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 Light Amour WIP

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Galren C`boath


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Light Amour WIP
« on: Aug 03, 2017, 10:59 AM »
Hey guys, here`s my WIP thread for my first armour. It will be made using the light armour (fett) templates that have been altered to my slender size. I`ve drawn the templates onto some sintra sheets and am ready to cut them out. Any tips for shaping?

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Re: Light Amour WIP
« Reply #1 on: Aug 03, 2017, 03:45 PM »
I personally use a heat gun but it's slower moving because you heat small sections at a time. I've heard of people using a pot of hot water but I would research that method before using it.

I would start looking around the house for curved objects that resemble the circumferences of your arms, legs, chest, and shoulders so that you can shape pieces with even curves.

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Re: Light Amour WIP
« Reply #2 on: Aug 06, 2017, 04:49 AM »
I personally use a heat gun but it's slower moving because you heat small sections at a time. I've heard of people using a pot of hot water but I would research that method before using it.

I would start looking around the house for curved objects that resemble the circumferences of your arms, legs, chest, and shoulders so that you can shape pieces with even curves.

I have a heat gun as my mum wont let me use the oven as I've seen on some youtube tutorials  😆  Il have a look for some items , thankyou!

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Re: Light Amour WIP
« Reply #3 on: Aug 07, 2017, 03:52 PM »
Before you starting your sintra, I'd recommend taping the paper templates to you and snapping a picture so we can ensure your plates are good size wise. I'd hate for you to cut sintra out and then it be incorrectly sized.

A heat gun is the way I shape sintra. It allows you work in the area you want without having to shape it all at once. Just don't get it too close to the sintra, it will do some weird melting bubbly thing... not that that's ever happened to me :P lol.

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Re: Light Amour WIP
« Reply #4 on: Aug 07, 2017, 04:07 PM »
I agree with Kryamla, you should tape the paper templates to you. Usually people aren't the exact height and width as the model for the paper templates and you'll need to trim it a bit to get it to fit you correctly.

For shaping, I highly suggest that if you're near by to go to an armor party. That way you can get assistance from other members in your clan and see in person how they shape their armor.

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Re: Light Amour WIP
« Reply #5 on: Aug 13, 2017, 06:22 AM »
Commenting to follow here.
At clan level he has been through 4 sets of templates, refining them as advised by myself and Kris.
If you want to see all of them start from this post.
These are the most recent. He was advised to elongate the diamond to then cut it back to the required shape left by the plates:




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