i would love to paint this helmet. i'd suggest that you keep the ribbons on the side, but make them larger, more killstripe sized.
Adding to Saint's reply, I'd put the ribbons in one continous line starting with the PH and then going down the line. Also instead of the turn signals, maybe put your firends rank there. Moving the marine corp symbol to where you have the rank now.
Have a good one,
Only problem with that is the USMC EGA is always at the front of the cover or helmet along with the left breast of the uniform cammie jacket. Of course now a days they dont sew rank on the cover any more.
Just make sure if you add an EGA put the NCO one on and not the officer. It's the details that will get you.
As always please correct me if I'm wrong here, I really am trying to get this right down to the details. The NCO EGA is the same as the enlisted one, all gold.. While the Officer EGA has a silver eagle, silver globe, and gold for the anchor as well as the continents on the globe.. If you're still having trouble with the images I'd be happy to e-mail you what I have, thanks for the heads up about that EGA.Just make sure if you add an EGA put the NCO one on and not the officer. It's the details that will get you.
Well the NCO EGA is the enlisted EGA. I made it sound like there was a "NCO EGA" out there, sorry. But your right about the officer one.
Hoo Rah! Semper Fi!
That is going to look fantastic!!
I've got a dark blue jumpsuit that I can donate. It says 44 Regular, but after washing and drying, it fits more like a 40-42 regular. Bought it new, never wore it just washed it once. I can also contribute a gloss black duty belt, like a Police belt.
PM me, if any of this would be useful.
Last edited by Southern hunter; Apr 3, 2008 at 2:29 PM.
I really like the concept, it looks great. My only comment would be have you thought of using Mando'a instead of aburesh?
keep up the good work nervod
That would be great!! I can donate the vest and neckseal, if Boba style is fine for the look you are going for, I can make the material side/belt pouches too!
It should be easy to piece together because this is a custom.
Livewire, I used the mando-maker here:
and did a mock-up of what it could look like using the Marine dress uniform as the inspiration.
LMK what you think.
So far we have a navy blue jumpsuit and Ladysewforus volunteering to donate a neckseal and vest. We're off to a good start.
hey, i've offered to paint the helmet
Add the Blood Stripe down the sides of the paints. And you can use the dress gloves for fett gloves, thats what I use when I first started.
I've been reading the messages on this forum for a few years now. I've seen true works of art, I've seen creativity like mad--for some reason, this really strikes me. I think it's the coolest thing I've seen. I have little completed of my own, so I don't have anything to contribute, and I really wish I did. Just wanted to say that. Really impressed with how classy and smart the design looks.
This is going to be GREAT!!!
You guys want some metal upper armor for this? I'll cut, dish, and paint it out for ya. Just need height and weight. Unfortunately, my schedule of appearances and armor underway already is just to full for anything else atm. I'll do a full chest, gut, collar, and shoulder bells. Hard to do a more accurate back with no cast to fit it with.
Also, do the concept up in the new MandoMaker 2.0. MandoMaker 2.0
Again, thank you for all of your responses, input and support.. This is one of those ideas thats developed a lot faster than I ever thought it would... Sorry I'm just getting around to responded to a lot of comments here..
Considering my budget here this would be an amazing help, but I certainly don't have any expectations.. I've gotten a ton support and inspiration for just the helmet from the responses to this thread!! Thanks again to every one who's responded..Let's see if we can get others here to donate
I'm sorry I didn't recognize your first post about that as an actual offer, thought it was kind of hypothetical.. I'll PM you and maybe we can discuss that morehey, i've offered to paint the helmet
I would need a much better understanding of Mando'a to spell out things like his name, his company, etc.. I was always under the impression that aburesh was the standard lettering system in the Star Wars universe, so anything written in Mando'a would still use the aburesh lettering symbols.. For example the quote on the back of helmet a Mando'a quote, with the aburesh font applied.. If this isn't correct please let me know!have you thought of using Mando'a instead of aburesh?
I plan to keep them on the left side of the helmet as the range finder would be in the way on the opposite side.. As for enlarging them I'm hesitant to make them any larger than they appear on the actual uniform, they're likely not in the right scale right now and will get a little bigger, but I'd like them to remain the same size as the real ribbons.. I will line them up in a line I think, while thats now how its done on the uniform for this application I think some exceptions might need to be made.. The Purple Heart ribbon will likely have to go in the middle as the ribbons is white on the sides with purple in the middle the white background of the helmet wouldn't work very well.. If this idea of developing an entire uniform keeps developing I will have to rethink several things about the helmet..i'd suggest that you keep the ribbons on the side, but make them larger, more killstripe sized.
Great start! Very well put together, thank you!! I will start tooling around with a full suit if nothing else just for fun, and we'll see what happens..Livewire, I used the mando-maker here:
Thanks for that, I've always seen the dress blues uniform in the Marine Corps is a big symbol of pride for Marines and I really want this helmet (or full suit *dreams*) to be a real reflection of that..Just wanted to say that. Really impressed with how classy and smart the design looks.
I'll keep playing with ideas anyone wants to put out there, try to get a nice final design on the helmet and/or start work on the full suit.. It will take me a little while to come up with a workable drawing but I'll get something up as soon as I do, along with any helmet updates that are post worthy.. Thanks again to everyone out there, keep 'em coming!!
Sorry Saint Nasty, I read that you volunteered to paint the helmet, but I forgot to mention it. :o
NovallTalon, body armor would be awesome!
I could ship the suit to Ladysewforus so she can add the thigh pouches, shin tool pockets and a red blood stripe to it. Assuming a 42 Regular would fit our Marine. BTW, I added the blood stripe to this pic.
Looks like we need gauntlets, ammo belt, girth belt, knee armor, cape and boots.
Great efforts everyone!
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I can only hope that I can find some way to help donate to this cause...
a Marine Mandalorian would be the most kick *** being in any galaxay... Foreign... or Demestic... or Far Far Away...
Wow everyone, these are some really big offers.. I'm really at a loss, except to say thank you again.. This is a great community of people here!
Back to work on that drawing!
Last edited by LiveWire401; Apr 3, 2008 at 9:59 PM.
Live, can you find out what size he is? The suit Southern Hunter has is a 42 Regular. Do you think that would fit him? Maybe you could find out without letting out the surprise, Maybe a family member could help? When you get some sizing info, please let me know.
We are not trying to rush you, but happy to put our two cents worth into to someone who has put everything he has into defending our country!
I will work on a way to get any measurements I can.. I'm pretty sure I can recruit his parents into getting me sizing on this actual dress uniform as I believe its stored at their house.. Basic info for now though he's 6'0" and (ballpark) 165-175lbs.. I'll see what I can dig up over the next few days but can't promise a quick turn around.. I'd say this is a bit more than just putting in your two cents, so thank you for that!
Welp, its a pretty rough drawing, and very basic.. but heres the concept I came up with.. We're missing ribbons/medals, rank insignias, belt details, possibly red striping on the upper torso.. and obviously gauntlets and boots.. Lots and lots of details to be added, just thought I'd get something out there to get some more input..
Huge Image Linky
Let me know what you think
If you're going to go with the armor, why not go ahead and place his ribbons and medals on the chest armor where it would be anyways? And perhaps put his Sgt rank on the shoulder bells. An attachment idea for the armor to the vest could be gold buttons, to signify the gold buttons on the uniform.
Ladysewforus, could you put red piping around the top and bottom of the neck seal and around the vest? That's one of the recognizable features of the uniform, the red piping lining the edges of the jacket.