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Custom Mandalorian Progress

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    formerly joNich
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    Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Figured I'd show you all the progress I'm making on my custom Mando so far. I'm about 75-80% done.

    Concept Designs



    Jumpsuit


    Vest and Belt



    Armor (cyanide72)


    Guantlets (Ruffkin)



    Blaster


    Helmet (Rubies Jango with Rembrandt Enterprises visor)


    "Halfway" Concept
    This was the pic I took of all my progress so far. At the time of the picture I didn't have a visor and my chest plates were not painted yet. So I used some "digital manipulation" to create the effect of the visor and painted chest plates. The real thing will look pretty much like that. The only things missing now are the shoulder pieces, gauntlets, knees, thighs, boots, and cape.



    Let me know what you think. I'll update more as I work on it.
    Last edited by BigJon; Aug 21, 2006 at 7:19 PM.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Looks good, man. Got a name for it? It never feels right to have a custom character with no name. How much were those gauntlets, by the way?

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Jo, you are really coming along on this. Great job so far. Now you just have to bring it to Wizard World Chicago

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    I agree with Remo on that..
    Keep up the great work.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Everything looks great, but the helmet is too small for you..I'd say upgrade to a larger one when you can it will make the costume look 100% better. I really like the colors you are using.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Upgrades will happen in the eventual future...and trust me...a helmet will be the first one.

    But actually, just tonight I decided to add the craft ring and scored myself some extra inches of width and depth. Now I'll actually have to get some foam to help hold it on snug.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Very cool custom idea! Looks good so far.

    You might want to bend the chest armor a little more to get it to follow your body, it appears to stick out a little on the sides.

    Can't wait to see how this looks finished.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Prymer13 said:
    You might want to bend the chest armor a little more to get it to follow your body, it appears to stick out a little on the sides.
    Yeah. That armor was actually taped onto my vest just for the picture. It is still exactly how it was out of the box. I've got to start work on bending it to fit and then painting it (as the paint job was photoshopped). My wife's snap press machine should be arriving this week or next and I'll get a couple of snaps and some velcro put onto the vest.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Awesome! I think once you get that shaped and snapped in place, it'll look great!

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    dude, w/ he gloves and the fact your a big guy, u looke like a MANDO BANE (bane from batman..)
    looks sweet as hell man!

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Wow, it's been a couple months since I've updated here.

    Let's start with some shots of my widened helmet:



    My guantlets got a couple coats of paint:



    And finally, just this weekend I got some painting work done on my chest armor:



    The full armor set so far:


    So far...keeping up with my concept pic:
    Last edited by BigJon; Aug 21, 2006 at 7:22 PM.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    good job with it so far!

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    The armor looks great !!

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    those gauntlets look pretty mean dude.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Interesting. Definately agree about a larger helmet if you can. Also, cover all of your neck.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    good stuff.................this will be a good one......keep it up!

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Ok folks...more updates!

    Knees



    Added a little "something" to the chest plate




    I was pretty impressed with myself...I made a custom stencil out of some strips of masking tape and an exacto knife.
    Last edited by BigJon; Aug 21, 2006 at 7:23 PM.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    As I just posted at the HVM, lookin damn awesome, Jonich! Looks like it's coming together very nicely.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Thanks!

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Tambo Fett said:
    Everything looks great, but the helmet is too small for you..I'd say upgrade to a larger one when you can it will make the costume look 100% better. I really like the colors you are using.
    I also agree. The colors and concept are great!

    But you have to get a larger helmet. You are a pretty big guy with what looks like a teeny tiny head. Like a reverse bobble-head...

    Can you find something to replace that hose clamp on your blaster? Either that, paint it black or something so it doesn't stand out.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Bigger helmet isn't an option at this time. As I have stated though...it is first on my list for upgrades, no worries. Unless somebody has got a bigger fiberglas for under $100 LOL, it's gonna be awhile on a low income.

    Keep in mind though too that since that picture was taken, I have installed a craft ring that has widened the helmet a bit. It honesly doesn't look nearly as small now.

    I actually added the hose clamp because there was too much black on the blaster, it offers no functionality whatsoever. I'm gonna keep it though.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Ok folks, pics are back up. Sorry...I changed my hosting service.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    hey, for the top dart on your right knee..
    is that the cap to a highlighter?

    pretty spiffy lookin!

    want more!

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    formerly joNich
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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    BH1378 said: View Post
    hey, for the top dart on your right knee..
    is that the cap to a highlighter?
    Yeah It is actually. It worked out great for my last dart. I also used another part of the higlighter as another dart.

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    Re: Custom Mandalorian Progress

    Great pics, Jonich!

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