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 Kavryn Falco - Upgrades & Stuff [Last Update Pg. 15]

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #30 on: Aug 29, 2014, 12:33 PM »
Thanks vod!

So it turns out that in a fight between red sharpie and white primer... You should probably bet on the sharpie.  Painting is on hold til I sand my plates back down and get rid of the sharpie writing  :(

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #31 on: Aug 29, 2014, 03:41 PM »
Try alcohol swabs first, you won't have to sand as much.

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #32 on: Aug 29, 2014, 07:41 PM »
Or, you could skip the white primer altogether, and go with grey....it will kick red sharpies butt, and also looks good under metallics.  Same for black.

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #33 on: Aug 29, 2014, 07:53 PM »
Good point. I only use grey primer; never felt the need for white....

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #34 on: Sep 01, 2014, 08:50 PM »
Good idea - I'll definitely try the gray.

So I bought materials for my girth belt, including a white cotton/polypropylene clothesline.  I bought red and black rit dye, hoping to dye it maroon.  I heated up the water on the stove, filled a 3-gallon bucket, added a cup of salt, and put in most of the red and about half the black.  Stirred for an hour, rinsed the rope... and all my dye washed out. :'(

Reading the rit website, it appears that I should have: 1) added a squirt of dish detergent, 2) added the salt 5 minutes after I added the line to the dye, not before, 3) not left it in so long because the dye only works above a certain temp, and 4) used color fixative because it's cotton.

Oops.  To those of you with dyeing experience - did I cover everything?  I'm gonna go back to Walmart and buy more dye and the fixative, but if you have any more advice or tips they'd be much appreciated :D

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #35 on: Sep 07, 2014, 09:37 PM »
Minor update, go!

Am meeting with my tailor Thursday to see about my flightsuit and kama.  Should be fun.

Have minor progress on girth; gonna post all the pics at once once it's done.

Got a gun!  I managed to filch it from my vod'ike - handle doesn't fit in their great big hands but it's perfect for my tiny girl hands  :P  Needs work though; tell me what you think.  Will it work?  Gonna be a large singlehanded pistol, I guess.




Places I'm chopping are gonna be covered with sintra plates.  Gonna attach a scope, of course.  Other than that - do you think that it will be swarsy enough?

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Gotta do:

Softs:
Flak Vest - Order from Sidi Ren (when she opens back up again  :( )
Belts - get
Flightsuit - meet with tailor
Girth - half done, gotta break out sewing machine (eep)
Kama - meet with tailor

Hards:
Cod - Design/Cut/Form
Chestplates - Reform/glue/bondo
Shnees - Finish bondo, figger out leather strap attachment
Gauntlets - get the ball rolling
Boots: reform :(

Things ready to paint: (need grey primer)
Hands
Biceps
Shoulders
Collar/Belly/Diamond (wait 'till chests are done)

Hurty things:
Claws - mostly done, gotta paint & attach
Shooty thing - swarsy enough?
'Splodey things - paint, attach to belts
Stabby things - cut, glue, bondo, paint
Bes'bev - cut, paint


Lol, I got a lotta weapons  :P

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #36 on: Sep 08, 2014, 12:13 AM »
that is an interesting looking pistol.  It'll look great once it's cut up and painted I'm sure.  I don't know how confident you are in your fabrication skills, but if you can, I'd try and keep that clear plastic clear.  Try taking apart the toy and painting the pieces that you'd see through the plastic to match the colors that you're painting the shell...or if your really ambitious, run some LEDs in there and make it look epic

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #37 on: Sep 08, 2014, 09:57 PM »
I think it really has potential!

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #38 on: Sep 09, 2014, 09:03 AM »
this kit looks dangerous! can't wait to see it finished!

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #39 on: Sep 09, 2014, 09:53 AM »
Thanks, Ronin.  Yours is one of my favorite kits, so that means a lot to me  :)

I think the gun should work, once I start chopping it apart.  I hadn't thought of leaving the clear unpainted... We'll see.  When you pull the trigger, that bit lights up with leds -sometimes- and makes sound -sometimes- and is supposed to spin, but doesn't anymore.  In addition, when I chop off the bottom of the grip I'll be cutting into the battery compartment.  I thought about leaving the guts intact, but the thing is half broken anyway, and I have ZERO electronics experience to rewire it.

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #40 on: Sep 12, 2014, 08:04 PM »
Another minor update!
 
Met with my tailor, and flightsuit is tentatively done.  Will post pics of fit later, but lighting is too bad to take them now.  Will be meeting with her again sometime within the next few weeks to draft/begin my kama.  Have black duck cloth for that; need to pick up bias tape for the edges.

About 75% done with girth belt.  Will post a picture dump when it's done.  Gotta say though, for being the first thing I've sewn all by myself in probably ten years, it's turning out pretty okay  ;D

Also bought a great big man belt to mod into a bandolier.  Thought I'd have to buy two, but the men's department has me covered  :laugh:  Still need a regular belt, though.

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #41 on: Sep 12, 2014, 11:25 PM »
Yeah, fat guy belts rock. Idk what stores would do with 60"+ belts if people weren't making bandoleers with them....

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #42 on: Sep 19, 2014, 09:38 PM »
I really like how your lady Mando is turning out :), Ik not the first to say it, but I too love the glove idea you got going on :P.

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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #43 on: Sep 22, 2014, 09:01 PM »
I'm just jumping in hoping that you've made some progress on the claw gloves -- LOVE them.  I had a slightly similar (but in no way similarly cool) idea and I was curious how you were working out the attachment issue.  I'd decided I'd use elastic and glue, but hadn't gotten my gloves yet to start trials.   


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Re: Kavryn WIP
« Reply #44 on: Sep 23, 2014, 07:01 AM »
I've actually just started to prep them for painting, but I haven't attached them or anything yet.  I was going to try superglue, actually - elastic might work for the hand plates, but the finger plates are far too small.

I've actually made a bit of progress on quite a few things, so I'll be posting an update soon enough.

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