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 Loth-cat WIP

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #30 on: Mar 31, 2020, 10:29 PM »
More loth-cat sigil people! Yay!!

Bethel, I've recently acquired a vinyl cutter - I'm in Australia though, so I dont know how easy it would be to get you some decals & potentially a paint stencil, but I'm absolutely happy to make some for you! I love this kit so much!
I love your sigil. I might have to hit you up on the decal. I've been debating if I want a cricut for a while to make stickers, decals, and such. But I'm right on the cusp of it not being worth it.

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #31 on: Mar 31, 2020, 10:40 PM »
Paint Update!
I think I'm done with the plates!
I kept the design fairly simple and abstract. I didn't want to stray into looking like a Cats costume  ;)

Freshly painted:

It was a struggle getting the toothpaste mask off. But my bottle of masking fluid came today so I will experiment with that on some scraps and probably switch to that for the rest of the build.

Paste removed:

Then I went over the whole thing with several washes of brown paint that I wiped off, as well as some Rub and Buff around the weathered edges. It's hard to tell in the photo but it made the cream parts look much more worn and weathered.

Weathered:

For my first time painting armor, I'm pretty happy how these turned out! I'm leaving the shoulder bells blank for future sigils and art.

I would like to say thank you everyone for your kind words and support. It's been keeping me motivated and excited to work on this kit in a time where there are no armor parties. Lots of Loth Cat love to you all!

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #32 on: Apr 01, 2020, 07:55 AM »
Oh Wow!  This is looking great.

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #33 on: Apr 02, 2020, 07:53 AM »
Are you thinking about going for Beast Master Brigade?

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #34 on: Apr 04, 2020, 08:00 PM »
As I wait for more industrial velcro to come, I focused on accessories. I didn't document the process so I don't think they need their own WIP post.

First, my vibro axe. I might add a few details and will change the cloth wrap, but it is basically done!


Next I found an old super 8 camera that was in The Mandalorian as binoculars. With a few additions and different paint job think they can work. It also came with a beautiful bag, that I might use for another costume. I would cover the design with a greeblie or something.


Lastly, I made my first trophy. It's made up of left over pieces from my Enfys Nest build. I think it would be neat to make a trophy that represents each of my Star Wars costumes.

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #35 on: Apr 05, 2020, 04:08 PM »
This has come out awesome so far! I can't wait to see it on!

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #36 on: Apr 07, 2020, 05:58 AM »
Looks amazing - love the design and all the work  :like: :like:

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #37 on: Apr 07, 2020, 05:37 PM »
Great progress :)

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #38 on: Apr 16, 2020, 12:55 AM »
About 10 days ago (what is time these days?!) I tried on what I had so far and it gave me a lot of confidence. I've already fixed and added a lot since then so hopefully I can get better photos soon. But enjoy this one of me with my own loth-cat for now!


I'm checking things off my list, but I still need my helmet (a long debacle), black leather belt pouches (being made), and permanent gauntlets (from April Storm).
In the meantime I made some half bracers just for fun. I probably won't app with them, but I'm not sure how long my gauntlets will take to get here so I can play with these until they do.


As I've been waiting for the bigs things to arrive I've worked on a lot of little details.
  • sewed knee velcro onto my leggings, very stressful
  • sewed the raw fur edge under so you can't see the plastic
  • painted the faux fur to look more real
  • added buckles to cape and vest for secure hold
  • started to weather the soft parts
  • tightened up the girth belt and sash
  • added my sigil the to shoulder!



I've also been working on a canteen holder and two knives. Here is the smaller of the two knives. The handle is a saguaro rib that I found in a neighbor's trash.


I feel like I'm getting so close to a full kit I can't wait!

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #39 on: Apr 16, 2020, 01:08 AM »
So so awesome! The trophies & knife are amazing!!

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #40 on: Apr 16, 2020, 01:35 AM »
Really amazing work!

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #41 on: Apr 16, 2020, 08:18 AM »
Amazing. Be sure to add weathering to your sigil on the shoulder bell to match the rest of your armour.  You'll also want to add weathering to all that black (flak vest, belt, flightsuit, and when you make you leather pouches).  I'd recommend some light mists from a spray can of tans, browns, and maybe whites on the material.  This will make your weathering pop on the black and match the rest of your kit.

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #42 on: Apr 17, 2020, 11:12 AM »
Tabby love! 😻

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #43 on: Apr 17, 2020, 01:38 PM »
That is looking awesome, vod! I can't wait to see how the macrobinoculars turn out

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Re: Loth-cat WIP
« Reply #44 on: Apr 19, 2020, 02:14 PM »
I am positively green with envy over this, vod. Amazing work with the paint, and the ombre is awesome. Watching with interest!

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