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    Roki's Armor Thread (armor 85% finished!)

    This'll basicly be the thread i post everything in.. obviously.

    Here's the bit so far. Only thing i've got finished so far is the gun, and i've got my gloves. MS Custom helmet is on the way (thanks MS !!! :thumbup:thumbup). I'll be doing a 'heavy' Mando. Almost like Jango.. but with a few more pieces.

    I'll post a bit more about the kit as things progress, so without further adue..
    PICS (pic size can be trimmed if nesessary)




    Last edited by Rokeim; Sep 29, 2009 at 2:59 PM.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Hagen_Nor'ak's Avatar
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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    I'm guessing the gloves are crushguants, what did you use to make them?

    Oh and this is just a preferance thing on my part, but I would remove the longshot logo. Sand it down then use a dremel to etch something else into it.

    Have a good one,
    James

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Yea MS is good like that, I am ordering a second this week so I can do a couple different ideas. Looks good so far, good to see more heavy Mandos.


    Alexis
    *smiles*

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    I dig the gauntlets. What did you use for a base for them? Did you alter anything? I'd like to know more!

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Nope.. not altered at all. Purchased them as-is from a 3rd party seller on Amazon. There isnt even a brand-name tag on them that i can find. But whoever made them (i THINK they're Icon biker gloves), realy knows how to make a pair of gloves. Under all the armored pieces (which are just thin polished stainless) there are air vents. The wrist armor you see isnt all of it, theres one more plate that goes over the bottom of your wrist as well. I'll get some more pics of them posted after my camera's batteries re-charge.

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Is the gun a modified nerf gun? It looks mean.

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Agh those gloves are sick. Your mando's gonna be crazy if you use those as your base for a templet.

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    I would love a set of those gloves, they are amazing!

    Alexis
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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Better shots of the gloves. The pics dont show it very well.. but the red hue you see.. isnt part of the scheme. Not about to dink with color levels to get rid of it. The stitching tho.. is a light yellow color as shown.




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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    damn fine gloves son id loc=ve to find me a set of them those ive see nthem before from other members those should be a standard basis for crush gauntlets

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    They can be bought directly from Jackets4Bikes.com

    Here's the link:

    http://www.jackets4bikes.com/Items/g...GLOVES%20BLACK


    I plan on getting a pair later this week.


    Alexis
    *smiles*

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Those arent quite the same ones. They're lacking the wrist armor. But otherwise they're the same ones. good find !

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    The same gauntlets have been used by one of the KOTE Mandos as crushgauntlets for his DeathWatch.

    http://www.kotemandos.com/forum/index.php?showforum=16

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    I have a pair myself. Those actually look like knock-offs of the Icon gloves. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

    The Icon gloves have their logo on the wrist flap and have the studs on the palm.


    Also the Icon logo is stamped in the middle wrist plate and there is another flap on the back of the hand.


    Lastly on the side of the originals there is no star stamped in them. This picture also shows the extra flap on the back of the hand better.

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    After doing some research, I belive those are SS Metalwear Motorcycle gloves. There basicaly imitations of the Icons, but at a cheaper price.

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    Ok now I really need to go to the bike shop to find my gloves for my mando. Those are crazy cool. I saw a few like this back when I was poking around for ideas on my gloves. But never saw any thing this good.

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Minor update guys. My helmet has shown up and its just sitting on my shelf .. staring at me.. scarying the bejesus out of me too. MS Custom buckets are frightening. Once i get the visor cut out i'll post some pics.

    Z-Man: Definately check out biker/motocross shops. They've almost always got some interesting trikets...

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Those gloves look awsome man!!!!

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Update ! :: Got my backplate in today. Thanks to the wizard of metal armor, Wickedbeard !



    I slung it over my back and so far it fits almost perfectly (kinda hard to determine that for sure until i get a vest). The only thing i noticed is that i need to shave the shoulder tabs down a bit. Other than that.. Perfection !

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    PROGRESS ! Got a Dremel (finnaly) a couple weeks back and i now have all the proper areas cut out. Granted its not much overall progress.. but hey, it is what it is





    I cut out the front and back grills to accommodate fans. The rear set of circular cut outs are going to be hose intakes, and for the smaller pair i'm going to fit in 1/4" panel-style red LED's.

    After i figure out the hose situation, and a couple other details, i'll get this thing painted up

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    You will find that painting this monster is one of the most stressful and rewarding moments in the life of your armor. =D

    Looks great so far. Glad to see I'm not the only one who decided to use the front grills for something useful. They make great outlets for voice amp speakers.

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Hey bro look'in good, just thought i'd drop a line and let you know I'm now on TDH as well as the MM.

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Updated again !

    Hydra did a design for me, and this WILL be brought to life as soon as i can make it so. I especialy like how she did the top ridge line on the MS Custom bucket. Overall this setup should be butt-whoopin awesome when finished.



    Comments, obviously.. are welcome 8)

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Wow, thats one nice drawing!!!!! I realy like the overall design of it as well, the green just stands out, and makes it very cool.

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    Re: Roki's Armor Thread

    Very cool. Hydra's work is awesome, and I look forward to seeing you bring it to life. And the way you painted that Nerf gun is great, look so BA!
    Keep up the great work!

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