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VariablePenguin: Custom Mando - Domino

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    VariablePenguin: Custom Mando - Domino

    Here's a concept for the Mando I'm starting.
    I was originally going to go straight up Boba, but with all the known info about his suit, I'd never make a perfect suit. So original idea it is!

    domino-jpg

    I'm going for a sort of Western Gambler look. Will have dual blasters that will holter under the armpits beneath the coat. Will also have wrist blades.
    Last edited by VariablePenguin; Mar 25, 2010 at 12:29 PM.

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    Re: VariablePenguin: Mano - Domino Die

    Nice! Thats mine except the colors are flipped.

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    Here's a concept for the blasters I'm going to use based on NES Zappers.

    zapper-jpg

    I'll possibly add a scope to the rear and definately some sort of extra random parts on the body to make it look less toy-like.

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    Re: VariablePenguin: Mando - Domino

    I can't wait to see the finished product

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    Wasn't going to start on this until later, but I've been kind of burnt out on the figures I'm working on and felt like a change. Using the brilliant trash can idea. Got a Sterilite at Wallyworld and use WOF's awesome templates to cut these parts out. Thinking about adding a blade to the design that will retract into one or both of the gauntlets ala Kroenen from Hellboy. Will probably use the trash can again for that. Would have the rest (shoulders, neck, crotch) cut too, but I broke my utility knife earlier today on something else and had to do with kitchen scissors.


    armor01-jpgarmor02-jpg
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    Re: VariablePenguin: Mando - Domino

    nice! I had a mixture of DREMEL and tin snips, and since my hands are small and the tin snips are bigger than I need I did not do a very good job. YAY FOR SANDERS!

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    I would have used my Dremel, but it was like 11:30 at night when I started and I didn't want to wake up the lady that lives below me. Man, using scissors on this stuff is not a good idea. It really wrecked the heck out of my right hand. It feels like when I first started making chain maille way back when. I got pretty clean lines though. I'll just have to go back with the Dremel and clean up the edges and cut out that middle rectangle of the diamond and the light holes on the chest. Oh and do damage.

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    Re: VariablePenguin: Mando - Domino

    Cool. nice job for scissors.

    Do you have paint?

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    I have 2 of the three colors I need (silver and grey). I'll probably snag some black tonight and paint when the weather gets back to normal here.

    Also just did a quick mock up of damage placement.

    template-jpg template-jpg
    (fixed with other bg color to show it's not broken)
    Last edited by VariablePenguin; Mar 22, 2010 at 2:42 PM.

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    Re: VariablePenguin: Mando - Domino

    are you actually Going to break the belly piece?

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    I'm not breaking anything. At most, there will be a dent on the collar and chest parts and some scratches Dremelled in. what might look like a broken part is actually where it will be weathered down to the silver base coat. Sorry about the cruddy images, I only have access to MS Paint here at work and I've gotten lousy with it over time.

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    Looking good!

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    Just got 2 of these.
    jumpsuit-jpg
    $22.85 + shipping for each. Will be modifying one with pockets, pouches and sleeves made from the other.

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    Where did you get them for so cheap?

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    Bestbuyuniforms.com
    Just search for "coveralls" when you get there. I got the Coveralls - 65/35% Poly/Cotton Heavyweight in White, but they have them in Navy, Spruce Green, Postman Blue, and Shell Brown too. They also have a set of Bright Orange ones for $19.95 that I could totally see someone using as a Rebel pilot or Bossk.

    I have been looking for decently priced coveralls for almost a year now and this is the best that I have found.

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    Got cod piece, butt plate and collar out of the rest of the trash can.
    armor03-jpg
    I bent the cod armor with some boiling water, but when i tried that on the collar, I came back today and it had returned to it's orginal shape. So I tried the oven...
    But, will have to redo the collar because I stepped away for too long and this happened:
    oops-jpg

    So... lesson learned
    Will have to do the shoulders, collar, and back from another can.

    Anyone have a suggested temperature to set the oven to to heat this stuff up? I had it at 350 I think.

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    For the boiling water did you dip it in cold water right after?

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    I guess I didn't come to think of it. I did with the cod, so that explains why it held.

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    Here's one half of my one of my painted blasters. Decided to go with a silver trigger instead of black like in the mock up I did. Sanded off the Nintendo mark and sprayed away. Haven't decided if I'll put something in it yet. Maybe a laser pointer inside controlled by the trigger? I'll need to decide that before I finish it up because I plan on filling in all the screw holes with Apoxie Sculpt.
    blaster01-jpg

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    Re: VariablePenguin: Custom Mando - Domino

    Looking GOOD!

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    Action shot of the two painted up and ready to roll. Also the gloves I'll be using for the costume. Franklin batting gloves with MLB logo sanded off straps and Franklin logo destitched off.

    I've got some decals I'll be putting on the blasters on the way also. They'll say "Domino's Blaster" in Mando'a

    blaster02-jpg

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    Nice, but may I suggest to put some filler in the skrew holes I think it would make it look better.

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    Yeah, I was thinking about that, but pondering if I might put a light or laser or something in there.

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    Re: VariablePenguin: Custom Mando - Domino

    Or (if you want) you can buy a cheap hasbro blaster with light and sound take it apart and put it in yours and then it'll be even better, just a thought.

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    Re: VariablePenguin: Custom Mando - Domino

    I agree

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