WIP - BTTF - Nike Air Mag Project

RVLF

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Hi every Mag Fan !

I'm not sure if this project will be finished one day but, I've started to design my own Mags ^^
I'm going to make some modifications on the design from time to time...

• Here is the First look :

Crea - FOAM - 01 Patron 1.png Crea - FOAM - 01 Patron 2.png Crea - FOAM - 01 Patron 3.png Crea - FOAM - 01 Patron 4.png
 
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RVLF

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Yep, that's the list but I'll try to finish this huge job first ;)

Anyway, here is some new pictures of a new version:

• The master that has been inspired by the one of Taff83 :
02 Master 01.jpg

• Tracing and cutting :
02 Master 02.jpg 02 Master 03.jpg

• Designing and cutting the tongue:
03 Ribs Tongue 00.jpg

• Placing and Adding the ribs :
03 Ribs Tongue 01.jpg 03 Ribs Tongue 02.jpg

• The result :
03 Ribs Tongue 03.jpg 03 Ribs Tongue 04.jpg 03 Ribs Tongue 05.jpg

I think this is going on the good path, and after making the second shoe I'll have to find out how to cover this structure withe the fabric.
I wonder how to sew the thing and how I'll glue it to the foam... ? Then, How and when to put on the laces ? So much questions :behave
 
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RVLF

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WOW !!!! Thank cavx ! I would save so much time and version if I had this ! :eek
I've made mein from scratch and I wanted to limit the sewing so there is only two parts on my Master (yes, I'm lazy)

Do you have a picture of what it looks like when everything is put together ?
I can't figure out from what Mag version it is.

Oh, and, I'm looking for the meseurements of the HC soles in size 9 (outside and inside sole) if you have them that will be the cherry on top !
 

TheNickFox

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It's worth noting that Cavx's patterns are actually the fabric sections. Here's my quick labeling of the major pieces of the pattern, and as you can see, the toe box is NOT attached to the either side, but is a separate piece.

-Nick

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RVLF

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I'll have to make few ajustments on my Master with all this !
Thanks for sharring this guys !
 

RVLF

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cavx : is it hat I'm supose tu get for the tongue ? (From the patern you gave)

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cavx

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@cavx : is it hat I'm supose tu get for the tongue ? (From the patern you gave)
Yep that looks to be correct. Sew from the back and then line if removing the original tongue, or simply lay that over the factory tongue. Also remember to edge that with the ribbon.
 

RVLF

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Ok, so I did it good :)

• here is a picture of the back (is this ok ?) :
image.jpg

• Last question about the fabric :
I saw you and @Jedifyfe and Taff83 made great models from scratch.
But how and with what did you glue the fabric to the foam ?
On my tests, I always get some wrinkles at the angles of the laces and the cuff.
is there a way to avoid that ? (pictures below)

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cavx

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Ok, so I did it good :)

• here is a picture of the back (is this ok ?) :
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• Last question about the fabric :
I saw you ou @Jedifyfe and @taff made great models from scratch.
But how and with what did you glue the fabric to the foam ?
On my tests, I always get some wrinkles at the angles of the laces and the cuff.
is there a way to avoid that ? (pictures below)
Yes the tongue looks good. The liner is would be tricky, but I guess the way you do that is lay the now 3D tongue on its back, pin the middle section to the material for the liner, then repeat the process for both the top and the base. This way the liner has no joins and follows the curve of the 3D part. Then you trim it with the ribbon.

As for the upper, I think they used spray adhesives first. I don't Jedifyfe's shoe has the inner seam. I am sure he just stretched the fabric over the foam frame. The former member (caloss) had had extra foam for the seams and sewed right through the lot. I guess he went back and cut that extra foam out later.

The lace area is a trick. The V2 is almost square at the end, yet the RD patterns are rounded at that end of the lace box. Not sure how you get the wrinkles out without cutting the opening more square.
 

RVLF

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@cavx : Finally I did the tongue (It is for my HCs but I had no choice to try it on my V2 of Foam mags ^^) and I'll make the back later and give it to someone with a sewing machine to make the ribbon that follow the edges.

Here is some updates :
I've totally redesign the patern after observing the RDs and the feeling I wanted to get on this pair. It won't be "movie accurate" or "RD accurate" but I don't care, for me It's a Air Mag inspired custom project :D

Here is the new version :
04 - Montage 4.JPG 04 - Montage 3.JPG 04 - Montage 2.JPG 04 - Montage 1.JPG

Need to work on the Cuffs now and the heel shape ! :cool
 
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RVLF

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Thanks for your comments cavx, I also think they're too thin, but I still have to work on the heels.
And by that, I mean adding extra materials on the back to push everything forward.
So that'll correct the front part and make it larger.
I will also cut everythings down to add the white upper parts (see those white strokes on the side view,
it is where I'm suppose to have the horizontal breaking line beetween the bottom and the upper) ;)
 

RVLF

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Some new modifications on the heels have been made !

05 - Montage 14.JPG 05 - Montage 1.JPG 05 - Montage 13.JPG 05 - Montage 12.JPG

I added a fake sole to get a better idea (yep, it's not based on true proportions ;) )
Still have to trim the upper part about 1cm and make the Top white collar over the ears.
 
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RVLF

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Updates of the week !

I've cut everything :
06 - Decoupe Patern 1.JPG

Then flattened the patern on a cardboard :
06 - Decoupe Patern 2.JPG06 - Decoupe Patern 3.JPG

Tracing the patern :
06 - Decoupe Patern 4.JPG

Missing pictures for the cutting process...


Here is the layering of my shoe : Fabric > Black Foam (0.5mm) > Soft foam (1mm) > Foam (0.5mm) > Fabric
07 - Sewing Layers.jpg

And the ribbing is glued with shoegoo under the fabric :
07 - Ribbing.jpg

Now, I have to figure out how to attach the backs togethers and the side.
Then, how to make the hole for the ears :)
 

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Jedifyfe

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Nice job. This reminds me of when I was making my own scratch built MAGs.

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RVLF

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Jedifyfe :

Thanks :)

Your ptoject is really high level in my opinion ! I should have used a shoe last too, it is a better method to get things done properly and shape the foam.
But as it is a first experience, I learn by trying and making (a lot of) mistakes... and I don't mind having to restart a new one to improve the model as I'm learning things :)

How did you connect the 2 parts of your design ? And what about the hole of the ears ? These are the things I'm starting to think about :behave

PS : did you have my PM ?
 
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