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 If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come... HUGE UPDATE 1/7/19!!

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #15 on: Nov 17, 2011, 05:57 PM »
 ;D :D ;) :) :P 8) Lol, smiley face army...

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #16 on: Nov 18, 2011, 11:56 PM »
Keeping a close eye on this...  ;)

Edit: Quick question, you planning on having the abdomen plates so slender in comparison to your torso?

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #17 on: Nov 19, 2011, 01:46 AM »
Not quite sure yet, actually.  It was partially artistic license.  I spent a good deal of time on the main picture, as opposed to the quickly-drawn back pictures.  What would you suggest would work best?

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« Reply #18 on: Nov 19, 2011, 08:28 PM »
Not quite sure yet, actually.  It was partially artistic license.  I spent a good deal of time on the main picture, as opposed to the quickly-drawn back pictures.  What would you suggest would work best?

I would advocate more coverage which both looks better from an armor standpoint, and also looks better aesthetically.

After all the whole reason for going the overlapping plate method was to be able to cover more in armor without losing mobility.

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #19 on: Nov 19, 2011, 08:38 PM »
I have seen (as have most members I believe) the extreme ease in which Thaxos can bend and move with the armor. I personally won't be going with that look, but it certainly is genious. ;D

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #20 on: Nov 20, 2011, 04:34 PM »
I would advocate more coverage which both looks better from an armor standpoint, and also looks better aesthetically.

After all the whole reason for going the overlapping plate method was to be able to cover more in armor without losing mobility.
I have seen (as have most members I believe) the extreme ease in which Thaxos can bend and move with the armor. I personally won't be going with that look, but it certainly is genious. ;D

I've been thinking the same thing.  Is there a particular template you have used?  I can't decide the best way to do this without creating awkward parts under the overlapping segments.

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #21 on: Nov 20, 2011, 04:39 PM »
Updates!  I finally took some pictures with my webcam.  This first bucket will be a bit small, so I may end up using it as just a prototype, however, I thought I'd share, just to show progress.  Since I took these, more work has been completed, so I will try to again get updates up soon.





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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #22 on: Nov 20, 2011, 04:49 PM »
Looks, awesome! Good job, man!

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #23 on: Nov 20, 2011, 11:17 PM »
For templates I simply mocked them up with cardboard to scale it to my body proportionately.

As for the setup for wearing, it really depends if you want to mount it stationary, to the vest, or to a rigging system independent of the vest.

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #24 on: Nov 20, 2011, 11:34 PM »
For templates I simply mocked them up with cardboard to scale it to my body proportionately.

As for the setup for wearing, it really depends if you want to mount it stationary, to the vest, or to a rigging system independent of the vest.

Mainly I meant if you had a specific pattern you used, or if you just kinda eye-balled it.  I was thinking of creating like half the pattern on paper, folding it in half to create the full, individual piece of armor.  If that makes any semblance of sense whatsoever.   :P

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #25 on: Nov 20, 2011, 11:55 PM »
Mainly I meant if you had a specific pattern you used, or if you just kinda eye-balled it.  I was thinking of creating like half the pattern on paper, folding it in half to create the full, individual piece of armor.  If that makes any semblance of sense whatsoever.   :P

I created the pattern  ;)

Yes that makes sense in order to preserve symmetry, make sure to take measurements of dimensions and angles if you're worried about precision. (I certainly did hehe)

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #26 on: Nov 21, 2011, 12:44 AM »
I created the pattern  ;)

Yes that makes sense in order to preserve symmetry, make sure to take measurements of dimensions and angles if you're worried about precision. (I certainly did hehe)

Of course I'm worried about precision.  I don't want it to look like crap!  ;D

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #27 on: Nov 29, 2011, 11:07 PM »
Bump.

Life has gotten in the way of this.  College paper deadlines and finals week are incoming.  I'll have a good, solid month over Christmas break to plan and work on my kit.  I've got boxes of old broken and semi-working airsoft parts and bodies at home, so I've roughly got a couple weapons more or less planned out.  I need to buy a Dremel tool and some form of bonding agent (not Bondo, yet).  I'm also slowly continuing on working on my helmet prototype.

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #28 on: Nov 29, 2011, 11:53 PM »
Bump.

Life has gotten in the way of this.  College paper deadlines and finals week are incoming.  I'll have a good, solid month over Christmas break to plan and work on my kit.  I've got boxes of old broken and semi-working airsoft parts and bodies at home, so I've roughly got a couple weapons more or less planned out.  I need to buy a Dremel tool and some form of bonding agent (not Bondo, yet).  I'm also slowly continuing on working on my helmet prototype.
Hahaaaaa, life. Mmyep. College papers are so fun, right? >> As for Dremels, if you're gonna be in town over break (depending on which month, though) I have a Dremel tool, so if you need to cut or sand things with it, I might be able to help. As for bonding agents... I'm drawing a blank atm. I blame school. But good to hear that your helmet prototype is coming along slowly but surely!

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Re: If You Build Him, Novoc Will Come...
« Reply #29 on: Nov 30, 2011, 02:00 PM »
I won't be in town, except for the KSU game.  I wouldn't miss THAT.   ;)  But I likely won't be able to be in town much.  I'll probably end up buying my own so I can work in my basement, though!   ;D

 


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