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mindputtee's Darth Talon Build


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Hello!

 

I've started working on a Darth Talon build. First order of business was the lekku:

 

I made a sculpt from wire, foil, tape, and monster clay

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Then I began painting on layers of silicone

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It really looks like a candy apple here

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Fresh from the mold (after a little patching to repair a tear)

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Video showing movement

https://i.imgur.com/NRwGAbs.mp4

 

Started painting the tattoos:

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Going to paint more tattoos still but that's all for today!

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Progress update! Finished the tattoos on the lekku:

 

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This was taken before powdering them to reduce the shine. I forgot to share the tattoo diagram I'd drawn out for myself based on the various references

 

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In this picture you can see where I patched the tear with more silicone and these are how the tattoos look after powdering to reduce the shine:

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Next order of business was armor then, I'm using 4 mm and 6mm EVA foam for most of it and googly eyes as rivets!

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I ran my dremel over the pieces rapidly to give some lightsaber damage and then primed with plastidip:

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I used one of my silicone ear cones as a form to heat and stretch some worbla over for the ear cone armor. Ear cones need to be protected too!

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And now everything has gotten one coat of acrylic paint

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Once that first coat is fully dry I'm going to evaluate if it needs another coat of the gunmetal or if I should move on to weathering and such.

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On 6/15/2020 at 6:30 AM, Zoomi said:

I’m beyond entertained that you’ve used googlie eyes. :grin:

 

amazing work so far! Do you have any specific concerns or questions?

Haha thank you! When I shake some of the pieces they rattle hahaha

 

My struggle right now has been figuring out how to make the upper thigh pieces stay up when walking. They tend to start to slide down. I'm going to put everything on today (minus the bodypaint/makeup) and take some pictures to get feedback of it on!

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Have you thought of using those silicone pads that they have for braless wear? You could stick the sticky side to the inside of the armor and then have the silicone against your skin. 

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These are hard to share... I still want to lose 15 pounds before I feel ready to troop in this. I plan to paint tattoos on the tights and then sew them to the bikini bottom and trim the excess above, just haven't gotten to that yet. I think I need to remake the back of my bandeau as well to pull the armor in the front in tighter.

 

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testing out my two different paints (middle is for the face and the others around it I was working on matching that color in an alcohol hybrid so I could do temporary tattoos for my talon tats!

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I wanted to give an update, I sent my approval pictures in and was told that my forehead triangles were too far apart and my right eye makeup wasn't dark enough so I did another makeup try on and took new pictures. I also included my gold contacts in these pictures. I did not use the temporary tattoos for my chest or clavicles this time because they are expensive and I was only going to be wearing it very briefly for pictures. So now I am waiting again.

 

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