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Mandalorian Armor => Female Armor => Topic started by: Luthien on Aug 02, 2020, 12:09 PM

Title: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien 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

Supply list:
Armor:   Imperial Surplus
Belts and straps:  http://deltaleatherworks.com
.stl file for strap clips: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n8r2ga062paq00q/bo%20strap%20clip.stl?dl=0
Gauntlets: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/467195204/bo-katan-night-owl-mandalorian-gauntlet?variation1=628660315&variation0=567023503
Jet pack: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4184843
Flight suit:  https://www.amazon.com/Hanes-Womens-Stretch-Jersey-Legging/dp/B01I21GX40/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=womens+jersey+stretch+pants&qid=1625610218&sr=8-9

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SL6BFP2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

LEDs for gauntlets:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07P6L6FSF?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Aug 02, 2020, 07:51 PM
I started with the bucket.  I've got it trimmed up and ready to paint....
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50182274887_6260736c2b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jsrgZZ)44FEA5DB-9E94-4668-83AF-5771AE38DCFF (https://flic.kr/p/2jsrgZZ) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50182274632_b3b8f4d140_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jsrgVA)1E6FFD55-2D34-4D37-9F23-8A8394A41CDF (https://flic.kr/p/2jsrgVA) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50182016381_2e9789b966_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jspX9Z)35669F47-2499-4C09-A597-CAE63B508176 (https://flic.kr/p/2jspX9Z) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Aug 02, 2020, 08:02 PM
Commenting to follow along :)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien 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...
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50196597668_61f0425680_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jtGFEu)18DF5FF8-F0F6-47A4-8A82-E78675ED145C (https://flic.kr/p/2jtGFEu) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50197408342_8b7099c860_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jtLQDC)54D521A4-E5E7-4EB4-9BA1-AE444FC1CD8B (https://flic.kr/p/2jtLQDC) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50196597333_38ddb49f0c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jtGFyH)A4585160-F8EB-4DC8-9763-D82482301C48 (https://flic.kr/p/2jtGFyH) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50197144521_7d252513f3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jtKudZ)F78B5A93-56BC-4C32-97D8-F9257F87CCF9 (https://flic.kr/p/2jtKudZ) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50196597533_a5bb8a014e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jtGFCa)C029FD4D-CA5F-42E5-BFA0-9B04D9156B65 (https://flic.kr/p/2jtGFCa) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50197408507_1bc7b06308_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jtLQGt)A03DFDD8-1BD2-41F9-A2DF-70C07241F3FF (https://flic.kr/p/2jtLQGt) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50197408257_b56580e8ff_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jtLQCa)680F36D2-00AA-4641-9762-2B370A447EF0 (https://flic.kr/p/2jtLQCa) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien 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:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50199998313_aecfcd117c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ju17yi)BB043C20-5211-4A77-93C1-F4D0F52AE993 (https://flic.kr/p/2ju17yi) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

Imperial surplus armor before modification:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50182020541_a4b44d31a2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jspYoH)6C6AC270-2FC9-42E9-89E5-D519CABB47CA (https://flic.kr/p/2jspYoH) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

Modifications:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50202400768_9c88f58861_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2judqHW)DF917E1A-4AC1-4098-8C7E-521E5F394FE8 (https://flic.kr/p/2judqHW) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50202400648_cb0782e1a7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2judqFS)5C085169-56AA-48D1-9669-D8DFA1772A84 (https://flic.kr/p/2judqFS) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

I tried to create a return edge with a hot iron, but the plastic was too brittle afterwards and broke away.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50202940931_4cadc7f114_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jugci6)D8151484-6D79-4618-972A-E8D903AED8FE (https://flic.kr/p/2jugci6) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

After sanding:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50203205427_ac672db1e8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2juhxVn)59B24C54-FEEA-4BC2-9406-E33B1D772E2E (https://flic.kr/p/2juhxVn) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

Cardboard template used to create identical shape for opposite thigh:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50203205007_0cdc250c5d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2juhxN8)38BACF88-F886-48D4-BFF2-6128A8A99340 (https://flic.kr/p/2juhxN8) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50202399753_38939778fb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2judqqr)475B8D80-EC5C-4D9D-95FD-8CF3FBEF32BA (https://flic.kr/p/2judqqr) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), 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.
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien 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...
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50212723947_65ad697af8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jv8krM)7FB5E8E2-B306-464E-A36C-CA41D6A92F9C (https://flic.kr/p/2jv8krM) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50212724197_f832c42804_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jv8kw6)9006A83F-2CE8-4A9D-AA23-32B297CFE1C7 (https://flic.kr/p/2jv8kw6) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Ruus bal'Neta on Aug 15, 2020, 02:11 AM
I have used a thin strip of 3mm sintra to create a return edge. Its easier to cut and shape than trying to heat and bend ABS.
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Aug 16, 2020, 08:19 PM
I've got the thigh armor finished for now...  holsters have been attached.  I'll clean up the small gaps later with Bondo.  I ordered my leather parts and will work next on flight suit and chest armor.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50233514883_23eb6cec7c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jwXTSc)11F2FFFD-6C56-4389-B1CF-6F51ACCC3DF5 (https://flic.kr/p/2jwXTSc) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50234383162_b9ac90eeb1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jx3kYw)4210FD9F-EC86-4B8A-B241-A0A44B0F6831 (https://flic.kr/p/2jx3kYw) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50234383067_47f1842eb9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jx3kWT)BDF9DC33-AF4C-45F9-9055-CA7718F3BFC5 (https://flic.kr/p/2jx3kWT) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50234171511_8487709feb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jx2g4n)3C7A88B8-676E-42BB-9C9A-68612D1EA8C0 (https://flic.kr/p/2jx2g4n) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Aug 16, 2020, 09:47 PM
Looking good!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Aug 17, 2020, 10:01 PM
Looking good!

Thanks Emily!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Aug 18, 2020, 08:37 PM
I have been searching for a suitable flight suit option, and now have a collection of various "charcoal" colored tops and leggings at home from Amazon!  I really like the leggings made by Spaulding, but they don't make a matching top.  The closest match is pictured below... will this be adequate considering the belts will cover the transition?
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50242923802_a56c7aa6f8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jxN7NW)3C7A3DE3-8616-4DC0-9717-0B99C0403BD5 (https://flic.kr/p/2jxN7NW) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50242093468_15ceae0d7f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jxHRYQ)F0F3A93D-0478-408B-8DC1-61A3843555F9 (https://flic.kr/p/2jxHRYQ) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Aug 18, 2020, 11:48 PM
Iím not on the approval team but Iím not sure theyíre quite close enough unfortunately. Perhaps you can try dying the top to be a slightly darker shade of grey?
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Sabine on Aug 19, 2020, 09:06 AM
Have you tried searching "thermal sets"? that's usually what gets me matching tops and bottoms.
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Aug 19, 2020, 07:58 PM
Thanks for the flight suit feedback... I'm not completely thrilled to have mismatched stuff, and am not confident in my ability to dye one to match the other.  I've ordered some options in black and will see how that looks next.   The challenge for me with thermals and Underarmor is finding options with the turtle neck. 
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Aug 19, 2020, 08:04 PM
While I await the arrival of my next flight suit trial, I've got the helmet and shoulders bells painted up.  For the helmet range finder, I tried to modify the stem in the Imperial Surplus kit to better match what is seen "on screen".

Screen shot:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50245593853_808fa2d3fe_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jy2Nwi)263EF695-70D6-442E-AB35-89E46E890C58 (https://flic.kr/p/2jy2Nwi) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50246228466_fa49db519d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jy64aU)7DA4DE58-0327-4056-9A7B-860F9B0147FF (https://flic.kr/p/2jy64aU) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50242073938_fa42c3be21_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jxHLb7)884DD794-5840-42F3-9A3D-839FDF56ADB3 (https://flic.kr/p/2jxHLb7) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50242924372_d8468b51ef_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jxN7YL)6DABEF57-6DB9-4F6B-971C-7FA14A35E0C0 (https://flic.kr/p/2jxN7YL) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50242073598_a2c683fb2e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jxHL5f)A588FC44-F0BA-4430-8EA0-37D8F905ACBB (https://flic.kr/p/2jxHL5f) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50245593983_02b4107eaa_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jy2Nyx)B37CC372-5709-4A87-AB00-F53E6AEF6C06 (https://flic.kr/p/2jy2Nyx) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

Disclaimer... I have no such talent for painting, so I've connected to a local builder who I consider an absolute artist!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Aug 21, 2020, 06:11 PM
I need some guidance with the chest armor.   The armor from Imperial Surplus is shaped better for Season 4-5 Bo Katan, so I'm trying to modify it.  It still needs some work, but before I move on, I was hoping for suggestions or feedback...

Goal:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50252319843_8a8b9b29a6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jyCgVD)FB10DD9E-0590-4C84-931A-824E02437266 (https://flic.kr/p/2jyCgVD) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

Imperial Surplus gear without modifications:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50253158882_7fecce423e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jyGzkQ)218DC42C-53DD-495E-BE40-1EF1853CB031 (https://flic.kr/p/2jyGzkQ) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

Initial modification to correct center line:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50252980231_679c24d220_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jyFEeD)F49705A3-F588-42B5-BFDC-BB46CB179797 (https://flic.kr/p/2jyFEeD) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

Initial result.  I tried to soften the crease across the front to create a flatter look.  I still need to open up the center piece more, and feel like I need to reshape the bottom of the neck piece and tops of the breast armor:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50252980351_2a09f95cbf_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jyFEgH)8E2FC64B-E3BB-4CC1-82C2-F60613FB9D0D (https://flic.kr/p/2jyFEgH) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

Comparison:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50252319823_33838968b2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jyCgVi)31087941-4B64-4E4E-8656-CD30B6F569DA (https://flic.kr/p/2jyCgVi) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Mirdala Senaar on Aug 21, 2020, 08:05 PM
The collar looks too big and is the wrong shape - the center point shouldnít come down that far. When that is fixed, the angle of the top of the chest plates should be adjust to match - the angle is too steep right now.

The crease should ideally be completely gone. You might have to do some major surgery to achieve that - cut at the sides, flatten out the crease and then fill in the resulting gaps with more ABS and bondo. Another option would be to build up on the top to cover the crease, but that might make them too heavy (depending on what material you use).

Your helmet looks gorgeous!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: origami_duck on Aug 28, 2020, 10:28 AM
Lil' late but commenting to follow  :<3:
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Aug 30, 2020, 08:42 PM
I am still working to refine the shapes of the chest armor, but diverted today to work on the shoes.  I may have overlooked something in my Imperial Surplus kit because I needed to make my own heel plates.  (Most likely, I trimmed away something I shouldn't have).   I cut out a piece of styrene and using the heat gun, molded it over a soup can to get the right shape for the heel.  I used the heat gun as well to contour the toe and spat pieces....
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50288120797_df9760eb9c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jBMLit)C92F7472-77D2-4EB5-99FE-8770A4062FAC (https://flic.kr/p/2jBMLit) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50288121252_fe4ef5b73a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jBMLrj)F88D17EC-1BEE-4493-A682-840865E89617 (https://flic.kr/p/2jBMLrj) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50287968456_cc92af8e67_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jBLZ1U)A87B408D-39A1-465F-B361-F3BEE53EBE63 (https://flic.kr/p/2jBLZ1U) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50287293383_d25e0efdfb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jBHwkH)82846680-10EC-45D8-BAC5-BB664FE4F3BF (https://flic.kr/p/2jBHwkH) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50287293188_b089f5932f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jBHwhm)6D3E5E8C-2BD8-4AE7-9ACD-7A795EAD73C3 (https://flic.kr/p/2jBHwhm) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Aug 30, 2020, 11:51 PM
That looks good :) the heel plate is easy enough to make, thankfully!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Sep 05, 2020, 05:47 PM
Round 2 on the chest armor.  I've trimmed the neck collar piece down and I am happy with the new reduced size and shape.  I am still working on the breast plates to improve the overall shape... and would certainly welcome some feedback.   I'm hoping to further minimize the crease across the front later.  These pieces are challenging me but I believe I am making progress.  Wondering too if there's a way to affix the breast plates to one another to control the midline spacing gap.

Neckpiece before trimming:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50288570132_b0500d39c9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jBQ4SC)C1F0EEF8-6B10-4BB4-B9C1-C4E8B8D692FF (https://flic.kr/p/2jBQ4SC) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

After trimming:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50288570102_71772a8eb8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jBQ4S7)45BACF40-736B-4C31-BAAB-668275F0201E (https://flic.kr/p/2jBQ4S7) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

Chest pieces, trial #2:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50309682696_05370776f9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jDGgUm)31C29F26-C4DA-4DEA-8F0A-4AC00112112D (https://flic.kr/p/2jDGgUm) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50309852517_c723d0414d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jDH9oi)8F965034-C6BA-4AD6-85FA-DD01C18C935B (https://flic.kr/p/2jDH9oi) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 05, 2020, 06:50 PM
I think thatís definitely going in the right direction! If you canít get the crease any smoother, I wonder if you could use a sculpting material on top to sort of round out that crease?
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Sabine83 on Sep 05, 2020, 09:59 PM
I adore your build you are going to look so awesome!!! Cant wait to see this!!!!! 😍
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Sep 07, 2020, 06:06 PM
Trial #3... I'm not sure you all will be able to see the subtle changes I've made, but I believe I'm getting really, really close.  I've got the center line more evenly spaced out and the breast plates fit better on me.  I have a plan to reduce the appearance of the crease across the front, but am working now just to refine the overall outline.  The other issue that I hope I've improved is the general width of the plates.... out of the box, they can accommodate larger body frames, and I believe I've reduced mine to fit appropriately for me. 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50316958878_2af3136f96_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jEkyRL)083F86E4-A038-4751-BC87-CB8785362976 (https://flic.kr/p/2jEkyRL) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50317809227_86bf55e0fd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jEpVCX)8A5D90D0-3572-4AEA-AC47-2885D6A1BD9C (https://flic.kr/p/2jEpVCX) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Sep 09, 2020, 09:51 PM
The only thing more exciting to share than a completed bucket is a completed JET PACK!!!   This was completed today and certainly motivates me to get the remainder of my armor trimmed and finished!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50324996107_160edcfc86_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jF3L3F)CEFB6CA8-2EB6-480B-980E-34050EC43AF1 (https://flic.kr/p/2jF3L3F) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 10, 2020, 10:37 AM
Oh that jetpack looks lovely :)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Sabine on Sep 10, 2020, 11:19 AM
That jet pack is gorgeous. Where is it from?
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Sep 10, 2020, 04:52 PM
That jet pack is gorgeous. Where is it from?

Thank you!  The print file is from thingiverse... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4184843      and I had a local builder print and paint it for me.
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kebiin Cuyan on Sep 10, 2020, 05:01 PM
Thank you!  The print file is from thingiverse... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4184843      and I had a local builder print and paint it for me.

I am currently in the process of printing this file now (its a beast of a print job and I'm repressing the thought of all the sanding/priming/gluing/filling/bondo in my future). I'm hoping mine will look almost as amazing when finished! So, thanks for the reassurance and motivation boost! It looks so good!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Sep 12, 2020, 12:56 PM
Back to the grind... I've got the knee plates trimmed and assembled, and added the return edge back to my neck plate.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332027186_c74a6cde6f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFEN9b)3F8F384E-9A1B-431E-9CE9-43BFE3211CA6 (https://flic.kr/p/2jFEN9b) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50332194422_5a013e8bd5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jFFDRy)8EB29CF8-6FE7-4108-84E7-8EF3D6E4A5B5 (https://flic.kr/p/2jFFDRy) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Sep 19, 2020, 05:26 PM
My belts, pouches, and straps arrived today!  Thank you DeltaLeatherWorks!  These items are beautiful!!!

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50ca.jpeg)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50c8.jpeg)
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50c9.jpeg)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Sep 20, 2020, 01:54 PM
As I finish up work on the harness, I made snap plates and strap connections for the jet pack.  I'll add magnets later to align the jetpack with the back plate, but placed the clips where I did so there would be enough slack for me to connect/disconnect them.

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/tK5I00Z9TuC8rzVWZtK8Mg.jpg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/ZogsAj3AQi2MgUCtXOSNlw.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50360600406_6512fec0e7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jJceXU)B54FDE0B-637B-4BD6-8F1F-592252E10F41 (https://flic.kr/p/2jJceXU) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Sep 25, 2020, 02:21 PM
I have been working to reshape the breast plates to make them more accurate for this version of Bo Katan.   Please let me know what you think.  I added the return edge back, and then flattened the crease across the front by heat forming a piece of Sintra to the back, sanding down the crease, and filling in the gap with abs paste and Bondo.

Original breast plate:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50252980231_679c24d220_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jyFEeD)F49705A3-F588-42B5-BFDC-BB46CB179797 (https://flic.kr/p/2jyFEeD) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

Modifications:
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50cb.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50cc.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50dc.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50dd.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/O+zfa61xQKOKbiDVYx7w7g.jpg)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Sep 26, 2020, 03:38 PM
Harness completed today with adjustable straps...

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/yRPP7DwzTp6p2oVBxLVaEw.jpg)

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Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Sep 26, 2020, 03:55 PM
I think thatís looking pretty good! How do they compare side by side with a screenshot? I find that really helpful for shape, proportions, etc :)

Harness looks good!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Sep 26, 2020, 08:44 PM
I think thatís looking pretty good! How do they compare side by side with a screenshot? I find that really helpful for shape, proportions, etc :)

Harness looks good!

Thanks!!! 
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Oct 02, 2020, 08:29 PM
My gauntlets arrived this week from Australia!  Thank you  April Storm, they look amazing!!   I'll be using the red and white LED buttons and other parts.  Just curious, are the blue or green buttons ever used for Bo Katan?

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/ttvzWhUCQ5e6PCD0nwAiZg.jpg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50df.jpeg)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 02, 2020, 10:33 PM
Yay for gauntlets!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Oct 10, 2020, 05:44 PM
Progress...  here are my completed shoes and shins, complete with leather straps.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/X2rmNG51RNSWQn9Oh4gVgw.jpg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50e6.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50e7.jpeg)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 10, 2020, 08:22 PM
Looking good!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Oct 11, 2020, 06:21 PM
I made progress today with the thigh armor.  The leather panels that I received were too big, so after securing them to the back of the armor, I marked and trimmed away the excess, and then attached the panels using 4 Chicago screws. 

The cardboard cut out represents the actual size of the armor, but the leather panels looked too big for me.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50ea.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/vEH1zBeVQvaAHmP41CT2tQ.jpg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/6VplbxmeR8On6uzJ0YpaPg.jpg)

Chicago screws attached on either side using "snap plate" concept, but the  center ones go through the armor since they are hidden by the holster.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50eb.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50ec.jpeg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50454713677_57070eb2df_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jSvAyv)+VaD9E39Qca1%ltph7pHaA (https://flic.kr/p/2jSvAyv) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 11, 2020, 09:48 PM
Oh this is an excellent way to attach the leather to the plate!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Oct 18, 2020, 03:47 PM
I've got the jet pack and back plate configuration all set up, and I've made progress with the flak jacket including adding bias tape to the sleeves.  The clips are passed through the back plate and snap into the jet pack clips.  To keep the jet pack from tipping backwards, I've added a pair of neodynium magnets which I will have to paint later.  The back plate is held in place simply from the pressure of the jet pack.

The back of the flak jacket with the straps passing through:
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/BtxVEYiIRr+E6MW0QRkNbQ.jpg)

I opened up the slots on the back plate after this photo to allow the clips to pass through without binding.  The slots now look more like small squares:
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/eZZ3BOzIS2O9NM6+cW8L1Q.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50502128203_e0604ccf19_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jWGBfk)Xjg5d%r+QOy2d4WZWjY7GA (https://flic.kr/p/2jWGBfk) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50502128458_09f9025b6a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jWGBjJ)O98ZXuGTRmyaL+Z3zFoqhQ (https://flic.kr/p/2jWGBjJ) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50502128313_1613e68c7e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jWGBhe)AOXEm%KeSE6utXWwDcoqjQ (https://flic.kr/p/2jWGBhe) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr


The magnet sits between the jet pack and back plate but is still visible if you are looking for it.  I'll paint these later to hide them:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50502998872_e1f77c8a45_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jWM54S)ebsuGPK8S3yCexde7KmjEw (https://flic.kr/p/2jWM54S) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/spbDbGpZQKm7APTtGP5Gwg.jpg)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 18, 2020, 08:30 PM
Looks great to me! I think painting that magnet will do the trick.
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Oct 23, 2020, 07:42 PM
I've got the gauntlets and breast plates finished up including electronics.  I'll have to pad the gauntlets with EVA foam to keep them from rattling around later, and I am happy with the final contour of the breast plates considering where I started.

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/UTyQh7jhRYqKVVsQWQPaWQ.jpg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/e7nshF+VRN2Jt2AD7uH12g.jpg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_50f8.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/lMYX4I+FRPG3pbquewjxcQ.jpg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/tVZj0V+hRMq9nELZ0p0PEg.jpg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/28xkcYPBS6Grc2D5qQAmrg.jpg)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Oct 24, 2020, 01:08 PM
Finished knee plates including blue leather straps, and got the lower legs on for a quick test fit.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50524857852_72c696928b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jYH6YQ)Ta%mR3CFSje9oOSLdQ9A2Q (https://flic.kr/p/2jYH6YQ) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_5101.jpeg)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Oct 24, 2020, 03:34 PM
Looking good so far! :D
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Nov 03, 2020, 07:41 PM
Westar-35 blasters...  printed and painted, and they fit nicely in the holsters!

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_511f.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_513a.jpeg)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: corriban on Nov 03, 2020, 09:36 PM
Amazing build so far! Can't wait to see it all together :D
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Nov 14, 2020, 07:33 PM
Had time to try on most of the gear today.   I still have some tweaking to do... I need to add more Velcro to the thighs,  pad the ab piece, shorten the flak jacket, and I need to work the helmet padding a bit because there's no room for my nose!  It's hard to reproduce the animated body proportions, but I think we're getting close.  The breast plates look much better than they did when we got started.  Please feel free to give me some feedback!
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/0D4F7ED7-858C-4EC4-9A5C-8C5D1EF1EF5E.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/CFACA583-3E5E-419E-8CEE-5AAB668E200A.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/B0155C1F-2F13-4E91-9F7D-D743FD7DD23F.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/B345D24B-A4BB-43A6-962B-C897016BA630.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/3E840A27-F677-4C2A-A942-BD2709514133.jpeg)


Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kryamla Redalur on Nov 14, 2020, 11:46 PM
Coming along nicely!

One concern I have is the length of your cod pieces; it seems like theyíre longer than your body - a slight trim to the top of them so they donít hang off night do the trick!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Nov 15, 2020, 04:26 PM


One concern I have is the length of your cod pieces; it seems like theyíre longer than your body - a slight trim to the top of them so they donít hang off night do the trick!

I agree.  Thanks for the suggestion.   I wonder if I can solve this my pushing the cod pieces up higher so they tuck beneath the belt, or if I should trim them and alter their proportions... 
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Nov 27, 2020, 07:55 PM
I'm working now to make some changes.  First, I plan to add much more weathering to the armor to better match what is on screen.  I've also reshaped the abdomen piece to create sharper angles, and shortened the cod pieces a bit.
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/CFACA583-3E5E-419E-8CEE-5AAB668E200A.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_522e.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_5227.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_522c.jpeg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/fullsizeoutput_5232.jpeg)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on May 31, 2021, 09:51 PM
I finally had time to resume this build, and am very close to finishing up.... 

My latest alteration was to add snaps to connect the thigh armor pieces to the drop down leather straps.  Much more secure than velcro to keep the armor in place.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51215980877_27ee91f531_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m2MhM4)m%SFa479QvedOXVUJxGweA (https://flic.kr/p/2m2MhM4) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51216904193_f1816aff54_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m2S2fi)NzwsmetMR26Be52QnsOGBw (https://flic.kr/p/2m2S2fi) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on May 31, 2021, 10:00 PM
... and here it is all together!   
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51217775595_bfd8052e5a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m2Wuht)IMG_2738 (https://flic.kr/p/2m2Wuht) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51217468109_ae9fd768ac_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m2UUSZ)IMG_2739 (https://flic.kr/p/2m2UUSZ) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51215996022_b0ffd40769_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m2Mnhb)IMG_2740 (https://flic.kr/p/2m2Mnhb) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51215995887_e79c94a837_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m2MneR)IMG_2741 (https://flic.kr/p/2m2MneR) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51216919903_75ece29767_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m2S6Va)IMG_2744 (https://flic.kr/p/2m2S6Va) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51216710631_b7b9c6f5e4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m2R2H2)IMG_2747 (https://flic.kr/p/2m2R2H2) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Jun 04, 2021, 08:42 PM
I received some valuable feedback from BHG regarding this build and they have made the following recommendations, which will keep me quite busy for a while....

Reduce size of cod piece even more than I already have
Trim back armor to allow back armor to sit closer to the neck armor at the shoulders
Reduce return edge of shoulder armor to 3mm or less
Relocate thigh straps up higher on the legs
Replace slides on thigh and shin armor with 3d elements
Reduce top of spats on boot armor
Remove hinge on back of gauntlets and replace with single line
Reduce girth belt from six to five sections
Shorten flak vest to end at bottom edge of ab armor

Stay tuned... I will be making progress on this!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Jun 23, 2021, 08:39 PM
Making progress with the modifications.... I've trimmed the girth belt, relocated the thigh straps, and reduced the height of the shoe spats. 

Here, I've created a craft foam template for the strap slides and will 3d print them if acceptable....

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51267945005_51b05fe227_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m7nBUi)IMG_3079 (https://flic.kr/p/2m7nBUi) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51267643274_c367899cfc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m7m5d3)IMG_3098 (https://flic.kr/p/2m7m5d3) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51266170367_5b7347e57c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m7dwn6)IMG_3097 (https://flic.kr/p/2m7dwn6) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51266909916_0bc68e6a52_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m7hjcW)IMG_3099 (https://flic.kr/p/2m7hjcW) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Falke on Jun 24, 2021, 04:03 AM
Your template looks good to me!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Jun 26, 2021, 04:36 PM
More photos...  working out the spacing between the leg pieces.  After trimming the girth belt and reducing the size of the cod pieces,  everything seems to fit better.  Now, I've got more room  beneath the cod armor, and the spacing between knees/shins and shins/boots looks better.  I still need to even out the thigh straps so they are even, but I have raised them since my last photos.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51271817382_7bf8e904a4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m7Ht2q)64dfxZBGQGm+8U7aokYeeQ (https://flic.kr/p/2m7Ht2q) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51273595210_410c98722a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m7SzvC)WshmKZTORxOF1amneV28Aw (https://flic.kr/p/2m7SzvC) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr


Girth belt with five sections (not six):
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51272566471_374feeba22_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m7MiGK)SYRdyLaQRdeBunT4kI45ZQ (https://flic.kr/p/2m7MiGK) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Ally93 on Jun 26, 2021, 10:14 PM
Wow this is amazing. I also love the fact you have a pair of Aprils gauntlets. Those are the best.

I think you are doing an amazing job on the improvements too. From pg.1-present there so much amazing work and improvement put into this kit. I cant wait to see these new improvements. Always love a Clone wars Bo
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Jun 26, 2021, 10:38 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Falke on Jun 27, 2021, 05:11 AM
Very neat spacing on the lep plates!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Jul 03, 2021, 01:24 PM
I've filled in the hinge on one of the gauntlets with bondo and added the two grey buttons.   I will score the line and repaint once I finish adding electronics to the other gauntlet...

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/HJqV7Py1RdydHKBsDSajeA.jpg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/GXOLBcWxSlKVIK5pb3GGxQ.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51287399368_c080da35cc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m96k1m)XFAN1PyWT8K4zVreY1%V2Q (https://flic.kr/p/2m96k1m) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51287231851_9392740c33_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m95td8)x4+jra1fTFCu8U31HCRmBg (https://flic.kr/p/2m95td8) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Jul 30, 2021, 03:47 PM
The gauntlets are finished!  I've added the blue LED lights and converted the hinges to a straight line as requested.  The gauntlets are now fixed closed and cannot open, so let's hope that my arms don't get bigger!
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/FfhRDXGbRYqR2Qx3W8qYkA.jpg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/iGlbsSEgQwqgcLuZJ2GmlQ.jpg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/SVCKMAZKSryy4l1mdEkw5Q.jpg)

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/VSSq+eMLQ2C4hWe9kgkklA.jpg)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Jul 30, 2021, 04:03 PM
... and here's my latest with the soft parts.   I'm going with black material and realize that they may not be acceptable here on Mandalorian Mercs, but they are approvable on BHG... and personally, I like the way black looks.

I changed out the legs with black Hanes stretch leggings https://www.amazon.com/Hanes-Womens-Stretch-Jersey-Legging/dp/B01I21GX40/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=womens+jersey+stretch+pants&qid=1625610218&sr=8-9

For the top and flak vest, I am using an Underarmor like product.  I purchased 2 tops, and on one of them, I removed the sleeves, and shortened appropriately to terminate at the bottom of the Ab armor.  I used the extra material to make the 1" placket on the flight suit top, and the turtle neck.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51346944295_cfad0c7e4d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2memvD2)hScNFJNSR+KT3foDzYH+CA (https://flic.kr/p/2memvD2) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51346151228_f77758b033_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mehrTs)ZgY5ToESQ766gTXGeBinEA (https://flic.kr/p/2mehrTs) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Kuyan Jaiígalaar on Jul 30, 2021, 04:41 PM
Whoa, your gauntlets look great!  :like:

Also: where did you get the shirts? Iíve been trying to find good options for a flight suit.
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Jul 30, 2021, 05:48 PM
Thanks!!!  I got these shirts on Amazon....
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SL6BFP2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Aug 22, 2021, 09:02 PM
Finishing up on the final details before we suit up again...  the 3D elements have finished printing and just need a coat of paint.

(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/IMG_3388.JPG)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51396078386_6a3a3e690c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2miGkuw)IMG_3419 (https://flic.kr/p/2miGkuw) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Aug 28, 2021, 02:26 PM
Slides painted and weathered....
(https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/images/members/53702/Build_Pics/HhIWzeQQSTm5dpZkl+Oe1w.jpg)
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Sep 17, 2021, 04:39 PM
Here's my latest suit up with current updates.  I am working with the admin team on BHG to create the CRL for this....
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51486387432_753b0aa9c5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mrFce3)cXbAJbLYREmprRm%RmGLUQ (https://flic.kr/p/2mrFce3) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51486387367_e9d6acaf18_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mrFccV)O0fkDd80TWi%ZtSWETlVfQ (https://flic.kr/p/2mrFccV) by Beren97 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66607188@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Sep 25, 2021, 10:29 PM
Approved on BHG as the CRL!   Thank you all for your help and encouragement!

https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:CWS7_BoKatan
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: aubbz on Feb 05, 2022, 09:26 PM
Looks soooooo good!!!!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: ishtob on Feb 08, 2022, 03:08 PM
looks amazing! iím going to use some of the stuff you linked for my wifeís night owl kit that iím working on, if you donít mind  ;D
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Feb 08, 2022, 10:36 PM
Looks soooooo good!!!!

Thank you!!!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on Feb 08, 2022, 10:38 PM
looks amazing! iím going to use some of the stuff you linked for my wifeís night owl kit that iím working on, if you donít mind  ;D

Absolutely!  Let me know if you need any help!
Title: Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
Post by: Luthien on May 21, 2022, 07:20 AM
Thereís been some interest in the slides I made.   Here is a Dropbox link to the stl file for those looking to print a set.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/n8r2ga062paq00q/bo%20strap%20clip.stl?dl=0