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 Bo-Katan Brigade WIP

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Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« 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:
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So yeah, thatís where Iím at! Any help for brigade level would be great!

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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #3 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.   

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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #4 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 :)

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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #5 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 ;)

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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #7 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!

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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #8 on: Oct 16, 2019, 03:28 AM »
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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #9 on: Oct 16, 2019, 07:41 AM »
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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #10 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!

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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #12 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).


Also got started on the new headband. The base layer of paint has been done, started sketching out and taping the design.



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! :) 

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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #13 on: Nov 04, 2019, 01:49 PM »
Looking good!

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Re: Bo-Katan Brigade WIP
« Reply #14 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 :)

I used a slightly thicker tape but I like the way it looks.


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