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Vera's Jyn Erso Build (Approved!)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! If you have the Traywick tonfa, I was able to make mine extendable with the middle two sections of a toy lightsaber blade. I attached a piece of dowel to the knob end, then covered each piece of the lightsaber with "metal repair tape" (I thought it would stay better than trying to paint it, and if you do it right it looks nearly seamless). I had to trim the lightsaber a little bit shorter to fit inside the baton to close it. Then reassemble the blade, put it in the baton from the loop end, and slide the knob into the other end.
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Leia (Vera Campbell)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I was trying, but I had also carved out some of the side wall so the handle would nestle into the side. It's a little tight for the action of flicking out baton.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing work!! Looks incredible!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been holding off on submitting so I can improve some things, namely the jacket. I'm going to end up remaking nearly everything once I find better fabrics, but I just need to remake my vest tube-greeblie things and tweak my boot covers and I'll be ready.

My first jacket came out more blue than I had intended, and I've done endless dye tests trying to get the right color. I finally have something I'm pretty happy with, and I've run this fabric through several dye baths and discharge techniques so I can't really provide a formula. I started with a dark gray base, I mixed some black with the gray to make it deeper and added a color called Muir Green, which is the sort of "cypress" tint I was going for that I saw at the Anovos booth. It's a green with a hint of blue to it. The green didn't seem to take the first time, so I dyed it again with green only and it only got darker.

Now, all the fabrics are pretty muted, but when you dye you get a pretty solid color so I decided to try some techniques to remove color and help break down the fabric. First I found a technique for fading jeans where you soak it in salt water for 3 days and then wash. It removed some color, but not enough. Then I cut some swatches and did some tests with different concentrations of bleach. I ended up using a 1:40 concentration of bleach to hot water for 30 seconds and ran it through a cold wash and I think it turned out as close as I've come yet. I'm also going over the surface with a wire brush to bring up some of the fibers of the fabric. It makes it look a little fuzzy on the surface, which helps to mute the color and make the fabric look worn in.

Here's all my color samples and various dye tests for both jackets.



The next step is learning to silk screen. I tried this when I made my first one but the fluid for the screen didn't set up right so I made my first version with suede. I tried again today and was half successful. I followed the instructions with the type of light, but the screen scorched on one side. Oh well. I can still use the right side. I have some silk screen paint and some puff additive for the raised effect and I'm experimenting with that next.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jacket Version 2 is coming along nicely, I even managed to get the silk screening to work. I have the front done right now.



I have a build thread going just for the jacket because I am doing a lot of in-depth detail on how I'm constructing it, and I will have info on the silk screening soon as well.

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=93776
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second version jacket with silk screened stripes has been finished for a bit, I still want to remake and redye about everything, but I figured it was time to stop futzing with it and submit already. Wish me luck.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second version jacket with silk screened stripes has been finished for a bit, I still want to remake and redye about everything, but I figured it was time to stop futzing with it and submit already. Wish me luck.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my gosh, this all looks amazing. I LOVE the jacket-- the silk screening is on point!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your attention to details, craftsmanship and ambitious approach are really astonishing and impressive!
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

APPROVED!

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leia wrote:
APPROVED!


Yes of course, your Jyn Erso is amazing! Congratulations, keep up the great work Smile
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