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  1. Mar 10, 2012, 7:47 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #51

    Quote SEEKER said: View Post
    So thats who you are here
    Yep! This is my old screen name. I didn't know who you were on here either until I found this thread. I think Rob bought a helmet from Cruzer, so I just looked up his profile. (stalker....) I can't wait!
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    Mar 10, 2012, 6:23 PM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #52

    Small update...
    Well the silicone didn't arrive before the weekend to begin the mold. This turned out to be a good thing because I'm using this time to reshape the dome to be more accurate after studying ref pics more.

    As for the rest of the armor, I have the basic shapes made for the upper body pieces and will post pics once they're a little more dialed in.

    Thanks for the interest
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    Mar 10, 2012, 7:35 PM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #53

    Cruzer, will those armor pieces your developing be scalable or one standard size?
  4. Mar 10, 2012, 11:18 PM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #54

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    As for the rest of the armor, I have the basic shapes made for the upper body pieces and will post pics once they're a little more dialed in.

    Thanks for the interest
    Hey, so I'm just curious... About what size person would fit this armor the best? I mean, I don't want huge or tiny chest armor... Her armor is perfectly fitted to her body. I'm just worried it won't look right...
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    Mar 11, 2012, 10:29 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #55

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    Cruzer, will those armor pieces your developing be scalable or one standard size?
    Quote Squirrlie_Wrath said: View Post
    Hey, so I'm just curious... About what size person would fit this armor the best? I mean, I don't want huge or tiny chest armor... Her armor is perfectly fitted to her body. I'm just worried it won't look right...
    I'm making the armor to fit a female that is approximately 5'6". Unfortunately I do not have a real female body to test fit all of the pieces to, so I just bought a female mannequin upper torso body off ebay that I'll use. The dimensions of the mannequin are 35" bust, 24" waist, 34" hips, and 18" shoulder width. I've also obtained some basic measurements from two fellow female costumers that are both 5'6" to help me in the construction. So I'm making this armor hoping it can be used by most people between 5'2"-5'10, and can be trimmed slightly if needed. Hope that helps.
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    Mar 11, 2012, 12:01 PM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #56

    I figured since Bridget needs a new costume I could make her's Bo and Ainsley one of the grunts..
  7. Mar 11, 2012, 1:15 PM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #57

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    I'm making the armor to fit a female that is approximately 5'6". Unfortunately I do not have a real female body to test fit all of the pieces to, so I just bought a female mannequin upper torso body off ebay that I'll use. The dimensions of the mannequin are 35" bust, 24" waist, 34" hips, and 18" shoulder width. I've also obtained some basic measurements from two fellow female costumers that are both 5'6" to help me in the construction. So I'm making this armor hoping it can be used by most people between 5'2"-5'10, and can be trimmed slightly if needed. Hope that helps.
    That's my measurements once I loose 10lbs! (Except the bust... :P ) Woot Woot!!
    What will the armor be made out of?
    Are you making the gauntlets and the jetpack?
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    Mar 12, 2012, 9:43 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #58

    I'll be padding the waist of the mannequin to make it a more realistic 29"-30". Initially I had no desire in making the jet pack. However, my sister has since decided to make the costume. So I've already begun construction on a Bo jet pack that will measure approximately 13.5" wide when scaled to my helmet. Everything I make will have to be made of fiberglass, unless I can get my hands on a vacform machine. Hope that helps.
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    Mar 12, 2012, 9:54 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #59

    Cruzer. I will have all measurement for you tomorrow. Finally was able to get my model.

    thanks dude!

    Seeker
  10. Mar 12, 2012, 4:55 PM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #60

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    Everything I make will have to be made of fiberglass, unless I can get my hands on a vacform machine. Hope that helps.
    Thank you!! I really wanted to be one of the first 501st accepted Bo-Katans, but it looks like we might have a group of aspiring Death Watch Owls. Which is good because that means people are making the costume for me to buy because I can't make anything... I really hope you get the vacform machine because that jetpack will be very heavy otherwise.
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    Mar 13, 2012, 8:30 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #61

    Here's how Bo-Katan should look like in a real person.

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    Mar 13, 2012, 11:05 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #62

    Wow. Great mock up!
  13. Mar 13, 2012, 6:54 PM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #63

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    Here's how Bo-Katan should look like in a real person.

    Don't you think her thigh pieces might be a bit small? I mean it has to be able to fit guns in the holsters.

    BTW: Cruzer, are you making the guns also? Or are you using a set of guys to size the holsters/thighs? I just don't want to get a set of guns and have them not fit, lol.
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    Mar 13, 2012, 8:13 PM - Re: A little side project for a friend... Bo-Katan helmet #64

    I was thinking if you went bigger then than that, it would start looking like leg armor. Very sloppy looking. I will let Cruzer decide.
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    Mar 13, 2012, 8:38 PM - Re: A little side project for a friend... #65

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    Don't you think her thigh pieces might be a bit small? I mean it has to be able to fit guns in the holsters.

    BTW: Cruzer, are you making the guns also? Or are you using a set of guys to size the holsters/thighs? I just don't want to get a set of guns and have them not fit, lol.
    Have you checked out the DOD templates for thigh and holsters? As far as the guns, I think the Death Watch toy blasters are a decent size.
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    Mar 13, 2012, 10:19 PM - Re: A little side project for a friend... Bo-Katan helmet #66

    The Deathwatch toy blasters are tiny. The grip is about as long as the first 3 fingers on my hand. Woodchuck makes a nice pistol, I've made some, and Eternal Armory over on the BHG board does 'em too. I don't know that we've ever all compared sizes, but from eyeballing it they look generally the same size.

    Also: This thread is awesome. I love how much attention Bo and the Owls are getting!!
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    Mar 14, 2012, 6:58 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... Bo-Katan helmet #67

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    The Deathwatch toy blasters are tiny. The grip is about as long as the first 3 fingers on my hand. Woodchuck makes a nice pistol, I've made some, and Eternal Armory over on the BHG board does 'em too. I don't know that we've ever all compared sizes, but from eyeballing it they look generally the same size.

    Also: This thread is awesome. I love how much attention Bo and the Owls are getting!!
    I've got a shorty DC-15 from wood chuck and it is a thing of beauty. It does have heft too. I think the toy ones are the right scale for my soon to be 11 year old, they are light too. How heavy are your Deathwatch blasters? Depending on how folks set up their holsters for Bo, it will be interesting to see how it works with the tights/spandex. Got any pics of your pistols? What coloring do you recommend?
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    Mar 15, 2012, 10:02 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... Bo-Katan helmet #68

    I had made a Deathwatch blaster back when they first appeared. However, I realized I had missed the taper of the gun's body after more ref pics were released. So I plan to go back and rework my blaster to be more accurate. Right now a Feather Lite cast weighs 9.7oz, so I'm hoping it will be between 7-8oz after the gun is slimmed down. I'd be more than happy to purchase a toy blaster to do a size/weight comparison with my blaster.

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    Mar 15, 2012, 11:51 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... Bo-Katan helmet #69

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    I had made a Deathwatch blaster back when they first appeared. However, I realized I had missed the taper of the gun's body after more ref pics were released. So I plan to go back and rework my blaster to be more accurate. Right now a Feather Lite cast weighs 9.7oz, so I'm hoping it will be between 7-8oz after the gun is slimmed down. I'd be more than happy to purchase a toy blaster to do a size/weight comparison with my blaster.

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    Shoot me PM with your address and I'll send you one for evaluation.
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    Mar 15, 2012, 2:37 PM - Re: A little side project for a friend... Bo-Katan helmet #70

    My guns are also cast in featherlite, so they probably weigh about the same as Cruzer's.
  21. Mar 15, 2012, 4:46 PM - Re: A little side project for a friend... Bo-Katan helmet #71

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    I had made a Deathwatch blaster back when they first appeared. However, I realized I had missed the taper of the gun's body after more ref pics were released. So I plan to go back and rework my blaster to be more accurate. Right now a Feather Lite cast weighs 9.7oz, so I'm hoping it will be between 7-8oz after the gun is slimmed down. I'd be more than happy to purchase a toy blaster to do a size/weight comparison with my blaster.

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    Looks great! My BF's Viszla has Woodchuck's pistols and they are a bit too heavy. His thigh pieces had to be adjusted when he put the guns in the holsters. I'm happy to know that you will be making/selling pistols too. I'm gonna be so broke...
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    Mar 16, 2012, 11:02 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... Bo-Katan helmet #72

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    Shoot me PM with your address and I'll send you one for evaluation.
    I already ordered one, but I appreciate it.
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    Mar 17, 2012, 2:42 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... Bo-Katan helmet #73

    I was able to get a little progress done on the Bo-Katan jetpack while waiting for my silicone to arrive. The jetpack is approximately 13.5" wide.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 7:13 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... Bo-Katan helmet #74

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    I was able to get a little progress done on the Bo-Katan jetpack while waiting for my silicone to arrive. The jetpack is approximately 13.5" wide.

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    Looks great! I covet it
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    Mar 20, 2012, 8:52 AM - Re: A little side project for a friend... Bo-Katan helmet #75

    Thanks bud.
    Started gluing everything down in the center and giving it some shape. I'm not happy with how the bottom of the center area turned out, but I'm not sure what to do with it without better ref pics. I'm open to any suggestions.

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