1. Sep 27, 2008, 4:17 PM - Ge'tal Gra'tua #1

    Just like to share my custom Mando with the folks over here
    I've posted these over at the Mercs forum, but I wanted to share them with the good people at TDH as well!

    This is Ge'tal Gra'tua, Mandalorian hunter and weapons designer in his "hunting" gear. What does he hunt? Have a look here!

    The Hunter is here...

    Make my day...

    Details of helmet and gauntlet

    With my soulmate and partner, Ni'Sya Gra'tua

    Comments appreciated!
  2. Oct 6, 2008, 10:59 PM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #2

    dude, bad as@#$% helmet and gounts; very og , everything looks great . i think the boots should be very dirty, or another color, but thats just for my taste. troop on sniper scout mando.
  3. Mojo-Fett's Avatar
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    Oct 7, 2008, 3:16 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #3

    I like the cross over design between a Cody Clone lid visor and Mando... Cool!
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    Oct 7, 2008, 8:39 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #4

    That is a GREAT looking costume! I can totally see it as a character in a future book! Congratulations on finishing up and thanks for sharing!
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    Oct 7, 2008, 10:05 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #5

    Wow, I LOVE THAT!!!!! Both mando's look realy awosme, I can't wait to see more pics. of both of them. Do you have any shots of either of them from the front? I'd like to see it, you did an excellent job.
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    Oct 7, 2008, 10:25 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #6

    I love that Mando design. The clone/mando helmet really works and the lower half of the costume, the boots and those big pouches strapped to your thighs go with the whole look too. They shouldn't but they do. Very nice going indeed
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    Oct 7, 2008, 8:18 PM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #7

    very cool design.
  8. Skupilkinson's Avatar
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    Oct 8, 2008, 1:59 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #8

    You know I love your work buddy! Your concepts are tip top! I love that you used the "Cody" visor in your Mando lid!
  9. Oct 8, 2008, 2:58 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #9

    Thanks for the compliments, people!

    Silver n Black>> I plan to have the boots darkened and dirtied a bit more!

    Firespray pilot>> Character in a book, eh? That'll be REALLY interesting!

    Jodo>> More pics coming!

    SinisterFett>> I'm planning to replace the big pouches with more mando-looking ones...

    Skip>> Thanks to Ragelion for the Cody visor concept!

    Here are some more pics, for your enjoyment:

    Ge'tal from the front ( I haven't fixed the visor in this pic. It still shows my face!):

    Here's the two of us, Ni'Sya and I:

    Here's Ni'Sya:

    And here's some details on Ni'Sya:
  10. Mercke Lutso's Avatar
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    Oct 8, 2008, 7:12 PM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #10

    I definitely like the gauntlets.
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    Oct 13, 2008, 11:31 PM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #11

    dude this is great! you did an awesome job on the Cody visor, its cool to see that it can be done and not clash with the rest of the helmet. very well done
  12. Oct 16, 2008, 7:23 PM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #12

    what did you make your armor out of?
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    Oct 16, 2008, 8:32 PM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #13

    I'm not into customs much BUT yours has a nice look...
    Dirty up the red sash & cape to the same tone as your red pouch!

    KEEP the pouches, they set your character apart.

    You may need a cod plate to tighten up the whole suit.

    Create a custom Rocketpack that is similar to Boba's. ALL mandos need a pack.
    or they end up looking half done.

    looks great!
  14. Skupilkinson's Avatar
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    Oct 17, 2008, 1:01 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #14

    Not necessarily, I've seen some Mandos minus a pack and look amazing. The pack wouldn't have to be a rocket/jet pack either.

    I agree with the comment regarding the pouches too. I like 'em.
  15. Oct 4, 2009, 11:12 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua (warning: pic intensive!) #15

    Mercke: Thanks!

    Koolboarder4: The visor idea was inspired by LFL artist Jamie Snell. I asked his permission to try it on my bucket! Swell guy!

    BloodyGrunt333: Paper (thick board), fiberglass resin and bondo. In that order!

    Sixxgunn13: Got a codplate now! Also kept the pouches! Still missing the pack, though.

    Skupilkinson: Thanks, Skip!

    Thanks for the comments, guys! Here's what I've been up to the last year...

    Earlier this year, I had a solo costumes exhibition entitled "Resurrection III: Rise of the Mandalorians". I exhibitied 4 custom Mandalorian costumes during the exhibition and organised a casual photoshoot with the Rebel Legion Malaysia Outpost (in my capacity as the then Mandalorian Mercs Jebat Squad Leader). Here are some pics:

    That's me in the green and my soulmate Ni'Sya in white. This is our second suits respectively.

    A group pic with the rest of the team.

    Next, the only Early / Sith Wars Era Mandalorian Crusader in Asia: Armata Vir (seen here with the lovely Poison Ivy). This costume was debuted during Movie Carnival 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    This is me presenting a props workshop (not a political rally!)

    Here's a suit I made for a vod in the Mercs:

    This was taken during the Smart Art & Science Carnival at the Tuanku Fauziah Museum & Gallery, USM Penang:

    The Penang Astronomy Convention:

    Last but not least, my sweetheart's latest armor, the Firebug:

    I hope these pics justified my disappearance for the past year. My apologies for being absent from this community...
    Last edited by Ge'tal Gra'tua; Oct 4, 2009 at 12:21 PM.
  16. Skupilkinson's Avatar
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    Oct 4, 2009, 12:03 PM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #16

    You've been very busy vod!

    I like your "sweethearts" armor very much! I've always been a fan of the white and orange color combo.

    I think your silence over the past year is justified.
  17. Oct 4, 2009, 12:25 PM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #17

    Thank you, ner vod! I'll make sure to post up more on this board for my next projects!

    BTW, here's a concept of my next (prequel, if you may) armor, the one that Ge'tal wore during the Gali'draan conflict:

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    Oct 4, 2009, 1:45 PM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #18

    I like the concept brother! Nice colours for a start. The spear is a nice touch too.
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    Oct 4, 2009, 4:04 PM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #19

    very nice ner vod... I've seen your work before, always been impressed by it! I even follow you over on DeviantArt!
  20. Oct 5, 2009, 12:03 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #20

    Thanks, Skip! Here's the spear:

    It's now got a red piece of cloth tied to the shaft, just below the leather wrap.

    Kal'ika: So it IS you!

    Here's the beginnings of the new armor. It's thin aluminum sheeting that I intend to back up with fiberglass.

    And last but not least, my favourite blaster (bottom):

  21. Skupilkinson's Avatar
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    Oct 5, 2009, 12:46 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #21

    I do like that bottom blaster! They're both very nice actually but the bottom kicks shebs!
  22. Oct 5, 2009, 12:48 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #22

    Thanks, Skip! Er... don't you sleep, brother?
  23. Skupilkinson's Avatar
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    Oct 5, 2009, 12:55 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #23

    Hardly! LOL! My 4 kids see to that!
  24. Oct 5, 2009, 1:08 AM - Re: Ge'tal Gra'tua #24

    LOL! Good luck!