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 Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2

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Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« on: Oct 09, 2016, 08:06 PM »
decided to actually start a build thread for my next kit. I'm going to go above and beyond with this next one so any input is valued! I intend on going brigades with this costume, both urban assault and demolitions.
 Let's start with the concept drawings


The things that aren't easily shown in concept drawings are the minor details. I drew my inspiration from Star wars Galaxies armor but I didn't want to copy exactly what was in the game but just use it as a guide while doing my own spin on it. I intend on filling that bandolier and belt up with explosives and other goodies, the left thigh holster will house many of the misc. tools used for breaching and infiltration. The helmet is one that I purchased from HSP (mandalorian operator) and have since modified to get a final product which I will then be casting (Already gotten HSP thumbs up.) The body armor was inspiration from multiple sources, but mostly after I experienced so much trouble with shaping of my original plates I wanted to change it up. On the back will be a protoFett esque backpack, with the large cylinder being an air tank. The air system will then run up through the back of helmet and into the antenna which will raise and lower with push of a button. It will also run through down to the left gauntlet to then be housed into a flamethrower that will shout (At a low pressure) compressed air. The electrical system will be mainly housed in the left gauntlet and control many of the fun doodads on my Kit. The boots will be of a clams he'll nature, expanding upon the original design of most shin plates. 3 seperated pieces of Armor on Back, top, and front of foot. Left shoulder will be a nice and large while the right being small and sleek, to eventually fit underneath a pauldron if I so choose it. For armor color, I intend on using a nice charcoal gray with a rich pine green as accenting. The green will further be utilized as I intend upon etching and engraving Zabrak tattoo patterns onto and across the armor! Think this about covers most of the concepts that I had rambling around in my skull. Let me know your opinions, what you think, or if there is something that won't work (*Cough cough* flamethrower *Cough*)

I will be sure to upload some pictures tomorrow of where I am at on the Helmet and start printing templates for custom armor plates here in the coming week!

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #1 on: Oct 11, 2016, 07:01 PM »
Figured I would document my progress on the helmet while waiting for the latest bondo work to dry! Picture dump,  ahoy!
The helmet, as I recieved it in all of it's wonderful glory! I knew going in that I would have to remove all the bits and doodads for the helmet to be approvable!

After nearly dying as I soon realized when doing massive amounts of sanding, i should wear a respirator and eye protection. The stuff... got... EVERYWHERE! I almost wish i'd taken a picture of it, but alas. I reinforced the inside of the helmet with Bondo glass where needed.

I then decided i didn't like how uneven the rebreathers were, so I proceeded to fill them in with Bondo and improvised a way to make them all nice and smooth as opposed to the ribbed hose style.
After getting some beautiful earcaps to fill the empty space (You have gotta have earcaps, man!!) on both sides of the helmet, I decided to keep the short antenna and instead cut into and simply glued it onto the helmet. (apologies for blurry picture... :( )

After much deliberation on the next tasks ahead of me, I decided that I didn't like the earlier ends to the rebreathers either and wanted to do something unique. I eventually cut those off entirely, before drilling a Hole and inserting and glueing in these lovely pieces I found at a local hardware store. (kinda hard to see...), designed to go from the inside kitchen faucet to a garden hose (No idea -why-). I then proceeded to fill the cracks of the earcaps, only to later learn.. bondo is a lot worse than using.. say.. spot putty. so much more work for such a tiny crack! I instantly regretted taht decision but I carried on anyway. As to the visor, I knew I wanted to fill it in to bring the visor in a tad. after attempting to just fill a small portion of the visor in where I needed, only to have it end in a spectacular failure, I decided a new approach. I filled the previous gap (which was only for reference and fitting) and filled the inside of the visor with bondo glass!

Eventually cutting out the visor to rough spec, and finishing where I desired the bottom portion so that I could finish the Rebreathers... I've begun the beautification process of the helmet and started finishing the rebreathers, and filling in visor better.

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #2 on: Nov 03, 2016, 02:29 PM »
Created myself some templates a while back, and finally around to tracing them onto the Sintra. Decided to try 6mm instead of 3mm, this time. The templates were created by overlapping and slowly mapping the Legacy chest plate to adhere tot he design of modern, until I had a look that I truly enjoyed. Sizing was all donw by myself (Really hard to tape it to myself then take a picture :P) After I had the 'master' template I then traced it onto another two pieces of paper to create two identicals as oposed to one being slightly bigger.! The Ab plate was just holding it up against the new master and slowly getting the right angle. The reason the Bottom of the Chest is angled is JUST because it's the biggest I could get onto one piece of paper :D

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #3 on: Nov 05, 2016, 04:02 AM »
Photos finally working again, good on you for making those mods on that helmet. Templates are looking good as well. There are also galaxies templates here on the forums if you want to mix and match pieces with other modern parts. You know the shpeal.

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #4 on: Feb 12, 2017, 04:17 PM »
It is I, the king of not posting Anything in W.I.P. thread despite how constantly busy I am! My plates have all been shaped and Cut. They may look long, but the Plates end perfectly, just above my belly button (The shirt is just real long.. I promise :P )

**Redacted** - Facebook was used to upload, silly me

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #5 on: Feb 15, 2017, 02:19 PM »
I bought my scrubs, and have been making my Flightsuit in spare time. I have a question, however. What is the best way to weather Black, without overly making them dirty? my first pair is really dirty, and I want to avoid it overly weathering them

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #6 on: Feb 15, 2017, 07:15 PM »
I bought my scrubs, and have been making my Flightsuit in spare time. I have a question, however. What is the best way to weather Black, without overly making them dirty? my first pair is really dirty, and I want to avoid it overly weathering them
Brown or other type paints. A dusting of chalk, just something that looks like "hey he walked down a dusty road!"

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #7 on: Feb 15, 2017, 08:11 PM »
Brown or other type paints. A dusting of chalk, just something that looks like "hey he walked down a dusty road!"
right, that's what I'm attempting to avoid, that "hey, he's dirty... where did the dirt come from?" because dirt + UA, doesn't make sense to me.

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #8 on: Feb 27, 2017, 02:54 PM »
I weathered my black suit using a few different shades of silver and grey, just lightened it in places making it look faded/sunbleached.
If you have the time leaving it out in the sun to weather (also depends on where in the world you are for this one though)

Other things suggested to me are sand paper for some texture differences. Also using coloured thread to make a fake sewing repair in a non-black colour, then rub charcoal or something to take away the "shineyness" of the thread. Makes it seem like a repair to the suit.

If going for UA, why not wear the suit and rub up against the corners of walls? Would be real world application then rather than the sand paper

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #9 on: Mar 24, 2017, 12:15 AM »
Thanks a ton hik'aari! Costume is coming together!! It may not seem like it, because I don't post updates but.. y'know!
The list for Celebration 8.

Helmet:
-Cast new one
-Finish visor
Body armor:
-Shaped, not attached
-Trauma plating template?
Backplate:
-Create/shape
-Trauma plating?
Shoulder armor:
-Finish 90 degree Bell
-Cut Opposite shoulder
Gauntlet:
-Templated
-Create
-Adapt Topper from previous Vacuuform
Cod piece:
-make Template
-Cut
-3D plates?
Shins:
-Design template
Boot armor:
-Templated

Flak vest:
-Wait for maker
Flightsuit
-Assemble Scrubs
-Hem and fit together
Boot spats:
-Possible workaround?
Girth Belt:
-Order
Holster/Ammo belt:
-Arrived.

Pistol:
-Assemble
Verpine:
-Templated
-Cut

And that about sumarizes where I'm at, I personally kind of... stockpile on everything and take it slow until I know i have everything then bust it out a Week before a Con :P


Requesting help:
I'm not entirely sure how I want to do my Boot / Shins. i played around with a Clamshell, making a rough template, but it seems really inefficient. Are there other ways to cover the laces on my Boots, as well as Tuck the bottom of pants in? I personally am trying to avoid using Gaiters but am open to anything! I have large calves with thin ankles. Any assistance is appreciated as I'm... kind of running out of ideas on things to try :O
Edit: My original design called for some more Galaxies inspiration, with the boots below. However, I am running out of ideas to execute this idea.


-Bariikas

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #10 on: Mar 24, 2017, 12:05 PM »
This is going to look so awesome. Can't wait to see that buy'ce up close.

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #11 on: Mar 24, 2017, 01:53 PM »
I just have my boots under my fight suit and shins and the boot armor covers the rest. It's also possible to do it with just the shins and the flight suit tucked in, but honestly if your flightsuit is snug enough you'll get the same look. Close up of my boots for reference.




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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #12 on: Mar 24, 2017, 01:57 PM »
yea, my first suit has the same thing, but I really don't like how it affects my flightsuit. I have hi top boots, and am going to tuck my flightsuit into it, but I want wraparound shins.

I know, I'm picky! ;F

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #13 on: Mar 24, 2017, 11:10 PM »
You can always use gaiters as the base to mount the plates to and have them go around 360.

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Re: Mandalorian Supporter - Bariikas Talgal V2
« Reply #14 on: Mar 24, 2017, 11:17 PM »
This is fantastic vod! I love the helmet design, reminds me of death troopers

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