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    Custom Mando V2.0

    Shipment of Cromatex finally came in, basically sintra, cost less. started off with the helmet, hardest part IMO. using the WOF templates and scaling them to my GIANT HEAD.

    firstly I used the base helmet template to cut out the largest of the parts, the entire helmet frame, leaving in the the visor and cheeks to allow for better bending

    heating the piece into the general shape and securing it together with a strip of industrial tape, non permanent stick of course

    using a form to shape the crown of the helmet

    and another one to shape the bottom

    the helmet is quite springy at this point, now ill heat it up until it takes the shape, as its force to keep the shape due to the forms, much like how they make cowboy hats

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    figured Id get some feedback by now, oh well, heres more progress on the helmet and I Finished assembling my assault style shoulder armor




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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    The helmet is coming along nicely. Looks to be sturdy when you're done with it. And I love the detail on the shoulder pieces. Any concepts, color schemes?

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    The concept of the armor is more of an assult type mando, No range finder to get shot off or bent, heavy armor for protection, and the basics on the gauntlets, nothing fancy. A real grunt work/Front line type of mando, that doesn't rely on gadgets, just brute force and armor. Color scheme wise its going to be a dark navy blue with a charcoal black.

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    cheeks are in, nice and sturdy now. need to work out which method is the best to do the dome, any suggestions?
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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    I'm digging the design of the shoulder plates. I've seen some do the traingular strips to create the dome of the helm. I'd do some searching on the other scratch build helmet threads.

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    Sick shoulders. If all your armor is similar, man, that'll be one crazy suit! Keep it up

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    I did a scratch build dome from the WoF templates, cereal box base, fiberglassed inside and bondoed outside. I've also seen skateboard helmets and biker helmets used as well. I think it's also possible to order a dome online but I have no idea how.

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    Im really leaning towards doing it with 2mm sinta, using the WOF template

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    lots of progress done when i had some free time this week, figure out the dome issue and got the vent hole cut and the trim added at the back, im doing my own custom ear caps, designing them to hold batteries and be easy to change without taking up space inside the helmet.
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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    So far that looks really good. If you dont mind me asking where did you get the Cromatex? Im looking for the mats to start my build but Sintra online seemed expensive and the shipping to an APO was almost as much as the mats themselves.

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    very nice work!

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    Looking great so far.

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    not much else but i found these and will incorporate them into the ear caps
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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    going with a full visor range finder, it will have leds and pivot up once i get the ear caps made104_0170-jpg

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    looks a bit better now that the shell is done for the full range finder

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    CustomSin said: View Post
    So far that looks really good. If you dont mind me asking where did you get the Cromatex? Im looking for the mats to start my build but Sintra online seemed expensive and the shipping to an APO was almost as much as the mats themselves.
    Well first of all what area do you live in? I have tones of link to sites and store all over the world I found looking for a place near me to buy from

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    Very nice range finder. Just make sure you can see out of it.

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    that rangefinder is awesome, is that shape completely custom?

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    That armor is amazing! I am excited to see someone building theirs nearly the same way as me, Your dome turned out smoother than mine did, but nothing I can't fix with spackle. I will keep watch on this build as I am at nearly the same point as you.

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    When I said armor I meant to say helmet, I have not yet starter my armor, But your shoulder armor is already looking good.

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    dustunite said: View Post
    that rangefinder is awesome, is that shape completely custom?
    yup , though it is influenced by looking at a lot of other star wars tech

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    range finder almost finished, just need to add the arms for it to pivot

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    Beautiful work, can't wait to see it on!

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    Re: Custom Mando V2.0

    thats looking great, what did you glue that together with?

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