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 Vod'ika's Kit

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #45 on: Dec 27, 2021, 09:57 PM »
Looks awesome! Btw, where do you get the kind of leather that you used for the keepers? I'm trying to get into that stuff but have no idea where to get it  :laugh:

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #46 on: Dec 28, 2021, 11:09 AM »
Looks awesome! Btw, where do you get the kind of leather that you used for the keepers? I'm trying to get into that stuff but have no idea where to get it  :laugh:

So I tend to be a scrap shopper.  The brown upper layer of leather is a 1.5oz  clearance bin leather from the local Tandy Leather shop.  I pretty much shop the last chance stuff exclusively.   The lighter red-ish tan suede was left over from another project and is about 2 oz in weight.  I think I got it as part of a clearance bundle at the local crafts store. (Leather thickness is measured in oz.  the thicker the leather the higher the oz.)  I glued the two layers together to get a thicker sturdy strap.

Honestly, I source leather from pretty much anywhere.  Old leather coats, old leather couches, I was recently given leather boat seat covers (The grey leather on my aquatic build is where I am using that).  The only time I actually buy full price leather is if I need a thick strap of leather for a belt (8oz leather generally) and I don't already have a leather belt I picked up on clearance or at a thrift store.  If I am going to buy leather I tend to head for Tandy.  Good quality and decent prices with fair leather making practices.  I glue layers of leather together to get the thickness I want and then add stitching or rivets to strengthen and help hold the layers together.

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #47 on: Dec 28, 2021, 06:45 PM »
So I tend to be a scrap shopper.  The brown upper layer of leather is a 1.5oz  clearance bin leather from the local Tandy Leather shop.  I pretty much shop the last chance stuff exclusively.   The lighter red-ish tan suede was left over from another project and is about 2 oz in weight.  I think I got it as part of a clearance bundle at the local crafts store. (Leather thickness is measured in oz.  the thicker the leather the higher the oz.)  I glued the two layers together to get a thicker sturdy strap.

Honestly, I source leather from pretty much anywhere.  Old leather coats, old leather couches, I was recently given leather boat seat covers (The grey leather on my aquatic build is where I am using that).  The only time I actually buy full price leather is if I need a thick strap of leather for a belt (8oz leather generally) and I don't already have a leather belt I picked up on clearance or at a thrift store.  If I am going to buy leather I tend to head for Tandy.  Good quality and decent prices with fair leather making practices.  I glue layers of leather together to get the thickness I want and then add stitching or rivets to strengthen and help hold the layers together.

Awesome, thank you for the advice!

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #48 on: Jan 09, 2022, 04:25 PM »
Alright got the padding in the helmet and we took the pre-app photos













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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #49 on: Jan 09, 2022, 06:11 PM »
Thatís such a cool kit!

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #50 on: Jan 09, 2022, 07:58 PM »
Looking good.  :8):

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #51 on: Jan 09, 2022, 09:40 PM »
Looking good! You can see her neck in a picture or too but that's not a problem for pre-app, just wanted you to look out for it when you take real apps!

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #52 on: Jan 10, 2022, 02:54 PM »
Looking good! You can see her neck in a picture or too but that's not a problem for pre-app, just wanted you to look out for it when you take real apps!

I definitely missed that!  Thanks for the catch, we'll be sure her neck seal is in its proper place when we take the app photos.

Looking good.  :8):

Thank you!  :D

Thatís such a cool kit!

It turned out really well, I'm quite pleased with the results if I do say so myself.  ;)

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #53 on: Jan 10, 2022, 03:08 PM »
Very nice! They may ask you to fill in the range finder hole on the earcap.

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #54 on: Jan 30, 2022, 04:07 PM »
Very nice! They may ask you to fill in the range finder hole on the earcap.

Thanks for the heads up!  It wasn't a problem going through apps.  :)


This kit is now approved! 









Now onto Brigades!  Sniper and beast tamer here we come!

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #55 on: Jan 30, 2022, 04:12 PM »
Congratulations, very nice work! I look forward to seeing what you come up with for brigades!

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #56 on: Jan 30, 2022, 10:02 PM »
Awwww, kitty!  :<3:

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #57 on: Feb 05, 2022, 07:43 PM »
Awwww, kitty!  :<3:

Fuzzy soft, cuddly kitty  :)


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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #58 on: Feb 05, 2022, 07:46 PM »
Looking good. Great job and congratulations on OM.

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #59 on: Feb 28, 2022, 08:38 PM »
One of our recruits edited this photo from the troop this past weekend.




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