WW2 Captain America Project

Army Scout

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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.


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..


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…


We will vac form these use modified Stormtrooper shoulder bells.

EpilatesÂ….


Probably foam attached via Velcro.

ChestÂ…


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…


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.



Thigh pouches


These will be made using 1911 ammo pouches and M1 Carbine ammo pouches (15 and 30 rounderÂ’s) Attached using a custom harness.

1911 ammo pouch


M1 Carbine 30 rounder ammo pouch


M1 Carbine 15 round ammo pouch

Gloves and arm armorÂ….


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..


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
 

mez7

Sr Member



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

Army Scout

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

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

Chris
 

Darth Mule

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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?
 

Army Scout

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Originally posted by Darth Mule@Oct 26 2005, 07:54 PM
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?
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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
 

NEKROFANATIC

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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...
 

mez7

Sr Member
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,
 

Darth Mule

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Originally posted by Army Scout+Oct 26 2005, 11:42 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Army Scout @ Oct 26 2005, 11:42 PM)</div>
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@Oct 26 2005, 07:54 PM
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?
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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
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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?
 

Army Scout

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Originally posted by Darth Mule+Oct 27 2005, 04:29 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Darth Mule @ Oct 27 2005, 04:29 PM)</div>
Originally posted by Army Scout@Oct 26 2005, 11:42 PM
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@Oct 26 2005, 07:54 PM
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?
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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
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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?
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Yup, Gonna look into that too :)

Chris
 

Jet Beetle

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Gone but not forgotten.
Originally posted by mez7@Oct 27 2005, 01:24 AM



heres mine, looks like an interesting variation of the costume, is this from a new comic i havnt seen or your own design?
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Man, I oh so want a shield... but that facotry x one blows.
 

mez7

Sr Member
Originally posted by Jet Beetle@Oct 30 2005, 04:28 AM
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Man, I oh so want a shield... but that facotry x one blows.
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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,
 

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
 

Skywalker

New Member
Originally posted by TReinman@Oct 31 2005, 09:06 PM
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
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Same here even though I don't have a basis for comparison.
 

BatDemon

Active Member
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.
 

Army Scout

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Originally posted by BatDemon@Nov 14 2005, 01:59 PM
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.
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But are those rank????

Chris
 

rudolpht

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Originally posted by Army Scout+Nov 14 2005, 06:41 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Army Scout @ Nov 14 2005, 06:41 PM)</div>
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@Nov 14 2005, 01:59 PM
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.
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But are those rank????

Chris
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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.
 
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