Photos of Handmade 1:6 Scale Kilts
About GI MacJoe Handmade Kilts
When I made them, all my kilts were made by hand from genuine shirt cloth. I carefully selected only the finest shirts, choosing those with the best small-scale plaid patterns. I used cotton fabric and a heat-activated cloth glue to ensure that the kilt's knife pleats stayed sharp.
Above is the front of a wee kilt. Note that, in the front, the kilt presents a flat panel that crosses from left to right across the thighs.
Above is a back view of a wee kilt. You can see the pleats across the back. On a full-size kilt, the pleats are roughly one hand-width deep. The wee kilt maintains that ratio, with each pleat running about the width of a 12" figure's hands. When your Joe wears his wee kilt, the pleats will drape like the real thing.
Above is a wee kilt, unfolded. The roughly 8" length gives the wee kilt enough overlap to fit comfortably on all 12" figures, from the narrow-waisted 21st Century Ultimate Soldier to the more meaty Vintage/Elite Brigade body.
|Wearing the Plaid|