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 My first armor build WIP (Painted shoulders On pg 2)

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My first armor build WIP (Painted shoulders On pg 2)
« on: Jun 13, 2011, 02:29 PM »
I So I am Making a suit using a metal cabinet that I found dumpster diving and pulled out also Now I just cut out the diamond plate and I am using WOF templates and beat the plates using a ball pein and any tips are helpful http://bioshutt.deviantart.com/art/Metal-Mandalorian-WIP-1-212930187

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #1 on: Jun 15, 2011, 01:34 PM »
you have a good start keep going on it the cheaper the better in price that is

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #2 on: Jun 22, 2011, 06:33 PM »
just cut out the belly plate and diamond plate

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #3 on: Jun 23, 2011, 09:09 AM »
Looks good Vod ;D

are you going to paint your plates? coz i like them as is with the beaten look, but i do like heavy weathered look ;D

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #4 on: Jun 23, 2011, 09:15 AM »
Looks good Vod ;D

are you going to paint your plates? coz i like them as is with the beaten look, but i do like heavy weathered look ;D

Oh yes, what Niabi said. They look awsome! At first I thought it was just a great weathering job... I wouldn't paint over'em...!!  :)

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #5 on: Jun 23, 2011, 08:24 PM »
Looks good Vod ;D

are you going to paint your plates? coz i like them as is with the beaten look, but i do like heavy weathered look ;D

Yep, I's agrees.

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #6 on: Jun 23, 2011, 08:47 PM »
So I guess that is the trick to properly weather metal plates, paint them first, then hammer them to shape!

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #7 on: Jun 24, 2011, 06:55 PM »
Wow i never thought i would get this much good vibes from my armor.
Actually they were cut from a door from a filing cabinet that i found in a dumpster then i cut out the plates and  started shaping them
the cabinet came from dumpster diving
guess i am not painting my kit

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #8 on: Jun 24, 2011, 11:53 PM »
did a little on the belly plate


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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #9 on: Jun 25, 2011, 07:33 AM »
What are you using to planish out those hammer strikes? 

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #10 on: Jun 25, 2011, 12:42 PM »
What are you using to planish out those hammer strikes? 
Cement floor is the hard surface and I use lighter strikes to planish the metal.

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #11 on: Jun 27, 2011, 02:14 PM »
Find a local Harbor Freight Tools and buy the 1/2 football shaped auto body dolly.  They are like $15, sometimes you can get both it and the teardrop shape dolly on sale for less than $30.  Also while your there, pick up an auto body flattening hammer.  It'll have a big flat round face about the size of a 50 cent piece, and a small deep peen on the back.  Should have a red/black handle.  Those sell for I think $10 or less.

Use that auto body dolly in a vice with the flattening hammer to get all those dents out.  It will be a night and day difference you can use over and over again for minimal investment.

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #12 on: Jun 30, 2011, 03:10 PM »
Thanks for the advice Novall I am trying to get one but right now i am working on getting the cash to get those two things

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #13 on: Jun 30, 2011, 05:05 PM »
update: Left shoulder is cut out and right now I cannot decide between making them round like Fett armor, or create two folds to create the shoulders?

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #14 on: Jun 30, 2011, 05:17 PM »
Mine have the two folds... I like the "square" look better... Personal choice...!  ;)

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #15 on: Jun 30, 2011, 05:20 PM »
update: Left shoulder is cut out and right now I cannot decide between making them round like Fett armor, or create two folds to create the shoulders?

In terms of metal working, doing folds are simpler. If you wish to curve them, then you will need to put in more work to get a nice curve.
Don't let that stop you, just keep it in mind  ;)

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #16 on: Jul 01, 2011, 10:38 AM »
Folding is by far easier.   ;D

I have never dished a jango style shoulder bell (although it does have a tiny bit of curve in it), and usually roll them to get the rounded effect.  You can do this over any rounded surface, just make sure you don't leave any crease lines in the metal.

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #17 on: Jul 02, 2011, 02:51 AM »
Dug out my flight suit and started shaping the Rbreast plate and have test fit then while wearing the suit.

and the whole set (so far)


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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #18 on: Jul 02, 2011, 10:52 AM »
Looks good so far, sizing looks pretty good as well, will be easier to tell once you get a vest done.
Keep up the good work  ;)

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #19 on: Jul 12, 2011, 08:32 PM »
dicided to turn my templates into the folded armor an cover them in fiberglass, and curve my metal plates

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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #20 on: Jul 15, 2011, 06:26 PM »
First pictures of the folded Fiberglass plates for the shoulders



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Re: My first armor build WIP
« Reply #21 on: Jul 17, 2011, 12:46 AM »
And now the pictures of the painted metal Left shoulder bell, The MLS next to the Fiberglass RSB, And The picture of the door that I "Recycled"



this door gave me all but the collar and the collar came from a strip on the back of the door.

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Re: My first armor build WIP (Painted shoulders On pg 2)
« Reply #22 on: Jul 21, 2011, 11:41 PM »
Well I just tested the new flack vest and met Solus At San Diego Comic-Con 2011

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Re: My first armor build WIP (Painted shoulders On pg 2)
« Reply #23 on: Aug 04, 2011, 12:02 PM »
I know is's has been a while but here is the torso plates Weathered after SDCC (excuse the lousy Cellphone Images)


what do think of the plates

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Re: My first armor build WIP (Painted shoulders On pg 2)
« Reply #24 on: Aug 04, 2011, 12:11 PM »
Plates are looking pretty good, but the spacing needs to be fixed.
Gap needs to be removed between the collar and chest plates, and the collar armor can probably be shifted up a bit more as well.

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