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  1. Dec 13, 2006, 11:10 AM - Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #1

    I want to create a custom mando armor, with only gauntlets & built-in weaponry, but a mando with empty hands is not very impressive. So that is the question: What kind of non-weapon prop can I carry instead of the Blaster?

    To give you some ideas, it will be an Imperial-affiliated mando, especially from the Imperial Departement of Military Research, specialist in Diplomacy, spying, steal of technologies and infiltration missions.
  2. Toragh's Avatar
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    Dec 13, 2006, 1:07 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #2

    A shovel. It isn't a weapon and it isn't a blaster It's also good for making a latrine
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    Dec 13, 2006, 1:48 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #3

    not true shovels were used and still are used today as weapons in combat you can hit better with a shovel then a knife =D


    hmm unarmed maybe bladed guantlets? and a few flamethrowers?
  4. Dec 13, 2006, 2:16 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #4

    No bladed gauntlets. perhaps flamethrowers. only electrical shocking gloves, a little blaster in the right gauntlet, but activated by a button on the arm (like Buzz lighlear), a little harpoon thrower (also on the right gauntlet), and it is approximately all.
    A flashlight in the helmet, and perhaps I will attach my armor on a climbing harness.

    By the way, my left gauntlet will be fitten with a micro computer (unfunctionnal) and a computer plug like R2.
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    Dec 13, 2006, 3:15 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #5

    ::jaw drops::..... i plan on the whole micro computer and R2 jack for my custom mando... well you wrote it first me guess

    Ryck blades would be cooo, but if you don;t want to hold a weapon a force pike OR a walkin staff could look good
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    Dec 13, 2006, 3:17 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #6

    how about a Stun Baton...the baseball bat of star wars

    -wulfie
  7. Dec 13, 2006, 4:00 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #7

    Hmmm... no stun baton, I will already have eletric shocking gloves, who will be perhaps semi-functionnal, working with capacitors. let's shake our hands, and I'll change your hairstyle!
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    Dec 13, 2006, 5:26 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #8

    Oh, I see. No handheld weapons. You could go Preditor or gundam and put some guns around the chest area or put 'em on the waist. forehead blasters, automatic shoulder blaster cannon, ect. It's all good
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    Dec 13, 2006, 6:00 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #9

    dude you could do the blaster cannon back pack, like the one clone from the star war clone wars series did.... that would be awsome
  10. Dec 13, 2006, 6:15 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #10

    No, it's not my intention. If I have weapons, they are limited to the gauntlets and the gloves. I don't want to looks like a walking armoury, and it is the opposite sense of my costume. My character is before all a diplomat and a specialist of infiltration, not The Terminator.

    For the backpack, I already have an idea, but it is classified Top Secret
  11. Dec 13, 2006, 8:10 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #11

    What about a data tablet. Like a PDA or something
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    Dec 13, 2006, 8:30 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #12

    I was thinking about using something like this
    http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B00008RUQJ
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    Dec 13, 2006, 9:18 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #13

    That would be an interesting RF replacement. Acctually, a wrist mounted datapad ain't such a bad idea. Considering that SW is far more technologyicaly advanced, a small data pad to them is probably like 3 super computers to us (give or take). Dart launcher, wrist mounted blaster (rapid fire perhaps?), flamethrower, maybe a long range stun weapon (since you already have the electro gloves for short range/CQC), an ejectioble blade or an underarm swing blade like this:
    http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/w/l...-armyknife.jpg
    http://www.mahq.net/MECHA/GUNDAM/bee...gf13-021ng.jpg
    Perhaps you can uses a short one of those and find a way to conceal it. The ejextible blade and whatever blade that Jango used in ep2 on kamino i think would work best though
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    Dec 13, 2006, 10:46 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #14

    kinda like the gundam heavy arms' combat blade ey toragh lol, ah gundam wing how i miss watchin thee for weeks on end, (prolly should watch the series again since its semester break....)you could work something in like the republic commandos hand garud with ejecting vibro blade, ctn has a really great discussion on haw to make a functioning ejectionable blade. i looks relatively simple and cheap. check it out or if you pm me i can try and dig up the link for you.
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    Dec 14, 2006, 12:24 AM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #15

    Hey morpheus, check this out
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    Dec 14, 2006, 1:10 AM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #16

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    no freaking way LOL does it work or is it just for show??
  17. Dec 14, 2006, 8:50 AM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #17

    no handheld weapons....still wanna be intimadating...hmmm
    CARRY A WOOKIE HEAD BY THE HAIR

    check please
  18. Dec 14, 2006, 12:47 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #18

    Quote never_risk_the_fett_man said: View Post
    no handheld weapons....still wanna be intimadating...hmmm
    CARRY A WOOKIE HEAD BY THE HAIR


    Mmmmm...
    Not bad, but too bloody for childrens.
    but this can be an idea for a wookie costume:
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    Dec 14, 2006, 1:46 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #19

    Rather than going with shock gloves etc, perhaps you'd be more interested in the traditional Mandalorian weapon called the "crush gaunt." Some say the gloves Vader wore were crush gauntlets-and anything that can deflect blaster rounds works for me! Whether it was the force or the crush gauntlets doing the deflecting is up for debate, but not worth debating I reckon. I've been trying to find a set of gauntlets-as in those worn by knights etc that would work with my ROTJ wrist gauntlets as crush gauntlets, but I'm not having alot of luck. I'm curious to see your shock gloves, so if they're created already, I'd love to check them out...

    Happy Holidays!
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    Dec 14, 2006, 4:56 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #20

    there is a sect or "jedi" who wore gloves like that and had swords with a blaster on the tip

    i forget there name, but its another "jedi" culture. There gauntlets deflected blasters. is that what we talkin about?
  21. Dec 14, 2006, 6:59 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #21

    Quote Dha Syntir said: View Post
    I'm curious to see your shock gloves, so if they're created already, I'd love to check them out...
    I'm in the design phase, so they are just in my mind. if you want a pic, I've done a very quick and bad preview in DAZ|Studio. it is just to give you an idea. perhaps they will be linked to the wires of a photoflash, so it will be semi-functionnal. this pic is just a concept, so the definitive prop will be different:
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    Dec 14, 2006, 7:06 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #22

    Interesting idea. You could use something like armored biker's gloves for the base and add/modify them. Something like this perhaps?:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Armored-Heavy-Du...QQcmdZViewItem
    There are alot of different armored gloves around eBay as well.
  23. Dec 14, 2006, 7:11 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #23

    Thanks Toragh. I'll go to my local biker's accessories shop for my gloves.
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    Dec 14, 2006, 9:05 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #24

    Quote Marx Tandish said: View Post
    there is a sect or "jedi" who wore gloves like that and had swords with a blaster on the tip

    i forget there name, but its another "jedi" culture. There gauntlets deflected blasters. is that what we talkin about?
    Nope-those folks were from Mace Windu's home world and was in the book "Shatterpoint." I read about crush gauntlets in an issue of Star Wars Insider that had a fairly extensive article concerning Mandalorians in general, their way of life, their past, weapons and armor from their past etc...If you want I can dig through my stack of SW Insiders and see which issue number it was so you can maybe get a back issue or something-Ebay perhaps.

    Happy Holidays!
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    Dec 14, 2006, 10:04 PM - Re: Need advices for an "unarmed" custom mando #25

    Quote Dha Syntir said: View Post
    Nope-those folks were from Mace Windu's home world and was in the book "Shatterpoint." I read about crush gauntlets in an issue of Star Wars Insider that had a fairly extensive article concerning Mandalorians in general, their way of life, their past, weapons and armor from their past etc...If you want I can dig through my stack of SW Insiders and see which issue number it was so you can maybe get a back issue or something-Ebay perhaps.

    Happy Holidays!
    I believe it was issue #81, I've been trying to find one since about a month after it came out.

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