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My first attempt at mandalorian armor

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    My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    Hello all,
    Hi I'm new here, but I've been wanting to make some mando armor for awhile now
    some things to note 1 Im a big guy (6'3" over 280 lbs) 2 I'm a teen (coffcoff15coffcoff) 3 I'm on a budget of $0-as little as possible
    now then, I was going to use 5-gallon buckets as seen here tutorial but then I saw AFettFullofDollars post this http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f25/t...mor-pics-6290/ and now I'm not sure but I still have some questions
    1 how should I shape it if needed, I don't think my dad has a heat gun or a blow torch and I'm not sure how my mom feels about plastic in the oven (we do have a forge (you know for blacksmithing) but thats prbable not a good idea)
    2 how do i make a flak vest
    there will be more to come
    any advise is appeciated
    heres my designs so far
    mando-design-body-jpgmando-design-jpg

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    Use boiling water, Use Spare plastic if you can, and for your buy'ce(helmet) Cardboard, Bondo, and all that ****..... I'm also a teen, 15 5'5 140 lbs, Im also making my first kit, Have been for a year or so, With many changes, because i slack, but ever since i started my extended vacation from school(kicked out of the first semester because of illness) I should be able to finish it.
    Now here is a tip, decide on what type of mandalorian you wanna be, Standard infantry, Sniper, Scout, Medic, field technician, slicer, or whatever, Just go with what you want, the reason why that matters, Gauntlet gadgets, Like take my kit, Medic, Field medic, Medical computer, and hypodermic needles

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    Thanks,
    I think I might just do basic stuff first then add on some stuff
    now how do I make (get) a flak vest and flight suit
    and how do I make gauntlets/bracers (or however you spell it)

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    fla vest-you have a tutorial here on the forum just serch flak vest tutorial
    fliughtsuit-go buy one
    gauntlets-depends on what you want to have them look like...easiest way get two of those wases that go on graves at the grave yard(the plastic ones)and cut and shape them into what you want

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    thanks
    is ther a less complicated way to make a flak vest at least to start with (maybe a modified t-shirt)
    and where would I buy a flightsuit, or what should I use for one

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    well you could try moding a t-shirt but honestly this kinda vest arent even vests and they kinda suck...easiest way to get a flak vest i to buy one from someone here...as for the flightsuit i think you can find it at your local second hand cloths shop or at some seemsters shop....at least thats where you could find one in my country dont really know where you could find it in your country...oh and you might wanna make sure that the flight suit is from some kind of twill material as that is probobly the most durable...and costs the less i think...

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    Im' still a little confused do they sell something called a flightsuit that you can buy
    and I do have limited money
    (and what's twill)
    also what do I shape my armor to

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    you shape it to your body, but not like heat it up and push it against your body, but bend it to the Contorts of your body

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    they dont sell actual flight suit but a work regular work jump suit made from a fabric material called twill can be modified to resemble a mandalorian jump suit twill jump suits should go about for 12-14 bucksat least thats the price in my country i doubt that its alot different in other countries...and you probobly wanna shape your armor either by bending it over a piece of pipe or something along those lines but make sure you shape it to the countors of your body as zuka said

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    Or you can be a man and ram against your body, and suck up the pain

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    Zuka said: View Post
    Or you can be a man and ram against your body, and suck up the pain
    or that...and most likely suffer 2nd degree burns on your chest,belly,"family jewles" and other parts of your body...or even better use this technique of aplying the shape on someone else from who you need information and if he wont talk maybe doing the same with his friends with him watching will work

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    Ok, I hope to get some trashcans by the 14so I can start
    hopefully I won't have to shape anything yet
    I"ll see what I can do about the vest and suit
    but how do I make/shape the cod piece

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    does the flightsuit have to be one piece or can I use say sweat pants and a long sleve turtleneck, or something to that effect

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    sweat pants and a turtle neck are not going to give you a very nice look. Remember you are trying to replicate the look of materials that someone would wear into battle. The soft cotton will sag and bunch up in ways that won't look right.

    You can get a flight suit at a reasonable price. You could use BDUs if you want a two piece. Do a google search on BDU and you will see about a billion sites to look at.

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    what do I look for with BDUs, what names and such, and are they in my size (I wear 2-3x sometimes 2-3xlt (tall))
    and if possible can I get them not online (my parents dont have a credit card right now)

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    Go to an army surplus store. Or get a job. bank account and make a paypal......... I can link you to a site that sells Flight suits, and they have a deal with free shipping assuming your an american you could probably cash in on this, I'm not sure they work with canadians

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    I can't get a job I'm 15 (until friday (yay))
    what did you guys use
    and whats that link

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    I had a job by the time I was 13. mowing yards then roofing houses, hauling hay, running a tractor, pulling an auger, running a combine, splitting firewood etc....

    But I am a really old guy (37)

    I use actual suits built for the costume, but I have found coveralls at Goodwill that cost me 3 bucks before.

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    - Uncle Sams Army Navy Outfitters
    thats the american version of the site

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    I don't Have a Flight suit yet..... But you wanna go with your custom's design

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    thanks for the link, though the prices are a little high, is there someplace I can get them not online that u know of
    I might check goodwill, but my mom doesn't like shopping there

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    i just bought my suit got a pair of light coveralls for tractor supply

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    I've been looking at coveralls, and do they cover he neck?
    I don't want to drop 25-40 bucks just to find out they don't work or I have to mod them

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    Re: My first attempt at mandalorian armor

    mine dont cover the neck i was gonna fix it with a balaclava

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