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 Allee's WIP

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2011, 06:53 PM »
It's nice to see another girl around my age into something like this. I only have one thing to add to the rest of the comments. Yes, you're 14, but if you plan on keeping this set for a while and wearing it, I would leave yourself a little bit of room in the chest (if your still growing). I'm 15 and have grown alot since last year, so I know how much your gonna change. But other than that, I look forward to seeing the rest of this!

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2011, 10:19 PM »
Another thing you can do to make the chest plates fit your form a bit more nicely would be to round the outside edge, instead of leaving it as that hard, straight line. That will help it to fit your more feminine form, as female chests (with boobs or without) are still not square like a male's, and you still don't have to shape them to be "boob plates" that way (i.e. you can leave them flat). I always try to make the suggestion to feminize chest plates for smaller females, even in as slight a way as rounding the outside edge of the plates, as we tend to look like very diminuative or scrawny men if we don't accent the fact that we are female in some way in armor.

I definitely wouldn't size the plates any larger than you already have; as some people already suggested, I would actually trim MORE off the outside edge (rounded as I suggested, or otherwise). One thing I noticed very early on when I started making armor a few years ago (I was only about 16 at the time) is how very thin female chest plates actually have to be if you're making them for a slighter female form.

As for the boots, either should work. My personal preference is for the shorter brown ones. I feel the shaft of the taller black ones would get in the way of various leg armor.

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2011, 01:40 AM »
It's nice to see another girl around my age into something like this. I only have one thing to add to the rest of the comments. Yes, you're 14, but if you plan on keeping this set for a while and wearing it, I would leave yourself a little bit of room in the chest.
That's a good idea, thanks! We'll see how it works out because it needs to fit right as well.

Another thing you can do to make the chest plates fit your form a bit more nicely would be to round the outside edge, instead of leaving it as that hard, straight line. That will help it to fit your more feminine form, as female chests (with boobs or without) are still not square like a male's, and you still don't have to shape them to be "boob plates" that way (i.e. you can leave them flat). I always try to make the suggestion to feminize chest plates for smaller females, even in as slight a way as rounding the outside edge of the plates, as we tend to look like very diminuative or scrawny men if we don't accent the fact that we are female in some way in armor.
That's a great idea! I didn't think of that. Thank you for all your advice, it was very helpful. :)

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #18 on: Jun 03, 2011, 12:58 AM »
Ordered my helmet and visor just now!  ;D  ;D

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #19 on: Jun 03, 2011, 01:54 AM »
Wow talking about 14, 15 and 16 makes me feel like an old man at 17 haha. cool to see some younger people like me interested, especially teen girls, most girls i know are NOT big on Star Wars, *shakes head* they are missing out.

As for what everyone is saying, yea its all great adviced, glad you got your boot thing straigtend out. Im currently on my first armor build and i wish you all the luck. im at the point of trying to make a vest and im a little worried how it turns out haha, hope yours comes out well. As for plate sizing, it did look a little short, just experiment a bit and see what works.

and as many have already said, there is no reason a girl cant where regular plates. and with or without boobs, it can be made to work. just go with what you like best.
 anyway...good luck!

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #20 on: Jun 13, 2011, 12:46 AM »
Glued the helmet together, and had my first run-in with bondo. It doesn't like me. xP I will start the sanding tomorrow. Flightsuit fitting, the cape, and the vest are on hold for the time being because my sewing machine is being a pain. :/

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #21 on: Jun 13, 2011, 12:49 PM »
Ah the joy of bondo :P. If it hasn't already been said, make sure to sand in a well-ventilated area, and wear a dust mask of some sort.

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #22 on: Jun 13, 2011, 11:20 PM »
oh and work quickly and dont prepare too much, the stuff drys up quickly and be sure to seal it well. i lost alot because of bad storage and dry weather where i live.

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #23 on: Aug 31, 2015, 03:22 AM »
Surprise thread revive!  :P

Anyway, disregard pretty much all of the previous information. I'll post a more in-depth update tomorrow, but for now here's my belt and ammo pouches. I think I spent an inappropriate amount of time making the pouches... oh well.



The different stages of ammo pouch making. Picture does not include the large amount of caffeine consumed to keep on task with this for almost 8 hours today.


Finally finished. Pretty happy with how these turned out! :D

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #24 on: Aug 31, 2015, 04:48 AM »
If these dates are correct, I'd say that's a lot of time spent on pouches! Four years??  :laugh:
They do look good though! :D

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #25 on: Aug 31, 2015, 08:46 AM »
Wow that's gotta be one of the oldest legit thread revives I've seen yet :laugh:

Nice belt pouches!  I always like when they're hollow, instead of being formed around a solid block.

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #26 on: Aug 31, 2015, 01:27 PM »
Those pouches are awesome!  I can't wait for more updates.

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #27 on: Sep 02, 2015, 02:11 PM »
Whow welcome back Allee!
Well your 18 at least now, so you can officially join now! Sweet!
Looking forward to seeing what other updates you have.
And I agree, 4 years on pouches is a little long  :laugh:

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #28 on: Sep 04, 2015, 12:50 AM »
If these dates are correct, I'd say that's a lot of time spent on pouches! Four years??  :laugh:

And I agree, 4 years on pouches is a little long  :laugh:

Well I had to get them perfect, ya know? I figure if I spend a couple years on each costume part I'll finish the costume by the time I'm 30.  :laugh:

Anyway, I went to an armor party a few weeks ago and basically re-started my project after setting it aside a very long time ago. None of the stuff I'd made so far was really use-able, so I remade the flightsuit, and I have to re-make the vest. Once I sew the new sleeves into my flight suit, I'll post a picture with all my soft parts minus the vest. Here's a couple progress pictures from the last few days!  ;D



My helmet is ready and pretty much all sanded. I just have to get the left ear cap glued/bondo'd.



Pepakura back plate courtesy of Peregrinus. Finished gluing it all together today. The completely unmodified files fit me perfectly, so apparently I have the body of a cartoon character...?  :o



FInishing up the last bits of sanding for my blaster before the paint.

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Re: Allee's WIP
« Reply #29 on: Sep 04, 2015, 01:11 AM »
Nice.  I'm enjoying seeing your progress.   :)

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