Multi-Gen Mojlnir armor overhaul (Pep and freehand)

Weekend Update!!

all base work on the boots is done.

First thing first, I needed to tear down the old boots for their hardware.

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then I needed to do my cutouts.
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Then I added the salvaged hardware and finalized any design requirements.
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From here it was time to add my rubber soles. (don't forget your PPE)
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After a full day of being clamped together, I reassemble the boots.
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From there, things are just kinda history. I do my test fitting and walk around a bit to make sure the mounting is stable and that they are comfortable enough to wear. I am really happy with these and they are a significant improvement from the old boots. I cannot rock my ankles with the new boots so things are much more stable. there is also the advantage of being the right size of shoe. (the old boots were 2 sizes too small and had just stretched out over time)

Any way here are to last of the pictures:
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Until next time!
 
alright! big weekend update!

I would say I am out 70-80% complete with the build process and then I can move on to the paint.

I am also satisfied with the scale of the boots as they seem to match up all right with my current shins. (which are the next items on my rebuild list)

In any case, have some pictures! I expect that I will be able to finish the build process this week (barring unforeseen problems)

See you guys in the next one!

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alright! The boots are built.

pretty happy with how they have turned out, and they are only a little bit larger than the old boots.
They are about 1 inch longer and a little over 1 inch wider than the old boots.

Have some pictures:

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Alright! Here it is, the big weekend update!

The boots are done!

They have been weathered and test fit and they are ready to action!

Enjoy some pictures of my process!

First step first (2 coats of plasti dip)
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Then 2 coats of base color:
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Then a round of weathering on top of the base coat:
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Adding the black ground exposure weathering:
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Time to paint the buckle:
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Then a second layer of weathering
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And there we have them all done and finished:
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And one last comparison to the old boots:
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Then some test fitting:
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I also managed to finish up the other forearm with the tac pad:
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The next project is clear though. My shins are about 2 inches short and are a bit too small in places now. so that rebuild is what is up next!

Until next time!
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so it begins...

I finally got a batch of filament for my 3d printer. and I ran a test print of the cortana chip.

I then spent the better part of an afternoon cutting down and correcting the MoeSizzlac MK IV helmet.

The process is most definitely arduous. and getting the stl cutdowns to be "watertight" or complete was a pain. but I did finally manage that and started the print process.

I am also going to get started on the shins this week hopefully. and if I scaled it right the 3d print time for the helmet should be done sometime next week!

enjoy the pictures:
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weekend update!

I finished the 3d print of the new MK IV build, I am extra happy because the scale of the helmet is within about a centimeter of my original Pepakura. Almost unbelievable to me is that it is actually easier to put on and take off than the original build.

You can see in the comparison pictures where the original is deformed by my hasty build speed when hardening.
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i also experienced my first near print failure on the last piece of the build. one of my support trees failed to print normally and so I was forced to take some drastic measures to ensure build success. using my 3d printing pen, I taped across a number of supports (being carful not to cross the build itself) and built up an area for the support tree to "float" in place. and it worked!
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Hopefully, I have another update for you next week on the shins!

Well here are the rest of the build progress pictures:
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Been looking through your thread. Pretty clever, I've never seen anyone use those buckles you used on your boot armor.
Seems almost easier than using them than having to rig in snap clips and elastic. Nice work
 
Been looking through your thread. Pretty clever, I've never seen anyone use those buckles you used on your boot armor.
Seems almost easier than using them than having to rig in snap clips and elastic. Nice work
The buckles on the boots are largely cosmetic. but they will allow me to remove the upper from the boot to access more of the shoe if I need to.

Alrighty folks time for a progress update!

The 2.0 MK IV shins are about 60-70% complete. And I am very happy with them. nearing the end of my build time yesterday it occurred to me that I should test to see how they fit with the boots. and they are so clean. I have made no extra cuts or done any shaping they just fit!

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Well, enjoy the pictures!

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