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    Jan 25, 2013, 6:00 AM - ESB Cape Template and Measurements #1

    I thought to do a separate thread from the one with the discussion about the cape having seams or not (read more here ==> ESB Cape Appears to Have Seams) and to post here my interpretation of the ESB cape and its measurements.

    esb-cape-template-jpg esb-cape-weathered-png esb-cape-reference-jpg

    The PNG image is a hi-res image of the cape template and gives an excellent overall view, while the third image is a compilation of ESB stills that were used to achieve the cape's color.

    I did the templates using my measuring method to achieve some close values regarding the main parts of the cape, which are the width, the height, the stripe's width and the stripe's distance from the cape's margins, and also the approximated point where the cape is attached to the left outer shoulder stud. This measuring method consist in using an image with a ruler and compare some of the key parts of the suit to re-size the image to match the needed value with the ruler's value; example: if I want an 1:1 image with the left chest plate, I re-size the image until the chest display's width is at 48mm.

    The colors are as close as possible to the colors of the ESB stills and screen caps from the TDH Gallery. Other colors that are pretty close are:

    Stripe Color-----------Main Color
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    Walnut Brown---------Sepia Brown
    Medium Brown--------Taupe

    Here is a comparison image of the cape template with a front and a back image of the ESB Hero suit. The template was rotated to a certain degree to match with the cape's side or the stripe's line. This degree difference between the front and the back view is because in the front view the cape is fold partially behind the shoulder bell, while in the back view the cape is covering the whole shoulder bell.

    esb-cape-comparison-jpg

    Have fun!
    Last edited by RafalFett; Aug 10, 2014 at 12:45 AM.
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    Jan 25, 2013, 6:23 AM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #2

    Thank you so much Rafalfett for the tutorial!!!!! As always, I love the details in their work!!!!!

    Leo
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    Jan 25, 2013, 7:11 AM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #3

    Quote Boba Leo said: View Post
    Thank you so much Rafalfett for the tutorial!!!!! As always, I love the details in their work!!!!!

    Leo
    Thanks for the kind words, sir!
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    Jan 25, 2013, 8:53 AM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #4

    /Salute from me too Rafa, thanks mate.
    I'll be using this for my Jodo cape dimensions.

    So it's near enough a square?
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    Jan 25, 2013, 10:23 AM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #5

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    /Salute from me too Rafa, thanks mate.
    I'll be using this for my Jodo cape dimensions.

    So it's near enough a square?
    Thanks! From my measurements is a perfect square of 780 mm X 780 mm (30.71 inch X 30.71 inch). Can't wait to see it on your awesome suit.
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    Jan 26, 2013, 11:16 PM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #6

    Awesome work Raf...going to dig out my cape tonight and start updating it.
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    Jan 27, 2013, 3:18 AM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #7

    Quote ThePhantom said: View Post
    Awesome work Raf...going to dig out my cape tonight and start updating it.
    Thanks a lot, Phantom!
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    Jan 27, 2013, 12:48 PM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #8

    Rafal Fett:

    Used your template on this. This is tan suiters wool that I dyed darker with RIT tan dye. I masked off the stripe and misted on layers of orange spray paint (both sides). This type of wool does not fray like cotton. The damage was done with a hammer, banging the fabric on cement. I misted it with black spray paint. Total cost a little over $20. The fabric was marked down from $30 a yard. I suspect the real cape was cotton, but I like the look of this.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails suiterswoolcape-jpg   capedamage-jpg   cape3-jpg  

    Last edited by SPY007; Jan 27, 2013 at 6:04 PM.
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    Jan 28, 2013, 12:00 AM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #9

    Wow! Now that is one impressive cape! It looks great, but I can't wait to see the cape hanging in a realistic manner from a mannequin's or your shoulder to see how the material folds.
    You really did an amazing job! I love it!
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    Jan 28, 2013, 12:32 AM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #10

    Thank you sir. I built a helmet using the WOF plans. I got ready to paint it and felt something was wrong I started digging and found your templates. I did several modifications and, although it's not done, it looks much better. Thanks for sharing your work. I will try to get a shot of the cape on a person.
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    Jan 28, 2013, 2:00 AM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #11

    Quote SPY007 said: View Post
    Thank you sir. I built a helmet using the WOF plans. I got ready to paint it and felt something was wrong I started digging and found your templates. I did several modifications and, although it's not done, it looks much better. Thanks for sharing your work. I will try to get a shot of the cape on a person.
    Thanks!
    Although my RWH v.1 helmet templates are a great start, it is far from being perfect, mostly because the back area is shorter and the whole helmet is too symmetric. My RWH v.2 helmet templates (95% is done) will correct these areas, but for some unknown reasons, I never felt the urge to start the actual build. But this year looks great for a new helmet build.
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    Jan 28, 2013, 7:09 PM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #12

    Rafal Fett: Here you go. That is not me in the photo.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails capeonperson4-jpg   capeonperson3-jpg   capeonperson2-jpg  

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    Jan 28, 2013, 11:38 PM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #13

    It looks pretty good! Good job!
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    Jan 29, 2013, 1:45 AM - Re: ESB Cape Template and Measurements #14

    Looks great...where's mine..lol

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