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  1. Saz.'s Avatar
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    Jul 28, 2009, 3:46 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #26

    Don't be silly, just keep plugging away at your bucket and you'll get there
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    Jul 28, 2009, 3:56 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #27

    I'm really impressed with your know-how and grit in making these helmets, Saz. Did you figure out how to do most of this from a job or school, or just on your own?
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    Jul 28, 2009, 5:45 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #28

    I did a degree in computer aided product design and had a uni workshop to do things like vacuum forming, I also did a degree in Graphic Design, so those help. But most was using reference and I built a lot of paper and card prototypes to get my measurements right.

    The rest is researching the processes on the internet and in libraries.

    I also have made a few masks for some of my wrestlers and I built my own stormtrooper as well, for my own nefarious purposes as shown below:



    hehe!
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    Jul 28, 2009, 8:00 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #29

    have you got a list of buyers yet? I want in.
    but I still need to save up.
    you also know I'm good for it.

    I WILL BUY one of these, so put me on the list, and you need to sign and number them, I want #1.

    Basically this will come to $200USD shipped to the US, am I correct?
    Current exchange rates give me $163.xx USD to 100 GBP.
    Last edited by adonian; Jul 28, 2009 at 8:28 PM.
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    Jul 28, 2009, 9:27 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #30

    YES!!! Sign and number!!! THAT is a good idea!!!
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    Jul 28, 2009, 10:05 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #31

    Just like DAZ did for the face casts of Jeremy for us.
    That way no recasters.
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    Jul 29, 2009, 5:25 AM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #32

    There's a bit of interest in this, but I've seen what happens when someone organises something and doesn't pull through due to real life constraints. So what I'll do is put up the list when I have the items cast and ready to ship.

    That's how I work, I won't ask anyone for money unless I am sure I can pop it in the post within a couple of days.

    I will be putting in a "Security tag" into my items, so people will know it's my work, basically, I'll be etching saz and its number in mando'a on the ear and also placing a SAZ logo as per my avatar on the inside.

    Though it's tough having someone else taking credit for your work, in the end, we're all working around one man's vision, so perhaps my intentions are to provide the Mando variant community with an affordable quality alternative and theirs isn't, I'm sure the Mando community will be vigilant against that sort of person.

    I'm looking at about 100 plus postage, as long as my costs are covered that shouldn't go up at all.
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    Jul 29, 2009, 10:20 AM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #33

    I like the idea of only 10, it's like a special team, kind o like the RC's.
    But if you do a second run, maybe put the dragon on the other side, that way I'd have to get 1 of each
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    Jul 29, 2009, 5:35 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #34

    Relaxing with a cold lager atm after a hard days work.

    Got A'den's bucket sorted this morning in the rain.

    I also got started on the Krayt bucket as I had little else to do but wait for the RF mold to set, so I've been working hard on it.

    I have to say, it's surprised me how quickly this has come together, there are little changes here and there, but I think it's really starting to take some shape.

    Started on the tail spikes



    Then started working on the head



    This is the whole thing atm:



    Like I said, I'm really shocked how quickly this is starting to come together, I hope I can get the bucket finished before I go on holiday, though the detail may take serious time.

    I'm quite excited about this build!
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    Jul 29, 2009, 5:40 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #35

    Do I see some sort of knot work pattern on the far mandible?
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    Jul 29, 2009, 5:52 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #36

    Yeah, that was me testing out another of my ideas to see if it could work.
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    Jul 29, 2009, 6:27 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #37

    Very awesome and original idea!
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    Jul 29, 2009, 7:24 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #38

    Can I start droolin?
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    Jul 29, 2009, 7:29 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #39

    Quote A'den Kyramud said: View Post
    YES!!! Sign and number!!! THAT is a good idea!!!

    I was the one to recommend that to DAZ on his face cast remember... I want to keep these special limited runs just that SPECIAL.

    SAZ, this is awesome, I know it is going to be AWESOME. Remember I get #1
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    Jul 29, 2009, 7:37 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #40

    Yes you may drool.

    You know, number 1 is usually my worst cast as I am in a rush to see what it looks like and I make airholes galore on them

    Anyway, it's been a long day and I've just about managed to drag myself away from the model, there's something about this, it's coming together very quickly and easily, so I'm guessing this baby is fated
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    Jul 29, 2009, 7:39 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #41

    Well overall you are doing good....
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    Jul 29, 2009, 8:00 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #42

    DO WANT.


    Aww, Saz, you GOTTA reserve one for me!!
    Being a fellow Midlander (heh) I think I DESERVE this!

    lol, joke. Excellent progress and if I dont get one I shall take it upon myself to make a special trip to your house and kick your shebs. Heh, dont listen to me. I'm an old sofite really (well, not old... XD)

    PaCx the Krayt-Mando.
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    Jul 30, 2009, 4:26 AM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #43

    You do know I'm a pro wrestler as well, don't you Pac?

    Tell you what, I'll do an interest list now here and when it transpires that it's ready I will count it as the actual list.

    I'll list the people who have posted interest, however, if you want off, I'll remove you

    As always, there is never any obligation.

    1. Adonian (There, number one, stop it now! )
    2. Nomadbride
    3. Sabermaker
    4. Nevu440
    5. A'den Kyramud
    6. PacxIblix
    7. Fractal Fett
    8. Ordeyn
    9. Tzench
    10. Petesbigpants
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    Jul 30, 2009, 9:43 AM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #44

    SWEEET! I got #4!!Woohoo! Lol. I've already started saving up to buy this! Just make sure you take about a month or longer to do it, lol otherwise I will not have enough money.... Which would be bad because I reallly want this helm!
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    Jul 30, 2009, 10:12 AM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #45

    YEAH I'm #1
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    Jul 30, 2009, 10:16 AM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #46

    Lol adonian. But did he say something about having the first cast...?

    Quote Saz. said: View Post
    You know, number 1 is usually my worst cast as I am in a rush to see what it looks like and I make airholes galore on them
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    Jul 30, 2009, 10:31 AM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #47

    That just makes it even more of an original
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    Jul 30, 2009, 11:51 AM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #48

    Me? 6? This is an outrage!

    Uh, but since you said that about the pr wrestling, maybe i'll just uh... take my position...

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    Jul 30, 2009, 1:58 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #49

    Is that your only japanese influence? if you have a normal suit, normal weapons, etc., then the dragon would look out of place... but still! good job!
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    Jul 30, 2009, 2:10 PM - Re: Saz custom build #1 Krayt dragon #50

    Not really my concern, I'm making an art piece out of the helmet, the beskar'gam (nearly getting the terms now guys) is really a personal choice for each mando, the helmet is there so it's up to the buyer to link it together.

    Don't worry about saving up money, I need to sell a few normal helmets first to recoup the costs of making that, I'm also on holiday and then there's the set up, mold and build time, so we're talking about 3 months or so till completion of #1 I reckon.

    I'll be sitting down with the bucket tonight and working on getting some more done. Pictures later.

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