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 Vhekadla Yustapir's Upgrade Construction Fjord: MKIII & Additions

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Vhekadla Yustapir


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I'm remembering how paralyzing lists are. So here's a concept of some of the changes in plan. The back shot is extremely rough in concept as are the guantlets take it with a grain of salt, we're still sketching this out and not much is actually changing beyond the harness. Yes I'm flirting with actually a Re-App but I'm going for brigade anyway so...we'll cross that bridge if/when we get there. My Ruus'sol knows each of these steps. No paint or color scheme change.

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I've been doing a lot of leatherworking tutorials and am nearly ready to give it a shot. I broke this into passes to avoid workshop paralysis. I tried to keep things to sections and those which are connected/reliant on each other.

1st Pass priorities: Spaulders Redesign, Shoulder Bells Redesign, Chest Box/Chest & Belt Rigging, Girthbelt/Kama, Cape. Helmet?
2nd Pass Priorities: Flightsuit Patching (Developed some holes), Knees, Shins, Thigh Touch-up.
3rd Pass Priorities: Bicep Armor, Boot Armor, Gloves/Glove Armor, Neck Armor, Backplate
Final Pass: Arm Gauntlets Patching. Arm Gauntlet Redesign.

Helmet Update: This is largely on me as I have been shy about reaching out to the maker individually on the forum as they do single runs. I tried email to their business, but didn't get a response. Again on me for cold-calling. I'm considering the nuclear option on my helmet and doing structural manipulation but I am terrified. It needs a LOT of work I'm still not sure how to reinforce and fix.

What I have and you can see the issue:
 

What I want:



Insert handholding male here with helmet images overlaid.

Shoulder Bell Progress





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Well I've made a bit of progress since my last post! Was extremely excited to finally host an in person armor party out of my garage. Got two recruits in there, and one just submitted for approval. He passed Regional Pre-App, so fingers crossed.

Anyway, on to my updates. I bled a little bit into the 2nd pass because soft parts are intimidating and I'm still figuring out what I'm doing with my leather pieces. so with that I have done some work on the shin design, cleaned up the new shins a bit and started the cut out of the back. Full encasement is a lot more difficult than I expected.

Workshop Set-Up:




Shoulder Progress:





Knees: They look like tie-fighters, lmao



Knee Darts: Still need to be painted, hide the serial number, and drill out the center of the dart holes themselves, but I love these.




Boot: Teaser

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I like what you are doing with the "trauma" plating along with the recessed grooves you have cut in the plates.

Honestly the shoulders kind of remind me of Noble 1 shoulder armor while still being "Mando" and I love it.

Also that is quite the workshop you have there!

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Also that is quite the workshop you have there!

Thank you! I love the fact it is quick to set-up/tear down as it is for an apartment garage.  :laugh:

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I like what you are doing with the "trauma" plating along with the recessed grooves you have cut in the plates.

Honestly the shoulders kind of remind me of Noble 1 shoulder armor while still being "Mando" and I love it.

I never would have made that connection and I used to play that all the time.  :o :laugh: My acting strategy is to move more closely in line with my thigh plate design. It was always pointed at as the hallmark of my kit when I got approved, so I'm trying to lend more pieces of the armor to a similar/advanced design to bring more of it into the same "theme" as I work towards Brigade.

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Clever with the workshop!

And no you can't unsee it lol so you're welcome.

My only 2 cents on your build would be your knee dart stuff - I feel like those doo-dads you have currently might be too heavy to be on knee armor which might make keeping them in place difficult. Have you mocked those up yet by taping them to your knee armor and seeing how heavy they are?

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Good point. I have not yet, but I will before I mount them. The knees as they are are similarly sized but lighter than my older ones. I didn't put as much sintra on the outside as the boba style so the weight should be about the equivalent if not better equipped to stay in place.

My old knees have flightsuit matching elastic in the back and velcro on the knee and back of plate which held them in place. That did work well even with the weight which got heavier because they snapped 4-6 times in their lifespan and I reinforced with more sintra. :laugh:

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Still need to do the detail painting (mostly blacks and golds to bring out the details) and blackwash, but these pieces are about done! I'm excited the detail is going to make them pop.








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