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 First Armor Build-WIP

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Kol Var'Das


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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #30 on: Mar 03, 2019, 10:53 PM »
Maybe try a method of attaching the bandolier to the vest just behind the collar? Everything looks great so far, plate spacing is spot on. As for the back, see if you can get a picture with the backplate on, it may need some trimming to make it slimmer on the sides.

Glad to see things are moving along!  :mcq1:

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #31 on: Mar 04, 2019, 09:56 PM »
Sweet!! and I will get that up soon and slight update I deiced to paint the spacers in the greeblies here is how they turned out




EDIT I forgot, I may change out my vest  to this material which is pleather the other material which is called "Cosplay by Yaya Han Hex Fabric -Black" just because it may not last for as long as this it is also rather stretchy so it may also move spacing around after a few wearings

   

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #32 on: Mar 05, 2019, 08:42 AM »
Yeah, I would go with the pleather over that "professional cosplayer's" fabrics.  Heard too many horror stories about people getting chemical burns from it.

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #33 on: Mar 05, 2019, 12:31 PM »
Yeah, I would go with the pleather over that "professional cosplayer's" fabrics.  Heard too many horror stories about people getting chemical burns from it.

Yikes! :o Definitely swapping out the vest then 

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #34 on: Mar 05, 2019, 11:44 PM »
Check around to see if there are places that do wholesale of leather. Personally I've always dug a good duck cloth vest!  ;D  :mcq1:

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #35 on: Mar 06, 2019, 09:48 AM »
My original vest was made from a leather jacket.  But, yes, duck cloth is a good choice.  It breathes.

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #36 on: Mar 06, 2019, 12:52 PM »
Thank you both for the advice, but that one is the new vest I am going to use, this is the one that is made out of the Cosplay fabric material (shown below) which I will no longer use, looking to at that the post I see that I worded that post very weirdly, sorry for the confusion.



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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #37 on: Mar 08, 2019, 09:01 PM »
Here is the back piece on me, it is not on the new vest I am going to use, but I don't think it makes much of a difference either way. If it does, Ill get it on the new vest tomorrow


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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #38 on: Mar 08, 2019, 11:20 PM »
Thanks backplate could use a bit of a trim. Probably up to half an inch on either side. Left and right.

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #39 on: Mar 09, 2019, 12:25 AM »
Thanks backplate could use a bit of a trim. Probably up to half an inch on either side. Left and right.

Is it necessary because there a curved edge all along the back piece and i think it could be noticeable if i do trim it.  also quick question, when say left and right, do you mean something along the lines of this? and if so what would be the best way of doing that? Dremel?



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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #40 on: Mar 09, 2019, 10:29 AM »
It isnt necessary, but it will help the plate not to be too big for you.

Yes that is almost exactly what I mean. With this being a DHPFX plate, dremel would work or you can use tin snips. ABS tends to heat up and cause problems with dremels so it will take a bit of time and patience.

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #41 on: Mar 09, 2019, 02:01 PM »
It isnt necessary, but it will help the plate not to be too big for you.

Yes that is almost exactly what I mean. With this being a DHPFX plate, dremel would work or you can use tin snips. ABS tends to heat up and cause problems with dremels so it will take a bit of time and patience.
Ok ill think about doing it.

Update: I got the armor on the new vest spacing is a bit off, I feel like the ab is a little tight wise spacing wise but that is the beauty of Velcro, it's adjustable. I am also going to shorten the bandolier so it doesn't fall down as much or move around me as much. I will also add small bit of Velcro between the collar and back piece to help with that as well like what Kol Var'Das suggested.  Also I just realized for this picture I put it on the right shoulder but once done it's complete it will go on the left shoulder

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #42 on: Mar 09, 2019, 11:58 PM »
I'm personally concerned about your velcro layout if it's as depicted in the mockup picture, but I also arguably over-velcro my plates. I practically cover in the inside, but  my plates never shift :P. In previous pics your plates were just fine, so with more velcro you shouldn't have it shift with the bandolier. Another suggestion in that vein, if you're going to keep the bandolier, it might behoove you to put two or three small velcro points on the plates and bando so that it doesn't shift and possibly move your plates out of alignment. 

The Solo belt should be just fine; especially as with the Solo movie it's been established as simply a holster and belt type that Han happens to wear, what with Beckett using the same style (albeit with double holster).

I've also heard of the Yaya Han fabric causing chemical burns to people, but as I understand it that was one particular batch of fabric. Either way, it's kind of sub-optimal for armor mounting from what I've seen handling it in-store, so moving on to duck cloth is definitely a good move. Pleather is also nice in that, as a more rigid material, it helps with keeping the plates from moving around much, but it is definitely less breathable, and you'll end up swimming in your own sweat. I sweat at room temperature, but with the layers of plastic and fabric pretty much everyone sweats in mando armor :P.

Coming along well, though! Trimming the back plate certainly won't hurt, too, both for sizing purposes and comfort.

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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #43 on: Mar 10, 2019, 01:02 PM »
I did change up the up velcro placement so and it does shift around as much.  Instead of Velco on the plates I may just have some magnets in the pockets that way if i decide not to wear the bandolier the velcro is not shown when its off but ill have to experiment  and see it that works or not.  and good point about the holster did even think of that.. but will still do some minor mods just to make it mine and not solo's.

Side note I have been looking around for a container to store my armor in. what do you all use?  I have been looking at these two they seem a bit big but i could be wrong. 


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Re: First Armor Build-WIP
« Reply #44 on: Mar 11, 2019, 09:29 AM »
I personally like the husky. While it is bigger than what you may need, it does allow for expansion of your kit.

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