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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #25 on: Jun 25, 2021, 10:16 AM »
The sizing definitely looks better.  I think I agree with your assessment that it still needs a little more off.  Not much, just a little trim.  I would run your templates through your Ruus'alor before you cut into your Sintra, just to be sure its good to go.   ;)

Don't let the templates get you down.   One piece at a time and soon it will all be there!  :like:
      thanks for the encouragement!! I appreciate it :<3: I have been post on my clans forum as well so that's been helpful two. ;D

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« Reply #26 on: Jun 26, 2021, 06:25 AM »
Su'cuy, I am still working at doing my patterns, but in the mean time I've been thinking about belts. I have the material to make pouches, but not sure of a good style for my belt or pouches. So I would really love if you guys could post pictures of your belts and what you did.

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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #27 on: Jun 29, 2021, 12:46 PM »
update: so i did my knee patterns. what do you think? the pvc/sintra i ordered also arrived today. :porg1:



i didn't have any darts for my knees so i just stuck arrow heads in them. so if they look funny that's why.

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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #28 on: Jun 29, 2021, 01:49 PM »
Knees look great! Good luck on the sintra  :like:

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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #29 on: Jun 29, 2021, 03:19 PM »
Looks like a great fit, they should transfer to sintra really well! I don't know why cardboard armor is so exciting, but it really is. ;D And the fun thing about being shipped sintra is you get more cardboard! :porg2:

It may just be that I'm not familiar with arrows, but those arrow heads look like greeblies that suit the knees really well to me!

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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #30 on: Jun 29, 2021, 10:39 PM »
Knees look great! Good luck on the sintra  :like:
    thanks vod!! ;D
Looks like a great fit, they should transfer to sintra really well! I don't know why cardboard armor is so exciting, but it really is. ;D And the fun thing about being shipped sintra is you get more cardboard! :porg2:

It may just be that I'm not familiar with arrows, but those arrow heads look like greeblies that suit the knees really well to me!
     thanks! :) I couldn't agree more about cardboard!!! :porg2: it is great for crafts and just to have fun!!! and it's almost always free, which is a plus. :P.

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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #31 on: Jun 30, 2021, 10:34 AM »
so i have done my shoulder armor. i think it should be a little more up my shoulder. do you think its a good size? dose it look to small?


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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #32 on: Jun 30, 2021, 12:09 PM »
I like the knees, they look about right for your size.  The shoulders do look just a smidge small, could just be the perspective of the photos, also if your planning on adding trauma plating (layering plates) that will make the shoulders look bigger.  I don't think the CRLs have rule for sizing shoulder plates other than proportional to you.  As far a spacing goes, per CRLS the shoulders should be no more than 2 inches away from the collar.

Looking good  :like:


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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #33 on: Jun 30, 2021, 12:18 PM »
Thanks!! I will increase the shoulders and bring them closer to the collar. I appreciate the help :<3:

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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #34 on: Jul 06, 2021, 11:26 AM »
su'cuy, i have been trimming some more off of my chest armor. it is much easier move with it on now that it is thinner. also i have done my hand armor pattern. i have also dyed some white crystal for my kit. i am not sure which colors to use. any thoughts?


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« Reply #35 on: Jul 06, 2021, 12:01 PM »
It's intimidating to trim more off the armor, but sometimes it's really worth it. Glad you can move better!

"Use the yellow crystal!!" -- the person who's crazy about gold :laugh:

But really, if your color scheme is the same as in your avatar, yellow would be perfect! And you can add any other crystal as an accent color if you wanted, since it pairs well with any of them. Alternatively, keep 'em all and have the rainbow!

What was your process in making the crystals? They turned out lovely!

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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #36 on: Jul 06, 2021, 03:17 PM »
I'm liking the sizing of the chest armor and the hand plates look good to me.  :like:

As to which crystal, what kind of reputation does your Mando have?  Are you a sith killer?  Pick the reds.  Jedi killer?  (I favor the yellow and blue ones but the green and purple are nice too, though I fear the purple may clash with your red paint.)  Or you could be both, carry both reds and the yellow.  No ones says you have to just pick one.  ;)

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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #37 on: Jul 06, 2021, 03:25 PM »
It's intimidating to trim more off the armor, but sometimes it's really worth it. Glad you can move better!

"Use the yellow crystal!!" -- the person who's crazy about gold :laugh:

But really, if your color scheme is the same as in your avatar, yellow would be perfect! And you can add any other crystal as an accent color if you wanted, since it pairs well with any of them. Alternatively, keep 'em all and have the rainbow!

What was your process in making the crystals? They turned out lovely!
      thanks  :<3: i did not make the crystals i just colored them, use food coloring and clear nail polish, got the idea from the battle cry magazine. i posted the picture of the instructions if you want to try it. i got the white crystals from amazon. my colors for my kit are grey,yellow and red. ;D         


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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #38 on: Jul 06, 2021, 03:42 PM »
WOAH those are so pretty!! For your color scheme, I’d vote the red AND the yellow (the more trophies the better, am I right?  :P) but a darksaber crystal (like the one in the Battlecry screenshot) would look ori’kandosii with your armor! Keep up the great work!  :like:

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« Reply #39 on: Jul 06, 2021, 03:56 PM »
I'm liking the sizing of the chest armor and the hand plates look good to me.  :like:

As to which crystal, what kind of reputation does your Mando have?  Are you a sith killer?  Pick the reds.  Jedi killer?  (I favor the yellow and blue ones but the green and purple are nice too, though I fear the purple may clash with your red paint.)  Or you could be both, carry both reds and the yellow.  No ones says you have to just pick one.  ;)
          thanks ;D I agree I will probably go with the yellow and the red. I  am not a sith or jedi killer/hunter. I am actually part of clan wren. But on a mission for my clan I could have encounter a sith or Jedi and killed them. Or maybe just found the crystals, but that's not as cool :laugh:

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« Reply #40 on: Jul 06, 2021, 04:00 PM »
WOAH those are so pretty!! For your color scheme, I’d vote the red AND the yellow (the more trophies the better, am I right?  :P) but a darksaber crystal (like the one in the Battlecry screenshot) would look ori’kandosii with your armor! Keep up the great work!  :like:
            thanks so much kuyan!! :<3: your so right!! I will definitely do a dark saber one next time I dyed some more, which will hopefully be soon ;D

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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #41 on: Jul 06, 2021, 04:10 PM »
Plates look good! I'm going to go against the group and say blue for the crystal. It's a good contrast to yellow and red. If you want two crystals, I'd add red (considering in your armor plan your belt is yellow). You don't want too much of one color, and some contrast can be really nice.

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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #42 on: Jul 06, 2021, 04:25 PM »
Plates look good! I'm going to go against the group and say blue for the crystal. It's a good contrast to yellow and red. If you want two crystals, I'd add red (considering in your armor plan your belt is yellow). You don't want too much of one color, and some contrast can be really nice.
            Ok thanks ;D I will definitely about think about it. It's always nice to have lots of different opinions ;)

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« Reply #43 on: Jul 07, 2021, 11:42 AM »
so i cut some of of the stomach armor to match the chest. i also flattened out the armor to use for the pattern. dose it look good? anything to small or to big?



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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #44 on: Jul 07, 2021, 12:43 PM »
Looks good!

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Re: triss's armor
« Reply #45 on: Jul 09, 2021, 09:47 PM »
i have officially cut my armor out from the pvc sheet. so now it's time to break out the sandpaper. i will also be working on a vibroknife. hopefully :-X



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« Reply #46 on: Jul 09, 2021, 11:54 PM »
Wow it looks great! Some light sanding (like 200 or 300 grit) should get the edges nice and smooth. But I recommend heat forming the plates before you sand.

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« Reply #47 on: Jul 10, 2021, 07:18 PM »
Thanks for the advice!! :P

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« Reply #48 on: Jul 10, 2021, 08:02 PM »
This part can be super exciting, just remember to take it a piece at a time.  As far as sanding goes, I always hit my plates with an 80-100 grit before I heat form it to make sure that there are no sharp edges or burls that will catch on either myself or the person I am forming the armor to.  Then I hit it again with a higher grit before painting.

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« Reply #49 on: Jul 10, 2021, 08:55 PM »
Thanks ;D i will make sure to be patient and take it slow.

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