Ugh, I never can seem to find time in the day to play catch up on everything…

So costuming news:  Got my DL-44 and I can’t stop playing with it. Seriously it sits next to my bed most of the time so I can shoot things. Its got a sweet heft to it, the LED in the emitter barrel is awesome and I can see the red light on wall across the room with the lights on! The sound is a little weak because its coming from inside the gun (which is metal) and there’s really no place for the sound to escape other than through the tiny holes where the “clip” magnetically attaches to the inside. The other main drawback is if you lean the gun to the right it won’t go off. No big deal but the gun has been glued and bondoed together so I can’t get at the electronics without too much work and possibility of breaking it that its probably not even worth the trouble although I’m willing to bet its grounding out on the metal shell somewhere.

Also got my belt. Its pretty decent and was rather cheap off ebay. Its an ESB Luke type belt, like I wanted. Its pretty decently constructed although its two big problems are the buckle is wrong (its a standard Tandy rectangle buckle like the Imperial officers use) and the saber clip sucks as its just a clip that goes onto the belt. But that’s not a huge deal for me because I’m not planning on using it anyways.  My other somewhat major qualm is the utility pockets clip onto the belt, but the clips aren’t long enough to go over the edge of the belt because the belt is a thicker than real life standard belts are. Again not a huge deal but I’m concerned about them being secure and the possibility of losing them.

Maybe velcro for added piece of mind? We’ll see.

Next up is my AP helmet. Definitely excited to get that built, its so pretty. Well it will be once I iron out that atrocious eye bump. Going to need new lenses for it as well…

Things aren’t going well on the snowspeeder jacket front. All attempts to find usable fabrics have been for naught. Its both aggravating and fun as hell though and totally worth the time and effort.

One of these days, I’ll actually get around to posting pictures again…

Until, next time.