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 Build 1.5 - Akaleh Skirata

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #210 on: Apr 29, 2018, 10:28 AM »
Thanks to the armor party yesterday, I've fulfilled my dream of getting a mirrored visor! Now I can go indoors without being blinded!



We applied the tint to the visor even though we didn't actually find tutorials that said to do that, but it worked out really well. Used the appropriate squeegee and spray, got most of the bubbles out. (There's still some, but they're so minor that it doesn't effect my vision and you can only tell if you're staring at it looking for flaws.) Started to cut it out with metal shears, which were separating the tint from the visor, so we switched to a dremel, which ended up melting together the visor and the tint at the edges and holding them together really nicely. I do need to maybe super glue down the edge that was cut by shears. Nobody can tell if you're not looking for it, but I know there's a loose edge there.

I also tried an uj cake recipe, which was enjoyed.  ;D



Goals for the future, now that it's finally spring/summer and I'm graduating college in a week:
-Finish the 3D-printed gauntlets I've got
-Make a bevii'ragir so I have another proper weapon instead of a Big Ol Stick
-Quick fix on my holster, some of the leather came apart
-If I ever am really, really craving an extended project, I might try and widen my plate spacing a little. It's about as narrow as you can possibly get away with right now.

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #211 on: Apr 29, 2018, 03:31 PM »
That came out very good, and so was the uj cake! ;D

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #212 on: Apr 29, 2018, 09:02 PM »
I wanna try some Uj cake!  Grats on adding the mirroring to your visor.

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #213 on: Apr 30, 2018, 10:30 PM »
I wanna try some Uj cake!

Nayc!  All the uj'alayi are belong to me.

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #214 on: Dec 05, 2019, 02:52 AM »
Only a small update, but big news! I will soon be replacing the plates (and flak vest) on this kit! The templates are updated, cut out, and ready to be brought to life in Sintra at the armor party this Saturday!



The biggest changes are that, because I know exactly how narrow the plates really need to be this time, the curves have been taken out of the chest and collar plates are replaced with the standard straight lines. I did the math- the plate pattern for a 5'4" boba calls for the collar plate to be 12" wide. I am 5'4" but my collar plate is 8" wide, a whole third narrower. The backplates have also been revamped and the V cuts are deeper. Everything is double-checked for symmetry.

This time I'm going to try magnets for attachment, and have some nice quilted fabric for the flak vest, and plans for a much slicker closure method.

Oh, and I stuck a pen spring in my helmet rangefinder so it will finally stop flopping down.  ;D

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #215 on: Dec 05, 2019, 11:33 AM »
Pen spring ftw.  Glad to see your WiP come back to life.   :like:

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #216 on: Dec 05, 2019, 11:34 AM »
Great to see you working on this! It should look and wear better. ;)

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #217 on: Dec 05, 2019, 10:41 PM »
I'm excited to see this take shape!

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #218 on: Dec 08, 2019, 11:40 AM »
After seeing all the plates get cut out yesterday I'm even more excited for this.   ;D

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #219 on: Dec 08, 2019, 02:59 PM »
Hoping to get the flak vest for this one done soon! I will post pictures of the plates and hopefully flak vest progress later this week!

EDIT: Here are the plate blanks


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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #220 on: Dec 14, 2019, 10:17 AM »

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #221 on: Apr 26, 2020, 09:01 PM »
Right. So. It's been four months instead of a week, but I finally have a progress update. Shortly after my last post in this thread, my grandpa went into hospice and his funeral was shortly after, and it's just been one thing after another since, but with the school semester ending I finally got the flak vest done.







And a shot of the closure system (bilateral) for good measure:


This was originally intended to be the flak vest for my second kit, (link in signature under Beviin Shrike) but there's a few slip ups that aren't a big deal, but I really want to fix for my New And Improved kit. Messy seams and I want the collar to detach, mainly. I have plans to make one of the two flak vest compatible with multiple plate sets.

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #222 on: May 01, 2020, 05:06 PM »
Great to see you moving forward again.  ;)

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #223 on: May 01, 2020, 06:51 PM »
Thank you! It's been way too long!

Tutorial for my flak vest style is now in my signature.

Flight suit came today! It needs shortening in the sleeves and legs and the crotch needs to come up a little bit, but it's all pretty minor stuff. Once I have the flight suit done, this kit will be troopable again- I'm just a bit bigger every direction than I was at 18 and the flight suit was a little too snug to start out with, so I can't move in it at all now.

After the flight suit, flak vest and new plates are done, I'm looking at the gauntlets next. After that, I'm going to replace the spear, and I'd like to put a light on the helmet. This build is taking second priority though- my main build is currently the Beviin Shrike build, also in my signature.

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #224 on: May 02, 2020, 11:24 PM »




Got all the major flight suit changes alterations done today! Ripped out and sewed shut pockets, narrowed sleeves and legs, took in crotch and armpits, hemmed all the cuffs. I'm debating taking the legs in maybe another inch- when wearing they fit like jeans, but looking at the pictures, I'm going back and forth on whether that's too baggy or not.

Just have to add snaps for the cod plate and knees and add velcro to the thumbs and foot, and then do weathering, and this kit will be troopable again!

 


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