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    Ah, No, it's not three seperate blades like a Sai, it's kinda like a pyramid blade: ie one blade with three edges as opposed to the normal two.

    I'm making the flak vest from scratch, at the moment, I'm just using regular brown material.
    As Kal'buir is a Jango era mando, I'm giving him Jango era armour and gauntlets with modificiations for the knife (hence my posts in the Jango forum)

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    Ah so it's a CIA letter spike then. Throwable small. I am going to hold out for a leather bomber to make into my vest. But I will start working on my armor this weekend. Whaddya think leg armor or no? The books kinda have the feel that Vau has a more complete set I.E. Jango and Kal,buir has more of the scout or stealth type like Fett? The pics have a black under suit or at least arms for the jumpsuit ( hence my choice of black flight suit.) It will be cool to see. First I gotta get my hands on a cheap bucket though so I can fiberglass it from the inside and then paint it.

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    Elsewhere Karen has given more of a description for those who want to costume him, saying a Charcoal flightsuit, and Jango style armour (so yes to shins and thighs)

    I think a letter spike might be a little small, I got the impression that it was a little chunkier than that (as it's described as being 15cm long)
    Karen Traviss said:
    The knife is 15 cm long. I’m trying to find a pic for you – my dad had one that he brought back from Egypt when he was serving out there in the army

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    I guess so. We'd need karen to say for definate either way though.
    Nice find though.

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    yep those are the old cia letter spikes. They renamed them but that's what they are. Guess I am going to be making a full set of armor then. Hmm charcoal... unfortunately 501st goes by visual references and there's only really 2 of them( with and without the helmet). Guess wait charcoal...is darkened grey or lightened black right... or is there a different source of flightsuits I missed out on??

  7. #32

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    Charcoal tends to be considerred the line between grey and black.

  8. #33

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    Wookiegunner.
    The dagger in the link you posted looks like the old OSS spike daggers. Also about 7 inches long. I have seen them with a sheath that fits on the forearm.

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    Yep, good old charcoal. I plan to have a charcoal colored vest.

    Man, I'm really getting the urge to make a Kal'buir costume! So many costumes, so little time...and money!

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    So a grey thay I lightly dye black.. easy. How about belt the book says he has a belt and boots it says he hides a hold out blaster in the cuff of his boot. Is that inner cuff ( difficult spot to hide a blaster but not impossible ) or cuff as in the superhero captain america pirate type boots?

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    I'd say inner cuff.
    I've hidden BB guns in a pair of DMs are airsoft games, so it's not impossible.

    Having said that, I think the section where he does that, he's wearing civvies and not his armour / flightsuit. So that may be a moot point.
    Belt would be similar to Jango or Boba, with some yet to be revealed leather girth belt...
    (Even mando's do laundry...)

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    It will be really cool to see how diferently our Kal'buir costumes come out. I look forward to it.

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    TENT SPIKE it's 3 sided comes in plastic so it can be molded or converted to whatever size you want. Just add handle. BWhahahahaahh

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    Oooh now THAT's an idea.
    Cheers mate.

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    When I think of a 3 sided knife I think of the old musket bayonets

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    The knife was inpired by a bayonet knife her father brought back home from his tour of duty in Egypt I think it was. The book says it's 15 centimeters long overall, which is roughly 6 inches long, or when using a conversion calculator:

    15 centimeter = 5.905 511 811 inch

    I was modeling one in CAD, but I haven't touched it in a while. I was gonna make one and send it to Karen, but school and work got most of my time.

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    Ah ha!!! I had the ssame thought. Thats what i'd go with.

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    This topic is more than 2 years old guys. Just a heads up.

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    not now, it LIVES AGAIN!


    MUAHAHAHAHAH

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    Hey all just because I have an Idea of how to make the 3 sided knife in my head, look up a M1917 Trench Fighting Knife, I'd post pics of it myself but I'm at work and can't, my dad has one, they were made from cut down Trapdoor Bayonets.

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    Robert Hedricksons work is great & he's a cool guy to boot.
    I love the old sgt. Here is a third ref for anyone interested in Kal & Walon it's done by Tom Hodges ( the artist who did the first Insider article art ).
    Enjoy.

    http://threads.rebelscum.com/showfla...5&o=93&fpart=4

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