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Title: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jul 22, 2019, 02:18 PM
Hey there everyone! My Clone Wars S4/5 Bo was approved Just before Celebration! Iíve always wanted to apply for brigades but just needed a break from armor building! Well Iím ready to start back up and just wanted some feedback on what Iíll need to do for brigades?

First thing I want to do is re-do my gauntlets. I already have new ones and will start working on them this weekend hopefully (theyíre 3D printed).

Second thing I want to work on is a new headband. My current one is okay but it doesnít sit as flush to my head as Iíd like. I have an idea of what to do thanks to another Bo :) also planning on starting that this weekend.

I was also thinking of doing another round of grey-wash but that will likely be at a later date.

Otherwise, hereís how my kit is currently.
App pictures:
Front:
(https://i.imgur.com/QrQRRU5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xArhv1W.jpg)
Side:
(https://i.imgur.com/p6NSV3I.jpg)
Back:
(https://i.imgur.com/puYTvmi.jpg)
Side:
(https://i.imgur.com/tKn95UQ.jpg)

So yeah, thatís where Iím at! Any help for brigade level would be great!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 24, 2019, 06:49 PM
Hey there, stranger!

We do not have BRLs for Bo...at least not yet.

We spoke pretty often when you were knocking out this build, and I know the amount of detail you put into this kit.

I personally think you just walked out of the show, but I'm interested to learn where you think the weaknesses are?

I'll ping Padm to get in here.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 24, 2019, 06:55 PM
New gauntlets are my first thing Iíd like to upgrade! My current ones have a few issues and Iíve lost a few pieces so my friend is printing out some new ones for me to finish.

Iím also thinking of doing a heavier grey wash to the helmet and jetpack but wanted thoughts on that?

Next thing Iíd like to upgrade is the headband; it got a bit broken traveling to and from Chicago so itís in need of some TCL. I have a new one cut out, itís just a matter of finishing it lol.

This one is a biggish one but could potentially wait until post brigade approval: sewing a new flightsuit and vest out of thicker, sturdier spandex.

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Unrelated but might help! Hereís my reference album!
https://imgur.com/a/z9nhkin
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 27, 2019, 08:57 AM
Thank you for providing your reference album.  That's VERY helpful!

I would agree with the added grey wash.  All these characters have a smokey sort of look to them, and I think that will help sell the animation to real life transition even better.

Have you taken a look at her shoulders?  They seem to come up off the deltoid area a little bit where yours seem to be flush.  I think that's just a matter of placement.   
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 27, 2019, 10:51 AM
Yeah Iíve noticed that they seem to sort of float lol I can try repositioning mine - theyíre just held on by Velcro :)

Good to know about the grey wash - I will add it to my list of things to upgrade.

Iím going to try to get the gauntlets and headband done by 12/1 for the Hollywood Christmas parade :)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Padm Thano on Oct 08, 2019, 10:00 AM
Apologies for my late response >.<

agreeing with the weathering, as I think it will help (much like you & Mi'ix said)

If you're remaking your vest, I would recommend the trim on the sleeves be a light blue to match references, unless there is one with them white that I can't find. Please let me know if there is so I can add it to my reference folder (& honestly, hitting it with a coat of acrylic paint works as well so you don't resew that sleeve trim on if it's a pain!)

for adjusting the shoulders to give that animated-floating look; a small thin band of foam near the center, either running horizontally or vertically, should make them float off your arm. doesn't need to be big, and as long as it doesn't poke out of the edges it should be good. i did this with my Clone and it evened things out. animated kits are hard when it comes to stuff like random floating & small pieces of foam can be your friend ;)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 08, 2019, 10:29 AM
I did not consider the idea of additional padding, so that's definitely another option for the shoulders.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 08, 2019, 02:24 PM
Oh foam is a good idea! Iíll definitely look into that :)

And the trim around the sleeve is actually a light blue, but likes to change color based on lighting  :laugh: I could look for a slightly darker blue (but still light blue) if you think that would be best! Itís just bias tape so itís easily sewn on :)

Iím going to get started on the new headband come Monday and hopefully continue working on the gauntlets then too!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Vexos on Oct 16, 2019, 03:28 AM
 commenting to follow  :like:
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Erio J'uni on Oct 16, 2019, 07:41 AM
Woo!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 16, 2019, 01:11 PM
Got some work done on my new gauntlets and headband this past Monday but didnít take any pictures lol. Iíll continue to work on them this week and hopefully at the armor party next weekend!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Hik'aari on Oct 17, 2019, 10:12 AM
I did not consider the idea of additional padding, so that's definitely another option for the shoulders.

Just to add this is what we have done for the Super Commando animated shoulder tabs as they really have to stick out.
We took 80s style shoulder pads, cut open the back and removed half an inch of foam to free some material, and then placed it under the shoulder and sewed both pieces to the main vest. It really keeps them out like wings then.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 04, 2019, 01:10 PM
Finally got a chance to snap some progress pictures!

Gauntlets are bondo-ed, sanded, bondo-es again, sanded again, and painted! Still lots left to do (weathering, attaching the buttons/darts, black/grey wash).
(https://i.imgur.com/qWDpFFZ.jpg)

Also got started on the new headband. The base layer of paint has been done, started sketching out and taping the design.
(https://i.imgur.com/nSIxg3H.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/E8VCB0z.jpg)

Hoping to get everything completed in the next week or two!

Iíll likely work on adding the foam to the shoulders and perhaps a new flightsuit/vest after the Hollywood Christmas parade! :) 
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: mrfred on Nov 04, 2019, 01:49 PM
Looking good!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 06, 2019, 12:16 PM
Got the headband painted - now thereís just a bit of clean up work left, adding a bit of a darker grey to that trapezoid, weathering, and adding the lights :)
(https://i.imgur.com/10KjDKE.jpg)
I used a slightly thicker tape but I like the way it looks.
(https://i.imgur.com/w7dWfVJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/08alFOz.jpg)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Ruus bal'Neta on Nov 06, 2019, 12:30 PM
Looking good so far. Let me know if you need help with the lights.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: mrfred on Nov 06, 2019, 01:01 PM
Wow!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 06, 2019, 01:11 PM
Looking good so far. Let me know if you need help with the lights.
I shall! I ordered lights from the same place but in warm instead of bright. I just have to find where I put those... lol

Wow!
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 11, 2019, 07:59 PM
Bit more work done today! Headband is weathered and ready for lights! (Just gotta cut out the little slots when the plexiglass gets here. I think thatís what it is; my fiancť ordered it lol). Gauntlets are weathered and mostly finished; just need to add the buttons once theyíre printed and black/grey wash them.

(https://i.imgur.com/JH9E76D.jpg)
This is a bit more heavily black washed than the first headband due to the fact Iíll be adding more black wash to the rest of the plates in the future.
(https://i.imgur.com/58kndSl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LXndqG5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/n95G7Z4.jpg)

So small progress but Iíll take it :) hoping to get the gauntlets done by Saturday for a troop!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: mrfred on Nov 11, 2019, 08:37 PM
Looking good! What color paints you used for the gauntlets?
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 11, 2019, 09:56 PM
Montana gold signal blue :)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 13, 2019, 08:41 AM
I can't believe how smooth those gauntlets look.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 13, 2019, 09:35 AM
Thank you! Lots of spot putty and sanding! Lol I really enjoy finishing 3D printed stuff :laugh:
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Padm Thano on Nov 13, 2019, 10:23 AM
I trust you on the trim of the vest, you're seeing it in person. much like jango's jumpsuit; it's lighting dependent haha

you're looking really good! I love the headband and the gauntlets. the lines are SOOOO clean on that headband
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 13, 2019, 12:27 PM
Thank you! :<3: I used a really skinny tape for the lines on the headband, makes small detail work like that easier!

I did get a chance to black wash the gauntlets, just didnít snag any pictures yet! All thatís left is adding the buttons once theyíre printed! :D
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 15, 2019, 11:56 PM
Buttons installed and were done! Just need the padding but thatís easy :)
(https://i.imgur.com/8o7eTjU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/P8WcJhc.jpg)

The flash sort of washes it out, I can try to get a better picture tomorrow in daylight lol.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 18, 2019, 10:30 PM
(I had the little slice-y blade thing in the pictures above, just forgot to include them lol)

Anyway! More updates: weathering to the helmet. Still gotta do the rest of the kit but Iím liking this!
(https://i.imgur.com/frauM4L.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UuSKiBI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QuPVrWu.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tqNQSHj.jpg)
Bonus cat picture!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: mrfred on Nov 18, 2019, 11:21 PM
That looks good!!!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 19, 2019, 08:46 AM
Please include the cat in your Brigade Application, please. :)

Great job on the weathering!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 20, 2019, 11:35 PM
Haha I can definitely include her :)

A bit more work done this evening before my back decided it was done lol. The lighting is terrible but I added another black wash to the chest plates. Just have to do the legs and jetpack.
(https://i.imgur.com/7KZyFNY.jpg)

I started cutting out the headband slots for the plexiglass/lights, and Iím having a hard time with that. My fiancť said he would help so weíll get that done tomorrow hopefully!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: mrfred on Nov 20, 2019, 11:42 PM
Looks more and more like the gritty TCW season 5 Bo!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 21, 2019, 12:09 AM
Getting there :laugh:
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 21, 2019, 08:35 AM
Just lovely, Kryamla.

How goes the shoulder plate adjustment?
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 21, 2019, 11:14 AM
I havenít tried anything just yet unfortunately :-X Iím hoping to get to that soon!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 23, 2019, 01:37 PM
I black washed the leg armor just havenít had a chance to snap a picture lol

Almost finished headband, just needs some lights!
(https://i.imgur.com/9NwQeRH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CJQ672a.jpg)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Nov 24, 2019, 12:15 AM
Fantastic.

The lights will really be the cherry on top.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jan 14, 2020, 11:42 PM
I havenít made too many updates since my last post but I wanted to update my current to do list:

New flightsuit: I ordered a swatch of some thin neoprene spandex in a charcoal grey. If the color matches (or is very close) to my current set up, Iíll be ordering enough fabric and sewing new leggings and vest with turtleneck/long sleeve combo. Swatch should be here by Friday/Saturday - will update on this when it arrives.

New back plate: still need to pattern this based off my current one, but backplate 2.0 will be made out of sintra.

New thigh plates: same as back, will be sintra instead of vacuformed.

New gloves: at the last troop, I started getting holes in my thumbs so Iíll need to remake those. Simple enough :) just need to get some fabric!

Shoulder float: previously discussed here, just need to get around to do it lol.

I think thatís my current list of things to do. Oh! And still add the lights to my new headband lol. Maybe Iíll get a bit of work done at my clans armor party on sunday :laugh:
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jan 15, 2020, 09:09 PM
Well the swatch got here quicker than anticipated! Hereís how it compares in over head lighting without flash and with.
(https://i.imgur.com/RkFqvRs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/acFgYZh.jpg)

Best lit reference picture I have:
(https://i.imgur.com/1tQTXvE.jpg)

I think itís still within the realm of approvable, itís just a smidge lighter. Will this be okay for brigades?
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Vexos on Jan 15, 2020, 10:47 PM
Dang that flash made a huge difference!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jan 16, 2020, 12:56 AM
Right? Iím hoping to get a pic in natural lighting tomorrow when I get home from work! Itís crazy how much lighting affects how the color looks! (Hopefully itís still daylight then lol).
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 17, 2020, 04:12 PM
Looks really solid to me.   :)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jan 17, 2020, 04:33 PM
Looks really solid to me.   :)

Awesome :) Iíll look at my patterns, see how much yardage I need, and order that real soon! Still intending on getting that daylight picture but I ran out of daylight yesterday :laugh:
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jan 18, 2020, 02:01 PM
Finally a daylight picture of my current shirt and the swatch.
(https://i.imgur.com/qshlGhk.jpg)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 22, 2020, 09:03 AM
I like it.

Weathering to go over top, for sure, but otherwise a great choice.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Jan 22, 2020, 01:24 PM
I like it.

Weathering to go over top, for sure, but otherwise a great choice.

I might practice the weathering on this swatch before doing the real thing lol but yeah, probably doing darker greys misted over?
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Jan 30, 2020, 09:27 AM
That's what I'm thinking. 

Just enough to tint it.  :)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Feb 12, 2020, 11:43 AM
Minor update:
Fabric is ordered and hopefully will be here by the end of the week or early next week!

Also started on my new thigh plates! Hopefully I can make these work :laugh:
(https://i.imgur.com/VazSH3G.jpg)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Feb 12, 2020, 12:12 PM
Look at you go!

I saw you also received a new helmet. Is that for Bo as well?
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Feb 12, 2020, 12:19 PM
I saw you also received a new helmet. Is that for Bo as well?

Yes! However that helmet will be for her season 7/Siege of Mandalore kit! There are a few differences that I can tell right now (helmet paint, thighs/strapping, and chest/collar plates) so once all my upgrades are done for s4/5 bo, Iíll be working on the new season!

Ideally Iíd like to be able to swap pieces out for each other to go from seasons 4/5 to season 7 (and back!) but I guess we shall see once the new season airs! :)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on May 26, 2020, 12:58 AM
So after the episodes aired, I realized I wouldnít be able to swap as many pieces as Iíd like between the two kits but thatís okay! Nothing wrong with more Bo!

And donít think Iíve forgotten this journey to brigades for S4/5! Iíve hit a speed bump with that fabric but Iíll get back to that eventually. In the meantime, I bought Kevin Weir/Imperial Surplusí updated chest/collar plates as well as a new, smaller back plate. Hereís a quick trim from the plastic! Iíll likely need to make the chest plates a bit narrower but everything else seems to fit pretty decent when I held it up to myself!
(https://i.imgur.com/1KLAGdB.jpg)

Iím bouncing between several projects right now but I hope to get to finishing and painting these pieces soon! (Which reminds me, I need to order some more paint lol).
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: mrfred on May 26, 2020, 01:40 AM
Looks good so far! You're getting acquainted with ABS pretty well now!
Yes, I noticed that Season 7 Bo has alot more leather works going on too!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on May 28, 2020, 06:44 PM
Iím learning slowly about ABS! If anyone has any tips about gently heating abs, thatíd be great. I need to bend/shape a bit of the collar.

Hereís a side by side with new back plate and old. Theyíre about the same size so thatís good!

(https://i.imgur.com/wD5Lgqh.jpg)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 15, 2020, 12:53 PM
Hello there!

I havenít abandoned my hopes of brigade level with this kit but with everything going on in the world, motivation has been low and when I do have motivation, Iím bouncing between several projects, as mentioned previously lol.

Iíve made a tiny bit of progress with the new plates from Imperial Surplus.
(https://i.imgur.com/WkOQbGX.jpg)
Trimmed down the new collar plate and started painting but I had some major orange peel so I had to sand it down. Iíll try again soon. This shows the shape from the old one to the new.

(https://i.imgur.com/ITQJY2l.jpg)
Started trimming down the new chest pieces. They might be a little large still but Iíll try to get the collar and new chest pieces taped on me for size. (Also please pardon my cats feet and the other cats head lol)

I started painting the new back plate but havenít gotten very far and didnít seem to take any pictures of that.

Iím still looking for the perfect fabric for a new flightsuit for this version of Bo. I donít love that neoprene i bought but I havenít found a good spandex that I like yet. The hunt continues.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 15, 2020, 02:31 PM
Oh, hey stranger!

Cat feets are always welcome.

We're just about done with the BRL for this version of Bo then we're onto S7 of TCW before we get to Rebels.

That seam on the chest plates is one of the items we added for Brigade approval. Some other goodies too.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 15, 2020, 02:41 PM
Oh awesome! Looking forward to seeing the BRLs are for all 3 versions (as I am crazy and eventually want to do the rebels version of bo as well lol)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 15, 2020, 02:48 PM
Lol you're lucky because this is the right place for crazy.

I'm thinking we'll have the BRL for Season 4 & 5 TCW Bo ready in a week or so. There is some language I want to check and have some peer review done as well.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 24, 2020, 09:23 PM
Okay! Iíd love some opinions on sizing here! (Disclaimer I mirrored the side shot of bo so we would both be facing the same direction)

(https://i.imgur.com/F8WiYnE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XxQQ4EJ.jpg)

Obviously there is weird spacing and floating since stuff is hastily taped on but Iíd like to know what you all think about the chest plates? Should I trim a bit more off of them? Do they look good size wise?
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Rayne on Sep 25, 2020, 07:38 AM
Once you have your flakvest and flightsuit on, thatíll add a tiny bit of bulk from layering, I think your sizing is good.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Sep 25, 2020, 08:51 AM
Sizing looks good to me!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 25, 2020, 10:00 PM
Awesome to hear, thank you both!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 03, 2020, 12:41 PM
Not an exciting update but... Base layer of grey and top layers of blue are down. Going to give this at least 24 hours to fully cure before I go back in and sand down to the grey layer/dry brush some grey on.  Hoping to get to that this week since itís supposed to cool down here in SoCal.
(https://i.imgur.com/bHocy0b.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ngrSm5x.jpg)

Iíve been working on the new chest plates - nothing much to show there since itís just bondo and sanding the new return edge.

Thatís all for now!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: mrfred on Oct 06, 2020, 01:42 AM
Looks good to me!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 06, 2020, 08:30 AM
Beautiful shape and color! 
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 06, 2020, 12:18 PM
Thank you both!

Another minor update: weathering is done on the collar! All thatís left is the black wash and attachment  :)
(https://i.imgur.com/SoR14NK.jpg)

I started painting the new chest pieces yesterday but no pictures of that yet! Picking up speed on this!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: jethroskull on Oct 06, 2020, 01:09 PM
 :cookie:  (Cookies are Mando popcorn.)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Rayne on Oct 07, 2020, 07:24 AM
It looks great!  Nice job!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 10, 2020, 12:46 AM
Alright! Did a bit of a try on with the new plates (sorta?). I black washed the collar and attached it! I didnít even have to move the Velcro :) then I held up my new chest plates, first with one of the old ones and then with both new ones. Thoughts? If the sizing still looks good, Iíll need to move the belly down a smidge I think. If yíall think that they look too large, Iíll cut some off and go from there! Please ignore my dumb faces lol, I was warm.
(https://i.imgur.com/QcpKYuk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BBMMiC8.jpg)

Also had a chance to gently place the back plate with everything. Looking at on me, Iím thinking itís a teeny bit wide and teeny bit too long. Thoughts on this as well would be great! The jetpack will lower and bring it a tad closer to my body, as something keep in mind :)
(https://i.imgur.com/UKLc4WV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vZEXwYR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cmWyLaN.jpg)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: mrfred on Oct 10, 2020, 12:58 AM
Chest plates look a little big...maybe size it down to the size of your old ones?
Backplate looks a little big too...size  it down as your previous one too.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 10, 2020, 01:55 AM
I agree on the back plate on sizing it down a tad (Iíll get to work on that this weekend more than likely) but Iím not sure about sizing down the chest plates to my current ones. I think my current ones are a tad small, and the new ones are a tad large? But Boís chest plates are awkwardly wide so Iím torn haha
(https://i.imgur.com/hwQChSp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rb8S0CJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1VvLT1o.jpg)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: mrfred on Oct 10, 2020, 02:05 AM
Well, all of the animated DW characters, including Bo, are tall, slim and thin body types...something that we are not... :D :D :D
With that being said, just make sure the armor be sized to the proportion of your body type, with the adequate spacing between all the other pieces, so that your body suit is also seen under and between the armor pieces.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Rayne on Oct 11, 2020, 02:22 PM
To give yourself a little room for spacing and with the ab, it might good to shave just a little off the top of the chest plate. Not a lot, maybe 1/4 inch or so. 
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 11, 2020, 02:25 PM
I agree. Back plate looks a little large.

I think Rayne has a good suggestion about trimming the chest plate just a tad.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 11, 2020, 02:56 PM
Okay, Iíll trim a bit off the bottom and the edges for the back plate and go from there.

Should I trim 1/4inch all the way around the chest plates (top and sides mostly)? Or just off the top?
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Rayne on Oct 11, 2020, 03:03 PM
You should be ok with trimming just the top unless theyíre jabbing into your side or arm.
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 11, 2020, 05:03 PM
No jabbing thankfully :) Iíll get to work on these changes. Thanks! :porg1:
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Breyo Fey on Oct 13, 2020, 11:18 AM
Everything is looking great!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 24, 2020, 03:49 PM
Thanks Breyo!

So I trimmed about 1/4 off the top like suggested and I think they look great! Obviously these are just taped on with a small piece of tape but I think the idea gets across! Thoughts?

(https://i.imgur.com/8lTM0mI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/z1PqOOz.jpg)

If yíall think they look good, Iíll go ahead and add the return edge back on!

Also still working on sizing the back plate down :) I think I might add another layer of 3mm sintra to the edges of the thigh plates (to make the return edge 6mm instead of 3mm), but weíll see lol
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: mrfred on Oct 24, 2020, 05:40 PM
Looks good to me... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Mi'ix on Oct 24, 2020, 06:06 PM
Yup, that was just the trick!
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 24, 2020, 06:30 PM
Awesome! Iíll get to work on adding the return edge back to the top then :)
Title: Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
Post by: Rayne on Oct 25, 2020, 08:57 AM
The chest plate sizing looks much better!