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 CrazyDec's First armour WIP

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Re: CrazyDec's First armour WIP
« Reply #45 on: Jul 18, 2017, 05:54 PM »
So, I have been discussing with Kris and we do not believe there is going to be a way to tighten up the backplate with just heat shaping alone :( We think the only option may be a few small darts

So starting where it starts to lift you are going to want to cut a small V out of the plastic that goes as far in as the plate is lifted from your back. Go down a couple of cm and repeat the process until you reach the place where the plate is no longer lifting. Each V should be quite small. If you do a few large ones it will give a very sharp bend that still doesn't fit the back, lots of smaller ones create a nice shallow curve that is easy to blend in. Small amount of fibreglass and resin on the back and car body filler on the front and lots of sanding.

So something like this?



At this current time, I don't really think I can invest this much effort into darting the back panel, fibreglass etc. It just isn't worth my time when I have so many other things to catch up with (mainly studies). I could try and gently roll the arm and shoulder areas more maybe?

Hik'aari


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Re: CrazyDec's First armour WIP
« Reply #46 on: Jul 19, 2017, 09:47 AM »
I could try and gently roll the arm and shoulder areas more maybe?

Try this first and see if it helps close up the gap from plate to your body. Failing which concentrate on your other stuff and put your backplate to one side for now. They are always the worst plate to do (I actually have non-Fett backplate because of it. Non-Fett designs are permitted if you were not aware, we can also help work on this). Come back to it later when more time is available.

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