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    Feb 7, 2005, 10:42 PM - thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #1

    hey everyone,
    just got a small question for you.
    i got a fett suit, and its almost redy, the person that made it is just finishing off the detailing for me at the moment. when i get it, and after the episode 3 premere, i was thinking about modifying the colour of the suit. i wanted to make my suit's primary colour completely black , with the certain parts a deep crimson red, like the lining of the visor, shoulder pads and certain other little bits, like on the jet pack like the nozzels. i am just wondering what everyones opinion on this is, and if it has been done before by any of you out there, could you be so kind as to post a pic so i could see what it looks like?
    thanks guys, dont say anything too harsh or i will cry,lol
    this sorta looks like what i want, it was in the list of smileys.
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    Feb 7, 2005, 11:02 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #2

    To be honest, I'd personally advise against red and black and/or silver, it seems like the most common custom colour scheme out there. Check here to see most of the custom mandalorian costumes:
    http://www.mandalorianwarriors.com/i...ofiles/customs

    Some of the ones I've seen are really nice, like Foxbatklr and Danakin's (see bottom), but I think they're becoming a bit overdone. But then again, it is your suit. You could always do something really different and creative with it. I know you didn't say you were using silver, but these two show some how creative you can get.
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    Feb 8, 2005, 3:20 AM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #3

    I agree. Red and black looks cool, but it is a bit over-done. Red and silver, too.

    Earth-tones look good on Mandos. Browns, greens, greys, with maybe a little maroon and yellow.
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    Feb 8, 2005, 8:13 AM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #4

    Quote C*E*N*O*B*Y*T*E said:
    I agree. Red and black looks cool, but it is a bit over-done. Red and silver, too.

    Earth-tones look good on Mandos. Browns, greens, greys, with maybe a little maroon and yellow.
    Besides earth-colours are IMO more legit considering their line of work.. Red & silver tend to stick out of the natural environment and can attract the eye..

    Sure it looks cool.. I agree.. but natrual?

    but like i said.. that's just my opion and everyone is entitled to their own..

    (We have a saying in sweden that "opnions are like ones ass.. divided")
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    Feb 8, 2005, 12:06 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #5

    Umm...White, Like McQuarrie Suggested Initially...geez.

    Quote Boba Swede said:
    Besides earth-colours are IMO more legit considering their line of work.. Red & silver tend to stick out of the natural environment and can attract the eye..

    Sure it looks cool.. I agree.. but natrual?

    but like i said.. that's just my opion and everyone is entitled to their own..

    (We have a saying in sweden that "opnions are like ones ass.. divided")
  6. Feb 9, 2005, 9:05 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #6

    this is very funny.. before i even came to this site i was thinking on making a black red madalorian suit. now it seems my idea is not an original, and now you want to make the same armor...any way i like the whole red and black, but seeing these other people with a similar idea, i begin to wonder if mine would be considered unique or a copy of someone's elses idea. then again it is your decision i say go for it and just so you dont take my idea i edited a picture of jango to show you what my armor will look like

    my pic
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    Jul 4, 2005, 11:53 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #7

    THAT IS MY EXACT IDEA FOR ARMOR IM MAKING!!!!! ARGH

    I wanted to do a Jaster Mereel color scheem with a little flair of my own, and thats pretty much it exactly
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    Jul 5, 2005, 12:24 AM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #8

    yeah seems like everyone does black and red
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    Jul 5, 2005, 2:42 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #9

    seems like people always do green for some strange reason

    the only reason anyone should do red and black is to make a JASTER MEREEL costume
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    Jul 5, 2005, 11:24 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #10

    id say green at least makes sense, (though havnt seen many of them personally) as a green a camo colour, like fetts (bobas) main colours, makes more sense to me. just to have natural colours for a troop armour to blend in rather than brights, maybe just me though, but i always thought the customs should spend a bit more time thinking about thier armour before painting it,
    why is it red and black? but then i still dont like jangos paint either, i would have rather seen a scheme like bobas, but clean no scratches or dents, and that becomes bobas, but then their wouldnt me different toys to make then would there,
    thats just what i think though, and what ill be doing for my custom is naturals, stuff that would be camo colours, but ill save more info/pics till im done a bit more,
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    Jul 6, 2005, 12:58 AM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #11

    I was joking saying that most people de green, of course people want to be boba

    JASTER KICKS ASS
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    Jul 6, 2005, 3:47 AM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #12

    why not go for black and navy blue, a kinda of night time stealth mando
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    Jul 6, 2005, 9:04 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #13

    If you read the Jango Fett: Open Seasons comics, and look at the battle scenes when Jango and Jaster are leading the Mandalorian army, it looks as though green is actually the standard color of their uniforms. The only thing that changes among them, usually, is the trim color, such as the mandibles on the helmet.


    Also, go to http://p201.ezboard.com/bmandalorianbountyhuntersguild

    As Remo Locke calls it, The Home For Customs. Check it out
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    Jul 7, 2005, 10:23 AM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #14

    Quote Nekhar said:
    If you read the Jango Fett: Open Seasons comics, and look at the battle scenes when Jango and Jaster are leading the Mandalorian army, it looks as though green is actually the standard color of their uniforms. The only thing that changes among them, usually, is the trim color, such as the mandibles on the helmet.
    yup.. that and the capes that vertigo company has... and some even have square and other symbols painted across the chest.

    (I'll see if i can't get a scan tomorrow to show what i mean.. )
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    Jul 7, 2005, 1:37 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #15

    I am already thinking of my next suit. I am thinking of doing a Desert Camo type mandalorian. I think that would be cool for here in AZ.
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    Jul 8, 2005, 7:13 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #16

    Quote Furious said:
    I am already thinking of my next suit. I am thinking of doing a Desert Camo type mandalorian. I think that would be cool for here in AZ.
    ive already started on that same idea...got my chest armour painted already,
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    Jul 8, 2005, 7:50 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #17

    yup.. that and the capes that vertigo company has... and some even have square and other symbols painted across the chest.
    You're right that there are very few capes outside of those in Vertigo company. I also like that those not wearing jet packs have sectional back armor, instead of a solid backplate. That's one of the features I plan on incorporating into my custom Mando once the project gets off the ground.

    As for the chest symbols, I wondered about them for about two minutes before I realized that the only ones who have them on their armor are the three squad leaders: Jango has the circle, Jaster has the diamond, and Montross has the square.
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    Jul 9, 2005, 12:12 AM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #18

    Quote mez7 said:
    ive already started on that same idea...got my chest armour painted already,
    Hey I would love to see some pics if you got some
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    Jul 12, 2005, 12:42 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #19

    I was going to scan the image where you can see the segmented back armor but for some reason i didn't.. maybe tomorrow if i remmember..
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    Jul 15, 2005, 10:17 AM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #20

    A picture with the segmented back armor..

    From the comic "Jango Fett: Open Seasons"

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    Jul 15, 2005, 4:52 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #21

    wait a sec, was that where all mando's were killed except Jango and Montross??
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    Jul 16, 2005, 1:58 AM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #22

    Montross had already left the group at this point. This is where they're all killed except Jango, who's sold into slavery.

    If you want a quick an concise history of the original downfall of the Mandalorians, the Jango Fett: Open Seasons comics are a must-read.


    Good news: Dooku felt bad about the whole thing afterward!
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    Jul 16, 2005, 5:28 AM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #23

    Some more good news.. The mandalorains weren't the only ones who got killed that day... they almost took the whole jedi group with them in the process...

    They can deflect bolts of lasers with their flashy light-sabers but when it comes to solid projectiles they aint got a chance!
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    Jul 16, 2005, 7:20 PM - Re: thoughts on paint job for mandalorian combat suit #24

    Quote Furious said:
    Hey I would love to see some pics if you got some
    sure



    not weatherd yet, so not 100% done, its got about a 7-8 stage colour process in it so far that you cant see to well in photos but in person its quite a bit nicer looking and darker, flash seems to have washed out a bit, and lightened it a bit,

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