Ensign
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# 1 MACO armor (real life)
04-01-2013, 03:59 PM
For about month I have been wanting to start making MACO Mk XI armor and I am wondering does anyone know how to size it to myself. I am 5 feet 7.5 inches if some one can give me a hand I would appreciate it if you need any more information I will be glad to provide anything I can. Many thanks in advance.
Commander
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# 2
04-01-2013, 04:02 PM
1st off, use metric system, way easier, trust me, 10 is your friend.
Ensign
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# 3
04-01-2013, 04:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by poopbang View Post
1st off, use metric system, way easier, trust me, 10 is your friend.
ok when I converted it to the metric I got 1.7018 meters
Ensign
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# 4
04-01-2013, 04:16 PM
correction 69 inches = 1.75260 meters
Captain
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# 5
04-01-2013, 04:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by enterprisenx3 View Post
correction 69 inches = 1.75260 meters
5'7.5" is 67.5 in, or about 1.715 m.
Ensign
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# 6
04-01-2013, 04:39 PM
ok thanks for the help so far guys
Ensign
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# 7
04-01-2013, 04:42 PM
I'm not too much into the costume-making aspect of fandom, in spite of an early ambition to become a special effects makeup artist. The closest I've gotten to that is manufacturing a suit of cardboard plate armor for my brother's middle school play, many years ago. For that, I basically relied on directly measuring his arms, legs, torso, etc. with a tape measure and custom-fitting the armor pieces as I went.

You may want to consider going to a tailor and getting your own measurements taken, or having someone assist you in taking your own.

For some real insight into the costume-making art, consider the following:

http://volpinprops.blogspot.com/2010...010-recap.html

You'll find links to the guy's homepage and other projects if you look around. You might also be interested in his 2009 project... a Bioshock Big Daddy diving suit.

Good luck!
Ensign
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# 8
04-01-2013, 05:07 PM
:O that looks a lot like the MACO armor thanks for the link
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# 9
04-01-2013, 05:19 PM
Also worth looking into is the 501st. They've been doing high-quality fan-made plastic armor as long as anyone else, if not longer.
Ensign
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# 10
04-01-2013, 05:40 PM
I looked on their website but I saw no place to ask for a custom costume making :/ plus its a Star Wars group.
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