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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

 WIP - Simmy Assassin Mando Build

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #120 on: Jun 28, 2015, 04:32 AM »
Right on, yeah that looks much better from here!

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« 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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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« 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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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #124 on: Jul 04, 2015, 09:06 PM »
cod looks very nice. good job hun :)

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #125 on: Jul 05, 2015, 03:59 AM »
Nicely done sir!

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #126 on: Jul 05, 2015, 09:51 AM »
cod looks very nice. good job hun :)

Thank you!!

Nicely done sir!

Thanks! A question regarding the shoulder plates. With me have very skinny arms / shoulders is it ok for me to use smaller plates than those in the templates provided in the medium size. in essence id be using the small size templates for shoulders and likely knees as opposed to medium?

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Re: WIP - Simmy Custom Mando Build (Poll closed)
« Reply #127 on: Jul 11, 2015, 12:08 PM »
Good weather int' North means partly painted shoulder plate. It's.going to have a black rectangle and white Vok'Chi clan logo in white over the top. Just waiting arrival of decals.



Here it is fitted to the vest:


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Re: WIP - Simmy Assassin Mando Build
« Reply #128 on: Jul 15, 2015, 04:35 PM »
Some small setbacks today. Padding arrived to fill my concave chest this has thrown more spanners than fixes into the works. without padding it looks crap.with padding it looks better but still looks "off".

I got frustrated with it and now leaving it until after the weekend. Have an extra rib is no fun.


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Re: WIP - Simmy Assassin Mando Build
« Reply #129 on: Jul 16, 2015, 10:42 AM »
I don't think it looks that bad with the padding, the only issue might be that the chest plates might curve too much on the outside. But otherwise it's decent.

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Re: WIP - Simmy Assassin Mando Build
« Reply #130 on: Jul 25, 2015, 12:16 PM »
Here's a side on view with padding in place.


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Re: WIP - Simmy Assassin Mando Build
« Reply #131 on: Jul 30, 2015, 02:55 PM »
Primed the chest plates as the Foamex is white it's hard to judge. Opinions please.




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Re: WIP - Simmy Assassin Mando Build
« Reply #132 on: Aug 01, 2015, 09:31 AM »
Added Vok'chi clan logo to one shoulder and a black rectangle to the other (for squad/brigade tag). Also dirtied them up.




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Re: WIP - Simmy Assassin Mando Build
« Reply #133 on: Aug 04, 2015, 06:59 AM »
First knee plate made. Test fitting tonight then hopefully spray it. Then make the other.


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Re: WIP - Simmy Assassin Mando Build
« Reply #134 on: Aug 04, 2015, 09:22 AM »
The knee looks good. But i have a touch of advice. At the bottom front of the knees. i'd suggest you round off that angle there. then if you go around the bottom edge of the knee with a heat gun and bend in the foamex inwards to create a bevel on the edge. it can really make a pair of simple knees look great.



The orange here indicates where to heat and the red shows which direction to bevel the edge. Hopefully that makes my explanation clearer.

I create the bevel by putting on some thick gloves and pinching the sintra at the edge and bending it inwards.

I use the same method on my thigh plates, cod, the top of my shins and the sides of my back plate behind my shoulder blades. it is particularly useful on the back plate as it removes or lessens the crease that often appears in that spot, which is caused by the lack of  compound curve where the horizontal curve of the bottom of the back meets the vertical curve that starts mid back and goes up over the shoulder. this creates a slight compound curve, but a lot of the time it doesn't create quite enough to fully remove the issue.

Sorry that got a bit longer than i intended it to but hopefully the info is useful. If you check the photos I'm tagged in by Cassandra on facebook you can see one of my back plates in better detail.

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