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  1. lonewolf_1183's Avatar
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    Sep 8, 2006, 11:00 AM - The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #1

    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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    Sep 8, 2006, 11:16 AM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #2

    wow wicked cool. is it from the comics? or just your custom mando look?
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    Sep 8, 2006, 11:31 AM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #3

    Dang nice mando!
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    Sep 8, 2006, 12:22 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #4

    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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    Sep 8, 2006, 12:33 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #5

    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".
  6. Sep 9, 2006, 11:00 AM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #6

    badass!!!!
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    Sep 9, 2006, 3:04 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #7

    That helmet is just plain BEAUTIFUL. :thumbup
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    Sep 9, 2006, 3:27 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #8

    Great bucket! Really like how the colors change on the visor. Glad to see a new version of a Fett!
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    Sep 9, 2006, 3:36 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #9

    sweet, has a real merc feel to it
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    Sep 9, 2006, 3:47 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #10

    One of the best custom buckets i've seen! Great work....
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    Sep 9, 2006, 7:56 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #11

    Quote 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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    Sep 9, 2006, 9:14 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #12

    I really like the bucket and the pack.

    whose the adala ?
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    Sep 9, 2006, 9:58 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #13

    Lonewolf, cool looking custom!
    I'd love to see some more pics of that bucket.
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    Sep 9, 2006, 9:59 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #14

    Now that is what I call a custom! Way to go man. That is first class!!
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    Sep 10, 2006, 6:24 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #15

    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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    Sep 10, 2006, 6:37 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #16

    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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    Sep 10, 2006, 9:51 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #17

    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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    Sep 10, 2006, 9:55 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #18

    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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    Sep 13, 2006, 9:10 AM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #19

    John, it was great seeing you again bud and your costume ROCKED.
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    Sep 13, 2006, 9:12 AM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #20

  21. Sep 13, 2006, 1:23 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #21

    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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    Sep 14, 2006, 8:37 AM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #22

    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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    Sep 14, 2006, 9:12 AM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #23

    John, your Mando is SAWEET! Nice work man and your bucket has a hood scoop, I love that!
  24. Sep 14, 2006, 8:47 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #24

    when i just now looked at the first pic, the one of yourhelmet...i said "oh ******" outloud...very very nice....
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    Sep 16, 2006, 1:24 PM - Re: The Lonewolf at Dragon Con #25

    I like the art too!

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