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May 20th, 2016

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Friday, May 20th, 2016 08:28 am
So, last night I finally acquired my Pepakura key! I immediately realized I still have more to learn, as the initial build the software wanted to hand me would have had completed dimensions of 2cmx2cmx3cm approximately. Gotta figure out how to measure my head. The good news is, this is a pretty uncomplicated helmet, ornamentation-wise. So if I can figure out the "height" of my head, I don't have to worry about adjusting for the horns or wings or whatever sticking out of the thing. If I can get head measurements and throw in an extra couple of centimeters for the additional thickness added by the plastic resin layer inside the helmet, I should be good to go. I aspire to have a pepped helmet by the end of this rainy weekend. Let's see how hard we are laughing about that on Monday. :D
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Friday, May 20th, 2016 08:36 am
On the vestments front, Mom was over at Mary Jo's, and poked around a little for me. She got into the shiny fabrics, and sent me some swatches.

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Friday, May 20th, 2016 09:49 am
OK. I just bought the remaining supplies for my helmet and gun builds, less the paint, but including a dremel tool and needle files. I think this puts me at the point that I can build helmet and weapons all the way to the painting stage, and also can do a muslin of the vestments, without spending any more money - except I might need to buy a little PVC pipe when I build the sniper rifle. I'm pretty sure I'm set for anything I want to do on the boots, too. Not sure about gauntlets.

Next big purchases will be the final fabrics and notions for the vestments, and whatever I need to paint and finish the weapons and helmet.

I need to post the total thus far. It's a fair amount, though some of it, like the dremel tool, are investments in future fun,and even RL.