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    Feb 8, 2009, 3:03 PM - my custom heavy mando #1

    mkai. i decided to start a new thread on my armor progress since my previous one was... well a bit messy. it also gives me the oppertunity to properly introduce it, and myself.

    i am 18 years old and live in Norway (Viking power!)and have been a star wars geek all my life. i also love baldur's gate and Metallica and i hope to implement some of that into my armor. this will be my first ever armor, infact probably my first costume aver too i spent some weeks looking through this forume looing at you peoples most impressive work before i decided that i wanted to take my own direction, meaning a more "heavy" mando look.

    some thing like this:

    all though at this point im considering dark grey instead of white.

    i also want to make all the holster/backpack/other fancy pockets and whatnot of leather. just so it want look to cloney

    i have decided on a helmet design, although i have no idea of how to make it yet (help is welcomed)


    and...

    sorry about the cuality, they are hand-drawn and i used my phone to just take a pic of it.

    will put out some pics on how far iv actually gotten as soon as i can
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    Feb 8, 2009, 3:16 PM - Re: my costum #2

    Ambitious project, will look forward to seeing your progress!
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    Feb 8, 2009, 3:23 PM - Re: my custom #3

    this is what iv got (including some "how i did it" shots)





















    thats it for now, sorry bout the bad quality, especially on tha last one.

    i also have both thighs and started on the shins. material is Lexan and also PVC pipes

    cheers
    Last edited by Creon; Feb 9, 2009 at 6:18 AM.
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    Feb 8, 2009, 3:59 PM - Re: my costum #4

    You paint in the snow?
    Crazy man, crazy.
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    Feb 8, 2009, 4:14 PM - Re: my costum #5

    make do with what youv got. seemd like a good idea at the time:P worked out prety well to
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    Feb 8, 2009, 5:49 PM - Re: my costum #6

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    You paint in the snow?
    Crazy man, crazy.
    Pfft. Thats how we have it in Norway all year round! We also kill polarbears with out bare hands as a test of manhood!
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    Feb 9, 2009, 9:40 PM - Re: my costum #7

    Looks cool! Can't wait to see it finished.

    Painting in the snow? Heck yes! Snow is amazing.
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    Feb 17, 2009, 2:30 PM - Re: my custom mando!:D #8

    update!

    got some pics of my first thigh






    tell me what you think,,, and you know... tips tricks and hints of improvement
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    Feb 17, 2009, 2:52 PM - Re: my costum #9

    Looks pretty good for your start. Is that PVC weld your using? Since you are going with full enclosure, might I suggest using piano hinges to make your armor open and close easier?
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    Feb 17, 2009, 9:13 PM - Re: my costum #10

    I like it! Keep it up
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    Feb 18, 2009, 5:52 AM - Re: my costum #11

    piano hinges?the thighs arent gonne open, they just slide on:P the torso part however needs to open if i want to get it on, but i have solved that problem





    these are fastened on the inside and are invissible from the outside
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    Mar 1, 2009, 7:14 AM - Re: my costum #12

    sorry there hasnt been an update for some time. i work at my parents place, but live in an appartment 1.5h away with buss so i dont get a lot done to my beskar:P

    cheers
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    Mar 1, 2009, 12:18 PM - Re: my costum #13

    I must say that is really cool. The mando/clone look really seems to suit you.



    May I ask where you got these. Because I am looking to something like that for my own mandalorian armor. I think they look good.

    Good job and keep up the good work. I can't wait to see the finished product.
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    Mar 2, 2009, 6:45 AM - Re: my costum #14

    Quote Commander720 said: View Post
    I must say that is really cool. The mando/clone look really seems to suit you.



    May I ask where you got these. Because I am looking to something like that for my own mandalorian armor. I think they look good.

    Good job and keep up the good work. I can't wait to see the finished product.
    actually i made those myself from scratch out of the oransje PVC Pipes (just asked a local hardwarestoe if they had some leftovers). i first made the bracers then taped some sheets ov paper or cardboard on them to measure the length and add the shape i wanted. then i transfered that pattern on to the PVC pipes and cut them out. finally i heated up the PVC shapes and shaped them to fit the bracers (what aver you call it, the armor on your forearm).
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    Mar 2, 2009, 8:27 AM - Re: my costum #15

    Well that is a really good job on the armor. I clap at it LOL! I may push something around that.
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    Mar 2, 2009, 8:54 AM - Re: my costum #16

    wow... thanks..
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    Mar 2, 2009, 9:22 AM - Re: my costum #17

    just figured i should post what little pics i have that hasnt made it out there yet:P

    current progress on thighs close up of the seam at the back


    and some "updated look" pics




    cheers
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    Mar 11, 2009, 2:30 AM - Re: my costum #18

    that range finder looks CRAZY gotta see that once it's finished.
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    Mar 11, 2009, 9:45 PM - Re: my costum #19

    LoL, did use markers? Kandosii!

    Looks good! Keep it up!
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    Mar 12, 2009, 3:59 AM - Re: my costum #20

    jup markers rock! oya!

    yeah, that range finder is gona be difficult... especially since idont have the bucket yet:P
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    Mar 13, 2009, 3:26 PM - Re: my costum #21

    Quote Creon said: View Post
    jup markers rock! oya!

    yeah, that range finder is gona be difficult... especially since idont have the bucket yet:P
    Yeah...it helps to have one of those...
    Great stuff!!!
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    Mar 15, 2009, 1:32 PM - Re: my costum #22

    hehe it helps:P

    i might have found some thick cardboard i can use and try to make one. in that case ill start next weekend
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    Mar 21, 2009, 11:54 AM - Re: my custom mando, WIP #23

    ok so iv started the scratch build cardboard bucket. i use a thicker carboard than Antman used (all hail that Tutorial!!) however so far it works splendidly. this is what iv done today in i am quite happy bout it, but i have one question. the edge that iv marked with red, is it supposed to be there? the rest of the "rim" that goes around back looks perfeckly fit



    and...



    haha this is just the sink i used to dip the entire structure in. i needed the cardboard to be completely soaked in order for it to bend properly
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    Mar 22, 2009, 4:28 AM - Re: my costum #24

    never mind i fixed it
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    Mar 25, 2009, 7:10 AM - Re: my custom heavy mando #25

    Nice work.

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