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Female metal armor WIP.

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    That's some great work!

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    Dang those are some nice knee plates.

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    Thanks man, been pretty much non-stop for the last month. I look at what I have to do for the gauntlets, and I'm excited and terrified at the same time LOL!

    So far, my ideas for gaunt accessories are as follows:

    Spring-loaded blades on the lower gaunt enclosuer (dull of course).
    Working LCD readout display on the left gaunt
    short range blaster on each gaunt
    maybe a pull-out lanyard launcher on one or both (depends on if my hands hate me or not)

    I pretty much make it as I think it up. =)

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    Z-man12 said: View Post
    Dang those are some nice knee plates.
    The best thing about them is that she can actually kneel down on'em without having to worry about snapage.

    The launchers I hand milled with my drill press (It's first use!) and the spike are 2.5 inches long. The knees themselves are fairly heavy...so they'll feel real.

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    Here's a better shot in the light.


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    You should give us some WIP picts of the knee build if you have them. This might be a way of makeing knees that I might try. I am always afraid that they are just going to snap on me if I do plastic ones.

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    I'll do up a WIP for my own knees which I should be starting on this weekend sometime.

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    Thanks! Guess its time to go get some dishing hammers.

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    Knees don't require dishing thankfully. =)

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    Man! that looks awesome. is that the helmet at the bottom? got a pic of it?

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    I think that his personal MS helmet.

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    NovallTalon said: View Post
    Here's a better shot in the light.

    Very nice suit there!
    I'm no custom mando but that rocks! very nice work...

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    Bountyone said: View Post
    Man! that looks awesome. is that the helmet at the bottom? got a pic of it?

    Yeah, thats my helmet as Mand'alor of Mercs. Theres a thread on it here in the DV board. Mandalorian Mercs Mand'alor helmet...or something like that. =D

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Very nice suit there!
    I'm no custom mando but that rocks! very nice work...
    Thanks man, all the good words are appreciated. The gauntlets are really gonna be the challenge. I gotta finish my own metal set before I can work on those, mines due in May...so I gotta get humping on it.

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    That's awesome well done indeed!

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    Wow! Looks absolutely fantastic! Great job :thumbup

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    man, she is a lucky lady! that stuff looks awesome. and i'm not usually a customs fan!!

    i've seen her myspace posts about it, so i know how happy she is! can't wait to see her all suited up!

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    Thanks all! Yeah, she is extremely excited to put it on. I'm actually taking a break for a couple weeks on it so I can finish my own set! I've spent the last month+ working on hers and left mine just sitting in the corner. Now I've got 4 events in 30 days and I'm freaking out LOL!

    I've thought about the helmet for this set, and she's sending me down a Rubies Jango to use on it...but I'm thinking I'll probably cast a custom helmet just for this suit. We'll see what happens around mid July for something like that.

    I wish I could mass produce this kind of armor, but I don't have the time and most people couldn't afford it. Easily $1k for something like this with the amount of time and detail I've put into it. Considering that every pattern has to be hand drawn, can't use WOF patterns for this. Plus there's no general size like for us men. You have to take into account the chest area, and really work to make it comfortable for'em. If it doesn't feel good then it's not worth having on IMHO.

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    It looks worth every penny and more! Still can't believe how awesome it is, your friend is going to look amazing!

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    If I get my helmet done in time and my vac table set up I can cast one for her. If she is interested. Its similar to the neo style. I think it would go nicely with this outfit.

    I just got to get my hands on some filler and finish off the back, before I show it off.

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    I've actually got a really sweet design that will be a little similar to my MS custom without being TO similar. Something sleek for a woman, with it still having that mando "I'm gonna break your teeth in!" look. I've never been partial to making women look like girls in mando, in the EU they fight just as hard as the men.

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    Been gone a while, Novall...just caught this thread...excellent work, my friend...
    Rob

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    Really great work, the armor looks fantastic!

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    This is all great info, thank you... it looks like I have my work cut out for me. I have a nice design of armor for myself. I'll have to scan the sketches. For now, I'm reading as much as I can!

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    Re: Female metal armor WIP.

    If I get any time to do so this weekend, I may start cutting out the gauntlets. I'm in a rush to finish my own set atm...so there really isn't anything more I can do to hers yet till I can relax on mine. I'm already way way ahead of schedule on her set, not due to DragonCon. Trying to get it done by mid june so I can decompress before August. =)

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