|03-29-2009, 11:32 AM||#11|
Join Date: Oct 2007
I think he looks pretty cool. As already stated, way better than Hasbro's version. He still looks a little bulky in areas IMO, but not too bad or too noticeable. The color is really good too, again much better than Hasbro's version. Is the cotton already that color or did you dye/paint it?
I like the added forearm guards, are they some kind of thin vinyl?
What exactly is kota cotton?
The only thing I don't like is the big bulky sword sheath that Hasbro made. You should look into making the sheath from a coffee stirrer or from some micro canvas. Would look a lot nicer and lay a lot flatter.
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|03-29-2009, 01:12 PM||#12|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Flint, MI
The forearm guards are pieces of vinyl tape folded over with the shape cut out. In most pics I saw of the classic ninja costume, the guards weren't much protection.
kota cotton was just the name of the bulk material I got at Hobby Lobby. It's a tighter thread count and a little thinner, not to mention more expensive. I picked up the navy blue which is actually darker than what it turned out. It comes in a wide range of colors and if it wasn't for wanting to try a couple more fabrics, I would definitely pick up a couple base colors. The gel medium gave it a little dustier coat, making it a a little lighter than the original navy blue, which is fine because now it goes with the gun metal MM Acryl paint.
I know it's still a little bulkier than normal Joes, but I was going for a little more realism. I you look up images of basic ninja costumes, it doesn't look too bulky.
|07-05-2009, 04:51 PM||#13|
Join Date: Mar 2009
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Great so far!
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