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Mandalorian Armor => Female Armor => Topic started by: Hydra on Aug 24, 2021, 01:06 PM

Title: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build (V1 Complete)
Post by: Hydra on Aug 24, 2021, 01:06 PM
Hi all, started this custom as a way to get out of a creative funk. Plan to wrap up this build very shortly. All elements are in some level of progress.
I'll update this thread in the next couple of weeks. Hope to debut her at Dragon Con along side a custom we are building for my husband as well.

(https://i.imgur.com/VM3C66v.jpg)
Her concept art was drawn in Procreate (iPad), aiming for a monochrome pallet. You cannot see her kidney plate or tasset plate on the opposing side of the drawing. Colors may deviate a little from this concept as this build is moving quick so fabric/paint sourcing will be a best effort situation.

(https://i.imgur.com/Of5cx4d.jpg?1)
The flightsuit top pattern was blocked out by referencing the Kwik Sew pattern #4032 in a cotton/elastic medium weight suiting. The vest is inspired by Bo Katan's in both pattern/cut and used stretch pleather/vinyl fabric. The waist belt is in progress.

(https://i.imgur.com/hRIbdpo.jpg?1)
Sleeve cuff details

(https://i.imgur.com/uiRaXpo.jpg?1)
This is a balaclava I previously constructed, my plan is to sew and integrate a fabric mask into this piece to stay compliant with Covid-19 precautions.

(https://i.imgur.com/YQI9HeC.jpg?1)
Helmet progress! 3D model by my husband and I, printed and coated in urethane primer. Since this photo was snapped, we have attached the ear caps and rear vents on the helmet.

All armor pieces are in stages of being printed or primed, and soft parts are in various stages of construction. Stay tuned and thanks for reading, I welcome any questions.
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build
Post by: Hydra on Aug 26, 2021, 04:40 PM
Everything is cruising along. Finishing up basic soft part elements such as the flightsuit, gloves, vest, etc.

(https://i.imgur.com/QDfZ8pN.gif)
Material is calfskin, got extremely lucky with this material color.

(https://i.imgur.com/HkwStjH.jpg)
Helmet is almost ready for paint! Extremely happy how the design came out.

Starting priming and painting activities tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build
Post by: Jennari on Aug 26, 2021, 06:40 PM
Looking great! I'm jealous.  :like:
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build
Post by: Hydra on Aug 30, 2021, 09:06 PM
Things are moving quickly for what I assume will be the first version of this kit.

(https://i.imgur.com/jykQanT.jpg)
Pile of armor! This batch has the 3rd layer of paint applied with liquid latex for damage/weathering.

(https://i.imgur.com/vhZZR29.jpg)
Lots of picking latex and wet sanding to do before the next layer of paint.

(https://i.imgur.com/lhrIatF.jpg)
Patterned out a Din style pouch and extended it to fit my massive phone. Not my best work here, but working fast, this will do for now!
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build
Post by: Avior Braisa on Sep 03, 2021, 02:16 PM
This looks lovely! Can't wait to see the finished results!
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build
Post by: Hydra on Sep 07, 2021, 10:02 AM
Completed the initial version of the costume for Dragon Con.

(https://i.imgur.com/xODN3YS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/I1a7wvL.gif)

I ended up adding a kama to balance out the width of the shoulder armor.

I would say I am 99% satisfied with the state of this kit. Overall airbrushing and the tail end of painting the armor was a bit rushed, so that all will get touched up here in the near future. In addition I'll be putting together a sidearm holster and perhaps I'll add a jetpack. Thanks for following along!
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build (V1 Complete)
Post by: Vercopaanir on Sep 07, 2021, 02:40 PM
Very nice!  :cookie:
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build (V1 Complete)
Post by: Speigel on Sep 09, 2021, 09:58 AM
Has it been approved?  It's gorgeous
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build (V1 Complete)
Post by: Kol Varek on Sep 09, 2021, 11:55 AM
Marking this for reference for the future, you guys do great stuff!! Can't wait to see your guys' work in person (hopefully) soon!
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build (V1 Complete)
Post by: Hydra on Sep 09, 2021, 04:56 PM
Has it been approved?  It's gorgeous

It has not! My husband and I only just wrapped up the builds last week, so we'll see about getting some things finished off before I submit.
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build (V1 Complete)
Post by: Hydra on Sep 09, 2021, 05:02 PM
Thanks for the feedback! Here's some additional pictures featuring my husband and our little squad of Post Imperial mandos from Dragon Con.

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

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

(https://i.imgur.com/ztIFR8o.jpg)
Photos by thereallucasmccoy
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build (V1 Complete)
Post by: Knight0351 on Sep 09, 2021, 11:03 PM
I love the shortened ab-plate
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build (V1 Complete)
Post by: Kol Varek on Sep 11, 2021, 06:51 PM
That's one good looking squad. I'm a bit jealous  :P
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build (V1 Complete)
Post by: DirkSteele on Oct 04, 2021, 03:04 PM
Thanks for the feedback! Here's some additional pictures featuring my husband and our little squad of Post Imperial mandos from Dragon Con.


Saw you guys at DC, you looked spectacular!
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build (V1 Complete)
Post by: Druj Jes on Jan 14, 2022, 11:50 AM
This is incredible! I love how your kit turned out.  Great job.  :like: :like:
Title: Re: Hydra's Post Imperial Custom Build (V1 Complete)
Post by: Falke on Jan 17, 2022, 07:59 AM
This looks awesome!