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Mandalorian Armor => Female Armor => Topic started by: Kione Iviin'yc on Feb 15, 2010, 09:48 PM

Title: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Kione Iviin'yc on Feb 15, 2010, 09:48 PM
I was finally able to get started on my armor this past week during the snow :D.  Here is my armor concept.

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Armor%20Concept%20Pictures/KimmisBeskarConceptMkIII-1.jpg)

I've had to change the chest plate shape a bit to make it easier to hammer out and allow more freedom of movement.  The plates are planished very smooth even though they may not look it in the pictures.  I still have to decide on the shape of the diamond (I was originally going to have a ovalish leaf shape but now I may go with a traditional diamond).  The edges still need to be ground smooth and trimmed to fit the collar piece, but hopefully things should move much faster now.  I'm pretty happy with how they have turned out so far, especially how well they fit ;D.  As always, comments and critiques are much appreciated.

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/ChestPlate3.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/ChestPlate2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Feb 16, 2010, 07:22 AM
If this is your first attempt at dishing, then I am thoroughly impressed!  You've done a spot on job with the curve.  I suspect you'll have to make a fairly deep collar piece since the top of your chest armor does end a little bit low, but if your wearing some kind of hood like your concept shows then that may not be an issue. 
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: Pheonix023 on Feb 16, 2010, 06:48 PM
NICELY DONE.  You've got skills there mate....I've got a lot of respect for anyone who knows how to dish their own armor.

Offhand...sure we're not  related or something?  Freckles, pale skin, short auburn hair, an ornery expression....maybe a cousin...one way or another, you look a lot like me.
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: Kione Iviin'yc on Feb 16, 2010, 10:12 PM
Thanks Novall!  The armor you've done is awesome, so your compliment means a lot.  And this was my first attempt at dishing.  The left piece does have a small fatigue tear at the bottom of the cup (mostly due to my mediocre cutting), so I have to J-B Weld that.  I do have a template for the collar piece that is pretty low so I'll have to see how that turns out.

And Pheonix, we just might be distant cousins or something.  After my husband read your post he said you had me pegged, especially the ornery bit (I spent about a week convincing him that we should jump right in and attempt our own metal armor :P).  Thanks for the compliments!
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: Jaden Tracyn on Feb 17, 2010, 12:31 AM
wooow very good job on the dishing! I'm impressed with everybody else lol
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: Jagen Ordo on Feb 19, 2010, 11:30 AM
Looks comfortable.
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: Dar'manda on Feb 22, 2010, 04:36 PM
Wow!  Nice work for a beginner!  All you folks and your metal armors...I'm seriously considering upgrading but don't have anywhere to hammer it that I won't get murdered by a neighbor.
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: Kione Iviin'yc on Feb 22, 2010, 04:58 PM
Thanks Jaden!  I have been planishing some more to get them really smooth.

Looks comfortable.

As of right now it's very comfortable, though I do have to take a little off the top outside edges so I can move my arms a bit better.  I'm going to try to make my vest this weekend and adjust the plates as necessary.

Wow!  Nice work for a beginner!  All you folks and your metal armors...I'm seriously considering upgrading but don't have anywhere to hammer it that I won't get murdered by a neighbor.

Thanks Taglar!  Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) my neighbor is a di'kut so I don't really care if my hammering bothers him :P.
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: Kione Iviin'yc on Mar 13, 2010, 06:42 PM
I've got the front mostly finished, just a little more shaping to go.

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/KimmisFrontArmor.jpg)
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: TK6189 on Mar 13, 2010, 06:46 PM
Looking great so far! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: Jagen Ordo on Mar 13, 2010, 07:28 PM
A good looking set of unique design.
*clap-clap*
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: K-Fett on Mar 13, 2010, 08:04 PM
Great handy work there, looks awesome
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Mar 14, 2010, 12:59 PM
Looks great so far.  Awesome work to be your first hammered set.
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor (Picture Heavy)
Post by: Kione Iviin'yc on Jul 25, 2010, 09:43 PM
I have all of my armor dished and planished except my backplate and shin/boot armor.

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/UpperArmor.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/LowerArmor.jpg)

I also worked my chestplates a bit more and am pleased with how they've turned out.

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/ChestPlateSide.jpg)

I'm hoping to have everything finished by C5, providing the humidity drops enough to let me paint my plates.
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Slade Kel on Jul 25, 2010, 09:50 PM
Excellent work, ner burc'ya ;D. At first glance, I wasn't really feeling the separated, dual ab plates, but it works well with the overall design.
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Ca'tra Talyc on Jul 26, 2010, 08:59 AM
Looking good, you're making quite a bit of progress there. I like the alterations you've made to the traditional plate shapes.
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Tal Falco on Jul 26, 2010, 02:34 PM
That set is great, the hammering came out well on the plates.
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Tolman-Aaray Kyramud on Jul 26, 2010, 10:14 PM
Sweet! Amazing curves there! Doesn't look easy, I don't know how women do it!  :rolleyes: ;)
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor (Picture Heavy)
Post by: Ajax Kaal on Jul 28, 2010, 05:58 PM
I have all of my armor dished and planished except my backplate and shin/boot armor.

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/UpperArmor.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/LowerArmor.jpg)

I also worked my chestplates a bit more and am pleased with how they've turned out.

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/ChestPlateSide.jpg)

I'm hoping to have everything finished by C5, providing the humidity drops enough to let me paint my plates.

You know, for someone who has never done metal working, you have done a phenomenal job! You've got skills and you could really go far with this. Makes me want to try it someday...

Great work!

Ajax
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Kione Iviin'yc on Jul 28, 2010, 09:45 PM
Thanks for all the compliments guys! 

Makes me want to try it someday...

I just jumped right in with the metalworking and haven't regretted it at all.  Run before you walk!

Here is my flightsuit, vest, and girthbelt.  The flightsuit is a jacket and pants made from Butterick 4688 and Butterick 5391. I used a cotton/spandex sateen for the flightsuit.  The vest was drafted from an old t-shirt and is made of pleather and buckles on the sides and at the collar.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/FlightSuit1.jpg)(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/FlightSuit2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Tassone Phoenix on Jul 29, 2010, 01:26 AM
Soft goods look pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Jagen Ordo on Jul 29, 2010, 05:59 AM
Excellent.
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Ajax Kaal on Jul 29, 2010, 02:59 PM
Thanks for all the compliments guys! 

I just jumped right in with the metalworking and haven't regretted it at all.  Run before you walk!

Here is my flightsuit, vest, and girthbelt.  The flightsuit is a jacket and pants made from Butterick 4688 and Butterick 5391. I used a cotton/spandex sateen for the flightsuit.  The vest was drafted from an old t-shirt and is made of pleather and buckles on the sides and at the collar.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/FlightSuit1.jpg)(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/FlightSuit2.jpg)

You look like you've been doing this for years! Excellent work.

Ajax
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Tolman-Aaray Kyramud on Jul 29, 2010, 04:51 PM
Your gonna have an awesome kit!! Keep it up!
 :D
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Kione Iviin'yc on Aug 24, 2010, 07:07 PM
Thanks again for all the compliments vode!  I've painted and weathered most of my plates now.  I only have my backplate left to shape and a little more weathering with carbon dust, then I'll be finished with my body armor.

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/Toppainted.jpg)(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/Bottompainted.jpg)
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Pheonix023 on Aug 25, 2010, 06:54 PM
Hey, looks like everythin gis coming out great, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Tolman-Aaray Kyramud on Aug 29, 2010, 07:15 AM
Those colors are nice.. Hope to see more soon!
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Kione Iviin'yc on Nov 11, 2010, 09:18 PM
I've recently finished my holster and gun belt.  The holster is out of 6 oz leather and punched and sewn together.  I dyed Mauser pouches for my ammo pouches and used Chicago screws to attach everything together.  I also found some nice stones in the jewelry section of Michael's and made the totemesque greeblie for my belt.  I'm planning to cover the silver part of the claw-shaped stone with leather cording.  The girthbelt did slip up a little in the back while I was taking pictures, so that is something I'll have to fix.  Otherwise thanks for any comments!

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/BeltFront.jpg)(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/BeltBack.jpg)(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Kimmi%20Armor/HolsterClose-up.jpg)
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Tassone Phoenix on Nov 11, 2010, 10:53 PM
Looks awesome!
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 11, 2010, 11:40 PM
looks great
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Zel Gret on Nov 12, 2010, 05:40 AM
Very nice work, it's looking great!!
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Jagen Ordo on Nov 12, 2010, 06:14 AM
Looks real.
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Kione Iviin'yc on Nov 12, 2010, 09:05 AM
Thanks everyone!

Looks real.

I definitely wanted it to look real instead of like a gun belt I just threw together for a costume.
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Ca'tra Talyc on Nov 12, 2010, 09:07 AM
If you have a recurring problem with the girth belt shifting, you can always put a little square of velcro on it and on the flightsuit where you want it to stay. Looking good though, the color choices are very nice.
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: seugtai on Nov 12, 2010, 10:17 AM
Glad to see your still working on this, always liked your design sketch, it's very unique. Your attention to detail is amazing. Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Kaden's Metal Armor
Post by: Arch on Nov 12, 2010, 06:06 PM
And this was my first attempt at dishing. 

You're my hero. :)

Your armor is coming along beautifully! I really like the attention that you've given to the "little" things-- Your vest and accessories are stunning. Thanks for sharing the Butterick pattern numbers, too! I ended up patterning mine out myself, and because of that, I'll be revisiting it soon. ;)
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Nov 23, 2010, 08:24 AM
If you have a recurring problem with the girth belt shifting, you can always put a little square of velcro on it and on the flightsuit where you want it to stay. Looking good though, the color choices are very nice.

I'm seconding what Ca'tra said.  I have some velcro on the bottom of my armor vest, and the inside of my girth belt that keeps it from sliding down. 
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Kione Iviin'yc on Jan 30, 2011, 08:49 PM
I've still been slowly but surely working on my armor.  We've been scratchbuilding our helmets using Jaiden Turr'n Verda's Home Depot Bucket Tutorial (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=16545.0/).  The dome is a used batting helmet and the cheeks are For Rent signs.  We still have to put in the lower cheek pieces and we're planning to fiberglass the inside.

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/mswift720/Helmets/KimmisHelmet_UpperCheeks.jpg)

Ca'tra and Novall:  Thanks for the advice about the velcro.  I'll have to try that.

Arch and seugtai:  Thanks for the compliments!
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Galen Skirata on Jan 30, 2011, 09:04 PM
this is totally amazing
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Ori Cabur on Feb 02, 2011, 05:37 PM
You kit is amazing!!! all the differnet components come together great, i'm excited to see your scratch build helmet finished.

The metal work is AMAZING!!!!!
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: virusq on Feb 15, 2011, 03:45 PM
This looks like it may be a bit of an older thread but I just wanted to say, uh... "VORNSKR! <3 <3 <3"

Ahem.

Any idea as to how you're going to put the vornsrk on your chestplate?  I'd really like to do  the same, but I'm finding very little reference art to work with.
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Jun 23, 2011, 04:42 PM
[picking up my jaw...]

Ori'kandosii burc'ya!!

I def am impressed with the way your kit's looking. Oh BTW I posted a new thread for us DE peeps.

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=39458.0 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=39458.0)
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Nov 30, 2012, 04:09 PM
Double NECROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Tell me you guys have updates...  :P

Hope you guys are ok...
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Karvas Dral on Nov 30, 2012, 04:18 PM
OP hasn't been online in over a year, check before you necro man.
Title: Re: Kione's Metal Armor
Post by: Zul Veyrde on Nov 30, 2012, 04:20 PM
OP hasn't been online in over a year, check before you necro man.

Appreciate it, man. I keep in touch with her in other ways as well. I just posted in case she did jump on.

Thanks again.