btabc

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    Bryce
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    Tampa, FL
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    Florida Garrison
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    Tampa Bay Squad
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  1. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    His shop was amazing and I felt like I wasn't in FL anymore when I saw it. He truly is an artist and I'm eagerly looking forward to completing this costume (I'm now 90% complete) and all I have to work on now are the hoses and codpiece (as mine was a little off so I'm remaking it).
  2. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    I live about 30 minutes outside of Wicked Armor's location and they were having a sale a few weeks ago. I went up there looking for some bits and pieces, but low and behold... this beaut was there! I snagged it up and immediately began fixing it up when I got home. I had a few people look at the armor, but no one was allowed to touch it haha. I got these and the claws while I was at it!
  3. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    They needed a LITTLE work. Straps replaced and shoulders reattached, but once I got them completed: Well worth it! I added a strap to the middle of the chest so these don't accidentally fall off. I also have "upgraded" the battery holder on the back as it barely held onto the battery. Overall this is one of my favorite costumes! Also a update on what I've gotten completed: Glove straps are all secured onto the gloves. All I have to do now is attach the hoses and finish the tops and back of the boots... then the coveted submission photos! I'm so looking forward to this build being completed! It's been well over a year for this one alone, but obtaining the armor really sped things up on my end!
  4. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    I do, yes! I'm going to be uploading them shortly (like within the next 10 or so minutes)
  5. btabc

    Bogan Starkiller Hoth Armor WIP

    OOH this is the same guy that one of our local vaders was telling me about! I'll make note of this and see if he might be able to do the gloves for me, grazie, my friend!
  6. btabc

    Bogan Starkiller Hoth Armor WIP

    Alright! Good luck and I'll be keeping an eye out to see how you attach yours. Good job so far!
  7. btabc

    Bogan Starkiller Hoth Armor WIP

    Ah ok! Have you gotten to the cables on the arms yet? Also... who is "CP"?
  8. btabc

    Bogan Starkiller Hoth Armor WIP

    If you don't mind me asking, what did you do for your cords? How are they attached?
  9. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    Update: the glove straps and the hoses the covers for the tops of the boots and the heel guard - waiting for the strips to dry and then these'll be completed Attach the Lightsabers to the belt... I have mine on a quick clip system - Completed! Attaching the Hair Braid to the helmet - this will be removable as I don't want this to be too heavy right now. I must admit that threading the hair through the tubing I was expecting to be FAR more troublesome, but thankfully it wasn't too bad! - completed!
  10. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    Ok so as luck seems to have struck... I was able to get the claws and the armor for this piece!!!! A little fixing needed to be done, but I can now set aside the EVA foam stuff and focus on the things that I need now!!!!! There really wasn't much wrong with what I got and after replacing a few of the straps, I LOVE this armor so much!!!! (more than likely found my new trooping favorite haha) I'll be posting pics soon, but so far this is all I have left... and then the prized approval steps!!!! Things left to work on in order from most involved to least involved... the glove straps and the hoses the covers for the tops of the boots and the heel guard Attach the Lightsabers to the belt... I have mine on a quick clip system Attaching the Hair Braid to the helmet - this will be removable as I don't want this to be too heavy right now. I must admit that threading the hair through the tubing I was expecting to be FAR more troublesome, but thankfully it wasn't too bad! I'm so excited that this is FINALLY all I have left to do! With this new addition, it's sped up my progress so much!
  11. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    Ok so FINALLY more progress completed! I have been slowly making progress on the items that I needed to fix with a few things that have arisen (that I was not anticipating). KEY: Completed Updated/finalized copy Undecided/probably not going to do Claws - All made, ready to paint - Completed! Boot aesthetics - Just have to do the tops of the boots and heel guards - altered to make this less confusing. I have a few things that I'm thinking about doing so I'll keep at it for the time being. And Shoulder Armor (along with middle Triangle Piece) - Created, cut and carve, then paint - Sadly I have to redo the back triangle piece as I made the wrong shape, but this new one is the correct shape so it should work just fine! Now just to do a little more carving and gluing to make it to where I can change the lights and such. - My shoulder armor that I made out of EVA Foam would not hold it's shape for the life of me so I added some interior support (that holds it shape VERY well) and glued it to that and it's finished! Glove covers with cords - All I have to do for the gloves are to make the covers with the snaps and then attach the cords. Then finished! Hair Braid - I'm going to be making this as the CRL does not list this as being "optional". So better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it... right?! Back Neck Piece - Again, Template made, but this'll more than likely be for approval ONLY and not for trooping - feelings have not changed on this matter... probably not going to make this one lol. Trooping Lightsaber - just have to piece together - I have the pieces and will make later on after I get approved! Now the unfortunate thing is that most of my stuff is/will be hand made until I'm able to get better items, but that's more of the reason I love what I'm doing. It might not be the prettiest thing out there, but we all start out somewhere. And when I have a limited resource pool (no leather shops around me and such) I have to get a little creative... which I hope doesn't backfire on me... Overall my progress has been coming to a slow end. And since the EVA foam is already a darker grey I'll hit it with a mist of blue-grey (for the gun-metal) followed by a mist of silver... sounds easier when I type it this way haha. So if I had to give a "progress" on this... I would say I'm closer to 80-82% completed. The toughest things for me are the gloves, but those are 75% completed so that's the toughest hurtle for me! Almost complete with the gloves!
  12. btabc

    Bogan Starkiller Hoth Armor WIP

    I actually needed to see a better shot of this armor, thank you!!!
  13. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    Thank you both for your input! I'm extremely pleased with what the local seamstress did and this should be able to be raised once I get the shoulder pieces on. I was able to get this raised about a inch in a half and possibly more IF it comes to that, however I'm just trying to get the overall "feel" of the costume as everybody is a different size and I ran into similar problems with my TK and the thighs. I have a wider chest and shoulders so that's probably another reason that the vest looks off, as well as NOT have the armor pieces attached (found a solution to this issue while working on the claws). Now the pleasing news! I have made yet MORE progress on my EVA foam armor and the BOOTS!!!!! The boots are 95% completed and all I need do do is the design on the tops as well as the heel guard then they're finished! The EVA foam armor I have done SEVERAL mock-ups of and I have come to a conclusion of attaching straps to them to hold them to my body (around my neck and arms as back up for if the velcro does not hold which I have already encountered on the EVA foam). That being said I have a working mock-up of the back piece and how I'm going to attach it to the others and with what material. Also I have a solution to the color of the armor as I have experimented with this on my belt buckle v1.0 So here's an updated list on what I need to do now: Key: Updated Info Sewing then complete Completed Optional Completed: Lightsaber Claws (will be modeling mine off of @Yankee71, so thank you sir!) - All made, ready to paint Boot covers - Just have to do the tops of the boots and heel guards And Shoulder Armor (along with middle Triangle Piece) - Created, cut and carve, then paint Glove covers with cords - I have several ideas for the covers, but obtaining more images so I can stick to ONE image and model from that to turn in. I have several cords (tubing) as well as several ways of attaching them Hair Braid Back Neck Piece - Again, Template made, but this'll more than likely be for approval ONLY and not for trooping Trooping Lightsaber - just have to piece together Skirt (fixing the back panel and tattering them slightly) - EASY fix, just gotta sew and then it's done Overall my costume only needs a few things to be fixed and then it's finished! I was recently approved as a Jawa so I was working like crazy as well as keeping up with my art I do for a website... I'm a busy man haha. Can you say "Glutton for Punishment"?!
  14. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    Yay, another update!!! So I have gotten a "trooping" lightsaber created with the lighting of a weaker saber that I was able to scrounge together (embracing my inner Jawa and Trooper with this part), came out with a few burns, shocks and MINOR blood shed... but I was successful in getting the darned thing to operate! I have also ordered a "approval" saber from Ultra Sabers and it'll be here within the next few weeks!!!!!! So as for the list of things for myself: Key: Template Made Still need Sewing then complete Have Bought, just waiting on delivery Completed: Lightsaber (thinking I might actually buy this rather than making a cheaper version) - Have multiple versions Templates Made: Claws (will be modeling mine off of @Yankee71, so thank you sir!) - Template Made Boot covers - Template made And Shoulder Armor (along with middle Triangle Piece) - Template already made Back Neck Piece - Again, Template made, but this'll more than likely be for approval ONLY and not for trooping Trooping Lightsaber - just have to piece together Still Needing: Glove covers with cords - I have an idea for this, but will be needing assistance for it as I'll have to reinforce the spots in the arm so it prevents pulling and such. Hair Braid Easy Fix/complete: Skirt (fixing the back panel and tattering them slightly) - EASY fix, just gotta sew and then it's done
  15. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    Quick update. As I am a stubborn person... I have been looking into actually MAKING another lightsaber while debating if I should go the route of purchasing one. I know there are ways of assembling/gutting a older lightsaber and reusing those circuits while upgrading certain components of it. I'm leaning towards that route so I'll be posting a few pics of the lightsaber build... coming soon (tm)