|This is a significant remake. I will use the original tunic my mother made, the original coronet, and the original sword. I am using different shoes as well. |
I have remade the breastplate and pauldrons (including faux leather), and I have remade the skirt and leggings.
Rose's armour looks weathered and beaten on the golden parts, so I have tried to replicate this. I think I've managed to make it look quite "worn".
|Buy new boots||High||Complete|
|Buy new wig||High||Complete|
|Remake skirt||High||In Progress|
|Remake leggings||High||In Progress|
|Remake breastplate||High||In Progress|
|Make collar for leather armour||High||In Progress|
|Style new wig||Medium||Planned|
Detail (Posted 14th May 2012)
I am now adding the remaining details to the armour (namely the pauldrons), and painting them once they are on. I have two more sets of details to add on to the second "top" pauldron, and all the detailing to add on to the second middle pauldron. The rest is being painted gradually.
Once this is done, I will be putting the attachments on to the pauldrons and breastplate.
The short and long leggins have now been sewn up. There are a few more little tweaks to do on them, but once this is finished they will be washed and dyed before the detailing goes on those.
It seems there are just a lot of small fiddly bits to do now. Hopefully I can get this finished for London MCM Expo, May 2012.
Getting there! (Posted 10th May 2012)
Just a few tweaks left to do on the leggings, and then they can go into the dye before the details go on.
Then there's finishing adding the detail to the armour, and painting it.
The final touches will be the attachments on the armour to make it sit on me properly.
On hold (Posted 7th April 2012)
Rose is now on hold until after Kitacon and possibly May Expo now.
Pauldrons and legging-stockings (Posted 31st March 2012)
I think I am doing well with the pauldrons now. There are just two left to cut out leatherette for (when the new sheet arrives this week). I have dyed the ones I have, and will be putting the details on shortly.
Raye and mum have helped me with the short and long legging-stockings, and they're almost fully shaped now. Before they get washed and go in the dye, I need to get the rest of the skirt made as well. Then into the dye they will all go (besides the armour of course! :-p), and then I shall put the detailing on.
Finishing on time? (Posted 30th March 2012)
It'll be hit or miss as to whether or not I can finish this remake in time for Kitacon. I'll do my best, but if I can't finish it in time and do a good job, then I'd rather not rush and it look bad.
Mini update - collar (Posted 18th March 2012)
I have started the front of the collar. It's rather fiddly, but I think I am starting to get it right. I have also had to buy extra navy dye because the TRG stuff is only good for a couple of base coats. When it gets wet it just rubs off again. The Dylon stuff though, WOW! SHINY!
Armour FAIL! (Posted 17th March 2012)
Well, I failed in my first attempt with the fake leather armour. However, I am trying a different method - sewing it! The problem I am having at the moment is the damn leather dye. Hopefully I'll get that sorted out at the moment. The TRG-theone version doesn't seem to want to fully set (if it gets a bit of water on it, it comes off on my fingers). Hopefully it'll work for a couple of base coats. The Dylon version came up all shiny and didn't come off on my hands when dry.
The wig - STYLED! (Posted 15th March 2012)
Ok, so I decided to style it right here right now. ;-)
Wig to be styled (Posted 15th March 2012)
Well, the new wig arrived yesterday. It's perfect for the fringe area to be styled, so I will be doing that very soon, along with a make-up test methinks!
I must get on with that armour within the next few days. As soon as that is almost complete, I'll be well on my way to finishing her before Kita...I HOPE!
Armour progress and Wig (Posted 13th March 2012)
I have started work on the armour. I am using a fake leather this time that I am painting with navy leather shoe dye. I have made the back and the front (with some help from Pouncy), but I need to make a brace for the shoulders so I can hang both pieces off it.
I have also bought a wig - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190549623287
Getting ready 1 (Posted 28th February 2012)
As soon as I have a little time to spare in my construction of Amano Faris, I'll try and do some work on the new version of Rose. That includes the skirt part as well.