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  1. frenchydrums's Avatar
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    Oct 4, 2009, 2:49 AM - Starting my custom mando...finally #1

    Hello everyone! Ive been a member here at TDH for about a year, and Im just now getting time to start my custom mando, needless to say Im pretty stoked! Ive been checking the boards off and on and soaking up different techniques on armor and painting, as well as watching tutorial videos Ive found on youtube. I think Im ready now, thanks for all the info everyone!

    Im going with the "trash can" armor, it seems fairly easy to work with and even formable with a bit of heat. Has anyone tried making "trash can" gauntlets? just curious...if its too much of a hassle Ill use cardboard.

    The helmet will probably be the last thing i worry about, the time and money I see people putting into them is way more than i have right now (working full time, playing in 3 bands, and still have to be a dad = no time lol). Im thinking about just using one of the clone trooper voice changer helmets for the time being, with a little modding to the visor and some gap filling they look pretty good. i know its not a mando lid...but hey, its a custom right?

    As far as weapons go, Im a huge Star Wars nut and I have blasters coming out of my ears! Altho nerf makes some nice pieces... I really want to do a bowcaster, I saw some pics Jax posted with bowcaster and it really fired me up!

    Heres my paint idea:


    Ill post updates and pics as I make progress, wish me luck!
    Feel free to post any questions, comments, or advice. Thanks again everyone!
  2. Oct 4, 2009, 10:28 AM - Re: Starting my custom mando...finally #2

    Interesting color scheme you've got there, ner vod!

    Once did a white and blue for the girlfriend, too!
  3. kal'ika's Avatar
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    Oct 4, 2009, 3:14 PM - Re: Starting my custom mando...finally #3

    yup I love the colors... those r the colors of the school I got my degree from! lol Also similar colors to my cyar'ika's armor

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