Kestra
 


Costume :Eldar farseer
Source :Warhammer 40k
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Helmet-base template complete

costume so far ...except the bits i havent given fastening methods yet

boots

sealed shoulder guards

sealed upper arm guards

sealed backplate

more reference

Powerblade

Witchblade (blade template)

 


Comments

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Progress is looking really good here, can't wait to see the finished result!

by JustPeachy on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 16:09
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Looking good man. Keep me updated as I can't wait to see this.

by Alucard on Thursday, 21 March, 2013 - 12:03
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Nice plastazote work; I need to get some of that in and learn how to use it! I'll be watching this one closely :D love I W40k characters and this looks cool!

by Andrew Armstrong on Tuesday, 26 March, 2013 - 23:17
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its not hard to work with this is my first costume and my first use of plastazote foam just need a good sharp knife, if you want a nice plastic finish though i would have a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDwQg6CX25A
gives a good method

by Kestra on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 - 19:12
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Nom nom nom Eldar souls, Amour looking good man some very clean carving

by pepperwithapen on Tuesday, 9 April, 2013 - 20:38
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Your progress pics are awesome. I'm a bit of a 40K fan. Can't wait to see this finished

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 9 April, 2013 - 22:48
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i do try and provide regular updates had to take a week off due to moving house but am back in the swing of things now

by Kestra on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013 - 10:19
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looks good so far :)

by DizzieDee on Tuesday, 21 May, 2013 - 21:05
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nice how are you making your blades?

by adamphillip on Wednesday, 22 May, 2013 - 19:06
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i planned to use perspex as a core for transmitting the lights from leds and the using two thin layers of ply either side to strengthen it, covered in fiberglass then resin to give a nice top finish.

by Kestra on Wednesday, 22 May, 2013 - 21:13
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Very detailed, fantastic! I know what it's like to have time constraints, but keep it up and you will be rewarded with love for the costume, and you'll feel great! Good luck in your quest :) x

by HannahShotFirst on Friday, 24 May, 2013 - 12:06
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Progress is looking awesome :D *Adds to watch list*

by gaming_goddess on Thursday, 1 August, 2013 - 09:35
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daaaaaymn looks good so far :3

by DizzieDee on Friday, 13 September, 2013 - 20:02
 

Journal

the great ordeal (helmet troubles) (Posted 17th September 2013)

so i have taken it apon myself (the self proclamed greatest hater of jigsaw puzzles) to use pepekura as a starting point for my helmet and after many hours of cursing and and days regresing to an infant state crawling around on my floor looking for matcing numbers on white peices of paper i have finished my helmet-base, to my delight ....and to my increased delight i have now taken a craft-knife and sissors to it making template peices. the the continueation of this is a story for another time.

bad news every body (Posted 30th April 2013)

so i thought this was a bit ambisious for a first costume in 8 weeks but due to money and time constraints i will have to put this off till octobers mcm or the first con/expo that i am ready for but i will be at octobers expo definatly ...sigh i dont enjoy missing deadlines

additions (Posted 19th April 2013)

so today i got in my body suit and placed the armour peices over their respective locations and realized i wass missing a midrif peace on the main reference picture there was a great huge sash that looked like it was made of a woll like material ...well i cant knit for toffee so rather than use that idear i created a midrif plate and have designed, cut, glued and primed that today. i did take a picture but my web cams definition is deplorable at best and the sd card in my digital camera is stuck on derpasuras-rex mode so you will have to wait and see it later.

shopping (Posted 15th April 2013)

right this evening i spent some time and money ordering some bits and peices (boots,body suit, resin of two types, a wig i got for a steal at a little over £6. i still have some stuff i need to buy some cloth for the robe and jacket some elastic and some matirials for the witchblade and power blade but things are coming together nicely

PVA (Posted 9th April 2013)

right today i started on the job of pva priming my foam ready for resin aplication . im hoping for a hard plastic finish to the armour .

new flat (Posted 5th April 2013)

right thats me moved into my new flat more room which means more efficient crafting and crating

more glue (Posted 27th March 2013)

right so i finally had my delivery of hot glue today and in so in an hour i knocked together 5 more peices i had pre cut them so im now up to 20h or work on this

oh foam (Posted 20th March 2013)

so sat waiting for a delivery of plastazote foam to arrive at my place so i can get this fabrication truly underway. right foam came and progress is being made.
Two hours later i have produced the three foam parts...seems to be smooth sailing so far.

fitting robes (Posted 15th March 2013)

so i just had a friend of mine do be a fitting for my robe under garment...it was out of cheap pink flowery bed sheets but it was cheap material £2.40 from a charaty shop(or however you spell it) so yes i was galavanting around in a pink dress essentually there will be a pic put up of me in fitting prototype if people would like ...but remember i will only do it on request and on all of your heads be it.