YAY!!! adonian has a surprise!!! WHOOHOO!!!
Check this out, it is my speeder bike WIP.
YAY!!! adonian has a surprise!!! WHOOHOO!!!
Check this out, it is my speeder bike WIP.
I'm with you Can. :)
Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!! Jk, good luck with your bills!
Fractal, for the life of me I cant find that link you gave me to the tubes (18") for the Astromech, can you post the link here again.
Sure, here it is.
OOO! I might just steal that idea. That sounds like an amazing way to thicken up a set of plates.
its a very good way... if all else fails, you can use liquid nails or silicone calk to hold them together.
I may have time on Friday to actually cut out the under armor plates (since my white armor is already painted)
you gotta check this out... and
That's different! lol looks good tho.
still needs work, but I dont think I will shape it anymore, got too tired so just added the kama for now, I plan on putting something around the top of the kama to "intigrate" it better than just looking like it is glued on... which it is.
my favorite quote about kamas... "nice skirt" not that I haven't thought about it... but, it just isn't me. I like to be HSLD. High Speed, Low Drag. A kama would just weigh down my web belt. Fi has a kama tho! In fact... it's the only part of her 'gam I have made right now! lol
Looks good vod!!! Also, thanks for the link from hapajedi...I cant wait to see that movie done!!! :D
I'm still up in the air as to wether (?SP) or not this is gonna be a ghost or a Snow Mando? I think I should go with snow since I have found faux fur in white so I can use it as a Wampa pelt?
Then I can also add a little black to my armor and rough it up a little. I think the 'rainbow' paint that I put on it makes it look like snow when light reflects off of it.
I like the helmet skirt thingy that is on the back of your helm. how did you attach it? I think you should go with snow mando. I dont think a ghost would be in white armor in a city. Its like painting a sign on you saying shot me.:lol
Your helmet is outstanding. Are you going to take the cloth all the way around or just leave it. I thing that it would look good both ways.
Ad'ika you're a genius. That prismatic paint would look killer on a snow Mando.
Maybe that's what they should have used on Iceman in the X-men Movies.....
That Helmet's looking the business mate!
well the fangs are sharp, ask my kids :lol one of em got a good poke above the eye... HMM didn't think of that when I made it.
You've been headbutting your kids vod? Should I be calling you Ka'donian?
anyone have any ideas what I can do for white boots? (comfortable of course)
by the way the guy that owns that store is supper nice and he can get just about any color of docs or New Rocks you could ever want alls ya gots ta do is email him B^) he duz custom boots all the time
also just saw you are in san diego, check out the buffalo exchanges there... when i was there in april one of them had a pair... just depends on the size you need.
forgot about buffalo exchange, gotta do that, by the way, LOVE THE WABA FETT!!
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. :P
okay, here's my new idea... Yes Snow Mando, gonna do a waist Kama, some wampa pelts and claws, and decided MONOTONE WHITE is out! Gonna add some blaster streaks and claw marks, and maybe a bit of blood, but will mostly stay white to blend into the snow.
This is the same mando as my black purple, just another set of beskar.
Adonian is as Adonian doe.... DONT SAY IT AAARRR FORREST BUMP!! ZZZZZZZZZZTTTTT
whip myself for that :lol
Uh Oh SCHIZO ATTACK..
Woah what was that?
No more 5-hour energy for you bruv!!!
P.S., what is a buffalo exchange???
hey adonian if you're looking for snow boots, check ebay for the US Standard Issue arctic boot. It's a white vinyl/pvc type boot with a very gucci (to a soldier anyways) liner in it. Very comfortable, and... they're white!
good idea... can you do me a sketch of my snow mando, I put a minor descripiton on your thread.
its a store that sells used clothing. you can take in your old stuff and sell it to the store for cash or credit. but whats also cool about it is that when you buy from there you can opt not to get a bag and instead get a buffalo coin. you then take the coin and put it into a box for a specific charity of your choice. they usually have good stuff and about 50% of the time it is priced really well..as in cheap!!! ive gotten brand new docs for 30 bucks there many a time :D
go there and see if there is one near you :D
o and as for WAAAAAA BAAA FETT!!! my friend found that pic for me the other day on deviant art B^) he he as soon as i saw it i knew that had to be my avatar B^P
I love the helmet kama, and the new theme! it looks sweet!
Wampa pelts are gonna be ordered (white faux fur) for a waist wrap instead of a Girth belt. I need to make the ear caps, 2 antenna on right ear, and a light on left ear.
Gotta make a sniper rifle and a vibro blade for weapons along with two slim pistols and slimline gaunts.
Ideas are flowin here, already cut second layer of shoulder bells yesterday, just gotta shape them and attach.
Bring it on bro!!!
P.S. Did you ever get around to joining SDSWS???
Hardly have time for TDH and astromech forum. So haven't joined another yet.
I thought about getting some fans for the bucket, and realized that the chest and back are gonna get hot too, so I looked up what POLICE use, and found this:
I like the idea, so I just gotta call them and see a price and if they got one for a fattie like me :)
he he I like it... never seen/used it before but I like it! lol When we have training and such that we have to actually kit up for, we just have to grin and bear it. Our stuff ain't really that hot tho, or at least u don't notice it that much, until u take off the vest and ur soaked! lol
You're on an astromech forum?
That vest is cool except for the way that fan hangs out in the front. They should have made it with just on fan unit in the back...oh well.
same name on ALL forums, so if you see adonian, it should be me :)
As for the fan, yeah, I hope to make something similar, but gonna hide the fan behind armor plates... maybe squirrel cage fans and some sort of ducting made from plastic tubing of some sorts. just in a "V" shape or something.
Now I joined Mando Mercs forum... Just gotta finish the armor and apply for real.
Workin on Wampa claws, then horn's.
Also have a Wookie Lightsaber in the works.
The claws are cardboard layered with hot glue, and brown paint.
The saber is PVC pipe with hot glue to look like a tree branch from some tree from Kashyyyk that was worked into a saber by a Wookie Jedi.
Ah the trophies I collect ;)
nice ner vod :D
Wow its amazing what you can do with hot glue isn't it? :P
'Nother minor update, did a little blood splatter and blaster damage.
Looks great vod!!! The bucket looks a little like Commander Bacara!!!
What's the design on the back?
/\ what SM said!
Looks good!!! Blood spatter...I like it...not to many people use that on their armour.
the design?!? I have no idea, I was just having a moment, maybe kills in some strange symbol's. I may just repaint that, and cut some slots for air.
Notice the blood is red, rust and purple. There is also some copper and black splattering for... I dont know, maybe some strange fluid from the ship or carbon from blaster explosions.
I do like the ripped/torn Kama, it looks better than an untouched one.
lol, looks like you sunk your fangs in someone. :lol
I like it. I figured since they're there, why not put 'em to use.
lol. I think some slots where that drawing thingy is would be awesome!!! :cheers
Sure!!! draw on a design, cut it out, little touch up paint...:cheering
yeah, make it something special, maybe your name in Aurebesh as vents lol. :D
I LOVE IT ADONIAN!
i know Kal is drawing it for you, buuuuuuutt i was wondering if you would be willing to let me take a shot at sketching it :D its an amazing custom by the way :thumbsup
Fractal, good idea, may try that.
Alpha, of course you can, it'd help me with ideas.. Double shoulder bells and cape, kama and bucket kama, wampa pelt around the waist instead of girth belt, wampa claws and pelt trophy, have fun with it. You and Kal draw it, I make it.
THe blood splatter idea is great but to me it doesnt really make sense. I mean if one day u get a ton of blood on you after killing your last assignment and then it dries, but then it rains the next day? wouldnt the blood wash off?
well it didn't wash of RC-1207 ;)
No, once blood dries it is terrible to get out, in fact, I believe that most police cruisers in Britain have a bottle of coke in the back to get rid of bloodstains on the road.
True Adonian, but I always thought of it as paint. Lol.
And Saz I think your right on that. I've heard that before on mythbusters when they were testing items that would get blood stains out.
yeah blood is very hard to get out, in fact, if u don't wash it out of nylon and other tougher fabrics before it dries, it WON'T come out. I had to get rid of my favorite set of ABUs because I got blood on 'em. Dark red spots on tan/grey/green camo shows a lil too well for "garrison" use.
BTW Lev'ika... aren't u supposed to be working on something? lol Adonian ur sketch is done I'll get it posted sometime this evening.
HEHEHE mayyyyybe lol i was just gonna add it to the list
oh and btw the next sketch gets started tonight :D
well... I've got 2 more down! Including this one! here ya go Adonian... also repeated over in my art thread. C'mon Lev'ika! I'm starting to pull ahead here! lol
Shab...that is amazing Kal'ika!!! Kandosii ner vod!!! That might be my favorite one of your drawings yet!!!:cheers
HOLY POODOO, THAT IS GREAT, I'M GONNA PRINT THAT OUT AND FRAME IT!!
Now all I gotta do is finish it IRL.
Thx 4 the inspiration Vod.
Check out my new desktop wallpaper:
he he u honor me ner vod. BTW, did u ever think about using the white/grey/black camo pattern? I was watching a video about arctic SERE school on the military channel (I know even at home I stay at work) and saw a guy wearing a jumpsuit that was white, with grey and black splotches on it. Googled it and found that it is a readily available hunting suit that can be bought at almost any online hunting store for duck/goose/deer hunting. It looks pretty cool too... just a thought.
8O Holy boba fett!!! That's AMAZING!!! Maybe just use the camo pattern on a sniper rifle. :D
yeah I'll find somethin for ya
A little more progress.
Double antenna, light and double shoulder bells.
I plan on having some small exposed electronics on the right ear since it'll be easy to cut into the cardboard while it's still paper.
The light is removable.
Here ya go Adonian... here's 3 variations of snow camo. The first one is a European design... French I think (Since the dude on the left has a French made FAMAS bullpup), the second is the German Snow Camo pattern that I was thinking of... they're easy to find at surplus stores and surplus websites. The third is my favorite... the USMC Arctic MARPAT (MARine PATtern). I've not found it in any surplus stores yet... but I have seen it on a few websites. It's also VERY easy to take a white jumpsuit and add your own grey/brown/green splotches to it to make the pattern unique... in fact, my own snowyflauge is a home made mod to a white/black coverall set I found at walmart... if I knew where it was I'd post a pic of it too. It looks like the German type, with a few splotches of green and brown mixed in to match the coniferous forests back home.
Ohhh...I like the German version...:thumbsup
I like the German one too, I've seen a 'poncho' in german cammo on fleabay, but obviously dont need a poncho :rolleyes
But anyway, how's my bucket commin along?
ya know, looking at the pics of your bucket again, you are actually gonna be able to see...:suprise amazing! :b;):lol Great design for that visor...:cheers
found the snow camo, gotta save up, even $45.00 hurts right now.
nice, I like the snow pattern... btw... as far as the buy'ce goes, it looks great! I'm stealing ur visor shape! lol. For a ALO/SAS mando (the 2 variants I'm doing), visibility is crucial. Not to mention the SAS mando is gonna be wearing triclops NVGs on the bucket.
how big are those cans? i need to make some armor. lol did you have to bend or form it at all?
@Kal, go for it, the visibility is SUPERB!
@Jason, every thing is pretty much curved already since the cans are oval shaped.
The sizes are: 13 gal and 8 gal, remember to get the lids since they are included in the price, I forgot to get them and could have used them for other things.
Just trace your pattern onto the can and use a dremel on medium speed to cut them out, BUT WATCH OUT FOR FLYING MOLTEN PLASTIC, it'll leave a mark :lol
When you paint the cans, you can rough them up with like 200 grit, then prime and smooth or just use Krylon Fusion as your base, then layer.
If you want thicker armor, make it 2 layers of can and either use GOOP or something for plastic to stick them together.
Thanks man, if you don't mind I'd like to incorporate your visor onto my bucket. That is a sweet visor. This is how it'd sort of look. never made anything like this before I'm pretty green. lol
@Jasen, my visor design is open to anyone, who wants to use it, I think it still looks Mando enough. I like your avatar, and don't be afraid to make it from priority mail envelopes since they are FREE... THANK YOU USPS... SUCKERS!!! Oh did I say that out loud? :lol .
And just because your green doesn't mean that you cant do it, just take your time on the dome, you gotta cut perfectly or it'll be off, but both of mine are off a little, and they still look nice.
All the russian and german camo really is is just white with black spatters brushed in a random spot, I may be able to just do that to a set of white painters pants.
yeah I think u could too... but might I suggest using dark grey and light grey spatters? Black is a dark, harsh color that doesn't occur very often in the natural environment. Greys are a lil easier to get to blend... also black shows up like none other on IR/NVG systems and grey... well grey doesn't. Just my input tho ner vod, don't get too caught up in it! lol
thats pretty much the plan, I was gonna just use gray primer and make spots, then use a stiff short bristle brush to streak it.
Don't they have a grey fabric stain or dye? dunno... either way I think it'll look great ner vod!
I dont think stain will spread like the way the camo is, it has brush strokes that are visible.
Thanks bro, if you look at my avatar close enough you'll see it's my bucket, took a pic of it then colored it in with photoshop. lol need to find something sturdy to make bucket #2 out of. tried some lexon today, waste of 20 bucks it snapped when i was shaping it. maybe a big outdoor trash can that should work.
just do the cardboard WOF templates and resin/glass, it's really easy, you can get a fiberglass kit at walmart.
My first bucket I made by cutting the fiberglass mat in the shapes of the WOF template and glassed them onto the cardboard bucket, my second bucket (this snow bucket) was only glassed at the edges of the connecting areas ie the cheek bones, and the dome top to face, and the visor area.
I don't recommend trying to bend plastic to form a bucket... ALTHOUGH I have seen the HOMER bucket... A Home Depot Orange bucket turned to Mando bucket.
Actually, bending some types of plastic can be the best way to make a helmet rim. Sintra works really well, but DO NOT use trash can plastic...tried that with results that fit into the "epic failure" catagory. :lol
look close at my helmet rim A'den, see if you can guess what it is. (rear side only)
cardboard slathered in bondo? I cant tell! :b
nah, the gray stuff is the handle from the trash can, I hot glued it to the Kama, next step to fill the gap on top with filler, and finish the ears (Hopefully tomorrow)