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 Build 1.5 - Akaleh Skirata

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #225 on: May 16, 2020, 12:27 AM »
Finally had a free afternoon with nice weather to work on plates! I did as well as I could with a dremel and some sandpaper, but, well, you can tell the edges were cleaned with a dremel and sandpaper. I'm trying to decide if I like it or if I need to find a friend with a belt sander.



The flight suit is 95% finished, I just can't find a spray bottle anywhere to finish weathering it. I'm also remaking the sash belt, old one doesn't quite fit anymore.

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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #226 on: Dec 24, 2020, 10:05 AM »
So I posted more of these on my gallery thread (link in bio) but I did a photoshoot with my cousin! His Facebook page is here






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Re: Build 1.5
« Reply #227 on: Jan 04, 2021, 10:29 AM »
Got my new plates shaped this week, really loving the sintra. I will be redoing the neck seal on the flak ves tas it just isn't up to my standards. May need to refine the fit of the flight suit too, I had some mishaps while tailoring it.... Hoping you all had a good holiday season and a happy start to the new year!

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Re: Build 1.5 - Akaleh Skirata
« Reply #228 on: Jan 04, 2021, 10:30 PM »
Really looking forward to seeing the new kit.

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Re: Build 1.5 - Akaleh Skirata
« Reply #229 on: Jan 20, 2022, 10:36 PM »
The dreaded print sanding.



At first I was really hating this, but I think I'm getting into the groove! Still not going to be doing more printed items than I absolutely have to...

It's years late, but thanks again to Havelock for giving me these gauntlets!

I spent some time today revamping my work space. Gotta do something while I'm waiting for the weather to allow painting again  :laugh:

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Re: Build 1.5 - Akaleh Skirata
« Reply #230 on: Feb 12, 2022, 11:09 AM »






Gauntlets are finished and ruus'alor approved! My plates have been shaped and fine tuned at the last AP, and I'm slowly gluing magnets to them- slow because I only have five clamps  :laugh: Going to also need another flight suit... Think I'm gonna go brown this time. Really messed up the tailoring in the legs, so.. Definitely going to need reapproval soon  :P

 


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