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    Sep 4, 2009, 5:19 AM - Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #1

    Hello guys !
    I talking you a long time ago about my armor project... And I finally began it !!
    Well... it's with not expansive materials I found in a working store and in a sport store ^^

    here's some references pics :
    http://www.gamershell.com/screenpop.php?id=148442



    And a lot of other pics

    So let me show you what I've done for the moment.

    First I bought biker boots and gloves (but no photos yet)...
    Then, I decided to make the chest in a plastic sheet.
    I made it in two parts : the global chest, and the top chest.




    then, I put on the first part some peaces of foam to make the chest relief :


    Finally, I put the second part on it:


    I made the form folding the material with my hands ^^

    The first part of the helmet !
    After the beginning of the chest, I decided to make the entire helmet before continuing the rest of the armor.
    So I bought a roller helmet in a sport store and put a sheet of plastic on it.
    I have to cut it a little 'cause for the moment, I can't hold up my head *:

    Here's the first shot of my helmet.



    Don't forget that is just the begining ^^

    Yesterday, I formed the visor, shots will come when I fixed it on the elmet tonight or at the begining of the next week
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    Sep 5, 2009, 12:47 AM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #2

    Nice start. I've been wanting to see one of these get built. Any thoughts on what you might use for that flightsuit?
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    Sep 5, 2009, 3:32 AM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #3

    Quote Tod 'buir said: View Post
    Nice start. I've been wanting to see one of these get built. Any thoughts on what you might use for that flightsuit?
    thanks ^^
    for the flightsuit, I don't know what can I use for the moment, I will search for this after building the armor I think
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    Sep 10, 2009, 5:06 PM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #4

    Hello guys !

    I finally continue my helmet with the white plastics, the rollerblade helmet and a transparent plastic used for bathrooms ^^
    Let me show you with some pics

    First : the T visor


    Then : the "glass" for the T lense


    And them together ^^


    After that, I put the "glass" in the roller helmet to form it as I need to put the visor on after :


    Next, I made the complete T visor with the plastic, the glass ans a car glasses film. But it was still to big so I had to cut it in order to have a good sized helmet



    After that, I put the visor on the helmet to try it and eventually resize it again (and again xD)


    Finally, in order to egalise all the bucket, I put some dough named "plastiroc" which become hard in ambiant temperature.


    Now, I have to wait the next week to be sure it's all hard and egalise it with glass paper and finish it ^^
    This week end I have a event with my garindan costume so I don't think I could continue this project XD

    Thanks to look at my progress guys ^^

    Steve
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    Sep 10, 2009, 9:31 PM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #5

    Looking sharp. I planned to do something similar for a crusader style mando. Good to know it works.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 10:35 PM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #6

    Keep it up, vod! Looking good!
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    Sep 11, 2009, 6:02 AM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #7

    thanks guys !

    I'm glad to see you appreciate my work
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    Sep 16, 2009, 7:56 AM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #8

    Hi guys !
    I have shots of the next step...
    The helmet is in "standby" 'cause I have to wait before finish it (next week end may be)

    So just 2 little pics :
    thighs :


    neck :


    Hope you like it ^^

    Bye
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    Sep 20, 2009, 11:05 AM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #9

    Looking good!
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    Sep 27, 2009, 11:50 AM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #10

    Hello there !

    The last two pics of my helmet WIP taken this afternoon ^^
    I put some coating smoothing on it which brings a better color and a better aspect



    Well the next one give a strange aspect of the helmet because of the perspective, I'm sorry :


    Hope you like it ^^

    Steve
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    Sep 27, 2009, 2:07 PM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #11

    Good work! Keep the pics coming!
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    Sep 29, 2009, 12:36 AM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #12

    nice looking helmet
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    Oct 4, 2009, 1:45 PM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #13

    Hello guys !
    I'm back with some pics of my respirator ^^







    Building it, I saw that my bucket was too large. So I cut it a litte to be more accurate but I still have the same problem... My helmet seems to be XXL lol but I can't build it another time and can't cut anymore... May be it's only because I don't have Canderous shoulders and it will look better when I will have my shoulders' protections ... let we see ^^"
  14. Oct 6, 2009, 10:29 AM - 501st possibility #14

    Good morning,

    I have been asked to comment on the possibility of this unit in the 501st, citing other currently accepted video game characters. I'd like to share my response here.

    The characters Visas Marr*, Darth Revan, Darth Nihilus or Starkiller** (and more)--are are all scripted characters or who have distinctly villain roles in KOTOR. (*Or have scripted villain roles before they become playable. Starkiller**, from The Force Unleashed, is only considered in his role fighting for the Empire.) You will note that Darth Malak is in fact not in the 501st Legion CRL. This is because the costume cannot be purchased as a kit and no one has put the effort into attempting one for Legion Review.

    Canderous Ordo, is introduced as a neutral character--with villain leanings--who will follow and support the most wretched of Dark Sider or the most Redeemed Revan. In the official "canon" ending for KOTOR--the ending that allows KOTOR II to take place--Darth Revan is redeemed and his cohorts are influenced toward fulfilling their lightside destinies. In KOTOR II, the same is true of relationship between the Mandalore and the Jedi Exile.

    Note;
    Books written by various authors hoping to capitalize on a video game's popularity do little to support the visual appearance of a character for 501st purposes.

    A second issue to be found with the playable characters in the KOTOR series is that their appearance--outfit--to a degree, weapons, and accessories can be changed at the whim of the player. All the characters accepted by 501st so far have had scripted appearances. Playable costume options have been ignored.

    ¿So where does this leave us with KOTOR II's Manadalore? Done well, I think there's enough scripted KOTOR II reference to argue for him. However, I will be very tough on the costume. I will be ignoring screen shots of the costume and seek out full model renders, like those I acquired for "Visas Marr, Darth Revan, Darth Nihilus or Starkiller (and more)."

    For example;
    KOTOR's Darth Revan render
    and
    TFU's "Starkiller", in service of the Empire render

    For a new armoured unit in the 501st, I will be looking for fine craftsmanship and detail.

    For an armoured unit, the helmet is everything. And for a good helmet, months of work must be preceded by months of research--even beyond google image search. I will seek out my contact at Activision who helped port the counsel game to PC and see if a good reference render can be made. Alternatively I encourage those interested in this project rip and render the model at high resolution themselves. I think in this way we might find authenticating details to further in this project.

    Be well,
    Thomas
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    Oct 6, 2009, 2:30 PM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #15

    Hi TCE ^^
    Thanks for your answer, I found some screen shots of color customisation for the armor, so I can see the entire armor correctly, but as you said you want to have renders, I'm looking for it.
    I'm going to (re)build my helmet with other materials to be more accurate ^^

    I've got to say that your explaination give me more wishes about making a great job to be approved in 501st in addition of my Garindan costume.

    Thanks again

    Steve
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    Nov 29, 2009, 11:22 AM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #16

    ho ! 2months I didn't send any pics...
    Well, ... it's because I didn't work on my canderous project (just rebuild the helmet) and my job take my time ^^"

    So, I rebuild the helmet as I said in my last post.

    I built this one with a protection cap, I removed from it the jean's and keep the hard part for the top of the helmet. The back and the visor were built with a particular material in 2 parts. This material is used with hot water and can be formed and reformed as we want.

    Next, I put some coating smoothing a lot of times and finally get the right aspect ^^

    Here's 2 pics token 1hour ago ^^




    I hope you like it as I do :
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    Nov 29, 2009, 8:56 PM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #17

    lookin good!
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    Jan 14, 2010, 3:34 AM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #18

    Hi Vode !

    Here is the latest pics (shot yesterday ^^). I'll put the fiberglass filler today or on saturday

    hope you like ^^


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    Feb 4, 2010, 7:29 AM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #19

    Hi guys !
    I know I don't post a lot but I've got a lot of things to do in addition to this project :

    So, here : 2 pics of the new pieces I prepared for fiberglass
    I'll put the fiberglass on these this week end (I hope I've got enough fiberglass, if not, I would have to buy another sheet and make the last parts the next week xD)

    You'll see here : the forarms (both in 2 parts), the boots protections, the handplates, the thins and the backplate (which I know it will give me a lot of jobs :-\), and the future blaster (when it'll be upgraded of course)



    I also made the begining of the belt but I'll post pics later
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    Feb 4, 2010, 9:18 AM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #20

    My favorite character from KOTR excited to see it done!
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    Jul 26, 2010, 3:43 PM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #21

    Hi, I'm a new memeber and I have conventions coming up in the spring that I want to make Canderous armor for. My friend will be going as Canderous and I qill be going as Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos. I could really use your help trying to make this costume. Like I have no idea how much this is costing you. Are we getting in over our heads here? Whats the cost? the man hours? what kind of materials are you using. I would love your help, but I understand if you don't want to share your techniques! Any help would be appreciate
    -Quinlan
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    Jul 26, 2010, 4:47 PM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #22

    Quote Wuinlan88 said: View Post
    Hi, I'm a new memeber and I have conventions coming up in the spring that I want to make Canderous armor for. My friend will be going as Canderous and I qill be going as Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos. I could really use your help trying to make this costume. Like I have no idea how much this is costing you. Are we getting in over our heads here? Whats the cost? the man hours? what kind of materials are you using. I would love your help, but I understand if you don't want to share your techniques! Any help would be appreciate
    -Quinlan
    Hi !
    I didn't come here for a long time ^^"
    This project waits until I have more place to make the armor...

    In fact I use cardboard, fiberglass to make it harder, stronger...
    For the boots, I use bike boots, the same for the gloves.
    The helmet was made by one of my friends with paper and cardboard with wallpaper glue.

    I began this project 3 years ago... and I have to wait again because of the need of place to make fiberglass on cardboard (it smells a lot in a living room and it's a little bit toxic!! xD)
    At this time, it cost about $200 but I have to re-build the armor.

    Don't forget that it's very difficult to be the most accurate possible as this character is taken from a video game. You've to watch a lot of screenshots.

    Feel free to email me if you want some other informations

    Steve

    PS : I hope I'll continue it very soon (I think if I do it, it will not take me a lot of time ^^')
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    Jul 26, 2010, 4:55 PM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #23

    I know nothing about working with Fiberglass. Like I can imagine building the frame of everything with cardboard that sounds simple enough. I just don't know jack about applying fiberglass.
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    Jul 26, 2010, 5:11 PM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #24

    Quote Wuinlan88 said: View Post
    I know nothing about working with Fiberglass. Like I can imagine building the frame of everything with cardboard that sounds simple enough. I just don't know jack about applying fiberglass.
    Well, I don't know how to answer you in a good language (I'm French)... You have to use resin and a sheet of fiberglass. Put the resin on the armor pieces, then put the fiberglass on it, (it must "drink" the resin), and finally, put resin on it again after a little while.
    You should read a lot of threads in this forums : some people can answer your question about fiberglass better than me ^^
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    Jul 30, 2010, 4:58 PM - Re: Canderous Ordo Armor (Mandalore the Preserver) WIP #25

    looks like this will be a great costume once it's done.
    I look forward to your updates

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