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 (Approved) Road to OM! A Legacy WIP *Pic Heavy*

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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP)
« Reply #15 on: Feb 20, 2020, 04:33 PM »
this is looking really nice so far

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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP)
« Reply #16 on: Feb 24, 2020, 07:30 PM »
You've done excellent work so far! That paint concept is certainly interesting; I see a loooottttt of painter's tape and time spent in your future :P. You size and spacing seem to be pretty solid, and you've certainly been working steadily on it. You'll be done in no time, I expect :D. By the updated CRLs, your shnees might need a little modification
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  • If shnees are used, the knee area must be physically distinguishable from the shin plate even if connected. An example of this would be to hinge the knee part of the shnee or add trauma plates to the top part. Simply extending an existing design or giving the top part a different paint job will not be accepted.
  • If shnees are used, they must cover at least the same area of the knee that regular knee plates would.

You definitely meet the second requirement, and I think with your side cutouts you meet the second, but you might have to add a small trauma plate or something on top of the knee section.

Otherwise, looking great and I'm going to have to keep an eye on your progress!

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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP)
« Reply #17 on: Mar 01, 2020, 03:28 AM »
this is looking really nice so far

Thanks so much!!

You've done excellent work so far! That paint concept is certainly interesting; I see a loooottttt of painter's tape and time spent in your future :P. You size and spacing seem to be pretty solid, and you've certainly been working steadily on it. You'll be done in no time, I expect :D. By the updated CRLs, your shnees might need a little modification
You definitely meet the second requirement, and I think with your side cutouts you meet the second, but you might have to add a small trauma plate or something on top of the knee section.

Otherwise, looking great and I'm going to have to keep an eye on your progress!

Thanks so much!!
yeah im hoping my schnees will work out. if i end up having to add a plate of something to them then i will :-)


UPDATE TIME!!!

Okay so here is a tiny update to show you guys some of the stuff i worked on.

Ive changed my color scheme, and added my shoulders to the armor.
I think its coing together really well.
Sorry not to much this time around, ive been busy with life stuff :-)

Pics:









Thanks so very much for looking!!

-Josh

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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP) *Pic Heavy*
« Reply #18 on: Mar 01, 2020, 04:59 PM »
That tiny smiley face on the visor cracked me up so hard  :laugh: I really like your updated color scheme, I think it's gonna look super sharp. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your kit come together!

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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP) *Pic Heavy*
« Reply #19 on: Mar 07, 2020, 01:15 PM »
That tiny smiley face on the visor cracked me up so hard  :laugh: I really like your updated color scheme, I think it's gonna look super sharp. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your kit come together!

yeah i love the smiley, my wife added it to the image before she printed them out for me to color lol.
Thanks so much!


TINY UPDATE!!
okay so worked some more on my armor through the week and took some pics.

currently i have primed my helmet, guantlets and thighs. Everything is coming along nicely. Ill be priming chest and shins a little later. I want to heat form the shins a little more to the boots i just got :-)
and i have some stuff i want to add to the chest before priming.
I also attached some buckles to my girth belt so now it stays on :-)

Pics incomming:

Helmet, guantlest, and thighs:








Belt:






Boots:





So im getting so close to paint. I want to add some battle damage before i lay down the actual colors ill be doing. Ill probably draw some sketched on the armor itself and go from there :-)

Thanks for hanging out and following along!!

-Josh

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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP) *Pic Heavy*
« Reply #20 on: Mar 18, 2020, 11:38 AM »
You're going to want some comfortable insoles for those boots. Funtasma are not great for long troops, and barely bearable for a normal 1-2 hour troop.

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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP) *Pic Heavy*
« Reply #21 on: Mar 25, 2020, 11:53 AM »
You're going to want some comfortable insoles for those boots. Funtasma are not great for long troops, and barely bearable for a normal 1-2 hour troop.

Yeah I plan on grabbing some when all this craziness is over :-) thanks for the heads up.

Sooooo no real progress lately. I am going to be starting over on the chest piece and in the progress of making a new flak vest.
Had some issues with the original chest piece that I couldn't get past, and I've been losing weight so flak vest needs to be redone lol.
One of my stronghold mates is helping with the vest :-)

Pics to come soon I promise :-)
Take care everyone and stay safe

- Josh

Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP) *Pic Heavy*
« Reply #22 on: Apr 13, 2020, 06:52 PM »
Greetings Vode!!

I am sorry its been so long since ive been done an update, but as with a lot of us life has changed a bit.

So this update is going to go over the fact that i am changing my torso armor design, as fiddling with the other one i had i realized i really didnt like it. i couldnt move as much as i wanted and wasnt happy with it. so i  broke it in half..... lol oops.
And now ive been templating a new chest and back piece. Although i might change up the nack again, we shall see. I also, started templating a helmet gasget/skrit too. :-)

Here are some pics!!!








I hope all is well with you guys, thanks for checking out my thread,

-Josh B

Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP) *Pic Heavy*
« Reply #23 on: Apr 29, 2020, 12:15 PM »
Greetings Vode!

So I've got an update on some some things to share this week :-)

Finished a new flak vest and working on templates for a neck seal. Also working on the new armor pieces i showed in the last post.

here we go!

First up is the flak vest:








now i know i have to cover the zippers still, and that will be taken care of soon.

Next up is the neck seal:








Now on to armor templates:




i had cut out the shape for the iron heart. I'm digging how it looks.

next is a pic of it on me with the new flak vest. I would really like some feedback on it if possible. the top is a little narrow, but i have seen other builds that were narrow so i figured id give it a shot. I went this narrow because i couldn't lift my arms without moving the whole suit otherwise.
I'm also open for suggestions as well on how i can improve the armor.



Thanks so very much!!

-Josh


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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP) *Pic Heavy*
« Reply #24 on: Apr 30, 2020, 09:00 PM »
Nice work on the vest :). You already covered needing to cover the zips, so there's really nothing else to add there. I dig the new plate design and I don't think you really need to adjust anything. While definitely on the narrow side, I don't think the chest plates should be an issue. If you're worried, adding as much as an inch to either side at the top shouldn't restrict your movement too much more than what you already have. There is, of course, only so much flexibility that you'll get there, but if you look at real world examples, most breastplates were actually pretty narrow across the chest. That armpit space was usually covered by oversized pauldrons on the shoulders. We, of course, have to walk the line between real armor and aesthetic, of course.

Normally, I'd say you might need more more ab plate, or to length the ones that are there, but your girth belt is pretty wide so the space should be filled just fine. Speaking of which, and forgive me if you already said this or someone else did, but the buckles on the back of the girth belt will need to be painted so that they look metal. I believe it was added when the CRLs were updated; it's hidden in the Soft Parts > Strapping section, listing them as parachute clips. Fortunately easy; even just dry brushing on acrylic silver gives them the 'weathered, painted metal' look.

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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP) *Pic Heavy*
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2020, 03:01 AM »
Nice work on the vest :). You already covered needing to cover the zips, so there's really nothing else to add there. I dig the new plate design and I don't think you really need to adjust anything. While definitely on the narrow side, I don't think the chest plates should be an issue. If you're worried, adding as much as an inch to either side at the top shouldn't restrict your movement too much more than what you already have. There is, of course, only so much flexibility that you'll get there, but if you look at real world examples, most breastplates were actually pretty narrow across the chest. That armpit space was usually covered by oversized pauldrons on the shoulders. We, of course, have to walk the line between real armor and aesthetic, of course.

Normally, I'd say you might need more more ab plate, or to length the ones that are there, but your girth belt is pretty wide so the space should be filled just fine. Speaking of which, and forgive me if you already said this or someone else did, but the buckles on the back of the girth belt will need to be painted so that they look metal. I believe it was added when the CRLs were updated; it's hidden in the Soft Parts > Strapping section, listing them as parachute clips. Fortunately easy; even just dry brushing on acrylic silver gives them the 'weathered, painted metal' look.

Thanks for all the input, really means a lot.
For the chest I don't plan on widening it as of right now. I am going to be templating some shoulders to see if I can get a design I like to cover a little bit of the gap.
I'll probably do a kit up with the templates and girth belt to get a feel for everything. If I have to extend abs I will. No biggy :)
And you are correct, I am aware of the new CRL rule on buckles. But thanks for saying something because I don't want to forget lol.

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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP) *Pic Heavy*
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2020, 09:47 AM »
I saw your pics on the facebook group too with the new shoulders and I think it fills the space nicely. I don't comment much on FB but my wife is on there all the time and is always messaging me links to builds she likes.

No problem on the buckles! I actually got my app sent back last year when I re-apped after being retired and they gigged me on the buckle on my girthbelt, among other small issues. Now they tend to jump right out at me whenever I see one, lol.

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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP) *Pic Heavy*
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2020, 05:58 PM »
I saw your pics on the facebook group too with the new shoulders and I think it fills the space nicely. I don't comment much on FB but my wife is on there all the time and is always messaging me links to builds she likes.

No problem on the buckles! I actually got my app sent back last year when I re-apped after being retired and they gigged me on the buckle on my girthbelt, among other small issues. Now they tend to jump right out at me whenever I see one, lol.

Awesome! Glad you have seen what ive come up with so far. Thats actually what ill be sharing today lol.  and yeah i dont want to be sent back for the buckles, so its good to keep reminding myself lol


So as i stated above, Its update time!!

I have done some good updates for everyone this time i promise. :-)

okay so first off i took the vest in at the shoulders to make it fit better, and im super digging how it fits now. The armor also fits better on it too.


Next i made used a shoulder template out of the legacy file offered by the mercs here and put it to some cardboard. I like the result and will be moving forward with this design, with minor tweaks that is.




Decided to go with some arc trooper knees for my knees. I really like the shape so figured id go with it.




And finally here are some pics of the templates and finished product of the neck seal i made.
So pics in order as best I can:

1. Measures my neck (17 1/4 in) and added roughly 2 -2.5 in. length to make it almost 20 in. And when i transferred this to my final material i added a half inch all the way around it for seam allowance. You will see what i mean in later pics.


2. Found the diameter of my neck and drew up a circle with the measurements.


3. I measured an outer circle from the main and cut it out. Size is up to you. My original was 5 in from it. And then measured an inch (can probably go half honestly) inward from the circle and drew another circle. This is the one to cut out.


4. Cut out inner circle and made outer circle smaller. ( didnt want it so big)


5. Placed neck template on circle to make sure it fit.


6 and 7. Cut slits to main circle. These will be part attaching to back of neck seal part.



7 and 8. Pinned the circle to neck seal and sewed together taking my time.



9. Viola! Done. Feel free to add more customization as you see fit.






Thats pretty much all i have this week. There is still lots to be done. I still have to add the velcro closure to the neck seal, cover the zippers on the vest, and trace and cut out templates out of the plastic just to name a few.
Thanks for checking my build out, stay safe and have a great day everyone. :-)

-Josh

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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP) *Pic Heavy*
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2020, 11:03 AM »
Looking good!

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Re: Road to OM!!! (Legacy WIP) *Pic Heavy*
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2020, 05:23 PM »
Oh yeah, very nice

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