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Danakin\'s Custom Armor Progress *Updated 3/4*

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    DanakinSkywalker
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    Danakin's Custom Armor Progress *Updated 3/4*

    Hey all. I've been working on my custom Mandalore quite a bit recently. You might have seen my helmet. Well I just got the chest armor mostly done, just a little roughing up to do. But I wanted to show you the basic design which I really hope is original.



    I decided to place the bantha skull on the chest in an uber-Mandalore type style. I already have the skull tattooed on my shoulder, so I figured I'd put it somewhere else on the armor.

    I'll update with more pictures when I finish more bits and pieces of my armor.

    *Update 12/13* See below for pics.

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    Tim Allen's Avatar
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    Re: My Custom Armor Progress

    NIIICCCEEE, dont think ive seen the skull on the chest before. Looks really good man, keep it up.

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    Re: My Custom Armor Progress

    OOOOHHHH MAN!!!! That looks pretty friggin cool!!! Kinda like the new Durge character LFL created for the clone wars cartoon huh??? Thats awesome!!!

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    Jango's kid wrote:

    Kinda like the new Durge character LFL created for the clone wars cartoon huh???
    Yeah, I had this idea in mind shortly before I saw him in the comics. Needless to say I was a little bummed out that my cool new idea was already being put to use on someone else. Luckily for me his design was a different version of the skull. And hey, maybe my Mandalore was the reason Durge put the markings on his armor? That's the great thing about customs, you can do whatever you want.

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    Re: My Custom Armor Progress

    Ok that is too dam cool.

    That is what I call a custom Mandalorian!


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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress

    Very nice!

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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress

    wow i like it the skull looks awesome




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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress

    Cool - that definitely stands out

    Very Well Done - I can't wait to see the complete suit.

    Loranar

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    dude, thats too cool!!!!

    I LOVE IT!!

    custom stuff rocks...

    -i'd post pix of my custom here, but i am dumb when it comes to computers....i would know how to do it....i got a cheap digital camera, but no clue as to how to work it!!.....LOL!!

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    Looks great!

    Can't wait to see it complete. Love the skull front, looks nice.

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    Nice job! When I saw Durge show up on Clone Wars with the older Journeyman Protector symbol on his chest, that gave me the idea of doing a custom like that in the way future. But your design came out GREAT my friend! Makes me want to start that idea up again

    Keep up the good work buddy -

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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress

    Very very nice, I really like the look of the skull on the chest.

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    That is a really cool design Danakin!!
    Just wondering but how the heck did you even paint that skull on the chest? It looks very professional.
    Keep up the great work and can't wait to see more progress.


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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress


    BountyHunter185 wrote:

    Just wondering but how the heck did you even paint that skull on the chest? It looks very professional.
    First I made templates of the armor pieces out of paper. I drew the skull design on the templates, having to slightly change the shape (mostly the length). Then I cut out all of the pieces that would be red on the armor. After that I traced the outlines of the pieces on the actually armor itself (already painted silver). Then finally I masked off all the silver and sprayed it the dark red.

    Thanks everybody! I really liked the way it came out myself.

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    Here's my gauntlets:

    These gauntlets I got off of Ebay quite awhile back from journeymanprotector, I believe. They were originally an ESB green. The camera flash made the red look way too cartoony, it's really a dark red, same color as on the chest armor. Speaking of which, I took two pics of what all I have so far, take a look:


    I just put the pieces on a black sweatshirt because I don't have the vest yet. I'm getting there, slowly but surely.

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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress

    Thats looks really good man, those colors really go well together

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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress *Updated 11/26 - Gauntlets*

    Lookin good Danakin, the gauntlets look killer! Can't wait to see the finished suit!

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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress *Updated 11/26 - Gauntle

    That is one awesome looking suit! It should be great when you are done.

    I like the colour scheme - great job.

    Loranar

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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress *Updated 11/26 - Gauntlets*

    that is one cool custom, you will definitely stand out in the crowd.

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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress *Updated 11/26 - Gauntlets*

    Wow, this is a really impressive looking custom! I really dig the skull on the armor, well done

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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress *Updated 11/26 - Gauntlets*

    Update 12/13:
    Here's some updated shots showing the damage I added to the chest, plus the leg/shoulder armor. I just set it all on a body pillow I have, gave it a nice shape to lay out on. The jumpsuit will be a dark grey in color, once I get that tailored to fit me (it's too big currently) I'll be able to start velcro-ing the legs. I'm still in need of a vest. I'm working on getting one made from an ebay dealer, that'll cost me $110 or something, anyone have a better deal out there?






    Now I get to work on the jet pack, [sarcasm]yay![/sarcasm]

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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress *Updated 12/13*

    I'll tell ya Danakin, I can't keep my eyes off that Chest symbol! Just amazing work you did there & so unique!

    Great job Dan, keep it up & keep us posted on more to come!

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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress *Updated 12/13*

    looking good man. Love the chest design.


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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress *Updated 12/13*

    Rock on Danakin, I am digging the symbols on the pieces. Very unique set of armour you have there!

    Now dent it up!


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    Re: Danakin's Custom Armor Progress *Updated 12/13*

    Sweet!

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