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Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 13th, 2014, 9:56 pm
by PssdffJay
Ok, you asked for it. Photos of me in my GB boxers!

But before that, finished the dyeing and washed the suit with a whole bunch of salt to seal in the flavour, I mean colour. 30 minutes in the dryer and it's nice and toasty warm!

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(Again with that strange colour shift in the middle. Do you see that or is it just my phone doing that? It doesn't show up in real life like that. )

And for comparison, I kept that pocket cover and it shows the original colour to the dyed colour.

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Thoughts on the final colour?

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 14th, 2014, 2:42 am
by Wharin
Looks about right, mine came out close to if not the same results

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 15th, 2014, 11:43 am
by Matt Campbell
I think it looks good man.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 15th, 2014, 11:58 am
by PssdffJay
I'm actually quite happy with it after looking at it over the last 2 days. Netflix Canada has all the Rocky movies so I started at Rocky and went all the way to III and sewed on my GB 2 no ghost logo. I probably did more watching than sewing and that's why it took so long. Once my name patch arrives from Pepi I'll take some photos in the sun.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 15th, 2014, 3:47 pm
by xaviorbat
The color remover, is that 4 packets in one wash, or 4 washes?

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 15th, 2014, 5:34 pm
by PssdffJay
I did 2 packs in one wash and then 2 packs in another wash.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 15th, 2014, 5:38 pm
by xaviorbat
Hmmm I wonder if doing all 4 at once would damage it

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 15th, 2014, 5:44 pm
by PssdffJay
I don't know. I just followed what others did.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 15th, 2014, 6:01 pm
by Hoot
I think it looks good brother :)

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 15th, 2014, 9:49 pm
by xaviorbat
Odd question just popped into my head rereading this thread for the 4th time today. What would the effect be if you fabric spray painted the suit, instead of dying it?

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 15th, 2014, 9:52 pm
by Hoot
Not gunna lie probably wouldn't look too good. The item would have to be completely stripped of colour and rhe custom dye is to make it close to the GB2 charcoal ish colour

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 15th, 2014, 9:53 pm
by xaviorbat
Ah I figured as much. Trying to think of a way to dye it that doesn't involve my mothers washer. Living at home with the folks sucks.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 15th, 2014, 9:59 pm
by PssdffJay
I did the dyeing in my washer no prob. I ran an empty wash cycle with detergent after to clean it out. You could boil the water and get a big tub to do it in too.

You would definitely spend a lot of money on fabric spray paint. I would say dye is the best way.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 15th, 2014, 10:00 pm
by xaviorbat
I've been threatened with bodily harm if I try to dye it in the washer, so I have to find an alternate way, like multiple buckets or something

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 6:59 am
by Alan Hawkins
The orange Home Depot buckets work well for dye jobs and are cheap.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 7:11 am
by abaka
Xaviarbot, may I ask what you're dyeing, are you working on a GB2 costume?

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 10:18 am
by xaviorbat
Navy tec-spec flight suit, found it "cheap" on amazon

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 2:48 pm
by abaka
Are you trying to dye it navy blue like the GB2 suits. I would have thought considering you're budget situation you've mentioned numerous times that a khaki costume would be cheaper...Plus being a first uniform, I'd have imagined it being an easier learning curve. Each to their own though.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 3:05 pm
by xaviorbat
I thought the GB2 were Slate grey, they all look slate grey in the pictures. I just liked GB2 type costumes better. Besides, dark colors hide stains better, and I tend to spill drinks and food when I wear things I want to keep clean.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 3:37 pm
by PssdffJay
That's the question isn't it.

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Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 3:54 pm
by abaka
I thought the GB2 were Slate grey, they all look slate grey in the pictures. I just liked GB2 type costumes better. Besides, dark colors hide stains better, and I tend to spill drinks and food when I wear things I want to keep clean.

The GB2 colour is probably in the same state of the GB2 colours, they look completely different in the film than they do in natural light. The Venkman shot against the containment unit clearly shows the flightsuit is khaki and not grey and the photos posted above clearly show the GB2 suits are a lot bluer than they look on screen.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 4:05 pm
by PssdffJay
Absolutely. It all has to do with the white balance. That's even why my dyed suit looks different with flash and without and will look different when I take it out into daylight and take a photo there.

I would say they definitely are way more blue then a charcoal or slate grey. I think the community has adopted the more grey colour though and that's why we dye them. The tru-spec navy is probably pretty close to what you would see by eye, but it's more of a try and match what is on screen.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 4:08 pm
by xaviorbat
So leaving it Navy won't be an issue? That would make my life a damned site easier

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 4:17 pm
by PssdffJay
That's up to you. I wanted to try and match what we see in screen with my suit.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 4:28 pm
by xaviorbat
Ok a quick check of the Wiki said it was navy blue, so its probably a lighting thing. I'll leave mine navy, thank the makers!

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 5:06 pm
by xaviorbat
BTW, apparently in GB2, they had 3 uniforms, one grey, one khaki and one navy

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 5:19 pm
by PssdffJay
Where did you see that?

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 5:23 pm
by xaviorbat
http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/Uniform

First sentence, they had grey, khaki and navy.

PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 5:38 pm
by PssdffJay
"The Ghostbusters wore Uniforms (which was a CWU-27p Flight Suit) in both movies, though the color varied from light grey, to beige, to navy blue. The costume choice was meant to convey the look of a janitor or exterminator."

The "light grey" and "beige" (khaki) is from the first film. This has been discussed ad nauseum and is due to film stock and lighting. Although the material changed for the Khaki suits in GB2, there are only 2 suits not 3.

If you would like to debate this further, this should be opened in another thread.

Re: PssdffJay's Uniform Mark II Build

PostPosted:February 16th, 2014, 5:39 pm
by xaviorbat
Wasn't trying to debate, was just more of an "Oh, cool, I should share this" situation.