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    May 3, 2007, 11:04 AM - My Custom Mando #1

    Hi all,

    I originally designed my armour with the help of a friend, of whom many of you already know... Darth Valcar.

    He made the armour for me out of 3mm Sintra.

    After several months of trying to figure out my colour scheme i finally made the choice of burgandy, navy blue and black. In the meantime i purchased one of Sgt Fang's helmet's, which Valcar prep'd for me.

    Approx. 6 weeks ago i showed Valcar my colour scheme, and he offered to paint it for me, but i decided, more out of personal pride than anything to do the work myself, and started doing the paintwork on my day's off work.

    However, approx one month ago i contracted pnemonia, got rushed to hospital etc. Against all logic and through sheer boredom during my recovery, and whilst suffering dizzy spells and lack of concentration i very unwisely decided to continue working on my paintwork.

    You guessed it i totally messed it up, then to make matters worse, i tried to undo the mistakes i'd made only to make it worse than before. Defeated i finally called Valcar over to show him what i'd done!

    The looks on his face said it all!!!!

    Thankfully Valcar proved what a master craftsman he is and rubbed down my armour and began re-painting it to my original design, with a few minor improvements i hadn't even thought of :thumbup

    Sadly my camera broke... i dropped it, so i have no progress pics to post, only those of the completed outfit.

    Valcar only finished the outfit today, much to our joint relief as we're attending Collectormaina 11 in the UK this weekend.

    Pics will follow later today.
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    May 3, 2007, 1:17 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #2

    Here is a pic of my concept colour scheme Click image for larger version. 

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    May 3, 2007, 1:36 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #3

    Helmet - Front
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    May 3, 2007, 1:38 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #4

    Helmet - Left side
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    May 3, 2007, 1:39 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #5

    Helmet - Back
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    May 3, 2007, 1:40 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #6

    Helmet - Right side
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    Will probably add rangefinder at a later stage
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    May 3, 2007, 1:48 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #7

    Basic Gauntlets
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    Been thinking of adding a large Bantha skull decal to the middle of the back plate.
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    May 3, 2007, 1:52 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #8

    Shoulder Bell with custom logo
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    May 3, 2007, 2:51 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #9

    wow, thats really good, im loving that bucket, thats really shiny though, was that intentional?kandosii mind...well done, to both of you
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    May 3, 2007, 4:38 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #10

    Needs some weathering in my opinion, but that's just my opinion. I'm interested in seeing what it looks like when it's all together and you're wearing it.
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    May 3, 2007, 6:07 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #11

    Setra,
    I purchased car paints that were really thick upon application, the shiny effect is not something we could do anything about... however we may use a matt laquer at a later date to dull this off, just not sure yet, it may dull with time.

    OrtharRrith,
    I was going to have weathering, but due to the amount of work that both Valcar and i put into the outfit i just couldn't bear to have it done at this time, as to a degree i personally feel weathering can ruin some outfits.

    To everyone... theres more to come on this outfit, so far you've only seen half...
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    May 4, 2007, 4:24 AM - Re: My Custom Mando #12

    Valcar found a pic of the armour he made for me
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    May 4, 2007, 4:29 AM - Re: My Custom Mando #13

    Leg/Knee armour
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    Cod
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    May 4, 2007, 4:35 AM - Re: My Custom Mando #14

    Front view
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    May 4, 2007, 4:38 AM - Re: My Custom Mando #15

    Posing for Valcar
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    May 4, 2007, 4:43 AM - Re: My Custom Mando #16

    My weapons
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    Painted up MP5

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    I even went as far as adding inert shotgun cartridges to my ammo belt
    Wear this in thick leather Trooper holster on my left side

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    Carried on quickdraw holster attatched to left side front of ammo belt

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    Carrried in right hand side leg holster
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    May 4, 2007, 6:03 AM - Re: My Custom Mando #17

    cool...loving the mp5...the armour should tone down quite a bit with a matt finish on it...still looks amazing though
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    May 4, 2007, 7:17 AM - Re: My Custom Mando #18

    The guns look far to contemporary, not enough Star Wars, especially the MP5 and the pistols. Otherwise (lack of weathering aside) I like it.
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    May 4, 2007, 7:47 AM - Re: My Custom Mando #19

    I agree with Jo, the guns just aren't right (althought still nice pieces). However i think the armour should remain clean and shiny. All custom mando's have scratched and dented armour, its nice to see a really nice shiny set ( i think you should keep it that way)
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    May 4, 2007, 2:49 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #20

    I Cant Say I know much about the Technicalities of Customing yet but I have to say That looks awesome, Kandosii!

    Te Tay'haai
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    May 4, 2007, 4:23 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #21

    It's good to see this project of yours Shadow UK now posted.... I too like the shine, and it came without any need for rub'n'buff treatment.... hehe...
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    May 4, 2007, 8:10 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #22

    Very nice set you've put together! Lots of UK residents here lately aswell. Looks like the bug has starting biting new people abroad!
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    May 6, 2007, 5:25 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #23

    Yeah It came over on bananas...Problem is finding Material to make it from over here otherwise Celebration Europe would be Mando-mania
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    May 6, 2007, 5:37 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #24

    Can't wait for Celebration Europe................
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    May 6, 2007, 5:37 PM - Re: My Custom Mando #25

    Quote Te Tay'haai said: View Post
    Yeah It came over on bananas...Problem is finding Material to make it from over here otherwise Celebration Europe would be Mando-mania
    Te Tay'haai, getting sintra over here is easier than you think, Valcar gets all his locally, send him a PM about it.

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