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  1. mulrich's Avatar
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    Mar 8, 2007, 10:10 PM - officialy started my custom #1

    Everything is very preliminary at this point, but I would still love to hear your opinions. (good or bad. As long as it's creative criticism. ) Lots and lots of work left to do. But I thought at least someone might be interested in what I have so far. Basically all I have at this point is a modified sketch using WOL's templates and an early poster board mock-up I'm making first to later use as a template for the final armor.






    Then today, on another message board, I came across these gloves that I'm going to get for the outfit.


    And in the process of searching for a place to buy the gloves I came across this jacket from the same manufacturer that I'm thinking about using for the top half of the flightsuit.

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    Mar 8, 2007, 10:30 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #2

    Woah

    Looks like this is gonna be one extreme mando!
  3. I helped at SDCC '08 The Clayster's Avatar
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    Mar 8, 2007, 10:31 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #3

    XTREME, TO THE MAX!!!
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    Mar 8, 2007, 10:45 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #4

    i all ready like the way the armor is going

    look foward to updates
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    Mar 8, 2007, 11:59 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #5

    This is going to be so ****ING AWSOME!!!!!
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    Mar 9, 2007, 1:57 AM - Re: officialy started my custom #6

    Looks good, my only advice is to ditch the idea on the right shoulder. From what I see it looks as if it limit movement of your arm.
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    Mar 9, 2007, 8:27 AM - Re: officialy started my custom #7

    nice gloves overall this will be one sweet suit
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    Mar 9, 2007, 8:48 AM - Re: officialy started my custom #8

    This looks like it will be definately interesting. I kind of agree with arctroopmega5, the shoulder does look like it may be in the way...maybe instead of getting rid of it completely you might cut it down in the front a bit.

    Can't wait to see some progress on this once you start. What do the gloves and jacket run?
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    Mar 9, 2007, 9:21 AM - Re: officialy started my custom #9

    Quote arctroopomega5 said: View Post
    Looks good, my only advice is to ditch the idea on the right shoulder. From what I see it looks as if it limit movement of your arm.
    UNLESS, maybe you have it solid so you can brace, say, a large bazooka-ish rocket launcher of some type?
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    Mar 9, 2007, 12:08 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #10

    Quote Edrrak Nolat said: View Post
    UNLESS, maybe you have it solid so you can brace, say, a large bazooka-ish rocket launcher of some type?
    That was my thought after looking at this. I was thinking that it needs an extra layer of padding of some sort. Although if you had to use a rocket launcher or heavy weapon if it is to powerful wouldn't it break the armor off? This slight change in chest pattern show that you are no ordinary mando so some extra armor attachments and/or special weapon is to be expected. I look forward to your future progress.
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    Mar 9, 2007, 1:05 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #11

    Perhaps, if the right shoulder does interfere with your movement, you could cut it off and and make a different, separate shoulder armour piece and attach it to the side of your arm, like shocktroopers, kind of.
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    Mar 9, 2007, 3:23 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #12

    Looks like a Predator/Mando hybrid. I like it!
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    Mar 9, 2007, 4:46 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #13

    yea the sholder may cause you not able to move your arm very much, and the collar peice does thhat choke you? Awsome idea, lookin really good

    for the shoulder you could make a hinge system? like people do to put on the gauntlets, have a hinge at the top of the flap in front so when you do move your arm it can move with you
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    Mar 10, 2007, 12:41 AM - Re: officialy started my custom #14

    wow! that's a really cool looking concept!

    Can't wait to see this come together
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    Mar 10, 2007, 1:13 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #15

    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    As far as the shoulder goes. From what I've put together so far it doesn't seen to interfere with movement too much. If I do find it hinders my arm when I get done with the mocking up I can modify it at that point.

    UNLESS, maybe you have it solid so you can brace, say, a large bazooka-ish rocket launcher of some type?
    You hit the nail on the head

    What do the gloves and jacket run?
    I've seen the gloves listed for $150 and the jacket for $320. However I have also found them listed on ebay for much less.
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    Mar 11, 2007, 3:58 AM - Re: officialy started my custom #16

    crazy awesome gloves man, a bit bulk tho, still cool
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    Mar 11, 2007, 11:36 AM - Re: officialy started my custom #17

    Looks like the jacket and gloves are made for Motocross or something like that, no? The gloves kinda look like Mandalorian Crush-Gauntlets, it'd seem fitting as aggressive as the gloves look already-but I'd put a couple of well placed spikes along the knuckles somehow. Just a thought... You've certainly gotten a good start, and I'm sad to say that your Mando is far more original and creative than mine! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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    Mar 11, 2007, 11:53 AM - Re: officialy started my custom #18

    The gloves and jacket are designed for street bikes. The idea is that the titanium plated are strategically placed so that if you wreck the plates grind away as your sliding down the road instead of you.
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    Mar 11, 2007, 2:25 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #19

    what brand are those crush-gaunt looking gloves? they're absolutely fantastic! The brand looks to be "NCON" from what's written on them...
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    Mar 11, 2007, 2:35 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #20

    The gloves and jacket are both made by Icon. Specifically the Timax line.

    By the way, what the heck are Crush-gauntlets? I assume they crush things?
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    Mar 12, 2007, 12:39 AM - Re: officialy started my custom #21

    Quote mulrich said: View Post
    By the way, what the heck are Crush-gauntlets? I assume they crush things?
    In the EU, Crushgauntlets are Mandalorian designed powered gloves attached to the normal wrist gauntlets, they increase a mando'ade's grip strengthening it to crush metal, bone, almost anything he may get his hands on.

    they're pretty much outlawed, even by Mandalorians simply because of how dangerous they were. rumor has it Vader's gloves were modified Crushgauntlets, but it's more likely that they were just his own robotic limbs...

    listen to me, the walking star wars encyclopedia...

    and from what i'm seeing from most online stores, Icon has changed the look of their Timax gloves slightly, they look more sleek and manufactured and a little less cool if you were to ask me. so look for an older pair.
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    Mar 13, 2007, 6:27 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #22

    The Right shoulder piece is a bit odd, you may want to consider it connected only to the neck piece, like the clone commanders
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    Mar 13, 2007, 9:18 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #23

    Quote Izim said: View Post
    The Right shoulder piece is a bit odd, you may want to consider it connected only to the neck piece, like the clone commanders
    thats a pauldron, its not permanatly connected, unless people make them that way
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    Mar 13, 2007, 11:59 PM - Re: officialy started my custom #24

    I mean attaching them be snaps on the neck piece and back piece
    -ps, i suck in ms paint so these are hand drawn, hence the roughness
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    Mar 14, 2007, 12:10 AM - Re: officialy started my custom #25

    guys, It's a custom! He can do whatever he wants! So what if it's a little weird, that's good! That's just what we need around here, a little more creativity. And by that I mean, I want to see some more creativity that I know you guys have!

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