TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

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TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by hazelspikes » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:29 am

Copied my current WIP for the Reserve TIE Pilot from the JRS Forums.

Obtained:
Boots-- Size 39 German (leather) Marine Boots from merlyn. Ordered 8/18/2017
Belt: WampaWear on 2/24/18
Flight suit: Cosplaysky - custom/requested "501st quality" - 10/8/18. Needs some alterations (See 11/21/18 post).
Gauntlet Gloves: WampaWear M on 2/24/18
Imperial Officer Hat with Disc: WampaWear S on 2/24/18
Communications Pad-- Ordered the gray backed one from AprilStormProps on 2/19/18

Returned:
Flight Suit - WampaWear (XXS) - 9/25/18. Would've needed Extensive Altering. See 10/06/18 post.

Ordering Later (Extras):
Code Cylinders: ElvisTrooper
Holster (black): Darman's Props
DL-44: ?
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by hazelspikes » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:04 pm

Belt, gloves, and hat arrived! All look very nice.

Now, if only I knew how to put the belt on correctly...
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by IcyTrooper » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:32 am

Awesome! Here is a thread about the belt: https://www.jrs501st.com/forums/viewtop ... =8&t=13669

Even though it says for basic doesn't matter if snap on belt is worn to left or right of wearer, I'd go left side (allows higher level approval). Which means buckle will flip up to the left and down to the right. That link above has an overhead pic while wearing too. If it is a Wampawear belt that is. You'll probably need to trim the belt down a little bit as well, if it's Wampawear as well.
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by hazelspikes » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:32 am

Thanks for the link. It's a Wampa Wear belt; I plan on trimming and/or pinning the belt when the flightsuit is in my hands. When I put the WW belt over a regular outfit, it wrapped around me almost twice. Regular belt habits made me automatically go for the left than the right.
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by IcyTrooper » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:58 am

Yep I'm the same with my belt, they were very generous in providing extra length, that's for sure!
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by Bbbmssr » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:31 pm

Wampa wear is good stuff are you planning on going full tie pilot someday ? Also you can get approved as bridge crew and with a gunner helmet you could go gunner most versatile costume to start with


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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by hazelspikes » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:40 pm

I would like to be a full TIE Pilot one day.

Looking at the Bridge Crew requirements, I could easily double the Reserve Pilot with the ROTJ Bridge Crew CRL (has gauntlets and compad, but no code cylinders or headset). Eventually, I could add belt boxes...After I trim the belt and get those.

Personally, I don't care for the Gunner Crew helmet.
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by hazelspikes » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:14 pm

Finally lucked out and was able to order a flight suit from WampaWear! I'll need it hemmed at the very least. Curse my short legs!
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by hazelspikes » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:47 am

Good news! The Wampa Wear XXS suit came in!

Bad news! It's super baggy in everywhere but the waist. The cuffs go over my hands, the chest is incredibly billowy, and the shoulders are nowhere near my body's shoulders. I know it's not supposed to be 'form fitting' but this is overboard.

I'm linking out to an Imgur Album so I don't take up a bunch of space with pictures.

Is this salvageable or should I run a lint roller on it and return?
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by IcyTrooper » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:15 pm

Hmmm, I'd say the lengths for the arms and legs could be tailored a little bit but remember that you'll have gloves with gauntlets that can help hide some of the length to take back and same with the legs with the calf high boots. I honestly don't think the legs or arms look that baggy. The neck is a little wide but I think that a alterations place could bring the shoulders in a bit and perhaps the neck. They may also be able to bring in the back too, but I think it'll depend on the seams.

My suit was custom made from Cosplaysky with all the measurements I provided, so I didn't specifically have to alter it after the fact. That is where I'm a little new with the alteration process.

Here is my suit so you can see the spots where it is baggier and not:

https://flic.kr/p/2bGVt39

https://flic.kr/p/2aoFHJv
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by hazelspikes » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:14 pm

I have decided to return the Wampa Wear suit and order a custom "501st" cosplaysky suit. I'm bummed but there was no real way to salvage the Wampa Wear one without a lot of time and effort on someone's part.
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by IcyTrooper » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:50 pm

Ahhh damn :(

That is good though that you'll soon have one that fits perfectly! I love my Cosplaysky one.
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by hazelspikes » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:37 pm

Fingers crossed! I put in the compad window and pocket measurements, so that may help.
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by hazelspikes » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:55 pm

My flight suit came in from CosplaySky a few weeks ago. I tried it on but haven't had the time to take pictures yet! It fit. :)

Things that need altering on it:
- Standard collar needs to be made into a Mandarin point in the back.
- Commpad pocket needs to be slightly larger to accommodate the rest of the commpad size
- Trim the loose threads.

When I get a chance, I'll post pictures and all that in case there are things I didn't think of.

Almost there! After the flight suit and belt are looking good, I'll be able to submit for approval.
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Re: TIE Reserve Pilot WIP

Post by IcyTrooper » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:27 am

That is awesome! I knew that the suit would fit with those custom measurements! 8)
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