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    Clone Wars Mando Armor

    Here's the progress so far...there's still a lot more work.

    -Cruzer


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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    I had a feeling you wouldn't stop with the helmet. Git-er-done for wondercon.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    wow, that looks great.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    Thanks guys for the interest. Little more progress on the shoulder and pistol...



    Last edited by Cruzer; Feb 28, 2010 at 5:54 PM.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    Nice job on the cod! can't wait to see the finished product.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    Cant wait to see the outcome you do amazing work

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    Thanks guys. Few more...




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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    looks really good dude , keep it coming

    C

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    I second that! It looks great so far man... but then again ur work always does cruz

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    Thanks guys. Ok, the pistol is done. I wanted to finish it first because I needed it to figure out the thigh armor and holsters. I'm only making the one and will mold it later for solid resin casts. I took the liberty of adding a trigger because it just didn't look right without one. With the aluminum barrel tip it's about 9.5" long, which works well with the size of the BKBT thighs.

    Thanks










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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    huge WOOOOOOOW for Lorenzo!

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    I knew it was only time until I saw that you were making a CW set Zoe

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    Thanks guys. I realized I missed a sight detail on the top after looking at the Insider ref. pics. So I'll go back and fix that this weekend. I'm hoping they're acceptible since the feedback has been nill other than two close friends.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    I have not responded be cause I hate/want your talent. I'm making the same costume but your so fast. I look forward to seeing more.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    I'm going to wait until the "INTEREST" thread after the molds are made before I respond. ^__-

    LOL!

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    Cruz it looks great man... I'm looking forward to seeing this finished... Let me know how you're going to rig up the holsters tho because I'm going to be using built in holsters for mine

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    I do spend a little too much time in the garage and on props. I'm going to try and start making the mold this weekend. This pistol should be pretty easy to mold and cast once the mold is finished, so I hope to make inexpensive resin casts available.

    I've given the holsters some thought, and the only thing I can think of that would work is a hidden support belt and straps under the flightsuit to hold the weight of the thigh armor, holsters, and blasters. I can't see any other way to hold all of that weight in place.

    I'll also be experimenting with making a mold that allows the holster and thigh armor to be one piece. The holster will have to glued in place after if this idea doesn't work out. I'll be sure to post build pics.

    Lately I've been working on the shin armor, so I'll post pics up this weekend when I get a chance.

    Thanks

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    I might be intrested in a set of pistols pending price. Keep up the hard work.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    This project is fantastic, any plans for the Darksaber? the founder of this thread has a good blueprint ready to go!

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...057#post492057
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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    Thanks for the link. I'm going to leave the darksaber to someone else since the armor alone has been enough work.

    Update:
    I've placed the shins on hold to mold the pistol before it became "beat up" by handling it too much. I added the sight detailing and taper on the trigger guard and sealed the pistol with a coat of paint over the weekend. I also made the mold box and as of right now silicone is curing over one side of the pistol. Today after work I'll start the silicone for the second side. I hope to be able to make the first casts of the pistol this weekend.
    Last edited by Cruzer; Mar 10, 2010 at 1:48 PM.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Armor

    Cruzer said: View Post
    I've given the holsters some thought, and the only thing I can think of that would work is a hidden support belt and straps under the flightsuit to hold the weight of the thigh armor, holsters, and blasters. I can't see any other way to hold all of that weight in place.
    I was thinking similarly... I was actually plotting a sort of combined jetpack harness / thigh suspension kit.

    Hard to describe, but something where you would wear something... underarmor / tshirt / whatever under your flight suit.

    Put the harness on with straps that come out of holes in the shoulders of the flight suit (same as the vest), and straps that come down off of the harness to the legs for the thigh armor. That would distribute the weight, make sure they all work together correctly, and should be relatively easy to wear.

    The leg armor would still be secured to the suit, but would get the added boost from the harness.

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    Nothing like the sweet smell of silicone in the morning.

    Looks great!!! I must say that is a rather big mold, oh and don't forget the pour holes.
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    I wish I could affort silicone mold making material.

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    Ok, first pull is done and I was able to see where the air bubbles gather. It's a little heaver than I had hoped, so I will experiment with some Feather Lite resin for the next cast. This weekend I'll try to find some time to begin the hoslters, as well as finish up the shins.


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