Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

My Wife's FINISHED Zam

  1. #1
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    My Wife's FINISHED Zam









    Since I have been getting close to completion on my wife's Zam and there has been a little bit of interest in the stuff I made for her and offer to others that I would show some of the finished/almost finished parts. So here's what we've got done so far. There are a few parts not shown that are finished, like I have MonCal's aluminum barrel blaster.

    In terms of breakdown of who made what -
    Foot armor - my sculpt
    Toe armor - my sculpt w/ screen cast toe spikes
    Handplates - Left is screen cast, right is my sculpt
    Thumbguards - my sculpt
    Misc colored greeblies - my sculpts
    Chest armor - my sculpt
    Hose Connector - ZamIAm
    Stomach Armor - my leatherwork
    Crescent moon - screen cast
    Horseshoe - ZamIAm
    Ovary Bits - screen cast
    Hose - from a Spot Bot carpet cleaner (bought a replacement hose online)
    Shins - my sculpt
    Gauntlets - my sculpts
    Helmet - from original DCB run but I had to resculpt/cast the binoc bridge
    Skirt - My leatherwork w/ wife's help for lacing
    Holster - My leatherwork, formed to MonCal's awesome aluminum blaster

    For the bodysuit we have ZamIAm's custom neoprene. We have the boots with correct sole, though they are not finished, and we have the leather for the remaining pieces like the vest, cummerbund, and veil. We are trying to get everything done by SDCC this year.




















    Last edited by Foxbatkllr; Apr 9, 2011 at 10:05 AM.

  2. #2
    goldenrod's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    456

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Beautiful work. Can't wait to see it all together!

  3. #3
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Thanks. I can't wait to finish it either. Seems like its been forever. I just want it to be done.

  4. #4
    kamel_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2009
    From
    Poland
    Posts
    64

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Looks good, can't wait to see it finished
    greetings for the Snowball xD

  5. #5

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Awesome!!!

    Finally! I want to see it together dude, especially with your jango.

  6. #6
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Yeah, hopefully there will be some good photos with my wife's Zam and my Jango at SDCC this year. We will also get some professional photos done together at some point.

  7. #7
    rackey01's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    81

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Wow! Amazing work! Really cool!

  8. #8
    Mandalorian Guard's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    From
    Cheshire, UK
    Posts
    950

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Excellent Start!

  9. #9
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Thanks, but I sure hope this is a lot more than a start!! We basically just need to finish the undersuit, vest and cummerbund and its done. It's taken 3 years to get to this point.

  10. #10
    Nihkoute's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2010
    From
    Germany
    Posts
    15

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Outstanding . Would be cool to see that one done and worn.

  11. #11
    Admin Staff MaulMaus's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2002
    From
    Dune Sea aka. Arizona
    Posts
    1,673

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Amazing work!!! Wish I was going to SDCC to see it in person - maybe next year. Hope you'll get plenty of pics (Dumb question... but needs to be said! LOL). Noticed the hose right off the bat... I like it better than mine...

  12. #12
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Thanks, yeah we are right down to the wire in terms of finishing for SDCC. My wife's new sewing machine arrived busted and its going to take too long to get a replacement or get it fixed, so we had to revert to her 1967 Kenmore, which ironically is the only sewing machine out of the 3 that she owns that functions properly.

    The hose is pretty nice. I searched all over for something good. That was the best I could find and its still nowhere near perfect, but its close enough. There is someone on ebay that sells with buy it now, the Bissell Spot Bot hose for around $25 (that's where we got ours).

    This is the hose I got and from this seller, but I think I paid less: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=390191976573&

    (it's BIN w/ multiple available so I don't think there should be a problem posting the auction)
    Last edited by Foxbatkllr; Jun 25, 2010 at 1:59 PM.

  13. #13
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Well, she finished the top of the undersuit yesterday. Considering she didn't do a mockup (she just dove right into the neoprene due to time constraints) and had never sewn neoprene and her first two sewing machine options both wouldn't work it came out well. Her original sewing machine wasn't powerful enough. Then she bought a new sewing machine which arrived broken. So she had to use the 1967 kenmore. The machine is quite powerful and steady, but the downside is that it is inside a cabinet, so making the sleeves attach to the top was a huge PAIN. Also, her serger did not cooperate with the material fully, so that option kind of went out the window in addition to her other two sewing machines. The welt seams were easy though.

  14. #14

    Member Since
    Feb 2006
    From
    Ohio
    Posts
    49

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    *envies*

  15. #15
    Admin Staff MaulMaus's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2002
    From
    Dune Sea aka. Arizona
    Posts
    1,673

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Nice to see this featured on Facebook - the TDH page!

  16. #16
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Woah cool! Thanks for notifying me of that. I had no idea.

  17. #17
    Replicant Shadow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2005
    From
    St. Barbara, Calif.
    Posts
    1,759

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Looking awesome!!

  18. #18
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    kamel_m said: View Post
    Looks good, can't wait to see it finished
    greetings for the Snowball xD
    Snowball has decided to take over the sewing responsibilities


  19. #19
    Admin Staff MaulMaus's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2002
    From
    Dune Sea aka. Arizona
    Posts
    1,673

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    No costume is complete without feline supervision....

  20. #20
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    She likes to do more than supervise...like lay on top of stuff we are trying to work on.

    Anyway today was an awesome day. I finally found fels naptha soap locally. I must have visited a dozen stores before I finally found one that carried it.

  21. #21
    ShaeVizla's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    37

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    There is a livejournal community dedicated to those feline "helpers". My cat has silk seeking radar affixed to the top of his head. They certainly don't work as ears...

    Looking great SDCC should be all kinds of spectacular fun this year so I hope you guys have fun

  22. #22
    formerly Shiruba SeattleZam's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2008
    From
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    126

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Awesome!!! That looks very awesome. Inspiring me to go redo parts of mine. I'm so glad she's trooping SDCC. I trooped it as Zam last year, but I am not going this year, so she can "carry the torch." Awesome...

    Keep posting pics. And how are you going to attach your cummerbund to the belt bits? Just curious.

    Deunan Shiruba

  23. #23
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    They will be attached with lace and if that doesn't seem to hold then maybe we'll add some velcro. Honestly at this point we are so crammed for time we are just focused on making it wearable for a day at SDCC. If anything has issues we will just have to deal with it later. Actually right now I'm more worried about how to attach the chest armor assembly. I've seen various harness ideas but still haven't come up with a solid plan.

  24. #24
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    Re: My Wife's Zam Progress

    Last edited by Foxbatkllr; Jul 27, 2010 at 2:52 PM.

  25. #25
    Foxbatkllr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    From
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    2,566

    Re: My FINISHED Zam

    Thanks to Lesley Farquhar for the pics:







    Last edited by Foxbatkllr; Apr 9, 2011 at 10:05 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. Boussh: wife' s new boushh
    By redpaint in forum Original Trilogy Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Jun 25, 2010, 7:21 PM
  2. MY NEW TOY (Thanks to my wife!)
    By azheat01 in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Feb 26, 2010, 8:56 AM
  3. My wife Let me do this!
    By Fuzzual in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: Jan 20, 2010, 11:23 PM
  4. My wife in ICU
    By brokenboba in forum Site Support & News
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: Jun 15, 2009, 9:07 PM
  5. Man I love my wife...
    By Scoutleader in forum The Sarlacc Pit
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Jan 17, 2008, 3:44 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •