swtor costuming :)
#swtor #shaevizla just had another outing today :) It went over well enough with a room full of boys (pointed out the Mando lego figure on a poster which helped seal the idea).
But I now am ready to face the next pase: lights and sound. Though my experiences at one Jaycar was on the point of calling to complain about harassment, the New Market folk were all kinds of cool about my Star Wars prop geekery so I’ll be heading there for wire, connectors and anything else needed :)
I have several sets of led Xmas tree lights to pull apart for lights, battery packs and resistors. These are going in the jetpack vents, jet pack sides and belt and ear buds first. I will have to cast the arm displays again and embed the lights (oy) which means a spot of careful layering of resin in to the molds and even more careful soldering of joints!
So I will have to cobble a workstation with little alligator clips and such.
Excited about this though :)
Will also get that under arm display sorted too. Possibly pullling apart a few small photoframes. I may be making a frame from card to build over with resin. I need more anyway for the greave and thighs. Yes once the greave as cast I’ll be building the things too. Just purchase the best tool ever for sculpting with :) a 15cm metal rule. Yep. I have a 50cm and a 30cm and they are amazing but the 15cm is easy to use and shaves so well. Just been tricky to find :)
Oh and I got my airbrush working again :) With a can of air :) For the one off rush project I needed it for (some weathering) I don’t mind paying per can but I will need a portable compressor soon :) The next project to use it is to redo the spray of Shaak Ti’s lekku and Montral. The brown is a bit too brown and being acrylic ink come off with a baby wipe or any alcohol rich cleaner. My plan is for the same urethan paint the bold black markings are from :) That stuff cleans up well if you make a mistake (peels off) which made me worry about long term, but the cure time is closer to a day for full stickability :) If I airbrush with a really thinned product it should be only a day of leaving it all alone :)
I have a swtor post to make as soon as I transfer my screencaps to this computor. I am in love with my current armour. The helmet and colour scheme make me think of Leia whenever I grab a speeder ;) Endor Leia! Without the poncho! Sigh. Yes I want to make that set of armour. It’s a few random bits so I’ll have to check out my character profile.