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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« on: Jun 03, 2013, 05:48 PM »
OK, first off, I don't have pics yet, camera's being a pain in the shebs.  I hope to post some soon-ish.

Second, I am wondering on the proper spacing for the chest plates.  Using the large Jango Fett templates on my 6'5" frame.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #1 on: Jun 03, 2013, 06:09 PM »
for reference, a direct quote from the CRLs " Good rule of thumb, maximum spacing should equal no more than 1 inch between collar/chest/gut plates. No more than 1/2 inch between diamond and chest plates."

in my opinion, one inch is a huge distance between plates on most people, around a half inch is optimal. however, given your larger frame, more space may be appropriate and properly proportional. best bet would be to throw some pics up here once you get your camera working, and we can see whats up. general rile of thumb is to start with larger plates, they can always be trimmed down to fit

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #2 on: Jun 03, 2013, 09:54 PM »
http://s95.photobucket.com/user/x_so_x/media/0603132113-00.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Having some trouble figuring out just exactly how to post an actual pic on here.

So, here's my paper template mock up, just for sizing.  I have them copied onto the panels from a tote bin, as this is my first attempt.  Bummed I can't use the CT helmet, but, them's the breaks.  Looking forward to finishing this, and going to WizardWorld CC in Columbus, OH.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #3 on: Jun 03, 2013, 09:57 PM »
This thread helped me with posting pictures: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=560.0

Hope it helps you.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #4 on: Jun 03, 2013, 10:08 PM »
Vor'e!

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #5 on: Jun 04, 2013, 12:54 AM »
Not too sure, but it looks like they're a tad small. Try to line up the bottom of the ab plate just above the belly button, then work up from there (that's what I do anyhow). These ones looks far too short.
Good luck with your build, vod!

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #6 on: Jun 06, 2013, 12:33 AM »


Is this better, or am I going to need the XL plates?  ;D

Thankfully haven't started cutting the plates yet, so I can go and cut the larger size if needed.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #7 on: Jun 06, 2013, 01:58 AM »
The width looks ok but  I think you need to make them longer. Long torso And all.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #8 on: Jun 06, 2013, 05:55 AM »
They're a little too small for you. Get the next size up and lets see what they're like on you.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #9 on: Jun 06, 2013, 10:31 AM »
Sounds good, should have that done today.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #10 on: Jun 06, 2013, 11:12 AM »
You might have to customize the sizing a bit, seeing as you're tall but not large. If you stretch the plates to make them a bit longer I think you'd be golden. I ordered my plates from a seller on here, and gave him my measurements, which he used to make a "one size fits all" set... I am not one size lol Took a lot of working to get it to my frame.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #11 on: Jun 06, 2013, 11:28 AM »
Vor'e for the tips. 

Does anyone know if hand wraps are still approved?  Don't have the money to buy or skill (yet) to build a set of gauntlets.  If they are, does anyone know of a pic to get ideas from?

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #12 on: Jun 06, 2013, 12:08 PM »
I don't believe hand wraps are allowed, but I do know you can do a hard top gauntlet with a leather bottom or something like that. I made my gaunts out of a toilet bowl brush cleaner kit I got at target. they come in big cups, and all you gotta do is cut the bottom off and cut it in half. http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=49194.15 I just added some toy guns and painted the thing. super simple and cheap

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #13 on: Jun 08, 2013, 10:44 AM »
Going to see if Target still carries something like that, I know Walmart doesn't.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #14 on: Jun 17, 2013, 09:14 AM »
OK, just tried the XL templates, seemed to be a good fit.  Got the plates cut, not formed yet.  Will post pics soon-ish.

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