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    Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:23 pm

    Ive started work on my Captain Harlock costume for ALA. Will be making the belts and holsters. Pics to come later
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  squidglue on Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:21 am

    ooo I look forward to seeing your Harlock costume!
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  mastershambler on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:28 pm

    Aww man TK! If you live in Vegas I could hook you up with my sick airbrushing bud for his shirt!
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:32 pm

    mastershambler wrote:Aww man TK! If you live in Vegas I could hook you up with my sick airbrushing bud for his shirt!
    The misses does stenciling and screen printing so im good on that but thanks for the offer bro! I'm mostly in charge of the non cloth bits. Cant wait to get the holster and belts banged out for this.
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:23 pm

    Got the vector done for my Cosmo Dragoon. Going to try to get it printed out tonight in blueprint form and maybe cut out some of the basic parts of it who knows. I'm so burnt out right now i just wanna curl up with a beer and watch movies till ALA.

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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:06 am

    Got some of the sandwich pieces cut out for the cosmo dragoon today and glued them together. Should have them all sanded flush tomorrow.

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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  Vernedead on Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:40 am

    Looks good man!
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:48 pm

    Did more on this last night. As much as I love this plastic for its toughness and uniformity, I HATE how much it pits when you cut it. I easily have a whole days worth of sanding and filling to do on this thing. Other than that Im pleased with the progress so far. Got most of the edges evened out that didnt require the use of filler. I'll take care of the rest of them later today.

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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  Vernedead on Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:28 pm

    Any reason you didn't just use MDF?
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:50 pm

    Because the J handle of the frame is thin and I didnt feel like doing alot of sanding or going and buying thinner MDF. I had the ABF on hand.
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:13 am

    Got alot of work done on this today, though it doesnt look like much. Made the front cocking lever hinge and the rear cocking lever, along with the top fin thing.

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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  Dio on Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:44 am

    looking good man i cant wait to see the gun when its finished!
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:56 pm

    Busted my ass today for 6 hours straight on the detail panels on the cocking lever and the trigger guard. Thank god they're done with now. Going to go for a supply run here in a bit and hopefully get the cylinder done as well yet tonight.

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    These slots are 1/32" wide. Total pain in the ass.
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:02 am

    So close to having this done!

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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:02 am

    Got more work done on this today. Hoping to get it done for the most part tonight.

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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:10 pm

    The grips on this are diving me to bang my head on my desk but im getting there!
    Rubber and resin will be in on monday so as soon as I finish this its off to molding and casting.

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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:34 am

    More progress! Finally an update picture worth posting.

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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:53 am

    Got the belt buckles done yesterday.

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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  squidglue on Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:14 am

    I'm really curious as to what you are making your buckles out of.

    And to me, personally the skull and cross bones seem a bit small. But then again, I am used to seeing the buckle my husband made for his Harlock and his buckle looks slightly different than yours.
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:24 am

    squidglue wrote:I'm really curious as to what you are making your buckles out of.

    And to me, personally the skull and cross bones seem a bit small. But then again, I am used to seeing the buckle my husband made for his Harlock and his buckle looks slightly different than yours.
    Depending on what are you're looking at his buckles change DRASTICALLY. For example the buckles with the large skull and one bone across the bottom flat are seem mostly in Arcadia of my youth. These are based on the Original series opening sequence. I'll ba making a ton more of these for future Harlock costumes as the design changes so much.

    As for what they are made out of here is a list:
    Skull: 0.25" ABS Plastic
    Bones: 0.020" ABS Plastic
    Buckles: Steel belt buckle blanks
    Circles: Paperclay
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:48 pm

    This post is going to be picture heavy but I haven't posted much of my progress here as of late and this is the result.

    lets start off with the buckles, which have now received a light weathering to add some character.
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    Next up are the rough sculpted chamber covers which will be anded and filled tomorrow once the paper clay has cured.
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    The cocking lever that goes below the barrel.
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    The first barrel out of the mold, cleaned up and given a coat of paint to see how it looks
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    And the second barrel with its future owners name on it
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  Mr_Owl on Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:41 pm

    That looks great so far. Cant wait to see it finished.
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:36 pm

    Mr_Owl wrote:That looks great so far. Cant wait to see it finished.
    Thanks. I owe a ton to my girlfriend for taking care of the soft bits of this costume so I could focus on the props. Also thanks to vernedead for selling me his spare gravity saber. Coming SOON!: Metal shaft gravity saber. (and by soon I mean after I get back from ALA and have some spare money.
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    Re: Captain Harlock

    Post  TK6189 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:33 am

    Guess I should post a picture of the finished product here huh?
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