Kal's Custom Mando

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    I like the grip of 1 and 2, the nose end of 3 and I think you should have a straight clip, bent clips for some strange reason don't look very starwarsy

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    Re: Kal's Custom Mando

    Thanks Saz... I'm actually going to go with that short boxy mag.

    Do you think the short mag looks ok? Also, which one is #3? I figure 1 & 2 are the top 2... is three the one on the bottom left? Oh yeah and I'm workin' on some more stuff right now!
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    Re: Kal's Custom Mando

    I like the look of #3!!! That thumb hole on the foregrip gives a really bullpup look...with a folding stock...

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    OK Vode, I took some bits and pieces of that wonderful input u guys gave me (especially from Saz) and redesigned again... and I added in a few things that I thought up of all places... at church. lol I came up with the idea for the Halo SMG style stock at work today and added that in too. I think it gives it a more verpine look, plus if u close the stock, it makes a thumbhole! lol I also will be using some kind of combo optic/designed optic on the top rail and I wanted to keep the rail on the top just to make it more high speed looking, BUT... I am down for ditching it if it doesn't look good. Anyone have any ideas feel free to let me know. Also... I deliberately included my original sketch that way if anyone wanted to... I dunno do some photoshopping to show me ur ideas... u can! lol Thanks for the help vode.
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    So far with the gun pics I keep seeing the zombie killer style mp5 that I seen a couple years back on ASGI.com.

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    he he it's totally not an MP5... it's based on the M4... US GI carbine, the same one I use at work... when I get to shoot a rifle that is. However... I was inspired (partially) by the ZK M4 that they have over there... there's bits and pieces from different kinds of AR-15/M4 Rifles, the skeleton stock is modeled on the ODST SMG stock from Halo and the barrel is a hybrid of the standard verpine mixed w/ M4 and Nerf parts. At least that's the origin, I guess it did kinda turn out a lil ZK in the process of trying to make it swarsy

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    Dude, Kal'ika all this work is amazing! I love all the guns! It's honestly hard to pick which I like most, but out of the all varied options you drew out in in the last picture I like the top center rifle the best.

    The SMG stock that makes a thumb hole is sweet and gives a nice angled look; the short mag is (in my humble opinion) more in keeping with StarWars power/gas charges/packs, the bigger optics look more useful, esp with the fold down bipod legs for sniping. I particularly like that last feature because it make this gun feel like a universal weapon. With legs up and stock in, it's a close quarters spray-n-pray, with the stock out it's a mid-ranged rifle, and with the legs down it's a sniper.

    Hmm, wait, this is your verpine isn't it? I guess I was thinking the ultimate blaster, but then again, you still want it to be a multi-use rifle, so I think it's great, you could go with a long clip then. The more slugs the better right? I think the long clip you have is a bit too long looking though, I'd try one that was the same length as your grip.

    Can't wait to see this one come together! Keep up the good work, you're keeping people like Adonian and I, who are to crazy busy with real life to work on our Mandos, entertained and inspired.

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    lol yeah I know the feeling, I've been so swamped at work I've not had time to work on anything... sometimes work just has to come first, gotta pay for life and mando somehow...lol Anyhow, I've managed to get the lower receiver cut and the stock tube attached, I'm working on the upper receiver right now I've got it cut and I'm working on shaping it right now. I finally found more blue paint so I can make my new shoulders and paint my stripes on the chest/stomach plates, which I may actually do this weekend since the weather is supposed to be relatively nice.

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    Ok vode... I did something... just because Saber said such nice things...and because it's 65 degrees outside right now and I don't go to work until12 (also don't get off until 10) lol. You guys know how I've been talking about adding the blue slashes to the chest and ab plates? Well, I finally did it this morning. The plates are laying outside in the sun drying and when I get ready to leave I'll pull 'em in and take off the masking tape to see how they turned out. I'm going to run some of my old shoe polish (since we don't shine our boots anymore) into the scratches and scuffs to make it look more like battle damage and then the plates will be finished. Now I just need a black MOLLE vest and some pouches for my belt and that'll be done too!

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    Re: Kal's Custom Mando

    Shveet!!!

    Pictures ner vod!!! Show us!!!

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    As soon as the paint dries ner vod... I promise. It'll probably be tomorrow before I can get 'em posted since I am now leaving for work, won't be home until about 1030-1100 so I'll get 'em posted tomorrow for ya guys. BTW A'd'ika how's that buy'ce coming along? Also, look me up on the mercs man I can't seem to find u over there. My name is kalika over there. Altho if u just look for the newer posts for Kal Waco's stuff (jump armor and custom verp) u'll see it too.

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    still workin on getting new pics up guys... sorry about the delays, work stuff. Hey A'den how's my buy'ce coming along?

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    kal'ika said: View Post
    As soon as the paint dries ner vod... I promise. It'll probably be tomorrow before I can get 'em posted since I am now leaving for work, won't be home until about 1030-1100 so I'll get 'em posted tomorrow for ya guys. BTW A'd'ika how's that buy'ce coming along? Also, look me up on the mercs man I can't seem to find u over there. My name is kalika over there. Altho if u just look for the newer posts for Kal Waco's stuff (jump armor and custom verp) u'll see it too.
    I'm A'den Kyramud over there with the same avatar.

    Helmet is coming...slowly...I got a can of defective resin that kinda messed things up a bit (fixed now but irritating...)...You ever seen resin turn milky white? O.o

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    Copy all... I'll find u on the mercs too. Can't wait to get my buy'ce... I'm almost ready for it. I'm going to TRY to get the resin coating done this weekend and do some more painting. I need a pattern for my vest and some material as well as a belt and some pouches and then I'm sweet.

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    A word of warning on the vest: get someone to help. At least for me, it's the hardest part of the entire set of 'gam. lol ugh...

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    lol yeah I've already jacked up 2 of 'em. I'm going to make basically a tactical plate carrier vest and outfit it specifically to carry my armor plates. Anyhow... I have some new pics! lol Here's my armor with the stripes on it. I even followed some suggestions and dirtied it up a bit (not much tho). I'm hoping to get to resin my stuff this weekend... Altho the WX keeps messing with me on the weekends.


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    Looks GOOD!

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    Thanks A'd'ika! I'm going to finish up the old style back plate this weekend (it's a temporary fix until I can get my new plates made) I'm going to upgrade to a segmented back in the future. Working on the rifle right now... and I may be switching out some of my plates (like the thighs) and I'm going to carry 2 pistols instead of 1, w/ all my spare ammo on my belt... I think.

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    Re: Kal's Custom Mando

    hey guys here's some sketches for ya... I'm thinking about putting the war bonnet on my bucket, make it more headhunter-ish since I'm from Kentucky (Kentucky Headhunters... yes they're an 80's rock band) Tell me what you guys think


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    Cool! The 2nd helmet along the bottom of the sketch tooks native american with the feathers painted down the back.
    Can't wait to see the build.

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    yeah that was the plan... I wanted it to look like a Souix War Bonnet

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    I'm sorry if this offends, but those look like ninja turtles.

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    Okay guys, I just wanted to show you what I have done so far... just to let you guys know that I have tried hard on this kit.






    Now for the not so pleasant news. I am calling it. This project is over, unfortunately. I cannot continue to work on this anymore because I have reached a point where my technical skill is not high enough to continue, I can no longer fund the project and I do not have time or support (not lacking from you guys, but at home and locally, even on the mercs) to continue working on it. Therefore, as of 2125 hrs local time , 13 Mar 2010 this project, that has gone on for a year is cancelled. A'd'ika, ner vod I apologize, I WILL pay you for whatever work you've done on my buy'ce, just let me know how much I need to send you.

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    OK Disregard last, I'm not cancelling... just putting it on hold pending a partial redesign.

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    Whew you scared me there bro! But another redesign? Its a great design man! Frankly im jelous of it.

    Are you redoing all the armor and everything?

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