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 Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP PRE-APP PICS ADDED 5-18-19

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP UPDATED 12-31-18
« Reply #45 on: Dec 31, 2018, 05:35 PM »
No worries.  Keep up the amazing work, vod!

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP UPDATED 12-31-18
« Reply #46 on: Jan 03, 2019, 01:12 PM »
Upgrades are looking incredible, Velke!

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP UPDATED 12-31-18
« Reply #47 on: Jan 03, 2019, 08:03 PM »
Upgrades are looking incredible, Velke!

Thanks vod!

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP UPDATED 12-31-18
« Reply #48 on: Jan 04, 2019, 03:30 PM »
Beautiful work! Following with great interest!

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP UPDATED 12-31-18
« Reply #49 on: Jan 04, 2019, 05:26 PM »
Everything looks great vod!

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP UPDATED 12-31-18
« Reply #50 on: Jan 04, 2019, 08:01 PM »
Thanks Kol!

Torolf, it shouldn’t be too much longer until I’ll be posting pre-app pics!

I got my flightsuit in and decided to do a test fitting.



I think it's a bit baggy in the thighs, and I still need to weather it, but it's coming along.

By the way, you’ll notice I’m now looking step as “RETIRED”. Pay no heed. If all goes according to plan, it won’t last long....

In the meantime, I started (with Ihala's help!) working on a new girth belt. My idea was to have the belt, kama, and cod plate all be integrated into one piece that I could throw on and go. This was accomplished by sewing the kama directly to the girth belt, sewing in backing material to the inside of the belt, and sewing in Velcro on the ends of the belt for closure. After this was done, I drilled 4 holes into the back of the cod, cut a slit in the backing material, lined the cod up where I wanted it on the belt, marked spots for eyelets in the belt liner, and set the eyelets.



This gave me eyelets in the back of the belt that couldn't be seen from the front.



Once this was done, I put the barrel ends of Chicago screws through each eyelet using the slit I cut earlier for access. I then set the cod in place, feeding each barrel through the corresponding hole in the cod plate. Then I put the Chicago screws into the barrels.



When I finished, this was the initial result.





I, along with a few others, felt it was a bit wide. So, I had the belt narrowed to 6 1/2". Luckily, the cod plate mounted at the bottom of the belt, which meant the 1 1/2" could be removed from the top without redoing the armor placement (although the Velcro did have to be moved).

This was the modified result.









Since making it narrower, I'm very happy with it! Thank you again Ihala!

In other news, my armor is very near being ready to mount. I have just a couple of kinks to work out. My few flight suit mods are also almost done. Gauntlets and gloves are on the way, as is my helmet. I plan on knocking out my gun belt tomorrow (if so, pics are coming!) I'm getting close to coming out of retirement!

« Last Edit: Feb 17, 2019, 12:23 AM by Velke » Logged
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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP PIC HEAVY UPDATE 2-16-19
« Reply #51 on: Feb 17, 2019, 12:26 AM »
The girthbelt definitely looks better after you took it in.
Which blaster did you end up deciding on?

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP PIC HEAVY UPDATE 2-16-19
« Reply #52 on: Feb 17, 2019, 03:34 PM »
Clever idea with the cod plate, I was considering how I would do my own, so this was great inspiration!!

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP PIC HEAVY UPDATE 2-16-19
« Reply #53 on: Feb 19, 2019, 02:11 AM »
The girthbelt definitely looks better after you took it in.
Which blaster did you end up deciding on? 

For regaining OM status, I'll stick with the one I posted on the first page of this thread. As for the one I'll be using for Sniper Brigades....I'm still undecided!

Clever idea with the cod plate, I was considering how I would do my own, so this was great inspiration!!

Thanks vod, it makes me very happy to hear that some of my work has inspired you!

Today, I finished up putting my gun belt all together. First, a bit of damage and weathering on the buckle.



Then, I attached 4 small leather pouches, 1 larger canvas pouch, and an all new dagger sheath and holster (I just didn't really care for those I'd made before).







Then, at long last, I FINALLY got to put all of this on over my flight suit!









I couldn't be happier with the way everything's turning out!

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP PIC HEAVY UPDATE 2-16-19
« Reply #54 on: Feb 19, 2019, 01:39 PM »
Nicely done! Interesting method of assembly!

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP PIC HEAVY UPDATE 2-16-19
« Reply #55 on: Feb 21, 2019, 09:37 PM »
Mhm, that is a mighty fine looking array there for your waist. I like the integration of the girth-cod-kama, oughtta be a good time saver when you kit up.

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP PIC HEAVY UPDATE 2-16-19
« Reply #56 on: Mar 28, 2019, 03:04 AM »
Alright, so I've been trying to put a few finishing touches on everything before I'm ready for pre-app pics. One thing I definitely decided is that I do not want a gauntlet rocket. The CRLs say that if I have a rocket cradle, I have to have a rocket. So, I got new gauntlets that don't have the cradle.

 

They're April Storm's Legacy gauntlets, and I love them! I'm personalizing them a bit to be more in line with what I think a Sniper's gauntlets would be like (for future Brigade application). More pics as I progress on them. I also cut the fingers out of my black gloves and added a pair of weathered white baseball batter's gloves. I like the look, and I can use my phone in them.



Lastly, a bit of bad news. While I was working on my helmet, I knocked it off of my work bench and it basically shattered (it landed in 5 pieces). I don't know if it got too cold (it's been cool but not THAT cold), or if something was wrong with the materials used to make it, but....I have a new one on the way already. That, fninshing the gauntlets, and ironing out a few little things with my armor are all I have left!

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP UPDATED 3-28-19
« Reply #57 on: Mar 28, 2019, 01:54 PM »
Sorry to hear about your helmet, glad you're moving forward with the build though! Hope the new bucket works out!

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP UPDATED 3-28-19
« Reply #58 on: Mar 28, 2019, 11:39 PM »
Indeed, unfortunate news but good to hear you're not letting it slow you down!

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Re: Velke's Upgrade/2.0 WIP UPDATED 3-28-19
« Reply #59 on: Mar 31, 2019, 03:28 AM »
Sorry to hear about your helmet, glad you're moving forward with the build though! Hope the new bucket works out!

Oh yeah vod, I'm definitely still moving forward!

Indeed, unfortunate news but good to hear you're not letting it slow you down!

No way! I'm so close to being ready for pre-app pics, there's no stopping me now!

On the subject of my helmet, I got my new one! It's the Clone Wars Season 4 helmet from Lome Wolf, and it'sa real beauty!







I got the visor cut out and tested the field of vision in it (I know this visor is short, it's just one I already had. I now have one that is the correct length). I also added some greeblies to the cheeks.



I'm in the process of making helmet mounted macro-binoculars as well. I have the arms for these done, but I still need to cut and assemble the main body.



And in other news, I painted my gauntlets today....



....and got most of the greeblies on. The 3 square cut-outs on the left one will have lights in them.







I'm waiting for one more piece to come in the mail, then I can install the lights, weather and seal these, and call them done!

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