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Hydra Mando - Jax Style!

  1. #51

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    still hvae some adjustments to do to the sides and back, as well as change the thread color on the buckles to either gold or red.

    also plans for multiple stitch lines along the seams and edges... not sure how long its gonna be yet, have to test it with the belt.

    any suggestions?

  2. #52
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    Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style!

    That looks amazingly cool! Great job. It's obvious that you've put in a lot of time and effort.

  3. #53

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    buckles on the vest look cool

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    I helped at SDCC '08 987654321a's Avatar
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    Lookin good Jax. Keep up the good work man.

  6. #56

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    ok, heres where i am at the moment.

    now i dont normally ask for this...but somethign looks wrong and i cant really place my finger on it.

    is it the belt? the lack of pouches? what?

    disreguard everythign below the waist.





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    Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style!

    To be honest, to me it looks like you have a bit too much waist -- as in, it looks like your "waist" is 6-12" if not more on your body. This could possibly be due to how many belts you have on... or the perspective of the photograph, if the camera was taking a low-angle shot upwards at you.

    Maybe the chest plates are too scrunched together, and pushed up too high on the torso?

    EDIT: Otherwise, looking pretty tight, Jax. Keep at it! You always do inspirational work.
    Last edited by xero; Jul 24, 2008 at 3:08 AM. Reason: Left something out

  8. #58

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    well i think i might of had the belt over the vest, if i tuck it under shoudl sove the problem. the girth belt is the same exact width of my other custom one. and this vest and paltes are way bigger than the white set.

    haev to re-fit it in the AM...before i leave for SDCC

  9. #59

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    i also think the shoulder bells need "adjusting"

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    Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style!

    Personally I think what your seeing is your lower vest bulge.

    The flack vest is bulging up on the sides. which makes it look like you have 'fat wiffs' there, or the shape of a much larger person, except your arms and shoulders, and lower abdomen are normal. it makes you look dis-porportional. If that make sense.

    The ab plate is also not curved enough to your abdomen shape, which also lends the eye to believe your not trim or fit around the waist.

    The reason you notice it is because you run out of details. No details on arms, or lower body means you see helmet then chest/ab, then up the side to the shoulder bells then nothing else to look at so you get caught on the porportions.

    Must my .000002 creds though.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 987654321a's Avatar
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    About to go to comic con, but i would say you need some gauntlets for that. thats what I see as missing, but other than that it looks great!

  12. #62
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    Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style!

    Did you find that vest pattern here on TDH?

  13. #63

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    actually no. kinda made it up as i went along..

    since than i have repainted this set of armor, and you'll see it at SDCC09 this year. here are some pics.







    Last edited by bh-7603; Jun 21, 2009 at 2:38 AM.

  14. #64

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    Looks great, I like the way you did the vest.

  15. #65

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    thanks!

    heres a quick update.

    went over a friends house to take some pictures for a SW project he was doing. heres some off my camera. cant wait for the pics from the photog to come back!




    excuse the lack of guns, they were being used at the time in the other room with some deathstar walls. i only had my Mando Youth Knife.

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    Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style!

    Your repaint looks great.I love your "bowcaster".What else do you have in mind for your kit.

  17. #67

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    the bowcaster tech is for the white female mando, just had it out that day....

    have new sniper rifle. youll see when i get pics back.

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    Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style!

    Looking good! Do you still use Corgi weathering? I thought that was cool.

  19. #69

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    depends....



    i still liked the red shoulder pads weathering, not too sure i like the weathering on these. might repaint them.

  20. #70

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    how's this pic?


  21. #71

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    some pics from a different photoshoot. along with a buddy's mando for the good of the order...







    didn't really like this photographer. used too much fog machine, didn't pose us, and just pretty much had us stand there. kinda lame...and these pics are HEAVY edited to make them look fairly decent.

    but pics are always nice to have. shame we had to pay for these though.

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    Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style!

    Hello again Jax. I had a question for you about your gauntlets. What are they made out of? It really sets your kit off.

  23. #73

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    they are actually "hammers" idea ( the red mando pictured above).

    they are really simple. rolled steel around a post, maybe the corgi's helped as well. than hot glued some random stuff on there. yeah it looks poor up close, but until i start welding stuff on.....

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    Re: Hydra Mando - Jax Style!

    What gauge of steel? All I have available to me is 16 gauge Titanium.

  25. #75

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    each set has various gages within.

    i think they are a mix of:

    22g steel - chest and leg armor white female, new collar armor on white male
    18g steel - chest of hydra armor
    16g steel - shoulders on the white male, shoulders on hydra armor

    18g aluminum - chest white male

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