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Jawa WIP - So it begins...
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Jayjan Thek (Jessie Lynch)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amalphiea wrote:
Jayjan Thek wrote:
Amalphiea wrote:
I actually have a bunch of the little bubble gum machine thingys if you want a couple.


If you have a bunch, that would be awesome. I was just playing around with what I had on hand at my house. I'm still going to give the smaller set I made today a shot, at the very least to get the spacing figured out, and be able to see the soft parts together with the glowy eyes.

I've got the hood and robe assembled, just working on fraying the sleeves and hem. The shoes have all the scraps and trimmings from my sewing stuffed in them waiting to be glued together this week.

Last part I need to order is the bandoleers, and those are likely going to need to wait until February to place the orders for them...

Pictures coming within the next few days - I completely forgot to take any when I was still in my work area.


Even if you order them in Feb, start searching for them now. It can be hard to find good ones.


Good to know. I've got links bookmarked to a few of them - I'll have to look a little more closely at the reviews before I put in the order. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet - the Balaclava I ordered to keep my hair under control and keep my neck covered came in a day early, as did the paintball mask I plan to use for the base of my face covering. It fits perfectly over my glasses, and I can breathe in it, too!

Not much to look at right now - just makes me look creepy and scares the cats.

I've been taking breaks here and there to glue scraps and wrappings onto an old pair of Jedi boots that I'm going to use for this. My cat was kind enough to star the distressing process... making them perfect for this project.

Layering strips and scraps on, and having fun blending it in...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can bring the eye thingys to the party on the 3rd. Unless you're coming to 3rd Eye on the 20th?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amalphiea wrote:
I can bring the eye thingys to the party on the 3rd. Unless you're coming to 3rd Eye on the 20th?


I'll be at 3rd Eye on the 20th, actually. 3rd Eye is my favorite comic book shop, so I was just bouncing with glee when I saw that there was an event there.

Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jayjan Thek wrote:
Amalphiea wrote:
I can bring the eye thingys to the party on the 3rd. Unless you're coming to 3rd Eye on the 20th?


I'll be at 3rd Eye on the 20th, actually. 3rd Eye is my favorite comic book shop, so I was just bouncing with glee when I saw that there was an event there.

Thanks again!


Cool, I'll be there for a little bit before I have to head to a work thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished wrapping the boots. This was tedious as all get out, but I like how it turned out. I grabbed some sandy-colored acrylic paint to start the weathering.

I haven't taken a picture of the first go-round of paint application yet, but here's the boots once they have all the stuff glued on. I used a combination of high-temp hot glue and E6500 to attach the fabric to the boots.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/23xdb4D]

Since I wrapped some of the strips under the sole of the boot, does anyone have a suggestion for how to improve traction/lasting power on the walking surface of the boot? I'd like something to just seal/cover the bottom surface, that won't interrupt the look, since the fabric will eventually wear out. Especially with walking around conventions and events.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shoe goo.

Make a new sole with a layer of shoe goo.
I used black. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm bringing mine on Sat so you can see them.
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