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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #870 on: Dec 27, 2022, 01:37 PM »
MOAR UPDATES!!

Finally started in on the Kama.  These need some edging and light weathering.


I also drilled larger holes for permanently attaching the straps for the shnees.
And a near-full kit up.







Need to finish the backplate, still, and make sure I fix any gaps and float on the chestplate.  Also need to either make new holsters, or find ways to attach my current ones.  I also need to keep an eye on posture, and fix my shoulders, as they are unevenly placed in these pics.  Bringing the left one down seems the most logical way to go, as it's too close to the chest plates.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #871 on: Dec 27, 2022, 03:09 PM »
Awesome work as always, Strak!  :like: :<3:

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #872 on: Dec 27, 2022, 07:51 PM »
Looking good!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #873 on: Jan 12, 2023, 10:34 PM »
I can haz backplate?







Yes, you can.

Also, going back to the old steel shoulders.  As much as I liked the look of the shells, they just weren't comfortable for long periods.


AWOOOOOOOOOOooo!

The next step is to finish this:

A Ruana Cloak.  Gotta hem the edges, then run it through a couple cold wash cycles. 

Not pictured: Changing up the kama to a single flap, similar to Paz Vizsla.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #874 on: Jan 13, 2023, 08:27 AM »
I love that every time I'm away for a bit and come back that your kit looks better  :laugh:. Amazing work as always, vod!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #875 on: Jan 13, 2023, 11:54 AM »
Looking good. I really like the cut and drape of that Ruana. May just need something like it for me.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #876 on: Jan 13, 2023, 12:03 PM »
Really nice job :like:

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #877 on: Jan 14, 2023, 08:19 AM »
Wonderful work Straka!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #878 on: Jan 14, 2023, 10:39 AM »
Awesome! Love that cloak!

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #879 on: Jan 24, 2023, 01:01 PM »
Edging ever closer...





And now with the cloak.





Need to get this finalized, soon.  For my Mom.

Ni su'cuyi, gar kyr'adyc, ni partayli, gar darasuum

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #880 on: Jan 24, 2023, 01:19 PM »
Looking awesome. I will miss seeing the nite owl though  ;D

Which helmet is that for your mom?

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #881 on: Jan 24, 2023, 02:02 PM »
Itís my original Nite Owl.  I have all the friends and family Iíve lost during my build on there.

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #882 on: Jan 25, 2023, 12:37 AM »
The cloak looks great, especially when it's done up like a poncho.
I'm very sorry for your loss  :<3:

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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #883 on: Feb 07, 2023, 12:59 PM »

I made a friend.
Meet Earl, my duck tape dummy, with PVC stand.  Quick and dirty build, made as a temporary table display.

And working on a set of hip armor, aka Tassets.



And finally, pics of the measurements for the ab plate.


Roughly 1" between the bottom of the plate, and the bottom of the vest.  I keep getting distracted by the offset of the chicago screws I used.

Almost forgot, Spotter Droid!

« Last Edit: Feb 07, 2023, 01:10 PM by Straka Zulu » Logged
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Re: Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!
« Reply #884 on: Feb 10, 2023, 08:29 PM »
Update:
Shaped them better.  200f water works wonders for shaping 3mm sintra!




Still trying to decide if I want them over or under the kama.

Thinking of making a gaffi stick.  Need to check out a couple build videos, and start making sketches.

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