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    Oct 31, 2007, 2:16 AM - armor progress #1

    My first attempt at building armor from scratch.



    And my belt.
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    Oct 31, 2007, 2:55 AM - Re: armor progress #2

    Looks cool Did you use the WOF Templates??
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    Oct 31, 2007, 5:12 AM - Re: armor progress #3

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Looks cool Did you use the WOF Templates??
    I actually hand drew out my own templates on cardboard first, then transferred them to the sintra. It's my own design. Not exactly fil accurate, but so far it seems to work.



    Oh, and I've abandoned the use of masking tape to hold the edges of the spray. I've started using liquid latex to mask off all of my edges. You just brush it on and after it dries you apply your spraypaint. When the paint dries you go back with a set of tweezers and slowly pick off the parts that had the latex over them. It's a lot easier to control and you don't get as many "spill overs" that seep under your tape. I love it!
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    Oct 31, 2007, 8:22 PM - Re: armor progress #4

    Liquid latex? What's that? A masking fluid, you say? Wow. What'll they think up next.

    I'm totally joking up there. No offense intended.

    I really like the rounded edges you've got on there. It gives them the look of being thick. A lot of people don't do that on their scratchbuilt armor and it looks kind of one dimensional.

    What type of material are you using and how thick is it actually?
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    Oct 31, 2007, 8:23 PM - Re: armor progress #5

    BTW I meant to say that I really like the belt to. You did a great job on the sewing!
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    Nov 1, 2007, 11:28 AM - Re: armor progress #6

    Quote drokkul said: View Post
    Liquid latex? What's that? A masking fluid, you say? Wow. What'll they think up next.

    I'm totally joking up there. No offense intended.

    I really like the rounded edges you've got on there. It gives them the look of being thick. A lot of people don't do that on their scratchbuilt armor and it looks kind of one dimensional.

    What type of material are you using and how thick is it actually?

    Believe it or not, the armor is 1/8" sintra. After cutting out the shapes of the plates I spent a lot of time rounding the edges to make it look like hammered metal. Thank you for noticing!
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    Nov 2, 2007, 4:42 AM - Re: armor progress #7

    My very first hand painted Mando Skull.
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    Nov 8, 2007, 12:33 AM - Re: armor progress #8

    My knee pads freshly painted chrome and my finished armor.
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  9. Nov 8, 2007, 9:56 PM - Re: armor progress #9

    That is very cool.Has a very unique look.great Job!!

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