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 Red's first armor WIP

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #45 on: Apr 23, 2015, 03:19 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, vode, it really raises my morale.

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Are you going to use adhesive to keep it in there, or are you gonna leave it as is, so it's removable?

Both the plug and the socket are glued in with a two-component adhesive, so they're not going anywhere.
I can still remove the rocket, as the socket looks a bit like this:

and therefore the plug is shielded from any glue

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #46 on: Apr 23, 2015, 03:29 PM »
Red, I think what Cin was asking is if you're going to be gluing the rocket in place so it stays on your gauntlet.
Cin, I think Red's whole point of using the audio jacks was to make the rocket re-movable.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #47 on: Apr 23, 2015, 03:32 PM »
Thanks Jorad, now it's all clear I guess :P

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Look, Jorad - no rails ;) and a new scope mock-up (need to find some sort of lenses)


What it looks like assembled:


Also, I'm considering painting it like that:

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #48 on: May 08, 2015, 01:24 PM »
I just take a litle longer tour thru your topic Vod. Amazing work. What I notice is cod plate. Did you made it so puched forward on purpose? 

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2015, 03:28 PM »
Thanks for the positive feedback, Delta. As for the cod piece... it kinda... just happened. I didn't want it to be flat but when I used foam it expanded like crazy and before I noticed it's too big, it was too late and I just didn't feel like remaking it. Makes my junk look big, doesn't it?

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2015, 04:23 AM »
A little ;) But you know it can also look impresive :P Generaly it looks fine, only question is: is it comfortable to walk in?

And in case of oryginal cod pieces: This element is more flat. like here: http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b230/brian507im/Picture_0316.jpg
It is few mm. hihger then rest of code but it keeps it, just go uder, more beetween legs. But again  as far as you like it it is fine.

Oh, and I love the scope. Is that some kind of plubing element? Becouse when I'm in some hardware store I can stare at plubing elements and I thinck of things that can be made of that shapes :laugh:

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2015, 07:11 AM »
Yea, it's pretty comfy. And it's not as "deep" as I feared so it's OK :)

And yup - the scope is from some sort of pcv pipe reduction. Gotta love hardware stores. I still need to manufacture a mount of some kind aaaand I'm not sure if my rifle's good enough. I've got an idea how to mod the barrel, just need to put my -censored- back in gear and get it done.

As for now - small update:

I've finally decided to complete my rangefinder. Added 2 LEDs on one side and green screen on the other. LEDs are non-functional.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2015, 09:43 AM »
Oh. I really like that. Where did you get the lens and the targeting computer cutout? I may need to steal that idea.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2015, 10:22 AM »
Vor entye, ner Vod. The lens is actually a... piece of Sprite bottle :) The targeting cutout came along with the helmet from Merr-Sonn.

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Guys, I'm in need of sizing opinion. How does it look:

I know the spacing isn't perfect, I just need to know if the sizing is alright ;)

Aaaand here I tried the combination of chest armour + combat belt + cod piece

The belt is supposed to have pouches, to hide the front curve.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #54 on: May 09, 2015, 11:55 AM »
That's awesome work on the RF piece.

The sizing looks good, it's a little difficult with the turtleneck sweater. I would shave a 1/4 inch off each side of the collar though.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2015, 06:54 AM »
I'd say that the gap between the chest and collar should be a little bigger, other than that it looks fine.
I'm not sure about the belt you're using though. It should be good substitute for girth belt/sash but i wouldn't use it instead of a standard belt with pouches.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2015, 07:09 AM »
Thanks, you guys. Yea I noticed the gap after the pictures were taken, it must have slipped a bit when I started moving.
As for the belt - I have a mixed feeling as well... I suppose I'll end up with a girth belt and (probably Delta's) pouches.

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2015, 08:25 AM »
Nice work so far. I agree with the assessment to trim down the collar, it's definitely a bit wide. Move the chest pieces a closer in to the diamond, I usually use a sideways pinky finger to space the diamond, then trim the collar width so the bottom corners of the collar match the top corners of the chest plates. Then the bottom tip of the "fang" from the chest plates should flow to the outer edge of the ab plate, so there's one straight line from the collar to the ab. Otherwise, I think the sizing of the plates is probably going to be okay. It's always a bit trickier on black though, so if you have a lighter shirt you can take your next pics with, it would help.

The belt is interesting, as long as you have enough pouches to cover the tactical webbing, it will work. And the buckle is fine, I use the same ones but smaller for my leg plate straps.

Keep it up, it's looking really good so far!

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2015, 05:41 PM »
I really like the idea of attaching the rocket that way, but a word of warning, you're going to want to glue it if you do many events with kids. They will take that off and you might not notice it right away. My first set of Boba gauntlets just had the rocket held in place with velcro and kids stole that all the time, but at least with velcro, I usually heard it being taken. I ended up putting a screw through the bottom up into the rocket. There's never really a reason to remove it other than eventually upgrading, right?

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Re: Red's first armor WIP
« Reply #59 on: Jun 14, 2015, 04:39 AM »
Thanks for the feedback vode. Not much going on at the moment, caught up in that "real life" or whatever they call it. I did however work on my sniper rifle:

^I swear, I have no idea how to take pictures...
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Rails removed, triangles sanded down and filled, magazine moved to side, some radiators added on top of main body and other greebles on the side and added new aluminum barrel. I might wrap the grip with some cloth once it's all painted, haven't decided yet.

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