i was just curious, do most mandolorian helmets have the arrows on the front above the eyes?
Discussion on just a simple question or maby more lol within the Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters forum, part of the Star Wars Universe category; i was just curious, do most mandolorian helmets have the
i was just curious, do most mandolorian helmets have the arrows on the front above the eyes?
I could totally be wrong here, but I don't think so.
The custom buckets seen around here with the arrows are either modified Jango/Boba helmets, or were put there as a conscious choice by the artist/builder.
The ones without...well, they are without. It all depends on how you want your bucket to look.
alright thanks, and how should i make up a mando name? look at the language and see words i like? and what is a "cod" piece?
Last edited by Dynasty104; 08-11-2009 at 08:10 AM.
the cod covers your groin.
ahh ok lol i should have relized that i didnt see "cup" on the armour guidelines for mercs
i cant remember, do mandolorians ever use vibroblades?
Don't see any reason why they shouldn't, I would assume Mandos are equipped to handle most forms of combat.
ok cool. my wooden katana has lacker and has been stained, can i sand that off safely?
well im just about done with the construction of the helmet, just installed my blinky lights in the rangefinder, and a nice radio for thoes long missions
what should i use for armour? id like to use metal but i dont got the right stuff to shape it. all i got is a flat small anvil that has a lil curve on it. i feel like i might have the capability but it might be eaysier with plastic. id like to have the weight of armour to b heavier. could i make it in 2 layers? one of plastic then with metal on top?
anyone have opinions?
You know it really depends. There are a number of things that you can make armor out of. Trash cans, metal, cardboard, poster board, fiberglass. Really it depends on where your recourses lie and how much you are willing to put into the armor. My armor is being made out of cardboard. But my helmet is going to be plastic.
look for sintra board at sign shops
Or you can use signs (not the flimsy stuff but the tough stuff). Basically you can make armor out of anything if you look at it in a way.
ok i have a creative enough mind. i gues what i ment to ask is should i wait to get more metal to get it all the same guage or should i use plastic that i may already have? my parants were gonna throw out a pan but i kept it. but it can only fit the chest parts on it. would it look weird with parts of different thicknesses or materials?
would it look weird with armour made of different tyes of materials? such as plastic and metal?
Personally i dont really think so, because the plastic would end up being painted to look like metal anyways.
But quality would definatly be different
all the best with the mando ner vod
vor'e ner vod. what do people usually use for the steel looking color? gunmetal grey?. i got an airbrush so i dont need spraypaint
as far as the names go... you basically use variations of mando'a that describe you, or are similar to your name. for example my name is Kyle W, my callsign at work is Waco and Kal is a mando'a name similar to my first name, so my mando is Kal Waco... just for example.
And for me i didnt really have any mando'a related with my mando name. Galak Vih'torr is mine.
Yes, the Mando'a glossary can help when choosing a name. I'm Darth Taiter as an ID, but for my character name, I just use a Mando familiar of my name to come up with Mir'ika as I am known as "little Miriam" by my family in RL. But, I gave my character the official first name of Mirdin, derived from Mando for smart though Mir'sheb would have been more descriptive LOL Tarvos is the name of one of the moons of Saturn I thought sounded cool (I love space stuff!). Looking to astronomical names might give you some good ideas.
As for armor materials, some are easier to work with than others, and as was mentioned, differ in costs. I started with trash can armor, but found pvc foamboard (brand name, Sintra) much easier to work with and not too much more costly.
For the steel-looking color, I'm using a metallic grey or hammered metallic Krylon Fusion, a spraypaint for plastics. I also have an airbrush I plan to use for a few details, but would probably suggest using a similar grey color in airbrush inks to get what you want.
thanks o and to join the mercs, do i need a vest seperate from the flightsuit to attach chest and colar and back plate to? and then what is the simplest way to attach the armour to the clothing?
hows about Talyc Tor?
say i cant find a flight suit in the color i want, can i paint of dye it?
If it's a light colour then I would say yes, BUT you may need to research the flightsuit material to get the right dye.
I'm not too sure if Bleaching the suits would get the old dye out or not, someone with a little more experience than me would need to answer that.
If you leave the old colour in, it would effect the new colour.
ok, so then that vest, how strong does it need to be? just strong enough to hold together with the plates? and could i just epoxy the plates onto it?
i got some spare leather looking vinl, would that b strong enought for the vest or should i go buy a vest?
and then how thick should i get the vest? and should i epoxy my plates on?
Technically, you should head over to Wal*Mart if you have one in your area and pick up some leather material. There you can make your vest. I tried searching for already made vests and nothing really came up. Well some stuff came up but nothing that would fit me as I am a small person and therefore need a small vest LOL!
Now as for attaching the plates there are a number of ways.....industrial velcro, bolts, snaps, and harnesses. Epoxy can be use to get the overall toughness in your armor which is what I am doing with my cardboard armor. I am placing cereal box's over the top of them and pushing them together then using adhesive to keep the armor firm.
well i just want the armour attached to the vest so i can just put the vest on and i got everything on. could i use the epoxy without worry? so is ur material acual leather? where do u find what u found in the store? what section imean?
I have not actually gotten to Wal*Mart yet to get the leather material. But if you live in the area that I live in...you will want to use velcro or snaps. But if you are aiming towards where you want the armor already attached then might as well go with velcro or snaps. You might want to look in the crafts section at Wal*Mart or just go to a crafts store. They have all that stuff you need to make a vest.
well im not from arizona, it hasnt broken 100 so i think anything i use will hold up. my chest peices are baking sheets and i got them all cut out and ready, ill look at walmart today or tom. for stuff but i have some material that i think should work. ill just try making a vest then ill try epoxy. if it doesnt work ill just chop out the material and mount it on something else
use snaps. put the male side on the vest and then epoxy the female side on the inside of your armor. actually, turn that around, put the female side on the armor first, find where you want the armor to sit, mark it, then put the male side to the vest.
ok ill see
yes, snaps or industrial Velcro (the sew on kind on the vest the glue kind on your plates)
use Duck-cloth or marine vinyl for the vest.
how do u make sure the snaps are where u want them to be?
o and how low should the vest go? should it stop where the armour stops?
for the record i am making custom but i guess i dont know if the mercs specify vest length.
anyone? sorry i had to bump
o and i just had an idea, could i use small skrews and thoes little spike stud things to hold the armour onto the vest?
and could i just make the vest continue down for like a small cape?
You could theoretically make the vest extend lower into a "coat and tails" kind of look, but I think it might be hard to move around. After all, your belts are going to be going over your vest, and with that much fabric hanging in the back it'll be like wearing a shirt tucked in that's way way too long.
Just my opinion.
so say i want thoes "tails" should it be the vest?
If you want the tails, I'd suggest something like a Kama. I'd post pictures, but I'm at work on a lame computer. Dang.
Anyway, a kama is a piece of fabric or armor that covers your backside, and hangs lower than the upper edge of your thighs. Some call it a skirt, but it doesn't have to go all the way around. It would probably work better for you movement wise, since it would just be attatched to your belt.
ok cool thanks, im using that mando maker thing and i made the color scheme just now and i think thats what im gonna do, ill have a long loincloth too i think. i think making the cod peice would just be a litle difficult i guss. i might make one eventually tho
well, i guess its time to make something for my back, ill make the armour later. so i was thinking, a big bacta tank, jetpack, pack of explosives, or maby something else? and how should tha back plate attach? and how would the pack on the back attach? straps thru the back armour?
o and do people put bondo on armour before painting and stuff?
i dont recall seeing anyone who did, i know i need primer tho
If you're making plastic armor you could put bondo on the backside of the pieces to make them thicker and less "bendy". but it's not really required.
Vor'e vod. half armour is plastic the other is metal, i ran out of baking sheets i could use so i started cuting out storage bins lol. so say i have thigh armour, would elastic around the leg be strong enough to hold tight? i know its matter of how tight you pull it but i mean should i hide a strap going up to the belt for more support?
and now, mando blasters, do they have random muzzle flares like most starwars blasters?
o and lifeburn, ur sig, i didnt know the wind shines
As far as the blasters go, mando'ade use a wide variety of weapons. We don't have a specific blaster that is strictly "mando"... that being said, the Nerf CS-6 Longshot, and CS-6 Recon are both extremely popular for modding into blasters or various forms. I am working up a customized airsoft M4... which in some places is not a good idea, but here in the states it's generally ok as long as it's obviously not real. Like I said tho, no real specific pattern or weapon for mando'ade, we use what we like.
ok, i guess that answered my question lol
lol sorry... walking talking mando'ipedia here...lmao
yea.lol. so i dont need a muzzle flare? thats all im asking right now lol. o i lied one more question, how would a jetpack attach? i see straps going into the back plate. do thes go onto the arms like a backpack or just on the plate?
hmm... no, no flare necessary unless u want one, flash hiders and muzzle breaks are common, but not really required. As for the Jetpack, most ppl who use 'em have some sort of strap system that they hide under the plates. One that I've seen a lot is a mil-spec rucksack frame worn so that once the plates and jetpack are on, it is hidden. I would suggest you do what's comfortable for you. If your jetpack is light enough in weight, you could theoretically attach it directly to the backplate. Commander Cody wears a compact jetpack on his armor that attaches directly to the back plate, and most ARC troopers, RC's and the specialized Airborne troopers had backplates made to accept their jetpacks. Hope that helps.
so the straps would go under the chest plates?
yeah, they actually go under your vest too, there are just a few places where they should be exposed, there's a good tutorial on Youtube.com regarding putting on the harness and jetpack. can't find it at the moment, but it's there, if you search for mandalorian mercs, boba fett armor, etc... u'll eventually find it.
ok cool thanks in case anyone else is watching this thread, ill post the video up here
Lol Dynasty, the wind in fact does not shine. And a compass has nothing to do with the wind. It was a quote from Ben Stiller in the movie Mystery Men. I just thought it was funny as hell
o ok, i never heard of it
never seen boba or jango wear a ALICE frame. its no where NEAR cannon. it attatches via buckles thru the back plate slots. there is an internal harness system. check the jet-pack section here. i know its in there.
where is said jetpack section?
i cant find it
just search for jetpack, it's here somewhere
there is no jetpack section any more. you'll find threads on it in the "boba fett costume" section. i'm really not a fan of compressing sections like they did. i'd like to see the more specific forums make a return. and i'd like to see child boards in other sections that are for specific parts. i.e. you click on jango fett and you then have several choices of helmet, armor, jetpack, soft parts.
ok even more thanks
fast little set of questions,
1 do you bondo up the inside of the helmet
2 how much does an ordered t visor cost
3 any advice on removing primer that isnt coming off with sand paper
4 i had to dril holes in parts of theigh armour to sew some elastic in, how do i cover the stitching so i can paint over it smoothly
thats all fo rnow
1. I would
2. not sure, shop around... prices vary
3. ummm... more sandpaper? lol
4. Bondo or primer coat... there's also some resin and epoxy putties that are cheap and easy to use available at ur local Wally world (Wal-Mart).
As for 3. if you can't remove the primer and I can only think the reason to remove primer is to glue something onto the bucket, if sandpaper ain't getting it off, then glue will more than likely stick to it.
If you check out my krayt dragon, I put the bondo on top of the primer layer and it's stuck like glue, you see the job of primer is to give a grittier surface you can paint onto.
what helmet do you have that youre gonna bondo the inside?
tvisors are usually about 6-8 bucks.
ok thanks, i tried to make my own visor and its got alot of watter bubbles in the tinting stuff, and i think ill just use bondo for a couple places in the helmet cause ill proboly end up putting some foam in the helmet to make its more comfy lol
no need to tint anything. jut go buy a visor. ive bought several at home depot
no i mean i made my own visor out of a document holder and tinting film
Just wondering. Do we get to see any pictures?
yes pics. discussions with out pics, are pointless.
ugh fine lol, just gota find my mini sd card and ill get some up, today a friend of mine is supposed to be coming over to help paint the bucket, shes an amazing artist