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  1. Mar 10, 2008, 11:47 AM - Custom Beskar'gam #1

    I am in the very first stages of building my beskar'gam, but being as this is my first time ill ask you fine mando'ade to help me. Right now im trying to decide what color flightsuit then let that dictate the armors color scheme. My choices are,



    MARPAT(forest or swamp)

    So which do I go with?
    Last edited by Vasili Zaitsev; Mar 11, 2008 at 5:23 AM.
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  3. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Mar 10, 2008, 12:08 PM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #2

    If you haven't used it yet, let me introduce you to:


    This aught to give you everything you need to help you figure out those colors. =)
  4. I helped at SDCC '08 987654321a's Avatar
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    Mar 11, 2008, 12:44 AM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #3

    Think about this. What kind of an enviroment do you live in? Do you like it? If not what is your favorite enviroment?
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    Mar 11, 2008, 7:09 PM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #4

    i think itd matter where you live if your using camo
    Tatooine Sand
    Endor Jungle
    Dagobah Swamp
    think like that
  6. Mar 11, 2008, 8:26 PM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #5

    I started work on my flak jacket today,

    I think ithe color of the leather matches all the flight suit choices well enough.
    Im taking what all of you have said in to consideration, almost decided to make three sets of plates, one to match each outfit but time is a factor. Next month is the comic con in New york got to get my armor done fast. What im trying to decide is which will be my permanant suit, the base of my beskar'gam. Fett wears one set, no mater location. Camo is not to much of an issue I think the colors will work almost in any enviroment.This choice is important because it will dictate the overall color scheme i go with, i.e. boots, gloves, neck seal, etc.

    Thanks for your input so far it has been helpful.
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    Mar 14, 2008, 12:00 PM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #6

    personally with that vest id go with the Tan ACU
  8. lonewolf 1183's Avatar
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    Mar 14, 2008, 5:33 PM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #7

    My suggestion for camo choice would be something a little more obscure. If you want more conventional, I would suggest Multicam, the camo pattern developed by Crye. If you do go less conventional and more obscure (which is more what they did in the movies) I would look at getting some type of eastern european pattern. Or go and make/ buy yourself a light colored suit and get a prebble (sp?) sprayer and some camo-ish colors and spray your own custom pattern.

    This is just my 2 cents. I am definitely more of a custom mando guy (I'm a designer, so I like being creative) but my opinion is always to try to make things have the right feel or look that is the star wars universe. Common day things like a conventional digi-cam pattern that everyone knows about just seems out of place.

    That being said I look forward to seeing what you come up with. I always like seeing what kinds of different directions people take mando design.
  9. Mar 14, 2008, 11:02 PM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #8

    Thanks for the advice .
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    Mar 14, 2008, 11:25 PM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #9

    Being a U.S. Marine myself, I'll just throw my two cents into the mix. The U.S. Marine digital camoflage uniform has alot of history behind it. Although it was introduced to the Corps only a few years ago, it is worn into combat on a daily basis in defense of not only the United States, but many countries worldwide. The uniform is not worn lightly, or taken for granted, due to the heritage that comes with it.
    Personally I do not believe that MARPAT uniforms should be worn by non-military personnel.
    I don't mean any offense by this comment, and I hope none is taken, but I simply wish you not to make this decision lightly, and keep in mind that there will be many Marines, past and present, who might take offense to seeing our uniform worn improperly.

    My two cents.
  11. Mar 15, 2008, 2:13 AM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #10

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  12. ShatirLavan's Avatar
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    Mar 16, 2008, 1:52 AM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #11

    Never mind, I'm dumb and can't think of examples. I did post at 1am after all.
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    Mar 16, 2008, 4:49 AM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #12

    Just to correct you there, in an "I'm also agreeing" kind of way. There was camouflage in Episodes III and VI, worn by the BARC troopers on Kashyyk and the Rebel Commandos on Endor. That said I agree whole heartedly that 20th-21st century Earth camo schemes do not fit in to the Star Wars universe. Look at the examples I've listed above and pictured below, the camo designs are original not borrowed from the US Armed Forces or taken from the British Army. By all means have camouflage, but why not be original or something seen in Star Wars?

    Last edited by OrtharRrith; Mar 16, 2008 at 4:59 AM.
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    Mar 16, 2008, 4:57 AM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #13

    Quote ShatirLavan said: View Post
    Being Canadian, I say thanks for the kudos. However, I too feel that, not only is it disrespectful of the military nature of the uniform, but any sort of camouflage just does not fit in the Star Wars universe. If you look at the costumes in the movies, you never see any camo. I've never seen any in comics, figures, or video games either. I know it's a custom, but custom does not mean "anything goes." It still has to look like it came from the Star Wars universe, and camo just doesn't.
    I might have to correct you there Shawn. I spotted numerous examples of camoflage right through the movies, and comics. While it's not common, it's still there, such as the BARQ troopers on kashyyk in episode 3, or the rebel troopers on Endor in return of the jedi. In the comics, Rebels used it alot, most notibly rogue squadron when on ground missions. Makes sense if your hiding in the bushes that you don't wear a bright white hemet or suit of armour.

    It has it's place, but i do have to suggest it's not commonly seen in Mando's because they really don't care if you see them coming or not, either way your dead.
  15. ShatirLavan's Avatar
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    Mar 16, 2008, 11:38 AM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #14

    Frak, you guys are right. I never even thought of the BARC troopers or Gree. My bad. Camo away then.
  16. Mar 16, 2008, 1:48 PM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #15

    good point.
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    Mar 17, 2008, 7:04 PM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #16

    Quote ShatirLavan said: View Post
    Frak, you guys are right. I never even thought of the BARC troopers or Gree. My bad. Camo away then.
    BSG refrence? 8) In my SW, Gree and ROTS's Kashyyyk never happened.
  18. Mar 18, 2008, 1:09 PM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #17

    Well my fellow Mando's the contraversy of Camo Madno or not is over, at least for me anyway. I was out shopping with the wife yesterday when i came across a jet black flight suit. It fits the bill, matches the paint I already bought and the vest as well. I'm going to post a pic of me in the Flight suit and vest later today. Though I was dead set on my digis this suit kinda seem right for the job. Plus I dont have to sacrifice my one of my favorite paintball camos.
  19. MandoLegion's Avatar
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    Mar 18, 2008, 10:19 PM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #18

    If you can find another of those black flightsuits, I'd be interested in acquiring one.
  20. Mar 19, 2008, 11:45 AM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #19

    Living in the city I was able to go there in person. Hopefuly this will help you out nervod

    Also I think you can call them at 1 877 USA SAMS
  21. MandoLegion's Avatar
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    Mar 19, 2008, 2:50 PM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #20

    Jackpot, bud! Thanks a bunch.
  22. Apr 1, 2008, 1:41 AM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #21

    Here is a pic of the flak jacket with the black flight suit, sorry it took so long. Haven't added a second sleeve to the flight suit yet but planning to. This is the second version of the vest the first was to long and seem like it would get in the way of cod armor. Let me know what you guys think...
    Last edited by Vasili Zaitsev; Apr 1, 2008 at 3:00 AM.
  23. Apr 18, 2008, 12:53 AM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #22

    I've had some time to work on my mando recently. I've changed the color scheme once again and have given my Mando a name, Adenn Kad, the Merciless sword. I had to scrap the green leather vest I made for something matching the armor. I have aRubies bucket but am currently trying to get my paypal going to buy a movie sized bucket. In the weapons department I have a pair a nerf pistols, a set of Beskals (Knives of mando iron), a Beskad (sword of mando iron) and my trusty baster rifle. This being the first time I've ever made armor im having some issues with paint and shaping but im working throught it and should have some pics as soon as I can get some velcro to attach the plates. Mind you this is no where near finish and needs magor touch ups but it's a beginning. I want to thank every1 here who has had something positive to say and all those who have their own custom mandos. I would like to send another thanks to Fettfullofdollars and wizard of flight, without whom my armor would not be possible. I will add pics this morning.

    Oya Manda!!!
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    Apr 18, 2008, 7:51 AM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #23

    I want to thank every1 here who has had something positive to say

    What about constructive criticism?

    Dude, post some pictures of your stuff! We all like pictures. They make us happy.
  25. Apr 18, 2008, 8:09 AM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #24

    Had to find my camera. I'm off to NYC Comic Con today see all of you who werwe comming there. I'll post pics of the event in a new thread when I come back today. Here are the pics as promised.

  26. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Apr 18, 2008, 9:05 AM - Re: Custom Beskar'gam #25

    Nice weapons, and great start on the armor so far guy.

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