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Flashheart

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About Flashheart

  • Birthday 02/08/1982

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  • Name
    JD Garrahy
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Gold Coast, Australia
  • Interests
    STER WERS!!! Giant frickin robots
  • TKID
    66682
  • Garrison / Outpost
    Redback Garrison
  • Squad
    Longfin Squad
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  1. duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude. this is epic!!!!! great job building such an amazing costume. further to the hand make up thing. spray the barrier spray before and after makeup application and it will "sandwich" the make up in, preventing smearing and transfer to other surfaces. cant wait to see trooping photos of this costume
  2. Looking stellar my friend. cant wait to see your approval come through
  3. hey there!!!! plenty of experience with them. feel free to inbox me
  4. Wicked Armour is great and accurate, but even while you have to give measurements for it to be close to your form, there are still adjustments that need to be done. With my Revan, I had to add in press studs to join the back and chest plates together and add more adhesive velcro onto the vambraces so they appear to be a single piece construction. Feel free to message me directly if you have any questions and best of luck with your build
  5. Further to this, while MWA is a great costume, i still had to put plenty of work into it to get it approvable in my garrison.
  6. as Nina stated, Cosplaysky is NOT approvable. Go for the MWA set, it is a bit pricier than most but requires minimal modification for approval. as always, please reach out if you have any further questions
  7. Hit me up on FB (JD Garrahy) if you would like to discuss more in depth Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
  8. looking great there bud, firstly, your boot don't appear to be high enough. the officer boots from sovietboots.com are a great knee high option and have a great heel in them as well. there is also the absence of the 3 belts and buckles around the boots and the armour cap on the toe the undershirt should be something of compression wear as it needs to be form-fitting to prevent blousing. as for the hands, i still paint mine and apply nails every troop but look into welovecolors.com for some form-fitting gloves to make it easier. you can also apply nails to them with hot glue to make it easier. the zipper on the vest should not be visible so a flap of leather secured with velcro is a good option. the belt buckle and greeblies should be enclosed on the top and bottom so they don't have a 'hollow' look. i cant really tell with these photos and there is arguments on the topic but for your approval pics, you'll need a dark brown (yeah, almost black) face paint. the baldcap should be seamless so liquid latex is a good way to blend it to your skin via stippling and layering it up make sure the bicep armour sits up higher also as it should be at the bottom of the shoulder armour. (more around the bicep than the top of the elbow) as with all costumes, it comes down to your GML's approval. i hope this helps with your build. its looking fantastic
  9. forgive the VERY late reply. i use water based cake paint with a barrier sealing spray before and after application. its all free handed on but i did recently make a basic template which my wife found very useful when i kitted up for the TROS midnight screening. any other questions, please feel free to shoot me a direct message
  10. Hey there!!! Id be more than happy to help. Find me on facebook under JD Garrahy and we can discuss in depth there.
  11. Hit me up if you have any questions.
  12. All done, Savage is ready to troop and shall make his debut at Dreamworld on the 23rd of June. DS-66682 signing off this build thread Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  13. All parts attached and in place. Will fix shoulders in place to avoid movement. Finished the vambraces off with two strips of leather (left over from the vest) around the wrists. Etched the vertical grooves on the shin guards with a dremel and then painted and wiped away excess. Face paint and horns tomorrow and approval pics Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  14. All armour is now painted and sufficiently weathered. Photos dont do it justice as it looks too dark. The appearance has more of a metallic look to it as after weathering i rubbed it back a bit to expose the Ironlak 'Chrome'. Weathering was done with acrylic paints (first a light green followed by black). Sponged on and then buffed away with a soft cloth. Gives it a great look in my opinion. Tomorrow night is final assembly and suit up to make sure it all looks the goods. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  15. Painted all armour today. Acrylic primer followed by a coat of Ironlak 'Battleship'. Then splatterings of Ironlak 'Chrome' & 'Melbourne' to finish the top coats. Next is 'weathering' and giving it the raw metal finish it needs (blacks, greens and yellows). A few final touches on the vambraces (leather bands around the wrists) and it should be ready for first suit up. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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