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    Jul 26, 2014, 8:12 PM - update!!! bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #1

    This is my first attempt at ever building any sort of costume. I've heard alot of nay-saying about EVA foam, but i tried it anyway because it's fairly cheap, and if i totally bombed it, it wouldn't cost me a very much $$$ to start over. I'm a OTR truck driver so i only have time to work on this on my days off but this is what i've got. please let me know what you think!!
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    started out as this
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    doing some weathering
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    almost finished!!!
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    i didn't like the regular fett style pauldrons so i free handed this one, i'm a sniper so i'm only going to have 1 pauldron on my left shoulder
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    i still have a few pieces to finish up but i'm trying to get it finished for Salt Lake COMICON. any thoughts or input is appreciated. I'll post some weapon pics later on

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    Last edited by bigboydodge; Aug 7, 2014 at 8:30 PM. Reason: update!!!
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    Jul 26, 2014, 8:26 PM - Re: bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #2

    special thanks to wizardofflight for his armor stencils, animefan for his awesome helmet kit and Calidus Dartome over at the Mando Mercs for his no-sew vest tutorial!
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    Jul 27, 2014, 2:47 AM - Re: bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #3

    Hey Brother I think it looks great, it's about building stuff that's cool and having fun rights, it's just about 12 at night and I've been working on custom builds all day and it was a blast. Keep having fun man great job.

    Take care


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    Jul 31, 2014, 6:22 AM - Re: bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #4

    I'm totally biased on the colors, but I think you've got something real good going on here. Keep it up!

    See you at SLCC.
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    Jul 31, 2014, 7:40 AM - Re: bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #5

    Very nice Keep up the good work, and HAVE FUN !!
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    Aug 7, 2014, 8:42 PM - Re: update!!! bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #6

    my shoulder pauldrons are done
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    and my blaster, which started as this
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    aaaaand now
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    I did custom bracers, using the chest display readout as a .gif wallpaper on my phone, and attached my phone to my gauntlet
    made a youtube vid
    http://youtu.be/EGimmvURTMQ



    here's everything attached so far
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    Sep 6, 2014, 12:18 AM - Re: update!!! bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #7

    Looks great man! I do like your 'desert' colour palette. What else are you thinking for soft textures? I like that you wrapped your gun - sweet. Also - is there a way to create a bracket or some kind of shell around your phone? I really like the idea, but it still has that "this is a phone" look to it. Keep it up! I love looking at custom builds!
  9. Sep 8, 2014, 2:52 PM - Re: update!!! bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #8

    Loving it. I'm just starting a set of EVA now. thank you for the insight
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    Sep 12, 2014, 11:08 PM - Re: update!!! bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #9

    This really turned out nice!...One thing that stuck out to me was the jagged seam on the JP...was this a "weathered" touch or did you have a hard time with the cut? If the latter, you can order surgical blades online which really make a nice unobstructed cut..usually 3-5 cute before switching out...great work.
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    Sep 14, 2014, 7:07 PM - Re: update!!! bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #10

    What did you use to glue/weld the pieces together? Nice build.
  12. Sep 19, 2014, 3:55 AM - #11

    I dig the color scheme. Looks really good. I'm going to do my first build with EVA as well just to get the feel of it. Glad to see such success with it already. Keep it up, man!
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    Feb 2, 2015, 2:55 PM - Re: update!!! bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #12

    I just realized I never posted any finished pictures, been busy sorry, pics are coming
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    Feb 2, 2015, 3:00 PM - Re: update!!! bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #13

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    Me and my daughter, she saw my armor and wanted a girly set
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    Feb 17, 2015, 10:48 PM - Re: update!!! bigboydodge EVA FOAM custom mando almost done!!!!! (pic heavy) #14

    i love it when the kids get excited about the builds. my kids want to see what i have competed whenever I'm working on my deathwatch helmet. great stuff

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