Hi fellow warriors just wanted to intruduce myself again. my old username was nomad 27 its now Fury. I completed my uniform a few months ago and now trying to make a knee board for my costume, like all of you I loved battlestar since I was a kid. I remember the show came on tv when I was 12 and loved it ever since. I also like Star wars and Star Trek. I currently live in waterbury Ct and a prior us military veteran. Im currently a Leo in CT.
I've been an avid SciFi reader since I was a child, and a BSG fan since the show first aired. I think what I liked most about the original series was its "ethos" - sadly missing in the new series (a generational thing, I guess.)
Newbie in the costuming world, but I have been collecting and building props for decades. I have an EFX Helmet and a Blaster, currently working on a gunbelt (many thanks for all the great technical help available here! It has already saved me from many potential mistakes.)
I own/operate a niche manufacturing company in Wisconsin. Hobbies include fabrication, 3D modeling (Solidworks, Blender, Poser, Daz3D) and film special effects.
I should also add: my company has a wax/resin/silicon shop (including a rotocasting machine), a cnc and manual machine shop, and investment casting in any metal. I'd be interested in helping out with prop making if anyone has masters that need to be replicated.
I'd need to know dimensions, materials, etc (better quote if I had an original in hand). The Dress Medallions are pretty involved pieces (and lots of pieces) and with variations in materials on composition.
But I would only charge time and materials for fellow members (because I still have to pay the guys that would make them.)
But i imagine it would be less than any normal business which would want to build in a profit. Cubits should be saved for fumarellos and stakes at pyramid (and maybe the occasional socialator), not for buying what should be standard issue equipment...
I've had a partial Colonial Warrior costume sitting in my closet for years. Now that I finally have the opportunity to fix the piece that didn't fit, it's suddenly a possibility that I might be able to complete and wear this one day, so I'm taking stock of what I need to do that. I have the tans, battle jacket, and an unpainted resin blaster kit. I'm excited to go through all the archives here and learn about the missing pieces like the boots (gah, those darn boots!) and what the different options are for making/buying them.
I have several Star Wars costumes and have always loved the look of the classic BSG uniform. Plus Vipers are sweet. Thanks for letting me poke around on here, and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you!
Post by pinkpanther08 on Jul 17, 2017 14:31:56 GMT -5
Hello everyone, my name is Silvia (pinkpanther) and I am from Munich Germany. I'm in love with the show since I saw the first Battlestar movie in the cinema in 1978. In Germany they took some of the episodes and made three movies called 'Kampfstern Galactica, Mission Galactica and Galactica 3' out of it.
2 years ago I decided to join the cosplay fandom again and bought some BSG costume parts (EFX helmet, jacket, pants, blaster..). But I would like to sew the tunic by myself, and am now looking for information like cut patterns, material, color...
I don't know much about sewing, but I'm willing to take on the challenge. ;-)
I should probably re-introduce myself. I took a heck of hiatus to work on a Master's Degree and had the materials to make the standard brown warrior costume as well as the white "ship of lights" version sitting in my basement for the past couple years. Now I really want to get back on this and get these costumes done!
The only thing I'm missing is the checkered ribbon stuff that goes along the collar and cuffs. Once I get that stuff, I'll be good to go!