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 Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #15 on: Aug 09, 2013, 09:33 AM »
Thank You for the kind words and advice Vods.

@Thaxos, yeah simples!! Thank You.

@Peregrinus, thanks and checking your wip. Also the extra info on securing the armour to the vest.

@Madhatter, Canvas vest mmm will look into that and the option of bolting the armour.

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #16 on: Aug 15, 2013, 08:52 AM »
Well done a test rolled edge.

Used one of the chest parts so can be compared to the other.

LMK what you think.






 Certainly gave more depth to the aluminium no?

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #17 on: Aug 15, 2013, 08:56 AM »
The one thing about rolling the aluminum at this stage is when you go to shape it to your body the rolling will kink: it can be fixed were it kinks but it will resault in hard edges developing were you try to bend it.

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #18 on: Aug 15, 2013, 09:14 AM »
Thanks Dresedon Acacin,

 As said this was just a test run, see if I could do it. Shaping first makes so much sense even to someone like me with no experience at this LOL

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #19 on: Aug 15, 2013, 12:23 PM »
Rolled edges look good, that's a nice amount to do. Gives enough depth without looking too thick.

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #20 on: Aug 15, 2013, 01:14 PM »
Yeah, that looks pretty darn good -- but I'd suggest adding curvature to the plates before rolling the edges, for the reason cited. If you have a blowtorch, you can heat the aluminum at the spot you're working when you roll the edge, so it has some ductility and will stretch and compress where needed to hold that curvature. Look up the thermoforming properties of aluminum for that, as I don't have 'em (I mostly work with stainless steel). And remember to check as you go that the plates' curvature stays where it's supposed to be -- it'll have a tendency to want to flatten out as you roll the edge.

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #21 on: Aug 15, 2013, 03:30 PM »
looks cool to me vod ;)

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #22 on: Aug 15, 2013, 03:36 PM »
how do you bend the corners, and points...cut slits in it?  Does the armor have to be rounded over like that?

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #23 on: Aug 15, 2013, 03:58 PM »
Thanks guys and the advice too Peregrinus.

 Jonathansams, I just used short thick nose pliers to bend and No cutting at corners, all hand strength. Seems to fold fairly easy tbh.

As for the reason for doing it, it gives depth to the armour. Looks thicker than it actually is.

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #24 on: Aug 16, 2013, 05:49 AM »
The extra depth rolling the edges gives the plate looks great! Little bits like that make a big difference to the over all look of the finished kit.

Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #25 on: Sep 29, 2013, 02:47 PM »
Thanks for the kind words :D

Well sorry for the delay, been busy between family and some costume fun none Star Wars. So not had much chance for Mando build :/

 Well today got the armour in my sights to work upon.

Been crimping the Aluminium armour and then starting to shape it.

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #26 on: Sep 29, 2013, 02:51 PM »
REAR Armour







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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #27 on: Sep 29, 2013, 08:15 PM »
Starting to look like something. :) Be curious to see how the collar/backplate combo looks from the side.

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #28 on: Sep 29, 2013, 08:23 PM »
From the front it looks like the back plate is sitting up off the back of the shoulders.  We won't know for sure until we see the side shots.

The rolled edges look fantastic!   ;)

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Re: Montross Aluminium Armour Build (My first armour build too)
« Reply #29 on: Sep 30, 2013, 01:07 PM »
Plates are looking good, let's see some more test fit photos!

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