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 Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP

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Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« on: Oct 07, 2015, 10:54 PM »
I'm so excited! I got my flight suit today and I can't wait to get started. I'm going to use this as my general WIP for all of my soft parts.

Here's one to get it rolling! :)



Now to start removing stuff... Lol.

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #1 on: Oct 08, 2015, 09:56 AM »
Question for you all, what should I do with the zippered chest pockets? Thet are built into the coveralls and not sown on. Would the vest cover all that?

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #2 on: Oct 08, 2015, 10:06 AM »
It ought to cover them, or you could try cutting them off.

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #3 on: Oct 08, 2015, 12:14 PM »
It ought to cover them, or you could try cutting them off.

I'm pretty sure you're right. I'll have to see once I work on my vest.

Vor'e!

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #4 on: Oct 10, 2015, 01:41 PM »
Got some gloves and a belt I'm going to use for a girth belt (I'll need to paint and weather it). Goodwill is my friend. :)



The gloves will change a lot as they will be made into crushgaunts.  8) Not completely sure what design I will use yet...

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #5 on: Oct 10, 2015, 11:06 PM »
I've seen Mandos wearing "armored" work gloves with plastic plates on them... you can find those at hardware stores. Those might be a good base. I personally love them.

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #6 on: Oct 11, 2015, 03:56 PM »
Question on the flightsuit, for the externally mounted pockets, they need to be cut off if they are not going to be covered up, right? Also, are the pant legs supposed to be tucked into the boots?

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #7 on: Oct 20, 2015, 01:40 PM »
Ok, so I'm a little closer to armor construction. :) I've purchased the material to make my vest. Now to find the parts to my wife's sowing machine, figure out how to use it, and make sense of Pointy's pattern... lol

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #8 on: Oct 20, 2015, 02:13 PM »
Pants can go over your boots or be tucked in.  I'm going the tucked route because my boots have a wide chimney and my flight suit legs look like a balloon stretched over a garden hose otherwise.

If you go tucked, I recommend getting pant stirrups.  They not only keep your pants from riding up in the boots, but they also make it easier to put the boots on. 

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #9 on: Oct 20, 2015, 03:26 PM »
Pants can go over your boots or be tucked in.  I'm going the tucked route because my boots have a wide chimney and my flight suit legs look like a balloon stretched over a garden hose otherwise.

If you go tucked, I recommend getting pant stirrups.  They not only keep your pants from riding up in the boots, but they also make it easier to put the boots on.

Much appreciated.  :)

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #10 on: Oct 26, 2015, 11:37 PM »
Ok, update:

After much debating, I decided to go with a kama instead of a cape.

The initial cut out. It took some searching and a lot of looking at Google images of Kamas to get an idea of what I wanted.


Here it is taped to my girth belt. Yes, I did put it on, and I have to admit that it felt pretty sweet. I took some pictures with it on, but didn't like them. I'll retake them and post them up.


I have plans to eventually dye both pieces a dark red (the accent color in my color scheme) and sew them together.

I have to say, this is my first experience with duck canvas and it is very tough compared to pretty much everything else that I've worked with in the past. It was folding weird on me when I was wearing it. Does this stuff soften at all (or is there a trick to getting it to lay right)?

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #11 on: Oct 27, 2015, 10:16 AM »
Duck cloth doesn't flow - it stands, not lays. Haha. I washed mine a few times so it's not quite as stiff, but it's still pretty rigid.

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #12 on: Oct 29, 2015, 04:38 PM »
Duck cloth doesn't flow - it stands, not lays. Haha. I washed mine a few times so it's not quite as stiff, but it's still pretty rigid.

Hahaha! Very true!

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #13 on: Oct 29, 2015, 04:46 PM »
Ok, as promised, here are a pair of pictures with the kama on:





These pictures also show the girth belt dyed. The kama edges probably doesn't look right in the front because it's just taped to the belt.

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #14 on: Nov 07, 2015, 03:31 PM »
Alright, got some boots for you. And the best thing is that they were $20 from Walmart!  8)


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