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  2. Malgus from Wicked Armor - acceptadble?

    Yes acceptable, but the older versions needed some upgrades to keep it going. Maybe the newer versions are more durable, no one has made a Darth Malgus for the 501st in quite some time.
  3. Malgus from Wicked Armor - acceptadble?

    Thanks for answer! So it would be acceptable, but its problem with material durability? My friend told me they will be doing some upgrades for that armor, so maybe it will be better than their previous versions.
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  5. Malgus from Wicked Armor - acceptadble?

    Ahh hello neighbor, People who have made this costume before (2), and got their stuff from MWA, have also commented that they had to upgrade a lot of the pieces, so that they would be more durable. I just don't want you thinking that for that price you are done and good to go. The MWA Malgus is the best/ maybe only place to start, unless you are able to make the armor on your own. But then there will be several things to upgrade if you plan on wearing the costume more than a few times before it started to get destroyed. Currently pants can be black or grey.
  6. Hello, my friend want tu buy acceptadble costume of Darth Malgus and he likes version from Wicked Armor. Is this version acceptadble, when they use grey cloth instead of black leather? Thanks https://wickedarmor.com/project/darth-malgus-costume/
  7. Revan V4

    Version 4 of my Revan. Inspired references are: Black Series Revan, Gentlegiant Revan bust, Revan KOTOR.
  8. December 2017 Trooper of the Month

    Erika McKinney, BH-51703.
  9. My Mara Jade WIP

    I bought Ya Ya Han 4-way stretch pleather..
  10. My Mara Jade WIP

    Fingers crossed! The biggest problem with the jumpsuit is using the wrong material. Med sheen that stretches in 4 directions, comes out looking like a shiny rubber suit or something in the look of a scuba divers wetsuit, very form fitting.
  11. My Mara Jade WIP

    Thanks for the feedback. As for the jumpsuit, I am having it professionally made by a seamstress familiar with Legion requirements for costumes. She is very particular in her work and I have confidence that she will do it correctly.
  12. My Mara Jade WIP

    Shin guards are fine Wig is fine goggles are fine Once you get the new silver connector, hopefully they will match up to the straps you currently have, and then they will be fine as well. The rivets in the belt will need to be removed, some really strong glue like E6000 or something similar may be able to take the place of the rivets. Let's look on the positive and get this costume done right, with as few mistakes as possible from this point going forward. The next big obstacle is the Jumpsuit, this you want to get right the 1st time around. Please read the CRL for this item carefully, understand all the different things required, and then lets get it done right, as this item really makes or breaks this costume.
  13. My Mara Jade WIP

    It works for me. And no need to be embarrassed, we have all been in your shoes before. If you want anything removed from your WIP so it's less embarrassing, just let me know and I can remove anything you want removed, to include my comments. Looking at drive now
  14. My Mara Jade WIP

    https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1dTm2DTV0kaCfghTkLuGXqyZdOgsVG539 Please let me know if there's trouble accessing it.
  15. My Mara Jade WIP

    @TrooperPX Thank you for chiming in and I do appreciate all of the info that you are providing. I also apologize for any confusion or miss information on all accounts. The person who did all of the leather work is a 50 first member and it was my understanding that he was following the CRL as well as communicating with his GML for information. I suppose the two rivets are on the front to keep the buckle in place. He did offer me the option to have a fake buckle in the front and then a fascinating in the back underneath the holster but I chose the metal not realizing that there would be to rivets and that it would be an issue. I’m not sure how to fix this without leaving two holes in the belt but I will attempt to do so. I do have some Barge’s cement so perhaps I can come up with a solution using that without too much of adjustment to the rest of the belt. Will I need to get rid of the snap on the holster in the back as well? Also are the harness strap with wide enough as they are? Not including the tabs that go into the back piece because that will be changed since I have already ordered a new one. As for the back piece I have had so many issues with the artist who printed it that I went ahead and ordered a different one from Pam on Etsy. It appears to be smaller and she says that it is cast from the molds that are seen in the CRL and as far as I know she has a Mara build but I am not positive on that. As for the Cape, I am doing a brown/tan Cape I simply had a question about the purple color because I had seen some old pictures not necessarily of legion members, that showed a purple cape and I was just curious. @Yankee71 thank you as well for your input and for prompting all of this which any of the previous responders to my questions didn’t seem to address or were afraid to. Not sure but it is very discouraging especially spending quite a bit of money and having these leather pieces that I’m not sure how to fix. It is very frustrating and I apologize if I came off in the wrong way. I have uploaded a bunch of images to a Google Drive shared folder that I will post the link momentarily. If you could both please take a look and provide any feedback for anything that has not already been said I would greatly appreciate it. Feeling really discouraged, embarrassed and down at the moment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. My Mara Jade WIP

    Another option you might want to give a thought. Try to find out where those who came before you ordered their stuff from. Go through the picture gallery list of all the DS and find the people who have made this costume, look up their TK number on the Legion website, and then try to contact those who have an email listed. (This is what I do when looking for answers, and no one seems to be reading my WIP, as I got ZERO help from anyone when I was making my Starkiller hoth) Tell you what, I will do you one better. I will look up the information myself, and I will send you a PM with a list of emails for anyone who has this costume and has an email listed in the profile. Then all you have to do is send a message to each email, asking them questions about where they ordered their stuff from. Look for a PM in a few mins.
  17. It is primarily based off the Black Series figure. But it also has added elements from the Gentle Giant mini bust (shoulder pads on the hood) and the KOTOR Revan (red fabric strip on the abdominal plate). I've also decided to go with divided Hakama for this build. The Black Series, as I'm sure you know, isn't a divided Hakama.
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    Is this the Black Series figure version? You should totally do the whole costume and submit with it for a new version!
  19. My Mara Jade WIP

    After speaking with Satya, we may need to check the width of the straps. The straps being half the width may be why I thought the tabs were too large. With no other visual cues, I figured the straps were correct and the tabs were too large. If the straps are too narrow, the tabs might be alright. But we won't know until we see the correct width straps in place.
  20. My Mara Jade WIP

    Hello all. I'm Garrison Excelsior's GML. I didn't know there was a parallel conversation going on, so let me catch up... Jill, In the images you sent me via FB on 11/26 (our first contact) were small and I did not notice the extra double-strapping. Here is the CRL for the "Mara Jade: Black Bodysuit" http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:Mara_jade There is no "Comic Version" or "Decipher Card Version". The only mention of Decipher is within the Shin and Knee Guards element: "The shin and knee guards may be custom sculpted to match the designs used in the comics, or they may be based on the police style shin and knee pads used in the Decipher image of Mara." You only mentioned to me you were working on a "Mara Jade". This is the first time I have heard your build being the "Decipher Card Version". Purple in not a color option for the cape. As in the CRL references, there are no visible rivets on the belt or harness. In my reply on 11/30, You asked if it was OK to have two straps coming out of the top. I replied "There is no specific statement about what the leather pieces coming out of the top. Most overlap them and it does look better." Whether it be a single piece split into two, or two single pieces coming out of the same space and splitting off. I continued "Also, your three tabs should not be so much larger then the strap coming out." I even provided the CRL image for reference to visualize the issue. In your image posted today, you did not address the size of the tabs, but rather made the ends of the straps larger which would still be an issue with the design. I'm sorry if you feel I have misguided you in any way, but please do not say "Everything has been run through my GML." when you had only asked me about the double straps coming out of the top tab, and the color of the leather. Outside of that one inquiry I have not been involved in your build. If you were not able to adjust the STL file for the back, it could be cut and filed into a more accurate shape. Use styrene and Bondo to blend the new shape. Everyone here has the same goals: To help you make the best costume you can. The process is a labor of love, an investment in both time and $$. It can be daunting and discouraging as you navigate the bumps in the road. But in the end you have a costume you can be proud of, wear to events to entertain child and adult fans of Star Wars with other members of this wonderful community.
  21. My Mara Jade WIP

    Understood. Yes the strap lays against my hip. I will let you know of future updates. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. My Mara Jade WIP

    I am not eager to point out things that are wrong, it gives me no pleasure. Just as a GML is not eager to not approve a costume submission. It's the Responsibility that goes with the job. Also important to keep in mind, 501st elections are in Feb, and everything can change in some units after the election, to include the GML. The images you posted on 13 Nov looked good, but I also had no frame of reference to judge them by. The images you posted on 28 Nov were on a mannequin, also not the best frame of reference, because it's how it looks on the body. Why one of my questions was does the extra strap on the belt hang close to your body or stick out in the air, because on the mannequin it is sticking out in the air, and not knowing your body type makes it impossible to know how it will sit on your body. I am not trying to hurt your feelings by saying there are things wrong with your costume. I am saying it, because it needed to be said, and no one else was saying it. I am also not trying to argue with you about anything, I am just pointing out things that I noticed that are off or different than the reference materials. The next time you post another Item to this thread, send me a link in a PM, and I will give it my full attention, usually within a matter of hours.
  23. My Mara Jade WIP

    If my GML has a miss guided me in anyway I will be happy to come back and report that. I appreciate your input but again it’s too little too late since the construction of the items you are tearing apart has already been done and would’ve been useful months ago when you first saw it. Let’s leave it up to my GM now and again if he has steered me wrong then I will come back here and let you know Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. My Mara Jade WIP

    Also here is the measurement of the straps Inches Centimeters Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. My Mara Jade WIP

    My point is this basically if you were so eager to point out mistakes in costumes such as mine why take so long and wait till work is completed? If in fact the items which I have run by my GM PAL do not pass then so be it but in the future if you see something in someone’s WIP thread and no one has pointed it out yet, then maybe you should a little bit sooner. It would avoid much aggravation on all parts Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. My Mara Jade WIP

    The straps have a measurement of 3 to 4 cm wide, says it in the CRL. The width of the strap is supposed to match up to the silver connector evenly. Your connection points are double the size of your straps, why I said your silver connector is double the size it should be. Everything I was pointing out are differences between your work and the reference materials. If you didn't want people to comment on your work, then what was the point of making a WIP thread? Besides commenting on people's WIP builds, I read everything on the forums, but it takes time to read everything, and sometimes other pressing matters distract me away from what I am reading. I also run the Forums, Change peoples forum permissions, Do Merch runs, write CRLs, Assist GMLs when they post costumes for review they are not sure about. Once in awhile I try to get away from the forums and have a life! You posted those 2 items in Nov, today is the next time you posted anything new with the wig pics. I usually let the peers who have already made the costume in question do most of the commenting, as no one pointed out the errors I saw, I finally did. We are trying to help you have the best looking costume you possibly can, if you don't want that help, that is your choice. Before you posted that you ran everything through your GML, I could not possibly know that information. I had a GML post pics for this very costume, with the very same mistakes as yours, not to long ago. I was trying to help you, by pointing out these mistakes before the point that a GML is posting the application pics for me to comment on. If your GML has already approved your items, the way they are with the things I pointed out wrong with them, then why do you even care what my opinion is? CRL Quote: The straps for the shoulder harness are made from brown leather that is approximately 3 or 4 cm wide.
  27. My Mara Jade WIP

    This is the decipher version. I have seen many approved with this version. This includes members in my own Garrison. Also please tell me where the exact measurements are for some of the parts you say are wrong. There are no exact measurements as there are in other costume CRL’s. Again I have been running all of these things by my GML and have gotten positive feedback and have made changes to things that he suggested needed changing. Also this thread has been up for months and months and one possibly two people have commented on this none of them with the errors that you have mentioned. Also this thread has been up for months and months and one possibly two people have commented on this none of them with the errors that you have mentioned. Curious as to why you would just be now pointing out all of these things since this is an older thread. ( unless of course you are just discovering it ). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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