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 Trampís Mando Kit WIP

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #30 on: Jun 25, 2021, 12:33 PM »
I think your best bet would be the warbla idea or to just permanently attach some sintra to that strap as an added armor piece.

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #31 on: Jun 25, 2021, 12:42 PM »
I think your best bet would be the warbla idea or to just permanently attach some sintra to that strap as an added armor piece.
itís not the strap. The strap is well hidden by my bracers. Itís the armor plate on the back of the hand itself thatís the issue. Look just to the inside of the pinky ridge of the hand plate. Thereís an embossed Valken logo molded directly into the plastic on both gloves that is raised about 1/16Ē. Thatís the one Iím having trouble with because I donít want to ruin the gloves or leave a ďscarĒ.

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #32 on: Jun 25, 2021, 04:04 PM »
You can still use worbla or sintra to make a small plate that fits over the logo, regardless of where it's located on the glove...

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #33 on: Jun 26, 2021, 05:37 PM »
Thereís an embossed Valken logo molded directly into the plastic on both gloves that is raised about 1/16Ē. Thatís the one Iím having trouble with because I donít want to ruin the gloves or leave a ďscarĒ.

I think your worbla or Sintra strips would be the best plan.  Sanding will leave a scar.  A plate would completely change the look and I like them as is.  It would also be very hard to hide the letters with greeblies, not impossible just hard. 

But three narrow strips between the ridges would, I think, add to the look without changing the overall feel of them.  I would angle the tops of the two outer ones toward the middle one and make the middle one a point.  Just an Idea 

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #34 on: Jul 03, 2021, 01:02 AM »
After some trial and error, I came up with some prop thermal charges, which will be attached to my belt. I cast them out of UV resin, each made of two pieces, and with a magnet to attach them to my belt.




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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #35 on: Jul 17, 2021, 11:48 AM »
Completed the mods to my gloves (I ended up taking the Dremmel to them), and finished painting my thermal charges. I also made a slight modification to my belts, namely to the buckles to spruce them up a bit.


















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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #36 on: Jul 17, 2021, 07:29 PM »
Looks great! Glad the gloves worked out

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #37 on: Jul 19, 2021, 12:25 AM »
I thought I was following this build already.

Crap. I guess I wasn't!

It looks like the glove solution worked well Tramp! From the pictures it's hard to see any major damage. It looks like it turned out pretty clean!

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #38 on: Jul 19, 2021, 12:57 AM »
I thought I was following this build already.

Crap. I guess I wasn't!

It looks like the glove solution worked well Tramp! From the pictures it's hard to see any major damage. It looks like it turned out pretty clean!

Thankfully, nope, no major damage; nothing that doesnít look like the results of metalworking.  Any critique of the rest of the build WIP so far?

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #39 on: Jul 22, 2021, 01:56 AM »
I got some more work done on my cuirass. After doing some reshaping of the shoulders of my collar plate, back plate, and epaulettes, I fused the epaulettes first to the shoulder of the back plate with some Plastruct plastic welder (a liquid plastic welder model glue), then fused the collar plate.








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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #40 on: Jul 22, 2021, 10:55 AM »
Your looking good so far. Couple big things that stick out that the app teams may gig you for is you wanna tailor your arms and legs a tad. But still wanna move. And any parachute buckle would need to be painted to look metal. I would also cover the logo on the wrist of your glove even if it is hidden. You are doing a great job!

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #41 on: Jul 28, 2021, 01:02 AM »
Finally got a chance to look through this all again. You had asked about the collar being too wide. Man, I donít think it looks that bad. I think itís a bit wider than I would cut it for myself, but I think once everything is spaced, it should be just fine. The downfall of ABS is that it's a little more difficult to trim and shape somstimes. I've been eyeing his stuff on Etsy but haven't pulled the trigger. I'm 6'2" and 195 with a 44" chest. I didn't know if I should do large or small if I did order some.

That blaster looks really nice. You got a nice sidearm there!

You've added some plates to fill the gap between the chest and collar. I did the same thing. I don't know if they have a true, technical name, so I just call them gap plates.  :laugh: Not real original or anything, is it? Here's the best pictures I have of mine but it's with my old helmet and shortly after approval.




You can see I attached my cape to the left one. (Are you going with a cape on your build?) But mine attaches with velcro since I take my backplate off.

I like the addition of the greeblies to the holster. The best way to ensure modern tactical gear gets approved is to do a plate over it (easier on pouches obviously) or greeblies. Nice find there!

I don't see many things to critique right offhand that hasn't been mentioned aside from removing seat pockets unless you're doing a full cape or a kama.

Looking forward to more updates!

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #42 on: Jul 28, 2021, 01:36 AM »
Finally got a chance to look through this all again. You had asked about the collar being too wide. Man, I donít think it looks that bad. I think itís a bit wider than I would cut it for myself, but I think once everything is spaced, it should be just fine. The downfall of ABS is that it's a little more difficult to trim and shape somstimes. I've been eyeing his stuff on Etsy but haven't pulled the trigger. I'm 6'2" and 195 with a 44" chest. I didn't know if I should do large or small if I did order some.

That blaster looks really nice. You got a nice sidearm there!

You've added some plates to fill the gap between the chest and collar. I did the same thing. I don't know if they have a true, technical name, so I just call them gap plates.  :laugh: Not real original or anything, is it? Here's the best pictures I have of mine but it's with my old helmet and shortly after approval.




You can see I attached my cape to the left one. (Are you going with a cape on your build?) But mine attaches with velcro since I take my backplate off.

I like the addition of the greeblies to the holster. The best way to ensure modern tactical gear gets approved is to do a plate over it (easier on pouches obviously) or greeblies. Nice find there!

I don't see many things to critique right offhand that hasn't been mentioned aside from removing seat pockets unless you're doing a full cape or a kama.

Looking forward to more updates!

The plates connecting the back and collar are properly called epaulettes, and, no, as of this time, I donít plan on a cape or cloak. I do own a black wool square cloak from my time in the SCA. I use it with my Jedi kit, pleated up into a surcoat.

 As for my back pocket cover flaps (the pockets themselves are fully internal), theyíre staying right where they are. I am indeed wearing a Kama as part of my kit. I didnít find the greeblies, I cast them out of 5-minute epoxy using Evil Ted molds I bought at Michealís craft store. They attach via Velcro. I used the same molds to cast my thermal charges and the greeblies on my belt buckles, this time out of UV resin. I have an order of ABS sheets (a pack of 2 12Ēx24Ēx 1/16Ē black), they just shipped and should arrive around 2 Aug. Iím going to use them to make some added plates to my back in order to match my concept art, as well as to make my codpiece (I donít want a Boba Fett style codpiece). Until the plastic comes in, Iím at an Iím pass. My vest is at the tailorís hopefully getting front zipper cover flaps made and attached.

My plates are the medium plates. Iím long torsoed 5í6Ē and about 175-190 lbs, with a 42Ē chest.

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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #43 on: Aug 07, 2021, 02:44 AM »
My ABS finally came in and I got to work on my codpiece. Hand shaping hot ABS without a vacuum former is not easy but it turned out better than I expected.




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Re: Trampís Mando Kit WIP
« Reply #44 on: Aug 09, 2021, 08:14 AM »
Most impressive shaping that without a vac form.

My two cents: how does that currently look when worn - or at least on a mock up? It looks a little long for a traditional cod but you may be wearing it higher up on your abdomen that how the Fett's do.

Second: (this may already be planned) I believe you are going to need sand/bondo the bottom portion of that to smooth it out and hide the texture the plastic now has from forming it.

Chugging along though! Keep at it  :like:

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