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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: Ba'kuri on Jul 21, 2013, 11:08 PM

Title: New armor pieces
Post by: Ba'kuri on Jul 21, 2013, 11:08 PM


Hello Everyone. My name is Jamal. Both my clan leader and clan members now me as such, but I do also go by "Ba'kuri." I am new to posting a post, but not to the forms themselves. I plan to become an official mando merc and  to appropriately label myself as one with the "Nasst Clan." 
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Jul 21, 2013, 11:10 PM
Hey! I met you at AWA last year didn't I?
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ba'kuri on Jul 21, 2013, 11:30 PM
Yeah I remember you! Awesome how are you? And might i ask... how do I post pictures in a post? I'm kinda overwhelmed.
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Jul 22, 2013, 12:00 AM
Things are well, I got official.. like 2 days ago.. lol You'll need a photobucket, put pics on it, and then copy the IMG code for the pic and paste it into a reply. it takes some getting use to for sure.
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Yutah on Jul 22, 2013, 12:07 AM
Glad you found your way here. Photobucket is free and easy to use. Share your work with the world, heh.
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Yutah on Jul 22, 2013, 06:43 PM
ahh, found the link on how to upload picturs- http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=7579.0 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=7579.0)
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ba'kuri on Jul 22, 2013, 10:30 PM
(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/jamal_smith4/Bakuri%20upgrades-cutting%20and%20sanding/IMG_0441_zps0c9cdf8f.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/jamal_smith4/media/Bakuri%20upgrades-cutting%20and%20sanding/IMG_0441_zps0c9cdf8f.jpg.html)
This is the test Gauntlet or Alpha I was working with previously. It really helped me before I started heating the plastic pieces to it's shape as seen.
 
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ba'kuri on Jul 22, 2013, 10:39 PM
(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/jamal_smith4/Bakuri%20upgrades-cutting%20and%20sanding/IMG_0442_zps9182d05c.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/jamal_smith4/media/Bakuri%20upgrades-cutting%20and%20sanding/IMG_0442_zps9182d05c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ba'kuri on Jul 22, 2013, 10:45 PM
The same goes for both the shin and boot armor. I used the large jango templates off of The Dented Helmet.com 
(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/jamal_smith4/Bakuri%20upgrades-cutting%20and%20sanding/IMG_0437_zps5a77cbcc.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/jamal_smith4/media/Bakuri%20upgrades-cutting%20and%20sanding/IMG_0437_zps5a77cbcc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Jul 22, 2013, 11:00 PM
Not too shabby. What are you using as a base for the gaunts? I've found large cups, or a big PVC pipe cut down the middle are great bases for gaunts. Shins are off to a good start too
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ba'kuri on Jul 22, 2013, 11:07 PM
Oh I'm actually using trash bins for the base. I figured, since i didn't have any sintra, it would be just as easy to heat and mold. The paint bonded to the sanded surface as well.
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ba'kuri on Jul 22, 2013, 11:09 PM
(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/jamal_smith4/Bakuri%20upgrades-cutting%20and%20sanding/IMG_0450_zps045cc9ed.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/jamal_smith4/media/Bakuri%20upgrades-cutting%20and%20sanding/IMG_0450_zps045cc9ed.jpg.html)11.jpg[/img][/URL]
(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/jamal_smith4/Bakuri%20upgrades-cutting%20and%20sanding/IMG_0447_zpsff31dc11.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/jamal_smith4/media/Bakuri%20upgrades-cutting%20and%20sanding/IMG_0447_zpsff31dc11.jpg.html)
(http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/jamal_smith4/Bakuri%20upgrades-cutting%20and%20sanding/Bakuri%20upgrades-priming%20and%20painting/IMG_0446_zps4cfa4c41.jpg) (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/jamal_smith4/media/Bakuri%20upgrades-cutting%20and%20sanding/Bakuri%20upgrades-priming%20and%20painting/IMG_0446_zps4cfa4c41.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Manbrolorian on Jul 22, 2013, 11:17 PM
Oooooooo... SWG gauntlets... Didn't even realize that's what they were. Which templates are you working off of?
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ba'kuri on Jul 22, 2013, 11:21 PM
A fellow Mando on Facebook Gave me measurements. All in cm "centimeters."
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Jul 22, 2013, 11:30 PM
Sweet. Those shins look pretty sharp. foot plates looks like they need a little smoothing though. How are you closing the gaunts? I like the design!
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ba'kuri on Jul 22, 2013, 11:43 PM
Haha...Thanks a bunch! and I was working on the paint job today... so fixing the boot armor was in the process. And hot glue surprisingly kept it and the front of the shins together. The shins just need to be clamped, but with the way the gauntlets were heated and molded, the pressure between the top and bottom piece became clam shelled. So with that, plus the clamps, the glue held up nicely. It's not going anywhere anytime soon.   
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Thaxos on Jul 23, 2013, 02:35 PM
All your photobucket hosted images are showing up as "Moved or deleted photo"...
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ba'kuri on Jul 23, 2013, 10:51 PM
All your photobucket hosted images are showing up as "Moved or deleted photo"...
There we go and nice to see you again. 
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Thaxos on Jul 24, 2013, 01:07 PM
Excellent, progress is looking good.

Indeed, the feeling is mutual.
Title: Re: New armor pieces
Post by: Ba'kuri on Jul 24, 2013, 04:14 PM
Why thank you!