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 WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #15 on: Aug 30, 2015, 09:19 PM »
Custom templating is allowed and even encouraged, so no worries  :P  I will say, though, that your thighs look like they'll knock into your cod when you move if you leave them quite so pointy.

As for the boots, I can't see them very well, but as long as you cover any laces or logos they may have and there's no zippers anywhere but on the inseam, they should be fine  :)

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #16 on: Aug 30, 2015, 10:50 PM »
New design looks great, Gloria! 

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #17 on: Aug 31, 2015, 02:34 AM »
Love the new design! the boots should be ok & I agree with Kavryn, looks like you might run into some issues with your thighs rubbing against your cod. My feelings about thigh plates is no secret, but I would suggest looking at the deathwatch style thigh plates for your armor, you could customize the design, but I think the side mounted plates might work better for your design.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #18 on: Aug 31, 2015, 01:57 PM »
Greetings!

I like the color scheme and layout.

However, like everyone says, your thigh plates WILL rub against your cod plate.
As an example, I present my app picture:


Now, a year's worth of troops later:


Notice the missing paint on the thigh and cod.  They will hit and bind on each other.

Round that inside corner off a bit and you should be fine.

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #19 on: Aug 31, 2015, 07:58 PM »
Digging the design and the work so far. Keep it up vod

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #20 on: Sep 04, 2015, 08:46 PM »
Here is everything I have so far! Updated collar shape, ab shape, and thigh shape. Updated coloring on all pieces. Removed my back plate (I may add one under my cape but I will definitely have a cape that covers my back and still looks ripped). Added my belt (I'm planning on having two and haven't decided the second one for sure) and you can see the boots better! Will I need a topper on my boots, on the flat of my foot?

I realize the pieces are crooked but I lost my masking tape and scotch tape doesn't hold up as well. I am certain they are symmetrical and can sit separately and evenly around the diamond and between the collar and ab plate.


Everything I have so far from three angles:


Detail of lower half--I like the thigh plates a lot better this way! I trimmed the corners and anchored them more on my sides. Also the shins will be totally flat but the gold parts appear to be sticking up from the black parts in these pics :/


What do you think?

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #21 on: Sep 04, 2015, 10:46 PM »
Very nice!  And you don't have to have plates for the tops of the boots.  But I think it would look really, really cool.  The color design is absolutely beautiful.

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #22 on: Sep 05, 2015, 10:35 AM »
LOVE the new color design! thigh plates look alot better now & the only time you would need something on your boot is to cover your laces, which you don't have so you're good!

Looking forward to seeing more & thank you for all the help you've been at the last couple troops!

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #23 on: Dec 21, 2015, 10:30 PM »
Ni su'cuy! I'm still alive. Thanks everyone who has helped me in the past. I need you again!
I have been stalled a bit, mostly on the money front. I'm trying to make a budget mando that will pass CRLs and I know it's been done before so I have hope. I was planning on only dishing out for the bucket because it's just worth the money and time I would have spent (and frustration) just to buy a cast one from NME or HSP. Haven't ordered yet but I will soon!

My question today is will this vest I made even pass inspection? I just handled at TFA premiere and realized everyone had really nice vests and mine might not be up to par. This is the vest I have used in the past pictures that I hand sewed but the closures may not have been visible because I had the paper armor templates on. I don't want to go any further and attach plates if this vest will stop me getting official. Without further ado:





I've looked into buying a vest and it's wayy too expensive for me right now especially if I am to buy a helmet.
Let me know if the dark black stitching is a problem! Also, if this type of closure won't work I have looked into patterns and I'm prepared to make my own from duck cloth from scratch. This whole soft parts making process has made me more adept at sewing and the thought of a template doesn't scare me as much :)

Thanks in advance!

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #24 on: Dec 21, 2015, 10:45 PM »
If we could get front, side, and back pictures of you wearing it, it would help us give more specific advice  :)

Provided it fits properly, the biggest issue I see with it is the rough/fraying edges. I'm not a seamstress, but the first solution that comes to my mind is bias tape - the doublerolled stuff that you slide on and sew over top. It would seal your edges and keep it looking nice and tidy.

Does it seal up in the front or the back? If in the back, your backplate will cover that whole panel and you'd never know it was there; if in the front, it will most likely cause you issues.

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #25 on: Dec 21, 2015, 11:04 PM »
How have I missed so much progress. The plates all look great, wonky due to tape but size and space look good. I have no clue on sewing things as I would probably end up with a needle through a finger if I attempted that.

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #26 on: Dec 22, 2015, 06:59 AM »
As Kavryn said, edging will get rid of the fraying around the armpit and collar. For the main opening, it looks like all it needs is to be unpicked and folded the opposite way. Currently the fraying edge has been folded outwards which leaves it visible. It needs to be folded inwards, and then fold it again so that the fraying edge is completely hidden. Double rolling a hem stops further fraying as the edge cannot get caught on anything and it stops you ending up with a ragged looking edge that's coming apart. I also tend to try and use smaller stitches and use backstitch rather than a running stitch, it makes the sewn line much more secure. Once that's changed over it should be much more invisible when you're looking at it.

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #27 on: Dec 22, 2015, 03:37 PM »
Thanks Kris! Good to talk to someone who knows a bit about sewing :)
Let me explain a bit more: I took a blue button up shirt and used a sleeve to make a panel that covers the buttons. It's totally in the front :( You can see it if you look for it under my chest diamond and in that area. Should I just throw it out? My vest was the very first thing I made so I had no standards, haha.
It sounds like it may not be approvable because that is in the front, not the back. Just want to make sure before I either attach plates or throw it away that I'm making the right decision ;)

Have a great day! Mar'eyir shereshoy!

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #28 on: Dec 22, 2015, 05:18 PM »
Welllll you could try putting it on backwards :P but if that doesn't work then yeah, you may wanna make a new one.

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Re: WIP Gen Draltuur *newbie* SV Mando
« Reply #29 on: Dec 22, 2015, 06:31 PM »
how is it i just now found your thread???

Looks great, can't wait to see more :D

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