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 Vod'ika's Kit

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #30 on: Nov 05, 2021, 03:05 PM »
Wow can't believe I haven't seen the helmet! Looks epic  :<3:

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #31 on: Nov 05, 2021, 06:23 PM »
Wow can't believe I haven't seen the helmet! Looks epic  :<3:

Thank you!  It was time consuming but I think the results were worth it.

I finished painting the over-shoulders.

   


Then I finished painting on the sigil that I had designed for this kit.







After which we got it all together and did another test fit so I could mark where on the furs I would need to sew them.  She's also been dying to put it all on and jumped at the chance to suit up when I mentioned it.  The left shoulder I had disconnected and reconnected but I didn't get it back in the right place so I will need to adjust it.  Yes it's sitting both higher and tipped forward funny,  I will be fixing it shortly.













We've also still got a little to much fabric bunching up around waist, so I have a little more tailoring to do on the flight suit.

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #32 on: Nov 07, 2021, 10:00 PM »
She looks great! Awesome work!

For the bunching on the waist, have you tried just pulling up the belt/kama to her waist? It seems a bit low and hanging on her hips instead of at a higher point. My belt is a little below my waist and I tuck the flack vest in, which eliminates the need for tailoring the blue fabric. For women or people who want a more feminine look I definitely recommend having the belt up higher and eliminating that little space of flightsuit.

Also you've done well getting rid of the bobble head with the shoulders, but her torso looks a bit small compared to her helmet. Maybe try adding some pouches or things to her belt? I know your main kit has a lot of extra tools and pouches and I think that would make her torso, not just her head and shoulders, look wider.

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #33 on: Nov 09, 2021, 08:18 AM »
She looks great! Awesome work!

For the bunching on the waist, have you tried just pulling up the belt/kama to her waist? It seems a bit low and hanging on her hips instead of at a higher point. My belt is a little below my waist and I tuck the flack vest in, which eliminates the need for tailoring the blue fabric. For women or people who want a more feminine look I definitely recommend having the belt up higher and eliminating that little space of flightsuit.

Also you've done well getting rid of the bobble head with the shoulders, but her torso looks a bit small compared to her helmet. Maybe try adding some pouches or things to her belt? I know your main kit has a lot of extra tools and pouches and I think that would make her torso, not just her head and shoulders, look wider.

Thanks!  I see we have similar thoughts on how to make this better.  ;)   The kama and sash are hanging low because she lost 10 lbs!  A 5'7" person should not weigh 100lbs.  She cannot afford to lose weight so I'm trying to get her to eat more and better.  If not, I'll actually have to tighten everything including her vest and drag her to the dietician again. 

Her torso definitely looks too small compared to how much I bulked her shoulders out.  We are planning several pouches of assorted sizes (Her request is that they are not all the same size).  I also will be adding some knives to the back of her belt and I want to make her a shoulder-sling type bag to carry.  We're also thinking some trophies and maybe a bandolier/suspender type rig to add just a bit more width front to back and also provide more room for the multitude of knives that she wants to carry. 

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #34 on: Nov 14, 2021, 08:25 PM »
The knife sheath for the blades that she wants on her lower back are mostly done!  I still need to scuff them up a bit and add a few weathering washes but the majority of the work is done.












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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #35 on: Nov 17, 2021, 06:40 PM »
Knives look really good! I think the pouch idea is good, make sure your sister is staying safe and healthy  :<3:

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #36 on: Dec 01, 2021, 03:02 PM »
Knives look really good! I think the pouch idea is good, make sure your sister is staying safe and healthy  :<3:

Thanks!  Doing my best to keep everyone healthy.  ;)


Update:  This is so close to app photo time.  I was hoping to have it approved by the end of this year but it might not be quite done in time.

Pouches made and weathered, with clay teeth sculpted by me. 

These are before being weathered.

   

After being weathered, this was the final result.

   

   

I weathered the gloves.



Then I weathered both the wrist guards and attached the strap to hold the bite guard hand plate to the glove.

   

   



And I strung together some teeth as a first sign of affection and to use as the hold across the chest for the fur capelet.


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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #37 on: Dec 02, 2021, 10:11 PM »
Awesome work as always!

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #38 on: Dec 05, 2021, 08:47 PM »
We put it all together so we could get some last minute adjustments.  Still not entirely satisfied with how the shoulder sit.

















Her belt keeps sliding down in the front instead of staying where it should on the grey sash.  As such I'm thinking a bandolier might solve that problem but she's not keen on the idea.  So maybe some loops built into the sash to hold it up...going to have to keep brainstorming this one.


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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #39 on: Dec 05, 2021, 09:12 PM »
Looks amazing. Fantastic job!  :like:

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #40 on: Dec 05, 2021, 10:07 PM »
We put it all together so we could get some last minute adjustments.  Still not entirely satisfied with how the shoulder sit.

















Her belt keeps sliding down in the front instead of staying where it should on the grey sash.  As such I'm thinking a bandolier might solve that problem but she's not keen on the idea.  So maybe some loops built into the sash to hold it up...going to have to keep brainstorming this one.

Try sewing some belt keepers to the sash. They’re normally used to secure a utility belt to the belt that holds up your pants, thus keeping it from sliding around. I use them to secure my codpiece and Kama in place.

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #41 on: Dec 09, 2021, 12:10 PM »
She looks awesome!
Once again, I think you should at least try to move the waist items up. The little strip of her blue flightsuit that is seen seems unnecessary. The belt/kamma/etc is currently hanging off of her hips. They should really be at her waist to avoid things slipping down. Try putting the girth belt on so it slightly overlaps with the vest. You won't have the baggy flightsuit problem and my guess is that it will fit her better.
And I agree the shoulders sit weird, I'm unsure how to fix them though.

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #42 on: Dec 11, 2021, 10:01 PM »
She looks awesome!
Once again, I think you should at least try to move the waist items up. The little strip of her blue flightsuit that is seen seems unnecessary. The belt/kamma/etc is currently hanging off of her hips. They should really be at her waist to avoid things slipping down. Try putting the girth belt on so it slightly overlaps with the vest. You won't have the baggy flightsuit problem and my guess is that it will fit her better.
And I agree the shoulders sit weird, I'm unsure how to fix them though.

Thanks!
I think I've figured out the shoulder but I won't be sure until we do another test fit.
We are not planning on eliminating the green flightsuit from showing for two reasons.  Firstly she's too long in the torso.  The top of the kama sits at the widest point of her hips allowing the grey to reach and pass her natural waist line.  What really needs to happen is to get the belt to sit in the proper place instead of dropping down onto her hips. (I have a plan.)  Secondly I didn't make the vest long enough to tuck into her sash.  To pull it up that high would put it on her rib cage which is also in the wrong spot to have waist items.  Also we both prefer the look of having the green show which is similar to how the traditional Boba Fett look was.  His flightsuit is visible in the gap between vest and waist items.  It's just not a noticeable because they are so close in color.


Looks amazing. Fantastic job!  :like:

Thank you!  ;D

Update:

Painted the head of the chicago screws for her shoulders and did a bit of work on the knife that is going to be strapped to her one calf.  I forgot to take pictures of the knife progress.  I'm still not happy with how it is coming out thus far so I might change it anyway.




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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #43 on: Dec 24, 2021, 08:16 PM »
I made a few belt keepers and sewed them onto the sash.





I also sewed in some more darts onto the sash to help it lay better and added a few more stitches onto the pouches to help them hang better.

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Re: Vod'ika's Kit
« Reply #44 on: Dec 25, 2021, 12:09 AM »
Looking good.  :8):

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