mandalorian%20Helmet/B948A3ED-E2E5-437F-B82E-2E55EB3AC0F2_zpsmbp0x4jn.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/Mandalorian%20Helmet/39FA8187-BE66-4635-B87A-40E69E5A68D7_zpshacshfdx.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/Mandalorian%20Helmet/39FA8187-BE66-4635-B87A-40E69E5A68D7_zpshacshfdx.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/Mandalorian%20Helmet/0062214E-517E-4A18-AC03-5383694048FE_zpstcanqcz0.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/Mandalorian%20Helmet/0062214E-517E-4A18-AC03-5383694048FE_zpstcanqcz0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Taakur Beroya on Jul 21, 2016, 06:49 PM
This looks awesome vod, I really love your layered weathering. What color are you thinking of going with for the visor?
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Jul 21, 2016, 07:01 PM
I am thinking black but if you have a color you think would look cooler i would love a suggestion
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Taakur Beroya on Jul 21, 2016, 09:05 PM
Black sounds good, even a dark red or maybe chrome would look good.
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Oct 08, 2016, 11:19 PM
Hey all sorry for not updating for a while. Had an armor party with my local clan!!! got my armor cut out and bent!

(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/IMG_0860_zpscmskqsoh.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/IMG_0860_zpscmskqsoh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Oct 10, 2016, 04:54 PM
Update!!! Got my armor painted and started sewing my Velcro on my vest.
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/Mobile%20Uploads/E2CEC538-8DD3-49BC-B7C3-7D531C2F9A17_zps3z5rlykj.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/Mobile%20Uploads/E2CEC538-8DD3-49BC-B7C3-7D531C2F9A17_zps3z5rlykj.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/Mobile%20Uploads/6E206B53-185A-41D7-8C33-40EE4EEADBE3_zpsvkpkin4d.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6E206B53-185A-41D7-8C33-40EE4EEADBE3_zpsvkpkin4d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Oct 11, 2016, 12:43 AM
Sorry for double post but here is the finished product of my chest armor!!!
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/Mobile%20Uploads/9E9F56E3-A272-4306-BAF1-8E6820059252_zpsmwp0ocxh.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/Mobile%20Uploads/9E9F56E3-A272-4306-BAF1-8E6820059252_zpsmwp0ocxh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Hulahooper on Oct 11, 2016, 05:39 PM
Nice paint job, it was great meeting you at the armor party. Looking forward to seeing your continued progress.
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Oct 12, 2016, 01:50 PM
Got my helmet fitted with padding and added some Mano'a to my bucket. It says Father/Mother I will be attempting to make my own visor soon. Mirrored chrome ;)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/Mobile%20Uploads/858053A3-BDD9-4E29-9512-8893CBB49C25_zpsyoay6av5.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/Mobile%20Uploads/858053A3-BDD9-4E29-9512-8893CBB49C25_zpsyoay6av5.jpg.html)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/Mobile%20Uploads/8EDA22D3-F7E7-48B1-8BDD-8BA6C4636D71_zpsjtuy9xxx.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/Mobile%20Uploads/8EDA22D3-F7E7-48B1-8BDD-8BA6C4636D71_zpsjtuy9xxx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Oct 14, 2016, 01:01 AM
Finally made my thigh and knee armor next is to make the shins and boots sorry for double post as well
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg569/Asland28/Mobile%20Uploads/798FE439-AEAC-4043-AFD2-8E09D7BB48AE_zpsuiyn4bfc.jpg) (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/Asland28/media/Mobile%20Uploads/798FE439-AEAC-4043-AFD2-8E09D7BB48AE_zpsuiyn4bfc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Kall on Oct 14, 2016, 06:49 AM
Looking good so far Vod.
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Arch on Oct 29, 2016, 07:27 AM
Your kit is looking great!
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Taakur Beroya on Oct 29, 2016, 10:50 AM
Looks awesome vod, I love that paint job  :laugh:
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Jan 05, 2017, 04:48 PM
Alright so been a while in his thread but I need to bring it back because I want to make a backplate. For a while I thought doing a cape would be best but I love my Kama too much to cover it. So to the drawing board I guess!
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: MCarger81 on Jan 05, 2017, 07:58 PM
Alright so been a while in his thread but I need to bring it back because I want to make a backplate. For a while I thought doing a cape would be best but I love my Kama too much to cover it. So to the drawing board I guess!

good luck, i'm yet to finish my backplate or at least cut it out and shape it God only knows how that'll work  :laugh:
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Nadia on Jul 07, 2017, 10:50 PM
Did you get your backplate done? It's all looking really good so far!
Title: Re: My First WIP
Post by: Aselo Kaig on Jul 15, 2017, 11:38 PM
yeah I got it done just need to attatch it to my back