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 Mandalorian Armor concept... yea... (Pausing work for a bit)

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #15 on: Dec 10, 2018, 08:29 AM »
Sinta is gonna be the same price or cheaper by the time you fiberglass cardboard, and will be way less work to get to a finished product. Sign shops should have it. Also search, you may have a plastics supplier locally. I can get a 4x8 foot sheet of 3mm for 30 dollars, and 6mm for 60.

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #16 on: Dec 10, 2018, 09:44 PM »
for a board that size i expected it to be a bit more expensive considering its plastic you can heat and bend with little to no effort depending on how hot it is

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #17 on: Dec 10, 2018, 10:50 PM »
I've bought dozens of sheets (I bring them to APs for people who live further away) at that price.   Sintra IS surprisingly in expensive -- but it's just low density PVC, and pvc isn't all that spendy.

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #18 on: Dec 13, 2018, 10:20 PM »
so i checked my local home depot and they didn't have any sintra or any thermoplastics at all. the nearest sign shop to me is about an hour drive that i don't really want to uber back and forth from. if you have any links to sintra that's cheap but is from a source you trust, let me know!

according to me friends and family from school and what not i shall be getting the spray paints i asked for in the colors i wanted. i will edit this post once i can get the images of the spray paint colors on my pc.

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #19 on: Dec 14, 2018, 09:46 AM »
I've never purchased it online before.  Have you checked in with your clan to see where they typically purchase it?

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« Reply #20 on: Dec 14, 2018, 02:59 PM »
There are 24' x 48' sheets on Amazon for $20, which is enough for a kit I believe, search "expanded PVC foam." Now I don't know the quality but at $20 your not losing a whole lot of money if it doesn't work.

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #21 on: Dec 14, 2018, 08:21 PM »
Ill check with my clan to see if they have have any suggestions, thanks though. I will look on amazon and my next post should be the result of my searching.

Anyways here are the spray paint i will be using for my armor.





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i was able to ask my clan about a sintra shop in my local area and they pointed me to one that's actually only a 16 minute drive from my house so.. will be doing that.

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #22 on: Dec 18, 2018, 10:16 AM »
 Very interesting paint concept. I will be interested to see how its executed. Its in my opinion on the busy side but it will definitely be a focal point of your kit. I think a light brown or Khaki or even a white jump suit will work well and be easy to weather as well. Cant wait see what you do.

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #23 on: Dec 18, 2018, 12:51 PM »
And be careful when using two different brands of paint. Sometimes they react with each other, causing... weirdness.  Bubbles, orange peel, crackling...  Test them out on some scrap first, and follow the directions on the cans.

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #24 on: Dec 22, 2018, 11:41 PM »
I HAVE A QUESTION!!!

on my armor i plan on adding several small things to it like i plan to add some chest diamond trophies as well as some other things my mando could use. One of those things happens to be a lightsaber. This lightsaber would be a working one not a trophy, it would also have a great amount of symbols and weathering on it sorta like its been passed down through the years. I was wondering what the current opinion of having lightsabers as weapons for mandalorians is? Can i have them? Are they banned? Do i need to be in a certain brigade to have one? the story behind the lightsaber i would use is basically it is the lightsaber of like my characters great(x30) grandfather or something like that. this grandfather killed a sith and took the lightsaber and then had a jedi purge the dark side from it making it a white lightsaber. then it just got passed down through the years. if someone could tell me if this is allowed or not that would be great!

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #25 on: Dec 22, 2018, 11:53 PM »
As far as I am aware, the only working lightsaber a mando could use would be the dark saber, and that's just for canon characters who have used it. You can have saber trophies, but they have to be damaged beyond use.

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #26 on: Dec 22, 2018, 11:55 PM »
functional light sabers are a strict c.r.l. no no. regardless of backstory.

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #27 on: Dec 23, 2018, 02:40 AM »
Unfortunately, lightsabers are not allowed.   Doesn't mean you can't have one for when you're having fun, but at a proper troop... Leave it at home.  I have two, myself, but I really only have used them for either a parade or to take my son out trick or treat-ing.

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #28 on: Dec 23, 2018, 11:51 PM »
ah i see. still i would love to have a saber so i will change the backstory and just make it a trophy. currently im working on getting a mechanics coveralls so i can lay the templates on a more accurate piece of clothing for my costume and then i can go buy the sintra and begin the construction of my armor. also i am very thankfull for the comments and reply's as i am very new to costuming and this will be my first ever build. my profile says ive been building this since 2016 because thats when i found the MMCC and i fell in love because i love the mandalorians and jango fett was my favorite. so thanks for the help and i will look into, possibly, getting another saberforge lightsaber for me to use as a trophy.

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i made some changes to the original helmet design and wanted to know your opinions on it.

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i was also able to find a gray premier paint but was unable to find a tan so i will buy the Rust-Oleum tan and test to see if it acts weird with the premier paint.

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Re: Mandalorian Armor concept... yea...
« Reply #29 on: Dec 25, 2018, 10:42 PM »
To me the helmet looks like an Eagle.

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