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 Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)

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Well, I've had most of this for several months to a year and have finally started to get moving on this as well.  I have made many of the cuts I need, but the sewing has to wait for my wife to finish her projects.  The "kama" portion is still too long, so fabric will need to be cut there.  So don't worry about that.  


Here's what I have

Flight suit: Olive Green
Over Suit: Dark Brown
      This is wear all the armor attachments will be.  You'll notice the button up front.  This will be covered by specially made chest armor attachment.  The Over Suit (as I call it) will also double as a kama in the lower portion.
Ammo Pouches: Brown Leather
Boots: Brown leather.
      These are a temporary Goodwill find that my wife really likes.  So, no modification on these as my wife has currently forbade it.  However, I will be looking for a similar pair to modify.  They have a lot of similar qualities to the Boba Fett boot.  
Cape: Tan/Khaki
      This is made out of a duck cloth.  Just bought a small yard of it and frayed it a bit.  This will be attached to the shoulders a la Boba Fett style.  (Will be using key board keys as the attachment points.)










        
Planned Additions
Gloves:Brown leather or brown cotton gloves.
      I think I may be going with the brown cotton gloves and then add bits and pieces to make them look beefier.  Thoughts?
Boot (Ankle) Spats: Brown (same fabric as Over Suit)
      By now you will have noticed I am going for a light Mandalorian Class.  The spats were inspired by Boba Fetts.  (Here's a reference from Boba Fett:)
Holster and Belt: Dark Brown Nylon for belt.  Unknown on holster at this time. (Thoughts?)

Well, tell me what you think?

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #1 on: Apr 13, 2011, 05:16 PM »
Not to sound like a nag, but does anyone have any input.  I suppose I could assume since no one has commented that it looks fine, but ya'll know what happens when you assume....  

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #2 on: Apr 14, 2011, 05:12 AM »
I'll jump in here then!
First off, I really dig the colors.  It definitely has a really good feel to it.
As far as the gloves go, I would recommend cloth gloves with some leather attached at points like the top of the hand and knuckles to make them look beefier. Just my two cents.
A Jango-esque style holster might look good with leather straps coming down from the codpiece.  I'm not sure whether you'd want the holsters to sit under the kama or on top of it, though.

A little critique: I think the cape makes it look a bit too fabric heavy.  All your soft parts with the cape included almost looked like a costume in itself.  If you really want to keep the cape, think about making it shorter or thinner... Or both.

Good luck and keep up the good work!

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #3 on: Apr 14, 2011, 11:45 AM »
I agree with the previous comment about having a kama and a cape. I'd probably go with one, not both. Which one? That's your call but see what looks better. If you're gonna be adding holsters, you might reconsider the kama and do the cape instead.

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #4 on: Apr 14, 2011, 01:00 PM »
Awesome guys, that's the kind of critique I need.  I'll definitely keep it in mind.  I think once I get the plates on, I'll be able to get a much better idea of the direction.   

Thanks again!

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #5 on: Apr 15, 2011, 12:12 AM »
My thing about kamas and capes is this (as somebody who uses both): if you're going to have both, I think the cape needs to be a short cape or more like Boba's.

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #6 on: Apr 15, 2011, 01:31 AM »
My thing about kamas and capes is this (as somebody who uses both): if you're going to have both, I think the cape needs to be a short cape or more like Boba's.

That makes a lot of sense. Don't really need to add to the coverage below the waist if you're already rockin' the kama. Good suggestion. ;)

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #7 on: Apr 15, 2011, 04:57 PM »
My thing about kamas and capes is this (as somebody who uses both): if you're going to have both, I think the cape needs to be a short cape or more like Boba's.

Excellent point!  I never thought of that!

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #8 on: Apr 18, 2011, 04:02 PM »
I love capes, but that kit actually looks great without one. I like the way the kama seems to mesh with the shirt.  Your color scheme is perfect, as usual.

 I agree that a leather holster will fit this rugged look best. You'll probably want it on your thigh in the dropleg style, and you may have to pull or even trim back the kama to keep the holster accessible.

 

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #9 on: Apr 19, 2011, 03:31 AM »
The kama and the shirt are a once piece unit.  I took a 60's era pair of army coveralls (Click Here for Example) and died it dark brown and then went to town on them with a pair of scissors.  I have cut the kama portion back a little bit and may do more later.  And I think you are right, a leather holster would look the best... but frugality does have its place.  As I am sure I'll be the one making it.  After looking at the various images, I think I may forgo the cape, but that means a back plate.  I'm not a big fan of the classic, so I may have to get to work on my back pack plans...  Anyone else just so excited they want their kit to be done...  :(

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #10 on: Apr 29, 2011, 10:04 PM »
I kinda like the kama/shirt one piece thing, kinda like an armored trench coat.  Just a few things I want to suggest:

The sleeves of the overcoat/vest shold probably be hemmed as right now in those pics they look a bit frayed.

The pants kind of bunch up at your ankles so you may want to do something to reign that in a bit.  I believe you mentioned spats, that may be enough, but you may still need to hem the pants to correct that.

I believe you have a backpack in the works anyway that I recall seeing the WIP from.  Will this cape you have now be just like Boba's: off to the side to show off your backplate and backpack?  

I look forward to seeing what you do with your kit as so far all of your WIP projects that I've seen look very cool!   ;D

Oh and for the frugality of holsters:  I used left over trash can plastic (my whole kit is Trash Can) to form a holster then used spary adhesive to attach the leather cut from an old leather jacket I bought from my local Goodwill store for about 5 bucks.  The result came out looking pretty good in my opinion... then again I am biased.  lol   ;D





Hope that helps you!

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2011, 11:34 PM »
Sorry for the long delay...

The sleeves of the overcoat/vest shold probably be hemmed as right now in those pics they look a bit frayed.

This is pre-sewn and pre-hemmed.  Waiting for my wife to finish the slip cover for the couch.  So, as soon as that is done... I should get that part finished up.

The pants kind of bunch up at your ankles so you may want to do something to reign that in a bit.  I believe you mentioned spats, that may be enough, but you may still need to hem the pants to correct that.

As I was looking through my closet, I came across a pair of WW I leather spats I bought at a flea market for $15.00.  I may use those.  Though I need to fix the leather a bit and the straps are broken.  If that doesn't work, I will be tightening up and narrowing the bottoms significantly.

I believe you have a backpack in the works anyway that I recall seeing the WIP from.  Will this cape you have now be just like Boba's: off to the side to show off your backplate and backpack?  
I may not use the cape as someone mentioned, it does appear rather fabric heavy.  However, once everything is up and ready, I may still use it.  It'll be a bit shorter and will be off to the side like Boba's.

Oh and for the frugality of holsters...

Awesome... Exactly what I was looking for!  You made my day with that one vod!

Also, I have an addition to my "soft parts".  This is my "Gundark" claw and tooth necklace.  (Made from PVC pipe.) And... I will be adding a few more teeth.  A couple of larger ones and perhaps a couple more smaller ones.




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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2011, 09:36 AM »
Wait...those claws are made from PVC pipe?  :o Wow, that's really cool, would have never guessed. Excellent job on that necklace.

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Re: Del Duroon the Hunter - Soft Parts Start (Pic Intensive)
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2011, 09:39 AM »
That sir, is awesome. Very Ewok.

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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2011, 12:53 PM »
The inspiration kinda hit me.  It was pretty easy.

1. Pic a claw pattern.  (Mine was in my head. )
2. Draw it on the pvc pip.  I use 3 inch.  The PVC was nice and thin. 
3. Cut it out with a dremel. 
4. Sanded it down a bit with dremel sander to create sharp edges. 
5. Heat and shape with heat gun. 
6. Add plastic epoxy to create that bumpy part. 
7. Paint with appliance epoxy.  Acrylic paint for color and detail.  Black, brown, dark brown and yellow. 
8. Spray with flat clear coat.  Voila

The teeth were similar.  Used a thicker PVC pipe and didn't need to heat or shape.  Just sanded down.


 I could do a WIP if anyone is interested.


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