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General Obi-Wan Kenobi TCW S1 W.I.P. by LMC3

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:02 pm    Post subject: General Obi-Wan Kenobi TCW S1 W.I.P. by LMC3 Reply with quote

After unsuccessfully trying to get started on this costume for a couple of years (finding a good tailor is not an easy task!), I'm finally ready to roll! All the pieces of the puzzle have been assembled and now I just need to do the work.

What I'm working with:

    Jedi / Clone armor from Imperial Surplus
    Tunic / Tabard / Obi from Tailors of Mos Eisley
    Belt / Pouches also from Tailors of Mos Eisley
    Under Armor Undersuit
    Black Nomex gloves
    Lightsaber MKIII-re from LDM
    Twin Duo Shoes from Imperial Boots


My thanks to Kevin @ Imperial Surplus, Warren @ Tailors of Mos Eisley, and Shay Kenobi here on the forum for all of their help/advice in getting to this point!

My goal is to have this completed and approved for Celebration! Looking forward to comments / feedback to help me get this finished! ^_^

Cheers,
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    PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Looking forward to seing how you handle the chestplates and collar.
    I got the same kit from KWDesigns and have had little feedback or finished pictures from Kevin for the assembly of those parts.
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    PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    ooooh.....didn't know Kevin did the chest armour piece too Surprised
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    PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Kaall Ytan wrote:
    Looking forward to seing how you handle the chestplates and collar.
    I got the same kit from KWDesigns and have had little feedback or finished pictures from Kevin for the assembly of those parts.


    I'm looking forward to seeing how I will handle it too! LOL Yeah, not a lot of previous direction on those particular parts. I've got a few thoughts, but am waiting to see how everything fits once I've trimmed the pieces down a bit. Will definitely keep the thread updated! I'd appreciate any thoughts you have as well!
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    PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Shaugi wrote:
    ooooh.....didn't know Kevin did the chest armour piece too Surprised


    Can't speak for whether or not Kevin still makes this piece. I've had this kit for about a year and a half now. I believe that even back then, it was not a piece that he advertised on his site. So maybe he still does offer it?
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    PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Got my legs, shoulder bells, and hand plates trimmed up. Still need to sand them down but, hey, it's progress! Started on one of the arms today - hoping to be done trimming up parts by the end of this week. Will post some more pics then.
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    PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    lmc3 wrote:
    Kaall Ytan wrote:
    Looking forward to seing how you handle the chestplates and collar.
    I got the same kit from KWDesigns and have had little feedback or finished pictures from Kevin for the assembly of those parts.


    I'm looking forward to seeing how I will handle it too! LOL Yeah, not a lot of previous direction on those particular parts. I've got a few thoughts, but am waiting to see how everything fits once I've trimmed the pieces down a bit. Will definitely keep the thread updated! I'd appreciate any thoughts you have as well!


    I finally went and assembled the chestplate and back insert using a suggestion from my mother, using elastic thread so it is always assembled and slides over my head kinda like a shirt. For now I also ditched the hard collar and sewn a fabric collar that I'll distress to match the painted weathering on the other plates.
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    PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Thanks for the info on how you did the collar Kaall! Still thinking about how to do that myself. I noticed in that other "Mythos" build thread that it appeared to be a rubber collar all around. Interesting.

    Anyway, finished trimming up biceps and forearms last weekend. Hoping to get everything sanded down and start assembling some parts this weekend. ^_^



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    PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Something you should be aware of that I noticed from the pics you posted is that your boots are the realistic (movie) version of the clone boots and not the animated style of clone boots.

    In TCW Obi-Wan wears animated style clone boots not the Realistic version
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    PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    blitz1027 wrote:
    Something you should be aware of that I noticed from the pics you posted is that your boots are the realistic (movie) version of the clone boots and not the animated style of clone boots.

    In TCW Obi-Wan wears animated style clone boots not the Realistic version


    Thanks for the head's up. Didn't realize there was a difference there. Will see how I can modify these to be more accurate. Accuracy is of course preferred.
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    PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    lmc3 wrote:
    blitz1027 wrote:
    Something you should be aware of that I noticed from the pics you posted is that your boots are the realistic (movie) version of the clone boots and not the animated style of clone boots.

    In TCW Obi-Wan wears animated style clone boots not the Realistic version


    Thanks for the head's up. Didn't realize there was a difference there. Will see how I can modify these to be more accurate. Accuracy is of course preferred.


    Not a problem. I just wanted you to be aware before you submitted pics for approval. The animated boots aren't near as detailed as the realistic versions.
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    PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Sorry for the lack of updates over the past 2 months. Work, life, etc... My goal of finishing in time for Celebration did not happen. Not much progress to report other than continued trimming and sanding of the parts. I ended up having to get a new Dremel as the first one I bought was just too underpowered for some of the thicker armor parts.

    I did finally get around to gluing one of the forearms and one of the biceps. Decided to go the e6000 route. Takes a lot more time to dry than CA glue, but wanted to have the flexibility of pulling it apart if I made a mistake.



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    PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Not a ton of progress since my last post, although I did get some advice regarding the seamless join of the armor and long story short, I need to re-do my armor. Good thing I used e6000! So, I will be working on that this weekend.

    Also, moving my pics from Photobucket to another service and will update the links.
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    PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Good luck with all of that. Smile
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    PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Finally got my picture links restored. Hope to have time to post some updates on my build in the near future.
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