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    Metallic surface on plastic props

    I've had a lot of luck with Tamiya's range of spray paints, I've used the regular and dark gunmetal, and they give a nice metallic luster to props. I've never tried anything lighter than those, but the paints are designed to be used on plastic models of aircraft and other vehicles to give an...
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    Rey - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Build (open for everyone!)

    It's the smaller bag I've got, you're modifying the '37 satchel and making it smaller.
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    Rey - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Build (open for everyone!)

    The piece you've highlighted hasn't been cut down off the original bag, while the 'body' of the bag and the overlapping part of the 'lid' have been. That's why it overlaps down so far.
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    Rey - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Build (open for everyone!)

    Found on http://www.qsl.net/ve3bdb/satchel.html There's clearly variation between the '37 satchels. This one is described as being approximately 4 inches deep.
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    Rey - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Build (open for everyone!)

    Managed to track down one of these bad boys! Borrowing off a friend, so need to take care of it. Will take a pattern off it, make the necessary alterations to the pattern, and construct a new one from scratch which will then be beaten down and weathered. Might scan the pattern and write up...
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    Rey - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Build (open for everyone!)

    Beadaholique's Ladder Chain is a perfect match, plus it's sold by the foot and comes in a few different colour variations. Ladder Chain
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    Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015)

    There are some Timberland boots on ebay at the moment - do a search for "Timberland CHARLES 36", and they should pop up.
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    Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015)

    That breakdown is awesome! So much detail, and it even tells you the sort of fabric some of the items are made from! I'd noticed the green jacket fastened on the opposite side to typical women's jackets, now we know it's actually supposed to be a men's jacket! May end up scratch-making the red...
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    Tomb Raider Reborn

    Wow, been away for a while! Upshotarchery - Your bow looks amazing! Did you use pvc pipe, or a sheet to do it? I finally got around to weathering my costume properly and got another shoot done. So much happier with the whole costume now!
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    Tomb Raider Reborn

    Wore Lara at a local con today, was a lot of fun! First time wearing a costume where the messier it is, the better :P I didn't plan on having the full costume finished for this event so there's a lot of work that still needs to be done - weathering in particular. Lots and LOTS of weathering...
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    Tomb Raider Reborn

    Immortalmoon - great progress! The look is definitely there! TheLadyNerd - Thanks! Just say the word and I can send you a flat render of the holster that you can scale to suit you. I'm thinking of embedding most of the arrows in a firm base in the bottom of the quiver (will have 3 'hero'...
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    Tomb Raider Reborn

    Quiver's finished, minus the weathering! I made it from cream leather which I wrapped over a heavyweight canvas inner tube to give it extra support. The brown 'wraps' were made by wrapping cord around round containers and brushing multiple layers of watery glue over them to set them hard in...
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    Tomb Raider Reborn

    Thanks! I printed off a flat render of the holster in various scaled sizes and used them along with my M1911 airsoft pistol to work out what size I'd need to have the holster be the same proportions on me as on Lara (The Art book says she's 5'5" and I'm a bit shorter at 5'3"). My Quiver's 15"...
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    Tomb Raider Reborn

    Hi Immortalmoon, nice of you to join us here! Your bow looks great! What will you work on now that your longbow's finished? I finished my holster build the other day, just need to do some weathering on it now. Currently have the quiver, arrows, and recurve bow all on the go
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    Tomb Raider Reborn

    There's a WWII zippo with an attached officer's collar insignia on ebay at the moment. MOD EDIT: Please do not post ebay links, thanks. A shame the insignia's on the body and not on the lid, or it'd make an ideal prop!
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