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Which Colour Concept

Option 1: Rebel Pilot
Option 2: Black and Orange
Option 3: White and Blue
Option 4: Combat Green
Option 5: Grey and Red

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #100 on: Jun 05, 2015, 07:42 AM »
I still reckon they look about right once you get them shaped instead of sticking up off the vest.

Go take a look at Reyn's wip thread, he's also pretty thin and you can see where he put the shaping on his plates as I reckon yours need the same sort of curvature.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #101 on: Jun 05, 2015, 08:07 PM »
I wouldn't take more than 1/8" off all around, it's pretty close to the right size. I do think it needs the tiny trim though. And of course, more shaping like Kris said will help a bunch  too =)

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #102 on: Jun 06, 2015, 01:45 AM »
I'll do a reshape today before I trim and see how it looks.

EDIT: Reshaping seems to have done the trick. Though I now need to trim my ab plate at the bottom. Thoughts please before I attempt to fix these bloody things with snaps.


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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #103 on: Jun 06, 2015, 09:46 AM »
Your collar also needs to be trimmed down at the edges to match the outside edges of the chest plates. 

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #104 on: Jun 06, 2015, 09:47 AM »
Your collar also needs to be trimmed down at the edges to match the outside edges of the chest plates.

Yeah I noticed that after I posted it.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #105 on: Jun 06, 2015, 12:01 PM »
could rolling the collar a bit to match body curve, see if that helps before chopping stuff off

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #106 on: Jun 06, 2015, 01:07 PM »
It's pretty much rolled as much as is needed. I'll just trim the edge in a triangle I think once the plates are are fitted.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #107 on: Jun 06, 2015, 05:16 PM »
haha, excellent! Yup, just need to neaten up the collar edge and the ab and you're golden (or well, whatever paint you use :P )

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #108 on: Jun 06, 2015, 05:28 PM »
Gonna sort collar out once plates fixed. So can better judge where to trim.with regards the ab plate I'm gonna take 1/2in of the bottom to start.

What about the pouches and holster in soft parts, any approval issues.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #109 on: Jun 07, 2015, 03:14 PM »
3 out of four plates fitted. Some issues with the press studs along the way but all resolved. Is the ab plate still in need of trimming? I have yet to trim the collar. But now all is in place I'm gonna trim it and reshape it a little.



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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #110 on: Jun 07, 2015, 05:41 PM »
A few things.  The Collar plate needs to be trimmed so the outside edges are even with the outside edges of the chest plates.  THe left side looks fine, it's the right side that needs to be trimmed, and I'd take about an 1/8th of an inch off the bottom edge of the ab plate and move it down just a bit to make that ab to chest plate spacing easier to deal with. 

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #111 on: Jun 07, 2015, 06:43 PM »
I'd say your plates need a bit more shaping. still look kinda flat and poking up round the edges. a good thing to do sometimes is over shape them a bit if they're as shapes as they can be to your torso. every edge of the plates should more or less press against you.

The main issue where i see this is the edge of the chest plates, specifically the outside corner in the middle of the chest plate, it still juts out and looks flat to me. maybe a side on picture will confirm wither or not this is just me.

As you've said before a wee trim from the sides of the collar and as Jorad said maybe a CM or two off of the bottom of the ab plate. It should be within an inch of your navel.

For future reference do you have anybody to take pictures of you? As there's quite a bit of inconsistency in spacing of the plates in some pictures i think caused by how you hold the camera. because in your first picture your collar seems to be misaligned on both sides where as the second it seems to be only on one side.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #112 on: Jun 08, 2015, 01:18 AM »
Thanks vode. I thought the ab plate needed a trim just wasn't sure how much.

You cant quite see in the pics buti have marked with pencil a few areas that need reshaping so plan on doing that. Also one of one the chest plates isn't fully fixed down as one of the press studs came loose (strong female end pulled the male from the plate).

Thanks for the advice. Will post more pics once of made the adjustments.

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« Reply #113 on: Jun 08, 2015, 07:58 AM »
best advice i can give. rough up the surface for the snap to adhere to.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #114 on: Jun 08, 2015, 08:58 AM »
best advice i can give. rough up the surface for the snap to adhere to.


Thanks, yeah I had done that. But the loose snap was where I did additional shaping. Heat gun likely loosend it, that coupled with the stronger female snap didnt help.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #115 on: Jun 14, 2015, 05:58 AM »
I took this with my flight suit on. It filled my concave chest out a little more. You can see on the neck/shoulder plate that I've drawn a line for trimming.

Thoughts please. Shadow not really helping though.


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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #116 on: Jun 14, 2015, 09:12 AM »
Thanks vode. I thought the ab plate needed a trim just wasn't sure how much.

You cant quite see in the pics buti have marked with pencil a few areas that need reshaping so plan on doing that. Also one of one the chest plates isn't fully fixed down as one of the press studs came loose (strong female end pulled the male from the plate).

Thanks for the advice. Will post more pics once of made the adjustments.

When I did mine, I made the plate to fit, then put male snap on a small square of plexi card give it more surface area , warmed one side gentley in the area I wanted to put it and countersunk the whole piece, then uses pipe weld to make sure everything is fused together and snug.
never ever have any come loose or needed to re apply ;D

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #117 on: Jun 23, 2015, 02:22 AM »
I took this with my flight suit on. It filled my concave chest out a little more. You can see on the neck/shoulder plate that I've drawn a line for trimming.

Thoughts please. Shadow not really helping though.


Sorry I'm late to this. I almost would have suggested 1/4" of the outer edge of everything. You're like me, us tall, slender guys run into issues. As it is right now, there are just a few things off. The collar hovers off the outside edge of your shoulders just a bit. Heat the area and 'twist' them to fit the slope of your shoulders. That'll fit the form better.

For the chest, shoot for a more gradual curve. You don't want the edges to "curl" over your sides. That's where the trimming would have come in handy. It's still savable though. In fact, I'd even call it good man. I'm just giving you nitpicky stuff  ;D

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #118 on: Jun 23, 2015, 04:18 AM »
Yeah being slimmer than a child doesn't help matters. I'm 6'1 and about 125lbs...

 I'll trim the outer edge a touch. As i think there's enough space to do so.

I'm struggly with the collar. I have surprisingly square shoulders (my archery coach hates it) I'll try curve/twist them some more.

Thanks for the tips vod .

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« Reply #119 on: Jun 25, 2015, 04:45 PM »
1/4" taken off as recommended. This better? I still need to re-trim the neck/shoulder. Is this size better?



EDIT: I've worked out I need to pad the centre of my chest out. With it being concave it makes the plates sure funny so will work in adding some padding into a base layer.

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« Reply #120 on: Jun 28, 2015, 04:32 AM »
Right on, yeah that looks much better from here!

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« Reply #121 on: Jun 28, 2015, 10:03 AM »
Right on, yeah that looks much better from here!

Thanks vod. I looked at your wip/build for reference seeing as youre the nearest size to me I've seen.

Seeing as I'm waiting the foam padding to arrive. I've worked on my codpiece. What's the best way to fix this? I'm thinking of attaching it to by belt with press studs and one press stud right on the crotch? Other suggestions welcome.

Here's the codpiece when I was shaping. I've since glued the smaller plate on the front.


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« Reply #122 on: Jun 30, 2015, 04:09 PM »
Solved the fixing issue. Glued two bel clips off a mobile (cell) phone case. Works perfect. Also glued front on and body filled all around the joint. Sand it tomorrow.


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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #123 on: Jul 04, 2015, 11:48 AM »
Codpiece now painted and weathered. No detailing on this piece of armour so easy enough .






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« Reply #124 on: Jul 04, 2015, 09:06 PM »
cod looks very nice. good job hun :)

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