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  1. Kael's Avatar
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    May 7, 2009, 12:35 AM - My first Custom Mando - Kael #1

    Hey all! Been working on my own set of armor for awhile now.. thought I'd post the WIP pics (from MMCC) =P
    Using templates from Wizardoflight I cut out the basic pieces (I'm using trash can plastic for this one)


    I got ahead of myself and decided to paint it.


    Here is my "concept" shoulder design.


    Shoulder plates are riveted together with a long rivet and can actually move pretty well on their own.

    <.<


    More pieces taking shape!

    Made a different pattern for the left shoulder. Starting to come together!
    Last edited by Kael; May 7, 2009 at 6:14 AM.
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    May 7, 2009, 12:36 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #2



    Hey hey hey! Both shoulders work, hoorah!



    The upper body armor mounted in place for the first time.


    My gauntlets!

    A bit of flare >=D


    The finished mando!
    Had to take a little trip on the town in costume. Invaded the local jamba juice.









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    May 7, 2009, 2:36 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #3

    kewl! love the overlapping plates on shoulder pauldron and gauntlets! great job!
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    May 7, 2009, 3:33 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #4

    That looks really cool! I really like the new take on the collar armor, shoulders and gauntlets. Very spiffy. With the shoulder pieces moving on their own is there any problem with one spreading out and the other squashing up? or are you not worried if this happens?

    Tracyn
  5. May 7, 2009, 3:39 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #5

    looks great dude. whay to work that mando, like the raider colors
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    May 7, 2009, 9:23 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #6

    Nice Armor... Congrats Vod!!!
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    May 7, 2009, 7:32 PM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #7

    That is some good looking beskar!!! awesome custom plates, you cant beat unique parts!!!
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    May 8, 2009, 6:15 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #8

    The shoulders are a really good idea!!! Nice work!!
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    May 9, 2009, 7:43 PM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #9

    Niiiiiice
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    May 10, 2009, 2:45 PM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #10

    wow, nice job!!
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    May 10, 2009, 3:32 PM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #11

    very nice job i like the black and silver look very cool it is a very clean look.
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    May 11, 2009, 12:36 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #12

    Thanks for all the positive responses! I had really a lot of fun making it. Glad I'm not the only one who likes it XD

    Trying to find excuses to wear it in public is becoming a bit difficult here in Hawaii though.
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    May 13, 2009, 11:15 PM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #13

    Liking the shoulder overlap work as well. I'm using the same Nerf Recon gun.
    Also digging the gloves. Nice work
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    May 14, 2009, 6:50 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #14

    Thanks! Working on a jet pack now heh - got to put something on my back right?

    Here is a WIP pic of it =P


    Pained me a little bit to destroy the super soaker I'm using as a base for it, but it's death will not be in vain!
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    May 14, 2009, 9:21 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #15

    Ooooo, shiny! Likewise, I also love the "plate" design of it! Very good mate!
  16. May 14, 2009, 3:55 PM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #16

    pure kandosii! i really like the guants. cant wait to see the JP. oh and what did you use for your vest?
  17. May 14, 2009, 5:43 PM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #17

    awesome kit! very great design on the gauntlets and bells! perfect bucket man
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    May 14, 2009, 8:46 PM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #18

    The vest is actually a pleather jacket I found at the local Savers with the pockets and sleeves removed. It has a hidden zipper in the front that makes putting it on really easy and looks pretty good. Was a pretty random find though.
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    May 15, 2009, 3:14 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #19

    Nice job. Even having my own custom I sometimes cringe at some of the variations but I like your subtle changes. I think you pulled off the layering.

    A bit of weathering would really add depth to it imo. Maybe some acrylic black sponged off at the edges.
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    May 26, 2009, 2:52 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #20

    Well it's been a little bit, I finished the bulk of the work on my jet pack and I think it turned out pretty nicely. Here are a few shots (Haven't gotten any shots of it in action yet though)
    I'm also pretty sure I need to find a way to put a missile on there, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.


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    May 26, 2009, 2:58 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #21

    Also thought I would throw a few pics in here for a bit of fun >=D Kawaii Con 2009 in Hawaii




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    May 27, 2009, 10:03 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #22

    Nice Pics... And Great Jet Pack... Congrats!!!!
  23. Jun 28, 2009, 5:16 AM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #23

    Hey man great armor. I like how you did the shoulders and the gauntlets/hands.
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    Jun 28, 2009, 5:20 PM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #24

    Those shoulders look niiice! Like the jet pack too.
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    Jun 28, 2009, 5:32 PM - Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael #25

    Great idea with the shoulders and gauntlets. Do you find any problem with the plates on the gauntlets ever getting in the way since they move?

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