Hey guys! This is my first build, so I would really like some help! I've researched this both here and on the Mercs site for a good 6 months or so, and a while back I decided that I'd make myself some beskar'gam!
Originally (by originally I mean at the beginning of last year) I was going to do a cardboard mando, but I didn't put enough effort into it as everything was kind of crazy right then. I bought a skin-tight suit, and I was trying to avoid vests and baggy flight suits, but that hasn't worked out so well for me (I see the logic in them now). In exchange with my parents I agreed that if I did an extra curricular academic thing they wanted me to do, they would buy me a helmet and a set of armor (I'm not too confident in my ability to actually make the armor, but I plan on working my way there eventually). So, I did the thing, and they bought me a set of mando armor from The Mandalorian Arsenal and a Spartan helmet (I technically have two kits going on at once, but the Spartan armor is on the backburner while I do this as I plan to actually make that one (pepakura, bondo, all that jazz)). I hope to have the mando armor finished and ready to go well before the 13th of September (as I write this it's the 14th of May where I live) as I want to have it ready for Oz Comic Con (not to compete- just to wear). Now that I have that out of the way, it's picture time!
That's the kit, you can see that I still have the gauntlets in the blue tape it all came in, because when I trimmed it a few weeks back I didn't sand the edges on that as there is a tutorial for putting the gauntlets together.
Those are the pieces that I have no idea what they are. If anyone could tell me what they are supposed to be, well, it'd help a lot!
And finally, the concept art. I made this using the mando maker 3.0, here's the link:The Works of Pamela Mazurkevich
I'm planning on trying to buy a short-sleeve flight suit and having a tight long-sleeve shirt on underneath- the shirt sleeves will show from under the flight suit, which I think will look good. Then I plan on having some fingerless gloves. Here are the things I've been looking at:Army Navy - Flight Suits (scroll down to the short-sleeve one) and Amazon.com : NSSTAR Military Half-finger Fingerless Tactical Airsoft Hunting Riding Cycling Gloves : Bike Gloves : Sports & Outdoors
I already have boots.
(If some of the pictures aren't showing, follow this link:Mando Armor V1-Shan Photos by ShanJedi | Photobucket I'm not too sure how to work this interface)