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Author Topic: Sith Armor cosplay MkII  (Read 11505 times)
Therion Jinn
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« on: June 25, 2017, 02:54:06 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



Youtube link:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xndmXJpc4BA" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xndmXJpc4BA</a>
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 11:49:58 AM »

This is an interesting KOTOR project, I'm sure the final result will look quite bitchin'!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 08:51:06 AM »

Thank you, Lord Ravage.
Still working on getting the leg pieces built right now, but very happy with how it's going
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 11:08:48 AM »

That looks really cool. I've always want to try making armor but just haven't ever gotten the nerve to try it yet. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 01:11:02 PM »

No worries, Hansrad. Happy to share.
I freely admit to learning most of what I know from various and sundry YouTube videos
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 05:34:56 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


Youtube link:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eOpH_jW4rY" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eOpH_jW4rY</a>
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 08:22:13 PM »

That is so cool.
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 09:19:05 PM »

Wow, this looks awesome. Great job.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 11:31:29 PM »

Sweet. -1
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 01:23:04 AM »

Doing a great job! Can't wait to see a of you wearing the final product.

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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 01:31:02 PM »

Working on a new version of my previous Sith Armor cosplay.
This time, I'm using Sintra rather than EVA foam.
You're hired. These are awesome.
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 07:23:54 PM »

Thank you very much for all the comments, folks.
I'm also looking forward to being able to see the whole setup finished.
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 01:38:34 PM »

That looks like its coming along nicely! Using sentra will make for some very durable armor! We have some of that where i work, never thought of it being used in that way, so point to you good sir.
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 07:33:09 PM »

Thanks, MavRick
I actually found out about the stuff from a friend who's in the local chapter of the 501st
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2017, 05:16:23 PM »

Would you recommend someone taking on something like this the first time starting off with the foam or jump straight to the sintra?
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