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 The unknowns softparts

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Re: The unknowns softparts
« Reply #15 on: Aug 02, 2016, 08:54 PM »
I can't recall if what I'm using is 7mm cord or 8mm, there is thinner, maybe an option. I could pick up some of the thinner cord, I ordered more hog rings as I need some anyway for redoing seats on my van
Thanks for the ideas Cap

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« Reply #16 on: Aug 04, 2016, 01:36 AM »
Made some progress on girth belt today, hog rings came in, has the pliers ready and





Had to clean up the ring ends as they're sharp, I'll tidy them up, I think I'll wrap some of the cord with twine and glue.....but, I not sure if I dye the girth would soaking it wash out the glue?

I need to make another like that and join to this one
I bet you could do the same method using cable ties

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« Reply #17 on: Aug 05, 2016, 01:25 AM »
That weathering is awesome! How'd you do it?

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« Reply #18 on: Aug 05, 2016, 03:35 AM »
That weathering is awesome! How'd you do it?
Thanks for the kind words vod
On the flightsuit? I used an airbrush, washed flightsuit, most of paint washed out, except the dark at the bottom
I reapplied with acrylics, I used grey, black, some brown, and orange
I will use some "kiwi" brand shoe "scuff self shining polish", it's a liquid shoe polish. I'll use this at bottom the soak through seams, may use it as well on shoe soles a bit
Shoes need more work, I'll add spikes when I get to that, also thinking of applying mud, not real, either brown or orange/ brown
Hope I've answered your question vod

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« Reply #19 on: Aug 05, 2016, 02:15 PM »
May have to try that out when I get to my flightsuit. Your weathering is some of the best I've seen. ;) In my opinion, good weathering is what makes or breaks a costume.

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« Reply #20 on: Aug 05, 2016, 08:24 PM »
May have to try that out when I get to my flightsuit. Your weathering is some of the best I've seen. ;) In my opinion, good weathering is what makes or breaks a costume.
Thanks vod, I'm just learning, I was going to try chalk, but couldn't find any. I was also thinking of trying coffee grounds, wasn't sure how to make permanent as never used before
I try focus on the weathering, I agree 100% with you, and small little things, little details, they all add up.
Good weathering makes it appear believable

Small update on boot, starting to add some mud, around here the soil is an orange brown colour. So I'm trying to add the to the front area.....mud, dust and dirt stained over time
So far just started with orange, still need to add more to the top of toes




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« Reply #21 on: Aug 06, 2016, 11:42 PM »
Bit more orange dirt mud / discolouring


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« Reply #22 on: Aug 07, 2016, 11:54 PM »
Loving the ultisol look so far.

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« Reply #23 on: Aug 08, 2016, 01:53 AM »
Loving the ultisol look so far.

Thanks vod, may add it patches of dark and light, I plan on toe spikes, weather those, and thinking of adding some chunks of dirt / mud to the area
Also thanks for teaching me a new word

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« Reply #24 on: Aug 08, 2016, 02:16 AM »
...thinking of adding some chunks of dirt / mud to the area
I've been wanting to do that too, but can't think of how. You got any ideas?

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« Reply #25 on: Aug 08, 2016, 03:07 AM »

I've been wanting to do that too, but can't think of how. You got any ideas?
I haven't experimented with anything yet, only thought of it before I went to bed
Might try something after work in the morning if I can get around to it
Stay tuned

I am thinking of using pva glue, dirt, and paint
Mix the paint ( acrylic) with the pva, what ever colour you're after, maybe do brown, some orange, some creamy colour. I'm choosing those colours as that's what's around my joint. I can experiment abit, but won't be complete until the toe spikes are added, I don't have these yet.....need to save lunch money

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Re: The unknowns softparts
« Reply #26 on: Aug 08, 2016, 05:11 AM »
I haven't experimented with anything yet, only thought of it before I went to bed
Might try something after work in the morning if I can get around to it
Stay tuned

I am thinking of using pva glue, dirt, and paint
Mix the paint ( acrylic) with the pva, what ever colour you're after, maybe do brown, some orange, some creamy colour. I'm choosing those colours as that's what's around my joint. I can experiment abit, but won't be complete until the toe spikes are added, I don't have these yet.....need to save lunch money


glue mixed with dirt. I've seen it done with models and such but not with large scale costumes. you'd need a glue that flexes and won't come off easily. I'd try some E6000 and dirt or sand. see how it holds up to being moved around, washed all that jazz. Of course use scrap fabric or for shoes pick up a pair from goodwill and test it on those first.

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« Reply #27 on: Aug 08, 2016, 05:34 AM »

glue mixed with dirt. I've seen it done with models and such but not with large scale costumes. you'd need a glue that flexes and won't come off easily. I'd try some E6000 and dirt or sand. see how it holds up to being moved around, washed all that jazz. Of course use scrap fabric or for shoes pick up a pair from goodwill and test it on those first.
Thanks vids, I was only thinking around the front area, around toe spikes, smallish area and not much flex at all, main thing I was thinking about would be water breaking it down
I've never seen E6000 before, what's that like


Wore boot outside in some mud to get an idea, scraped some off....more clay than anything

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Re: The unknowns softparts
« Reply #28 on: Aug 09, 2016, 11:18 PM »
Thanks vod, may add it patches of dark and light, I plan on toe spikes, weather those, and thinking of adding some chunks of dirt / mud to the area
Also thanks for teaching me a new word

Yeah, lots of vacationing in Virginia when I was younger (extended family).  You find it a lot everywhere.  It's a good desert/muddy look without being traditional.

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« Reply #29 on: Aug 10, 2016, 04:35 AM »
Yeah, lots of vacationing in Virginia when I was younger (extended family).  You find it a lot everywhere.  It's a good desert/muddy look without being traditional.
I'm trying for that little bit different look, just a little bit though. Will be tricky getting it to look right. I think going more a clay look will be easier than adding dry lumpy dirt. Just need the balance between enough and too much.
Need to mist more orange and light brown

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