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    Nov 18, 2009, 7:54 AM - Bored at work, Bucket Designs #1

    So, I was stuck doing a whole lot of nothing last night, and wound up playing in Paint, since that's all I have at work. Took Lonewolf's custom smooth faceplate look and messed with it. Figured the designs could just be cut out of the faceplate just like the T-shape of the visor.

    I apologize in advance for the puns. I've been awake for too long.

    Here are the first three I came up with.

    The left one is called "Chuckles". I was fiddling with different noses, and thinking about the Joker. I liked the circle look so I threw down some red for a clownish smile, and green, becase the "Clown Prince of Crime" needs his proper 'do.

    Middle one is "The Crying Man". Pulled off a slightly human nose, and it made the eyes look sad, thus, crying. I suppose that's why he's blue.

    Last one....haven't thought of a name for it. "RAWR!" might work, I suppose. I started with a screaming type face, threw in some teeth, and a sharp animalistic nose.

    And that's what I accomplished at work last night. Enjoy.
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    Nov 18, 2009, 5:06 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #2

    You must work reeeeeeaaaaaaaaal hard Shuk'ika.

    Real nice buckets there Vod. good work.
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    Nov 18, 2009, 7:28 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #3

    Depending on what you want to do with your bucket I would say your designs are very good, but a little too western Earth culture. I would suggest you take a look at some Starwars books to get a feel of the idea and the culture of the Mandos. Reading the books by Karen Traviss really helped me get a feel for the culture.

    I realise that I may be coming off as criticising your work and it makes me feel a little uncomfortable because I really don't want to come off as harsh, I hope you understand that I am trying to get the best in the way of a design from you, it's obvious you have talent, but I suspect your boredom meant you also lacked a bit of direction.

    If you're aiming for a Mercs status take a look at the conventions regarding helmets and speak to the people who are part of the deciding council for advice, A'den Skirata is one and I'm sure he would be more than happy to help and advise you.

    If you're not, then whatever I say really doesn't matter and as long as you are enjoying yourself doing it then it's absolutely fine.

    But good work none the less.
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    Nov 18, 2009, 9:37 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #4

    i personally think its kind of neat but not relly mando ish
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    Nov 19, 2009, 12:52 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #5

    Oh yeah. Obviously. I'm messing around with my design for my real bucket, and have been forever. Once I get some extra cash to play around with, I'll probably start in earnest. These were just boredom induced. When there's nothing going on my brain goes strange places.....

    If these ever saw the practical light of day, they'd more than be just for fun on a scrap bucket.

    @Pac'ika: I totally work hard. It's hard staying awake in the wee hours of the morning.

    @Saz: 'Preciate the comments, vod. Don't worry about sounding harsh. I'm not that sensitive.
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    Nov 19, 2009, 7:57 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #6

    'Course ya do...
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    Nov 20, 2009, 12:35 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #7

    *chuckles* So I was super busy last night, but couldn't stop designing. Came up with a few more ideas. Obviously, these'd all be scrap one shot helmets, not full designs. As always, comments are welcome.

    1. Design one is where I started when trying to design my own Custom. The red patch on the left side of the bucket would be names, in Mandoa, carved into the surface of the bucket and painted red. They'd be the friends I lost while in the Army (through retirement, relocating, combat, and just plain loosing touch).

    The idea came to me from reading the opening chapters of Order 66. Figured the Mando would want to remember those he lost, and in true Mando fashion would want to be able to speak all the names each day, regardless of whether he had a datapad close by or not. He could slip off his helmet, or glance at a patch of armor if he needed a reminder.

    2. I was trying to come up with something besides the normal "cover the T-visor and cut out shapes thing" that I've been doing, and so I armored the lower portion, and said "Hey! Look! An elephant!". Added tusks and grey paint and there you go...

    3. This is where my Mando is at the moment (in theory, anyway). Both my parents used to be paramedics, and so I decided to make my Mando a medic as well. The angel wings on the dome would actually be painted along the sides, ala Captain America, but I couldn't figure out how to do that. The RF on the left would be a medical scanner, on slide rails so it just slid up and out of the way, instead of to the side. The right lens would be just that, a magnification lens. Maybe several of them in graduated sizes. I thought about doing it in blues or greens, so as to evoke a set of scrubs, but since the bucket is about honoring my Buir, I figured I'd just stick with red.

    4. The X-men's Cyclops. Duh. I was playing with colors, and the blue and white reminded me of one of his older cowl type masks. Gave him a red visor and yellow frame, and vioila!

    5. I heard someone call someone else "four eyes" earlier yesterday, and the phrase stuck. Double range finder, with eyes painted on the bucket (I know they have a name, but cant' remember it at the moment.), and I made the T-Visor and frame one piece of tinted plastic.

    6. Was working on the idea of a blind mando, so I again combined the T-Visor and frame, so you can't tell where his eyes actually sit.

    7. I wanted to do something plant like, so I threw down some green paint, chopped the T-Visor off, and added thorn looking doo-hickeys.

    8. With an aquatic Mando in mind, I played around until I had a goggle type shape for the eyes, gave him air hose ports on his faceplates, and a blue-green color scheme.
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    Nov 20, 2009, 5:12 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #8

    I like number 1 and 2, number 7 would be really cool if they were actually cuts and you could see the visor behind it.
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    Nov 20, 2009, 5:15 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #9

    Ya know, I originally had it like that, but I thought it was too much of the same thing, with the visor covered and then cut out. And since it's paint, you can't really tell that they're supposed to be thorn like. *shrugs*
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    Nov 20, 2009, 9:02 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #10

    ANOTHER MEDIC? Really? Cool.

    Wanna join me and Zuk'ika in the 101st Medical Corps?
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    Nov 20, 2009, 12:04 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #11

    Absolutely. Count me in. Do we have an official Corps crest?
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    Nov 20, 2009, 12:12 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #12

    Just to let you know guys, if you are thinking about being mercs, I'm pretty (almost 100%) sure that Novall has put out some guidelines for making "Corps".

    I think that they aren't officially recognised as yet but if you get enough to go under the banner then they may recognise it.

    Though you will all need to be official members, i.e. have your gear complete.
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    Nov 20, 2009, 10:55 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #13

    wow what's the deal with the mass influx of medics lately... I just don't know where they all come from.
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    Nov 20, 2009, 11:53 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #14

    We're like drill beetles, Kal'ika. You can't get rid of us. Ever.

    And I'll have to check the Merc's site and do some research here when I get home. Stupid work computer won't let me on the Merc's site. Ever. Psh.
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    Nov 21, 2009, 3:45 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #15

    So, I was playing around with Pac'ika's custom Medic insignia, and came up with the first picture. I really like the way his Mythosaur skull looks sort of like a dagger blade at the bottom. With that in mind, I drew myself a skull, and started playing with it. I extended it to a sword, and split the blade like teeth and nostrils. I didn't like the big open spots on the blade, so I changed to nostril frames to a bit of Mythosaur skull that reaches up onto the blade. Added center diamonds, like on a set of 'Gam. Tossed a grip on the nasal bone (between the eyes), and tried getting the cross guard right. I hated the way the tusks came out, so I changed it to angel wings, more in line with a caduceus. Figured the entire hilt (from pommel to cross guard) would be carved from Mythosaur bone, and it would serve as a ceremonial sword from a Mandalorian Med School.

    The second pic came about as a result of me staring at the Mythosaur skull for so long, and Saz's comments earlier.

    1. Obviously changed the original helmet to fall more in line with Saz's comment. I kinda like it. Good call, Vod.

    2. This one is what came of my Sword/Insignia doodling. I opened up my earlier Elephant design, changed the coloring to more of a bone color, and changed the tusks. Mythosaur helmet. Easy peasy. Maybe I'll call it "Jaing". Heh.

    3. This one is pretty self explanatory. Changed the Mythosaur skull to a human one. I call him "Temperance". Heh. Extra points for those of you who get it.

    And that's what I've done tonight....so far.....
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    Nov 21, 2009, 5:37 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #16

    Quote kal'ika said: View Post
    wow what's the deal with the mass influx of medics lately... I just don't know where they all come from.

    Is that a bad thing kal? We can all go if you can save your own shebs from bleeding to death!

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    ...Do we have an official corps crest?
    Yes we do - It's attached
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    Nov 21, 2009, 7:38 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #17

    Looks good, Pac'ika. It'll go on my armor, soon as I can manage some funds to start the building process.....

    One thing, though. My Latin is kinda rusty, but doesn't "In arduis fidelus" mean "In (or upon) lofty, faithful"? I know lofty has multiple meanings. Just curious what you were going for.

    Maybe you were looking for something like this...of course, I could always be wrong.

    In danger, faithful = In periculosus fidelis
    In trouble, faithful = In perturbo fidelis
    In combat, faithful = In certamen fidelis
    In need, faithful = In necessitas (or difficultas), fidelis
    During trials, faithful = Per tentatio fidelis

    Like I said, my Latin is rusty...Just trying to help. If I'm wrong, tell me to shut up.
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    Nov 21, 2009, 7:58 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #18

    Oooh! Also, I got some work done on my kit design. Lemme know what yall think. Obviously I'm no artist, but here it is. It's lacking in details, obviously. This is more for shape and color matching. And I plan on building all the weapons you see.

    Rifle will be wood, obviously. I dig the old 1800's style trigger handles, so I threw them on both firearms. The feel of that shape handle really appeals to me, so I stuck it on my sidearm.

    Both weapons will have hexagonal barrels, and the rifle will have an open side magazine so you can see the rounds inside. I'm thinking of doing a "light scope". Mount a high powered light as my "eyepiece", and then some sort of magnification lens in the scoped end. *shrugs*

    The axe is just that. An axe. Weathered appropriately.

    The spear is a Bevii'ragir. I haven't seen one in real life, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Head will be broad and carved from wood, as will be the counterweight/feather end. I'm going to make it in two pieces that screw into each other about midway. That way if I need to, I can break it down for travel, or if things get really hairy, I've got two hand to hand weapons!

    That's that.....I think. I'm still working on it, as always.....

    *chuckles* And don't any of you wise guys mention my skirt...*meancing look*
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    Nov 21, 2009, 9:42 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #19

    Nice skirt there. Hand washable?

    In Ardus Fidelus means Faithful in Adversity so you were fairly close.
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    Nov 21, 2009, 5:03 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #20

    Ah. Gotcha. And no, it's dry clean only. Which is why mine'll be so weathered. Who has time to hit Keldabe's dry cleaners between missions?
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    Nov 21, 2009, 5:28 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #21

    I dunno, they have a nice Simonelle droid there. I myself prefer the Mandalore Cleaners, but that's just me. I don't like my lab coat to be dirty. There's a **** stain on the lapel i can't get out but..

    Enough hijack. We now return to our original programming.
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    Nov 21, 2009, 8:52 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #22

    *falls over laughing* What was your lapel doing so close to the source of the Osik?

    Meh. Hijacking is cool.

    Second version of the armor coming up right now, plus random doodles and things that have caught my interest over the last few days of drawing.

    Fist pic is an alternate look for the armor. Changed the colors a little, changed the spats. Added front and back views for the bucket. I'm planning on the EMS style stars on the back to be raised just a bit, and have air hoses feeding into them.

    Second pic, I took the outline of an AK-47 and futzed around with it. Did straight magazines, because the curved ones just looked funky once I had them drawn. Top four weapons have standard barrels, and are in various configurations (stock, no stock, scope, no scope). Second four I exchanged the normal barrel for a wide mouth short barrel. *shrugs* I think I like that version better.

    Third and last pic is me trying to hash out the final functional design of my helmet. The back will have the above mentioned air hoses, but I'm still working out the front. I think I'm gonna loose the magnification lens, and just keep the slide down med scanner. Can't decide beween gray or white, though. I really like the left hand face plate, with the surgical mask influence, but the squared visor looks great too. Argh! Choices choices.

    Any votes? Comments? Suggestions?
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    Nov 21, 2009, 10:37 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #23

    i like the T visor because its Traditional

    The reason why My Helmet won't have a range Finder IS that The HUD has a built in Selectional(invented word) Area Zoom (which Allows me To Use scopes and stuff of the sort while keeping a Wide view of what is around me((And so i can Zoom into the wound while looking at the cringes on the mando's face while i Remove the Bullet stuck in him)) And when not in use i won't have a massive thing Handing on top of my bucket for Stealth reasons so my range finder won't be visible((Non existent)) for when the Top of the dome is just under cover
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    Nov 21, 2009, 11:30 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #24

    Quote PacxIblix said: View Post
    Is that a bad thing kal? We can all go if you can save your own shebs from bleeding to death!
    no, no pacx not a bad thing... don't plan on gettin' my shebs shot off tho! lol

    as for the RF... u'll notice my mando doesn't wear one anymore either... opting instead for a more functional/efficient macrovisor
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    Nov 22, 2009, 4:56 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #25

    @Kal'ika: Yeah, I really dig your design. At first, I was like "Seriously? Macrovisor on a Mando?" But it's grown on me in the months that I've been lurking here.

    The standard RF just strikes me as a bit impractical. You have to worry about smart *** Aruetiise trying to shoot it off, and that stalk, even if it's beskar, can't be too stable. If nothing else, it'd be trying to pry off your bucket's ears any time any stress was put on it.

    I was gonna go with a single RF over on eye on a swivel head, so that I could just rotate it up out of the way, but it wound up looking like a devil horn when straight up (pretty cool), and like I was missing an eyebrow when sideways (not so cool).

    I think I'm just gonna stick with a single slide up range finder over one eye.

    @Zuk'ika: I just saw this, and it made me laugh. You said you've got "Selectional(invented word) Area Zoom" in your bucket, right? You do realize that you're carrying S.A.Z. around inside your yead, don't you? Heh. I wonder how he feels about that...

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