Sort of new to customing

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    Sort of new to customing

    First, you guys are awsome, the stuff here is just amazing.

    I'm not so much looking for tips, I mean we all can use them, but I am looking for information. I like the Boba and Jango armor, but I am looking for maybe a canon source of a heavier suit of Madalorian armor.

    I wouldnt even know where to begin looking for evidence of such a possibility, so I figured it would be easier to ask the experts. I like the distinctive Mando look, but I was curious if they had a heavier assualt style armor, something large and really impressive?

    I am looking for something to take advantage of my size, to create an impossing look, and really test my skills in making it.

    Is there a canon style of armor like that, heavy and maintains the classic Mando look?

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    Re: Sort of new to customing

    There's probably stuff in the EU that could give you some reference. They don't really have that classic Boba look, though.

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    Re: Sort of new to customing

    You could check the KOTOR comics series. That has tons of the old crusaders that varied from light to heavy. As far as a true canon source for Heavy mando's, there are really none that I know of.

    Some options for a heavy mando:

    1) Wrap-around armor similar to storm troopers.

    2) Medium mando (jango style) with more armor plates.

    Those are the only examples that pop off my head right now.

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    Re: Sort of new to customing

    I am currently in the same boat as you. Although I am not that heav I am over 6 foot tall. I decided to make something that will make me more intemidateing then the normal Jango style armor. I am going with more plates on the whole. I will also have more arm parts, and a stocker helmet. I have a few other things that are going to help sell the "scary" look. If you want to hear them fire me a PM.

    Note that I am not really going off of any thing other then what I would build if I was really a Mando. There are a few pictures I am stealing ideas from but not much from any of those.

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    Re: Sort of new to customing

    Well, I am a heavy guy, but I have been working on that lately. I am also 6'6" tall, and when I wear my Lorica Segmentata on the battle field, I can see in the eyes of my opponents they would rather be fighting someone else. LOL

    I did see some good examples of heavier looks here, but I was wondering just how canon they are. I want to keep the "Mando" helmet, and the segmented style breast plate. I was just curious if Jango was the heaviest Mando style in canon Star Wars.

    I suppose I'll try to tastefully add more armor to Jango to get a heavier look. I am going to make it from Aluminum, so I suppose the heavier sound will add to its impressivness.

    Thanks for your replies.

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