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  1. Formerly Mystriven MerCenary's Avatar
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    Mar 17, 2009, 7:59 PM - Mand'alor the Ultimate's Build #1

    I have been working on the Mandalore the Ultimate's Chest armor and left pauldron, here are pix of my WIP.

    Still lots of progress to do on this left pauldron :/









    This one me beside it to see the dimensions?.....




    My Chest ARMOR:







    Under part.



    What do you think?
    Last edited by MerCenary; Apr 5, 2009 at 10:34 PM.
  2. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Mar 17, 2009, 9:04 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #2

    What guage are you using? Looks to be 20-22? The chest looks really good, I think you nailed that part.

    There is something about the small segment on the pauldron that looks a little off center. Maybe it's the angle of the picture. Nice metalwork so far!!!
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    Mar 17, 2009, 9:33 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #3

    Quote NovallTalon said: View Post
    What guage are you using? Looks to be 20-22?

    I dont know what the guage is but it is 2 MM thick.

    Quote NovallTalon said: View Post
    There is something about the small segment on the pauldron that looks a little off center. Maybe it's the angle of the picture.
    That part is not off center, it is the top side part above my hand that needs more trimming.
    there is 1/4 of an inch at the top to 1/2 inch at the bottom ,so I need to cut it slanted (/).

    I still have lots of work to do on that piece.
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    Mar 18, 2009, 12:27 AM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #4

    Awesome cant wait to see the finished product of your armor.
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    Mar 18, 2009, 1:14 AM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #5

    Very cool, I wondered when someone would really tackle this.
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    Mar 18, 2009, 2:07 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #6

    Lookin good so far!
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    Mar 18, 2009, 7:22 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #7

    Thanks all,


    After I complete all parts of my costume, they will be painted all together at the same time....thanks


    Completed to my taste and ready to paint !

    What do you think my fellow vode ? Honest opinions good or bad . ???







    What do you think ?
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    Mar 18, 2009, 7:23 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #8

    Forgot to add,

    There is still the 4 slots like holes to add on the top part of the pauldron, but I will probably just make some painted bar like stripes and see what it looks like.
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    Mar 18, 2009, 7:28 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #9

    Looks awesome!!! Great work and i cant wait to see it painted!!!
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    Mar 19, 2009, 5:32 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #10

    If it's anything like your Mandalore mask, this is gonna be good.
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    Mar 19, 2009, 7:11 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #11

    2ND PAULDRON

    My right Pauldron Armor WIP that I started today did.nt have much time though the shape it done.

    I need to straighten some parts and a bit of bondo in 2 corner's were the curved parts are..

    PLUS , I need to add that top mohawk thingy on the pauldrons upper middle part.

    Here is the progress so far...










    How's that for MY FIRST TIME working on metal armor WIP ?
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    Mar 20, 2009, 5:52 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #12

    Here is my second pauldron primed.






    How is it?

    Thanks
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    Mar 20, 2009, 6:06 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #13

    heavy!
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    Mar 20, 2009, 6:14 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #14

    Quote maycol said: View Post
    heavy!
    LOL, I tried them on today and the bulky one is? well you can feel the weight a bit.
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    Mar 20, 2009, 7:26 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #15

    OK,

    Here's a little teaser

    I don't have my red cape yet but I took a blue bed sheet I had to show a bit how its going to look.

    I have not fitted and restrained the parts for the suit till I paint and finish it. That's why I'm holding the chest and abdominal & mask parts together and loosing my codpiece because I dont have a third hand !

    The left bulky pauldron needs to be adjusted on its mount....... :-\ A bit to high to my taste

    I am presently working on the codpiece and abdominal plate as seen on these pix.










    Any comments is appreciated, good or bad.

    Thanks
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    Mar 20, 2009, 7:28 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #16

    Looks really good so far, keep it up
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    Mar 20, 2009, 7:51 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #17

    Here a look at the armor by it self.


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    Mar 20, 2009, 10:01 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #18

    Wow, it's looking very cool.

    Ref pic for comparison.

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    Mar 21, 2009, 6:32 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #19

    NICE!!! Amazing work mystriven!!!
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    Mar 21, 2009, 8:08 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #20

    Looking Good Vod...
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    Mar 24, 2009, 7:41 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #21

    Sorry for the long post ...

    LEGS / GAUNTLETS ARMOR WIP :

    I started my leg armor and gauntlets today. There is still work to do on them but just wanted to show the progress so far.









    2 day's later...

    Here are painted updates of the leg armor , you will see in a close up picture below the engraved details I added.

    I painted 1 coat of hammered brown like color this morning , but it did not really match with the fire red paint and could not find a hammered color paint close enough like in the reference pix , so I decided to paint it with the hammered black / coal color instead.

    The pictures does not give it justice tough. :-\ but the suit is getting better every day

    I still need to do the belt and the things? attached to it, but I don't know what they are ? So I figured whit what I will do them with and they will match the reference picture.

    So for now enjoy the color scheme's.





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    Mar 24, 2009, 10:01 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #22

    nice armor
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    Mar 24, 2009, 10:30 PM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #23

    Wow it looks really cool. What do you use to shape the metal? I'm using an old heavy duty construction sign and having a bit of difficulty. Any tips?
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    Mar 25, 2009, 8:02 AM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #24

    I have a large steel work bench with round edges and 2 different sledge hammers, an air cutting wheel and a Dremel.

    I also use my body parts to round off / curve some parts.

    And a pair of pliers for smaller details.

    Hope this helps
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    Mar 25, 2009, 11:02 AM - Re: Mandalore the Ultimate's CHEST & LEFT PAULDRON METAL ARMOR #25

    Thanks for the tip. Yeah I have next to nothing for decent tools and the metal is about 18 gauge. I figured I'd at least give it a try, not to mention a great way burn off some energy. Thanks again, can't wait to see the finished outfit.

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