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  1. Jan 4, 2005, 2:53 PM - Re: *UPDATE #4- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. JETPACK PROGRESS #51

    cooooooool............. I like!
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    Jan 4, 2005, 3:09 PM - Re: *UPDATE #4- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. JETPACK PROGRESS #52

    Thanks guys! and I was still thinking it looked like a trash-can in disguise. Think it's ok as-is?

    John, Biomechanoid, I hate to say it, but I am a no-go for C-3. I'm going to Germany around that same time, and my travel funds are pretty much shot. Will this be the last of the Star Wars Celebrations?

    I AM planning on catching a ride to the San Diego Comicon in July; best I can do. Any chance you all will be there too?

    Cheers!
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    Jan 4, 2005, 3:41 PM - Re: *UPDATE #4- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. JETPACK PROG #53

    I am still planning to get punched in the face! Will miss you Dark One!

    ;-p


    BelaLugosi wrote:

    Thanks guys! and I was still thinking it looked like a trash-can in disguise. Think it's ok as-is?

    John, Biomechanoid, I hate to say it, but I am a no-go for C-3. I'm going to Germany around that same time, and my travel funds are pretty much shot. Will this be the last of the Star Wars Celebrations?

    I AM planning on catching a ride to the San Diego Comicon in July; best I can do. Any chance you all will be there too?

    Cheers!
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    Jan 7, 2005, 1:55 PM - Re: *UPDATE #4- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. JETPACK PROGRESS #54

    Chest, leg armor. I was planning on usin the logo pictured above on the left shoulder bell.... oops. now that I look at the photo, the bells were switched. oh well. use your imagination.

    I was thinking of using the emblem pictured below on the right breastplate. whats the best way to handle this? stencil cut out of blue tape? or will vinyl decals work on a convex surface? what have the rest of you done on yours?

    Cheers.





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    Jan 7, 2005, 2:54 PM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #55

    that jet pack is amazing! Great work! That is one of the coolest lookin things I've seen here
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    Jan 7, 2005, 2:57 PM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #56

    For my emblems, I bought some airbrush stencil film and cut out the shapes from that. Worked nicely. Painters tape may also work.

    Good luck, costume is lookin awesome.
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    Jan 7, 2005, 3:30 PM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #57

    That's lookin sweet bro. You goin to C3?
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    Jan 7, 2005, 5:45 PM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #58


    C*E*N*O*B*Y*T*E wrote:

    That's lookin sweet bro. You goin to C3?
    nope. can't swing it. San Diego Con is the best I can do.
  9. Jan 8, 2005, 9:01 AM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #59

    Nice!!
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    Jan 8, 2005, 9:53 AM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #60

    Looking good!
  11. Jan 12, 2005, 2:47 PM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #61

    anything new with the helmet yet?
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    Jan 12, 2005, 4:56 PM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #62

    Looks awesome...I gotta admit you definately have a very refreshing and original idea. By far, you have got to have one of the most stunning homemade jet packs that I've seen to date. You really know how to run away with a concept. Keep up the good work and I can't wait to see this baby when you are through.
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    Jan 13, 2005, 1:28 PM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #63

    thanks for all of the compliments! they've warmed my black little heart.

    Recent developments on this project include:

    An imperial scout blaster w/holster. This will be my Mando's sidearm. The blaster, if made off of the Kenner, is quite easy to modify. however, making the holster gave me a new-found respect for the scout troopers as it is VERY difficult to construct and have it look right. I had to glue about three pieces of sintra at once, then bondo; like using concrete on a house of cards. here's a reference photo of what I'm talking about:


    I'll post pics of how all that went in a day or so.

    The more recent issue is that of the back-plate and collar. This is definately the hardest part so far. I've shaped and re-shaped my back-plate about 8 times and I've concluded that either the pattern was off or that it was just too big. I'll try trimming it and shaping it some more before I give in and cut out a new one; I'd hate to waste all that sintra. ANY pointers on this part are GREATLY appriciated.

    Thanks again, everyone. I'll post new pics sometime tomorrow.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by BelaLugosi; Jan 13, 2005 at 2:04 PM.
  14. Jan 13, 2005, 2:46 PM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #64

    hmmm, maybe this Mando doesn't need a backplate...
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    Jan 14, 2005, 6:25 AM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #65

    Quote Macantosh station 1138 said:
    hmmm, maybe this Mando doesn't need a backplate...
    Yeah... you're not planning on turning your back on the enemy are you??

    But the rest of the armour+ helmet are awesome! :thumbup
    Impressive... Most impressive. Some one has taught you well..
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    Jan 27, 2005, 4:36 AM - Re: *UPDATE #3 - Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. HELMET PROG #66

    Quote BigaboyFett said:
    Lookin' sweet my Dark Fett Man!

    GEO - "Hey, John is getting whipped, let's help! CENO, SLAVEFIVE, KINDREDJEDI...back me up!

    CENO - "Sure, but I am busy with all these hotties, and I am the only single guy here."

    SLAVEFIVE - "John, I am coming! Quick, give me your credit card so I can close out the room first!"


    THE END
    Ha ha, I just now read that. You crack me up John.

    That's too bad you can't make it to C3 Christov. I'm gonna try to make it to comic con this year too, so maybe I'll see you there. The suit's really startin to look good.
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    Jan 27, 2005, 6:59 AM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #67

    Hey, looks really awesome so far! (Especially the jet pack. Damn. )

    Let me know how the bloody handprint works out if you decide to do it. My Mando has blood splattering on her helm, but I was thinking of using acrylics. They wipe off easily enough with a paper towel when still wet.

    Also, if you still wanted to see it, here's a screen of a Dark Trooper from Battlefront. I apologize for the angle. It's the only shot I had that didn't require me to get back on the game and take another, heh..



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    Mar 18, 2005, 6:24 AM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #68

    love seeing custom mandalorians so i have to say awesome looking work on the costume BelaLugosi.
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    Mar 19, 2005, 2:39 AM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #69

    Haven't seen Christov around in a while. Hope he's still working on this.
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    Mar 19, 2005, 2:41 AM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #70

    hey guys. I'm still here. Sorry, I've been STOOOPID busy with school. Work will resume on this project in May.
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    Mar 19, 2005, 2:47 AM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #71

    Wow, that's spooky man. Don't be sneakin up on folks like that. Haven't seen any posts from you in like two months, and then you go and reply to this thread two minutes after I say it.
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    Mar 19, 2005, 9:23 AM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #72

    WOW this is coming along. Looks great so far.
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    Jun 16, 2005, 7:22 PM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #73

    Hey folks. The project is back in the works. I should have it done in time for the Comic Con. I do have one slight problem though, the tailor I had making the neckseal and flakvest has dropped off the face of the earth. Does anyone know who can crank out a set in dark gray or black at short notice?
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    Jun 17, 2005, 2:42 PM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #74

    Keep us posted on your progress man! That suit is gonna be cool! As far as someone who makes awesome soft parts pretty darn fast, I'd check with TK409. Awesome neckseal he makes! Vest too!
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    Jun 19, 2005, 5:04 AM - Re: *UPDATE #5- Mandalorian Imperial Mercenary. ARMOR PROGRESS #75

    WOW! That helmet and especially the jet pack!! I LOVE IT! :thumbup

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