I do get around a lot so some of you may already know me.
I am Steve Schaeperkoetter (7221) and I do a lot of costuming and assorted star wars works. about 6 months ago I heard about the trash can armor method and couldn't wait to try it out. for 5 months I've been the proud owner of my beskar'gam - a matte black armor with a white mythosaur skull on the front. (in my defense I made this before I had seen or heard of "The Punisher") I was quite satisfied with my armor for those 5 months until C4 where I met assorted members here and the metal-armored friends of Karen Traviss. This of course made me feel like my armor was incomplete without a helmet, better paint job, and some better pieces. (mostly thanks to Ray Ramirez )
so far I've taken the inginuity behind trash can armor and put it into making a helmet - which of course I will put up detail photos once I'm done. (just need a stalk and a T-visor.)
This is where my questions come in.
1. where can I get a (dirt) cheap T-visor? so far I've made my completed helmet for under 30. I would REALLY like to find some sort of material for under 10. I'm thinking about this blackened vinyl they sell off of a roll over at walmart but if someone can suggest a more stable means I would be exstatic to look into it.
2. what kind of interesting additions have you made to your armor? I'm talking things that make a crowd form. I really want to get a retractable clothes line or dog leash and some sort of spring loaded hook and make a grappling hook in my gauntlet. 8) this will make for some wicked action photos hehe
3. boba's helmet was completely open beneath the chin. Jango's had some sort of sealing drawstring cover from what I can tell. do ou guys usually do that or not? I think it kinda adds a cool mystery to what's under the helmet but if the common concensus is don't do it then I'll rethink that part.
4. this is the one that may cause issues and if it does the mods are more than welcome to remove this question. what makes custom mando armor into a set of true beskar'gam? what should no mando be without?
that should do it - so far most of my kit is designed towards infiltration/commando gear - IED's and stealth ops kinda stuff.
thanks for the help and for putting such awesome advice on the site!
Go Hunting! Oya!