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Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: DirkSteele on Feb 10, 2021, 07:56 PM

Title: j'Quon Keresik - Soft Parts WIP (Pic Heavy)
Post by: DirkSteele on Feb 10, 2021, 07:56 PM
Flightsuit

Started with a Redkap Action Back Coveralls from Amazon. Accidently ordered a size too large and did not realize until I had already removed the pockets. Turned out to be a happy little accident

(https://i.imgur.com/MWEUIzl.jpg)

Took the first flight suit and completely disassembled it providing a lot of extra material. My wife is a really talented seamstress, and did the following

- Cut off the sleeves just above the elbow, then took the spare sleeves, tapered them and stitched them into the suit to create the double sleeve look
- Tapered the legs
- Added velcro for the knee armor (on the back of the knees there is a channel for the elastic to feed through to hold the knee armor in place but hide the elastic
- Integrated the neckseal into the flight suit (still needs the snaps to seal it shut)

(https://i.imgur.com/YZ49nze.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZJe8Ab7.jpg)

Title: Re: j'Quon Keresik - Soft Parts WIP (Pic Heavy)
Post by: DirkSteele on Feb 10, 2021, 08:00 PM
Gloves

Purchased Leather Assault Full Finger Tactical Gloves off of ebay

(https://i.imgur.com/4lhQA4a.jpg)

I wanted to make them match the flightsuit better so I used Angelus paint to color the leather

(https://i.imgur.com/NBDARnJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/f4xx8jH.jpg)

Still needs weathering to mute the grey a bit.
Title: Re: j'Quon Keresik - Soft Parts WIP (Pic Heavy)
Post by: DirkSteele on Feb 10, 2021, 08:07 PM
Boots & Gaiters

Started with a pair of Sketchers Blaine Orsen ankle boots

(https://i.imgur.com/AaG2aXF.jpg)

I wanted an elegant way to cover where the flightsuit and boots match, I know that lots of movement can cause that to shift. I picked up these equestrian gaiters on Amazon for about $25

(https://i.imgur.com/1D3o0Oo.jpg)

Decided to give them the same treatment as the gloves, so hit them with some Angelus paint, I'm really pleased with the outcome

(https://i.imgur.com/9bU3rtt.jpg)

Here are some pics of these component together

(https://i.imgur.com/q7EVnwQ.jpeg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IEokrd7.jpeg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0GmOiHD.jpeg)
Title: Re: j'Quon Keresik - Soft Parts WIP (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Aratris on Feb 10, 2021, 09:47 PM
Try to keep it all to one post next time, but amazing start on the soft parts!
Title: Re: j'Quon Keresik - Soft Parts WIP (Pic Heavy)
Post by: DirkSteele on Jul 08, 2021, 11:30 PM
Been a while, work and real life interfering with my kit. That being said I am making progress:

Ammo belt, Ammo Pouches, Drop Leg Platforms, & Holster. 

The ammo belt and pouches will rest on top of the girth belt.

Drop leg platforms will sit on a belt that is underneath the Girth Belt and used to also hold the cod plate.

(https://i.imgur.com/Bx6mpmu.jpeg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UWs8KZJ.jpeg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iCpXOoT.jpeg)

For the ammo pouches I wanted them to look like multiple small pouches, but be big enough to hold my cell phone in one and my wallet & keys in the other.  Here is the pattern I created based off a Boba pouch template:

(https://i.imgur.com/NlMOYtE.jpeg)


Added a belt loop on the back, snaps, then sewed the sides together:

(https://i.imgur.com/RaJCKJ2.jpeg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5BcJObD.jpeg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sBXgUFi.jpeg)


Next came the drop leg platforms, one will hold my pistol, the other a vibroknife (currently being 3D printed)

(https://i.imgur.com/QfsXKey.jpeg)

When I dye my pieces I used the primary color (in this example oxblood). Then I hit the edges with a watered down black dye to give it a more aged look as if the oils and constant rubbing against other pieces of gear had darkened the edges.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZmRPUcZ.jpeg)

Holster attached

(https://i.imgur.com/LfoQYHd.jpeg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dzGFdXt.jpeg)

Title: Re: j'Quon Keresik - Soft Parts WIP (Pic Heavy)
Post by: DirkSteele on Jul 21, 2021, 12:31 PM
Best wife ever! She whipped out this girth belt in an afternoon, based on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saBPkd758cE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saBPkd758cE)

(https://i.imgur.com/Bh5xgWO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FeIrfAe.jpg)
Title: Re: j'Quon Keresik - Soft Parts WIP (Pic Heavy)
Post by: Rilal Birom on Jul 21, 2021, 05:10 PM
Best wife ever! She whipped out this girth belt in an afternoon, based on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saBPkd758cE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saBPkd758cE)

(https://i.imgur.com/Bh5xgWO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FeIrfAe.jpg)
Beautiful girth belt!
Title: Re: j'Quon Keresik - Soft Parts WIP (Pic Heavy)
Post by: vershnekit on Aug 10, 2021, 02:09 PM
LOVE that ammo pouch design! Great idea!
Title: Re: j'Quon Keresik - Soft Parts WIP (Pic Heavy)
Post by: DirkSteele on Aug 10, 2021, 02:32 PM
LOVE that ammo pouch design! Great idea!

Thanks! Hope the pattern is helpful to peeps.