WW2 Captain America Project

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by Army Scout, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Army Scout

    Army Scout Well-Known Member

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    He all,
    This is my first dive into a superhero costume.
    And what better SupÂ’s to work on then Captain America...

    I have decided to tackle this version. I am a WW2 buff, and I think this just looks outstanding.
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    I have talked it over with a friend of mine and I think we have a good idea on how to complete this version.

    1st is the pants and jacket material. We are thinking of a polished denim or leather. IÂ’m thinking of the comfort level. Leather gets hot :)

    The mask area..
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    Gonna use a vac formed mask. Hopefully a off the shelf item. Add it to a hard skull cap so we can attach the wings. Cover everything in denim or leather.

    The shouldersÂ…
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    We will vac form these use modified Stormtrooper shoulder bells.

    EpilatesÂ….
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    Probably foam attached via Velcro.

    ChestÂ…
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    Were looking at this like a set of armor. So it will be made of leather that will attach to the shirt with buttons.

    BeltÂ…
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    Trying to use real WW2 items for the accessories, so going to use a M1 Garand ammo belt. Going to toss it in some brown dye to darken it up. And change the belt buckle.
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    Thigh pouches
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    These will be made using 1911 ammo pouches and M1 Carbine ammo pouches (15 and 30 rounderÂ’s) Attached using a custom harness.
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    1911 ammo pouch

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    M1 Carbine 30 rounder ammo pouch

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    M1 Carbine 15 round ammo pouch

    Gloves and arm armorÂ….
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    IÂ’m looking at red padded motocross gloves for the base. The armor will be made using modified Stormtrooper armor parts. IÂ’ll be crafting some stuff using foam to get the look right.

    Boots..
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    These will probably be WW2 type combat boots with an armor spat like the arms. Lots of buckles. IÂ’ll have to create these cause there are no images.



    Sheild...
    There are a lot of options for a sheild. So not to worried about that item.

    I hope to have everything ready by Comic Con 2006. (8 months).

    Wadda ya think???

    Chris
     
  2. Chairman Kaga

    Chairman Kaga Active Member

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    I love it. You should meet up with the guy on here doing the WWII inspired Batman..
     
  3. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    I look forward to seeing the finished product. I've always been a big Cap fan.

    :)
     
  4. mez7

    mez7 Sr Member

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    heres mine, looks like an interesting variation of the costume, is this from a new comic i havnt seen or your own design?
     
  5. Boba Frett

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    Post some WIP pics , as you go :)
     
  6. Army Scout

    Army Scout Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at another forum and found the image. It just looks so * good :)

    I'll post pic's as we go...

    Chris
     
  7. Darth Mule

    Darth Mule Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I look forward to seeing this costume. I've always thought that was the coolest Cap version. Have you thought about using fatigue-weight cotton for the garment fabric?
     
  8. Army Scout

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    I'm gonna try and stay in the era. Use material that were available back in 1944. But that may change :) I like the new lightweight material.

    Now on the leather, im thinking that the red may be hard to do. So I was thinking of getting brown leather boots and gloves and dying red. It would give it a brownish red look. Then paint the armor parts red.

    The hard part is going to be color matching all the various parts.

    Chris
     
  9. NEKROFANATIC

    NEKROFANATIC Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Gonna be an awesome project. I'm thinking tho', that the facemask/skullcap is all leather. AT least in the pic I think it is. The skullcap almost looks like a leather flight 'helmet' of old...
     
  10. mez7

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    my opinion on the mask,
    leather, with a hardshell front "face" section, just a thought because of the rivets or whatever they are on the mask,
     
  11. Darth Mule

    Darth Mule Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, I thought about that after I posted. Wouldn't wool be the proper choice for military clothing for WWII era?
     
  12. Army Scout

    Army Scout Well-Known Member

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    Yup, Gonna look into that too :)

    Chris
     
  13. Lamb of Zod

    Lamb of Zod New Member

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    Can't wait to see more..

    So jealous of you guys...

    B.
     
  14. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Man, I oh so want a shield... but that facotry x one blows.
     
  15. mez7

    mez7 Sr Member

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    mines not factoryX, made it myself from scratch, fiberglass, and its bigger than the factoryX one, still needs to be finished up though, clean up the paint a bit and clearcoat it,
     
  16. TReinman

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    Hi. I've got a Factory X one and I don't think it blows. I think it looks awesome. Problem is you've got to be reeeeeeeally careful with it.

    For a completely impervious shield, it scratches easily.

    -- Tim
     
  17. Skywalker

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    Same here even though I don't have a basis for comparison.
     
  18. BatDemon

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    Chris,

    Being a WWII buff, I hope you'll be correcting the Captain's Bars on the epulets. 2 bars not 3, but that's the only thing amiss on the sketch.
     
  19. Army Scout

    Army Scout Well-Known Member

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    But are those rank????

    Chris
     
  20. rudolpht

    rudolpht Well-Known Member

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    I would think it raises too many questions regardless, would ditch the top most one (closest to the neck) as they are not epaulets either, but I don't know the historical lineage of the graphic.
     
  21. BatDemon

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    The graphic was designed by a guy in Canada, that goes by EvilGenius on some boards. On dress uniforms, rank insignia is generally on the shoulder, filed is the collar. I saw those as rank bars myself.
     
  22. Rabittooth

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  23. Axlotl

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    The army used a dark blue denim for fatigues early in the war, until it was replaced by herringbone twill - so you'll be accurate using denim.

    The M-1 ammo belt you posted a pic of isn't U.S.G.I. It should have "Lift-the-dot" snaps, like on the 1911 ammo pouch.

    You might want to consider getting some leggings, dying them red and modifying those, rather than messing with expensive double-buckle boots. It'll be easier to attach armor shins to, I think, and will come up farther on your leg.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  24. Dreadmel

    Dreadmel New Member

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    Mr. ArmyScout....how is the progress going as in designing the costume? DON'T MAKE ME CALL YOU UP ON THE PHONE... hehe.
     
  25. Army Scout

    Army Scout Well-Known Member

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    I have been buying gun and insurance, so I have done nothing yet :)

    Loser....

    Chris
     
  26. Dreadmel

    Dreadmel New Member

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    LOL. Punk...I'm surprised the state is allowing you to own guns. Well I can't wait till you start working on this project.

    (just so you know, Chris and I are friends and aren't flaming each other)
     
  27. Army Scout

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    Dude, gimme a call in the office.

    Chris
     
  28. Dreadmel

    Dreadmel New Member

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    Dude stop shooting guns and work on this project.
     

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