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Printing woes

Well after the excitement of getting the printer to be aligned properly I am now in the situation of trying to make sure my prints adhere to the plate. The best point for adhesion is the middle of the plate, and my experience was that curling happened on part of the file that was printed …

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think things are sorted…

Only photos so far are of Ahsoka sitting nicely on my head next step it to decide if I want to make that rigid section permanent and how much shaped padding to put in. But having the support in place now means that I can actyally make that shaping 🙂 A post on different SFX techniques …

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whoops, fell into a research rabbit warren

In order to figure out history of the gown I wound up with dozens of reference notes about the production of garments and how there are multiple copies and why. I still haven’t found the specific references I want (all secondary atm) but enough to feel confident in several statements made. But there are some conflicting …

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sewing day

I wound up breaking out the overlocker all day instead of working on horns. Which was probably wise. The rain is still leaving everything damp so curing would be risky. So I zipped around the edges of my Worth sunburst skirt (the satin is so perfectly buttery that it was just nice to do!) and …

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today i try to relearn blender

I will still work in sketchup to make my Ahsoka hilts but I need something a bit more powerful than Sculptris or Remake to do what I need to do for all the horns.. I can’t easily find an ability to copy and take out selections in either so what the heck. Oh sculptris looks …

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maley horns scan might work

I have been using @Autodesk @AutodeskReMake for a while. Just the free version while I practice how to photograph my models. I think I finally cracked it, and it’s almost certainly going to offer great results once I pay for the subscription and can send 250 photos not just 50 😉   So my very …

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Barnes is here!!

http://www.barnesnz.co.nz/ Henderson Auckland!!! !!!!!!! I can’t really justify 27kg of the stuff but they have the S foam 130 flex! http://www.barnesnz.co.nz/polyurethane/s-foam-130-flex-foam-1392 This is what I used for my super squishy and very flexible Togruta headpieces 🙂 It’s a bit tricky when you don’t have a perfect mold that includes headcast but this time I do …

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All the latex. For real this time!

I am ready to wear the daggy clothing with all the latex marks today, also to then work on my Cleves frock indoors, or tool the rest of Ahsoka’s armour. Whichever second activity is chosen will be down to working in the room or away from any potential to bump into the latex. Yes I …

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Shaak Ti?

So having practiced so many times with my Ahsoka molds, and previous methods with Shaak Ti.. I may actually be able to use what I have learnt with Ahsoka to use my Shaak Ti molds again 🙂 (Photo above: metal shelves with cement molds of different sizes, bottom shelf supporting in particular the two part molds …

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ahsoka progress

I was very worried as my latex thickener took a while to arrive and my molds wound up soaking too long. But it’s all good 🙂 But the latex I had was certainly bad. Not so bad that it couldn’t be rescued but rescuing requires a lot of work 🙂 Thickener and coloidal silica 🙂 …

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