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 Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P) - Approved :D:D

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Helmet - Mandalorian Blank Helmet by Lonewolf Customs - Check
Flight Suit - Check
Vest - Check
Sash - Check
Kama - Check
Belt + Holster - Swiss Bandolier | Leg Holster Grenade Check (Knife holster and westar holster are now wip)
Upper Armor - Check
Lower Armor - Thights check | Cod check | Shins and Knees by The Mandalorian Arsenal - Check
Boba Fett ROTJ Gaunts - by Mac Cougar | Rav Bralor Fett 3D by April Storm Check/i]
Gloves + Armor - Check
Boots + Armor- Check

Electronics - Blue Chest Display by Fi-Buurenaar

Weapons:

Westar by Nirob Shysa | Verp - by Marco Tamissa 501st PT | 2 Westar 35 3D Printed (wip) | Combat Knife (wip)

Grenades:

- 4 Death Trooper Grenades (wip)
- 2 Thermal Detonator 3D Printed Check

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Hi everyone, greetings from Portugal,

I have registered here a few months ago and I spent a few months (+2) thinking and planning my future Mando  ;D
I realized that my regional clan (Ra-Ruul Clan) as ended, so unfortunatly I have no Portuguese mates to help me in this task  :'( but hoppefully I believe I will also have your advice, opinions and tips in this jorney :)

Have already bought Expanded PVC 3 mm, like on this photos:





I planned building a Medium (remotly thinking of even Heavy, but for now, Medium lol  :laugh:) so already downloaded Jango Templates, sizes L and XL and printed them in paper :) what do you think?

Now, I'm cutting them, so when it's over, I'll post photos here  :D

I'm very thrilled and happy about building a Mando  ;D
Thank you in advance  :D

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #1 on: Apr 28, 2016, 03:45 PM »
Update - 28-05-2016

Hi vods,
So, after cutting all the templates, I had a hard task, gluing myself and see how the templates matches my body...  :laugh:

Here are the results:


This one is to see how the chest armor was...




The collar seens ok i think, but i dont know how to place it, if more above or not...

Ps.: I know the space necessary between plates, max 1 inch and 1/2 also :) but i placed the templates all by miself so the pieces may have more 1 inch of space between  :laugh:

So, after this, is ok to go foward and apply the templates on sintra? what do you think?
Every opinion and feed-back i will appreciate :)

Best regards vods

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #2 on: Apr 28, 2016, 06:13 PM »
It is better to take the photos with your arms down but I can tell you need a size down as those plates are too big for you.

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #3 on: Apr 28, 2016, 06:35 PM »
It is better to take the photos with your arms down but I can tell you need a size down as those plates are too big for you.

Thank you so much for the feed-back  ;D

In fact, these are XL templates but also printed the L ones...
The XL templates on this photos, I think were badly placed, glued myself alone lol  :laugh: and also they are not "bended" like the final shape...
Should I really try the XL and in the final, really see if they are to big or fit 100%? Or it's trowing money away?
I will cut the L ones and compare both :D

ty

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #4 on: Apr 30, 2016, 08:10 PM »
So, I remade the size of armor and begin with Shoulder Pieces:





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVWM4Te1HzM this is kinda funny :laugh:

I think the size is ok   ;D

What I really dont know is where to place them  :laugh: if in this pics the shoulder is well placed or not...

Really happy to see any feed-back and opinions :)

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2016, 06:22 AM »
The size looks right on that. You may need to shift them about an inch down your arm to give the collar room. But you'll know when the rest of the plates are in place.

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2016, 10:12 PM »
Looks pretty good.  My only concern, and Kris can probably expand on this, is how much of your deltoid is being covered by your current placement.  Here's the CRL for shoulder armor as far as the modern kit goes.  I personally think you'd be OK.  It doesn't appear as though the placement would affect your range of movement, but you'll definitely be wider, meaning more bumping into stuff as you get used to being in armor.  If you move them over slightly and angle them downward you'll bump into less stuff, but if you're into the straight out look by all means go for it.

As far as the gap between collar and shoulder plate, I've got an inch and change between my collar plate and shoulder plate, so I fill the gap with trophies and what not.   
 
Shoulder armor:

    Are not required to be Fett style.
    Must sit above the bicep muscle and cover the deltoid area.
    The top edge of the plate can either be lined up with the shoulder seam or sit slightly above it.
    Double plates are acceptable.


If you've got your chest pieces cut, let's see a picture of how that lines up with your collar plate, but judging by your previous pictures you've already taken that into account with your templates.

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2016, 05:24 AM »
Two options there. Either, make another set of shoulders and place the top edge on the seam where your t-shirt is and leave that set where they are.
Or shift the pair you have now down so the top edge is not overlapping the collar (I think that should be about on the seam of your shirt)

As I said, it's hard to place the shoulders without the collar in place, with that done it's much easier to see how far they need to shift.

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2016, 08:25 PM »
Update - 15-05-2016

So, finally bought my suit , 40.00 XL size (sh*t i'm fat) ;D



two way zipper, for the "needs" ahah  :laugh:





About the pockets in the chest, the vest will cover them  :laugh:
In the bottom of the legs, i need to cut it 2/3 inc  :laugh:
I think it's not baggy or something, it fits well i think  :D
If anyone could tell me something about it, if it's ok, approvable, etc etc, i will appreciate  ;D  ???  :D

Update - 26-05-2016

So, finally started my vest with my gf help:


making slow progress  :laugh:

While she's sewing my vest (or not  ;D), it's a nice time to sand  :laugh:
The sanding is ok, not so much good, ...? any tips appreciated  ;D
Ty in advance

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2016, 12:01 AM »
So far so good! Those first templates were definitely big on you. I would definitely post pics of your new templates before cutting any more out. You'll want to line the bottom corners of the collar to the top corners of the collar, and the bottom tips of the chest plates with the top corner of the ab plate wings to get the placement just right. The plates shouldn't have to wrap around you at all when the size is right, the should sit on the front of your torso and not hang off the sides. The shoulder size does look good though, just move them down to the deltoid. Use Boba and Jango pictures for reference on where to place them. The flight suit looks like a great fit, that should do just fine!

Keep it up vod! You're doing great so far. Keep posting pics and asking questions and we'll get you there =)

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2016, 11:26 PM »
So far so good! Those first templates were definitely big on you. I would definitely post pics of your new templates before cutting any more out. You'll want to line the bottom corners of the collar to the top corners of the collar, and the bottom tips of the chest plates with the top corner of the ab plate wings to get the placement just right. The plates shouldn't have to wrap around you at all when the size is right, the should sit on the front of your torso and not hang off the sides. The shoulder size does look good though, just move them down to the deltoid. Use Boba and Jango pictures for reference on where to place them. The flight suit looks like a great fit, that should do just fine!

Keep it up vod! You're doing great so far. Keep posting pics and asking questions and we'll get you there =)

Ty so much for the reply  ;D
Lately I havent much time to do this, but today just got 2h and started making my vest and a sanding test in one plate  ;D
I think the sanding is good, ok, smooth, but any tips/advice will be appreciated of course  ;D
Ty all  ;D

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #11 on: Jun 12, 2016, 03:21 PM »
Update - 12-06-2016

After a few days without much time, finally i've done progress  ;D

Inicially, i was to bought this boots:

20.00 but they were to heavy, wow :o
So, decided to bought this:



I suppose this is not gonna be a problem if i leave them... What do you say? (Never the less, in last case, i can cut them :laugh:)
- Gonna do 2 or 3 pieces of armor for them, for the back and front;
- Gonna cut brand logo and cut those red and blue lines with a cissor;
- Do I need to paint the gray lines of the boots or can i leave them? I really dont know...

Vest almost finnished, the only thing i will do is fix the shoulder part, do a little cut and sew again  ;D
have a nice weekend guys  :laugh: ;D

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #12 on: Jun 12, 2016, 03:37 PM »
The stitching on the boots will be fine, just the logo that really has to go.

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #13 on: Jun 12, 2016, 03:38 PM »
Boots look good to me. You already know you have to cut off the logo. The gray stitching shouldn't be a problem and the buckles should work nicely.

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Re: Let's start building a Mando (new here and first time W.I.P)
« Reply #14 on: Jun 20, 2016, 07:52 PM »
Update - 20-06-2016

Hi vods Kris and Mi'ix  ;D

Ty so much for the replies  ;D
I think for now I have more spare time, so I will do my best to keep my building and my post upgraded  :D

For a few minutes, i was able to do this for the first time and i think i wanna do like this 90.00% lool  ;D :laugh:

Now I have been thinking:
Hoppefully in the future, I will try to join Brigades and I have been checking also the BRL's, but for know my "main concern" are the colors of my flight suit (navy / dark blue) and the armor set colors (maybe mixing red/black/white)... I know i can't see Brigades Forum and wips of vods and more info, cause they are under sigile (obviusly lol  :laugh:)
So, despite of this, is possible anyome enlighten me if I go throw this colors scheme (like mandomaker pics), I can join assult or sniper? Or they required specific colors?



So far I got this, all sanded, just need to shape chest, diamond (?) and belly armor, shoulders and collar are shaped and i think is fitting well  ;D



In a few days i will be able to take a pic with this set, vest and flight suit  :D

One question:
- For attaching, I have velcro at home but I'm thinking on buying earth magnets on ebay lol
What do you think?

Ty  ;D

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