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Idea for custom mando

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    609th asfod said: View Post
    that raises another issue, should i have a helmet with or without the rangefinder?, if i go without it gives me an excuse to wear a huge cloak like darth mauls!!! with the hood up hiding the mando armor and sniper rifle, also wasnt walon vau a bit of a sociopath, likethe monk from mean machine just in mando armor lol!

    just a side note does anyone find my avatar a little overbearing?
    with the whole bright flashy light stuff!
    I do, and especially if I was epileptic.

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    609th asfod said: View Post
    just a side note does anyone find my avatar a little overbearing?
    with the whole bright flashy light stuff!
    I had like five seizures just reading this thread.

    One thing I've been wanting to see is someone include a visor to their helmet, similar to scout troopers. A paintball mask visor might work nicely.
    http://www.randlarchery.com/img/Prod...ision_mask.gif

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    lol, i hope no one reading this has epilepsy
    also just for thinking for contrast, aswell as doing a dark grey around the helmet mandibles, could instill a chrome tinted visor?if thats what its called, like a one way mirror visor! which would contrast well with the rest of the bucket!

    i think its called two-way mirrored acrylic if anybody could help me locate a supplier/retailer in the uk that sells sheets of it i would be really greatfull!
    Last edited by 609th asfod; Jul 19, 2007 at 5:12 AM.

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    [quote=609th asfod;267447]that raises another issue, should i have a helmet with or without the rangefinder?, if i go without it gives me an excuse to wear a huge cloak like darth mauls!!! with the hood up hiding the mando armor and sniper rifle, also wasnt walon vau a bit of a sociopath, likethe monk from mean machine just in mando armor lol!

    id never thought of that yeah he is a bit like monk

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    THE MONK ROCKS !

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    YEAH FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    NovallTalon said: View Post
    For a custom mando, rangefinders are not a must. Someone else did a custom with a cloak like that awhile back, but I can't remember who it was.

    i believe you are thinking of blackjet:

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    Thanks UNtried =D I knew I had seen one somewhere.

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    that is one kick *** looking costume, not to keen onthe lilac though, but absolutely kickass regardless

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    If you are wanting an idea of what all black armor will look like I've got some pics of my armor up. I've done Walon Vau from the republic commando series with the help of Karen Traviss through e-mail correspondance.

    http://s306.photobucket.com/albums/n...=nav_tab_album
    Last edited by tb2849; Aug 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM.

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    i also think a dark colour scheme is good
    my design;

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    While the black scheme is nice...I think it's becoming very over-done.

    Stealth doesn't necessary mean "black on black". Just like camo doesn't mean leaf or realtree.

    There are TONS of color combination that work well in the dark: Dark reds, greens, blues, and browns are extremely nice working and practical for night running mandos. Something else to think about is doing a "Dazzle" pattern on your armor. Basically creating multiple shapes of color on your kit to break up your outline. This works well for anyone out in the open, in urban areas, or even fliers. Below is a pic from a WW2 era ship with dazzle camo.
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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    Not that you'll do this but the SAS used a pink landrover for years that blended in in desert environments and was almost invisible to the naked eye at night.
    Just a random peice of info.

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    that dazzle hurts my head

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    Thats the idea. It makes your eyes work, and is probably some of the best open-range camo available...even 100 years later.

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    Re: Idea for custom mando

    HOW ABOUT A CARBON FIBER FETT???
    That would be uber cool!!! black soft parts and carbon fiber armor....yepp...that would just blow my mind...

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