The Return of Mercke Lutso (WARNING - PIC INTENSIVE)

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    The Return of Mercke Lutso (WARNING - PIC INTENSIVE)

    Okay, I’ve made a thread about this in the past, but it pretty much died due to lack of progress and other problems. So may I present the RETURN OF MERCKE LUTSO.
    I'll post some progress pictures later, for anyone that cares to see them and/or remembers them. Also, here’s an introduction:

    I came up with the idea of a civil-war era Mandalorian sometime around 2003. After a lot of thinking, I settled on the name “Lutso”, because it sounded like something that fit the character. I had trouble with a first name, so I called him “Merc” for a while. Eventually I figured out the confusion between Merc, the name and “merc”, for Mercenary…so I changed it to Mercke just for clarification.
    I started writing a short story about this guy. Around this time I started playing SWG and I got a lot of story work done within that creative atmosphere. By the time I left at NGE I had a story about 80 pages long, and still in progress.
    I started seriously thinking about a costume probably around the same time as the character 2003-2004, back when the 501st Legion was still accepting customs. I started out with a helmet, and while I was still in the process of building it the 501st dropped the canon bomb and I lost all types of motivation. That lasted about another year and a half. But eventually, my creativity came back after staring at that half-finished helmet for so long.
    I re-read all of my story to get the details straight, and started drawing. THIS SINGLE PICTURE served as my basis for most of the building process. Eventually I got some more detailed concept pictures, and from there I just kept adding onto the character until I had a really authentic looking Civil-War-battered persona.

    Enough talking. I actually didn’t expect such a long re-introduction, my apologies.
    I won’t even bother giving any details about the pieces, other than that everything was assembled by me - except the leather belt and holster - that was a custom order (although modified by me anyway).
    Pictures are better than words. If you guys want any details about anything, let me know.

    As a note, the boot armor is currently undergoing a revamp because it looks like ****, and the flash supressor on the blaster is new and has not been weathered fully yet.


















    Last edited by Mercke Lutso; May 4, 2009 at 5:35 PM.

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    Re: The Return of Mercke Lutso (WARNING - PIC INTENSIVE)

    Simple and not overdone. Very cool.

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    Re: The Return of Mercke Lutso (WARNING - PIC INTENSIVE)

    dude that is by far the best custom I have ever seen. you wear it so well. Its as if han solo straped on some mando armor. fantastic seriously.

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    Re: The Return of Mercke Lutso (WARNING - PIC INTENSIVE)

    Hey! I have that same pouch in the same spot on my Sandtrooper

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    it's a good spot for a pouch

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    Re: The Return of Mercke Lutso (WARNING - PIC INTENSIVE)

    very nice!!! I like the shoulder bells! mad props man!!!

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    Sweet!

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    I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Re: The Return of Mercke Lutso (WARNING - PIC INTENSIVE)

    It's coming along great man, give yourself some credit!

    The big thing that stands out to me is lack of armor below the belt. Your boots come up pretty high, so I wouldn't worry about knees and just add a cod piece.

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    Re: The Return of Mercke Lutso (WARNING - PIC INTENSIVE)

    Very Awesome! I think you achieved the look of a Civil War era Mando very well

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    looks great! novall's spot on about the cod though.

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    Re: The Return of Mercke Lutso (WARNING - PIC INTENSIVE)

    that came out so bloody awesome, looks so cool, great job!

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    Wow fellas, thanks for the kind words! I wasn't anticipating such a positive response!
    I'm glad you guys like it.

    Just finished up this...


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    Very well done. I'm impressed.

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