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    Jul 14, 2009, 8:51 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #26

    It is currently drawn to about the chest. When i start adding in more details i will finish the rest of it.

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    Jul 14, 2009, 8:52 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #27

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    Jul 14, 2009, 8:52 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #28

    There will be more to come
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    Jul 15, 2009, 1:33 AM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #29

    those cheekbone parts go IN not OUT as you have them there.
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    Jul 15, 2009, 7:32 AM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #30

    ya for the cheekbones they will have to be bent a little bit to give the right indentation for the helmet so they won't be too long.
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    Jul 15, 2009, 12:41 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #31

    Ya i had them bent in when i started putting it together but tapeing on the back was tricky and i guess i pushed it back out.
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    Jul 15, 2009, 12:42 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #32

    Does anyone have any ideas for an emblem that i can use on my mando. (Im planning it all out and drawing it on my mando sketch.)
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    Jul 15, 2009, 7:06 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #33

    well are you using card stock (110lb paper)?

    you should be using glue not tape. tape has a tendency to do weird things when it comes in contact with resin.

    the logo design is up to you. do something local, or merge several pre existing logos. bobas was specific to him. so make some thing specific to you, like a family crest but not as ornate. use a square, triangle or circle as the basic field and add a few smaller gif or pics in it.
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    Jul 16, 2009, 11:26 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #34

    O im not making my mando out of it
    Im just cutting out the templates and taping them together to see how it will look when i cut out my pieces.

    And i will start working on that logo
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    Jul 17, 2009, 12:14 AM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #35

    OOOOOOOOOOOOH!

    got it
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    Jul 17, 2009, 12:03 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #36

    Ive considered using Sintra PVC Foam Board for my armor. can anyone tell me if this is a good or bad idea.

    Thanks
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    Jul 17, 2009, 1:57 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #37

    well i use sintra for other things, but its not very sturdy, but it depends on the thickness. id go with thicker. use ABS when you can its stronger in the end.

    however youll have to use a heat gun to warp/melt the plastic into proper form. this is why i think metal is easier to work with. also cheaper
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    Jul 17, 2009, 5:36 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #38

    Well i don't think im going to use it for anything rough so im cosidering Antmans way CARDBOARD. Im really liking that idea since i don't have too much money to work with.

    I am finishing the drawing right now, and browsing other threads. Any other tips anyone could give me that would keep me from making stupid mistakes would be awesome.

    I expect to start my helmet in at least a week (Taking my time so i get everything i need for my helmet)



    Thanks

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    Jul 17, 2009, 9:43 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #39

    Progress UPDATE:

    Finishing Mando Sketch

    Looking for materials

    Creating my mandalorian story

    Browsing TDH for any final things i might need to know when building my Bucket
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    Jul 18, 2009, 12:00 AM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #40

    if you have a membership on mercs, you should check these threads...

    helmet info: http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/ind...?topic=13291.0
    armor info: http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php?topic=1396.0
    softs: http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php

    tdh is an awesome site! and there's lots of usefull info i never could have built any of y kits without. however, if custom mando is your goal, mando mercs is the place to be. i'm on both regularly!
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    Jul 18, 2009, 3:22 AM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #41

    Thanks A'den
    I checked out those threads and WOW that gave me ideas
    I am feeling more confident and now im just trying to choose which material to make my bucket out of.

    If anyone could tell me the cheapest possible way to make a sturdy bucket i would be in your debt
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    Jul 18, 2009, 4:54 AM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #42

    i've never made a scratchbuild helmet. but, the most successful ones ive seen were made from any material... poster board, cardboard, plastic for sale signs etc. the material wasnt that important. the fact that the interior and exterior were fiberglassed is what made them strong helmets.

    once the exterior is smoothed, bondo or body filler putty is generally used to fill and unlevel spots or too make edges sharp then sanded again.

    bocus jai built a scratchbuild helmet around christmas time with a bike helmet and 3mm sintra. it turned out quite nice.
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    Jul 18, 2009, 10:58 AM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #43

    Scratch built is the way to go! I start with posterboard, then fiberglass it, then bondoglass the outside, sand that all smooth, then reinforce the inside with 3mm sintra. VERY strong helmet at the end. Check out my TOR mando helmet build:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=32511

    You can use the same process on a normal Fett style helmet as well. Works great. That lid there is my 6th helmet, and I have never had any of them break or even crack. And most have seen plenty of punishment.

    Good luck!

    A'den
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    Jul 18, 2009, 12:42 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #44

    well the cheapest way is to buy the jango 2 pc helmet on ebay. cost about 25 bucks.
    with a bit of work that costs nothing, its looks better than my jango vinyl 1 pc.

    thats def. cheaper than buying cans of resin and fiberglass to glass over your cardboard sculpture.
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    Jul 18, 2009, 12:58 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #45

    Quote bh-7603 said: View Post
    well the cheapest way is to buy the jango 2 pc helmet on ebay. cost about 25 bucks.
    with a bit of work that costs nothing, its looks better than my jango vinyl 1 pc.

    thats def. cheaper than buying cans of resin and fiberglass to glass over your cardboard sculpture.
    I bought resin, liquid hardener and 8 sq. feet of cloth for 15 bucks.

    But I had a don post helmet to put it on. You would be better getting a rubies 2 pc or something similar to save time and then glass the inside if you so wish.
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    Jul 18, 2009, 1:10 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #46

    If you're going to scratchbuild, use the WOF templates and get a 1:1 movie sized helmet. If you use a Rubies 1 or 2 piece as a base, you end up with a smakker than 1:1 size helmet.

    Or, buy a Mystery Helmet from Sgt. Fang. They're about $140.00 shipped. You just have to save your penney's.
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    Jul 18, 2009, 1:22 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #47

    the 1 and 2 pc fit people under 5'10" nicely....

    the MSH are way to big for me. i'm 5'7. the 2pc is too big for several people i know. but they're 5'6
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    Jul 18, 2009, 10:25 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #48

    Wow u guys are great! Thanks a million!
    You guys have given me a bunch of options and i appreciate it, EXTREMELY!

    Im gonna start looking for the things ill need.
    Since ill probably be shoping in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ill have to see what i can get there. (Will probably find everything ) Weve got places like Walmart, Cosco well pretty much all your basic stores

    Ill get back to you guys as soon as possible with updates

    Oh and I want to give a big shout out to all you guys who keep checking out my thread! Without you guys i'd be going nowhere! Helmets off to you my friends!
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    Jul 18, 2009, 11:55 PM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #49

    Quote A'den Kyramud said: View Post
    Scratch built is the way to go! I start with posterboard, then fiberglass it, then bondoglass the outside, sand that all smooth, then reinforce the inside with 3mm sintra. VERY strong helmet at the end. Check out my TOR mando helmet build:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=32511

    You can use the same process on a normal Fett style helmet as well. Works great. That lid there is my 6th helmet, and I have never had any of them break or even crack. And most have seen plenty of punishment.

    Good luck!

    A'den
    I really like this way. I think its somthing i could do!
    Josh if your reading this could you please PM me with exactly how you did this.
    That would be great!!!
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    Jul 19, 2009, 1:46 AM - Re: Starting my first Mando today #50

    its a CHORE AND A HALF BUT ITS A LONG PROCESS TO BOOT AND MESSY.

    but rewarding when youre done!

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