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My Custom Mando

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    My Custom Mando

    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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    Re: My Custom Mando

    Here is a pic of my concept colour scheme g-jpg
    Last edited by Shadow UK; May 3, 2007 at 12:20 PM. Reason: forgot to add pic... D'oh!

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    Re: My Custom Mando

    Helmet - Front
    helmet-front-jpg

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    Re: My Custom Mando

    Helmet - Left side
    helmet-left-side-jpg

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    Re: My Custom Mando

    Helmet - Back
    helmet-back-jpg

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    Helmet - Right side
    helmet-right-side-jpg

    Will probably add rangefinder at a later stage
    Last edited by Shadow UK; May 4, 2007 at 3:53 AM. Reason: added text

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    Re: My Custom Mando

    Basic Gauntlets
    guantlets-01-jpg

    guantlets-02-jpg

    Back Plate
    back-armour-jpg

    Been thinking of adding a large Bantha skull decal to the middle of the back plate.
    Last edited by Shadow UK; May 3, 2007 at 1:08 PM.

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    Re: My Custom Mando

    Shoulder Bell with custom logo
    shoulder-bell-logo-jpg
    Last edited by Shadow UK; May 4, 2007 at 4:02 AM. Reason: added text

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    Re: My Custom Mando

    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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    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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    Re: My Custom Mando

    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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    Re: My Custom Mando

    Valcar found a pic of the armour he made for me
    stuarts-mando-chest-armour-jpg

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    Re: My Custom Mando

    Leg/Knee armour
    lower-armour-jpg

    Cod
    cod-jpg

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    Re: My Custom Mando

    Front view
    full-front-jpg

    how-do-i-get-off-again-jpg

    outfit-01-jpg
    Last edited by Shadow UK; May 4, 2007 at 3:35 AM. Reason: added text

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    Re: My Custom Mando

    Posing for Valcar
    action-shot-1-jpg

    action-shot-2-jpg

    action-shot-3-jpg

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    Re: My Custom Mando

    My weapons
    rifle-jpg
    Painted up MP5

    shot-gun-jpg
    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

    pistol-01-jpg
    Carried on quickdraw holster attatched to left side front of ammo belt

    pistol-02-jpg
    Carrried in right hand side leg holster
    Last edited by Shadow UK; May 4, 2007 at 3:44 AM. Reason: added text

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    Re: My Custom Mando

    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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    Re: My Custom Mando

    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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    Re: My Custom Mando

    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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    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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    Re: My Custom Mando

    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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    Re: My Custom Mando

    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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    Re: My Custom Mando

    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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    Can't wait for Celebration Europe................

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    Re: My Custom Mando

    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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