Hello fellow TDHers !
A couple weeks after completing my Jango.... I decided I needed another hole in my head. I purchased one of KW's Animated ARF kits a while back, and have been working on it whenever time allowed. I wanted to take more WIP photos, but the imperialsurplus web site has a plethora of images and tutorials that show more than I could ever hope for.
Let me first say a big THANK YOU to KW for this armor. It has been a pleasure to work with, and after a couple test fits, I can see it being really comfortable to troop in.
Here are some photos of the first test fit of the upper body parts. All I have left to do is install the visor, make the under-vest, mount the leg and hand plate straps.
The visor is photoshopped in...
Let me know what you think !
Scratch built DC-15. (Still needs some tweaks)
I tried a new (new to me at least) method of joining the armor - rare earth magnets. I wanted the wrists to be super-tight to look like the "real" thing, while maintaining the seamless look as much as possible. Let me tel you something about rare-earth magnets. When they claim they are the "strongest magnets on earth"... believe them. These things are 3/8" little barrels that want to be together from about 8" apart.... and when they want to be together, they SNAP shut. Like right NOW. I have to be careful, as they are brittle, and will break if allowed to crash together. I have caught little tufts of skin in between the armor, and it gives a whole new meaning to "armor bites".
Inside the arm:
Outside. Nice clean line:
I will be installing the magnets in my Jango Gauntles this weekend. I can't tell you how easy and secure this method is. (albeit a bit pricey... the rare earth magnets are not cheap, although I found the EBeast has the best deals)