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 Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread

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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #30 on: Sep 19, 2020, 05:26 PM »
My belts, pouches, and straps arrived today!  Thank you DeltaLeatherWorks!  These items are beautiful!!!




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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #31 on: Sep 20, 2020, 01:54 PM »
As I finish up work on the harness, I made snap plates and strap connections for the jet pack.  I'll add magnets later to align the jetpack with the back plate, but placed the clips where I did so there would be enough slack for me to connect/disconnect them.





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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #32 on: Sep 25, 2020, 02:21 PM »
I have been working to reshape the breast plates to make them more accurate for this version of Bo Katan.   Please let me know what you think.  I added the return edge back, and then flattened the crease across the front by heat forming a piece of Sintra to the back, sanding down the crease, and filling in the gap with abs paste and Bondo.

Original breast plate:
F49705A3-F588-42B5-BFDC-BB46CB179797 by Beren97, on Flickr

Modifications:









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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #33 on: Sep 26, 2020, 03:38 PM »
Harness completed today with adjustable straps...



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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #34 on: Sep 26, 2020, 03:55 PM »
I think thatís looking pretty good! How do they compare side by side with a screenshot? I find that really helpful for shape, proportions, etc :)

Harness looks good!

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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #35 on: Sep 26, 2020, 08:44 PM »
I think thatís looking pretty good! How do they compare side by side with a screenshot? I find that really helpful for shape, proportions, etc :)

Harness looks good!

Thanks!!! 

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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #36 on: Oct 02, 2020, 08:29 PM »
My gauntlets arrived this week from Australia!  Thank you  April Storm, they look amazing!!   I'll be using the red and white LED buttons and other parts.  Just curious, are the blue or green buttons ever used for Bo Katan?




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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #37 on: Oct 02, 2020, 10:33 PM »
Yay for gauntlets!

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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #38 on: Oct 10, 2020, 05:44 PM »
Progress...  here are my completed shoes and shins, complete with leather straps.





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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #39 on: Oct 10, 2020, 08:22 PM »
Looking good!

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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #40 on: Oct 11, 2020, 06:21 PM »
I made progress today with the thigh armor.  The leather panels that I received were too big, so after securing them to the back of the armor, I marked and trimmed away the excess, and then attached the panels using 4 Chicago screws. 

The cardboard cut out represents the actual size of the armor, but the leather panels looked too big for me.






Chicago screws attached on either side using "snap plate" concept, but the  center ones go through the armor since they are hidden by the holster.




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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #41 on: Oct 11, 2020, 09:48 PM »
Oh this is an excellent way to attach the leather to the plate!

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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #42 on: Oct 18, 2020, 03:47 PM »
I've got the jet pack and back plate configuration all set up, and I've made progress with the flak jacket including adding bias tape to the sleeves.  The clips are passed through the back plate and snap into the jet pack clips.  To keep the jet pack from tipping backwards, I've added a pair of neodynium magnets which I will have to paint later.  The back plate is held in place simply from the pressure of the jet pack.

The back of the flak jacket with the straps passing through:


I opened up the slots on the back plate after this photo to allow the clips to pass through without binding.  The slots now look more like small squares:


Xjg5d%r+QOy2d4WZWjY7GA by Beren97, on Flickr

O98ZXuGTRmyaL+Z3zFoqhQ by Beren97, on Flickr

AOXEm%KeSE6utXWwDcoqjQ by Beren97, on Flickr


The magnet sits between the jet pack and back plate but is still visible if you are looking for it.  I'll paint these later to hide them:
ebsuGPK8S3yCexde7KmjEw by Beren97, on Flickr



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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #43 on: Oct 18, 2020, 08:30 PM »
Looks great to me! I think painting that magnet will do the trick.

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Re: Luthien's Season 7 Bo Katan build thread
« Reply #44 on: Oct 23, 2020, 07:42 PM »
I've got the gauntlets and breast plates finished up including electronics.  I'll have to pad the gauntlets with EVA foam to keep them from rattling around later, and I am happy with the final contour of the breast plates considering where I started.












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