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Clan and Stronghold Regions => Canada => USA & Canada => Wasu'ran Clan => Topic started by: CamBedore on Dec 05, 2015, 07:44 PM

Title: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Dec 05, 2015, 07:44 PM
Hey Everybody so since I'm so detached from the rest of you guys being way out here in Kelowna i thought I'd show you all what I've been working on lately! hopefully I can get enough of my kit together to get to wear an unofficial kit for the premier of TFA!

My Bucket! My pride and joy!
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/43A8663B-4E7C-4139-90A7-AD432097E94E_zpsuj93eyau.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/30DB0FF0-7841-4978-AF71-D24A967E575B_zps0ihgmexu.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/3FEFF24F-45B7-4AAC-8A76-1A8FAED33B54_zps4jmtmh7u.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/7FEAD67E-2130-47EC-981B-2697630CB556_zpsvyva1jpy.jpg)

Had a little armour party for one today and got some armour pieces cut out of an old car hood I pulled out of the scrap metal bin at work. I'm going to grind them down and paint them up as soon as the weather clears up. I'm also expecting a wookie chieftain style pauldron for my second shoulder plate to arrive soon! Missing from the pictures is the cod piece.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/7484D7AB-F3D8-4878-8846-390DD41E7F47_zps3lvuxs2u.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/AAB8C8FC-2A81-45C0-A3FF-C74B1F6A78A4_zpsrvtxj2yk.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/2B04089A-4AD1-4E3A-981F-4380C3607E24_zps6djjd1ib.jpg)

Hopefully I can get these plates attached to my soft parts within the week. I still need a girth and ammo belt.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/7ECB6C47-7557-4A6D-9498-FEA966BF320B_zpsmenrsxom.jpg)

And Last but not least a second helmet that I finished for a present for my Dad for christmas! Purchased from Droodles and I have to say I absolutely have nothing but GREAT things to say about dealing with Drew. It was finished quickly and the quality was amazing! His customer service was incredible, he drove an hour and a half to Saskatoon to drop it off at my hotel while I was there for a weekend. I would definitely buy from him again! He used my order as a tutorial for how to insert the T Visor so it arrived with the visor inserted already.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/20E18AF5-5B23-40DA-BBB4-16FBAC0C68D9_zpsaskquxsh.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/B1B89202-68F8-4BED-86B8-1B3F3F0D4F5A_zpscu38rt7u.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/7B62129C-C247-4E8E-8076-E09454B4C112_zps2pdoxknw.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/DE2AE314-E38F-4A94-BA44-03CB571AF9AB_zpspykjo5jx.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/8250BFD7-2539-44F5-9677-F41791923D75_zpscuj76v3a.jpg)

Here it is all finished! The cody visor is fully functional.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/BC2C9B38-8EC8-43BE-932D-24EFF7470FA5_zps8qiwuu2j.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/3B9F381E-539B-4AFF-B0A3-7D6AD0F18DA6_zpsk5pmqtde.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/FDB96BE9-BFC5-41BE-8778-CD5B0034E6EE_zpsdu61bsjd.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/62CB1288-D3D5-441F-9261-DA70CA0EA4E7_zpstro3ial3.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/14368827-47F7-4C90-9583-5B3D3DF66A59_zpssmiminvv.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/03C3484D-2816-49BE-AD89-7C73DAAD1B5A_zpstcdtwrzp.jpg)

Heres both buckets together
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/EB76B70E-DA23-4767-A047-DAE72112E57A_zps5we2pokv.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/E39D37E9-77D4-46B1-B35D-C5F030C8FA46_zpsa6cbyhez.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/A489A658-B5FE-4EFE-9E3E-EEF5BC10FE55_zpsvpi4avkp.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/41C6565E-F4C3-441E-9014-DEE608E1E4B5_zps856wfwzb.jpg)

Can't wait to show off my updates on my kit as they come hopefully sooner rather than later!
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Echo9 on Dec 06, 2015, 02:32 AM
wow! very cool!! :)
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Serim Merec on Dec 06, 2015, 03:27 AM
Good to see you're keeping busy! 8)

There are now 2 Droodle's buckets up here in the Okanagan, and I must say yours looks snazzy. I love those Cody visors ;)

Keep it up! I'm super psyched to see that wookiee pauldron!!
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: GardenGeek on Dec 06, 2015, 06:30 AM
Looks great!! I'm loving the texture you have on your helmet. It almost looks a little reptilian. Are you planning on carrying that look through the rest of the armour as well?
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Dec 06, 2015, 03:06 PM
Looks great!! I'm loving the texture you have on your helmet. It almost looks a little reptilian. Are you planning on carrying that look through the rest of the armour as well?

I'm glad you noticed that! I do plan on continuing it for the rest of my armour! Its kind of a pain to do but I think It will be worth it in the long run! I used fishnet stockings to get the effect and getting them to sit nicely on the helmet was no easy task but since the plates will be more or less flat when i paint it should be a cake walk in comparison! Going to try to get some more work done today!
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on Dec 06, 2015, 03:31 PM
Really digging that helmet paint job... Can't wait to see how the metal paint job ends up.
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: GardenGeek on Jan 03, 2016, 08:37 PM
Hows your build going vod?
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Jan 03, 2016, 09:50 PM
Hows your build going vod?

I've been busy with the holidays and everything so I haven't made any new progress unfortunately. Im hoping to get some more done next weekend once everything has settled down again.
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Jan 09, 2016, 08:33 PM
Had myself an armour party for one today! Finally have all my armour pieces cut out and sanded down and now they just need to be shaped then primed and painted! Whats the best option for attaching it all? I will probably try snaps and velcrom for the upper half. Whats the best kind of strapping for attaching the leg pieces? And where can i get it? I think I'm going to use a weight lifting belt as my girth belt, has anyone tried it before? Did it look alright? I'm getting pretty excited by how close I'm getting! More progress to post soon hopefully!

Also did we ever decide on an official clan logo? I would like to put the logo on my armour!

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/0EAFFC61-3ADA-4F77-A062-9049974DA2A1_zpswkg1mpve.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/F32D964A-AE99-4466-B0FE-1F62EFA7FCB7_zps6qzywjct.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/19FF55CC-DBB8-4EC9-A0DF-992D3AD05249_zpsxt8duog2.jpg)
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Serim Merec on Jan 09, 2016, 10:16 PM
Good work, man! Some of those cuts must have been pretty tough!

I don't think we decided on a logo, but, if we had, I think you have to wait until after you're approved before you can add it... only 80% sure on that, but I thought I'd say anyway :rolleyes:

Keep 'er going!
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Jayrodadon on Jan 10, 2016, 08:24 AM
This is the cat's -censored-!  Well done!

I have to admit that I was thinking of a Cody Visor as well and I thought I was original, (great minds, eh?).

Again, your level of work is amaze-balls.  :)
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Jan 10, 2016, 11:53 PM
Thanks vode!! It's coming along slowly! Some of the cuts were quite tricky and the ones that aren't quite perfect will be battle damaged haha. Good to know about the logo I guess I'll have to come up with my own logo :)

I can't take any credit for the Cody visor idea I just ordered it from Droodles! Who I highly recommend!! I will probably order another one from him in the future for myself since that one was for my dad and I like how it looked so much I almost didn't give it to him for Christmas hahah!! Thanks for the compliments I'm learning as I go I'm surprised by how well it's all turned out so far! hopefully my luck continues!!
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: GardenGeek on Jan 12, 2016, 12:19 AM
Love seeing your progress! I'm jealous of the metal kit for sure :) check out the soft parts forum- I know weight belts for a girth belt have been discussed there at length, as I'm not going that way myself, I didn't follow the thread to its conclusion. As for attachment methods, I would check out a few of the metal builds on the forum- I know some people rivet them on to their soft parts, and I know Chicago screws are in play for some. Velcro can be a problem due to the weight of the plates, so I'd be careful using that.

As for the logo- we talked about the logo we want to use for the clan- however the problem lies not with the logo, but with that we do not actually have our own clan. Once the current crop of recruits (me included ;)) gets to be OM, we'll have enough to sustain a clan and we can talk logo. Anyway....my point is, leave a shoulder blank and we can all throw the logo on at a clan wide armour party come summer :) 
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Jan 12, 2016, 01:16 PM
Love seeing your progress! I'm jealous of the metal kit for sure :) check out the soft parts forum- I know weight belts for a girth belt have been discussed there at length, as I'm not going that way myself, I didn't follow the thread to its conclusion. As for attachment methods, I would check out a few of the metal builds on the forum- I know some people rivet them on to their soft parts, and I know Chicago screws are in play for some. Velcro can be a problem due to the weight of the plates, so I'd be careful using that.

As for the logo- we talked about the logo we want to use for the clan- however the problem lies not with the logo, but with that we do not actually have our own clan. Once the current crop of recruits (me included ;)) gets to be OM, we'll have enough to sustain a clan and we can talk logo. Anyway....my point is, leave a shoulder blank and we can all throw the logo on at a clan wide armour party come summer :)

Thanks GardenGeek! I will be sure to take a look around that section and figure out what my best option is! I don't want to rush it and use a method that will cause my plates to fall off mid troop that would be embarrassing! :p
Sounds like a plan in regards to the logo! I can't wait to finally make it down for an armour party my solo armour parties up here aren't nearly as fun. I suppose we better bet our Shebs in gear so we can get OM so we officially become a clan so we can get our logo set! Back to work we go! ;D
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: bassplaya on Jan 13, 2016, 11:47 AM
Awesome, nice clean cuts, Metal kits always impress me. Personally I'd use rivets, but I'd use screws instead of actual rivets
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Jan 13, 2016, 01:23 PM
Awesome, nice clean cuts, Metal kits always impress me. Personally I'd use rivets, but I'd use screws instead of actual rivets

I'm thinking of using Chicago screws now same idea as rivets. I'd drill a hole in the metal and glue the female half of the screw on the outside facing in with the head of the screw on the inside of my vest. That way I can remove the plates whenever I want. And there won't be any screw heads facing out so it will just look like rivets. Is that what you were thinking Bass? And thanks for the compliments vod :D the cuts aren't quite as clean looking once you're up close and personal but I think they still look good enough :)
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on Jan 14, 2016, 12:23 AM
Smart thinking.

I'm loving the constant updates... can't wait to see the final product. Watch this closely, I will.
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Aramys Strael on Jan 18, 2016, 03:20 AM
This is an amazing build!

First: Logo. Logos on armor are discouraged until you get your kill stripes. Well clan and brigade logos anyway. If you wanted to do a Rebel or Imperial sigil then you are free to do so.

Second: Weight belt. I've seen them used. I need to double check that they're still allowable. Personally I don't them being used as they scream earth. It kills the illusion of being a warrior from another galaxy when using off the shelf items like tactical gear, shemaghs and weight belts. I don't like them. I would recommend going with something else. But that is just the opinion of a non voting member of APP TEAM .

Third: Mounting. I've mounted plates with velcros, sew on snaps and chicago screws. I wasn't too keen on the results with the velcro. And must echo the concern regarding the weight of the plates. Plastic doesn't the issues that metal does. For your build , I'd go with the chicago screw method. It's the easiest to utilize for vest maintenance. Just be sure to NOT put screws in dead center of the chest plates! If you do you be teased mercilessly by your peers for having nipples...... trust me on that one.
Also remember that if you do go the chicago screw / rivet method that you weather or paint them, as that is required in CRLs.

This a fantastic build. I'll be keeping an eye on this one. Feel free to hit me up if you get stuck on anything. The door is ALWAYS open.
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Jan 18, 2016, 03:25 PM
This is an amazing build!

First: Logo. Logos on armor are discouraged until you get your kill stripes. Well clan and brigade logos anyway. If you wanted to do a Rebel or Imperial sigil then you are to do so.

Second: Weight belt. I've seen them used. I need to double check that they're still allowable. Personally I don't them being used as they scream earth. It kills the illusion of being a warrior from another galaxy when using off the shelf items like tactical gear, shemaghs and weight belts. I don't like them. I would recommend going with something else. But that is just the opinion of a non voting member of APP TEAM .

Third: Mounting. I've mounted plates with velcros, sew on snaps and chicago screws. I wasn't too keen on the results with the velcro. And must echo the concern regarding the weight of the plates. Plastic doesn't the issues that metal does. For your build , I'd go with the chicago screw method. It's the easiest to utilize for vest maintenance. Just be sure to NOT put screws in dead center of the chest plates! If you do you be teased mercilessly by your peers for having nipples...... trust me on that one.
Also remember that if you do go the chicago screw / rivet method that you weather or paint them, as that is required in CRLs.

This a fantastic build. I'll be keeping an eye on this one. Feel free to hit me up if you get stuck on anything. The door is ALWAYS open.

Thanks so much for the advice! Thanks for all the compliments too! It means a lot coming from an APP Team member!
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Jan 18, 2016, 10:14 PM
Did some plate shaping tonight!!! Slowly but surely (don't call me Shirley  :P) getting there! Tried to pick up chicago screws to start attaching and couldn't find them in large enough quantities... they only sell them individually and at 60 cents each and needing around 70 of them it adds up quick so I'm hoping to find a box of them somewhere! For now I'm pretty pleased with how the shaping of the plates has gone! The back plate was a pain in the shebs!!! I'm still not fully satisfied with it but until I try to attach it I'm not sure how to test fit it. I also still need to attach the front of my shin plate to the rest of the shin piece which i will do with JB weld. It will all need to be cleaned up a bit since some of the bends needed to be done multiple times so they have waves in the metal but not a bad nights work in my opinion. To get the folds i used a wooden cutting board, My body weight and Brute force to bend the metal by hand which may not be how others have done it but it seemed to work for me haha... I may need a new cutting board now though... MORE UPDATES SOON!

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/8414954C-A5F6-45C7-8D95-691D2A2B436A_zpsh5rxrkhw.jpg)
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Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Aramys Strael on Jan 21, 2016, 07:35 AM
You're welcome! I'm glad to be of assistance.

Sixty cents per screw? That's insane! Tandy Leather sells various sizes of chicago screws in 10 pc packages, 100 pc packages, too.... I think. But you can check ebay as well. Sometimes they have 100 count boxes of aluminum post screws (same style as chicago, but maybe flat head instead of raised dome style like Tandy's chicago screws) for insanely cheap. The only drawback is that they are cheaply made aluminum screws made in China. Which you may get the occasionally defective screw. But unless its a woefully bad batch you should be ok.

Not sure if there are Tandy Leather stores near you or not, or any leather shop. But I'd look there or on ebay for screws in larger quantity for much cheaper than .60c a screw.
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Tylek Ren on Jan 28, 2016, 12:20 AM
I order them from Acklands-Grainger, which you have over there, it's about $20/box of 100 sets. Not too bad. It would be cheaper in the states, but alas they charge duty and shipping and most won't ship to Canada, even if they say they will. So yes. :D
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Feb 03, 2016, 11:32 PM
SUCCESS!!! My upper body plates minus the back plate have been attached! I ordered a pack of 100 chicago screws of amazon and they worked marvellously so far! Now i just have to glue the screws in place so they don't rattle around. For now though I could not be more pleased! Hopefully I can make it to the armour party this weekend so that I can do some painting! I'm still working out the details and it all depends on the weather, the Coq is a bit of a cruel mistress if she's in the wrong mood haha  :P I'm also looking into finding a cheap brown pair of overalls for my flight suit I think the brown will bring the kit together a bit better than the grey. If anyone has any ideas where I might find some. I checked marks work wearhouse today with no luck.

(Yes those are First Order PJ pants!)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/7616FDF5-3F8D-47ED-9EC0-99D5939EE098_zpskmtbqc9e.jpg)
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Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Feb 06, 2016, 06:48 PM
Back plate mounted! Needs a little bit of shaping and filing still but so far so good! In fact all the plates need a little bit of filing so I can stop stabbing myself on the corners of them!  :P

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/6963AA67-CC9D-4EFA-A319-FFFA392776AF_zpseevsh5e1.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/28FBC72A-2772-46A2-A2DD-BA57A84AF24F_zpsrayjmdf5.jpg)
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Feb 06, 2016, 09:42 PM
Back plate looks a little big but it could just be the way you are standing.     It might be more conformable to wear if you gave it a bit of a curve possibly.    Glad to see progress!
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Serim Merec on Feb 07, 2016, 06:55 AM
I think I agree, it's a little too wide. Personally, I would try bending it a bit more on the Z axis and checking again before cutting anything, but I'm pretty sure you're going to want to take a little off the outsides.
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Feb 23, 2016, 08:23 PM
No REAL new progress... more like a set back!  :( I have realize that because my vest has a zipper up the back attaching my back plate proves to be quite tricky with the chicago screws... I still need to trim it but I may opt out of the backplate for a cape instead for now, as much as it pains me... hoping to get some paint on soon since the weather is so nice lately!
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: GardenGeek on Feb 23, 2016, 09:20 PM
What I'm doing with mine is attach the top with Chicago screws and then attaching the bottom with webbing clipped into the side of my vest :) sucks seeing you put so much work into a piece and not being able to make it work.
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Feb 24, 2016, 12:45 PM
What I'm doing with mine is attach the top with Chicago screws and then attaching the bottom with webbing clipped into the side of my vest :) sucks seeing you put so much work into a piece and not being able to make it work.

Hmm I'm not quite ready to give up on my backplate. I have to go back to the drawing board! I may go with some sort of easy attach clips on a D ring on the shoulders since they will be covered by a pauldron anyway so they won't show. I really want to have the backplate it's the most important plate! What's the use in having armour if the only part of you you can't defend is unprotected! Do you have pictures of that set up in your WIP GG?
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: GardenGeek on Feb 24, 2016, 01:36 PM
I don't yet, as soon I have pictures I'll send them your way. I just finished (really finished) my vest last night, so it's ready now to attach plates to.
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Mar 15, 2016, 01:21 PM
No progress recently unfortunately but I am thinking of trying to kick it into high gear to get it mostly presentable for this weekend to wear to Kelowna fan xpo. I figure if I get my chest plates cod piece and knee plates attached and painted it definitely won't be approvable but atleast presentable enough to wear to xpo. My biggest hurdle would be the gauntlets. I have ordered a set from a prop maker but in the meantime I need a cheap set for the weekend. Anyone have any ideas on what I can do that will be quick, easy and cheap? I was thinking plastic toilet brush holders or something.
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Serim Merec on Mar 15, 2016, 02:09 PM
Toilet brush holders, big plastic slurpee-type cups, PVC pipe can all be fashioned into simple gaunts. The first two are good for slide-ons, while the last one would likely end up being the most work. If you're just doing temporary you can also think about whether you want full wrap arounds or just covering the top of your forearm and using strapping to secure it, which seems like it would be easier in my head :)
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Mar 15, 2016, 11:15 PM
Quick and easy gauntlets are a success! I found some cheap plastic cups at the dollar store that were absolutely perfect!

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/FCF9BD9F-0814-48B0-996C-3394AF7F605B_zpssxhielm5.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/B62415C1-D159-4CD3-AEBB-D9D905E85E14_zpsj3itjdee.jpg)

ALFRED! I"M THE WORLDS GREATEST... GAUNTLET!
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(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/cambedore7/C8F595C4-8122-4D17-8C05-09F77521A607_zpsfqkirkfr.jpg)

If I can get paint on my plates I may actually be able to pull this off in time! As long as the weather cooperates!
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Gnar-Gnar on Mar 16, 2016, 01:01 AM
I bought some $1 toilet brush holders, and they got the job done! (still have them as OM, but are being replaced soon)

It can actually be beneficial to have your kit out before OM, helps you find issues with fit, strapping etc... Good luck! I look forward to seeing the temp kit.
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Mar 21, 2016, 11:35 AM
Any update on the backplate?    Did you go with just the cape for the con or did you get the back plate sorted?
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: Jag on Mar 21, 2016, 11:38 AM
Soooooooo... almost done yet?  :P

looking great so far Vod
Title: Re: CamBedore's WIP (PIC HEAVY)
Post by: CamBedore on Mar 21, 2016, 08:29 PM
Any update on the backplate?    Did you go with just the cape for the con or did you get the back plate sorted?

I am still working out the details on the backplate. looking for some D rings to be able to easily attach and detach the backplate on top since I will have a cauldron to hid the clips. For the Con I went with a robe style cape. (pictures below)

Soooooooo... almost done yet?  :P

looking great so far Vod

I feel like I'm getting close then I list off the things I still need to do and it seems like I'll never finish!! Thanks Vod!

SO!! I did manage to get my kit to a wearable state before Con on saturday and had a blast! I was in kit for a gruelling 10 hrs! And I learned a few things from my first outing in kit: 1) my neck seal rubs like crazy! I have a nice rash on my neck and chin so I will be getting myself a balaclava to hopefully counteract that. 2) my knee plates slide down relentlessly! Im thinking that once I have my shin plates attached it will help them not slide down so far but at the moment I'm stumped for how to stop it. 3) BEING IN KIT IS AWESOME! 4) my temporary gauntlets rub on my wrists quite badly and the front opening is too small to fit my hand through once i have gloves on so I have to put them on first then tuck my gloves into them, which isn't the worst but still a little annoying. 5) my gloves may be a bit small, there were numerous times they came untucked and exposed my skin so i will be looking for better gloves. AND FINALLY 6) BEING IN KIT IS AWESOME!

I was even able to enter the Beginners Craftsmen Category of the Cosplay Competition and to my surprise win First in my category! A very successful weekend to say the least and without further adieu here are the pictures!

PRE WEATHERING TEST FIT
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POST WEATHERING TEST FIT
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AT KELOWNA FAN XPO (Would have liked to get more pictures but was unable to access or operate my phone)
Mando Selfie!
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On Set of Attack of the Clones!!  :P
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Han Solo Better Watch His Back!!
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Girlfriend who made it possible for me to be in kit without her I would have been SOL
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Buckets OFF!
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Weirdest Wookie I've Ever Seen.
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Fancy Ribbon! How many republic credits can I get for it?
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