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Does the girth/kama need a back panel (Pics pgs. 3 & 4)

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 Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #255 on: Mar 04, 2014, 12:03 PM »
Wow. kit is looking good.  8)

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #256 on: Mar 04, 2014, 12:55 PM »
Wow. kit is looking good.  8)
Vor'e Vod!!

And I got the under layer for the ammo belt in: ;D

Yes, it is a guitar strap! :laugh: Picked it up on Ebay for less than $10!
(Hey Kelan, it's brown Canadian leather! ;))

The reason I used the guitar strap was because it is pre-dyed through and through and is 2.5" wide, exactly the size the the belt loops on my Boba pouches!

I just removed the adjustable strap and trimmed the ends to match (one was slightly rounder than the other :P). then I found the center point and added 4 - 13mm (1/2") wide belt loops spacing them evenly from the center so they line up with the ends of the ammo pouches and hold the upper strap in place at the ends. The upper strap is 2 adjustable nylon tie down belts that I added the buckle to and riveted at the middle with an aluminium plate to hide the open ends:


And the test fit with the cod and kama/girth belt! ;D


So All I should have left to do is:
- Assemble the backplate
- Add padding to the inside of the gauntlets (to keep them from twisting :P)
- figure out how to attach the gaunt cables inside the upper sleeve of the flight suit
- Re-glue the edges down on some of the Velcro patches
- Weather the holster and half-chaps

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!  ;D
 
 :o :o Fierfek, its a train!!!!! :laugh:

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #257 on: Mar 04, 2014, 05:08 PM »
Keep up the excellent work, looking good!

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #258 on: Mar 05, 2014, 03:21 PM »
Keep up the excellent work, looking good!
Thanks Moose'alor! 8)

And out of the things left to do I was able to cross a few off last night/this morning: ;D
- Assemble the backplate
- Add padding to the inside of the gauntlets (to keep them from twisting :P)
- figure out how to attach the gaunt cables inside the upper sleeve of the flight suit
- Re-glue the edges down on some of the Velcro patches
- Weather the holster and half-chaps

and to prove it here's my gauntlets:


and my backplate:



and a close-up of the weathering on the "targeting mini-comp"


Down to the last little bit here...  ???
Hoping to get some pre-app pics up soon!

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #259 on: Mar 06, 2014, 12:04 PM »
Wow, vod. You've made some amazing progress on an amazing project. :)

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #260 on: Mar 07, 2014, 10:45 AM »
 :o wow thats some great looking work there vod ;) Love it all

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #261 on: Mar 07, 2014, 12:04 PM »
Wow, vod. You've made some amazing progress on an amazing project. :)
:o wow thats some great looking work there vod ;) Love it all
Vor'e Vode!

Well those last couple things...
- figure out how to attach the gaunt cables inside the upper sleeve of the flight suit
- Re-glue the edges down on some of the Velcro patches
- Weather the holster and half-chaps

I figured out the best way to attach the cabling was with snaps...
So I added snaps to the inner sleeve just behind the center line and about an inch from the shoulder seam backed with 19mm x 19mm pleather backers
(I also put a dab of e6000 on the fabric itself to keep it from fraying):


I then made tabs to hold the tops of the cabling out of the same thin pleather material with the snap tops on them:


And with the parts in place:


I also had a bit of fun with weathering the holster ;D...
So I had it ride around in the snow left in the bed of my truck to and from work (30 minutes each way), sat on the dash in the sun all day, rubbed on the tires covered in sand/salt mix, thrown in the bottom of the log carrier while I brought wood in for the woodstove, then washed with a very thin black/brown wash (a couple dabs of brown and  a dab of black to about 1/4 cup of water, dabbed and smeared on with a paper towel) and is now sitting on the dash again!


So I'm pretty much ready for pre-app pics except for one thing...

...I forgot to make handplates!!! :-[ :rolleyes:

Well, hopefully will be able to get those knocked out pretty quick... :P
I'll try to get some pre-app pics up this weekend so y'all can tell me if I missed anything or have any suggestions! ;)

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #262 on: Mar 08, 2014, 11:36 AM »
I want Pics  :P

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #263 on: Mar 10, 2014, 10:46 AM »
I want Pics  :P
Soon! ;)

Sorry guys... been a bit delayed, my wife has been in and out of the VA hospital/Doctors offices/Chiropractor for the last week with mystery muscle/organ pains so I've not had alot of time to get the pics...

But I did manage to get the last parts of my kit almost done while my wife and daughter were resting:  ;D

Cut, shaped, and test fit for sizing:


On to aluminium base coat:


Black base color and orange top coats applied with masking:


I just have to do the black/brown wash and clear coat, then glue the velcro to the bottom and make an elastic/velcro hand strap to hold it down!  ???

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #264 on: Mar 10, 2014, 04:28 PM »
Family comes 1st Vod ;) Hope they are OK.

Hand plates looks great ;D

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP (Pre-app pics pg. 18!)
« Reply #265 on: Mar 12, 2014, 10:54 AM »
Family comes 1st Vod ;) Hope they are OK.

Hand plates looks great ;D
Thanks Vod! She's doing much better now! ;)

And I got the hand plates weathered and clear coated and made the hand strap for them...


The strap is done similar to the way I've seen done on the 501st boards using a solid upper elastic strap then a bottom strap that velcros under the wrist


I also decided to make a couple braids for my shoulder:

These are actually my own "padawan braids" from a loooooong time ago (as in, they're my own hair :P)

Oh, and as requested...
Full kit pre-app pics! ;D

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Front:


Left:


Right:


Back:

(I forgot to turn on the lights in the targeting mini-comp :-[)

Weapon:

(Not sure which would be best for app pic?  :-\)

Targeting bracer:


And and action shot just for fun:


OK Vode... I need critiques so I can send in my app!!!  ???

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #267 on: Mar 12, 2014, 12:29 PM »
Your right chest plate looks like it's overlapping just a bit on your collar plate. Might be the angle or might be that you just need to pull you vest down a bit on that side.

For the weapons pics, just take a picture of the weapon by itself or a close up in your hand.

Now, that being said... This is an AMAZING kit very well planned and extremely well executed. The color choices, patterns, choices of fabric... Very very well done.

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #268 on: Mar 12, 2014, 12:33 PM »
Wow! What a great build! And super inspirational for a first-go, too! Keep up the great work, vod!

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Re: Jaa'det 1st Beskar'gam... NEW WIP
« Reply #269 on: Mar 12, 2014, 01:09 PM »
great looking kit there  ... well done
Wow! What a great build! And super inspirational for a first-go, too! Keep up the great work, vod!
Vor'e Vode! Glad y'all like it! ;D

Your right chest plate looks like it's overlapping just a bit on your collar plate. Might be the angle or might be that you just need to pull you vest down a bit on that side.

For the weapons pics, just take a picture of the weapon by itself or a close up in your hand.

Now, that being said... This is an AMAZING kit very well planned and extremely well executed. The color choices, patterns, choices of fabric... Very very well done.
Thanks, Kelan!
I have some shots from my DL-33 WIP of just the blaster I should be able to use (or should I be holding it while kitted up? :-\)
I will probably re-take the pics tonight because the aren't as sharp as I would like... and the AF on my DSLR decided to not work until I took the outside shot  :P
I'll adjust the collar gap on the left chest plate, and rotate lower right ab plate, attach the braids better and take the series over again and submit my app! ;)

...Playing around with Pixlr-o-matic on my phone...

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