Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

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    Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    Hey guys, this is my.... thisrd post (I think) on this forum, and I've already decided to make my own armor. Gonna do it from a Garbage can, and already got (some) of the materials. As soon as work slows down a bit (working 10-12 hour shifts, crazy) it's off to cutting and shaping

    I don't want to make the "classic" Boba/ Jango style supercommando armor... wanna go for a more complete suit (2 peice chest instead of 4) that offers more "protection"

    I have absolutely no ide what so ever on how to make the bucket... guess I'll face that problem when I get there
    But I don't want it to be exactly like the boba/jango helmets I want something along the lines of the new TOR bounty hunter helmet, but with a Mandalorian T visor.

    I might be a tad too optimistic though...

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    Well, it sounds cool to me! I'd start with some doodling even if you don't draw. But I like the idea. Plan, plan, plan, Menok!

    And welcome to TDH! I'm Ordeyn, btw.

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    Oh I like to draw... just not a good time right now at 2 AM...

    I am lucky enough to be working at an Office 1 Superstore where I got the garbage can on a 40% discount, but with all my working, there's hardly anytime for anything other than jump in bed and go post in various different Interwebs.

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    Oh, and By the way, have you noticed any other Icelanders on this forum... if so there are like 50% chances that I know him/her somehow...

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    Menok said: View Post
    As soon as work slows down a bit (working 10-12 hour shifts, crazy)... I have absolutely no ide what so ever on how to make the bucket...
    I know the feeling, let me know if there's anything I can do for ya.

    Kal Waco

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    Well, do you know how to make a bucket?

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    Well, it's really just the dome that's causing me headache... I've been thinking about a skater helmet , but not sure how I'd go about attatching it to the rest of the bucket / mask

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    find an army navy surplus store, then just buy a helmet liner, usually mde of carbon fiber i think. thy also usually have suspensionfor the head so thers not contact between the head and helmet. only problem is there shaped a bit odd, more oval than round so it might be a little "fun" to make it work. but its what im using and so far im happy.also cause its suspended, you got room for a bunch of circuts and **** if u wanna throw a radio or walkie talkie in there lol

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    o and when cutting it to the shape, i had to use an angle grinder with a dimond cutting disk cause i guess the adhesive in the carbon fibers can melt and it got basically brown napalm on my arm, not fun, but with that dimond disk it was fine. only real problem with the helmet liner is that it makes the whole thing a lil heavier. not a big problem cause my full helm is metal anyway, o and the liner cost me like 12-13 us dollers. and for the record yea the liner is ridged, some people get confused when i say liner, they think some cloth thing.

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    Nope, don't know how to make a bucket... good at designing kit tho, check out my Custom Mando Art thread. I'm a busy artist... but I'll be happy to help out with whatever I can.

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    Dynasty104 said: View Post
    find an army navy surplus store, then just buy a helmet liner, usually mde of carbon fiber i think. thy also usually have suspensionfor the head so thers not contact between the head and helmet. only problem is there shaped a bit odd, more oval than round so it might be a little "fun" to make it work. but its what im using and so far im happy.also cause its suspended, you got room for a bunch of circuts and **** if u wanna throw a radio or walkie talkie in there lol
    Yeah, I live in (n)iceland... no military stores here...

    I pretty much picked a helmet to go with for the dome.



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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    I'll use... something to fill up the holes in it... any suggestions as to what is good to use to keep the texture of the helmet intact?

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    that's a good helmet... we have something like that that's standard issue to the guys who need protection against BFI instead of ballistic protection.

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    Bondo works well for hole filling, and look specifacally for plastic adhesive for the attachment, it's stronger than a weld, seriously.

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    So I finished making the designs for my torso, both front and back. As you can see the chest is based on the regular True Mandalorians supercommando armor (Jango, Boba)
    I want to go for segmented plates for the gut, but it might be both expensive and time consuming. Also I might redesign the back plate if not only to look a little cooler, but this is my first draft.
    The grey lines indicate where color changes are.
    Oh and sorry about it being a screenshot, it just seemed simpler than rendering it for a JPEG


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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    Nice looking color scheme there vod. Tell you the truth looks like you are heading in for the christmas colors LOL! But overall it is looking really good. Can't wait to see more of the progress on this.

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    darn...
    the internet makes my teal blue look all weird and greenish... it's actually supposed to be blue.

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    Re: Getting too fett for regular clothes... first armor on the way!

    cut out the breastplate today
    failed miserably
    need more plastic

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