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Heavy Armor!

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    Heavy Armor!

    So I am comparatively new this in so much that I have only one set of armor under my belt: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f34/finished-39028/? I am going for a midlevel theme… any way, when I started getting into all of this I really wanted to do a heavy armor sort of thing, well NDK is coming and I have decided to give it a go. Posting here will give me motivation to keep working on it. Also, can’t hurt to have feedback. Unlike the helmets there aren’t too many resources as to how to do this so ill be winging it… already tired one thing and it failed worse than a Friends spin off. Now I am mid way through version 2.5… I have pics and will get them up, look forward to TDH communities input.

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    Have you looked over on the Mandalorian Mercs site? There's quite a bit of information over there.

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    Thanks, ill take another look. From what i have seen, what i am thinking of trying hasnt been done. Here is the fiberglassed frame.
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    There is a hand hammered metal fram under the fiberglass. I didnt think to get a photo of it, opps. Trying to figure out the bells was a bit tricky but here is the rouch bells on the torso with a rough lay out of the armor pattern
    bondoshoulder-jpg
    Here is the front of the torso with paint and the armor pattern drawn on. The little pink deal is the madallion that will hold the cape in place, ill etch the skull into it.
    paintpattern-jpg

    Thought i would try it on and see if it still fit... yay it does... shoulders not done yet...
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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    So, slowly I am getting there… only two-ish weeks left. So here is what the bells look like attached and propped up by my shoulders.
    img_0016-jpg

    These are pics with all the chain attached. A little more work to do on the legs and the gun and…. well it seems the list goes on but please comment, ideas are welcome.
    img_0021-jpg img_0022-jpgimg_0024-jpgimg_0025-jpg

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    thats lookin awesome, is it that thick all over or just around the edges?

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    Thanks man! the chest piece is that thick all over, i knew i was going to etch the armor pattern into the bondo so it is on there very think. The shoulders arent like that though, they are only thick on the edges, plus i was running out of bondo. As it appears in the last for pics it weighs in at 34lb. There is some padding inside to it isnt too bad to wear.

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    can't wait to see this painted, are you doing any lower armor?

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    Yeah therre are two full thigh piece and the shins. I am almost ready the paint...!

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    Nice concept!

    Reminds me of Greek or Roman curiass armor. Good luck!

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    Thanks! The Roman cuirass was my basis for the design! so missions accomplished. Paint should start this weekend!

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    Painting has started! So here is the suit with a few layers of paint.
    chest-total-jpg
    These are a few shots of what the battle damge looks like
    damage-jpgdamage-front-jpgdamage-side-jpgfirst-look-legs-jpg

    Masking off the armor pattern took a little over two hours
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    Last edited by Patient_Zero; Aug 23, 2011 at 3:08 AM.

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    lookin good, damage looks nice and deep

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    Well on the chest i have a little over 1/2 inch of bondo to cut into! glad you like it, i got the rest of it painted but i am working on the decals ill get pics up soon.

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    Ok here she is, almost done! Please comment, feed back would be great.

    Bracers... yeh they are a little cheesy but ill make beefy ones for next year. It is pretty good for being a big gulp cup and a gutted Gatorade bottle.
    gaunt-jpg
    Both legs
    legs-jpg
    This is the left leg. The legs are cardboard, fiberglass, bondo
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    This is the Right leg armor, that is a kings mail pattern with a round mail chain attached, the whole leg weighs in at 9.4 lb.
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    This is the top of the chest, my name tag
    name-jpg
    This is the right shoulder with the medallion. no cape yet... but soon
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    This is the left shoulder, ill be hiding the amp for the com system under here.
    sithshoulder-jpg
    This is all of it!
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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    paint came out great and i like the sith symbol on the shoulder

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    Really interesting! I like it a lot. The chain mail is a nice touch. Do the chains get in the way of you moving your arms?

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    Glad you like it. No the chain doesnt get in the way it wraps under the arm and hugs the body. when i get the clothy parts done ill do a full fitting and git the pics up. Got plenty of how tos sort of photos for later as well.

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    Awesome. Definitely get those pics up cos they often prove helpful to other people.

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    Help: Japanese/Asian Mandalorian?

    So i have another thread up ust for this but here it is again...

    I have been busting my butt on my latest costume because the con is approaching. I was planning on competing in the cosplay competition but it would seem there is a hang up. The rules state:
    “While we appreciate costumes from other genres, the cosplay contest will be limited to those of Japanese origin. Special exceptions may be made for costumes of other Asian media, but the cosplay area head must approve them”
    So here is my question to you, does anyone know of any Japanese/Asian based media that includes Mandalorians? I have come across a few Star Wars based manga, that were only released in Japan but no Mandos. Thoughts?

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    I think The Empire Strikes Back is in manga, so you have Boba Fett at least... But that's all I can think of right now.

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    Both TESB and ROTJ mangas have Boba present.

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    It is finished! So i had this one for about 20 min and i was sweating like crazy... any ideas on how to minimize this would be great.
    Here are the pics. Ill have pics from the con up later along with solo shots of the gun. Also, total weight of all the pieces = 60lb.
    front-jpgleft-jpgleft-full-jpgleftfull-jpgright-jpg

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    Helmet fans will help circulate the air and cool it. How form fitting is the body armor Nd what's the inside of it like?

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    Re: Heavy Armor!

    I have helmet fans, its the suit that is hard to keep cool. It is very form fitted with a few pockets of here and there.. Did you mean "and whats the outside of it like"? All the armor is bondo about 1/2'' thick

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