Feb 16, 2015, 4:15 PM - Qrandar Ba'al
Last year, i bought a Boba Fett toy helmet, because it was on -70% discount.
I bought it, and started to modify as a summer project ... but i had such a fun that i decided to build a complete custom Mandalorian ... i don't have the shape for a Death Watch'r, or one of the Fett Family. However i'm a very big fan of the Shadow Collective ... as also the Taung legends.
The build will not go fast, i'm not rich ... and i life in Belgium, and this is not like America that you can find everything in few weeks. As also i don't have Paypal/Visa card (due my health situation, i can not get one .. a Belgian law). If i don't find it in Belgium, i ask and look around in Europe and ask if it's possible to pay with IBAN/BIC system.
I try so mach as possible look in the containers of our local recycle park, or in the containers of company's ... for free tools & materials ... damn i should have life on Tatooine, i would have a great time on the junkyards.
Last edited by xSchmitterSx; Feb 16, 2015 at 4:25 PM.
Feb 17, 2015, 5:33 PM - Re: Qrandar Ba'al
And now a third project of this build, i know this will not be approved by Mandalorian Mercs, but i needed this creativity moment for myself ...
" The Dark Machete "
... would be nice to combine two worlds into one, Sci Fi meets Horror, for me yes. Next to Star Wars, i like Jason Voorhees/Friday The 13th, so i made a Dark Machete.
... i removed the blade and the electronics, i just needed the grip.
... i removed the grip, so i got the blade for pattern of the blade.
... cut blades out of PVC foamboard, and glue it togeter to have a nice thickness. The two outer blades where 1cm smaller that the middle one.
... mold with Epoxy Stick the blade around the foamboard sanded, layer of putty and sanded smooth. The shape of the blade ain't perfect, i wanted to give the blade a weather look, that's been used in battle, and crushed skulls.
... glue the grips on it, and filled the screw holes with Epoxy stick, and sanding
I don't want a sword, that's smooth and have electronics ... this beskade comes from ancient times.
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... paint in black, cut out Mandalorian scripts of the sword, and painted the scripts in white.
... around the grip i put bicycle tape, to give the beskade .
... i could keep it black and smooth, and as it's not to take as approval accesoire, i wanted to make this one for myself.
... the scripts
... the products i used for this bild.
Feb 17, 2015, 10:41 PM - Re: Qrandar Ba'al
very cool, good work even with your limitations on materials etc. a lot of the original design props just used what material they had available, we can too!!
Feb 18, 2015, 12:55 AM - Re: Qrandar Ba'al
Belgium, is not a easy country to find materials, for people with a hobby like ours ... you need just look a bit longer after everything. I always look around me what i can find/use ... and if i really don't find it in Belgium or Europe, than i will order it outside. And even than i find it difficult to go ask someone with paypal/visa if they want to order it for me.
Feb 18, 2015, 2:39 AM - Re: Qrandar Ba'al
Nice job, I like how you used the reflective tape to fill the coin slot openings for a different effect. I also like the blade...vibro blades are in the Expanded Universe, so I like it.
Feb 18, 2015, 1:42 PM - Re: Qrandar Ba'al
tapped reflected tape on a piece of hard plastic, and than flip it, and put strong stage tape over it.
i have tested few brands out, the best to me at this moment is from HPX.
i first used white reflecting tape, but for pictures (inside with flash) was this a issue, so i went for red.
Last edited by xSchmitterSx; Feb 18, 2015 at 2:05 PM.