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 Jesse's WIP **#wearable!!**

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Jesse Libarra


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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #255 on: Mar 04, 2019, 10:51 PM »
Weathering on your thighs is top notch, dare I say it looks like a paintjob I'd do \m/
What's your masking medium? I use toothpaste because I kept spilling the latex masking fluid, at $20 a bottle I figured toothpaste would work fine lol

Thanks! I've been using toothpaste too. I put it on with a toothpick, let it dry for a while, paint over it, then scrub it off with a wet rag or a brush.

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #256 on: Mar 05, 2019, 08:59 AM »
Thanks! I've been using toothpaste too. I put it on with a toothpick, let it dry for a while, paint over it, then scrub it off with a wet rag or a brush.

Y UP thats exactly how I do it, except I use whatever stick-like piece of detritus is laying around lol lately its been allen keys

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #257 on: Apr 04, 2019, 11:14 AM »
So, I weathered my sash.




I cut up the ends a bit and shredded them using a serrated steak knife. I also enlisted my vod'ika and his BB gun to put some interesting holes in strategic places.  :P


I also did some work on my gun:





Pre brown-wash:



Post brown-wash:



Gun loosely inspired by this guy:

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #258 on: Apr 05, 2019, 12:40 AM »
I look dorky in my pajamas and flip-flops, but I have a nice gun... *Chambers round*

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #259 on: Apr 06, 2019, 10:31 AM »
Looks good- birdshot makes for nice weathering on soft parts like capes and kamas too, get a decent spread mabe 20 feet back so it looks like random littl hoels caused by say spark burns or something. And your in Texas I dont want to hear  "idk how" xD

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Re: Jesse's WIP
« Reply #260 on: Apr 12, 2019, 09:00 AM »
Ok, so I bit the bullet and decided to do boot armor. I was kind of up in the air, but decided that my pull on boots made my feet look ludicrously tiny in comparison with the rest of my kit. So, I will be doing boot armor to cover the laces on my combat boots.

After cutting two inches off the standard "small" pattern, here they are painted silver:


Painted brown (to match my knee plates)


Red stripe:


And black-wash (not that you can see it in my phone camera):


Next up, snaps and elastic.

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Re: Jesse's WIP **#wearable!!!**
« Reply #261 on: Apr 14, 2019, 08:56 PM »
So, got the strapping done on my boot plates:






and then....
*drum roll, please*

I'm #wearable!

Here are the pictures taken by a vod'ika who was nearly beside himself with excitement.










And requisite helmet shots:



So, things I've got to fix:
1. I'll bring my sash further down my hips, so there's more red under the belt. The sash will also cover the top of the kama/loin cloth so they look separate.
2. Fix vest/ab plate region so it's not loose. (The ab plate was sagging because my vest wasn't secured tightly enough)
3. Close gauntlets completely so the velcro doesn't show.
4. Put on backplate/belt in such a way that the teeth of the backplate are actually under the pouches instead of over.  :-\
5. Probably tailor the arms a little. There's already so little space to work with on my 5ft frame, I don't need any more bulk.
6. Gotta put one more piece of padding in the forehead region so the helmet doesn't keep slipping down over my glasses.  :laugh:

I also will not be taking my next set of pictures standing on a downhill slope with the sun in my eyes.

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Re: Jesse's WIP **#wearable!!**
« Reply #262 on: Apr 14, 2019, 09:33 PM »
As I said before, TOP notch kit! Love it!

I think your list of tweaks is pretty good, too. I'm not sure, but your may need to pull your chest plates in a little closer to each other. Spacing looks a little bit on the wide side, but I could be wrong and it's actually fine :P

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Re: Jesse's WIP **#wearable!!**
« Reply #263 on: Apr 17, 2019, 08:19 PM »
Gotta say, that looks pretty dang darn awesome! :boba:

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Re: Jesse's WIP **#wearable!!**
« Reply #264 on: Apr 19, 2019, 08:54 AM »
Gotta say, that looks pretty dang darn awesome! :boba:

Thank you! It's only been... what? Seven years in the making?  :laugh:

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Re: Jesse's WIP **#wearable!!**
« Reply #265 on: Apr 20, 2019, 02:36 PM »
Okay, okay.  :P Due to the majority of comments being of the "too earthy" variety, I went ahead and modified the buttstock.






Before:


After:






Referenced the A-280 for the stock design:


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Re: Jesse's WIP **#wearable!!**
« Reply #266 on: Apr 22, 2019, 09:04 PM »
That looks super cool!

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Re: Jesse's WIP **#wearable!!**
« Reply #267 on: Apr 23, 2019, 11:28 AM »
Overall looks good, well done. I Would suggest, for comfort reasons, to go ahead and cut the teeth off the backplate. Your back plate will still exceed the minimum size requirement without them. Your list of tweeks is solid. Can't wait to see your next round of photos!

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Re: Jesse's WIP **#wearable!!**
« Reply #268 on: Apr 28, 2019, 08:20 PM »
Overall looks good, well done. I Would suggest, for comfort reasons, to go ahead and cut the teeth off the backplate. Your back plate will still exceed the minimum size requirement without them. Your list of tweeks is solid. Can't wait to see your next round of photos!

Oh yes, that's definitely going to have to happen. I discovered the wisdom of your statement in my....

 :porg2: IMPROMPTU PHOTOSHOOT :porg2:

First, the pre- pre- pre-app pictures:










And, classic "Looking directly into the sun" picture:


Now for fun with the vod'ika:





























Ok, so here's my updated list of fixes:
1. I'm re-doing the velcro on my gauntlets so it's a) not so hard to get them off and b) not so obvious
2. I'll be moving my thigh plates down a little, and my knees up a smidge.
3. The teeth on the backplate have to be trimmed, because they're currently resting on my pelvis. I'll be adding more velcro to the backplate as well, to keep it from coming off (like you can see in some of the pictures)
4. Elastic strap on right shin will be blackened (it got painted by accident)

Next round of Pre- Pre-apps will be taken in better lighting! Who woulda thought black on black would be so difficult to photograph?  :rolleyes:

EDIT:
I cut about an inch off the backplate teeth. I may go a little higher, but I may not depending on the experience with my next kit-up.

« Last Edit: Apr 29, 2019, 04:22 PM by Jesse Libarra » Logged


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Re: Jesse's WIP **#wearable!!**
« Reply #269 on: May 02, 2019, 05:16 AM »
The Jesse Braid! That looks so awesome! You're inspiring me to maybe finally eventually get my kit out of the gutter.

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