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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    sounds cool vod! good luck

    since i havnt even started on my gaunts yet i dont have any advice for you sorry

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    hehe yeah it's okay... I have a few ideas of what I want to do. The problem is... I can do the build of the basic, non-moving, non-functional parts, (altho the shells gave me trouble on the last go) but when I try to glass the gauntlet, that's when I run into trouble. I seem to be unable to keep my detailing when I do the glassing. I wonder if there's a better way than what I'm doing.

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    well if you ever find out and it works TELL ME! could save me a lot of trouble

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    lol will do

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    thanks man

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    SO... I'll try to get some pics of what I got right now up tomorrow. Chest and back plates are ready... just need a vest to mount them to and I need to repaint the shoulder plates and the vest will be done. Waiting to get my bucket from A'd'ika (not waiting on him per say, more waiting to actually pay/get it shipped), I'll paint it almost as soon as I get it. Also, I need to build a rifle and a sidearm as well as get my webgear. I'm going to use a 2 piece undersuit. ABU pants with a custom made ABU shirt. I'm going to get a new ABU blouse, cut the sleeves off and sew them onto a tan or foliage green t-shirt. Then... I'll take the pockets off the chest of the original ABU blouse and sew them on the sleeves. Then... add a high color from the original blouse to the shirt and I'll be ready to roll! lol I know it sounds like a lot (and proally is...) but at least I already have some of it done.

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    ok guys... here's some news, no pics today... will try to get 'em up tomorrow. I figured out I'm going to use a base M4 lower (Airsoft gun) one of the cheap models, to build a basically modified A295 or A280 carbine. It's going to be shortened down and heavily modded to make it more Special Operations Capable. Still thinking about adding the Nerf Longshot front end to the M4 and rebuilding the rest of the upper.

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    Im making my own bucket and you're not!?!?!?! haha kidding I understand the business of you job!

    I was going to ask you this a while ago but i forgot, So here it comes!
    You know how you are doing the Jaing eyes on your bucket. I was wondering if you wouldnt mind if i did too. I just think that right now my bucket needs a bit more to be custom THAN IT CAN LOOK LIKE WE'RE IN THE SAME CLAN! that would be kinda cool

    Dont be afraid to say no vod! I can take it

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    lol dude go with it! Jaing Eyes are a battle honor, worn for showing valor in combat. I added 'em to mine just because I like 'em and I like what they stand for. Plus... I kinda figure anyone who's as badshebs as a CCT or PJ would have earned 'em! lol besides... after the death/destruction/Mayhem your mando visited on that Sandcrawler full of Jawas... lol I think u can wear 'em! lmao BTW... Jaing Eyes are cool.

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    Sweet!

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    ok I said I'd get some pics up tonight, here's the bucket design and my mods for the backplate, had plans to show the vest pieces... but it's going to be another day before I can do that... sorry all, progress asap!
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    Thats gonna be sweet! But its also going to take forever to make!

    Isnt that the iron man armor?

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    Levi, Kal, I've seen motorcycle back protectors that are segmented, actually I have one (somewhere ) If I find it I will post a pic.

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    that would be perfect!

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    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ac=2&zmap=1635
    Needless to say, DONT spend the $60.00 on it, just copy it.
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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    looks perfect! I'd just mod it a little bit

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    yeah, but $60.00 is a lot, I got one of these from the flea for like $40, but cant find it, anyway, it's a simple layered design, I know you can easily make something like it or BETTER

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    cut up my current back plate maybe... hmmmm its worth a try

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    but ya 60 bucks for a backplate is a bit much!

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    I think I'm going to make mine, cut up another trash can and mod it up

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    The what eye's? what are they?

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    Jaing (aka Jaig) eyes... it's a battle honor, worn as a symbol of valor on the battlefield, usually earned by saving the lives of commrades or by single handedly turning the tide of a battle... the backstory for why my mando wears jaing eyes is that during a battle against the vong, he stayed behind, with 3 other commandos while the rest of the force extracted under the umbrella of close air support that he was coordinating from the ground. This would be about halfway through the vong wars after the mandalorian protectors switched sides.

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    Ok here's some quick pics for you guys... these are basically images that I have drawn or am using as concept work... These include the weapons, pieces of kit and I even included the actual camo pattern I'm working with. I also inlcuded a shot of the EyeClops NODs that I am thinking about using on the bucket, and I have a pic of a battleshirt similar to the one I'm going to use. I included A LOT of the weapons pics to get some input from you guys on 'em, tell me what u think.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 800px-a280_blaster_rifle-jpg   2133bc3-jpg   aprcs402lgr-b-jpg  

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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    Looks good Kal! I just have one question...




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    Re: AFSOC Mando

    thats the front of the bucket(mandables). it can be seen from the rear since it is lower than the rear.

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