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Re: 501st Clone

Post by jdelaney » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:17 pm

tenebris wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:18 am
Looking really tidy, are you getting someone to help with the torso fitting? be great if you could detail it.
Yeh I’ve roped young master William into giving me a hand to get everything measured up and shimmed. Will try and detail it as much as I can for any future clones :thumbsup:
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Re: 501st Clone

Post by jdelaney » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:16 pm

Bit more progress this evening. Belt boxes are together but need painting:
First cut a gap for the hinges to fit-
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Primed and painted the TD:
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Shoulder, arms and handplates finished coat of white:
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Legs finished coat of white:
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So a bit of a slap in the face when I finally decided to bite the bullet and make a start on the torso. Watching Videos from Kev @ imperial surplus I decided to make a start with the abs and kidney plate as this is what sits under everything.
The slap in the face was the face that because I’m such a fat guy I have had to add 2.5” shim to connect everything at the back properly. This will have a knock on effect with the nappy and upper torso. As much of a pain in the arse this is because the armour has to look seamless I can hide the shims.

Shim, made from spare abs. I added a 2cm inner cover strip to attach to the armour:
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One side glued:
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Blue coat on shoulders:
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Neck seal arrived as well:

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Going to o add the blue to forearms and attach the compad and add blue to the shins next.
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Re: 501st Clone

Post by jdelaney » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:58 am

Painted the blue on the forearms and glued the compad on:
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Blue on the shins:
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It’s always nice to have super clean armour but there’s something about it when it’s a bit more lived in that makes a big difference. For weathering I used very watered down black acrylic washes and dabbed it off:
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So another set back... ordered a 3D printed blaster from Merc Supply. It was originally advertised as an animated blaster and after waiting 2 months (while being told it had been posted twice) turned up and it was a realistic style... bummer. Putting it together anyway.
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Re: 501st Clone

Post by Tal Skirata » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:48 pm

Looking good mate, shame about the blaster but its not the end of the world, put a bit of an angle on the shim as we discussed and we can get the upper body armour sorted together, all the arms and legs are looking great as they are


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Re: 501st Clone

Post by kiwicaptainrex » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:11 am

jdelaney wrote:Next is getting the torso figured out.
I recommend when making shins for the sides of the torso/kidney, make them triangular in shape. With the narrow gap at the top, wide gap at the bottom.
If you keep the gap at top & bottom the same, it pushes the chest outwards. And you will need larger shims for the chest/back.

I will take photos of my torso to show what I mean.

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Re: 501st Clone

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Re: 501st Clone

Post by jdelaney » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:59 pm

kiwicaptainrex wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:11 am
jdelaney wrote:Next is getting the torso figured out.
I recommend when making shins for the sides of the torso/kidney, make them triangular in shape. With the narrow gap at the top, wide gap at the bottom.
If you keep the gap at top & bottom the same, it pushes the chest outwards. And you will need larger shims for the chest/back.

I will take photos of my torso to show what I mean.
Thanks for your help Phil.
Definitely came in handy when I sized everything up a few days ago. Hopefully will have some progress shots soon to share :thumbsup:
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Re: 501st Clone

Post by jdelaney » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:02 pm

Forearms, shins and shoulders weathered:
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Re: 501st Clone

Post by jdelaney » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:37 pm

Haven’t updated this in a little bit. Now the we are full swing of lockdown better crack on with my build seeing as I am unable to work from home.

So the shim on the sides have been giving me a bit of a headache. It’s been a case of measuring, gluing (with e6000), trying on, removing glue, resizing, etc.
Recently had a idea giving to me by one of the chaps I work with, as the e6000 has been a nightmare to try and see if the shims work with its long curing time and then being stubborn to remove, he suggested hot glue and it works really well.

Tacked the shims in place for a test fitting:
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Added a crotch strap to help bring the butt in closer. Added some elastic and velcro tabs on the inside to help fit it properly (again used hot glue). Will probably re do these when it is glued properly.
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Stomach:
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Both together:
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Chest shims. I will be using the original parts that Kev supplied but adding a shim over the top so I am still able to use velcro to secure the front part.
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Made a start on the shoe straps. Glued a popper to the inside. Once the popper was in place I put the shin on the boot marked out the positing on the shin and placement of the strap. I used a pencil and covered the popper with it and marked the leather. Then used a drill for the other female part of the popper but didn’t have any in my pot! :facepalm:

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I have e6000’d one side of the shims this afternoon ready for the other parts tomorrow. Once the shims are done I can fill seams and paint. Then it’ll be onto the belt.
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Re: 501st Clone

Post by jdelaney » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:31 pm

Added the poppers and weathered the boots:
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Finished boots:
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Back/ chest shims gluing:
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Added filler to the seems:
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Re: 501st Clone

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:25 pm

Loving your work sir!
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Re: 501st Clone

Post by jdelaney » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:35 pm

Completed the gluing of the chest:
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Can see how I shimmed it using extra plastic and still used the piece provided for the Velcro to attach to:
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This meant I was able to see how the full arms fit. Think I need to pull the shoulders closer to the chest to stop them from tucking under the chest:
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Re: 501st Clone

Post by tenebris » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:06 am

Fab work Josh, really appreciate you detailing it all.

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