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    Sep 12, 2012, 12:50 PM - Starting Custom Mando Costume #1

    Hey Everyone,

    I have been checking out things on the forums for a while and finally decided to start making my own custom Mando costume. Attached is a picture of the color scheme I had in mind.

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    I realize it's not the most original of color schemes but I like it. I bought a two piece Jango Fett helmet yesterday on Amazon and am waiting for it arrive. I don't think it will be here in time for the weekend so I am going to start on the armor plates. I will be using the Jango Fett templates I got from the templates section on this site. I just have a few questions about some supplies that I might need to get this process rolling this weekend:

    - Since the helmet 2 pieces do I have to hot glue the inside together and then Bondo the outside to be able to paint it properly? Is there a better method for making one piece?

    - I was thinking I could use a white plastic kitchen type garbage can for the plates. Is there a certain thickness I should be aiming for? Or will thickness cans just require a little more love to get them where I want? While we're on the topic what is the best way to get form them? I've heard people on here suggest bio;ling them, heat guns, hair dryers and a very low temp oven. Any pointers here would be awesome.

    - Is there a specific paint type/brand that anyone recommends? I was going to use either Rustoleum flat paints or Krylon car paint depending on the colors I could find at my local Home Depot. Is there something better?

    I really appreciate any help I can get. I've seen so many awesome suits on here and I would love to make my own. Thanks for any help in advance.
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    Sep 12, 2012, 1:39 PM - Re: Starting Custom Mando Costume #2

    CaptBeers

    I would PM RKD (RedKrayteDragon). He makes GREAT armor, and you get really quick.
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    Sep 12, 2012, 1:58 PM - Re: Starting Custom Mando Costume #3

    Quote Richroat said: View Post
    CaptBeers

    I would PM RKD (RedKrayteDragon). He makes GREAT armor, and you get really quick.
    Thanks for the tip!
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    Sep 12, 2012, 2:11 PM - Re: Starting Custom Mando Costume #4

    Quote Richroat said: View Post
    CaptBeers

    I would PM RKD (RedKrayteDragon). He makes GREAT armor, and you get really quick.
    Thanks for the tip!
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    Sep 12, 2012, 2:12 PM - Re: Starting Custom Mando Costume #5

    Thanks for that Rich!!
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    Sep 12, 2012, 10:36 PM - Re: Starting Custom Mando Costume #6

    absolutely hit up rkd, wills stuff is the bomb

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