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    Starting my first Mando today

    Hey Everyone! Just to start I'd like to point out how amazing this website is. Everyone seems like great friends on here willing to help each other out.

    Since you guys are like a family i was wondering if u could help me out. Im starting my Helmet today and i printed the Wizardofflight diagrams and checked out a bunch of other peoples helmets and im getting started.

    Well my question is does anyone have any tips for me, like things i could watch out for and avoid or special add-ons i could use on my custom mando?

    Thx
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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Take your time to get it right.

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    When designing your mando you need to think of what specialty you want your mando to be... Sniper, Engineer, CQB etc. This will influence what tools you have on your gauntlets, your paint scheme and what plates of armour you will have etc... Thats really all the help i can give with out more information.

    Tracyn

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    If you don't already have a plan for your colors or general armor configuration, let me suggest using the MandoMaker program.

    Mandalorian Mercs MandoMaker

    Next you need to decide what your going to use to make your armor. Metal, plastic, fiberglass/resin.

    Take your time! That can never be stressed enough.

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Tracyn Ordo said: View Post
    When designing your mando you need to think of what specialty you want your mando to be... Sniper, Engineer, CQB etc. This will influence what tools you have on your gauntlets, your paint scheme and what plates of armour you will have etc... Thats really all the help i can give with out more information.

    Tracyn
    Yes i was going more bountyhunter class
    like been in the rough and seen a lot of action

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    i wanted to go with a black red and grey scheme

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    NovallTalon said: View Post
    If you don't already have a plan for your colors or general armor configuration, let me suggest using the MandoMaker program.

    Mandalorian Mercs MandoMaker

    Next you need to decide what your going to use to make your armor. Metal, plastic, fiberglass/resin.

    Take your time! That can never be stressed enough.
    Thank you this program is very useful!

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    Hey man! Im in the same boat starting out a mando (actually two
    of them)! If you are starting out with WoF's helmet templates then
    you seek a thread on this board by Antman!!!(search it out) that
    will speed you on your way! There are some shortcuts you can take
    with it depending on what you want to do. Look at what Saz is working on now and also check out jangojedi's custom mando build....both are very
    helpfull to newbs like you and I. You CANT do enough research and prep/
    groundwork for this stuff. Usually Im surfing these boards when I really
    want to be in the garage. The surfing is saving me time in the long run.
    Good luck with the build -lots of ppl will stop into your thread to check on ya! Why not post up a pic of what you've got to work with so far (that'd
    maybe give other newbs ideas too!).
    Cheers,
    Mike

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    I've come up with my Mando name I hope u like it

    Galak Vih'Torr

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    Also once project has begun i will post whatever i can to help those who are new at this as well

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    Hey Mike thanks! This will definatly help.
    Ya I'll definatly post some pictures of my progress and if thatll help any one start their Armor I'll be prouder than a Tusken Raider after getting their first bantha!

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    Hey man im in the same boat you are still working out the design but i look forward to seeing your progress!

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Thanks

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Welcome aboard mate!

    The advice that has been given up to this point is all very good! Listen to it and you will do well!!!

    Another thread for you to look up:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...light=digifett
    Digifett's unfinished helmet tutorial...this is good stuff if you want a perfect helmet.

    Good luck mate!

    A'den

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    welcome and good luck!

    are you from Saskatoon?

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    bh-7603 said: View Post
    welcome and good luck!

    are you from Saskatoon?
    Yes, well actually i live out of Saskatoon but quite close

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    nice. our old singer moved back there. i think shes a radio DJ as well as being in a band and a model. (Amanda Sonic)

    sorry off topic.

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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    Alright, last night i worked a little bit on the prep work. I cut out some of the helmet templates and taped them together to see what i should do when making it out of anything else. (Just wondering, what are some ideal materials?) I also sketched up a picture of a mandalorian (I will use this sketch to add on my details as they are decided.)

    I am about to post the pictures
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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    I started by cutting out the front of the helmets templates


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    I then taped them together (i messed up on the cheek guards they ended up being to long. If anyone can tell me what i did wrong that would be great!)


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    Re: Starting my first Mando today

    I then Sketched up a mando so i could add on my details as i come up with what i want to put on later.

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