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    Nov 7, 2008, 1:50 AM - My Custom Mando - Eth'an Fenrir (done July 09) #1

    Hey guys, I'm new here, trying for my first set of armor.

    I purchased a set of armor second hand. I've been told its a resin (hoping its not terribly cheap and will last) but I'm really not sure. I'll pics of the armor up next week... my camera broke. But I managed to squeeze off some pics of the bucket and then some concept... uhh... "sketches" to at least show the color scheme.

    So far, Most of my armor is painted. I have a black flightsuit and black boots. I've purchased some material for my vest (jango style) and I'll also use it for the ankle spats and also a kama.

    So here's the pic of my helmet (T-visor coming in from bm)



    Here's my "sketch" - check out my "mad" photoshop skills...


    and then a sketch of what I want my sniper rifle to look like...
    the first was the original design, the second replaced the scope with one from a type 3 phaser rifle from star trek first contact, and the third includes the rear from that phaser rifle (yes, I'm a trekker too)



    We'll see what I come up with, but thought I'd post too make another entry into the custom mando realm.

    UPDATED PICS AT BOTTOM (12/4)

    UPDATED PICS OF RIFLE AT BOTTOM (1/27)

    FINALLY DONE! Or at least mostly done.... need to modify a bit after finding some flaws the first official go around (7/26)
    Last edited by swspiffy; Jul 27, 2009 at 12:57 AM. Reason: updated pics
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    Nov 7, 2008, 9:44 AM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #2

    cool pics A trekkerrrrrr nooooooooo LOL

    just playing cool that you are trying to make the rifle as individualistic as possible but still using ideas from different franchises looking forward to seeing more pics
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    Nov 7, 2008, 3:27 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #3

    The helmet looks great, black and red is a classic color scheme. Looks good in my book. ^^
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    Nov 7, 2008, 5:37 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #4

    slick color scheme.
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    Nov 7, 2008, 7:11 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #5

    Quote runJEDIrun said: View Post
    slick color scheme.
    That's what I tried to say. xD
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    Nov 9, 2008, 11:38 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #6

    thanks guys, will update as progress happens... next probable step is reinforcing my bucket with fiberglass resin (it snapped once....). I just bought a portable voice amp too
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    Nov 18, 2008, 10:47 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #7

    I just did the same with my custom but yours has better colors i think
    good luck this is gonna be cool
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    Dec 4, 2008, 3:16 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #8

    alrighty, got some progress goin

    pics of the armor (a lot of it was already painted when I got it, so I can't take all the credit)





    Pictures of the blaster in progress (stock and scopes in progress)




    Questions and comments welcomed!
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    Dec 4, 2008, 3:52 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #9

    Great color Scheme! And love the Blaster Rifle!
  10. Dec 13, 2008, 10:11 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #10

    hey u stole my colors for online things like adventure quest
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    Dec 14, 2008, 1:42 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #11

    I like it, and great colors.. I'm goin with black purple and silver/grey.
    I better get more done on my armor your ahead of me
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    Dec 16, 2008, 12:20 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #12

    hey..swspiffy..good job so far..looks like it'll turn out to be a sweet set..XD i'm new here too..cant help but notice that your custom's layout and colour's are a lil like mine..haha..i'm heading towards black plates with maroon trimmings..and a touch of white here and there for emphasis..i say back and red will always look smart..XD dont mean to be intruding or anything..but have there been any probs you've faced doing this suit?cos i've just finished some of my concept drawings and about to begin on my own too..reckon i won't go far before running into my own set of probs..hoping for some tips..

    oh yeah..if anyone out there knows any site that offers a program that can allow you to design a custom with colours and attachments..could'ya please paste the link? i know it exsists..but dont know where to look..if anyone has it..it would certainly be of great help..

    swspiffy..you might also wanna try and take off a lil of the shine from the plates..dont wanna look too fresh-new aye? XD

    hopeta get great updates bout your costume soon...

    best of luck!
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    Dec 16, 2008, 3:23 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #13

    my only issue thus far has been that my helmet actually ripped, so I had to reinforce it with fiberglass. I bought my armor/helmet half painted so I really can't take much credit for it. I'm currently working on the rifle. Next step is probably installing my T-visor. As for shine, I'm going to experiemnt with it a bit, not sure yet
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    Jan 27, 2009, 1:45 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando - Rifle completed #14

    My rifle is now complete! (maybe a new paint later though) I took the idea from Republic Commando to do something modular so it has blaster, sniper, and anti-armor modes. Definitely not as efficient as the one in RC, but the idea is the same. The look is actually based on the Star Trek First Contact Phaser Rifle (sorry to any ST haters, but I've always loved this look). It is made out wood, PVC, and real parts. Questions and comments are welcome.

    Blaster Rifle Mode







    Blaster Scope Light










    Anti-Armor Attachment






    Sniper Attachment w/ other scope




    Other pics

    Rail System





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    Jan 27, 2009, 4:21 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #15

    That is one decked out rifle. Nice light from the ST phaser rifles.
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    Jan 27, 2009, 9:16 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #16

    The rifle looks GREAT! definitely giving me some ideas about one of my own. I agree with everybody else, the red and black (my fave colors) scheme is sweet. put some pics up of the full outfit when you can! Love to see the whole thing!
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    Jan 28, 2009, 10:36 AM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #17

    Awesome rifle!!! I love the AA and sniper attachments!!!
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    Jan 28, 2009, 3:52 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #18

    That rifle is sweet!

    What did you use for the anti-armour rocket head itself?
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    Jan 28, 2009, 7:01 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #19

    Quote Jedi Ranger said: View Post
    That rifle is sweet!

    What did you use for the anti-armour rocket head itself?
    Its the head of a model rocket
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    Jan 28, 2009, 7:28 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #20

    is that an e1 or e2 eblade grip frame?
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    Jan 28, 2009, 8:32 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #21

    Quote Gilmore of OK said: View Post
    is that an e1 or e2 eblade grip frame?
    ya know, I'm not sure... a friend of mine just had broken paintball parts...
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    Jan 28, 2009, 10:36 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #22

    Everyone has to love the original red and black color of a mandalorian warrior. I love how the coloring is in your armor dude. And the lower legs that armor looks almost clone type. If it is that is what I am actually planing for my armor when I start. But yeah so far so good. Can't wait to see the finished product
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    Jul 26, 2009, 4:16 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #23

    alright guys, I debuted my armor at SDCC. Here are some pics at the SW booth with some other mandos. I'll try to get some more detailed pics up later when I get a chance to make some repairs and modifications













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    Jul 26, 2009, 6:18 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #24

    Thats awesome love the rifle and the red and black chest
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    1 Week Ago - Oct 14, 2014, 3:57 PM - Re: WIP: My Custom Mando #25

    Hey swspiffy I saw u did megaman. Was wondering if u still had the pepakura file.

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