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  1. old timer's Avatar
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    Nov 16, 2006, 4:13 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #26

    7.62? That's an AK-47 round I think.
    The Nam M-16's shot 5.56
    I have always heard em referred to as . 223
    i might be wrong.
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    Nov 16, 2006, 4:37 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #27

    The 7.62 was used in the M14 rifles that soldiers used in basic, and some snipers used as well. A FMJ just refers to a type of bullet, it's illegal for civilians to own a FMJ bullet (atleast here in CA, where almost all guns are illegal). Basically it means an armor peircing round.
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    Nov 16, 2006, 5:05 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #28

    FMJ bullets are illegal for civilian use, I think US nation wide. Police (if not all police, then just SWAT) and military are of course allowed.
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    Nov 16, 2006, 5:18 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #29

    Nice ZAKU avi. btw 8)
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    Nov 16, 2006, 5:41 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #30

    its illegal to have a functional one... you can own almost anything as long as it doesnt work... im thinking about taking deactivated grenades and modifying them to look like thermal detonators
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    Nov 16, 2006, 6:13 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #31

    Thank you 8) I'm planning on using those colors on my armor as well. Gotta love the Zaku
  7. Nov 16, 2006, 7:56 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #32

    Hahah the Full Metal Jacket he is referring to is the Stanley Kubrick movie titled Full Metal Jacket. An excellent movie by the way.
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    Nov 17, 2006, 11:11 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #33

    Quote arctroopomega5 said: View Post
    The 7.62 was used in the M14 rifles that soldiers used in basic, and some snipers used as well. A FMJ just refers to a type of bullet, it's illegal for civilians to own a FMJ bullet (atleast here in CA, where almost all guns are illegal). Basically it means an armor peircing round.
    My mistake!:o
  9. Nov 18, 2006, 6:11 AM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #34

    No you were still correct old timer.
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    Nov 20, 2006, 2:41 AM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #35

    The 7.62 round comes in two forms, 7.62x39 and 7.62x54....or maybe its 7.62x51, I dont remember. Either way, the shorter round is whats commonly known as the AK round, and the longer one is the more powerful version that was used in bigger battle rifles like the M14 and FAL. The m16 used a completely different and much smaller round (.223 or 5.56mm)

    I like your idea of using a FA-MAS as a custom Fett gun....that might just turn out well. I was thinking about modifying an old Ruger MkIV to look similar to Jango Fett's pistol. It already has a similar appearance, so it shouldnt be too hard.

    **Oh and as far as I know, at least here in Texas, full metal jacketed rounds are not illegal. I hope not at least, because I have about 500 of them in my closet with my AK47
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    Nov 20, 2006, 12:25 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #36

    From what I can gather, the M-16 uses the .223 round.
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    Nov 20, 2006, 5:54 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #37

    Quote Toragh said: View Post
    From what I can gather, the M-16 uses the .223 round.
    .223 and 5.56mm NATO are pretty much one in the same....
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    Nov 20, 2006, 6:13 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #38

    oh....
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    Nov 29, 2006, 1:27 AM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #39

    HA HA! I finally have an update! Alas, no armor. However I am in the semi-finals for the legs, body, and arms. After modeling the legs, I had to fix the body to match, so it's a bit different from what you last saw. For the arms, I just scaled it up to match the modifed body and the new legs. I'm not to worried about the accuracy of the legs and body to real limbs since I'm foing to fix it look more like "fabric" later on, or at least a tad larger in size to make it look like it's over the real legs, then put the armor on top.
    Anyways, I'll deal with that later. I'm also adding 2 profile pics so you can see the main shape of the body. Any and all suggestions would be helpful, and crack jokes are also welcome



  15. Nov 29, 2006, 7:47 AM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #40

    With a risk of sounding like an idiot:

    Wouldn't it be easier to just download a Poser program like DAZ, and then create armour models for it?
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    Nov 29, 2006, 9:37 AM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #41

    Quote Toragh said: View Post
    I've been tihnking of the main weapon, or atl east one of the main weapons, and I came across this mauser airsoft rifle that's modeled after C96 Broomhandle Mauser pistol. I've seen a low price of $100, and from what I understnad, the reviews are kinda good as an airsoft.
    I've seen cheaper, but I'm using this link because they have bigger picture than everyone else:

    http://www.kapowwe.com/Merchant2/mer...Category_Code=

    I was thinking that if I could get this (if I can get mulla without a job) I can customize it to resemble the DL-44, but as a DL-44 "LS" (Long Shot) or "RO" (Rifle Option). Personally, I like the Ls designation. anyways, so what do you think? A scope, a couple greebles... It could look star warsy.

    EDIT: Of course that's really expensive and I don't have that kind of mulla. But it's a nice thought. Now that I think about it, I'd prefer a Famas airsoft since it's cheap, ya don't have to modify it all to look sci-fi/modern, and I don't think it's all that well known, like the FN P-90 before Stargate SG-1 started using it.


    it might be pretty cool lookin if you cut the barrel to look like the dl-44 but leave ths stock on it, has anyone here seen for a few dollars more the western with clint eastwood??? well one of the charecters had a pistol with an attachable rife stock for more accuracy at a longer distnace. so like i said chop the mauser barrel leave ths stock n dress it u plike the dl-44. i dunno i think itd be prettty dang cool myself.
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    Nov 29, 2006, 1:45 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #42

    That's a good idea for the mauser. Probably a good idea to add something to the barrel, or just cover the whole barrel (aftering being cut) to look better, and kinda get the fett look.

    It would be easier to get a poser model, but then again I'm still learning 3DS, and this gives me the chance to practice modeling in general, and I get extra credit
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    Dec 11, 2006, 3:36 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #43

    Finally an update! I'm making this part of my finals at school to justify doing it during class time
    It's just a basic bucket right now, but without the ear peices. I'm not even sure if I'm going to make those for this one since this is going to be a custom. I will later though for fun. I still have to do UVW mapping on it (putting textures on it to look more realistic) but I thought I'd post my progress thus far:





    EDIT::: Ok, I got two more images just for fun. I wanted to put a background on the pics above, but I made them .PNG's and so it didn't show up...Here's a pic of the helmet on the body with the background, plus just the background itself. Here's lookin' at ya!



    The eye was original a 3DS template that came with the program, and I just modified it. The eye was just a normal brown, and the eye was less crazy and more white/opaque
    Last edited by Toragh; Dec 11, 2006 at 4:04 PM.
  19. Dec 11, 2006, 4:11 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #44

    Quote Just another swede said: View Post
    With a risk of sounding like an idiot:

    Wouldn't it be easier to just download a Poser program like DAZ, and then create armour models for it?
    Hey, THIS is a good idea. I have DAZ|Studio, with a lot of people wich can be founded for freebie on the net (including M3, V3, Aiko3, Hiro, HIM, HER...) but there is a big problem: DAZ|Studio can only read Poser, DAZ and .obj files. He can't read the .3DS or .max files of 3D Studio, even not the .dxf. maybye 3D studio can export in .obj files, I don't know.

    If anyone here knows how to include .DXF files in DAZ|Studio, PM me, please.
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    Jan 18, 2007, 5:00 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #45

    I'll turn those photos into links later when I'm at home not school.


    I've got a color scheme set, and now I'm just working ahow to make it. I'm trying to think of something that's unique that can still end out to make this movie quality. I'm thinking of using this as the vest:http://cgi.ebay.com/Desert-Tan-Marin...QQcmdZViewItem

    I'll experiment with this or some other similar vest no matter what, but my question is how to darken the fabric material. Would some sort of color die work? I may end up using the standard jango vest, but I'm just trying to be unique yet movie quality.

    Here's my main color scheme, minus the little details:
    Green jumpsuit, brown vest, grey armor...just look at my avatar to see since I'm pretty much basing it off of that. I don't now when I'll get updated pics up of the 3D model since I have another project going on, and I'm just doing this during break.
    Last edited by Toragh; Jan 18, 2007 at 5:06 PM.
  21. Jan 18, 2007, 7:28 PM - Re: My Mando Armor-WIP #46

    The IBV is pretty thick though you may be able to take out the padding inserts since its just a replica. You will most likely have some molle webbing showing since you will be attaching you armor to that. Dying wise Im not too certain. It probably would take it but Im not certain of the manufacturer so Im not certain on the fabric or quality.

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