Duke's Skyrim Nightingale Armor

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

  1. Sean Anwalt

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    Looking good, Duke. Terrific job! Are you keeping the patterns you used, by chance? That'd be a great opportunity to upload them.
     
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  2. PerniciousDuke

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    The pdo files from zombiegrimm?
     
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  3. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

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    Oh, right. Duh.

    Sometimes, I am so dumb...
     
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  4. PerniciousDuke

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    That's okay Sean Anwalt. For future reference the male Nightingale was only on his DeviantArt page. Or I can send them to you if you'd like.

    I did make these templates today for the hood leather and leather mask, all by myself. :)
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    UPDATE:

    My single piece shots are definitely not as cool as PaiganBoi 's monster hunter progress shots, but I'm happy with the work that I've been putting into it and I think it will pay off once it's all together. Here's what I have sewn so far:
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  5. PaiganBoi

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    Considering your piece shots are all made of leather.... I believe that makes yours cooler.
     
  6. Sean Anwalt

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    Don't sell yourself short, man. Those pictures are amazing, and the suit is legit! I am so excited to see it finally get done.
     
  7. Dirtdives

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    Are you using anything like a pair of pliers to help push the needle through? It might save you hands/fingers from punishment.
     
  8. PerniciousDuke

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    Thanks guys. :)

    Pliers, band aids and rubber gloves. But I don't have much finger strength to begin with so it's the actual finger muscles that are getting strained holding the leather in place for hammering, flipping the leather back and forth as I thread and of course threading itself.

    Snow day! Should have another big workday today .
     
  9. Dirtdives

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    Are you sure you have the right tools/needles? HERE
     
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  10. PerniciousDuke

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    Yes Dirtdives I have the correct tools. :p

    Update:

    I put in another 10 hours today, nothing really picture worthy, but I'm reeeeealy close to having the main part of the armor all done.

    I don't know why I do this to myself, but I bought leather edge dye and am proceeding to pretty up all the edges. Once it dries you can barely tell it did anything. Lol. Two coats and it does help make the edge more consistent.
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    I should have a really good update tomorrow night.
     
  11. Sean Anwalt

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    Can't wait!
     
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  12. TurboCharizard

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    Maybe it'll be another snow day and you can put another 10 hours in!
     
  13. Dirtdives

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    Well its snowing here in NJ now.........
     
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  14. PerniciousDuke

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    Still no awesome update... Sorry! (lots of time set aside for this weekend)

    Right now I'm finishing up the leather part for the hood ornament and the face mask.
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    We've also settled on a quiver, Daedric. Simple so it should be easy to construct. I've unfolded the template so I can just cut the whole thing out of one big cardboard, then wrap that in fabric.
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    Lastly, we've been deciding on what material to use for the cape and hood. So far we've narrowed it down to wool or suede. I've bought both, just need to make a decision. The wool seems like it will be reeeeaaallly hot.
     
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  15. Sean Anwalt

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    No, man! It's Daedric! Make it out of the dyed leathery skin of your enemies!

    You do what you want for the Cape, but I would recommend not using wool. Poor nightingale is going to be wrapped in a leather air- conditioning-proof suit. An extra layer of wool is going to suck noodles for heat.
     
  16. Dirtdives

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    Hummmmm.......Portable sweat lodge. Well, Good luck PerniciousDuke. Keep hydrated.
     
  17. PerniciousDuke

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    While definitely a normal concern, this guy wears coats in the house during summer and complains when the window gets open. I'm not worried about the leather, but yeah adding an extra blanket on top of his head may not be a good idea.
     

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