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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #390 on: May 01, 2014, 11:10 PM »
I know my couch is comfy, been sleeping there for a couple years.  :rolleyes:
Long story short, my son was afraid of his bedroom, kept saying he saw someone standing in one corner of the room, so for the last few years I'd sleep in the living room with him.
Got a near 100k Gamerscore that way. :P

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #391 on: May 06, 2014, 01:02 PM »
OK, slight delay in getting things finsihed.  Seems I got so caught up in finishing this build that I almost forgot something important, like the fact I only have a week to pack everything for a move ??? :rolleyes:
So, I'm putting this on hold for the moment, our regularly scheduled programming will resume shortly. ;D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #392 on: May 18, 2014, 04:21 PM »
Ok, still unpacking from the move. Looking for info on a speaker/mic kit, similar to the ones our TK brethren use. Kinda partial to the static click they have.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #393 on: May 18, 2014, 05:44 PM »
For the static click thatd be like an Icomm board.as for a voice amp pm me I possibly might be able to hook you up with one set up for a helmet.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #394 on: May 23, 2014, 03:32 PM »
For the static click thatd be like an Icomm board.as for a voice amp pm me I possibly might be able to hook you up with one set up for a helmet.
Thanks for the info, vod. And I might have to take you up on he amp.

Currently in the unpacking stages of the move, but picked up some black military style belts, was thinking of mounting the pouches on those. Will try to post pics of them later.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #395 on: May 31, 2014, 11:31 PM »
Some minor progress, I have the gaunts cut and primed, along with the back plate.
Just for shiggles, I'm hoping to take it for a test run at Race for the Place Cancer Walk/Run tomorrow. It's a 1k run, 1 mile walk for cancer research.  Will be a good test of it's durability... And mine. Will post pics soon, can't find the cable to upload my camera...



Update: Due to A Series of Unfortunate Events, I was unable to kit-up today. 

I DO have the back attached, though, and as soon as I can make sure it's in place correctly, I'll post pics.  Still have to hunt down that blasted cable...

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #396 on: Jun 01, 2014, 10:26 PM »
Back plate pic:

Issues:
Shoulder section seems too long and sticks too far off the shoulder.
Left shoulder is just a hair too wide, when compared to the collar piece.

Anyone see something I'm missing?

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #397 on: Jun 01, 2014, 10:38 PM »
Worste case scenario if you cant make the tweaks work you can just put a mini-pauldron over one side...

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #398 on: Jun 01, 2014, 10:46 PM »
I think I'd like that...
Where's the pauldron WIP? ;D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #399 on: Jun 01, 2014, 10:54 PM »
hows it look from the side? i at all possible I would trim some off the shoulders. it is a bit wide.
pauldrons also arent that difficult.. scour some pics from clone wars and grab a ruler and free hand some pieces outta card board and viola; easy cheap pauldron.

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Ni redalu o'r vhetin be'kyram.
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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #400 on: Jun 02, 2014, 10:13 PM »
I floats on the side, not enough of a curve to it.  I will be trimming some down.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #401 on: Jun 09, 2014, 09:58 AM »
This is how bad the shoulders turned out on the back plate:

The right side isn't as bad, but it's close. 
Also, feeling the need for a simple girth belt. Have the Easy Girth tutorial bookmarked, just debating on the colors.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #402 on: Jun 10, 2014, 01:46 AM »
Heat that corner up super hot and roll and pull the shoulder forward. The bend is too extreme for the curve of the shoulder. If necessary cut some darts in it to help the curve.

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"I only take 2 things seriously: the lives of my vode, and the deaths of my enemies"
Ni redalu o'r vhetin be'kyram.
"I dance in death's valley"
"we're not mercenary's, more like adventure capitalists"

Straka Zulu


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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #403 on: Jun 18, 2014, 06:58 PM »
Was about to do just that today, but the weather turned to osik. So, going to get to working on my girth belt.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #404 on: Jun 19, 2014, 10:29 PM »
Ok, having a "fun" time trying to find grey dye, so here's a question: Would a dark Denim Blue go with my colors?  Would use Navy Blue, but if it dyes to dark, it looks black.

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