Name that Armor........ It's the ARGUS!!!

Dirtdives

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Update time!!! Well despite being on furlough for 3 months I barley got anything done on my suit.....except for 1 thigh....

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I think I nailed the size!!! I'm very confident that everything else will fit just as well.

I'm going through my supplies and came across a box of Glaze Coat I got from Home Depot. Its an epox resin but might work just like the Bondo resin. Its mostly used as a top coat for table tops, bar tops or encapsulating items. It cost a few dollars more than the bondo resin but its a bit stronger and more scratch resistance. And because I have the stuff and don't want to shell out for another can of bondo......cheap SOB......I mean thrifty son of a gun.
 

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Sorry for the delay zachturner009, I have been getting my bearings back in order since I got back to work......and its kicking my ass!!! As requested, Thigh and shin suit up, and I even threw in the knee.

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I'm still in the middle of assembling the right thigh.....I only get like 3-4 pieces in at night now-a days. I'm having trouble w/ my adhesive. I think I got a bad tube of Duco. I keep having to go back over a tabs that keeps popping open. But progress is progress. I should have put on both shins now that I think about it. The boots are actually pinned down to some foamboard to keep its shape and I didn't want to mess that up. I really should resin those up at least, this way they will keep better shape than sitting on the shelf for another few months till everything is finished. The most interesting thing is that I put these on w/ a pair of jeans....not the most form fitting or easiest things to wear while wearing armor.....so when I get/make my undersuit, I should have 0 problems with fitting and suiting up. Next piece will be the butt plate. I have decided that the cod, lower abdomen, and the spine will be out of foam since I need those areas to be a bit more flexible than a fiberglassed piece. Most probably will be attached to the undersuit. I have a ton of 3/8 inch foam for this but one side has those heavy diamond shapes on it and I don't know how well those will attach to the undersuit...or even if it will.....that is another problem, for another day......(I envision myself cutting off all those stupid things by hand)
 

zachturner009

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Sorry for the delay zachturner009, I have been getting my bearings back in order since I got back to work......and its kicking my ass!!! As requested, Thigh and shin suit up, and I even threw in the knee.

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I'm still in the middle of assembling the right thigh.....I only get like 3-4 pieces in at night now-a days. I'm having trouble w/ my adhesive. I think I got a bad tube of Duco. I keep having to go back over a tabs that keeps popping open. But progress is progress. I should have put on both shins now that I think about it. The boots are actually pinned down to some foamboard to keep its shape and I didn't want to mess that up. I really should resin those up at least, this way they will keep better shape than sitting on the shelf for another few months till everything is finished. The most interesting thing is that I put these on w/ a pair of jeans....not the most form fitting or easiest things to wear while wearing armor.....so when I get/make my undersuit, I should have 0 problems with fitting and suiting up. Next piece will be the butt plate. I have decided that the cod, lower abdomen, and the spine will be out of foam since I need those areas to be a bit more flexible than a fiberglassed piece. Most probably will be attached to the undersuit. I have a ton of 3/8 inch foam for this but one side has those heavy diamond shapes on it and I don't know how well those will attach to the undersuit...or even if it will.....that is another problem, for another day......(I envision myself cutting off all those stupid things by hand)
Dude, perfect! Not sure why everyone brings up you inability to scale properly, it looks perfect man, I'll finish up my shins and do a "leg shoot" too! Also dem legs
 

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Dude, perfect! Not sure why everyone brings up you inability to scale properly, it looks perfect man, I'll finish up my shins and do a "leg shoot" too! Also dem legs
Oh, the inability to scale is well earned.....but it was for my Centurion helmet. 8 tries and 8 fails.......and it took outside help to get it done....(thank you PerniciousDuke!!!! My hero!!)..,...and stop staring at my legs (blushing again).....probably my best feature
 
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