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    Jun 19, 2014, 11:15 AM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #26

    The skulls and ghosts are a fun idea!

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    Jun 19, 2014, 2:18 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #27

    nick daring said: View Post
    The skulls and ghosts are a fun idea!

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    Right? If you look at the camo "swatch" in the menu, there are little skulls mingled into the pattern, so I thought I'd just play on that idea

    In other news, I finally dug out a good picture of the wife and me last year when we were pairing up as Snake and EVA. It also happens to show the correct holster and my "radio"
    The radio is a block of EVA foam with a stainless steel chopstick shoved in the top. I know the pouch isn't period accurate, but the only correct ones I could find were still attached to the radios they belonged to (which were more money than I've spent on this entire cosplay)


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    Jun 19, 2014, 6:12 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #28

    I also want to get around to making his survival knife strapped to his ankle. It's such a weird design.
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    Jun 19, 2014, 6:50 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #29

    nick daring said: View Post
    I also want to get around to making his survival knife strapped to his ankle. It's such a weird design.
    It really is. It's mostly a KABar knife and sheath, but the strapping defies physics. I have mine rigged up well enough as you can see in the pics, but I really need like big pieces of velcro or something.
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    Jun 20, 2014, 11:15 AM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #30

    He only pulls it out in one cut scene so good reference is hard to find.

    Do you happen to have a pic of the spirit camo swatch handy? I never noticed the skulls before.
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    Jun 20, 2014, 12:16 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #31

    nick daring said: View Post
    He only pulls it out in one cut scene so good reference is hard to find.
    Yeah, and I can't remember the events you have to trigger to even get that conversation with Signt.

    Do you happen to have a pic of the spirit camo swatch handy? I never noticed the skulls before.[/QUOTE]
    I was actually planning on playing the game a bit to get some screenshots this weekend. Unfortunately my Google-Fu isn't strong enough to find anything other than a blurry pic the size of a postage stamp.
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    Jun 21, 2014, 3:29 AM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #32

    nick daring said: View Post
    He only pulls it out in one cut scene so good reference is hard to find.

    Do you happen to have a pic of the spirit camo swatch handy? I never noticed the skulls before.
    Can't you look at it in the survival viewer?

    Edit: I just popped the game on and took these snapshots of the knife. The centre is hollow. This is just from ps2, I wish I had the hd game, it would probably look a lot better. It looks really different from a kabar knife, but I'm getting a rubber training kabar knife from amazon so I can bring it to conventions, maybe I'll modify it to look like snake's knife.





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    Jun 21, 2014, 4:27 AM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #33

    The Ronin said: View Post
    Yeah, and I can't remember the events you have to trigger to even get that conversation with Signt.

    Do you happen to have a pic of the spirit camo swatch handy? I never noticed the skulls before.
    I was actually planning on playing the game a bit to get some screenshots this weekend. Unfortunately my Google-Fu isn't strong enough to find anything other than a blurry pic the size of a postage stamp.[/QUOTE]

    I got some for you while I had my game on, there's not a lot of spots where you can see the skulls, they're mostly on the legs because they're not so covered up by gear.



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    Jun 21, 2014, 10:29 AM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #34

    Nice! Thanks Wingman!
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    Jun 21, 2014, 12:04 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #35

    Wingman said: View Post
    Can't you look at it in the survival viewer?

    Edit: I just popped the game on and took these snapshots of the knife. The centre is hollow. This is just from ps2, I wish I had the hd game, it would probably look a lot better. It looks really different from a kabar knife, but I'm getting a rubber training kabar knife from amazon so I can bring it to conventions, maybe I'll modify it to look like snake's knife.

    http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/..._3539small.jpg

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    Cool! For some reason I thought it wasn't viewable in the menu.
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    Jun 21, 2014, 11:59 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #36

    I just wish you could see the cqc knife in the viewer too
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    Jun 24, 2014, 5:06 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #37

    Wingman said: View Post
    I just wish you could see the cqc knife in the viewer too
    Right?

    Well I did manage to get a HD pic of the survival knife.

    20140621_183804 by RoninsArt, on Flickr

    Unfortunately I haven't played my HD copy to the point of getting the Spirit Camo. I'm just now working my way to The Fear. *facepalm
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    Jul 18, 2014, 2:22 AM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #38

    I like your set up so far Ronin I stumbled across this looking for guides to building a SPIE harness. I thought Id throw my two cents in. I reenact Vietnam as 173rd AB so I cried a little on the inside when I saw the parachute bag. I am now looking forward to how your spirit camo turns out. I wish to thank you for the link on the bulk 1 3/4inch nylon webbing will be a great help as Im planing on rebuilding my STABO and for building the SPIE.

    Was wondering if you planed on taking the lower pockets off and making the cigarette pocket on the left shoulder?

    Survival Knife
    Closest correct knife for the time would be the pilot survival knife. The sheath matches what we see on snakes leg. The knife in game i have always felt was a cross breed of the Pilots knife and the K-Bar fighting knife. As far as securing it to yourself... Snake has it secured with hundred mile per hour tape so it doesn't come off during his HALO decent in the virtuous mission. OD duck tape works fine. It will lift the leather each time its removed so I would recommend applying a base layer to keep on the sheath so you don't tear the leather apart each time you take it off.
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    Comm Gear
    Also the Radio that is on Snakes belt is a PRT-4 produced in 1967 as a squad command radio. There was no case ever made for it as it was designed to be clipped to the d-ring on the 1956 suspenders. I kinda pride myself on having the actual radio but for those outside the reenacting community I can imagine its a little pricey for a cosplay though i got mine in a trade for about 10 dollars. tried to find an in game reference shot but it is clearly visible during the romance scene after the completion of Snake Eater. As for the throat mic it is a T-30 WW2 tankers microphone. Cable is the right length to the switch box and is the closest match I've found as far as in game to real world counter part.

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    Sorry for the long post. Love your work so far.
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    Jul 18, 2014, 3:35 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #39

    C4 Craig said: View Post
    I like your set up so far Ronin I stumbled across this looking for guides to building a SPIE harness. I thought Id throw my two cents in. I reenact Vietnam as 173rd AB so I cried a little on the inside when I saw the parachute bag. I am now looking forward to how your spirit camo turns out. I wish to thank you for the link on the bulk 1 3/4inch nylon webbing will be a great help as Im planing on rebuilding my STABO and for building the SPIE.
    Thanks, and you're very welcome for the links. If you have any questions on the STABO/SPIE construction feel free to hit me up. I've made enough of these things that it's almost 2nd nature to me. One word of warning with that 1 3/4 webbing, it's THICK stuff. You either need a leather machine to sew it, or lots of thin needles and pliers to work it by hand. I charge an extra $50 to make STABOs in that stuff.
    Was wondering if you planed on taking the lower pockets off and making the cigarette pocket on the left shoulder?
    I hadn't even thought of doing that. It's freaking brilliant. If I have time and the cojones to take the pockets off and sew them back on I may just do that.

    As far as securing it to yourself... Snake has it secured with hundred mile per hour tape so it doesn't come off during his HALO decent in the virtuous mission. OD duck tape works fine. It will lift the leather each time its removed so I would recommend applying a base layer to keep on the sheath so you don't tear the leather apart each time you take it off.
    Yeah, I've used electrical tape (bad idea) and gaffer tape (worked well, but I didn't have the right color) and remnant scraps of the OD green harness. I think I'll look harder for the OD green gaff tape.
    Comm Gear
    That's a hell of a deal you got. I'm thinking of just modifying what I have with a new earpiece and neckband, but otherwise leaving it mostly as is.
    Sorry for the long post. Love your work so far.
    Thank you!
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    Aug 12, 2014, 8:27 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #40

    So I finally got around to cutting a bunch of stencils last night. I figure since there's exactly a month left before the con I better get to it, RIGHT?

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    A couple of skulls, and a bunch of various shapes. Some look like ghosts, most don't. They're just cut out of transparency sheets because, well, that's what I had laying around. I'll have a couple "easter eggs" hidden around the BDUs for people to find, but since they'll just be one-off parts of the camoflage I'm going to cut them from contac paper so that they can have more detail.
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    Aug 14, 2014, 4:33 AM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #41

    Looks good, can't wait to see it done. I have half a month to finish my snake, damn time flies when the convention's coming up.
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    Aug 15, 2014, 3:06 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #42

    Yeah, I've determined that I need to do a little painting every night, and I SHOULD be able to finish with a little time to spare.

    I've also committed to doing the MGS2 version of Ocelot this spring, but I'll start a new thread for that when I begin rounding stuff up.
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    Aug 21, 2014, 1:43 AM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #43

    Cool, I don't think I've seen anyone do ocelot. You've got to practice some fancy revolver tricks.
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    Aug 22, 2014, 8:38 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #44

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    Cool, I don't think I've seen anyone do ocelot. You've got to practice some fancy revolver tricks.
    Yup. A friend of mine (We jokingly call her Mini-Me since she also cosplays Snake) wants to do young Ocelot, and I've been wanting to do the older Ocelot (but with an easier to acquire jacket) so we decided to do them together. The goal is to be able to pull off the tricks simultaneously. I think I might be mental.

    Edit: Hope to have some pics of the camo in the next few days.
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    Aug 26, 2014, 7:51 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #45

    Finally made some progress on the camoflage. I need to fill in a little more, then hit the sleeves and pants.
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    I'm kinda freaking out at the moment, as I have this, a set of Megaman armor, and a Claymore sword to finish in the next 16 days
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    Oct 29, 2014, 4:36 AM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #46

    Hey I know this is an old thread, but would you still take a commision for a STABO harness?
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    Oct 29, 2014, 3:51 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #47

    Stellar Jay said: View Post
    Hey I know this is an old thread, but would you still take a commision for a STABO harness?
    PM sent
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    Nov 11, 2014, 9:16 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #48

    Hello. I'm planning on doing an olive drab Naked Snake for my first cosplay in early January and had a few questions about a STABO I'm curious on purchasing?
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    Nov 13, 2014, 7:51 PM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #49

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    PM sent
    I'd be interested too. I sent you a PM a day or so ago.
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    Nov 15, 2014, 12:43 AM - Re: Metal Gear SnakeEater/PeaceWalker Big Boss. Starting on Spirit camo #50

    foxunit1138 said: View Post
    Hello. I'm planning on doing an olive drab Naked Snake for my first cosplay in early January and had a few questions about a STABO I'm curious on purchasing?
    ZMan941 said: View Post
    I'd be interested too. I sent you a PM a day or so ago.
    Pm's sent to both of you! sorry for the delay, life has been up in the air the past few days.

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