my shin guard progress NEW PICS

MonCal

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Thanks for the positive review Yvonne!! :D

I'm really happy they worked out well for you. You were pretty much the trial run on these things ;) And any advice for improvements or mods is very much appreciated!!!

I don't know for sure yet but I doubt they'll dig into a persons' ankles with the regular prada boot underneath since it goes up the leg a ways. Also, I bet if I drill the hole out a little more for the bolt that holds the ankle guards on and the nylon locking nut is used but not tightened down completely, they'll move more freely. Also, maybe putting a cloth spacer between the two might help..( remember seeing that in one of the MOM pics).
Wish I could get our suit done and put it to practical use so I would know for sure :)

thanks again,
Cal
 
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Raef_Wolfe

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What are the metalic round circles in the back of Zam's shinguards and over the ankles? They look like brass fasteners, similar to those below.

<img src=http://images.officemax.com/images/kreb_large/09015442.GIF>

Would these work? And what are the fasteners for, really? Me wanting to save as much money as possible is looking for inexpensive solutions :p
 
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MonCal

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Raef_Wolfe wrote:

What are the metalic round circles in the back of Zam's shinguards and over the ankles? They look like brass fasteners, similar to those below.
Well, the shin guard actually overlaps itself in the back and snaps together with typical dritz snaps...found at tandy. The plastic allows this with its flexiblity. It is rigid but also flexible at the same time unlike typical vac-formed ABS or even fiberglass.
There are screws on the sides of the guards that bolt the shin guard to the ankle guard.

Seeker, thanks!! :)

BTW,
I am back home, although things are still chaotic I have been making some progress :D
 
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MonCal

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Finally able to make more progress. Apologies to those patiently awaiting completion!!







EDIT 12/11/03:
Here are some pics with the flash....quite the color change still blurry on the net though :facepalm




Edit 1/20/05: fixin pics ;)
 
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Zam I Am

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WOW :eek: Big color difference there. So which one is it more like? The leather color of the top more-red, or bottom pic-more lavender?

VERRY excellent resilient shins btw. I still think they are sooo awesome. Especially cause you picked out the right casting materials. I hear troopers complain all the time about breaking/cracking pieces of their costume. I have no remorse when the shins I have from ya, take a beating. My remorse comes from everything else I've have that isn't shatter proof and I have wound up with MORE putty and MORE paint on everything. I spend more time on repairs than on upgrades. Nothing likes to just stay resilient cept for your shins! I think I have lost my toe spikes the most~ 2-3 times already. ;)

Keep up the great work!

Yvonne
 
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MonCal

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Zam I Am wrote:

WOW :eek: Big color difference there. So which one is it more like? The leather color of the top more-red, or bottom pic-more lavender?
Thanks zamiam! I'm glad you're still happy with them.

Well, the real color is closer to the top 5 pics which is the lighter color and closer to the pics in the Visual Dictionary. I just thought I'd show the pics with the flash to show how much variation there can be with different lighting :)
 
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Langsuir666

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Oops found the right thread now! yay. What sort of glue did you guys use to glue the leather down with onto the shins? Im gonna try these this week :) Were we using the skins for the veil on this or dyed skivers?
 

JDFett

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if i remember correctly cal stated he had some alternative method for the shins...cal? any luck on that
 

Langsuir666

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Righty dokey! I just enquired about some sheepskin skivers for the shins, what dye did you use to dye them with Moncal? I thought about using the back of the veil pigskin but its not the right color and ive spend a month getting the front the right color LOL
 

Langsuir666

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Ok scratch getting the skivers :( They want £44 for one 12 foot skin for me to dye myself and im not paying that!!!
 

JDFett

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becky, i know at the tandy i went to they had some real cheap pigskins...6 dollars a piece...thats whay i used to make the test pattern for our vest...the leather is a little dark but they had some lighter stuff as well...if your going to paint the shins rather than dye i bet that stuff would work and its real thin and inexpensive...some pieces have some bad spots on them but if your going for the worn and weary zam...then that shouldnt be an issue
 

MaulMaus

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Tandy didn't sell the skivers last time I tried to get some. :( I think the cheap stuff you're talking about is way too thick (it looked like that from photos of the vest).

Well... one alternative is the Vogue leather pelts http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/store/catalog/Genuine-Leather-Pelts-orderby0-p-1-c-296.html The skins are very very thin (and soft!) and would work well for covering the shin guards. You would need one skin per shin guard (I measured on mine and it would work fine.).

The only issue might be color - the "Dusty Lavender" that I had bought was a bit dark - I don't know about the regular "Lavender" as I never bought any. I bought a "natural" one recently, but it was suede on both sides (much more on one than the other) You could dye it the color you want - but it wouldn't look as shiny as you might want.
 

ItsThatGuy

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Tandy didn't sell the skivers last time I tried to get some. :( I think the cheap stuff you're talking about is way too thick (it looked like that from photos of the vest).

Well... one alternative is the Vogue leather pelts http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/store/catalog/Genuine-Leather-Pelts-orderby0-p-1-c-296.html The skins are very very thin (and soft!) and would work well for covering the shin guards. You would need one skin per shin guard (I measured on mine and it would work fine.).

The only issue might be color - the "Dusty Lavender" that I had bought was a bit dark - I don't know about the regular "Lavender" as I never bought any. I bought a "natural" one recently, but it was suede on both sides (much more on one than the other) You could dye it the color you want - but it wouldn't look as shiny as you might want.
So was the Dusty Lavender one shiny on one side? Or suede on both like the natural?
 
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