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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #15 on: Jan 22, 2018, 05:33 PM »
Sounds like a solid plan.

By the way, forum rules prohibit double-posting, or posting right after yourself, without someone else replying first.  If, after at least 24 hours, no one has replied, at that point you're welcome to reply to your last post.  If it's been less than a day, though, simply "Modify" your last post.  If you avoid double-posting, the moderators won't yell at you.   ;D

Oopsie, Daisy! Sorries! Weird, I had been doing so well, hadn't I? Lol! I posted right after myself, because I wanted to answer the quote before I forgot what I was going to say. I try to do that because I have A LOT to say sometimes and if I wait too long to reply, I lose my whole structure of my paragraph or whatever it was. Thanks for the headsup, though:)

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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #16 on: Jan 22, 2018, 05:33 PM »
My pleasure.   :)

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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #17 on: Jan 23, 2018, 12:57 AM »
We have eyes everywhere...

Definitely keep us in the loop. Alien builds are not the easiest thing to do and you'll need to work with us through the process.

- Like a Wookiee build the fur will take the place of a flightsuit I am presuming?
- You will need a backplate as the draped fabric will not be heavy enough to cover that there is not one there. The other alternative is to switch the drapery for a heavier fabric cape.
- You will likely need to provide more images for the helmet as I believe it may still need to be a full helmet since this species does not have anything on the rear of the head (Twi'lek etc get to remove part of the back to allow the lekku space to exit, however the front must remain Mandalorian). Since this species will require a front adjustment for the muzzle and a slight raise of the dome on the sides for the ears the back should be kept as Mandalorian as it can.

Otherwise I'm not seeing anything that won't meet CRLs.

I did some research with a fellow mando and we found out that Togorian's were the first eager race to join the Mandalorians in the ancient times. However the more modern day Mandalorian Togorians in the comics do not seem to wear helmets at all, at least, from what we've seen. To save myself time and frustration, is it possible to get approved without a helmet? Is it just the armor you guys need? I am trying to come up with some creative ways to get the helmet the way I want it, but I would rather spend time on how the heck I'm going to make the head of the costume look alarmingly reallistic. A helmet would take even more time to construct just for approval. This kit is going to take me a while, anyway, but goodness, gracious, lol.

P.S. If this posts AFTER I have posted about two or three times, I was not doing it intentionally. I have posted twice since someone ELSE posted and my replies are....gone? They never did show up? I don't know what is going on or if they were deleted or something. So, if the website corrects itself, it was not my doing.

!!!EDIT!!! HEeeeyyyy! TWO pages, now! Well, then! Fixed the problem and deleted any double posts! Is the web forum supposed to be condensed to the middle of the screen with stuff on either side of it? Anyone else getting this weird stuff happening? This squishes peoples pictures, images and text and I cannot judge nor see the crafting people have put into their stuff because its distorted and skewed. I've tried to find settings on this site to see what is wrong, but ever since they updated it, it went weird like that. Highly annoying.

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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #18 on: Jan 23, 2018, 08:49 AM »
Have you tried clearing your cache and deleting cookies? I think for most browsers, it's control + F5, or on a Mac, Command + F5.

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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #19 on: Jan 23, 2018, 09:33 AM »
Unfortunately yes, a helmet is required even for alien builds. Was 50% of my Twi'lek construction time too.

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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #20 on: Jan 24, 2018, 12:46 PM »
Unfortunately yes, a helmet is required even for alien builds. Was 50% of my Twi'lek construction time too.

Oh, sweet baby jesus, lol! 50% ?! Yay...this is going to be fun, lol! Were there any problem areas you had with the construction of the helmet for the sake of the lekku? If I can get my reference sheet for the helmet and the back plate finished, you could, hopefully, identify, or point out, to be expected problem areas that I would not mind being prepared to struggle with.

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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #21 on: Jan 24, 2018, 05:42 PM »
The main problem I had is that lekku fit onto everybodies heads differently, so I had to do helmet templating of the rear of my head in the mirror because that was the only way to ensure it was fitting me. You should have less issue as your head piece would more than likely be a full head so it could be put on a stand and worked on.

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The only safe way to take out Kris would be with an orbital bombardment.... and even then your chances of surviving are only 50:50

WIP's: EC, Twi'lek, Demolitions
Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #22 on: Jan 26, 2018, 12:55 AM »
The main problem I had is that lekku fit onto everybodies heads differently, so I had to do helmet templating of the rear of my head in the mirror because that was the only way to ensure it was fitting me. You should have less issue as your head piece would more than likely be a full head so it could be put on a stand and worked on.

Awww, shucks! I'm glad it worked out, but it must have been a pain in the tucus!!  I agree, I have 22 inch head male mannies. I need to buy, at least, two more. I'm running out of room to put project creature costumes  on that aren't finished yet. I'll see if I can't make a base off of the foam-work of my creature head and then use it to basically round-up the measurement so it can fit around a furred mascot head and not just a foam base.

Here is what I have, so far, as far as the helmet design goes.




Vents! Vent the crap out of EVERYTHING, for the love of being alive and not dead from a heatstroke!

Is this all right as far as the proportions, go? The vents will be an easy to breath through "Mesh", but not  the kind you can easily see through. I really want to wear my helmet, even over the creature head. I have an idea to make it easy to come on and off and it has to do with magnets. The helmet will basically, still be a "Two Piece". A faceplate and then the back that houses the ear guards.

For the sake of my physical safety and my physical condition, so far this year, my mando will probably have a lot of hidden heat guider-outers to make her more bearable and more comfortable. been learning my lesson to try and install more vents in the creature costumes, themselves and even the armor. I have some ideas for some "Cool-looking" vents that could go in the leg gaurds where her "Thrusters" are. Those are probably going to be heat, expelled vents, in reality, but since nobody can intentionally see up at that angle, they look like thrusters.

Let me know if anything needs to be fixed.

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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #23 on: Jan 26, 2018, 07:18 AM »
Yes. All the venting. Is a good plan.

I've adjusted your torso plating - added a full collar (necessary item) and shortened off the torso plates at the bottom - better comfort and for the ability to bend and giving  room for your waist items.

On the helmet I tried squaring off the visor a little - since you will not have a full T shape, (the mesh will be fine btw, not dying is good) keeping the horizontal part as in your face recognisably Mandalorian as possible will help. Same with adjusting the sides to have a small cheek indent and the more traditional earcap shaping (my drawing skills were not up to moving the side venting? forward a little to fit the new shape) Along with the traditional rear vents (mesh those as well) it should have as much Mandalorian influence as it can while also being alien fitting.
Obviously, your drawing skills are far superior to mine so I believe you'll be able to integrate those changes without it looking like my five year old finger painting additions :P

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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #24 on: Jan 29, 2018, 08:27 PM »
 :o you brave soul. lofty goals with heavily customized gear...i shall be watch with much interest. o.O

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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #25 on: Jan 31, 2018, 06:26 PM »
The concept looks amazing. I will definitely follow this process

Oya!!!

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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #26 on: Feb 05, 2018, 10:36 AM »
So on the concept of the helmet if you are going for the Modern era which by the plate design it looks like you are keep this in mind.

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Custom visor designs are allowed, however at least 1/3 of the total vertical T portion must be apparent. The Executioner helmet represents the bare minimum allowable area of visor exposure allowable. If changes are made to the Executioner helmet, they must not further obscure these elements.

Your design has no resemblance of a T and would have to at least meet the minimum requirements to pass muster on that.


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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #27 on: Feb 05, 2018, 10:54 AM »
This looks amazing!  And I love the colours - I'll keep a close eye on what's going on.

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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #28 on: Feb 05, 2018, 12:30 PM »
This is looking like it's going to be an in credible build!!

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Re: Mando Mow
« Reply #29 on: Feb 05, 2018, 04:41 PM »
Touching so I can follow the build per our conversation on facebook

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