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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:06 am 

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Brilliant thanks for that.

Mine measures around 112mm and the original file is around 105mm, versus your measurment of 107.95mm. So the original is a little small and mine is a little too big! :D

Next time I will print at 105% :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:56 pm 

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Picked up the 5 humbrol colours for the armour, made up a test strip and got four of the colours matched, left the grey to do myself.

Testing out the colours they come up well, will trial some weathering over the top to tone them down.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:00 pm 

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Tried annealing the aluminium with a small gas torch, wow what a difference! Would have been nice to do that from the start. Might have to redo some parts (again) to get a better shape to them, picking up some more aluminium soon to do the chest and back plate, been a bit of a wait to get to them.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:11 pm 
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looks awesome! check out the neckline on the screen used sets. its high, and goes streight across. lots of makers have a distinctive, rounded "scooped" neckline. youll notice especially when Hicks or Hudson are siting down the on-screen necklines are about an inch higher, and just give the armor a look more like giant football pads. the scooped necks came about because Dietricks stunt armor had it and thats the armor that went into circulation early on. from when she gets pulled upward by a xeno. screen used armor was 15" measured at the center. I think the pepakura files have that scooped neck, I think its 13".
you probably know all that but i just wanted to make sure you didnt notice it after you cut your patterns out.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:41 pm 

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Thanks for the info, I don't know much of this stuff, learning things as I go :).

The templates I'm using originated from bigbisont's drawings in another thread. I've imported them into a CAD program so I can print to scale across multiple pages. The neckline looks to have a slight scoop to it, will tell more once I've dished the aluminium to start with.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:05 pm 
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I think I saw the pattern on metal that you had made and saw the back cuirass plate and jumped the gun because I have a pet peeve of low collars. Now I see that's Bigbisonts and martinr1000s collaboration. You're gonna have a good time with this build.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:19 am 

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I figured the chest piece would be the hardest and I'm finding it tricky! Main thing is it's just overall too big, the length of the chest piece on the template is about 17"/480mm. I'm going to print out the template smaller, around 15" and go from there.


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