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Another Upstate New York Nihilus

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Yea... we just love this guy.

 

 

 

But for now, just finished my Nihilus lightsaber.

 

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Metal hilt Force FX Darth Maul chassis with red blade.

 

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What a great lightsaber! 

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Thanks!

 

Bondo filed down flush to the leftover raised details.  Styrene strips added, extra CA pooled to help transitions, edges and sections filed to look more organic:

 

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Dropping this here, as an archive for my app for my Darth Nihilus (COTF).

 

Costume provenance: Origional build by Volund Starfire (SL-6132) Jason Ellenburg.

 

 

Costume uses 22-yards of coarse-weave silk.  Everything but the quilted sleeves are made from this silk.

Hood and cape are a wide piece of fabric, darted at the top sides to form a hood pocket.  The upper corners of the fabric drape over the shoulders and tie in a not at the chest.  The hood, is a batting helmet with a piece of Sintra formed into the top shape.  The material is attached to the inside/underside of this formed shape and brought back over the top for form the hood.  The front facing of the hood details are pleated down to the forehead area.

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_frontD.jpg


The mask combines a blackout mask (lightweight balaclava), underneath a black-painted mannequin face.

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_maskR.jpg
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_maskL.jpg


The quilted sleeves are a different fabric and attached to a cross-over tunic made from silk.  They have a 1” wide vertical rib pattern.


Black gauntlet gloves are plain and have no top-stitching details.


Inner cross-over tunic is made from silk, and is attached to the inner skirt.  The inner skirt is two yards of silk, gathered to give a voluminous appearance.  When worn, there is a two-inch gap, creating a split in the center.  It reached the floor, but the distressing brings it up a little.


The obi is made from silk and has inner-facing to keep its shape.  Approximately 5” in width and closes in the back.

Belt was made.  Under belt is 3” wide.  Over belt is 1.25” wide, and held in place with pairs of rivets and closes in the back.

The outer skirt is three yards of silk, gathered to give a voluminous appearance.  It is on a belt that closes in the middle, creating a split in the center.  It reached the floor, but distressing brings it up a little.

The outer cross-over tunic has no finished edges.  The edges are allowed to distress on their own.  Reached to mid-thigh, but distressing brings it up a little.

Boots are Harley Davidson boots with all straps and ornamentation removed.  They were de-glazed to remove the shine, and then reconditioned.  This gives them the same matte appearance as the raw silk. 


Lightsaber is hand sculpted.  I started with a Master Replicas Darth Maul, removed all extra knobs, ground off all of the top fins and mid rings.  Bondo’d those areas smooth an added some “tell” details from the version used in COTF (the example in the CRLS is from the KORII game).

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/IMG_5195nn.jpg

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/IMG_5203nn.jpg

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/IMG_5209nn.jpg

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/IMG_5220nn.jpg

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/IMG_5267.jpg

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/jcwm6.gif

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_lightsaber.jpg


Under masking layer, full skirt made from Lycra, to hide lags, and moc-neck dicky.
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_first.jpg


Layer two, inner tunic and inner skirt.
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_second.jpg


Layer three, sleeves and outer tunic.
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_third.jpg


Layer four, outer tunic, obi, belt and gauntlets.
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_fourth.jpg


Mask added.
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_fifth.jpg




Front
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_front.jpg


Front left.
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_frontL.jpg

Front right.
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_frontR.jpg


Left
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_left.jpg


Right
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_right.jpg


Back
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_back.jpg


Comic pose.
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_comic%20pose.jpg

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_comic%20poseD.jpg

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_comic%20pose2.jpg

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_sad1.jpg

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_sad1d.jpg



http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Ramsay_Nihilus_red1.jpg

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww103/TrooperPX/Darth%20Nihilus/Red%201tone.jpg





Thank you for your time and consideration.



Yours,
David Ramsay
DZ-9215

 

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Looks great! The only thing I should point out is the knot under the chin from the hood should not have the "tails" hanging down. They need to be hidden by being sewn into the knot. If you look at the COTF Nihilus pictures, he just has a single round knot, there is no extra fabric hanging out from the knot. This is like a 2 minute thing to fix though. 

 

Cheers,

Nef

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