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Does the girth/kama need a back panel (Pics pgs. 3 & 4)

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 Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #180 on: Dec 23, 2013, 11:17 PM »

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #181 on: Jan 02, 2014, 03:50 AM »
That is kandosii!  I want to put electronics onto the armor I'm planning but I'm no good with rigging things without some kind of  tutorial  :'( by the way, would you mind if I borrow your vacuum dust cover Idea?  I want to see if I can't make a rocket/comm pack out of it.

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #182 on: Jan 02, 2014, 06:31 AM »
Dude.


Been away for a bit, haven't been keeping up to date on others folks WIPS. This is LOOKIN' GOOD!!! Hit me up on FB sometime, I wanna pick your brain about that armored pack you did... Nice work, ner'vod!!

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #183 on: Jan 03, 2014, 02:39 PM »

:laugh: HAHA! :laugh:
Vor'e Vod!

That is kandosii!  I want to put electronics onto the armor I'm planning but I'm no good with rigging things without some kind of  tutorial  :'( by the way, would you mind if I borrow your vacuum dust cover Idea?  I want to see if I can't make a rocket/comm pack out of it.
Go for it Vod! I don't mind people borrowing my ideas...
    ...as long as you give 'em back when you're done... HAHA, I kid :laugh:
And if you need some help with wiring I'm always willing to help where I can Vod, just a PM away ;D

Dude.


Been away for a bit, haven't been keeping up to date on others folks WIPS. This is LOOKIN' GOOD!!! Hit me up on FB sometime, I wanna pick your brain about that armored pack you did... Nice work, ner'vod!!
Will do Vod!

Looking Nice vod ;) once you get those tusks sorted it will be awesoooome ;)
Vor'e Vod!
Ask and ye shall receive! ;)

Mods from the last pics:
- Got the "tusks" sorted and additional Velcro added for them
- Reshaped the top peak of the upper ab piece as it was jutting out when looking at the kit in profile
- Relocate the lower split ab plates in about 3mm each to match the gap between the pectoral plates

Velcro additions/relocations:


All chest plates in place:


Some of the plates are a little tweaked but being that they are attached by Velcro it should be an easy adjustmernt ;D

NEXT UP:
Mounting the back plate!  :P

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #184 on: Jan 04, 2014, 08:24 AM »
Vod, that is looking good. Kandosii.

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #185 on: Jan 06, 2014, 04:06 PM »
That's a sharp looking vest, can't wait to see those plates painted up.

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #186 on: Jan 07, 2014, 10:41 AM »
These here are some nice custom plates!!

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #187 on: Jan 14, 2014, 11:58 AM »
Small update... :P

OK, while I was sewing on the Velcro for the backplate I realized that I never did another test-fit after reshaping/repositioning the plates ???

So here are a few shots (Please excuse the hazy pics, I forgot to clean the lens before taking the pics :-[):
Front shot showing the improved spacing of the lower plates:


Side shot showing the improved contour of the ab and chest plates:


And finally a shot showing that the plates are actually not stabbing me when I bend or crouch! ;D


Sorry no pics with the backplate installed (I ran out of thread to mount the 2 largest strips of Velcro to the vest :P), I'll get those up as soon as I'm able to get some more upholstery thread to hold the Velcro onto the vest (Should be tonight  ;))

Stay tuned! 8)

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #188 on: Jan 14, 2014, 12:00 PM »
You've done good work, vod.

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #189 on: Jan 14, 2014, 03:25 PM »
Very Nice vod ;)

One thing  :rolleyes: the spacing between the collar is a lot smaller than the other plates and it looks a fair bit wider

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #190 on: Jan 14, 2014, 03:29 PM »
I agree with Niabi but otherwise, awesome job spacing and fitting them!

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #191 on: Jan 14, 2014, 04:23 PM »
Very Nice vod ;)

One thing  :rolleyes: the spacing between the collar is a lot smaller than the other plates and it looks a fair bit wider

Not that big of an issue...

If you look at this Jango (Arturo Delgado's kit, which is arguably the best Jango out there), you'll see that the space between the collar and chest plates is significantly smaller than the space between the other pieces...


It's a good observation on Niabi's part, and if you can easily do something about the spacing, you could pull them a bit apart. But if not, I don't think it's a deal breaker.

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #192 on: Jan 14, 2014, 09:22 PM »
I gotta say, I've been watching this thread for quite some time and the amount of detail is simply amazing!  I personally cannot wait to see this kit in person completed.  With that said, I have to agree with kelan. Although a bit more space would be nice, I think it looks fine the way it is.  Now get that back plate attached and start painting!  ;D

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« Reply #193 on: Jan 14, 2014, 10:50 PM »
I gotta say, I've been watching this thread for quite some time and the amount of detail is simply amazing!  I personally cannot wait to see this kit in person completed.  With that said, I have to agree with kelan. Although a bit more space would be nice, I think it looks fine the way it is.  Now get that back plate attached and start painting!  ;D

I feel the exact way! I love where you're going with this! But Gosh Darnit, I wanna see it all at once!

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #194 on: Jan 15, 2014, 11:11 AM »
Very Nice vod ;)

One thing  :rolleyes: the spacing between the collar is a lot smaller than the other plates and it looks a fair bit wider
Thanks Niabi, I did notice that after taking the pictures, luckily it is all velcroed in place and I have a few mm of wiggle room! ;)
As far as the width, I was going to trim the corners down at a slight angle to match up with the outer corners of the chest plates as well!

Not that big of an issue...

If you look at this Jango (Arturo Delgado's kit, which is arguably the best Jango out there), you'll see that the space between the collar and chest plates is significantly smaller than the space between the other pieces...


It's a good observation on Niabi's part, and if you can easily do something about the spacing, you could pull them a bit apart. But if not, I don't think it's a deal breaker.
Thanks for the reference pic Kelan! Although I do intend to space it out just a little more, the gap between the chest plates and the collar is intentionally less than the other plates (although it's not supposed to be quite that small :rolleyes:) as I remembered that Jango's are not completely even for flexibility purposes just as shown in your pic!

You've done good work, vod.
I gotta say, I've been watching this thread for quite some time and the amount of detail is simply amazing!  I personally cannot wait to see this kit in person completed.  With that said, I have to agree with kelan. Although a bit more space would be nice, I think it looks fine the way it is.  Now get that back plate attached and start painting!  ;D
I feel the exact way! I love where you're going with this! But Gosh Darnit, I wanna see it all at once!

Thanks for the encouragement Vode! I'm working on it, I promise  :P

I just tend to be a bit of a perfectionist (that is probably why I have test fit each one of these plates probably a dozen times while sewing on the Velcro "loops" to the vest to make sure they are in the right position, which was an obvious "FAIL" :-[)

I was able to get the upholstery thread for the lower large Velcro patches for the backplate and for the kidney guards and get the loops sewn to the back of the vest and got a test fit in doing chores for a bit with the backplate in place with no issues, I was thinking I may need a harness for the backplate but between the fit of the vest and the Velcro I'm using it doesn't seem necessary! ;D

So hopefully tonight I'll be able to trim down the corners of the collar, flatten out the shoulder bells just a bit more and mount all of the plates for a final test fit once the E6000 dries on the kidney plates! ;)

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