Duke's Skyrim Nightingale Armor

Discussion in 'Non-Halo Costumes and Props' started by PerniciousDuke, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Harri51

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    Give me a sec. I need to pick my jaw off the ground. Amazing!!!!!! This is looking so awesome. I so dropped a watch on this,
     
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  2. xXDashIVXx

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    Aww heck! I totally did see that, just forgot to mention it!
    Look at the VERY bottom left corner of the picture just outside of the door frame :D
     
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  3. PerniciousDuke

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    Thank you Harri51 :D

    Wow, you're good. That's the box my XboxOne came in.


    Just for fun here's the the answers:
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  4. SI3RRA 117

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    Nice work Duke. As for the BR comment, that’s what 3d printers are for :p
     
  5. TurboCharizard

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    Or foam and PVC!
     
  6. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO & BCO 405th Regiment Officer Community Staff

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    Well, I'm finally off the floor and back at it!

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    I moved my gear to my parent's house and was able to get a nice set up to work on the weekends. More updates to follow! :)


    Update:

    I'm getting so excited about this costume now that it's coming together!

    To help lay it out and form it to the correct shape I needed to put the pieces on the mannequin. Saran wrap loves to stick to itself so I wrapped the whole thing tight in saran wrap. Then putting the piece where I wanted I saran wrapped overtop holding it in place.

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  7. Harri51

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    daaannnnggggg. looking mighty epic
     
  8. SI3RRA 117

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    Very nice! Duke looks like you a handful of others are really stepping up their game! Can’t wait to see those pieces in black
     
  9. PaiganBoi

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    Hey PerniciousDuke, what is the SKU for the boots that you are getting? They would actually work for my Monster Hunter build. I want to see if they are available in the Canadian Amazon site.
     
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  10. PerniciousDuke

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  12. PerniciousDuke

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    The ones I bought allowed for free returns. It took me two tries. Shoes sizes are all over the place. But yes, one size up is a good place to start, they are in women's sizes despite what the chart says. Alex is a US7.5M and we bought the size 9. He thinks it's a little tight still, but they didn't have half sizes .
     
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  13. PaiganBoi

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    Good to know... Hmmmm.. Normally a size 9...guess will go for a 10.
     
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  14. SI3RRA 117

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    Ok PerniciousDuke. Riddle me this! What’s BCO Under your name? I get the RXO . Aaannd I think your avatar or profile pic would look so much cooler with confetti!!! Yaaaayyyyyy!!
     
  15. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO & BCO 405th Regiment Officer Community Staff

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    Haha! I think confetti can be arranged SI3RRA 117 :lol:

    Battalion Commanding Officer -
    It's a new smaller level of trooping underneath a Regiment. Anyone can apply to start a Battalion using the application form at the top of the site. You need 5 members in your area.


    Mannequins are fun! :D
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  16. Sean Anwalt

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    Dude, Duke, that bow is killer! I can't wait to see it finished! This whole build has got me excited.
     
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  17. Dirtdives

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    Kids size 10 right? :p
     
  18. PerniciousDuke

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    Update:

    Starting up another Skyrim building weekend.

    I did some stitch tests... which one do you think I'm going to go with?
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  19. TurboCharizard

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    I'm guessing 4 in 1 but "Hidden Stitch It's Here" is good too!
     
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  20. xXDashIVXx

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    the middle one? Gee pernisciouse... I didn't know your were training to be a paramedic, those sew up jobs on those artificial skin peices are a great job!
     
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  21. PerniciousDuke

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    Hahaha, they're not artificial, that's real cow skin. You probably didnt think my thread was going to turn into a quiz show either. :p

    It's the hidden stich guys! How cool is that! I didn't even know that was a thing and there's not really much info out there about it.

    I think it will be one of the wow factors in person wondering how it all holds together.

    The offset Hole punch and awl is the runner up. It looks clean, but it's not right in your face. Most of the 4-in-1s just looks ripped up.
     
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  22. Sean Anwalt

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    How do you do the hidden stitch?
     
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  23. PerniciousDuke

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    Well, since you asked Sean Anwalt ... and I had to do another practice one to be sure it worked with my beveled edges...

    This is the only video I found:

    I changed it a little to make it even more hidden, but it also means less strength. The costume won't encounter as much wear as a pair of shoes, so I think it will be fine. Plus I added glue on the middle of the stich to give extra support.


    My Hidden Stitch:

    First I lined my pieces where I wanted. I moved the upper piece about 1/8" higher and scribed the line.
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    Using a 4-in-1 tool I made my holes along that line.
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    On the upper piece (where I want the stich hidden), I made a diagonal cut along the edge, very shallow and about 3/16" wide. You don't want to cut too deep into the rough side otherwise there will be very little holding the piece together.
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    You also don't want to cut too shallow or the threads will appear as humps under the smooth side. But, you do want to cut a good way into the leather from the edge towards the center of the piece. This will allow you to be able to peel back that top layer and work underneath.

    Use an awl through your first punched hole and pierce the underside where your first hidden stich will be, about an 1/8" from the edge. You can use another piece of leather as a bracket for support and so you don't pierce yourself.
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    Insert the 4in1 in the incision you made. Making sure not to distort the peeled back smooth face, punch your holes like normal.
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    From here it's pretty straight forward. Do a traditional stitch, two needles on one thread passing through every hole. I back stick at the end by 1.5 holes.
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    Once you're done you can take access leather cut into a triangle and slowly apply leather glue to both sides of that incision. Be careful! Smooth leather does not like getting glue on it. Use as little as possible. Let it set 5-10 minutes then press pieces together. Viola! Hidden stich.
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    I then put some glue in between the two pieces for a little extra strength.
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    In 20 minutes, when I pull on those pieces of leather... the leather itself stretches before the stitch even moves a fraction. Success.
     
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  24. Sean Anwalt

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    Nice, I see how it works. That's a nifty stitch to know!

    Thanks for the small tutorial as well; it helps clarify things for me
     
  25. PerniciousDuke

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    Stitching leather is no joke. My hands feel like they're going to fall off and I've only connected 12 pieces. :cry:
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    (Don't mind the rough edges. I will redye them, or paint them)

    I did manage to dye most of the pieces last night.
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    Next challenge will be the chest. I think I'm happy with this set up:
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    I also took a couple passes with my router to make a jig for forming the chest strips:
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