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 Arch's WIP: A Girl and Her Armor

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Re: Arch's WIP: A Girl and Her Armor
« Reply #45 on: Oct 06, 2014, 07:37 PM »
Yeah! It'll be good to have a second set of plates, too. I'm terrified that my armor is going to end up getting lost on a plane sometime or something, with Celebration coming up and all! :P

When I made my first plates using Vira's template, I found that they made for a weird corner near my armpit because of how I made the corners. Cutting the dart area a little differently allowed me to resolve the corner a little bit better.

Here's a photo of my current plates to show what I mean.



Re-making these plates also helped me realize that the PDF version of Vira's plate design isn't quite accurate. The tabs on either side of the dart end up two different lengths after the plate is folded, as you can see on my armor here, and I didn't correct that for the PDF. Whups.  :laugh:

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Re: Arch's WIP: A Girl and Her Armor
« Reply #46 on: Oct 06, 2014, 10:51 PM »
Ah, I see.  Thanks for the pic!

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Re: Arch's WIP: A Girl and Her Armor
« Reply #47 on: Mar 06, 2017, 05:33 PM »
2017 Armor Rebuild
It's about that time, eh, chaps? My plates have been long overdue for a rebuild. It probably won't be ready for Celebration, but I expect to be trooping with it this summer! I'll be going for the same look, with the addition of a back plate and some minor touches. I'm trying very hard to remember to take photos as I go!


Paper templates are always very important, even if this isn't your first rodeo. 


Torso plates traced out onto Sintra, ready for scoring and snapping.


Shoulder plates (I like to call them Pringles), ready for cutting.



Cutting away.



This is what forming these plates looks like. I used a heat gun and my straight edge to get some fairly clean corners. The one on the right is ready for seam reinforcement. The one on the left has just been started.

Aaaand that's where I am so far!

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Re: Arch's WIP: A Girl and Her Armor
« Reply #48 on: Mar 07, 2017, 12:38 AM »
It's really nice to see you working on something again! :)
I am a bit jealous of your nice clean lines on your chest plates.  :laugh:

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Re: Arch's WIP: A Girl and Her Armor
« Reply #49 on: Mar 09, 2017, 08:44 PM »
I've always admired your kit, looking forward to following your upgrades!

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Re: Arch's WIP: A Girl and Her Armor
« Reply #50 on: Jan 17, 2018, 09:57 PM »
UPDATE: I've finally fixed all the old Photobucket links. There are build pictures again!

I also found some WIP photos of my current helmet. I upgraded from my J2P a while back. Check it out!













BONUS PICTURE from a long time ago when the sun was still a thing and the trees were still green.

 


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