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Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress.

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    Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress.

    Don't get the mask, a rubies (Jango) 2 piece will run you about $30 on ebay, but try googling "discount star wars costumes" that should help.

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    Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress.

    Good idea there vod.....I may as well do that.

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    Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress.

    Panicked 'cause of what you said...I got the deluxe jango mask, then thought it only covered the face or something dumb, so it got cancelled...
    I think I'm gonna stop shopping for helmets for today, as my heart is kinda still in overheat.
    I'll check out the discount costumes, though.

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    Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress.

    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories

    Here you go, either of these are great!!!

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    Wait, scratch that, the first one and 3rd one are good, the 2nd one is NOT!!!

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    Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress.

    umm...the first one is prob gonna go up to 60 bucks, (my estimate) and the second has a way more expensive shipping fee than I'd like. Thanks for the suggestion, though...
    What's wrong with the second?

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    Sorry, the THIRD is expensive shipping-wise

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    Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress.

    Blue_jay said: View Post
    umm...the first one is prob gonna go up to 60 bucks, (my estimate) and the second has a way more expensive shipping fee than I'd like. Thanks for the suggestion, though...
    What's wrong with the second?

    if the 1st one (one that is at $6.00 right now) gets to 60 bucks I will walk to work.

    the 1st one says adult, but it is not. it is the size that will fit a 10yr old You can tell it is the small kid one cause the range finder is sticking to the bucket.

    Stay away from that one.

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    The other 2 that are for 36 bucks are the same mask. Says "snap" together . It is the 2 part mask. May be a bit big on you. But far better then the P.O.S 1st bucket

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    lol, thanks for clearing it up for me.
    Heres a link that I need help with:
    (meaning if it's a P.O.S. or a P.O.G.)
    http://www.amazon.com/Jango-Fett-2pc...9955923&sr=8-1

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    They must have changed position, the one with sticky rangefinder is the one to stay away from.

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    Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress.

    Sorry I didn't respond sooner.

    Chances are you already have the answers you were looking for from me. The trash cans that several people have used here are ones you can get at Wal-mart. I think I got one or two for $12, maybe 15. I don't know how long you'd have to heat it to cut with scissors--I think you'd probably kill your scissors trying. You listed 30 secs above, so maybe someone answered that for you. I used both a craft knife (takes a lot of patience and care not to snap a piece of plastic and not cut off your finger), and tin snips (which might be an item you'd have to buy, or one might be hiding in the garage--your folks might already have one).

    A few Mandos here have used wraps as part of their outfits--they lend a certain look to your gear that you should consider as a whole. As I said to someone else recently: remember that Mandalorians are soldiers. What is the purpose of the wraps? Soldiers in the past have used the equivalent of wraps on their lower legs--they're called gaiters and are used to close up the bottoms of the pant legs over the tops of boots, covering from ankle to mid shin or below the knee. I found two different versions on military surplus sites.

    As you've probably found, your biggest investment will probably be your helmet. I have two Rubies Jango helmets. I'm modifying one now because it's too small for my melon--it might fit you well. But they cost $60ish. Watch those ones on ebay. A few others have made helmets out of all sorts of stuff, including cardboard. It can be done. For the helmet, though, I would consider saving up or asking for the money or a helmet you like for a gift. You can certainly make your own--we call them scratch-built here--but they take some work.

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    Sounds like you pretty much summed up everything I need to know about armor. Thanks, man!
    I was thinking of taking *SIGH* shower curtain material, and then just let it act as a kama, except that it will be in two strips, on the outside of my legs...maybe even stretching to cover parts of the front and back.
    And when I say 'hey dad, I wanna get this star wars helmet off amazon' he says 'Wait 'til tomorrow, then give me your answer'. He thinks that I'm not sure if I want it or not, when I've practically spent the last SIX HOURS thinking over it...

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    Your dad sounds like mine!!!

    Some of the eBay ones are ok, but beware of scams!!!

    Also, to do armor for FREE, Google sign shops in (your city here) And find one close to your house. Go in and explain, what you are doing, and why, and they should give you some scrap sintra, then cut it out using the templates, and pop it in the oven on 250 for a minute or 2 and form it to your body. Hope that helped.

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    I'm still hopping to lend you a hand vod. As you know I am also making my armor. I am actually doing it out of cardboard. So if you want take a look at my thread on the second page to see what's going on. Also in your area there can be some Mandalorian Mercs who can help you out. It would be good to attend an armor party and get some information before you begin. Mostly you can make armor out of anything; including *clears throat* a cereal box.

    But hopefully everything will work out well when you make the armor.

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    I must admit, I am completely hopeless to the world of plastic and armor-making...
    What is sintra?
    Sorry, but I googled google sign shops in 'my city' and it just showed some stuff about biking and the google home page...
    Any other places/centers where I can get free heatable and/or bendy plastic?

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    Sintra is exactly that, bendy and heatable. What's your zipcode??? P.M. me if you want.

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    Sorry, prettymuch not allowed to tell you anything other than that I live in america...
    Wish my parents weren't so strict D;.

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    Even if I use P.M.

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    Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress.

    Even if you live in America my friend there are those who live in the state that you live in that are apart of the Mandalorian Mercs. Great group of people who make custom mandalorian armor out of different peaces of material.

    http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php?action=forum

    Visit the website and take a look around of whats going on. You maybe be able to get some of your questions answered there of what to look for when customizing your armor. There maybe even some mercs in your area that can help you out in this sort of situation. Never hurt to ask.

    I already got at least three people helping me out with what to get and how to do my stuff for mando armor. Trust me it helps!!!!

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    That's fine bro, :P my parents are strict too. It's for our own safety.

    Google "sign shops near (zip code)"

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    Yes, I know, but sometimes it seems more like adults are TRYING to keep us seperated...
    My dad is really good with computers, so I think he monitors my use of mine...
    No idea how.
    So, naturally, I gotta be careful about where I click .
    That's why I love library computers so much...I don't have him reading over my shoulder.

    Anyways...
    I googled 'google sign shops' and I didn't get much at all.
    Nothing except real estate-like commercial businesses that sell signs...
    And the google home page, naturally...
    And the IRISH google home page...
    And so on.
    Anywhere else where I can get free plastic?
    (Though I'm pretty sure I'm going to use plastic-binder material instead)

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    I just don't think google has sign shops where I live...

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    Re: Mandalorian helmet/armor in progress.

    no. no, no, i meant google "sign shops" just the words in parentheses,and as long as you live in the us, and you have a city nearby, you should have sign shops. Go to google Maps, that might help.

    Anyway, If none of that works, go to home depot and buy a couple of for sale signs, not the flimsy ones, or the corrugated ones, but the kinda thickish ones. They are very similar to sintra. Just wear a mask if you put it in the oven ;P Boiling it might be better.

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    Oh, lols
    LOL
    LOL
    Sorry, I'm kinda stupid sometimes...
    Sign shops...
    Makes sense now...

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