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  1. sl/tk8456's Avatar
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    Jul 16, 2008, 12:35 PM - Re: Started my Zam #26

    Hey hey hey...getting there

    Love the belt and vest, very nice

    When you tightening the pants that costume will rock.

    Keep up the good work
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    Jul 18, 2008, 3:29 PM - Re: Started my Zam #27

    That is looking really awesome!! That skirt looks beautiful, I can't imagine the hours you spent on it!

    G-Fett
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    Jul 24, 2008, 2:07 AM - Re: Started my Zam #28

    looking very good! youre doing a great job!
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    Jul 28, 2008, 5:11 PM - Re: Started my Zam #29

    Oh, you're rocking on it now!!

    What leather did you use for the vest and belt?

    If you take the middle back seam in (make it shorter between your neck and waist), you will get the vest to smooth out more and do less wrinkles. Don't overdo it or it could get too short.

    Did you coil your hair up under your helmet? I notice you have long hair too, and I'm trying to figure out my solution to that one.

    Do you need red silk for the lining of the front face cloth?

    Well done!!

    Deunan Shiruba
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    Jul 29, 2008, 1:13 PM - Re: Started my Zam #30

    I can answer the last one... Yes... you do need red silk for the veil lining. (It's not exactly red... more of a deep reddish-orangish color. ) If you don't have a pre-dyed red silk piece - you can custom dye it with silk paint from Dharma Trading Co. Silk paint is easier to use than dye and is just as permanent.
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    Jul 30, 2008, 12:43 AM - Re: Started my Zam #31

    i wanted to add...you did a fantastic job on that skirt..it hangs awesome...curious what weight you used for the leather. my wife's zam skirt still refuses to relax..lol
  7. formerly Shiruba SeattleZam's Avatar
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    Jul 30, 2008, 12:51 AM - Re: Started my Zam #32

    Oh yeah, that was tired post-SDCC me. I was offering red silk. I have all the facilities here to dye silk any color you need, any thickness of silk you want. Just let me know what shade of red and I can make up a huge batch at once for all Zammers.

    I'll need the dimensions of your silk patch, not of all our Zams are exactly the same.

    Thanks!

    Deunan Shiruba
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    Jul 30, 2008, 1:08 AM - Re: Started my Zam #33

    Ooops... Sorry. That was migrainy me answering too!

    Thanks for offering that! The color I chose was the one off the little Zam bust from Sideshow... as it has a bit of the red showing. If you have that - you can get something pretty close in color.
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    Aug 13, 2008, 10:09 AM - Re: Started my Zam #34

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    Do the ankle guards have snaps on them? They should have 3 large snaps on the back of each... it'll keep them from falling off!
    Yup. Got the snaps on. It's more a problem of the front part that goes over the shoe comming up when I walk.

    What leather did you use for the vest and belt?
    I acutally ended up getting a deer hide. I was having trouble finding lambskin and the pigskin that my local Tandy had didn't dye well at all.

    Did you coil your hair up under your helmet? I notice you have long hair too, and I'm trying to figure out my solution to that one
    I pile all my hair up on top of my head. I have enough room in the top of the helmet to fit it all in.

    Do you need red silk for the lining of the front face cloth
    I think it's red silk. I used red poly that I have on hand from another costume I am making. I might replace it someday with real silk.

    i wanted to add...you did a fantastic job on that skirt..it hangs awesome...curious what weight you used for the leather. my wife's zam skirt still refuses to relax..lol
    I used 4 - 5 ouce cow hide. After I cut and dyed the squares I worked with each one to take out some of the stiffness. Then I resolened them and worked each square again while I was lacing it up. I have spent some time after it was all finished rolling it up in diffrent directions to try and get it to soften up some more. It's still pretty stiff, but it's getting better.
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    Aug 13, 2008, 10:15 AM - Re: Started my Zam #35

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I'm getting closer!







    More Photos
  11. Aug 13, 2008, 10:43 AM - Re: Started my Zam #36

    Whoa! Looks killer. Congrats!
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    Aug 13, 2008, 12:06 PM - Re: Started my Zam #37

    Great job!
  13. Aug 13, 2008, 2:38 PM - Re: Started my Zam #38

    Looks a great Zam.

    There any chance of telling us where you got all ya stuff from?
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    Aug 14, 2008, 8:28 AM - Re: Started my Zam #39

    Quote MaldorianGuard said: View Post
    Looks a great Zam.

    There any chance of telling us where you got all ya stuff from?
    I got bit's from here and there.

    The neoprene and helmet along with other various bits I bought from a friend. Helemt was made by DCB and the neoprene is from the first run Zam I Am did. I'm not sure where some of the other pieces are from. The leather work I did myself. Armor/shins/gauntles are from Mon Cal.
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    Aug 14, 2008, 9:28 AM - Re: Started my Zam #40

    Wow!! You are looking great! Moving along way faster then I am.
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    Aug 14, 2008, 5:41 PM - Re: Started my Zam #41

    I am loving your colour scheme there pat very cool looking Zam

    May lighten your hoses a tad and shorten the hood a little? Other than that, that's a great looking Zam Wessel and well done on a job well done

    Really nice work
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    Aug 15, 2008, 12:17 PM - Re: Started my Zam #42

    Looking fantastic!!

    With the faux-hood you might try pulling it up around your neck more to not only shorten it, but to cover your neck more. You might need to take a couple of tucks with a thread and needle (sew it in place) to keep it positioned correctly.

    Otherwise... you've got one awesome Zam there! Wow! Most impressive!
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    Aug 15, 2008, 3:04 PM - Re: Started my Zam #43

    Nice job!! Looks great. Can't wait to see it all finished up!
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    Feb 4, 2009, 10:56 AM - Re: Started my Zam #44

    We finally got around to taking some nice pictures over the holidays. I thought I would share them with all of you.







    Link for more pictures
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    Feb 4, 2009, 11:08 AM - Re: Started my Zam #45

    It turned out really great, Blue!

    G-Fett
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    Feb 4, 2009, 1:51 PM - Re: Started my Zam #46

    In Italy we say :" Che spettacolo !!!
  22. Feb 4, 2009, 2:19 PM - Re: Started my Zam #47

    Excellent Zam
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    Mar 10, 2009, 12:27 PM - Re: Started my Zam #48

    You look Snifftastic!
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    Mar 10, 2009, 2:53 PM - Re: Started my Zam #49

    Dang... I must have missed this thread! *slaps self* Blue... FANTASTIC!!!! I love it! Definitely one of the best Zam's out there! Congratulations!
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    Mar 11, 2009, 9:29 AM - Re: Started my Zam #50

    Thanks

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