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    Nov 21, 2009, 1:45 AM - My First Mando Armor Attempt #1

    Hey everyone! This is my first actual attempt at creating a custom mando armor.

    Ok, so I work at Best Buy and I managed to get plastic and cardboard signs that aren't being used at the store anymore. With the plastic signs, I cut out the templates for the chestpieces and since they are so flimsy and plastic they were easy to tape and bend on the trash can. The cool thing about them being plastic is that they are reusable if you keep them in good condition. Here are some pics of what I have done so far. It's not much but I'm getting there.

    My friend had this awesome idea for mando armor. He thought to actually wrap that armor with like a copper sheet and make it look all worn and used. Kind of like a mixture of Steam Punk and Mando Bounty Hunter. He also thought to wrap another set of armor with carbon kevlar but that wont be till way later haha. Here is a pic of a drawing that I did with a copper sheet wrapped over it.

    I am trying to go for more of a custom mando. Same armor style but different scheme and weapon type.

    Hope you guys enjoy. PLEASE feel free throw any suggestions and Ideas my way

    Oh I don't know how to post pics the dented helmet way =P, if someone could show me, that would be cool. I have to post the pics through html

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y90...t/IMG_0239.jpg
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    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y90...t/IMG_0241.jpg
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    Nov 21, 2009, 1:51 AM - Re: My First Mando Armor Attempt #2

    Looking good so far, vod. I'm really digging the copper idea. Keep us updated, yeah?
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    Nov 21, 2009, 2:05 AM - Re: My First Mando Armor Attempt #3

    definitely! I'm really excited for this piece. I should have more pictures up tomorrow
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    Nov 21, 2009, 12:24 PM - Re: My First Mando Armor Attempt #4

    i want to see more great work
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    Nov 21, 2009, 10:07 PM - Re: My First Mando Armor Attempt #5

    Here is a test on the shoulder piece. I used a 40 gauge copper sheet. I may go with a 30 gauge. I used some brown paint to make it look a little used and dirty. I need to figure out a permanent way to make it look weathered and worn. The skull is embossed into the copper.

    Like above, this is just a test. I am going to make another shoulder piece with more detail. I just wanted to see what I could do with it =) Eventually im going to add rivets

    Hope you guys like it

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y90...t/IMG_0248.jpg

    Im going to finish cutting out the rest of the chest pieces so my next post will be with the rest of the pieces all coppered out! haha
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    Nov 21, 2009, 10:16 PM - Re: My First Mando Armor Attempt #6

    Ori'kandosii! Woah, vod. That's absolutely amazing. An entire set of Beskar'gam outta that would look unbelieveably cool.
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    Nov 21, 2009, 10:22 PM - Re: My First Mando Armor Attempt #7

    If i had the metal working skills I'd make my Beskar'gam, out of Iron because Beskar means Mandalorian iron and since mandalorian iron doesn't exist(as far as we know) I'd use the next best thing... IRON
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    Nov 21, 2009, 10:32 PM - Re: My First Mando Armor Attempt #8

    Thank you for the compliments! I ran out of the copper since it was just a test run. Seems that no one around where I live carries a big supply of this copper so I may have to just order it online.
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    Nov 21, 2009, 10:40 PM - Re: My First Mando Armor Attempt #9

    Aluminum is very popular with mando mercs... also a little lighter that copper or... iron, which means a little more comfortable.
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    Nov 21, 2009, 10:49 PM - Re: My First Mando Armor Attempt #10

    I like the way the copper looks plus with what look im trying to go for, I might as well just stick with the copper
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    Nov 22, 2009, 9:19 AM - Re: My First Mando Armor Attempt #11

    pretty cool!
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    Dec 6, 2009, 1:10 AM - Re: My First Mando Armor Attempt #12

    More more,
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    Dec 9, 2009, 7:59 PM - Re: My First Mando Armor Attempt #13

    Very nice! Keep it up.

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