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My Desert Mando

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    My Desert Mando

    I haven't really posted any progress on here for my Mando so it's time I did. I'm working on a desert sniper because I've allways like sniping in video games and I spent a year out in the deserts of Kuwait (I kind of got used to it out there) so I put the two together and *presto*

    Here's a link to my painted armor, it's not weathered yet but I'm working on it. My armor is made of 16 gauge steel from old Army wall lockers I got from my NG armory, so I guess you could say it's real (but NOT functional) military gear.

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    I love your sand tone and I cant wait to see how you do your weathering. The armor is coming along excellently!

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    Finally some progress! Looks great so far Kantis...now get that bucket finished so you can start piecing it all together soon.

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    uhm..why are the shoulder armor parts different from eachother?

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    Cylrul Pbz said: View Post
    uhm..why are the shoulder armor parts different from eachother?
    Because one is going to have something like this on it and I needed a flat surface to attach them.

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    Dude! Ilove where your going with this idea. Keep the pix coming. Looks awesome. Killer nerf guns

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    This is looking like it is going to end up really awesome. Reminds me of this picture I found from galaxies.

    I know yours is a custom mando, but I think it is cool when people do different color schemes for Boba; something he may use in special situations, like MOW's Hoth Fett. This could be Boba's special desert armor.

    Good Idea!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails bobafett-jpg  

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    I have an update, Armor is damaged but not weathered. 3rd post down.

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    Looks like your on a roll. Damage is looking sweet. You've got to keep us posted

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    NICE..i should have my armor done by this weekend and attach the snaps

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    Kantis..

    Looking good so far!!!

    Keep the pics coming!!

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    Very cool and creative idea!

    I love seeing each custom Mandalorian. Really goes to show the work and love that people do for their own personal costume. Very nice!

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    So here is my sniper rifle. I think it kindasorta looks like it might be a Verp, what do you guys and gals think?



    I am going to loose the magazine and add a bi-pod and scope. I was thinking of painting the whole thing desert tan and maybe wrapping it with strips of tan cloth. Does anyone else have some ideas?

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    Cant go wrong with a SL-9

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    I just bought a used size 46 R desert tan flightsuit for less than $40. It's a bit short in the arms (about 4 inches from my wrist) but that will be covered by my gauntlets (so will the bluish stain on the left cuff). Pics will come soon, my camera is M.I.A. right now.

    I'm thinking of adding something like a poncho, kind of like the one Luke puts on as he's heading to the Falcon in ANH. It would actually be split so I could undo a clasp and uncover my front leaving the poncho covering my back like a cape of sorts. Any thoughts?
    Last edited by Kantis Nolef; Jan 18, 2007 at 12:18 AM.

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    that sounds like a great idea!

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    I use the same rifle with my mando. Has a very techy look to it. I modded the riffle a bit, added on some greeblies and such.

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    Here's the start of my helmet.


    And here's my flightsuit.

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    rubies collector's jango helmets are a great place to start for practicing and customs.

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    It's my third modded helmet, all 3 are rubies. They fit me pretty good and I can afford them.

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    Might you want to cut out the rest of the visor?

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    Kantis Nolef said: View Post
    So here is my sniper rifle. I think it kindasorta looks like it might be a Verp, what do you guys and gals think?



    I am going to loose the magazine and add a bi-pod and scope. I was thinking of painting the whole thing desert tan and maybe wrapping it with strips of tan cloth. Does anyone else have some ideas?
    I was thinking about getting the same thing but removing the long barrel

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Might you want to cut out the rest of the visor?
    I'm going to but I left it in while I paint so it doesn't lose it's shape, something I learned when Marek cut his out totally before the lens was ready to go in.

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    How does it lose it's shape after cutting it all out and painting?

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    It's a Rubies helmet so it's vinyl and if it sits on a hard surface in any kind of heat, gravity will push the mandibles up so the top of the "T" will get all squinty. When Marek and I painted our helmets at the same time he cut the whole lens area out while I left it as in the pic above, his warped and mine didn't, so now that's just how I work on a Rubies.

    I masked off the helmet last night and I'm going to paint the second color on today, pics will follow.
    Last edited by Kantis Nolef; Jan 28, 2007 at 10:33 PM.

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