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Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« on: Feb 12, 2014, 02:25 PM »
Yet another WIP thread from sunny ol Devizes England....

This thread is for the overall progress of the armour/costume. The other threads in my sig are for gauntlets and helmets. I probably won't bother documenting all the soft goods and torso armour build separately, but will happily answer questions in here :)

So progress so far:

- gauntlets - started, should cover the little bit of my wrist you can see
- torso, back and cod armour - starting in a few weeks once foamex/sintra arrives
- right drop leg holster
- soft parts weathering and greeblies
- might have to add boot armour at some point, but am currently not violating the no laces rule as my oakley assault boots (seriously the best boots I have ever owned, I live in these) have rapid entry zippers in them, john connor style...
- back of glove armour
- shoulder cape thingy
- kama- if i can find a material i like.

so not much...

Opinions and feedback welcome as always!

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #1 on: Feb 12, 2014, 09:42 PM »
Before you get any further, you'll need to replace those shins and knee plates.  Sports armor is not acceptable under the CRLs.

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 2014, 05:27 AM »
Before you get any further, you'll need to replace those shins and knee plates.  Sports armor is not acceptable under the CRLs.

tis not sports armour.. i did read the rules before i started. It's also been pretty heavily modded to mandofy it, as the rules stated was acceptable i thought?

Edit: just re-read the rules, I am having a hard time getting paint to stick anyhows, so will wind up using shins as a plate carrier for armour that doesn't look as good..

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2014, 07:32 AM »
It begins! Its fine to use them as a carrier mate, or take the plates off and use the attachments for another set. One thing to watch for is the flightsuit ballooning in places where you strap them on, might be an idea to use internal straps.

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2014, 08:27 AM »
I would add the boot armour, just to stop people saying they look like laces.
You can mount sintra plates over the shins and you'll be fine
wuld also put the shins on outside cos that just doen't look right
Balooning wise, if you put elastic loops on leg openings of flight suit it will pull down the flight suit so you can strap over them without them riding up again after

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2014, 10:52 AM »
Shall probably mount them over the boots when i'm done and see how that looks, balloooning (how do i spell that??) also shouldn't hopefully be an issue, as i plan to use a drop leg holster and pouches around the hips/ thighs, and these are good fitting comats too.
No a flightsuit etiher Ashen, just looks like one! Its a combo of helikon combats, and a surplus ubacs base layer/under armour. The vest itself is starting life as a very snug fitting softshell gilet, which is going to end up quite modified. My only ambition for this whole project is to avoid sewing completely as i hate it...

So my evening looks like it's going to be spent taking apart some shin and knee armour...

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #6 on: Feb 13, 2014, 11:16 AM »
Shall probably mount them over the boots when i'm done and see how that looks, balloooning (how do i spell that??) also shouldn't hopefully be an issue, as i plan to use a drop leg holster and pouches around the hips/ thighs, and these are good fitting comats too.
No a flightsuit etiher Ashen, just looks like one! Its a combo of helikon combats, and a surplus ubacs base layer/under armour. The vest itself is starting life as a very snug fitting softshell gilet, which is going to end up quite modified. My only ambition for this whole project is to avoid sewing completely as i hate it...

So my evening looks like it's going to be spent taking apart some shin and knee armour...

If you hate sewing like me, get leather rivets  ;D

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #7 on: Feb 13, 2014, 11:32 AM »
If you hate sewing like me, get leather rivets  ;D

Rivets is the plan, will be 1000x stronger than any bodged sewing done by meself :)

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2014, 11:34 AM »
Looks Epic so far,
i better get my -censored- in gear, your getting ahead

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2014, 12:23 PM »
Looks Epic so far,
i better get my shebs in gear, your getting ahead

My brother actually posted in an internet forum  :o

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #10 on: Feb 13, 2014, 12:36 PM »
 :laugh: Welcome to the addiction!

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #11 on: Mar 09, 2014, 02:45 PM »
Eveinin all, it's been a quiet few weeks on the costume front for me, but I've made a lot of progress again.

Armour plates for my front have all been cut from foamex, as have knees and shins. I have never worked with this stuff before but cutting it was easy with a stanley knife and shaping it with my heat gun also easy. Was pleasantly surprised!

Ground work before cutting was to make a mannequin of myself using duct tape (that'll also be used to display the armour when not in use). this was entertaining and has been very useful, i highly recommend you make and use one. Step two was to make rough cardboard templates, step three was to draw up the shapes on the foamex, dimensioning them all, as I'm an engineer and want them to be as symmetrical as possible...

So the fruits of my labour:







I also found a bit of time to make myself a sweet blaster pistol:





I hope to have these painted next weekend, and the back plates started too.

Hope you like Vode :)

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #12 on: Mar 09, 2014, 03:21 PM »
that is a real nasty blaster, mail it to me and I'll scrap it for you  ;D

Galixies and standard plates combo, interesting and pretty good

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #13 on: Mar 09, 2014, 04:54 PM »
Everything's looking good so far, vod.  That pistol's a pretty piece, and the plate design is pretty nifty (custom and unique, but still very Mandalorian).  Keep up the good work! :D

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Re: Pogo's Armour WIP (with pics)
« Reply #14 on: Mar 10, 2014, 11:02 AM »
Great progress mate!

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