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    Mando pricing

    i just wanted to know how much it would cost to get some custom mando
    i could pant myself, i'm aproximatly 5'1" (i'm young)
    I"M NOT SAYING I"M LOOKING TO BUY JUST YET! i just want to know about how much it would cost

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    Re: Mando pricing

    I managed mine for under $100, but my armor is made of linoleum.

    I guess it all depends on how detailed you want it.
    Some people have made it from cardboard for under $20, while others around TDH have spent $2,000 or more.

    I hope I've helped.
    ZK

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    Re: Mando pricing

    i'm thinking about using garbage cans for the armor ((a friend sent me a link to a thread on this site discussing it)) but i can't figure out how to make a helmet... or should i just buy a boba fett one and give it the decals i want?

    advice??? comments??

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    Re: Mando pricing

    I'd just buy a cheap helmet, re-enforce it where needed, and paint it up as needed. Of course, there was a thread around here with a cardboard helmet that looked pretty great.

    For the trashcan, look either at wal*mart, home depot, or lowes.

    Any idea on how you want it to look? I could do a quick photoshop for a prototype.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 The Clayster's Avatar
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    Re: Mando pricing

    well first off...how detailed?
    you buy alot of stuff here depending on when they do a "run" of that product...
    and also get a Don Post helmet if you can..not a rubies...rubies SUCK
    and make it a DP 95,and also they have armor on e-bay fo 35....leg armor from the same guy is 30...not a bad deal.
    would you want a cod piece?
    jet pack?
    knees?
    all of the things you want to consider..me,i dont want a jet pack..too expensive,and i wont have a cod piece either (crotch)
    oh and what about the Mohair belt?
    boots?
    jumpsuit?
    vest?
    wookie braids?
    shin tools?
    it all depends...do you wanna look like jango?
    or boba?
    i realize you wanna look your own..but you have to have an idea about waht you want first....

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    Re: Mando pricing

    I'm almost $400.00 into my custom right now and I'm about two thirds done. Thats with this list

    DP 95 helmet
    Sintra Armor from eBay
    gloves
    gauntlets
    mohair belt
    ammo belt (leather Boba style but you can get it in vinyl cheaper)
    Knees
    Paint and suplies (Bondo, sandpaper, paint, primer, masking liquid, etc)
    Fabric for a Kama

    You can cut some expence off that. Like I said you could get the ammo belt cheaper but I'm supporting a friend who does excellent leather work and I got top notch prepro Boba gloves but you could get something for half the price I'm sure. Do your research and keep an eye out for good deals. I still need a good flight suit and boots so I expect to hit $600+ before I'm ready to take it out in public. Won't be done but close enough to show off.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 The Clayster's Avatar
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    Re: Mando pricing

    i have a jumpsuit,armor/and leg armor,blasters,paint,and still need boots,belt is comin soon,helmet,fabric for cape andd loin cloth,velcro,snaps,neck seal,vest

    most of those are still needed!

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    Re: Mando pricing

    it really depends on how detailed and elaborate you want to get. everything has ups and downs. trashcan armor, while cheap, is hard to glue, apparently (most glues don't stick to that plastic). for a helmet, i'd say get a cheap rubies or don post, because even if it needs work, it's still a great base to start with. my custom has run me about $325. broken down it's:
    helmet: $25
    visor: $18
    sintra armor from ebay (including leg armor)80
    surplus flightsuit: $25
    vest: $8
    gauntlets: $58
    pouches and belts: $35
    gloves: $18
    jet pack parts: $15
    spray paint: $30
    misc greblies, glues, and tools: $30
    plus my boots, which i use for everything: $160

    so yeah, it all depends... good luck!

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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Re: Mando pricing

    Being a Mandalorian isn't cheap I've got about $600 into my costume, and it will never be finished.

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    Re: Mando pricing

    Mine has cost me over 500 (that's around $1000) but that includes top of the range BM parts and a jet pack. It's not cheap doing a Mando and the better you want it to look the more it'll cost you. What you need to do is decide upon the level of detail you want to have. I'd recommend saving for the more expensive parts rather then buying something cheap that you'll only end up replacing with something better anyway.

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    Re: Mando pricing

    Yeah, my custom ended up being one of the most expensive costumes I've ever made and I did all the armor and most of the leather work myself.

    $50 for the scope alone on the blaster.

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    Re: Mando pricing

    Zurath Kodul said: View Post
    I managed mine for under $100, but my armor is made of linoleum.

    I guess it all depends on how detailed you want it.
    Some people have made it from cardboard for under $20, while others around TDH have spent $2,000 or more.

    I hope I've helped.
    ZK
    I know that I stopped counting when I spent over $2,000 on my Jango. But, there have been a lot of parts that I have made myself. It is better that I stopped counting. My wife does not get as mad.

    To get my armor where it is today has taken me over 3 years. So, if you look at it that way, the price is not that much. It is all in how you look at it.

    I am a currently working on Boba. I am also trying to buy only one part a month. Be it a $70 or a $400 part.

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    Re: Mando pricing

    I started off trying to stay "cheap" and I'm over $300 in purchases. It's ALL worth it though.

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    Re: Mando pricing

    I plan on spending atleast 500 on my version 1. Which will basically be a slightly modified jango with different colors. My Version 2 will run me probably as much as a good jango or boba, I'm planing on making it movie quality with great detail and true customization. After Ver. 1 tho im gunna start on my ROTJ Boba or ARC

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    Re: Mando pricing

    Does anyone actually make customized armor tailored to each person and sell them? If they do i would like to see how much it would cost.

    PS. i'm going with a light recon mando so i wouldn't have much armor so that should save me abit

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    Re: Mando pricing

    I could try to make you a set, if you don't mind linoleum armor.

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    Re: Mando pricing

    Mando'ade Verd said: View Post
    i just wanted to know how much it would cost to get some custom mando
    i could pant myself, i'm aproximatly 5'1" (i'm young)
    I"M NOT SAYING I"M LOOKING TO BUY JUST YET! i just want to know about how much it would cost

    It can cost a pretty penny, and I tell you now that the most expensive piece of the armor you'll buy is either the guantlets, or the helmet.
    Use Sterilite trash cans for the armor (chest, back, shoulders, legs etc.)
    Buy a mechanic jumpsuit from Sears (they run for about $35).
    Hiking boots can easily be modified using household items.
    fabric can be purchased for cheap, as well as the foam for the flak vest.
    Paint is also fairly cheap.

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    Re: Mando pricing

    I don't mind linoleum armor... , then agian i don't know what linoleum is.....................

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    Re: Mando pricing

    floor tile

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    Re: Mando pricing

    hmmm that would be kinda heavy i guess but also pretty solid and might not break if i take a heavy hit from somthing why wouldn't anybody want it? i heard some people who use sintra i'm guessing that its lighter then linoleum, i'm not the big contrusction wizard

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    Re: Mando pricing

    well it has its down sides it doesnt hold shape very well from what ive seen and its actually quite flimsy yet has weight to it think 1950's-1960's nuclear age kitchen floor tile its not ceramic stuff its the heavy weighted stuff

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    Re: Mando pricing

    right about now for my first set of armor i guess that'll do nicely... i'm not going to have alot of armor... planning on making a recon mando so the wieght shouldn't be that bad................... its just..... I NEED ARMOR

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    Re: Mando pricing

    you might want to go Trash Can method then its cheaper then linoliem

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    Re: Mando pricing

    Yea my friend sent me a link to that thread... i just don't get how to make a helmet out of a trashcan..... some on gave me a link to a thread about this math wiz people chating about triangles and angles and crap.... and i'm just staring there trying to understand it and i'm thinking to my self I"m in 7th Grade for god sakes also i'm not planning on making a jet pack so that should cut my expensise to only half a shiny penny

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    Re: Mando pricing

    Haha, I'm a senior and I still don't understand a thing in that thread.

    I'm not even sure how much I have in my Mando right now, but I'm sure it's past $150 by this point. It's really not the money that counts right now, it's just having a costume that I'm satisfied with.

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