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 2nd kit incoming WIP

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Jar'yn Rywel


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2nd kit incoming WIP
« on: Mar 17, 2016, 06:20 AM »
so Since I have a second helmet that I originally bought for my ex I have finally decided to build a kit for it.

I'm going with the Star Wars Galaxies pattern on the plates converting them from a pep file to a flat template is a little tricky but I got there in the end.

here is the sizing I've done so far it looks a bit large but it does wrap around my chest a bit and looks alright from my perspective




this will be kept up to date as I get stuff done

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Re: 2nd kit incoming WIP
« Reply #1 on: Mar 20, 2016, 07:19 PM »
That line along the bottom of the chest and the top of the ab plate should be the same with an equal space between them. We actually have flat templates here on the forum. I believe Ithica did them. You can use the search option for galaxies templates and they should come up. If you can't find them then shoot me a message and I'll link you to them.

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Re: 2nd kit incoming WIP
« Reply #2 on: Jul 23, 2016, 02:57 AM »
so it's been a while but I redid the templates with the flat ones.

and got them cut out at work with the notching machine we have from 2mm aluminium.



I'm gradually working on getting more of the plates cut in the next few weeks and will update regularly.

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Re: 2nd kit incoming WIP
« Reply #3 on: Jul 26, 2016, 05:23 AM »
so got more work done today.

got my backplate and shoulders/bicep plates cut out and bent one of the shoulders into rough shape with a brake press then hammered them to fit.

the seams I'm going to get wended shut and then grind them to get a fairly neat join.

the backplate I made a couple of mistakes with the notching machine but I'm also going to weld those -censored- as a form of patched damage that will be part of my weathering.



I think the should sits reasonably well as it stands.


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Re: 2nd kit incoming WIP
« Reply #4 on: Jul 27, 2016, 07:32 AM »
so got my chest plate combines with a small joining plate and got them bent into shape.


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Re: 2nd kit incoming WIP
« Reply #5 on: Aug 07, 2016, 02:17 AM »
so made a bit of progress since last update

got my kness cut out and bent into shape aswell as my shins which have now been shaped.



plus got the parts that needed welding done aswell so the shoulders and knees have been stitched together and just need to be ground back to look a little cleaner.



additionally the overcuts I made on the backplate have been patched since I like the idea of having parts of my armour having obvious repair points so any major mistakes I made during the cutting process kinda work with that idea.
back plate is ready for shaping but needs a bit of grinding of the welds a bit first which I'll get done this week.


Additionally I've decided to build this kit for the Recon brigade so will be updating an additional thread with more details about different parts of the kit there.

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Re: 2nd kit incoming WIP
« Reply #6 on: Aug 09, 2016, 05:05 AM »
so cleaned up the welds on the shoulders, knees and backplate today as well as did some rough shaping on the backplate but it's a tricky task to get right by yourself so I'll be getting some help at an armour party later this month.



plus a couple of picks of how it sits roughtly on my back still not 100% on it and may remake the thing entirely.




Additionally I've decided on the paint scheme for this kit going with a desert style pattern copied off one of my warhammer armies show here.

I'll colour match the miniatures paints as best I can.

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Re: 2nd kit incoming WIP
« Reply #7 on: Aug 09, 2016, 06:39 AM »
Very nice looking build so far

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Re: 2nd kit incoming WIP
« Reply #8 on: Aug 09, 2016, 09:29 PM »
Very nice looking build so far

Thanks I'm really enjoying the challenge of doing it from metal.

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