Yessir, it's too thick. Should be around an 1/8" thick. It needs to have some return on the edge or look too thin, but it's got a happy medium.
Check the reference pictures in the gallery and see if you can get a good angle of the armor for reference.
Placement look good though! How are you attaching it to the vest?
Did you get that directly from Chris? I'm surprised it would be that thick. Placement looks perfect.
Last edited by DeathProof; Sep 28, 2014 at 11:40 PM.
I am using Nylon Screws that I have super glued to the armor. I have attached them inside then I cut holes in my best and used a nut to secure them. I have eyelets in several places but I am not 100% happy with placement so I am still messing around :-)
Is this the AE armor or his v4 armor?
What the heck is AE armor?
Looks great Ordin. Like the guys say, you should take off a good amount on the edges. I would say trim back about half of what you have there. Make it a bit over 1/8th of an inch thick.
Yeah, Anniversary Edition (FP's newest armor set). I'm only asking because in the photo it looks a little larger than the v4. Could just be the camera though.
Last edited by Fett 4 Real; Sep 30, 2014 at 10:45 AM.
Gotcha. Yeah, I couldn't tell if it was actually thick or just needed the usual trimming.
That is the FPA. Because it’s my final version, I’ve eliminated version numbers. It’s just ‘Fettpride Armor’ now (FPA for short). And is part of my anniversary edition line of pieces. Most of which are still TBA (very soon). And there are MANY. The armor has been done for quite some time, so it’s the first to leak out. But between my move, shop build, and order catch up it’s taken longer than I’d hoped to get everything ‘officially” announced and galleried / shown off properly. So this is all a bit of a spoiler. I normally like to show the pieces myself first. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, that wasn’t possible. I will be doing a full show off on each of the new pieces relatively soon, armor included. As Domenic pointed out, there are several versions to cover. Until then though, I’ld ask to keep the chit chat to a minimum until I can, otherwise it’s all conjecture and won’t be quite fair. But I will say that the FPA is in fact larger than the V.4. as can be seen in the attached pic. (ROTJ version shown). And the thickness discussed its just the excess/overage/flash that gets trimmed off from the forms. Same as any other vacuum formed set of anything. One of these days I'll find the time to post up a how to on that to achieve the correct (intended) lip thickness.
(Early prototype pull shown)
Last edited by fettpride; Sep 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM.
What's with those dents?
Looks nice! Still got some refining to do I think. Definitely closer than the V4 though.
As stated, the pic was of an early prototype. There have been refinements since. That pic was taken nearly a year ago.
This is Ordin's build thread guys. Let's return him back to his regularly scheduled program.
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