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First try at armor

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    First try at armor

    So I had cut out some from the WOF templates and just let them sit for a while. I got bored yesterday and started messing with them. I know they need alot more work but this is the start of my scratch built armor. At first I had them as single sheets but it looks so cheesy whenever I see someones armor that is so thin. it has no shape or depth. so I added another layer to it and rounded the edges. I added some battle damage but need a little work on that also. Any feedback would be great. I'm new to making any of this.

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    Re: First try at armor

    That looks nice!
    The schoulders need to be a bit more round ( they look a little ''blocky'' in the pictures if you know what I mean


    Ruben

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    The second layer makes a big difference..i am with you..thin armor looks wierd.

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    Re: First try at armor

    Those chest peices look very good... the curve is great!
    I agree on the shoulders unless it's just the light?

    Great start bruv...

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    Looks great. What thickness is the plastic?

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    pretty good man!

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    Re: First try at armor

    I think the thickness was either .060. but it might have been .080

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    the thickness really does improve the look a lot. nice job!

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    looking sweet!... that curve is awsome.

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    Re: First try at armor

    Looks awesome, the curvature of the chest plates is perfect from what I can tell. But like DutchFett said the shoulders look a little weird, maybe its just a trick of the camera, idk.

    One suggestion tho. The center diamond: (Someone please correct me if I am wrong in saying this) Ought to be thinner on the inside, right? The rectangular indentation should be lower than the rest of the diamond. I think I've got that right, but see what other people have to say as I'm not 100% sure.

    Overall, great start, cant wait to see the rest of the dents once you've started painting.

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    Re: First try at armor

    yea I was looking at that alot. I cut out the center and put another layer on the back so it's got thickness and the recessed center. I'll post it when I'm done sanding and evening it out.

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    Re: First try at armor

    Heres a really bad picture of the diamond now. I had to take it with my phone camera.


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    Re: First try at armor

    Very nice job at the armour! The shape is awesome, and I love how it's double layered.

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    Re: First try at armor

    So I've done a little more on the armor. here's some pictures. I know it's not 100% accurate but it's my first try.








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    This is coming along very nicely. Keep it up!

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    Re: First try at armor

    thank you. the back is going to be a pain and same with the cod. it never looks right if it's scratch built. anyone know a good way to use bondo with styrene and if it's solid enough if you use it?

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    Re: First try at armor

    I used a combination of styrene, sintra, and super glue, with fiberglass resin to make my knee armor. It worked really well. For the back armor you could try what I did for mine and make a mold of your torso with duct tape to shape it.

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    Re: First try at armor

    little update. this is what I have now


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    Re: First try at armor

    That's looking good. Filling in the seams with bondo will help bring the pieces together. You could use spot putty or something like that too. Superjedi's build and paint threads show it.

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    Re: First try at armor

    Looks good. Be sure to test fit the parts on your body as well before painting because you will often find that while the curves and scale look good to the eye, they may not be right for your body type.

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    Re: First try at armor

    very very nice work there!!

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    Re: First try at armor

    very nice detail to the battle damage!!8) your armor is looking fantastic!!

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    Looking awesome mate!!!

    G-Fett

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    Re: First try at armor

    Update.

    So after really messing with this set I've decided this is my practice armor. next set I make is going to be made out of one thicker piece of styrene. The glue warped the plastic so it wasn't really pleasing me. I'd rather have something more solid and not worry about it coming apart. so I painted what I had finished for some practice. I know it's not accurate but it helped to understand how things work. all rattlecans.




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    Re: First try at armor

    update. and the more input and feedback the better!

    new chest is done and ready to paint.



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