The hardest part of the leather flak vest is the seams, they are called welting, piping or the french roll. Can you negotiate with the vendor for adjustments?
I'm getting advice from the Canon brigade master in the Mercs, as well as fellow Jangos, so not all the advice is unfounded, but yes, some is coming from the regulars who don't know about Canon builds.
I'm aware the flight suit is off color. Why, I don't know, especially since Bobamaker is pretty reliable.
I'm going for Mercs approval before I even consider 501st (it's a bit overwhelming compared to the Mercs).
And I'm 5 feet, 6 and a half inches.
though you say its a bit overwhelming to build to 501 standards
Oh, and I'm sending the vest back to the maker along with some templates of my armor so she can fix it and scale things better.
Also the standards and the way everything's organized (Units, command structure, troop credit, etc.) is just a bit too over my head. I may be 19, but in some areas, my mind is still very childlike in its understanding of things.
the photos don't seem like they offer a fair comparison. That helmet looks like EVA foam which is way more challenging to get a shiny surface on due to how porous the surface is. I have tried both paint and Rub and Buff and I prefer Rub and Buff. when applied correctly I think it is the closest you will get to cold cast.So, progress! Not much, but some...
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Got most of the blue painted on the jetpack. Probably gonna have to use a paintbrush to get in the nooks and crannies, but I'm glad I got as much done as I did. If anyone has advice or feedback, I'm all ears.
Now I need to know which of these is better: paint or Rub'n Buff? The helmet has paint on it, the scrap piece of sintra has Rub'n Buff. I need to confirm which is better since this is gonna go on all my armor.
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