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New Vegas Veteran Ranger 4 by grimdarkkommissar New Vegas Veteran Ranger 4 by grimdarkkommissar
armor, vest, hood, mask, helmet, duster and belts all hand made and painted by me.
pant's distressed by me,
leather gloves modified by me ect,

Character is from the front cover of the Fallout New Vegas game for PC, ps3 and xbox360.
Character copyright Bethesda/Obsidian i would imagine.

Photography by Jim3535 [link]
(this shoot was really great, and produced some of my fave shots of the costume to date)

full sized image is available for download,

and the coat is REALLY comfortable, i've been considering making a second, without battle damage to wear as just a good quality coat.

construction methods involve sheet styrene, fiberglass, sintra (pvc expanded foam) anti fatigue floor matting (yes the armored vest is made from foam), duck cloth for the coat, and a mixture of acrylic and enamel paints.
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Zombieboy11 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
would u be willing to do a commission? I got the coat, gloves, belts and guns done but work hit busy season and AnimeDetour is fast approaching... so if you can or know of someone who will send me a note or email me at zombieboy1992@hotmail.com... thanks... awesome work btw
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KohsoomLuna Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I love how you put detailed weathered look into your outfit. And the hand painting on your NCR fantastic! :dance: Did you make the mask out of styrene? Otherwise amazing! :wow:
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
styrene and fiberglass!
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ohtidakbisa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Should've had some nightvision lights in the eye, just a suggestion ^_^ btw stunning armor ! (Y)
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DeathoftheUndying Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You should put the directions on how to make the duster, I would love to make one (well try).
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Unlike making armor, sewing methods are pretty simple but very long winded.
unless you want me to write something similar to:
1, buy a sewing machine
2, buy brown canvas
3, look at the reference pictures and make a pattern that fits your body
4, straight stitch your way to victory.

you won't have much luck from me i'm afraid, teaching someone to sew is not something i ever intend to even try to tackle,
and with basic sewing knowledge you can make the coat, it's just a simple case of observing the shapes and areas where seams run along the coat, and making a paper pattern.

now if you want help on how to make the pattern, that is a different story,
but also a lengthy process,

however i can very very heavily endorse the concept that teaching a man to fish is far better than giving him a single fish.

buy this book, [link]

the costume technicians handbook, it's a pretty definitive book that teaches you how to sew, both hand and machine,
how to take precise measurements of your body or someone elses, and how to use those numbers to draft accurate, fitting patterns for costumes (i've made clothing, for myself, as everyday clothing from what i have learned from this book)

you can get it for around 10 to 15 bucks and if you read a few chapters, your costuming skills will get incredibly better, it was written by theater and hollywood professionals who make costumes as a profession, so it's really, REALLY helpful.

i know some people can be daunted by someone saying "actually all i learned was from this book" when all they want is just a tutorial, but seriously, if you want to make awesome costumes? read this book, it is priceless.
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DeathoftheUndying Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lucky for me I already have a sewing machine and can hand sew (kinda).
Thanks for the advice.
I'll just have to give it my all :D
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FFVII88 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
bad ass :3 i got the helmet in the game but i cant find the damn coat!! X3
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BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really amazing, in spite of the pink restraint on the gun. xP
Sorry if I went OCD on that... ^^;
Still an awesome cosplay!
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
not my choice, i assure you.
it was a requirement of the convention i was attending at the time. XD
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drnightshade Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
congrats on nuka bro
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
yeah? glad you noticed!
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drnightshade Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
yupp i know your suit looked good on video ,
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metalunamutant Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
I don't know anything about the game Fallout New Vegas, but It appears to me to be a combination of Boba Fett and Hell Boy.
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
have a look at the front cover of the game and you'll see a few more influences too i bet
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who-needs-life Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
About how much money and time did this require?
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
about a month and a half to build, and a reasonable chunk of change to build.
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Wavikz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My. God. This is fawking amazing. I had been thinking about cosplaying as someone from Fallout but I didn't know what to do. I honestly thought people might think I was weird. But, after seeing this, I now know I NEED to do a Fallout cosplay. Thank you for completely changing my mind. By the way, this made my day. Thank you!
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Rockygohard Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
OMFG! this is hands down one of the best cosplay outfits ever I love you forever.
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha, thanks man, i aim to please
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Rockygohard Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Is there a guide on how to build? I never built a cosplay outfit,,but really from the heart this has inspired me man.
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
[link] yup
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anarchysquared Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love your NCR Ranger. Great build.
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desola387 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Wow I just gotta say that is done amazing. props to you!
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Diesel292 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that will do good for a film
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
it 'might' have already been in one... :D
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moxravager Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I'm... I'm speechless.
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hansomne Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
this is incredible. the detailing is absolutely amazing. I'll definitely have a look at your building journals and other pictures.

have you entered it in any cosplay contests? or would the jeans disqualify you?
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
i beat the snot out of the pants, and added fake dirt (spraypaint and other substances) to the legs, so i'm fine if i had entered something.

i haven't though, other than a stupid facebook costume one, which was more popularity over craftsmanship.
my costume has been tied up for some of the major conventions, which i don't mind about, because when what it was used for is released, i can make it publicly known.
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Wolvie-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the costume is incredibly spot on.=)
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WolfPackz4life Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
shit that is awesome, teach me how to do that
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
i've got links to the entire build thread in my journal and in several replies to comments on the various NCR armor, you should have a look around and find one of those links to start off :)
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WolfPackz4life Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
thanks already working on it
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Zwerchhau Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It is no secret that the NCR Ranger Combat is the most epic armour in the game. Thanks on the Info on how to make it too.
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JoaoMoita182 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
thats amazing!
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flamingfrank Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
jeez that looks so awesome!!! i bow at your almightyness. i have so got to make one of these for the next cosplay convention i go to.
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K-A-N-A Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
absolutely awesome! love it
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GreySidewinder Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
God DAMN. This looks like it took a lot of work. I bow in respect for your dedication.
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Heldric Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
SWEET!!!
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xXxSp4rtyxXx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Why do you have your ammo belt upside down? Looks funny! :XD:
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
is that not a good way to do it?
i'f i were grabbing a bullet from my belt, i would pinch it from the base so i could just slide it into the chamber of the gun/mag, since you would be pointing it away from you.
that and the shells were spent rounds, so they look better with the bottom (which has more detail) visible.
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xXxSp4rtyxXx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I still think it looks funny. :laughing:

I wear the same belt as you have but with the bullets upwards.
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
fair enough,
i made my decision and i stand by it.. and i think it looks funny upwards! ;P
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xXxSp4rtyxXx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student General Artist
And then we go melt together and think both looks funny both ways!
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha
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PyroBeanie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good sir, I applaud the time and effort you put into this amazing outfit.
I'm rather jealous I don't have something like this (I mean, I'd make one if'n I wasn't so damned lazy).

++A, Five stars, 10/10, +fave.
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Vsencke Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Artist
:iconwantplz:
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lordofwolves100 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
im jealous right now...
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RamonXick Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOKIN' BADASS!
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grimdarkkommissar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D thank you.
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