This is my first post... I've been lurking for the past month then decided I should probably go ahead and dive in.
I've recently become obsessed with putting together a set of custom Mandalorian.
However, I am plagued with the following issues:
- I'm in college, so I have limited time during which to fabricate custom parts from templates.
- I'm basically a poor student, and recently bought a new Macbook Pro
- For the above reason, I have very little money left in my bank account
- I only work enough part time to make about $35 a week
I've decided that, since I have so little money, I'll probably want to leave off the leg armor except the knees for now, and have the same pieces Boba Fett wore. I also will save the jetpack for later.
Also, despite the lack of funds in my name... what the hey, I really want this.
I tried to put together a helmet using For Sale sign material and a batting helmet, only to discover that I am incompetent at the helmet part. And I would have some nice trash can chest armor right now, had I not bought the wrong-shaped Sterilite cans. I only realized after I had cut the templates out so well that I had oddly-shaped armor. I ended up throwing a bunch of money down the toilet on materials.
So anyway, I'd like to know: on a $300-$500 budget, is there a way to put together a set of decent Mando that others won't laugh at?
I've found a flightsuit I can use on ebay for about $30, some good boots for $45, a neck gaiter for $8, and that's about all. I could go for cyanide's boba plates on ebay as well for about $60 including shipping. However, I am clueless as to what to use for the vest and ammo belt. Evolution Shop's stuff is too expensive.
I might have enough for sale sign left to make my gauntlets. I see a thread where someone did that. Just have to figure out what to use instead of a heat gun.
I'm also considering buying a helmet from a TDH member.
Before you start ranting at me for not searching the forums, or posting links to other threads, know this- I have already used the search function many, many times.