What's on your workbench?

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Ahsoka, Padme, Elsa, Mina, Elissa... got a few projects on the make or make over :)

Ahsoka is testing my patience in 3D modelling and working with latex again. But on the upside it turns out I can stretch higher density leather! It just takes the perfect temperature of water for the molding part. Yay :)
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I need to now orient all the pieces- cura should be okay to test for errors as well. And then I need to get the gcode and retest my printer. I need to make the hooks for her belt pieces so that can be the first test.
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I need to take dremel to seams (the felt bit works very well on latex) but the back lekku is at least ready to be coated and stuffed. But I am not sure I like what I have made so there may be a bit of a tour of options.
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And padme. Dress of much fabric. And stamping. And specifically placed wrinkles.

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There is 30 rows of stitching holding the ribbon down. I did it by hand originally but decided to add a strength lining and figured it would be good to machine sew for stability.
That bodice is in two parts yes, this is a quick change costume on stage :) I'm trying to get the hem to play nicely but I need even more net and more horsehair braid. maybe even some boning.
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wow!
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oota goota wrote:wow!
Yep, what you said, Oot. Just ' wow!'
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Thank you :) I'm also working on an Anne of Cleves gown that I think hasn't been identified as hr. The curse of the fail has hit all of these projects so that's why there has not been much in the way of updating.

I also rearranged the studio to feel more like a studio, workflow is better again :)

And now there are also a pair of equestrian boots out there and a piece of nearly identical leather to make covers for the zips. I'll have plenty left other for anyone else needing them. I hope. Otherwise it's in the "fantasy" hides at LAPCO. it's a very thin fine grain and crisp leather on a shelf between waist and thigh to the very far left of the wall. $10/hide about 50x50cm from memory.
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well,i had given this project up for dead when i ordered a cowl and the deal went south,but i sorted a new cowl from a different source,and voila,here is the first fitting.
i just need a decent faux leather cape now,and the 'batman' shall indeed return.

thanks.
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nice!
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Ok since we're discussing non-SW props/ costumes I am sloooowwwwwly chipping away at this guy. This one's definitely at the bottom of the projects pile it's really only when I get a spare moment here and there but it's been an interesting exercise in seeing how far I can push the vac forming thing. I am able to make the forms fairly quickly as I don't have to worry about a super smooth finish for this guy.

I hope to get up the hips by the end of the year ha we'll see
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:woot:

WOW! :)
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Armante wrote::blink:

:woot:

WOW! :)
ha ha ha Those first two emoji's is how I often feel about this build :) The thing is going to stand roughly 2.5m high when it's done. I confess it's totally a compulsion thing or an OCD thing with this one
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oota goota wrote: ha ha ha Those first two emoji's is how I often feel about this build :) The thing is going to stand roughly 2.5m high when it's done. I confess it's totally a compulsion thing or an OCD thing with this one
The very best kind of passion for a project!
I hope to see it stomping around at a con one day :)
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