Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Subscribe
  1. Kal Skirata's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    33
    Sep 16, 2008, 2:22 PM - Kal Skirata #1

    I would like to make a Skirata costume and was wondering if anyone else has pictures of there's and if they had any advice on how to and what would be easier cause im a rookie at this.
  2. OrtharRrith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    687
    Sep 16, 2008, 4:29 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #2

    First of you want to make your armour. Kal's armour is what Karen calls "Classic" which is Jango style full leg armour and armoured spats etc. I spoke to her a while back regarding a Skirata that one of the KOTE Mandos was doing and she told me that Kal's tri-bladed knife is based on a knife her father brought back from Egypt after serving there. It resembles something akin to this:


    It's concealed in the housing of the left gauntlet with the blade pointing up, so that it could be drawn and used or thrown with the right hand (out of armour it is kept up his right sleeve, blade pointed down). At the time she hadn't decided for certain if it replaced the flame unit box or not, but thought it the most likely place for it.

    Most of the KOTE Mandos info is here:
    http://www.kotemandos.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=46
  3. Kal Skirata's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    33
    Sep 16, 2008, 4:35 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #3

    Thanx OrtharRrith
  4. Toragh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    360
    Sep 16, 2008, 10:01 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #4

    The knife looks a bit long though. It's only "15 centimeter = 5.905 511 811 inch" So roughly, 6 inches over all.

    It's sandy gold, not shiny gold. Think of literal gold sand color. Jsut as long as it isn't al lthat glossy..non-glossy if you can find it. "Order 66" made it clear about that.

    "Triple Zero" describes claws marks on the face of the helmet.
  5. Kal Skirata's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    33
    Sep 16, 2008, 10:23 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #5

    Should i make this a clean version armor and say it's a younger version of Kal skirata or go with the claw marks and weathered...What do u all think
  6. formerly Sgt. Skirata Huntman's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,186
    Sep 16, 2008, 11:30 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #6

    it also mentioned red trim and unreadable symbols on the helmet. My own skirata project is on hold until my funds recoup.
  7. Apollo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    255
    Sep 17, 2008, 2:00 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #7

    clean mandalorians are not nearly as much fun to look at. Go dirty
  8. Toragh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    360
    Sep 17, 2008, 7:02 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #8

    It looks like the jumpsuit is also dark grey. It's shown in the full picture of your avatar.

    Hasbro's Mil Gilimar figure was originally going to be Skirata, but Karan thought the head mold was too young, and got Hasbro to change the name. It doesn't have the claw marks on the helmet, but that's not surprising since it's a small figurine.
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mij_Gilamar
  9. Kal Skirata's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    33
    Sep 17, 2008, 9:58 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #9

    Is the jet pack normally the last thing ppl buy to top off there costumes?...I got to start managing my money better and quit buyin action figures everytime i go to town
  10. Toragh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    360
    Sep 17, 2008, 10:51 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #10

    From what I've seen, yes. Genreally it's the suit, then the jet pack. But it differs from person to person. I'd reccomend doing the jet pack last.
  11. CasiusOntius's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    176
    Sep 18, 2008, 11:38 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #11

    I honestly just checked here every day on the cargo hold and got the jet pack when I found one that I wanted. The best way is your own way. Go at your own pace, and find the parts you want, never settle. It may take longer, but hey....if something is worth having, it should be worth waiting for, right? (I also understand impatience lol)

  12. OrtharRrith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    687
    Sep 18, 2008, 12:09 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #12

    I haven't read Order 66 yet so my info MAY be out of date (it's on order - am in the UK ) but Skirata doesn't wear a jet pack.
  13. Kal Skirata's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    33
    Sep 18, 2008, 12:31 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #13

    I just always pictured each mando with a jet pack with the hopes that atleast some point in there life they more than likely had one...plus they look cool
  14. OrtharRrith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    687
    Sep 18, 2008, 1:29 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #14

    Karen once said to me that relatively few Mandos have them, most of them consider jet packs a little insane, even for a bunch of insanely psychopathic warriors.
  15. Kal Skirata's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    33
    Sep 18, 2008, 1:32 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #15

    well that would be one less piece I'd have to worry about ....Thanx to everyone who has been kind enough to give some input
  16. formerly LOPERO Scoutleader's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    610
    Sep 18, 2008, 7:58 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #16

    I can not get past the fact the artwork for Kal(the picture for "Kals" avatar) looks amazingly like the actor Ed Harris
  17. Kal Skirata's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    33
    Sep 18, 2008, 8:03 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #17

    yeah she must have fell in love with him or something...Seen the abyss on today while i was walking through the house...Skirata ftw
  18. formerly Sgt. Skirata Huntman's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,186
    Sep 18, 2008, 11:00 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #18

    you are right skirata has No jet pack. See the star wars games minature Republic Commando Training seargeant. source 1 the pic that you are using as an avatar source 2 and the same pic with the helmet source 3. though I know some may argue due to the lack of available detail on mthe mini, lack of costume detailes in the 2 pics.
  19. Kal Skirata's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    33
    Sep 18, 2008, 11:08 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #19

    Mij gilamar minus the jet pack is what im thinkin of and adding some weathering
  20. OrtharRrith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    687
    Sep 19, 2008, 2:41 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #20

    You'd also need to lose the Deece 15a and have the verp shatter gun (that's a pistol) and a custom Westar 34, not to mention the afore mentioned gouges across the T visor trim which should be red as well as what are probably Mandalorian glyphs on the helmet.

    As to the artwork, don't forget that Karen isn't the artist, it would be very easy for her to have said to the artist "I see Kal as looking a little like an Ed Harris type character" for the artist to have run with that. Alternatively, and just as likely; the artist could have had the idea all on his own. Infact I'm sure I have read somewhere that she actually visualised Kal as looking like someone else... my memory for the exact details is currently eluding me.
  21. mandosoldier's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    755
    Sep 19, 2008, 5:49 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #21

    Quote OrtharRrith said: View Post
    You'd also need to lose the Deece 15a and have the verp shatter gun (that's a pistol)
    I always pictured it to be more of a shotgun type weapon, since that does make sense as to how powerful they were supposed to have been in Triple Zero
  22. OrtharRrith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    687
    Sep 19, 2008, 6:36 AM - Re: Kal Skirata #22

    The Verpine shatter gun is a pistol, looks a bit like a weird electric whisk according to the only picture I've found! The Verpine sniper rifle on the other hand is bigger and more the size of a shotgun.
  23. Kal Skirata's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    33
    Sep 19, 2008, 1:33 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #23

    Has anyone ever made any custom thermal detonators and if so any pics
  24. Toragh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    360
    Sep 19, 2008, 7:21 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #24

    You might even be able to make a verpine sniper rifle with an airsoft shotgun. Would ahve to mod the hell out of it, but it would work.
  25. Apollo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    255
    Sep 19, 2008, 8:44 PM - Re: Kal Skirata #25

    I think at that point you're probably better off starting from scratch with some wood and pvc for the sniper rifle

Similar Threads

  1. Kal Skirata: Kal Skirata
    By Wes in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: Sep 23, 2013, 6:10 AM
  2. Kal Skirata: My Kal Skirata - Finished 2010, 1st 501st Approved & Merc Approved
    By TK2280 in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 81
    Last Post: Nov 4, 2012, 2:43 PM
  3. Kal Skirata: Kal is marrying Rav
    By Torment in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: Dec 23, 2010, 6:05 PM
  4. Kal Skirata: Skirata for me
    By goldenrod in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: Aug 9, 2008, 1:25 PM