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Ears look fine.

 

Drop boxes - option 3.

 

Here’s some references;

 

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19 minutes ago, CableGuy said:

Ears look fine. emoji1303.png

 

Drop boxes - option 3.

 

Here’s some references;

 

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Awesome, thank you, legend!

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Would like an opinion!
We noticed that most people make their hand plates by making molds. Would it be possible to use one of the hard ABS hand plates as a mold? 

Down below is on of my hand plates, sorry about the strap, but you can see how it does concave and has the shape inside. I was just wondering if it would be possible, and/or viable, as in the laytex wouldn't work with the ABS or something like that. Thanks!

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5 hours ago, chiefbonan said:

Would like an opinion!
We noticed that most people make their hand plates by making molds. Would it be possible to use one of the hard ABS hand plates as a mold? 

Although it's possible, making an item using someone else's design (in this case the hand guards) is considered "re-casting", which is generally frowned upon.  However, since it is for personal use what I would suggest is to get in touch with the person who made the armor and ask permission.

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How are things coming along, Trooper ???


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18 hours ago, justjoseph63 said:

Although it's possible, making an item using someone else's design (in this case the hand guards) is considered "re-casting", which is generally frowned upon.  However, since it is for personal use what I would suggest is to get in touch with the person who made the armor and ask permission.

Hey Joseph, just got back from the armour maker, he said it was fine to use the handplates as moulds. Shouldn't be an issue!

 

 

18 minutes ago, madnesstcc990 said:

How are things coming along, Trooper ???


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Glad you asked! might as well do a round up on things that need doing!

 

Neckseal-

The neckseal I made had ribs made from grey doortrim painted black, the paint is cracking horribly, just need to redo them with black doortrim.


Helmet- 
Need to attach s-trim, add paint to the vocoder, put in the strapping and the frown inside mesh.
 

Shoulder bells-
Need to add elastic inner strap.

Ab Plate-
Need to add the button plates as well as attachments for the belt to go on.
 

Thermal detonator-
Needs to be repainted (wrong colour), and assembled.

 

Belt-
Still haven't recived my soft belt back yet, so belt needs to be started.

 

Thighs-
Need to add inside padding.

Calves-
Need to add inside padding as well as elastic straps that go under my feet.

Handplates-

Need to create the laytex handplates for cert 3. (using the hard pandplates as moulds as mentioned above)

 

Boots-
Might need to get new ones. I painted them white but the paint is cracking, also the left boots keeps making a squeaking sound every thime I walk.

 

Buttplate-

Need to add a new silver snap at the groin next to the other one.

 

Everything else is finished and ready to go. Once I have it all mostly fitted though I can do some fine adjustments to make it fit together perferctly!


 

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I'm curious about the elastic straps you mention you are planning to add under your feet.  Are you having problems with the calves riding up?  Gravity should hold them down and a strap outside your boot wouldn't look right.   I also think one inside your boot would become uncomfortable. I have noticed some folks place a piece of velcro on the front of the boot near the top above the ankle and inside of the shin to keep them from coming up. 

 

I usually find myself placing my shins on after I have my thighs and boots on since it goes around the boot so getting that strap under foot may be difficult. 

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13 minutes ago, Hesikaya said:

I'm curious about the elastic straps you mention you are planning to add under your feet.  Are you having problems with the calves riding up?  Gravity should hold them down and a strap outside your boot wouldn't look right.   I also think one inside your boot would become uncomfortable. I have noticed some folks place a piece of velcro on the front of the boot near the top above the ankle and inside of the shin to keep them from coming up. 

 

I usually find myself placing my shins on after I have my thighs and boots on since it goes around the boot so getting that strap under foot may be difficult. 

It's just the plan we have so far, there are many options. Using a snap could also work. I am having the issue that the shin does rotate on my legs, but I am a skinny guy. We haven't put the padding inside the shins quite yet, as we are waiting for our belts. Armour making has slowed down a bit as we are trying to get stuff organised due to the virus. Pretty keen to get stuck back into it, as it's not long now until we finish my armour and go onto our 2nd armour.

Mainly we got the idea here from RS Propmasters, at 3:30 mark:

 

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I'm curious about the elastic straps you mention you are planning to add under your feet.  Are you having problems with the calves riding up?  Gravity should hold them down and a strap outside your boot wouldn't look right.   I also think one inside your boot would become uncomfortable. I have noticed some folks place a piece of velcro on the front of the boot near the top above the ankle and inside of the shin to keep them from coming up. 

 

I usually find myself placing my shins on after I have my thighs and boots on since it goes around the boot so getting that strap under foot may be difficult. 

Another option is a popper/snap on the back (inside the calves, of course).

 

Personally, I attached velcro to the front tab of my boot, then a popper on the rear tab. To allow a little wiggle room, I used some spare elastic to Attach the popper to - this allow flex when moving around.

 

Here’s what I did to start;

 

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Velcro front, poppers rear

 

 

Then, I realised that if I moved my angles too much, like going up stairs, the rear popper could in-pop. So, I added a tab of elastic to give it some flex;

 

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They now stay perfectly aligned and have not un-popped since :-)

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