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By JTysonLambert
#4911266
I've been working on my uniform for a bit. Wanted to go ahead and start a thread. I'm going for screen accuracy in the sense that I want to capture the overall spirit of the movie. I don't want to perfectly replicate any specific uniform in any specific scene, but I want it to look like it could have stood next to what was on screen at any given moment. I think a lot of my uniform will be somewhere in the middle-ground of the various movie props.

My elbow pads are GBFans pads. I've trimmed the hems off to be more in line with the movie. I've also tapered and trimmed them down to better fit my arms. I resized the elastic straps to be a bit tighter, sewed on the black patches and weathered them up a bit. I airbrushed the pads to get a median of the various shades of grey from the actual movie pads and to make the colour a bit more patchy. The GBFans pads are a bit too clean and bright for my tastes, but I didn't want to go as dark as some of the pads in the movie. I painted the pad lip darker as well, but with layers of dark grey. I didn't want to do anything full-on flat black, because I'm going for a well-worn look. After everything was done, I dirtied them up a bit with a mixture of dingy coloured pastel pigments.

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I have a couple of the GBFans belts. Again, going for a well worn look, I wanted to replicate Ray's belt from the Gozer fight. I repainted all of the eyelets, buckle and slide with matte black to get rid of the gloss shine of the GBFans paint, gave all of the metal parts some rub wear to expose some bare metal and gave the eyelets a brown and rust wash. Added some rust staining from the eyelets onto the canvas to replicate the effect apparent on Ray's belt. I also faded the canvas a bit to give it a more de-saturated look it seems to have in some scenes. With the second belt I'll try to replicate the belts from the Sedgewick bust, as the metal bits were a polished brass in those scenes.

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By JTysonLambert
#4911361
Replaced my Katarra8 name patch with the (MUCH) better GBFans name patch. The Katarra patch just never did it for me. It looked okay in the sample pictures she used, but when I got it it was too big, the font looked like it was done in boldface, too much space between the letters, the stitching was too thick and the red was more crimson than the red it's supposed to be.

Should have just gone with GBFans from the start, but I think I bought the Katarra back in early 2014. Not even sure GBFans had them available then.

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By Spectregater
#4911366
My patch from Katarra is perfect. But I recently bought it, maybe her quality got better since 2014.
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By JTysonLambert
#4911373
That could easily be the case. The GBFans patch is spot on, though. Here's a pic I snapped while I was in the middle of swapping them over.

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By abaka
#4911392
It's a custom Gibson & Barnes from back when they accepted customer supplied fabrics.
Is it made by yourself or did you just recently pick it up on eBay....If so I was wondering who nabbed that before me lol
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By ccv66
#4911396
I wonder if there was enough people/ big enough order, Gibson & Barnes would consider making flightsuits from supplied fabric.. It be cool to get a ripstop gb1 and a herringbone gb2

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