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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    Progress is currently paused while I gather my things for a big move upstate. I’ll update when I can get back to work.
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    Had a paint mishap with the first set of jacket cuffs I made so I had to halt and cut a new fresh set. The cuffs are cut from 3”pvc pipe coulper and the center section for the grey rubber band was carefully dado cut out with a tablesaw(don’t attempt this unless your comfortable and proficient...
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    And with the weekend comes the boot covers. Planned these out a few days ahead of time and jumped right into making the patterns. To make the patterns I just laid the boots I would be wearing down on some paper and traced out the side panels of the covers. Use my breakdown to break that up...
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    Did a paint test on a bit of the handlebar wrap. Paint is flat grey rust-oleum primer *for plastics. Wrap is still really flexible with no signs of paint cracking. Much success! Now when it comes to these knurled rings around the wrists they appear to be segmented into two or three sections...
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    For my cuffs I picked up a 3” pvc pipe coupler from a hardware store and carefully cut it into two rings, primed with filler primer. Next step is to paint them silver as the orange anodized paint needs to go over silver. I will then be using knurled handlebar wrap to make the center rings. I had...
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    Using the same method of stitching through foam interlacing that I used to make the stomach sides and lower back section I made the collar last night. The top and side edges of the collar have bias tap sewn over them while the the edge that meets the jacket was done differently. For that edge I...
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    About 70-80% complete...not counting the chicken.
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    You’ll likely have an easier time, bigger variety of matching blue fabrics. Plus the female suits have less sewn in foam padding, which wasn’t super difficult just would have been easier to skip.
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    Debbie McNugget is on her way. No chicken left behind!
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    I went through about 8 needles trying to get the vest assembled. Sewing machine did now care for the painted pleather shoulder pads. Other than that it went pretty smooth. Pieces together the front and back separately then the attached shoulders and then finally inner side pieces. Tonight I’ll...
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    Sometimes you mess up, when you do there’s often a voice in your head that starts saying things like: “why do you even bother, this is terrible, you have no idea what your doing, what right do you have trying to make these things when they come out looking like that!” And you have to learn to...
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    Arms assembled. Adding the grey piping was very difficult this time around. Also got them attached to the tshirt. I will be adding a zipper to the shirt, right now it’s a goofy dance to put it on, doable but goofy.
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    And with that I’m ready to build the arms. Here’s the layout of each of the pieces ready to be put together.
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    For the bicep pads I sandwiched 1/2” foam between two layers of the canvas, outside piece being the hex covered side. Same process for the chest pads.
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    Don West Lost in Space (netflix 2018) space suit.

    The inner forearm is a piece of hex pattern with lace loops on either side and laced with a black cord. To mimic this I’m using black bungee cord and lace loops made from black bias tape, triple stitched with grey on either side and zigzag stitched done center with orange. My inner forearm hex...
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