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Mandalorian Armor => Armor Construction => Topic started by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jun 29, 2017, 12:00 AM

Title: Armour build WIP for Kaylin (Complete)
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jun 29, 2017, 12:00 AM
Howdy folks,

I wanted to post here so I could get some more feed-back during my build process. Thus far its only been building with card-stock so I can make sure I have correct sizing and placements, as well as styles that flow with everything.

(http://i.imgur.com/nuIGs1r.jpg)
I want to have an asymmetrical shoulder plan, so I've been working on getting something sorted out. I know the soft purple belt is obscuring the Ab plate on the dress form. I think on me it'll be different.

(http://i.imgur.com/fw5Wco1.jpg)
The other side.

(http://i.imgur.com/tvGkAXz.jpg)
Thigh plate, complete with knife holster. Because knives. :)

I still need to get my gauntlets, graces and knees together, but these are the preliminary plate placements after getting the initial sizing done. I've already got a sample of spray paint as well that I want to try out. :) I'll try and get some paint swatches done, see if I want to go a darker purple or not.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jul 03, 2017, 07:10 PM
Still working on my plates with card-stock at the moment, but I wanted to do some colour swatching, as well as work out the battle damage techniques before hand so I wasn't going to mess up my paint-job as much when I started.

(http://i.imgur.com/9NHgcI6.jpg)
The base purple is the colour "Plum" by Molotow Artist spray paints, and the greys are various acrylic paints. I wanted to see which one would work the best as a complimentary colour, and so far the FolkArt Acrylic in "Ash" and the Americana in "Pewter" are my favourites. I'm thinking I can use the Pewter as a transitional colour from the Ash, even more so if I'm doing Mando'a script in places, or line-work.

(http://i.imgur.com/jhruKMy.jpg)
And I of course had to swatch it against my vest, cloak and belt, just to make sure that things jive cohesively. I'm liking the look, and don't think the purple is too cool toned that it doesn't match with the cloak.

(http://i.imgur.com/Fa1tBmD.jpg)
Watching and "Battle Damage" in natural light. The Silver under it is Rustoleum's Universal Metallic spray paint in "Dark Steel" with four layers, and I used simple masking fluid to help blot out areas before I went over it with a coat of Rustoleum Painter's Choice 2x in Satin Black. I'm not 100% happy with it, only because I ended up rubbing a lot of it off when I attempted to pull away the masking fluid. I'm not sure if perhaps I didn't have enough Masking fluid, or if it was because it was in pen format, or if the one layer of spray paint wasn't enough. The salt method works REALLY well on it though, so I may use a combo to get some of that nice try-gradient chipping that I love to see on people's kit. Not sold on the hairspray method just yet though...but I suppose its alright for light scratches.

(http://i.imgur.com/DcmsGnP.jpg)
After brushing the salt off. :)

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: iamspaceman on Jul 04, 2017, 02:10 AM
I like your concept it's coming along well. the spacing looks good I like the asymmetrical look you have with the shoulders. paint techniques very, there's plenty to choose from. I like to use rubber cement and or toothpaste in conjunction with dry brush techniques and black washing for weathering applications. you can also go with a more natural effect and mix up some mud and toss it on your armor plating it'll give you a more organic look. Can't wait to see more progress.
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jul 05, 2017, 01:04 AM
Hi Spaceman!

I'm actually looking forward to weathering, even if I do this perfect paint job, I'm actually not upset at the prospect of weathering and scuffing it up to make look worn. The more I look at the salt chipping, the more I'm starting to like it. With an added blackish, I think it'll bring out the edges even more.

As of tonight, I've started tracing my plates into 3mm sintra. Tomorrow I'll start cutting them out with the hot knife and super glue the layers in place before shaping. I'm starting to get really excited!

~Kaylin

I like your concept it's coming along well. the spacing looks good I like the asymmetrical look you have with the shoulders. paint techniques very, there's plenty to choose from. I like to use rubber cement and or toothpaste in conjunction with dry brush techniques and black washing for weathering applications. you can also go with a more natural effect and mix up some mud and toss it on your armor plating it'll give you a more organic look. Can't wait to see more progress.
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: iamspaceman on Jul 06, 2017, 04:20 PM
Excellent! Looking forward to seeing it. If you ever need help we are here for you. You can ask members of your clan, or others on the forum. Feel fee to pm me as well.
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jul 07, 2017, 01:01 AM
Thank you.

I'm in constant contact with the members of my clan, and they've been very helpful with feedback. :) I've been browsing the forums too for inspiration and reading through all the tutorials.

~Kaylin

Excellent! Looking forward to seeing it. If you ever need help we are here for you. You can ask members of your clan, or others on the forum. Feel fee to pm me as well.
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: trashcanmando on Jul 09, 2017, 05:50 PM
Love your soft parts, commenting to follow!
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jul 09, 2017, 08:25 PM
Thank you kindly Akaleh! :)

Love your soft parts, commenting to follow!

ALRIGHTY, I DID THINGS. MANDO THINGS. PLATES! *sighs*

Sorry. I managed to get some work done on my kit with the local Alor'ad in 30 degree weather. I admit I may have hit a wall several times, and had to punch through one of those walls with a loud application of Wardruna, but I got ALL my plates (minus my cod plate) cut out and ready for shaping.

(http://i.imgur.com/yXdQ0pP.jpg)
This was after I had shaped my chest plates and knees and added bondo to smooth it out. I use primer as a way to find un-even edges where the bondo and sintra meet, so I can make sure I get as smooth a transition as possible, even before the battle damage.

(http://i.imgur.com/wmNMSyB.jpg)
Heat shaping my chest plates using the darting method with 3mm sintra.

(http://i.imgur.com/2dl8yXz.jpg)
As you can see, I use the darting method when it comes to rounding out my chest plates. I know I still have a bit more work to do, in that the wings closest to the Ab plate and the outer edges I need to shape a little better and bring them in. This photo was just after super gluing the edges together of my darts after heat shaping them to get the edges as close as I could.

(http://i.imgur.com/0UPVpdg.jpg)
Both "cups" shaped and glued at the dart edges, in comparison to my Ab plate. I know I still have to trim my ab plate so that it doesn't sit under my soft belt, but I deliberately made it long so that I could adjust it as necessary. Obviously the neck plate sets the tone for everything though.

(http://i.imgur.com/O4dUlwO.jpg)
With bondo added. I also did my knee plates in the same way with the darting, and they fit really well. This was just prior to me sanding them. While I was waiting for the bondo to set, I started cutting out the rest of my plates with a hot knife.

(http://i.imgur.com/7TTKnCX.jpg)
So... word to the wise. When using a hot tool to go through 3mm sintra, go SLOW. This was the result of my own impatience in trying to get all my plates cut out, and using the knife in such a way that it jumped and basically stabbed me in the palm...while it was on. Glad there was a first aid kit nearby, and that I'm up to date on my tetanus shot.

(http://i.imgur.com/y8Rs6QY.jpg)
Bondo has been sanded and I've applied some sandable primer to help smooth the edges and transitions a little better.

A little later I got the neck plate and the Ab plate formed, though a little more work needs to be done to get them to lie a little nicer. :)
All in all, I'm super excited to be making progress!

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jul 14, 2017, 11:55 AM
Howdy folks,

So a small update, as I've done a few minor adjustments and made some progress on my build.

(http://i.imgur.com/PI5RA1M.jpg)
Pardon the mug. I was half awake. As you can see though, the plates need a little more work, mostly the chest plates. The outer edge needed to come in a bit more, which lead to me needing another dart in order to properly maintain the curve.

(http://i.imgur.com/z6eBJvx.jpg)
As you can see, my darts are getting cleaner and cleaner. Like the method described above, heat, crazy glue, and bondo. This time I used Smooth-On's Freeform Air instead of bondo though, as it works just as well.

(http://i.imgur.com/VJZBlbu.jpg)
Post sanding the Freeform Air. Now, looking at my chest plates in comparison to everything else I have going on, I figured they were kind of plain. I want to add a secondary plate on top, though I haven't figured out a style that I like, that looks appropriately futuristic.

(http://i.imgur.com/unX2uIj.jpg)
That one.....or....

(http://i.imgur.com/RXIGaNT.jpg)
This one.

I know the first will be way easier to do, and looks more in line with the futuristic feel of many Mando kits I've seen out there. But the second one looks gnarly as hell, but will be a touch more difficult to do. So I'm really kind of torn.

(http://i.imgur.com/ucMcogf.jpg)
I'm loving the way the arm plates are looking so far. That's on the left hand side, not the built up right side. :D I can hardly wait to start the other side.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: trashcanmando on Jul 15, 2017, 07:08 AM
Woah, looks amazing! I've never seen female trauma plates before, I'm excited about that.

In my humble opinion, perhaps a cross between the first and second would look good? Like if you kept the top going all the way to the edge but took off the bottom swoopy thing. Idk, I like asymmetrical designs and think the first looks kinda small, just my input.

Those shoulder plates look epic!
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Evaar'la Kal on Jul 15, 2017, 10:42 AM
Wow, great work so far vod!  Everything looks like it's coming together quite nicely so far, and I really like your colour scheme. 

For the chest plate design, I would second the idea of something in between the two styles you made.  I definitely like the second style better, but I'd just be worried that the points that would stick off would poke your arms a lot. 

For the ab plate, it's okay if the belt overlaps it a bit just as long as it's still visible at the top.  For fitting purposes it should sit at or just above your belly button, so it does look like it will need a bit of a trim.

If you have any questions or just want a building buddy, I'm also in Wpg and am around pretty much all the time! 
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jul 15, 2017, 11:23 AM
Thanks for the feedback guys! This really helps narrow down some of the thoughts I've been having!

I even at one point thought to shift the trauma plates to look like a coffin (because I'm going very goth/spooky mando apparently :P), but I think I may reserve that for my paint job.

Akaleh: I'm just as excited about this too, and both you and Evaar'la are right in removing the swoopy design at the bottom. I plan on doing it on both chest plates, just so we're on the same page. The painter's tape and card stock was just to give me a rough template and guide to work with.

Now I just have to figure out patterns to go on the neck plate and ab plate.

Evaar'la: RE: Ab Plate. Yeah, I know it is too long right now. I deliberately made it that way so that I can re-size it. What you probably can't see it the pencil marking I made just a 1/8th of an inch just under the belt on the sintra to mark where I need to cut it. I think in total I might be trimming off at least a full inch from the bottom of my Ab plate. I wanted to have that flexibility rather than making a plate that might have been too short from the get go. :) That, and the belt is also holding the plate in place to keep it from falling off my dress form. Painter's tape might be good for no residue, but it doesn't stick very well. :P

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jul 15, 2017, 11:58 PM
I love the style of your plates! Keep up the great work :)
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jul 16, 2017, 07:20 AM
Thanks Kryamla! :)

I did a bit more work yesterday....and there was a set back, sadly.

So even with re-working my chest plates to try and get them to sit properly and not have the bottom wings sticking out, it still was just not happening. To boot, the diamond in the middle was also not lining up properly, and one of the edges was a little wonky, so I set about fixing that with a little bit of help from a friend.

(http://i.imgur.com/jTX76SX.jpg)
First, I aligned the top on the diamond as best I could, then reinforced it with a small patch of 3mm sintra, then did the same to the bottom. As you can see, there is a significant gap at the bottom that I just couldn't fix before.

(http://i.imgur.com/lLhnnZn.jpg)
Next, I added bondo in order to fill in the gaps and smooth out the surface between the plates.

(http://i.imgur.com/ooGjuow.jpg)
Once it was dry, it got sanded and smoothed, and the inside of the diamond got some attention with a hand file. I then cut down the middle using the points of the diamond as a guide to where I should be cutting, using both a hot knife and a rotary tool. The edges from those were then spot bondo-ed, and sanded.

(http://i.imgur.com/LcffQgf.jpg)
While things were drying for my chest plate, I worked on my sabayons for my boots. Yes, they're actual combat boots. No, I didn't buy them. They were left over from my days in the military as when I turned in my gear when I was discharged, I was pretty adamant about not letting them go. Glad I didn't. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/X3QqTQq.jpg)
I also did some work on adding trauma plates to my knees as well. The darts were filled in with bondo, and then a coat of primer was applied just to make it feel like I was getting SOME work done....considering.....

(http://i.imgur.com/NCPGV7M.jpg)
I broke my neck plate trying to add my trauma plate to it. Lesson learned: apply trauma plates BEFORE you start shaping, because its a little more difficult to apply them afterwards, and if you have to apply them afterwards, make sure you do one side at a time.... and try not to glue your fingers to your project in the process.... because super glue. >.< I was able to win up another neck plate though pretty quickly.

Now....

I have not been 100% sold on my soft obi-style belt since I made it, but I figured to try and work with it as best I could. Until....

(http://i.imgur.com/4X0rsKo.jpg)
Now, this is something that I had made for a previous costume for a LARP character, but I do like the idea of a short style kama. I like the way it looks with just what I've got here too. So my question is, would something like this pass approval? Obviously I'd adjust the design to fit my current kit, and not add the knot work (because THAT was a pain in the rear end to add on stoned oil leather in the first place), but I do really like the look, and think it pairs well with a heavier design.

Thoughts?
~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jul 16, 2017, 04:45 PM
You can definitely do a short kama/loin cloth combination :) however, just make sure there's a little separation between the two, it can't really look too much like a skirt.

That one you have is beautiful but looks a bit Celtic in design so I'm not sure if it would entirely work for a mando.

I like how you did the chest armor, looks nice like that too!
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jul 16, 2017, 06:28 PM
You can definitely do a short kama/loin cloth combination :) however, just make sure there's a little separation between the two, it can't really look too much like a skirt.

That one you have is beautiful but looks a bit Celtic in design so I'm not sure if it would entirely work for a mando.

I like how you did the chest armor, looks nice like that too!

Thank you for letting me know, and yes, I'd adjust the sides to make sure there was separation between the two.

Also...

I have absolutely no intention of adding the knot work to one that I'd make for my Mando, for two reasons: 1. Its not futuristic enough for my liking, and 2. It seriously is a pain in the rear end to free-hand THAT much knot work onto leather. I guess I wasn't clear when I posted that in my previous post. I was only using what I had made previously as an example of the kama/loincloth out of leather in that style, minus the gold designs.

Knot work is definitely not something I want for my kit, though I know one OM does have knot work design on his; around the eye visors of the bucket I believe. Not sure if he's still a member or if he's retired though. :) Was a green and orange colour scheme from what I remember, with copper or bronze coloured plates I think? Since Photobucket did their "No 3rd party hosting", its been hard to browse through examples or particular designs I might like. I know that one caught my eye though, if only because of the Celtic feel.

I like the sash belt on your kit, for example, and wanted to incorporate something similar, but its just not working out as I'd hoped. It goes fantastic with your stuff though. :) I think with a shorter kama/loincloth design with the necessary adjustments that you've suggested should work. :) I also like your colour choice, but that's a topic for another day.

For now, Off to make my mando kilt! :P

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armor build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jul 17, 2017, 12:14 PM
Ah sorry for my misunderstanding then.

Can't wait to see more from you :)
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jul 19, 2017, 01:19 AM
Okie dokie,

I cranked out a short kama/loincloth mix, though there still need to be some more design on it.

(http://i.imgur.com/GUlrfXh.jpg)

I'm happy so far with it, though like I said, I need to add some designs to it.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: trashcanmando on Jul 19, 2017, 09:31 AM
Oooh, very nice!
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jul 22, 2017, 11:25 PM
Howdy folks!

I've done a bit more work since this time, and have started hammering in the rivets for my leather kama/loin-cloth.

(http://i.imgur.com/OnXS87B.jpg)
I wanted to do a bit of testing with the spray paint on oil stone, just to make sure that it would indeed stay on the leather I was using. I've also stated remaking my bags as well, since my other half made a set for another local mando, and I really liked the way those turned out.

(http://i.imgur.com/gsPUztv.jpg)
With all the purple parts in place, excluding the asymmetrical stripe down one side. I'll be adding some grey designs as well, just to help separate the black and the purple.

(http://i.imgur.com/lhWrffO.jpg)
Thin armour thickness leather, dyed with USMC Black leather dye, and the spray paint that I'll be using on my plates.

(http://i.imgur.com/M8OA9rB.jpg)
I've done a bit more work on my plates, mostly the shoulders and the chest pieces. I do have some final adjustments to make to them for sure before I start priming.

(http://i.imgur.com/z9cHIJQ.jpg)
And just to get a side view of the leather kama/loincloth, minus my Sam Browne belt.

Once I get everything together again I'll get some more progress shots up. :)

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Gol Nazyne Vizsla on Jul 22, 2017, 11:47 PM
This is pretty awesome can't wait to see more!
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jul 24, 2017, 04:16 PM
Wow beautiful work!
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Jul 24, 2017, 04:19 PM
Commenting to follow, loving the work so far, very cool 8)
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jul 25, 2017, 05:10 PM
Thanks for the follows and comments! I'm glad people are liking my progress stuff. :)

So I got slightly impatient in waiting for the Freeform Air on my chest plate to dry, and started working on learning some weathering techniques by using my knee plates.

(http://i.imgur.com/yg9wO1P.jpg)
The base is Dark Steel from Rustoleum brand Metallics, the black is Satin Black from Painter's Choice 2X Coverage Rustoleum brand, and the purple is the Molotov artist spray paint in Plum. I used a combination of masking fluid, tooth paste and rock salt.

(http://i.imgur.com/2vk7mj0.jpg)
The same, from another angle.

(http://i.imgur.com/QQynI1Y.jpg)
The trauma plate on top of the knees was then painted with FolkArt brand Acrylic in Ash after I'd taped off segments to make sure the paint didn't get anywhere I didn't want it.

(http://i.imgur.com/sCmraMx.jpg)
Once the "Ash" colour was set, I added Americana Acrylic in Pewter for the stripes. I may still have yet to adjust one of them, but I can do that with painter's tape and toothpaste. I'm actually finding I like using toothpaste as opposed to the masking fluid. I'm also thinking that how many layers of colour will also affect your paint job too. The metallic is four coats, while the black is only one, and the Plum is two.

(http://i.imgur.com/uNWBeOC.jpg)
So just to get an idea of what thinks would look like with the bucket...and....guys....I think the bucket is too big. But I suppose I'd need to get a shot of it while its on me...but I think it might be a touch too big.

(http://i.imgur.com/8ELmU0O.jpg)
So, checking placements again, even more so with my new leather loin/kama deal. The plates are not too bad, and I have since trimmed my Ab plate since this photo.... more on that in a bit.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZZpTv8S.jpg)
I trimmed the edges of my chest plates on the outside so that they would finally sit properly (and they do now). But I've since run into an issue....which has to do with my Ab plate.

(http://i.imgur.com/RFAcU0v.jpg)
Where I've circled obviously is the issue. I have a significant gap at the edges that you can see. The tips at the bottom of the chest plates are as far in as they can go. I'm not sure if I should trim off the top to help form on the lines as they should, or if I should try and build up at the edges where the circles are. I can re-add sintra to those edges and then smooth out the breaks with bondo/ Freeform air, or just use FreeForm Air and sand down the edges to where I want them.

I'll look at giving myself a break from it for now so that I can work on getting my gauntlets and greaves done, leaving only my back-plate left.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Malakier Vhett on Jul 26, 2017, 12:29 AM
If you look at normal Jango/boba plates, there is usually a bit larger gap in the areas you have circled. This is necessary to allow for even what little mobility we do have. I don't see that gap being a problem on your kit.


You've truly beautiful work, and look forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jul 26, 2017, 10:39 AM
I agree with malakier, I don't think those gaps are too big and I think it goes well with the kit.
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Rin V'khari on Jul 26, 2017, 02:28 PM
Wow!  Looking great.  Following!
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Jul 27, 2017, 12:39 AM
Hi folks!

Malakier, Kryamla and Rin; Thanks for the feed back guys. I did end up trimming my plate just a touch to get things to visually look a little more fluid, but I think I can still maintain my movement. If needed, I do have extra sintra I can use to remake my ab plate, and it won't take that long to re-fit.

(http://i.imgur.com/JMOle0H.jpg)
This is what it looks like now, in comparison to before. I will fully admit I have a bit of a perfectionist streak, and I'm trying to be perhaps a little too precise when it comes to my plates before I begin to add the paint job. The exception to that of course was my knee plates. :P I still have to adjust that one knee plate though. The off stripe is bothering me.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jul 27, 2017, 11:05 AM
I think that does look better! Nothing wrong with being a perfectionist; your kit already reflects that. Keep up the good work :)
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 01, 2017, 06:18 PM
Thanks Kryamla!

Alright, more updates. I finally got my snaps on for my front plates, and will be continuing to add snaps to the remaining plates.

But first...
Trauma plates for my chest and ab plates.
(http://i.imgur.com/GCQR2A1.jpg)
Less fighting with these ones as there was with my neck plate, but I was smarter in how I went about getting them on in the first place. Bits and peaches at a time, and gentle heating to make 'em curve to what was already there, but not loose the dome shape on the cups.

(http://i.imgur.com/NHuQnIE.jpg)
Snappy! Hehe!
Standard snaps with two layers of Wonderflex (because the mesh will give the extra stability) and then crazy glued down. These sucks are going NO WHERE fast.

(http://i.imgur.com/caAF1qq.jpg)
In the process of getting my plates snapped on. Pardon the dirty mirror in my Alor'ad's workshop, and yes, that is a scrub cap I'm using to work with. Keeps the sweat out of my eyes, and the sintra dust out of my hair. I may actually look at making one/ getting one for my kit though, but in black or grey.

(http://i.imgur.com/nKW35s2.jpg)
Everything attached with snaps! I like the placement of everything, though I may try and add some fusible interfacing to the back of the snaps just to give them a little more stability when pulling the plates off and on. If necessary, I can trim the chest plates at the bottom to line up with my Ab plate if that's necessary for CL's.

(http://i.imgur.com/Z3DNRYD.jpg)
From the side. I really am liking the way the Sam Browne belt works with this, even more so once I got the leather loin/kama fixed into position.

Now I will be working on my gauntlets, and I have a few greeblies that will make for interesting effects! :D I can't wait!

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 14, 2017, 12:37 AM
Hello folks!

I have indeed been getting more work done on my kit.

At a local clan party, I was able to get some help with my back plate. I do still have to shape it a little more, but otherwise, I'm happy with where things are going. I've started the priming process, and have a few plates with metallic spray paint. My bucket has also started to get some paint as well, in that I have the metallic coats on it. I may have to pick up a new can of the dark steel so I can make sure all my plates get an even coat, but we will see. I've got at least two coats thus far on my Ab, chest, neck and arm plates. I'm pretty sure my gauntlets are good to go for priming as well.

No photos this time sadly, but I will upload some for you all soon.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 16, 2017, 07:06 PM
Howdy Vod'a,

I swear I've been working on my kit.
Back plate is finished, after some help from the Alo'rad.

(http://i.imgur.com/T90ayL8.jpg)
I did have to do some minor adjustments once I got home, and I've attached velcro to the back plates in order to facilitate the ease of getting the plate off and one when I get into my vest.

and now...

(http://i.imgur.com/wb3MKlI.jpg)
Just waiting for the paint to dry.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Boxception on Aug 17, 2017, 12:17 AM
Kaylin, you do incredible work. I've been following your kit closely. Just wanted to say keep up the great work. I'm impressed. It will be a honor to troop with you. Now.... get back to work!  :P
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 18, 2017, 01:17 AM
Kaylin, you do incredible work. I've been following your kit closely. Just wanted to say keep up the great work. I'm impressed. It will be a honor to troop with you. Now.... get back to work!  :P

Thanks Vod! That's a mighty high compliment. :)

I started adding some masking fluid to start the weathering process. Tomorrow, I will be adding the black spray paint, waiting for it to dry, then adding toothpaste and rock salt.....then the purple colour.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: trashcanmando on Aug 20, 2017, 12:12 PM
Looking fantastic, this kit is going to be absolutely stunning!
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 20, 2017, 11:59 PM
Howdy Vod'e,

Doing some steady work on my gear. I've begun the weathering/ colour painting, so things are starting to get interesting.

(http://i.imgur.com/coHReRZ.jpg)
Toothpaste after having applied a layer of satin black spray paint. Its gone over top of the masking fluid, and then I've applied a mix of water and rock salt.

(http://i.imgur.com/4k1W5Rw.jpg)
Rock salt, purple and toothpaste.

(http://i.imgur.com/mdcAyNB.jpg)
Close up so you can see the difference in colour, and the weathering that's begun.

(http://i.imgur.com/fRK184d.jpg)
One of my arm plates. I accidentally dropped it when I was bringing it inside and lost some of the rock salt. I love the way the salt chipping loots as it is, but when the toothpaste and the masking tape are pulled off, this is going to look EPIC.

(http://i.imgur.com/7a8jl6w.jpg)
My gauntlets with their layer of black. I had to finish smoothing them off and letting the silver dry, then the masking fluid. Next up will be the toothpaste and rock salt., then the purple.

(http://i.imgur.com/6lHUQAh.jpg)
Its my bucket kids! Starting work on it!

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Fenris Claddanna on Aug 21, 2017, 09:00 AM
Looking good. One tip I'll share for the Legacy backplate is to sand the edges where the plates overlap back down to the silver to give it the impression that your plates have been rubbing against each other and have worn down the paint where they overlap. Kad'la Krast showed me the technique yesterday, and I have to admit it looks amazing. If you'd like, I can take a couple of shots of my plates and post them up for a visual.

Regardless, I love the way this kit is turning out. Keep up the great work, vod.
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 21, 2017, 04:10 PM
Looking good. One tip I'll share for the Legacy backplate is to sand the edges where the plates overlap back down to the silver to give it the impression that your plates have been rubbing against each other and have worn down the paint where they overlap. Kad'la Krast showed me the technique yesterday, and I have to admit it looks amazing. If you'd like, I can take a couple of shots of my plates and post them up for a visual.

Regardless, I love the way this kit is turning out. Keep up the great work, vod.

Ohhh! Yes please! I was sure to do the edges and what not, and tried to get areas where I knew the plates would rub together. If push comes to shove, I can always re-paint the back plate, or sand it down to the silver. ;) But yes, reference photos would be amazing, thank you.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Fenris Claddanna on Aug 21, 2017, 05:55 PM
Here you go. Please let me know if you'd like more photos.

Close-up:
(http://i.imgur.com/WgvbnPn.jpg)

View with the plates layered properly:
(http://i.imgur.com/ep21ZrQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 21, 2017, 08:24 PM
Thank you Fenris! That looks amazing BTW. I think I can dry-brush some of the scrapes in with the silver spray paint I'm using. Just have to spray it onto something first. :)
It wasn't my intention to go "Legacy" era in the first place. I just segmented my backplate to make it easier to shape. Happy coincidence then.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 22, 2017, 01:11 AM
Was working back and forth today on several mando related projects.

I wanted to get my grey airbrushed on, but the air brush I bought (Cheap set from Michael's) didn't work. Like, at all. Just splattered and sprayed paint everywhere. Thank goodness for test pieces.

(http://i.imgur.com/boRrbiE.jpg)
Was working on my front plates, taping off areas before I paint with the dark grey. I wanted to do a coffin shape on the front, but opted not to. Hopefully this sort of pattern looks cool instead.

(http://i.imgur.com/qF9n6wb.jpg)
Shoulder/arm bells. I'd worked off some of the weathering detail, and taped off where I'm going to paint.

Speaking of paint:
I have some left over Golden brand Micaceous Iron Oxide from another cosplay. It feels very gritty when used on a flat surface. Am I able to use this to add detail and texture to plates? Like space dust or shaving from taking a hit with a vibrosaw? Just a light dusting here and there...maybe along edges where weathering isn't quite as apparent?

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 23, 2017, 02:22 PM
Slow and steady wins the race....

I've been doing some work on my paint job over the last 48 hours.

(http://i.imgur.com/1MNKomM.jpg)
Thigh plates. Haven't decided a design for them yet, but things are starting to come together.

(http://i.imgur.com/PuYnqLG.jpg)
One of my arm plates. There's something really satisfying about running your plates under water to get the salt and toothpaste off, and rubbing it gently to reveal the most awesome of battle damage.

(http://i.imgur.com/iLzDltZ.jpg)
Two of my arm plates post wash.

(http://i.imgur.com/Ijr3MbW.jpg)
Taping and painting. The ash grey first and then the pewter.

(http://i.imgur.com/UYY4PR8.jpg)
More taping....more painting. I had actually changed my tape job before I got to this one, and I think I like it much better than before.

(http://i.imgur.com/muXI7Dt.jpg)
Yes, that is my back plate and the shoulder plate in the dish rack.

(http://i.imgur.com/Kzcs37Q.jpg)
Completed paint job, just before getting off the last of the toothpaste and what not.

(http://i.imgur.com/afJahIm.jpg)
Shoulder/arm bell just after getting the last of the toothpaste off and touching up the paint job. Because the acrylic washes away WAY too easily, I'm thinking of using a workable fixative on it to maintain some of the colour.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Malakier Vhett on Aug 23, 2017, 02:39 PM
Looking great vod!

For keeping their acrylic from washing off, I've seen people use matte or semi-gloss clear coat spray paint to good effect. Both on soft parts and plates. I've never tried it myself, but it might be something to try
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 23, 2017, 06:38 PM
Thanks for the tip Malakier! I've got some spray kamar varnish for when I'm working with watercolour on memory boxes, so I'll try that.

In the mean time...and bit more painting work has been done.

(http://i.imgur.com/QVSRWOu.jpg)
My back plate. I still need to add some silver at the edges where the plates would move together, but on the whole, I'm actually really happy with the pattern on it.

(http://i.imgur.com/aRArRvt.jpg)
Most of my plates, minus the large over the shoulder plate for the upper body. Cloak snaps on on the back plate right at the corners, the daggers hand on the left hand side, and my other set of arm bells will be finished drying by the end of the night.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Ashen Kelborn on Aug 23, 2017, 08:06 PM
Looking very cool.
Very bad shebs  8)
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 24, 2017, 11:58 AM
Thank you Ashen!

I've started the weathering process for my plates. Black acrylic in rubbing alcohol, sand paper and some spots of brown paint.

(http://i.imgur.com/7wH21JW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6C4cAC4.jpg)

Had to re-spray my knees today though to match the rest of the paint job.

After that, I have my gauntlets and my bucket to finish....and then....well, that's it. Pre-approval application needs to be sent, but to do so, I need to get photos. I've got loads of folks who can help me with that too. :)

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Boxception on Aug 24, 2017, 03:03 PM
I can't wait to see this kit on in all its glory. It's good. Costume was made with love for sure.... whew vod.
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Evaar'la Kal on Aug 25, 2017, 12:28 AM
Woohoo!  Armour is looking great!  If you need help with photos I'm around a lot over the next couple weeks and would be happy to help if needed.
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 25, 2017, 01:10 PM
Thank you both!

Evaar'la: I may take you up on the offer, as you are about the only one in the city currently. Everyone else is about 45 minutes away. Heh. And you've been through the process, so you know what the App team is looking for. I'd get my Other Half (OH) to do it, but he doesn't know what the App team is looking for in specific, aside from the front, back and side views. :)

The only things remaining now are my bucket and gauntlets, then my blaster pistol. Originally I want to go with a BFG, and I may yet still, but for right now a small blaster pistol should work for my needs. If not.... I may look at making a vibro-axe. Because I like bladed things. :) So Evaar'la: Your status of being the only Clan member with a BFG will remain intact....for now. <3

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Aug 25, 2017, 06:45 PM
Paint is looking great! You're so close to finishing!
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Evaar'la Kal on Aug 26, 2017, 12:38 AM
Thank you both!

Evaar'la: I may take you up on the offer, as you are about the only one in the city currently. Everyone else is about 45 minutes away. Heh. And you've been through the process, so you know what the App team is looking for. I'd get my Other Half (OH) to do it, but he doesn't know what the App team is looking for in specific, aside from the front, back and side views. :)

The only things remaining now are my bucket and gauntlets, then my blaster pistol. Originally I want to go with a BFG, and I may yet still, but for right now a small blaster pistol should work for my needs. If not.... I may look at making a vibro-axe. Because I like bladed things. :) So Evaar'la: Your status of being the only Clan member with a BFG will remain intact....for now. <3

~Kaylin

Excellent, I still have the biggest, mightiest weapon in the clan!  :laugh:  To be honest though, I've thinking about downsizing to a smaller weapon.  The big one is cool but it's awkward and heavy.  We'll see though.

I think the vibro axe idea for you would be pretty cool!  As far as I know no one here has one yet, so it would definitely be a unique item.  Would you add lights and stuff too?

Let me know when you're ready for pics and we can set a time!  I've taken app pics for two or three people now so I'm basically a pro by now XD
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 26, 2017, 08:25 PM
Thank you Kryamla!

Evaar'la: Will do! I will get ahold of you on Facebook when I'm good to go. Should be by the end of next week, if not sooner. I just have my chest diamond, bucket and gauntlets to do. There are some minor repairs/ adjustments I need to do, however. I would want to add lights to mine for sure, and I might look at using a 6mm sheet of sintra in order to do so, unless I can find some LED strip lights locally.

I went out to the Morden Corn and Apple Festival to help out as a handler, and the Alor'ad said I could wear my gear, but that it wouldn't count towards trooping because I'm not OM yet. I did want the opportunity to take my gear for a test run and see how things fit/ moved/ etc. And everything worked pretty darn good!

(http://i.imgur.com/XTiiVQ7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ROUx6CC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vM1If4O.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FNI8Yh7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IXw4TCc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vdhFlJ6.jpg)

Things learned from today:

1. Thigh plates do not need the strap attachments. They can stay on with the snap closures on the back and look awesome.
2. Right thigh plate needs to move in about a half in inch to align with the rest of the plates.
3. Right spat needs some maintenance at the seams, velcro will be added instead of straps to keep the plate in place, and the elastic under it needs to be lengthened to fit around my foot in the first place.
4. Minor repairs need to be done on the left greave because it snapped right where the snap meets the spat. Easy fix with some super glue, and the reinforce it with some wonder flex super glued into place to hold it. I'll paint any visible seam with some black acrylic paint.
5. Large shoulder plate will need another way of staying on that doesn't involve snaps or velcro. When I pulled off my plate, the velcro came with it. I can find some small buckles and use rivets/ screws and leather straps to hold it in place instead. I have some quick release buckles in black that I could use, but we'll see. They kind of big, and they'd look a little bulky.

Things I loved:
1. Easy to get into and out of it. Minimal use of handler to help in getting dressed.
2. Despite the humidity, it was very comfortable to wear.
3. Will probably be able to store it into a hard suitcase for travelling.
4. Easy to facilitate going to the bathroom
5. Knees stayed in place despite walking around all day.

So...ta-da! Pre-app should be on its way soon then. :)

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Aden Banto on Aug 26, 2017, 10:10 PM
Nice work! Trauma plates for the win!
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Boxception on Aug 27, 2017, 12:01 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/OdgruWa.jpg?1)


had to bust out my Macro-binoculars! Yup on closer inspection i have concluded  D.A.M.N that kit is looking Sharp!!!
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Evaar'la Kal on Aug 27, 2017, 12:18 AM
It looks AWESOME on you!!  I think I might a quick fix for number 5 on your list there (assuming I correctly understood the issue anyway lol); if the velcro pulling away with your large shoulder armour is coming off of fabric then just put a few stitches through it to hold it down.  If it's pulling off of your plate then just super glue it.  All of my velcro on fabric is stitched and most of my velcro on hard parts is superglued and I haven't had any problems with it over two years of trooping now.

Evaar'la: Will do! I will get ahold of you on Facebook when I'm good to go. Should be by the end of next week, if not sooner. I just have my chest diamond, bucket and gauntlets to do. There are some minor repairs/ adjustments I need to do, however. I would want to add lights to mine for sure, and I might look at using a 6mm sheet of sintra in order to do so, unless I can find some LED strip lights locally.

Sounds good!  When you say light strips do you mean for the helmet visor?  A good mando friend of mine out in NB makes a pretty sweet light strip for visors.  It's Canadian too so there's no icky exchange rate to deal with
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 27, 2017, 12:29 PM
It looks AWESOME on you!!  I think I might a quick fix for number 5 on your list there (assuming I correctly understood the issue anyway lol); if the velcro pulling away with your large shoulder armour is coming off of fabric then just put a few stitches through it to hold it down.  If it's pulling off of your plate then just super glue it.  All of my velcro on fabric is stitched and most of my velcro on hard parts is superglued and I haven't had any problems with it over two years of trooping now.

Its that the velcro came away from the plate itself. I did super glue it down initially, but I may have to sand off the paint and use something like a two part epoxy glue, just to be sure. It will go through a lot of on/off pulling, so it has to with-stand that. The alternative is the strap idea, which I do like. If you've looked at Dallas' kit, his leg casings have a similar sort of idea that I want to use. Tiny buckled with a leather strap. They're mostly for show rather than functional, so even if I do add velcro, I can still add small straps at a later date. :)

Quote
Sounds good!  When you say light strips do you mean for the helmet visor?  A good mando friend of mine out in NB makes a pretty sweet light strip for visors.  It's Canadian too so there's no icky exchange rate to deal with

Something like this https://sc01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1.QVFHpXXXXaiXpXXq6xXFXXXi/200668713/HTB1.QVFHpXXXXaiXpXXq6xXFXXXi.jpg (https://sc01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1.QVFHpXXXXaiXpXXq6xXFXXXi/200668713/HTB1.QVFHpXXXXaiXpXXq6xXFXXXi.jpg). Battery powered strip lighting. I think its what visor lights are made of as well? Your contact in NB would be a good place to start though, as I wouldn't mind to add lighting to my visor. :)

Boxception: LOL! Thank you. I'm looking forward to having my completed kit finished soon.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Evaar'la Kal on Aug 27, 2017, 01:49 PM
Its that the velcro came away from the plate itself. I did super glue it down initially, but I may have to sand off the paint and use something like a two part epoxy glue, just to be sure. It will go through a lot of on/off pulling, so it has to with-stand that. The alternative is the strap idea, which I do like. If you've looked at Dallas' kit, his leg casings have a similar sort of idea that I want to use. Tiny buckled with a leather strap. They're mostly for show rather than functional, so even if I do add velcro, I can still add small straps at a later date. :)

Something like this https://sc01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1.QVFHpXXXXaiXpXXq6xXFXXXi/200668713/HTB1.QVFHpXXXXaiXpXXq6xXFXXXi.jpg (https://sc01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1.QVFHpXXXXaiXpXXq6xXFXXXi/200668713/HTB1.QVFHpXXXXaiXpXXq6xXFXXXi.jpg). Battery powered strip lighting. I think its what visor lights are made of as well? Your contact in NB would be a good place to start though, as I wouldn't mind to add lighting to my visor. :)

Boxception: LOL! Thank you. I'm looking forward to having my completed kit finished soon. 

~Kaylin

Oh yeah if you've tried superglue then more drastic measures will be needed lol.  I don't recall Dallas's straps off the top of my head, but I think I know what you mean.  Extra straps are cool, adds some nice detail.

Yeah his visor lights are pretty much the same as the ones in your picture.  Here's a picture of the ones he made for me, sorry it's bit blurry.
(http://i.imgur.com/VHmT2ow.jpg)

The lights are thin LEDs that sit between the helmet and the visor.  It takes a nine volt battery (the boxy shape at the bottom left) and has a little switch that can be positioned pretty much wherever.  My switch is on the left cheek cause that's where it felt the easiest to flick it on and off.  The wires are really long to make it easy to set up however you want.  All my extra wires are under the pink duct tape, I didn't want to cut them in case I want to change to configuration or move it to a different helmet in the future or something.  If you're interested send a pm to Dresdon Acacin, he does a great job :)
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: trashcanmando on Aug 27, 2017, 03:26 PM
Dang, you are looking fantastic! I especially love your little throwing knives! Oya!
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 27, 2017, 04:46 PM

Yeah his visor lights are pretty much the same as the ones in your picture.  Here's a picture of the ones he made for me, sorry it's bit blurry.

The lights are thin LEDs that sit between the helmet and the visor.  It takes a nine volt battery (the boxy shape at the bottom left) and has a little switch that can be positioned pretty much wherever.  My switch is on the left cheek cause that's where it felt the easiest to flick it on and off.  The wires are really long to make it easy to set up however you want.  All my extra wires are under the pink duct tape, I didn't want to cut them in case I want to change to configuration or move it to a different helmet in the future or something.  If you're interested send a pm to Dresdon Acacin, he does a great job :)

Will do Vod! Thanks for all the suggestions. They've been super helpful! :)

And thank you everyone for the support and encouragement. :)

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: dee on Aug 27, 2017, 08:29 PM
This is a lovely looking kit vod, really like your paint!!

 8)



Dee
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 28, 2017, 04:02 PM
This is a lovely looking kit vod, really like your paint!!

 8)



Dee

Thanks Dee! Still getting some work done today on my kit, so I'll have photos later to show for my efforts. I found some "raptor claws" from....something....not sure as I found it amongst a bunch of LARP gear we no longer use as I figured I could use it for trophies.

Still on the look out for more things I can use as Trophies though.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 28, 2017, 11:50 PM
Oya Vode!

I've done a little bit more work today in an attempt to get the final push done and get my kit finished. I'm SO CLOSE. I can literally see the end.

(http://i.imgur.com/ouwIGsm.jpg)
Bucket after preliminary paint job. The tape was a bit of a paint in the rear end, but I managed to get it settled. With that said....

(http://i.imgur.com/jcSlp0A.jpg)
I managed to find some "raptor talons" today that were mixed in with a bunch of LARP gear I'd used previously. I two-part epoxy glued them onto both my large shoulder plate, and onto my bucket (more on that later). I also ended up giving them a paint job because they were too yellow for my liking. And the fleshy bit at the bottom I ended up turning it black.

(http://i.imgur.com/aiieDzO.jpg)
Pre-weathering/ black-wash. I added some Mando'a script to my bucket (basically my Mandalorian name, Mirdala Kyr'am which means 'Clever Death') which ended up fading slightly in the black-wash.

(http://i.imgur.com/SI7Pk5R.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CK63CfB.jpg)
Post Black-wash.

(http://i.imgur.com/OzkbzpF.jpg)
Added some brown paint for smudges of dirt. I still want to add some of the Golden Micaceous Iron Oxide to my gear for that added touch of texture to the plates.

(http://i.imgur.com/I9LAzNS.jpg)
Left gauntlet.

(http://i.imgur.com/OJUGO7f.jpg)
Next I glued down my hinges on the insides of both my gauntlets. I will need to adjust them with an application of heat to pull them out a touch. They're a little tight around the wrist with the gloves.

(http://i.imgur.com/kypLS1t.jpg)
Left and right gauntlet once the glue had dried and I was able to add the brown dirt.

(http://i.imgur.com/0PX9Wbp.jpg)
Left gauntlet, where I was able to figure out that the wrist was a bit too tight.

The Iron Heart has also been finished and weathered. Just need to adjust that wrist plate, add some of the micaceous Iron Oxide...and... maybe weather my soft parts/ scrubs a little more. They're not quite as dingy/ lived in as I'd like I think.

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: trashcanmando on Aug 29, 2017, 12:20 AM
Holy cow, your gauntlets are amazing and I love your helmet! The claws look fantastic, I love your shoulder pieces even more now!
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Kol Var'Das on Aug 29, 2017, 08:27 AM
Just found this build, and I just have to say this build is truly inspiring! Your quality is amazing!
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Aug 29, 2017, 10:57 AM
Thank you both Akaleh and Kol.

I found a tutorial on how to make segmented hand plates for a cosplay project, but it does have applications here with some modifications. Those gloves I was using in the photo are actually the gloves I use in my Baroness kit, and I'd like to keep them with it. I still have loads (Read: another 5 meters) of the same black fabric I made my sleeves out of, so I will be looking into making myself a pair of gloves to go with my mando. I could try and make leather ones at a later date, as I like the look of leather obviously. I'd need a deer or elk hide to do that though, as most of anything else is too hard to work with (in terms of shoving a glover's needle through it).

Or I could just keep using the ones from my Baroness kit. :P

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: KaylinSilverfurr on Sep 03, 2017, 01:35 AM
So...pre-application is in progress. Let's see how this goes. Thank you to everyone for their feedback. You caught things I might not have, and for that, I am thankful. <3

~Kaylin
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Boxception on Sep 03, 2017, 11:03 PM
Good luck girl.
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: trashcanmando on Sep 04, 2017, 02:56 PM
Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: dee on Sep 04, 2017, 08:31 PM
Good luck on your pre-app vod

 ;)

Dee
Title: Re: Armour build WIP for Kaylin
Post by: Evaar'la Kal on Sep 05, 2017, 12:52 PM
You got this :D