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Reddragon
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PostSubject: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2019 5:30 pm

Hello all, been messing with a few hats. R.T asked about methods so thought i would try a few out. first ones were made from card then flocked, they seem to look bulky on figures. The top hat in the pic was slightly fanned out at the top which helps with the look. Second lot are just card with rivets done with a cocktail stick and wood glue, I quite like the look of the second type, hope you like them Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2019 5:33 pm

Oh I’m just loving your two homemade hats RD. very well put together.

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2019 6:25 pm

Fantastic RD Love your hats , bowlers ,pork pie , top hats , they all look fantastic mate
just leave the mercury alone , don't want you being a mad hatter ! Very Happy lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeSat Aug 03, 2019 7:22 pm

You sir are a bonafide genius cheers

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeSun Aug 04, 2019 12:24 am

Rogue-Trooper wrote:
You sir are a bonafide genius!

I concur with this assessment!   Shocked

I was just saying on another topic that I was wishing there were a steampunk-specific hints-and-tricks topic on the forum, and now I click through to see this!

Cardstock and glue, mostly, eh?

How do you get the curve to the brim?

How do you create the rivets, or what do you use as rivets? Am I reading that correctly: cocktail stick (toothpick here in the States) to dab on drops of wood glue (which has a bit of body to it so the drops hold their shape)?

Coincidentally, I ended up reading just yesterday, while looking for something completely different, about top hats from the 1870s-1890s period, and it was mentioned how top hats from that era have a tapered or "narrow waisted" shape to the crown, which differentiates them from the straight-sided "stovepipe" hats (often described as an Abe Lincoln hat, here in the States) of the 1860s. I believe the narrow-waisted crown survives as the standard top hat shape for formal wear today.

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeSun Aug 04, 2019 4:09 am

Wow great job on those hats! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeSun Aug 04, 2019 4:36 am

Fantastic work on these hats!!!

Love those goggles!

That first hat makes me think of the Beefeater's hat

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeSun Aug 04, 2019 8:00 am

Stunning work Rich! They look amazing bounce
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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeSun Aug 04, 2019 9:47 pm

Thanks for the nice comments all, you are correct with the glue SCU-HQ and once the hat is assembled you just bend the rim to shape. I will have a look for some small washers tomorrow for the goggles, had probs making them it's not easy cutting them from card Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeMon Aug 05, 2019 12:12 am

Fantastic to see Steam-Punk represented in kitbashing! Such a fun genre!
Great work!

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeMon Aug 05, 2019 11:41 pm

Reddragon wrote:
Thanks for the nice comments all, you are correct with the glue SCU-HQ and once the hat is assembled you just bend the rim to shape. I will have a look for some small washers tomorrow for the goggles, had probs making them it's not easy cutting them from card  Very Happy


Brilliant idea using washers for the goggles!

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeTue Aug 06, 2019 11:48 am

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeTue Aug 06, 2019 1:00 pm

Great pic Rich! bounce bounce bounce
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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeTue Aug 06, 2019 1:41 pm

I’m really liking the picture you’v created.

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeTue Aug 06, 2019 6:12 pm

Great costume for the figure, and the "tintype" processing looks quite authentic.

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeTue Aug 06, 2019 7:20 pm

Awesome pic! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: hats two types   hats two types Icon_minitimeTue Aug 06, 2019 11:26 pm

Fantastic Steampunk shot!!!

Have you thought of entering it in the contest? We seem to have a good one going this month.

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