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  1. Jun 21, 2007, 4:39 PM - Custom mando costumes #1

    Hey guys and gals, firstly let me introduce myself:

    My name is Sarah im 21 from the west coast of Scotland. I am planning on getting a hold of mando armour etc as I already have an unfinished helmet. I am planning on buying snowtrooper armour also as it just looks very cool.

    I was just wondering, or was curious to know what your own custom jobs looked like?

    Im finding it hard getting a hold of any kind of jumpsuit roughly the same colour as Boba's as im 5'3" and being female. Any help or advice would be great.

    P.S None of you would know where to get snowtrooper armour would you? I heard theres people in Germany and Italy who make it.

    Anyhoo, take it easy..

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    Jun 21, 2007, 4:48 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #2

    Hi Sarah; welcome to TDH!

    There's lots of great people on here who I'm sure will be able to point you in the right direction for some bits and pieces.

    I've sent you a PM about some excellent prop makers in the UK as well - avoid those customs charges!
  3. Jun 21, 2007, 5:00 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #3

    Hi Paul, thanks for the quick response.

    I've been having problems and basically worried incase the mando or snowtrooper armour wouldn't fit me as i am quite small being 5'3 ish and a small build. UK size 12.

    Do you think I should have any problems?

    Do you know any snowtrooper armour makers in the UK, EU or Worldwide?

    Kind regards

    Sarah
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    Jun 21, 2007, 5:03 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #4

    There are TONS of progress threads here on TDH that should be extremely helpful. For female armor, I would read this thread started by Rotton..she definitely has one of the best female contoured sets I've ever seen.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=17581
  5. Jun 21, 2007, 5:15 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #5

    Hey, I PM'd Rotton to see if she would be able to make me a set, do you know where she is located?

    Next on the line is snowtrooper armour but im finding it hard to get that too, do you know anyone who makes it?

    Cheers
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    Jun 21, 2007, 5:15 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #6

    Quote Lady Doomgiver said: View Post
    Hey guys and gals, firstly let me introduce myself:

    My name is Sarah im 21 from the west coast of Scotland. I am planning on getting a hold of mando armour etc as I already have an unfinished helmet. I am planning on buying snowtrooper armour also as it just looks very cool.

    I was just wondering, or was curious to know what your own custom jobs looked like?

    Im finding it hard getting a hold of any kind of jumpsuit roughly the same colour as Boba's as im 5'3" and being female. Any help or advice would be great.

    P.S None of you would know where to get snowtrooper armour would you? I heard theres people in Germany and Italy who make it.

    Anyhoo, take it easy..

    Hey there well I have seen some awsome looking customs here I have seen some things that make me go " why didnt I think of that"
    but to give you an idea here a couple of pics of my custom..
    I am the one in the middle.


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    Jun 21, 2007, 5:16 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #7

    Hmm - dunno; a mate has just built an excellent Snowtrooper - I'll ask him where he got his stuff from.

    Not sure how well a Snowtrooper would meld with a Mando though.
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    Jun 21, 2007, 5:20 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #8

    Quote Lady Doomgiver said: View Post
    Hi Paul, thanks for the quick response.

    I've been having problems and basically worried incase the mando or snowtrooper armour wouldn't fit me as i am quite small being 5'3 ish and a small build. UK size 12.
    Heya Sarah!
    I have had the same worries, I'm only 5'3" too and a 10. I'm having to scratchbuild my helmet and armour becuase everythng else is too big and to have it custom sized for me by another maker would cost too much. that said, i'm having a great time trying to figure it all out!
    Anyhoo, just wanted to say hi to a neighbour, I'm from Paisley and didn't think there was any other ladies out here in Renfrewshire who were interested in this kind of thing!
    Good luck with your armour hunt!
  9. Jun 21, 2007, 5:21 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #9

    Hey morpheus1977, that is one hellova costume, big gun too lol

    thedustroom, sorry I think I put it out wrong, what i am doing is getting 2 seprate costumes as I really love the snowtrooper costume *drools*
  10. Jun 21, 2007, 5:24 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #10

    Quote flo fett said: View Post
    Heya Sarah!
    I have had the same worries, I'm only 5'3" too and a 10. I'm having to scratchbuild my helmet and armour becuase everythng else is too big and to have it custom sized for me by another maker would cost too much. that said, i'm having a great time trying to figure it all out!
    Anyhoo, just wanted to say hi to a neighbour, I'm from Paisley and didn't think there was any other ladies out here in Renfrewshire who were interested in this kind of thing!
    Good luck with your armour hunt!
    HAHAHA!! Holy ***** never in a million years would I have thought to see another person from Scotland on this board nevermind Paisley. Im from Linwood though I was born in Paisley, its a small world!

    I have a boba helmet which is not painted so im going to use my own custom colour. Though i really want snowtrooper armour hehehe.

    Take it easy.
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    Jun 21, 2007, 6:04 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #11

    Hello.
    Welcome to TDH.

    Here is a thumbnail pic of three custom Mandalorians for you.
    Left to right. Taglar Dresk, Novall Talon and me, Jun Garros.



    Sorry i can't help you with tracking down storm trooper armor.
    Good luck in your search .

    to ya.
  12. Jun 21, 2007, 6:09 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #12

    Sweet pics!

    I love seeing other peoples custom projects, such a joy to see
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    Jun 21, 2007, 6:24 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #13

    Hi Sarah, glad to have you aboard. There are several places to go for suitable flightsuits depending upon your budget. I'd recommend contacting BM for details of his flightsuits and weither he can make you one (I'll pm you his details).

    Here's my custom (oh and I'm female too):

  14. Jun 21, 2007, 6:40 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #14

    I love the costume and colours, very pretty.

    I've not chosen colours yet i was thinking of blood red for the front like boba's and 2 shades of grey/blue for the rest of the helmet and armour with orange shoulder bells. But im not sure. Any other suggestions would be appreciated

    P.S that jumpsuit looks good on you too, does BM do various colours or just that one?
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    Jun 21, 2007, 7:00 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #15

    Quote Lady Doomgiver said: View Post
    P.S that jumpsuit looks good on you too, does BM do various colours or just that one?
    I believe he is happy to supply them in what ever colour you wish (if he reads this thread I'm sure he'll step in to correct me if I'm wrong).
    As to colours for your armour I'd recommend using one of the line drawings that can be found in various threads to test your colours out on before commiting to anything. My own personal opinion is that darker colours work better on the whole as they are more in keeping with established EU canon (there have been official drawings of yellow armour done though so precident has been set). Weathering I feel is also a must (although there are those who disagree with me) but it is established canon that Mando like their armour to show scratches, dents and dirt (adds to the tough image).
  16. Jun 21, 2007, 7:16 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #16

    I wish i had a line drawing, does anyone have any to hand that i could use?
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    Jun 21, 2007, 9:28 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #17

    http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php?topic=6.0

    Thats a very basic tutorial I put up on the Mercs site for a jump suit. It may give you some ideas for your own.
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    Jun 21, 2007, 9:33 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #18

    Quote Lady Doomgiver said: View Post
    Hey morpheus1977, that is one hellova costume, big gun too lol

    thedustroom, sorry I think I put it out wrong, what i am doing is getting 2 seprate costumes as I really love the snowtrooper costume *drools*
    Hey I am not over compensating for anything LOL
  19. Jun 22, 2007, 12:26 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #19

    Hey people, still haven't decided on what colours to have for my mando armour/helmet. What do you all think about a blood red at the ridge part like Boba's with the rest a dark grey and lighter grey? Suggestions welcome as im not the best with my imagination :o

    As for jumpsuits, i cant seem to find one even close to my size

    BM may be the only option. Its sooo frustrating that because of my small build it restricts me to certain things. I wonder if i'd have problems with the armour pieces?

    Take it easy.
  20. Jun 22, 2007, 12:27 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #20

    Quote morpheus1977 said: View Post
    Hey I am not over compensating for anything LOL
    Yep...uh huh I believe you...

    kidding.
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    Jun 22, 2007, 12:43 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #21

    If you make your own armor then you shouldn't have a problem. Just cut them down to fit your frame =) If you use Sintra then that shouldn't be a problem.
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    Jun 22, 2007, 12:55 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #22

    Since you are a woman and do have a "chest," I would believe you should scale up the abdomen piece and scale down the left and right breast armour, this may make it look more proportional.
  23. Jun 22, 2007, 1:41 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #23

    Hmm, where could i buy sintra from? And could i make it thick (real) looking like Boba Fett's?

    The only problem then is my gauntlets.

    Cheers
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    Jun 22, 2007, 1:56 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #24

    Most people opt for the 3mm sintra. I've done some work with it and it's thickness is good, you can use an exacto knife on it if you use a glove (unless you wanna get alot of cuts as sintra is sharp as heck.)

    I'm not really familiar with UK suppliers, but if you google Sintra then you should be able to find one. Thats how I found the one I use.
  25. Jun 22, 2007, 5:56 PM - Re: Custom mando costumes #25

    Hmm im not so sure where I can get Sintra in the UK, i've searched online but theres been nothing

    Is there anything else like Sintra that would work?

    Thanks for your help

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