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My Mandalorian (Marcobinoculars!)

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    My Mandalorian (Marcobinoculars!)

    So I thought I'd start a progess thread here for my armor. I've only just got into costuming this year. (character, Mereel A'denla)


    January, about a month of work. My first costume EVER.


    February, I've tightened up a bit. Just after this I got a new Helmet. Bigger


    June, I've upgraded quite a bit. new Gaunts, new Armor, Knees.


    and now i've recently add a Marcobinocular to my helmet. (I think I'm the first to add it to a mando?)











    I need to get some neck armor or something to cover up the open spot on my neck. I am also working on making small plates (sets of three) on my shins, over the half chap. and maybe a cod....
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    Re: My Mandalorian

    Nice to see the gradual improvements to your armour!

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    Sweet,

    I need to follow your lead (get stuff finished then upgrade).

    Very nice custom.

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    Sweet gear vod!!! I love the macrobinoculars!!!

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    Is that a Verpine? I love those babies

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    Re: My Mandalorian

    the weathering looks very good
    Last edited by C1RCA; Jul 21, 2009 at 3:48 PM.

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    Looks really good--though a cod and covering up your neck are rather important, all things considered : ). Can you post a close-up of your wrist guard?

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    Wayi! Kandosii bucket ner vod! I love it! How'd you rig that sucker up? I'm now inspired, I'm now thinking of adding a half macrobinoc to my own bucket opposite side of the RF... kinda like a NOD (NVG)/Macrobinoc cross. Anyways... looks great! U thinkin' about adding a groin plate by any chance? That seems to me to be a very important piece of armor ner vod, lol.

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    Thanks for the comments guys, I've had a lot of fun with this.

    And yes that is a Verp. I'm making a better one though, that ones was a little small, and I don't like the scope.

    And yes, Cod and Neck armor are on my list of things to get. I tried scratchbuilding a cod, but it did turn our very well. and I'm kinda a cheapy, so I'm going to wait for the right one to come around for a recent price.

    You mean guants right nomadbride? Yeah, I'll post some in a few. when I got them the weren't in the best shape, but I worked at them to get em presentable. They are Fiberglass scrachbuilds, make by the previous owner.

    Kal'ika, I made the (what I'm calling) Macrofinder out of Sintra. then added a little fiberglass resin to the corners. I'll post a some progress pics in a few also. Got to go organize em.

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    you dont need a cod!

    lol

    youre making good strides. keep building.

    also replace shoes with construction boots or hiking boots...

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    Re: My Mandalorian

    Now.



    Before.







    sorry, these were the only progress pics Kal'ika.






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    bh-7603 said: View Post
    you dont need a cod!

    lol

    youre making good strides. keep building.

    also replace shoes with construction boots or hiking boots...
    Thanks man, Yeah, I can sit in the suit as it is now.

    The only thing about getting boots, is that then i'de have to toss the Half chaps, which I kinda like. Should I try and get ones that match better? and add boot armor over it, to smooth out the transition ? I'm getting small shin plates to put on the half chaps.


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    Re: My Mandalorian

    Get low boots. the type that only come up to your ankle. DO NOT get rid of those chaps!!! they are AWESOME!!!

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    this is some awesome armor!!! it really makes me want to get my ROTJ done so i can start working on this custom i have banging around in my head.....the macrobino's are f'n sick, i love it when people do something besides the range finder......it kinda reminds me of binder though with it down....."I am Boba. Please Insert bounty"

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    I agree with A'den-- the half chaps do add something to the whole ensemble and look pretty cool to boot (no pun intended : )). I actually hadn't even noticed the shoes until bh pointed it out, but then I'm not always the most observant of people, either.

    Oh, and yes-- I guess I did mean guants. Didn't know what to call them. Shows me up for the n00b that I definitely am, heh. The pics look great-- I like your additions to them. Thanks for posting!

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    The half chaps are part of your mando as much as the color scheme is... I would keep 'em if I were u. Also, the pics are very helpful! Thanks ner vod. As for your Verp... I like it... it's a good lookin' piece of kit and I'd probably stick with it if I were you, unless you're really just dead set on changing it, but if your going to ditch that one all together and not just upgrade it, I'd make the new Verp different enough to justify the time/money/effort to rebuild it. Just my opinion, and my opinion and a dollar might get u a coke...lol It looks good ner vod I like it.

    Kal

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    Re: My Mandalorian

    BTW... I want to ask permission to redraw your mando now that you have made some interesting changes.

    Kal

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    Yeah, I'm going to keep that verp, but i'm making a same, but slightly bigger version. The only thing that i'll have to pay for, is the Scope I want to put on.

    kal'ika said: View Post
    BTW... I want to ask permission to redraw your mando now that you have made some interesting changes.

    Kal
    Please do!! :thumbup

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    Wayii!! you just made my day ner vod! BTW... got progress up on my thread too! Check it out, I have gaunts now!!!

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    Re: My Mandalorian (Marcobinoculars!)

    Amazing.
    I really like the way it looks!

    So theres some shin armor now? Im gonna have to add that to the sketch

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    Re: My Mandalorian (Marcobinoculars!)

    I love the gauntlets though

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    Re: My Mandalorian (Marcobinoculars!)

    No, there is no Shin Armor yet. I dom't know if i'll add it either.

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    Oh
    alright then ill just scratch that lol

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    Re: My Mandalorian (Marcobinoculars!)

    Hey Mer'ika any chance I can get you to bounce me a PM with the changes not pictured here for my sketch? It'd help out alot, I also need a good idea for a background for u ner vod.

    Kal

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    Re: My Mandalorian (Marcobinoculars!)

    Actually, those pics of me outside by the brick building are the most recent, nothing has changed. (Taken Monday)


    Yeah, there isn't anything not really pictured.

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