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  1. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    May 21, 2008, 7:29 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #26

    Yeah, they look kinda big between the collar and the top of the chest plates. By what looks to be a half inch from your pics. Are you just printing out the templates based on the size instructions, or are you actually modifying the size to fit your body? You definately want to use your own size that matches your body. The default sizes I've found rarely fit.

    You wanna make sure the top outside edges of the chest plates match the lower outside edges of the collar AFTER you dish the metal if you want a nice symmetric fit.

    Another suggestion: Space those plates out a bit more. Leave enough space to be able to put your middle finger between the diamond and the chest. Thumb space between the collar and the gut. Not only will this allow for more movement and cut down on the pinch factor (if there even is one), but it will take care of some positioning problems like the one your having with your collar. Also, pull the collar in closer to your neck. It's gonna give you a better "sealed up" look then letting it sit that far down.

    I see the right back piece of the collar is sticking up a bit, so you may wanna curl that more. Probably easier to do that by hand at this point instead of using a hammer.

    Ok, those are my suggestions thus far. Awesome weathering man! Really top notch.
  2. I helped at SDCC '08 987654321a's Avatar
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    May 21, 2008, 6:58 PM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #27

    You hippie! Cut your hair!!


    Haha, The armor is really looking good man, you do a great job with metal.
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    May 21, 2008, 7:13 PM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #28

    sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    May 21, 2008, 11:32 PM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #29

    Quote 987654321a said: View Post
    You hippie! Cut your hair!!
    He did its attached to the vest now.
    Yea the plates look a little big, but they do look amazing attached and together.
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    May 22, 2008, 11:31 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #30

    im having an armor party early saturday morning. will be helping some otehrs do metal and finishing up what they have. ill be finishing up both cod plates and trimming some excess...

    however, ill prolly try boosting the plates up a bit higher on the vest and see what they look like there...
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    May 22, 2008, 7:26 PM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #31

    What I can't understand is...The fact that my armor can't fly.
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    May 23, 2008, 2:02 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #32

    youre not wishing hard enough man....come on. all those talks weve had back in the day and all you say is , my armor cant fly!

    maybe you need a spoon full of sugar!
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    May 26, 2008, 4:23 PM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #33

    so i cut down the armor plates to fit a bit better. the chest peices are a bit "wide" so i trimmed them down to meet the collar plate.

    better, yes?




    ...and the old one for comparison...

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    May 27, 2008, 1:12 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #34

    how do you get the plates to be so thick after using such thin sheet metal?
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    May 27, 2008, 1:35 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #35

    oh, easy. sorry.

    all you gotta do is concentrate really really hard, and than pour some midichlorians on the metal and than use a pair of pliers to bend the sides back abotu a 1/8th or so than spin in a circle and say candyman three times.

    hope that works. oh you gotta do it in a dark room looking in a mirror with the ligths off...

    good luck
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    May 27, 2008, 11:11 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #36

    You did a good job with the steel, You seem to have been able to finish your much faster than me lol. course i can't just cut my steel with shears like that haha.
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    May 27, 2008, 12:15 PM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #37

    why not?
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    May 27, 2008, 10:52 PM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #38

    Looking good Jay
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    May 28, 2008, 1:57 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #39

    Thanks Radio!

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    Jun 4, 2008, 2:17 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #40

    ok, since i took off all my old velcro and used the sew on kind, i figured id test fit the new paltes to my old vest.... no duct tape this time. real deal.

    keep in mind this is NOT the vest i will have for this as it needs to be made bigger and more in proportion compared to my old gear.







    hopefully i fixed the gap issues
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    Jun 11, 2008, 2:23 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #41

    ok, so i WILL cast this and reshape some parts maybe next week. but i wanted to mess around with the paint to make sure i can math it to the armor and get what hydras looking for....so heres hoping she likes it. excuse the TK gauntlets and Pistol belt. just grabbed what i had lying around that was black....





















    the gloves are correct. just havn'at finished building the gauntlet molds yet.....so stay tuned!
    Last edited by bh-7603; Jun 11, 2008 at 2:50 AM.
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    Jun 11, 2008, 2:41 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #42

    Haha, I think you got the helmet pattern down pat.
    Everything is coming together well. Keep up the good work!
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    Jun 11, 2008, 8:54 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #43

    Oh yeah. That's looking great!!
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    Jun 11, 2008, 9:08 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #44

    that looks awsome
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    Jun 11, 2008, 11:34 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #45

    close up of how i think the paint will work out.



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    Jun 13, 2008, 1:35 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #46

    did some weathering tonight....











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    Jun 14, 2008, 2:59 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #47

    This is sooo incredible. I love it!

    El1te
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    Jul 4, 2008, 3:04 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #48

    vest beginnings.....


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    Jul 4, 2008, 7:48 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #49

    Outstanding mate! Top shelf!
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    Jul 8, 2008, 3:44 AM - Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style! #50

    step 2....



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