Forum and Costume Controls

   FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups  medals.php?sid=828f19675e6e469d359d59f51e682de6Medals   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in

       
REMINDER: Do not change your e-mail address yourself. Please read this first for why.

Millenium Falcon Endor Gunners
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Rebel Legion Forum Index -> Costume and Prop Making -> Rebel Alliance Infantry Detachment -> Return of the Jedi
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
G'nott sH'urr (David Campbell)
Base Membership Officer


Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 2909
Location: Snake Central, Louisiana
Medals: 1 (View more...)
2017 Dragon Con Medal (Amount: 1)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i weathered my gloves with olive oil, they are now a dead on match for the original costume gloves Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Wolf 825 ()



Joined: 23 Jun 2011
Posts: 65
Location: Nar Shaddaa
Medals: None

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoah. Those look great.! And you used olive oil to do that?
_________________
"I am a Jedi, like my father before me."
“Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.”
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
G'nott sH'urr (David Campbell)
Base Membership Officer


Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 2909
Location: Snake Central, Louisiana
Medals: 1 (View more...)
2017 Dragon Con Medal (Amount: 1)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes! i learned it from my freind Madseamstress, who uses olive oil to weather and age leather and microsude. She says it does not collect dirt and dust, so she uses it in door hinges as well.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
G'nott sH'urr (David Campbell)
Base Membership Officer


Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 2909
Location: Snake Central, Louisiana
Medals: 1 (View more...)
2017 Dragon Con Medal (Amount: 1)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

make sure you use Extra Virgin Olive oil and leave them in the sun for a day or two.

I need to put mine outside, this is two days later, and they need to be sun dried, they are just a bit oily inside.

As they dry the color will become a lot more natural.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Tag Aldeggon ()
Rebel Legion Reserve


Joined: 19 Sep 2011
Posts: 704
Location: Provo, UT
Medals: None

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - those look really good. I've never heard of using olive oil for weathering, but it seems to be a fantastic method!
_________________
"Training to become a Jedi is not an easy challenge ...

... and even if you succeed, it's a hard life."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Okami Dai ()
Rebel Legion Reserve


Joined: 13 Oct 2010
Posts: 1511
Location: Austria
Medals: 1 (View more...)
Rebel Legion Supporter (Amount: 1)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A perfect and cheap method!
Thanks for sharing this!
BTW, those gloves look great!
_________________
Okami Dai
---------------------------
RFT
Jedi Knight
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
Active Legion Member


Joined: 18 Aug 2002
Posts: 17290
Location: Mokena IL
Medals: 18 (View more...)
Gold Star (Amount: 4)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting....
always much to be learned...


Very Happy
_________________


http://livefromthegalaxyfarfaraway.blogspot.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
G'nott sH'urr (David Campbell)
Base Membership Officer


Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 2909
Location: Snake Central, Louisiana
Medals: 1 (View more...)
2017 Dragon Con Medal (Amount: 1)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep===go ask the Rennies' and steampunk people Smile...they have some INTERESTING methods of weathering that I plan to emplo this spring.

oh and just amke sure to use Extra virgin oil, and leave em in the sun. its too cool to do much here now so I have them on a towel to wick anything out.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
G'nott sH'urr (David Campbell)
Base Membership Officer


Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 2909
Location: Snake Central, Louisiana
Medals: 1 (View more...)
2017 Dragon Con Medal (Amount: 1)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:49 am    Post subject: Fabric question: will this work for the vest? Reply with quote

Will this fabric strip (bottomweight material I found at joannes, labeled Cornstalk Target) that is laid up next to my new Gaiters be an acceptable color for the vest

OR

should the fabric of the vest match the gaiters exactly?

The photos are taken indoors with and without flash.

The Endor trooper standard says the Endor vest should be beige. I looked up beige and got nearly 100 different colors online.
So, before i go plunk down the cash on this material, will it be acceptable, or should i continue to search?

thanks!


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
Active Legion Member


Joined: 18 Aug 2002
Posts: 17290
Location: Mokena IL
Medals: 18 (View more...)
Colorado Wildfires 2012 Relief Award (Amount: 2)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes...I think I remember seeing that "cornstalk" fabric...
I was searching all over for the Khaki colored twill at 4 different Joanne's and no one had any...
am beginning to wonder if they are phasing it out...
the "cornstalk" was darker...but it should be good...
_________________


http://livefromthegalaxyfarfaraway.blogspot.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
G'nott sH'urr (David Campbell)
Base Membership Officer


Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 2909
Location: Snake Central, Louisiana
Medals: 1 (View more...)
2017 Dragon Con Medal (Amount: 1)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Phyllis. I have a BRAND NEW Joanns, grand opening is this weekend, and they actually have Khaki bottom weight material, and im pretty sure they had Khaki twill too. Colors of course come and go in runs over time, there certainly is a lot of shades of green in stores the last couple of years, but virtually no Olive Drab.

what got me was the Endor trooper standards that says "beige" vest.

Thanks for the input!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
Active Legion Member


Joined: 18 Aug 2002
Posts: 17290
Location: Mokena IL
Medals: 18 (View more...)
Gold Star (Amount: 4)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beige...
lt khaki...
tan...

any of those colors...
_________________


http://livefromthegalaxyfarfaraway.blogspot.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
G'nott sH'urr (David Campbell)
Base Membership Officer


Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 2909
Location: Snake Central, Louisiana
Medals: 1 (View more...)
2017 Dragon Con Medal (Amount: 1)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!!
That i can certainly handle. Looks like Ill be purchasing fabric in the next 48 hours Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
G'nott sH'urr (David Campbell)
Base Membership Officer


Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 2909
Location: Snake Central, Louisiana
Medals: 1 (View more...)
2017 Dragon Con Medal (Amount: 1)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

picked up the fabric today.

next question, will these coveralls be acceptable for use for this?

Most of the "tan" coveralls fall into the "khaki" spectrum
http://www.automotiveworkwear.com/RedKap/CC18/coveralls.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
Active Legion Member


Joined: 18 Aug 2002
Posts: 17290
Location: Mokena IL
Medals: 18 (View more...)
Philippines Typhon Relief (Amount: 1)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually used the same coveralls/flightsuit as my Hoth Tech and Hoth Hangar Trooper...
they appear to be the same suits as X-Wing Pilots (orange), AT-AT Drivers,
So....that jumpsuit above would not work because of the zippers....
you might want to sign up on that thread for the member offering up the accurate flightsuits...

http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=482087#482087
_________________


http://livefromthegalaxyfarfaraway.blogspot.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Rebel Legion Forum Index -> Costume and Prop Making -> Rebel Alliance Infantry Detachment -> Return of the Jedi All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Page 6 of 8

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can post calendar events in this forum
The Rebel Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred volunteer Rebel costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization.


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group