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  1. Vaders_Pet
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    Feb 27, 2007, 7:20 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #26

    hey guys, update time,
    ive almost done my boots, just have to add some extra leather here and there, and stick down the boot tops properly.
    let me know what you all think.


    and a sneak peak at my helmet, it's a W.I.P, but as you can see i have some interesting design ideas in place. whoever can tell me the first two things that are noticeable will get free candy
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  2. Vaders_Pet
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    Mar 22, 2007, 3:36 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #27

    Hi guys, update time,

    the following pics are a VERY rough mock up of how the armour sits, don't have my vest yet so it looks alot worse for it, and the tops of the boots and knees clash abit, but it's getting there. let me know what you all think.

    Constructive criticism is welcome, as long as your not too harsh on the knees and the boots, lol. i had to stick it to my flightsuit with duct tape this time around... (feels awful()

    http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ustom%20Mando/
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    Mar 22, 2007, 5:28 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #28

    I'm incredibly impressed by the work you did painting the longshot my friend, turned out BEAUTIFULLY... the black, silver, and copper/gold hues really turned out excellently on everything, it's the only case i've seen thus far when a set of Mando armor doesn't need to look scruffed up. excellent!

    have you got a finished bucket pic? it HAS to have a giant plume or feather of some sort =D
  4. Vaders_Pet
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    Mar 22, 2007, 8:04 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #29

    Quote Zivilin Bane said: View Post
    I'm incredibly impressed by the work you did painting the longshot my friend, turned out BEAUTIFULLY... the black, silver, and copper/gold hues really turned out excellently on everything, it's the only case i've seen thus far when a set of Mando armor doesn't need to look scruffed up. excellent!

    have you got a finished bucket pic? it HAS to have a giant plume or feather of some sort =D
    Hmmm....
    Now theres an idea i havent tried yet... let me get some sketches done and ill get back to you on that. sounds like a very interesting idea
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    Apr 17, 2007, 6:19 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #30

    Hey Matt,
    Was good to meet you at Supanova, Brisbane over the weekend. What a great turn out! Your armor is looking great, the longshot rifle was great to see in person. Looking forward to seeing your armor when it's finished. Have you thought about adding a Kama (clone style).
    Cheers
    KidAkira
  6. Vaders_Pet
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    Apr 24, 2007, 12:19 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #31

    Quote KidAkira said: View Post
    Hey Matt,
    Was good to meet you at Supanova, Brisbane over the weekend. What a great turn out! Your armor is looking great, the longshot rifle was great to see in person. Looking forward to seeing your armor when it's finished. Have you thought about adding a Kama (clone style).
    Cheers
    KidAkira
    Thanks Mate, it was good to finally meet a TDH member in person!

    Now onto updates...
    if you talk to anyone i know they would tell you that i cant draw to save my life, so i enlisted/bribed with pizza(promise of) friend of mine to help and try to sketch my helmet ideas out onto some paper. I wasn't really sure what i wanted, but i knew that i would of liked some sort of clone influence, or rather have it looked like it had some influence in their design.

    So curt got to sketching, based off the design of the T-Visor i have above in a pic, and we came up with a very rough version, which is thus below.

    I would like to ask someone's opinion of how to go about making these modifications. I have recently started a job working with sheet metal, so there is every possiblity i can do these fins out of metal, adding to the "realism" aspect of the helmet, and would also make a nice clang if someone tapped it.

    The other option is For Curt to fiberglass the mods, as his primary job is fiberglassing.

    Any opinions would be great thanks guys, as i haven't started just yet and would like to know the pro's and con's of doing each one.
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  7. Apr 24, 2007, 3:42 PM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #32

    That is one cool helmet design.
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    Apr 25, 2007, 3:24 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #33

    Hi Matt! Sonia here from Novus. It's about time I commented! The custom mando is looking very special, and I was wondering when we might see it debut.... Now I know it's because the helmet is still in progress

    Keep up the fantastic work!
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    Apr 25, 2007, 3:24 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #34

    Wow, whoever drew that sketch has some REAL talent
  10. Vaders_Pet
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    Apr 25, 2007, 5:13 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #35

    LOL thanks Curt, he is a total nerd but we love him for his being "special" haha

    Sonia, i'm trying to get this done by nova in Sydney, at least that's the plan, we will see how things go as far as other costumes and such (crosses fingers)

    and welcome aboard you two, lol
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    Apr 25, 2007, 10:39 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #36

    Hi Curt mate how ya doing. Watch your back in here
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    Apr 26, 2007, 3:26 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #37

    Hhahaha I've been here for AGES Matt, I just dont post much. :P

    And Hi umm.... Matt :P , I'm good, yourself
  13. Vaders_Pet
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    Aug 14, 2007, 6:52 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #38

    Hey everyone,
    Been a while, but finally have some progress pics of my helmet.
    Not finished yet, but is just about ready to be cast in Metal by Hand-Shaub. As usual comments and suggestions are welcome, but i've already heard the "rocketeer" one alot ,hehe so you don't have to say that.

    I'll try to keep updates a little more regular from now on.
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    Aug 14, 2007, 7:18 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #39

    I think it looks like a great helmet honestly. Has that early clone trooper look to it. The clone plume on top looks like it's leaning a tad to the left on that pic facing the back of the helmet. May just be the way the helmet is leaning.
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  15. Vaders_Pet
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    Aug 16, 2007, 5:17 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #40

    Pesh was kind enough to knock up a quick mock up of how my helmet will roughly look painted up, and i'm happy enough with this theme to be keeping it when it's ready to be painted.
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    Aug 16, 2007, 8:30 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #41

    I see now why H-S said he would leave his for last but yours for magnificent. Outstanding brother, nice bucket.
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    Aug 16, 2007, 10:23 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #42

    Thats realy awsome! I'm realy diggin' (they don't say diggin' anymore) the Clone Trooper helmet fin!
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    Aug 16, 2007, 10:31 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #43

    Quote jodo said: View Post
    Thats realy awsome! I'm realy diggin' (they don't say diggin' anymore) the Clone Trooper helmet fin!
    Who doesn't say "diggin"?!

    This is going to be fan-expletive-tastic! The best this is it's going to be metal, how cool is that?! I'm crossing off days on my calender untill this is ready.
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    Aug 17, 2007, 8:31 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #44

    Something looks interesting in the H-S update! Looky on the table.
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    Aug 17, 2007, 10:09 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #45

    Matt, I know you've hear this before but - this helmet is kexy!

    How'd you do the lens? It looks very different :-)
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    Aug 17, 2007, 1:57 PM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #46

    kexy?, nice work dude
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    Aug 17, 2007, 1:59 PM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #47

    whoa - cool - I'm glad you are sharing the progress. It will be interesting!
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    Aug 17, 2007, 2:47 PM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #48

    Quote Izim said: View Post
    kexy?, nice work dude
    Sexy with a special-K, why not?
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    Aug 17, 2007, 7:36 PM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #49

    Very nice Rocket Man can't wait to see it all finished up.
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    Aug 24, 2007, 3:47 AM - Re: Aussie Bly going Mando'a. #50

    Looks great! Love the clone-ish aspect of it.

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