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 First build Farghul WIP

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #30 on: Sep 01, 2015, 09:58 PM »
This is coming along nicely. Can't wait for more!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #31 on: Sep 05, 2015, 07:07 AM »
As I am working on the mask build up I decided to use drying times to my advantage and start throwing together my flight suit. I happened to have a male and female pattern set for scrubs, so using both of them I drafted my own pattern. I left it loose in the back so I can bend and not rip at the seams, but any mild bagging should be covered by my kama and vest. I also really wanted the green to show through, so I added a neck seal to the suit instead of the jacket. It isn't a tight fit on my neck, but it covers and I really like the flexibility it gives my neck since my fabric doesn't stretch. I personally like the double sleeve look, so I went ahead and did those. A little hard to see in these pictures.

Because I can't keep a shirt tucked in to save my life, but I didn't want to have to strip for any potty trips I utilized hidden heavy-duty snaps around the waistline to keep the pants and shirt together while still giving me the convenience of a two piece.


The mask has been a big trial and error so far. I have to flock it again, and I've been building up the empty areas with cotton and latex to keep them from collapsing on my face when I wear it. I'm hoping to have it figured out soon. I am also having issues with ears. I was going to do a wire frame on a headband, but I can't get the right shape, and when I have the right shape it doesn't fit in the ears of the bucket. grrr. The tail is coming along great. I found a great tutorial that resulted in a natural swaying look to the tail, so now I just have to sew up the cover, flock it, and put it all together.

My rotary kit came yesterday too so I can start working on applying and sanding bondo to my bucket, and as soon as I have the vest put together I can start on my armor. We got a big Sterilite bin for the majority of it, and some PVC tubes for the gaunts.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #32 on: Sep 05, 2015, 08:43 AM »
Wow, this is some great progress!  And the double-sleeves are definitely visible.  Good job.

Can't wait to see more.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #33 on: Sep 05, 2015, 10:40 AM »
Great work on the flightsuit, I find an attached neckseal is way easier to manage than a seperate piece...thats why I had my new vest made with one.  :P

Looking forward to more progress!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #34 on: Sep 05, 2015, 01:48 PM »
My neck seal is on my flightsuit, so much nicer than a separate one popping out all the time :P I like the double sleeves, and good thinking on the two piece attachment.

I just had to add more stuffing to my lekku, seems they decided to shed fluffing every so often and they were a bit collapsible, so I know your pain.

Would doing the ears a little like a lynx work? So the ears are kinda small (and under bucket size) but have a fluffy tuft which makes them look much bigger (as that would flatten down without being actually squished)

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #35 on: Sep 09, 2015, 10:01 PM »
I've had a busy couple of days. Finished up my kama and vest and tailored everything to myself a little bit more so it is less baggy. I've also made the tail, just need to flock it still and I'm working on the ears. I have gone a bit smaller with them than I was originally wanting, and i'm using foam instead of wire as the base so they can bend to fit in my bucket. I still have to make a girth belt/sash, just not sure which to do yet.
On to the pictures! Here is the test fit of what I have so far. Pardon the modern belts, those will either be covered or replaced-just haven't gotten around to it yet.





If everything looks good I've printed out templates and will do a tape up to check sizing so I can move on to my armor.

Also, I've been looking at brigades a lot and would really like to join the beast tamers once I'm OM. I know the kama and other soft parts are supposed to be "natural". If anyone happens to know, would what I have for my kama/vest work as "natural"? It is a heavy cotton blend.

Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #36 on: Sep 09, 2015, 11:39 PM »
Dang when we came out there I know you were working on your flight suit and other things. You've come along way! Looks good :):):)

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #37 on: Sep 09, 2015, 11:55 PM »
This phenomenal work.  Looking great, vod.  Unfortunately, I don't know much about Beast Tamers, so I don't have an answer for you.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #38 on: Sep 10, 2015, 02:38 AM »
LOVE IT! Seriously awesome work here & yes the Kama you have should work just fine. Looking forward to seeing more!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #39 on: Sep 10, 2015, 07:54 AM »
I am digging the bucket with the ears great job!

Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #40 on: Sep 11, 2015, 12:20 AM »
It has been a small project day today. I've finished my shoulder cape. I still need to weather it all up, but I've trimmed up the fur in a few places, cut a few holes in it, and blasted it with a heat gun to take the shine out of it. it closes with a buckle under the cape.


I also added some elastic straps to fit around my feet in my shoes since I've been having issues with my pant legs pulling out of my shoes.

Edit to add test fit armor templates! Do you think I need to go a little larger anywhere?

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #41 on: Sep 11, 2015, 09:19 AM »
I think your boob plates need to be bigger (but probably not the other plates unless you need them to match up).  Remember the the rule of thumb - the gaps in your armor should ideally be no more than a thumb's width. You get  a bit more slack since you're a girl and you have more complex shapes to make :P but it's good to keep in mind.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #42 on: Sep 11, 2015, 09:36 AM »
Haha thanks Kavryn, breast plates were the things I was worried about most. As with most things for my top half I figured I would need to make part of it larger  :laugh:

Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #43 on: Sep 12, 2015, 03:56 AM »
Ok, printed out a larger version, and think it is a lot closer to the right size.

here is how the sizing compares with a 10% increase

and a horrible selfie of sizing on me the one on the right side is the larger. (pardon the horrible spacing) Thoughts? should I go even bigger, or do you guys think that is decent?

Since I can't work on my armor I worked up a few ammo/other pouches from the scrap fur and leather I had laying around.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #44 on: Sep 12, 2015, 06:24 AM »
I'd try another increase just on the chest plates again. Not sure it is needed, however it might be a good thing to try. If it's too big later it can be trimmed down, it's a lot harder to add material on once its cut.

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