WIP: My Mauldelorian (Supercommando Captain)

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    WIP: My Mauldelorian (Supercommando Captain)

    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Greetings everyone. I’m going to start a thread to document my progress on my “Mauldelorian” – the Mandalorian Supercommando Captain.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Yeah, this guy…[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]I’ve sourced out all the parts.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Helmet – WCA[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Armor – WCA/PROPS[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Jetpack – WCA/PROPS[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Flightsuit - Dickies[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Vest and Waistrap – Homemade (marine vinyl / leather)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Belt – Homemade (Sintra)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Boots – Palladium Men’s Pampa Hi Canvas[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Compad - EA[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Blasters – EA[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Progress so far:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]I’ve had the armor for a few weeks, so I’ve taken my time cutting, sanding, and getting it to *look* right. After some trial and error, I finished the horns on the shoulder pieces. 2 pieces of 3mm sintra glued together, cut out, sanded, and beveled to give that *sharp* edge look. 2 screws hold each horn in from the underside.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Helmet: I’ve mocked up most of the horns with paper, cut them out of sintra (2 pieces of 3mm), sanded and smoothed the edges, [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Since taking that pic, I’ve contoured the bottom edge so it fits better on the curve of the helmet, and attached each horn with some screws. I’ve only done the 6 large horns – still need to do the 4 smaller ones around the middle of his helmet.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]I’m still working on attaching the armor to the vest. My Jango uses snaps, but I’m experimenting with Chicago screws. I picked up a pack of 100 here: Results for chicago screw - MyBinding.com - Binding Machine GBC Laminator Ibico Book Binding[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]I used 1/4” screws, but I think that 3/8” might give better closure when going through thicker stuff. To attach them to the armor, I took a piece of sintra, and used my heat gun to give it the right curve to match the armor. After that, I drilled a hole for the post, and sanded down (countersunk) the backside of the sintra. This way, the post comes through the hole, and the sintra can still sit flush with the backside of the armor piece. After using some PVC cement to glue it in, viola! Chicago screw post attached to the back of your armor! [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]I lined up the armor on the vest where I wanted it, and marked where the holes should be to allow the Chicago screw to pass through. I cut a small hole, and then added a grommet to ensure that the hole doesn't tear anymore. When I’m ready to attach the armor, I slide the post of the Chicago screw through the grommet, and secure on the other side with either a washer, or another piece of curved sintra, and then the screw end of the Chicago screw.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Flightsuit – I started with a short sleeve Dickies coverall, and a long sleeve shirt (of matching colors):[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Coverall: Short Sleeve Coverall | Mens Coveralls | Dickies.com[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Shirt: Slim Fit Long Sleeve Work Shirt | Men's Shirts | Dickies.com[/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]I removed the long sleeves from the shirt, and sewed them inside the shoulder under the short sleeves of the coverall. This way, you still get the “double sleeve” look without too much extra work. I also had to remove the posterior pockets, and adjust the collar so it closes more like a crewman or pilot collar does.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Leather waist wrap that secures with clips, and then has a flap over it to cover. Mine is black, but this is the same process:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Belt and boxes: I’m hand-making these out of sintra. I took a piece of sintra 3in x 24in, and used my heat gun to give it a large curve so it would wrap around my body. I used a 5-gallon bucket from a local hardware store as a form to keep it straight. I cut out the individual boxes out of sintra, and have given most of them (not the half inch or quarter inch ones) the same curve using the heat gun and bucket. The center box and 1 on either side have holes cut in them. After finding the center of the larger piece, I started gluing on the boxes using superglue. After a few boxes, I added holes to secure it to the waist wrap using Chicago screws, grommets, and washers. I made sure to line up the bottom holes accordingly so they could hold my cod piece on as well. Once I test fit the screws to make sure they line up, I put a little dab of super glue on the post end to secure it from spinning, then it’s covered by the remaining belt boxes, and is out of sight.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]The edges of the boxes are a little rough. Once this piece is complete, I'm going to sand / fill so that the tops and bottoms of the belt boxes are more even. This piece will cover the front half of the waist wrap, and be secured by 8 Chicago screws. As soon as this piece is completed, I will make 2 more to cover the back half.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]Blasters - Sanded and primed. Working on the first coat of silver.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Helvetica Neue]More updates to come!!![/FONT]
    Last edited by Naglium; Aug 28, 2013 at 2:28 PM.

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    Re: WIP: My Mauldelorian (Supercommando Captain)

    Your off to a nice start so far . And you definitely have an eye for detail ! Keep it up.

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    Good job!

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    Re: WIP: My Mauldelorian (Supercommando Captain)

    Did some more work on the belt last night.



    Added the 2 3" boxes on either side (the first one covered up the middle chicago screws), and lined up and drilled holes for the outer screws. These will be covered by the 2" boxes with the 1" squares cut out.

    After doing one side, I found that the overall curve of the belt wasn't curved enough, and it started to stress and crack a little. I put a little superglue along the crack to seal it, but I think I'll have to give it some more time with my heat gun to get it to fit just right.

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    Re: WIP: My Mauldelorian (Supercommando Captain)

    Did some more work tonight... nothing real "picture" worthy though...

    Spent some time with the heat gun and fixed the front half of the belt. Did the screws and grommets for that, so it's done (front half, from right hip to left hip). Glue is drying. Back of the belt still to do.

    Also, did a whole bunch of grommetting on the vest. Back, collar, 2 shoulders, 2 chest, and the center diamond. Basically, everything except the stomach piece - (had issues with one of the screws).

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    Don't mind the mohawk. It looks much better when I put gel in it.

    Finished up the grommetting on the vest, and put the last boxes on the front half of the belt.




    I'm going to raise the bottom hem of the vest about 2 inches so its closer to the bottom of the chest and back armor plates. I also need some padding in the shoulders so they sit up a little higher.

    Next on my to-do list is the back half of the belt, the small horns on the helmet, and attaching the thigh plates/holsters to the flightsuit.

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    Re: WIP: My Mauldelorian (Supercommando Captain)

    Scratch that.... all the armor is supposed to be JUST ABOUT touching...

    Which means.... I'll need a whole new vest. 29 grommets and a few yards of pleather down the drain.

    Good thing is... I can put snaps on my shoulders instead of Chicago screws / grommets. The more I think about it, it would be *easier* for travel and storage if the shoulders are easily removable after a troop. (its the way my Jango travels).

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    Re: WIP: My Mauldelorian (Supercommando Captain)

    While I'm refitting the vest... onto other projects...





    It *almost* doesn't fit in my helmet display case.

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    looking good! cant wait to see the result of the paint job!
    Keep it up!
    -Ghost

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    Haven't updated in a while, so here's where I'm at. Nothing really "picture-worthy" but still progress is being made.
    • [li]Blasters are being painted. Needing a couple coats. 1 or 2 more, and a clear coat, and they should be done[/li]
      [li]New Vest done[/li]
      [li]Plates attached to the new vest (closer this time)[/li]
      [li]Horns adjusted slightly[/li]
      [li]Straps added for boot armor and handplates[/li]
      [li]Gauntlets finished (magnet closure)[/li]
      [li]Jetpack parts received. Haven't started that yet[/li]


    All the parts (except the jetpack and backplate) go off to paint this weekend. I'll post pics when they return.

    I've abandoned the sintra belt. It just doesn't look right, and isn't hugging my body the way I want. I've commissioned a friend to make me a leather one.

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    i'm especially loving the horns on the helmet, but the whole suit in general is really really sick so far! can't wait for the finished product!
    -Ghost

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    Just some progress with paint and horns.

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    Slowly coming together!!!




    I still need some shoulder pads to keep the shoulder bells "up", but other than that, I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out so far.

    Wasn't able to finish it all up for RICC. I wanted to make sure it was "quality" and not "thrown together last minute for a con"...

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    Hi, I'm loving this thread and want to see more. I'm working on my own death watch commando amour and am wondering if anyone can help me out. Im using the wof helmet templates and modifiying them to match the death watch helmet. Can anyone tell me the length of the t visor space on the death watch helmet as it is longer than fetts and i can find any dimensions anywhere. thanks guys

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    That's awesome! Huge fan of the Mauldolorians! How did you get the horns to stick onto the helmet? Is it just glue?

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    They're screwed in from the bottom - same as the shoulder horns.


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    nice! deffinately worth the wait for the update! I love the paint. keep it up!
    -Ghost

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    Big update. Took some time off for the holidays, and now I'm back at it.

    Forearms, gloves, and handplates.



    Thigh plates with Chicago screw attachment:


    The thighs and shins are attached this way. The knees have magnets in them, and then corresponding magnets sewn inside the flightsuit so they can just *pop* on and still have a tight hold.

    Thighs, knees, and Shins:




    Since the thighs and shins are "permanently" attached to the suit (via Chicago screws), it travels like this:


    Today's critique:
    - Knees and shins could use some separation. They seem a little too close to each other.
    - Legs and short sleeves on the flightsuit are a little too baggy for this character. They should be taken in a bit.

    Still left to do on this costume:
    - Padding in holsters for blasters
    - Padding in helmet
    - Helmet visor
    - Strapping for boot armor
    - Better neck closure on flightsuit.

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    Wow!
    Looking brutally awesome! This is insanely cool!
    I can't wait for the finished product!
    -Ghost

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    Critique:
    - No boot armor or hand armor (not done yet)
    - No leather belt (not done yet)
    - No jetpack (not done yet)
    - No balaclava (left it upstairs)
    - Shoulders need propping up (shoulder pads)
    - Pant legs need to be hemmed for length.
    - Helmet needs a visor and padding
    - Knees still need to come up a little bit to add some separation from the shins
    - Holsters need some structural support and padding at the bottom

    I am open to all advice and constructive criticism.
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    Re: WIP: My Mauldelorian (Supercommando Captain)

    I think I'm just about ready to submit for approval.











    Please let me know what you think. I'm open to any and all feedback before I submit this kit for approval.

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    Nice build.

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    Looks awesome! I'm just in love with that helmet.

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    This is absolutely amazing. Can't wait to see more of this one!

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    Man, epic job. This is the build I want to do. Thank you for posting.

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