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up early watching rebels

I did find a dark grey fabric. It may not be dark enough but I’m making the tunic and gauntlets and will figure that out later. There is a big difference between concept and final model. So it’ll be double layered and that means a lot of pinning today .   Just pressed the Elsa …

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actual progress

Genuine real Ahsoka Tano progress! I wasn’t sure if our oven would be reliable to bake my leather armour in. I wasn’t sure if the curves would flatten out while on the trays and I wasn’t sure it would be under 60C but over 50C to get the pieces steaming but not scalding. But it …

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busy busy

While putting some more latex on Ahsoka and wetforming the knee cops I got a call to do a photoshoot today. Was able to put it off til tomorrow πŸ™‚ It’s for the Herald article that I did a short interview for πŸ™‚ So I’ve tidied up most of the issues with my frock, just …

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Ahsoka did progress

It just is much like the lightsaber hilt progress: it looks the same as the last time…. So after posting yesterday I managed to paint a little more latex on the lekku this time right side up and as expected the extra internal latex did help a lot with montral support. i initially bought a …

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ahsoka progress maybe

Well the fabric didn’t dye. But I have tested that pattern so many times now I know it works. The leatherwork took a huge step forward though πŸ™‚ Got the bracers, hand plates, hip pieces, narrow belt soaked and heated again. So I will be able to paint this week. The test scrap looks amazing. …

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finally progress

Ahsoka has really been overly difficult. I know all the techniques I’m using well so why it has gone so badly I do not know. Well yes I do. So it really is my health. Take tonight for example. I am not fit for doing anything right now. I need to go to bed. This …

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Okay. My health has started to go south again- fatigue combined with insomnia is making for a lot of unpleasantness! but my early mornings are good! So yesterday I cut my new Ahsoka tunic from a fabric that has a microfine crepe surface, like nylon stockings, which will create a slight glowy effect. I wanted …

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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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Woot

Hilts are go for printing, tested in 3DhubsΒ for printability Phew! The work yesterday was worth it πŸ™‚ I’ll do the greeblies first then the short then the long hilts πŸ™‚

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Ahsoka progress

Thank goodness! I took the day to redo the montral and front lekku for a nice clean line. It’s worked which is nice πŸ™‚ I was thinking about taking a break from the costume because of them but I think it’s going to work out. But yay. It’s also inspiring me to work on other …

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