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Everything posted by Heavy1973

  1. Congrats on both approval and first troop, welcome to the Legion
  2. A couple of things.... there shouldn´t be a seam at the hood edge, I made mine a double layer to prevent it and sewed it on the dress collar. That way I also didn´t get the line from the top and down in the back of the hood. It looks like the pleates on the shoulders are going down the back - they shouldn´t do that, they are only to be in front from the shoulders down to the waist, and to have a gathered look from the waist down on the back. Also it looks like there are seams high up on the sleeves, those should not be there either. But if you can get the seamstress to make the corrections, it should be ok for approval, the corrections would also minor the baggy look on the back of it. Though I would argue to use another kind of fabric, this looks very stiff.
  3. That is good to hear - your progress is looking really nice and I can´t wait to see the full suit on.
  4. You did a troop without being in a full suit?
  5. As long as it has a silver shine to it and is not a plain white color, this looks good to me I just bought a cheap one from ebay
  6. Nina you´re being asked for @DarthValkyria
  7. You´re welcome I used a heavy cotton silk blend, just make sure it can make nice gatherings that stays in place, when ironed down and that the fabric doesn´t have a shine to it. You can do it
  8. Hello welcome and congrats to your approval. I used a simple tunic pattern that I made mods to so it would follow the CRL regarding the gathering at the shoulders in front and the v cut + the gatherings in the back. I actually split the pattern at the middle to make it easier to get the gatherings in on the back - the belt will hide the line. As to the belt, I bought it from another member, but you can make it by yourself, it is not hard, just take 3 strips of leather, join them in the back with a velcro closing and use vertical pieces on the inside to hold the 3 pieces together, the two silver buttons can be made out of clay or other similar materiale. The headpiece can be tricky, if I should make one now, I would use a nice thin leather, make it wet and shape it over and over again on a mannequin head to get the shape needed for it, it takes a lot of times and redo with water. The hair pieces also from the same leather and I used velcro to close them up - red paint to get the pattern on both them and the head piece or glue on a red leather stripe. I used lycra for the wimple, it doesn´t fray and no seams, I just cut the hole for the face. Looking forward to seeing your WIP
  9. Yes this work well, I can see your pictures now - as too if you´ve done it correctly, I can´t say, since I don´t have any experience with a Revan armor and how to build it. Hopefully one of our members can confirm it for you.
  10. If it is link, you can just write it in your post like you do with normal text.
  11. I made a post in our FB detachment group asking for help/advice for you, since many are on holiday and don´t check the forums much, and I just want to say a big thanks to all for getting in here and helping out. Hopefully you will be able to get your costume fitted and get approved soon. This is a great detachment with awesome members
  12. The link goes back to this thread ?
  13. Yes it is the right place, I am very sorry, that none other have answered here yet. I wish I could do more to help, but as I already stated earlier, I don´t have any experience with a Revan regarding how to put the armor together and suit up.
  14. Welcome I do not have a Revan costume myself, but I am sure, that we have members, who can assist you @DarthValkyria can you help out perhaps ? I did find this video of a member with a wicked armor set up, though not sure if it is applyable to yours ? :
  15. This was a very interesting build to follow, big congrats - it looks amazing
  16. That is good news and a super great deal for the plastic form - I would also have jumped that one in a heartbeat. Sounds like we can soon welcome you into the ranks in TFE detachment - thank you for the kind words, much appreciated, always happy to assist
  17. I also just got a mail about wrong rank ? been a detachment member since 2013 so I don´t understand that one. Requesting detachment member access : https://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=15534&costumeID=115
  18. Nicely done - and remember, just go at your own pace and enjoy the build
  19. Happy to be able to help out and to have wips to look at from other members are a great resource, also for someone, who wants to join in the future. 😉 As to my tunics, I actually just laid one of my t-shirts out and used it as a base to cut the fabric after, didn´t use any pattern. Just remember to have enough fabric so that you can make the cross-over - as to the sleeves, I used a normal pattern and made it ca. 2 sizes bigger, so that I could make the quilted sleeves. I bought my "hood" from Pam, not sure if she sells them anymore - you could try and ask her : https://twilekpam.com/products/darth-nihilus-hood?variant=13962054041718 . I can see that it is sold out. Perhaps you can 3d print it ? I attached the fabric to it with velcro and sewed in an extra piece of fabric in the front to close the gape between it and the mask. As for my black-out mask, I bought a cheap plastic Halloween face mask, cut it and painted it black, I am trying to get my oldest son to 3d print me a new one, because I am not all that happy about the fit on this one. He did print me a saber that I just need to sand down, put together and paint, so hopefully that one will be nice to have for canon events. It will be without blade, but that is fine with me. The one you link to doens´t quite look right though. Try this one : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2223990 - or take a look at the one Daniel wrote about - you can find it here : https://lucifersabers.com/en/product/nihilus/ - that is nice. You´re on the right way
  20. I haven´t seen any correct 3d file yet of the COFT version, I had to remodel the one I got by reshaping the checkbones and eyes + sand done the lines over the eyes before it could pass approval. As to Wicked Armor, yes that mask with the blackout mask is fine for approval for the COFT version You can see my build thread here :
  21. We are here to help you, so no worries in asking too much, there is no such thing I use E6000 glue on all my costumes/armor pieces - that should do the trick.
  22. Hi and welcome to this amazing world You´re of to a very good start - you can see the CRL here : https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:SL_revan it is a to-do-list about the costume, there are also lots of great wip threads here on this forum, so do take a look on, how other members have done their costumes. When I began back in 2012 with a biker scout armor, I was totally lost - but a member helped me out, even when he was deployed to Afghanistan, and is now one of my dearest friends. What I learned through that process is, you can never ask to many times about something, so do use us as much as you can, and I am sure, that many in here will try their hardest to assist you in getting your costume put together and approved. If I were you, I would go by the CRL, make a list and just start from the top and go check off the items as you work through them. Have fun - looking forward to follow your build.
  23. It looks like he has a clip for the saber, that he puts on by sliding it downwards onto the abdomen armor piece (red circle) Not sure if it is possible without some mods to it ?
  24. Hi Depending on the quality/thickness of the cotton it could work, just make sure you can make the pleats at the shoulders to stand out sharp and keep the pleats all the way down to the floor, and that the fabric can have some gathering on the back with a nice flow also And remember the fabric needs to be a matte black color.
  25. I don´t have any experience with it myself, but one of my friends uses it for his Revan. As our DL Nina already wrote higher up here, you do not need it for approval - but it do look very close. I got one custom made for my Visas Marr, since I had the same problem and couldn´t get right hilt.
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