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    Mar 25, 2014, 12:10 PM - Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **UPDATE DEC 9** #1

    Originally intended to be a "surprise" costume for MegaCon 2014. Due to a mishap with USPS, I was not able to finish on time. Since Star Wars Weekends this year (or the foreseeable future) will not allow much EU to march, I have no real "big" event to debut, therefore I am now disclosing this project openly.

    I started early October/November 2013. This is based on the Open Season comic style. There was much analysis involved into making decisions to transition from comic to real world. The 501st regs state that artistic EU must translate into their movie counterparts, however, while the majority of the pieces of the suit (the actual chest armor, jetpack, boots) are based 100% on the movie designs (with the exception of the paint job), the only issue was the helmet, as the comic style is clearly much different. This was cleared up by the former LMO stating that should I stick to my build plan as outlined, I should not have issues getting 501st approved for this character. This has also been evaluated for Mando Merc approval as well.

    I have every piece on order that I cannot do myself, such as a cold-cast Jetpack kit from NME Props, custom flak vest from Denise Ladyghost Cowles, the custom blaster was built by none-other than Chuck Bowman.
    The Jetpack harness was created by BiggerKidBiggerToys (BKBT- Vince)
    WizardOfFlight (Alan) created custom sized Jango fett armor templates as well to help me with the build. The helmet is a cold cast BKBT/Cruzer Jango kit. Will be using my Kenneth Coles for the boots.

    The flight suit is still being put together as well. The last few things I need to worry about is finishing the chest armor (molding and cold-casting), adding the skull/belt buckle to the leathers, and creating the cape.

    Everything after that is strictly painting and assembly. Since I am no longer on a time crunch, I wish to get this done somewhere before July if possible. Still gonna be lax on posting for this though, but I don't want to wait a year to debut this suit!

    I won't post all of my WIP pics but I'll post the hightlights that I have taken over the course of the build as of now.

    First and foremost, this image right here is telling as to why I chose to do this. Montross is a large man, much like myself. Those who know me can tell you that being at 6'7" and 340lbs is quite large. Granted, I am needing to drop fat.






    Working RC Servo rangefinder























    That's all I've got to share for now. Will be picking back up this week or next
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    Mar 26, 2014, 7:43 PM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" #2

    Wow! Awesome so far! What did you use for your remote RF setup if you don't mind my asking? Can't wait to see more!
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    Mar 27, 2014, 12:39 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" #3

    Yeah Man amazing work, cant wait to see final show off pics. Nice leather work, was that you?
    bad *** Mr. feed us more pics
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    Mar 28, 2014, 11:33 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" #4

    I'll scrounge up some more build pics to post in the meantime. I've got two commissions I need to work on before I can get back to this. Dragging right now, saw deadmau5 perform last night...3 hours of sleep and now back at work..blah

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    Quote BobasDent1138 said: View Post
    Wow! Awesome so far! What did you use for your remote RF setup if you don't mind my asking? Can't wait to see more!
    I used the stickied thread in the Boba helmet section for a build guide. Honestly, the hardest part was trying to source a good RC car to use. Bought one, accidentally fried the stupid thing, but I ended up using the Halo warthog as my controller/receiver.


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    Yeah Man amazing work, cant wait to see final show off pics. Nice leather work, was that you?
    bad *** Mr. feed us more pics
    The leather work was done by Delta (Michal) on the BHG forums. Great guy to work with and very talented. Patient with me considering this was never done before IRL so I couldn't have asked for anyone better to work with. Very quick too. USPS lost the package for a month and a half though!
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    Apr 15, 2014, 3:29 PM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" #5

    Pics of the Cold Cast jetpack by NME Props! Can't wait to get this in and paint it up!







    One of my two flak vest should be shipping out this week as well....
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    Apr 15, 2014, 8:42 PM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" #6

    Costume is looking great man. Love the weathering on the helmet, really looks like it has been kicking around for seasons. I know little about the EU SW stuff, but this is way cool. Looks like there are no gauntlets? Just some type of long glove?
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    Apr 15, 2014, 8:45 PM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" #7

    Quote syllander said: View Post
    Costume is looking great man. Love the weathering on the helmet, really looks like it has been kicking around for seasons. I know little about the EU SW stuff, but this is way cool. Looks like there are no gauntlets? Just some type of long glove?
    Yep, he's the only Mando character from this comic that doesn't wear traditional fett/mando guants. I got a pair of "arm-gloves" (actually fire-resistent) but I may try to find something else as these don't fit me as well as I'd like.
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    Apr 15, 2014, 8:55 PM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" #8

    I like it. Nice seeing another non-traditional Mandalore. Gonna have to start hitting the curls pretty hard though. You see the guns on that dude!!!lol
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    Apr 16, 2014, 2:47 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" #9

    Honestly, the hardest part was trying to source a good RC car to use.
    ESky 3in1
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    Apr 16, 2014, 7:15 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" #10

    Quote KerenLily said: View Post
    Honestly, the hardest part was trying to source a good RC car to use.
    ESky 3in1
    Yea I agree to that one. It's unfortunate that the zip-zaps are no longer in production or something just like it. I had a really hard time trying to find one within a reasonable price range, as this was just an extra feature that I really did not need.
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    Apr 16, 2014, 11:03 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" #11

    Not to be the nag, but the quote you are answering about above was taken from your statement a few entries above. Yet another web site spammer. I've reported a few but they seemed to quit deleting their accounts.

    Never mind, they zapped em!
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    Apr 16, 2014, 11:53 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" #12

    Quote syllander said: View Post
    Not to be the nag, but the quote you are answering about above was taken from your statement a few entries above. Yet another web site spammer. I've reported a few but they seemed to quit deleting their accounts.

    Never mind, they zapped em!

    Blah, Missed that. Tired today....
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    Apr 18, 2014, 7:51 PM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **UPDATE 18 APR 2014** #13

    Today I received my first of two flak vests, this one being from Ladyghost. I can't stress how high quality and professional this is, down to the piping and the liner. It's beyond exceptional.

    As predicted though, my weight loss shows. The measurements I gave initially for this were much larger, and now, while it "fits" me, it's doesn't have that "snug" look I need. Aside from having the mid-section reduced, the shoulders will need to be cut down as they are covering most of my shoulders, which need to be exposed.

    Forgive it's rough appearance so far, but I dressed myself up to this point, so I know for future reference I need someone there to help when I put my belt on and such. The rear is not pulled down tight and it appears un-even and un-centered with the JP harness straps. I'm going to also have to play around with the harness. It's adjustable fortunately but I'll have to make it such that it works well with the vest as to not cause distortions.

    So, looking at this, it tells me I need to hold off for awhile before I can really move forward on making the necessary adjustments if I don't want to keep spending money. The belt I can finish up, but I'll have to add more velcro to it as parts of it need to be more stable and overall tightened up, again, due to weight loss.

    All in all, I'd rather have this current dillema where I can cut VS being too fat and having to start completely over!

    And I didn't have padding in the helmet, so yea, looks weird...





    -TC
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    Apr 18, 2014, 9:11 PM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **UPDATE 18 APR 2014** #14

    Looks like you may have to take it in a bit huh? Dude, you'll totally be able to pull off Montross. Gonna be a bada$$ costume Chris.
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    Apr 19, 2014, 3:42 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **UPDATE 18 APR 2014** #15

    That looks amazing bro, coming along nicely \m/
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    Apr 20, 2014, 11:41 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **UPDATE 18 APR 2014** #16

    Thanks guys!

    Just frustrating that I can't spend the time on this currently as well as the fact that I need to wait a few months to get moving on the soft parts :/
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    Apr 21, 2014, 10:00 PM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **UPDATE 18 APR 2014** #17

    The jetpack is IN! AND IT IS GORGEOUS!!! Pictures absolutely DO NOT do it justice....it has a mirrored shine to it and if you didn't know any better, you'd honestly believe this was actually machined metal!!






    It is now starting to take shape...



    Stay tuned.....

    -TC
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    Apr 22, 2014, 2:30 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **JETPACK ARRIVED!!!** #18

    Chris this looks so cool. Your flying along with your build now. Looking great buddy. Looking great \m/
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    Apr 22, 2014, 6:26 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **JETPACK ARRIVED!!!** #19

    Chris, I will be following your build real close. I am going to use your CRL as you have put so much work into it. Do you have a time scale on your suit, would love to see how you plan on doing the stripes / lines on the leg pieces, any chance you can point me in the direction of some boots, as close a match to your ones buddy ?

    Loving this build, if only I had the cash to follow you on the jet pack, Looking sweet bro.
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    Apr 22, 2014, 11:20 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **JETPACK ARRIVED!!!** #20

    Quote eagerly said: View Post
    Chris, I will be following your build real close. I am going to use your CRL as you have put so much work into it. Do you have a time scale on your suit, would love to see how you plan on doing the stripes / lines on the leg pieces, any chance you can point me in the direction of some boots, as close a match to your ones buddy ?

    Loving this build, if only I had the cash to follow you on the jet pack, Looking sweet bro.

    Thanks buddy I added you on FB btw!

    The stripes on the legs, I am having added via stitching on the flightsuit. I'm still waiting for it to be completed by member "Bleahhh" here on TDH. They are adding a bit of foam in the proper shape on the knees as well. So we will see once it's finished.

    As for the boots, I am actually using my kenneth coles which are the same exact sole as the Pit Crew boots. They are very hard to come by and the fact I got them in size 16s at all is nothing short of a miracle!
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    Apr 22, 2014, 11:22 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **JETPACK ARRIVED!!!** #21

    Looking great dude :-)
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    Apr 27, 2014, 8:54 PM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **JETPACK ARRIVED!!!** #22

    JP Came polished?
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    Apr 28, 2014, 10:11 AM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **JETPACK ARRIVED!!!** #23

    Quote NoGoodToM3D3ad said: View Post
    JP Came polished?
    yep! Sure did.
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    Apr 28, 2014, 4:08 PM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **JETPACK ARRIVED!!!** #24

    Gorgeous jetpack! Keep up the good work, I'm excited to see this thing all finished up.
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    Sep 2, 2014, 1:50 PM - Re: Open Seasons: Montross "The Brutal" **JETPACK ARRIVED!!!** #25

    Getting back to this slowly. I'm nearly done with some responsibilities but I'd like to get this back in motion. I've already ordered coveralls to re-make the flightsuit and start over there.

    I'm also in the process of acquiring new employment but will be moving. I'd like to get what I can done while I'm still here.

    I'm thinking of getting back to the armor and starting work on the jetpack (to get all the pieces mountable, ready for paint.

    Standby...

    -TC

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