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Aria's Soft Parts - Twi'lek on page 4 -
« on: Apr 06, 2015, 03:41 PM »
First build soft parts!  8)

Hello fellow Mercs!
I'm Aria, and I'm working on my first kit starting with my soft parts. I'm sewing everything myself, so I'd appreciate some feedback and constructive suggestions for improvement as I go along. (I'd like to get it right the first time, so learning from other's mistakes is a great way to do that)

I am currently working on my kama, having finished my flight suit, flak vest and a few other soft parts to add some color. I'll be uploading pics of the 'finished' stuff, and adding more as I get more done.
The internet in my part of the world runs slowly at times, so forgive me if I take a while to reply/update.

Anyhow, this is my armor concept, so more or less what I'm aiming for.


This is my flight suit.

It is two pieces; a shirt and pants, and they are made out of the exact same martial, despite the fact they look different in the pictures.  :o 
This is the collar. It zips up the back, and the zipper is hidden by the flak vest.

And the fluffy ears are from my bother who thought my dress dummy needed some ears. Naturally.

This is my flak vest. It's duck canvas, and laces up both sides. I'm a little concerned about the shoulder tab/sleeves, but I hope they'll work out alright.


and this is me with my belt/sash thing, vest and flight suit on....I don't have the leg wraps (which are red) on at this point. I will get a picture of that soon.


So what do you think so far? Feedback is always appreciated!  :laugh:



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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #1 on: Apr 06, 2015, 09:12 PM »
Looking good so far

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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #2 on: Apr 07, 2015, 12:16 AM »

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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #3 on: Apr 13, 2015, 12:30 AM »
Did you make your vest yourself?! It looks incredible! I just finished mine today and it doesn't look near as good as yours. My skills (or lack there of) have got a lot of improving to do in order to get something like that to turn out!

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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #4 on: Apr 13, 2015, 01:50 PM »
The shoulder tabs on your vest looked overly large, UNTIL you put it on. They seem to sit just where you need them to.

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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #5 on: Apr 13, 2015, 03:08 PM »
Did you make your vest yourself?! It looks incredible! I just finished mine today and it doesn't look near as good as yours. My skills (or lack there of) have got a lot of improving to do in order to get something like that to turn out!

Yes, I did! Thank you!  :)   I've done a lot of sewing in the past couple years so I think that helped me get some practice in! I'm pretty surprised it came out as well as it did. I was thinking I'd have to work on it a lot more to get it to look this nice.

The shoulder tabs on your vest looked overly large, UNTIL you put it on. They seem to sit just where you need them to.

I was actually pretty worried about the shoulder tabs, so I'm glad they look ok now....I cut them down a few times form the original size before I was happy with where they were sitting. Hopefully they work out alright!

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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #6 on: Apr 14, 2015, 01:02 AM »
Well I think I'm done with my soft parts....or at least the major work -- I may have to do a little 'editing' as I go along.

Finished my kama. I'm super happy with how the mythosaur skull came out. Pictures with the full kit so far this time. (not my final boots, though)


yeah, I wasn't ready for that picture... younger sibs make great photographers. 8)

Thoughts?

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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #7 on: Apr 14, 2015, 05:26 AM »
The skull is definitely sweet! I also love the look of long Kamas, so yours is looking really good. It almost makes me want to go back to wanting to use one in my build! :p

Don't worry. I'm not ever ready for pictures. Even when I know it's being taken. ;)

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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #8 on: Apr 14, 2015, 03:15 PM »
The skull is definitely sweet! I also love the look of long Kamas, so yours is looking really good. It almost makes me want to go back to wanting to use one in my build! :p

Don't worry. I'm not ever ready for pictures. Even when I know it's being taken. ;)

Thanks! I'm thinking I may distress the skull side a little more to match the other side, but I'm really happy with how it looks.

Guess for us mercs who can't take pictures that we get to wear helmets, huh?  :laugh:

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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #9 on: Apr 14, 2015, 04:06 PM »
I see the distressing now! I missed that the first time. That adds to the look so much!

And heck yes. Hooray for our helmets! It'll hide the fact that I'm always the one guy who has his eyes closed in the picture. Haha

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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #10 on: Apr 15, 2015, 12:11 AM »
I see the distressing now! I missed that the first time. That adds to the look so much!

And heck yes. Hooray for our helmets! It'll hide the fact that I'm always the one guy who has his eyes closed in the picture. Haha

Yeah, the lighting/coloring hides the distressing a lot, but it shows up great in real life.  :) I like the look too...plus it's just fun to destroy things sometimes...I might have enjoyed that.

Haha, yeah, we'll start wearing our helmets in public for that reason!

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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #11 on: Apr 15, 2015, 07:44 AM »
Love the style of your set, the Kama just looks fantastic!  I plan to make one too but was going to go for the shorter one as I'm not that tall.  Really looks brilliant :)

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« Reply #12 on: Apr 15, 2015, 02:56 PM »
Love the style of your set, the Kama just looks fantastic!  I plan to make one too but was going to go for the shorter one as I'm not that tall.  Really looks brilliant :)

Thank you so much!!!  :)  And actually, I'm not that tall myself - just over 5'2", so I think a longer kama works on anyone. (Plus it's a wee bit more feminine without being too girly, which is nice for a merc)

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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #13 on: Apr 15, 2015, 04:13 PM »
I would have guessed you to be taller than that! Have you started on your bucket yet?

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Re: Aria's Soft Parts -WIP
« Reply #14 on: Apr 15, 2015, 08:31 PM »
I would have guessed you to be taller than that! Have you started on your bucket yet?

Uh....no.... :o That part scares me, so I'm going to put that off until the last possible moment! (meaning I have nothing else to work on! lol)
I seriously doubt it will be that difficult, but I tend to get overwhelmed when I look at the whole picture and how much work I have to do (mostly since I have no idea what I'm doing for a lot of it), so I'm trying not to think about it too much. I just started my armor today, so I'll get a thread up and running for that soon.  :)
I know you've got a good start on your bucket, though, so you'll have to give me tips when I do start mine!

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