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New concept and rebooted build
« on: Apr 14, 2018, 05:05 PM »
New Year, new inspiration, new bucket and accessories.


Inspiration for colorscheme Planning to do Gunmetal over black with a silver base coat for helmet. Have a chrome visor on order from Kalevala. Will likely light it white for nights. 50-50 on doing a black trench coat instead of back plate for the kit.


Using my 501st boots for time being. May change to a cape in the future. Planning a loincloth for the front.


Have a grey flight suit from my old attempt. Needs tailoring, and I'm still torn on the girth belt or sash. Also is the buckle on the belt cool or will it need to be hidden?


Helmet, Belt, Blaster, Gloves[/url] Lot of 3d printing going on. Working on a second DE-10 presently.


Need to remove the logo by the thumbs, hopefully I can acetone them off. I picked up 2 pairs on clearance because they're comfy.

Any criticisms or comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #1 on: Apr 14, 2018, 10:07 PM »
Other than getting the logos off the gloves, I don't see any issues.  You've got a solid base from which to build your kit, vod.  One thing to keep in mind is that your sleeves "must not protrude from the ends of the gauntlets," so you'll want to plan ahead for that, since those gloves aren't going to cover much - if anything  - past your wrists.

Again, though, you're off to a good start.

Also, you might want to ask the mods to move this to the "Armor Construction" board, since you're kind of in the construction phase.  And if you want some help with including individual pictures in your posts, check out this thread.  There are even instructions for including pics using a mobile device; just keep scrolling down.

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Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #2 on: Apr 15, 2018, 10:17 PM »
So the suit sleeves can't extend past wrist armor, I'll be sure to keep that in mind. I'm looking into getting the suit tailored as well as different ways to do the flak vest. Fabric is a mystery to me though so those are probably gonna take a good while

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Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #3 on: Apr 16, 2018, 07:16 PM »
Interesting choice of inspiration. You're off to a good start with the materials you've begun collecting, too. As to the buckle, I'm not sure it's not approveable, but I recommend covering it as there aren't a ton of standard buckle examples in SW that I can think of off the top of my head. Most of them seem to be geometric shapes like Han's belt buckle and the Imperial Officer Buckles. Then you get examples of metal side-release buckles like the ones on Jedi belts. One thing you could do is superglue some velcro around the front edge of the existing buckle, and a little around the belt hole you buckle into, then make a simple rectangular buckle you can velcro right over it.

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Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #4 on: Apr 16, 2018, 07:48 PM »
Interesting choice of inspiration. You're off to a good start with the materials you've begun collecting, too. As to the buckle, I'm not sure it's not approveable, but I recommend covering it as there aren't a ton of standard buckle examples in SW that I can think of off the top of my head. Most of them seem to be geometric shapes like Han's belt buckle and the Imperial Officer Buckles. Then you get examples of metal side-release buckles like the ones on Jedi belts. One thing you could do is superglue some velcro around the front edge of the existing buckle, and a little around the belt hole you buckle into, then make a simple rectangular buckle you can velcro right over it.

It's probably the first piece of superhero media I ever saw as a kid. It's certainly the movie I remember most vividly right down to where it was rented and who rented it for me. Figured it's obscure enough anymore to not have too many people question it.

I was considering wearing the belt with buckle in the back. Or maybe I'll just keep my eyes peeled for something similar to Obi wan or Han's buckles from ANH

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Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #5 on: Apr 16, 2018, 09:34 PM »
A suggestion I made to someone else who does wear a buckle like that in the back; you can make a simple buckle out of sintra or something, and put clips on the back (like the style of a money clip) so that it can be clipped over the belt leather and slid into place in case your belt shifts when you buckle it.

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Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #6 on: Apr 16, 2018, 10:38 PM »
Havelock's got you covered on advice for where you are now. You're off to a good start!

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Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #7 on: Apr 17, 2018, 02:16 PM »
A suggestion I made to someone else who does wear a buckle like that in the back; you can make a simple buckle out of sintra or something, and put clips on the back (like the style of a money clip) so that it can be clipped over the belt leather and slid into place in case your belt shifts when you buckle it.

Like a TK or Scout Trooper Thermal detonator? Something to just clip over and hide it... that's certainly doable

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Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #8 on: Apr 17, 2018, 03:23 PM »
Would there be issues mixing knee armors? I'd like to have one of each of these for the pure aesthetic of not being wholly symmetrical

I'm planning one Rav Bralor style and one Deathwatch style




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Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #9 on: Apr 17, 2018, 03:25 PM »
Intentional asymmetry is just fine.

Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #10 on: Apr 17, 2018, 03:54 PM »
Intentional asymmetry is just fine.

Oh that absolutely makes my day. I have a love hate thing with symmetry.

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Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #11 on: Apr 17, 2018, 04:04 PM »
There are some great asymmetrical builds on the boards,  it's when it's accidental that it's problematic.  And IIRC, it's not allowed on chest plates, but you can have 2 different shins, 2 different shoulders (have this on my kit), 2 different knees/boot plates/etc. 

Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #12 on: Apr 17, 2018, 04:41 PM »
I really need to get to work on plates and flak vest sooner or later

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Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #13 on: Apr 20, 2018, 02:14 PM »
Got the left gauntlet mostly printed. Hope it's an alright size.




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Re: New concept and rebooted build
« Reply #14 on: Apr 20, 2018, 02:16 PM »
As long as it's covering 2/3rds the length of your arm from wrist to elbow, or thereabouts, you're good :)  Just be sure to get rid of ALL the print lines by the time you finish paint.

 


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