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  1. Mar 18, 2010, 10:08 PM - My mando costume #1

    Hello This is going to be my 1st thread about my costume. Sorry I don't have pics now but I will soon, and once I do please be honest because if it looks terrible I won't know so be honest and tell me how I could improve my work. Once I have pics I will have ALOT so if there is a limit for pics or something plz tell me.

    THX


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  2. Mar 19, 2010, 10:00 PM - Re: My mando costume #2

    ok here are some of the pics of my armor:
























    This is the process that I do for all of my armor.






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    ok there they are.But please be nice when criticizing.

    THX


    AA
    Last edited by Armored Artichoke; Mar 20, 2010 at 12:20 PM.
  3. Mar 20, 2010, 12:19 PM - Re: My mando costume #3

    Neat. Your damage is all a bit too uniform for my tastes, but to each his own. It looks like you could do with some cleaning up on the inside part of the chest diamond. Additionally: I don't know if it's the angle, but the two chest plates seem slightly different shapes. It's probably just the angle of that first picture though.
    Pretty sweet work for an 11 year old!
  4. Mar 20, 2010, 12:36 PM - Re: My mando costume #4

    THX! yes I did not do a very good job cutting out the diamond.
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    Mar 20, 2010, 4:57 PM - Re: My mando costume #5

    Did you use WOF's templates?
  6. Mar 20, 2010, 5:19 PM - Re: My mando costume #6

    YES! I want to thank him very much. Without him I could not have done this.
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    Mar 20, 2010, 5:36 PM - Re: My mando costume #7

    Good work. Can't wait to see the helmet.
  8. Mar 22, 2010, 9:14 PM - Re: My mando costume #8

    um.... that might be a while because I have none of the materials required.
  9. Mar 22, 2010, 9:52 PM - Re: My mando costume #9

    Quote Armored Artichoke said: View Post
    um.... that might be a while because I have none of the materials required.
    Ha ha! Awesome. That would definately delay the process. Are you going to fabricate your own bucket?
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    Mar 22, 2010, 10:02 PM - Re: My mando costume #10

    Nice work! I love seeing young people getting into this crazy stuff.
  11. Mar 23, 2010, 9:58 AM - Re: My mando costume #11

    Quote VariablePenguin said: View Post
    Ha ha! Awesome. That would definately delay the process. Are you going to fabricate your own bucket?
    Yes. I would much rather spend the money, work hard, and have my own bucket.
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    Mar 23, 2010, 9:03 PM - Re: My mando costume #12

    It's always good to hear from another junior mando.
    I like what you're goin for, white mandos realy stand out. The layering looks good, but I think a little more battle-damage would realy set it off. You could try sponging on some mat black or dark brown paint (practice on a board or something before you have a go at the armor).
    It's realy shaaping up, man. can't wait to see the rest (hint*hint*updates*hint*hint)

    Best of luck, man. I'm sure it's gunna be great.
  13. Mar 23, 2010, 9:41 PM - Re: My mando costume #13

    thx man, oh and about the paint where would I sponge it?

    I have a collar ready and done BUT my stupid computer won't upload the file!!!!!!!
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    Mar 23, 2010, 10:54 PM - Re: My mando costume #14

    i notice your using painters tape , have you heard of masking fluid ? it is a bit expensive about 25 bucks a bottle , use cheap paint brushes the latex clogs up the brushes , but if thats too much for you go with tooth past iv never used it but other have , trust me the weathering looks a lot better this way

    C
  15. Mar 23, 2010, 11:01 PM - Re: My mando costume #15

    THX! I will check it out. hmm Toothpaste.....



    How would I get the sharp claw damage look with Toothpaste?
    Last edited by Armored Artichoke; Mar 24, 2010 at 10:55 AM. Reason: Forgot something to say
  16. Mar 26, 2010, 10:11 PM - Re: My mando costume #16

    Ok I have a question, what should I cut my visor out of? what should I use for the materials Poster board, Cereal boxes ect ?
  17. Mar 26, 2010, 11:30 PM - Re: My mando costume #17

    How would you see through that stuff?
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    Mar 26, 2010, 11:34 PM - Re: My mando costume #18

    Quote Armored Artichoke said: View Post
    THX! I will check it out. hmm Toothpaste.....



    How would I get the sharp claw damage look with Toothpaste?
    use a detailed paint brush

    Quote Armored Artichoke said: View Post
    Ok I have a question, what should I cut my visor out of? what should I use for the materials Poster board, Cereal boxes ect ?
    not sure if i understand the question , you want to make your own visor ? get a hold of Acrylic plastic then your going need to tint it your self or you can buy one from t-visor.com

    C
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    Mar 27, 2010, 12:07 AM - Re: My mando costume #19

    I would take some sand paper to the damage areas to make them less like they were taped off and more random...I would also dirty up the white like stated above. Maybe some pastels instead of sponging paint on...use some brown and black...I think your doing a great job. Just need to get some more character to the armor is all...it on the way there.
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    Mar 27, 2010, 8:57 AM - Re: My mando costume #20

    Quote Armored Artichoke said: View Post
    thx man, oh and about the paint where would I sponge it?

    I have a collar ready and done BUT my stupid computer won't upload the file!!!!!!!
    No prob, man. You just cut out a piece of pakaging foam, spray some spray paint on a paper plate (enough to make a little puddle), and then dab the foam in the paint, and then dab it on your armor. Like I said before, you want to try this on something else first, so you can get the hang of it.
    Hope this helps.
  21. Mar 27, 2010, 8:03 PM - Re: My mando costume #21

    Quote VariablePenguin said: View Post
    How would you see through that stuff?
    HA! sry I meant the materials for the helmet.

    Little fett and C1RCA , that helped a lot.
  22. Mar 27, 2010, 8:09 PM - Re: My mando costume #22

    Quote C1RCA said: View Post
    use a detailed paint brush


    not sure if i understand the question , you want to make your own visor ? get a hold of Acrylic plastic then your going need to tint it your self or you can buy one from t-visor.com

    C
    What size visor?
  23. Mar 29, 2010, 2:03 PM - Re: My mando costume #23

    Ok everybody I have decided that I will retry My armor. It will be the same color as original.
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    Mar 29, 2010, 2:53 PM - Re: My mando costume #24

    Are you gonna try and repaint or starting from scratch bud?
  25. Mar 29, 2010, 5:36 PM - Re: My mando costume #25

    Scratch. I am going to use tin snips ONLY! I used the dremel which melted the plastic and looked really bad

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