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    Mar 22, 2010, 4:54 PM - What do y'all think? #1

    Howdy y'all I just joined this site not too long ago and haven't posted anything until now. I have been working my own custom Mando armor. I didnt build anything from scratch however because I don't have that skill but I am willing to learn. Everything I do have for this armor have been customized the way I would like them to look. I wanted to do something different so I converted a Series 1 Clone Trooper helmet into battle beaten Mando. I dunno if some might think this is heresy but this is something that I thought of and thought might be cool. I have most of the upper armor done, again alot of these parts (except the the mando chest armor) have been from other things, like the vest: paintbal vest, the shoulder straps: side straps from a back pack, the under jacket: Athletic Jacket, and the arm gauntlets: soccer shin guards. I don't make a lot of money so i am going by what I can afford. So let me know what y'all think.

    the hasbro helmet I bought
    [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/jpb3409/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.jpg[/IMG]
    bought a small garage sale sign and cut it to make a more accurate T-visor
    [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/jpb3409/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-5.jpg[/IMG]
    Took out hasbro's tinted Visor and replaced it with a cheap plastic Cobra Commander faceplate
    http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._6603866_n.jpg
    Began cutting along scar line and putting screen door pieces to add under armor mesh effect
    http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._8379126_n.jpg
    Began to add on epoxy putty along scar edge to give it that melted metal effect
    http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._7372488_n.jpg
    Then I covered up the mouth piece with more epoxy putty
    http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs031....3_858326_n.jpg
    After fixing the mouth piece I primed it
    http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs031...._5056208_n.jpg
    the 2nd layer of paint was a metalic silver and the third was a black layer i then scratched away some of the black so the metal can show through
    http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._2050246_n.jpg
    I then finished it off by giving a blue stripe around the visor and made sure the scar looked like a lightsaber slash
    http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._2501543_n.jpg

    So yup that is pretty much my helmet, I will post up more pics of my armor when I have time, let me know what y'all think thanks y'all.

    p.s. sorry about the links i couldn't get the attachment thing to work for some reason.
  2. Mar 22, 2010, 8:08 PM - Re: What do y'all think? #2

    WOW that is Great!
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    Mar 22, 2010, 8:10 PM - Re: What do y'all think? #3

    lucky break
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    Mar 23, 2010, 1:40 AM - Re: What do y'all think? #4

    Thanks for the comments y'all!

    Ok I've had these other pics up on my deviant art page, so here we go

    I forgot to take progress shots of the armor in the making but heres how it turned out so far

    I bought the chest pieces online along with the soulder armor, they were made out of grey sintra plastic and I was very pleased how the guy made them. They were also at a great price for those who are trying to stay on a budget. I did the same painting techniqe as I did with the Helmet and scuffed it up a bit.
    http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._5057997_n.jpg
    I then cannibalized a friends old back pack and added shoulder straps to the shoulders and I also (since this picture) added 2 shin guards to each arm, The jacket is a sports jacket i got on sale from target and the vest is a paintball vest, every this was attached by Velcro straps. Im may change the belt due to it kind looks to obvious that it was a cheap tool belt i found at Big Lots.
    http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._5296940_n.jpg
    Oh and almost forgot I re-used some little battery powered lights and added them to my helmet for helmet lights i thought it kinda looked cool
    http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs279.ash1/20667_327249206336_756581336_4532751_5714121_n.jpg

    More pics coming soon
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    Mar 29, 2010, 1:56 AM - Re: What do y'all think? #5

    Bad place to take a light sabler slash.
    Very nice.
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    Mar 29, 2010, 3:36 PM - Re: What do y'all think? #6

    Thank ya! I was trying to go for the 'dodged it just in time' kinda look you know? haha thanks for the comment
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    Mar 29, 2010, 3:38 PM - Re: What do y'all think? #7

    Thank ya! I know the armor is a little cheap looking but I'm doing the best I can with what I got and I hope I can get mine to look as good as y'all s eventually haha.
  8. Mar 29, 2010, 3:45 PM - Re: What do y'all think? #8

    That's really wicked looking. Great job.
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    Mar 29, 2010, 4:09 PM - Re: What do y'all think? #9

    Thanks man.