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 First Mandalorian Armor scratch build

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First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« on: Oct 03, 2013, 10:15 AM »
Greetings,

I am making my first Mandalorian Armor.  I do not know the exact look I am going for but will post in progress pics and questions as I go.  I know I will be going for a Modern era build with a few modifications.

To start off with I have two questions:

1)  Is it ok to put chain mail on a build suck as:



http://bleeding--roses.deviantart.com/art/Mandalorian-258022846 ( not my aart work but very cool )

2)  The bucket that I started with is very restrictive as far as head movements.  I am using the WOF Boba Fett templates http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/boba-fett-helmet-blueprints-templates-10497/.  I have decided to cut the sides up about 1 1/4" to allow me to have a much fuller range of motion.  With this done I can tilt side to side and forward and back and turn with almost normal range.  This is without any other armor on of course but with the unmodified template it seems the bucket would actually sit on the  shoulders.  Is this an acceptable mod as long as I have a gorget of some sort to ensure I have all skin covered?

Thanks for you feed back and I hope to have updates in the near future.

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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #1 on: Oct 03, 2013, 12:32 PM »
Any chance we can see how the helmet looks on your head?  If you've taken too much off the bottom of the helmet it may look too small on you.

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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #2 on: Oct 03, 2013, 04:49 PM »
chain mail is ok but dont go to over the top with it vod or you might end up looking like a knight cross over ;)

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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #3 on: Oct 03, 2013, 11:35 PM »
Here are the pics of the mock up






Cut 1 inch from side and back that tapers too original front measurement.

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Update: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #4 on: Oct 16, 2013, 08:47 AM »
Here is an update for my first build

Profile pics of the bucket base build





Here is the beginning of the right ear build.  I am using the method described in antmans cardboard build http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/antmans-second-cardboard-scratch-build-24821/ over on thedentedhelmet.com


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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #5 on: Oct 16, 2013, 08:59 AM »
Looks like it's coming out great so far!

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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #6 on: Oct 16, 2013, 09:45 AM »
I would stay away from chainmail. It's not really an in universe look. It is cool for sure and it is OK to use (sparingly) but I think it's more trouble than it's worth really.

Helmet's looking great, glad to see you using Antman's build as a guide!

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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #7 on: Oct 30, 2013, 12:03 AM »
Little WIP

Building the ear pieces


I made the RF stalk from three paint stirrers glued together then put a teflon insert.  The shoulder screw is so I can remover the stalk at a later date when I make a better one.


All pieces glued together


The shoulder screw comes through the back side.


Here are the ear pieces installed.  Each one has screws holding them in place for easy removal.













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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #8 on: Nov 01, 2013, 01:02 AM »
Here is the Range Finder











This is turning out pretty good so far.

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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #9 on: Nov 01, 2013, 08:19 AM »
Is that all sintra/plastic you've built everything with so far?

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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #10 on: Nov 01, 2013, 08:24 AM »
Lovin the build mate, helmet looks great.

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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #11 on: Nov 01, 2013, 12:52 PM »
Is that all sintra/plastic you've built everything with so far?

The dome is a Tony Hawk skater helmet
The RF stalk is 3 paint stir stick from Home Depot glued together

@ Kyp
Thanks vod

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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #12 on: Nov 01, 2013, 01:30 PM »
What about the rest of the helmet though?

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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #13 on: Nov 01, 2013, 01:53 PM »
Looking good brother.

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Re: First Mandalorian Armor scratch build
« Reply #14 on: Nov 01, 2013, 08:08 PM »
@ Taglar Dreskk
Yes the rest of the build is sintra.  3mm sintra. I bought a 4'x8' sheet for $32.  It is glued together with Gorilla Glue

@Dudesir

Thank you, vod

One of the things I have found out while building this is to NOT cut out your visor area until you are finished.  That area tends to warp from the stress.

I am going to go buy a fan tomorrow to install in the vent in back and maybe check on some weapons from the thrift store I can mod up.

Keep checking back.  regular updates coming seeing as I am trying to get all this done by Nov 23[/shudder/]

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