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 Vassk's 2nd armor - future gunslinger

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor
« Reply #45 on: Mar 11, 2018, 12:22 PM »
I'm getting a Protector vibe from this....and I love it!  ;D

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor
« Reply #46 on: Mar 12, 2018, 10:04 PM »
Totally dig the color scheme, very much reminiscent of the prepro Fett colors, I love it!

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor
« Reply #47 on: Mar 12, 2018, 10:10 PM »
Totally dig the color scheme, very much reminiscent of the prepro Fett colors, I love it!

Right? So good! Build faster!!! lol

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor
« Reply #48 on: Mar 13, 2018, 11:24 PM »
That bucket is gorgeous bud, very well done. The soft parts are looking great as well, and your new armor seems to be coming along well. On the sizing of your plates, where does the bottom hem of your vest come to? You'll wanna tweak the shaping on the collar and chest so they lie flat, but the width looks like it's good. The length, on the other hand, either the chest is too long, or you just have a short vest and will have your ab plate hanging off or just touching the bottom of it. I'm a few years out of touch, having just started getting back into the swing, but if I recall correctly Boba's vest goes to the navel and Jango's is a bit longer. If you don't want your ab plate pushed off the bottom, you'll have to shave the chest plate down a bit in the sections to sit next to it and maybe shave your ab plate down a bit.

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor
« Reply #49 on: Mar 22, 2018, 03:08 PM »
I'm getting a Protector vibe from this....and I love it!  ;D
Funny you mentioned protectors Mi'ix - I really wanted to make a protector kit, but my custom bucket isn't approvable for that brigade, so I had to change my plans   :rolleyes:  But maybe one day... :laugh:

Totally dig the color scheme, very much reminiscent of the prepro Fett colors, I love it!
Thanks Vhett   ;) PrePro Fetts are my main inspirations, so if you're seeing similarities then I'm doing it right  :P

Right? So good! Build faster!!! lol
I wish I could work faster Vod, but real life keeps slowing me down :-X maybe next month I'll be able to spend more time working on this kit.

Anyway, I made some progress since last time -

Shoulders are now fully painted

As you see I picked PP1/2 skull instead of standard mythosaur skull. I like it much better and it's more unique than commonly used ESB/ROTJ versions.
The symbols on right shoulder are based on Joe Johnston's concept art


The cape was weathered with scissors, sandpaper, acrylics and shoe polish


And I finished the first stage of building my gauntlets

Now it's time for some bondo and sanding.

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor
« Reply #50 on: Mar 22, 2018, 03:55 PM »
Oh man, I am loving all of this. All of this forever please haha This is looking amazing

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor
« Reply #51 on: Mar 22, 2018, 05:46 PM »
:laugh: Thanks Vod.  I try to do my best to achieve the highest quality I can.

Forgot to mention that earlier, but I'll be aiming for gunslinger profession with this kit.

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor - future gunslinger
« Reply #52 on: Mar 22, 2018, 09:22 PM »
Nice gauntlets there!

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor - future gunslinger
« Reply #53 on: Mar 26, 2018, 08:32 PM »
Dope man, just dope.

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor - future gunslinger
« Reply #54 on: Apr 11, 2018, 03:49 PM »
Thanks guys.

Chest is mostly done and ready for sanding and priming.


Though I may move the ab plate several millimeters up.

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor - future gunslinger
« Reply #55 on: Dec 05, 2018, 09:09 AM »
Made a lot of progress since last time, but no pics today. You'll have to wait a few weeks more for them  :P

I got a question guys. What do you think about using satin fabric for the vest? I've seen some guys from TDH using it as a replacement for tackle twill (which is impossible to find here in Poland  :( ). It's shiny sure, but do you think it could look good on a custom mando costume? Here's an example of satin vest (pic borrowed from Raizo's Fett WIP on TDH forum)

I really would like to mimic the shine of fabric on e.g. the PrePro vest:

I'd probably make the new vest a bit looser, just like in Boba costume.

Any ideas? Should I go for light gray satin or stay with the old vest?

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor - future gunslinger
« Reply #56 on: Dec 05, 2018, 09:42 AM »
I'm not a fan of the idea of satin, but to each their own. Have you considered waxed canvas? It'll give you the sheen you're looking for while keeping a sturdy/tough look. Personally, I think satin looks like it belongs on a prom dress, not a flack vest.

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor - future gunslinger
« Reply #57 on: Dec 05, 2018, 10:43 PM »
I'm not a fan of the idea of satin, but to each their own. Have you considered waxed canvas? It'll give you the sheen you're looking for while keeping a sturdy/tough look. Personally, I think satin looks like it belongs on a prom dress, not a flack vest.

Hahaha fantastic. I think you might be able to do it justice with some good weathering but yeah, might be tough to make it look like believable hardy material.

Also, I hear a lot about this "progress business but pics or it didn't happen lol  :<3:

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor - future gunslinger
« Reply #58 on: Dec 06, 2018, 08:48 AM »
Good ol' tackle twill. 

If you're making holes for a jetpack or your plate attachment method, it does tend to rip so make sure you've got the edges of your cut sealed with some stitching or fray check.

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Re: Vassk's 2nd armor - future gunslinger
« Reply #59 on: Dec 06, 2018, 01:18 PM »
Good ol' tackle twill. 

If you're making holes for a jetpack or your plate attachment method, it does tend to rip so make sure you've got the edges of your cut sealed with some stitching or fray check.
That's good to know. Thanks Mi'ix!  :)

Also, I hear a lot about this "progress business but pics or it didn't happen lol  :<3:
Have faith Vod, you'll see the progress pics in the near future ;) Just need a new camera as, thanks to my cat lol, the old one's broken now.

I'm not a fan of the idea of satin, but to each their own. Have you considered waxed canvas? It'll give you the sheen you're looking for while keeping a sturdy/tough look. Personally, I think satin looks like it belongs on a prom dress, not a flack vest.
You may have a point Vod. I'll try to find that waxed canvas you're talking about to see how it's looking.

Anyway, I've contacted A&J Projects (https://www.facebook.com/ajprojects/) and ordered new vest. Those guys are real pros when it comes to sewing SW stuff, so I'm sure my new vest will look georgeous.
It probably won't be made out of satin, A&J promised to look for fabrics that could work best for a pre pro style vest. I also spotted one fabric in my local store that I specially like. It's a coat type smooth fabric, similiar to the fabric of snowspeeder flightsuits from ESB (though it's not orange  :laugh: ) 100% polyester so it has the sheen I want. If A&J won't find anything better I think I'll most probably go that way.

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