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Kalec's Sith Acolyte WIP


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So i am going to (Attempt) to use this thread to journal the construction of my Sith Acolyte Kit. I have no clue how long this will ultimately take (weeks, months, etc) but as the work will be starting soon - i thought it was a good time to begin documenting the process. 


Short Background: Always been a huge Old Republic fan and when i saw the Acolytes in SWTOR - I knew i wanted to make one for myself. I have had the armor kit and helm for over 5 years now.  I had intended for this to be my initial costume for 501st membership. I quickly realized i knew nothing about Kit building at the time and decided to go another way and put the kit in storage. I have used the Helm for other Sith Costumes in the years since. COTF Nihilus ended up being the first costume i applied to the legion with and now several years later one of the great Prop / Armor makers in my squad has agreed to help me on this journey of finally finishing the acolyte.


Part Status:


Items Acquired:

Armor Kit: Vader's Vault / Mynock's Den V1

Helm: Mynock's Den 

Neck Seal: Darman's Props

Leather Pouch Set: Darman's Props

Black Boots: Crowprops 


Items Still be to Acquired: 

Robe: Vendor TBD

Lightsaber: TBD (Leaning Vader's Vault)


Robe: I am still looking for a robe vendor. I found 2-3 on etsy and have some emails out to other known robe makers - Burt no decision yet which way im going to go yet. Any recommendations are appreciated!


Lightsaber: The Vaders Vault is most likely the one i would go with when the time comes - But no hurry on that item yet. 




The one picture for this initial update: First time the set has been out of it's Original Shipping Box in years - Taking Inventory before the project started:




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Very nice, I've got a Mynocks Den resin kit that I built a few years ago.  I did eventually get a pair of plastic shins from Vaders Vault as well just because I found the resin ones heavy.  I couldn't find another lightsaber that was as screen accurate as the one from Vaders Vault so eventually that was the one I went with and have no complaints with it. 


I'm no use to you for a robe vendor though as I had my mother in law do mine as she is an experienced seamstress.


Good call on the boots as I went with a pair of shoes for mine which could have been why I was experiencing some discomfort from the shins.  Maybe I'll have to switch to boots in the future.


Enjoy the journey,  the armor looks badass once it's completed.

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Update #1


The bulk of the armor has been trimmed at this point. I met up my friend helping me with the build for a basic fitting this past weekend - to see if more trimming was needed before painting started.  We watched some of the trailer videos together and got more ideas on how to assemble it (tho the printed manual it comes with is a huge help). We also got some body measurements for the Robe maker with the armor on (See note below)


I don't have any shots of the armor on me but i'll include a couple of the raw trimmed armor at the bottom.


Robe: I communicated with 2 Robe makers that said that they would take on the commission.   Between the two - I decided to go with someone who my wife and myself have used in the past. The robe is estimated to be 6-8 weeks from start date. I have some measurements now and will be sending those off soon.


Next steps are still research, painting and assembly. We may be getting some of the minor pieces remade in resin 3d Print - so researching print files at this time and more reference shots.


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I just saw this and was gonna reccomend a Galaxy's Edge Sith Robe for your kit like I did. I modified mine to fit CRL standards but the quality and texture of the cloak can't be beat in my opinion. Good luck in your journey though buddy! 


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Here's a few of mine with the Darman neckseal. Also my cloak was made for me by a friend who could actually sew ;) Was lucky to find one at the time.  My kit is a first gen MyNock resin kit with 1st gen and 2nd gen MyNock masks... 















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