Mar 22, 2010, 3:54 PM - What do y'all think?
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
bought a small garage sale sign and cut it to make a more accurate T-visor
Took out hasbro's tinted Visor and replaced it with a cheap plastic Cobra Commander faceplate
Began cutting along scar line and putting screen door pieces to add under armor mesh effect
Began to add on epoxy putty along scar edge to give it that melted metal effect
Then I covered up the mouth piece with more epoxy putty
After fixing the mouth piece I primed it
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
I then finished it off by giving a blue stripe around the visor and made sure the scar looked like a lightsaber slash
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.
Mar 22, 2010, 7:08 PM - Re: What do y'all think?
Mar 22, 2010, 7:10 PM - Re: What do y'all think?
Mar 23, 2010, 12:40 AM - Re: What do y'all think?
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.
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.
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
More pics coming soon
Mar 29, 2010, 12:56 AM - Re: What do y'all think?
Bad place to take a light sabler slash.
Mar 29, 2010, 2:36 PM - Re: What do y'all think?
Thank ya! I was trying to go for the 'dodged it just in time' kinda look you know? haha thanks for the comment
Mar 29, 2010, 2:38 PM - Re: What do y'all think?
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.
Mar 29, 2010, 2:45 PM - Re: What do y'all think?
That's really wicked looking. Great job.
Mar 29, 2010, 3:09 PM - Re: What do y'all think?