Chest Light Slots

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    Chest Light Slots

    I have been searching around and not seeing much for placement of the chest light slots. Is it more of a "just eyeball it to where it looks right" kind of deal? I think I have a set spot but figured I would see if there is a thread hidden in the pile that I am not getting the correct wording in the search bar for.

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    Re: Chest Light Slots

    Look for RafalFett's Armor Stencils. They have the chest light locations and sizes already drawn in. Size then to your armor on any photo editing software, print them off, and use them to locate the chest light slots.

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    Re: Chest Light Slots

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/r...eprints-47395/

    Here you go...its in his misc templates

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    Re: Chest Light Slots

    Necronaut said: View Post
    Look for RafalFett's Armor Stencils. They have the chest light locations and sizes already drawn in. Size then to your armor on any photo editing software, print them off, and use them to locate the chest light slots.
    Necronaut is correct! You might need to alter the sizes to fit your needs. Here is an image with the placement of the chest slots:

    Chest Slot Placements.jpg

    The measurement are already from the resized RWA templates, more exactly an overall 5% reduction from the templates (except the back plate and the knees).

    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/r...eprints-47395/


    Here you go...its in his misc templates
    The link posted by F4R is also good, mainly when you will want to place the chest light inside the slots... but there are other goodies too.
    Last edited by RafalFett; Nov 23, 2013 at 12:02 PM.

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    Re: Chest Light Slots

    Cool, thanks. The stencils I found so far just showed the shape or the paint stencils or like the one F4R put up. The pic that you put up RafalFett, I can say I did not see that particular one yet at all. I must have skipped over it altogether. Ill just have to size it to my IOA kit but those are what I needed. I will have to go back through all the stencil topics I found to see how I missed it.

    Thanks again guys!

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    Re: Chest Light Slots

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    Cool, thanks. The stencils I found so far just showed the shape or the paint stencils or like the one F4R put up. The pic that you put up RafalFett, I can say I did not see that particular one yet at all. I must have skipped over it altogether. Ill just have to size it to my IOA kit but those are what I needed. I will have to go back through all the stencil topics I found to see how I missed it.

    Thanks again guys!
    That image with the measurement was posted just for this thread, because I did it yesterday, so you won't find it in other threads. For the RKD armor you will need to count an additional 5% between the chest slot and the armor edge measurements. In this case the 29mm will be 30.45mm, the 46mm will be 48.3mm, the 67mm will be 70.35mm and the 96mm will be 100.8mm. The chest slot measurements remains the same.

    I hope this helps!

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    Good to know I did not make a complete fool of myself then by not seeing it. That is perfect Raf, Thanks a million!

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    Re: Chest Light Slots

    Are the lights for these easy to find? Never thought much about them before, but wow they look awesome when done right!

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    Re: Chest Light Slots

    I bought a fettronics board. You can find them here on the forums or I just googled fettronics and ordered it from there. He makes different types so you can customize as well.

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    Wow thanks tb5716 for the question and f4r and rafalfett for the answers! Ive been wondering this to since i also have RKD's armor.

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    Re: Chest Light Slots

    Could we not just use your ESB stencils Rafalfett?

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    I just laid the large WOF template on my RKD armor and it worked fine. The Fettronics board ended up fitting great.

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    Aulrite ill be doing the same. Thanks!

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    According to those measurements this is what i got on my RKD armor. Look accurate?

    Sorry couldn't figure out how to rotate...

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    It looks pretty good to me. Keep us posted with your build!

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    Re: Chest Light Slots

    Thanks for the encouragement! And one more question, this may seem like a no brainer but.... here it goes... When i use your stencils, I've tried placing the large sized WOF's on my chest pieces. It seems a little small. Supposedly RKD's armor is based off of WOF's large templates. So I'm assuming i should just adjust its size a tad bigger? Thanks again! Im also really grateful for these stencils. Making my build so much easier and less stressful!

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    Re: Chest Light Slots

    Looking at that image, it doesn't seems to be a big difference (the difference is from the chest plate's rim thickness), so I would suggest to use the stencil as it is. But if you want, you can cut the stencil in several pieces and fit the pieces to the outer contour and the chest slots.

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