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 Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #30 on: Nov 29, 2015, 08:19 AM »
Small update:

I was able to use liquid stitch to hem the edges of my kama. After I dye it (which I'm hoping to do soon), I'll sew it to the belt I have for it.


I'll try to get a picture of it taped to the belt and me wearing it.

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #31 on: Nov 30, 2015, 10:39 AM »
Great job with the liquid stitch vod!  Looks really clean!

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #32 on: Nov 30, 2015, 10:49 AM »
Vor'e Raestin! Your compliments are a big encouragement right now. I'm not making much forward progress.

Question for you, how did you smooth the edges out on your flak vest? Mine are looking kind of ragged right now. I was thinking of using liquid stich to flatten them out like I did the kama edges.

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #33 on: Nov 30, 2015, 11:19 AM »
Hey...any progress is just that, progress!!  Keep up the good work.   :)

In order to keep the edges of the duck cloth from fraying and looking nasty, I double pressed the edges, them stitched it nice and neat.  Here is a crude drawing of how I do it.  Liquid stitch would likely do the same thing, just be sure and glue all those pesky threads down so they don't start to fray.  :)



Good luck!

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #34 on: Nov 30, 2015, 11:24 AM »
Gotcha. It's probably a good thing that I have a lot of the brown duck cloth then. Lol. I need to make my pieces wider.

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #35 on: Nov 30, 2015, 11:29 AM »
Even if you could do a single press and use the liquid stitch, that should work...do you have enough fabric on your vest to do that?  It probably wouldn't affect the vest dimensions too bad... 

OR

You could always just run a single stitch along the cut sections, wash it and give it a purposely frayed edge for a nice weathering effect.  :)

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #36 on: Nov 30, 2015, 11:34 AM »
I haven't looked at the pieces in several days. My last recollection was that they needed to be recut to give a little more room. I'll take a look at them tonight and evaluate. You might be on to something with the weathering suggestion... :)

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #37 on: Dec 01, 2015, 10:20 PM »
Here are the gauntlet parts of my crushgaunts. They've been cut and shaped (sort of).



They just need the inside edges straightened out and the hinges can go on.

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #38 on: Dec 02, 2015, 11:50 PM »
Woohoo! The left gauntlet is "done"!  :D



In all reality, I've got some filling and alignment issues that need to be worked out, but the first armored piece is together and feeling awesome!  8)

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #39 on: Dec 04, 2015, 12:32 AM »
So as not to upset the forum mods too much, here is the same picture taken with welders gloves instead of the deerskin leather gloves I had before.



Overall, these feel much better. The wrist portion of the other glove kept pulling out from under the gauntlet, so I got these instead. These ones stay put. The only downsides are that the index finger keeps coming out of the slot slightly when go to grab something and that they are a bit on the warm side. The finger coming out will be somewhat remedied when I put finger armor on it.

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #40 on: Dec 04, 2015, 12:34 AM »
Nice gaunts vod  8) You'll have to go searching for some sweet greebles for that  :)

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #41 on: Dec 04, 2015, 12:37 AM »
Thanks vod! I have some ideas.  8) These will be crushgaunts eventually so all of that will be armored in the end. I may put some greebs on it to give impression of machinery. We'll see.

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #42 on: Dec 04, 2015, 10:55 AM »
Great job on the gauntlets sir!  I can't wait to see them finished, crush gaunts are so cool! Are you doing just one?  Or will they both be crush gaunts?

- Also, be sure and update your gauntlet thread, so everyone can see the awesomeness.  :)

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #43 on: Dec 04, 2015, 11:11 AM »
Thanks vod! I will be doing both. I'm short four Chicago screws so the other one is on standby until I can get them. :) I've got a little bondoing to do on the closure side of this one to close a couple gaps and straighten the back edge a little (you can't really see it in this picture), and I can then start cutting paper to template the individual armored plates.

Absolutely. I've actually got the crushgaunt part in three separate threads (here, the WIP over in the accessories board, and one in my clan board). I copy and paste any major updates to all three. :) Thanks for the reminder though!

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Re: Kel Graten - Soft Parts WIP
« Reply #44 on: Dec 05, 2015, 07:54 PM »
Ok, I've got the gaunts done (crushgaunts are this weird middle ground between soft parts and gauntlets). The right one needed some adjustment.



I'm hoping to bondo them either tonight or tomorrow. Then comes the fun part of designing all of the plates. :)

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