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My first Custom Mando - Kael

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    My first Custom Mando - Kael

    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 5:14 AM.

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    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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    Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael

    kewl! love the overlapping plates on shoulder pauldron and gauntlets! great job!

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    Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael

    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

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    looks great dude. whay to work that mando, like the raider colors

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    Nice Armor... Congrats Vod!!!

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    Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael

    That is some good looking beskar!!! awesome custom plates, you cant beat unique parts!!!

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    Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael

    The shoulders are a really good idea!!! Nice work!!

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    Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael

    Niiiiiice

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    wow, nice job!!

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    very nice job i like the black and silver look very cool it is a very clean look.

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    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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    Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael

    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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    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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    Ooooo, shiny! Likewise, I also love the "plate" design of it! Very good mate!

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    pure kandosii! i really like the guants. cant wait to see the JP. oh and what did you use for your vest?

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    awesome kit! very great design on the gauntlets and bells! perfect bucket man

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    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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    Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael

    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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    Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael

    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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    Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael

    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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    Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael

    Nice Pics... And Great Jet Pack... Congrats!!!!

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    Hey man great armor. I like how you did the shoulders and the gauntlets/hands.

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    Re: My first Custom Mando - Kael

    Those shoulders look niiice! Like the jet pack too.

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    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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