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 WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet

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WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« on: Mar 22, 2021, 02:07 AM »
I searched for and found a Palight Foam PVC Sheet - 6mm x 2' x 4' for $40.

After some spacing answers from another thread.  I decides to cut the AB plate until the chest pieces were done.  That made a difference with the fangs.


This was Saturday:

Tracing and cutting...  I'm using the 6' tall templates from the gallery - WizardOfFlight Boba style Mandalorian plates


And then sanding...


And then shaping...



And of course I had to try them on...


I Reshaped some piesces including the shoulders and neck. 

This was Sunday:

Right Guantlet...




And some knees...  A fiberglassed the weak points - because - you know.... I don't want to have to vulgar things if it snaps.






And finally, I started modifying A Han Solo Blaster:



Waiting on some 3mm x 1' x1' from Amazon to complete the gauntlets and knees.  I think I'll make the dart blocks out of wood.

Whew.... I'm tired.   



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Jel'Driik Venn 

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #2 on: Mar 28, 2021, 11:31 PM »
Update: 

Beskar is newly forged:


Some work on the helmet:










Tried out the color scheme on the butt plate:


And some weathering...


Before:

After:




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Jel'Driik Venn 

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #3 on: Apr 04, 2021, 02:57 PM »
Not much progress on the bucket.  I'm still trying to figure out how get the best result for the range finder. 








I did start and almost finish the armor though.  I let the beskar undercoat cure for 2 days, then I hit it with some Latex and the 1st paint layer - "Eden":





Then I added more latex and then the 2nd layer of Dark Green - "Oregano".  I didn't get a shot of that, but after 36 hours, I pushed and peeled the latex.
 Again, no cutting of fingers, but I did get a blister.






Next, I added some scorching and blaster damage:







Not sure about the flight suit....





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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #4 on: Apr 05, 2021, 09:35 PM »
Doing a good job keep it up!!

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #5 on: Apr 06, 2021, 11:07 AM »
Doing a good job keep it up!!

Thanks for nod and support.  I appreciate it.

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #6 on: Apr 08, 2021, 12:36 PM »
This is some really great work. Those edges on your plates look great!  I love all of it. Keep up the amazing work!

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« Reply #7 on: Apr 25, 2021, 12:47 AM »
Was on Vacation, but now I'm back at it.

I have Velcro fitted the front armor onto the vest.  Slight adjustment to the collar.  What do you think?








For now, the pauldrons will be attached to the flightsuit unless I make some short-sleeves on the vest

I also picked up some 1940-ammo pouches.  The one on the upper-left is real.  The others are reproductions.



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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #8 on: Apr 25, 2021, 12:50 AM »
Looking good!

The shoulders are typically attached to the vest via sleeve caps or straps of leather or nylon, so you'll be good to go there

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #9 on: Apr 25, 2021, 09:20 PM »
Another scratch bucket builder!  :porg2:  Worst and best part of my build.

As to your fit, I think the ab plate is a touch long.  Pretty sure it's not supposed to go past the bottom of your vest or overlap the girth belt, though that just could have shifted as you moved around.  Also the outer corner of your chest plates look like they are nearly touching the collar which is going to affect movement and doesn't meet the rule of thumb for spacing.  Your weathering looks awesome.

Keep up the good work!  :like:

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #10 on: Apr 25, 2021, 09:44 PM »
Another scratch bucket builder!  :porg2:  Worst and best part of my build.

As to your fit, I think the ab plate is a touch long.  Pretty sure it's not supposed to go past the bottom of your vest or overlap the girth belt, though that just could have shifted as you moved around.  Also the outer corner of your chest plates look like they are nearly touching the collar which is going to affect movement and doesn't meet the rule of thumb for spacing.  Your weathering looks awesome.

Keep up the good work!  :like:
Yep, itís not supposed to extend past the vest. It can stop right at the bottom of the vest but not past it.

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #11 on: Apr 25, 2021, 11:23 PM »
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As to your fit, I think the ab plate is a touch long.  Pretty sure it's not supposed to go past the bottom of your vest or overlap the girth belt, though that just could have shifted as you moved around. ...

I just made the Vest too short.  A MUCH easier fix would be to add a trim strip to the vest.  I'll give that a go.

... Also the outer corner of your chest plates look like they are nearly touching the collar which is going to affect movement and doesn't meet the rule of thumb for spacing.  ...

I'm going to trim the collar plate because I like the angle on the chest plates.  I didn't like the spacing either.

... Your weathering looks awesome.

Keep up the good work!  :like:

Thanks -- I Appreciate it.  It took me awhile to be satisfied with it. 

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #12 on: Apr 25, 2021, 11:35 PM »
Another scratch bucket builder!  :porg2:  Worst and best part of my build. ...

Yep.  I'm stuck.  I think I'm going to 3-D print the Ear Caps. 
PLAN (?):  I have a small servo and a Arduino Nano to control the Rangefinder by remote.  So printing it will help to make sure it lines up and is functional.  I'm going to repurpose an old remote plug-switch that uses a radio freq. 

I'm only slightly less stuck on my gauntlets. 
The RIGHT is formed and hinged and I made a box for the top.  I just need to get more dimension on it.
The LEFT is only
half done.  Still haven't decided what I want on the Top of it - rocket, blasters, some other weapon - maybe a sliding knife....  I don't want a flamethrower. 

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Jel'Driik Venn 

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2021, 05:08 PM »
Small update:  Gloves get the Armor



AND I decided to forego sewing spats.  I found a pair of women's boot at Goodwill for $4.  I got lucky and found some with spandex on the back.  I cut here and a snip there. 



I'll add some trim (or just glue) and some elastic to go underfoot. 



I'm going to post my progress on the gauntlets in a bit.  And will be making some shin and boot armor as well. 

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Re: WIP - First Armor Build - I haven't cut myself...yet
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2021, 07:34 PM »

AND I decided to forego sewing spats.  I found a pair of women's boot at Goodwill for $4.  I got lucky and found some with spandex on the back.  I cut here and a snip there. 
I'll add some trim (or just glue) and some elastic to go underfoot.

That is brilliant!  I may someday borrow that idea when my half chaps finally die.   :)

 


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