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    Aug 29, 2012, 1:12 PM - back armor sculpt almost done. #1

    just need to add dents? or should i add dents? help needed on this point.
    Is there one or two? not sure,
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    Aug 29, 2012, 1:57 PM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #2

    It looks amazing! I think most of the back plates are dentless, except one, which is a ROTJ stunt (? - the one I posted below). I say go dentless, if someone wants to add it later, it can be done easily. There is one detail that I saw many of the armor makers miss it, and is located at the base of the harness opening:

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    Keep up the excellent work!
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    Aug 29, 2012, 2:37 PM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #3

    Thanks Rafal ,amazing is quite a compliment. I'm doing an ESB, so maybe i'll leave the dent.
    Thanks for the input too.I changed some of the curve lines on this piece too, because i did'nt think the lines
    provided on the WOF templates would work for me, so made an attempt to make it look more like FP version 3
    and i'm much happier with the result.
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    Aug 29, 2012, 8:49 PM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #4

    Wow that looks really good! You did a great job with that. Is it made out of sintra??
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    Aug 30, 2012, 10:19 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #5

    Thanks RKD it's not made from sintra, it's made from PVC pipe. I first cut sections big enough, then heat it in the oven, flatten it out and lay down the templates, cut out ,and shape it as desired by using a heat gun. I've done this with all of my armor so far.
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    Aug 30, 2012, 2:26 PM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #6

    That is amazing, I would've never guessed it was pvc either. Did you use 2 pieces or was it all one big pipe?? I MUST know!! lol
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    Aug 30, 2012, 5:04 PM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #7

    It was a big pipe , big enough to do it in one piece , i think its diameter was 8 inches length of the piece was around 60cm
    not sure what purpose this type of pipe is used for, maybe sewage.....it was a new pipe LOL!!!!
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    Aug 31, 2012, 5:51 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #8

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    got the silver down today and finished the strap slits
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    Aug 31, 2012, 7:10 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #9

    It looks awesome! But I see you didn't added the groove located under the strap (the image from post #2), which looks like an inverted 'strap slit'.
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    Aug 31, 2012, 8:06 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #10

    Thanks rafal , that's right, i did'nt add this detail cause i found it too difficult to do with the pvc, as it is a thick material
    and quite tricky to work with, maybe i'll do it on a version 2 down the line. Overall i'm happy with my work so far considering
    i have no formal training in art, sculpting etc, etc... As ever thanks for the positive input
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    Sep 4, 2012, 10:23 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #11

    Oh, so you're going to use this piece to wear? I thought you were going to vacuuform it or something and make copies for the community.

    I think it's a great sculpt though, it has some fantastic form to it.
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    Sep 4, 2012, 3:30 PM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #12

    Thanks GCNgamer , it took a lot of effort to get it to this shape, the build hopefully will be good enough to wear but it will be a display piece mostly.
    No reproductions at this point in time. Thanks for looking
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    Sep 5, 2012, 5:05 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #13

    Hey, cheers for the link - where did you acquire the pipe from and what thickness was it? another spot on suggestion for making it the armor for a novice
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    Sep 5, 2012, 3:04 PM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #14

    The pipe i guess can be baught at most DIY or pluming stores, there are various types, water pipe, sewage, electrical pipe for running cables underground basically any heavy duty pvc pipe will do. it's thickness is 4mm.
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    Sep 5, 2012, 3:40 PM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #15

    Done some work on one of the knees today

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    Sep 6, 2012, 12:40 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #16

    It looks really good, but I think the material is a bit too thick, especially on the side flat part (the one with the grooves). You might replace that part (the second layer) with a thinner sheet. As an example, here is an image from the Gallery for refference:

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    Sep 6, 2012, 3:53 PM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #17

    Going to just flat sand that sucker down, should be fine then.
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    Mar 29, 2013, 9:01 PM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #18

    wondering if you have a work in progress thread or pics for your backplate. I need to make one and am not sure how to approach it.
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    Mar 30, 2013, 4:48 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #19

    Those contour lines are gorgeous. How did you achieve such sharp lines?
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    Mar 30, 2013, 5:41 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #20

    you've pulled that one out the hat , that back plates a work of art
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    Mar 30, 2013, 6:51 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #21

    Sorry Pancho no work in prog pics, but i do think i've got just one more pick i'LL post it later.
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    that's all i got Pancho
    This is what it looks like todayClick image for larger version. 

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    Mar 30, 2013, 6:56 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #22

    Thanks BobaFiend It took several hours of heating and shaping, i changed the lines that are provided with Alans templates and just kept at it till i was happy
    i would not like to start another one of these very difficult, lining it up with the collar piece was the worst aspect

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    Thanks ICE
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    Mar 30, 2013, 7:22 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #23

    Amazing. Simply amazing.
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    Mar 30, 2013, 7:48 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #24

    Wow thanks Matt
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    Amazing. Simply amazing.
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    Mar 30, 2013, 11:10 AM - Re: back armor sculpt almost done. #25

    great work bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! amazing.............. a costume is better when you build some parts.....................

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