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My Female Mando Kit

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    My Female Mando Kit

    This was taken at the Phoenix Comic Con 2011 Memorial Weekend. I've made more changes by adding a cod piece and thigh armor. I also had to change my visor since I cracked my red one but I am liking the mirrored one quite a bit






    Update: This is my updated beskar'gam. I've decided to pitch the loincloth, put in a bikini cod piece and add thigh plates, so hopefully I'll have pictures in the next month or two.


    This is my very first kit. I wanted it ready by Halloween and am very aware that I have much to finish, but everyone at work loved it. My coworkers think I'm such a big nerd and I truly agree with them. I'm trying to have this finished by the Fiesta Bowl Parade in Phoenix, so everyone wish me luck. Still need to get a clavicle piece, girth belt, leather pouches and some fine tuning with the flight suit. I'm definitely thinking of going with a 2 piece. I'm also needing a smaller helmet since mine makes me look like a bobble head, .

    A big thanks goes to Solus Kyr (One End-Thomas), my twin sister-Sandra (she sewed the cape and made adjustments to the flight suit) and to Co Loar (Variant) "Allen" for all of their advice, help and much needed information And of course to my wonderful husband for supporting me and helping here and there with the hard parts. Hey, I did the bondo, sanding, painting and cutting out pretty much on my own. He helped with the snaps, cutting the thigh armor and taking off all the soft parts from the catchers gear.


    Finished project, well almost finished


    The beginning stages


    I drew the pattern on the mannequin torso then used a dremel tool to cut it out.


    The side view.


    The pieces cut out and lined up to make sure it's a perfect fit. I used sand paper to smooth out the edges and used bondo to smooth out the belly plate since it had an indention near the belly button area.


    The helmet with primer.


    Primered Armor.

    The Belly armor with primer.


    Top left gauntlett. I used sports armor and basically cut out all the foam and then used bondo glass to fill in the holes and smoothed it with a dremel and then used sand paper to smooth it even more. I didn't think about taking pictures of what it looked like before I started making changes.


    I used a baseball catchers shin guards for my thigh armor. I cut off the portion by the knee and then filled it with bondo glass and smoothed it with a dremel and then sand paper.


    Solus Kyr (Thomas) lending a hand with the chest armor. Yeah, he's in touch with his feminine side. He's explaining how to attach the snaps to the chest armor then marking the vest. My son and I came up with painting the outer rim of the snaps with white nail polish and then eyeballing the placement and pressing them onto the vest. When we removed the chest armor, we had perfect circles where the snaps needed to go.


    I used rubber cement to make a weathered look on the armor, then spray painted it black.



    I decided later, that there was too much weathering so I got rid of some of it. This is a picture before I made that decision. I forgot to take pictures of it painted red. I would rub off the rubber cement then apply a fresh coat and added a coat of red paint to give it a chipped paint look.


    The finished helmet. I need to change out the T-visor since there is glue on the left side. I used a lot of blue tape so I would have nice lines and again used the rubber cement for the weathered look. I didn't want to look like a shiney noob


    My almost finished kit. Were in the midst of remodeling, so excuse the mess. I still need a clavicle piece, girth belt, leather pouches, gun holster and of course a new T-visor. The helmet is considerably large, so I'm going to go with a Rubies Jango Fett 1 or 2 piece. I should have read the tutorial that Falin Skirata had for sizing helmets. Hey, it's my first bucket and I'm definitely learning

    http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php?topic=13291.0


    Thomas warned me about the pony tail/hair sticking through the holes, so I'm fixing that and should probably have a bun or something. I'm shortening the cape about mid-thigh length. My twin made it a little on the long side. The cape looks great, though.


    So let me know your thoughts and any suggestions.
    Last edited by Elequence; Jun 24, 2011 at 11:08 AM. Reason: Updated

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    Re: My Female Mando Kit

    I like it, Very nicely done.

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    Jason_strk said: View Post
    I like it, Very nicely done.
    Thanks

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    Re: My Female Mando Kit

    that's coming together great! awesome idea for the chest armor! other ladies should take note. and what helmet did you use?

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    Re: My Female Mando Kit

    nice! esp the weathering on the helmet

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    WW look's good nice work

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    Originally posted by Funkman...
    that's coming together great! awesome idea for the chest armor! other ladies should take note. and what helmet did you use?

    Thank you

    It's the mystery helmet they had on E-bay. It's based off of the Don Post 95 from what I was told. Falin Skirata says it's big for my frame so I need to change it out for a Rubies Jango Fett 1 or 2 piece. So I'm looking. I need to have this done with the other changes before the Fiesta Bowl Parade.
    Last edited by Elequence; Jun 24, 2011 at 11:05 AM.

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    vitegeist said: View Post
    nice! esp the weathering on the helmet
    Thank you. I used rubber cement per Solus Kyr's advice and was very happy with the outcome.
    Last edited by Elequence; Jun 24, 2011 at 11:05 AM. Reason: Name correction

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    Jason_strk said: View Post
    I like it, Very nicely done.


    Names Drex Kampfer, call me Drex for short now lets go use some ewoks for target practice.
    Thanks Drex. Sounds like a great idea

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    Where did you get the mannequin piece? I'd like to do something similar.

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    I was able to look up on craigslist when I was making my wifes armor and found a good warehouse with a bunch of mannequin parts. It turned out to be pretty cheap, I even picked up a full size mannequin to display my scout armor on for less than $100.00. I got some chest pieces that they just hang shirts on to cut up for less than $5 a piece. So I would suggest checking craigslist out and seeing what you see!

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    I would have never thought to have used a model-thingy for the armor. I'm a seamstress, and now I'm eying my old dressmaking models very intently...

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    Great Job ! really looks good

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    Sorry I haven't been on for awhile, so I have a lot to add. I've revamped my kit and the changes have received incredible responses. Phoenix Comic Con 2010 was my 1st con in full gear and it was a big success, 14000 in attendance, not including children. Also I became an official member of the Mandalorian Mercs just before Fiesta Bowl Parade 2010. Thanks to the help of Thomas (Solus Keer) Mandalorian Mercs and Allen (Ca-Loar)/Variant. Thomas made my holster and Allen made my gaunts and blaster. They also attached all the armor to my vest. These guys are awesome.
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    I've decided that I'm going to re-add the thigh plates and have a bikini cod piece. I'm just not caring for the loin cloth look. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by Elequence; Jun 6, 2010 at 3:56 PM.

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    Geektress656 said: View Post
    Where did you get the mannequin piece? I'd like to do something similar.
    I got this from Thomas (Solus Kyr on the Mercs Board). Sorry for the delay in answering. I'm new at the forums and I'm learning. He said you can get them at any lingerie store. It's actually been fantastic and I haven't had any problems with them at all.
    Last edited by Elequence; Jun 24, 2011 at 11:04 AM. Reason: Name correction

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    tb5628 said: View Post
    I was able to look up on craigslist when I was making my wifes armor and found a good warehouse with a bunch of mannequin parts. It turned out to be pretty cheap, I even picked up a full size mannequin to display my scout armor on for less than $100.00. I got some chest pieces that they just hang shirts on to cut up for less than $5 a piece. So I would suggest checking craigslist out and seeing what you see!

    Fantastic Idea. I'll know where to look when I start building my other beskar'gam.

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    The whole mannequin-idea rocks! I think of getting one and then I can't look at it whithout getting your idea in my head

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    LOL! I'm sure you could come up with something a lot different.

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    This was taken at the Phoenix Comic Con 2011 Memorial Weekend. I've made more changes by adding a cod piece and thigh armor. I also had to change my visor since I cracked my red one but I am liking the mirrored one quite a bit


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    Where did you get the mannequin is it like the half mannequins that amazon.com sells?

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    usagianddarien said: View Post
    Where did you get the mannequin is it like the half mannequins that amazon.com sells?
    I actually got it from Solus Kyr whose friend works at the Lingerie Superstore in Phoenix, AZ. They do not have a website you can order from, but these on Amazon.com are similar.
    http://www.amazon.com/Female-Torso-F...6073577&sr=8-7 These should work as well.

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    goran-udesla-jpg

    Here's a recent picture of my husband, Goran Darasuum and Udesla Kyramud at a photo shoot at South Mountain Park in Phoenix, AZ.

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    Nice job

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    Nice work! I gotta convince my wife to start a Mando!

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    Ori'kandosii vod! It looks fantastic!

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