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    Mar 12, 2008, 8:47 PM - UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #1

    HEY EVERYONE HERE IS AN UPDATE ON MY MANDO COP. IT STILL NEEDS A LOT OF WEATHERING BUT I WOULD LIKE YOUR INPUT BEFORE I GO ANY FARTHER. THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT MAKING ANYTHING LIKE THIS SO PLEASE BE HONEST..... I CANT GET BETTER WITH OUT YOU.
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    Mar 12, 2008, 8:51 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #2

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    Mar 12, 2008, 8:52 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #3

    i love the three scratches
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    Mar 12, 2008, 9:02 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #4

    I would like to request that you refrain from typing in all caps.

    Thanks
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    Mar 12, 2008, 9:07 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #5

    Sorry didnt relise that I did till it was to late....... wont happen again
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    Mar 12, 2008, 9:28 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #6

    really nice weathering. What did you use for all your paint chips? I especially like the work of your helm
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    Mar 12, 2008, 9:51 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #7

    Thanks apollo, the way I did the paint chips was I painted it and then when the paint was just about dry ( still slightly tacky ) I covered it with the blue painters tape and let it sit for about 10 min. than pull it off and you have paint chips. ( it helps to have the first layer silver or a chrome.)

    I think the paint job on the helm came out good..... do you think it needs more or less.
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    Mar 12, 2008, 10:26 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #8

    Lookin good sir. The only thing i would suggest for the helmet would be to weather the black parts (mandibles, ring around the back, etc.) a little more, and perhaps paint the back keyslots black. for me, matching mandible and keyslot colors is awesome. keep up the good work sir.
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    Mar 12, 2008, 11:05 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #9

    GREAT WEATHERING! GREAT HELMET! I LIKE IT ALOT!

    See how that sounds like a really obnoxious man yelling accross the room asking you if you got tested for aids? lol


    Not saying you're obnoxious though.

    Great Job, but the weathering should be a little more "Weathered" If you know what I mean. This just looks a little manufactured.

    But other than that little flaw, everything else looks great!
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    Mar 12, 2008, 11:13 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #10

    I wonder if I'm seeing the visor correctly. Forgive me if you explained this and I missed it above or in your original plans for the custom. Did you purposely limit the visual range of the visor, or just leave the version that came with the helmet? I've known people to make their visors larger, but not many smaller. You might be surprised to find how little you can see--the visor's already pretty narrow. If I remember correctly, you're a police officer. I've been wondering recently what the design reason was behind Boba Fett's visor having the vertical strip. If for improved vision, why not much wider, like a riot gear helmet face shield. If not for vision, why not make the front of the helmet solid? Aside from coolness factor, of course.

    I look forward to seeing more of this. You've moved pretty quickly on your design, and your weathering is quite good.
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    Mar 12, 2008, 11:35 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #11

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
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    Beware the angry looking viking!

    Looking good. I'd recommend redoing the visor to a full version. If not for aesthetics, then for increased visibility.
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    Mar 13, 2008, 12:09 AM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #12

    the visor is still original (its a rubies) I'm waiting untill the new one shows up before I cut and replace it.

    In the republic commando books i think it is explained that the HUD is a 360 degree system.... So I figure that should take care of the vision problems.

    So there needs to be more weathering? I read from cutelucca that when you think its to much than its enought. But I will add more. Does the armour need more or just the helmet.

    thanks for all the help.... keep it coming.
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    Mar 13, 2008, 4:10 AM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #13

    I think what they are suggesting isn't adding more weathering, but making some of your weathering look more natural. Are you going to add the detail to the central diamond?
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    Mar 13, 2008, 1:14 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #14

    What I was trying to say was a full visor will give you more visibility when wearing the helmet. Glad to hear you plan to change it out.

    I think the weathering looks really good. Others may be suggesting that you add some simulated "earth" weathering with acrylic paints that could replicate things such as Geonosis dust, Tatooine sand, Coruscant underlevel dirt and grime, etc, etc. You might consider taking a look at the process for Jango weathering.
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    Mar 13, 2008, 1:29 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #15

    the only thing i'm suggesting is that you make the mandible parts and the ring around the back little more worn. it looks too...pretty that's all i was suggesting, then again i like it to look really beat to hell. hope this helps. great job again
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    Mar 13, 2008, 1:33 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #16

    oh, and one more thing i just remembered. You should def get a tough wire to keep the shape the way its supposed to be. I've got a rubies, and it was left in my grandparents garage for 5 years between me making a quick suit, to me getting serious about this suit, and the thing was pretty flat...lol. I can explain better how to do it in a pm or something if you'd like.
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    Mar 13, 2008, 5:48 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #17

    I do plan on a little more weathering, but this is a mando custome cop. Most real cops keep there gear clean and crisp so there wont be any ground in dirt or grime, but it will be well worn and defitnetly show signs of use. thats kind of the look I'm going for. I do agree that the black needs to be toned down.
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    Mar 13, 2008, 6:20 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #18

    Yea what I mean is to not have more weathering, just to keep it simple but effective. Make it look like it fell off while you were on duty. Make it look like it has a big gash by the visor. But the silver paint, to me at least, looks sponged on. Everything else is great though, like I said.
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    Mar 14, 2008, 5:44 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #19

    I kind of agree that the weathering of the helmet does seem a little to regular all over. I actually thought it was sponged on until I read how you did it( a very interesting way of doing it by the way).

    Weathering is also more than just silver scratches. Get some washes on there. You're a mandalorian! You've been in the mud, run through jungles, had all kinds of brick and mortar dust fall on you after you blew stuff up! Get your self a few different shades of brown and dark grey and even light grey acrylic paints. Dab it on heavy and then wipe it pretty much completely off. Do this over and over again, mixing the colors and overlapping them. It should never end up being too heavy when you've wiped it off. Always wipe in a top-down motion, as this will replicate that some mud got on you helm and then as you trudged through the rain is made the mud run down your helmet. More realistic to do it this way.

    Hope that helps!
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    Mar 15, 2008, 9:55 AM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #20

    I realy like it, considering I made the design up in my head about 2 years ago. I can't beleive how much the armor looks like what I had in mind for my spare set! And the weirdest thing about it? I had planned it to be a Mando Police Officer.
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    Mar 16, 2008, 2:07 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #21

    Hey jodo, dont let me stop you we could always use more cops, when you were thinking of doing it did you have any ideas about a badge or emblem for the armour. just asking because I'm having a hard time coming up with something.
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    Mar 17, 2008, 2:40 AM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #22

    Awesome dude, great work so far.

    Just curious, but have you thought of using a badge shield?
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    Mar 17, 2008, 6:06 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #23

    Yea I was thinking of that but I dont know if I want a badge on the armour, I might have the mando skull painted on the breast plate and put MPD on the shoulders
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    Mar 17, 2008, 6:57 PM - Re: UPDATE ON MANDO COP...WIP....PICS #24

    Quote DACONA KAST said: View Post
    Hey jodo, dont let me stop you we could always use more cops, when you were thinking of doing it did you have any ideas about a badge or emblem for the armour. just asking because I'm having a hard time coming up with something.
    I was thinking of having POLICE on the back of my backplate. Mind you I had a custom design made up and evrything for it, but never did do anything with it. Sorta reminds me of the Legacy Imp Knight's back plate now that I think about it. But other than that, I had thought about some Batman gauntlets from the last movie, and had planned to use my Airsoft Police Officer / BSG pilot's belt -



    I know alot of people are going to say, oh use that Arubesh, or that Mandoaid (Choice drink for Mando kids.) or whatever it is, but honestly people, who's going to be walking around knowing what any of that meens? I know I certainly don't know, and don't wait to know either. So POLICE is alot better for any non-hardcore costumer/fan.

    EDIT - Just saw my stecils laying in the Mando Officer file and relised I also had intentions of painting POLICE on the shoulder bells as well. But mabey MPD would of been better suited.

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