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 Straka Zulu, Brigades or Bust!

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #495 on: Sep 14, 2014, 06:14 PM »
It's a $4 clothesline, as suggested in the "Easy Girth Tutorial".  Might just break down and buy a real one at some point.
Thinking of using a black "sash" with a leather belt for the time being, don't have time for a full-on rebuild before the con season.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #496 on: Sep 14, 2014, 09:40 PM »
My advice: spraypaint.  My clothesline didn't take the dye either.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #497 on: Sep 15, 2014, 02:25 PM »
yuuup spray paint can work well on gurth belts ;)

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #498 on: Sep 15, 2014, 02:58 PM »
yuuup spray paint can work well on gurth belts ;)

You could always try stain, but that stuff runs around $40 a gallon.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #499 on: Sep 15, 2014, 09:27 PM »
Will give the spray paint a try, couldn't hurt, right?

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #500 on: Sep 15, 2014, 09:36 PM »
Will give the spray paint a try, couldn't hurt, right?

Yeah I would try it. Just bear in mind, that after you spray it, it'll seal the clothesline. That MAY effect later treatments.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #501 on: Sep 15, 2014, 09:46 PM »
Kinda figured as much.  It's my first attempt at the girth, so it's not going to be perfect, or around for very long... :P :rolleyes:

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #502 on: Sep 15, 2014, 10:53 PM »
Kinda figured as much.  It's my first attempt at the girth, so it's not going to be perfect, or around for very long... :P :rolleyes:

Yepp.... Everything needs an upgrade eventually. :D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #503 on: Sep 16, 2014, 10:05 AM »

Well, here it is. :rolleyes:

And, NEW pointy thing!

Decided to leave the chipped sections, make it look like the blade has seen a lifetime or two of use. Obviously not beskar, but still a family heirloom. ;D

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #504 on: Sep 16, 2014, 11:13 AM »
Belt is looking good vod! I would clear coat it before you wear it to keep the paint from bleeding onto your suit.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #505 on: Sep 17, 2014, 11:33 AM »
Is that....a lawnmower blade..?

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #506 on: Sep 17, 2014, 02:03 PM »
Is that....a lawnmower blade..?
Cutting board.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #507 on: Sep 19, 2014, 10:18 PM »
Critique Time!!

Did a test fit the other day, and want the input of my vode.  I know the vest is a major problem, so the placement is one of the things I am aware of.

Didn't attach either of my holsters or the Bes'bev to the kit.
The right knee is a double-plate deal, trying an asymmetric look.  Might extend it up further, add an extra plate to the shoulder, and an elbow piece to the right gauntlet.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #508 on: Sep 19, 2014, 11:11 PM »
My advice: if you're going asymmetric, play it up.  If you only do one piece, it can look unbalanced... but the more unbalanced you make it the better it looks  :laugh:  Funny how that works, no?

Super jealous of your boots, by the way.

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Kotyc solus guyani, a mirdala solus shukala.
The strong one survives, but the clever one conquers.

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Re: My first build, looking for advice
« Reply #509 on: Sep 20, 2014, 01:11 AM »
Yeah, found them on Amazon. Look for Dark Jedi/Sith boots.

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