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 First build Farghul WIP

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #105 on: Feb 23, 2016, 10:55 AM »
The bucket would work if you can get it to co-operate.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #106 on: Feb 29, 2016, 05:28 PM »
I decided to pass on the bucket for back plates. Since hubby is starting up his mando I figured I could piggy back off his 2 sheets of sintra, so I should have a back plate next week or the week after!  ;)

I have finally finished my shnees and gaunts.





I even worked up some fur/leather to make one gaunt look larger as a "bite gaunt". I think maybe I need to add some foam under it to make it look thicker for application to the brigade, but that can be dealt with later.

To hold me over until I can start my back plate I put on my whole kit last night. I do realize I put my kama/girth on backwards, so maybe there will be more pictures tonight with them in the right order  :laugh: I was just so excited to put it all on I didn't pay attention.

First up here is a picture of my spacing.

 I swear it is all correct.....But I am absolutely disliking the girls and the problems that they are causing with my kit. It is really hard to tell in pictures that spacing is correct. If any well endowed ladies have any suggestions on fixing the issue I am all ears. I think I will try wearing a sports bra next time I kit up to see if I can get everything in control.







I still need to attach my Cod to something. It was just shoved up under my girth belt for these pictures, and I need to attach chicago screws to my shoulders too. I am also still having issues with my mirror tint looking wrinkly when my visor is on the bolts :/
Anywho, I hope you all like my progress so far. Just a little bit left to go!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #107 on: Feb 29, 2016, 06:48 PM »
Yeah, it appears that the spacing between your chest and ab plates is much greater than the spacing between your chest and collar.  Until the picture of you kneeling.  Then it looks much better.  It also appears that the top point of your left chest plate is higher than your right, and the collar appears to be sitting closer to the right side of your neck than your left.

And sadly, I don't have a solution to offer, as I don't have to deal with any girls the way you do.  heh 

All that being said, your kit is definitely coming along nicely, and I'm sure you'll be able to find work-arounds for everything and get your kit squared away.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #108 on: Feb 29, 2016, 08:54 PM »
I think my collar issues are because of how I attached the cape- it is pulling on my left side and pulling it toward my back (you can see the wrinkling in my close up plates picture). I will try without the cape tonight to see if that is really the issue or if I am making things up in desperation  :laugh: I know why my chest/ab placement looks off. I changed the darts on my vest because I kept popping snaps on the side when bending over. I may try adding elastic to the inside to keep it tight around the thinnest part of my waist. I am an hourglass figure, so there is a HUGE difference between the three parts of my torso (dangit for being a woman again!)

Thank you for pointing those out Havelock!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #109 on: Feb 29, 2016, 10:11 PM »
No problem.  And I have absolute confidence that you'll get all these little wrinkles ironed out and get approved as an Official Member.  Keep up the good work, vod.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #110 on: Mar 01, 2016, 12:51 AM »
I partially did what I said I would. Not a full kit up, but a partial to show issues both fixed and to be fixed. (pardon the HORRIBLE bathroom mirror selfies please)

And here is where I am kinda holding the collar in the correct space

I think using the sports bra really fixed the majority of my issues.  :laugh:

Currently this is what I see that I have to fix:
  • move collar piece to the right by ~ 1/2 inch. My eyelet and chicago screw aren't matching up so it is pulling my chest plates together on top and apart on bottom
  • Add more velcro to pretty much everything to keep it from hanging out/off of my vest
  • Fix seam on shoulder (sleeves? tabs? what the heck do you call the tab-y sleeve-y things anyway?)
  • screw on shoulder plates
Of course, fixing these may lead to more fixes, but I'm in the fine tuning stage of my build it seems.
If you see anything else that needs to be addressed please throw it out there!

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #111 on: Mar 01, 2016, 10:51 AM »
That is definitely looking much better.  And once you can get some shots taken by somebody else, that'll help folks look things over, too, which you already know.   ;D  But for quick bathroom selfies, it appears you're certainly getting things squared away.  Nice.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #112 on: Mar 01, 2016, 01:38 PM »
Think that list covers it for fixing it. Sports bra would have been my first suggestion. Trust me - go buy a few all the same, fit the armour to them then pop one in your kit box. Then when you get to an event and realise you are wearing a non mando bra you'll still have one handy :P

And a tiny thing - paint the top inside of your shnees, just a quick silver or black will be fine, doesn't need to be fancy. (Also if any of the underside of the shoulder plates shows get them too) and just the first inch or so of your helmet on the inside so it's not showing.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #113 on: Mar 03, 2016, 01:43 AM »
No updated pictures of my armor today, sorry to burst any bubbles, but I have made some progress. Collar is now fixed and shnees are repainted silver on the inside uppers that show. I am still sticking down velcro, and waiting on the sintra to come in the mail for my back-though amazon swears it will be here by Saturday, so I am very close!

I DO have a couple pictures of my weapon though!

Hello beautiful!

I knew from the start that I really had no interest in a blaster. The only long range weaponry I have ever really wanted was a bowcaster but that isn't going to happen right now (maybe it will be a future upgrade?). So I went with the wonderful tutorial on making an electrostaff, and I think it turned out excellent. It is taller than I am, which means it is a little over 5'5". Size comparison!


Now, I have seen over and over again that the app team likes to see blasters, but I also have read that just a single weapon should be approvable. Think my staff will be ok as a single weapon for approval? I have a vibroblade in the works, but I want to give it the time it deserves rather than throw it together really fast to get approved.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #114 on: Mar 03, 2016, 01:57 AM »
I got kicked back and told to make a blaster. They don't care if it's a holdout blaster or big carbine. The staff looks amazing Vod it's very nice. Might need some additional greeblies and my Mir'Shebs card says add a screw somewhere since they're now canon because of Rey's staff lol

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #115 on: Mar 03, 2016, 02:15 AM »
I just finished black washing it tonight, so I will be looking through my box of greebs tomorrow to see if I have anything on hand that might fit. I think I also need to look through my weaponry book again to get inspired. I'm really trying not to spend anything else on my kit right now if at all possible, especially since we are putting out money to start building hubby's mando.

Blarg! I wish it was listed that a gun is the requirement and everything else is just icing, because that isn't how the CRLs read, nor is it how some questions have been answered (so far as I have seen at least)

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #116 on: Mar 03, 2016, 06:26 AM »
A blaster is not required, a large melee weapon is allowed instead. An electrostaff will certainly fulfill that requirement.
The ruling on melee weapons is the same as blasters - a smaller knife or sword will be treated the same as applying with only a tiny hold out blaster. Whatever you apply with must be substantial enough to look like you are very well armed to Joe Public.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #117 on: Mar 03, 2016, 09:24 AM »
A blaster is not required, a large melee weapon is allowed instead. An electrostaff will certainly fulfill that requirement.
The ruling on melee weapons is the same as blasters - a smaller knife or sword will be treated the same as applying with only a tiny hold out blaster. Whatever you apply with must be substantial enough to look like you are very well armed to Joe Public.

I could kiss you vod! One big or the other big was how I had taken the rule of thumb, but I kept seeing different things everywhere. I was going to write in to the app team to ask today, but you beat me to it. Thank you thank you!! I am so burnt out of creativity from scratch building my bucket that even thinking of making a blaster had me exhausted.

 So with an approvable weapon officially crossed off my list I just have to: weather my soft parts, add more Velcro, do my back plating, attach cod, and apply. Things to do not required for OM: New mask/ears, vibro blade and other small add ons for brigade.

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #118 on: Mar 03, 2016, 09:33 AM »
That electrostaff looks awesome! Also, I am really digging that Krayt (I assume?) dragon on your chest armor. Your stencil game is pretty top notch. Mine still leaves some room for improvement...

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Re: First build alien concepts/WIP
« Reply #119 on: Mar 03, 2016, 10:12 AM »
That electrostaff looks awesome! Also, I am really digging that Krayt (I assume?) dragon on your chest armor. Your stencil game is pretty top notch. Mine still leaves some room for improvement...
Thank you! Yes it is a krayt dragon. To be totally honest I didn't know what the heck I was doing when I did my stencils. I ended up pre-drawing my design and then taping the paper down on top of a wax paper sheet of painters tape and cutting it all out with an exacto knife. Then when I went to put the stenciling on to paint it I had to spend a couple hours removing the wax paper from the stencil with tweezers and an exacto knife. It was a really long process, but turned out pretty good for my first try. You will be amazed what complete determination can accomplish. I probably spent a total of 6 hours on the stencils. 2 for drawing, 2 for cutting, and 2 for application.

 


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