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New Vegas Veteran Ranger 4
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Published: January 20, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 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.
Image size
3264x4928px 5.37 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D7000
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
35 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jan 8, 2011, 4:32:31 PM
Software
Ver.1.01
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Comments (87)
Zombieboy11's avatar
Zombieboy11|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's avatar
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's avatar
grimdarkkommissar|Professional Artisan Crafter
styrene and fiberglass!
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ohtidakbisa's avatar
ohtidakbisa|Student Digital Artist
Should've had some nightvision lights in the eye, just a suggestion ^_^ btw stunning armor ! (Y)
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DeathoftheUndying's avatar
DeathoftheUndying|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's avatar
grimdarkkommissar|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's avatar
DeathoftheUndying|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's avatar
bad ass :3 i got the helmet in the game but i cant find the damn coat!! X3
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BloodRosesForAll's avatar
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|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's avatar
congrats on nuka bro
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grimdarkkommissar|Professional Artisan Crafter
yeah? glad you noticed!
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drnightshade's avatar
yupp i know your suit looked good on video ,
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metalunamutant's avatar
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|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's avatar
About how much money and time did this require?
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grimdarkkommissar|Professional Artisan Crafter
about a month and a half to build, and a reasonable chunk of change to build.
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Wavikz|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's avatar
OMFG! this is hands down one of the best cosplay outfits ever I love you forever.
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grimdarkkommissar|Professional Artisan Crafter
haha, thanks man, i aim to please
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Rockygohard's avatar
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|Professional Artisan Crafter
[link] yup
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anarchysquared|Professional Artisan Crafter
Love your NCR Ranger. Great build.
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desola387's avatar
desola387| Artisan Crafter
Wow I just gotta say that is done amazing. props to you!
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