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    Jul 24, 2012, 2:30 AM - Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #1

    Howdy TDH! It's been a long while. On a bit of whim I decided that instead of a 4th custom mando I would instead try my hand at a newer, but still quite impressive female build for Celebration 6. I'll cut the chatter though and move onward.

    CHEST ARMOR SCULPT:

    The starting chest "buck":



    Roughing out the general shape:



    Smoothing it out!:



    General touch ups will be done before casting:










    GAUNTLET SCULPT:

    For time's sake (or the fact I tend to be impatient) I rigged a very quick duct tape mold of my forearm. I AM CRAZY. ALSO IMPATIENT. That's my final disclaimer on that note.:



    Prepped the quicky mold, and poured in the quick set plaster... easy!



    The result is lumpy, but will work perfectly:



    Building the top of the gauntlet:



    Refining details:



    Tada! I do some clean up tomorrow before these puppies are also cast into plaster.




    The chest buck is ready for a test pull off the vacuum form machine tomorrow, gauntlets will start their journey to plaster-hood, and the rest of the armor should be a cinch (sintra and styrene). The helmet will probably be the last armor aspect to be tackled.
  2. Jul 24, 2012, 2:54 AM - Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #2

    I can't wait to see you rock this at C6 Hydra! You've really been hammering away at this project.
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  3. Jul 24, 2012, 4:24 AM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #3

    This is gonna be sweet! Maybe ill run into ya at C6!
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    Jul 24, 2012, 5:43 AM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #4

    you've always had the best looking custom mando's i've seen, and from these first few shots, i'm sure you'll have the best looking bo katan i've seen as well.
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    Jul 24, 2012, 9:12 AM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #5

    Fantastic!
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    Jul 24, 2012, 11:59 AM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #6

    Pretty amazing.
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    Jul 24, 2012, 1:18 PM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #7

    That looks awesome!
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    Jul 27, 2012, 3:57 PM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #8

    wow hydra keep up the work

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    Aug 2, 2012, 10:46 AM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #9

    Alas my social life/other costumes get away with my time!

    The sculpted components are now vacuum formed! I will be selling pulls of the chest pieces and the gauntlets very soon and probably out of my hotel room at Celebration as well!





    Next step is getting the other pieces cut out of sintra.
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    Aug 7, 2012, 4:11 PM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #10

    All armor is cut and in process of prepping for paint!

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    Aug 7, 2012, 11:45 PM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #11

    Too cool!
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    Aug 8, 2012, 12:07 AM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #12

    Had time to get a good layer of primer on all of the main armor components today. One more layer of sanding and primer, then this stuff is ready to paint! Gauntlet, back plate, jetpack and helmet work tomorrow!

    Sorry for the bad images, the pieces are sitting on my sewing room floor.


  13. Aug 8, 2012, 5:12 PM - #13

    Outstanding work as always Hydra! Is Gilmore working on a costume to pair with your Katan?
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    Aug 8, 2012, 8:23 PM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #14

    wow. this is pretty cool
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    Aug 8, 2012, 11:18 PM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #15

    I've spot some inaccuracies at the Shins and Holstercages.
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    Aug 9, 2012, 12:21 PM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #16

    Gilmore is putting together a Deathwatch as well, I need to bother him into creating a thread for his work...

    I know it's not going to be 100% screen accurate, the chest pieces are very obviously not as flat as they are in the cartoon as well. My focus is going to be putting effort into a polished overall costume that fits me well, not getting every angle percentage just right... Plus I only have two more weeks to finish this set, eep!
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    Aug 9, 2012, 1:48 PM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #17

    That is going to look sweet! Doing a great job!
  18. Aug 9, 2012, 9:00 PM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #18

    I don't know if there is really anybody on earth who has the body to make a clone wars character 100% screen accurate.

    I think what you're going for is more than perfect. All your costume come out looking outstanding anyways.
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    Aug 10, 2012, 7:59 AM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #19

    Shins: Bo has like every else Mando-type charackter in the Show these standard DW-Shins that do not have this flat (jangostyle) reinforcement plate in the front ( Many designflaws are orginated in the lazyness of the graphicdesigners)

    Holster: the Basket Angle is missing. But thats a minor flaw if the Pistol Grips are big enough.
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    Aug 10, 2012, 9:26 AM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #20

    Its an animated costume in reality...its an interpretation not exact in any way using real reference (jango) mixed with cartoon she came up with this....I think you'll all find that it looks fine when done
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    Aug 10, 2012, 10:52 AM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #21



    I don't know, her shins certainly look very flat in the front from my observations. What ever, looks better anyways. The thigh boxes lack on side of the angles to properly fit the pistol grips. I remember seeing some where she's supposed to be around 6ft? If my calculations are correct, that would give her technically Barbie like proportions. Lol, which I certainly am not!

    The vest (yes I', giving her a vest, mandalorians look silly with out layers), "flightsuit", boots, and gloves are gathered. Still need to sew a neckseal and start on the leather bits.
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    Aug 10, 2012, 4:41 PM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #22



    Sewed the vest and the top under layer today. I'll be starting out with all black fabric, then use an airbrush to "weather" the pitch black into the weird grey hue. The armor is literally placed on the vest for aesthetic value only lol. Spacing will obviously be adjusted later.
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    Aug 10, 2012, 11:28 PM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #23

    Looking forward to seeing you at C6. Lets get some photos together!
  24. Aug 11, 2012, 8:21 AM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #24

    Always so impressed with your work Hydra. Looking forward to seeing this all done at C6!
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    Aug 12, 2012, 8:39 PM - Re: Hydra's Bo-Katan Armor #25

    Gauntlets are prepped for paint! Not 100% screen accurate but good enough for now.

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