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    Oct 13, 2008, 8:59 PM - Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #1


    Oya, mando'ade around the world!


    Here I am, on behalf of Vode An, a Brazilian mando'ade group created to gather fans and beskar'gam makers in Brazil.


    We study the Mando culture, language, beskar'gam, traditions and everything having fun!


    We are really newborn and we were officialy introduced at Jedicon SP 2008, one of the the annual SW Cons placed in São Paulo.


    This last one had happened last October 11th.


    As Dented Helmet is an important meeting point for mando'ade from everywhere, we decided to introduce ourselves.
    Let's exchange experiences, ideas and sure, make new mando'ade friends...


    Here are we and our beskar'gams:




    Picture on stage of Jedicon SP -2008




    Our Mandalore "Canha", me and Michel




    Backstage, before our first "mission"




    Aysin Fett with the host of the convention




    Aysin and me ready to action




    Our Mandalore "Canha"



    And some pics of my beskar'gam:










    Feel free to comment. We like very much to know opinions and who knows, tips?
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    Oct 13, 2008, 9:03 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #2

    you guys have some pretty nice kit. The first thing that jumps out at me is that you need to replace the visor that came with the jango rubies. Cut it out and get a welding face shield for a cheap fix; it'll make your buckets look 10 times better
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    Oct 13, 2008, 9:05 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #3

    Whoa... out of the blue !

    Welcome welcome !
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    Oct 13, 2008, 9:35 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #4

    Quote Apollo said: View Post
    you guys have some pretty nice kit. The first thing that jumps out at me is that you need to replace the visor that came with the jango rubies. Cut it out and get a welding face shield for a cheap fix; it'll make your buckets look 10 times better
    Hi!
    Thank you very much.

    We didn't have enough time to properly make it.
    I intended to do it, BUT... As the date was so near, I decided not to make it before the event. If I had trouble with the helmet, I wouldn't have enough time to replace it.

    The "pink" Mando, Karia-kih also didn't have time to finish the visor.
    And Galaar, the tallest at left, had problems when finishing his helmet two days before the event and lost it completely.
    He borrowed one from his friend.
    But be sure, it's one of our next steps.

    Oh, and thanks for the welcoming!
    Last edited by Aysin Fett; Oct 13, 2008 at 10:01 PM.
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    Oct 14, 2008, 7:30 AM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #5

    Hello Apollo and Rokeim,

    Actually the visor of the helmet was the first thing that bothered us, but we had no time or extra helmets to risk. Our biggest problem is that the helmet is already sold out here where we live and we will have to import if we need more.

    We have one of our "Smiths" (Marlon) working in the manufacturing of helmets for our use, which will lower the production cost for new armors. After all, the helmet is what draws more attention in the armor.

    Thank you for the welcome and I'll post the making of my armor soon.

    Takren
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    Oct 14, 2008, 11:17 AM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #6

    Wow, this is very nice!!! Very much like the red/silver and yellow mandos. Nice to see such a great group already formed. Warms the heart! =)
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    Oct 14, 2008, 12:08 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #7

    Always nice to see customs. I love seeing what people do using their imaginations. It's one thing to recreate something seen in a movie or comic book, it's a totally different beast to create something from your mind...well done all!

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    Oct 15, 2008, 12:03 AM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #8

    Fantastic!! Another Mando group out there! Looking forward to hearing more and seeing more pics.

    Oya!!
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    Oct 15, 2008, 4:49 AM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #9

    awesome!! That double barrel blaster even comes complete with dual cupholders! great job!!
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    Oct 21, 2008, 8:14 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #10

    Well, I know that most of the people post the concept before the final armor, but I loved so much this illustration that I wanna share with you all.

    Hope that you guys like it.

    My idea now is to draw every member of the squad.




    Ret'!
    Takren
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    Oct 21, 2008, 8:20 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #11

    love your suit takren. that drawing is awesome! keep up the good work
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    Oct 22, 2008, 12:28 AM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #12

    I love that!!! That's outstanding!
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    Nov 17, 2008, 7:17 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #13

    Oya, mando'ade!

    Well, it's been a while since the last post, but I have news to tell:

    • First I would like to show some illustrations of mandalorians that are part of the brazilian group Vode An of mandalorians fans: http://takren.deviantart.com/

    • Second, on December 14 the Brazilian fan club of Star Wars (CJSP) will make the Christmas meeting, the last meeting of the year. If someone is passing through Brazil on that day let me know: P

    Thanks all
    Ret'!
    Takren
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    Nov 17, 2008, 7:24 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #14

    That looked like alot of fun , keep it up!
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    Nov 17, 2008, 8:06 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #15

    nice! I can't wait to get started.
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    Nov 18, 2008, 12:29 AM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #16

    WOW! I love that artwork!! You have some real skill ner vod!! I really liked "Mandalorian 10", though they're all wonderful!
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    Nov 18, 2008, 6:33 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #17

    Thank you very much.
    We are trying to get some good quality photos, I'll post them as soon as we got it.

    The encouragement we received here is pretty cool, make us want to do our best.
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    Nov 18, 2008, 10:36 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #18

    Man i watched that intro Video for you Takren when you were at the convention with the animated intro dude it was beautiful man Kudos to you
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    Nov 19, 2008, 4:44 AM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #19

    Oh wow
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    Nov 19, 2008, 4:54 AM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #20

    I wanted to ask, do you draw the squad using photographs? Or do you just come up with the poses and artwork from your imagination??
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    Nov 19, 2008, 6:32 AM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #21

    Quote Skupilkinson said: View Post
    I wanted to ask, do you draw the squad using photographs? Or do you just come up with the poses and artwork from your imagination??
    Hello, Skupilkinson.

    I draw the squad by memory, on a A4 offset paper using a mechanic pencil. Them, i put ir on the photoshop and with help of a tablet I draw the final lines and put some colors. (line work, main color, shadows and highlights on different layers)
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    Nov 19, 2008, 6:45 AM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #22

    Fantastic! You have some great talent then if you're not even working from a photograph. Keep up the great work on both the artwork, costumes and Vode An!!
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    Jan 6, 2009, 6:49 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #23

    Oya, Vode!

    Long time that I dont use the forum, but I wanna show the final ilustration of the MandoArt that I did.

    Here it is:
    http://takren.deviantart.com/art/Man...n-16-106505741
    http://takren.deviantart.com/


    Hope that you like it.
    Comments are welcome.
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    Jan 7, 2009, 12:22 AM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #24

    I love that group shot!! That wasn't there the last time I saw your Deviant album?! AND you added Boba too?! Amazing!!
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    Jan 9, 2009, 4:04 PM - Re: Oya, mando'ade! (kinda heavy post) #25

    wow you guys look great! Love the photos!

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