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 Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic

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Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« on: Jan 27, 2015, 12:53 PM »
So, I realize that I only just made official yesterday, but since I submitted my app this past week the only thing I've been thinking about is my next build. I fell in love with the concept of a mechanic in the hopes of going brigade, so I started accumulating resources and lists of all the things I'd need.

Here's a rough concept of what I'm looking to do:



The helmet I'm eventually going to get is The Stalker by NME because it's so damn beautiful and I've been drooling over it ever since I saw it. I'm up in the air on color scheme. I really want a black kit and feel it would fit in with a mechanic build. I also want to incorporate purple and gold as well. The segmented collar plate is based around Sabine from the Rebels series. I haven't decided yet if I want to do a full back plate or a 3/4 one with a jetpack or something. For simplicity I may just do a simple backplate. Already dreading that part...

I started working on her tools. For the two I have, I want to add a couple more little things to them, then I'll fill some holes and start painting.

Fusion cutter on the left, Hydrospanner on the right.


I also got a pouch from Lowes that will need some love too.



I'm planning on giving her a gauntlet calculator with a cord and "disk" that can pull off of it that she can plug in to use for "hacking" and stuff. I'll probably make a couple more random tools too, gonna look around the Star Wars wiki for some good ones.

As far as a weapon is concerned, I want to do a carbine of some sort. Something she can sling behind her easily. I've found some good potentials in the Nerf section of Toys R' Us.

Feedback is always appreciated!

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #1 on: Feb 05, 2015, 04:00 PM »
Nice concept! Mechanic kits have lots of potential for awesomeness ;) That fusion-cutter is brilliant 8)

Carry on ;D

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #2 on: Feb 06, 2015, 09:34 AM »
So I'm really struggling with color scheme. There isn't one that I'm completely in love with. I really don't want another "black and gray" mando, even though I really love those colors. I want to embrace the "mechanic" aspect of this character. Red, gold, silver, black...

I'm also torn on a helmet. I love the Stalker, it's beyond beautiful, but again, that to me says heavy infantry, not mechanic. So I think I will more or less go for a simple helmet, possibly a Jango style, and add a visor cover to it.

Anyway, here are two color schemes I've been kicking around. Still not 100% about either.





Leaning more toward the purple, but would love to hear some input.

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #3 on: Feb 06, 2015, 12:18 PM »
purple looks good, the black and yellow is a little to flat for me.

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #4 on: Feb 06, 2015, 12:57 PM »
Yeah, I really think I'm gonna do the purple and silver. The silver will be high gloss, not like gray or anything.

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #5 on: Feb 06, 2015, 02:21 PM »
Yup, of the the two, I'd go with the Purple one :D

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #6 on: Feb 07, 2015, 07:19 AM »
Purple and silver definitely :). Can't wait to see how this turns out :)

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #7 on: Feb 09, 2015, 11:47 AM »
I bought a couple things from IOA yesterday, my knees and the calc pad for my soon-to-be left gauntlet.





And I've decided on not doing the Stalker for this build. I'm instead going to buy a simple Boba-style one from Headshot Props.

The Grunt


I like the little details on it, and I'll be doing the earcaps on this build too.

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #8 on: Feb 09, 2015, 11:12 PM »
One of my buddies just got the grunt from HSP. Pretty solid looking helmet.

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #9 on: Feb 10, 2015, 12:43 PM »
One of my buddies just got the grunt from HSP. Pretty solid looking helmet.

Good to know :D thanks!

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #10 on: Feb 13, 2015, 08:27 AM »
Text and a picture update:

I bought my helmet from Headshot Props, the Grunt, which I'm super excited to get and work on. Also have an awesome Boba Fett carbine on the way that I snagged off ebay for less than $40. I've always wanted one and since this kit won't use any pistols, I wanted something still intimidating but easily carried and slung over her back if need be.

For those curious/unfamiliar, this is the one I bought:

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #11 on: Mar 02, 2015, 04:11 PM »
Another text update:

- I got my cod in the mail from the lovely Nix!
- Helmet has been shipped from Headshot Props so I should be getting that shortly (hopefully this week before I leave for vacation)
- Purchased my chest plates from Mandalorian Arsenal so those will be arriving in a couple weeks

Need to buy my vest and figure out what I wanna do about my back plate or if I want one. It's a bit of a daunting task and I've heard a lot of horror stories about how difficult they are to make. We'll see!

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #12 on: Mar 17, 2015, 11:04 AM »
Updates!

Last week I got my helmet in the mail and yesterday I trimmed up the bottom of it.



Today I'm gonna see if there's any daylight left to finish up the visor and vents.

While I was trimming I got a surprise knock on the door from the postman bringing me the bulk of my armor!



From The Mandalorian Arsenal. The pieces are really well constructed. They'll need some trimming too :)

Here's a closeup of my cod from the wonderful Nix:



Lots of work ahead of me! Still gotta decide on a back plate or cape and need to get my gauntlets as well.

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #13 on: Mar 17, 2015, 11:47 AM »
If your still debating colors think about going highvisibility yellow, green, or orange  With a grey or blue primary.  It might glow in the dark but that's what the mechanics wear now a days.

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Re: Dee Ca'tra -- Mando Mechanic
« Reply #14 on: Apr 04, 2015, 12:59 PM »
I've made a lot of progress lately! Got all my plates trimmed including my helmet. I started laying down the paint a couple days ago. I'm up to the black layer and first layer of weathering. This time around it'll be more subtle. She's mostly gonna be dirty, like oil stains and scrapes here and there. Doesn't look like much now, but when I get the purple down it'll look a lot better!



Here are the paints that are next up:


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