The Old Republic - Paris Launch

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The Old Republic - Paris Launch

Post by domz » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:43 pm

Guys, there's a bunch of photos from the Paris launch of The Old Republic: http://www.afjv.com/diaporama/111214_so ... r_wars.php

Some interesting photos below.

Custom 2-ZH surgical droid by TK 9158 "Dark Fred", GG of the French Garrison
http://www.501st.com/members/displaymem ... ostumeID=1

Backstory: http://www.501st.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... highlight=

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Jedi Librarian by SL 5783 Laura Brenner, the French Visas Marr

http://www.501st.com/members/displaymem ... tumeID=114
http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/profil ... ile&u=5275

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Old Republic armoured Jedi, from left to right are:

BH 1462 Arnaud Miralles, XO of French Garrison
http://www.501st.com/members/displaymem ... stumeID=20 and
ID 2970 Laurent Allouch
http://www.501st.com/members/displaymem ... ostumeID=9

Armour source (with photo guide to making it): http://www.imperialsurplus.com/orjedi.html

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Shae Vizla was costumed by one Tya, who's not a 501st member. Apparently she's some super-duper cosplayeuse from Champagne province and her father (who made this costume) is equally famous in the French cosplay circle. Details on the construction (very rough translation) at bottom of post.

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Tya's "site": http://tya.bookspace.fr/

Shae Vizla WIP pics and narration (in French) at http://www.501stfrenchgarrison.com/foru ... sc&start=0

The originals were by Tya or her father (the father made the costume). My very rough translation is below. I've removed extraneous stuff other things that I'm sure you can figure out from the photos.

HELMET

The helmet isn't exactly as in the video, but a compromise to accomodate the following:

1. Comfort - the video version cannot accomodate ears and nose.
2. Customization - to fit Tya
3. Safety - prevent neck & other injuries if a loose helmet turns unexpectedly. Using straps was not enough because of factor #4:
4. Solidness - because stupid people sometimes break our costumes.*
5. Single-piece construction, no halves or opening panels.

Voila, the base: a ski helmet. Sufficiently small, secure and comfy.

The rest of it was made from steel plate, Vekaplan** and wire. The final result was a mix drawn from various reference images. The helmet includes 22 LEDs, a (fan) ventilation system, 3 batteries for the LEDs, 3 batteries for the ventilation, 2 switches, all managing to fit within the helmet (together with Tya's head).

* I had a translation problem. The original line "Car j'en ai marre de refaire les costards que des glands nous pétent" sounds like "As I was bored of re-doing the suits where the tassels fart at us". Originally translated to "didn't want to use strap-based system that need to be re-done from time to time" but corrected thanks to TK 7333.

** Probably a brand of uPVC sheeting


Helmet Paintwork - Visible Rivets

The visual effect of the rivets was intentional. First, they wanted a real solid, rugged helmet - screwed, glued and riveted all around (though 2/3 hidden) - avoiding glue-only construction in order to minimise damage during events (as Tya's father calls it, "free-hug specials and idiots of all sorts"). Next, they wanted to keep the sides straight, so they decided to leave it like that and not hide these particular rivets.

Weight

The weight was "beastly".

Upper body weight total 9.975kg (batteries included)

Helmet: 1.5kg
Front plastron: 1.120kg
Rear plastron: 1.160kg
Jet Pack: 2.835kg
Epaulette right: 0.320kg
Epaulette left: 0.250kg
Ensemble bracelet + gantelet right: 1.230kg
Ensemble bracelet + gantelet left + electronics: 1.560kg

Flightsuit

Black and gray fabric, breathable.

Flamethrowers

These use a stroboscopic effect.

Belt

LEDs on codpiece as well as the flat side of rear cylinder.
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Post by recon » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:04 pm

Times Square launch

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i'm sure dom is pretty interested in this pic

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Post by domz » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:18 pm

recon wrote: i'm sure dom is pretty interested in this pic
And you're right! Any idea if these are 501st members?

Also - some updated info on the Paris launch
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Post by recon » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:51 pm

domz wrote:
recon wrote: i'm sure dom is pretty interested in this pic
And you're right! Any idea if these are 501st members?

Also - some updated info on the Paris launch
Sorry dom, i really have no idea. The pictures were taken from EA launch pics

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 859&type=1

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Post by domz » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:28 pm

recon wrote:
domz wrote:
recon wrote: i'm sure dom is pretty interested in this pic
And you're right! Any idea if these are 501st members?

Also - some updated info on the Paris launch
Sorry dom, i really have no idea. The pictures were taken from EA launch pics

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 859&type=1
Updated OP with more info. The TOR Jedi armour probably from the same supplier as the French guys. Dunno about the Sith tho.
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Post by domz » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:34 am

recon wrote:Sorry dom, i really have no idea. The pictures were taken from EA launch pics

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 859&type=1
First post updated again. SWTOR's FB has also linked to a YouTube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wjf_lWxqyI

Long story short, Malgus was an actor, and there are far fewer costumers than lightsabres, which were mostly held by people in civvies - the overhead freeze shot at 1:03 shows only 22 lightsabres total. So there's a real possibility all the Sith Acolytes were members of Empire Garrison or something. The costuming details look solid but the assembly methods a bit salah - can see a lot of skin.
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Post by Awwee » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:48 am

crap.... game onli on PC platform.... :evil:

No love for Xbox LIVE...
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