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 Jesse's WIP **#wearable!!**

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #30 on: Feb 12, 2012, 07:25 PM »
THe first ones and third will look good in my opinion, I'm not really feeling the other two.

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« Reply #31 on: Feb 12, 2012, 07:46 PM »
so, if nobody responds, does that mean my guns are ok?

It's hard to reply on guns, it's all about how your modifications look.  Just about anything can work as a base, it just depends on how far you have to take it to make it look "Star Wars."  Nothing off the shelf like that will pass without some work.

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #32 on: Feb 12, 2012, 09:45 PM »
THe first ones and third will look good in my opinion, I'm not really feeling the other two.
^^ that's what I thought.
It's hard to reply on guns, it's all about how your modifications look.  Just about anything can work as a base, it just depends on how far you have to take it to make it look "Star Wars."  Nothing off the shelf like that will pass without some work.
ok, Dan, thanks. :) I will definitely have to modify these, but I was expecting (and looking forward) to. :)
Thanks again everybody

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #33 on: Feb 13, 2012, 08:28 AM »
The guns will make a decent base, but they will need modding ;) .

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #34 on: Feb 14, 2012, 08:14 PM »
okie dokie, I've got the templates printed and cut out. I'm going to tape them on and see if they're the right size.
In the mean time, does anyone have any good ideas about what kind of greebles (greeblies? what's the right word?) to use to mod my guns?

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #35 on: Feb 14, 2012, 10:38 PM »
and another question. Well, first of all a statement. I'm not *real* wild about the idea of a 'cod piece' and I'm really unimpressed with the 'loincloth' idea.  So, can I just not wear something there, or is it a required piece?

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #36 on: Feb 14, 2012, 10:50 PM »
Its either one or the other, gotta have something down there.

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #37 on: Feb 15, 2012, 12:15 AM »
Its either one or the other, gotta have something down there.
sigh. that's what I though... ah well. Thanks

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #38 on: Feb 15, 2012, 08:19 AM »
sigh. that's what I though... ah well. Thanks

One thing I have noticed though is that there is a significant amount of flexibility in style of armored cod piece.  For the female form obviously you don't need the bulging shape, so it could look a lot more like the triangle of a bikini.  The other idea to look into is a soft cod piece, it doesn't have to be armor.  The key, straight from the CRLs, is that it has to be high quality and look in universe.  Darth Vader and Biker scouts are the examples given.



The biker scout has tons of costume pictures out there, but I wanted to check an actual screen shot.  I finally found one here.  Not the highest resolution, but good enough to see that it really is just fabric like everybody uses.



So just sow your self up a piece of cloth armor out of the right materials and you are all set.  The biker scout style I think would be really easy, and I would check on this but I bet that if you made the material match your flak vest then it would be good.

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #39 on: Feb 15, 2012, 01:06 PM »
That's not so bad...
 Thanks SO much Dan.  :D I really appreciate it.

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #40 on: Feb 15, 2012, 07:11 PM »
ok. This isn't really an update, I guess, but I am running a 100.7 fever so :( I'm not sure anything will be done on my armor tonight, but I will get back to work as soon as possible.

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #41 on: Feb 16, 2012, 12:13 AM »
My biker scout picture didn't paste into my previous post, so I put it back in. 

I was talking with my wife about it tonight and she likes that idea a lot too.

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #42 on: Feb 16, 2012, 01:48 AM »
okay, another idea/question. This time it's about...chest plates. (always an interesting problem, eh?) I'm think about going with the Legacy chest plates. I hear it's good for girls who don't want to go the 'cupped plate' way. Only, while I can wrap my mind around the
'Fett' style plates, Legacy is harder for me to visualize. Also, can I wear a Fett/classic style bucket and classic leg (thighs, knees, shins, etc.) and shoulder bells with a Legacy chest plate? *shrugs* I'm so confused...lol. I know Falin did some legacy armor, so I'm thinking about asking him.


Any help/suggestions/commentary would be most welcome. :)

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #43 on: Feb 16, 2012, 01:14 PM »
First off Jesse, welcome to the Mercs. I apologize for not doing so sooner, it been a busy month for me. That said, always glad to see another Texan.

The answer to your question is, yes and no. CRL's say there's no mixing of Eras, but there hasn't yet been a seperation of Legecy Era from Modern Era. So technically you could, but from a purely asthetic viewpoint I wouldn't as it will look piecemeal and disjointed.

I'll tell you, "standard" Fett style plates can be made to fit anyone. It's a matter of resizing them and shaping to fit, which is more trouble than most people are willing to take on. It's worth it though. The fit of the kit to your body makes a huge difference in the final appearence. Best advice you will get is to take your time and don't cut corners. That extra step will make an "ok" kit a "fantastic" kit.

Best of luck and if you need any help just ask.

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My opinions are stated as my own. If you disagree with them feel free to disregard them. They are after all...opinions.

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #44 on: Feb 16, 2012, 02:35 PM »
Thanks Ca'tal. I was thinking it would look kinda funny...
Well, I'll look into fixing my Modern chest plates. (that's really what I wanted to go with all along)

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