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Mandalorian Armor => Female Armor => Topic started by: starfyre013 on Mar 24, 2019, 12:26 PM

Title: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Mar 24, 2019, 12:26 PM
I'm  finally starting my Bo Katan kit.  :D I have started by having my "flightsuit" shipped so I can start getting my flak vest and gloves stitched up. I am a full time college student so updates will be sporadic but they will happen.  :like:
(https://i.imgur.com/1EBgDNf.jpg)
More photos of my flak vest and long sleeve shirt will be posted within the ext few days.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Shar Dagger on Mar 24, 2019, 02:27 PM
Looking forward to seeing your progress!  :porg2:
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Mar 24, 2019, 02:31 PM
Looking forward to seeing your progress!  :porg2:
It's going to be slow but steady.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Evaar'la Kal on Mar 28, 2019, 11:36 PM
Yay, Bo Katan!!  Can't wait to see it :)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Mar 28, 2019, 11:38 PM
Yay, Bo Katan!!  Can't wait to see it :)
I canít wait either  ;D
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Mar 29, 2019, 03:01 PM
Yay!!! Commenting to follow! :D
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Apr 11, 2019, 08:31 PM
Mini-update:
Completed a successful raid of JoAnn's to acquire materials for my vest.  ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/M7sNQoh.jpg)
The actual sewing will begin Saturday.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Apr 21, 2019, 11:10 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/N8K9id5.jpg)
All you can really do when your machine decides now is the time to require servicing.  :(
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Apr 23, 2019, 04:55 PM
All you can really do when your machine decides now is the time to require servicing.  :(

Oh nooooo! :(
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Apr 23, 2019, 04:57 PM
Oh nooooo! :(
Iím hoping I get back before the weekend.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Apr 23, 2019, 05:24 PM
Iím hoping I get back before the weekend.

Fingers crossed for you!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Apr 23, 2019, 05:25 PM
Fingers crossed for you!
Thank you! :<3:
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on May 02, 2019, 03:07 PM
Sad news. My machine needs more money put in to it than it is worth so all soft parts for Bo have been put on hold indefinitely.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on May 02, 2019, 04:03 PM
Sad news. My machine needs more money put in to it than it is worth so all soft parts for Bo have been put on hold indefinitely.
:'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on May 19, 2019, 06:39 PM
Happy news everyone my sewing machine has been replaced! A minor inconvenience is that I have to get new thread. But I have a brand new machine and ready to get started on Bo again.  :<3: :<3:
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on May 20, 2019, 12:47 AM
Yay!!! So excited for you!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on May 20, 2019, 12:48 AM
Yay!!! So excited for you!
Thank you. That means a lot.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Jun 17, 2019, 09:51 PM
I'm finally finished hemming my shirt. Just need to get rid of the neck and bias tape cuffs. But progress  :porg2:
(https://i.imgur.com/nJu2Pyn.jpg)
(just editing photo)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jun 17, 2019, 10:11 PM
Yay for progress!  :porg2:
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Jun 19, 2019, 09:30 PM
 :porg2: :porg2: Two updates in a matter days! Wohoo! All I need to do is to sew on the tape.
(https://i.imgur.com/76aYP2x.jpg)
(I fixed my photo problem)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Jun 20, 2019, 01:44 PM
So many updates in such short a time span.  :porg2:
So this is the true point where I know Bo is happening for real and she's going to be amazing. :<3:
(https://i.imgur.com/ZyUK8fs.jpg)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jun 21, 2019, 02:57 PM
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Jun 25, 2019, 12:48 PM
I get to start my hard parts now!  :porg2: Now unfortunately I do not have the time or money to start my armor from scratch but I was able to find an almost complete set of armor. The downside of that I needed new gauntlets and the paint of the armor needs to be stripped so they can match the color of my new gauntlets. And these are my new gauntlets courtesy of my ori'vod.
(https://i.imgur.com/F2507Ib.jpg)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jun 26, 2019, 11:18 AM
Nice!

If you need help with paint, let me know and I can let ya know what colors I used :) (however all of my paint is currently packed for might not be until mid-July that Iíll unpack that box :porg2:)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Jun 26, 2019, 12:00 PM
Nice!

If you need help with paint, let me know and I can let ya know what colors I used :) (however all of my paint is currently packed for might not be until mid-July that Iíll unpack that box :porg2:)
If I could get a list of colors that would be amazing.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jun 26, 2019, 01:22 PM
For sure! Iíll see if I have a picture on my phone! Otherwise, when I unpack, I can let ya know! :D
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Jun 26, 2019, 01:54 PM
For sure! Iíll see if I have a picture on my phone! Otherwise, when I unpack, I can let ya know! :D
Awesome! Did you also get a respirator as well?
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jun 26, 2019, 09:16 PM
Definitely would recommend one! Think I got mine from amazon!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Jun 26, 2019, 09:17 PM
Which respirator did you get?
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jul 01, 2019, 07:10 PM
I didnít get this exact one, but it was fairly similar to this one:
3M Dual Cartridge Respirator Assembly 3M 07193, Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00079FOK0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MjPgDbPKNSQ1P
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Jul 01, 2019, 07:11 PM
I didnít get this exact one, but it was fairly similar to this one:
3M Dual Cartridge Respirator Assembly 3M 07193, Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00079FOK0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MjPgDbPKNSQ1P
Awesome. Now all I need to figure out the correct spray paint.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jul 01, 2019, 07:24 PM
Yes! I still need to look for the colors I used for ya! Sorry! Just got back into town late last night!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Jul 01, 2019, 07:25 PM
Yes! I still need to look for the colors I used for ya! Sorry! Just got back into town late last night!
I totally understand that life happens.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jul 01, 2019, 07:33 PM
I totally understand that life happens.
I thought I had a picture on my phone but I guess I donít :( once I unpack my paint from my move, Iíll let ya know what they are! So sorry for the delay!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Jul 01, 2019, 07:34 PM
I thought I had a picture on my phone but I guess I donít :( once I unpack my paint from my move, Iíll let ya know what they are! So sorry for the delay!
Donít worry!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Jul 11, 2019, 03:31 PM
Mini update:
Spot sanding is now compete and gauntlets are ready for the glue and bondo. Pics will be added tomorrow or Saturday.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Shar Dagger on Jul 11, 2019, 10:35 PM
Awesome! Looking forward to it.  :like:
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Jul 25, 2019, 03:30 PM
So I am finally well enough to glue my gauntlets. Still waiting for my mask to show up so I can start the bondo process but I got the the gluing done and it's looking good.
(https://i.imgur.com/i6gofbh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8WQ5AJi.jpg)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jul 26, 2019, 11:22 AM
Yay for gauntlets!! :D
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Aug 18, 2019, 12:27 AM
I am officially back from my extended hiatus with summer finals and waiting for stuff then sadly my laptop dying on me. I am proud to announce that Christmas came early for me in the form of my nite owl helmet and all its unfinished glory! :<3:
(https://i.imgur.com/tkvxryA.jpg)
(I know itís not the right photo format. It will get fixed once my laptop is replaced. :porg2:)
(8/18 Edit: New laptop has been acquired and link has been fixed!  ;D)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Aug 19, 2019, 12:29 PM
So pretty! :D
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Aug 19, 2019, 12:33 PM
So pretty! :D
I canít wait to start working on it. 💜
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Sep 02, 2019, 01:08 AM
I have marked the areas where I'm going to cut out for the visor. I'm leaving a couple of small sections just to help me when it finally comes to mounting the visor. All the sections will be cut away before final installation of the visor and before painting. The actual process of cutting out the sections is going to happen when I have a lot of free time during the day. And when I make sure I have the correct tools.  ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/t0pAGZc.jpg)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 02, 2019, 09:58 PM
Yay!

Does the inside of the helmet (down at the bottom of the visor part) has a little lip? If so, Iíd leave that and cut a slit for the visor to slide into. Thatís how mine is cut :) I can snap a picture of mine if that doesnít make any sense lol
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Sep 02, 2019, 10:00 PM
Yay!

Does the inside of the helmet (down at the bottom of the visor part) has a little lip? If so, Iíd leave that and cut a slit for the visor to slide into. Thatís how mine is cut :) I can snap a picture of mine if that doesnít make any sense lol
Iíd love a photo of how the visor is installed in your helmet.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 02, 2019, 11:11 PM
For sure! Iíll snap a picture of it and post here :)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Sep 02, 2019, 11:12 PM
For sure! Iíll snap a picture of it and post here :)
Thank you!  :porg2:
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Sep 05, 2019, 03:43 PM
So I'm officially starting to carve out the visor portion of my bucket.  :porg2:
(https://i.imgur.com/xVI8FMV.jpg)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 06, 2019, 09:36 PM
Okay hereís the inside of my helmet!
(https://i.imgur.com/Ds1PiYF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MlXUe5W.jpg)

Sorry for the weird angles, itís hard to get a good picture lol
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Sep 15, 2019, 09:32 PM
Mini update:
I managed to through to the inside of the helmet!
(https://i.imgur.com/xNbvIzr.jpg)
It'll take sometime to get the whole eyepiece done but progress.
(https://i.imgur.com/XqZoZmf.jpg)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 16, 2019, 12:19 AM
Definitely take your time :) thatís a great start!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Sep 17, 2019, 05:21 PM
More mini update  :porg2:
(https://i.imgur.com/6NbnuXB.jpg)
The hole is growing larger in size. It will be awhile before I'm able to start sanding and smooth out the edges of the eyepiece. More updates in the next week or so depending on how much class/homework I have to do.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 18, 2019, 12:38 AM
Slow but steady wins the race! :D any progress is good progress!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Sep 18, 2019, 01:01 AM
 :<3:
Slow but steady wins the race! :D any progress is good progress!
:<3: :like:
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Sep 24, 2019, 01:41 PM
Mini update: The left eye piece has a little more carved away. I may work on it some more during the week but a lot will probably get done over the weekend. Hopefully soon the entire portion of the left eye will be carved out  soon.
(https://i.imgur.com/8PQJAjH.jpg)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 24, 2019, 05:08 PM
Woo hoo!!  :<3:
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Zehsaa on Sep 29, 2019, 04:02 AM
Just a suggestion, can't you use a jigsaw saw to saw out the visor parts? That's what I did with one of my helmets and works a lot faster.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Sep 29, 2019, 04:05 AM
Just a suggestion, can't you use a jigsaw saw to saw out the visor parts? That's what I did with one of my helmets and works a lot faster.
This is part catharsis and part waiting for the right tools to show up.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Sep 30, 2019, 03:58 PM
Little update:
(https://i.imgur.com/dnmAqfz.jpg)
I have more done but haven't had the chance to take a photo of it but will do so as soon as I get home then I'll update this post.   ;D
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 30, 2019, 04:25 PM
Woo hoo!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Oct 01, 2019, 05:12 PM
Another little update:
(https://i.imgur.com/ptyLJxF.jpg)
This was done over the weekend but haven't had the chance to update the post. I still have to smooth out the edges of the eyepiece. Then it will be onto inserting the visor paint and weather then this baby is done. I'm super thankful for all the help I got with this helmet. After the helmet is done I can get started on making sure the paint on the armor and gauntlets I got matches and making sure all the accessories are properly placed.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 01, 2019, 07:07 PM
Oh yessss! Thatís awesome!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Oct 15, 2019, 01:56 PM
HEADS UP:
Due to this semester's demands and the fact that I'm working on making sure I am able to transfer on time, working on Bo will have to be put on hold until Winter Break starting Dec 16th. I will then resume progress on her until January 12th. I am confident that I can get a huge chunk of the work needed within this one month time frame. However due to my strenuous class schedule Spring 2020 she will most likely have to be shelved again until late May. I do promise she will be ready and approved for trooping at Anaheim Celebration 2020 and any other troops during the summer.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 15, 2019, 02:09 PM
Take care of your school work and weíll be here when you come back :)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Nov 05, 2019, 05:36 PM
Even though I'm technically not working on my kit until December I still found some time to look for the spray paint that I will need once I am back from my self-imposed hiatus. I will first have to strip the paint off the armor that I have acquired then prime everything before coating with Montana spray paint so everything that needs to be the same color is the same color. I will then weather the paint so that it looks battle worn.
(https://i.imgur.com/wz7zrQT.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/0i7YuZs.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/zOJjzd0.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/F2Zi5fo.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/hUXQn72.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/QpmAXgd.png)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 05, 2019, 07:38 PM
I also used shock white, shock black, roof, and wall but for my blues I used Signal Blue/5075 and Ultramarine/5080. I think colors you chose could work just fine though, once weathered :) just wanted to share what I used!

Ultramarine/5080
-used on helmet for the cheeks and back band around helmet
Signal Blue/5075
-the main blue color used throughout (helmet, shoulders, gauntlets, shins, knees, jetpack)
Iron Curtain/7030
-used on blaster
Gravel/7060
-used on blaster
Slealth/7070
-used on boot armor, range finder/ear cap, key slot, and jetpack
Roof/7050
-main color used throughout (chest plates, back plate, thighs, shins, jetpack)
Wall/7020
-base color used under all colors on all pieces

Looking forward to more progress, whenever you can :)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Nov 05, 2019, 07:42 PM
The CRL isn't clear about what shade each portion is except for black. :\
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 05, 2019, 10:07 PM
Yeah, you sorta have to go based off references. Itís tough but I think those choices could work :) you could also ask a Q&A to the app team if you want to double check :)

Just wanted to let you know what I used to help!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Nov 05, 2019, 10:10 PM
Yeah, you sorta have to go based off references. Itís tough but I think those choices could work :) you could also ask a Q&A to the app team if you want to double check :)

Just wanted to let you know what I used to help!
Iíll probably just end up using the same colors you did.
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Apr 09, 2020, 12:59 AM
I am back from an extremely long hiatus! And with great news! :porg2: :porg2:  Bo is home with me and with my shelter in place indefinite I have ample time to work on her!

(https://i.imgur.com/lslGvtP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/o7QSB6q.jpg)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Apr 09, 2020, 02:20 PM
Woo hoo!
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Apr 10, 2020, 10:53 PM
It is now time to strip the old paint so I can paint it anew.

(https://i.imgur.com/4Voj4tK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2a2Dg0p.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/toFnYZu.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NRHDf5V.jpg)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Apr 24, 2020, 05:22 PM
Chest diamond is stripped and primed. Just need to do a little sanding then the base color.
(https://i.imgur.com/qNMRFO4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xvwEual.jpg)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Slade Kel on Apr 24, 2020, 08:54 PM
Since you started this way back in early last year, I very lightly skimmed until I hit this page,  :-\  :blank:  :laugh:. That said, as an aficionado of hiatuses, I'm glad to see you came back and are ready to work on your armor! I'm very fond of Bo Katan as a character, so it's always exciting to see a new one built :D. Seems like you have a great start, a good game plan and an experienced coach to bounce Bo specific questions off of! One of the extremely few good things to come of this pandemic is that a lot of people have more time to work on the stuff, and I look forward to seeing yours come together :)
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Apr 24, 2020, 09:16 PM
Looking forward to seeing the paint! :D
Title: Re: Ka'ra's first WIP
Post by: starfyre013 on Apr 24, 2020, 09:22 PM
Since you started this way back in early last year, I very lightly skimmed until I hit this page,  :-\  :blank:  :laugh:. That said, as an aficionado of hiatuses, I'm glad to see you came back and are ready to work on your armor! I'm very fond of Bo Katan as a character, so it's always exciting to see a new one built :D. Seems like you have a great start, a good game plan and an experienced coach to bounce Bo specific questions off of! One of the extremely few good things to come of this pandemic is that a lot of people have more time to work on the stuff, and I look forward to seeing yours come together :)
The biggest issue was I didn't have room for my kit box so it had be held somewhere else and I was a full time college student with a part time job time was a factor. But now that I have a zero commute time to school and temporarily out of work I have more time to devote to my lovely Bo.