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  1. I helped at SDCC '08 The Clayster's Avatar
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    Jan 4, 2008, 5:44 PM - Continued: My custom mando progress #1

    Well, as it needs to be done by a Con coming up (Finally) I am working on this costume once again. Some past deadlines for this costume, did not work out, and I simply put this on the back burner. The new deadline is for PCC (Phoenix Comic Con).


    I will take pictures of some parts that have not been seen here on TDH, and some work that I have done, and parts that I am revamping and/or replacing.

    Pics will follow later: Sorry for the boring post!
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    Jan 4, 2008, 5:50 PM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #2

    How long you been working on this one now? Glad to hear it'll finally be finished soon.
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    Jan 4, 2008, 6:19 PM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #3

    Quote BigJon said: View Post
    How long you been working on this one now? Glad to hear it'll finally be finished soon.
    Man, wayyyyy too long!

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    Jan 4, 2008, 7:33 PM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #4

    Looking forward to the progress pics!
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    Jan 4, 2008, 9:16 PM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #5

    Quote MandalorFett said: View Post
    Looking forward to the progress pics!
    Thanks buddy, here are some pics of some of the stuff that people haven't seen:

    A free cape I received over the summer


    A buckle that I am going to use on my new belt


    My old belt, and my new belt


    A lousy Kama/holster combo: The kama and holsters are just hooked together by velcro, so it really doesn't matter what happens to it. I made it last summer when I was bored.




    The back of the rocket: The gauntlet set and resin pieces I received from someone on here, were actually trimmed badly, and the resin pieces were not sanded or primed before painting. They used testors probably, with a brush.


    Nothing on the flamethrower. Any suggestions on what I could put there? haha


    The resin calculator pad, that came painted, but the paint came off with the liquid mask.


    The boots I will be using, and the shin armor will be attached to these. I was thinking snaps, or velcro. Any other methods?


    Right Gauntlet




    Like I mentioned earlier, the set I received was not trimmed well, and so I had to figure out a closure system, and this was what we came up with. Any ideas on how to make a better closure system, please tell!

    As for my new Cod piece and knees, they are in the trimming and prepping for paint stage: Tomorrow they will probably be completely painted and whatnot.
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    Jan 5, 2008, 8:40 AM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #6

    Hmm... I'm thinking those guantlets look too clean, maybe we should put an acrylic wash on them. We can do it before we see Jeremy, it's a quick process. Also, did we ever think about vacuuforming the cod piece I made for you? It might be a really good buck for vacuuforming.
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    Jan 5, 2008, 9:42 AM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #7

    get another hinge setup, hinging the velcro side in the pic so both sides are hinged, and use the hinge pin as a locking pin, sliding it out when you want to put it on or take it off and sliding it in for wearing it

    thats what im planning on doing with mine
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    Jan 5, 2008, 6:01 PM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #8

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Hmm... I'm thinking those guantlets look too clean, maybe we should put an acrylic wash on them. We can do it before we see Jeremy, it's a quick process. Also, did we ever think about vacuuforming the cod piece I made for you? It might be a really good buck for vacuuforming.
    I was going to do that, and I still have yet to put a wash over my armor, and maybe a bit more on the helmet.

    As for the old Cod you made, we did speak of vacuuforming it. Wouldn't be a bad idea to me, we do have access to a machine!

    Update: It is raining. How in the world is it raining in Laughlin? (look it up on Google Earth) The conditions outside make it impossible to paint, and if I do it in my garage, the air is still moist, and kinda chilly. Maybe tomorrow conditions will be better, so I can paint my shins, and cod.
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    Jan 5, 2008, 10:26 PM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #9

    Glad to see you making more progress on this, Clay! I've gotta admit, the stuff you've acquired so far looks VERY nice!
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    Jan 5, 2008, 10:35 PM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #10

    I had my Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Laughlin a little over two years ago. Little city on the river (stream), smack dab in the middle of the desert.

    Your armor looks great, tho. :-)

    If you want to add hinges, you can most likely find them at your local hardware store. I bought some today for $6 each, 12" long. I bought two, and cut them in half, and now I have two sets of hinges for each gauntlet. Easy to install, too. You can use the included screws, or use rivets.
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    Jan 5, 2008, 11:31 PM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #11

    Thanks for the advice on the closure. I may or may not do this, just because I may upgrade to better Fibgerglass gauntlets later on in the year...as the ones I own now are vacuuformed, and made of Styrene.

    Rain for the next 3 days. I may not be able to wear this at the Jeremy Bulloch signing. Although, I am sure I can finish by Phoenix Comic Con.

    My other problem is the vest. It came in my size....but wayyyy too wide. The snaps have a tear, in which I need to patch, and I have to take it in quite a few inches on the sides.

    I have to say procrastination is my best friend, and as a result: My helmet has not been completed since paint finished back in April 07 :/.

    I now have wig heads, in which when I do glue in the visor, nothing will interfere with the process. I also have to do some slight RF work. Since my mando really never had a great planning stage...I am still piecing it together, and what I think would look cool. I was always thinking of a back pack...but I never could think of anything that looked Star Warsy...so I settled for a cape. Now I see that capes are quite popular, along with Kamas.

    My backplate is metal, I bought it used. It had been Rub n Buffed, and so when I tried painting, it did not stick. I now have to sand the paint that was horribly done by me, and the Rub n Buff... I have started on that, but did not get very far at all. I am also having trouble finding a method of connecting it to my vest. If I had a Jet Pack, I could just use that as a method, but since I do not...I am out of ideas (I can't sew! So finding someone to take in the vest will be a chore!!!)
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    Jan 6, 2008, 1:44 AM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #12

    I wish you good luck in your armor making venture!!!

    Its starting to look great.

    Boy, I just love all these new custom mando's comin up so fast.
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    Jan 6, 2008, 2:16 AM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #13

    Quote 987654321a said: View Post
    I wish you good luck in your armor making venture!!!

    Its starting to look great.

    Boy, I just love all these new custom mando's comin up so fast.
    I've actually been here for quite a while. I do have one other thread, but it has been derailed many a time with drama. So I started a new thread.

    As I mentioned earlier, I am posting stuff that people have not seen, and updated parts of the costume.

    You can see my other thread here:http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=15515
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    Jan 6, 2008, 2:46 AM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #14

    It's looking good, bro. Keep it up!

    Are your gauntlets made by MB? I just traded some McQ figures for a set of his gauntlets and knees. Like you, I have a terrible case of procrastination in me.
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    Jan 6, 2008, 3:01 AM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #15

    Quote MandoMan said: View Post
    It's looking good, bro. Keep it up!

    Are your gauntlets made by MB? I just traded some McQ figures for a set of his gauntlets and knees. Like you, I have a terrible case of procrastination in me.

    Yes they are! I did not receive them from him though, I got them through a member here, a few weeks before CIV. The person had a low post count, and I think was fairly new. Not sure.
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    Jan 6, 2008, 11:04 AM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #16

    I'm not so much a procrastinator as that I just can't seem to stay on one project long enough to finish it before I get too excited to start another project. :-P
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    Jan 10, 2008, 7:28 AM - Re: Continued: My custom mando progress #17

    Alright, today,if the weather is nicer and a bit warmer out, I will paint up some stuff today. If not, then it will just wait for this weekend.

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