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    Jun 8, 2007, 3:47 PM - New guy, new armour (pics included) #1

    Hey folks, I'm fairly new here. I've been lurking for a little while, and got going on some armour. I'm holding off on a bucket for a little while, cash flow reasons mostly. Anyways, I'm in love wth the idea of being as Mandalorian as I can be, so I'm going for a set of armour that's a bit unique in colour at least. This is my first attempt at any sort of costuming, and I'd love to hear any feedback anyone has to offer, good or bad, helpful hints and critisisms welcome. I'm actually building this armour for using as paintball armour. I'm working on a flak jacket aswell, that still needs some work however. In the meantime, here's some pics, let me know what you think.
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    Jun 8, 2007, 3:54 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #2

    Hey Jim, first off welcome aboard.
    The armour looks great so far, interesting colour choice... gonna stand out in the paintball feild..lol
    keep us posted of your progress.
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    Jun 8, 2007, 7:25 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #3

    yeah, my hope is that i can intimidate before i"m too visible on the paintball field. i'm also hoping to rig up a few CO2 tanks on my back plate instead of the rocket pack. i'll be posting pics of that when i finally, if ever, get around to that end of the project. next on the list is to finish up the flak jacket, attatch the armour, then hopefully get started on a helmet to match the armour.
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    Jun 8, 2007, 8:38 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #4

    Is that a copper color? Either way, I like that base color.
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    Jun 9, 2007, 12:28 AM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #5

    yeah, its a copper like paint. i had wanted to do a copper colour with some rusty orange around the damage spots. i still have some touching up to do on it. i haven't done any of the orange on it yet. the grey for the bare metal was whole lot shinier until i hit it with some clear coat. it still needs some work, but thats where i'm at for today.
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    Jun 14, 2007, 6:39 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #6

    well, today i nearly got my flak jacket done. everthing is fitted, all of my velcro is secured and sewn in, and all i have left to do is fit it for lenth and trim out the arm holes. my brother in law and i decided to see how the armour would hold up to paint ball at close range. turns out not so good. it pealed the paint back like the shell of a dropped hard boiled egg. so, i stripped it down, (most of it anyways, just the parts that were damaged for now), and sanded and repainted. i really like the way it turned out the second time around. i managed to keep the silver paint underneath nice and shinny, and because i taped it while it was still tacky, it gave it a crinckled tin foil affect. and with applying pain and clear coat a little heavier in some area's, it came out with a somewhat weathered affect. i'm really liking how this is coming along.
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    Jun 14, 2007, 8:54 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #7

    I'm gonna hafe to assume you play alot of woodsball as apose to speedball right? If you'd like more mobility, you might think about making the peices smaller just incase you need to run to the next bunker/tree or something, or just so you can move fast(er) in general on the feild.

    When you go, be sure to get some pics.!
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    Jun 14, 2007, 9:52 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #8

    Seeing this is not a Boba, I am moving it to the DENTED VARIANTS Section.
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    Jun 14, 2007, 10:35 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #9

    Do what must be done. dumb new guys eh???
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    Jun 15, 2007, 3:24 AM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #10

    What did you use for the pattern on the flak vest?

    -Troy
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    Jun 15, 2007, 7:22 AM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #11

    Welcome to TDH. Love the copper color!
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    Jun 15, 2007, 2:53 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #12

    for the flak vest i just used a pattern from a fabric store for some sleepware. i had to modify it a bit........shorten up the shoulders, fit it for length. i think if i ever have to do this again, i'll probably just buy a vest, or have someone make one for me.....someone who knows what they are doing. it took a long time to do, but it was my first attempt. i just finished the vest last night, and i couldn't be giddier about it. i'm going to start working on some gauntlest next. nothing too fancy, but just something for some coverage for now.
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    Jun 15, 2007, 3:05 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #13

    Looks good man, keep up the good work!

    Were you standing in a dark room? =D
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    Jun 15, 2007, 3:33 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #14

    yeah, the lighting in that room sucks.
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    Jun 15, 2007, 8:35 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #15

    gauntlets done. well, what i'm calling poor mans gauntlets are done. they don't wrap all the way around the arm, the just strap on and cover the exposed side of the forearm. and i added knuckle gaurds to my gloves aswell. they look pretty sweet together.
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    Jun 15, 2007, 8:45 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #16

    Poor man gauntlets all the way brother! I like them actualy
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    Jun 15, 2007, 10:49 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #17

    There's nothing at all wrong with those gauntlets!

    I especially like the hand armor.
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    Jun 16, 2007, 1:48 AM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #18

    Thanks man. I think everything looks pretty sweet so far. Keep it up!

    Is it just me or does anyone else see a slight resemblance? Subtract the sunglasses and add a hat of course.
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    Jun 16, 2007, 3:33 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #19

    holy ****, that guy looks like he could be my brother. who is that anyways???
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    Jun 16, 2007, 3:38 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #20

    It's me.
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    Jun 16, 2007, 3:55 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #21

    nice to know i'm not the only beefy looking guy in a mando get up
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    Jun 16, 2007, 4:07 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #22

    I think he just called you beefy!
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    Jun 16, 2007, 4:11 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #23

    i mean beefy in the nicest way possible........in that "don't mess with me, i'm fully capable of tearing you limb from limb" kind of way.
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    Jun 16, 2007, 8:44 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #24

    not bad for a sharpie. it's too bad i'm still going to strip this plate down and repaint it.........i just got bored, and excited today.........not bad for a sharpie
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    Jun 16, 2007, 9:28 PM - Re: New guy, new armour (pics included) #25

    I'm not offended by bieng called beefy. I'll be the first one to say I'm a BIG boy. I'm in the process of building new XL set of armor right now cause the set I bought was way too small. It would be great for someone smaller.

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