First Build with 2mm Aluminum Plate

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    First Build with 2mm Aluminum Plate

    I made a few minor modifications to the small size, WOF Jango armor template designs.
    Then I made a set of laminated templates.



    With these laminated templates I have made a set of 2mm aluminum armor plates.



    How do I bend the Shoulder Bell plates with a nice even curve?

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    Re: First Build with 2mm Aluminum Plate

    Try bending it on a flower-pot, some of those have both vertical and horizontal curvature, like the Jango shoulders. Just like this one, but try to get a bigger one:


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    Re: First Build with 2mm Aluminum Plate

    KaanE said: View Post
    Try bending it on a flower-pot, some of those have both vertical and horizontal curvature, like the Jango shoulders. Just like this one, but try to get a bigger one:
    Are you shore the Shoulder Bell plates have both vertical and horizontal curvature? I have looked at number of reference images and they apear to curve only in one direction!




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    Re: First Build with 2mm Aluminum Plate

    It's slight, but it does curve in both directions.



    The best thing you can do is get hold of all the good JF images (I assume you already have) and look at the light reflection of all the Armour panels. You will soon grasp the angles/curves of the armour.

    I'm working with 2mm alloy aswell for my armour, so far I have the collar, chest pieces and shoulders done. I was lucky enough to have found a round piece of pvc at work that was machined on a lathe, it's 25mm thick and about 200mm round. I've set this up in a vice and beaten/bent the armour over it with a ball pen hammer and rubber mallet.

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    Re: First Build with 2mm Aluminum Plate

    Looking at a number of images, the second axis curve is so slight I think I will go with a single axis curve for the shoulder plates. It will be much easier to do and I dont think it will be that noticeable.

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    Re: First Build with 2mm Aluminum Plate

    I bent the shoulder bell plates over a large bore metal pipe, and I am happy with the results.



    Any ideas on how I should go about bending the Collar Plate?

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    Re: First Build with 2mm Aluminum Plate

    I bent the collar plate over a large pan!
    I have been looking at referance images of the Chest Plates and they are quite a complex shape to bend, any sugestions?


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    Re: First Build with 2mm Aluminum Plate

    I have finished bending my Armor Plates!


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    Re: First Build with 2mm Aluminum Plate

    nice job there! can't wait to see it on the vest and everything.

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    Re: First Build with 2mm Aluminum Plate

    Here you can see the curvature on the shoulders:

    SW_LEXPO_2005-10-22_001

    Also here:

    DaG_2005-11-20_03

    Try to make a line on the shoulder, it doesn't match.

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