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Jesse Libarra

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #75 on: Mar 19, 2012, 09:39 PM »
From what I understand on helms, you definitely do not want a 1:1 Boba, though i believe the 1:1 jango, which is a bit smaller, should work.
I read it was 9.5 inches on the J2P. At any rate, it's not an exact science, but based on your measurements and everything I've read, the J2P is the right fit for you.

That's what I thought. :) And I found one for ~$32 so, I'm happy ;D

All right, so my mom and I went scavenging in the garage and we found some plastic packing totes! :D (Getting these had been my greatest concern, besides the helmet) And I also found this.
 
It's an antique knife that my Great Grandfather (I think) got in Israel.

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Detail shot. Sorry it's fuzzy

Here's a better one:


Anyway, I thought it might be cool if I could carry it around, but I'm not sure of the CRLs on this one. Is the policy 'No potential lethal weapons?

And yes, I know the date on my camera is way off  :-\ :laugh:
« Last Edit: Mar 20, 2012, 01:02 AM by Jesse Libarra »


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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #76 on: Mar 20, 2012, 01:48 AM »
The problem with live steel weapons is that a lot of conventions don't allow them and at the ones that are more lenient you still often have to have them peace bound so you can't draw them. Not to mention the potential problems at events that aren't at conventions since local laws often restrict what size real blade you can carry on your person. I love real blades, but I try to avoid actual ones on my kits for anything other than photoshoots.
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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #77 on: Mar 20, 2012, 01:56 PM »
Beautiful blade, I love it! But yeah, most of the time live steel (ie real, metal blades) won't be allowed.

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« Reply #78 on: Mar 31, 2012, 11:27 AM »
Hi Jesse, poking my head back in (been busy but not gone).

You could mock up your own blade in the same shape out of a different material and keep the sheath.  This way you can have it all.  There are tons of good knife tutorials on here with materials like sintra.

Looks like it's coming along, I personally am taking a slightly different route with sizing my armor plates.  I want the fitment to be precise so I'm getting my vest all sewn together first.  I'm going to test fit while wearing the actual flight suit and vest for my costume.  I'm also a super skinny guy (over 6' 153 lbs) so if I'm not careful the costume will look awkward and poorly fitted. 

Have you started looking at the flight suit and vest yet?

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #79 on: Apr 01, 2012, 01:12 PM »
You could mock up your own blade in the same shape out of a different material and keep the sheath.  This way you can have it all.  There are tons of good knife tutorials on here with materials like sintra.

That sounds good. I've have to look into that. :)
 

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Have you started looking at the flight suit and vest yet?

I have been tossing around some ideas. I'm leaning toward scrubs (I'll have to modify the top some, I know) as opposed to a flight suit (for cost and fitting issues). I know a good place in town that has a very large supply of scrubs, so I'm looking for an excuse to drive all the way in ;)  I'm also hoping to have a look around Goodwill and other thrift stores in hopes of finding something good for a vest. And if that doesn't happen, I may be making the vest.


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« Reply #80 on: Apr 01, 2012, 08:38 PM »
I'm going to make my own vest, the pattern tutorial linked from here is really good.  I made some slight modifications to it where the tutorial over simplified a couple spots.  I already made my pattern and cut the material.  I pinned it and tried it on to make sure the pattern was good, time for sewing.

A female vest is a little different though, there are more decisions to make in how you're planning on shaping around your figure.  For my wife I'm going to make a completely form fitting vest, but I know that isn't the most common direction.

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #81 on: Apr 11, 2012, 09:47 PM »
I am officially necroing this thread  :D

well, not much progress to speak of, but I do have some plans to acquire some of my needed paraphernalia (toilet brush holders for gauntlet base [see ConDar Ward's tutorial] and my scrubs [for flight suit], things like that).

Now, my sister is on the way to the hospital for what we think is her appendix.  :-\ So, I'm thinking that the ensuing hospital bills will negatively affect the spare cash that can go toward my kit, so I'm looking at some more delay. (not that this is my sister's fault, it's just I remember how it was with my little brother. Hospitals and ambulances are expensive.  :-\)


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« Reply #82 on: Apr 15, 2012, 10:54 AM »
Just out of curiosity do you have a target event to be able to wear this by?

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« Reply #83 on: Apr 15, 2012, 09:34 PM »
Just out of curiosity do you have a target event to be able to wear this by?

sorta, kinda. *shrug*

Maybe by the end of the year, maybe by the next Star Wars Celebration (in what, 2 years?). Right now there's not anything particular that I'm aiming for. That may change, though.


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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #84 on: May 05, 2012, 01:46 AM »
Yay! Update!

No pictures as of yet, but I got my toilet brush holders for my gauntlet bases and I got a pattern for making my own scrubs for my flight suit.  ;D

I'll get pictures up as soon as I can.


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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #85 on: May 05, 2012, 04:49 PM »
Okay, here are the pictures I promised. The toilet brush holders were like, $6 at Target. I tried to talk my mom into something cheaper, but being the wonderful buir she is, she wanted me to be happy with what I got no matter what it cost. I love her so much...;D





and here is my pattern for my soon to be flight suit. It was a couple of dollars at Wal-Mart.  I'm planning to modify it slightly around the collar, and I will be doing the double sleeve idea. This just gives me a base to work off of.



sorry about the glare.
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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #86 on: May 07, 2012, 09:40 PM »
I'm excited to see those gaunts take shape! Aren't buire the best? ;) The flightsuit plan is cool and I'm looking forward to seeing that work out so that I can perhaps steal your ideas... heheheh  :P Good update!
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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #87 on: May 08, 2012, 01:53 AM »
I'm excited to see those gaunts take shape! Aren't buire the best? ;) The flightsuit plan is cool and I'm looking forward to seeing that work out so that I can perhaps steal your ideas... heheheh  :P Good update!

Yes, yes they are. Mine especially. ;)

And when I figure out what exactly I'm doing, feel free to steal anything you want. That's what ideas are for: to be come up with and shared. :)


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« Reply #88 on: Aug 20, 2012, 11:49 PM »
Well, I am necro-posting. I wouldn't normally, but I hate to start a whole new thread.

Anyway, I have all my templates printed, cut out and taped together. I have a plastic tote box, some snips and I am getting ready to begin in earnest. But, before I do, I have some questions.

Number 1: a. How do I close my gauntlets? Buckles, straps, magnets, what?
                  b. What type of hinges do I need for my gauntlets? I think I read somewhere that piano hinges work well. Is this correct, and if so, where do I buy them?
 
Number 2: How would I go about layering my shoulder plates? I am trying to minimize the 'bobble head' look as much as possible, so I was hoping to add some bulk to my shoulder area. Suggestions?

                 


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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #89 on: Aug 21, 2012, 11:34 AM »
For the hinges, I know a lot of people (myself included) use these or very similar:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202034110/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=48%22+hinge&storeId=10051
36-48" should give you more than enough, they are at lowes, home depot, or whatever hardware store you shop at.

For closing, I actually used another piece of the hinge with a removable pin, so it slides in to lock. Very secure, and you already have the material. This is what the 3-4' hinge length is based on, you only need ~8-12 for one side of a gaunt. Another option is a metal plate & magnet, or velcro. Just glue one half in one side, and one on the other. Velcro usually takes an extra piece of plastic to hold half so it covers the other half.

 


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