Added some pics of my new saber to the saber post! VV Rev-N Elite is 100% beautiful
My New armor from Lions Den Studios arrived today as well! I am very excited about getting started with finishing work on it! I got it in Raw form because I love to paint!
if you are not familiar with their work they make some great Revan masks as well I have their SWTOR helmet sitting here to work up as an alternate helmet for this costume!.
Having owned Revan Armor from MWA, Bigwater99, and now Lions Den Studios I can say that all have pros and cons.
Mwa- is super lightweight and flexible but I was not a fan of the fact that the armor felt like it could break very easily and a lot of the strapping and details seemed to be attached with Hot glue. I was also not a fan of the rings and clasps being cheap keychan parts that would end up immediately trashed. IMO for what that armor costs I want a more finished product. Very nice guy but the product was not for me.
Bigwater99- Fiberglass armor with great details. This setup was pretty much ready to go right out of the box. The details are crisp and the armor is comfortable. The big drawback to the fiberglass is it is very rigid. Bigwater99 made mine custom for me (I was around 280 at the time) it fit great! and I really liked it. Then I dropped 40lbs and the armor was simply too big for me to wear. My only real con is out of the box the armor had straps that cross in the front and ended up coming out in the middle of the chest which I had to adjust. Fantastic product overall I would buy from him again in a heartbeat. I wanted to try something new with V2.0 that should not be looked at as a knock in any way on this product.
Lions Den Studios- (please keep in mind this is a fresh out of the box review and may change as I work on the armor.) This armor is Resin with cold cast and it is slightly lighter than the fiberglass armor. I probably will not buff out the cold cast as I like to paint. The armor details are bold and I really like them. I think the armor is going to fit well and since it is Resin some careful heatgun work should allow for some gentle shaping. The edges are a bit snug on me at 240 but I think with just a tiny bit of shaping it will fir perfect. This is a great DIY set of armor it is a raw cast so it will require some cleanup. and finishing work. So if you are not crafty this might not be the right choice for you. I am so I am very excited for this build. My 1 big con is at this time it does not come with Bracers or hand plates. So I will be making my own.