Jiggy's armor progress thread

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    Jiggy's armor progress thread

    Hi folks, after looking around for a UK or EU manufacturer of Boba Fett armor i decided to give it a try myself.
    I have bought some 3mm Styrene sheets and traced the stencils onto them.
    After tracing i cut out the bits in a raw fashion.
    raw-jpg
    Then i cut them even further down and left them with a 3-5mm edge along the stencil for a beveled edge.

    Here's the shoulders after i shaped them with a heat gun.
    shl-jpg
    Parts of them came out a bit wavy but i think i can make them work.
    I have applied some model putty along the edged of the shoulders and plan to sand them a bit to smooth them out more.

    Here's the first bit of the chest after shaping.
    ch1-jpg
    The edge is kinda a pain to shape right but i think i got this one on the right track.

    I will update this thread when i get further along, any comments or critique would be appreciated!

    - Jiggy
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    Re: Jiggy's armor progress thread

    I managed to get the second chest plate shaped before my heatgun gave out (DOH!).
    both-jpg
    Still need to add the blaster damage and refine the edges.

    I am not entirely sure how to shape the indent in the diamond piece, i have the idea to first bevel the edged and then heat up the middle and "press" a piece of wood into the middle.
    diam-jpg
    If anyone have some trick for this please let me know.

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    Re: Jiggy's armor progress thread

    You're doing a great job. But it might be easier and faster if you just add strips of sintra around your edges, to get the desired thickness, and then sand the bevel into the piece.

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    Re: Jiggy's armor progress thread

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    You're doing a great job. But it might be easier and faster if you just add strips of sintra around your edges, to get the desired thickness, and then sand the bevel into the piece.
    That could work, i think i will try that on the kidney plate and the cod piece and keep to my first method on the collar plate and belly for consistency's sake.

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    Re: Jiggy's armor progress thread

    Got the belly plate and the collar plate shaped and applied some physical damage to the whole thing.
    I have also filled the gaps in the edges with some putty and sanded them down.
    dam1-jpg
    The shoulders still need some sanding.

    dam2-jpg

    Still need to figure out a way to do the diamond.

    I am aware that the whole thing seems a bit wobbly, but i hope to sort that out before painting.

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    Re: Jiggy's armor progress thread

    After a short break i am back at my armor build

    I gave the chest diamond another shot after royally effing up the first try.

    dia2-jpg

    I think this one came out okay for hour of work.
    Just need to smooth out the edges a tad with some putty and it should be ready for a layer of primer.

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    Re: Jiggy's armor progress thread

    Hmm i wonder why no one is willing to comment or critique this , does it look that bad ?
    Anyway here's a quick pic of entire thing so far.

    derp-jpg

    Now onwards to the butt-plate and codpiece !

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    Re: Jiggy's armor progress thread

    To be honest the armor looks a little rough but it can be modified a bit, soften or round off some of the corners, the bottom of the belly part in particular, you should also add the dented
    detail to the collar piece, hope this helps.

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    Re: Jiggy's armor progress thread

    Aye i see what you are on about.
    I might just redo the belly plate entirely, because it came out more wobbly then i care for.

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