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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #15 on: Dec 27, 2017, 09:10 PM »
The mods you made on top of the ab plate make it impossible for you to get the spacing right on the rest of your plates because of how the corners stick out past the edge.  There should be an even 1 inch gap between all your torso plates and eachother, gap around diamond can be 1/2 inch.

Also, the plate in the middle top of the ab looks haphazard, and likely to get dinged on the quality clause.  Battle damage is okay, but it's off center, and skewed so that it was not ever in the right place before whatever hit it. 

The exposed strapping or velcro between your pectoral plates and diamond and pectoral plates and ab plate is also not approvable. 



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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #16 on: Dec 27, 2017, 10:17 PM »
so make the top of the ab flush with the rest?
 
my ruus'alor told me that the nylon webbing was fine.

and the other part of the ab plate, is that the black center of the copper part? if so, i can easily remove it.

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #17 on: Dec 27, 2017, 11:06 PM »
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so make the top of the ab flush with the rest?

Not flush, even 1 inch gap at all edges between ab plate and Pectoral plates.   But you can't do that without trimming the copper on the ab a bit.

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and the other part of the ab plate, is that the black center of the copper part? if so, i can easily remove it.
Yes. I would, but that's an aesthetic call, not necessarily a CRL call other than the potential for the quality clause ding. 

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my ruus'alor told me that the nylon webbing was fine.
I will defer to your Ruu there.  I know exposed webbing CAN be okay, like the straps going from your torso to your back are fine, but I didn't know it was okay exposed like you have it.  I assumed it was velcro because most modern gets mounted that way, or with magnets or snaps.  Typically see the strapping with legacy kits.  That's how my kit's assembled, but the strapping isn't visible in between plates.   

Follow the advice of your Ruu' for sure!

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #18 on: Dec 27, 2017, 11:15 PM »
for the gap, the top of the copper is what i expected you meant for trimming, and is an easy fix.

for the webbing, i'll double check w/ my ruus'alor, i dont remember if he has seen the fully assembled chest with the webbing

also, is the helmet smooth enough?

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #19 on: Dec 27, 2017, 11:22 PM »
That's what I meant, yes.  Good idea on getting further feedback!

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #20 on: Dec 27, 2017, 11:35 PM »
Kris Jasra said that the helmet needed sanding, is it better now? The helmet is meant to be beskar, hand forged by my character, so it won't have as much 3d damage on the blasted side, and is also not a perfect piece. I defined the undamaged cheek a bit more and made the other parts more sharp and smooth, though not perfectly.

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #21 on: Dec 27, 2017, 11:50 PM »
Any chance of getting an updated front view, and the other side?



The red areas need some attention just to make that body line consistent.

The blue circled area's currently scream "Bike Helmet" and even if I didn't know it was a scratch build I'd realize that.  It's not that they can't be there... but if they're going to be there, make them a feature.  The lower blue circle (waves) it's clear you painted them in such a way as to have them ignored, to hide them.  You could make them paint details/features instead. 

The screened in holes could use something to make them a little more "functional vent."  Honestly it might help if they were either your main kit color, the copper color, or even just black, but I like the idea of the copper the best I think (this is a judgement call though)

Again, these are suggestions. If you disagree, that's cool :) And good on you for forging your bucket yourself!

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #22 on: Dec 28, 2017, 12:24 AM »
i'll get the pics up tomorrow.

for the screen thing, do you mean painting the screen, and what suggestions do you have for making them look more functional.

i'm using a simple phone, so i can't see your pics. is this make or break stuff, or just asthetic

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #23 on: Dec 28, 2017, 11:10 AM »
I mean painting the screen, yes.   As for making them look more like a feature -- maybe building up ridges around them with something like plumber's epoxy putty or Apoxie Sculpt, or half covering each one with a pieceof transparent or tinted plastic.  You could also just tape the inside of them, fill them with bondo, and then once the bondo cures, remove the tape and paint.  I get the desire for airflow though.

I would say the screen and the waves are aesthetic, but an App team or Ruu may weigh in for you on that part too.   

The red circles are places where the body line/bondo/sanding  along the ridge between the bottom of your bucket and your dome is wavy instead of a straight line like it probably should be.    That might get kicked back, but it might also pass. 

I have no formal training, just  LOTS AND LOTS of forum reading, and the scratch built helmet I made out of home depot buckets.

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #24 on: Dec 28, 2017, 09:27 PM »
My Ruus'alor said the strapping is okay

Here's the pics




And I painted the vents gold, and the waves have red with a gold edge




moi smooth Bondo



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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #25 on: Dec 30, 2017, 06:54 PM »
Covered those vents!









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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #26 on: Dec 30, 2017, 07:02 PM »
Vents look intentional now! Good work!  And I like what you did with the waves.

The following comments are NOT about approvability. Someone like Bow will need to weigh on that aspect.
I'm trying to decide how I feel about the silver side.  Like if I were a mando and I walked away from the fight that did that to the helmet, and I trust my life to that helmet-- would my top priority become replacing it? 

Either way, if you keep it, the rest of the kit has got to show a significant level of damage to match. 

But I struggle with this in general, which is why my kit is fairly clean-- if I trust my life to my gear, I take care of my gear. If it's more than cosmetic damage-- repair or replace asap.

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #27 on: Dec 30, 2017, 08:01 PM »
the helmet is beskar with a cortosis coating, so the 3d damage would only be as deep as what cortosis chipped. my armor is more damaged on that side,but since the blast occurred by the head, the damage is localized there. the helmet is also a matched set with his wife, so he prefers to keep it.

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #28 on: Dec 30, 2017, 08:13 PM »
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the helmet is beskar with a cortosis coating, so the 3d damage would only be as deep as what cortosis chipped. my armor is more damaged on that side,but since the blast occurred by the head, the damage is localized there. the helmet is also a matched set with his wife, so he prefers to keep it.

Fair enough :)  Have not seen the wife's kit.  Like I said, not about approvability afaik.

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Re: Odran Krayt WIP (updated)
« Reply #29 on: Dec 30, 2017, 08:52 PM »
the wife is only in the story. i am not actually married. i can post a drawing of her at a later point.

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