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  1. btabc

    Bogan Starkiller Hoth Armor WIP

    I actually needed to see a better shot of this armor, thank you!!!
  2. 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"?!
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    Vest is actually made out of a pleather. The only reason it looks shiny is because of the direct overhead lights and the background (white cabinets) which make the highlights more pronounced. Having the shoulder armor on actually brought the "shine" down. I'll be sure to make adjustments to the vest as well, grazie!
  6. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    Ok so another update! I have gotten my suit and vest and it's AMAZING!!!!! A little tightening down to do around the waist, but other than that, this has turned out WAY better than I could have imagined As well to having the suit finished, I was able to solve a problem I had with trying to attach the armor I'm making, so two birds with one stone!!!! Key: Template Made Still need Sewing then complete So all that's left is the following: Claws (will be modeling mine off of @Yankee71, so thank you sir!) - Template Made Boot covers - Template made 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. Lightsaber (thinking I might actually buy this rather than making a cheaper version) Skirt (fixing the back panel and tattering them slightly) - EASY fix, just gotta sew and then it's done Back Neck Piece - Again, Template made, but this'll more than likely be for approval ONLY and not for trooping Hair Braid And Shoulder Armor (along with middle Triangle Piece) - Template already made
  7. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    LOL that frequently happens with designs (as you know)! Just look at yours as an original design, and mine is the younger brother! You can always get a updated version if you want to spend the money for it!
  8. btabc

    Starkiller HOTH ARMOR References (Ultimate)

    You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar! This is a GREAT CRL!!!!!! Concrete with text that it makes it easier Grazie, my friend! Now onward to finish mine
  9. btabc

    Bogan Starkiller Hoth Armor WIP

    Mind me asking what saber did you get and for what price? I've been debating if I should buy one or not and then just modify the rest myself? Is it the Raven? https://www.ultrasabers.com/product-p/stunt-raven.htm
  10. btabc

    Starkiller HOTH ARMOR References (Ultimate)

    I had to get boot expanders just to get the boots past my calf muscles... either way, they work and the new design I have come up with will also help hold the boots together more! These reference photos are amazing!
  11. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    I know that right after this, he was expressing an interest in ABS rather than the resin, but either way, Rob's stuff looks FANTASTIC! I was extremely happy with the end results, even if I had to wait a little bit. He has sparked my interest to saving up for a better pair of hard armor for the future .
  12. btabc

    Starkiller HOTH ARMOR References (Ultimate)

    Perfect! I had plans for the Lvl 1 crl, but after seeing these I like these a WHOLE lot more! They seem relatively easier as well, as it seems like a cover with multiple straps that would velcro to the front (wrapping around the back of the calf), which would also help with the situation I'm suffering through (bigger calves due to farm work and such). This is fantastic and I'm already brainstorming new plans
  13. btabc

    Starkiller HOTH ARMOR References (Ultimate)

    A lot of these I've seen, but the boots have evaded me somehow?!?!?! This was my biggest question, as I've complained about the CRL as well, but what do we use? Now that there are better images of the boots (thanks to these reference photos) should we use these or the ones shown on the CRL? If this is what we're supposed to use then it won't be that tough. Bogan, I have also updated my thread with some images of what I have done with the shoulder armor so far. @Yankee71, thoughts?
  14. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    Update... here's the helmet from Wicked Armor... must say that artistically it's stunning and weathering is fantastic!
  15. btabc

    Starkiller Dark Lord Armor (Hoth)

    Interesting concept about the face mask... I never thought about somehow creating a damn . I have yet to try cat crap and have used ivory soap (which goes on easily, but you have to rub it clear), and that helps, but after a while it STILL gets a little foggy. I'll have to go and get some cat crap... it sounds so wrong when I type it down lol. Heat isn't a problem for me either lol, but I agree, I went trooping in 95 degree heat and had LITTLE ventilation and fogged up so bad the only thing I could see was the Jedi's Lightsaber in front of me (that was changing colors). I just followed that lol Other than that, how's it looking so far, sir?
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