1st Project

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    1st Project

    Hey guys, I'm new to TDH, just signed up last night and I'm SO glad I can post now, you have no idea how much I hate that 24 hour spam repellent!

    Anywho, this is going to be my first Mandalorian armor project and this is where I will update my progress and whatnot. I am making my own Mandalorian warrior that is not in the Star Wars universe, but just made by me.

    No concept art yet ( ) but don't worry, it will be coming soon.

    Helmet:

    Black and Grey helmet, picture will be coming soon.

    The Armor:

    Silver/Dark grey - Shoulder pads, 2 peices of back armor, two chest plates, diamond between them, lower torso armor, thigh armor, knee armor, armor on the boots closer to the toe, and shin armor. I might add more later depending on if I see a look I like better.

    Jumpsuit:

    Black - Not much else to say.

    Soft Parts:

    2 Ammo Belts - One as a waist belt, and another across the left shoulder.
    Gloves - Black leather gloves.
    Boots/Shoes - I will be using my old converse all-stars as my boots but just painting the whit parts black to match the rest of the shoes and replacing the laces with _______ laces. (suggestions?)

    Weapon(s):

    DC-15s - Two modified DC-15s's. [ Click for Picture ]

    Jet Pack:

    Merr-Sonn JT-12 - Modified and painted to match my armor and jumpsuit.

    And that's about it. If I have the time later tonight I will post some concept art with both the armor and the modified DC-15s's. So if you could help me by giving me ideas for supplies, suggestions on how to do something, etc. please let me know.

    And yes, you can post just to say "Hi,"

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    dhs36's Avatar
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    sounds good ,whats ya plans for boots,

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    "Boots/Shoes - I will be using my old converse all-stars as my boots but just painting the whit parts black to match the rest of the shoes and replacing the laces with _______ laces. (suggestions?)"

    lol.

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    Darth Valcar's Avatar
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    Hi there, looking forward to seeing how this one turns out. Like the guns also..
    Keep the updates coming.....

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    I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Everything sounds good! Should really turn out nice, and please post your progress! The only thing I would suggest against is using sneakers (even converse) as boots. You can get a pair of old boots pretty cheap, and it's going to be hard to hide those converse laces. Hot an army surplus store and get a pair of used combat boots =D

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    Thanks for the advice NovallTalon ^^

    Holy cow! Darth Valcar posted in MY thread? O:

    :thumbup:thumbup:thumbup

    EDIT: That did say holy krap but that's not allowed?

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    Sounds like you pretty much have it planned out.
    I have to agree on the sneaker thing too.

    Hope to see some sketches and or progress pics soon.

    Sorry. I forgot... Welcome to TDH.

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    Thanks Jun, I can't wait to see it turn out ^^

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    Jodo Kast 3's Avatar
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    Deadfleet,

    I`ll second what Novall said, get a pair of boots to wear. Gym shoes will take away from the overall effect of the costume. I`ve seen some stellar boots at my local surplus store. Then you can put armor over them like the Jango boots to hide some of the features.

    Good luck.

    JK3

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    Thank you JK3, I will do that. I'm sure there are some cheap boots at the local Home Hardware.

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    Bought some nice and cheap dart guns for my DC-15s's today, I'll post pictures tomorrow.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 The Clayster's Avatar
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    [DeadFleeć] said: View Post
    "Boots/Shoes - I will be using my old converse all-stars as my boots but just painting the whit parts black to match the rest of the shoes and replacing the laces with _______ laces. (suggestions?)"

    lol.
    I suggest putting some ankle spats, as seen on Fett in Pre-Pro (Eyes Fett) and ROTJ, and SE ROTJ, that would look better.

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    Okay so I picked up a couple of toy guns that I will use as my bases for my dual DC-15s's.



    Anyone have any ideas for making it into DC-15s's? I need to make the top bigger etc. ( There's a picture of a DC-15s in the first post ).

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    I don't think those will work. I have one of those and it's way to small. Think of something in size inbetween a Desert Eagle and a Beretta, give or take.

    There are a couple guys over at CT.N who have made runs of these, and they are absolutly fantastic props! One has been molded to have electronics installed (lights, ect) and a solid one, though it's been proven that you can modify the solid one to hold electronics and it still holds together right and true. Search for "torso_boy" and "p_trax" here:
    http://clonetroopers.net/
    Just remember no want to buy threads, they are touchy about thingsl ike that. You can PM them about one though. They usually run about $100, but it's well worth it. I wish I had one of those babies, then I could really freak out the highway cops (j/k vode, the cops are my friends8))

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    I helped at SDCC '08 The Clayster's Avatar
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    Toragh said: View Post
    I don't think those will work. I have one of those and it's way to small. Think of something in size inbetween a Desert Eagle and a Beretta, give or take.

    There are a couple guys over at CT.N who have made runs of these, and they are absolutly fantastic props! One has been molded to have electronics installed (lights, ect) and a solid one, though it's been proven that you can modify the solid one to hold electronics and it still holds together right and true. Search for "torso_boy" and "p_trax" here:
    http://clonetroopers.net/
    Just remember no want to buy threads, they are touchy about thingsl ike that. You can PM them about one though. They usually run about $100, but it's well worth it. I wish I had one of those babies, then I could really freak out the highway cops (j/k vode, the cops are my friends8))
    I agree with that.

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    Well thank you but I'm not able to buy anything through mail or online. Especially not spending $200. I have a way to make them I just need a way to make the details and such. Also, I need a way to hold it together as if it was made that way. These bases are about 2-3 Oz and I'm making them as close to - but not over - 15oz. I'm thinking a few sintra boxes will be good.

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    You could still make some great blasters out of those guns dude, little sintra, bondo.... and black primer them.... they could turn out great...

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    Darth Valcar said: View Post
    You could still make some great blasters out of those guns dude, little sintra, bondo.... and black primer them.... they could turn out great...
    Yes I am getting some sintra for it. Thanks Valcar!

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    Sorry for the leave of absence! I'm back now and am scrapping the Dual DC-15's, now I will do my own custom rifle using a nerf gun, flashlight, laser pointer, and another gun I saw at the store today.

    YAY ME!


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