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    Nov 22, 2009, 4:18 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #26

    Also, doodled most of the night away. Came up with these fine upstanding young soldiers...

    Red Mando is the Clan Leader of these four. His black armor with colored trim indicates high rank, as does his colored T-visor. The loincloth symbolizes his actual leadership of the clan. He's got an entire clan to protect his gettse, so he doesn't have to (though he certainly does). His Kama indicates that he fought his way to the spot. Made of the last Clan Leader's cape, it's more a trophy than an actual instrument of power. And yes, he did start out as a Superman Mando.

    Green Mando is also high ranking, as evidenced by his armor and colored T-Visor. He's a communications/intelligence specialist. Large comm backpack and a beefed up RF. I was messing with the chest piece on this one, and it reminded me of the circuit boards I used to work on, so he became green.

    Gold Mando is an airborne battle specialist. His chest armor represents a full formation in flight, and his T-Visor is modified to resemble a bird's beak.

    Blue Mando is an aquatic specialist. Goggle shaped T-Visor, SCUBA equipment on his back, complete with airhoses. His chest armor represents the five seas of Mandalore (the world, though I have no idea how many seas it actually has).
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    Nov 22, 2009, 6:49 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #27

    VERY nice vod! What programme do you use? I want it. I believe Mandalore has 7 seas. As in your signature, I could be completely wrong and i suspect someone like Saz or Kal'ika will eventually pop up and correct me.

    The lapel incident was.. uh... unintended.
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    Nov 22, 2009, 7:01 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #28

    *falls over laughing* I'm glad it was unintended. Otherwise I'd have to assume you were one of the stars in the Holofilm "2 girls 1 plastoid drinking container".

    I just use MS Paint. And lots and lots of spare time and patience. Sometimes I edit and revise one pixel at a time. It's time consuming, and labor intensive, but I can do it at work, which helps.
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    Nov 22, 2009, 8:09 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #29

    *splutter*

    MS paint?! REALLY? Best I can do with paint is a circle. And even that's a bit dodgy
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    Nov 22, 2009, 8:26 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #30

    I like the red one vod looks pretty sinister.
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    Nov 22, 2009, 9:04 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #31

    *chuckles* Yeah. Just takes time and patience. I've been using paint forever and a day, so it's not so bad. I even designed one of my tattoos with it.
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    Nov 22, 2009, 9:34 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #32

    Sorry for the double post, but I did some more work on the Mando Clan. Kept thinking about it today while I slept (yes, I dream of Mando's), and came up with a little more info and some design changes.

    These four are brothers, and the leaders of Clan Baatir (to worry about). They all four wear Beskar armor that's been equipped with vibro-units, making them more resistant to blaster bolts and slugs. The bright color of the trim of the armor is actually an indication that the armor is powered up.

    Red Mando, is Na'ur Kad (to forge a saber) Baatir. He's the (I forget the word for this rank) Clan Leader, and runs the entire clan, from his farm outside Kyrimorut. He seldom carries a firearm, since he's retired, but he still carries a ceremonial bevii'ragir and his kad, which is also converted to a vibrosword.

    Green Mando is Susulur (to listen) Baatir, and he runs the Keldabe branch of the Clan. He carries two electric stun pistols.

    Light blue Mando is Tar (star, sky) Baatir, and he is the only brother to have moved offworld. He runs the Coruscant branch of the Clan. He carries two gauntlet mounted chainguns.

    Dark blue Mando is Iviin'yc (quick, or fast) Baatir, who runs the few Clan members who live on Dac, or Mon Calamari. He carries an old fashioned speargun.

    .....and that's what I dreamed about today. Enjoy.
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    Nov 22, 2009, 9:38 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #33

    Y'know what they remind me of? Power Rangers. You're very talented vod!
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    Nov 22, 2009, 10:01 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #34

    Heh. I didn't even think of that.

    *falls over laughing* Go go Power Mandos! And in the background, Jango's head floats in a bacta tank, all foggy and blah blah blah. And Boba shakes his head and says "Ay ay ay!"

    Thank's Pac'ika
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    Nov 22, 2009, 10:15 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #35

    you need to get something to keep you up. You fall over laughing all the time.
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    Nov 22, 2009, 10:33 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #36

    So I do, but if I get a cane, everbody'll accuse me of trying to be like House, M.D.

    Although....he would make a pretty Ori'Kandosii mando...
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    Nov 22, 2009, 10:39 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #37

    *facepalm*
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    Nov 22, 2009, 10:45 PM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #38

    *chuckles* So I was working on my armor designs, again...and again, and again. I can't seem to leave well enough alone. I think I've decided on a design, and I'm working on a history. I just need to finalize my color scheme.

    Let me know what yall think.

    BRT- Black with red trim, Buy'ce same
    BRT1- Black with red trim, Buy'ce reversed

    RWT- Red with white trim, Buy'ce same
    RWT1- Red with white trim, Buy'ce reversed

    WRT- White with red trim, Buy'ce same
    WRT1- White with red trim, Buy'ce reversed

    Personally, I'm not a fan of the last two. I think I look too much like a white job (regular clone).
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    Nov 23, 2009, 3:26 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #39

    I was totally inspired by Saz's upcoming Celtic knot bucket, and so I made this thing. Kinda also inspired by the old "King Arthur And The Knights Of Justice" 'toon. I think I hate the crown idea, though....
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    Nov 30, 2009, 6:18 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #40

    Took that last design and scrapped it. Didn't like it at all, though I liked the Celtic knotwork (Saz inspired, of course), and the idea of a crown. Earlier tonight, Kal'ika asked me to do his and Fi's (his lady) buckets, and so I threw down their helmets. Used the same color blue, in different lightnesses (is that word?), and the idea of his/hers buckets struck me.

    So I took the Celtic theme and incorporated it into what I envision as a pair of clan leader's helmets. Husband and wife. In honor of Kal'ika and Fi's contribution to this, the blue is (or at least should be) the same color on the female helmet.

    I tried to make the brow designs more flowing and soft on the blue bucket, and made the facial designs more pointed and aggressive on the green one, to make the difference that much more apparent.

    What do yall think? Too weird? Have I gone off the deep end?
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    Dec 6, 2009, 2:54 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #41

    So, I was playing around with the different sets of armor I did a while back in this thread, and I finally settled on this one for my Mando.

    My heroes have always been, well, Superheroes, and nobody does the iconic image better than Superman (even though I'm a Marvel Man, through and through). I've seen some Bat-Mando's here and there, but I've never seen anybody take on the S-Shield, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

    Design-wise, I like the pentagonal shield (ala Superman) in the middle as opposed to the center diamond. Obviously Supes' colors wouldn't work, but I kept the red because the armor is about honoring my old man, who was a medic as well (and because it flows well). The rest of the armor will be varying shades of gray, because nothing is ever black and white (and because my Mando will have just lost his parents.

    The shield itself is a stylized Mythosaur skull. I was playing around with different symbols, trying to get something I liked, but I couldn't find anything that fit. I've got a tattoo of a burned out phoenix (tribal, skeletal thingy) that I designed, and I was trying to incorporate that, but the shield just isn't the right shape for that. I think maybe I'm going to add the Mando'a letters for N and B on either side of the skull, just to fill up that empty space. N and B for Nau'ur and Baatir.

    Spoilers ahead

    I got the idea from Fi Skirata's bucket. After Gaftikar, when Kal'Buir moved him to Mandalore so that Bardan could help him recover, he had the letters M and S painted on his bucket, for Mir'Shupur, the compound word for "Brain Injury".

    The closest word I could come up with for medic/doctor/caregiver is Baatir, which means "to care, to worry about". Nau'ur means "to light up" as in to make something glow. Nau'ur Kad means to "forge a saber" or "make a saber glow".

    I figured the chest piece would be from my Mando's buir, who was a medic/teacher. In essence, he forged new medics. The clan's name would be Baatir, in honor of my family's tradition of being medics/doctors/nurses, and my Mando would call himself Nau'ur, after his father (since I'm a Junior too). And yes, I totally have a severe case of hero worship when it comes to my old man.

    The loincloth...well, the idea of cod armor just rubs me the wrong way (no pun intended), but the idea of running around with the crotch to my flight suit exposed also seems wrong. The kama will give the whole "long cape" feel to the suit. I'm still torn as to whether I wanna do a back plate or a cape though. I'm afraid that a cape, kama, and loincloth will just be too dang much flowing fabric.

    But yeah. That's where my design is so far....now if I can just snare some funds to start the build....
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    Dec 6, 2009, 6:53 AM - Re: Bored at work, Bucket Designs #42

    ......Aaaaaaaand going right along with that, I've now changed my name, because I'm completely random, and didn't think things out before I picked Shuk'Om as my username. I'm now officially Nau'ur Baatir. Nau'ika or Bat'ika will do just fine.

    Oh, heck. I'll answer to whatever you call me, most likely.

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