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Dragonhawkz Jyn Erso WIP
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:25 pm
Right, so the issue with the colour of my hair has been resolved.

A gorgeous wig is being custom made for me and I have full instructions on how to put it on etc.

I warn everyone now, me as a brunette looks really different!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Whilst waiting for the seamstress, I need to work out and check off all the bits I still need to get. It is getting far too easy to lose track of what I've got/still need to get or find.

No pictures at the moment, but stock take has been completed. The only bit that I need to find at the moment are the slider clips for the trousers. I think that's the only bit I have missing.

I have the clips for the boots, but I'm not completely happy with them so I'll keep looking.

David is looking at getting the belt and holster sorted for me. I do have a basic one already but I'm not completely happy with that.

I'll also need to get some off cuts of leather for the boots, but I'm not about rushing into that bit at the moment.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previously it has been commented that the vest/gilet was based M69 flak vest
https://postimg.cc/image/d2khzexox/

However I'm inclined to disagree, and believe that it is more closely related to M52 vest as this is without the collar. The lacing on the sides of the original vests appears to be in the same place as the tape with a single eyelet punched in it of the Jyn version. The collar is also different between the original Vietnam versions.

However, this version of the flak vest gives insight into how the film version was constructed and why things are located as they are.
https://postimg.cc/image/5dtsanfbh/

Obviously the Jyn-version doesn't have epaulettes but I believe this version is still closer.

A friend of a friend is going to be printing and painting a decent blaster for me, so although I do have a printed blaster I don't have to rush to work out how to paint is correctly. I've still got to paint the badge/buckle and the tonfa. I intend to replace the printed red rectangle on the badge with a press button of the correct size, as I believe that this is more accurate. This would make is the same type as the Imperial rank badges. I am also the proud owner of an airbrush.... Think I need to practice, a lot, before I attempt anything. After all, there's a couple of helmets that needs painting for different builds.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:29 pm
Suitable green socks have also been sourced. I knew there had to be an advantage, somewhere, for living in an Army town!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:07 pm
A little extra piece of the vest received today...
https://postimg.cc/image/vzcxc4onh/
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Right, the joys of the internet. Order things and forget about it...
https://postimg.cc/image/7lgfmndef/

And not sure why I bought them...
https://postimg.cc/image/hkovcl6w3/
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:19 pm
Okay, just to keep everyone in the loop, this is still in progress. Unfortunately the seamstress had suffered a death in the family, which has set her back in her work load, however I believe it won't be too long before I'll see her for the toile version of the costume.

It's all very exciting and hopefully this will happen at the end of the month. In the mean time I've get collecting samples of fabric and all odd the hard pieces.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:35 pm
First fitting of the toile done.

It was awesome. It felt so good. Just need to work out how to get the photos on to here... Need my computer really for that. But basically, the seamstress is doing an awesome job.

Just need to source all of the fabrics and get them sent to her.

In terms of the other pieces required, I sourced a better Kyber crystal.
https://postimg.cc/image/ngmsvsish/
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:30 pm
Well, all fabrics have now purchased. And left with the seamstress.

Wow, over 16,000 steps later and only expecting to find a couple of fabrics, all fabric has been found, purchased and left with the seamstress.

And exhausting day, but a brilliant one. I'm very excited.

Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:19 pm
Shepherds Bush and Berwick Street.

Various shops, Mison were brilliant. But their stock is different in every store, so it involved going to all of them, as some samples had been ok'd from Berwick Street, but they didn't have them in Shepherds Bush.

But it was all good fun and everything is purchased.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, with the fabric having been deposited with the seamstress, I decided to look at the bits that I had.

The gloves were bugging me somewhat as although I suspect the ones I had would probably clear, they weren't quite as accurate a the Black Diamond ones that everyone was raving about on the main forum.

I managed to find a supplier in Germany that was selling the gloves cheaper than Amazon. So I decided to bite the bullet and buy the gloves.

https://postimg.cc/image/lforx8egd/

All whilst waiting for them to arrive, well the same night actually, I also ordered dark brown leather dye and primer because the first thing that you notice is that they're the wrong colour.

So, with a prayer to the gods of costuming I started applying the primer and then the dye.

https://postimg.cc/image/5g3ti5yo7/

https://postimg.cc/image/k4z0snnjj/

Now I know the I've got to replace the straps and the Velcro needs removing but after two coats of dye that is what I ended up with.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:12 pm
Final coat of leather dye today. And I'm happy. The tab needs replacing still.

https://postimg.cc/image/pzm1ha22h/
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:41 pm

Currently having a melt down about the vinyl printing for the sleeves. Grrr....
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:23 pm
So this afternoon, I played with the vinyl paint for the inserts for the sleeves.

https://postimg.cc/image/4cywrqvzp/

https://postimg.cc/image/xz6wd8vk3/

These are all obviously test pieces. Trying to work out the method closest to what the costume makes used. I have been told that they used vinyl paints, having spoken to some of the costumer designers at a Q&A session for a book signing.

Hence why I'm pulling my hair out over it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:32 pm
So the top and trousers are all but completed.

The jacket and the vest need work still. But the seamstress has managed to find the cotton wadding for the back of the vest.

Yay, she is so awesome.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, as previously promised, here are some of the photos of the fitting of the toile version. Ignore the colours of the fabric, they are just bits that the seamstress had.




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