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 Rick's armor WIP

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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #15 on: Sep 11, 2018, 08:12 AM »
I lengthened my templates, 1" taller for the chest plates and 2" taller for the gut plate.  How does this look?  (Ignore the back plate)




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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #16 on: Sep 11, 2018, 09:38 AM »
Yes, the front plates look right. That did the trick. Once you have them cut out from Sintra or whatever you'll be using and then shaping them, it'll look great. I can't remember offhand, but do you have a helmet yet?

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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #17 on: Sep 11, 2018, 11:25 AM »
Much better!

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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #18 on: Sep 11, 2018, 12:21 PM »
I can't remember offhand, but do you have a helmet yet?

I have a pepakura helmet in progress.  Just need to bondo the outside and paint. 

Thanks to you both.


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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #19 on: Sep 11, 2018, 12:27 PM »
I just went back and looked through your posts. That's a cool helmet. I've seen the one that a member from Florida ( _Burt) 3D printed. They are really nice.

Also, if you're in need of some 3mm Sintra for your armor, I have tons of large scraps at work you're welcome to. You're not too far from Galveston.

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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #20 on: Sep 11, 2018, 01:02 PM »
Also, if you're in need of some 3mm Sintra for your armor, I have tons of large scraps at work you're welcome to. You're not too far from Galveston.

Thank you for the offer.  I have a couple of 2x4 sheets of 5mm and a couple more of 3mm.  I don't think I'll run out, but if I do, I'll let you know.

Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #21 on: Oct 18, 2018, 03:12 PM »
A little more progress.  I came up with a unique backplate design.





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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #22 on: Oct 18, 2018, 04:23 PM »
That is amazing! I love it.

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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #23 on: Oct 18, 2018, 07:58 PM »
Be careful of the height of your ab plate. Though it reaches your bellybutton now, per CRL's if you're using a Jango/Boba ab the height must not exceed approximately 1/2 the width. Yours right now is 1 and 1. I'd suggest fixing the issue with slightly wider spacing rather than simply extending the ab.

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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #24 on: Oct 19, 2018, 10:36 AM »
Thank you, Jenga.  I had forgotten that rule.  Other than legacy, is there a different ab plate that doesn't have this rule?

It looks like your collar plate is a little taller than my template.  Is this something I could do to add some height?

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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #25 on: Oct 19, 2018, 12:34 PM »
some of the rebels abs are different, and there are other custom ab designs people have used that aren't the standard Fett style. 

You can make your collar taller, yes.  But really, if you look at Boba, his armor doesn't go much past the bottom of his ribs.  "Intestines are expendable" 

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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #26 on: Oct 19, 2018, 02:12 PM »
Yes, like Sep said you can go in a more rebels direction if you still want to keep that classic ish look. You could also segment it if youíre feeling particularly adventurous  :D it would match your back!

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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #27 on: Oct 22, 2018, 11:17 AM »
You could also segment it if youíre feeling particularly adventurous

Would just segmenting the ab into a top and bottom section be enough?  Something like this?



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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #28 on: Oct 22, 2018, 11:27 PM »
I would have suggested adding half an inch to the bottom of the collar of the First Set you made, half an inch to the height of the chest plates and increasing the spacing slightly, but do not touch the ab plate. You want to shift the armour down a little on you so that the chest diamond remains the centre point rather than add to the ab so that it becomes huge and draws the eye.
I use a point between the elbow with the arm down by the side and the navel for spacing. If you look at most Mando images the ab seems to end at around the top end of the gauntlets - with different torso lengths this can put the ab at the navel or well above it (mine is around an inch above the navel). So don't worry if you still have a little room above the navel as long as the girth and belt covers the space without too much of a gap.

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Re: Rick's armor WIP
« Reply #29 on: Oct 23, 2018, 08:58 AM »
Thanks, Kris.

 


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