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Fixed frown let me know if it will be good for centurion
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Tried to model voicecoder on CRL photo, still needs finishing touch, shape ok?
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Given I’ve got a big noggin, how much can I trim from the bucket?
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Shape looks good.


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Hi Mark,

Frown looks good. :-)

The shape of the vocoder is okay and should pass fine. If you wanted to, you could extend the 2nd and 6th bars as many Stunt helmets had that look;

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Regarding the neck opening, you should easily be able to trim to the pencil line you have. If you have additional shots of your helmet (ideally from a few feet back), we can see whether you could trim any neck opening around the back, if required. :-)

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Btw, CRL pics are okay, however, don’t forget either starwarshelmets.com and the screen used armour/helmets in the gallery. :-)

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Ok I’m back after a small hiatus, decided to start working on the legs.

Just wanted some advice before I start trimming, my thighs are not small so I don’t feel I can really get away with trimming anything near the cover strips. The mid thigh is pretty tight.

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Also base of the thighs flares out a lot, does this somehow need to be tapered?

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Also does the alignment at the base look ok? Sorry for all the questions, just want to get it right



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I align at bottom and trim at top, but just my approach not required.


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I align at bottom and trim at top, but just my approach not required.


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Thanks, so width are bottom looks ok?


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Hi

I have a few suggestions to make but I’m on my phone and need my PC to draw up some pics to help show what I mean. I’ll do that when I get home from work, unless someone else gives the same advise in the meantime. The way I see it you can trim more in the front in order to get the coverstrips closer to the 20mm mark (it would help to know how much of the flat area you have right now) by having a gap in the rear and by trimming the thighs with a taper. I’ll also show how to alligne the thighs at the bottom. Unless someone beats me too it:salute:

 

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At this point it looks like you have a rather large opening at the bottom, Mark, as well as a lot of extra on the ridges.  The bottoms should fit a bit more snug, but not be tight by any means.  Reducing the ridges on each side will allow you to do this, but do it in small increments so you will not remove TOO much.

 

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It would really help if you could have a "before" pic like the one below, but without the black background, as it really doesn't show how they look at the bottoms when wearing them. 

 

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It would really help if you could have a "before" pic like the one below, but without the black background, as it really doesn't show how they look at the bottoms when wearing them. 
 
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I’ll get another photo tomorrow, I blame the Missus for the shadows, just don’t tell her that


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It would really help if you could have a "before" pic like the one below, but without the black background, as it really doesn't show how they look at the bottoms when wearing them. 
 
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Lol he *is* wearing them



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3 minutes ago, tarok said:

Lol he *is* wearing them

 

Yes, but it's hard to tell how they fit because of the black under-suit/black background.

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Yes, but it's hard to tell how they fit because of the black under-suit/black background.


I know, just teasing.



Mark,

It looks like you could probably remove some more of the return edge at the top of the thigh. It can probably also taper a bit more to the knee (unless your thighs are really muscular and it literally cannot fit).

I’d offer to pop around and have a gander this weekend but I’ve got #dancedad duties and prop work to do. Unless you want to pop around to me on Sunday?

Alternatively, if you can wait that long (and I realise we want to maintain momentum while you’ve got your mojo back), we can make the trims and glue them next week at the AP.


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24 minutes ago, tarok said:


I know, just teasing.
It looks like you could probably remove some more of the return edge at the top of the thigh. It can probably also taper a bit more to the knee (unless your thighs are really muscular and it literally cannot fit).

 

I know, Rudi, and EXCELLENT advice! The tops of the thighs seem to be not too far out of line, but again, some pics without the black background will be more helpful.  The bottoms seem to be the concern at this point, as they look way too wide.  Once new pics are posted we can give some more precise guidance.

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Thanks all for the comments, quads are pretty tight and whilst I'd like to taper i dont know if there is physically the space to do it. I was going to take more off the top once i had sorted out the diameter of the thighs.

Was hoping to be a bit more progressed before the armour party but guess I could wait on the thighs, and start on the calves instead.p

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The quads don't look that far out, Mark.  It's the bottoms of the thighs that look a bit askew.  When you post the photos (without the black background) we can better assess the situation and give you some more precise advise!

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This may be a better background, trimming the top return edge may allow me to move it up higher.

Only really enough space for 1-2 fingers between armour and top of thigh


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Defo remove the return edge at the top. Length wise they look good, and you shouldn’t need to shorten.

1-2 fingers spacing is good.

Are they tight mid-thigh?




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Are they tight mid-thigh?

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Yep, feels like it wants to burst, and that’s with me only being able to flex my knee 40 degrees


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Calves are measured up there is an overlap of about 12mm on each leg, so that will allow me to trim enough to get the 20mm cover strip positioned well.

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Going to save thighs to the armour party as may be able to taper back of thigh to narrow near knee.




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Looks good, mate, but do you have your boots? It’s best to measure your shins wearing boots.




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With your thighs, make sure the bottoms align not the tops. The tops can be hidden with the cover strip and the top of the cover drop can be trimmed at an angle if needed.
As per your thigh image you have aligned them at the tops. Trust me it will work fine :)


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