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 Heavy-Legacy Trench Raider Mando

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Ursoi

Heavy-Legacy Trench Raider Mando
« on: Feb 14, 2021, 07:17 AM »
So my planned kit is inspired by several images i found way back for an rpg i was running, and they inspire me now. Artist unknown. Work has yet to start, but i considerin this PRE-WIP and applies here too!


Then there is the 3d rendition of my helmet (should be ready for pickup early march, excited for that.


I REALLY feel the legacy vibes coming from the shoulder armor on this rig, and was really hoping to get some ideas on how to make them work, see if anyones got thoughts on how to MANDO it up?
One aspect i am For sure doing is a slightly more angularly shaped rendition of his knee/shin guards. My end goal is heavily armored legacy

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Kol Varek


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Re: Heavy-Legacy Trench Raider Mando
« Reply #1 on: Feb 14, 2021, 08:49 PM »
Fascinating!

As far as "mando-ing it up," always keep in mind that it should be a mando, first and foremost. Lot of people try to build something and turn it into a mandalorian, your best bet is to think of working with a mandalorian and seeing how you can make tweaks and mods based on the existing architecture of mandos and the Star Wars Universe!

Looking very forward to seeing what you come up with! This is gonna be super rad!

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Ursoi

Re: Heavy-Legacy Trench Raider Mando
« Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2021, 05:09 PM »
Thanks! I get what you be puttin down of course, and was really thinking i would take the Legacy Templates and tweak them to fit what i want a little better, mostly in the shoulders and ab plates.
I was going to widen and lengthen the shoulders a smidgen, Similar to what i was gonna do with the ab plates. Another Thing i was gonna do was ADD more pieces of armor, namely an armored kama, bicep armor, and boot armor. As well as lots of pouches

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Re: Heavy-Legacy Trench Raider Mando
« Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2021, 07:10 PM »
All things you would be able to do! Just make sure to keep updating your WIP and keep the app team in the loop.

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Ursoi

Re: Heavy-Legacy Trench Raider Mando
« Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2021, 02:10 PM »
NEVER!!!
Nah I plan to get some WiP stuff up this weekend, gut my basic templates cut just need to do a tape up and see how it all fits before i proceed to phase 2

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Re: Heavy-Legacy Trench Raider Mando
« Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2021, 05:36 PM »
Yes, definitely do a mockup of your chest plates before cutting anything out (I wish more people would do this  ???)
I recommend usually putting these templates over your soft parts since layers of fabric will affect your size, especially when it comes to shaping your armor.

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Ursoi

Re: Heavy-Legacy Trench Raider Mando
« Reply #6 on: Feb 21, 2021, 08:23 AM »
Whelp, I got a Torso mold made of duct tape to help my on my armor journey, next i am going to make a stand for it and my kit to sit on!
In Actual Armor Developement news!  I found some shoulder armor templates taht with a lil swarzy-ing up could make for a really killer set for my armor, though i am debating still adding arc trooper pauldrons so idk. On that note would it be weird looking to have both a segmented shoulder armor AND Arc Pauldrons?
Otherwise from looking at some other folks AMAZING concepts and work, ive gotten a few ideas for my own kit, and when its all done will for SURE be giving those who's ideas inspired me a shout out of thanks!

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Re: Heavy-Legacy Trench Raider Mando
« Reply #7 on: Feb 23, 2021, 03:46 PM »
I mean, aesthetically it's just one of those "matter of opinion" things, I'd have to see it but I don't see any CRL violation in it. My personal recommendation for having angles like the ARC pauldrons would maybe be to try bell-like shoulders, even bell-like segments maybe!
Duct-tape casts are great! I'm sure that'll help.

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