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My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

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    My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    A few weeks ago I decided what I was going to make My armor out of and so I did... I got a storage box and went at it.

    Sorry not much for typing but you meet me in person I wont shut up.

    So here she is...

    The start...




    Heat Gun to shape...




    Black as base...




    Gloves...


    Shoulder pads...


    Weapons...




    Completed the Paint job.
    Just need to attach it to a vest & My jump suit.











    Working on Gauntlets next!

    Hope you like it!

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    Re: My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    **** thats nice! I love the color scheme with the green in front and the yellow/black on the sides! Great touch!

    Curious how it looks like with vest and suit. Show us bro!

    ;-)

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    Re: My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    Looking GOOD!!!

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    Wow I LOVE the Nerf guns Very nice touch lol

    The design on the helmet is very cool.

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    i really love the nerf guns too! those mavericks are pretty commonly turned into steampunk type guns but nice to see them on a mando. it might looks different when its all assembled and worn but any spots of yellow in the middle to tie the sides in?

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    nice armor like the yellow. nerf guns are awsome what materials did you use?

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    Re: My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    Looks great all around. Guns look amazing.

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    Re: My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    Gauntlets are completed!


    I scratch built these bad boys in a couple of days with the help of Josh on the Left Gauntlet! Oh and Thanks Bro for the Bondo! You have got to see these things!

    Any way here they are.






    Last edited by ONE END; Jul 12, 2009 at 2:55 PM.

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    YEAH!!! Glad to help bro!!! Those look AWESOME!!!

    (and i cant wait to see em!!!)
    Last edited by A'den Kyramud; Jul 13, 2009 at 7:28 PM.

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    That's really starting to shape up nicely!

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    Re: My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    So I did a test fit # 2 as I progress with attaching My Armor or as I like to call it "cock tease #2" .... Sorry if that offended anyone but the waiting is KILLING Me... any way here's some pics...


    How does this .... thing go on!?.... J/K!





    Crotch shot!




    Ok Getting a vest in the next day or two so the rest of the Armor will be attached!

    To Be Continued....

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    I like where this is going! The scratchbuilt gaunts look great!

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    I'm seriously loving those Nerf guns. Good work.

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    Thanks Guys! The guns are fun, A lot of people use them and I've even seen them turned into a variant boba blaster.

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    Test fit #4....

    Still have some kinks to work out,"like making sure it holds together for an entire day of walking around..." & a girth belt, but I'm done!





    Muahahahahaha!




    Hope you like it!

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    Re: My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    how on earth did you get plates to weave onto a MOLLE vest?

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    Velcro... Tell me it's going to melt off the moment I walk outside in our Az. Weather....

    Your the one I was about to contact about this topic, but you beet me to the Enter key... I'm about to Epoxy the Velcro to the vest as well as the Velcro to My plates...

    What do you think?

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    ive come to find industrial velcro is NOT your friend in AZ.

    you can use the sew-on industrial velco on the soft parts. that works fine. and the sticky velcro mostly will not come off the armor in the heat.

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    Re: My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    looks great! i use a molle vest as well, i bolted my plates to it.

    i like the look of the set, it's been fun to watch it come together, and quickly i might add! i see you're waiting on a girthbelt, that or a sah to tie together the middle and you're in business.

    very nice!

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    If you are worried about the heat melting any glue, try E6000, you may need to clamp the item on whilst it dries, but it is awesomely strong stuff. Used for glueing gems into jewellery, so it's industrial strength!

    Great work by the way!

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    Re: My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    Looks good! Very nice paint scheme, it ties everything in together nicely.

    Seeing as you're still waiting on your girth belt, thus haven't tried it with the rest of the gear yet, you might want to keep in mind that you may need to shorten your back plate a bit. If you check both Boba and Jangos back plates you'll notice that neither cover the girth belt... a slight over lap at the top maybe, but yours will cover the entire girth belt.

    Just some food for thought.

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    Re: My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    Jango72 said: View Post
    Looks good! Very nice paint scheme, it ties everything in together nicely.

    Seeing as you're still waiting on your girth belt, thus haven't tried it with the rest of the gear yet, you might want to keep in mind that you may need to shorten your back plate a bit. If you check both Boba and Jangos back plates you'll notice that neither cover the girth belt... a slight over lap at the top maybe, but yours will cover the entire girth belt.

    Just some food for thought.
    Yes, I brought this up over at Mercs. The bottom of the back plate is almost even with the bottom of the gut plate on a modern set.

    I am worried that you may have 3 outcomes with that long backplat:

    1. It rests ontop of your girth belt, but sticks out at the bottom.

    2. It rests on your girth belt and physically cuts into the belt (my old backplate did this and it was just bearly on my girth).

    3. You wear your girth over your backplate, but the first time you try to bend over you snap your backplate.

    Armor so far looks great! I just worry a bit about that back plate.

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    Re: My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    The material I used is very flexible "it shouldnt break" and I was going to put the belt over it.... But even if I shorten it the vest it is on is only an inch shorter so I don't think it will make much diff. if I cut it down, I like it being that long as I have kidney protection.... Also the belt was going to go over the front of the vest as well so whether its covering vest or back armor my ability to bend may be compromised either way... but I will work the bugs out as I go, and I may have to cut the back armor up a tad... we shall see...

    As for the glue that was suggested thank you! I have been using Epoxy on quite a bit of stuff on this suit just wish I had like 5 gal. of it!

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    Re: My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    Hey im starting my own custom mando and im just wondering what u made your armor out of

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    Re: My Custom Mando Armor... "ONE END"

    any glue out here will melt in the direct sunlight. which is everywhere. Arizona is a different animal for costuming, as the 115+ heat or like the other day 121 will def destroy any plastic armor like sintra for any exposed periods of time in the direct sunlight or shadows. ive seen helmet get misshapen while being worn, armor warp out of shape sitting on the trunk of a car, or industrial glue and epoxy and jb-weld just come off.

    so choose wisely if you're in a dry heat burnt state! but in saskatoon. no need to worry mate!

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