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 Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)

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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #30 on: Jun 16, 2020, 04:53 PM »
Finished the blaster nozzles today. Any tips on how to get them in their places?



Also got around to trimming and beveling the lower back plate. Cut down the hairline fracture, flipped the piece and did the same to the other side so they match.


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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #31 on: Jun 20, 2020, 11:24 PM »
More back plate forming! Clan said that it looked like it met the 2/3rds back coverage but to trim down the sides. The collar plate will need to be trimmed or replaced to match the adjusted back plate. Bit of a bummer but not too bad.



Things to do before painting armor:
  • Trim back plate (width)
  • Trim or remake collar plate
  • Add a sintra plate behind the helmet's visor so the whole T is filled.
  • Paint gauntlets and install nozzles

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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #32 on: Jul 05, 2020, 11:47 AM »
Excellent progress, and it looks like you already know what your next steps need to be. Keep up the good work!

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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #33 on: Jul 05, 2020, 07:59 PM »
Did A Lot today!

  • Sized my back plate
  • Made trauma plates to go over the collar and back plate seams
  • Got my toppers in my gauntlets
  • Made my sintra tooth to fix the visor

















Next step is waiting for my vest to be finished - hopefully will get it next week - and make sure everything looks good on the vest before I paint and attach.

In other news, my jet pack look super pretty and I should be able to get it at the end of the week.


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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #34 on: Aug 24, 2020, 12:15 PM »
An exciting update! I finally got all my soft parts together and put on the armor. Of course, I'll need more velcro on the vest when all the armor is adjusted. I know everything is floating around at the moment.

I'm trimming down the collar so the top of the chest plates and collar have the same width. And I need to bring in the chest plates to hit that sweet 1/2 inch between the diamond spot. Right now, the chest plate fangs are getting in the way of the ab plate. Will probably trim the fangs. I think I'll reshape the ab and shoulder bells a little bit (and bring the shoulder bells closer to the collar/back plate). I noticed I had the shoulder bells on opposite shoulders in the pictures but I fixed that after.

















I forgot to velcro the shoulder trauma plates - so here's some pictures of it on the flak (but without the rest of the soft parts because I didn't want to get dressed again).






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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #35 on: Nov 11, 2020, 10:53 AM »
Been a minute since I started painting but it's a start. The back plate is also painted but it's in a box. I just forgot to take a pic of the knees lol.



My chest plates need to be reformed since I had top surgery. It'll be easier this go around since it'll be flat plates. Going to have to have someone tailor the flak vest too. An OM clan member will likely help me make new boot plates because they're kinda wonky and could be better. After all that, I'll paint what's not painting and clean up where the paint bled. Used yellow Frog Tape instead of green and the yellow wasn't as good at sealing.

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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #36 on: Nov 11, 2020, 07:53 PM »
This all looks so awesome and is coming together great! Thanks for writing such detailed processes and all documenting you are doing, it is super helpful! I'm definitely gonna be referring back to this thread when I get started with my plates.

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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #37 on: Mar 21, 2021, 05:56 PM »
And i'm back! Today was altering the vest. Everything is held on with duct tape and velcro that doesn't match where the plates are now. The local Russ suggested that I make fresh collar and ab plates. So I'll do that and will report back.


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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #38 on: Aug 21, 2021, 07:58 PM »
Pre-Application Pictures






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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #39 on: Aug 22, 2021, 05:07 PM »
Hurray for pre-app pic day! Go you! And I believe we have started with the same girth belt... those rings all look very familiar.  :like:

Looking forward to see what nitpicks you get back. There is always something!  :maul:

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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #40 on: Aug 22, 2021, 08:39 PM »
Oh hey, I saw your pics on the clan pre-app thread! Looking good! :like: I like your layered shoulders and subtle helmet markings.

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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #41 on: Dec 31, 2021, 01:24 PM »
Pre-App take 2.













Feedback:
"- overall shape of all the plates should be rechecked with the applicant. They need to be shaped to sit snug on their body. Currently there is way too much floating/straight/overlapping armor on this kit.
  • Make sure to start with aligning the collar and move from there.
  • check placement and overall use the rule of thumb to get the spacing right.
  • place the armors and see where reshaping is required
  • Some armor parts will require additional reshaping once spacing has been done
  • Visible velcro on the side views (chest fangs)
  • Weathering should be consistent throughout the kit, adding some more weathering to their pouches/kama and the black soft parts would only benefit the kit.
  • Recommend additional velcro on the upper right shoulder plate, we can see under it in the front shot. Just get it affixed like the left.

Forgot to mention - I have a medical condition which impacts spacing/placement.

Fixes To Do:
  • Going to get a different belt and weather that and the flightsuit.
  • Add/Subtract Velcro in the problem areas.
  • Remember to put the kama on with the right side up  and tuck the helmet liner in better. ^^;

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Re: Coreth's First Armor WIP (pic heavy already)
« Reply #42 on: Feb 03, 2022, 01:51 AM »
In case you're not completely ready to get/make a new sash, I am now approved with that very same belt. Its primary coloring was heat: I could not get it to take dye by the instructions on the bottle, but left in a ~200-degree-F oven for about 5 hours, it darkened up nicely after I poured dye directly on and forgot about it. Then at the end of my app journey, I had to scuff up its too-shiny buckles and let them sit in bleach to get a patina - I somehow failed to register their shininess myself.

I also ran a needle and thread down through its strands in 6 or 8 places, to make it behave as a unit, rather than individual strands. That made a world of difference.

Hope it helps!  :maul:

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