*defibs this thread a few times*
Sorry for the delay folks, I havent given up on this kit.. there are just so many ideas Ive had over time, that Ive worked on them slowly slowly until theyve evolved from my original concepts into a final vision
I lie, that isn't the final vision.. sort of v1.1 *lol*
Ive since changed the shin armor, had two beautiful new pouches made, added neck armor, a bite gauntlet on her left arm, a whip, got my holsters and added some unique shoulder armor.. This girl is essentially a walking hunting trophy.
A long time ago, I read somewhere that some mandos who travel constantly rarely carry much with them other than their armor, they travel light, which means they dont tend to carry cash/credits or large items to sell. Instead, they carry valuable trinkets and trophies that can be removed from their kit and traded and bartered between worlds. I decided that this is the kind of mando that Karir would be. Always on the move, with many different rare and valuable trophies about her person.
I know most people go ahead and get approved with v1 of their armor, then build on it over time.. but I want to be difficult *lol* I want to get it at least 90% right the first time, then add small details over time - I know a mando is never truly finished.
Progress pics below! Looking forward to the feedback
(you'll notice a few existing pieces have been revamped since their initial pics, some weathering still needs to be done to a lot of them)
- The start of my shins and the beginnings of modifying Hydra's Bo Katan chest plates
^ putting the shins together, you cut out 3 templates, 1 of foam and 2 sheets of worbla, stick them all together and it sets almost harder than ABS plastic.
- Weathering a flightsuit on freshly cut and wet grass - with a little help from my fiance - bwaha
- Boot armor - really stoked with how this is turning out.. still needs a little sanding and shaping. Worbla/Wonderflex is awesome fun to play with.
- The saber/fang knife with an ABS core and built up with fimo clay and leather (still needs some weathering around the wrap). For something shaped out of fimo then sanded, the serrated part is actually sharper than it looks.
And lastly my two favorite pieces..
- My beautiful Holsters, custom made by a dear friend who is a genius with leather - Thank you Dion!
So much love for these, they're exactly how I pictured them.
- Where the fox picture comes in.. a converted and weathered antique fox pelt, threadded through with porcupine quills and tipped with carved clay 'bones'. This will sit across my shoulders and down my back in place of a backplate.
I'll post up pics of my pouches once Ive weathered them a little and added some beading
Hope you enjoyed reading where Im up to