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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not going to go into a lengthy explanation of the pictures I'm posting since there is no one else really posting any questions... Razz

Laser cut visor polycarbonate for the helmet...










Waist belt...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did you lasar cut that visor? With a laser?

It's looking great.

I know you wanted a question so there it is.

Paul
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL. Thanks. Why yes. We used a 'laser' which is really just intense, focused light!

Yeah. Laser. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, this has been amazing to watch. To think that in this day and age, that if someone can think of something, design it, then if they have the right tools can make it.

I have said before that TOR has so many highly detailed armors that the possiblilities seem endless.

I was talking to someone yesterday and I asked if he and his son had noticed that from the first Star Wars movie, as you go backwards in time, everything is more detailed and in most cases, more exciting to look at. They both had.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've started working on the shoulder straps now that the chest and back armor bucks will be completed today. The shoulder straps are interesting. You can't really see them but they have some really neat lines to them. It's a shame that they are mostly covered.





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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some shots of our initial paint test. Although we're not completely sold on this paint scheme or process, the first paint sample isn't bad.





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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just keeps getting better! It's really awesome getting to watch this come together piece by piece. The hard work really shows.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much. yeah. It's a ton of work. It's a fun project though.







Shoulder Straps:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We will be adjusting these shoulder straps. They are a tad short. They are accurate but they do not fit a normal person well. Extending them by approximately 2". They look really good though. They are cast in a solid elastomer (rubber) and reinforced with a canvas webbing. The ends have 1/8" aluminum plate cast into them. The plate is drilled and tapped for a 10-32 button head screw. holes are drilled from the inside of the armor and the screws pull the straps to the armor. Solid lock. Very sturdy.





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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HELMET RUN - OPEN UNTIL DEC. 21ST
Our helmet run closes out on the 21st. The list will be updated. We are actually at about 1/2 capacity of our list. I will update it later today.

There are some other great helmet kits out there so if you miss out on this one, you will be able to get one of those to wear with the armor if you are intending on purchasing our armor.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tonight we got a lot done. We drilled the final chest and back armor bucks. The ventilation holes ensure the details is captured during the vacuum forming process.







Shoulder bell, biceps and shoulder pad all had final coatings and will get molded. The shoulder bell and biceps will become vacuum form bucks and the shoulder pad will get molded twice in two-part molds. The shoulder pads will be cast in hyperfirm rubber. The rubber will be fairly light weight and durable but mostly, it will allow the shoulder bell to ride up higher at the proper level.



We also finished the modeling for the new lengthened shoulder straps. We will retain the molds for both lengths of straps since a thinner person may need the shorter straps.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Version 2 of the shoulder straps....ready for molding....

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

postmortem01 wrote:
We will be adjusting these shoulder straps. They are a tad short. They are accurate but they do not fit a normal person well. Extending them by approximately 2". They look really good though. They are cast in a solid elastomer (rubber) and reinforced with a canvas webbing. The ends have 1/8" aluminum plate cast into them. The plate is drilled and tapped for a 10-32 button head screw. holes are drilled from the inside of the armor and the screws pull the straps to the armor....

So, some degree of customization of the fit will be possible by changing the attachment point of the shoulder straps on the rear?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually the shoulder straps are asymmetrical so there is no good way to shorten or lengthen them. What we are planning to offer is two different lengths.

If you are a bigger person like myself, you will need the longer straps to place the chest and back armor at the correct angles to match up properly. For thinner people, the shorter shoulder straps will work a little better as they will set lower on your shoulders.

We will post suggested chest sizes for each strap.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well. We got some final vac pulls back today. They look great. We were hoping to get 4 sets back but we got 2 sets....Someone can't count. they look great anyway.







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