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Offline Quaralane

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Sith Armor cosplay MkII
« on: Sun Jun, 25, 2017, 06:51:PM »
Working on a new version of my previous Sith Armor cosplay.
This time, I'm using Sintra rather than EVA foam.

Started the new armor base in 1/4" Sintra versus the older version being in 1/2" EVA foam
Layouts started, based on the older piece


For the bracers, I'm basing the detail on bracers worn by Therion Jinn in Star Wars: The Old Republic


Finished laying out the new chest piece.
This version won't have the center plate of the original


Base piece cut out.
This was done with a LOT of passes using a box cutter


I laid out the pieces for the arms and legs, and then cut them out with a jig saw. Saved a LOT of time and work doing that





Began heatforming with the chest piece, and then went to the bracers and leg pieces.
While Sintra can be heated and formed with a heat gun, you need to use patience, and a respirator is a good idea because of the fumes




Laid out the detail pieces for the bracers on construction paper, and then laid it out onto 1/8" Sintra


I cut new angles into the chest piece for a different, less square look



Due to the stiffness of the Sintra, I had to rework my idea on how to fit the bracers.
I wound up having to cut about 1/4" from either side of the under seam to allow for my thumbs to make it through the piece


Laid out new angled shoulder covers to add to the main piece. This was part of why I made the angle cuts on the chest piece


Tested the layout of the detail pieces on the bracers


And now, the gluing begins. I'm using E6000, which is the adhesive of choice for the 501st Legion and the Mandalorian Mercs when working with Sintra.
I'll reinforce these later with Chicago screws.
Here are the bracers and the beginning of the chest all clamped up



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Re: Sith Armor cosplay MkII
« Reply #1 on: Sun Jun, 25, 2017, 07:04:PM »
    Lotta doing going     8)

         You make me google the Sintra   ,    this kinda stuff --? --> http://www.foamboardsource.com/sintra-pvc-foam--sintra-pvc-board.html

   

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Re: Sith Armor cosplay MkII
« Reply #2 on: Mon Jun, 26, 2017, 12:27:AM »
Yep, that's the stuff
This is actually a couple of weekends work, but yes there is a lot going on.

Sintra's the same stuff the Mandalorian Mercs and the 501st use for making their armor kits.
I have a friend at work in the 501st. He's the one who recommended it
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Re: Sith Armor cosplay MkII
« Reply #3 on: Sat Jul, 01, 2017, 04:03:PM »
Pretty cool stuff!  Cos Play certainly has come a long way from back in the day when I made the a Darth Vader costume for Halloween in middle school using cardboard and Testors model paints.

Nice work!
Eric

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Re: Sith Armor cosplay MkII
« Reply #4 on: Sun Jul, 02, 2017, 12:20:PM »
Thanks, Eric.
It's definitely come a long way
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Re: Sith Armor cosplay MkII
« Reply #5 on: Sun Jul, 16, 2017, 09:37:PM »
Update time for the Sith Armor

Got the banding/clamps off on the chest and bracers.
Also installed the Chicago screws that will be doing the main work of holding the pieces together.
Chest piece

Bracers


For the underside of the bracers, I used two layers of 2mm EVA foam.
I used my soldering iron to cut 'pad' lines in the first layer prior to gluing them together.
I then glued them to the main parts.


Decided to show a little comparison between the Mk1 and Mk2 sections so far.
This is mostly to show the differences in what I can do now
Chest piece

Bracers


Turning my attention to the leg pieces, I cut them using similar methods to what I used for the arms and then heat formed them.
I also added a 'center line' to use for placing the detail pieces


Laid out a template for the leg detail pieces, then separated the segments for cutting



Laid out the templates on the 1/8" Sintra and then cut them out


I heat formed the detail pieces, and then labeled them to make sure they get applied in the correct order to the correct leg


Using hot glue, I mounted 1" webbing to the 4 and 2 pieces of the detail layer.
I'll add the buckles to them after I get it all mounted to the leg pieces



Glued the 4, 3, and 2 pieces to the leg forms using more of the E6000 I'd used previously.
I also got the 4 and 3 pieces secured with Chicago screws


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Re: Sith Armor cosplay MkII
« Reply #6 on: Mon Jul, 17, 2017, 02:50:PM »
Looks good!

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Re: Sith Armor cosplay MkII
« Reply #7 on: Mon Jul, 17, 2017, 11:35:PM »
Thanks, John
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
--Bob Dylan, "All Along the Watchtower" 1965--