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    Apr 23, 2008, 10:05 PM - Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #1

    Hey guys, I've been lurking these forums for a bit now, and decided that for SD Comic-con this year I'd build myself some Mando armor, taking the name Pudii Solu or "Shadow Soul" in Mandalorian. Still working on color-schemes and such, but it's not going to be a canon-Fett, so that's why I'm in the variant forums.

    My real name is Paul, I'm 18 years old and I'm a pre-nursing student in AZ. I'm getting started on the helmet and armor scratch-builds and will be watching the other threads such as Antman's, Digifett's, and the Trash Can Armor.

    I'll also put up some pics in this thread once I get some things done! Wish me luck!
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    Apr 23, 2008, 10:41 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #2

    Ha! Your a nurse! Neener Neener Neener! Welcome to TDH, you'll hands down enjoy your stay.
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    Apr 23, 2008, 10:46 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #3

    Quote jodo said: View Post
    Ha! Your a nurse! Neener Neener Neener!
    I get that a lot.
  4. Apr 23, 2008, 11:14 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #4

    Nice Mando name, I wish you the best of luck on your armor and look forward to seeing what you come up with.
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    Apr 23, 2008, 11:33 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #5

    Hey Paul and welcome to TDH. Are you the boyfriend of Aeris from Phoenix comic con by chance? I was the Jango there. Anyhow I too live in Tucson and can help you with alot of things just let me know what you need and maybe we can get some of the guys from the squad together and have an armor party.

    -Chris
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    Apr 24, 2008, 12:27 AM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #6

    San Diego will actually be my first Comic-con, and I'm sorry to say I don't know an Aeris, but I will hold you to the help offer, and getting together with like-minded folk sounds like a good time.


    That's the progress so far, thanks to Antman for explaining, and WOF for making the templates.

    It's clamped and the glue is drying right now, using polystyrene for the helmet, trash can for the armor. Those gloves on the ground are for the suit also.
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    Apr 24, 2008, 5:50 AM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #7

    HI and welcome!

    Lookin' forward to your progress.

    Peter
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    Apr 24, 2008, 8:25 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #8

    welcome!! Im pretty new here too. I was just looking at your avatar and it reminded me of a few awesome black and white mandos I have seen. Are you leaning towards black/white?


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    Apr 24, 2008, 9:07 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #9

    welcome and if you figure out how to make cool armor before i do .... teach me lol
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    Apr 24, 2008, 9:37 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #10

    Welcome to the dented helmet (TDH).

    Good luck with your armor. Check out the threads on weathering armor using the search engine. It's important with a custom or Fett, or whatever type of armor to get the damage and weathering realistic. Nothing says home made like poor battle damage.
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    Apr 24, 2008, 10:15 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #11

    Is it weird that when people post pictures of their custom cut and made Mando helmets I get nervous all the sudden? Can't wait for more pics man.

    Oh, also, is is "Puddy" Solu, or "Poodee" Solu? Poodee sounds sorta odd, I think its Puddy, mabey its something completly diffrent, I don't know.
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    Apr 25, 2008, 12:38 AM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #12

    I've been pronouncing it "Poo-thee" like a spanish soft D.

    Here's a pic of the "blaster" that I will paint and weather. Nerf guns for the win.

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    Apr 25, 2008, 2:18 AM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #13

    Thats not a gun thats got much use as of yet. I think it looks A LOT better then all the long shot repaints out there. Make sure you shave and sand off the Nerf logos and the warnings. I might also suggest that you use vinyl dye in your base color before you paint and weather it. If you dye the gun your base color it wont rub down to the yellow/blue. I can link you to information on how to do that if you want. (Don't use boil methods.)
  14. Apr 25, 2008, 2:51 AM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #14

    When I first read this thread I had thought pudii was a typo? In Mandoa, Prudii, pronouced proo-dee means shawdow. Shadow Soul it's english translation is still a kick ***** name.
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    Apr 25, 2008, 8:08 AM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #15

    Quote Pudii Solu said: View Post
    I've been pronouncing it "Poo-thee" like a spanish soft D.
    Ahhhhhh, I was still wrong then.
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    Apr 25, 2008, 12:45 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #16

    Quote Vasili Zaitsev said: View Post
    When I first read this thread I had thought pudii was a typo? In Mandoa, Prudii, pronouced proo-dee means shawdow. Shadow Soul it's english translation is still a kick ***** name.
    There's an r in there? The reference list i used didn't have one, maybe that's a typo.

    http://www.swc-mandalore.com/general...y/language.htm
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    Apr 25, 2008, 12:53 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #17

    Note to others, don't be a tard like me and get gorilla glue for polystyrene, use the GOOD STUFF. Get PVC/ABS rated bonding agents, or you will have your bucket pop open off of your head! A simple stress test showed the gorilla glue to be less than satisfactory, and the ABS rated to have more stick than a forest in fall. (stick, get it?)

    I'm new at the plastic stuff, don't crucify me.
  18. Apr 25, 2008, 4:45 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #18

    I checked my mando to enlisgh file that I dloaded from the karen traviss website theres def an "R" in prudii. Also one of skirata's null is named prudii (shadow) so im sure.
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    Apr 25, 2008, 8:47 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #19

    Quote Pudii Solu said: View Post
    Note to others, don't be a tard like me and get gorilla glue for polystyrene, use the GOOD STUFF. Get PVC/ABS rated bonding agents, or you will have your bucket pop open off of your head! A simple stress test showed the gorilla glue to be less than satisfactory, and the ABS rated to have more stick than a forest in fall. (stick, get it?)

    I'm new at the plastic stuff, don't crucify me.
    You definately want to get a plastic rated epoxy for PVC. There is a special type of PVC epoxy, but I'm not sure what it's called as I've never had to use it before.
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    Apr 25, 2008, 9:22 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #20

    Epoxy for plastics.
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    Apr 25, 2008, 9:52 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #21

    Is this what your talking about Jodo?

    Clicky

    (Turn your speakers down if your kids are asleep.)
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    Apr 26, 2008, 12:59 AM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #22

    For the love of Fett, don't klick the clicky if you have little ones sleeping in the room. Yet another reason I'm glad the 80's are dead by the way

    Now Back to your regularly schedualed theed...

    Have a good one,
    Hagen.
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    Apr 29, 2008, 10:29 AM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #23

    Paul CA gel and accelerant are great for plastics or you could go to two different plastic stores for other bonding agents. The first is plastics plus near 22nd and park the other is creative plastics by grant and I-10. The CA gel can be found at hobby town USA on speedway at alvernon.

    I am pming you my phone # if you need any help. I drive around town all day for work so you can find me anywhere and everywhere!

    -Chris
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    Apr 29, 2008, 3:23 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #24

    Quote Vasili Zaitsev said: View Post
    I checked my mando to enlisgh file that I dloaded from the karen traviss website theres def an "R" in prudii. Also one of skirata's null is named prudii (shadow) so im sure.
    Sure enough, Vasili, you were 100% correct. That means I just shouldn't believe everything I see on the internet and check my sources. Here's my made up justification; Pudii is like a variant of Prudii like Cate and Kate.

    OK!!! Updates!!!

    Here's the armor with slight battle damage on the left chest piece. The shoulders are from inside old football thigh pads because I love the raised tri-stripe design.


    Here's a progression of the bucket so far.



    I haven't glued this yet, trying it on for size. Working on the dome forms at the moment.


    This is the stuff I used that I found at Lowe's, and it has worked great so far.
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    Apr 30, 2008, 12:54 PM - Re: Pudii Solu - First Post!!! #25

    good work on the helmet so far
    by the look of the battle damage on the right hand chest piece you must have been stabbed by something big

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