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    Mar 11, 2007, 1:33 AM - WOF knee armor build up #1

    While taking a break from the WOF back armor, I started working on knee armor using his templates. Thanks, Alan. I started with a heavy plastic for sale sign from the hardware store on Monday. I got so into it, after taking a couple of days off for the flu, that I've done nothing else since and I'm ready to paint. I made everything from the sign at first, but the sides looked too thin so I remade them, as one piece, out of 1/8" sintra. That should help make them a bit more sturdy too. I think the two small curved pieces were both supposed to be on the bottom but they wouldn't fit me properly with both so I put the smaller one at the top to form a bit of a lip and to initially help retain the curve. I know they aren't exactly accurate, but I couldn't be happier with how they turned out. What do you think?
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    Mar 11, 2007, 1:56 AM - Re: WOF knee armor build up #2

    They turned out pretty good!
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    Mar 11, 2007, 3:07 AM - Re: WOF knee armor build up #3

    Thanks, man. Now I just gotta find some good pics for paint ref.
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    Mar 15, 2007, 2:36 AM - WOF knee armor build up: FINISHED!! #4

    Finally, I added the finishing touches this afternoon. I hate the waiting for paint to dry part! I'm beginning to get excited... One small step closer to having a completed suit. All that is really necessary now are the soft parts and gauntlets. What do you think?
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    Dec 24, 2007, 9:00 AM - Re: WOF knee armor build up #5

    They look great. Awesome weathering too. I don't think I would have guessed the construction method.
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    Dec 24, 2007, 1:32 PM - Re: WOF knee armor build up #6

    Looking great TB...
    I don't think that the small piece at the top looks out of place at all really?
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    Dec 25, 2007, 6:28 PM - Re: WOF knee armor build up #7

    Quote Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Looking great TB...
    I don't think that the small piece at the top looks out of place at all really?
    I actually ended up grinding some of it off in the final stages of fab. I brought it down to about an eight of an inch.
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    Dec 26, 2007, 3:36 AM - Re: WOF knee armor build up #8

    How did I miss this one! Great build & paint job! Thanks for posting!

    The extra curved piece was intended to go at the bottom to help create the curved surface. I orginally tried one and a lot of filler on the backside and them sanded the curve but the fill wasn't strong enough so I made the bottm section in two pies to make it stronger, but yours looks great as is.

    For my own I added an extra strips of plastic to the inside-top so that I could round it off the top edge a bit and for the dent. Ended up at about a 1/4, this also really stiffened it up nicely.



    Alan
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    Dec 26, 2007, 5:57 AM - Re: WOF knee armor build up #9

    I'm just about to get around to starting on my knees. I hope mine come out looking as good as yours. Oh and the weathering on those looks brill

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