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  1. Kyr'am Galaar's Avatar
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    May 28, 2008, 6:55 AM - Kyr'am Galaar armour #1

    this will be my progress thread for the new armour i am making. here is my concept, and i will be starting on the armour very soon. i have an old plastic water drum which i intend to use for the chest and back armour.

    if anybody is interested in the beckstory for this character, im working on it, and will try to answer anybodies questions.

    Vor'e everybody for their help with the first helm i made.
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    May 28, 2008, 7:01 AM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #2

    That's a great looking paint scheme you've given the armour......I like it
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    May 28, 2008, 7:17 AM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #3

    Vor'e vod. i also decided on different bicep plates to the ones i have a template for, wanted something different
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    May 28, 2008, 7:22 AM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #4

    That's a very cool color scheme, I like it a lot! And the helmet will look really cool with that red visor. Have you got the helmet done? I'll be watching this thread for all the progress. Keep it up man!
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    May 28, 2008, 7:24 AM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #5

    i made my first helmet last week. it didnt turn out as smooth as i had hoped, but painted it up to look like my characters grandfather's helmet. now i know how to build it properly, ill start another. i had a bit of trouble with the fiberglass.

    better luck next time i expect.

    vor'e for the comment. the red visor is my dream.
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    May 28, 2008, 5:03 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #6

    looks great vod. Like the concept.
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    May 29, 2008, 2:24 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #7

    i got my water drum today, time to start hacking!!! mwah ha ha ha ha!

    (insane laugh, sorry)
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    May 29, 2008, 2:27 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #8

    Quote Kyr'am Galaar said: View Post
    i got my water drum today,

    For the armor?
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    May 29, 2008, 3:51 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #9

    yep, cut out the main chest armour roughly now. got some cropping and sanding to do, but the drums curve works well
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    May 29, 2008, 3:54 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #10

    Nice! Buckets and that hard ABS style plastic makes great plastic armor.
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    May 29, 2008, 3:55 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #11

    Wow thats looking really good! How well does the curvature to conform to your body?
    Are you going to put any dents in it anywhere?
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    May 29, 2008, 3:56 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #12

    the extreme edges may need bending in a touch just to fit properly, but its almost 90% there.

    not sure about dents, but there are going to be scratches and gouges in it.
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    May 29, 2008, 4:00 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #13

    Very cool, keep up the good work. I look forward to more updates.
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    May 29, 2008, 4:02 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #14

    i have a question about the flak vest that the armour is attached to. would a black t-shirt work if i put seat belt webbing in strips on the inside to support the holes for the bolts?
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    May 29, 2008, 4:06 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #15

    Quote Kyr'am Galaar said: View Post
    i have a question about the flak vest that the armour is attached to. would a black t-shirt work if i put seat belt webbing in strips on the inside to support the holes for the bolts?
    Well it's your custom, so I'd say its your call as to if it looks good. But whether or not it'd be functional, I have no idea. Trial and error?
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    May 29, 2008, 4:07 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #16

    suppose you're right. nothing ventured...
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    May 29, 2008, 4:19 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #17

    Well depending on your budget, I would HIGHLY recommend one of LadySewforus's vests. They are fantastic quality and dye-able(I think). But that really just depends on your budget.

    But do keep up the good work, and I love seeing progress pics.
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    May 31, 2008, 6:53 AM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #18

    cut out the back plate yesterday, and did a bit of bending using a paint stripper gun to heat up the plastic. painted it with primer, and given it a coat of silver to make the metal under the paint.
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    Jun 2, 2008, 6:39 AM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #19

    cut out the shoulers now, just a bit of reshaping, and ill post a picture here asap.
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    Jun 2, 2008, 7:48 AM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #20

    Good stuff man, Keep it up!
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    Jun 2, 2008, 10:10 AM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #21

    Really well done all around. The color scheme is sick and the armor is looking good. I don't know about the shirt though. I don't think that regular shirts are thick enough to support armor well, it might tear or something. Keep on working it's going great so far.
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    Jun 2, 2008, 10:12 AM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #22

    Oh-ah, i see what you were going to do. I think that could work. I wasthinking about doing that for my leg armor so it stays close to my legs. It all depends then, on if it'll look good or not.
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    Jun 3, 2008, 12:21 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #23

    this is my progress so far.
    i need to roughen up and weather the back plate, and im looking for a design to go on the right shoulder plate, but so far, i am very happy with the colour scheme.

    hope everyone likes it.
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    Jun 3, 2008, 12:35 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #24

    Ooh, the back and shoulders are looking good! I love that scratch on the one shoulder bell.
    How are you going to weather the rest? I forget who, but somebody here simply chucked their armor pieces really high in the air and let them fall on gravel and pebbles and it gave some really good results, haha.
    You are making great and really fast progress, keep it up!
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    Jun 3, 2008, 12:42 PM - Re: Kyr'am Galaar armour #25

    the scratch on the shoulder was already on the water drum, i just sanded away the paint after it had dried. ill probably go at it with a screwdriver or something, and the fill in the slashes with silver paint and a small brush.

    i saw that technique too, and was thinking of chucking it off a local castle near me. mwah-ha-ha-haa! oops going mad a again!

    Vor'e for the feed back.

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