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    Aug 10, 2009, 1:57 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #51

    shin guards, by Franklin can be used for gauntlets. or you can print the templates found on here and resin and fiberglass them.
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    Aug 10, 2009, 2:11 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #52

    UPDATE:

    almost done with vest. Still messing with patterns for the ballistic padding. i think i know what im gonna fix, but the walmart i got the duckcloth at is out of stock of that color, so must wait.

    so here it is with several flash settings.





    this gives it about a 1/4" or less of raised surface to see.
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    Aug 10, 2009, 2:31 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #53

    I'm no good with that sort of stuff of fiberglasing. I may just go with some shin guards and use them as gauntlets. Probally a good old black pair to go with my armor that way I dont have much painting to go through. Thanks a bunch vod.

    Nice progress btw!!!
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    Aug 10, 2009, 10:02 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #54

    Looks great ner vod!
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    Aug 16, 2009, 1:38 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #55

    Quote Boba-Debt said: View Post
    This is shaping up really nice, great weathering!

    So leather chest armor, but what about gaunts?
    One idea I was thinking of using was to attach a piece of gadgetry to a wrap around material gauntlet !? (does that make sense??)

    I decided to bail on that idea because I dont think it would fit my mando too well but its some thing for you to consider maybe?!

    keep up the great work man.

    Here is a very quick photoshop to try and explain my madness.
    I know you're leaning toward standard gaunts, but I think Boba-Debt is onto something here. The leather armor is so primitive (yet completely cool), that high tech gadgetry may kill the whole look. I'm not saying go cavemando or anything, but standard gaunts may be a bit much. Have you thought about going with a more primitive tech like a Tuskin Raider would have access to?
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    Aug 16, 2009, 2:25 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #56

    Anymore updates bh?
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    Aug 16, 2009, 2:40 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #57

    Quote Commander720 said: View Post
    Yeah I kind of figured that gauntlets will be the hardest thing for me for my mandalorian armor. See I was thinking of using bicycle knee pads as my knee pads and it is still in effect but I am concerned for the gaunts in a way. Maybe I can purchase something in the saftey bicycle world and use that as my gauntlets but I'm not sure. I am actually going to have to head out to wal*mart and search around the store and see what can come up for gauntlet ideas.

    All in all the "desert" armor is looking great vod. Hopefully, mine will be finished up in time for the Saboten Con and maybe I'll just show up the 2010 Phoenix Cactus Comi-Con and hang out with all of you mando guys there. That will be fun!!!!!
    I'd stay away from utlizing sports armor for any of your armor. i know at mercs we've disallowed it for memberships as of about a year ago. unless it's HIGHLY modded to the point it unrecognizable as sports armor.

    jax, the build is coming along nicely. not a big fan of lesther for a material for modern era plates. but that aside, youve done an awesome job with the paint and weather, as always, and it looks great! can hardly tell it's leather at all.

    best thing is, you get that great leather smell off the plates!
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    Aug 16, 2009, 2:46 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #58

    Yeah I know....I'm still working through the bugs which is a good thing LOL!
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    Aug 16, 2009, 3:10 PM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #59

    thanks.

    I'm still going with high tech stuff for arm gear. you rally cant tell its leather, and it wasnt the point to be able to tell. just playing with a new way to make plates.
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    Aug 16, 2009, 7:46 PM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #60

    I'm still playin with chop shop:
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    Aug 16, 2009, 9:43 PM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #61

    Looks awesome! Good vest design.
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    Aug 17, 2009, 3:05 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #62

    whoa! were'd you get that pic? its from like 2003......
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    Aug 17, 2009, 8:51 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #63

    Quote bh-7603 said: View Post
    whoa! were'd you get that pic? its from like 2003......
    your older post, I just thought it'd look cool "old" since it's an older pic
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    Aug 17, 2009, 10:41 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #64

    true. but Christ, a lightsaber? what was i thinking??
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    Aug 18, 2009, 1:59 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #65

    Well you did collect that bounty on the Jedi didn't you
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    Aug 18, 2009, 2:01 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #66

    don't remember. was a long time ago. i know i had it for a reason.

    Attending a large mando party next weekend. will post updates.
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    Aug 18, 2009, 3:00 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #67

    Thats waht the saber I'm puttin on my black/purple setup is for. Just need more trophies to go along with it... I found some faux fur in white, was kinda thinking of a wampa pelt.
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    Aug 18, 2009, 2:39 PM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #68

    You guys and your trophies....don't worry I am moving in the same thing. I am going to have a few trophies for my mando if you have not yet noticed.....
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    Aug 18, 2009, 2:52 PM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #69

    no trophies here. no room.
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    Sep 23, 2009, 3:45 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #70

    long time since update....





    finally attached plates to vest. will deal with rivets later as well as more painting and weathering.

    borrowed Shados bucket for this pic and tried two belts.
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    Sep 23, 2009, 10:37 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #71

    Looks good, I like it with the green flightsuit. I'd never guess those were leather plates if I hadnt seen the WIP. Actually, the rivets don't look bad adds some intersting details to the armor. What color are the gaunts going to be?
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    Sep 23, 2009, 10:55 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #72

    Like the first belt, and as A'den said, the rivets look nice, a good detail.
    I hope my quality will improve and be half as good as your work.
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    Sep 23, 2009, 8:59 PM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #73

    i will hide the rivets in cleaver weathering, i hope. gaunts and shoulders, no clue yet...
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    Sep 23, 2009, 11:04 PM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #74

    Jax it looks great so far dude, like u said the rivets are the only thing I see that needs work. I love that buy'ce, the colors are perfect for the whole suit, it really makes me think of a mando who'd specialize in desert operations like those found on Tatooine, which, I believe has something to do with your Avatar... right? lol It looks great can't wait to see the finished product.
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    Sep 25, 2009, 2:48 AM - Re: Another First for Jax and Shado #75

    updates for me....

    first shados helmet mods









    and the 12 year old Gabbie!



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