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    Apr 4, 2008, 2:58 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #51

    i'm cool, i was just putting that out there just to make sure that you knew that i'd be willing to paint it. hell, i'm almost ready to pm sgtfang and order a helmet for this.
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    Apr 4, 2008, 3:03 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #52

    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?
    Exactly what I planned to do, simply haven't gotten around to the details for the full suit yet.. I think the red piping is pretty important, and I'll find a way to work it in there.. I'll have a more detailed version finished tomorrow.. I love the attachment idea! Was thinking about how to incorporate those gold buttons, another significant feature of the real uniform, and thats a very good solution.. As I said, plenty of work to be done to get the concept down right, this first picture is just a very basic general idea..
  3. Apr 4, 2008, 3:47 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #53

    Aburesh is commonly used, but the mandolorians have a written as well as spoken language. Here is a simple table and a link to where you can dload the font.



    http://www.dafont.com/mandalorian.font
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    Apr 4, 2008, 3:58 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #54

    the mandolorians have a written as well
    Thanks! I'll rework any text with the new font, great find
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    Apr 4, 2008, 4:37 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #55

    Got rolling on the drawing and made up another concept..

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    I think the red pipping adds a lot to the overall look, along with some of the other updates.. It comes together a little better.. I really think the gold buttons need to be a feature, but not totally sure on the pattern to use (where to put them).. Updated the rest of the helmet angles, and fixed the font for the text on the helmet.. Still need to do the medals as well.. Critique away, it needs it!
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    Apr 4, 2008, 7:36 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #56

    Red gauntlets and red knee armor would be my suggestions. I really like the helmet as it is.
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    Apr 4, 2008, 7:58 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #57

    I really think the gold buttons need to be a feature, but not totally sure on the pattern to use (where to put them)..
    They look great where you put them. I like the line of them down the belly. Did you intentionally put the ribbons on the right side instead of the left?

    Could even throw in some red/gold "wookie braids" :-D
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    Apr 4, 2008, 11:24 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #58

    Red gauntlets and red knee armor would be my suggestions.
    I'll cook up a drawing with the missing equipment and test out those colors, thanks for the suggestion!

    Did you intentionally put the ribbons on the right side instead of the left?
    Heh, fail... sorry, I get rolling and stop paying attention I think.. Its mostly because the reference photo I was working with looks that way, which is confusing.. My guess its that this photo got flipped horizontally at some point and I never noticed..



    A few questions for the Marines, or anyone else that knows.. Are the EGA's on the neck mirrored like I have them, like theres a left and a right one, or are they both oriented the same way? And whats the significance of the green braided cord on the shoulder, should it be included? Thanks! Anyone else with ideas, let me know!
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    Apr 4, 2008, 12:47 PM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #59

    yes..
    the Globe and Anchors are mirrored, there is one left and one right...

    I'd personally stay with the gold Knee armor as opposed to the Red... looks more... feels more Dress Blues to me.

    the Green braid is a unit thing. Not needed to complete Dress Blues.

    oh and before I forget... Medals do go over the left Breast as in your latest reference picture... not over the right like you have in your concept drawing above... (which if you are JUST doing ribbons in place of the medals is where you should put them...)
    the ribbons over his right breast have no medal equivilents... if he were just to wear his ribbons on his blues (ie no medals) they would be on his left side... (your first reference image of the corporal has it correct)
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    Apr 4, 2008, 1:48 PM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #60

    Sohryu76, Sorry, bare with me here.. just want to make sure I'm understanding this correctly.. Considering the cost of all the medals or the complexity of painting them if we did a full suit I would probably just use the ribbons (use ribbon equivalents of each medal).. Those would be placed on the left side because there wouldn't be any medals.. Ribbons come at a much lower cost and I could probably find a way using the mounting bar system to mount the actual ribbons on the breast plate (instead of vinyl decals, or painted).. Thanks for the info!!
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    Apr 4, 2008, 1:51 PM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #61

    yep
    you got it!
    Ribbons on the left chest.
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    Apr 4, 2008, 2:11 PM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #62

    Another quick detail question, should the EGA's (or certain ones) have the ribbon in the eagles mouth (believe it says "Semper Fidelis")? I've seen it both ways, with and without the ribbon..

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    Apr 4, 2008, 2:14 PM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #63

    you'll find that the metal ones found on uniforms do not have said ribbon.
    if that helps answer your question for this project purpose
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    Apr 4, 2008, 4:16 PM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #64

    The ribbions worn on the right side (assuming it's the same in the Marines as it was in the Army) are unit awards. Usualy for diffrent wars or engagements the unit was in. The medals/ribbons on the left side are awards the the marine/soldier personaly earned.

    have a good one,
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    Apr 4, 2008, 4:55 PM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #65

    Quote Hagen_Nor'ak said: View Post
    The ribbions worn on the right side (assuming it's the same in the Marines as it was in the Army) are unit awards. Usualy for diffrent wars or engagements the unit was in. The medals/ribbons on the left side are awards the the marine/soldier personaly earned.

    have a good one,
    James
    The USMC unit awards go on the left side along with the the SM awards.

    Ive been on both sides of the fence, it took me a long time getting used to the way the Army dose stuff.
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    Apr 5, 2008, 12:31 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #66

    Another set of pictures with gauntlets / gloves, other than that minor tweaks..

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    Missing a couple ribbons as I'm not certain what they are yet, other than that I'm pretty much out of ideas.. Pretty close to a final drawing in my mind, suggestions, ideas, praise and criticism are more than welcome of course! Thanks!!
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    Apr 5, 2008, 1:19 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #67

    you will get nothing but praise out of me!

    Quote LiveWire401 said: View Post
    Another set of pictures with gauntlets / gloves, other than that minor tweaks..

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    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...rddetailed.jpg

    Missing a couple ribbons as I'm not certain what they are yet, other than that I'm pretty much out of ideas.. Pretty close to a final drawing in my mind, suggestions, ideas, praise and criticism are more than welcome of course! Thanks!!
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    Apr 5, 2008, 3:25 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #68

    This, is awesome 8)


    Perhaps a kama? Could be black on the outside with red trim and satin fabric underneath in white, tan, or black? Would go with the long coat design of the dress blues. Could even be that short, or the normal long just below the knees.
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    Apr 5, 2008, 9:01 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #69

    No Skirts...
    leave those to the ARC troopers...

    Quote Toragh said: View Post
    This, is awesome 8)


    Perhaps a kama? Could be black on the outside with red trim and satin fabric underneath in white, tan, or black? Would go with the long coat design of the dress blues. Could even be that short, or the normal long just below the knees.
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    Apr 11, 2008, 1:57 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #70

    I have skimmed these forums for a while now because I made a promise to my beloved to make him a complete costume a few years back and never had money/time/etc.

    This thread struck enough of a nerve to get me to register. The reaosn why is that besides being a huge geek married to another huge geek, I'm a Marine wife, my husband is active duty, and I do Key Volunteer stuff and live on a Marine base, so I'm up to my ears in Oorah stuff here. I see it every day and I know what's out there.

    As far as EGA decals/stickers/etc in appropriate sizes, have you looked at (don't laugh, really) crapbooking diecuts and stickers? I have a bunch of this stuff that I got for the purpose of making non-crapbooking projects. I have This, and it is a layered diecut that costs a little over 2 bucks US and can be easily seperated into components. The EGA is about the right size for the cover. It would have to be impregnated with a clearcoat, but it's a flat lasercut design which I think would work really well if carefully adhered to the helmet, and you would not have to have a custom decal cut.

    Window decals could be used for the chevrons. Just suggesting these since I didnt' see anyone else mentioning them. They are smaller than the actual chevrons used on uniforms, since they are for indicating rank on a windshield, but that might work a little better in the context of the costume.

    M.
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  21. Apr 11, 2008, 10:04 AM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #71

    Now that is one sweet design.
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    Apr 11, 2008, 1:59 PM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #72

    Don't think I forgot about this. I am still in and would love to sew the soft parts!!

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    Apr 11, 2008, 2:30 PM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #73

    I can add piping to as many areas as possible to match the dress uniform



    I have a question about the area, where the colors change from the top of the suit to the bottom of the suit. I don't see how we can make it look like this pic, unless it is like a superman suit.
    As a flightsuit, we need to stop at the waistband to change colors, or make something that is closer to the actual jacket and it does not tuck in at the waist, then it would definitely be a two piece outfit, pants and a top.


    What do you think?

    I can do either when you have these details all decided upon









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    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..

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    Let me know what you think
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    Apr 11, 2008, 2:32 PM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #74

    Quote LadySewforus said: View Post
    Don't think I forgot about this.
    I was hoping you hadn't! I never heard back from you in PM land, I talked a little bit about the fit and color issues at hand.. Maybe that PM never got there?
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    Apr 11, 2008, 2:36 PM - Re: A Helmet For A Marine #75

    I love this project and admire, greatly admire and appreciate those in the military!!!

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