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    Dec 19, 2004, 2:07 AM - custom mandalorians welcome home!! #1

    this forum is for we the people to discuss our custom costumes. and with that...

    hello there. i just started working on my project aboot a week ago and its moving faster then i thought it would. my screen name has always been Luther-X so i thought "why no create a face to go with the name?" so here i am. so far i have purchased my fightsuit in black ala: http://www.onlinesales4less.com/cgi-.../mtemplate.htx and i have also purchased "blaster" ala: ebay- http://auction4.comton.com/member/usaamusement/21.gif and let me just say that i am uber pleased with how everything is going so far. my planned color scheme is black and crimson. i have yet to deside whether the color of the armor will be silver(metal) or a gloss black. my custom costume since it will not need to be movie accurate will have some more "modern" aspects to it. such as my belt pouched will be pocketknife holders from an army surpluss store and my holster will just be a pistol holster that will obviously need to be big enough to fit my "blaster".
    let me know what you guys think, and feel free to post info links and images of your own customs here.
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    Dec 19, 2004, 3:01 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #2

    Right on, another custom. Post pics of your progress man. I won't litter mine on here, got my own thread Show us what YOU got. how much were those jump suits, btw? I just bought one for about $40 new at a surplus store here.

    -cheers
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    Dec 19, 2004, 12:14 PM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #3

    because i live in california they were 50+ shipping+ SALES TAX!! still they are uber awesome and well worth the moolah.i'll post pics ass soon as i start painting it (the armor\helmet)
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    Dec 19, 2004, 3:19 PM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #4

    I know you already bought a jump/flight suit, but you can find some nice ones if you just hunt around on Google. I got a great charcoal suit for my custom for around thirty, (With shipping, and I didn't have to pay sales tax since the company wasn't in Ca. YAYEZ! .. Atleast.. I don't think they were, but no I don't remember. Guh~)

    If you needed a few idea's, you could look around http://www.mandalorianwarriors.com/. Lots of sexy customs!
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    Dec 20, 2004, 2:48 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #5

    that website kicks ass!!! i was going to join the 501st but this is better. no reason not to join both though. i already messaged them to reserve me a number for when i'm done. great reference pics!! really helpful!! i think i might go montross style(no gauntlets) which i have been considering for a while now. main reason is i am on a budget because of the low bounty hunter income and those things are too damn expensive!!
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    Dec 21, 2004, 1:03 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #6

    *UPDATE*
    went to an army surplus store to pick up some stuff but they were out of like everything!! so i went to montanna hawk. surley they would have a holster large enough for my "blaster". but did they? no! of course not. why does all this happen? because the universe hates me!! so because i am making my armor out of sheet metal i took a stroll down to the home depot. but do they have sheet metal? no!!

    so now i am uber peeved and am ready to go ape poopy when i find kneepads!!! these are awesome!! and they only cost 10 credits!!! they are white which means it will be easy to paint them to fit my color scheme and they are cushie so they feel good. and right next to them i find the most perfect belt!! being one of the items that i was looking for at the army surplus store i was uber happy to find it. its 30 credits so i'll pick it up after i get my helmet. next i went over to an aircraft hobby store to pick up parts for my jet pack. but no!! they aren't open on mondays!!! damn universe hating me and stuff... any way the yardbirds is right next door so after my experience at home depot i headed on over there to scope out some stuff. and wouldn't you know it they had a holster for a drill that fits my "blaster" perfectly!!!

    so that was my day and a glorious day it was. oh and check this out!!:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT
    it also gave me an idea. because everyone charges so much for a jet pack i decided to start looking to see if anyone will just sell me the main section and i can finish it myself. so if you will, let me know eh?

    oh and svoor which mandalorian are you? i wanted to scope out some pics of your armor but i can't find you in there.
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    Dec 21, 2004, 1:35 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #7

    You could probably ask that seller, or find someone on the board and ask if they'll just make the main section of the jet pack for less, (I'm sure someone would be willing to do it.) Or you could make one completely from scratch.

    Unfortunately, my custom's not quite finished. I'm ashamed to show pictures of her, (er, the costume!) on-line as the few photo's floating around are an incomplete outfit I threw together for a film shoot last weekend. I have sketches and jazz... Oh, bother. Here's a really bad photo. :/ Can't see much, but hopefully other people from the shoot will start uploading their images. Guh!

    I'm hiding, heh.

    Anyway, if you wanted to see sketchs or somat, you can find me on AIM. SvoorMandalore@aol.com
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    Dec 23, 2004, 12:12 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #8

    once again i am looking for a helmet. some bastard outbid me on mine so i am on the market again. i need it to be inexpensive but anything is welcome. it can be broken i can fix it myself.
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    Dec 23, 2004, 4:11 PM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #9

    *UPDATE*

    i have updated my color scheme!! because of the popularity of the black and crimson color scheme i have been playing around with mine.

    before i decided to go with the black and crimson i tried so many others in photoshop. well i recenty began to discover how popular black and crimson was so it lost its "specialness". i origionally wanted to do a black and purple because purple is my favoite color. well needless to say it looked to girly. so i turned my back on it entirely. well the other day my friend insisted i do a black and purple one and even though i told him i alresdy did, i knew he wouldn't leave me alone untill i did it anyway. well lets just say that i am glad that i did because i found a color i've never seen done before and i like it better then the more common black and crimson. the color could be considered burple or a cobalt blue kinda... i mean there really isn't a name for the color that i am familiar with.

    anyway thats my update feel free to post any info on your custom costumes here. this is a discussion board after all!!
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    Dec 24, 2004, 8:49 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #10

    Yeah it's crazy how much the population of red/black Mandalorians exploded in the last year.

    Sounds like you found a good color to go along with black. As long as it's not too dark the colors should have a good contrast going. You planning to use any other colors for highlights?
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    Dec 24, 2004, 11:34 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #11

    if i do, it will be gun metal and/or a darker burple (yes it is burple not purple) around the t visor but i am not sure yet.
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    Dec 24, 2004, 12:37 PM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #12

    I originally wanted to do a black and crimson suit, until I realized about 18 other people were also doing them, so I settled on black soft parts with gunmetal armor and burgundy gauntlets.

    Keep us posted on your progress, can't wait to see it finished.

    -Ceno
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    Dec 24, 2004, 4:58 PM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #13

    yeah i think i sent you a pm asking to see your armor but i never got a response. i have recently found out that alot of my pm's (heh heh p.m.s. heh) didn't go through.
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    Dec 26, 2004, 7:37 PM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #14

    oooooh. i just figures out how to do the color changing thingy on here. so heres the "burple" i was talking about.

    <font color="#6600CC">this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!! this is my awesome color!!

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!


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    Dec 28, 2004, 7:56 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #15


    Luther-X wrote:

    yeah i think i sent you a pm asking to see your armor but i never got a response. i have recently found out that alot of my pm's (heh heh p.m.s. heh) didn't go through.
    I never got a PM from you. All the pics I had uploaded to the forum were erased when our old image hosting site went down. I will upload new pics soon.
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    Dec 28, 2004, 11:45 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #16

    Has anyone done a all black Mandorlian yet ? .. I did have half a mind to try and make a black and red one but as was pointed out there are lots already.

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    Dec 28, 2004, 12:10 PM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #17

    Yeah, there are all black ones out there.
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    Dec 28, 2004, 12:12 PM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #18

    i was actually considering doing that and i think i'll try it befor painting the <font color="#6600CC">BURPLE to see what it looks like. i am sure i'll post something as soon as i do. the only dilema i have with it is whether or not to use gloss black flat black or a combination of both.
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    Dec 28, 2004, 5:00 PM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #19

    I painted a mystery helmet gloss black once, with a couple layers of clear coat over it. Looked very "vaderish".
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    Dec 29, 2004, 12:08 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #20




    FettTheHunter wrote:

    Has anyone done a all black Mandorlian yet ? .. I did have half a mind to try and make a black and red one but as was pointed out there are lots already.
    Mine's all black.
    http://tdh.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...forum=93249783
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    Dec 29, 2004, 12:52 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #21

    you did a good job on yours however, i like how on jango you dont see any damage either because he's just that good or because he touches up his armor every-now-and-then. that is the look i am going for.
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    Dec 29, 2004, 6:04 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #22

    With Jango's armor not showing much apparent damage is probably more because it's straight metal without a paint job. Whether the wearer is good or not at what he does, general wear and tear of something like armor is bound to rub off paint at least at the edges or where the plates would rub up against things like clothes.

    Just my 2 cents. But I guess your Mandalorian is well off since he has the time and cash to spend on touching up his armor all the time so it keeps the clean look. That and then you won't have to spend time thinking about what kind of battle damage scheme you might want, heh. It'll be interesting to see how your armor turns out with the colors you've chosen.
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    Dec 29, 2004, 11:34 AM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #23

    Hey BelaLugosi, that is very cool

    Hell I like Black, it's my favourite colour ( or should that be none colour ) so I might just stick with it, but more damage and some different weapon ideas since I only have the great Boba Fett as a refference to Mandorlian weapons and such.

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    Dec 29, 2004, 1:15 PM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #24

    well thanks for the two cents Resilient. if you think about it it wouldn't be that hard to touch up your own armor. its like if your car got scratched. how many people say <font color="#6600CC">"hey that looks cool right there and it makes my car look used!". i treat my armor the way i treat my car. if its got a scratch then fix it.

    ...not that battle damage doesn't look cool.
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    Dec 29, 2004, 1:57 PM - Re: custom mandalorians welcome home!! #25

    True, it wouldn't be hard to do touch ups...depending. Heh, actually I have known a couple people who've said that about minor car damage. -shrugs- By way of armor, a scratch could act as a "hah, I survived this. Think you could do better?" A battle scars kinda thing. Boba seems to think along those lines. That or he's lazy with armor upkeep as long as it's still structurally sound.

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