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Vod'ika's Kit
« on: Jun 21, 2021, 10:00 PM »
I was discussing my plans for future kits with my handler (one of my sisters) when my younger sister leaned over my shoulder and told me she liked it.  I showed her my color test, and yup, she said she'd wear it if I built it.  So here it goes, build number two.

The original design has changed a bit from the first sketch and I have altered it a bit more to make it more personalized for my little sister.  This is the current working sketch I am building off of.  Some design ideas have already been scrapped or changed according to my vod'ika's perferences.



And the color test



The kit will be a legacy kit with an Ursa Wren styled bucket.  Due to the fact that she needs to fit her glasses in the bucket (the suggestion of contracts was met with hard no) I am planning to pad the shoulders a bit and do several layers of plates on the shoulders to enlarge her silhouette and prevent the bobble head look.

My original plans for this build was a beast tamer, sniper, forest specialist.  Considering that she is about half my size (yet some how taller?) I am taking her down to a light armor kit and we're just shooting for beast tamer at this point.  Well OM first, then beast tamer after that.

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #1 on: Jun 21, 2021, 11:55 PM »
Looking good, I love that color combination! And yay, another member of team "shorter than my younger siblings" !  :laugh:

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #2 on: Jun 22, 2021, 07:41 PM »
Definitely following this one -- what a gorgeous color scheme!

And aww yisss, a fellow aspiring Beast Tamer! Does she know any beasts she'd like to specialize in?

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #3 on: Jun 22, 2021, 07:45 PM »
Looks cool! For the big shoulder affect, I recommend doing a vest/shoulder setup like Jango where the shoulder pieces go straight out instead of being more attached to the upper arms (like Boba). I did that for mine and it makes me look huge (I'm tiny)  :laugh:

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #4 on: Jun 22, 2021, 09:17 PM »
Looking good, I love that color combination! And yay, another member of team "shorter than my younger siblings" !  :laugh:

Yes, three are already taller than me!   :porg2:  But they're still my 'little' siblings  ;)

Definitely following this one -- what a gorgeous color scheme!

And aww yisss, a fellow aspiring Beast Tamer! Does she know any beasts she'd like to specialize in?

Thanks  :like:
If I were to pick a beast for her it would be a varactyl.  She's our chicken whisperer (they come when she calls and they follow her around) and loves reptiles so that seems the best fit.  When I asked I got a shoulder shrug, so... :rolleyes:


Looks cool! For the big shoulder affect, I recommend doing a vest/shoulder setup like Jango where the shoulder pieces go straight out instead of being more attached to the upper arms (like Boba). I did that for mine and it makes me look huge (I'm tiny)  :laugh:

Thank you! 
I suggested doing that with the shoulders, she said no.  She wants to be able to walk through doors,  :P  I tried to reassure her that she would be able too but she followed that up with how she would run into everything, couldn't argue with that one.  So were going to go the padding route first and see where that gets us.  I'll keep that one in the back pocket incase of emergencies though.   :D

For those who are following this build, I am starting mainly with the softs so this thread will be a little quiet for a bit.  I'm throwing in a link to the softs through so y'all can see what we've been up to.

https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=203568.0


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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #5 on: Jun 24, 2021, 04:02 AM »
I really like your colour scheme, I will follow this build!

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #6 on: Jun 29, 2021, 12:08 PM »
I really like your colour scheme, I will follow this build!

Thanks Falke!  Advice is always welcome  :)

Update:

Softs are nearing a point where they are completed enough to start patterning armor for her.  (Plus there is an armor party this weekend so I can get some help heat forming it if I have it at least cut out before the party.)  So I reassembled the tape pattern we made for her vest and drew a rough outline for where I wanted her armor to fall based off the lines and shape of the vest pattern.

   

Then I cut the pieces out and transferred them to my tissue paper.  I use this step to help even out and straighten any lines that I know need to be straight regardless of how I drew them on the tape.  I also added the additional length I will need to overlap the plates for the legacy style.

   

Then I made cardboard mockups

   

Taped them together



And brought them to my sister, who put on her vest and allowed me to use her as a, ahem, 'dummy'.  :D   Issues were quickly made apparent and I trimmed the plates accordingly.  What isn't shown is the notch I took out of the collar to bring the edges closer to the neck and the bit I trimmed off the the outside edge of the collar plate.

   

And trimmed down

   

   



Obviously the plates are floating a bit as they are only attached to her at the shoulders but I think the overall fit is just about right.  Next step will be transferring the patterns to sintra and cutting it out.  Now I need to decided if her plates will be 3mm or 6mm.  Mine were two layer of three because I wanted trauma plates but I don't think we will put any on hers so...TBD.

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #7 on: Jun 29, 2021, 03:19 PM »
The template looks good!

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #8 on: Jun 29, 2021, 04:09 PM »
Looks nice! Btw, where do you get references for legacy armor?

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #9 on: Jun 29, 2021, 04:28 PM »
Looks nice! Btw, where do you get references for legacy armor?

So these plates are just what I wanted no particular inspiration but there is a whole legacy board if your looking for more stuff like that.

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?board=167.0


The template looks good!

Thanks!

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #10 on: Jul 01, 2021, 09:10 PM »
Alright, so I got my vod'ika dressed up in everything we've got so far that will stay on and stuck the carboard armor on her.  I got the back armor templated out and then everything drawn onto my PVC board.  (I'm still using the stuff I bought for my armor.)  The blue tape was just a visual placeholder for the shoulders.  Those haven't been templated yet as we are still discussing styles.  I made the back armor templates same as I had done the front.



 

 

She choose a backplate with a similar style to mine.

   

She also want's the half shell bracers and knees out of PVC so that they can take more damage without risk of being broken.  We have a rough knee design taped on to her suit in the photos but we're not sold on it just yet. 

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #11 on: Jul 01, 2021, 11:30 PM »
Man, I'm amazed at how quickly you're breezing through such a detailed kit! Looking forward to the plates! :like:

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #12 on: Jul 02, 2021, 07:01 PM »
Man, I'm amazed at how quickly you're breezing through such a detailed kit! Looking forward to the plates! :like:

Yeah, I went from three jobs to one over the first part of the summer.  I was going to take it easy.  That lasted about three days, I don't do well with inactivity.  So this is getting my extra time and attention.  Won't last too much longer, second job starts back up in two weeks so back to a more normal pace soon.

Update:  Plates cut out and a quick rough sand on the edges to give them a bit of a bevel before we heat form them tomorrow.


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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #13 on: Jul 04, 2021, 07:11 PM »
We got the bulk of the shaping done at the armor part Saturday.  I still have to finish the shaping of the abb plate and a little bit more on the top back plate at the overlap.  It's doesn't quite lay right so  just a bit of heat and it will be ready.








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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #14 on: Jul 09, 2021, 09:17 PM »
I started work on two sheaths for over top of the leg wraps.  She wanted a more knife heavy kit then I had planned so we are going to be adding a few more bladed weapons to this build.  :)


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