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 Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit Updates 6/1

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OK I wasn't going to make a build thread, but I was told to by my Clan, so here goes nothing.  So after a few years, things have settled down a bit and I decided to get more involved and being trooping again. And make a whole new kit.

I don't have a ton of build pictures, but here are a few that I do have.



It's all 3 and 6 mil pvc board.


More sanding, a bit of paint and I was here.



Added bottom plates.




Decided I need to add a collar.


And tried it on for fit. I don\t have my vest on in this picture.


Ok so then started the backpack


After paint, it was so plain! So I started adding greeblies. Hmm, still not good enough I'll have to add some more.


Worked on my Cod piece.



No for a first aid kit to hang on the back, just under the plate where the Stormies keep their thermal det.






And that\s where I'm currently at. Now that I've caught you up, I promise to post regular updates.



« Last Edit: Jun 01, 2017, 11:25 AM by Carter » Logged
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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 11:07 AM »
Welcome back, Vod. Oh man - your armor looks amazing. I really want to hold you to your promise since I really want to see where this build goes. Hope you can get back to trooping soon.

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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 12:11 PM »
That's one worn out outfit for sure! :)

I love the front by the way!

How is it concerning mobility?

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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 01:36 PM »
So happy you'll be back trooping with us soon, we missed you!
Your kit is just gorgeous, and you are a master at weathering! :)

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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 05:49 PM »
How is it concerning mobility?

The kit is light, the front plates are strapped, so I can bend at the waist without issue.

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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 01:21 PM »
Wow! This looks really good! ;D

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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2017, 09:51 PM »
impressed as always Carter, can't wait to see this completed.  Glad you are coming back vod.

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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2017, 11:28 PM »
That looks quite nice! Only thing I'm thinking is that maybe the plates are sitting a bit low and could be moved up so that the cover, the other plates as well, are almost choking you.

Keep up the great work! :)

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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2017, 08:18 AM »
Thanks Everyone!


That looks quite nice! Only thing I'm thinking is that maybe the plates are sitting a bit low and could be moved up so that the cover, the other plates as well, are almost choking you.

Keep up the great work! :)

Yeah I was just having a quick picture taken, the plates do actually sit up a bit more when they are on the vest, I was just holding them low. But thanks for the input.

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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2017, 09:33 AM »
Ah very nice :) glad to hear!

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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2017, 08:27 AM »
Updates! Ok after a busy weekend, I managed to get into the shop yesterday for a bit.
I cut out shins, nothing really exciting there.
Remember that sad old backpack? Well I spruced it up a bit. I've added 2 blue lights, and a red one but for some reason they don't show up that way in the picture.  Oh well.

 (please Ignore the tape and the fact the cables are not really attached, I snapped a pic for test placement Also ignore my messy shop. )








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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2017, 10:43 PM »
Holy smokes :o Welcome back from retirement vod!!! Your kit is looking spectacular!

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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 08:17 AM »
Thank you!  :D

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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2017, 06:20 PM »
Vod,

I wish the word impressed explained what I think about your armor so far. I am a retired member also working on a new kit. Would love if you can post some instructions on how you did that chest piece. Have been looking for exactly that for my LC.

Keep ur WIP going

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Re: Coming out of Retirement and building a new Kit (Pic Heavy)
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2017, 11:36 AM »
To be honest, I can't really described how I built it.  I was staring at a Phase one clone trooper and though, that looks kewl.

I made card templates on the go, and lots of adjustments. I'll pull them out and take pictures tonight and see if I can describe what I did and how I did it.

Ok here we go. I couldn't find the templates I made the first time, so I made a few more real quick to show you how it's done.

First I use a flex ruler to get the curve I want.


I then transfer that to the template.


Since I want the raised plate to have a bit of a curve to it, I draw out a curve.


Then I need the actual plate I'm going to have, so I made this one real quick.


Now I was rushing and realized I drew it out to be a bit shorter than my top plate, But this should still give you the idea.


Anyway, you attach the two like this.


Finally comes the bottom part, Which should be fitted to the curve you provided with your flex ruler.


Hope that helps you to understand how the plates were made.


More Updates!

Ok worked on the Shins for the kit over the weekend.








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