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My Desert Mando

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    My Desert Mando

    I took a lot of progress pics today, hope everyone likes them.









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    Re: My Desert Mando

    That helmet looks pretty decent, lol just need to add a lot of sand to it if ya ask me. Oh, because I bet you are gonna cut the rest of visor out, heres a few words of warning. The mandables are gonna go everywhichway but the direction ya need them in lol! So be prepared for that.

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    Satxer said: View Post
    Oh, because I bet you are gonna cut the rest of visor out, heres a few words of warning. The mandables are gonna go everywhichway but the direction ya need them in lol! So be prepared for that.
    I know, it's my 3rd Rubies mod.

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    looks really cool!!

    my bud Frankie has a similar desert style custom. he wore it to D*Con last year

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    Hey I really like the paint job! Those colors really work well together. Definately a military or desert look. Even the second pic (with nothing taped to it) looks good. With the second color on the mandables it has a more mandalorian look, but the second pic one could have worked as well.
    Last edited by Rotton; Jan 20, 2007 at 2:57 AM.

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    More pics

    I'm trying out the flap on the back.



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    may i sugest haveing the flap on the inside instead of out?.. the imperial snow trooper i think has it so the front mask appears "inside" the helmet.

    just an idea

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    And a good idea too, that would make it easier for me to attach the cloth to the helmet and I could use less cloth too. I'll try it out.

    Here's a full body shot, sans armor and with a painted in visor.
    Last edited by Kantis Nolef; Jan 20, 2007 at 8:38 PM. Reason: Added pic

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    Today I weathered my helmet and armor, but my camera is AWOL. I misted them with a flat black spray paint and a red oxide primer, both paints are walmart's $.98 brand. The weathering might not show up in pictures because of the flash. I also used some grease for smudges. The red oxide looks like it might be sand/dust from Geonosis so I'm thinking of finding some kind of paint that looks like Geonosian blood.

    *EDIT*
    Pics are in my HV&M gallery, they're at the bottom.
    Last edited by Kantis Nolef; Feb 2, 2007 at 10:14 PM. Reason: new pics

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    Anyone have an idea for how I could make gauntlets like Leela's from Futurama?
    Last edited by Kantis Nolef; Feb 3, 2007 at 6:19 AM.

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    im goin for somethin with a screen also but more box like a boba or jango esk shape, do u have a vac form machine?? because thats a way ta go or depending on thickness you could try maybe sintra??? any idea how thick u want it??? cuz if i member right hers isnt really thick its like the size of her arm but if you want pm me n ill share some of my ideas for mine and see if it helps or sparks any ideas im really likein your paint scheme so far keep up the good work

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    I like you lid, thats a great colour theme you have going on. Can't wait to see the Armour along with the Helemt...... looking great..

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    The lens is in the helmet (Jun's seen it), pics to come later tonight/tomorrow.

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    I love the colors. You have more patience than most I know. I am speaking of myself when I say that. I love the progress shots too. They are very inspiring.

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    The Sniffer said: View Post
    You have more patience than most I know. I am speaking of myself when I say that.
    How so? Do you mean that I took the time to mask areas off?

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    Thats basically how I had to mask mine off as well, only with white and black instead of tan and brown for colors. It was a pain in the butt trying to get the tape to match the curves precisely, but it came out well in the end. Desert tan is a pretty cool color idea, now that I think about it, I dont really know why I decided to do white....lol

    I notice that youve got the same problem as I do with that Rubies....its just a tad too small for our tall bodies.....that neck-cloth thing might help in hiding some of that gap between the shoulders and base of the helmet. Looks great man, now all you need is an m16a4 and we can ship this mando off to Iraq

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    Re: My Desert Mando



    I did a rough masking and got the details by cutting the tape with a small exato knife.

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    ah i see, that sounds like a good idea.

    I think a sandstorm/wind blown look would be really cool on this helmet....IMO the weathering on the T shaped part around the T Visor looks more realistic than that of the rest of the helmet, but I'm sure youre far from finished....keep it up!

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    lloydkristmas said: View Post
    ah i see, that sounds like a good idea.

    I think a sandstorm/wind blown look would be really cool on this helmet....IMO the weathering on the T shaped part around the T Visor looks more realistic than that of the rest of the helmet, but I'm sure youre far from finished....keep it up!
    The flash on my camera doesn't do my weathering justice. Have you seen the pics in my gallery on HVM?

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    lloydkristmas said: View Post
    Looks great man, now all you need is an m16a4 and we can ship this mando off to Iraq
    No thanks, I allready spent a year in Kuwait.

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    Looks great with the weathering!!

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    Your Lid is looking good, fellow Sniper.

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    frackin sweet paint job on the helmet kantis it could use some weathering but i still give it 10/10

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    Looking good with that visor in.

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    Re: My Desert Mando

    Just a thought, but maybe to add a more realistic feel to the weathering, other then the main part of the helmet, adding like that slight brown haze on the vizor you would get from the sand. Maybe just around the edges of the visor.

    -tubachris

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