My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate

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    My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate

    With a recent issue of LEGACY showcasing what the Mandalorians of the era look like, it's
    pretty obvious that Cade Skywalker wears an altered Mando chestplate and belt so here is
    his armor I decided to make. What do you all think?




    I don't actually plan to finish a costume or anything, it was just a project I figured I could do
    pretty quickly and have an interesting prop to put on the wall. I might at least attach
    the straps that are on the chestplate, though.
    Last edited by Muad'Dib; Dec 28, 2009 at 12:29 AM.

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    Re: My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate

    that's very nice. i don't know what techniques you used to make it, but it looks like there were a lot of hours spent by a skilled craftsman to build this piece. the only "short-cut" i can see from the pictures is the hammered finished bronze paint, and that's not really a short-cut, because i don't think it's actually possible to make plastic armor look like hammered metal.

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    Re: My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate

    Thanks for the comments about my being so "skilled a craftsman".
    It's all sintra that has been shaped and layered. Start to finish I'd say theres about two days work involved with cutting, shaping,refinements, sanding and paintwork.

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    Re: My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate

    Insane.... Great work.

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    Re: My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate

    very cool! i was a big fan of cade's "mando-esque" armor. with the release of issue 41 last month we see all the legacy era mando's wearing very similar design.

    i actually borrowed cade's design for my chest and backplates. i didn't copy them exact but used the style. my bro used the ab plates for his custom mando.

    great work, it looks awesome!is it one piece or scaled pieces? as i look at the pix, i see it both ways.

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    Re: My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate

    Wow, that looks awesome!

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    Re: My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate

    A'den:

    I didn't even think to take a shot from the back when I had my friends camera!
    The center black part is actually the same peice as the first, largest ab plate and the pec and center diamond are attached to it. It's layered construction from the pec plates down.
    I sprayed the thick, hammered paint after it was assembled so that's probably why it looks all one peice.

    OK, I whipped this up really quick to give you an idea:

    Last edited by Muad'Dib; Jan 3, 2010 at 3:29 PM.

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    Re: My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate

    Wow. That's awesome. Absolutely fantastic work. Looks great

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    Re: My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate

    That looks awesome. I really like that armor too after seeing it in the Legacy comics. Might as well make the whole costume. Keep up the good work.

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    That really looks great, very impressive. I know of a guy in the UKG doing this cossy, i wonder if he is doing this as well.

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    Re: My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate

    Excellent looking build! If ever you were to get tired of it hanging on the wall I'd take it off your hands.

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    Re: My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate

    that looks awesome, I'd love to see a finished costume. It'd be great if you could post a few pics when your done

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