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Two more items from Jonah for discussion:

 

The two things I'm not sure about at this point are:
 
• The blaster rifle (itself optional, per Legion weapon policy), whether it should have standard white trim, or red to match his armor. I'm waiting to hear back from Del on this matter. If he has a red one that Hux the Elder presented to him along with the armor and sidearm, he doesn't keep it in his quarters or carry it for his normal shipboard duties, per the text. And even if it is red, my instinct is the power pack should still be trimmed in white, as they're standardized equipment, and there's unlikely to be a cache of red-trimmed ones reserved for his use alone.
 
• Z6 riot baton. I want to include this, without the shield, as a melee-weapon option, due to his wielding one against Phasma in their climactic duel in the novel. It'd be the standard white model, as he was just practicing with one he'd taken off the wall when she came in to confront him.
 

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Man that looks amazing, great job! Now submit it for a CRL! (Still not sure if we can get an official one without an official depiction of the boots, but we can try right?)

I'd still say his rifle/pistol would be red trimmed, just looks better. But given it's an optimal accessory I don't think it'd be a big deal either way. 

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Got a chance to talk to Del and have her sign my copy of Phasma at Emerald City Comic Con this past weekend. She's lovely and I dearly hope she gets invited to the next Celebration. She'd love to see some of the Phasma and Cardinal costumes in person. She loves and is shocked by just how strongly Cardinal has grabbed some of us who read the book. She said someone from the 501st has e-mailed her several times to work things out for the costume. I assume that's the LMO? And she reaffirmed pretty much what I said prior -- that Cardinal is essentially a standard First Order Stormtrooper, except for the bits she consider's Captain's accoutrements: Cape and boot armor.

 

And, like me, she refuses to believe we've seen the end of Phasma in TLJ. She's survived and overcome too much to let something like that take her out.

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The Blaster is mentioned in the book as being the same Red as his Armor, so I took the Captain size F-11D and detailed it just like the trooper scheme but in Red. And from a very credible source Ive learned the movie prop of Phasma's rifle is scaled up 20% to fill Phasma's Arms. 

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The blaster referred to in the text as being on his hip is the small sidearm -- the SE-44C, with a red casing instead of the standard white or Phasma's chrome.

 

He likely has his own dedicated blaster rifle, too, but he doesn't keep it in his quarters, nor carry it during his typical duty cycle. Only time in the story he has it is in flashback, while escorting Hux Senior after his promotion. Rifle color not mentioned. Like others, I am going with red casing on the blaster, buttstock version. Del said it makes sense, since Phasma's matched her armor, too, but she hadn't specifically thought about it at the time. I also recommend all-black for the power pack, which matches Phasma's. My presumption is that they come standard with either a white or black endpiece, and Phasma goes with the one that better matches her color scheme. I, too, think white would clash with the red of the blaster's casing, but it's a mass-produced thing and, for all we know, he might just grab whatever's at hand. I don't know that the CRL should specify one or the other or both -- but I stand by "not red".

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So got my armor, few minor adjustments left. Painter put a black brow on the helmet, not a major issue.

Still need to finish the cloak and get the boot armor. KB Props is taking forever, ordered it 7 weeks ago and have got nothing yet and I've asked for updates twice now. Is someone currently working on trying to make this a CRL since we do have one completed costume so far?

Or are there more then just Hal here that's finished it?

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4 hours ago, jhpeyto said:

Painter put a black brow on the helmet, not a major issue.

It's... not an issue at all? He's got a black brow like every other FOTK.

 

Still need to finish the cloak and get the boot armor. KB Props is taking forever, ordered it 7 weeks ago and have got nothing yet and I've asked for updates twice now.

 

Yeah, I ordered my boot armor from him back in December. Never said a peep about being about to move his shop. Mid-February I nudged him for an update, and he said he should have it pulled by "the end of the week". As of today, still nothing further on that front. *sigh*

 

Is someone currently working on trying to make this a CRL since we do have one completed costume so far?



Or are there more then just Hal here that's finished it?

 

You'll make the second one once you're finished, that I know of. There might be more out there, but they haven't mentioned or shown anything on here or the RPF or Facebook or anywhere else I've seen. Several in progress that I know of, including mine. I don't know if anyone knows anything about the status of the CRL. Only thing I notice about your kit is that you have red boots. Nothing in the text or art to indicate, but Del felt they were black when I asked her about it. She never sat down and did a detailed run-down of Cardinal's armor and gear when she wrote the book, and doesn't have any strong opinions about stuff that isn't explicit in the text or art or where there are contradictions. I tried to be as non-leading as possible when asking them. Pointed out the lack of clarity on this or that point, listed the options people had come up with, went with her answer. For the boots, she had the Phasma-style black boots with contrasting armor in the back of her mind when she was writing the one specific mention of Cardinal's feet. FWIW.

 

--Jonah

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35 minutes ago, Peregrinus said:

It's... not an issue at all? He's got a black brow like every other FOTK.

 

 

 

Google the cover, uploading photo's is iffy for me here. There is no black trim. 

But ya boots..... Boots boots boots. If only we had a picture of the boots. For just a cost saving measure I'm not going to worry about the boots for now. When I finally get the Phasma Boot armor and it goes on, you'll hardly see the boots underneath. 

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Few pictures of my Cardinal's debut at Dallas Fan Expo. I am currently using regular FOTK boots because I haven't gotten the Phasma armor yet. But got nothing but compliments and lots of people asking if and when it'll be a CRL. Had to explain the boot drama....

 

 

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