Rise my log of death, your master has returned!
Yep, I'm finally back. It's been nearly a year since I last posted any progress on this project. There was a huge chunk where no progress was made, mainly due to a combination of being incapable of making the flak vest, and having very little money.
But in the last sort of month a lot of progress has been made:
I've finally purchased a flak vest that should arrive any day now.
I bought a helmet:
And I've started painting and weathering my armour:
All my plates except the collar (which needs a fixing for the cape attaching), my backplate (which I need help forming around my body) and my gauntlets (which I still need to build
) have been painted red and have had the masking fluid (toothpaste) applied to begin weathering. I just need to pick up a can of white paint to apply the accent colours.
The other things I need to get hold of or finish off are:
Cut and dye my girth belt and cape.
Buy some boots.
So it's coming together very nicely. Once the vest arrives I can start experimenting with my attachments methods. And that will be when the project really takes off!
As always, comments and criticism are welcome.