Jul 27, 2008, 10:30 AM - Hello all
I need some help and while trolling the net I came across your community here. Looked around a bit and decided that this would be the place for me.
So here goes.
I want to do a custom Mando helm and possibly the armor if all goes well with the helm. This would be my first attempt at it. I would like to do it real nice though and not use a Rubies helm. I have no Idea where to find a cast one or prices for them. My budget and time is limited do to my career (U.S. Army).
Any help would be awesome on how to obtain one of these helms so I can start.
Jul 27, 2008, 10:50 AM - Re: Hello all
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Jul 28, 2008, 11:13 AM - Re: Hello all
Well, I figured it all out (I think)
I will be starting on my armor first, basing it off of the Interceptor body armor I wear for a living (seems practical to me)
Since I don't want to ruin a good bucket with a first try......I will be buying a rubies to get my technique down and move on from there. I will try and hash out a not so horrible sketch some time this evening and let you guys decide for yourselves.
Jul 28, 2008, 4:57 PM - Re: Hello all
Good call on using a cheaper test subject. You don't want to ruin a decent helmet for $150 or more.
Jul 29, 2008, 7:00 AM - Re: Hello all
Yeah....more or less my wifes decision though.
Ijaat Ka'rta said:
Aren't women great?
Ordered my armor last night. Should be here in about 10 days. It's freaking awesome too. All black Interceptor body armor.
Jul 29, 2008, 8:47 AM - Re: Hello all
Sorry, what's interceptor armor?? Lol I have no idea what you're talking about.
I helped at SDCC '08
Jul 29, 2008, 9:08 AM - Re: Hello all
Welcome Cade'. I'm wondering what Interceptor armor is to. =)
Have you thought up a color scheme yet?
Jul 29, 2008, 11:47 AM - Re: Hello all
I helped at SDCC '08
Jul 29, 2008, 3:02 PM - Re: Hello all
Interceptor armor is short for big, bulky and uncomfortable.
But then again when you are serving your country it shouldnt matter what is uncomfortable because you wont be in to many comfortable positions while on tour.
But anyways, good luck with the build and post progress pics.
Jul 30, 2008, 8:04 PM - Re: Hello all
This is what the IBA looks like
The color scheme is going to be black, gray and white.
I will post pics when I get all my pieces here.
oh....and this is my just for fun build whilest I save to do my Venku Skirata suit
Jul 30, 2008, 8:22 PM - Re: Hello all
Welcome to the boards Cade'. Can't wait to see your custom Mando.
Aug 4, 2008, 6:58 AM - Re: Hello all
Studio Fett said:
Bucket ordered and on the way. Since this is a Rubies, what would be the best way to reinforce it?
I was thinking fiberglass inside and out. Anyone else have other ways to reinforce these buckets?
Aug 4, 2008, 12:07 PM - Re: Hello all
Aug 6, 2008, 7:05 AM - Re: Hello all
Thanks....I printed that out and will reference it when I get my bucket.
Aug 6, 2008, 5:35 PM - Re: Hello all
Got my bucket today.....can't say I'm too happy though. Man I thought it would be a little more rigid than it is, also thought it would at least be even also. But alas it is not. So I will make it so. Anyways took some picks of it for you all.
Here's the front
Here's the back
RF and ear piece....which will be heavily customized also.