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Author Topic: Callista's WIP (PIC HEAVY) *New Pics Pg. 8*  (Read 8983 times)

Re: Callista's WIP (PIC HEAVY) *New Pics Pg. 6!*
« Reply #105 on: Feb 13, 2012, 09:10 AM »
With the weather the way it is (SNOW!) I may try my hand at heat-forming some of my plates and try out the other dremel that I got :D

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Re: Callista's WIP (PIC HEAVY) *New Pics Pg. 7*
« Reply #106 on: Feb 16, 2012, 01:17 PM »
*In deep terrifying voice*

I am watching.

;) Keep going, you're getting there.
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Re: Callista's WIP (PIC HEAVY) *New Pics Pg. 7*
« Reply #107 on: Feb 17, 2012, 11:39 AM »
Yes, Sir!

Also, I'm being prodded by several people to start working on this again. I've decided to NOT do a backplate for this first go, as it will be INCREDIBLY difficult to shape it alone.....

Any and all input is greatly appreciated. I'm aiming to have this mostly done by All-Con (though I know I won't be official...)

Re: Callista's WIP (PIC HEAVY) *New Pics Pg. 7*
« Reply #108 on: Feb 17, 2012, 02:35 PM »
So. yeah. I'm having some difficulty shaping plates.... I've got plenty of sintra to mess with, but i think I'm going to have to take the outer corner off the upper chest plates. Also, I'm not sure hot to trim or put darts in the plates to make them fit a female torso.  Here are a couple pics. Chest and belly plates are WOF Med. templates, everything else will be Small.





As you can hopefully see, the outer edge of the chest plate (near my shoulder) needs trimming. I'm thinking to just take off that protruding edge and make the edge flush. Where I'm lost is how to get the plate to be shaped better. What I've done here is just with a heat gun. Would putting the plates in the oven for a couple minutes make them easier to work with, and should I add darts in any spot? Also, the bottom point of the plate doesn't quite touch my belly.
« Last Edit: Feb 17, 2012, 06:31 PM by Callista Gseran »

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Re: Callista's WIP (PIC HEAVY) *New Pics Pg. 8*
« Reply #109 on: Feb 18, 2012, 09:31 AM »
You'll probably have to add darts. Sintra doesn't really do complex curves. Sintra will, in general, bend either left to right or top to bottom. For a properly shaped femme plate, you need both. Darts will help.
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Re: Callista's WIP (PIC HEAVY) *New Pics Pg. 8*
« Reply #111 on: Feb 18, 2012, 06:50 PM »
The left chest piece you are holding in place looks ok ! But might do with a touch of heat to bring it in at the bottom.

Dunno unless you hold them in place on your vest.

I think they could be an ok size for you, considering you need to wear a flightsuit and flack vest. Both will bulk you up !

Re: Callista's WIP (PIC HEAVY) *New Pics Pg. 8*
« Reply #112 on: Feb 18, 2012, 08:52 PM »
@ Kel:

Don't have a vest yet, but I know someone locally who might be able to make one. :)

Re: Callista's WIP (PIC HEAVY) *New Pics Pg. 8*
« Reply #113 on: Feb 18, 2012, 09:06 PM »
Best wait till you have a decent fit of a vest before ye start cutting the plates ;) Then try taping the plates to it for fit then ! Dont cut anything till then, i would heat the bottom of the chest a little and bend inwards though. Just a little bit ;)

 


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