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 Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread

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Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« on: Aug 02, 2020, 12:09 PM »
For my "pandemic project", I've begun the process of building Bo Katan from Clone Wars Season 7, and am slowly becoming aware of the various differences between this version and the other versions.  Before I was aware of some of these differences, I purchased an armor kit from Imperial Surplus.   I hope that I'll be able to modify some of the pieces, or acquire replacements for those I can't change.  In addition, I've already communicated with Delta13 for the belt, pouches, etc that are unique to this build.   

I'll be posting pictures of my progress along the way and hope you all can guide me through this!
Chris

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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #1 on: Aug 02, 2020, 07:51 PM »
I started with the bucket.  I've got it trimmed up and ready to paint....
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1E6FFD55-2D34-4D37-9F23-8A8394A41CDF by Beren97, on Flickr

35669F47-2499-4C09-A597-CAE63B508176 by Beren97, on Flickr

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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #2 on: Aug 02, 2020, 08:02 PM »
Commenting to follow along :)

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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #3 on: Aug 06, 2020, 08:39 PM »
More work done on the bucket prior to painting.  I used a cardboard template to determine shape of the lens material, and then placed a pair of countersunk screws on either side to secure the lens.  These will be covered over next with Bondo and sanded...
18DF5FF8-F0F6-47A4-8A82-E78675ED145C by Beren97, on Flickr

54D521A4-E5E7-4EB4-9BA1-AE444FC1CD8B by Beren97, on Flickr

A4585160-F8EB-4DC8-9763-D82482301C48 by Beren97, on Flickr

F78B5A93-56BC-4C32-97D8-F9257F87CCF9 by Beren97, on Flickr

C029FD4D-CA5F-42E5-BFA0-9B04D9156B65 by Beren97, on Flickr

A03DFDD8-1BD2-41F9-A2DF-70C07241F3FF by Beren97, on Flickr

680F36D2-00AA-4641-9762-2B370A447EF0 by Beren97, on Flickr

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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #4 on: Aug 08, 2020, 01:07 PM »
With the helmet done, I've decided to next work on the thigh armor.   Of all the pieces, why the thighs???  It's certainly not because they are the most exciting pieces to trim, but I am hoping to place my order for belts and straps, and the thighs need that piece of leather behind them. 

The challenge is that the thighs in the Imperial Surplus kit don't match this particular version of Bo Katan, so I've done some trimming.  My goal is to reproduce the shape on the back of the leg as seen here:
BB043C20-5211-4A77-93C1-F4D0F52AE993 by Beren97, on Flickr

Imperial surplus armor before modification:
6C6AC270-2FC9-42E9-89E5-D519CABB47CA by Beren97, on Flickr

Modifications:
DF917E1A-4AC1-4098-8C7E-521E5F394FE8 by Beren97, on Flickr

5C085169-56AA-48D1-9669-D8DFA1772A84 by Beren97, on Flickr

I tried to create a return edge with a hot iron, but the plastic was too brittle afterwards and broke away.
D8151484-6D79-4618-972A-E8D903AED8FE by Beren97, on Flickr

After sanding:
59B24C54-FEEA-4BC2-9406-E33B1D772E2E by Beren97, on Flickr

Cardboard template used to create identical shape for opposite thigh:
38BACF88-F886-48D4-BFF2-6128A8A99340 by Beren97, on Flickr

475B8D80-EC5C-4D9D-95FD-8CF3FBEF32BA by Beren97, on Flickr


So given that the shape better matches, how much if any return edge is recommended?  With the leather piece backing the armor, it's hard to tell if any return at all is necessary.

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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #5 on: Aug 10, 2020, 09:45 PM »
More work on the thighs...  I used a heat gun to correct the shape to match my leg size and made a cardboard template to assist with sizing of the thigh plate leather...
7FB5E8E2-B306-464E-A36C-CA41D6A92F9C by Beren97, on Flickr

9006A83F-2CE8-4A9D-AA23-32B297CFE1C7 by Beren97, on Flickr


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