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 Approved - WIP First Kit Soft Parts (and still building)

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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #30 on: Jan 08, 2021, 09:22 PM »
Alright so I might have accidentally made a second flight suit.  I say accidentally because it wasn't my intention to do so.  I was working on dialing in a pair of patterns for my riding gear and was testing them.  I had a bit of blue stretch twillish stuff that worked as a test fabric before I use the good stuff.  What I got after testing the patterns was a what can totally be a flight suit if I want it to be.  SO here it is.  Not sure what I think about the color though.  I may be too hot to wear here in Sunny FL.  Also as far as I can tell there are no rules about having a second flight suit in a different color?  As long as it's weathered appropriately right?



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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #31 on: Feb 19, 2021, 07:36 PM »
Decided that I needed a cape.  So I sat down and drafted a pattern for one.  I ended up making the neck hole a little too deep so I have a bit of extra fabric on the front.  It does tuck under my collar plate okay.  I thing I am going to try and use magnets to secure it in place.  The cape might be to heavy for that but if that is the case I'll just have to use snaps.





And without the bandolier...



And no that is not my flight suit.   ;)

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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #32 on: Feb 26, 2021, 07:39 AM »
I decided that I need two capes.  One a more traditional Boba style and obviously the other.  I wanted to make a shorted one because sometimes it is too hot to wear a long one.   SO here it is so far



I think I will attach both using snaps rather than magnets despite my aversion to them.  I think it will anchor them better under the collar plate.

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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #33 on: Mar 23, 2021, 05:10 PM »
I changed my mind about the snaps and went with magnets for the one shoulder cape.  I used double sided fusible interfacing to hold the two layers of the cape together around the natural holes in the suede  This is to keep the holes lined up between the two layers and also to reinforce the red cotton to prevent it from fraying too much.  Then I cut out the red to fully open the hole. 





Then I weathered it by sanding it with a sanding block to rough up the edges.  A bit of a dirt bath, then some brown, black and white acrylics to finish the look. I figured that the cape is going to be one of the dirtiest items because its an exterior piece and also it will brush or snag on everything.








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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #34 on: Apr 03, 2021, 07:50 PM »
So I am adding 'beskar' chainmail under the elastic on the sides of my vest to help prevent stabbings.  ;)  The chainmail velcro's into place, so it's removable.  I have one side done and am working on the second swath.




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Re: WIP First Kit Soft Parts
« Reply #35 on: Apr 14, 2021, 06:01 PM »
I made a second medic bag.  The original one was to big for what I wanted to do with it so I down sized the pattern. I finished assembly and weathering today.








and then another layer of graphite powder.

And weathered...





Inside:



Future O2 canister to be attached to the plate on that side of the bag.



And compared to the old bag



Edit 4/17

I blued the buckles to give them a better metallic look at the advice of my rus'.  The graphite didn't seem to change them enough to look 'metal'.  Photo taken so show the comparison of the two looks.




Re-weathered




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Re: Approved - WIP First Kit Soft Parts (and still building)
« Reply #36 on: Apr 16, 2021, 09:10 PM »
I added the chain mail to the other side of my vest.



And I weathered it with some brown acrylic


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