See, trust the Adonian, he know's ..............
the claw is my master... eewwww :wacko
See, trust the Adonian, he know's ..............
the claw is my master... eewwww :wacko
he he so I guess I'm going to look into a blue tinted lense for my tactical visor, I'll stick to the mirrored black for the primary visor tho. Also, just wondering if anybody knows how to rig up an LED set into the tactical visor to allow me to make it appear that the lense is glowing.
i think A'den did that on his bucket
A'den used an el wire.
Like this one:
thanks guys, thanks for the link Ori'ad!
okay, so I finally went and picked up the spygear dart launcher to use for my tri-shot. It's slightly bulkier than I originally thought it'd be, may have to be modified a little bit to allow for my pred blades to be used as well, we'll see what I have to do as far as that goes. The thing also doesn't fire in a shotgun blast, it's 1 barrel at a time. However... in my "custom mando world" the concept is that the tri-shot will fire either in a semi-auto shotgun blast, spreading all 3 beams in a fan arc, or it will fire each barrel in sequence to give a high ROF full auto wrist blaster, depending on the mode selected by the shooter (i.e. ME!!!).
Is A'd'ika monitoring this thread? A'd'ika any updates on the buy'ce? I'm savin' up for it ner vod! lol I'll proally be buying some of the repros of it from ya too! lol
PIC OF THE TRISHOT PLEASE ;)
okay, okay, I know I promised some prog pics so give me a few and I'll get 'em
it's been 5 minutes vod, you got 5 left :p
we're watching you...... VERY CLOSELY!!! :lol
lmao yeah it's gonna take a few more than 5 mike... I have 11 pics and I need to shrink them down a bit
fine! you get 6 :lol just kidding
still waiting ner vod.
Okay vode, here ya go! I have here some images of my gaunts in their current state of horendousness, I sat the trishot on there so u could get an idea of where it will go. I also wanted u guys to see the laser on the trishot so I got a pic of that too. Also shown is my vest in its current state of disrepair just so u guys can see my plates as they are right now. Also, I laid out my grey BDUs that I got from my dad. Apparently when he joined the KSP like 30 years ago he was my size, and KSP wears (even back then) grey BDUs! I plan on using my grey ripstop fabric to make copies of these uniform items and upgrade the shirt to a combat shirt similar to the blackhawk model, and the pants will be a little more mandoish.
wow, it is big... but I like.
why are they taped? but everything else looks good :D
that thing is huge bet it can do some damage.
its even gotta light! i might need to get one of those
Hey Kal, is it safe to remove this area?
I was thinking of putting it on the side of another bucket.
if u r talking about the lower lobe there, yeah I believe it is... I have to look into it because I plan on removing it as well. It appears to be nothing more than a grip for the shooter to use to hold the blaster... I couldn't find anything significant contained within.
haha! well you have a head start, i havnt even started
lol yeah but I'll be gone for 4 weeks too, and then moving... won't be getting back at it until mid november!!!
Thats when i get my learners! YAY i gotta get this thing done for the end of december. Me and my cousin have a troop planned in Drake. Sounds like C1RCAs gonna join us
really? Kandosii! Oya lev'ika! Oya! (too much mando'a?) lol I know it's bad sometimes u guys have to pull up the webdictionary to be able to read my posts...lmao My plan right now is to have MY beskar'gam ready to roll by the first of the year, and to be started on Fi's in early January or so. Then, once hers is ready, I'll start my SAS mando and the 'gam for my vode from home.
have it ready for next summer cause we all need to be at Celebration V! It would be amazing
Im savin so i can actually make it there (dont know where im going to stay) travel could be hard to arrange but in the end it will be worth it!
yup... I have to look into any discounts I may get... NRA, military, USAA... I'm a member of a lot of organizations that give discounts at hotels, rental agencies, travel agencies etc...
how much would it be for air fee and hotel (maybe i could get my cousin to come, but hes only two years older than me) could get difficult :/
hmmm... I dunno... round trip for me to go from Panama City, FL to Spokane, WA is $1600, hotel prices vary wildly depending on where u stay, what city it's in and what time of year it is, not to mention special events like CV
not to be creepy but maybe some of us could share a hotel room? so we could all find a place to stay
People are probably booking already for this thing
lol I'd say u're proally right... I've already got a roommate ;) but I'm pretty sure somebody will be willing to split cost and go in on a 2 bed room
ya i know you will Kal :lol Im just hoping this works out! Then we can all be more than just internet buddys :D
lol yeah... hey have u guys noticed how we split the same couple of conversations over a lot of threads? lol what r we up to now like 5? 6? Hey Lev'ika I was wondering... oh wait... this would be better for the art threads... check those.
:lol ya! last night was pretty crazy :lol i think i killed myself laughing at least 10 times :lol
lol yeah I know, it's a bit rediculous! lol
Hey Kal, I got a question... Doy you think it's possible to dye a nomex flight suit to a deep purple? I wanna get my first Mando ready to wear.
And I know a few of us here in the Dune Sea are planning on doing that; packing as many people as we can in a room (sleeping bags FTW!!!) and splitting the cost. We're hopefully gonna get a few drivers and caravan as well. :cheers
I like the trishot Kal! It is a little big, but like somebody up there said that just means it packs a big punch!
I'm not sure how I missed scribing to this thread, but I will now!
lol thanx saber! yeah I played with the trishot for awhile the day I got it, it really does have a lot of oomph behind it. I think it'll make a great piece for my gauntlet.
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs50/f/20...y_sigpro54.jpgjust so u guys don't whine about not seein' anything from me for a while... here's a consolidation of my armor concepts from start to finish... the last one is the final one. I like this too because it actually shows some of my artistic progression with drawing mandos.
I like :D
do you have a set of completed armor ?
im just to lazy to look
I have about 60-70%... probably less since I decided to add some extra plates, and I'm changing up the backplate
whenever you get back you should throw up a pic.. curious to see
yeah will do
thx man, can't wait for some progress
lol yeah me either... I really want to get this thing done! I'm workin' my tail off to get through here, get home and get moved so I can finish this thing up... the plus side is I have 35 days of leave right now, saved up. I will probably take some of that when I get to OK just to do some things that need to be done with the move, and holidays. Hopefully I'll have time to work on this too.
Easy, kal, remember to breath. :p Looking forward to updates and nice concept progression.
lol *gasp* must *gasp* remember *gasp* something...
You have 35 days leave...I'll see what I can do about getting your helmet done in that time...:thumbsup
lol yeah I've been saving up for over a year now. I'll have 37.5 by the time I get home.
:lol over a year? haha you must get paid next to nothing :lol
lol yeah yeah... actually I think I have one of the best paying jobs in the country right now... my leave accrual is awesome tho. Honestly how many people get that many days of vacation/year.
so true... how about you give me some of that flowing cash? :lol :lol kidding
lol if only I had any leftover! lmao So I was looking at my stuff, I have so much to do when I get home... I mean wow.
when are you trying to get your stuff finished for.
Even though the term "finished" doesnt exist when building mandos... when do you plan to have it wearable? :lol
lol yeah phase I is actually done minus the weapons and helmet. Phase II... the actual upgraded model (the final concept sketch) will hopefully be done in time for CV... I hope to be able to be there.
im kinda hoping i can to but we'll see
yup same here, it's going to depend on a lot of stuff too for me tho
but im not quite sure transport possibilitys :lol
Finished, ha! Good one Levi!
or a plane ha!!!
some one should drive to Canada, pick me up, and then go to CV :lol (i think im just dreamin)
lol yeah... I'm a professional aviator and don't even know if I can fly to it...lol jk jk, I'm hoping to be able to get enough time off to take leave and go, that's my main issue... and affording a hotel room.
That reminds me... what did you spend Adonian's donation on, Kal?
Oh, and what was the job description of your mando?
$5 is the exact cost of a new sketchpad at the BX at Tyndall... that's what I used that for. I'm trying to scrounge up enough to grab a new set of pens right now, hoping that maybe just maybe I can get a lot more work done very, very soon.
My mando is Kal Waco, leader of Direcat Squad. He's basically a team leader... he's a Lieutenant (wonder why...lol). Specializes in Air Support Coordination, CQB and is a expert marksman but has a preference for CQB, thus the heavier armor. He is also known for his use of aggressive tactics.
Hmm... sounds pretty cool. Is Waco a mando word, or military terminology, or...?
Wanna story ^^ ?
lol ok here's the story behind my name:
Kal is a mando'a word that is similar in sound to my REAL first name... which is Kyle. Kyle = Kal. Now I did look up the meaning for the word Kyle to attempt to match it up with a mando'a word that means equivalent, but I couldn't find a word for a straight and narrow path (Kyle in its original Irish roots) Kyle also means patient warrior (not sure which language but it's on my plaquard), so... I chose Kal because I like it and it's close to my real name (in sound).
Waco is my callsign, given to me by my squadron commander. Not real sure about the actual reasoning for the name, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I like guns, and there's a town in my home state called Waco, Kentucky (NOT to be confused with Waco, Texas) where I spent a great deal of my childhood with a very close family friend who owned a rather nice (homemade) firing range... where we could plink around all day long, all summer long. Also where I learned a few of my farming skills. So since Waco is one of my real names, and Waco, KY is a important part of who I am... it's now part of my mando name.
btw... some of my friends from work also call me "Whacko" lol
Sounds pretty awesome ^^ My 'callsign' in the Cadets was Flashbang, simply because I was usually first in, *bang* then out. Like a flash. :D
Though I chose Je'Karta Prudii because when I played Republic Commando people used to use Mando'a names, so i figured I want one too!
yeah I just couldn't find a good mando'a last name that fit me so... lol Waco it is! lmao
in my hopes of becoming an airforce pilot i've given my self the callsign " Splint "
hope you dont ware glasses, you cant be a pilot if you need glasses, at least that was how it was when I was gonna join, but since I was told I could never be a pilot, I didn't join.
it has to be correctable (spelling?) to 20/20. My eyesight is 20/20 in one eye and 20/15 in the other so, no problem there. I just didn't want to be a pilot, but I still wanted to fly so my job fits me perfectly (since I like to tell ppl what to do! lol). I get to wear a flightsuit and I get wings, so I'm happy...lol
Man I shoudl have done more research... I was just askin pilots and recruiters when I was workin at Hickam AFB, unless that was then and this is now?
Well that was definitely then and this is definitely now. In my Cadets eyesight isn't much of a problem, you gotta be able to see stuff moving out of the corner of your eye, but since we get mud in our eyes on a regular basis they don't really care.
yup, it changed in like 2004 or so
So I was watching Tranformers 2 yesterday, and saw some very un-M4 looking M4s being used, so I googled it and found some images. Thinking about modding my rifle to look a little more like this. What do u guys think? Let me know which one you would go with. We'll call the first one the MVARS (M-Vars) and the second we'll call the TF Carbine. The extra 2 images are just shots of the TF carbine in the movie. Like I said let me know what you guys think about the 2 different ideas.
Gotta love Transformers ^^ 1st Gun looks awesome, I like. Second gun looks a bit, y'know, earthy and samey.But I also had an idea, based on your first concept.
very interesting Pacx... I had actually thought up something kinda similar to that. hadn't thought of using the nerf parts tho. I'll show u my MP5 mod now, and will work up another MP5 concept with the nerf parts for later today.
I basically took the MP5 Swordfish from Airsoftgi.com and added the M4 type 6 pos stock to it. Thought it looked pretty cool but never really took it any farther than that. May have to look into it again tho.
I also LOOOVE the picatinny rails, even tho that has become a very trendy thing here on earth, I think they look so frackin' awesome, especially running the full length of the spine of the rifle. Gives it a very razorbacked appearance, and allows mods more easily. I also plan on adding one of the Nerf laser/flashlights to the rifle somewhere, probably on a side mount.
sorry for the multiposts... but it is MY thread! lol
MP5 is one of the best guns EVER. I like your pics, a little less /earthy/ and more 'alienic'. My shotgun (MPtL, as I have pet-named it)
The idea of mounting side lights is good, I was gonna do the same with mine. I was gonna have 2 red-dot sights on the top and bottom and 3 flashlights on the sides.
Keep it up, Vod.
i dont wear glasses and if i ever have to im going to relly upset
Thanks Pacx... not sure which way I want to go yet... will have some kind of paint/photoshop hackjob MP5 mod up for u guys later on.
Ok, here's some photoshop hackjobs to make a few variations on the MVARS. The first 2 are M4 based, the third is MP5 based.
i like the first one
yeah that's the one I usually draw in my sketches... except for the stock, I usually use a standard stock.
i think the second trigger bit should be taken off, but that's just me.
u mean the foregrip and housing?
Allow me to demonstrate.
how bout this:
I like it! As this illustrates, photoshop is better than paint/word combinations :D