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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Concepts => Topic started by: joker_r54 on Dec 22, 2013, 05:16 PM

Title: Sunday armor
Post by: joker_r54 on Dec 22, 2013, 05:16 PM
I had ordered some 1/4 inch sintra pvc sheets got a chance to work with it today
(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20131222_134600_zpsb06fa9f2.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20131222_134600_zpsb06fa9f2.jpg.html)
traced out

<a href="http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20131222_150256_zps6b8c3b14.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20131222_150256_zps6b8c3b14.jpg" border="0" alt="cut photo 20131222_150256_zps6b8c3b14.jpg"/></a>
cut and formed

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20131222_150304_zpsa70c5e54.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20131222_150304_zpsa70c5e54.jpg.html)

showing the thickness of the armor

to bad its too windy to paint today
first time I have worked with this stuff so far I like it
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: joker_r54 on Dec 22, 2013, 05:18 PM
(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20131222_150256_zps6b8c3b14.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20131222_150256_zps6b8c3b14.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Dec 22, 2013, 06:13 PM
might need a little more curve to that before painting. lets see em taped up to see if sizing is right  :)
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Dec 22, 2013, 06:45 PM
might need a little more curve to that before painting. lets see em taped up to see if sizing is right  :)

Yep, tape um, show um, curve um, show um, paint um, show them. .
do not proceed to the end till the prior are done...... we like pictures  :laugh:
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: joker_r54 on Dec 22, 2013, 08:45 PM
(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20131222_192855_zpsb4562cae.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20131222_192855_zpsb4562cae.jpg.html)
I think your right need more curve to it LOL and by the way thanks for any help you can give me.
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Arch on Dec 22, 2013, 08:53 PM
These plates look to be on the large side to me. You want to make sure that they're not hanging off of your sides or wrapping around too much!

Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: joker_r54 on Dec 22, 2013, 09:09 PM
I'm 5' 9 227 pounds these were the large templates I'll print out a medium and tape the templates on see if that looks better,\
Glad I ordered the sintra in a five pack
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Dec 23, 2013, 02:34 AM
just trim 1/4-1/2 inch off the edges, no need to start again.
If you look at the do's and don't you'll see your not far off

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?action=ezportal;sa=page;p=5 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?action=ezportal;sa=page;p=5)
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Arch on Dec 23, 2013, 09:56 AM
What Reapwind said! Too big is better than too small!
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: pinocchio on Dec 23, 2013, 04:22 PM
Yeah a bit big and needing more shaping
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: joker_r54 on Dec 23, 2013, 04:27 PM
Gonna trim it and reshape it
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: pinocchio on Dec 23, 2013, 04:28 PM
Looking forward to it sir
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: joker_r54 on Dec 30, 2013, 09:43 PM
sorry took a while Christmas and all trimmed it from large to medium and re shaped them let me know what you think

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20131230_202718_zpsca50ff79.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20131230_202718_zpsca50ff79.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Dec 31, 2013, 02:27 AM
Are you sure this is the right picture?
I ask as it doesn't seem you've trimmed them only shaped them a bit?
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: joker_r54 on Dec 31, 2013, 10:15 AM
I'm gonna dig out the first templates I used and the new ones
maybe that is the problem I cut half a inch off and reshaped
I will post them today
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: joker_r54 on Dec 31, 2013, 12:04 PM
white is the large and yellow is the medium
(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20131231_104222_zps234caf5e.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20131231_104222_zps234caf5e.jpg.html)

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20131231_104232_zps5841e383.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20131231_104232_zps5841e383.jpg.html)

plate up against a reddragon plate

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20131231_104350_zps68cc6c65.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20131231_104350_zps68cc6c65.jpg.html)

my plate against another I had bought

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20131231_104459_zpsdaf20e67.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20131231_104459_zpsdaf20e67.jpg.html)

I posted so many for comparison I'm almost at the point were I think I'm gonna have to free hand it
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Dec 31, 2013, 05:16 PM
Hmmm, maybe its the lighting then making them look larger somehow casting shadows etc, or just a bit more shaping needed, are you doing them solo or do you have a friend available,  Large or medium should be fine, could you bring up the collar to your throat and space from there as thats where it should be, if already doing that you need to take pictures in day light or well lit room as its deceptive
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Niabi on Jan 01, 2014, 01:49 PM
its hard to tell as you are disappearing into the background a bit  ???

but it is looking better. the plates are a bit wonky, placement and off centre.

when putting them on fist get the collar on centred and straight and then work down from there ;)
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: joker_r54 on Jan 01, 2014, 06:52 PM
here I go again lol thank you for the commits and help

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20140101_172601_zpsc1bc8f2e.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20140101_172601_zpsc1bc8f2e.jpg.html)

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20140101_172641_zps863b20af.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20140101_172641_zps863b20af.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on Jan 01, 2014, 07:52 PM
It's a might bit crooked.  It might behoove you to have someone else place your plates for a test fitting, so we can better judge the size and placement.
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Carid Vhett on Jan 01, 2014, 08:28 PM
Crooked, but looking to be the right size. Though the cut of the collar is bugging me, it could just be the position, but it seems to throw the whole thing off.
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: joker_r54 on Jan 01, 2014, 09:38 PM
ok adjusted the plates and the spacing

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/20140101_201728_zpsad7f9abe.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/20140101_201728_zpsad7f9abe.jpg.html)

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a547/joker_r54/77c4a7c7-5dee-4d04-ba75-5f855561724d_zpsb7884bd5.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/joker_r54/media/77c4a7c7-5dee-4d04-ba75-5f855561724d_zpsb7884bd5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on Jan 01, 2014, 09:53 PM
Angling of the chest plates needs to be brought in towards the bottom by a degree or so, then brought up by a hair.
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: joker_r54 on Jan 01, 2014, 10:45 PM
Ok so the shaping is ok now its the placment
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Carid Vhett on Jan 01, 2014, 10:49 PM
Yep. Fix the angle.
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Ronin Tavic on Jan 01, 2014, 10:59 PM
hard to tell if the shaping is good from the angle. looks like its either good or real close.
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Carid Vhett on Jan 01, 2014, 11:04 PM
Collar is lop sided and could be throwing everything off, needs twisting a bit.
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jan 02, 2014, 06:00 AM
Sizing wise I think you got it, its just the collar to straighten and I think your ready to mark up vest placement and get on with the painting I know your eager to do (And me see, like your helmet looks)
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: joker_r54 on Jan 02, 2014, 08:08 AM
Yes I think I'm gonna re do the collar pice again when I resized it
it didn't come out right.
Title: Re: Sunday armor
Post by: Niabi on Jan 02, 2014, 03:45 PM
Looks like Im late to the Party  :-[ but looks like everyone's got you covered ;)

Nice work vod ;) keep it up