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 First kit WIP

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First kit WIP
« on: Mar 27, 2015, 07:39 PM »
Finally got to work on the actual plates for my kit, using the Ronan's Legacy template as a guid since I'll have to make a few changes to allow for my smaller frame.

Here's the chest and ab templates laid out.


The plating is 16 gauge steel recycled from my old community college, the IT department was cleaning house and found a few dozen under-desk computer cases so I grabbed what I could carry.


And after a few hours of cutting and grinding I have one upper chest plate to be used as a guide for making a second one!

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First kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=90059.0

Blasters WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=113456.msg1563160#msg1563160

Second kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=126140.msg1677297#msg1677297

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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #1 on: Mar 27, 2015, 07:48 PM »
Picture links aren't working, ner'vod...

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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #2 on: Mar 27, 2015, 07:50 PM »
Yeah I noticed, trying to fix that. Suggestions?

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First kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=90059.0

Blasters WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=113456.msg1563160#msg1563160

Second kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=126140.msg1677297#msg1677297
Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #3 on: Mar 27, 2015, 07:52 PM »
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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #4 on: Mar 27, 2015, 08:00 PM »

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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #5 on: Mar 27, 2015, 08:28 PM »
Should be working now.

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First kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=90059.0

Blasters WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=113456.msg1563160#msg1563160

Second kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=126140.msg1677297#msg1677297

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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #6 on: Mar 27, 2015, 08:30 PM »
Looks like a decent start!

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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #7 on: Mar 27, 2015, 08:37 PM »
Before you go any further, I can strongly recommend taping the templates to yourself and posting pics to see what the size is like. I'd be gutted to see you put loads of work in only to have to start chopping it down.

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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #8 on: Mar 27, 2015, 08:44 PM »
I'll get on that next, if you look at the template pic you'll see extra lines on the pieces, that's where I had to trim down the pieces so they would fit. Originally with just the collar and chest plates the whole getup hung down to my navel. I ended up trimming a half inch off the edges of every piece all around so it wouldn't look like I was wearing a dress.

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Always start with the big one, that way the rest seems easy and everyone thinks you're either insane, or a hardcase. Either way you win!

First kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=90059.0

Blasters WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=113456.msg1563160#msg1563160

Second kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=126140.msg1677297#msg1677297

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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #9 on: Mar 27, 2015, 09:02 PM »
Yeah, that's why I was concerned. The Legacy templates I see are more often than not on the rather large side.

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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #10 on: Mar 27, 2015, 09:10 PM »
Yeah, that's why I'm only using the template as a guide, just to get plate placement and shape right, which is why I haven't pieced the template into anything wearable. The one plate I have worked on still needs some work until I'm down to the guide lines I put on it, but it's the right size for me as it just covers my ribs with space for the ab plates to attach.

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"Too noble to be a Sith, too volatile to be a Jedi... You'd be a GREAT bounty hunter!"

Always start with the big one, that way the rest seems easy and everyone thinks you're either insane, or a hardcase. Either way you win!

First kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=90059.0

Blasters WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=113456.msg1563160#msg1563160

Second kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=126140.msg1677297#msg1677297

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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #11 on: Mar 27, 2015, 09:18 PM »
Nice one. I'll keep an eye out but feel free to give me a shout if you need  ;)

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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #12 on: Mar 27, 2015, 09:40 PM »
One thing I did notice, the hammer marks on the plate look like blaster impact points, instant weathering while I work!

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"Too noble to be a Sith, too volatile to be a Jedi... You'd be a GREAT bounty hunter!"

Always start with the big one, that way the rest seems easy and everyone thinks you're either insane, or a hardcase. Either way you win!

First kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=90059.0

Blasters WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=113456.msg1563160#msg1563160

Second kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=126140.msg1677297#msg1677297

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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #13 on: Mar 29, 2015, 12:31 AM »
Got me a flight suit today, think I might dye it black but not 100% on that. As to the look on my face, this is what happens when my wife tells me to smile- I get sarcastic.


I found this little number at a second-hand store, I see some potential here for modding it into a DL-44 or something similar.

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Always start with the big one, that way the rest seems easy and everyone thinks you're either insane, or a hardcase. Either way you win!

First kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=90059.0

Blasters WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=113456.msg1563160#msg1563160

Second kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=126140.msg1677297#msg1677297

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Re: First kit WIP
« Reply #14 on: Mar 31, 2015, 02:57 PM »
Working on the collar plate I've decided to make it in two pieces and attach them to each other, now I can either weld them, or rivet them together, which option is LEAST likely to get me dinged by the app team?

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"Too noble to be a Sith, too volatile to be a Jedi... You'd be a GREAT bounty hunter!"

Always start with the big one, that way the rest seems easy and everyone thinks you're either insane, or a hardcase. Either way you win!

First kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=90059.0

Blasters WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=113456.msg1563160#msg1563160

Second kit WIP
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=126140.msg1677297#msg1677297
 


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