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  1. xfettx's Avatar
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    Jun 12, 2008, 10:19 AM - First try at armor #1

    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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    Jun 12, 2008, 10:26 AM - Re: First try at armor #2

    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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    Jun 12, 2008, 10:31 AM - Re: First try at armor #3

    The second layer makes a big difference..i am with you..thin armor looks wierd.
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    Jun 12, 2008, 10:33 AM - Re: First try at armor #4

    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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    Jun 12, 2008, 11:09 AM - Re: First try at armor #5

    Looks great. What thickness is the plastic?
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    Jun 12, 2008, 11:16 AM - Re: First try at armor #6

    pretty good man!
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    Jun 12, 2008, 12:17 PM - Re: First try at armor #7

    I think the thickness was either .060. but it might have been .080
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    Jun 12, 2008, 12:45 PM - Re: First try at armor #8

    the thickness really does improve the look a lot. nice job!
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    Jun 12, 2008, 1:11 PM - Re: First try at armor #9

    looking sweet!... that curve is awsome.
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    Jun 12, 2008, 1:27 PM - Re: First try at armor #10

    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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    Jun 12, 2008, 1:32 PM - Re: First try at armor #11

    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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    Jun 12, 2008, 3:53 PM - Re: First try at armor #12

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

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    Jun 12, 2008, 4:25 PM - Re: First try at armor #13

    Very nice job at the armour! The shape is awesome, and I love how it's double layered.
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    Jul 2, 2008, 10:42 PM - Re: First try at armor #14

    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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    Jul 2, 2008, 11:04 PM - Re: First try at armor #15

    This is coming along very nicely. Keep it up!
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    Jul 2, 2008, 11:36 PM - Re: First try at armor #16

    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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    Jul 3, 2008, 12:24 AM - Re: First try at armor #17

    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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    Jul 24, 2008, 7:57 PM - Re: First try at armor #18

    little update. this is what I have now

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    Jul 25, 2008, 11:28 AM - Re: First try at armor #19

    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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    Jul 26, 2008, 4:03 PM - Re: First try at armor #20

    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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    Jul 27, 2008, 9:24 AM - Re: First try at armor #21

    very very nice work there!!
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    Jul 27, 2008, 9:28 AM - Re: First try at armor #22

    very nice detail to the battle damage!!8) your armor is looking fantastic!!
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    Jul 27, 2008, 10:51 AM - Re: First try at armor #23

    Looking awesome mate!!!

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    Aug 18, 2008, 12:23 PM - Re: First try at armor #24

    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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    Sep 18, 2008, 6:52 PM - Re: First try at armor #25

    update. and the more input and feedback the better!

    new chest is done and ready to paint.