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Zoe's Military clothing and kit

Postby Yellowjacket » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:29 pm

There's a lot that can be gleaned from this picture. Have the shoulder bags ever been identified? And the knife?

I do see that she's wearing a leather work glove, rather than the striped canvas ones that Mal wears.

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Re: Zoe's Military clothing and kit

Postby pennausamike » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:42 pm

The pouch hanging at belt level looks a lot like the kind used to hold
a drum magazine for either a Ppsh-41 or an AK-47.
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Re: Zoe's Military clothing and kit

Postby taimdala » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:45 pm

I love how she's wearing "chain mail" that's really a knitted garment painted over with silver paint. The stitch? I think it's either the knit stitch or the purl stitch--they're the same, really. It all depends on whether they're viewed from the front or the back. If the front = knit stitch, the back = purl.
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Re: Zoe's Military clothing and kit

Postby taimdala » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:46 pm

What I'd like to know is:

Are those really concrete slabs all broken up in the BG? Or is that really really thick styrofoam painted to look like concrete? Kudos to the painter who made them look so convincing. ^_^
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Re: Zoe's Military clothing and kit

Postby Badger » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:49 pm

Styrofoam


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Re: Zoe's Military clothing and kit

Postby taimdala » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:17 pm

Ha! Styrofoam! Wow. I didn't know it came that thick.

Also, how would you make it sink in water--like on a movie set where there was submerged rubble? Movies like "Daylight" (Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brennan, Vigo Mortensen) and the trash compactor scene in "Star Wars" come immediately to mind.
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Re: Zoe's Military clothing and kit

Postby taimdala » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:18 pm

(Sorry! This is hijacking the thread. Badger, feel free to PM me with the answer!)
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Re: Zoe's Military clothing and kit

Postby Goodwolf » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:56 am

You see that a lot on faux chain mail. Looks close, but not if you know what to look for. But it does have the advantage of looking like riveted chain if you squint.
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Re: Zoe's Military clothing and kit

Postby taimdala » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:04 am

I wonder if any of the mail used was from the Errol Flynn "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and other movies of that era? Or if it was made new for the show?
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Re: Zoe's Military clothing and kit

Postby Goodwolf » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:05 pm

Probably made new. One of the ladies in the 76th was making it last time I looked. Instead of painting it, she had a process where she would use aluminum foil to get the metallic look. I don't remember the details, (it's been a while, sorry) but somehow she would... I think iron it on with some type of glue and then it would stick to the high points. When the excess was removed, it looked like actual, metallic rings.
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