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 Dívash Tracinya Build WIP

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Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« on: Feb 07, 2021, 01:54 PM »
Hereís my plans, character intro, and all that stuff! http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199627.msg2197901#msg2197901

Current progress:
(2/7/21) Iíve drawn out my armor plan, tested a pattern for a belt pouch, and have boots to use. I have a plan for my flight suit and flak vest.
Update: turns out the pattern I have is too baggy for a flight suit, and I stink at patterning. Iím going to look for somewhere I can buy scrubs.
Update 2: I have a belt and boots! And I might be returning to the idea of making my own flight suit to avoid accidental inside out sleeves. Iíll need to buy a LOT of stuff for it (material, 1Ē elastic, a new iron, and ironing board, tags so I donít put the pants on backwards...) but itís all stuff Iíd be getting at some point anyways.
(2/19/21) I have patterns for the shirt and pants!

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concept thread https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199627.msg2196932#msg2196932
Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
Soft parts WIP http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=200087.new#new

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2021, 10:57 AM »
Your concepts look good!

As for what you said in your concept thread about your gloves, it's possible that the gloves you have might work. I've ripped logos off of glove straps before. Show us some pics before you go buy some new gloves.

Scrubs will work well and give you a two piece flight suit. I've used coveralls so far but I'm thinking of switching to two piece, honestly.

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #2 on: Feb 08, 2021, 04:03 PM »
Your concepts look good!

As for what you said in your concept thread about your gloves, it's possible that the gloves you have might work. I've ripped logos off of glove straps before. Show us some pics before you go buy some new gloves.

Scrubs will work well and give you a two piece flight suit. I've used coveralls so far but I'm thinking of switching to two piece, honestly.

Alright, Iíll take some glove photos later. I do use the gloves for riding, so any modifications would need to still be fully functional, which is why Iím considering just getting a pair of plain black gloves.

And a general question: can I do armor on my outer forearm and just a fabric/leather/vinyl wrap on my inner arm, to avoid the insanity that is hinges and sizing a cylinder?

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concept thread https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199627.msg2196932#msg2196932
Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
Soft parts WIP http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=200087.new#new

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #3 on: Feb 08, 2021, 04:42 PM »
In that case, yes, you should probably get gloves specifically for your kit. But if you like that pair, you might be able to just get a second pair.

CRLs state: 'Full or half/bracer-style hard shell gauntlets that cover at least 2/3 of the length of the forearm from wrist to elbow and at least half of the circumference.' and then, 'If half bracers are used, they must display a permanent, in-universe method of securing them to the forearm, such as leather or nylon straps.' So, yes, you should be alright with a plate strapped to the back of your forearm, so long as it covers at least the specified area of your arm and the straps look in universe. But the hinge really isn't so bad- I bought a piano hinge off amazon and glued it to a toilet brush holder, lol. If you want 3D printed gauntlets, the math isn't so hard to do and there are a lot of people willing to help you. I'm not trying to talk you out of a half bracer- but don't feel limited or intimidated.

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2021, 06:04 PM »
Since this is my first build, and also doesnít need to be approvable for a few years, I think Iím going to go half bracers. There a good chance Iíd grow out of full gauntlets anyway.

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concept thread https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199627.msg2196932#msg2196932
Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
Soft parts WIP http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=200087.new#new

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2021, 12:40 PM »
Iím a bit lost with ordering scrubs. Is there a good quality pair someoneís bought from Amazon? Itís hard to tell anything from the photos.

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My plan, as of right now: buy scrubs. Buy or make a neck seal. Buy a custom flak vest from the forums. Depending on cost, maybe get one with fancy upgrades. Make paper or cardboard patterns for all non-torso armor and start testing sizes and shapes. Find a girth belt. Repurpose tail belt for an ammo/gun belt. Buy or make pouches and holsters. Probably buy holsters. Start figuring out how gauntlets will fit.

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concept thread https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199627.msg2196932#msg2196932
Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
Soft parts WIP http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=200087.new#new

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #6 on: Feb 09, 2021, 09:43 PM »
Personally I would go thrift them. Or walmart sells scrubs. I don't know of any good online places or good brands to buy directly from.

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #7 on: Feb 10, 2021, 08:18 AM »
Personally I would go thrift them. Or walmart sells scrubs. I don't know of any good online places or good brands to buy directly from.

Alright, thank you!

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concept thread https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199627.msg2196932#msg2196932
Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
Soft parts WIP http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=200087.new#new

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #8 on: Feb 11, 2021, 09:38 AM »
In case I canít find scrubs/a flight suit in the right color, how do I dye it? Is there a kind of fabric I should use? A type of dye? How does dying even work? (Iíve never done it before)

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concept thread https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199627.msg2196932#msg2196932
Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
Soft parts WIP http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=200087.new#new
Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #9 on: Feb 11, 2021, 10:13 AM »
I've used Rit Dye to great effect.
As far as I know, there isn't really a limit to what fabrics you can dye, buy you should probably check their website.
Bassically, you take your fabric or whatever, then dump it into either a washing machine and add dye, or a really hot bucket of water and add dye, and stir the pot. Wait an hour, or a wash cycle, and it comes out. Voila.

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #10 on: Feb 11, 2021, 10:43 AM »
Ok, that doesnít seem too hard! Thanks!

Update: I have a belt! Dark brown leather, fits me well + has room, decent quality. Iíll have to find a way to cover the logo on the buckle but I think other than that itís fine.
Closeup of the material
Closeup of the underside/back of the buckle

Maybe I can glue/screw/other method of attachment a small piece of sintra onto it? This is also my tail belt when Iím fursuiting so I want it to still be usable for that.

(The images just disappeared for some reason?)

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concept thread https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199627.msg2196932#msg2196932
Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
Soft parts WIP http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=200087.new#new

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #11 on: Feb 11, 2021, 07:23 PM »
Sorry for double posting, but did all the images disappear for anyone else??

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #12 on: Feb 11, 2021, 08:01 PM »
I can't see them either, might be an issue with imgur?

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #13 on: Feb 12, 2021, 08:22 AM »
Iím using discord and sta.sh to host my images. I might have to start linking instead of embedding?

Hereís the belt pics again in the meantime https://sta.sh/0l33l7i31e4 and https://sta.sh/21n9enj2h8cz?edit=1

Note to self- add boot pics

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concept thread https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199627.msg2196932#msg2196932
Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #14 on: Feb 12, 2021, 06:56 PM »
Imgur is the reccomended pic hosting site

That belt should do fine. I've filled in logos on metal objects with bondo before, after some paint and weathering you can barely tell.

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #15 on: Feb 12, 2021, 10:23 PM »
Aaaaaaaand hereís the boots I plan to use! https://sta.sh/21grns8juemk?edit=1
These are my riding boots, so theyíre nice and weathered already! Iíll have some shin armor and a fabric/leather wrap to cover the zipper and logos.

Stash is being a pain so Iíll go back to using discord tomorrow for images.

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Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #16 on: Feb 13, 2021, 10:04 AM »
Those look good, the zipper should be pretty easy to cover.

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #17 on: Feb 13, 2021, 01:02 PM »
Those look good, the zipper should be pretty easy to cover.
Yep, thatís what Iím hoping!


Question: is Amazon an ok place to get sintra? Also can I get away with using a scrub jacket for the shirt of my flight suit?

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Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #18 on: Feb 14, 2021, 10:40 AM »
The one time I got sintra I had my alor'ad pick some up for me, but Amazon should be fine. And yes, a scrub jacket should work, it will probably need a few modifications but it should be doable.

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #19 on: Feb 14, 2021, 12:36 PM »
Ok. Just wanted to check, since Amazon can be... less than good quality sometimes XD
For the jacket, what kind of modifications would be needed? never mind, Iím making my own flight suit! Iíve ordered the shirt pattern and I have the pattern for the pants already. Iíll be making a Joanneís run next weekend, once I know what kind of fabric I need and how much.

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Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
Soft parts WIP http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=200087.new#new

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #20 on: Feb 16, 2021, 12:56 PM »
Plan for this week: (and the next few)
- buy fabric for flight suit
- buy fabric for girth sash, bracer attachment, and boot wraps
- ask about various flak vest styles and the benefits of each (material and quilted vs unquilted, specifically)
- find material for kama
- buy some belt pouches
- figure out the method Iím going to use for prop-making (especially blasters)

Long-term plans:
- figure out what type of helmet (material, finish, etc)
- find a paint brand and start figuring out which colors I want
- order sintra
- get plain black gloves
- make or print or whatever armor templates
- holsters???
- big olí staff weapon (plan)
- big olí staff weapon (make)

Thatís all for now, I think!

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concept thread https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199627.msg2196932#msg2196932
Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #21 on: Feb 19, 2021, 11:07 PM »
How hard would it be to modify gaiters/half chaps to hold armor (as opposed to making my own wraps)?

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #22 on: Feb 21, 2021, 11:55 AM »
Bump for my last question, since Iím going fabric shopping today and donít want to buy things if Iím not going to use them!

Edit: ended up not buying fabric today.

Built a mock up chest plate instead! Iíll add the side prong thingies and the ab plate tomorrow. Itís a bit wide, but at least Iím figuring this stuff out now!

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Build thread http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=199744.0
Soft parts WIP http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=200087.new#new

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #23 on: Feb 23, 2021, 12:54 PM »
Added a chest diamond to the cardboard mock-up today! Hoping to also do the prongy things and ab plate this afternoon. Making slow but steady progress!
Soft parts update: I have patterns but have not yet gone fabric shopping.

Edit: I have mostly completed the cardboard chest plate v1!
Sizing is wonky, it relies heavily on tape, and my shirt looks really weird because of it, but I can move! And it looks decent!

Edit 2: did some glue fixes and a bit of trimming so it looks better, but itís not enough to be worth another pic.

Does anyone know what post-imperial backplates look like???

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Soft parts WIP http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=200087.new#new

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Re: Dívash Tracinya Build WIP
« Reply #24 on: Feb 25, 2021, 09:11 PM »
Bump for the backplate question

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