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 Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden

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Sto-Las Amari


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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #120 on: Apr 27, 2017, 02:16 PM »
That paints is so cool, I love the purple and silver look! I'd hide that battery pack with a thin piece of sintra though :)

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #121 on: May 14, 2017, 11:27 PM »
That paints is so cool, I love the purple and silver look! I'd hide that battery pack with a thin piece of sintra though :)

Thanks! The paint is still probably my favorite thing about this kit.. and probably the only thing that's gone close to right with it.

Oh it's by no means finished. I ran it through PCC here in KC a couple weeks ago and found where all the problems were.

1. Gauntlets. They need to be completely remade because they're too big, too loose, and too heavy. Not to mention everything is poorly attached/hidden (if it's hidden at all because it was rushed).
2. Strapping. My thigh pieces ended up coming off very soon after we got inside because my belt strapping didn't stay up- again, rush job and velcro probably not the best idea. Should also secure the strapping on my knee/shin pieces too. Add another thigh strap so there are two instead of one.
3. Helmet. It's heavy and I forgot how bad visibility was in it. Maybe it's just that I haven't kitted up in literally years so suddenly not being able to hear, see, or speak well while I was already pretty soaking wet (stupid weathhheeeer), sore, and quite literally falling apart didn't help.
4. Other accessories. Things that need to fit better, sit better, etc.

I'm not sure when I'll have time to come back to this costume, though, unfortunately. I've got a lot going on IRL between work, raid nights (don't judge meeee), and recently joining a band that wants to do some Midwest shows. It may end up being shelved which I would hate because I sunk so much cash into it.. but we'll see how it goes.

I do appreciate everyone's feedback thus far- I did still enjoy PCC once I got the heavier pieces of my armor off and in the car, my horns and my makeup stayed on great until the end of the day (all that rain melts spirit gum eventually I guess). I got to hang with friends and eat good food and got some nice swag out of it all the same. So for all the setbacks, it was still a fun day. :)

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Re: Navik Sh'vaah - Mandalorian Warden
« Reply #122 on: May 15, 2017, 06:07 AM »
You may have already solved this, but thigh dropping was a huge problem for me so here's what I've ended up with after a few years of shifting things around to try and get a comfy none drooping fit.
I attached belt loops to my flightsuit (I have a 1 piece) so the trouser portion wouldn't sag down, then I added strapping over my shoulders, nice and padded at the top which takes some of the weight off my hips and stops the belt from digging in. Then I use drop holster style straps to my thighs which takes the weight, then a strap round the leg and a small patch of velcro on the flightsuit stops them from floating and from twisting round my leg.

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