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    Mar 8, 2014, 6:56 PM - Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #1

    So on my Facebook page I get asked a lot of 'how do you do this?' 'What materials do you use for x?'

    Well, I've decided to make detailed blogs as I build each costume, and hopefully answer some of the questions people have wanted answers for.

    My first WIP blog is the Nightingale build from Skyrim.

    I started out with a template from JFCustom here on the forums. For advice on printing out, scaling and assembling templates, I recommend you take a look at his thread. Coz that's what I did :P http://www.therpf.com/f24/jfcustoms-foam-files-148889/

    So assembling the template was no worries. Especially with some expert advice. I decided to use the thin (2.mm) sheets of craft foam. I started out with the chest, and I feel like this was a good place to start. Within two days of starting this project, it was already coming together quite quickly, and seeing progress like that has kept me quite motivated. I used the regular old hot glue to attach the foam pieces.

    a week later and I had the torso complete. I used different coloured foam for each section.

    Right now, I am working on detailing the foam, and I will update with more pics before I get to painting
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    Mar 10, 2014, 7:09 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale WIP #2

    Looks awesome so far, can't wait to see how it turns out
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    Mar 11, 2014, 2:12 AM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale WIP #3

    I always loved the Nightingale Armor. Looks like it's going good so far.
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    Mar 11, 2014, 9:14 AM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale WIP #4

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    Mar 19, 2014, 5:19 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale WIP #5

    Just a quick update with some pictures. I will go into more details of my methods when I get my kids off to school
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    Mar 19, 2014, 7:55 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale WIP #6

    Wow...as a Skyrim fan this blows me away. I look forward to your write up on the build itself, this is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. Great job.
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    Mar 19, 2014, 9:00 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale WIP #7

    You are doing a fantastic job! I promise it's not my bias towards all things The Elder Scrolls talking.

    Secret: I was debating signing up here for ages, but this post is what finally tipped me onto doing it. Can't wait to see the completed project.
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    Mar 21, 2014, 12:02 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale WIP #8

    This is looking fantastic! Amazing just how much you can accomplish with something as simple as craft foam, with the right techniques and the motivation!
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    Mar 22, 2014, 5:32 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale WIP #9

    Thanks guys

    ive been sick this last few days, so updates and tutorial have been on the back burner, so sorry about that. But I haven't forgotten it!
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    Apr 7, 2014, 10:06 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale WIP #10

    Finally finished my nightingale and have a couple of pics...
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    Apr 23, 2014, 5:41 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #11

    Montayva's Cosplay and Props: Skyrim Nightingale

    Sorry this has taken me so long to get back to, but here is the link to my blog write up on how I constructed the suit
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    Apr 23, 2014, 6:13 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #12

    Do you still have the template file? I can't find it in JFcustom's thread. Thanks.
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    Apr 23, 2014, 6:23 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #13

    I just wanted to say that you put together one very cool costume there,
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    Apr 23, 2014, 8:49 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #14

    WindPhoenix said: View Post
    Do you still have the template file? I can't find it in JFcustom's thread. Thanks.
    ah, yes I do, but I would feel more comfortable if you asked JF first. I know that sounds weird, and he didn't exactly tell me I couldn't share it with anyone, but it was his creation, and he might not have it added to his thread for a reason... sorry. but I will ask him also, in case I get questioned about it again elsewhere

    joedc27 said: View Post
    I just wanted to say that you put together one very cool costume there,
    Thanks
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    Apr 23, 2014, 9:09 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #15

    Excellent job! Skyrim ftw!

    Color scheme is straight up BA.
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    Apr 23, 2014, 10:19 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #16

    WindPhoenix said: View Post
    Do you still have the template file? I can't find it in JFcustom's thread. Thanks.
    Dismiss what I said earlier... For some reason I couldn't find it in a search of the thread either, but someone else did. Anyways, here it is.

    http://www.therpf.com/f24/jfcustoms-...9/index78.html
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    Apr 24, 2014, 1:09 AM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #17

    Montayva13 said: View Post
    Dismiss what I said earlier... For some reason I couldn't find it in a search of the thread either, but someone else did. Anyways, here it is.

    http://www.therpf.com/f24/jfcustoms-...9/index78.html
    Thanks a lot and great job on the costume. I'm gonna try to make it for my sister
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    Apr 24, 2014, 10:04 AM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #18

    Awesome work!
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    Apr 24, 2014, 10:11 AM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #19

    Too cool!
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    Apr 24, 2014, 4:29 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #20

    CelticRuins said: View Post
    Awesome work!
    Maggie said: View Post
    Too cool!
    Thanks guys
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    May 8, 2014, 12:52 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #21

    Great work! Welcome to the forums!

    Borderlands > Skyrim

    <3
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    May 8, 2014, 7:06 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #22

    Axlotl said: View Post
    Great work! Welcome to the forums!

    Borderlands > Skyrim

    <3
    Haha, thanks mate Theres no hiding from you anywhere is there?? :P
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    May 8, 2014, 7:14 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #23

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    Just a few more pics...
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    May 8, 2014, 9:09 PM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #24

    Well done!!!
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    May 11, 2014, 6:52 AM - Re: Skyrim female Nightingale COMPLETE #25

    Dang, Monty, looking great.
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