The Rafal Works Armor (RWA) Templates.

RafalFett

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I had these files in work for quite a while (maybe a year or so) and even now these aren't finished 100%, but I wanted to post them, mostly because of the modified armor stencils (I already posted some) that are using these templates as a base. The parts that needs more work are the cod plate, the knees and the back plate, but the base is there if someone will try to scratch build one of these.

These templates try to replicate the original armor both in form and in asymmetries and are pretty close to WOF's large armor templates (which was conceived as a symmetrical armor to fulfill the need of the majority).

Update 03-11-2013
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The majority of the armor parts (except the back plate and the knees) were reduced in size by 5%, and now the templates are in the medium category. I managed to do a parts break down for the cod plate and the knees and now you can use the RWA templates to do your own scratch build armor. All the files were replaced with the modified templates.
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The chest, abdominal and collar plates were done using the Heilman images as a base, while the rest of the armor parts were done using all the available images from the exhibits and the movie stills.

Armor Plates.jpg Back Plate Armor Template.jpg My Cod Piece.jpg Cod Front 02.jpg My Back Belt.jpg Right Knee.jpg Left Knee.jpg

And here are the templates resulted from those images:

Chest, Abdominal and Collar Plates with Center Diamond and Shoulder Bells
Armor Template.jpg

Back Plate
Back Armor Template.jpg

Cod Plate
Cod Template.jpg

Back belt
Belt Template.jpg

Knee Pads
Knee Templates.jpg

And finally, the PDF files that contains all the armor templates:

View attachment RWA Templates A4.pdf
View attachment RWA Templates LTR.pdf

Here is an image that shows the approximated points for the original attachment method:
Armor Attachment Points To The Vest.jpg

Have fun!
 
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RafalFett

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Just realized that I posted in the wrong forum! Mods please move this thread in the 'Boba Fett Armor' forum.

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Thanks for the thread move, Scott!
 
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Jc27

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And you Raf need to paint a helmet. I have an Asok lid that needs done hint hint lol.
 

Prepro2

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Awsome work as always Raf,
One thing I thought Id mention , now keep in mind I may be wrong how ever from what info I can find, the collar armor to the back armor inst joined through corresponding holes in the back plate like it is in the collar armor , but there is a wire rig set up,

As seen in this pic Boba-Fett-Costume-Returnof-the-Jedi-HD-077.png

As I said there may be other info ive not seen but as u seem to be going as accurate as possible itd be cool to work out how this system works,
 

RafalFett

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And you Raf need to paint a helmet. I have an Asok lid that needs done hint hint lol.

Thanks, but won't happen in the near future, because I don't want to ruin your helmet.

This is great stuff as always Rafa. You, sir, are quite an asset to this community. Thanks for your hard work on all this (y)

Thanks a lot, Will! How's going your new armor sculpt?

Awsome work as always Raf,
One thing I thought Id mention , now keep in mind I may be wrong how ever from what info I can find, the collar armor to the back armor inst joined through corresponding holes in the back plate like it is in the collar armor , but there is a wire rig set up,

As seen in this pic View attachment 67883

As I said there may be other info ive not seen but as u seem to be going as accurate as possible itd be cool to work out how this system works,

I know that setup which is actually one of the ROTJ stunt plates. If you look closer, in the next scene he already have the Hero setup (more or less):

ROTJ Hero Stunt Plates.jpg

And the same stunt armor in another scene:

ROTJ Stunt Plates.jpg

I assume that the stunt setup (with the metal hook) was used this way because of the high risk stunt scenes and they needed an easy to open system for the collar and back plate. The exibit images don't show that metal hook setup:

Right Collar Attachment.jpg Left Collar Attachment.jpg

And here is how I see the attachment method:

Shoulder Stud Attachment.jpg
 

RafalFett

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RafalFett:

Your templates look great Do you have version that will print out the corrects size?

What do you mean by 'correct size'? These templates are (or should be) the same size with the original, so if you print out the chosen file (A4 or LTR) with the 'fit to page' option, you should have a 1:1 armor template. Or you need multiple sizes (as Alan did) to fit each body type (ex: kid, small, medium, large or extra large)? I don't have plans to do this, but who knows...
 

Jc27

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I am sure you would do a much better job than me. My artistic ability maxed out at first grade finger painting. I don't have a painter for my lid now so if you decide you want to try I am up for it.
Where in Romania are you, I've been to Constanta a few times, are you close to there?
 

RafalFett

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I am sure you would do a much better job than me. My artistic ability maxed out at first grade finger painting. I don't have a painter for my lid now so if you decide you want to try I am up for it.

Thanks, but I'm not confident that I will do a great job, this is why I never painted my own scratch build helmets (except the first, and that was pretty ugly).

Where in Romania are you, I've been to Constanta a few times, are you close to there?

Pretty close to the Black Sea and Constanta (which is the biggest port in our country).
 

SPY007

Active Hunter
Rafal Fett:

I printed out your plans. There are differences between yours and WOF's, but I know your helmet templates are more accurate than WOF's, so I don't question your armor templates. I am curious if you have you had a chance to compare them to any Fett Pride Armor? IMO his stuff, next to your's of course, is the best.

SPY007
 

RafalFett

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Rafal Fett:

I printed out your plans. There are differences between yours and WOF's, but I know your helmet templates are more accurate than WOF's, so I don't question your armor templates. I am curious if you have you had a chance to compare them to any Fett Pride Armor? IMO his stuff, next to your's of course, is the best.

SPY007

My templates are close in overall size to WOF's large armor templates, but I did my templates with the rounded edges, while WOF did his armors with sharp edges to allow tweaking and customizing (like Jango and/or custom Mando). Sadly I don't own/have fettpride armor, so I can't do any comparison between my templates and the fettpride armor. The only real problem with the templates is that most of the original armor plates are convex in form (like a plate) and this particularity is hard to translate in 2D armor. But with a little ingenuity nothing is impossible...
 

redkraytdragon

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These pics are fantastic Raf. These are definitely gonna come in handy. I'll be hitting up you and a few others on here for advice when I get ready to do my V3 set...not till late next year though.
 

SPY007

Active Hunter
Rafal Fett:

In the past, I have made shoulder bells by heating ABS or flat PVC bell cutouts and shaping them over a 2 qt, five inch diameter round drink pitcher. Any thoughts on this? Is the bell a simple arc when shaped? Or is it more complex as well?

SPY007
 

RafalFett

Well-Known Hunter
These pics are fantastic Raf. These are definitely gonna come in handy. I'll be hitting up you and a few others on here for advice when I get ready to do my V3 set...not till late next year though.

Thanks! Can't wait to see the new sculpt!

Rafal Fett:

In the past, I have made shoulder bells by heating ABS or flat PVC bell cutouts and shaping them over a 2 qt, five inch diameter round drink pitcher. Any thoughts on this? Is the bell a simple arc when shaped? Or is it more complex as well?

SPY007

It looks like a simple arc with a more flat upper part (the knee has kind of the same arc form):

Shoulder Bell Arc.jpg
 
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