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My mandalorian armor progress

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    No need to drag this out guys. He appologised last night.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Thats a first for someone to apologize lol. Alright well these were my test pieces and they turned out perfect, however, the resin will not stick to the cardboard, it just chips off, so I will just go with the trash can method until I can find a better method for cardboard.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    sorry about the comment
    Last edited by Blackshadow; Dec 22, 2007 at 2:47 PM.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Can you stop talking to me like that please?

    IT DID WORK OUT THE WAY I PLANNED, but if you read you will understand what happened. The resin wont stick to the cardboard, it is still usable and is perfect except for that one problem.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    The Few the Proud 501st said: View Post
    so he was right he said it wont work out the way you planned it so why did you cry so much when he said it
    There is no need for that, especially when the conflict is over.


    Go on with the thread, and stop talking about the SMALL argument please...



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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Gentlemen,

    I have been watching this thread deteriorate.

    If this petty arguing goes on for one more post, the thread will be locked and warnings will be handed out.

    Enough already and get back to the original topic please.


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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    I vote to remove all unrelated posts on this topic. I want to see how the armor turns out.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    enough of the arguments already.

    lets get back to seeing how this guys armour turns out. I think thats what most of us are interested in.

    So 987654321a, any progress with the armour ? we feed on photos

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    enough of the arguments already.

    lets get back to seeing how this guys armour turns out. I think thats what most of us are interested in.

    So 987654321a, any progress with the armour ? we feed on photos

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    987654321a said: View Post
    What a rude comment to give especially after all that hard work I have put into this. Maybe your armor looked like **** after it was done, it doesnt mean mine has to. I am not looking for movie replicas, I just want to make my own armor. Just dissapoints me about the fact that some people are so damn immature. And I havent seen any of your work so before you post some **** like that prove to me that you can do a better job. And btw do mandalorians buy their armor from mandos r us? HELL NO! They make their own armor.
    Sorry. I was having a bad day and.... sorry.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Dont worry Montatora, you didnt come off as rude, just the way it sounded, but then again I was having a bad day as well. Dont worry your all good.


    Alright update with the armor. The cardboard armor will be my current test pieces to try out new methods on, I will wear them on some days as they will have a different paint job than my trash can ones. Now I just cut the trash can ones out a couple hours ago so I had no time to refine them and make them perfect just yet. The cardboard armor is really nice and looks molded in my opinion but the resin wouldnt stick on the cardboard.

    The Reason: It was a dirty surface, when you apply resin to a dirty surface, it has the tendency to peel off very easily.

    Trash can armor (Note: I will be in los angeles for the next 2 weeks and I will do most of my work there so stay with me until then.




    On the little center piece of the armor, I decided to make one side look like it was side scraped by like a blaster shot.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Small update.

    I just finished painting the armor pieces and weathering them my special way.

    I dont have any pictures of the finished product yet but as soon as I come back to san diego ill post alot of new pictures. For now you have to just imagine what it looks like. But it looks amazing, like it has been weathered for hundreds of years.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Update with pictures. I finally can upload pictures from my phone, you cant really see the detail too well but its visible. Remember, this uses my special method combined with the toothpaste weathering technique, If anyone is interested, ask me how I made it look dirty. The toothpaste technique I cannot take credit for, for it is not mine. I dont even think my special method is mine either but I have not seen it done yet.

    Enjoy

    Here are all the armor pieces.


    Here is the belly piece


    Here is my collar piece
    Last edited by 987654321a; Dec 25, 2007 at 2:08 AM.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    I know you took some flak on the cardboard issue, but dude, that looks amazing. job well done

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Thanks man, I consider this a christmas gift to myself. Im glad I finished this 2 days ago because the winds here in LA are so damn strong, I cant even sand my helmet without **** getting in my eyes and face. So the helmet will be delayed for either tomorow or the next day.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    You're in LA? Lol... I'm in San Bernardino right now. :-P You're like 45 minutes from me.

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    Wow thats awesome man. 2 mandalorians that live close to each other. Well I realy live in San Diego so I guess we would be 2 hours and 45 minutes apart.

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    Well, I live in 29 Palms, so it's more like 3 and a half hours apart. :-P I guess we just happened to be closer for the holidays.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    The links became broken because I decided to organize my photobucket account and the links break when that happens.

    http://s97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...orian%20Armor/

    Thats a link to my new album for the armor.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Looking really good there bud...
    Must admit compared with the cardboard set (which worked for you as a first medium) these look more 'crisp' in the details.
    The weathering looks pretty good too? so what is your overall costume colour scheme going to be?

    Keep us posted of progress...

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Well I wanted it to be a complete desert mando.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Cool... looks like you got a great start there!

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Looks like the trash can route is working out pretty good for you. I'm curious about your "special" weathering technique. I'm always open for new tricks on painting and weathering.

    Like someone said before, we thrive on pictures here, so post a few more when you can.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Hi there 987...!

    Very creative ideas on making your Mando armor dude! With the fiberglass reinforcements and resin I think it will work. Have you checked out this online supplier for resin and rubber molds? They are local to San Diego and they carry quality products. I would suggest making molds of your finished armor and then cast them in resin so you can make replacement parts or another set of armor for another costume. Anyways, thought I'd give kudos to a job well done!

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Thanks, Yea, I have heard nothing but amazing stuff about them. For my next purchase of resin I will be buying from there. I just buy Bondo fiberglass resin for fiberglass molds, but other then that I need a low viscosity resin to use so he might have them.

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