Lady Arbitrator's Suit for SDCC 2010

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Ei luj

New Member
My thanks go out to AntCarb and his team for designing & building this armor, what an awesome job and amazing detail!

Bio, teeth necklace, torso armor with backpack, spine armor, shoulder cannon, and knife scabbard, shoulder armors, blade and countdown gaunts, waist front, back, and thigh armors, shinguards, and toedusters, all superb work

Thanks to Bovine13 for designing and making the facehugger dread rings, every little detail is there!
And thanks for the dreadfalls :p

And my thanks to Dakath for designing and making the feet, they're just right

The feet, dreadrings, and bio needed painting; the latter two to match the color scheme of the armor, which came already painted.

I used same skin (Bal Togs bodysuit), hands (ebay), mask (Pirk Elder from Silverado) w/ dreads (Bambooie) as before.

Also needed a way to hold it all together, the torso pieces, spine armor, shoulder cannon, knife scabbard, shoulder armors, waist armor and thighguards, and toedusters.... thin leather, velcro, and magnets to the rescue!

Here's a massive amount of pics and info on the build:

The cannon needed something to adapt it to the shape of the torso armor/medkit scallops, so I played around with that two-part foam...

cannon mounting hole:

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checking where cannon goes:

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Paper form and twopart foam:

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peel paper off:

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shoulder cannon fitting wedge:

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Redid the wedge:

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Paper form and twopart foam again;

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saran wrap protects the armor from the foam:

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closeup of mount in mold:

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peel the paper:

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Strap for cannon glued in:

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bottom view of foam:

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painted cannon mount side1:

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painted cannon mount side2:

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to be continued...

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Ei'luj
 

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Ei luj

New Member
mortonharket, AntCarb

many thanks, here are some more pix

the cannon finished on shoulder:

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I made a go at a neckring, but turns out the black one (SuicidalRaider made it) I had from my AVP armor looked better

neckring:

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neckring detail:

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back of neckring hides the zipper:

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I had to reinforce and attach torso pieces together; not shown is the thin leather inside along the back torso neckline out to the shoulder seams and onto the front torso armor's shoulder straps.. I also had to figure how to hold the waist armor pieces together; I used the same scheme as my red-and-gold armor.

right shoulder with velcro strap to the torso armor; its lined with leather; also knife scabbard reinforced with leather and strap added to hold it onto the back armor:

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waist armor back and front belt is reinforced with a leather band; the grey front/back cloth glued on also:

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thigh armor attached to waist armor leather:

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I put it on my dress form; the shoulder cannon isn't mounted on it, but the velcro is inside the armor.

on dressform; front:

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on dressform; rightside:

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on dressform; back view:

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on dressform; left view:

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thanks for watching

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Ei'luj

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Destroyer

New Member
Looking great so far... the texture is really popping and the colours are fantastic.

Watching with interest...
 

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Ei luj

New Member
Destroyer, Darth Pinhead, Dvine Infektion

Many thanks AntCarb did the armor construction and paint, to him

More pix of the build... I sent AntCarb a template for a countdown board I have, and he built the gauntlet so it would fit in there...

it has room for a 4 window P2 style of countdown circuit...

installing the countdown electronics:

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countdown windows cut out:

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Lid with leather hinge:

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countdown running; the lid has a magnet to hold it closed, and the switch is pressed with a 'nub' that is glued to the lid:

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countdown running:

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Thanks for watching; next up is how I did the feet...

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Ei'luj
 

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Ei luj

New Member
predwolf,

many thanks pm me what kind you want

YautjaQueen, here's more pix of the build:

I had to use new feet (many thanks to Dakath) since the instep guard/toeduster wouldn't fit over the AVP feet; their toedusters were already glued into the sandal holders. Also I had to extend the sole on the sides, the sandals I was using were a little thicker than the existing space inside the feet.

cut sole out of feet:

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slot in the back:

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painted foot:

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foot with toedusters magnetically attached:

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making sure the shinguards fit the feet:

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pieces of the foot assembly:

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check the fit:

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fitting the foam on the sandal; one continuous ring:

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inside view of the foot; velcro holds it to the sandal:

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put latex layers on the foam around the outside:

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bottom view with sandal in the foot:

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ready to be painted:

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Next up, blade gauntlet and bio

Thanks for watching

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Ei'luj
 

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Ei luj

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Pdisc,

Many thanks for the props on the suit :lol:

"next year" .... got me amped up all over again :lol:

DarthPinhead, YautjaQueen, cultcollectables

Glad y'all like it, here's more pix


The wristblade gauntlet was a little too small at the forearm, so I had to figure a method of altering it.

I turned to that thin leather and came up with this solution:

Wristblade gauntlet alteration; cut a slot, insert thin leather and mark the wedge- both sides:

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Inside view of altered gaunt, leather glued inside:

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I filled the new section with latex till it was level with the old latex; paint with gold mixed with prosaide:

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Weathered gaunt to match the rest of it:

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The Bio:

I had to adapt the bio to the existing mask, so that the magnets would align and it would stay on.

I put a foam insert in bio, then a leather layer with magnets, then this liner over all:

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Finished bio liner:

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Painted bio, side:

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Painted bio, back:

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Painted bio front; screen out, to get at small areas:

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Mesh installed:

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Arbitrator logo:

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Weathered bio, side view:

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Weathered bio, top view:

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Blade gaunt and bio match:

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And the little things had to be taken care of... such as mask/neckring alignment :0

neck pops out; added latex piece to the bottom of the neck, and repainted it:

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next will be suitup pix, will be going in the Completed Suit section

Thanks for watching :lol:

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Ei'luj
 
Loving the gun and the helmet ( Well, it's all awesome, but those particularly :lol: ).

The helmet looks very anime inspired to me - Almost Steve Wang/Guyver in feel?
Like the logo too - Kodo drummers inspired?
 

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