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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: Bare Col'Mera on Feb 23, 2015, 11:45 AM

Title: Knee Modification
Post by: Bare Col'Mera on Feb 23, 2015, 11:45 AM
I do not have an approval-ready kit, and one of the biggest weaknesses in my current setup is my knee pads.  I made a workable interim set from a pair of cheap foam construction worker kneepads and velcroed my plates to them for a Halloween party last year, but they obviously aren't a permanent solution.

The current setup:
(http://i.imgur.com/jqimZ21.jpg)

How they look being worn:
(http://i.imgur.com/NmDwXol.jpg?1)

From the back:
(http://i.imgur.com/Gxonbx1.jpg?1)

Known issues:
Strap visible
Visible foam pad and logo

So, my question is:  Is there a way to modify this current setup to be acceptable?  Or will i have to start from scratch?  If so, what do y'all suggest?

Title: Re: Knee Modification
Post by: Fenrir Kyramud on Feb 23, 2015, 01:24 PM
Perhaps removing the knee cops from the pads and mounting them directly to your flightsuit.
Title: Re: Knee Modification
Post by: Ralin Voth on Feb 24, 2015, 09:18 PM
The straps being visible is fine, it's one of two places elastic doesn't have to be hidden. If you cut down the foam so it can't be seen behind the armor plate, then you're good to go.
Title: Re: Knee Modification
Post by: Erio J'uni on Feb 25, 2015, 02:13 AM
^^^  What Ralin said.  Just trim off the excess and you're good.
Title: Re: Knee Modification
Post by: Joeofalltrades on Jul 29, 2021, 05:25 PM
paint color? trying to find something similar.
Title: Re: Knee Modification
Post by: Bare Col'Mera on Jul 30, 2021, 09:17 AM
paint color? trying to find something similar.

This is Krylon Georgia Clay. Unfortunately, they stopped producing this color years ago, so I'm actually in the process of making a new kid with a different color. Which is a shame, because I love the faded terracotta look of this color.
Title: Re: Knee Modification
Post by: Second Son on Jul 30, 2021, 11:27 AM
This is Krylon Georgia Clay. Unfortunately, they stopped producing this color years ago, so I'm actually in the process of making a new kid with a different color. Which is a shame, because I love the faded terracotta look of this color.

You might be able to find the RGB color formula and track down a close color relative, or see if Krylon or someone else is selling the same thing under a different name - seems like paint companies will re-name colors and sell them as new. A quick google-ing got me this:

  Name # Georgia Clay
  Product # 3656
  HTML # 7D3B3C
  CMYK # 36, 80, 67, 33
  RGB # 125, 59, 60

Source:  http://www.art-paints.com/Paints/Enamel/Krylon/Spray/Georgia-Clay/Georgia-Clay.html
But can't be sure without having a can of the discontinued paint to check the product number.