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    Oct 13, 2012, 5:26 PM - correct shape for chest armour #1

    Hey i am starting phase two of my build and making my own armour from scratch is there a good reference pic of how the shape( not template im using wof for that!) but curvature etc so i can get my pieces to sit right and look accurate? Anyone have any advice or tips for moulding sintra. Right now i am using a heat gun and molding by hand.
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    Oct 14, 2012, 10:45 AM - Re: correct shape for chest armour #2

    The best reference pics are in the gallery. Unfortunately there isn't much in the way of just the armor from all different angles, but you should get a good sense of it if you study a lot of the different angles from the reference photos. Also, if you have or can get your hands on the Blu Ray there is a full 360 degree torso rotation that has armor and flak vest. The armor parts on this Blu Ray bonus feature are from various versions, but I believe all of the shapes should match.
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    Oct 14, 2012, 4:30 PM - correct shape for chest armour #3

    Kool thanks also does anyone know how thick it should be?
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    Oct 14, 2012, 11:15 PM - Re: correct shape for chest armour #4

    3-4 mm seems about right to me. Most vac-formed or fiberglass armor will have a lip to it to make it look thicker. You can simulate this by beveling the edge of the plates.
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    Oct 17, 2012, 7:22 AM - Re: correct shape for chest armour #5

    JS have a look at FP's site, this is how I have shaped my armour, plus make sure you have the flak vest to get it sized up correct and shape, I will be trying that soon with chest plates I have done, hope that may help.
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