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Kryamla’s Siege of Mandalore Bo-Katan
« on: Apr 21, 2020, 06:16 PM »
Obviously there are some spoilers ahead so avoid if you don’t want to see anything!

So! I already knew I was going to do this costume since last April but we now have references, thanks to the episodes. Eventually I will be doing the poncho but until I get out to a fabric store, that’s on hold.

My mom bought me a new NME nite owl helmet as a combo Christmas/bday present so I wouldn’t haven’t paint over my current one as I’d like to have both versions available to troop in. At first I thought it was just interchanging of pieces but after looking at the references, it seems that it needs to be an entirely new kit due to weathering and plate differences. I started with painting of the helmet and this is where I currently stand as I wait patiently for my tape to arrive.


Based off this image


(More detailed helmet wip pictures here: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=189777.0)

Going to use these gloves (and matching fabric for the soft goods once I can order it) as it’s a very dark charcoal. I believe her soft goods are “animated black” meaning they’re actually a very dark, charcoal grey since black doesn’t really translate well in animation. 



I’ve ordered new 3D printed gauntlets and new 3D printed knees as they’re the same shape as the old season but again, weathered differently. I’m waiting for these to arrive still. I’ll likely have to wait until it’s safe to be around others again for the chest armor and boot armor so I can get some help with that. I do think I can start patterning out shins, thighs, and shoulders here soon enough.

As for pieces I do think I can use from my current kit, I think I can use my jetpack (might need to weather it a bit more), boots, belt set up (though she has 2 bigger pouches and 6 smaller pouches, so I’ll just need to order 2 slightly bigger pouches from DeltaLeatherWorks, if he can do them), blasters, wig, and headband. That’s all I have so far and this is definitely not a sprint, but more of a marathon :)

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Re: Kryamla’s Siege of Mandalore Bo-Katan
« Reply #1 on: Apr 22, 2020, 01:44 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 22, 2020, 12:48 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 23, 2020, 02:08 PM »
Very minor update!

2 slightly larger pouches ordered :)

That’s all, carry on lol

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« Reply #6 on: Apr 23, 2020, 04:18 PM »
Oh yayuh! Very excited for this  :vizsla:

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« Reply #7 on: Apr 23, 2020, 07:03 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 24, 2020, 09:14 PM »
Got to love Bo's new look. Following for sure !!

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« Reply #9 on: Apr 24, 2020, 09:43 PM »
Oh yeah, I'm definitely in for watching this build :D. Judging by your current Bo, I've no doubt it'll turn out awesome.

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« Reply #10 on: Apr 25, 2020, 08:50 PM »
So got a bit more work done over the last few days!

First, helmet! There’s some touch up work to do but I’m going to let this dry completely for 24 hours before I touch it. Circles are hard to tape, even with the flexible tape I use so that’s mostly where I need to go back and fix it by hand.




Second, I made templates based off my current shins and cut those out of sintra. It’s been way too hot here in SoCal to use a heat gun so hoping for somewhat cooler weather soon so I can shape these. (I’ve cut two out but I didn’t think to take a picture of both lol). I’ve never made shins before so we’ll see how this goes! My current bo kit is abs and only a few pieces of sintra plates, going to attempt to do most of this kit out of sintra!



And last! My 3D printed knees arrived! I’ve already slathered on some bondo spot putty to fill in the print lines. These ones are from my friend Brian’s Etsy shop (3DPrintMercMart) and they include this cool little thingy that slides in that you can add a strap or elastic around the back which is perfect because Bo-Katan has some blue straps around the back of her knee armor this season.





Well that’s all for now!

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« Reply #11 on: Apr 25, 2020, 11:01 PM »
Absolutely love this helmet and build! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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« Reply #12 on: Apr 28, 2020, 11:28 PM »
Thank you so much for the kind words so far!

I have some minor updates but no real pictures to show yet. I’m still working on sanding and spot putty-ing the knees, hopefully I’ll be ready for a bit of paint with those soon! I also received my new 3D printed gauntlets from my friend, Kai, and I already got to work cleaning those up.

I was looking through reference pictures and found this! I marked in red lines to show seams and such, but I believe her flak vest ends at the bottom of the belly plate and it also appears that she has “coveralls” (or similar) underneath and those lines are supposed to be a zipper flap/placket thing. Now obviously I couldn’t achieve a skin tight look with anything but a spandex/cotton type blend... Mirdala and I have a plan for how to achieve this look but still use a spandex material (we suspect Ursa has a similar look!)




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« Reply #13 on: Apr 30, 2020, 09:03 PM »
Gotta love Filoni and his design team's attention to detail with the animated soft parts, eh?

Your helmet looks great!  :porg2:

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« Reply #14 on: Apr 30, 2020, 09:35 PM »
Gotta love Filoni and his design team's attention to detail with the animated soft parts, eh?

Your helmet looks great!  :porg2:

yeah and the collar of Bo's bodysuit in Rebels had an hidden zipper seam on it on the front of her bodysuit

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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2020, 05:38 PM »
Bit of an update! Knees are done (I hope? Lol) with sanding and bondo and ready for the paint!

Started off here:


Worked my way here - wasn’t super happy at this point.


Was almost there at this point, just wanted to dremel down that edge so it was smoother.


And ended here! Obviously this isn’t the final color, I just had a lot of Sahara beige so I used it to help me look for lines. 


The surface isn’t perfectly smooth (not from print lines but from my sanding lol), but I think that’s okay as she’s pretty weathered in the new season.

Oh! I also shaped my shins, not too sure about them yet. They don’t have that crisp edge to the like my others. I might cut out a place to glue on top of the middle section. Any pointers anyone?


Let me know what y’all think! I’ll be moving onto gauntlets next!

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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2020, 07:51 PM »
So exciting!  I think this is my favourite of all of Bo's looks.  For the shins I had a similar issue with the shins on my custom mando and fixed it by doing like you mentioned, gluing a flat piece on top down the middle and then bondoing the seam.  I found this super old pre-dirt picture of the shins, it does create a bit of a ridge which is good for a Jango type look, so I think if you need less of a ridge just make the top flat piece wider and then fill with bondo and sand it down on an angle to match the sides of the shins.



You also mentioned needing the more fitted flightsuit look but with a more flightsuit-type fabric, so maybe a stretch twill?  You can get it to fit tight like a jegging and it has that more solid look to it.

Anyway, great work so far!  Your existing Bo is great and I'm sure this one will be too :)

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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2020, 08:11 PM »
Oh yeah, I could probably angle it a bit to give it a more defined edge! I think I’ll give that a try :)

Hadn’t thought of a stretch cotton twill? I think we were planning on going a stretch cotton/spandex route but if that doesn’t work out, I’ll keep this in mind!

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement! :D

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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2020, 03:52 PM »
Love your build so far, keep up the good work   :D

Never heard of stretch twill before. I was looking at the spandex or perhaps neoprin, sadly that has the tendency to stretch out and not form completely back.
I'm planning on making a kit like clan Wren, but I have a hard time finding something that would be stretchy but sturdy enough for the armour plates to hold on and stay in place.

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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2020, 04:05 PM »
Yeah you're not going to get a sharp angle out of a single piece of sintra unfortunately. Adding the front plate as suggested above I think will be your best bet. The other option is to make them out of three individual pieces and glue them together with reinforcement on the back but that's really more work than necessary. Using the top plate should do the trick as long as you finish out the angle cleanly. You can do it.

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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2020, 05:27 PM »
Love your build so far, keep up the good work   :D

Never heard of stretch twill before. I was looking at the spandex or perhaps neoprin, sadly that has the tendency to stretch out and not form completely back.
I'm planning on making a kit like clan Wren, but I have a hard time finding something that would be stretchy but sturdy enough for the armour plates to hold on and stay in place.
Thank you!

Maybe look into a thin/fashion neoprene? It can be warm and I haven’t had much luck sewing it, but I’ve heard of others going this route :) My current Bo soft goods are a cotton spandex mix and only thing I’ve had to do is add a bit of a “sports” spandex from JoAnn’s backing to the vest. If it starts to feel a bit stretched out, I’ve washed and dried it like normal and it’s always gone back to its shape. I’ve trooped pretty heavily in that kit for about a year. I imagine after some time, it likely won’t go back to its original shape though lol I don’t think this route would work for a custom kit however.

Yeah you're not going to get a sharp angle out of a single piece of sintra unfortunately. Adding the front plate as suggested above I think will be your best bet. The other option is to make them out of three individual pieces and glue them together with reinforcement on the back but that's really more work than necessary. Using the top plate should do the trick as long as you finish out the angle cleanly. You can do it.
 
I thought about the 3 individual plates glued together, and that certainly is my back up plan, but yeah it seems more work than necessary! Lol

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Re: Kryamla’s Siege of Mandalore Bo-Katan
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2020, 09:10 PM »
Bo's bodysuit in Rebels had an hidden zipper seam on it on the front of her bodysuit as seen in S7 but the hidden zipper seam is covered by the flak vest

still looks excellent :like: :like: :like: 

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Re: Kryamla’s Siege of Mandalore Bo-Katan
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2020, 02:58 PM »
Minor update:

Fabric for vest and flightsuit have been ordered (thanks Mirdala for your help and combining our order!). It’s from spandexworld.com and it’s called “4-way stretch Ponte De Roma-Heavy weight” in Dark Heather. Still on the hunt for the right shade of bias tape for the sleeve edges. I might have to wait until it’s safe to venture into a fabric store to look with my eyes... so that could be a while lol

I’m still working on the gauntlets; they’re proving to be quite difficult in finishing and getting smooth but I’ll get there. I ordered some filler primer and it should be here today. Hopefully that does the trick for those last few spots that are causing me grief. This is an old picture but just wanted to show something lol still plenty left to do on these bad boys.


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Re: Kryamla’s Siege of Mandalore Bo-Katan
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2020, 03:15 PM »
Oh my that is a lot of spot putty!!

I have issues with my gauntlet dart snapping. Do you constantly have replacements laying around?

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« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2020, 04:47 PM »
You have no idea lol I cannot get these dang gauntlets smooth to my liking lol. Hopefully the filler primer saves me hands from more sanding.

I’ve actually been pretty lucky and have had only one dart snap off before. But since it’s 3D printed, it was easy enough to ask a friend to replace lol

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