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    Dec 11, 2007, 1:49 AM - Arden "Lucky" Fisk: FINISHED (see page 2) #1

    Hello, I'm glad to be joining you over here at TDH! My name is Abby and I've done a couple of other costumes, including Bossk and a TIE pilot as well as a few assorted video game characters.

    While I do love me some Boba and Jango, I've always wanted to do a custom Mando because of the potential for coolness, and I figure it's something I could work on at a nice casual pace, here and there when the mood strikes me.

    Anyways, I've already done a bit of preliminary planning here. I'm going to be constructing everything completely from scratch except for the helmet, which-- if possible-- I'd love a PM for sources on. I've seen the Rubies and they're just kinda misshapen and ugly. I'm a shorter girl, so I'd like something that isn't way huge. So your expertise is welcome!

    Anyways, without further ado, let me introduce Arden 'Lucky' Fisk:



    As you can see, even though I'm a girl, I'm gonna do a male Mando. I really don't dig the femme armor. :/

    You'll also notice that Arden likes to get up close and personal when he fights, relying mostly on his vibroblade, but he's got a hold out blaster in his boot for when the going gets rough.

    I want to start on the helmet first, because nothing's more motivating than having a finished helmet out and waiting for the rest of the outfit to be done!

    Again, thanks for the great forum and I can't wait to get started!
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    Dec 11, 2007, 1:58 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #2

    Welcome, You'll find everyone here very nice and helpful(I'm a noob too)

    I love it myself. I dig the coat bit a lot.

    Sorry not much constructive

    And the helmet is the first thing I'm gonna do to(after my guns that is), You might take a lookat Bradley Fett's kit, fairly in-expensive. It's what I'm going to get.
  3. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Dec 11, 2007, 6:49 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #3

    Yes, my advice is always start with the helmet. You'll learn most of the painting techniques you'll use on the rest of your armor by doing your helmet first.

    Love the Bes'kad (Sword), and the coat. Looking forward to seeing you put it together.
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    Dec 11, 2007, 8:49 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #4

    Welcome, your concept looks good. I'll be watching with interest.
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    Dec 11, 2007, 9:06 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #5

    Welcome Abby!

    I'd love to see your Bossk! Got any pics?
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    Dec 11, 2007, 9:30 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #6

    That armor looks great. You have some ideas on there that are fascinating. Keep posting with updates!

    I say that but I've not posted any updates of my own... I'm moving slowly and want to surprise everyone with a complete project.
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    Dec 11, 2007, 10:34 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #7

    Quote Arn-Ma Brlou said: View Post
    Welcome Abby!

    I'd love to see your Bossk! Got any pics?
    Sure thing. Here's one:



    If you want more, you can see them here:

    http://www.cutelucca.com/bosskcostume.html

    Tensen01, I'll send out an email to BradleyFett, thanks for the heads up.

    Glad you guys like the design. Any suggestions on the color scheme? I definitely need yellow and earth tones in there, but crits are welcome if anything seems off.
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    Dec 11, 2007, 10:45 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #8

    here's the link to the thread with info anfpictures of the Helmet kit: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=21140

    and here's an example of just how good it can look: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=22436

    One thing to keep in mind, Don't skimp on the details! Details will be the difference between an okay costume and a great one.

    I love the color scheme you've got going but maybe tone down the yellow a bit. Once you've got weathering going it'll get toned down on its own though.
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    Dec 11, 2007, 11:13 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #9

    What the heck is up with these AWESOME prepro pics being made? I want one! lol
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    Dec 11, 2007, 11:46 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #10

    Quote Tensen01 said: View Post
    here's the link to the thread with info anfpictures of the Helmet kit: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=21140

    and here's an example of just how good it can look: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=22436

    One thing to keep in mind, Don't skimp on the details! Details will be the difference between an okay costume and a great one.

    I love the color scheme you've got going but maybe tone down the yellow a bit. Once you've got weathering going it'll get toned down on its own though.
    I've already consulted with Bradley Fett, his kit looks great. I need to find a source on an aluminum rangefinder stalk and a face shield-- though there's a tool supply place nearby where I should be able to find the shield on my own.

    I'll do the details, don't you worry! I'm crazy obsessive about them. Tonight I should have a final design for the helmet, I'll post it here for crits.

    And yeah, that color rough is just the basic plan. The base coat of yellow will be super bright, but in the course of weathering it'll get faded and dirtied up. I really do want an obnoxious yellow, though, we'll see how it looks when I get it on there.
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    Dec 11, 2007, 12:26 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #11

    Quote CuteLucca said: View Post
    Sure thing. Here's one:

    If you want more, you can see them here:

    http://www.cutelucca.com/bosskcostume.html
    Oh wow! That is Great! :thumbup
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    Dec 11, 2007, 2:50 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #12

    Awesome design! I really like the trench coat added on there. Are you going to have shoulder armor? Because it would look killer on top of the trench coat instead of under it.

    About the character; you can make them female if you want and have the "male" Mando armor. In Republic Commando: True Colors, Skirata mentions something to the effect of "you can't always tell the gender of a Mando just by looking at their armor."
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    Dec 11, 2007, 3:00 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #13

    Quote Boba_Fett_03 said: View Post
    About the character; you can make them female if you want and have the "male" Mando armor. In Republic Commando: True Colors, Skirata mentions something to the effect of "you can't always tell the gender of a Mando just by looking at their armor."
    True and if you detailed the visor on the reverse it would give the appearance of 'never' knowing which way your facing.. did that come out right?
    You have the pre-pro Esq eyes on the dome both front and rear... if you painted the visor section on the reverse your enemy (at first glance) would not know what direction you were looking?
    Just a thought?
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    Dec 11, 2007, 4:14 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #14

    Yeah, I was definitely going for the 'eyes in the back of his head' look. I'll toy with the visor effect in the back-- maybe sort of a stylized one?

    Well, if the armor is unisex, than I probably will just say there's a girl inside there somewhere. A rough, tough, fairly masculine girl, though! Honestly, my only consideration was that I didn't want the boob armor! Reminds me too much of Frank Frazetta babes in chainmail bikinis. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it just ain't my style.
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    Dec 11, 2007, 4:35 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #15

    Whilst a lot of people like the boob armour look (there's nothing wrong with that at all) I too find it not to my liking. That's why my armour has a curving of the chest plates for comfort only. That way they sit properly but don't scream "WOMAN!" at the top of their lungs. It's there for all to see IF you know what to look for but generally people don't spot it and assume I'm male, NOT that I go around pretending to be one. I just don't announce that I'm not very often (the draw-back of which is that I've been to troops where some women's hands have tried to wander!!!)
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    Dec 11, 2007, 7:50 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #16

    I never did this when I was going to make my mando...

    Man, I cannot wait to see this done. I like with your vibroblade, it actually looks futuristic, rather than just a pirate sword or something.

    Very cool!
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    Dec 11, 2007, 8:35 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #17

    your concept looks really nice, Arden

    I like it, nice sword and coat

    I'll be watching this thread... also nice Bossk!
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    Dec 11, 2007, 10:12 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #18

    Alrighty, I think I've got the final version of the helmet down:

  19. Dec 11, 2007, 11:04 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #19

    great concept! i love the helmet pic!
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    Dec 11, 2007, 11:43 PM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #20



    I official hate you....
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    Dec 12, 2007, 1:13 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #21

    Quote Tensen01 said: View Post


    I official hate you....
    !!!!!!
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    Dec 12, 2007, 1:36 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #22

    I think that was sarcasim

    I really like what your doing, its nice to see good ideas. Its also nice to see a fem mando that isn't screaming "I am female" at the top of its lungs. I always figured that female mandos were above that in a way. No I don't want any one jumping all over me for that statment, but just the way I think.

    How did you do the helmet drawing?
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    Dec 12, 2007, 1:46 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #23

    Yeah, I figured it was sarcasm. My reply was just a bit of exaggeration.

    I did that particular drawing with a traditional outline which I scanned in and colored in photoshop.
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    Dec 12, 2007, 2:27 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #24

    Yeah... Sarcasm... yeah, that's what it was...



    Yeah, I love that picture. My PS colors are nowhere near that good.

    I love the added layer to the dome. Nicely different. I was thinking about totally ditching the rangefinder for an antenna array.

    I was thinking it might look kinda cool to still have shoulder pads... but on top of the coat. Might be interesting.
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    Dec 12, 2007, 7:05 AM - Re: Arden "Lucky" Fisk #25

    Very nice helmet concept! I like the RF and Antenna addition.

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