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My mandalorian armor progress

  1. #76
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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Well I went to Home Depot and Sears, and they had no tinted face shields. I think I might just go with the biggest visor at T-Visor.com and trim it down.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Alright so Now that I am 90% done with the helmet, I will post a list of things to do

    I got the visor for the helmet just now from t-visor.com


    Helmet: 95%
    Armor: 75%
    Vest: 0% (I scrapped the one I am doing and is on its way to a landfill It was too small )
    Gloves: 100%
    OD Flightsuit: 100%
    Gauntlets: 0%
    Rifle: 10%
    Holster: 100%
    Pistol: 0%
    Belt: 100%
    Ammo Pouches: 100%
    Boots: 100%


    And thats just about it. So there are very few things left to do until it is done.




    Ill start my gauntlets with alluminum sometime tomorow. Until then here is a progress pic of the idea I had since this wont have a backplate.



    My helmet is crooked because I have no visor in it, so I cant see how it looks, nor is there any foam in it. I will pickup some foam this weekend at the container store in fashion valley.



    Sorry for the blurriness



    I used those single binder clips for the pistol belt I have for my ALICE setup.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Why throw out the vest? Is it completely trashed?
    I wouldn't doubt that you've considered putting it up in the cargo hold for somebody else to use with their custom mando. At least then you could make a little money off it right?

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    I did think of that , but it is too small for me, and I doubt there is anybody out there that is small for this thing. I need to get my mom to sew my next one for me. I suck at sewing.... haha. It's ok though, It is fabric I had laying around from my old jedi costume, so it wasnt necesarily the right color anyways.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Alright here is some progress on the cape I started today. After a few years of use this thing will look even more killer





    And I used my stencil to dress up my work bench

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    I am making some great progress guys.

    DAMN T-Visor.com ships fast. I ordered on monday and got it today. So definately shopping from them again.

    Anyways, here is the helmet with the visor in.


    Action Shot


    And a video!

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    hmm. that cape pretty much rocks Joker!

    id say lose the alice gear (at least the m16 pouches) looks to normal. or cut off the grenade slings on them....

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    I think I might just take off the mag pouches and keep the buttpack.

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    that'll work!

    keep it up!

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    I have been pretty busy lately, but now schools out and I have started again in prep for comic con.

    The vest is in its final stages. Thank my mom for being a master sewer.


    I tried making a face, but a fast shutter speed disallowed me to





    Vest with armor temporarily attached


    Detail of neck piece



    I extended the dome of my helmet because the original dome was very uncomfortable.



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    the extended dome makes the helmet look better. Some of the previous shots made the dome seem a little small. Nice weathering

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Looks great!

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Big exciting update

    The vest is now done. Thank my mom for a wonderful job and a bunch of money saved.



    The helmet is being prepped for molding.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Really liking that vest, man. Any chance for pictures of the sides? I'm interested in the cinch straps. Are the sides sewn closed and the straps used to tighten it to make it more form fitting? Likewise, are the angle seams in the lower back area to increase the v-shape? Closure at the back of the neck is Velcro? I like the padding--what thickness is the batting used?

    Thanks. Well done.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    If your still looking for more puches you could try the old british 58 pattern stuff. Same stuff they used for the colonial marines in Aliens.

    http://www.armynavydeals.com/asp/pro...8+pattern&ST=2

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Great looking vest style

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Alright well here are more pics of my newly molded helmet, looking not so new... haha. Looks like its been used for hundreds of years









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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    speechless.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Thanks for the side pic.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Your mum did a fantastic job on the vest, it looks very cool! Can't wait to see the whole thing finished! 8)

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Thanks for the comments guys. The whole thing will be done right before comic con.

    All I need to finish are the gauntlets, get the flightsuit, make the shin armor and holster.

    But the holster is optional and not too necesary.I actually am in the process of buying a coyote tan flightsuit. No backplate on this one as it will be a waste of precious armor making time.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Only 3 days before I get to wear this bad boy.







    Boot Armor


    Shin Armor

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    bh-7603 said: View Post

    id say lose the alice gear (at least the m16 pouches) looks to normal. or cut off the grenade slings on them....
    IMO....I have to agree with BHs' suggestion of "cut off the grenade slings...." and to add to it cover/remove up the "US".Prehaps if you have some more of the tan color dust some on your pouches and belt to give it a desert weathered look.
    Just some suggestions and input.You have done a great job on your outfit it just needs a little tweaking.....IMO

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    Oh, no, the mag pouches wont even be used on this. I just didnt want to take them off for a few pictures. I am going as a navy seal on sunday at comicon so I need the pouches on by then. Otherwise, they are gonna come off.

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    Re: My mandalorian armor progress

    okay... it looks pretty darn good! Honestly tho... my first thought was holy cow! all that damage and he's still alive! lol

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