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 The Red Mando rebuild project. 03 Mar OM photo submissions.

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Re: The Red Mando rebuild project.
« Reply #15 on: Jan 07, 2018, 03:46 PM »
Your kit revisions look like they are coming along for the hard parts! Your chest/Ab armor looks like it could do with some trimming, as well as some spacing adjustment, but the shape overall looks good. I'm going to have to agree with the original comment and the following comments saying you're going to have to lose the Pop can tab chainmail. In other costumes or for an unofficial costume it's fine, but for something representing the MMCC that is extremely out of place. For all of the things that fall into universe, that is one of the armor types that is strikingly earthy.  Additionally I'm quite sure that doing a vest out of a leather jacket with the zipper on the front is not allowed per CRLs. Even though there is a flap to cover the zipper, it still looks very much so like a jacket more than an armor vest, the seam lines and what appears to be visible pockets.

It seems like you're heading on the right road with most of these updates, but things never go well by telling the app team that you refuse to change something you've specifically been told to remove.

Re: The Red Mando rebuild project.
« Reply #16 on: Jan 09, 2018, 12:54 AM »
Well, I re-spaced the armour, tried to keep it within the 1/2" spacing as per the CR, I think the spacing looks huge but I'll wait to hear what others say.

First pic shows me with the pauldron on (I don't troop without it!)

Second shows with the pauldron off, not particularly happy with the collar armour length going back cut short, but you'll never see it while I'm trooping.





Remember I am round shaped in the torso, armour on occasion will stick out when I turn, and no I am not wearing my coveralls in the pic.

9th Jan update;
Went to bed last night not liking the work on the jacket, so today I ripped all the snaps out of the vest, and pried all the snaps off the chest plates, it's all now velcro, except the abdomen plate.

**note:  if you plan to glue anything on your gear, I highly recommend Goop, or Shoe Goo!  It came off the ABS plates with a little difficulty, but clean.**





« Last Edit: Jan 09, 2018, 11:18 PM by The Red Mandalorian » Logged
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Re: The Red Mando rebuild project.
« Reply #17 on: Jan 09, 2018, 02:23 AM »
Hey Randy,
So I took a look and while it's hard to tell from photos the spacing IS uniform but it does look alot bigger than 1/2" as per CRLs....which is weird.  The bottom right of the ab plate looks a bit more off than the rest but its a minor tweak.

The collar plate would definitely need to be re shaped in, but as its hidden I dont think its a big deal.

I think if you bring the ab plate up a bit it will look better, and with the coveralls on it might smooth the vest out a bit.

Looking forward to seeing this kit in person!!

Cheers!


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Re: The Red Mando rebuild project. 09 Jan updated
« Reply #18 on: Jan 23, 2018, 11:38 PM »
How’s it going with your armour? I was looking it over and it looks like your collar plate is sitting a pretty low and is throwing off the spacing for your other plates.

Let me know if I can help at all, or if you’d like to come up for an AP.

Re: The Red Mando rebuild project. 09 Jan updated
« Reply #19 on: Jan 28, 2018, 08:01 PM »
Had to go back to work "CDN Navy".

The collar piece is in the right place, using the template off the boards vs my size conflicted a bit, it is a little narrow, and short of length to the back plate, I may have to re-do.  Personally I'd like an exemption for this piece as you will never see it under my pauldron (but I won't ask for it), I'm also still waiting for replacement plates, the neck plate is a fill in till I get my ordered plates.

Just leaves me waiting for my visor.  (sucks ordering parts around Xmas)

When the stars an planets align, I will one day make it to an AP to say hi!

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Re: The Red Mando rebuild project. 09 Jan updated
« Reply #20 on: Jan 29, 2018, 11:27 PM »
Can you see my eyes nose or other facial features??

Yes?  Than you have eyes like superman,

No?  Good this is a lvl 5 Burning visor cut to size, picked up from Lordco!  Damn thing cost $50!  Dang thing better not be see thru.
Not too bad seein thru in dark light, everything is green color.

Have to do some paint touch ups I know!

This completes the last critic, will be posting fitting postings of the full kit later this week.



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Re: The Red Mando rebuild project. 29 Jan updated
« Reply #21 on: Jan 29, 2018, 11:30 PM »
same visor I use.  IN great irony, The Red Mandalorian can no longer see the color red!   :P

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Re: The Red Mando rebuild project. 29 Jan updated
« Reply #22 on: Feb 04, 2018, 02:17 AM »
Looks well dark now Vod! Hope to "see" you at C4!!!

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Re: The Red Mando rebuild project. 29 Jan updated
« Reply #23 on: Feb 12, 2018, 12:37 AM »
First test fitting, armour an basics only.  Still a few tweaks to do before I believe it's accepted, working on it.

 

   




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You're sure coming along! I think some of your plates, collar and shoulder plates specifically, do look low.  We will be having armour parties for the next 2 weekends, from 11 to 6 in Nanaimo, if you'd like to come up.

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Think that backplate could use a slight trim at the bottom. Looking good overall though.

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2nd fitting complete, and after some major work the weekend already have to do pics for a 3rd fitting.





Since the above pics;
-  I have adjusted the Kama,
-  lowered and better centered the thigh plates,
-  adjusted the gauntlet leather,
-  sewed some detail into the coveralls,
-  adjusted the holsters (not pictured)

I think the 3rd set of pics may be ready for approval when I take them, fingers crossed.

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Fantastic  ;D

Good luck with your pics, fingers crossed!

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Re: The Red Mando rebuild project. 18 Feb Second test fitting.
« Reply #28 on: Feb 21, 2018, 10:58 AM »
I know its been a long haul with a rebuild. There are a few things i've noticed .

"The top edge of the cod plate must be fully covered by an accepted waist item." That can be readjusted though

I think the back plate is too large, goes down too far.

The right gauntlet, at the wrist. Do you use a leather wrap on the backside of your arm? Im not sure what that flare is on your thumb?

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Re: The Red Mando rebuild project. 28 Feb Third test fitting.
« Reply #29 on: Mar 01, 2018, 02:04 AM »
3rd fitting.... it's going to invade ECCC.... hope you like it

 

 

-  yeah yeah I know about the hoses, my partner didn't follow my instructions well....
-  I don't care at this point how low the back plate goes, people take pictures of me from the front!

 

an then I added a half cape after the pics.

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