Kill la Kill, ryuko matoi Build log

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  1. TheRealMe

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    Been working on a scratch build of the Kill La Kill character Ryuko Matoi. This will be a wearable costume, I'm only making the armor, the soft bits will be made by another artist.Here goes the photo dump!First up we have a reference, It is this version that I am going for.
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    Staring out with some card board.
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    Fiberglass mat, and resin are next.
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    Next I use some foam to sculpt the center piece
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  2. TheRealMe

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    Re: ryuko matoi Build log

    Body Filler and Primer, and lots of sanding.
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    The sward makes it's first appearance here. With a much smoother looking piece of armor, after much filling and sanding of course:)
     
  3. TheRealMe

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    And now for the expensive paints ;)
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    And some fancy tape work
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    I want it shinier!!!
    Get the gun, Time to spray some clear!
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    And this is where I left the project for today. More to come, I have started the back piece of the armor too, and will post on that. Still a lot to do.
     
  4. Dumontrudisel

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    Nice work. But that is by far going to be the skimpiest costume ive ever seen lol
     
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  5. TheRealMe

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    Well, it won't be me wearing it! lol
    And if that's true, then you my friend have not been to Dragoncon! lol

    And I got a video up to show off the clear coat
     
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  6. RiotJavelinDX

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    Looks good
     
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    Quick update, the back vent.
    This is made form foam core, and is in the very beginning stages. Once I get it smoothed out, I'll add the vents and paint it.

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    Got the center medallion painted and cleared, I'll wet sand it, paint the red stripe, and re clear coat, to finish it.
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  9. Grimwood

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    Re: ryuko matoi Build log

    Wow! That is nice work! And so shiny!
     
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    This is going to be awesome.
     
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    Got the center medallion painted, and cleared
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  13. dog of ulthar

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    SHINY!

    ...both in the Firelfy and the literal sense. That pain job looks flawless.
     
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    Thanks guys, I assure you though, it does have few flaws.
    Believe it or not, when it's all done, I plan to wet sand and clear one more time for maximum smoothness!
    I guess I'm just too much of a perfectionist for my own good.
    Plus I really need to build my portfolio up, and I'm going for quality over quantity, so your kind words mean a lot. I'll keep you posted on the progress.
     
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    Did a little work on the back armor, still needs some smoothing out, but some other projects have taken a lot of my time… as you can see.
     
  16. TheRealMe

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    Finally put some more time into this thing. It's almost done, and then it will be ready for the fabric bits.
    Started by cutting out a support structure for the vents on the scroll saw.
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    Then I used some old blinds as vents, glued them to the support structure, and then trimmed until it fit inside the housing.
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    Get the, gun. it's ready for paint!
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    Let the clear coat dry and re fit into housing
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    Super happy with how it looks now!
    Put it with the rest and snap a photo. I even picked up a cool figure of the character to go with it.
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  17. Pseudonym

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    Nicely done! Clean craftmaship and paint job!
     
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  18. TheRealMe

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    Thanks!
     
  19. Pinkratgirl

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    Looking good. Nice paint job. Will you be posting pictures of the finished costume?
     
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  20. TheRealMe

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    Yes, I will, and the sword too :)
     

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