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The Lonewolf at Dragon Con

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    The Lonewolf at Dragon Con

    Well, I wore my revamped mandalorian for the first time at Dragon Con. It seemed to get some positive feedback from a lot of you out there. I'm going to avoid too much chit chat here and just post the pictures of the suit I found (I didn't get any pictures myself of it:o ) So thanks to tk7602 and Arturo for some good pics (I ganked them from you)



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    SOLOCHASER's Avatar
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    Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con

    wow wicked cool. is it from the comics? or just your custom mando look?

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    Dang nice mando!

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    formerly joNich
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    Wow! I saw a couple of pics of that helmet when I was going through the DCon pics. That is an awesome CUSTOM job there!

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    Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con

    The helmet, vest, armor and jet pack parts are sweet! Love them!
    Especially the helmet!

    However.. going out on a limb here...

    The rest of the costume looks like a typical SWAT team member. Too me (meaning my opinion) it doesn't have a Mandolorian "look" or "feel".

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    badass!!!!

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    Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con

    That helmet is just plain BEAUTIFUL. :thumbup

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    Great bucket! Really like how the colors change on the visor. Glad to see a new version of a Fett!

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    sweet, has a real merc feel to it

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    One of the best custom buckets i've seen! Great work....

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    Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con

    Ripcode said: View Post
    However.. going out on a limb here...

    The rest of the costume looks like a typical SWAT team member. Too me (meaning my opinion) it doesn't have a Mandolorian "look" or "feel".
    Agreed. but everything else looks very nice.

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    I really like the bucket and the pack.

    whose the adala ?

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    Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con

    Lonewolf, cool looking custom!
    I'd love to see some more pics of that bucket.

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    Now that is what I call a custom! Way to go man. That is first class!!

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    That is sooo cool. It looks like what a Mando would look like if they were a real modern-day fighting force. It looks really similar to the Land warrior concept.

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    Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con

    I don't know if you remember me, but I was the guy that was near the 501st table (on sunday i think), asking alot about your helmet. It was awesome in person.

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    Thanks for all the praise guys. The Jubilee in the two pics is my girlfriend Julie( Iceheart on these boards)
    I was kind of going for a swat/ special forces soldier look. I wanted to blend the mandalorian look with the look or feel of the modern special forces soldier. Specifically the familiar look of pouches on legs, back, and sides. Making thinkgs look funtional and as though they would actually work. For some reason I always end up thinking of mandalorians as ground pounders, a futuristic infantryman type. Thus the backpack in place of the standard jet pack, and the backpack having a tall antennae and some pouches.
    The helmet I had the most fun with. You guys should see the stack of sketches I made coming up with my final design. I came up with a design philosophy for the mandalorian helmet. (At this point you should realize I'm an industrial designer, also the guy who interned at hasbro) I decided that the helmet (and gauntlets for that matter) are modular. I decided for the purpose of my design excercise that the look of variantes on the armor in other images and publications were not due to artistic style and liscense, but rather should be considered "canon" variations. A vented earcap was not becuase some artist drew it that way, but because the earcaps could be interchanged and specialized. Places on fett's helmet like the arrows above the visor and the vents on the back, what were they? I decided they would be attatchment points for other possible devices or objects. Think of the modern soldier"s kevlar helmet. You have plain helmets (like boba's), or ones with lights or night vision devices on the front (like my helmet). So I decided my points of difference would be placed on the front over where the arrows are, on the back where the keyslots are, and the earcaps. But I also wanted to see how far could I push the visor, the defining feature of the helmet, and still make it recognizable as mandalorian. I also wanted to make it completely different by changing the visor color. Plus, I had the gold visor laying around from a failed attempt at sculpting a master chief helmet. So I sketched a whole bunch on it and came up with what I had.
    It sort of helped me to develope this design philosophy when I went through designing my mandalorian. It helped to get me thinking, give myself some guidlines and constraints, and give me a good base for getting reference. Below is one of my final design renders, and you can see some of my other sketches at http://tkbearcrew.com/v-web/gallery/Custom-mandalorians And believe me, thats not even a quarter of the doodles and sketches I did for this revision of my mando.

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    Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con

    Well..

    I saw it up close at DCon and I thought it rocked!!!

    I`m still fighting with my new camera to get the pics from the Custom Mando Photo Op posted.

    It was a blast!!!

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    John, it was great seeing you again bud and your costume ROCKED.

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    Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con

    I always thought the same way concerning modular attachments concerning mandalorian armor. I always try to give my mandalorian sketches a tactical and practical feel as well in the same way i would situate my gear. Your armor and sketches look great and you should definitely feel proud about how your helmet turned out.

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    I saw you at Dragon Con Wolf...but with the drinking, and the crowds, and the drinking....I had a problem keeping my camera steady. Blurry pics = bad picks! I thought it was a great costume, and it looks better in person!

    ...Time to buy a camera w/ image stabilization...

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    John, your Mando is SAWEET! Nice work man and your bucket has a hood scoop, I love that!

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    Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con

    when i just now looked at the first pic, the one of yourhelmet...i said "oh ******" outloud...very very nice....

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    Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con

    I like the art too[FONT=Verdana]![/FONT]

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