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  1. Jun 20, 2010, 1:23 AM - Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #1

    Hey all

    Some of you may have seen my first Mando attempt. It is my Mandalorian Combat mechanic, Aaray "Spanner" Murraan. This is the kit I used and have trooped it as part of the Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club, and as Alor'ad of the Murraan Clan.


    Well today I started on "Spanner Murraan Mark II - Bigger, beefier, burlier! I used my own Stencils and I am doing sort of a Modern Era/Legacy Era hybrid for this build.


    I Started with 6" PVC pipe and traced the stencils on. I did A rough cut and then final cut.



    I used a heat gun and another scrap piece of PVC as a buck to smooth and shape the breast plate. I also traced the design of the chest insignia.


    I used a dremel to cut reliefs in to denote the shapes of gorget and individual armor plates. I also used the dremel to carve out the Cog shape a bit and to bevel the edges of the plate. I have a real steel cog that I will be inlaying in the chest then carving a reeks head into the center (Murraan Clan sigil)





    here is the final fitting before i start final sand and Fit and Finish.


    This will be a long time work in Progress, hoping to have it completed by Wizard World Austin in November. More to come. Thanks for looking.

    -Spanner
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    Jun 20, 2010, 1:33 AM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #2

    nice work
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    Jun 20, 2010, 8:03 AM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #3

    great work vod! looking forward to the completion of this, consider this watched ^^
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    Jun 20, 2010, 11:25 AM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #4

    Could you be doing a little merc work for the 'COG' as a 'Gear' in that armor Ner vod?
    "Spoon!"
  5. Jun 20, 2010, 11:29 AM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #5

    I Litterally have no idea what you just said, Too short, other than the Spoon part.
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    Jun 20, 2010, 11:47 AM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #6

    Quote Spanner Murraan said: View Post
    I Litterally have no idea what you just said, Too short, other than the Spoon part.
    Never played 'Gears of War' then? Or read the Karen Travis tie-in novels?
  7. Jun 20, 2010, 12:55 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #7

    Nope. Not much of a Gamer. And the only KT books i have read are the RC and Legacy books.
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    Jun 20, 2010, 1:35 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #8

    Impressive, Most Impressive, was nice to meet you guys at All-Con this year as well, I was the Pepakura Master Chief.
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    Jun 20, 2010, 2:13 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #9

    This is a beautiful chest plate, real artwork!
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    Jun 21, 2010, 8:58 AM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #10

    Outstanding, vod. Really kick shebse
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    Jun 22, 2010, 12:09 AM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #11

    Nice Misfits Tat..But on to more important things. **** that looks good.I've made a whole set of upper torso armor out of PVC and continually make gaunts out of two inch. Very versatile. It's just a pain to heat and shape. Hats off to ya.Can't wait to see more.
  12. Jun 23, 2010, 12:23 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #12

    Spanner, awesome as always!
  13. Sep 2, 2010, 8:52 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #13

    Here is the Finished breast plate and start to the new shoulders. Work on this has been slow, as I dont have a work space of my own, and relying on the generosity of other people for their garage. lol








    The silver was done with Rub-n-Buff. I painted the raw PVC first, masking damage off with toothpaste. After all the paint was done, I cleaned up the toothpaste, leaving only primer undernieth. At that point, I had green damage. I masked off AROUND the edges of the damaged parts with Ben Nye liquid latex. Once the latex was dry, I added the RNB with my fingers and buffed to a high shine. After the masked off portion was done, I free-handed a little more RNB for worn damage (as opposed to chipped). Then it was a matter of just using some artists charcoal to do the carbon scoring and grime. I put a dull coat over the entire thing.
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    Sep 2, 2010, 9:33 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #14

    thats is so epic
  15. Nov 29, 2010, 12:55 AM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #15

    Just want to bump this back up to let you all know that I have done a lot more work recently, and will be posting some progress pics as soon as I can get a hold of a working camera.
  16. Dec 1, 2010, 1:01 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #16

    here is the completed chest/ab plate. What do you guys think?


    Again, this is more of a Legacy style build, but ultimately, it will be a hybrid of legacy and Modern.
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    Dec 2, 2010, 4:25 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #17

    That looks awesome dude. Can't wait to see it finished. Just throwing my 2 cents in, and maybe you already thought about this stuff but what about bicep and thigh armor? I think your design would look a little better with it.
  18. Dec 2, 2010, 5:15 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #18

    Actually, I had thought about it. But my Character is a combat mechanic and sabatour, so I thought those spaces would be best reserved for tool pouches, and weapon holsters and such. Plus it would help with mobility and such... blah blah. They look bare in the drawing, but I actually have a lot planned for those areas
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    Dec 2, 2010, 5:26 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #19

    That finished piece looks really cool! I like the shape you came up with and the weathering looks very realistic.
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    Dec 4, 2010, 6:00 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #20

    Quote Spanner Murraan said: View Post
    here is the completed chest/ab plate. What do you guys think?


    Again, this is more of a Legacy style build, but ultimately, it will be a hybrid of legacy and Modern.
    wow just wow!!! i would love a set of chest armor that looked like that!!!. that is amazing!!! how in the world did you shape that from pvc pipe?? i know you used a heat gun but geebus that looks thick... you must have some great upper body strength!! B^) great job!


    also is there any chance youll share your stencils with us??
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    Dec 4, 2010, 6:03 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #21

    also just noticed your from Dallas!! so howdy neighbor!!! did you make it to Wizard World???
  22. Dec 8, 2010, 5:00 AM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #22

    I cant really share my stencils, since i think they no longer exist. lol. I tend to one-off my templates, and then use them and recycle them for other things. And unless you are built like me, there is really no way to scale them down, as they were drawn by hand.

    And I am actually in Fort Worth as well.
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    May 10, 2011, 7:35 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #23

    EPIC! Please vac form this!!!
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    May 17, 2011, 11:48 AM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #24

    Awsome work! Love the paintjob!
  25. Oct 31, 2011, 3:18 PM - Re: Spanner Murraan Mark II Pic Intensive #25

    Its been a while, but I have some updates. Got the shins, boot armor, and shoulders finished, minus attachment points. Still working on the gauntlets, but the base shells are finished, now just working on the greeblie bits. Some bits still need some weathering, but I am working on that.

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