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My new Chest Diamond

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    My new Chest Diamond

    I have been working on getting a better chest diamond. Please tell me what you think of it. I think I know what I would like changed but, I you like to know what you think. The copy that you see is cold cast resin. There is no tint in it at all just aluminum. It is just over 3.5 inches tall or 9.1 cm.

    Pic of the real thing


    Ver 1




    Ver 2






    For my armor the diamond was to tall. In the pic below you can see just how to tall it is. I cast it in black to show the difference.





    So, I just cut it on a table saw and sanded it until it was the right size.


    Here is the finished diamond. I know that you can still see that line. I needed it done for a tropping event and will fix it later.
    Last edited by asok; Oct 22, 2006 at 3:58 PM. Reason: Added more Pics

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    Very nice. I could never get that correct. I just dont have the tools for it i guess. how did you make it?

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    I had a TK buddy of mine who works with wood make it. We had to make it from 5 parts. I took him about 2 weeks to make it. What would you change if you where to change anything?

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    Re: My new Chest Diamond

    Maybe just round off the edges a little. Looks good!

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    Maybe it is a little too thick? Looks great!

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    Yeah! I would say just cut the thickness in half and it's perfect!

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    drokkul said: View Post
    Maybe just round off the edges a little. Looks good!
    That is easy, just take a little sand paper to it.

    Galactic Bounty Hunter said: View Post
    Yeah! I would say just cut the thickness in half and it's perfect!
    Again, you can sand it as thin as you need to. That was just the first pull. So, I can make them as thin as need. That is the nice thing about making your own cast.

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    Very nice. Besides what has been mentioned, I'd also widen the angle of the rectangle grooves just a little. Keep up the great work!

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    Ver 2 is being made. I am hoping to have ver 2 within the next few weeks.

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    Re: My new Chest Diamond

    what are you making them out of?

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    Those look good man!

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    Looks great! The laser can only do so much, I have to have it etch at a lower power, but it can not angle like that very well at all. Sure it's possible, but making is by hand like you did makes it look awesome It does appear to be about twice as thick as your referance photo though. What thickness of material did you use?

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    What are the dimensions of the diamond?

    I WANT ONE!!!

    OSK

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    Re: My new Chest Diamond

    I am disapointed in your choice of pictures ASOK!

    Looks good, looking forward to getting mine when V2 is done.

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    would be interested in one as well.

    kevin

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    The master was made of wood by hand. Not by machine. I have a TK working very hard to get it done. And a very large "Thank you" to him as well.

    The copy that you see is cold cast resin. There is no tint in it at all just aluminum. With it being resin, I can cast them as thin as I want. It is just over 3.5 inches tall or 9.1 cm.

    Yes, I will be selling them if anybody wants on. If you want a Ver 1 please let me know. I am not sure how much harder I can work my TK.

    I think I answered everybodies quiestions.

    Asok

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    Asok, Lookin' good!
    Put me down for 1 of your version 2 chest diamonds.
    Just tell me where & how much to pay.
    Jono!

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    Soon as I get ver 2 I will post pics and start a post in the Cargo Hold.

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    Re: My new Chest Diamond

    WhiteArmor said: View Post
    I am disapointed in your choice of pictures ASOK!

    Looks good, looking forward to getting mine when V2 is done.
    This the pic you where thinking I should post?


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    Re: My new Chest Diamond

    Much better pic! lol

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    Ver 2 should be done by the end of the week. It will just need to be shipped and I will post pics.

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    Ver 2 is now up. Feedback please.

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    Nice! Might be wanting some for myself!

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    I think you have it my friend! Put me down for one when they're ready!

    THX


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    yes very nice!!! I'll take one.

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