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B-Man's B-Wing Pilot W.I.P.
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B-Man (Glen)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue Banshee Leader wrote:
That's looking really good. Nice job! You should be proud of it. Smile

The ejection harness looks a little tight around your legs but I think that it would still pass. You should trim the excess side strap on the right side, you can see it bunched up under the vest on the right side picture. And you could take the back panel of the flak vest in a little, making it a bit shorter, yours is a little long. But that's all that I see.


Thanks Alex,

I’ll make those adjustments and do another trial fit.

Using a friends home built vacuum former, I tried forming an AN-H-15 earcup using 2mm craft foam and the result is encouraging…





I’ll do another one soon then coat them with plasti-dip and hopefully have the AN-H-15 completed ready for when I submit for approval.

Another thing I was wondering is about weathering. I’d like to have a go at adding wear and weathering to the costume and was wondering if I should do that before submitting for approval or wait until after it’s approved. I’d only be going for subtle weathering, so it might not even be that noticeable.

Cheers,

Glen.
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Blue Banshee Leader (Alex Buirch)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an interesting idea for the ear cups. It looks like they came out very well. I've never thought of trying something like that to make them.

Regarding the weathering, it wont alter the approval one way or the other in most cases. Weathering is optional so you can have it or not. If you'd like to weather the costume before submission that would be fine, or if you want to wait until after that's fine, too. Either way. It's your choice. Smile
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B-Man (Glen)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue Banshee Leader wrote:
That's an interesting idea for the ear cups. It looks like they came out very well. I've never thought of trying something like that to make them.

Regarding the weathering, it wont alter the approval one way or the other in most cases. Weathering is optional so you can have it or not. If you'd like to weather the costume before submission that would be fine, or if you want to wait until after that's fine, too. Either way. It's your choice. Smile


Yes, the 2mm craft foam seems to hold it's shape well and the plasti-dip should help too.

I might weather before submitting... but who knows... maybe I won't... choices choices Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

B-Wing pilot approved...



Yay!
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PArmstr (Patricia Armstrong-Krauss)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job. Smile

I'm not sure how I didn't see this until now. ^^;;
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B-Man (Glen)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Patricia and Alex.

Here’s a link to three photos of me on my first ‘Troop’ a few weeks ago…

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHZnMwH

Of the three Rebel Legion members, I was the only one with sole RL membership… the other two were also 501st members.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those TIE pilots looks nervous around a B-wing pilot. I can see it in their eyes. I'm sure of it. Cool
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B-Man (Glen)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue Banshee Leader wrote:
Those TIE pilots looks nervous around a B-wing pilot. I can see it in their eyes. I'm sure of it. Cool


Ha ha... yeah... I had them all quivering in their boots Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

B-Man wrote:
Blue Banshee Leader wrote:
Those TIE pilots looks nervous around a B-wing pilot. I can see it in their eyes. I'm sure of it. Cool


Ha ha... yeah... I had them all quivering in their boots Laughing
Of course~ Bwing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

B-Man wrote:
I've finished one of my gaiters.

I cut some fabric into two equal pieces and hemmed the inner edges that will be in the center front. I used hot glue to add the extra piece behind the gap…





I then stitched the top and bottom and made the strap piece…



The end result after sewing up the back and attaching the buckle…



Thank you thank you! Ive been looking for some good patterns for the gaiters for my Nien Nunb. This is so well laid out!

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

genxwingpodcast wrote:
B-Man wrote:
I've finished one of my gaiters.

I cut some fabric into two equal pieces and hemmed the inner edges that will be in the center front. I used hot glue to add the extra piece behind the gap…





I then stitched the top and bottom and made the strap piece…



The end result after sewing up the back and attaching the buckle…



Thank you thank you! Ive been looking for some good patterns for the gaiters for my Nien Nunb. This is so well laid out!

Thanks!


Thanks for the compliment. Very Happy

Glad it helped you.

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