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after 5 years finally started a custom

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    after 5 years finally started a custom

    Well guys, you got me hooked. Whilst my number one costume will always be Boba, i couldn't resist having a stab at a custom. I want to add some detail to the dome but don't know what. any idea's? kill stripes, symbols or unit badges??? give me some feed back guys





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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    man, I like where this is going already!!!! very nice start!!!!!

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    ooooh I like the colors .

    As for decals, something I think always looks really cool adding your own symbols to it. Sort of like the handprints and things that I've seen on other helmets.

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    Looks like a sports teams color. Haha, looks nice man. I think you should add a dent to it. Not the dent like boba fetts, but a Dent on one of the cheeks, or the back.

    IMO that would look best.

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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    Handprints, text in Aurabesh or Mandalorian font, kill stripes, claw scratches, random dents.

    Its always interesting to see what people add to their buckets, so just go hog wild and make it interesting !

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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    I`m a fan of kill stripes myself.

    Nice bucket so far.

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    I am lovin' the color scheme Ronin!!! Keep it up.

    G-Fett

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    Ronin that is way cool! I hear ya on the Boba being #1. I plan on making my ESB Boba, then a bikerscout, then a custom mando I'm loving the color scheme you have going on! You got any design pics of what the rest is going to look like?

    El1te

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    Also, I like the killstripes on the Fett helmets. I also like it when mandos put the mythosaur skull on the forehead. It looks wicked!

    El1te

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    Very cool so far.

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    I like those colors! That burnt orange color is really nice.

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    Formely Jaing Skirata A'den Skirata's Avatar
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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    looks good! i'd stay away from dents though. fett wore rubbish armor made of durasteel. most mando'ade wear beskar and beskar doesnt dent.

    go with kill stripes, jaig eyes, mando'a runes or something along those lines. dont be afraid to do stuff like fins, spikes, horns whatever tickles your fancy!

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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    Lookin good Jon...

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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    [QUOTE=Jaing Skirata;356446]looks good! i'd stay away from dents though. fett wore rubbish armor made of durasteel. most mando'ade wear beskar and beskar doesnt dent.

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    My thoughts exactly The nearest I have gone is a gouge on the left hand side of the dome (I always liked the prepro Fett, so this is like honouring that )

    I think i will either go for angled kill stripes similar to the Shadow's made by Jax, or go for bunny ears

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    I am thinking about having these stencilled on the dome over the left ear piece
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails mando-font-jpg  

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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    Never its too late... Nice helmet!!!

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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    ronin that will loook awesome!

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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    Well i finally went with this. I 'borrowed' the stripes from Shadow and Jax (sorry guys but these just looked too great)

    I still have to add a little weathering and paint up the r/h ear cap etc (there is a little over spill at that point anyway.


    Last edited by Ronin677; Aug 3, 2008 at 3:02 AM.

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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    Dude, that looks SWEET! Great job!

    BTW, where'd you get the bucket from?

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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    samlynn79 said: View Post
    Dude, that looks SWEET! Great job!

    BTW, where'd you get the bucket from?

    Its my old Fett lid, I got it from ebay (to be honest its a bit of a ****** cast)

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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    I VERY much like those stripes, they deffintly bring something to the table I hadn't seen before! Deffintly one of my new favorite aspects of a custom mando!

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    Dents are IMO fine and dandy. It gives it more character than no dents.

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    YES! I love those Red stripes! Awesome element!!!

    El1te

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    Re: after 5 years finally started a custom

    That's a paintjob done right!

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    really great paint job! awesome overall bucket!

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