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 Armor Finally Finished!

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #30 on: Mar 24, 2010, 09:22 PM »
I'll PM it to you. If anyone else wants it, just ask.  ;)

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #31 on: Mar 24, 2010, 09:30 PM »
Go right ahead. I've dropped some but need something different.
Thanks
GJ

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #32 on: Mar 24, 2010, 09:52 PM »
PM sent!

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #33 on: Mar 24, 2010, 11:54 PM »
I wouldn't mind a few pointers on how to become less fat than I am.   ;D

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #34 on: Mar 25, 2010, 12:37 AM »
The best way to attach it would be two snaps on the plate arranged vertically.

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #35 on: Mar 25, 2010, 05:17 AM »
As for sanding, electric sanders are nice, but a sheet of 100 grit and a sheet of 22 grit, a cup of water, and some hands on time works better for detailed stuff.  And as long as you aren't using glassbondo or rondo, it should sand down easily.  It's also easier on the bucket.  Also very cathartic.

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #36 on: Mar 25, 2010, 08:34 AM »
Yeah, when I make the final one, or touch this one up, I'm doing it by hand and hiding all of the power tools from my dad (his name is Tim after all...  ;D )
Currently, I have 3 snaps on the backplate, and am adding 8 magnets. I also hold it on with my belt once I get it on. The hardest part is getting it on the vest by myself. I still haven't figured out a way that works.

Raltho, I'll have to get John to PM me back what I sent him, because it didn't save in my outbox, and I don't want to type it up again.  :P It's long...

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #37 on: Mar 25, 2010, 08:36 AM »
UPDATE!!!!

Last night I bought some material at Hobby Lobby on sale and made a kama and sash for my costume that turned out pretty well, considering it was all done on the floor of my dorm room.  ;D I'll try to get some pics in the next day or two. I'm currently trying to affix all of the magnets to my vest and it's taking time. It all looks a lot better already! Now I just need the leather gaunts, fix the visor a little for now, and figure out how to make some spats out of my scrap material. (Tips anyone?)

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #38 on: Mar 25, 2010, 10:47 AM »
Think of boomerangs in the flat shape.

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #39 on: Mar 26, 2010, 11:25 AM »
That's a cool set of armor you have there. I think with a Mando bucket it will be a suit to be reckoned with! Love the chain mail!

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #40 on: Mar 26, 2010, 03:12 PM »
Thanks a lot Saberan! That really makes me feel good about it! I'm going to tweak this helmet some next weekend to make it look more mando until I can get a Jango helmet (Anyone know of any helmets that are close in size to the Hasbro clone bucket?). I'm going to bondo the visor to make it more of a T, and color the outsides of the "triangle" on the face black to make it even more like a T visor.

Currently, I'm trying to finish putting the last couple of plates' magnets on the flight suit to add to the stability and alignment of the armor. Working AMAZING so far. Also, I'm working on spats right now. As soon as I get the spats and magnets finished, I'll post some new pics with them on, the sash, and kama I made. I should finish the magnets and spats by tomorrow night definitely.

Oh, and I just have to add, GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #41 on: Mar 26, 2010, 04:23 PM »
yea yea I'll have to give it to ya on the Panthers, very nice 3 pointer.

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #42 on: Mar 29, 2010, 12:53 AM »
Alrighty, update time! Here are some pics! I added spats to the suit, a sash, a kama, a $*^# ton of magnets for stability, and adjusted a few pieces of armor. The thigh plates aren't on right now because I don't have straps for them until I go home and make them. Also, I'll be making leather gaunts and hopefully mandoing the helmet up more. I have an idea that I hope works. If not, then I'll have to think of something else. Although, I did get told by a 501st Vader, Rob Roberts, owner of Limited Edition Comics, that he couldn't tell what my helmet was made from. He actually asked me what I made it from, because he didn't think it looked like the Hasbro clone, which made me feel good. Anywho, here are some quick pics for now. Let me know what you think! Oh, and yes, my back plate was falling off. I'm going to break down and make straps for it. Only thing I can come up with.






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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #43 on: Mar 29, 2010, 05:35 AM »
If you are going to use straps for the backplate, I'd use them for the chest and belly as well as they still seem to be sitting too low and too spaced.

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Re: Armor Finally Finished!
« Reply #44 on: Mar 29, 2010, 08:36 AM »
What is your vest made out of? Is it I think double lined or thick enough to support the weight of the metal plates?  I'd toss some velcro on that too maybe??
GJ

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