Aug 1, 2009, 1:23 AM - Re: First Mando
I'm just thrilled that she's so into this!
Aug 1, 2009, 9:24 AM - Re: First Mando
I sure didn't. hmmmmmm,hmmm,hmmm,hmm,hmmmmmmmm. :P
Aug 2, 2009, 6:57 PM - Re: First Mando
Aug 2, 2009, 7:50 PM - Re: First Mando
I'll take that as a no. *walks of with head drooped* that means no more pics.
Aug 2, 2009, 8:38 PM - Re: First Mando
Aug 2, 2009, 11:10 PM - Re: First Mando
I am seriously sitting here, cracking up, trying to think of a smart-alec comment. :
Aug 3, 2009, 1:27 AM - Re: First Mando
Give up, she'll own you every time.
Aug 4, 2009, 12:11 AM - Re: First Mando
SaberMaker learns quickly : ).
Adonian--haha! Any more advice like that that you want to give him will be more than welcomed by him. I'll make sure of it. (*cue the well-practiced wife evil-eye*) muahahahaha...
A'den... if he's got any TIME left on the honeymoon to make armour, well... I guess that's his problem. But the way I see things, ain't gonna be no time left for nothin' like that, that's for sure!
Aug 4, 2009, 5:12 AM - Re: First Mando
Sounds like a lot of scrapbooking...
Aug 4, 2009, 7:17 PM - Re: First Mando
uh oh scrapbooking... if you need any help with that call on my wifey, she's got herself a whole station dedicated to scrapbooking. More room than my work area (the top of the trunk of my car)
Aug 16, 2009, 12:22 PM - Re: First Mando
And back from the honeymoon which was awesome! A doctor friend used his time share network to set us up with a 3 bed, 3 bath, full kitchen condo in Orlando. It was freaking awesome. We swam in the resorts pool, lounged in our personal two person whirlpool tub, watched the sun rise over Lake Bryan, went on a casino cruz, and made a trip to the gulf to watch the sunset and eat ice cream.
But, all that being said, the wife is off on an SGA retreat till noon Tuesday so I have time to work on my armor!...and clean house....
There's a surprising amount of junk left to take care of after a wedding....
Anyway, Hopefully I'll be able to post some progress pics tonight!
Last edited by SaberMaker; Aug 16, 2009 at 9:16 PM.
Aug 16, 2009, 2:18 PM - Re: First Mando
Aug 16, 2009, 2:19 PM - Re: First Mando
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WELCOME TO MY WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's gonna have to be a two way street, but you guys already have TDH in common, so that's a PLUS.
Better clean house vod.
I will actually wait patiently on this one, no whips
Aug 16, 2009, 2:39 PM - Re: First Mando
Congrats vod......don't start any arguments and if you do get that mando armor ready. You will need it LOL!
Aug 16, 2009, 6:28 PM - Re: First Mando
Fridge clean and organized, food from honey moon cooler worked into fridge, compost taken care of, Mexican lunch fixed and eaten, shower curtain rod fixed, and Mando armor in the making. Dang you can get a lot done when there's no one around to distract you!
Aug 16, 2009, 6:31 PM - Re: First Mando
A note on my armor itself:
After reading about how Adonian is doubling up on his plates I've decided to do the same, sort of.
What I'm thinking is to cut out another set that is a slightly different size that my current ones (may alter the shape too) so that when I layer them it adds not only thickness, but detail too. That'll mean buying more trash cans...We'll see.
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Aug 16, 2009, 8:37 PM - Re: First Mando
Ok, Shoulder bells cut out!
I was going to go buy some paint, or more trash cans, or both, but I should leave that off till after bills are paid, school books ordered, and I look into buying/making a shelf for the closet that Nomad asked me about before she left...
That being said I'm going to go out to the garage and get my square trash can that I'm going to use for my back plates.
I've decided that since I'm not going to do a jet pack for a good while, I want just as much flexibility on my back as my front, so I'm going to alter the standard Mando templates for the chest to fit my back. I'm going to use the "square" trash can so that the plates are more flat. I tried using the rounded chest plates on my back but they were too round, they dug in.
So here goes nothing: at least if I screw this up I can be glad I got the can out of a school dumpster!
Last edited by SaberMaker; Aug 16, 2009 at 9:19 PM.
Aug 16, 2009, 9:14 PM - Re: First Mando
lemme know how the flat can works out, I just got a small (bathroom size) squared can to cut as shin guards or something of that nature.
Aug 16, 2009, 9:18 PM - Re: First Mando
Hmm, I just realized that I gave my templates to a friend so I'm cutting new ones and then the back plates...
Aug 16, 2009, 9:25 PM - Re: First Mando
Congratulations to both of you...
so, was it a Mandalorian marrige (did you get married in your armor)
Aug 16, 2009, 9:42 PM - Re: First Mando
It looks great so far, and good luck on the rest of your build!
Aug 23, 2009, 7:54 PM - Re: First Mando
Aug 25, 2009, 10:34 PM - Re: First Mando
Did you marry mandalorian-ly, too?
In full beskar'gam?
Oh yes, and are making/did you order your helmet?
SO MANY QUESTIONS...
Congrats on your marriage.
Aug 26, 2009, 2:36 PM - Re: First Mando
Well What with making new templates and other things that came up and now school starting I don't have anything to update y'all with other than this: I made new, slightly larger templates by taping a sheet of paper to my breast plate and cutting to shape and then transferring that to card board. When I made the new ones I didn't cut out the area for the sternum diamond, instead making the internal edge of the plates straight. I then traced the new shape onto a square trashcan but only found time to cut out the Ab-turned-lower-back-plate. It's taller and wider that my ab plate and fits my back perfect. I'll post pics after I get the breast-turned-shoulder-blade-plates cut out too.
To answer bluejay's questions: We put a lot of time into planning our wedding working in several traditions from other cultures that we liked the symbolism of in an attempt to make our wedding beautiful, unique, thought provoking, and God honoring. But no, no beskar'gam, and no Mando vows (ours were the very traditional "plight thy my troth" type).
As far as a helmet Nomad and I are scraping money together to buy one of Saz's krayt dragon beauties.