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 My custom 'gam V2 (Approved) Upgrades now beginning pg 17

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Hey all
I'm finally starting to get some more free time again so I figured now was as good a time as any to start planning my new custom beskar'gam.
Not long after Republic Commando Triple Zero came out I started making some custom mando armour from corrogated card and paper mache, needless to say the end result wasn't brilliant but I was reasonably happy with it. It was only really in the final stages of the build that I stumbled upon this site and had my eyes opened to how good it could actually be.
Here is a pic of that first kit at a local con;

At the con I meet some of the local 501st members and despite the poor quality of my armour they were all extremely positive and encouraging of me. Over the past 2 and a half years I have been working (on and off) on a set of Jango Fett armour and that is now nearing completion, and I hope to have it approved by an upcoming con in ~6 weeks.
With that project nearing it's end I have decided to start planning my first proper set of beskar'gam, in order to bounce ideas off of you guys and get some feed back before starting on it.

Here is a sketch i did of my current plan;


It draws inspiration from Neo-Crusader armour, but this will be most apparent in the paint job and small things like the shoulders, shins, and back plate, but it will definatley be a modern era mando, with my character's back story being set during the Vongese War.

The right gauntlet will be a crushgaunt, and as far as weaponry goes I intend to make a Verpine Shatter rifle, a blaster pistol of some sort and a bes'kad.

The backplate will have some jump-thrusters similar to those seen here;


The colour scheme will be red, with sky blue and royal/navy blue details.

So yea and feedback and constructive crit is appreciatted, don't hesitate to point out something that could be improved or is ridiculously impractical, you guys are the experts.



P.S. All photos are thumbnails so just click on them to make them bigger :)

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #1 on: Sep 17, 2011, 12:41 AM »
Okay just did this which should give you guys a better idea of what I plan to do. The picture needs some more work (shading etc) but should be good enough for you to give me some feedback.

**edit** see 2 posts further down for finished illustration

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #2 on: Sep 17, 2011, 05:51 AM »
Okay this afternoon I did a bit of work on modifying the WOF templates I used for my Jango so thay are a bit more to my liking.
The chest piece and thigh on the right are the original WOF Jango templates to give you an idea of size

and a close up on the chest templates

The differences are subtle, mainly rounding the corners, and elongating the bottom outside corner of the chest pieces by about half an inch as well as taking the top outer corner in slightly just to make it slightly easier to raise my arms to shoulder height when stretched out in front of me. And the thigh has been extended sideways so it will wrap around the side of my thigh more too.
This is an old shot of my Jango to show how the chest plates fit me

In that pic they are spaced slightly too far apart making the plates look a little too wide, but a0 when positioned correctly they should be good and b) i've broadened out a bit more since that photo too.
More to come soon hopefully.

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #3 on: Sep 18, 2011, 10:35 PM »
Really, still no repies. Anyway, here is the finished painting of what I plan to do

Hope you like it :)

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #4 on: Sep 19, 2011, 12:30 PM »
From a simple ge'Mando, I'd say that looks great.  I hope you'll forgive me for bouncing some questions off you . . . :)

You might've mentioned this in your post, but what kind of materials are you using for this set?  Still cardboard and paper mache?  Did you create the templates yourself or did you find them somewhere? 

I like the color scheme; ge'tal par'parjai, yes?

Anyhoo, probably didn't help much, but the armor looks pretty awesome.  Definitely looking forward to seeing how it works out!

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #5 on: Sep 20, 2011, 12:57 AM »
Least on your left side your going to need some knee armor, you might get away with out it on your right side if the shin is long enough to cover the knee. Could we get a colored pic of the backplate, it looks intrest, but the line drawing is a bit confussing.

Have a good one,
Hagen

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #6 on: Sep 20, 2011, 04:26 AM »
From a simple ge'Mando, I'd say that looks great.  I hope you'll forgive me for bouncing some questions off you . . . :)

You might've mentioned this in your post, but what kind of materials are you using for this set?  Still cardboard and paper mache?  Did you create the templates yourself or did you find them somewhere? 
I will be using sintra and fibre glass to make this set of armour, the only reason I used card for my 'v1' was because I hadn't thought to look on the inter webs so didn't know there were better ways.
The templates I will be using are the WOF Jango templates modified slightly more to my preference.

I like the color scheme; ge'tal par'parjai, yes?

Anyhoo, probably didn't help much, but the armor looks pretty awesome.  Definitely looking forward to seeing how it works out!
Yes I agree! It's one thing to see a mando coming, it's another thing entirely to do something about it :)
And cheers your encouragement is very er... encouraging, and appreciatted.

Leaston your left side your going to need some knee armor, you might get away with out it on your left side if the shin is long enough to cover the knee. Could we get a colored pic of the backplate, it looks intrest, but the line drawing is a bit confussing.

Have a good one,
Hagen
I am working on a better picture of the back currently, hopefully I will finish it either tonight or tomorrow so expect to see it within the next 24hrs.
Thank you for pointing that out Hagen. The CRLs had given me the impression it was more about the number of plates and their coverage, but I just checked it now and you are right it does say you need knee armour. Can someone on the app team confirm whether or not I do need armour on both knees? or whether my design will be okay.
Thanks

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #7 on: Sep 20, 2011, 07:27 AM »
Could we get a colored pic of the backplate, it looks intrest, but the line drawing is a bit confussing.
Ask and ye shall recieve :)

Hope this clears up your confusion Hagen

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #8 on: Sep 20, 2011, 10:15 AM »
Not much to say about the design other than it covers the needs of the CRL's. Start building it and we can offer alot more guidance and help  8)

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #9 on: Sep 20, 2011, 04:17 PM »
Not much to say about the design other than it covers the needs of the CRL's. Start building it and we can offer alot more guidance and help  8)
Sweet thanks. Yea hopefully I will get to start cutting out some of the armour this weekend.

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #10 on: Sep 20, 2011, 04:21 PM »
Loving the Concept art ;D looking forward to seeing this come together.

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #11 on: Sep 27, 2011, 08:52 PM »
Okay got some of the plates cut out now. They were cut out of the left over sintra that I got for my Jango Fett costume. Some of the corners still need to be rounded off, and I will hopefully be getting some more sintra sometime soon.

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #12 on: Oct 02, 2011, 04:57 AM »
Got the plates shaped this evening


The thigh armour has a dart cut into the side of it in order for me to get a better fit to my leg, but this will be bogged up and won't be visible

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #13 on: Oct 02, 2011, 05:32 AM »
I'll add a note on knees: If having one knee gets you dinged, you can make a soft knee that matches the color of the flightsuit for the off knee.  The CRLs say you need knee coverage, not that it has to be the same kind of knee on both sides.

As an asymmetric mando, I like the asymmetry.  Also, the colors are well thought out and should look really good when finished.

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Re: My custom 'gam V2
« Reply #14 on: Oct 02, 2011, 04:50 PM »
Cheers, yea i've spent much time and made many sketches in order to find a colour scheme that I'm really happy with.

 


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