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just a simple question or maby more lol

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    just a simple question or maby more lol

    i was just curious, do most mandolorian helmets have the arrows on the front above the eyes?

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    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.

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    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; Aug 11, 2009 at 9:10 AM.

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    the cod covers your groin.

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    ahh ok lol i should have relized that i didnt see "cup" on the armour guidelines for mercs

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    i cant remember, do mandolorians ever use vibroblades?

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    Don't see any reason why they shouldn't, I would assume Mandos are equipped to handle most forms of combat.

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    ok cool. my wooden katana has lacker and has been stained, can i sand that off safely?

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    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

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    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?

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    anyone have opinions?

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    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.

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    look for sintra board at sign shops

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    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.

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    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?

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    would it look weird with armour made of different tyes of materials? such as plastic and metal?

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    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

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    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

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    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.

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    And for me i didnt really have any mando'a related with my mando name. Galak Vih'torr is mine.

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    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.

    Good Luck!

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    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?

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    hows about Talyc Tor?

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    Dynasty104 said: View Post
    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?
    If you check out the stickied thread regarding the Mando Mercs, you should see the 2009 rules.

    I think though that it is much easier to have the vest as a separate entity with the plates pre attached, this will mean that you only have to don the vest and you're away.

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    Re: just a simple question or maby more lol

    say i cant find a flight suit in the color i want, can i paint of dye it?

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