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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: Obi Max on Jan 10, 2021, 02:52 PM

Title: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 10, 2021, 02:52 PM
Hello from Romania.
Here it is my first test of cardboard pattern.
I hope the size is corect.
Respect
(https://i.imgur.com/aZmTadf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yJbuvO9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oBWx54u.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Awall on Jan 11, 2021, 11:44 AM
Iím not on the app team but looks like you nailed it!  Nice mock-up
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 11, 2021, 06:56 PM
Iím not on the app team but looks like you nailed it!  Nice mock-up

Thank you so much. It is a good news for me! Respect  :mcq1:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 12, 2021, 04:25 PM
Small update  :porg1:
I use sintra from cosplayshop.be


(https://i.imgur.com/xMU4PYX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NOCw3yR.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 13, 2021, 12:12 PM
Another step made  :mcq1:
(https://i.imgur.com/engdAyy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nu2JgEH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BQ7Iojr.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 17, 2021, 07:04 AM
I made a test sewing for flak vest.
i will use another type of materials this one was to make a test for pattern I created and to learn how to sew a flak vest.
It is for the first time using a sewing machine.
I hope it is the right size.
 :porg1:

(https://i.imgur.com/0z3fmRW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SinJtQG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dSICcC3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7QjUr6x.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/euuchll.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Jenga Feet on Jan 17, 2021, 07:15 PM
Very impressive so far! I'll be keeping a close eye on this one  :D
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 18, 2021, 04:07 AM
Very impressive so far! I'll be keeping a close eye on this one  :D

Thank you so much! It is good to have you here vod.  :jango:
This is the way
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 18, 2021, 04:10 AM
Now learnig to sew with machine and to make some padding for my shoulders.
It is fun to learn from youtube to use a sewing machine   ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/k8ZNXk9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/imm2h2U.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wEWCLL3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BqUw8WD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/A6E0025.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: jethroskull on Jan 18, 2021, 09:49 AM
Itís a great skill not enough people know.
Looking good for the first go!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 22, 2021, 05:03 AM
Itís a great skill not enough people know.
Looking good for the first go!

Thank you so much vod!  :mcq1:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 22, 2021, 05:08 AM
I made 2 photos with 2 diferent suits.
1
(https://i.imgur.com/D4x5f9S.jpg)

2
(https://i.imgur.com/UR3N3xR.jpg)

Second one is more fit to my body and it feels good on movement.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 24, 2021, 02:17 PM
Working on my flak vest and learning to sew at the same time.

(https://i.imgur.com/1WPlAqn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kkn8VA9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YL8spgJ.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 24, 2021, 02:25 PM
And result is...
(https://i.imgur.com/Simp0Dp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6DmlvD7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VHcL62W.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DKaaLdi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ygKwg4q.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: tsedeshgishnii on Jan 24, 2021, 03:41 PM
Amazing work, your giving me sewing ideas!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: jethroskull on Jan 24, 2021, 05:39 PM
Nice work!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 25, 2021, 08:23 AM
Amazing work, your giving me sewing ideas!

Hehehe! Happy to know that :) Thank you so much vod!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 25, 2021, 08:24 AM
Nice work!

Thank you so much vod. I think the result are ok for my first time using a sewing machine.  :mcq1:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: jethroskull on Jan 25, 2021, 09:44 AM
Iíve been using one since I was a kid and I think you picked it up quickly! Seriously.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 30, 2021, 03:39 PM
Iíve been using one since I was a kid and I think you picked it up quickly! Seriously.

Thank you so much vod!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 30, 2021, 04:00 PM
I made a try to build my mandalorian vibro-dagger. I hope to like. It is not ready to paint, but soon.


(https://i.imgur.com/ut2vJtW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bBD0CUT.jpg)

Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Aratris on Jan 30, 2021, 05:47 PM
Wow. Thats Awesome. You had better tell me how you made that, or I'll get very angry  :P
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: jethroskull on Jan 30, 2021, 07:02 PM
Oooh, shiny!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Celtkhan on Jan 30, 2021, 07:41 PM
It looks like a flashlight with a blade made of lexan or plexiglas. The light naturally exits the edges to light up. You could finish that up by just putting aluminum ductwork tape on the flats of the blade.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 31, 2021, 02:02 PM
Wow. Thats Awesome. You had better tell me how you made that, or I'll get very angry  :P

I'm here vod if I can help you. Tell me what you need?  :)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 31, 2021, 02:03 PM
Oooh, shiny!

Thank you so much   :porg2:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 31, 2021, 02:05 PM
It looks like a flashlight with a blade made of lexan or plexiglas. The light naturally exits the edges to light up. You could finish that up by just putting aluminum ductwork tape on the flats of the blade.

Thank you so much for your info. It is a very good idea and I will tested with my second blade. Thank you again.  :jango:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: vershnekit on Jan 31, 2021, 03:50 PM
Inspiring work!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Jan 31, 2021, 04:58 PM
Inspiring work!

Thank you vod.
I'm happy to help my friends and inspiring others to build their props.  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Aratris on Jan 31, 2021, 06:46 PM
I'm here vod if I can help you. Tell me what you need?  :)

Oh, I was just wondering what the blade material is, and where you got it from? I've seen a few of these, and would love to know what they were made of.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Awall on Jan 31, 2021, 10:46 PM
Nice work for learning to sew!  Seems like you are getting this fast.  Keep it up..loving your updates!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 01, 2021, 10:24 AM
Oh, I was just wondering what the blade material is, and where you got it from? I've seen a few of these, and would love to know what they were made of.

For the blade I used plexi glass foil (5mm) and I cut it with a band saw, and I bough it from hard store. The grey cap is a cap of PVC pipe, white elements are made from sintra and final is the light done with a small torch.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 01, 2021, 10:31 AM
Nice work for learning to sew!  Seems like you are getting this fast.  Keep it up..loving your updates!

Thank you so much vod. I'm on virgin land. Never use a sew machine or work with sintra but it is funny to learn by myself.
Unfortunately we don't have mandalorians in Romania so I'm the first with this build here.

In this evening I hope to finish my girth belt.
Also my vibro dagger is updated with a aluminium foil over that plexi blade and that it will helping to looking good when the lights are off.
I will put soon pics with that and with all piecese are made it to build that dagger.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 01, 2021, 10:42 AM
All parts used in this build

(https://i.imgur.com/NOIMMH4.jpg)

And the pics with updated blade with light off

(https://i.imgur.com/SOauF6W.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UlKqZe2.jpg)


with lights on

(https://i.imgur.com/KPUvdwP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/G2j4yDx.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 01, 2021, 11:05 AM
It looks like a flashlight with a blade made of lexan or plexiglas. The light naturally exits the edges to light up. You could finish that up by just putting aluminum ductwork tape on the flats of the blade.

It as your idea vod and I thank you so much Celtkhan.  :like: :porg2:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Aratris on Feb 01, 2021, 11:43 AM
This looks so cool! Thanks so much!
I'll definitely be using this idea.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 01, 2021, 11:49 AM
This looks so cool! Thanks so much!
I'll definitely be using this idea.

Welcome vod. I'm so happy to help my friends.  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 01, 2021, 11:59 AM
I'm also at the end to finish my girth belt.

(https://i.imgur.com/ISkfpLp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5tcsm8V.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Senra Qiin on Feb 01, 2021, 12:07 PM
Looking good! The incorporation of the brown on the girth looks stunning!  :cookie:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 01, 2021, 01:42 PM
Looking good! The incorporation of the brown on the girth looks stunning!  :cookie:

Thank you so much. I try to learn to sew from youtube :)
Yhank you so much for all your support.  :porg2:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Celtkhan on Feb 01, 2021, 03:00 PM
It as your idea vod and I thank you so much Celtkhan.  :like: :porg2:

Credit where credit is due, I saw Adam Savage use it to metallicize a wooden sword and thought it would do even better for a vibroknife.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 01, 2021, 04:41 PM
Credit where credit is due, I saw Adam Savage use it to metallicize a wooden sword and thought it would do even better for a vibroknife.

I saw that clip. It was like a one day build sword.
It was a good idea to reflect the light. I thought to use mirror foil for that.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 02, 2021, 03:34 PM
Start  working on my belt and pouches :)

Open pouch
(https://i.imgur.com/jzeF6Ik.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sFm8Yna.jpg)

closed pouch
(https://i.imgur.com/vGe9djL.jpg)

pouch on (sized) belt
(https://i.imgur.com/7Qa8ol5.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: BuckDalkirr on Feb 02, 2021, 07:24 PM
Your skill and progress are very inspiring Obi! You'll be an OM in no time!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 04, 2021, 04:01 PM
Your skill and progress are very inspiring Obi! You'll be an OM in no time!

Thank you so much mate! I try to learn from youtube or from others builds.
I know it is not perfect but it is my hobby and I luv it.

Respect  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 05, 2021, 05:19 PM
Today I worked on my neck seal for flak vesta and it was a big lesson for me to learn from mistakes.

neck seal

(https://i.imgur.com/Zd2pU0n.jpg)

interior  for sew

(https://i.imgur.com/GihV0zy.jpg)

exterior for sew

(https://i.imgur.com/mzFou9J.jpg)

flak vest and neck seal

(https://i.imgur.com/raK04GX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Sasudaw.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 06, 2021, 02:55 PM
I start to work and painting step on my dagger.

(https://i.imgur.com/6tptg6O.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/blF0PCd.jpg)

and a little video with it

https://i.imgur.com/Xwi3RM2.mp4 (https://i.imgur.com/Xwi3RM2.mp4)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 07, 2021, 02:37 PM
Now I start to work on my belt.

(https://i.imgur.com/NE1YbKL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/V0EcfxB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LzQX6wr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FQgbFFa.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pjBjB1Z.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 07, 2021, 02:42 PM
And I made a mock-up for a dagger scabbard.

(https://i.imgur.com/QPZELMT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bRJOhxn.jpg)

Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 08, 2021, 10:53 AM
I made a test with girth belt and my lates leather belt with pouches and it works ok.
The belt it is not fixit and a have a bronze piece from where I can detash some parts to take out my pouches and must paint that belt in some brown colors.
I think it was a good idea to have a back-up to can open this belt from 2 places and to can upgrade in time.

After that I draw my scabberd pattern on a leather and cut it and made this build works on my dagger.
Small advice: It is always good to make a mock up before make a piece for a costume like this.

(https://i.imgur.com/1wLDeq5.jpg)

my dagger it will be here
(https://i.imgur.com/thdMTMp.jpg)

scabbard dagger build
(https://i.imgur.com/oZOxQvR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/I1PE4sf.jpg)

Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Aratris on Feb 08, 2021, 11:14 AM
Awesome Sheath!
Also, belts looking pretty good.
The only thing wrong I see is that per the CRLs, Parachute Clips need to be painted and weathered to appear metallic, but that should be a super easy fix.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 08, 2021, 12:39 PM
Awesome Sheath!
Also, belts looking pretty good.
The only thing wrong I see is that per the CRLs, Parachute Clips need to be painted and weathered to appear metallic, but that should be a super easy fix.

Thank you so much for your advice @Aratris. It is a big help for me to have this information. It is my first build and i never work with sintra, leather or on a sewing machine.
I try to modify that clip to integrate much more in this style - costume.

(https://i.imgur.com/3LEM6lh.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 09, 2021, 05:28 PM
Small update on my belt.

(https://i.imgur.com/9k5v6nq.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: BuckDalkirr on Feb 09, 2021, 08:35 PM
Another awesome Obi update, you're making this look too easy vod  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 11, 2021, 01:27 PM
Another awesome Obi update, you're making this look too easy vod  :like:

Thank you so much for your all support. It's give me a lot of energy to work.
 :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 11, 2021, 01:32 PM
Hello again from Romania.
This evening I done two pouches for my belt.
One is made it to put my phone inside and second to put my voice amplifier.
I made a few holes for a better sound.

(https://i.imgur.com/wcms5kA.jpg)
and this is for voice amplifier
(https://i.imgur.com/TjB0SPE.jpg)

both pouches
(https://i.imgur.com/kbXix68.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Starling on Feb 11, 2021, 03:20 PM
This looks AMAZING! Do you have any tips for weathering the pouches?
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 12, 2021, 05:02 AM
This looks AMAZING! Do you have any tips for weathering the pouches?

Thank you so much vod. I will made a short tutorial in pics with that. It is ok for you?
 :porg1:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 12, 2021, 05:41 AM
This looks AMAZING! Do you have any tips for weathering the pouches?

1st So, I start with a black or very dark brown layer base.
(https://i.imgur.com/wNIUuh5.jpg)
2nd After that I put a layer of brown and tapped with a piece of cotton (make up piece).
(https://i.imgur.com/vQlPPp2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Pcr95NT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ob5TNmu.jpg)
3rd  i use I light brown and paint only in place where wear can appera in time. Same use a piece of cotton
4th can use a 120 sandgrid paper and gently push in places you want scratches or you want to see some wear of that piece
(https://i.imgur.com/wfMah9a.jpg)
5th I put a little of nivea cream at the and to make the leather smooth :)
(https://i.imgur.com/7PsONLe.jpg)
that's it
I hope to be a real help for you.

Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Thebob21 on Feb 12, 2021, 06:06 AM
Very impressive stuff! I'll be following this build closely
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 12, 2021, 06:43 AM
Very impressive stuff! I'll be following this build closely

Thank you so much. It is so good to be here and to meet wonderful people. I'm here if I can help.
Respect
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Starling on Feb 12, 2021, 10:51 PM
Thank you for the weathering tips! Iíll definitely keep those in mind
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 13, 2021, 01:03 PM
Thank you for the weathering tips! Iíll definitely keep those in mind

Welcome vod. i'm here if you need my help.
 :jango:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 13, 2021, 01:22 PM
Today update

1 -  I adjust my flight suit.

(https://i.imgur.com/PMDq94p.jpg)

2 -  I built the second (short sleev) over the existing one of the flight suit sleev.

(https://i.imgur.com/XKTm1Ct.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lnde7I5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XNWdLee.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XWZ40SH.jpg)

3 - I made a test for soft parts.

(https://i.imgur.com/w6Cpjw5.jpg)

And so sorry about my english. I know it is bad but I try to improve it in time.
Thank you!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 18, 2021, 02:28 PM
Hello vods! It was a little brake in my working progress for my armor.
Today I made another step in this build.

I made a family color for this build
(https://i.imgur.com/caWXTGh.jpg)

and begin with first layer of primer and second one in silver color, I used masking paint product
(https://i.imgur.com/yRoT2DM.jpg)

after that third it was a matt black
(https://i.imgur.com/NjLrUYu.jpg)

montana Beige was the 4th layer
(https://i.imgur.com/2JGPnFz.jpg)

I made a masking paper logo and used to paint the chest with montana magenta
(https://i.imgur.com/9b5tj2K.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mHmbBpf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zXuAQN1.jpg)

and after all masking product was taken tha twas the result
(https://i.imgur.com/Unt5hky.jpg)

Tommorow It will be the nest step on chest to watering all paint.
Thank you and take care of you.

Max out!





Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Aratris on Feb 18, 2021, 05:45 PM
That paint job is killer!
Can't wait to see this with a Black Wash on it.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 18, 2021, 06:17 PM
That paint job is killer!
Can't wait to see this with a Black Wash on it.

Thank you so much.  I try to make that magic black wash in this weekend.
Thank you a lot for your support.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: BuckDalkirr on Feb 18, 2021, 11:55 PM
Fantastic work as usual Obi, your english is perfect so don't worry about that! Looks like the finish line is on the horizon, eh?
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 19, 2021, 04:03 AM
Fantastic work as usual Obi, your english is perfect so don't worry about that! Looks like the finish line is on the horizon, eh?

Thank you so much my friend. It is a long but beautiful road to build an armor. And I like that  :jango:
You people from Mercs, are so supportive and I'm impressed. Thank you  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 19, 2021, 01:27 PM
I made it today, the weathering day  :like:


Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 19, 2021, 02:16 PM
and I put some photos also  :like:

(https://i.imgur.com/EGJ5W24.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xqKjafw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gaZd0AP.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 20, 2021, 06:26 PM
I dyi my glover to fit with color of my build and made a cape for my costum.
I used leather paint for my gloves and a medium heavy black material for my cape.

(https://i.imgur.com/fj3yAEp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KSxSQzH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1WPQs91.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 21, 2021, 06:11 AM
I made patterns for leg and shoulder and small mockup with paper to know if the size is good.

(https://i.imgur.com/SDDxPCM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FCRaOfj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AdC6nVV.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Feb 22, 2021, 01:41 PM
Hello there!

I like what you have going so far, looks great!

I think the thigh is a good size, the shoulder seems a little large, but as long as it is properly formed to you, it should be fine. Really looking good vod!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 22, 2021, 03:23 PM
Hello there!

I like what you have going so far, looks great!

I think the thigh is a good size, the shoulder seems a little large, but as long as it is properly formed to you, it should be fine. Really looking good vod!

Thank you so much for your feedback, and need that  :porg2:
I will try to make a better mockup from cardboard. I think it will be more sturdy and help me when I take photos.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Feb 22, 2021, 05:12 PM
That's a fantastic idea, looking forward to seeing it!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Starling on Feb 22, 2021, 07:28 PM
Cardboard builds are super helpful! Iím working on a cardboard mock-up for my chest plate and have run into a lot of problems that I would have later on with the plastic. The cardboard also gives a really good idea of how all the pieces fit together!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 23, 2021, 06:34 AM
That's a fantastic idea, looking forward to seeing it!
Thank you so much for you support  :porg2:

(https://i.imgur.com/DC7Qpve.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fiY5OyY.jpg)

and I made it on cardboard and try to keep my chest for a better size estimation, and I put 2 diferent shouders armor

(https://i.imgur.com/wKEqpOw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1L2b10z.jpg)
and
(https://i.imgur.com/o2MhYiJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/efgagjN.jpg)

and for thigh
(https://i.imgur.com/x2wexEn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kPylKKd.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 23, 2021, 06:38 AM
Cardboard builds are super helpful! Iím working on a cardboard mock-up for my chest plate and have run into a lot of problems that I would have later on with the plastic. The cardboard also gives a really good idea of how all the pieces fit together!

You have right Starling.  :jango:  It is easy to shape and can be  easy to adjust if it needs and of course it is cheap :)
And like you said it gives a better idea of what your working on.
 :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Feb 24, 2021, 10:09 PM
The cardboard mock-ups look good! I personally like the look of the second set of shoulder armor. And all of the cardboard pieces look like they fit you well too.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 25, 2021, 05:08 AM
The cardboard mock-ups look good! I personally like the look of the second set of shoulder armor. And all of the cardboard pieces look like they fit you well too.

Thank you so much  J'Khara Vontess.
I like it too no.2 so I readjust for a better looking and fit.

(https://i.imgur.com/qux08rq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pqHrOgF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uFO9FA3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/T1Zdut1.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Spartan 116 on Feb 25, 2021, 11:48 AM
I love it when grown play with cardboard!! But, looks great man.  ;)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Feb 25, 2021, 12:19 PM
Yes!!! That looks amazing!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: jethroskull on Feb 25, 2021, 02:29 PM
I love it when grown play with cardboard!! But, looks great man.  ;)

Great big boxes are still the best toys!!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 26, 2021, 08:18 AM
I love it when grown play with cardboard!! But, looks great man.  ;)

Thank you. My first ever prop was a stormtrooper helmet made it from cardboard and I have it in my workshop.
I look at that helmet and remember me my starting point in this cosplay adventure.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 26, 2021, 08:21 AM
Yes!!! That looks amazing!

Thank you so much!  :like:


Great big boxes are still the best toys!!

Yes, it is still the best toy for and very cheap.  :porg2:



Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 27, 2021, 12:56 PM
Hello friends, I  worked today on my shouders armor + legs armor.
Of course I still have a few things to finish and sanding but I'm totally satisfied with the result.
(https://i.imgur.com/Kf5MZ17.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fO8HdFb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lncXkjt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7coArRc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8djPIWr.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 27, 2021, 04:54 PM
Let's get back to the cardboard era  :porg2:
Working on a right shin.  :jango:

(https://i.imgur.com/gkYxJT7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CwSUleK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XsmBZJ1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CwSUleK.jpg)

And yes, I used cinamon stick in place of ammo  :D ;D
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Feb 28, 2021, 10:52 AM
The shoulder bells turned out amazing!

The thigh plates look good as well. Speaking from experience, since I used the same style thigh plates, the top edge tends to float away from the body when you go to attach them. This is something to be aware of and there are a couple ways to handle it. First, you could hear the top edge and gently bend it toward your legs slightly. Second, you can add good attachment to the top edge. Or you can do both! I recently moved my thighs to a new flight suit and I ended up having to do both with the style pants I have now.

Your mock-ups are remarkable! The shin looks great!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Feb 28, 2021, 03:27 PM
The shoulder bells turned out amazing!

The thigh plates look good as well. Speaking from experience, since I used the same style thigh plates, the top edge tends to float away from the body when you go to attach them. This is something to be aware of and there are a couple ways to handle it. First, you could hear the top edge and gently bend it toward your legs slightly. Second, you can add good attachment to the top edge. Or you can do both! I recently moved my thighs to a new flight suit and I ended up having to do both with the style pants I have now.

Your mock-ups are remarkable! The shin looks great!

Thank you a lot for your tips J'Khara Vontess.
And I fallow your advice and modify thigh today and of course you have right. The top part tend to float.
I bend it a little and it was good and fit better than before.
(https://i.imgur.com/7aVDXsg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Vb5yOs3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qmWaUcb.jpg)

Thank you so much for your help.  :like:

I think I don't load this topic very much with images and steps I follow.
I'm a beginner and of course I go with small steps and I think that maybe someday
someone will use my images build posted as a beginner as I am.

Respect
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: jethroskull on Feb 28, 2021, 08:32 PM
Well, I appreciate everything youíve posted. Youíre an inspiration!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Mar 01, 2021, 11:45 AM
We definitely appreciate all the posts and pictures you wish to share. The more the merrier  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 03, 2021, 01:19 PM
Thank you so much, I'm happy to know that.

A small update on handplate:

(https://i.imgur.com/flew6Xv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CF3uavz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/w01d6Ro.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Aratris on Mar 03, 2021, 10:56 PM
This is all looking great!  :like:
 :P MORE!  :P
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Mar 05, 2021, 08:22 PM
Those look really good!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 07, 2021, 10:47 AM
This is all looking great!  :like:
 :P MORE!  :P

@Aratris Thank you so much. I promise to add more soon.  :like:

Those look really good!

@J'Khara Vontess - Thank you so much.
I'm ready for a new update on my build.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 07, 2021, 10:56 AM
Like I promise, a new update is here  :porg2:  :like:

My helmet is ready after few days of printing
(https://i.imgur.com/DdL2o6S.jpg)

and my gauntlets also
(https://i.imgur.com/PHgbzQ5.jpg)

I work on a left shin, and make pattern
(https://i.imgur.com/2uU4IZd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HiUpGLP.jpg)

going to material now
(https://i.imgur.com/DXKfzvO.jpg)

and boxes
(https://i.imgur.com/xMJMDC6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kv3vEvI.jpg)

and the result is here
(https://i.imgur.com/99f2OY3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BXQsVzb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KmFN7qj.jpg)

BONUS
I made a Kal Dagger

(https://i.imgur.com/94HrigI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WPE5EnZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6u1d8md.jpg)

and

(https://i.imgur.com/HQHkFas.jpg)

Thank you and I know it is a very long post.  :porg1:
I'm happy to be here and be  a part of this group and to have friends here.
Thank you again for all your support.  :like:

This is the way!

Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: trashcanmando on Mar 07, 2021, 11:16 AM
I just read through all of this, this is so amazing!  :o Sure it was several pages back, but I have to make me one of those light up knives, using a flashlight is so genius! Wonderful progress, you've got skillz!  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Mar 07, 2021, 02:36 PM
Everything looks good! I like how you did the shins, that's impressive.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Starling on Mar 07, 2021, 04:24 PM
Agreed, that was pretty brilliant with the shins!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: evening.echiveria on Mar 07, 2021, 11:23 PM
Super awesome kit you're making! Love it, keep up the good work   ;D
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 08, 2021, 10:09 AM
I just read through all of this, this is so amazing!  :o Sure it was several pages back, but I have to make me one of those light up knives, using a flashlight is so genius! Wonderful progress, you've got skillz!  :like:

Thank you so much Trashcanmando it is a big help for me to have all support from you, amazing people.  :like:
That dagger was the result of inspiration and playfull day with plexiglass and that torch light.  :porg2:

Everything looks good! I like how you did the shins, that's impressive.

@J'Khara Vontess Thank you. Now it is time to test and make the right shin from sintra. i hope it will be shaped ok  ;D

Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 08, 2021, 10:12 AM
Agreed, that was pretty brilliant with the shins!

Thank you vod. It was a mockup to understand how it will look and how it is the size and shape.
All I make until now it is new to me but I love to learn.  ;)

Super awesome kit you're making! Love it, keep up the good work   ;D

@evening.echiveria Thank you very much vod. It is a real pleasure to have your support.  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 08, 2021, 04:49 PM
I 3d printed my westar 35.
It is in PLA -  Sakata brand on Ender 5 plus.
It is how it's look from printer bed.

(https://i.imgur.com/WwJa4be.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/F0GFJqi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yMmzvcl.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 08, 2021, 04:55 PM
And continuing my build with leg right shin.
I made already a mock up so it is time for sintra shape ;)
(https://i.imgur.com/3jXU3au.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/o1b6Gyh.jpg)

and made also a small mockup for belt leg ammo
(https://i.imgur.com/iy0rlAH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RVIjxRD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EPPiTBA.jpg)

and from leather...
(https://i.imgur.com/CI0NH6l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EAzkzfy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GZs28Kf.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: trashcanmando on Mar 08, 2021, 05:57 PM
Epic! The PVC tubing as ammo is great!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 10, 2021, 11:21 AM
It is all I have until now.
I have much more to work  :porg2: :porg2:

(https://i.imgur.com/gY9bQ3D.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: trashcanmando on Mar 10, 2021, 08:02 PM
So good to see it all laid out! Really coming along!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Aratris on Mar 10, 2021, 09:52 PM
All the mockups are amazing, and that leather shin is next level.
When are you taking commissions?  :laugh:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 11, 2021, 01:01 PM
So good to see it all laid out! Really coming along!

Thank you Trashcanmando, it was like a check list of what I've done and what remains to do.  :porg2:
But I like to build things :)

All the mockups are amazing, and that leather shin is next level.
When are you taking commissions?  :laugh:

Hehehe :)))) thanks vod! It is a big help for me to have those mock-ups. And the leather shin was a big try for me.
I wish I can be that good to have commissions but like a friend and brother I'm here and if I can help you with info or picture or something else please shoot.
It is pleasure to help my friends.  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 11, 2021, 01:21 PM
I try today to make a thermal detonator.
File from:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4728280

it was a nice build for a short day.
I put some photos and I hope to like it.
(https://i.imgur.com/SLrCTK4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sFl8CfA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PjRD0gB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NLd61QM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Z6YUZaP.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Mar 11, 2021, 07:00 PM
The blade of the larger knife looks like it could use a bit more filler and sanding to remove the print lines. Other than that, everything looks good so far and the progress is great! Keep it up!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 11, 2021, 07:09 PM
The blade of the larger knife looks like it could use a bit more filler and sanding to remove the print lines. Other than that, everything looks good so far and the progress is great! Keep it up!

Thank you so much. It is not 3d printed. It is plexiglass with metal foil over and I made that cratches with a hard brush to be used metal not a new one :)
it is intended to be so used and old. I put the link for the video to take a look if you have time. Thank you again for your support and for your time. Big hug from Romania.
https://i.imgur.com/Xwi3RM2.mp4 (https://i.imgur.com/Xwi3RM2.mp4)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Mar 11, 2021, 07:38 PM
Ooooo! I see. I stand corrected, thanks so much for clarification.

Also those detonators...I want them! They look so cool! I'm going to have to take wiring lessons from you!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 13, 2021, 04:00 PM
Ooooo! I see. I stand corrected, thanks so much for clarification.

Also those detonators...I want them! They look so cool! I'm going to have to take wiring lessons from you!

I'm here if I can help you.
I also it is first time on leds and wiring them :) but it is fun to make it
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 13, 2021, 04:01 PM
small update - mock-up for back plate and lower back plate

(https://i.imgur.com/aFniEhk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gF0pVrw.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Mar 13, 2021, 10:42 PM
You'll want to make sure that the back plate isn't so long that it touches your waist items.

Also, big hugs right back at you vod!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 14, 2021, 02:55 PM
You'll want to make sure that the back plate isn't so long that it touches your waist items.

Also, big hugs right back at you vod!

Thank you! I will try another photo with my flak vest and to fix on it the cardboard mock-up.

(https://i.imgur.com/2B8Eg81.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 16, 2021, 06:41 PM
I took a little break from armor building and made a dagger from sintra.
Design was made it by Alexander M Robinson from Digitalarob and can be found in on artstation.com

(https://i.imgur.com/XnT3vyF.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/c2u4Z61.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yjEpZYH.jpg)

And inscription say: Strength rejoices in the challenge
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Aratris on Mar 16, 2021, 11:36 PM
It's hard to tell which dagger is better. I like the glowing one, but the new one is just so cool. I think it would go with a dirty weathered kit much more.  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 17, 2021, 05:42 PM
Thank you so much mate!
I like the glowing one too  :porg2: But like you said, this one is better fitting with the kit.
Thank you so much for your support mate!
This is the way
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: evening.echiveria on Mar 17, 2021, 08:06 PM
The sintra dagger looks amazing! Incredible work as always  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Mar 17, 2021, 09:00 PM
Your back armor mock up looks good and the knives look great as well.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 18, 2021, 01:37 PM
The sintra dagger looks amazing! Incredible work as always  :like:
Thank you so much for your support mate.  :like:

Your back armor mock up looks good and the knives look great as well.
That is a good new so I can now trace the pattern and start shaping the back plate.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 18, 2021, 01:51 PM
I work on thigh today to sanding and put some primer.
(https://i.imgur.com/aVmmAri.jpg)

Also painted and weatering shoulder armor
(https://i.imgur.com/eBAPJ0H.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PSyMr4V.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: trashcanmando on Mar 18, 2021, 08:55 PM
Kandosii! That's a nice paint job!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Aratris on Mar 18, 2021, 11:32 PM
Kandosii! That's a nice paint job!
Agreed!  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Mar 19, 2021, 12:11 PM
I agree too, those look fantastic!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 22, 2021, 04:37 PM
Kandosii! That's a nice paint job!

Vor entye! I try to learn. I'm not a good painter but I thank you so much.  :like:
I agree too, those look fantastic!

Thank you vod. It is a honor to have you here and to support me.  :porg2:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 22, 2021, 04:47 PM
Small update on thigh armor.

(https://i.imgur.com/plxTjEA.jpg)

That was my steps on this paint.
(https://i.imgur.com/8W9zKq3.jpg)

I move forward also with my shins.
(https://i.imgur.com/sG7W7Cn.jpg)

Both straps are ready with velcro and that piece has all ready primer on it and iti ready to paint.
Also my gauntlets who has masking gum on.

(https://i.imgur.com/lGTIjcE.jpg)

Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: BuckDalkirr on Mar 22, 2021, 07:07 PM
So, so good!  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: evening.echiveria on Mar 22, 2021, 08:50 PM
Thighs and shoulders look great! Love the paint job  :porg2:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Mar 22, 2021, 10:17 PM
Looking good! I'm excited for the gauntlets to be painted.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Spartan 116 on Mar 22, 2021, 11:22 PM
Dude! Looks great man! Excited to see the helmet paint job! :boba:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 23, 2021, 04:26 PM
So, so good!  :like:

Thank you  :jango:

Thighs and shoulders look great! Love the paint job  :porg2:
I'm so happy to like it because I'm not a very good painter.

Looking good! I'm excited for the gauntlets to be painted.
Tommorow it will be the gauntlets day :)

Dude! Looks great man! Excited to see the helmet paint job! :boba:

I think on weekend I can start working on helmet. It is the last piece from entire armor, I think :)  :porg2:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 23, 2021, 04:33 PM
... and the shin is ready after this day,
 :like:

(https://i.imgur.com/WLreXly.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VwxCLxG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/y3ow5ja.jpg)

Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: trashcanmando on Mar 23, 2021, 08:00 PM
Epic as always, Max. That looks so good!  :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 24, 2021, 05:45 AM
Epic as always, Max. That looks so good!  :like:

I have no words...Thank you a lot.
It is a big compliment for me  :like: :porg2:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 24, 2021, 03:52 PM
  :porg2:  :porg2:  :porg2:
And the gauntlets are here  :like:

(https://i.imgur.com/TeQWdAL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BbXK6MR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AoviMcq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YlyrL6T.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ks4Axea.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/w7l5BEP.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: evening.echiveria on Mar 24, 2021, 07:14 PM
Nice work!!!! Love your color scheme!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Mar 25, 2021, 04:51 PM
Everything looks really good!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Spartan 116 on Mar 25, 2021, 11:55 PM
See you like Pepsi. I'm more of a coke guy.
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 28, 2021, 05:55 PM
I took a small brake because  was my birthday so I go 3 days trip on moutains.
Now I'm back and ready to work.
Working on my helmet
(https://i.imgur.com/bMXyIT6.jpg)

making and testing a visor
(https://i.imgur.com/yqVEOoC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/doDV0Ge.jpg)

and of course because i'm a graphic designer I use my photoshop to test some colors on helmet
(https://i.imgur.com/h4shZwi.jpg)
and
(https://i.imgur.com/OM6wx7s.jpg)

I hope all are well and safe. Big hug from Max
 

Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 28, 2021, 05:58 PM
Nice work!!!! Love your color scheme!

Thank you so much  :like:

Everything looks really good!
So that's good news  :porg2: :porg2:


Busted! Yes, I like more Pepsi instead Coca Cola
See you like Pepsi. I'm more of a coke guy.

Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Mar 31, 2021, 02:47 PM
New update on my build.
Helmet is done  :porg2:
(https://i.imgur.com/2hLObR1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0ALme9H.jpg)

and the weatering step

(https://i.imgur.com/iiWcrp0.jpg)

and of course... me Max

(https://i.imgur.com/kv9payd.jpg)

And the last piece of my build, knee piece

(https://i.imgur.com/tCUysuA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aks6L4t.jpg)

Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Spartan 116 on Apr 05, 2021, 04:33 AM
Dude that's literal Movie quality!  :like:   
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Apr 05, 2021, 11:54 AM
Dude that's literal Movie quality!  :like:

Thank you so much vod!  :porg1: :like:

(https://i.imgur.com/LCCo6P8.jpg)
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Apr 05, 2021, 11:05 PM
Oh my gosh the helmet turned out so rad!!!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Starling on Apr 06, 2021, 11:36 AM
Helmet looks great, and happy late birthday!  :cookie:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Aratris on Apr 06, 2021, 12:15 PM
Dude that's literal Movie quality!  :like:
My guess is that he's and undercover Disney employ creating some armor for Mandalorian Season 2...
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: evening.echiveria on Apr 06, 2021, 02:12 PM
Looking epic, happy late birthday!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Apr 07, 2021, 04:47 PM
Oh my gosh the helmet turned out so rad!!!
Thank you. I'm so proud about that because my strong point it isn't paint. I'm so happy to like it.

Helmet looks great, and happy late birthday!  :cookie:

Heheheee THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! It was a beautiful birthday on a mountain trip.
I can put here some photos if it is ok! And I think it is a good place for mando-photos with my costume.  :like:

Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Apr 07, 2021, 04:53 PM
My guess is that he's and undercover Disney employ creating some armor for Mandalorian Season 2...

Busted!!!   :porg2: :porg2:
I wish to be true even I work for free there, it will be a big gain for my learning process to build props.
Thank you from my heart   :like:

Looking epic, happy late birthday!

Thak you very much. I was so lucky to have a beautiful day in such a beautiful place.
I hope it si permited to put 2-3 photos from my birthday place.
 :like: :like:

(https://i.imgur.com/ieqzdwn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ztSKNLB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KTpkAxa.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vxzQaAD.jpg)

Thank you again for all wishes, you are the best and I'm proud to be here!
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Apr 08, 2021, 12:33 AM
Looks beautiful and happy belated birthday! I am glad it was a good one  ;D
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Apr 10, 2021, 07:57 PM
Looks beautiful and happy belated birthday! I am glad it was a good one  ;D

Thank you so much. It was a beautiful day and amazing place to stay for a few days.

 :porg2: :like:
Title: Re: WIP - Max armour build - RO
Post by: Obi Max on Apr 10, 2021, 07:59 PM
Almost on finish line with my build.

(https://i.imgur.com/7zekzyS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ngJ7vRi.jpg)


and also try to work on a binocular.

(https://i.imgur.com/NNFnvl1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IqNjuj6.jpg)
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Post by: compdrag on Apr 10, 2021, 11:07 PM
Saw your build on FB looking good!
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Post by: Obi Max on Apr 11, 2021, 04:36 AM
Saw your build on FB looking good!

Thank you so much vid.  :)
I like to post my wips and to hope that my work can help someone on his mando road. I'm not a pro and I like to learn from others.
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Post by: Obi Max on Apr 11, 2021, 03:14 PM
Today I made and tested a support for my thermal detonator.
I saw many of support made it from materiale or leather, so I try a model from sintra.

(https://i.imgur.com/KaiLLNq.jpg)

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Post by: Thebob21 on Apr 11, 2021, 05:10 PM
My goodness Max, your build is coming together so fantastically! Simply amazing stuff.
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Post by: evening.echiveria on Apr 11, 2021, 09:17 PM
Woah! Seeing the full armor spread is great, keep it up Max!
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Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Apr 12, 2021, 10:50 AM
The detonator holder looks great! What a wonderful idea. It is all really coming together, you are very close now!
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Post by: BuckDalkirr on Apr 12, 2021, 02:36 PM
There's truly no stopping Max, huge inspiration  :like:
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Post by: jethroskull on Apr 12, 2021, 03:12 PM
Can you make a three-detonator holder? I can use it for petanque!
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Post by: Senra Qiin on Apr 13, 2021, 12:16 AM
Been a long while since I've posted on here, but nice job on the armor! It looks great!   :cookie:
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Post by: Obi Max on Apr 13, 2021, 02:47 AM
My goodness Max, your build is coming together so fantastically! Simply amazing stuff.
Thank you so much vod. It was a big surprise even for me :porg2:

Woah! Seeing the full armor spread is great, keep it up Max!

Your support give a lot of boost to make things and magic with this armor. Thank you!  :jango:
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Post by: Obi Max on Apr 13, 2021, 02:49 AM
The detonator holder looks great! What a wonderful idea. It is all really coming together, you are very close now!
It was a lucky test. I posted on Facebook on Mercs group and people was so happy with this build and I receive a lot of messages about how I made it and to give them some support with + photos. It was so cool.  :porg2: ;D
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Post by: Obi Max on Apr 13, 2021, 02:55 AM
There's truly no stopping Max, huge inspiration  :like:

If I am able to inspire you to make props and builds I'm so honored because you gave me your support and have always a good word for me and to continue this build.  :boba:
Can you make a three-detonator holder? I can use it for petanque!

If you can wait, I receive a message on facebook on my post from someone who can make a 3d file after my build so you can print your holders so easy not like mine to cut and glue pieces of sintra. It will be more easy for you.

Been a long while since I've posted on here, but nice job on the armor! It looks great!   :cookie:

Senra Qiin Thank you so much. It is my honor the have friends like you. Respect vod.  :like:
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Post by: Obi Max on Apr 13, 2021, 02:57 AM
And I add some photos with my painted thermal detonator suport

(https://i.imgur.com/tGWTJcx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/g6JYZX0.jpg)


 and the binoculars.


(https://i.imgur.com/IIZAMsj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ejiLHbI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8DWt94c.jpg)
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Post by: Senra Qiin on Apr 13, 2021, 11:32 AM
Senra Qiin Thank you so much. It is my honor the have friends like you. Respect vod.  :like:
:<3: My pleasure. The holder and the binocs look kandosii'la too, vod!
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Post by: J'Khara Vontess on Apr 13, 2021, 11:22 PM
The binoculars and the holder look great. I think that donator could use a bit more layers of sanding and filler primer to remove those print lines from it. Great work vod!
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Post by: Vercopaanir on Apr 16, 2021, 08:38 PM
I've been watching your build for a while now and yup, I still love it!  Keep up the good work.  :like:
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Post by: Spartan 116 on Apr 17, 2021, 12:46 AM
Wow! What do you plan on doing next?  :like:
 
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Post by: Jayt skybreak on Apr 19, 2021, 07:22 PM
Wow! Amazing work you have been doing here! I love the macro binoculars!! Very inspiring to see what you can do with time, hard work, and dedication! Can't wait to see you fully suited up!
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Post by: Obi Max on May 01, 2021, 11:40 AM
:<3: My pleasure. The holder and the binocs look kandosii'la too, vod!

Thank you so much!

Wow! Amazing work you have been doing here! I love the macro binoculars!! Very inspiring to see what you can do with time, hard work, and dedication! Can't wait to see you fully suited up!

I think I have to adjust some stuff and I willbe ready for the app photos soon.


Wow! What do you plan on doing next?  :like:
 


Next I must help to friends to build their armors because I am the only one who have soma skill to build things but I can teach them to work with sintra and to have a little help in this time.



I've been watching your build for a while now and yup, I still love it!  Keep up the good work.  :like:

Thank you so much. It is a honor for me. Big hug from Romania.
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Post by: Obi Max on May 01, 2021, 11:42 AM
The binoculars and the holder look great. I think that donator could use a bit more layers of sanding and filler primer to remove those print lines from it. Great work vod!

I worked on detonator and make it good looking one
(https://i.imgur.com/FlrXodL.jpg)

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Post by: Obi Max on May 01, 2021, 11:47 AM
I'm sorry I didn't post what I worked on. It's been a long time and I've taken care of my mother.
I managed to vaccinate her and now we are a little calmer.
I also got the first vaccine and now I'm waiting for the second one.

In the meantime I worked on kama

(https://i.imgur.com/lKHKrAf.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UmC28VC.jpg)



and did a little test at a friend who has an embroidery machine
to get an idea of what the next logo will look like and if I still have
to adjust something to the vector graphics.


(https://i.imgur.com/T0ZNL1R.jpg)

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Post by: Obi Max on May 02, 2021, 07:00 AM
Happy Easter and a big warm hug from Romania  :like:
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Post by: J'Khara Vontess on May 02, 2021, 10:00 AM
The donator looks good! The kamas and loin do as well. That embroidery is really cool. It is super fun to design that stuff. I had the honor of designing a patch for a fellow Mando best friend who passed away from cancer. I used too many colors so the patch was a little expensive, but it looked great!
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Post by: Obi Max on May 02, 2021, 10:41 AM
The donator looks good! The kamas and loin do as well. That embroidery is really cool. It is super fun to design that stuff. I had the honor of designing a patch for a fellow Mando best friend who passed away from cancer. I used too many colors so the patch was a little expensive, but it looked great!

I'm so sorry for your loss. You have all my respect for your gesture. It is a great honor in his memory.
A few peoples make that for their friends. Respect

My test patch cost me 6.5 $/piece.
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Post by: J'Khara Vontess on May 02, 2021, 04:53 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. You have all my respect for your gesture. It is a great honor in his memory.
A few peoples make that for their friends. Respect

My test patch cost me 6.5 $/piece.

I appreciate the condolences vod
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Post by: Obi Max on May 10, 2021, 09:00 AM
I appreciate the condolences vod

Always here vod if I can help you!  :like:
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Post by: Obi Max on May 10, 2021, 09:03 AM
Today I put some time and work on my cape

(https://i.imgur.com/TyRel01.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kjKADnn.jpg)

and kama

(https://i.imgur.com/xFbj6B7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WjIa4AR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jHtxXKU.jpg)
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Post by: Obi Max on May 12, 2021, 03:58 PM
And I made a small test today. It was made without chest plate, shoulders and thigh but soon it will be ready,

(https://i.imgur.com/lx5QzV2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SYPxPMR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/l97yyu4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hTnW7gY.jpg)
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Post by: Jayt skybreak on May 14, 2021, 09:35 AM
Wow! looks amazing! I really love the color scheme you went with! You did an awesome job on your rifle!
Keep it up!!
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Post by: J'Khara Vontess on May 14, 2021, 12:12 PM
This is really exciting to see coming together! The riffle looks fantastic. The only minor issue I am seeing is that the CRLs state that: "Capes must be of sturdy material and be more substantial than a raw cut piece of material." To be considered "substantial" the rule of thumb is to add a hem, or partial torn up hem, to the outside edges of the cape (Boba Fett's ROTJ cape is considered the standard minimum to meet the "substantial" requirement). You did a great job on the loin and kamas, so this little fix shouldn't be too bad. This is going to be a really cool kit.
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Post by: Obi Max on May 14, 2021, 03:51 PM
Thank you very much for your feedback J'Khara Vontess.  :like:
I'm so happy when I see this kit growing.
I will fix that hem tomorrow. It is to easy fix. I like that material which I chose for the cape. It is a little heavy and I like how is feeling.
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Post by: Obi Max on May 14, 2021, 04:28 PM
Wow! looks amazing! I really love the color scheme you went with! You did an awesome job on your rifle!
Keep it up!!

Oya vod!
Thank you a lot for your appreciation. It is a honor to be here and to learn from others.
 :porg2:
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Post by: evening.echiveria on May 14, 2021, 08:15 PM
Wow Max that looks awesome!
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Post by: J'Khara Vontess on May 14, 2021, 08:19 PM
I'm very glad you're happy with the cape material. That's important  :like:
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Post by: Obi Max on May 15, 2021, 04:42 AM
I'm very glad you're happy with the cape material. That's important  :like:

I made the hem on cape with the same color brown witch I use it for this kit build.

(https://i.imgur.com/NQitDes.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IvFhPKR.jpg)
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Post by: Obi Max on May 15, 2021, 04:46 AM
Wow Max that looks awesome!

Thank you so much vod.
I was a little late with my pre app photos because I made the 2nd vaccine and I was not so well after that.
But now I'm on my feet to finish this kit and made pre app photos.
Big hug  :porg2:
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Post by: Falke on May 15, 2021, 05:46 AM
Your soft parts weathering looks great! I'm looking forward to your Pre App pictures!
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Post by: Obi Max on May 15, 2021, 10:56 AM
Your soft parts weathering looks great! I'm looking forward to your Pre App pictures!

Thank you a lot Falke! It will be real pleasure to help my friends - recruits to build their costumes kit.
It is a honor to be a little part from Mandalorian Mercs family.
 :like: