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 Gett'syc'kote's soft and chewy tearable bits

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Re: Gett'syc'kote's soft and chewy tearable bits
« Reply #15 on: Mar 12, 2015, 09:16 AM »
Thanks mobcake, but I have a bit more to do to those leg wraps before they're considered troopable by me. They're too white, and parts need to be dirtier.

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Re: Gett'syc'kote's soft and chewy tearable bits
« Reply #16 on: Mar 12, 2015, 10:25 AM »
I was thinking the same thing as well, but assumed that you had probably already thought of that, lol. By the looks of what you've done so far you definitely know what you're doing with that. How do you plan to weather them?

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Re: Gett'syc'kote's soft and chewy tearable bits
« Reply #17 on: Mar 12, 2015, 12:32 PM »
I think I may have mentioned it earlier, but I'm looking at tea or coffee dying most of my gear to get the right look. Going to have to experiment with it first.

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Re: Gett'syc'kote's soft and chewy tearable bits (Arm wraps, Pg 2)
« Reply #18 on: Mar 16, 2015, 11:27 PM »
One great thing about having two flight suits, you can try things out while the main one is at the tailor's.  :laugh: So, I figured I'd see how the arm wraps with the denim would look, and here we are. Three pics of my left arm all wrapped up.





I might go a little looser next time or have some padding. My arm hurts a little.

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Re: Gett'syc'kote's soft and chewy tearable bits
« Reply #19 on: Mar 17, 2015, 10:19 PM »
So, yeah... Can't turn it off. Walking through Ikea and find hose covers and trophy of some kind:


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« Reply #20 on: Mar 17, 2015, 10:39 PM »
Possibly a Wampa scalp for the trophy?

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Re: Gett'syc'kote's soft and chewy tearable bits
« Reply #21 on: Jun 08, 2015, 11:44 PM »
 :-[ Been a long time since I updated on this but now I'm going  :o THAT'S WHEN I PUT MY SUIT TO THE TAILORS???  :o OSIK! I did talk to them recently, as I put no rush on the suit, and they said the next few weeks (maybe days now) the suit should be done. Yay prom season and military funerals..... Anywho, let's talk my soft parts here. I recently bought newer boots, as the ones I first bought actually rubbed the top of my feet in a non-permissible way.



Woohoo army surplus! So I bought a pair of Original Swat Desert boots that fit beautifully. Only difference from my daily wear boots is the whole brown thing... And they came kind of pre-weathered and worn (NEED NEW INSOLES!!!)



(Can't tell much of the wear from the pics :( )

Then I had an idea for how to consistently have the same wrap everytime. Why Not just cut a sleeve off something? So, thrift store find of $5, and I have a denim shirt to base the wraps on. I'm going to sew the gloves in, so they're consistent, and I can escape easily from them if I need use of my hands. Here's a few pics of the trials with my glove:



So... yeah... I need to post on my own stuff more.

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Re: Gett'syc'kote's soft and chewy tearable bits
« Reply #22 on: Jun 09, 2015, 11:40 PM »
Sorry for the double post if this is one. Just a couple shots of a mockup arm wrap that I did today. I wrapped down my arm and took the whole thing off and put it back on a few times to try the concept. It can go from wrist to shoulder without having to re-wrap everything.


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Re: Gett'syc'kote's soft and chewy tearable bits
« Reply #23 on: Jun 28, 2015, 05:04 PM »
So, now I have a little bit of time on my hands, and I'm coffee dying.

Here's just fresh brewed in the bowl:


(Camera was fogging up too)

Sitting for the right colour, and this is pretty well when I dumped the water and started hand washing:



And finally, laid out to dry:



I'll get a comparative picture up in a little bit of before and after.

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Re: Gett'syc'kote's soft and chewy tearable bits
« Reply #24 on: Jun 28, 2015, 05:29 PM »
I love coffee dyeing... It makes things smell so nice. :)

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Re: Gett'syc'kote's soft and chewy tearable bits
« Reply #25 on: Jun 28, 2015, 08:19 PM »
It does make it smell nice with coffee, but not as nice as some teas. Here's a pic of the dyed fabric next to the glove that I need to weather. That sleeve is going to be dyed and be the base of the wrap as shown before. The safety pins are currently holding the glove to the sleeve.



Should I bleach the glove and then weather?

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