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 First Mando Update 5/12/14

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Re: First Mando Update 2/13/14
« Reply #75 on: Mar 16, 2014, 01:53 PM »
you are both welcome in my shop in Acworth to work on armor any time

Thank you so much! I really want to go to some kind of mercs event sometime soon...Lok Carid and his brother went down to Atlanta this weekend for the parade, but I had already committed to something else.  If we could all meet up one weekend to work on armor that would make my year.

You may find it helpful to know that if you are going for hammered plates, increase the size of your arm stuff by 1-3" of leeway because from start to finish the armour will change you...(asuming you put enough hammering in with the addition of planishing)

^truth.

You know, I'm trying to convince my crew coach to let me count my plate-shaping sessions toward my weight training workouts, but he's just not buying it!

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Re: First Mando Update 3/16/14
« Reply #76 on: Mar 16, 2014, 02:15 PM »
Maybe he will make it count retroactively

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Re: First Mando Update 3/16/14
« Reply #77 on: Mar 16, 2014, 07:58 PM »
Ok, I promised pictures and here they are!



and BOOM



Engraved chest diamond! Not quite done yet.

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Re: First Mando Update 3/16/14
« Reply #78 on: Mar 16, 2014, 08:11 PM »
Youll have to hammer the edges at the very least so they have a little bit of contour, it looks way better thanflat bent plates.

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Re: First Mando Update 3/16/14
« Reply #79 on: Mar 16, 2014, 08:16 PM »
Youll have to hammer the edges at the very least so they have a little bit of contour, it looks way better thanflat bent plates.

Oh yeah, that's definitely in the plan.  Thin, flat plates look bad and unrealistic. Or I could avoid that problem by using 1/4" steel plates!  :P

For real though, your new beskar' is going to be all kinds of kandosii.

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Re: First Mando Update 3/16/14
« Reply #80 on: Mar 16, 2014, 09:18 PM »
I'd us 3/8" Titanium if I could afford it the material and welding supplies  :laugh: , it's basically like ultra-light stainless steel-but since this isn't fantasy land and there are monetary limits I just used 7075 alloy so for now I'm happy with it  :rolleyes:



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Re: First Mando Update 3/16/14
« Reply #81 on: Mar 30, 2014, 05:14 PM »
Had a great time at BerryCon yesterday with Lok Carid and Lucas McCoy, y'all are awesome! My motivation is back up to 100%, now if only college would just work with me...

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Re: First Mando Update 3/16/14
« Reply #82 on: Mar 31, 2014, 12:03 AM »
Also...couldn't help but notice how much taller than me Lucas is. Are any of y'all around 5'3" or am I just gonna be The Baby Mando over here? Any special armoring tips for short people?

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Re: First Mando Update 3/16/14
« Reply #83 on: Mar 31, 2014, 11:14 PM »
I'm 5 ft 4. If you happen to make it down to Florida, there are a few shorties down here ;)

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Re: First Mando Update 3/16/14
« Reply #84 on: Apr 01, 2014, 05:21 AM »
I'm 5 ft 4. If you happen to make it down to Florida, there are a few shorties down here ;)

In that case, I'll send the ewok costume back  ;)

Happy April fools day everyone!

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Re: First Mando Update 3/16/14
« Reply #85 on: Apr 01, 2014, 07:33 AM »
There's actually a social society just for those of less imposing statures... M5. Mando Mercs mighty mini mandos.  :laugh:

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Re: First Mando Update 3/16/14
« Reply #86 on: Apr 02, 2014, 06:02 PM »
Oh look, Naakoya's being indecisive again.

Been feeling a little homesick lately and it's making me lean back toward my Florida-sky-blue and sand-tan color scheme. 

Also, I got to thinking about it and I figure I should probably go for a simpler helmet design the first time around and hold off on the more elaborate Wolffe-inspired one until I have more experience (not to mention a workspace that isn't a 3-person dorm room).  New plan: make simpler, more traditional first helmet- possibly with elements from my original design (the mandibles or horsehair braid trophies) to make it interesting.

Just so it's clear, I'm very new to costuming, so I'm probably going to go through multiple materials trying to figure out what's going to work with my tastes and styles the best.  I'm playing with the steel, and I'll probably do the same thing with aluminum and sintra until I find what works. I'll post everything, because I desperately need feedback and advice, and you'll probably see some pretty cringe-worthy stuff before it's all said and done.  I'm here to try new things and learn how to do it right, not fast, and I spend a lot of time thinking things over and changing my mind.  I can tell you for sure that I'll come up with a lot of elaborate designs and ideas, but in the end I really prefer subtlety and minimalism- little details done the right way that give your kit character and life while maintaining clean lines that draw the eye and keep it from looking "busy." That's what I want to do.  It's just going to take awhile, and I'll need all the help I can get from you.

please don't throw pointy sticks at me when I come up with 5 more color schemes and change my mind 20 times.

UPDATE: everything I own is covered in bondo dust and the dorm room smells like chemicals.

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Re: First Mando Update 4/2/14
« Reply #87 on: Apr 04, 2014, 03:27 PM »
So much double posting my friend. Please try to update your posts if nobody else has posted.  ;)

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Re: First Mando Update 4/2/14
« Reply #88 on: Apr 09, 2014, 03:58 PM »
So much double posting my friend. Please try to update your posts if nobody else has posted.  ;)

So now that I know what "double posting" means... sorry Solus...

Update: Learning how to bondo.

Send help.

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Re: First Mando Update 4/2/14
« Reply #89 on: Apr 09, 2014, 05:01 PM »
Thank you! No worries we all had to learn at some point. Good luck with the bondo. Bondo is my enemy.

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