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My Zam so far....

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    Ok the helmet now fits but we had to erm .... do a few things to it which involved pulling bits off and grinding loads out of it.

    Anyway ive painted the main lid now and repainted my gauntlet after the section was cut out for the greeblie.






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    My Greebs! Even if they do "look like they have been painted by a talented child" I like em!


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    everything looks great!...I cant wait to see yours finished...you may have to hook me up with some of the sniper detail pieces...the side greeblie looks awesome!

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    Looks good. I love the cummberbun piece (the one that sits near the beads).

    I agree with John (not the talented child part), but the universal key just needs to be toned down a bit.

    Overall, they look awesome!

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    Wow... Just consider... Rembrandt was a "talented child" too in his day! They look great* You did an awesome job!

    * The middle part of the Universal key - I think is a little too blue/turquoise.

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    JDFett said: View Post
    everything looks great!...I cant wait to see yours finished...you may have to hook me up with some of the sniper detail pieces...the side greeblie looks awesome!
    You seek Ian Sutton my friend. He's making some for MaulMaus too. TK7903

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    Just got my white leather and a few tools in one box from 99centtacco! Thanks hun!!! Unfortunatley the skirt leather in number 2 box sent at the same time had gone AWOL Im hoping its had a bit of a longer hold up at customs and its not lost cause i wanted to get going on the skirt so bad, i really hate our customs!! I paid $50 in VAT on that first box, thats 1/3 again on top of its value! Grrrrr England sucks

    Anyway, i dont have the stuff to get started on the vest yet, kinda scared of it a bit LOL. Anyone have any sewing tips? What needles thread did you use? Hand sewn? What tools do i need? Ive never ever made anything out of leather and if i mess this up thats all my leather gone lol .... heeeeeealp!
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    Ooooh Re: My key Greeb guys How do you think i should best tone down the blue? Darker? Lighter? Add white or go a purple/more navy blue/black? I have no idea? Dirty it a bit more? Any suggestions greatly received lol

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    Bee, I've bought dirty stuff for things like this. It's on its way.............

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    Oh cool! I just wondered if i should actually tone down the paint its self but im not sure which way to go color wise if i do

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    So far! Ooooooo i like em





  12. #62

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    WOW.

    Someones been busy!!

    Looking great darling! Good to see things moving on.

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    He he. Nice work Bee x

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    Must be "Zam Skirt Week" Looking fantastic!!!

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    MaulMaus said: View Post
    Must be "Zam Skirt Week" Looking fantastic!!!
    I guess the "Costume Bug" is like a yawn, one person does it and very one else is the room yawns too!

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    Ok we did all the squares now!!! Oh dear what a game it was LOL. (im trying hard not to curse here LOL) I still need to seal them but thats it now *cheer*



    Im just dying my lace now.

    Also if anyone is doing a bit of a darker costume i found some awesome leather dye aerosol cans. I did all of the backs with the can and they actually look a really nice color. Not sure if you can get them in the states but they are called Magix Color and i got mine in Lavender.

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    sweet....cant wait to get started on that part of the project

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    The more I look at them the more I love them.
    They've come out ace and I can't wait to see them sealed.

    Deep breath Bee x

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    sl/tk8456 said: View Post
    The more I look at them the more I love them.
    Just like you feel about me then - glad to hear it!

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    JDFett said: View Post
    sweet....cant wait to get started on that part of the project
    Dude I'd do it sooner rather than later. Me and Becky have fallen out on this lots of times. LOL. If you energy for this costume wavers it's best to have done this baby and have it out of the way.
    192 squares 768 holes, loads of possible errors
    Very fiddly thing but also one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Can't wait to see it finished.

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    Just like you feel about me then - glad to hear it!
    Oh yeah

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    i hear ya john....having trouble getting my strips from my leather guy who is also making my hoslter...if i dont have the strips by the time i go to tandy to get the pigskin for the belt and vest...ill be grabbing a hide to make the squares then...

    plus ive got the rifle keeping me busy for now

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    Everything is looking great! Cris and I are going to Celebration Europe and I hope we'll get to see it in person!

    Kim

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    Hi Kim, yeah I've seen your posts that you'rre comning. So many forum boards it's hard to keep a track

    See you there and yes, it'll be done. Even if I have to wear it myself LOL

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    sl/tk8456 said: View Post
    See you there and yes, it'll be done. Even if I have to wear it myself LOL
    If she lets you... I want a picture of that!

    The squares look great BTW!! Now comes the fun lacing part...

    JDFett: Yep... get it over with or you'll be a bad example like me... 3/4 of a skirt done and ready to go, oh about 2 years ago. Then real life hits you and you don't make much progress for a while...

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