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 Jenga's Mando Build (PIC HEAVY) Update 3/24 I'M OFFICIAL!

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Hey there! I figured I should probably make a progress thread to get pointers outside just my clan and ruusalor. I've been working on my armor for some time now so this is what I have thus far.

Here is my design, for reference.




My armor is taped on to my flight suit in this photo as i have yet to make my vest. Knees, gauntlets, boot armor, kama, cape, and girth belt have yet to be made as well. I plan to tailor the flightsuit to be less baggy in the arms and legs as well. Please ignore the collar plate popping up, the tape wasn't holding it down well on that side. I may also make my thighs smaller to make more room for the knees.



The bucket I just recently acquired from head shot props. I had previously done a scratch build (linked in my signature below), but I wasn't happy with the shape of the dome or the "softness" of the T visor area so I'm restarting with this base. Need to cut away all the flash on the bottom edge and the t visor area.



My weapon base is a Nerf n Strike blaster that I've made no progress on yet.




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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (WIP)
« Reply #1 on: Jan 05, 2017, 06:44 PM »
Looks like you're off to a great start, there are a few things popping out to me though looks like the bottom of your right chest plate has been bent to far and is returning into your body where as it should follow your shape, not sure if its enough to warrant concern but your collar doesn't match the line of the top of your chest plates as well as the collar needs more shaping its looking to flat.

I agree you probably want to make the thighs smaller to make room for the knees, but as I said off to a great start, love the colour scheme as well.

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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (WIP)
« Reply #2 on: Jan 05, 2017, 06:51 PM »
I'll look into the chest and collar! Thanks for the tip  :D

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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (WIP)
« Reply #3 on: Jan 12, 2017, 07:09 PM »
I have a progress report! Today my wonderful Ver'alor helped me rough cut all the flashing and t visor area out of my bucket. I have a lot of sanding to do to smooth it all out but I'm happy it's wearable now!

Here's a photo (guest starring my cat who really wanted a treat)



I also started getting the ear pieces all smoothed out and finished one that's ready for attachment.


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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (WIP)
« Reply #4 on: Jan 12, 2017, 08:52 PM »
Awesome concept!

Patience and attention to detail and it'll look awesome. 8)

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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (WIP)
« Reply #5 on: Jan 13, 2017, 09:47 PM »
Got a lot of sanding done today and smoothed out the cut lines on the t visor area of my bucket. Just have to get a file to get those corners to clean them up.



Now, I do have a question about RF and ear piece attachment. What's the best way to attach them and should I attach them before painting or paint them separately and attach them at the end?

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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (WIP)
« Reply #6 on: Jan 13, 2017, 09:57 PM »
Epoxy works awesome. You can paint it before or after, up to you. I attached mine before I painted, just 'cause. ;)

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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (WIP)
« Reply #7 on: Jan 14, 2017, 06:50 PM »
Thanks for the ear cap tips, Ran!

I got more sintra today and churned out boot and knee armor. Both still need sanding and finishing and I'm not fully set on the knees yet but we'll see how they look after finishing. I'm considering making spats to attach the boot armor to to cover the laces better.




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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (PIC HEAVY)
« Reply #8 on: Jan 24, 2017, 06:09 PM »
I feel like I haven't posted in forever! I've gotten a lot done on my bucket this past week. I still have to fix up a few spots (ear cap paint peeled a little but nothing too awful) and a whole lot of sanding and dirtying up to to but I'm super happy with how it's turned out so far. Visor is just resting in there at the moment.







I've also worked on my blasters! The left one is the nerf gun I painted and the left is a DE-10 blaster a clan mate very kindly gifted to me that I've repainted a bit to match my kit. Still need to modify the left one to make it more swarzy, I feel. And dirty it up a bit more on the barrel.


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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (PIC HEAVY) Update 1/24
« Reply #9 on: Jan 25, 2017, 02:27 AM »
Nice progress vod.
Digging the color scheme and your blasters though nice work.
Did an app team member get back to you on the sizing of your plates?

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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (PIC HEAVY) Update 1/24
« Reply #10 on: Jan 25, 2017, 07:47 AM »
Nice progress vod.
Digging the color scheme and your blasters though nice work.
Did an app team member get back to you on the sizing of your plates?

Not an app team member, but my Ruus'alor gave me the go ahead on plate size.

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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (PIC HEAVY) Update 1/24
« Reply #11 on: Jan 25, 2017, 09:17 AM »
Not an app team member, but my Ruus'alor gave me the go ahead on plate size.

Awesome.  Was just double checking as i hadn't seen anyone post on this thread tis all. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (PIC HEAVY) Update 1/24
« Reply #12 on: Jan 25, 2017, 10:32 AM »
Thanks vod!

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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (PIC HEAVY) Update 1/24
« Reply #13 on: Jan 26, 2017, 11:14 PM »
Went at the bucket with acrylics and sandpaper today and I think it's safe to say it's been sufficiently weathered  ;D

(again, visor is just resting in there and is not installed)








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Re: Jenga's Mando Build (PIC HEAVY) Update 1/26
« Reply #14 on: Jan 26, 2017, 11:37 PM »
Now we're talkin'! ;D

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