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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #660 on: Oct 04, 2017, 06:31 AM »
As a matter of fact, that's EXACTLY what I was looking for!  Vor'e, ner vod! ;D

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #661 on: Oct 29, 2017, 10:50 PM »
Really wishing I could move...  Sick of the osik'la way things are going at my current domicile.

Anyways, that's neither here nor there.  What I desperately need is a workshop.  I have a new vest (was supposed to be my wife's, but somehow the thing fits me, not her. Can't complain about Kraam Xyrati's craftsmanship, though! ;D )
Need to dye it my color, and get to work on a new set of plates, in Clan Wren's style, but my color pattern.  I DO like Clan Eldar, though. I'll try to post pics when I can.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #662 on: Nov 06, 2017, 10:20 PM »

The new vest.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #663 on: Nov 07, 2017, 07:52 AM »
Aaahh! My eyes! It's so...bright!

Looks great vod

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #664 on: Nov 07, 2017, 09:46 AM »
Aaahh! My eyes! It's so...bright!

Looks great vod
Looking to dye it, either dark blue or black.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #665 on: Nov 08, 2017, 03:54 PM »
Just curious, where do you guys source the metal for armor?

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #666 on: Nov 08, 2017, 09:59 PM »
I nabbed mine from a local sheet metal supplier... I'd do a search for any around you. Some shops have scraps left over from orders that you can pick up cheap. I nabbed 4 16" x 22" sheets of 18 gauge steel for $12 total. Cheaper than sintra in my case!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #667 on: Nov 10, 2017, 09:50 AM »
Just curious, where do you guys source the metal for armor?

McMaster Carr or Amazon, depending on what exwctly i'm looking for. Amazon is cheaper, but McMaster has a much larger selection. My dad also gave me 4sq ft of aluminum he had left over from a job. However, many people also get old car hoods from junk yards and cut their plates out of that (i know that's where Kra'am sources his metal)

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #668 on: Nov 15, 2017, 07:39 PM »

So, decided to take a look back at my kit.  When I got my approval, March 22 2015, to now, there have been a lot of little changes, but they really added up.  Something I'm proud of, yet still see the flaws that I desperately want to fix.





Coming up on Straka Zulu's third anniversary as an official kit, and hoping for many more.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #670 on: Nov 20, 2017, 04:14 PM »
That aluminum is going to be way too thin, ner vod. I don't know enough about steel to be able to tell you anything about the 28 gauge sheet, but I do know that the aluminum you've linked is thin enough that it can be bent into a pretzel without much effort.

For aluminum, the minimum thickness I'd go would be .063" to allow it some chance of actually holding its shape in case of an accidental drop. For reference, your standard stop sign on a street corner is .080" aluminum, if the municipality is following USDOT regulations.

If I had to pick between the two you linked, though, steel hands down.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #671 on: Nov 20, 2017, 04:20 PM »
Sounds good.  Means I can use magnets!  :laugh: ;D

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #672 on: Nov 20, 2017, 04:56 PM »
I use .08" thick aluminum for my metal kit and love it. It's pretty easy to work, but not so easy that you really have to worry about messing it up on accident

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #673 on: Nov 20, 2017, 05:09 PM »
Thanks for the advice!
Oh, and as a bonus, one of my favorite shots from C8:

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #674 on: Nov 26, 2017, 04:04 PM »

From the Battlefront II prerelease "party" at my local GameStop.

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