Jun 12, 2008, 9:26 AM - 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
Jun 12, 2008, 9:31 AM - Re: First try at armor
The second layer makes a big difference..i am with you..thin armor looks wierd.
Jun 12, 2008, 9:33 AM - 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...
Jun 12, 2008, 10:09 AM - Re: First try at armor
Looks great. What thickness is the plastic?
Jun 12, 2008, 10:16 AM - Re: First try at armor
Jun 12, 2008, 11:17 AM - Re: First try at armor
I think the thickness was either .060. but it might have been .080
Jun 12, 2008, 11:45 AM - Re: First try at armor
the thickness really does improve the look a lot. nice job!
Jun 12, 2008, 12:11 PM - Re: First try at armor
looking sweet!... that curve is awsome.
Jun 12, 2008, 12:27 PM - 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.
Jun 12, 2008, 12:32 PM - 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.
Jun 12, 2008, 2:53 PM - Re: First try at armor
Heres a really bad picture of the diamond now. I had to take it with my phone camera.
I helped at SDCC '08
Jun 12, 2008, 3:25 PM - Re: First try at armor
Very nice job at the armour! The shape is awesome, and I love how it's double layered.
Jul 2, 2008, 10:04 PM - Re: First try at armor
This is coming along very nicely. Keep it up!
Jul 2, 2008, 10:36 PM - 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?
Jul 2, 2008, 11:24 PM - 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.
Jul 24, 2008, 6:57 PM - Re: First try at armor
little update. this is what I have now
I helped at SDCC '08
Jul 25, 2008, 10:28 AM - 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.
Jul 26, 2008, 3:03 PM - 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.
Jul 27, 2008, 8:24 AM - Re: First try at armor
very very nice work there!!
Jul 27, 2008, 8:28 AM - Re: First try at armor
very nice detail to the battle damage!!8) your armor is looking fantastic!!
Jul 27, 2008, 9:51 AM - Re: First try at armor
Looking awesome mate!!!
Aug 18, 2008, 11:23 AM - Re: First try at armor
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.