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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #825 on: Oct 02, 2021, 09:43 PM »
MOAR PROGRESS!!



Used the Large Auto holster template from Tandy, and made a custom rig to attach it to the belt for the kama.  Now, I need to make some pouches.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #826 on: Oct 07, 2021, 07:44 PM »
And now have a rig to swap out when the mood catches:

and good grief... That SE-14c is a BEAST!!


I also have ordered the new chestplates.  Fingers crossed that it shows up on one of my days off.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #827 on: Oct 16, 2021, 12:57 PM »
Me: What's in the box?

Bene Jesserit: Pain.


So, lots of sanding, aligning, and painting in my future.  Going to try a new technique I was told about by Matchstick. Spray with the Textured paints from Rustoleum, then hit with filler primer.  Sand, then it should be done.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #828 on: Oct 18, 2021, 12:24 AM »
So, a little bit of #mandomonday update.
Mocked up the plates:

A quick edit for example:

And mocked up with my helmet options:


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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #829 on: Oct 23, 2021, 07:36 PM »







Been rather busy the last couple days.  Figured I might as well kill the time I'm not at MercsCon with something constructive.

And, I was a bad boy yesterday...
I saw that 3Dprinttoys had a sale on the Westar-35M, and bought the last one he had in stock.  I'll post pics when it comes in.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #830 on: Oct 24, 2021, 10:22 PM »

Dark Steel primer down.
Attached with magnets.

Selfie time!

And I wish that Post Imperial would allow dusters.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #831 on: Oct 25, 2021, 09:12 PM »
Well, I've got more to show.
I've finally allied myself with the Wolfe Pack.


I'm a bit of a stubborn cuss, so, I bent the elements to my will.  Despite the heavy rain the last few days, I managed to fully paint my new plates.





Now comes the time to make a decision on the backplate:
Option A:


Option B:

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #832 on: Oct 25, 2021, 10:08 PM »
So, a little bit of #mandomonday update.
Mocked up the plates:

A quick edit for example:

And mocked up with my helmet options:



I like the second helmet better.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #833 on: Oct 26, 2021, 10:42 AM »
That chest plate looks very very good. :like:

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #834 on: Oct 28, 2021, 12:01 AM »
Wish me luck, going to take this on a test run at my work's Halloween party.
Switching back to the original blue flightsuit.  There's way too much black on the kit, as it is.
And... CRUSHGAUNTS!!



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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #835 on: Oct 28, 2021, 03:12 PM »
New chestplate is awesome! I'd say second backplate design, stays with the angled design of the chesplate and just looks to be a bit more comfortable as the smaller option.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #836 on: Oct 28, 2021, 05:35 PM »
Going to trim Plate A to be closer in shape to B, since B seems a little to small.

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Successful test run, for the most part.  Soft parts were almost spot-on, but I think I need a new set of plates.  The consensus amongst my teammates is that it's a smidge too small, all around.

The curse of having a long torso.
I still wish that the Post Imp plates could use a duster...

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #837 on: Oct 28, 2021, 09:09 PM »
honestly the plate kind of looks fine width wise, maybe on the small side but not too bad? for length you could always add something instead of having to make all new plates? like how the heavy infantry armor has multiple plates? maybe adding shoulder straps (like bo katan/death watch/etc has) and playing with add ons can make your torso look a lot busier than just white space

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #838 on: Oct 28, 2021, 09:19 PM »
Itís worth a try...

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #839 on: Oct 28, 2021, 11:07 PM »
Beautiful work, Strak!  :like:

 


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