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  1. Hi all, I am in the process of attempting a 501st level Darth Revan costume, as I have loved the character and design since all the way back when Kotor 1 was released (still have my original copy somewhere). I haven't been much of a costumer as I lacked confidence and will (and money lol). But I have attempted a couple of other small costumes for various things over the years, Earlier this year I made a foam version of the costume and it's not exactly quality and I feel I need to take this a step further in upgrading it to a quality costume. MODEL 0 :My foam armour + ad-hock 2 hr before con mask Made it in a cave, with a box of scraps. I'm not a beginner at working with resins and other materials, but i am very out of touch and rusty as I haven't done anything for at least 10 years. I also live in a country where not everything is available or easy to get (or cheap). As a sorta test, I have started to make my mask first (technically last because I didn't complete it for my model 0). I looked around at all the options and all of them either looked off or wouldn't fit my tiny tiny head. So I'm sculpting it out of a sulfur free clean clay, and though i can get it mostly looking revanish, it looks kinda off since i haven't done this in quite some time. Any tips on what I should change, if that be angles or whatever would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to cast it in polyester resin with fiberglass (terrible stuff but available), and aerate it very well before use :> Anyway, that's the plan. (thats a children's mask btw) I think I may have some overhang no matter what due to the fact my lower jaw is actually shorter than it should be, and... I have a 1.5 inch long neck, maybe 2 if i push it. As for the rest of the armour, well, that's where I have big issues. I am a lady, and I will be very honest and up front that I have a big rack, on a tiny body. But it gets better, I have moderate scoliosis and my body is pretty deformed visibly and proportionally. My left hip bulges out and my chest is contorted and is not even and slants to the right. I don't really have a midsection either. My pelvis starts where my ribcage ends. And my shoulders are slanted permanently. When i constructed my foam armour version, I had to make a completely distorted pattern to fit my distorted body so it looks even(ish), however this won't exactly work with fiberglass as it has to look even and symmetrical. The armour I am also going to sculpt and fiberglass. I saw the options and taking control of the proportions and concluded that it is the better option. Maybe :/ With the issue with the female anatomy, I am unsure how to proceed as chest curves are hard enough without the added scoliosis issues on top. Do any lady Revan's out here have any advice on how to do their armour going over a curved chest but it looking flat (enough)? I think there will need to be a compromise somewhere and it would have to be the costume cause i can't change my genetics... The hand armour I plan to also sculpt and whip up in fiberglass. The gauntlets I read up how some people making mando armour sometimes use plastic cups and cut them and stick the details directly on them with putty or bondo. I was going to go that route. Anyone done this before? I know some plastics paint doesn't stick to them (like the original stormtrooper helmets). As for the soft goods part, I am a complete and utter newbie. I can hand sew, that's about it. I have some trouble understanding patterns or instructions without visual diagrams , but I am willing to learn new things. I've looked extensively at the game character model and know the sorta shapes but i don't know how to translate that into pattern making or even where to begin. It would be greatly appreciated if any would be willing to describe what kind of process or steps I would need to go through to achieve the shapes of the hood and caplet even if by scribbled hand drawn diagrams. I have seen a couple of people here that constructed their hoods like the game files like Darth Valkyria's. I found a drawn diagram of a kylo ren hood that gives me the basics but not on the shape for Revan or how to attach the front flange part. The bridge I am planning to do is a one piece like Azrayel74's, specifically because of my medical body issues. I guess I can strong arm the sewing but I haven't actually found any info about how this part is sewn proper. Is it pleating? Is it cushioning? Quilting? Is it glued? Also, how do you go about silverising the leather/pleather/vinyl? Shoe polish? I have concerns about paint and other things rubbing off. Any specifics on this? I found this material that is actually charcoal black but his just a slight metallic shine to it that might work. It's rather thick and might do the job (I don't have many options). Opinions? The tabard I have found some material that is shiny and looks very similar to the game model colour. It's a tad too red for my tastes and not burgundy/wine enough but it's close. Big question about the tabard though, is it quilted or pleated?? I have seen both done. I thought it was quilted but then i just saw a pleated one and that sewing may be beyond me.... The O-ring I plan to buy online on the etsy store, and reuse some of my belts and connecting rings (or find some more. Old handbags ftw). I have also noticed some of the specific dimensions for certain objects and parts on the crl don't work on me as well. 2 inch rings around my waist will look silly and I feel should be proportional to the individual. Have I just missed that part of the wording? I know that Wicked Armor exists and would love to own one (it's really a piece of art), but with the uncertainty of how it could fit or even the possibility of it even being able to be made for me due to the sizing. I would love the guy who makes them if he could sell the gauntlets and hand bits separately, but I doubt that's going to happen :/ I have contemplated getting maybe the soft goods because they are under a thousand dollars so i don't have to sew and source stuff, but I am unsure if the hood would be done the right way (my major concern) and without armour parts may not fit the costume in the end. I don't expect this costume to be swiftly constructed, but i do have a deadline on my mask at least. I have to have it fully finished by late september. Any info or help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Greetings from the Far South of Canada! I'm working on a Nihilus KOTOR build, and have a question about the red stripes on the mask. I did a 3D print that I found on Thingiverse, and it has ridges where the red would go (see photo). Does anyone know offhand if that's a go/no go item, or if there's discretion at the level of the GML? Thanks for the assist/advice. Matt ID46221
  3. Hi all! | I'm currently working on my Darth Revan costume - it will be my first build approvable by 501st Legion. I have few questions, maybe they are obvious, but I'm newbie to these topics. First of all - fabric. What's the fabric have you used in your Revan's cape/skirt? Please give me it's name, it would be very helpful. There comes the second question - I want to 3d print the mask/buy it online, since it's cheaper than mold. I have found a lot STL files (3d objects) to print, i picked some good ones and, but.. i don't really know which one of these would be acceptable: 1. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2922721 2. https://www.etsy.com/listing/632133425/kotor-501st-darth-revan-mask?ref=shop_home_active_9 <-- it's ready to go item, but I don't know if this would be accepted. I don't trust the "kotor 501st (...)" description at all. All help/links will be very heplful. Thank you
  4. Hi! I got another question... I see lots of Nihiluses (Nihili?) here have lots of different masks. I originally wanted to 3D print mine, the one I have here as a profile picture, but... the file got corupted... It would take me a while to make it again. So, rather than remaking it, now I wish to purchase a Nihilus mask, which I think is the faster option. But which one should I buy? I saw a couple online that I really like, and I would like to get some opinions about this. The first one is the one offered by My Wicked Armor: https://www.etsy.com/listing/202095118/darth-nihilus-mask-inspired-by-star-wars The second one by Khros Nest: http://www.khrosnest.com/darth-nihilus-mask/ Which one should I buy? Or if anyone has any suggestion to a better mask, feel free to reply.
  5. hello everybody, i am currently working on a Revan costume from Star Wars The Old Republic (the redeemed/foundry variant, not the 'Shadow of Revan' variant). i had posted some progress pictures on my facebook page an one of them got a comment from my (Dutch) Garrison members. he asked: user nr 1: ''Is the version you're working on approvable?'' (he means for the 501st). some of the other members had answered him before i could, this is the discussion that broke out: user nr 2: ''No ... there is only 1 CRL for Revan, the original KOTOR version ... maybe he can offer the first variation as CRL? ;)'' user nr 1: ''Could possibly. Would it?'' me: ''Well... this version is not approvable for the 501st because good guy and everything, but it is for rebel legion'' user nr 2: ''"Good guy" ... very subjective. In SWTOR he wants to commit genocide to all Pureblood Sith'' me: ''But he works for the republic and ''helps'' the jedi. Although I assume that Revan is more gray than light at that point. The only thing I know is that this version of Revan has not been approved by the 501st but approved by the RL'' ''There are technically two different SWTOR Revans. One would be the light side and the other would be the dark side version from the recent Revan Expansion. Being that the Shadow of Revan is literally the embodiment of the Dark Side within Revan, I would say it is very much 501st.'' -The Flagship Eclipse'' user nr 3 (Dutch Garrison GML): ''Then I would build a build thread and see if you can comment on the DL'' user nr 4:''"I was Sith, I am Jedi" I think never is 501st worthy so, hippie Revan :p'' as you can see, there is some infighting, if you can call it that, within the Dutch Garrison about if the SWTOR redeemed/foundry variant is 501st approved. i thought i had done all my research and had found that this costume is ONLY approvable for rebel legion, but this conversation had left me more confused than before. so my question is: is the SWTOR redeemed/foundry version of Revan also approvable for the 501st or only for RL? (side question, just because i'm curious, is the SWTOR Revan mask (again, the redeemed/foundry variant, not the 'Shadow of Revan' variant) compatible with the KOTOR (501st approved) variant of Darth Revan?) thanks in advance. kind regards Siebe Foesenek, TK-17516, Dutch Garrison
  6. So I've found two Darth Revan masks on etsy, but not sure which one to get. First: Bigwater99 version, looks a bit white to me Second: Props Foundry I seem to be drawn to the props foundry one, and I've spoken to Bigwater99 and he sells his armor without the mask, but what do you all think? Thank you.
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